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Opera in #Wantage

Opera Unmasked aims to encourage enjoyment and understanding of Opera, Theatre, Ballet and other performing Arts. Its focus is in the Vale of White Horse and the surrounding area. Firstly, a little bit of information about how Opera Unmasked began. For several years I was the artistic director of the Wantage Betjeman Festival. This was originally founded to celebrate […]

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#Wantage Counselling Service

Fiona Roper presented a cheque to Trustees Helen Carter and Adrian Rance on Thursday 11th June 2015 for £1500. This was half the monies raised from April’s Mayor’s Charity Flamenco Evening at The Beacon, Wantage. It has been an extremely good few weeks recently, along with the Flamenco Evening donation, Wantage Counselling Service have also received […]

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Wantage presents… is back on Summer Saturdays

Wantage is getting set to ring in a new season of its popular Music in the Marketplace series. St Denys’ Handbell Ringers will be the first performers in the 2015 Wantage presents… season, which will see locally-based bands, groups and singers perform live in the town’s market place on Saturday mornings outside The Bear from May […]

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Busking for Nepal

Local folk band Pandemonium were busking in Wantage on to raise money in support of the Nepal Earthquake appeal. The morning started with rain, but the band waited until it blew over and then made a start. “It was damp and very cold, but we had a great time. The atmosphere amongst the market shoppers was just […]

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Wantage Presents – Music in the Marketplace – update

Wantage presents… was launched 10.30am Saturday 14th June by Melobo English Ceilidh Band, who played lots of lively tunes outside of The Bear in Wantage. Melobo raised £82.00 in aid of Wantage Food Bank. Well done to the people in Wantage who donated so generously. The band were then invited to BBC Radio Oxford to publicise “Wantage presents…” where […]