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Anything Goes

A local Wantage theatrical group, ‘Jigsaw Stage Productions’,  held a publicity event in Wantage Market Place on Saturday to advertise their next Production – the fabulous Cole Porter Musical – ‘Anything Goes’! The show is being staged this week at The Beacon, Wantage from 15-18 April (with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm). Tickets are […]

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Elections 2015 – your step-by-step guide

With the 2015 elections just around the corner, it’s time to make sure you are ready to cast your votes. This May, if you are aged 18 or over, you will be able to have your say in parliamentary and district council elections and, depending on where in South Oxfordshire you live, you could also […]

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Felicity Madden Memorial Lecture “Pragmatism and Principle”

This year’s Felicity Madden Memorial Lecture is titled “Pragmatism and Principle” and is to be held on Saturday 28th March in the Loyd Lindsay Rooms, Ardington. The presentation aims to outline how counselling young people goes on to help counselling adults, no matter how many sessions or how much support a client requires. Nick Luxmoore – […]

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Science talks in Wantage café

Wantage is to strengthen its links with local science centres and technology businesses by launching the popular Café Scientifique concept in a town centre café. Café Scientifique is a national initiative which has had local events in Didcot and Wallingford for a number of years. It involves a speaker delivering a science, engineering or technology-based […]

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Wantage Tales exhibition

Wantage Tales A film and photography exhibition by Sylwia Presley A film and photography exhibition giving an insight into people who live in Wantage today opens at the Vale & Downland Museum on Wednesday November 5th. Devised by photographer, social media expert and active citizen journalist Sylwia  Presley , Wantage Tales is part of her WantageTales.com community project, mapping out the past […]

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Christmas Fair

Start your Christmas Shopping at the Loyd Lindsay Rooms Christmas Fair.  Come along and pick up some unique gifts to delight your family & friends. SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 10AM – 4PM LOYD LINDSAY ROOMS, ARDINGTON Admission: £2.50 (includes glass of Mulled Wine) Children: Free  There will be an array of products on sale including:   […]

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Wantage Dickensian Evening

Annual Dickensian Christmas Festival  – Friday 5th December 2014 Christmas festival held in and around Wantage Market Place, Oxfordshire, on the first Friday of December every year. Dress up in period costume, enjoy Christmas attractions and start your holiday shopping. It is the night to celebrate the best of Wantage! *** Wantage Dickensian Evening is […]

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Betjeman Literary Festival 2014

It’s approaching festival time again – and this year’s week of events, which runs from October 25 to November 2 2014, is set to be our best yet! There are murderous goings on afoot at our first ever murder mystery evening in The Bear Hotel on October 25 2014. Locals are being called on to […]

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Not The Wantage Beer Festival

26th-28th September 2014 The “NOT THE WANTAGE BEER FESTIVAL” is so named because White Horse CAMRA have been unable to host the Wantage Beer Festival this year, thanks to the Beacon (aka The Civic Hall) refusing to allow them to have one. The Beacon are however attempting to have one themselves where you will be able […]

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Time and Seasons – a concert of choral music

Wantage Parish Church Choir and Cantemus Newbury present Times and Seasons – a concert of choral music. Raising funds for Wantage & Grove Street Pastors Saturday 18 October 2014 7.30 pm at Wantage Parish Church Tickets £7 from Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage The King’s Centre, King’s Walk, Wantage Cornerstone, Grovelands Shopping Centre, Grove

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The Vikings are coming back!

By popular demand the re-enactment group known as The Vikings will be back at Manor Road Park on Saturday and Sunday 27th/28th September to celebrate Wantage’s most famous son, King Alfred the Great. Wantage Town Mayor Councillor Fiona Roper said “Last year’s celebrations were such a success that we have arranged for the Vikings to […]