Wantage News

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Twinning trip to Germany anyone?

25 Year Celebrations of the German Twinning Association This year on  Saturday 18th August (2018) the German Twin Town of Seesen in the Harz Mountains will be marking and celebrating the 25 years Twinning Association link with the people and community of Wantage, Grove and surrounding district....

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Twinning trip to Germany anyone?

Wantage Camera Club 2017

We have a new gallery of local photographs - all taken by members of Wantage Camera Club, a group of enthusiasts who - between them - use a wide range of cameras from high level DSLRs all the way down to mobile phones . The club runs a...

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Puss in Boots – Family Pantomime

After the huge success of our Musicals -  'Made In Dagenham'  earlier this year and 'Annie' in 2016 Jigsaw Stage Productions (Wantage) will be getting in to the festive spirit by going on tour this weekend with the all-time Family- Favourite Pantomime 'Puss in Boots'. Swindled out of his...

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Puss in Boots

Derek Paravicini Quartet

Derek Paravicini Quartet appearing at the Beacon, Wantage Thursday, December 14th 2017 The Derek Paravicini Quartet is the new must-hear group, currently wowing audiences all over the UK, following their successful debut on the BBC’s ‘In Tune’ programme. Four stunningly talented young musicians...

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Derek Paravicini Quartet

Wantage Dickensian Evening 2017

The Wantage Dickensian Evening 2017 programme is here... Friday 1st December 2017 6pm to 9pm Wantage Marketplace (and nearby streets), by the Christmas Tree, outside Waitrose, outside Sainsbury's, Parish Church, Museum, Library and Wantage Baptist Church. It's a wonderful family Christmas time...

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Dickensian Evening Programme 2 2017

Local Business Awards 2017

It's time once again to vote for the Wantage and Grove Local Business Awards. There are five categories in the awards and the survey takes a few minutes to complete.  Voting closes Wednesday 29th November 2017. Wantage & Grove loyalty card holders can be entered in the £50...

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Wantage and Grove are Great

Monty Python’s Spamalot

2017 - Monty Python's SPAMALOT - Funnier than the black death! Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with...

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spamalot

Scout Christmas Post 2017

Wantage and Grove Scouts are offering their local Christmas card delivery service in December.  Postage is 30p per card and payment along with the cards should be posted directly into the one of the Scout post boxes located in:  Charlton Post Office (Barnards Way), Campbells Opticians, Charlton...

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Scout Christmas Post 2017

Betjeman Festival 2017 – 1 week to go!

We hope you are looking forward to this year's Festival as much as we are. Take a look at this small selection from the huge range of events and speakers coming up in a week... www.wantagebetjeman.com Appetite whetted? We hope so. Why not check out some of the other forthcoming teas and talks,...

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Betjeman Festival 2017 – 1 week to go!

View plans for new leisure centre

Residents in the Vale of White Horse can have their say on plans for a new leisure centre for the Wantage and Grove area. With up to 5,000 new homes expected to be built in the local area at sites such as Grove Airfield and Crab Hill by 2031, Vale of White Horse District Council is looking to...

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Wantage Grove Leisure Centre

Ride and Stride

Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust It’s not long now until our next annual Ride and Stride on the 9th September 2017 and we are looking for local families to take the challenge and join us. Ride and Stride is a sponsored event whereby participants travel between our wonderful churches,...

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Ride and Stride

An hour in Wantage by Alastair Clunie

What’s it like to view where you live as if you were shooting it as a travel photographer? That’s the question I set out to answer in an hour in Wantage. 60 minutes, one camera, one lens and the self-set challenge to view the familiar differently. After about the same time editing in Lightroom...

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An hour in Wantage by Alastair Clunie