Quenington Fresh Air Sculpture
Jun
11
Jul 2

Quenington Fresh Air Sculpture

  • Fresh Air Sculpture Show
  • Fresh Air 2017 will take place from Sunday June 11th until Sunday July 2nd at Quenington Old Rectory, Quenington, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5BN
  • Open 10am – 5pm every day including Sundays
  • Admission is £5 for adults, children 18 yrs and under free
  • All artists work will be for sale at prices ranging from £50 – £50,000
  • Catalogues will be for sale at £5
  • Refreshments will be available: light lunches and teas by 7a of Fairford. Sorry, no picnics in the gardens.
  • Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
Blenheim Place Flower Show
Jun
23
Jun 25

Blenheim Place Flower Show

  • Blenheim Palace

The ever-popular Flower Show will return for its sixth year.

This year the blooming festival will celebrate the very best of gardening in the UK.  Located within the ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland in the Oxfordshire World Heritage Site, the show is set to be opened by Gardener, Presenter and Novelist Alan Titchmarsh.

The popular three-day show celebrates the very best of gardening in the UK and is packed with inspiration and colour.

The Grand Floral Pavilion will be full of the UK’s finest nurseries and growers giving visitors expert advice and ideas for the garden.

Hilary Wood, Head Gardener at Blenheim Palace says: “The Flower Show at Blenheim Palace is a great opportunity for keen gardeners and flower lovers to speak to horticultural experts, as well as being a fantastic event for all the family to enjoy.”

Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Entry for Park & Gardens only:
Early Bird - Adults £12, SC £9, Child £5 and Family £30
On the Day - Adults £15.30, SC £11.50, Child £7.10 and Family £41

Extra cost for Palace.

Charlbury Beer Festival
Jun
24
12:00 pm12:00

Charlbury Beer Festival

  • Charlbury Beer Festival

20 years of beers!
Celebrate 20 years of raising money for worthy causes!
Come by train, station just 2 mins from festival site! GWR and Chiltern Railways
Great entertainment!

Live music - confirmed - John Bramwell of I am Kloot playing a live set at this year's 20th celebratory festival!

Time: Midday till late.

 - £10.00 with beer glass & one beer voucher

- £5.00 non-drinkers

- Free for under 18s

Music of The Night
Jun
24
7:30 pm19:30

Music of The Night

  • Eynsham Hall

What better way to usher in the summer than to spend a magical evening in a beautiful Eynsham garden enjoying songs from West End musicals?

Professional singers Atlanta-Rose Bowden and David Staines will be performing a wonderful selection of songs from popular shows such as Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, as well as gems from less well-known musicals, at a special open-air performance hosted by Refugees Welcome in Eynsham.


There will be a bar serving wine and soft drinks with small snacks. Plenty of parking available

Time: 7.30pm - 10pm

Tickets £15 from Evenlode DIY store in Eynsham, Katie on 07866 373212, or at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/402457

All proceeds to support refugees living in Witney and Oxford.

The Armed Man
Jun
25
7:30 pm19:30

The Armed Man

  • Burford

The Armed Man by Sir Karl Jenkins: Sunday 25th June 2017

Sunday 25th June 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

in the Church of St John the Baptist, Burford.

 Conductor: Brian Kay

Mezzo Soprano: Angharad Lyddon

The Cotswold Chamber Orchestra

 

After 2000 performances worldwide, Sir Karl Jenkins’ hugely popular millennium Mass for Peace finally comes to Burford

Cassington Bike Night
Jun
26
11:00 am11:00

Cassington Bike Night

  • Cassington Town Centre

This years Cassington Bike Night will take place on Monday 26th June.

The format is the same as previous years – thousands of bikes to see, lots of food options and a beer tent on the village green. What better way to spend a summer evening!

The road through Cassington will be closed to non-event traffic at 1pm and bike parking will be available from 4pm. Car parking is available at both ends of the village, drive through the road blocks to reach the parking.

Cassington Bike Night is a free-to-enter event. We do ask for parking donations to cover the cost of road-closures, cones, first-aid, toilets etc… You can donate into buckets on the night, or right here through paypal. Any surplus from donations goes to the village charities shown here.

Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival
Jun
29
Jul 2

Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival

  • Chadlington UK

The Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival

Thursday 29th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017

Please consider supporting us by becoming a Friend of the Festival. In return Friends enjoy access to early ticket booking and preferential seating where available. Click here to find out more.

Booking is now open for all events – click here for more information about how to book tickets.

Thursday 29th June

Friday 30th June

Saturday 1st July

Sunday 2nd July

Leafield Fête and Fun Dog Show
Jul
1
2:00 pm14:00

Leafield Fête and Fun Dog Show

  • Leafield

From 2pm on the playing field - next to the village hall.

 

  • Stalls
  • Refreshments
  • Raffle
  • Children's games
  • Steam Engines
  • Pimms Tent
  • Table Top and Car Boot Sale
  • Plants
  • Books
  • Cakes
  • Bake off competition
  • Flower Arrangement Competition
  • Scarecrow competition 

 

Contact Joanne Williams for more information

Joanne.williams2007@btinternet.com

 

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Jul
1
7:15 pm19:15

The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • Cherry Tree Cottage

The Festival Players return to Ramsden for a fourth year with The Merry Wives of Windsor. A traditionally all-male troupe of players, they have entertained us in the past with A Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, and a suitably stormy Hamlet last year. Come and have a picnic beforehand and enjoy an evening of Shakespeare in a good cause.

Garden opens for picnics from 17:30 with the performance starting at 19:15. Parking available.

Tickets, which are available in advance, are £25.00 per person, including complimentary refreshments during the interval.

£15.00 of this £25.00 is gift-aidable. School age children are admitted free. ALL funds raised go to The Ashmolean.

The evening is in aid of the Ashmolean Museum.

Taynton Open Gardens
Jul
2
2:00 pm14:00

Taynton Open Gardens

  • Taynton Oxfordshire OX18 4UH UK

Many of Taynton’s most lovely gardens will be open on Sunday 2nd July 2017

A ticket for admission to all the gardens is £5, with children admitted free.  Home-made teas will be available in the garden of Taynton House.

All proceeds are for essential repair works to the Taynton Church Bell Tower and Clock which have to be completed before the restored bells can be rehung in the Church

Time: 2pm - 6pm

Cornbury Festival
Jul
8
Jul 10

Cornbury Festival

  • Cornbury Festival

The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family.

Like the best of England, The Cornbury Music Festival is civilised, charming and irresistible – a homespun melting pot where music-lovers share pies and a glass of champagne with superstars, toffs, rockers, crooners, Morris dancers, farmers, urbanites, fashionistas, gourmet chefs and little old ladies who make exceptional cakes.

In short, The Cornbury Music Festival represents classic summer entertainment for a friendly crowd from all walks of life. A country fair with a rock ‘n’ roll twist; a farmers’ market with a dancefloor; a local carnival with a classic contemporary soundtrack.

 

For prices and tickets see their website.

Charlbury Film of the month - ' A United Kingdom'
Jul
9
7:30 pm19:30

Charlbury Film of the month - ' A United Kingdom'

  • Memorial Hall

 "A United Kingdom" - ChOC Film of the Month

Cert.12A / 108 mins

A United Kingdom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker whom he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

"With terrific warmth and idealism and irresistible storytelling relish director Amma Asante gives us a romantic true story from our dowdy postwar past." - Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian

Doors and licensed bar from 6.45pm

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

 

 

Parish Council Meeting
Jul
17
7:00 pm19:00

Parish Council Meeting

  • Memorial Hall

The Parish Council welcomes members of the public attending Parish Council Meetings

If you wish to speak, ask questions or give evidence in relation to the business of the meeting, there is a public participation session on the agenda near the beginning of each Parish Council meeting.

This is what you may expect :

There will be 15 minutes set aside for public participation.
There is a limit of 5 minutes per speaker, followed by questions from Councillors as appropriate.
Councillors will listen to your point of view and will do their best to respond.
Members of the public are welcome to stay and listen, but are not able to take part in the subsequent discussions.
Minutes taken of the proceedings will identify the member of the public.
If members of the public do not wish their identity to form part of the minutes, which are a public record, they can express their views on any business to the Council in writing, and if necessary in confidence. It should be remembered that a record of written 'in confidence' representations may still be disclosable under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This information is based on the Standing Orders approved at the Parish Council Meeting on 20th February 2008.

Gifford's Circus at The Fox, Barrington
Jul
20
Jul 31

Gifford's Circus at The Fox, Barrington

  • The Fox

Show Information

  • Giffords Circus proudly presents a family-friendly 90 minute show, suitable for all ages.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before a show.
  • Seating is unreserved.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • If booking for Circus Sauce 1pm lunch ensure you reserve tickets for the 11am circus show as lunch will not be finished in time for the 2.30pm show.
Cogges Beer & Cider Festival
Jul
21
Jul 22

Cogges Beer & Cider Festival

  • Cogges Manor Farm

Cogges 6th annual Beer & Cider Festival, 21st & 22rd July, 6.30pm – 11pm, a weekend of drinks, live music, Morris dancing and declicious food.

The Cogges Beer & Cider Festival has become a local institution, a true celebration of some of the best brews in the country. It has the feel of a rural festival, with within easy reach of Witney town centre and public transport. There are over 30 beers and ciders available to try, all sourced from breweries within a 30 miles of Cogges, and served up to over 1,000 punters.

Live music will be entertaining drinkers in the 17th century barns, as well as Morris dancing and traditional games on Friday and Saturday night. Cogges will also be hosting a Drink Up Day on Sunday 23rd July from 10.00am, with local microbreweries, as well as activities for children and bouncy castle.

Tickets are £8 in advance from here, or £10 on the door. Entry includes a program, souvenir tankard and a free half pint of beer or cider.

Over 18s only on site Friday and Saturday evening.

Bampton Classical Opera
Jul
21
Jul 22

Bampton Classical Opera

  • Bampton Classical Opera

Salieri - The School of Jealousy

UK modern-times première
Our staged operas are always sung in English, often in our own lively new translations.
Bampton Classical Opera will present in 2017 the first UK performances since the late 18th century of what was perhaps his most popular success, the bitter comedy of marital feuding, The School of Jealousy (La scuola de’ gelosi). 
Conductor: Anthony Kraus
Director: Jeremy Gray

Time: 7pm

Riverside Festival
Jul
29
12:00 pm12:00

Riverside Festival

  • Charlbury

Riverside is a FREE family-friendly music festival in an idyllic riverside setting, with more than 40 acts playing across 3 stages including; rock, indie, jazz and folk. Plenty of activities for children, food and drink stalls, crafts, and a beer tent selling local ale.

Saturday 29th July: 12noon-10pm
Sunday 30th July: 11am-8pm

Address: The Mill Field, Dyers Hill, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3QG

Riverside Festival
Jul
29
Jul 30

Riverside Festival

Riverside is a FREE family-friendly music festival in an idyllic riverside setting, with more than 40 acts playing across 3 stages including; rock, indie, jazz and folk. Plenty of activities for children, food and drink stalls, crafts, and a beer tent selling local ale.

Saturday 29th July: 12noon-10pm
Sunday 30th July: 11am-8pm

Wilderness Festival
Aug
3
Aug 6

Wilderness Festival

  • Cornbury Park Charlbury, Oxfordshire UK

DATES & LOCATION

Wilderness takes place on 3rd – 6th August 2017, in the beautiful ancient parkland of Cornbury Park set in Oxfordshire, around a hour and a half from London.

Gate Times: Thursday Noon – Monday Noon

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TICKETS

  • Tickets are now available – CLICK HERE
  • Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT
  • Lazy Bird Tickets – SOLD OUT
  • Spring Release – SOLD OUT
  • Summer Release – £178+ bf – ON SALE
  • Child (0 – 5 yrs): £5 + bf
  • Junior: (6 – 12yrs): £35 + bf
  • Teen: (13 – 17yrs): £105 + bf
  • Car Parking: £15

DEPOSITS – Adult deposit tickets available for just £89 + bf  – full terms & conditions here.

TEAM TICKET – Buy 7 adult tickets and get the 8th free

All tickets are available are for the whole weekend. Here at Wilderness we don’t sell individual day tickets as we feel you simply can’t experience all we have to offer in just one day!

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CONTACT

For all contact details please click here.

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AGE RESTRICTIONS

Child (0 -5yrs)
Junior (6 – 12yrs)
Teen (13 – 17yrs)

The following forms of ID can be used as proof of age for entering the site:

  • Current Passport
  • Current Uk Driver’s Licence or Provisional Licence
  • VALIDATE UK
  • Citizen Card
  • Oyster Photo Card
  • NUS Card

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RESTRICTED ITEMS

Now wild ones, the following are not allowed through (or above) the festival gates:

  • Dogs – as much as we love our 4-legged friends we cannot have them at Wilderness
  • Drones
  • Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed on site for safety reasons.
  • Large stereo systems.
  • Illegal substances.
  • Portable laser equipment and pens.
  • Unauthorised professional film or video equipment.
  • Audio recorders.
  • Air Horns.
  • Fireworks, flares or Chinese Lanterns.
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon.
  • Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
  • Gas Canisters
    • General/Quiet/Family Campsites: gas canisters under 450g or rechargeable canisters over 2.75kg. No more than 2 disposables or 1 rechargeable canister. Supplies in excess of this should be returned to the customers vehicle.
    • Live-in Vehicle Campsite: Propane or Butane cylinders over 7kg. No more than 1 cylinder per vehicle. Supplies in excess of this should be returned to the customers vehicle.
  • Nitros Oxide
  • Petrol Burner
  • Any form of aerosol over 250ml
  • Excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol.You may bring the following to be consumed in the campsite:
    • EITHER: 12 cans beer / lager / cider per person
    • OR: 6 cans and 1 bottle of wine (decanted into a plastic bottle) per person. You may only bring this in on first entry only. Strictly no spirits or hard liquor. Please note, searches will be undertaken upon entry to ensure this is complied with. If you leave the site, upon re-admittance you may be searched again ­ any alcohol above this allocation will be confiscated. This alcohol may only be consumed in the campsite.

 

Charlbury Farmers Market
Sep
9
9:00 am09:00

Charlbury Farmers Market

  • Charlbury Farmers Market

Local market showcasing the best in local produce; over thirty stalls with meat, venison, veg, cheese, bread, pies, cakes, fish, eggs, honey, flowers, plants, treats, savouries, chocolate, olives, cider, gin, preserves, chutneys, curry, soap, rapeseed oil and much much more.

Charlbury Pre School will be supplying teas, coffees, bacon rolls, etc and Charlbury Green Hub will also be attending.

Market is open 9am-1pm

Charlbury Street Fair
Sep
17
1:30 pm13:30

Charlbury Street Fair

  • Charlbury

The Street Fair takes place in Church Street – Saturday 17 September

Outline Programme of Events

1:30pm – Children’s Fancy Dress judging
1:45pm – Children’s Parade
2:00pm – Grand Opening & Prize-giving
2:15-4.15pm – Entertainment
– the bells of St Mary’s ring, Charlbury and Wychwayz Morris, Charlbury Youth Theatre, Charlbury School Choir led by Jennie Grierson, Busk Stop Stage
4:15pm- Charlbury Primary School Dancers led by Tina
5:00pm – Grand Draw & Silent Auction results
5:30pm – STALLS CLOSE
7:00pm –  Music – The Rock Doctors
8:30pm – Music – The Village Idiots
10:00pm – CLOSE

 

Parish Council Meeting
Sep
18
7:00 pm19:00

Parish Council Meeting

  • Memorial Hall

The Parish Council welcomes members of the public attending Parish Council Meetings

If you wish to speak, ask questions or give evidence in relation to the business of the meeting, there is a public participation session on the agenda near the beginning of each Parish Council meeting.

This is what you may expect :

There will be 15 minutes set aside for public participation.
There is a limit of 5 minutes per speaker, followed by questions from Councillors as appropriate.
Councillors will listen to your point of view and will do their best to respond.
Members of the public are welcome to stay and listen, but are not able to take part in the subsequent discussions.
Minutes taken of the proceedings will identify the member of the public.
If members of the public do not wish their identity to form part of the minutes, which are a public record, they can express their views on any business to the Council in writing, and if necessary in confidence. It should be remembered that a record of written 'in confidence' representations may still be disclosable under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This information is based on the Standing Orders approved at the Parish Council Meeting on 20th February 2008.

Parish Council Meeting
Oct
16
7:00 pm19:00

Parish Council Meeting

  • Memorial Hall

The Parish Council welcomes members of the public attending Parish Council Meetings

If you wish to speak, ask questions or give evidence in relation to the business of the meeting, there is a public participation session on the agenda near the beginning of each Parish Council meeting.

This is what you may expect :

There will be 15 minutes set aside for public participation.
There is a limit of 5 minutes per speaker, followed by questions from Councillors as appropriate.
Councillors will listen to your point of view and will do their best to respond.
Members of the public are welcome to stay and listen, but are not able to take part in the subsequent discussions.
Minutes taken of the proceedings will identify the member of the public.
If members of the public do not wish their identity to form part of the minutes, which are a public record, they can express their views on any business to the Council in writing, and if necessary in confidence. It should be remembered that a record of written 'in confidence' representations may still be disclosable under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This information is based on the Standing Orders approved at the Parish Council Meeting on 20th February 2008.

Nov
20
7:00 pm19:00

Parish Council Meeting

  • Memorial Hall

The Parish Council welcomes members of the public attending Parish Council Meetings

If you wish to speak, ask questions or give evidence in relation to the business of the meeting, there is a public participation session on the agenda near the beginning of each Parish Council meeting.

This is what you may expect :

There will be 15 minutes set aside for public participation.
There is a limit of 5 minutes per speaker, followed by questions from Councillors as appropriate.
Councillors will listen to your point of view and will do their best to respond.
Members of the public are welcome to stay and listen, but are not able to take part in the subsequent discussions.
Minutes taken of the proceedings will identify the member of the public.
If members of the public do not wish their identity to form part of the minutes, which are a public record, they can express their views on any business to the Council in writing, and if necessary in confidence. It should be remembered that a record of written 'in confidence' representations may still be disclosable under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This information is based on the Standing Orders approved at the Parish Council Meeting on 20th February 2008.


A Midsummer Night's Dream
Jun
23
6:30 pm18:30

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Old Swan & Minster Mill

Join us in the lovely grounds of the Old Swan & Minster Mill for our all-male, bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites, where a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war over the possession of an Indian boy. A group of amateur actors share the same forest. They’re rehearsing for a play. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues.
In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

Notes on Performance
• Doors open at 6pm, so why not bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before the show?
• Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
• In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching anyway, so please wear these instead!

Time: 7pm

In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

Notes on Performance

  • Doors open at 6pm, so why not bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before the show?
  • Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
  • In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching anyway, so please wear these instead!
  • Refreshments will be available onsite.

    Important Ticket Conditions – Please Read

  • One ‘Under 16’ ticket is available free of charge with a paying adult. However, please add this ticket to your cart as well as the corresponding Standard or Early Bird ticket.
  • Tickets are unfortunately non-changeable and non-refundable.
  • Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day at the venue, for £17 each. However, our free ‘Under 16’ ticket offer is only available online and in-advance.
  • All prices are inclusive of VAT.
  • A £1 booking fee per paid ticket will be added to your total by the merchant. This fee does not apply to complimentary ‘Under 16’ tickets.
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Witney Farmers Market
Jun
23
8:30 am08:30

Witney Farmers Market

  • Witney

Witney Farmers' Market, Witney

Witney Farmer's Market takes place on the 4th Friday in the month in the Market Place, (OX28 6AG) from 8:30am to 1:30pm.

Previously, the Witney Farmers' Market was held on the fourth Friday of the month at the Marriots Walk Shopping Centre (after moving from the third Wednesday of the month in the Market Place). The Witney Farmers' market is organised by the Thames Valley Farmers' Market Co-Operative and usually runs from 08:30 to 13:30.


 

Thames Valley Farmers' Market Association started in 2000, to represent small producers and farmers selling direct to consumers at farmers' markets in the Thames Valley. In October 2003, the association became Thames Valley Farmers' Market Co-operative Ltd.

The Witney Farmers' Market provides a wide range of products including trout, smoked trout and pate, wide range of seasonal organic vegetables, fresh cut flowers, perennials, veg, plums, jams and pickles, top fruit, stone fruit, soft fruit & asparagus, traditional pork, sausages and bacon, pork, lamb, eggs and Xmas turkeys, bread, cakes and pastries, nursery, picked and PYO berry fruits, wine, still and sparkling, traditional preserves, eggs, apple juices, cakes and baked goods, liquid & set honey, honey comb, beeswax polish, candles, culinary and medicinal herbs, lamb, beef and lamb.

All producers and products follow these guidelines:

Locally produced - either a county boundary or a radius of 30 - 50 miles
Principle producer - The stallholder must be directly involved in production
Primary produce - Produce must be grown, reared or caught within the defined local area
Secondary produce - Produce must be brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed using ingredients from the defined local area

Parish Council Meeting
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

Parish Council Meeting

  • Memorial Hall

The Parish Council welcomes members of the public attending Parish Council Meetings

If you wish to speak, ask questions or give evidence in relation to the business of the meeting, there is a public participation session on the agenda near the beginning of each Parish Council meeting.

This is what you may expect :

There will be 15 minutes set aside for public participation.
There is a limit of 5 minutes per speaker, followed by questions from Councillors as appropriate.
Councillors will listen to your point of view and will do their best to respond.
Members of the public are welcome to stay and listen, but are not able to take part in the subsequent discussions.
Minutes taken of the proceedings will identify the member of the public.
If members of the public do not wish their identity to form part of the minutes, which are a public record, they can express their views on any business to the Council in writing, and if necessary in confidence. It should be remembered that a record of written 'in confidence' representations may still be disclosable under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This information is based on the Standing Orders approved at the Parish Council Meeting on 20th February 2008.

Creating the countryside:- Thomas Gainsborough to Today
Jun
18
11:00 am11:00

Creating the countryside:- Thomas Gainsborough to Today

  • Compton Verney

A major exhibition examining our relationship with the countryside, bringing together Old Masters and contemporary artists whose work spans more than 350 years.

Creating the Countryside provokes reflection on the artistic, social and political forces that have played an important role in forming successive generations’ perceptions of this ‘green and pleasant land’.
The rural idyll occupies a deeply rooted place in the nation’s psyche – Compton Verney’s ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds are themselves an expression of this. Creating the Countryside explores how artists have shaped the vision of rural life and landscape, offering a new perspective on the countryside and its expression in contemporary art and society.
Works by artists including Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Lorrain, George Stubbs and Stanley Spencer are joined by pieces from contemporary artists such as Mat Collishaw, Anna Fox, Sigrid Holmwood and Grayson Perry to present you with a broad spectrum of responses to, and interpretations of, this sceptred isle.

Hailey Summer Fete
Jun
17
12:30 pm12:30

Hailey Summer Fete

  • Hailey, Oxfordshire

Join us for this year's fun-filled Summer Fete which will be held on Sat 17 June from 12pm-4pm on Hailey's recreation ground. 
All of the usual favourites will be there including a BBQ, fully licensed bar and a tea, coffee & cake tent. Feel free to bring your own picnic to enjoy while the kids get face-painted, play traditional fair games and enjoy an ice cream before marvelling at the farm animal enclosure and reptiles house, and wandering round the local craft stalls. Radio Cherwell will be there to keep you all entertained, along with a raffle, tombola and lucky dip on the day. And there will be many, many more events going on throughout the afternoon including bouncy castles, tug-o-war, welly-wanging, sheep shearing, gunge tank, dancing & cheerleading demonstrations and even a fun dog show!

Price: Free entry

 

Asthall's Grand Day Out
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Asthall's Grand Day Out

  • Asthall Manor

Asthall’s Grand Day Out
Open gardens with poolside boutiques, feasting and cocktails!
Saturday 17th June 10 am – 7pm

Don’t miss this chance to wander through Asthall Manor’s exuberant gardens, which will be at their summery, rose-drenched peak. Along the way, you will discover some of Britain’s top design talent and experience workshops and performances from local charities, whilst enjoying Oxfordshire’s most innovative food and drink.
 
10% of proceeds and all admission will be shared between Oxfam, Climate Outreach and Pegasus Theatre. 

Designers (selling at special prices) will include:
 
* Award-winning British jewellers Yunus & Eliza, whose work appears in Game of Thrones
* Milliner Noel Stewart, whose clients include Kiera Knightley and Lady Gaga
* Womanswear designer and British Fashion Awards winner Holly Fulton
* Shoe designer Atalanta Weller, whose work is in the permanent collection at the V&A
Elvis and Kresse, creators of stunning and sustainable accessories from reclaimed materials
* Fantastical scarves and cushions from graphic artist Emma J Shipley
* Master green wood worker Will St Clair, giving pole lathe demonstrations
100 Acres Apothecary, bath and body products inspired by the English countryside
* Hand crafted hammock chairs to wallow in by Bohorockers
Riz Boardshorts, men’s tailored swim shorts made from 100% recycled and recyclable fabrics
Pachacuti, heritage panama hats sourced ethically and locally throughout the supply chain
* Bold and sustainable swimwear from AURIA, made from discarded fishing nets
 
They will be joined by Fashion Revolution, a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry, and by our three featured charities, all based in Oxford, with workshops, entertainment and ethical shopping opportunities:

 

Pegasus Theatre is a pioneer in participatory arts, sparking creativity and imagination in young people from all backgrounds. They will be joined by Emma Boor, with her brand new Puppets Go Wild show, Hey Little Bird, packed full of puppetry, songs and lots of ways to join in, and Teresa Heapy, who will be reading from the latest book in her award-winning Very Little series – Very Little Rapunzel. 
Climate Outreach aims to detoxify climate change as an issue and help us all to talk about it in a constructive way. Join their lighthearted activities to discover what’s wrong with pictures of polar bears, what we could gain by embracing climate protection, and how to start a happy climate conversation.
Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. Oxfam will present an interactive display of essential life-saving kit used in emergencies around the world, from jerry-cans and toilets to hygiene kits and hand puppets, as well as activities like snakes and ladders with a twist and a retro Oxfam pop-up shop.

 

Food at our Grand Day Out will include:

* Thirst quenching cocktails from Boxer Gin, distilled and bottled in England
* Fiona Cullinane and Lorraine Wood, the duo behind The Potting Shed café and St Ebbe’s Kitchenwith salads and cakes featuring fruit from Asthall Manor’s walled garden
Maudie Fraser, vegan chef, whose signature creations include Zaatar-spiced popcorn cauliflower and salted caramel brownies
Sufi Spice, authentic home cooked Punjabi cuisine, made with organic locally sourced produce.
* Artisan coffee from the expert baristas at Horsebox Coffee
  

Admission: £5 adults, children under 12 free.
Wet weather back-up plans in place!
GUIDE DOGS ONLY  

Tandem Festival @ Lower Farm
Jun
16
Jun 18

Tandem Festival @ Lower Farm

  • Lower Farm

Tandem Festival celebrates culture, fosters cooperation and inspires change, and we’re back for our 3rd edition! This summer the Tandem experience comes to life from 16th - 18th June in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside at Lower Farm, Ramsden. Cycle powered, volunteer fuelled and community led, Tandem brings you different worlds of music, art, talks, workshops, film screenings and food. At Tandem, what’s good for your ears, eyes and dancing shoes can be good for the planet too!

Our diverse lineup includes internationally acclaimed bands from prog-folk to Nordic jazz acapella, late night DJs, gypsy and Greek sets, folk musicians from around the world and the best of local talent. At Tandem, it’s all about an unforgettable listening experience. Our intimate spaces enable bands to experiment with new arrangements and resonant performances, while our open-air main stage is loud and proud for you to dance your socks off.

As well as music, the festival will be packed with dance, storytelling, film, talks, crafts, creative space and eco-friendliness. We also have an incredible programme of workshops to introduce you to topics from laughter yoga and massage to bike maintenance and feminism for dads!

http://tandemcollective.org/tandem-festival/tickets/

LOCAL RESIDENTS CAN BENEFIT FROM A 40% DISCOUNT. JUST SEND YOUR POSTCODE TO marketing@tandemcollective.org to receive a discount code.

 

 

Charlbury Open Gardens
Jun
11
2:00 pm14:00

Charlbury Open Gardens

  • Charlbury

The Charlbury Open Gardens event, organised by the Street Fair team, will be held on Sunday 11th June this year with a variety of fabulous gardens open for your delight from 2pm until 6pm.  Tea and cakes plus plant sales will be available all afternoon at the Memorial Hall.  We are delighted to announce that this year’s has been timed to coincide with the brand new Charlbury Festival providing many more attractions for your enjoyment.

Admission to all gardens will be by programme available on the day from 1:30pm from the Corner House garden.  The cost will be £5 per person with FREE entry for children under 12.  All proceeds will go towards the upkeep and improvement of the Corner House and Memorial Hall community buildings.  Other attractions during the afternoon will include a quiz for children and a raffle with great prizes.

Charlbury Festival
Jun
10
Jun 18

Charlbury Festival

  • Charlbury, Oxfordshire UK

The Charlbury Art Society has organised a comprehensive programme of entertainment. This will include classical, jazz and cabaret evenings and lunchtime recitals, theatre, literature, poetry, cinema, singing, art lectures, storytelling, pilgrimage and heritage walks, a sculpture trail and performance art.
There will be an extensive range of workshops for all ages and abilities. The festival aims to be inclusive, friendly and welcoming and we hope it will be challenging, stimulating and fun.
We will deliver a detailed programme to every household in the town as well as making them freely available for visitors. Events will be publicised on this website and on posters and notice boards.

Charlbury Farmers Market
Jun
10
9:00 am09:00

Charlbury Farmers Market

  • Charlbury Farmers Market

Local market showcasing the best in local produce; over thirty stalls with meat, venison, veg, cheese, bread, pies, cakes, fish, eggs, honey, flowers, plants, treats, savouries, chocolate, olives, cider, gin, preserves, chutneys, curry, soap, rapeseed oil and much much more.

Charlbury Pre School will be supplying teas, coffees, bacon rolls, etc and Charlbury Green Hub will also be attending.

Market is open 9am-1pm

Gifford's Circus
Jun
8
Jun 12

Gifford's Circus

  • Blenheim Palace

8th - 12th June

Check again closer to the time for more information about 2017's show.

2016's show, The Painted Wagon, was a whip-crackin’ horse-wranglin’ Hell-raisin’ Giffords Circus show. Featuring the Giffords Circus gang: cowgirl Lilian Konyot, Madame Nancy Trotter-Landry, rodeo rider Dan Fortt, jugglers Bibi and Bichu, El Gifford, and funny man Tweedy the clown. A wild west extravaganza of acrobatics and aerialists, dancing horses, bounty hunting, and gold panning all to the beat of the “Dodge City” Giffords Circus saloon band.  

The show lasts 90 minutes (including a 15 minute interval).

Doors open half an hour before show time. Seating is unreserved. 

To purchase tickets or for more information please visit www.giffordscircus.com or call 0845 4597469.

Witney Carnival
Jun
7
4:30 pm16:30

Witney Carnival

  • Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6JH

The Carnival has been a highlight of the year in Witney since 1928, when it was first started by the then British Legion (now Royal British Legion). Originally held on King George’s Recreation Field at Newland, most local firms such as Early’s Blanket Factory and schools would decorate a float for the procession – much the same as today.

Carnival came to a halt after the outbreak of the Second World War but in 1988 it was revived by Witney Lions, Witney Rotary Club, Witney Round Table and Witney Rugby Club. After restarting it was more a fete than a carnival and was held at Cogges. More recently it has been held on the Leys and continues to flourish as the town’s most popular event and entry remains FREE.  

The Carnival is organised by four Witney Clubs - Lions, Rotary, Round Table and the Air Training Corps. On this page you will find out more about each of these organisations. 

The Rotary Club of Witney. Our aim is to provide an annual event which is free and which can be enjoyed by the whole family. The Procession is always a colourful attraction and there is lots of entertainment, for all ages, on the Leys. All the profits made from the stalls and other attractions is used to support the local community. This year we hope to be running our ever popular Pimms Bar and Burger stall. If you would like to know more about Rotary please visit our web site. www.witneyrotary.org

Witney Lions Club. The Carnival is now the largest community family event in the town. Preparations start well before the actual day. The day before the Carnival our members erect 6 x 12m marquees and two gazebos. Who would have thought that the Witney Lions Fun Run, with a few trade and charity stalls would grow into Witney Carnival? Our Club has now achieved 47 years of continuous service to the local community and as members of Lions International we are part of the largest organisation in the world. If you would like to join us please visit our web site: www.witneylions.org.uk

Witney Round Table. Last year’s Carnival was another great success not only giving thousands of people a wonderful day out but also raising money for local charities and good causes. The Round Table works closely with the Rotary Club, Lions Club and Air training Corps in the spirit of giving something back to the community. Being a member of Round Table is also about having fun, making new friends and trying something new and exciting. If you would like to get involved you can find us at the Donkey Derby or Beer tents or you can get in touch with us via Facebook or Twitter. Here’s hoping for good weather! Web site: witneyroundtable@gmail.com

No 2120 (Witney) Squadron are proud to be involved with the Witney Carnival. This year our cadets will help by acting as guides, picking up litter and, most importantly, as bodies to help whenever they are needed. We have been working with young people in the town for many years and today’s cadets continue to be an important part of the community. Our cadets are members of one of the biggest youth groups in the country and cadets are able to enjoy a wide range of activities including Flying Scholarships, public services, sports or adventure training. Web site: http://www.witneyaircadets.co.uk/

World Pooh-Sticks Championship
Jun
4
12:00 pm12:00

World Pooh-Sticks Championship

  • Cogges Manor Farm

The World Poohsticks championships - a really fantastic day out for all the family.

Abiding by the 'The official Pooh Corner Rules for Playing Poohsticks'

The Oxford Spires Rotary Club is also teaming up with Witney Music Festival this year who will be providing music at the event.

Did you know - Poohsticks is listed as one of the top 12 competitions in Britain!

Time: From 12 noon

  

Lechlade Open Gardens
Jun
3
2:00 pm14:00

Lechlade Open Gardens

  • St. Lawrence Church

Come and visit nine hidden gems of Lechlade as several of our gardens open to the public, some for the first time on Saturday 3rd June 2 – 5 pm.

This is an opportunity to visit a number of gardens, some of which have been developed with much imagination in small spaces. Others range from Victorian landscaping to a William and Mary country house where tea will be served throughout the afternoon

As well as lovely gardens there are many other reasons for spending time in our ancient, historic Cotswold town, with its landmark wool church, listed buildings and pretty riverside walks through water meadows.

Roving Tickets £5 (children under 16 free), with map and list of gardens, available in advance from Lechlade Post Office from 1st May and the Market Place and Open Gardens on the day.

Information and tickets available in advance from Helen Jones 01367 252402 email: helenfsjones@aol.com and Phil Tubbs 01367 253762 email: petubbs@btinternet.com

Proceeds from the sale of tickets, teas and cakes will be divided equally between St Lawrence Church, Restoration and Maintenance Appeal and British Heart Foundation.

Car parking is free (for up to 2 hours) in the town centre but spaces are often limited. Free parking: Memorial Hall & Sports Complex in Oak Street, GL7 3AY

Prices

Roving Tickets £5 (children under 16 free), with map and list of gardens, available in advance from Lechlade Post Office from 1st May and the Market Place and Open Gardens on the day. 

Information and tickets also available in advance from either: Helen Jones 01367 252402 email: helenfsjones@aol.com or Phil Tubbs 01367 253762 email: petubbs@btinternet.com

Chadlington Beer Festival
Jun
3
12:00 pm12:00

Chadlington Beer Festival

  • Chadlington Memorial Hall

14th Chadlington Beer Festival

Saturday 3rd June 2017, from midday

Chadlington Memorial Hall, Chapel Road, Chadlington, Oxon. OX7 3LX

We wanted our website to reflect our Beer Festival so we've kept it nice and simple, no bells and/or whistles... and that pretty much sums up the Chadlington Beer Festival... yes, we've got a whole heap of stuff to entertain the kids so you're not being pestered; yes, we've got great food options throughout the day and night; and yes, there's live bands, but really it's ALL ABOUT THE BEER!

We haven't totally finalised the beers for this year, but we can guarantee a great range of real ales from hair on your chest super strength to something you'd give your Granny... we also have Pimms, fine wines and 'proper' cider, but, as we said, it's really ALL ABOUT THE BEER!

Weaving Workshop
Jun
3
10:30 am10:30

Weaving Workshop

  • Cogges Manor Farm

Sue Tucker - artisan textile hand-weaver in West Oxfordshire

 

I design and weave a range of bespoke textiles on handlooms from my home studio in Ramsden and at Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, as Artist in Residence there. This includes items made with the wool from local sheep some rare-breeds, reflecting the lovely Cotswold countryside in which I live. Using a traditional spinning wheel, wool is turned into yarn then woven into highly individual rugs, wallhangings and furnishing fabrics or left in skeins, sometimes dyed. Other hand-woven items such as scarves and accessories are in my range. I rarely repeat a design. Commissions welcome. My ‘Introduction to Yarnmaking, Spinning and Weaving’ workshops take place in the Manor House at Cogges Manor Farm. Examples of my work can be seen in the visitor centre. Customers can feel they are keeping alive one of our oldest traditional Cotswold crafts. I look forward to answering any of your questions.

This full day workshop costs £75.00 per person.

Advance booking  is essential. Please contact me, via my website www.theramsdenweaver.co.uk

Vintage Rally & Country Show
Jun
3
Jun 4

Vintage Rally & Country Show

  • Rough Grounds Farm

The 2017 Lechlade Rally will include:

Classic Cars, Motor Cycles, Commercial Vehicles, Collections, Miniature Steam, Tractors, Model Tent, Classic Caravans, Model Boats and Craft. For the children Fun Fair and Blue Cross Dog Show. A Raffle both days, Cuddly Toy Tombola, Boot Sales, Trade Stands and Refreshments. Also now featuring Great Western Youth Band, Britannia Majorettes & Charlbury Morris Dancers.

Weaving Workshop
Jun
2
10:30 am10:30

Weaving Workshop

  • Cogges Manor Farm

Sue Tucker - artisan textile hand-weaver in West Oxfordshire

 

I design and weave a range of bespoke textiles on handlooms from my home studio in Ramsden and at Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, as Artist in Residence there. This includes items made with the wool from local sheep some rare-breeds, reflecting the lovely Cotswold countryside in which I live. Using a traditional spinning wheel, wool is turned into yarn then woven into highly individual rugs, wallhangings and furnishing fabrics or left in skeins, sometimes dyed. Other hand-woven items such as scarves and accessories are in my range. I rarely repeat a design. Commissions welcome. My ‘Introduction to Yarnmaking, Spinning and Weaving’ workshops take place in the Manor House at Cogges Manor Farm. Examples of my work can be seen in the visitor centre. Customers can feel they are keeping alive one of our oldest traditional Cotswold crafts. I look forward to answering any of your questions.

This half day workshop costs £45.00 per person.

Advance booking is essential. Please contact me via my website www.theramsdenweaver.co.uk

Open Gardens
May
28
1:30 pm13:30

Open Gardens

  • Ramsden

Ramsden’s Open Gardens have about fifteen gardens open biennially on a Sunday in May or June. This year it is on Sunday, May 28th between 1.30pm and 5.30pm. 
Adults £5. Children free.

Teas in a central garden, plant stall and books for sale. In aid of Ramsden's Memorial Hall and St James’ Church.

The Book Stall will be outside Fox Cottage in Wilcote Lane with a large and varied selection of good-as-new gardening, cookery and wine books, as well as some quirky and humorous ones.   

The Ramsden Village Story”  will also be on sale plus some local, home-made marmalade.

 


And to celebrate the day, the renowned Royal Oak Pub will remain open all afternoon!!!

The plant stall will need your plants! So, plant your seeds now!!!
If you can offer plants for the plant stall, please e mail opengardens@ramsdenvillage.co.uk

The gardens include three very interesting gardens of more than an acre and those of many  smaller houses and cottages in this lovely Cotswolds village. 

To register your garden for opening or for more information ( including accessibility) please contact:-

opengardens@ramsdenvillage.co.uk

 

 

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival
May
27
May 29

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

  • Gloucester

Gloucester Tall Ships

Tall Ships Ahoy for 27 - 29 May 2017!

The Historic Gloucester Docks will be shown in all their splendour over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend as they play host to the award-winning Gloucester Tall Ships festival and are chock full of fabulous activities for all the family to enjoy.

As well as marvelling at the awe-inspiring tall ships, you’ll be able to spy pirates sword fighting, catch a sea shanty or two, try your hand at a variety of fun games, and visit fantastic food and drink and craft stalls, plus lots, lots more.

Whether it is your maiden trip or you are a regular festival goer, we are sure there will be plenty to keep you entertained!

 

Ships

The last Gloucester Tall Ships Festival in 2015 saw some truly magnificent vessels:

  • Earl of Pembroke
  • Atyla
  • Morgenster
  • Keewaydin
  • Vilma
  • Johanna Lucretia

 

Entertainment

Kids of all ages will have lots to keep them entertained throughout the festival. They will absolutely love the awe-inspiring tall ships and the captivating stories from captain and crew about their adventures at sea.

Keep a lookout for the popular Captain Jack and his pirate pals as they treat kids to some dramatic duels and swashbuckling shows throughout the festival.

Need some food and drink? There will be stalls galore serving up all manner of scrumptious delights for young taste buds.

The Gloucester Shanty Festival will provide young inquisitive minds with a look at folk and maritime traditions. And for those youngsters who fancy a spot of singing and dancing, local bands will be playing on the live music stage!

 

Living History

Adventures from the high seas and bygone days from the Victorian period will be brought to life at the Gloucester Tall Ships festival.

Prepare to be wowed by the swordplay and stunts of the loveable rogue Captain Jack and his buccaneering brethren in the not-to-be-missed shows running several times each day in Mariner’s Square. Captain Jack loves nothing more than getting the whole crowd involved – young and old – so who knows, you may even become part of the fun and frolics!

Keep a lookout for more drama out on the water as two of the magnificent tall ships recreate a pirate battle. With cutlasses and muskets at the ready, pirates aboard the Vilma and the Keewaydin will bring thrills and spills to Gloucester Docks for a feast of brilliant family entertainment.

As one of the best preserved Victorian inland ports in the country, it couldn’t be more fitting to have wonderful characters from that famous era parading around in their old-fashioned but distinctive garb during the festival.

Portrayed brilliantly by the Seven Dials Rapscallions, watch out for Dickensian street urchins, pickpockets, thieves and washerwomen, plus the upstanding ‘Peelers’ – Britain’s first police officers – to guarantee they all keep the peace!