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Mozart Concert
Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart Concert

Sunday 25th November 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of St John the Baptist, Burford



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MOZART

Divertimento in D major for strings, K136

Horn Concerto no. 4, K495

(soloist: Ben Goldscheider, Winner of the Brass Category Final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition)

The Great Mass in C Minor, K427 (New Novello Choral Edition)

Soloists:

Robyn Allegra Parton (Soprano), Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Mezzo), William Wallace  (Tenor),

Jake Muffett  (Baritone)

with the Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (leader: Kate Bailey)

Conductor: Brian Kay

Please visit our Buy Tickets page for information on booking.




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Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle
Dec
8
4:30 PM16:30

Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle

Seasonal Sparkle! 

Experience the night-time magic of Sudeley through this beautiful new illuminated trail. Follow the White Rabbit and discover some of the amazing characters from Alice in Wonderland. Marvel at the glorious Field of Poppies, Meteors, Moroccan Lanterns and much much more!

Explore the new illuminated trail around the castle’s stunning grounds, marvelling at the majestic trees and romantic ruins all lit under the stars.

Sip festive warmers of Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate along the way and tuck into scrumptiously festive food on the castle terrace.

Advanced tickets for the Spectacle of Light are available to buy online now, by phone on 01242 705 555 or in person at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.

Dates and Timings

Spectacle of Light returns on the following selected evenings:

8-9 December, 13-23 December, 27-30 December 2018

Each evening the Spectacle is a continuous experience with five entry time slots from 5:00pm onwards. This is designed to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the Spectacle in the best possible light.

When you book you can decide your time of entry subject to availability. It should be stressed that you must be at the entrance at the chosen time as tickets are only valid for that time and are not transferable.

A typical walk will take approximately 60 -75 minutes, although if you wish to stay longer you are very welcome.

Advance Tickets*

On The Day Tickets**

Adult 16+ £15.75Adult 16+ £17.50Child 3-15 £9.90Child 3-15 £11.00Family 2+2 £44.55Family 2+2 £49.50Under 3’s FreeUnder 3’s FreeDisability Carer FreeDisability Carer Free


*10% Discounted Advance Tickets are only bookable online, by phone or in person through the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
**Full Price ‘On the Day’ Tickets are only bookable in person from Sudeley Castle Visitor Centre from 4.00pm on the day.
 

Advance Tickets are available to buy online now, by phone on 01242 705555 or in person at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.



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Cotswold Christmas Fair
Nov
5
to Nov 7

Cotswold Christmas Fair

Event Information

By Car and Parking
Daylesford, Kingham, Gloucestershire GL56 0YG Easy access to A40, M40, M4 and M5. Free on site car parking.

Getting here by train
Connect to Kingham station from London Paddington, Reading, Oxford.

Transport from Kingham Station
We no longer have a shuttle service from Kingham Station. Please use our recommended car services:
Excelsior Taxis Ltd – 01608 643721 or 01608 644015
Call Bobby Cabs – 07801 255 554

Fair Purchases
Please be aware that some stallholders may not take card payments, so please bring cash and/or cheques.

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Christmas Shopping all under one roof

Join us for the annual Christmas fair in support of WellChild. Over 200 stalls (40% new this year) in three magnificent marquees will sell a range of eclectic and classic products to tempt every taste; from homeware, textiles, jewellery, millinery, leather and cashmere, to beautiful children’s clothes and toys. Tasty treats, tea and coffee along with delicious lunch will be available at our pop-up Creed restaurant. 

This is a rare opportunity to meet designers and purchase products direct from the creative source. Selected for quality and variety, the fair will feature some of the best British design. Organised and run by a dedicated group of volunteers, last year’s fair raised £80,000 for WellChild - please help us to exceed that this year. 

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Bampton Classical Opera - Amahl and the Night Visitors
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Bampton Classical Opera - Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Gian Carlo Menotti's much-loved Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors was commissioned in America by the National Broadcasting Company and was broadcast in 1951 - the first-ever opera composed specifically for television. Menotti said that it "is an opera for children because it tries to recapture my own childhood".

Amahl, a poor widow's son, who can only walk with the help of a crutch, is amazed one evening to see a huge star hovering over their house. Three regally dressed strangers arrive and seek shelter for the night. For Amahl, these wondrous events lead to a miraculous healing and his own long journey to follow the star.

Bampton Classical Opera, well known for their performances of rare eighteenth-century opera, presents this magical twentieth-century classic in a new semi-staged production in costume especially aimed at families and children.  

The Mother is played by Emma Stannard, winner of the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition 2017, and the role of the boy Amahl is taken by 11-year-old Felix Gillingwater, chorister at Southwark Cathedral. The conductor is Anthony Kraus, formerly with Opera North, who is also one of the pianists in Menotti's own exciting arrangement for two pianos. The second pianist is Keval Shah, who won the Accompanists' Prize in the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition 2017, when he accompanied Emma Stannard.


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Peter Pan at Cogges
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Peter Pan at Cogges

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This charming production, packed with adventure, spectacular scenery and magical special effects; follows Peter Pan and his friend Wendy as they fly to Neverland to embark on a spellbinding adventure where they meet pirates, red Indians, a ticking crocodile and of course the villain Captain Hook.

Packed full of slapstick, excitement and toe-tapping musical numbers, this pantomime is guaranteed to deliver an electric atmosphere and promises the audience a truly imaginative, enthralling journey into the enchanting world that is Pantomime.

Performances at 1pm and 3pm in the barns, so dress up warm! Tickets £11 adults / £9.50 children available online. 10% discount for 2018 or 2019 Cogges season ticket holders. Please show your season ticket at the welcome desk on arrival.

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Charlbury Farmers Market
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Charlbury Farmers Market

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Charlbury is a Cotswold Market Town with a Charter granted by King Henry III in 1256. The original market place was in Church Street but nowadays there is too much traffic and street closure is not an option. The Playing Close is a superb location and the Trustees of Thomas Gifford's Charity (the landowner) has agreed that Charlbury farmers' markets can take place there. Charlbury has a long history, which can be viewed in the Museum and its five Churches, it also has a hotel, a variety of pubs, delicatessen, book shop, newsagents, chemists, estate agents, general stores and a library. 

To this was added our first Farmers' Market in July 2001 of 8 stalls. We now attract about 30 stalls quarterly with a range of products from plants to willow baskets, chillies to sheepskins. All the produce comes from within a 50 mile radius of Charlbury and complies with TVFMC rules. 

We also allow stalls that promote Charlbury's many activities such as the annual Street Fair, Beer Festival and Children's Playgroup.

 

Location:

The Playing Close
Charlbury

 

Post Code:

OX7 3RJ (Map)

 

Date:

2nd Saturday Quarterly

 

Time:

09:00 - 13:00

 

Contact

Name:

Lee McCallum

 

Email:

marketmanager@ymail.com

 

Mobile:

07779 400421

 

Produce Available

Baked Goods

Beverages

Crafts

Fish

Fruit

Lamb

Meat

Organic

Plants

Pork

Preserves & Honey

Speciality Products

Vegetables

Venison

 

Members Attending

Aztec Gold Chocolate

Bibury Trout Farm

Go Spice Mixes Ltd

Halcyon Honey Farm

Ken Mills Pottery

Lamb Man - The Meat Joint

Larder & Tuck - delicious chutneys, conserves and confectionery

House of Goodness

Palace Cuisine

Pie & Mighty Pies

Scrumptious Catering

Stainswick Farm Oil

Styan Family Produce

Sufi Spice

Ugly Cheese - superb farmhouse cheese, butter and cream

UGM Nursery

Veanda

Wild Venison supplied by W.F.D.M. Ltd

WildWood - unusual perennials and seasonal homegrown cut flowers

 

Also Attending

Cotswold Curerartisan producer of salami and chorizo made from locally sourced free range pork

Crazy Daves Ciderrange of quality ciders made from local apples!

Dockwood Ltdchutneys, chilli glaze, balsamic dressing, smoked cheese

Moore & Lyonquality, locally home reared meat

Sweet Fanciesscrumptious hand-made cakes for all occasions

Vivo Krautsappetising range of preserved vegetables, including Sauerkraut & Kimchi

 

 

 

 

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Finstock Beer Festival 2018
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Finstock Beer Festival 2018

The best little beer festival in Oxfordshire takes place on September 7th and 8th.

The sixth Finstock Ale (in the Village Hall on Well Hill) offers a selection of remarkable beers, ciders and gins, as well as fantastic Filipino food, foot-long hot dogs and more.

Come on Friday evening for our family Horse-Racing fun (starts 7pm) or Saturday from noon when we'll have gentle music to entertain you.

All beers at Finstock Ale are just £3 a pint (also available in halves or thirds), and you'll get a commemorative glass to take home.

 

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Specialist Plant Sale
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Specialist Plant Sale

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Friday September 7th 10.00am - 2.00pm
Salvias, Bulbs for Autumn Planting, Late Summer and Autumn flowering Perennials, Shrubs, Climbers, Topiary, Garden Tools and Sundries, Plant Supports and Obelisks

Plus a selection of stalls selling horticultural merchandise.

For further Information Contact Mel Tanner on 01285 850256

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Coffee morning at ila spa
Aug
30
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee morning at ila spa

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ila's new healing hideaway is situated at our beautiful headquarters in the heart of
the Cotswolds, overlooking the green fields and meadows of the English countryside.

We would love to invite you to join us for a tour of our barns and spa, a demonstration
of how a product is made and a mini treatment.

Please join us for coffee and cake and an introduction to ila spa.

To book your place please email marketing@ila-spa.com.

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Aug
24
to Aug 26

The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival is a music and foodie event with fun for all the family. With a number of stages for our incredible line-up displaying their fantastic musical talents, a variety of cooking demonstrations and workshops led by an expert and star – studded culinary line-up, some phenomenal boutique bars and street food, and a range of family friendly features there’s something for everyone!

Find out more about our superb music and foodie line-up by visiting the Big Feastival website to see our currently confirmed content.

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The Winter's Tale
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Winter's Tale

Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter's Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.

Sparked by an obsessive envy of a perceived relationship between his Queen and his oldest friend, Leontes, the King of Sicilia, sets in motion a chain of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations; there is jealousy and joy, revenge and romance, loss and discovery, remorse and revelry, and an amazing revelation.

Tremendous entertainment for a Summer evening!

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! In very bad weather, the performance will be in the barns.
Refreshments will be available.

Tickets are just £14 per adult, £9.50 children (under 16).

Available online, via the Cogges website, or at the Cogges welcome desk. 10% discount on tickets available for Cogges Season Ticket holders.

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Aug
13
to Aug 17

Go Wild with Wychwood - Summer Day Camp

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Join in the summer fun at the Go Wild camp. 5 days (drop off 8.30 - 9am, pick up 4.30 - 5pm each day), aimed at 8 - 12 year olds and held at the Ascott-under-Wychwood Conservation Centre. Activities include: dragonfly safari; build an otter holt; jam making; the hibernation game; bird bingo, the big debate; plastic problems; and much more.

 

Opening Times

13 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018

09.00 - 16.30

Prices

Full Cost Places £150
Part Funded Places £30

Half of the places on the Summer Camp are part funded to help those who would otherwise not be able to come. If your child receives free school meals, we will offer a place for just £30

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Three Worcestershire Gardens
Jul
4
9:00 AM09:00

Three Worcestershire Gardens

Annual coach trip to three of Worcestershire's finest gardens:

  • Harrell's Hardy Plants Nursery
  • Conderton Manor
  • Whitcombe House.

Cost is £30 per person, including tea/coffee at all gardens (two with cake). Please bring a picnic lunch. Departs the Spendlove Car Park at 9 am promptly.

For further information and to reserve a place, please contact Sarah Potter on 01608 810388 or email sarahpotter@btinternet.com.

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Churchill Vintage & Classic Car Show
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Churchill Vintage & Classic Car Show

A popular day out for locals, tourists and car enthusiasts alike, the 15th Vintage & Classic Car Show will see this picturesque village transformed into a cavalcade of cars, music, food and drink. As well as showcasing some spectacular vintage and classic cars, it's a great summer day out for all the family, and raises hundreds of thousands for community projects and local charities.

Time: 12noon - 5pm

Admission: £7 for adults, OAPs £5, children & parking free.

All proceeds to charities & local good causes

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On Form Sculpture
Jun
10
to Jul 8

On Form Sculpture

On form is the only exhibition in the UK dedicated exclusively to stone sculpture. Since 2002, it has been held every two years at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds.

We haven't tried to grow bigger, but each year we've had new ideas we couldn't resist, and the exhibition is now among the UK's biggest and best respected. We will be showing work from some of the most established artists working in stone today.

We have 31 sculptors from around the UK and 9 from abroad, including Italy, Greece, Canada, the Netherlands and the US.

Dates: 10 June - 8 July
Times: daily 11am - 6pm
Admission: £10 (students £5, under 12s free)

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Charlbury Farmers Market
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Charlbury Farmers Market

Charlbury is a Cotswold Market Town with a Charter granted by King Henry III in 1256. The original market place was in Church Street but nowadays there is too much traffic and street closure is not an option. The Playing Close is a superb location and the Trustees of Thomas Gifford's Charity (the landowner) has agreed that Charlbury farmers' markets can take place there. Charlbury has a long history, which can be viewed in the Museum and its five Churches, it also has a hotel, a variety of pubs, delicatessen, book shop, newsagents, chemists, estate agents, general stores and a library. 

To this was added our first Farmers' Market in July 2001 of 8 stalls. We now attract about 30 stalls quarterly with a range of products from plants to willow baskets, chillies to sheepskins. All the produce comes from within a 50 mile radius of Charlbury and complies with TVFMC rules. 

We also allow stalls that promote Charlbury's many activities such as the annual Street Fair, Beer Festival and Children's Playgroup.

 

Location:

The Playing Close
Charlbury

 

Post Code:

OX7 3RJ (Map)

 

Date:

2nd Saturday Quarterly

 

Time:

09:00 - 13:00

 

Contact

Name:

Lee McCallum

 

Email:

marketmanager@ymail.com

 

Mobile:

07779 400421

 

Produce Available

Baked Goods

Beverages

Crafts

Fish

Fruit

Lamb

Meat

Organic

Plants

Pork

Preserves & Honey

Speciality Products

Vegetables

Venison

 

Members Attending

Aztec Gold Chocolate

Bibury Trout Farm

Go Spice Mixes Ltd

Halcyon Honey Farm

Ken Mills Pottery

Lamb Man - The Meat Joint

Larder & Tuck - delicious chutneys, conserves and confectionery

House of Goodness

Palace Cuisine

Pie & Mighty Pies

Scrumptious Catering

Stainswick Farm Oil

Styan Family Produce

Sufi Spice

Ugly Cheese - superb farmhouse cheese, butter and cream

UGM Nursery

Veanda

Wild Venison supplied by W.F.D.M. Ltd

WildWood - unusual perennials and seasonal homegrown cut flowers

 

Also Attending

Cotswold Curerartisan producer of salami and chorizo made from locally sourced free range pork

Crazy Daves Ciderrange of quality ciders made from local apples!

Dockwood Ltdchutneys, chilli glaze, balsamic dressing, smoked cheese

Moore & Lyonquality, locally home reared meat

Sweet Fanciesscrumptious hand-made cakes for all occasions

Vivo Krautsappetising range of preserved vegetables, including Sauerkraut & Kimchi

 

 

 

 

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Cogges Family Festival
May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Cogges Family Festival

Cogges' new festival of simple family fun on the farm.

There will be something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful surroundings of Cogges. It's all about jumping in with both welly boots, trying new things and waving your hands in the air, including a special performance by local children's musician, David Gibb at 11am, and ending the day with a big family ceilidh from 3pm.

Other activities and performances include:

Witney Music Festival
Ducklington Morris dancers
J.E.T Falconry
Teddy Bears Picnic
Puppet show and story corner
Scarecrow competition
Crafts - flower crowns, rope making
Butter making at 1pm & 3pm

Prices
£6.50/£4.50

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Bampton Day of Dance
May
21
8:30 AM08:30

Bampton Day of Dance

A day of dancing through the village - an annual celebration of Morris Dancing in a tradition dating back 500 years.

Bampton has three world-renowned Morris Dance teams. On the Monday of the Spring Bank Holiday, the teams start the dancing at around 08.30, and continue through the day at various locations in the village – including outside the pubs. The programme for the day’s events can be obtained in or around The Market Square. In the evening, visiting teams join in the dancing, and ‘make merry’. And do try the ‘fertility cake’, which is carried around the streets with the dancers.

Morris dancing typically involves six dancers, in a performance formation of two lines of three, plus various ancillary characters such as fool and cake/sword bearer.

The pubs are open all day and there are usually great music sessions in the evening.

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Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society annual conference
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society annual conference

Oxfordshire Past 2018 will be held on Saturday 19 May at St Peter & St Paul Church, Church Street, Deddington OX15 0SA, from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. This enjoyable annual event in the Oxfordshire calendar is for anyone interested in history, buildings and archaeology. Stalls and exhibits will be open throughout the day.

For more information please visit http://oxfordshirepast.org/

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Witney Festival of Food and Drink
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

Witney Festival of Food and Drink

Celebrate the wonders of local food with stall holders from within 30 miles of Witney showcasing a range of high-quality, artisan produce for you to sample. Local businesses and charities are also represented in the Local Focus Area, which gives a further taste of what West Oxfordshire has to offer.

This year, the 6th Witney Festival of Food & Drink, will highlight the flourishing local boutique Gin market, and introduces a high-tension cook-off element, together with a Children’s Tent full of fun… as ever, not to be missed!

The cafe, bar and a range of foodie pop ups will be open all day to fuel the festival spirit and live performances will keep the crowds entertained.
Admission: £3, under 12s free

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