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Biggest and Best Wantage Arts Festival yet!

The Wantage Summer Arts Festival 2018 from June 1st to July 7th is a celebration of Arts and Culture in Wantage and surrounding villages. The Festival team headed by Jim Mitchell, founder of the Wantage Betjeman Festival , promises to make this year’s festival...

Wantage Literary Festival 2018

The Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival has been renamed The Wantage Literary Festival and is a collection of events covering literature, poetry, comedy, history, science, the arts and much more. The festival is dedicated to promoting the written (and...

New historical novel features #Abingdon and #Wantage

Just Where You Stand is a historical novel which begins with the Victorian era in Abingdon, Berkshire, England and ends in late twentieth-century Toronto, Canada. For three generations when some good things happen anyway, three obsessive husbands undermine the lives...

Wantage Literary Festival 2015 – ticket now on sale #wantage

Book now for this year’s fabulous festival! Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival! Book online – or buy directly from The Beacon on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, or at the Vale and Downland Museum – for the...

Scrapstore in Wantage and Grove

A new initiative to drive resource-saving, re-use and recycling is underway in Wantage town centre. The town’s community space, The Mix on Mill Street, has launched its own mini scrapstore Resourcebank. Jo Harvey, a member of the group Sustainable Wantage which runs...

Ed Vaizey MP Parish News September 2014

Over the summer there were many events both across my Constituency, in the UK and across Europe which marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Each was quite different – from the names on the war memorial being read out in Wallingford to...