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October 23, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Drop in Computer help

    October 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Weight Watchers

    October 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

  • Family History 1 to 1

    October 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Research your family history using our free online resources with the help of our volunteer expert. Pre book by email to wantage.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk or call 01235 762291

  • Zumba Gold (60+)

    October 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Grove Village Hall, Main St, Grove, Wantage OX12 7JY, UK

    Get active with this dance party workout that moves at your pace

    £5

    Contact Neeraj to book 07717346351, neeraj.hargun@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Table Tennis (60+)

    October 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    East Hanney War Memorial Hall

    Join a casual group of players playing social games of Table Tennis

    £4 per session

    Contact Simone simone.passeri@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717326661

  • Weight Watchers

    October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

  • Flower Workshop

    October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Loyd Lindsay Rooms, High St, Wantage OX12 8PS, UK

    If you love flowers, you will love Wantage flower club all-level workshops which are suitable for beginners! where we show you how to create some amazing flower arrangements. We try to include many contemporary flower arrangements. Please come and join us. Wantage flower club members £8, Visitors £10 (please note, this does not include the contents of the requirements list). Please contact us to book, arrange payment and receive the requirements list. Thank you.

October 24, 2019
  • The Beacon Coffee Morning

    October 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

    The Beacon Coffee Morning

    Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - Noon

    Just £2.50 for a tea or coffee AND a slice of cake!

  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Drop in Computer Help

    October 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Stop Smoking Support Clinic

    October 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Do you want to stop smoking, but need some help and advice on how to do this? Drop into the Stop Smoking Clinic, at Wantage Library every Thursday, and advisers from SmokeFreeLife Oxfordshire will be on hand to give you support on how to give up smoking! For more details,please ring 01865 238036!

  • Health Walk

    October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Join a friendly group of local walkers as they walk around the town. 
    All ages and abilities welcome, the walkers normally have 2 groups, one group does a longer walk and the other group does a shorter walk so no matter your ability there will be a walk perfect for you.

    Free to join, but please support the Vale And Downland Museum Cafe. The walkers normally stay for drinks (and cake) after the walk and have a good chat.

    For your first time joining the group please arrive around 10 minutes earlier as you will be required to fill in a join form.

    The health walkers meet at the Vale & Downland Museum at around 10am and aim to leave for the walk around 10.15.

  • New Age Kurling

    October 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9BY, UK

    No need for Ice with this fun game, can be played seated or standing

    £2.50 including tea/coffee

    Just turn up or contact Ashley for more information
    01235 422219 ashley.chapman@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Pickleball

    October 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Better Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BY, UK

    Play this fun racket sport that is a cross between Tennis and Badminton. Ideal for playing a racket sport without as much movement.

    £3.30 per session, try your first session for free

    Contact Alan 01235 766201 or just turn up

October 25, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Wantage Country Market

    October 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
    The Vale & Downland Museum, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, United Kingdom

    The best place to buy fresh homemade goodies such as jams, chutneys, cakes as well as home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers.

  • Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon

    October 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX

    Bring your little monkeys for a morning of fun and frolics diving in the ball pit, leaping on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys every Monday morning from 09.30am - 11.30am.

    £3.70 per child, £5.70 for two.

    http://beaconwantage.co.uk/activities

October 26, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Apple pressing

    October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Mix Community Space, 15 Mill St, Wantage OX12 9AB, UK

    Bring along your surplus apples and windfalls and turn them into juice. £1 a bottle. We will also have a pasteuriser available so your juice keeps for longer.

    Pop in with a bag or 2, or if you have lots of apples please book a slot: contact Jo on 07768 767787 / wantagemix@gmail.com

  • Meet the Author-Artists - Karen, Debrah and Rosie

    October 26, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Karen
    Debrah
    Rosie

    14th October to 2nd November LiterArties is exhibiting at
    Vale & Downland Museum
    19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL

    Meet the Author-Artists Debrah Martin, Karen L French and Rosie Phipps
    Free event on 26th October, 1.30 - 3.30pm

    All published authors, and members of Writers in Oxford, championed by Phillip Pullman, LiterArties is a group of writer-artists, representing their unique inspiration in form and colour as well as words.

    Being both writers and artists, they also seek to encourage multi-dimensional creativity; writing, painting, visualising, understanding – in both imagination, and general perception. LiterArties was formed to encourage others to develop and enjoy these skills too, and in order to do so interactive workshops and talks are an integral part of their exhibitions.

    As an author, Debrah's work centres around her love of people-watching and the observation of how action creates reaction, absorbing and reflecting the ambience of the world and situation in which those reactions occur. In art, however, she is inspired by what has already become: the richness of the landscape all around us.

    As an international author, Karen is known for The Gateway Series of books, which currently includes the titles, Gateway to the Heavens and the Hidden Geometry of Life, published by Watkins Publishing Ltd. The patterns underlying life have always fascinated Karen as a mathematician and artist. Why are they there? What are they for? What do they mean? Why and how can we use them? Essentially Karen’s passion is symbolism, but from a multifaceted perspective.

    Rosie’s paintings are inspired by a philosophical interest in the temporal and the spiritual – as well as sensuality. Many of her paintings have taken not just months but, in some cases years, to complete – resulting in multiple layers of texture, tone and depth. Rosie’s paintings are reflections on life – childbirth, motherhood, fatherhood, relationships, meditation, spirituality, nature, sexuality and dying. The pictures reflect the temporal and the spiritual; the archetypal structure of psyche and the images it provides as we move through life, its seasons and its celebrations.

    Come and be carried away by your own creativity.

October 27, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

October 28, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Community Drop-In Cafe

    October 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Methodist Church Hall, 20 Newbury & Church St. OX12 8DA

    Open to all (wantagemethodist.org.uk)

  • Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon

    October 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX

    Bring your little monkeys for a morning of fun and frolics diving in the ball pit, leaping on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys every Monday morning from 09.30am - 11.30am.

    £3.70 per child, £5.70 for two.

    http://beaconwantage.co.uk/activities

  • Computer help

    October 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Need help surfing the net? Not sure how to create an email account? Online shopping or job application support? Our volunteer can help! For all your computer needs call 01235 762291 to book your FREE session

  • Stay, Play and Learn!

    October 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Drop into Wantage Library for a friendly, gentle morning of playing & activities, and play with toys, sensory materials and books - Perfect for babies, toddlers and their families! No need to book, just drop in! These sessions are kindly supported by the Grove and Wantage Family Community Group!

October 29, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • The Beacon Coffee Morning

    October 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

    The Beacon Coffee Morning

    Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - Noon

    Just £2.50 for a tea or coffee AND a slice of cake!

  • Training Your Dragon Family Event

    October 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Join us for this drop-in family activity day and take part in dragon themed games, craft activities and story telling.
    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    This event is kindly supported by The Midcounties Co-operative and is part of the Wantage Literary Festival.

  • Walking Football

    October 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    East Hanney War Memorial Field

    New session starts 3 July 2018, come and join in the revolution for over 60's! Fun and fitness football at walking pace!

    £2 per session

    Contact Simone Passeri simone.passseri@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717326661

  • Yoga/Seated Yoga (60+)

    October 29, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Grove Adult learning building

    Gentle exercise for the over 60. Starts 10 July 2018

    £5 per session

    Contact Neeraj neeraj.hargun@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717346351

  • Wantage Camera Club Evening

    October 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Methodist Church Hall, Newbury Street, Wantage, OX12 8DA

    This evening the annual Audio Visual competition is held. Each member may enter one or more audio-visual sequences, and the competition will be judged by two non-competing members of the club.

    For more information about the club's programme see http://wantagecameraclub.co.uk/.

    All visitors very welcome; doors open at 7 pm. Please note: the fee for this talk is £3.

    Nearest parking: The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BU, with entrance to the church hall via Church Street.

October 30, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Drop in Computer help

    October 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Weight Watchers

    October 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

  • Family History 1 to 1

    October 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Research your family history using our free online resources with the help of our volunteer expert. Pre book by email to wantage.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk or call 01235 762291

  • Zumba Gold (60+)

    October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Grove Village Hall, Main St, Grove, Wantage OX12 7JY, UK

    Get active with this dance party workout that moves at your pace

    £5

    Contact Neeraj to book 07717346351, neeraj.hargun@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Table Tennis (60+)

    October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    East Hanney War Memorial Hall

    Join a casual group of players playing social games of Table Tennis

    £4 per session

    Contact Simone simone.passeri@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717326661

  • Weight Watchers

    October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

  • 'Green Drinks' - Sustainable Wantage Social

    October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Mix Community Space, 15 Mill St, Wantage OX12 9AB, UK

    Informal get together for those interested in the environment, energy, local food, nature or just meeting some nice local people! All welcome, bring your own tipple.
    This month we’ll be chatting about the fashion industry; which retailers rate higher (or lower) when compared by environmental impact, sharing info on companies that are doing things differently and talking about how to reduce the environmental footprint of your wardrobe. Come and share your ideas, experiences and any questions too!

October 31, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • The Beacon Coffee Morning

    October 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

    The Beacon Coffee Morning

    Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - Noon

    Just £2.50 for a tea or coffee AND a slice of cake!

  • Drop in Computer Help

    October 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Stop Smoking Support Clinic

    October 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Do you want to stop smoking, but need some help and advice on how to do this? Drop into the Stop Smoking Clinic, at Wantage Library every Thursday, and advisers from SmokeFreeLife Oxfordshire will be on hand to give you support on how to give up smoking! For more details,please ring 01865 238036!

  • Health Walk

    October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Join a friendly group of local walkers as they walk around the town. 
    All ages and abilities welcome, the walkers normally have 2 groups, one group does a longer walk and the other group does a shorter walk so no matter your ability there will be a walk perfect for you.

    Free to join, but please support the Vale And Downland Museum Cafe. The walkers normally stay for drinks (and cake) after the walk and have a good chat.

    For your first time joining the group please arrive around 10 minutes earlier as you will be required to fill in a join form.

    The health walkers meet at the Vale & Downland Museum at around 10am and aim to leave for the walk around 10.15.

  • Brass Rubbing Workshop

    October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Join us in the Barn Gallery for this free drop-in brass rubbing workshop.
    Suitable for all the family.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Free admission but donations welcome.

  • New Age Kurling

    October 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9BY, UK

    No need for Ice with this fun game, can be played seated or standing

    £2.50 including tea/coffee

    Just turn up or contact Ashley for more information
    01235 422219 ashley.chapman@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Light Party

    October 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Wantage Baptist Church 6 Mill Street Wantage OX12 9AQ

    On 31st October - traditional Halloween night - Wantage Baptist Church is once again hosting a special alternative. The Light Party - a FREE event - is open to all children in years 1-6 (primary age) and will include crafts, games, food and drink, plus some good news from the Bible!

    Places are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The Light Party is always extremely popular, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

    The event runs from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. We recommend arriving 15 minutes early so we can register the children.

  • Pickleball

    October 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Better Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BY, UK

    Play this fun racket sport that is a cross between Tennis and Badminton. Ideal for playing a racket sport without as much movement.

    £3.30 per session, try your first session for free

    Contact Alan 01235 766201 or just turn up

  • Guys and Dolls - the musical

    October 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    King Alfred's Academy Theatre Portway Wantage OX12 9BY

    Local amateur theatre group AmEgos is thrilled to bring you this fairy tale of New York... lovable gamblers, show girls, mission folk, they're all here, with some classic tunes such as Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat and I've Never Been in Love Before

    Show starts 7.30pm Thursday 31st Oct, Fri 1st Nov and Sat 2nd Nov with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday
    at
    King Alfred's Academy Theatre, Portway
    Bar from 6.45pm evenings and 1.45pm matinee

    Tickets £12 evening and £10 matinee from www.AmEgosTheatre.com
    or phone 0789 414 6999

November 1, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Wantage Country Market

    November 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
    The Vale & Downland Museum, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, United Kingdom

    The best place to buy fresh homemade goodies such as jams, chutneys, cakes as well as home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers.

  • Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon

    November 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX

    Bring your little monkeys for a morning of fun and frolics diving in the ball pit, leaping on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys every Monday morning from 09.30am - 11.30am.

    £3.70 per child, £5.70 for two.

    http://beaconwantage.co.uk/activities

  • Guys and Dolls - the musical

    November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    King Alfred's Academy Theatre Portway Wantage OX12 9BY

    Local amateur theatre group AmEgos is thrilled to bring you this fairy tale of New York... lovable gamblers, show girls, mission folk, they're all here, with some classic tunes such as Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat and I've Never Been in Love Before

    Show starts 7.30pm Thursday 31st Oct, Fri 1st Nov and Sat 2nd Nov with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday
    at
    King Alfred's Academy Theatre, Portway
    Bar from 6.45pm evenings and 1.45pm matinee

    Tickets £12 evening and £10 matinee from www.AmEgosTheatre.com
    or phone 0789 414 6999

November 2, 2019
  • LiterArties Exhibition

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words...
    Art exhibition in the Dr VF Squires gallery: 14th October to 2nd November

    As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.

    As writers we cover a diverse range of subjects; from local history to transgenderism, psychological thrillers to children’s stories, gritty life to romantic escapism, and esoteric symbolism.

    Collectively, we are not only published authors and skilled artists, but also teachers, mentors, publishers and actively working in many other non-arts related professions.

    Free admission but check for workshop booking at the venue or on the www.literarties.com site.

  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Repair Cafe

    November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    The Mix Community Space, 15 Mill St, Wantage OX12 9AB, UK

    Don't chuck it - fix it!

    We have volunteer fixers ready to help you repair household and electrical items. As well as welcoming anyone popping in with things for fixing we'll be collecting broken electrical items to repair and sell on second-hand to reduce the amount ending up in landfill. If you have items to donate please contact Jo: 07768 767787 / wantagemix@gmail.com

    Please bring items before 12 noon
    Bring along items small enough for one person to carry and please back up your data!

  • Drawing Mania!

    November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    A free drop-in drawing session using the museum collection as inspiration.
    Free guidance given and all materials provided.
    Suitable for all ages and abilities.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Guys and Dolls - the musical

    November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    King Alfred's Academy Theatre Portway Wantage OX12 9BY

    Local amateur theatre group AmEgos is thrilled to bring you this fairy tale of New York... lovable gamblers, show girls, mission folk, they're all here, with some classic tunes such as Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat and I've Never Been in Love Before

    Show starts 7.30pm Thursday 31st Oct, Fri 1st Nov and Sat 2nd Nov with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday
    at
    King Alfred's Academy Theatre, Portway
    Bar from 6.45pm evenings and 1.45pm matinee

    Tickets £12 evening and £10 matinee from www.AmEgosTheatre.com
    or phone 0789 414 6999

November 3, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Scoop - Zero Waste pop-up

    November 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    The Mix Community Space, 15 Mill St, Wantage OX12 9AB, UK

    Fight plastic pollution and come and refill your own containers with a selection of dry goods and whole foods. Detergent refills also available from The Mix’s own SESI detergent refills.

    All our goods are sold by weight or volume so you can buy exactly what you need in any tub or container, reducing food waste, packaging waste and saving you money.

    Don’t have any spare containers? Don’t worry we’ll have a small selection for you to use on the day.

    We’ll be taking cash and card on the day.

November 4, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Community Drop-In Cafe

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Methodist Church Hall, 20 Newbury & Church St. OX12 8DA

    Open to all (wantagemethodist.org.uk)

  • Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX

    Bring your little monkeys for a morning of fun and frolics diving in the ball pit, leaping on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys every Monday morning from 09.30am - 11.30am.

    £3.70 per child, £5.70 for two.

    http://beaconwantage.co.uk/activities

  • Computer help

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Need help surfing the net? Not sure how to create an email account? Online shopping or job application support? Our volunteer can help! For all your computer needs call 01235 762291 to book your FREE session

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Stay, Play and Learn!

    November 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Drop into Wantage Library for a friendly, gentle morning of playing & activities, and play with toys, sensory materials and books - Perfect for babies, toddlers and their families! No need to book, just drop in! These sessions are kindly supported by the Grove and Wantage Family Community Group!

November 5, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • The Beacon Coffee Morning

    November 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

    The Beacon Coffee Morning

    Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - Noon

    Just £2.50 for a tea or coffee AND a slice of cake!

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Walking Football

    November 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    East Hanney War Memorial Field

    New session starts 3 July 2018, come and join in the revolution for over 60's! Fun and fitness football at walking pace!

    £2 per session

    Contact Simone Passeri simone.passseri@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717326661

  • Yoga/Seated Yoga (60+)

    November 5, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Grove Adult learning building

    Gentle exercise for the over 60. Starts 10 July 2018

    £5 per session

    Contact Neeraj neeraj.hargun@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717346351

  • Monthly Craft Night

    November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    The Mix Community Space, 15 Mill St, Wantage OX12 9AB, UK

    We welcome crafters of all ages and abilities to our social craft night, come along for a chance to meet people from the local community who enjoy crafting as much as you. All crafts welcome! We have knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, sewers and quilters plus more.
    A relaxed social evening. £3 per person.
    For more info contact Kirsty kirsty.rodger@hotmail.co.uk

  • Wantage Camera Club Evening

    November 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Methodist Church Hall, Newbury Street, Wantage, OX12 8DA

    Tonight the 'Chairman's Choice' projected image competition will be held. Our chairman's chosen subject is 'Friendship', and as judge he will be looking for an imaginative interpretation of this subject.

    For more information about the club's programme see http://wantagecameraclub.co.uk/.

    All visitors very welcome; doors open at 7 pm. Please note: the fee for this talk is £3.
    Nearest parking: The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BU, with entrance to the hall via Church Street.

November 6, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Drop in Computer help

    November 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Weight Watchers

    November 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

  • Family History 1 to 1

    November 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Research your family history using our free online resources with the help of our volunteer expert. Pre book by email to wantage.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk or call 01235 762291

  • Rhymetime

    November 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Bring your little one along for our fun Rhymetime for the UnderFives! The Rhymetime is free, and there will be lots of nursery rhymes and songs! No need to book - just drop in! For more information, please phone 01235 762291, or message Wantage Library through Facebook!

  • Zumba Gold (60+)

    November 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Grove Village Hall, Main St, Grove, Wantage OX12 7JY, UK

    Get active with this dance party workout that moves at your pace

    £5

    Contact Neeraj to book 07717346351, neeraj.hargun@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Table Tennis (60+)

    November 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    East Hanney War Memorial Hall

    Join a casual group of players playing social games of Table Tennis

    £4 per session

    Contact Simone simone.passeri@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717326661

  • Rhymetime

    November 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Come and find out how to make your own paracord braceletfrom scratch! Suitable for children aged 8yrs upwards!  Please book your free ticket, by calling WantageLibrary on 01235 762291, or message us through Facebook.

  • Weight Watchers

    November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

November 7, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • The Beacon Coffee Morning

    November 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

    The Beacon Coffee Morning

    Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - Noon

    Just £2.50 for a tea or coffee AND a slice of cake!

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Drop in Computer Help

    November 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Stop Smoking Support Clinic

    November 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Do you want to stop smoking, but need some help and advice on how to do this? Drop into the Stop Smoking Clinic, at Wantage Library every Thursday, and advisers from SmokeFreeLife Oxfordshire will be on hand to give you support on how to give up smoking! For more details,please ring 01865 238036!

  • Health Walk

    November 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Join a friendly group of local walkers as they walk around the town. 
    All ages and abilities welcome, the walkers normally have 2 groups, one group does a longer walk and the other group does a shorter walk so no matter your ability there will be a walk perfect for you.

    Free to join, but please support the Vale And Downland Museum Cafe. The walkers normally stay for drinks (and cake) after the walk and have a good chat.

    For your first time joining the group please arrive around 10 minutes earlier as you will be required to fill in a join form.

    The health walkers meet at the Vale & Downland Museum at around 10am and aim to leave for the walk around 10.15.

  • Knit & Natter

    November 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Come to the library and share your interest in knitting, crochet, needlework, tatting or any other textile work! Enjoy a chat over coffee and biscuits, then maybe borrow a book and get lots of ideas for your next project! No need to book, just drop in!

  • New Age Kurling

    November 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9BY, UK

    No need for Ice with this fun game, can be played seated or standing

    £2.50 including tea/coffee

    Just turn up or contact Ashley for more information
    01235 422219 ashley.chapman@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Pickleball

    November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Better Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BY, UK

    Play this fun racket sport that is a cross between Tennis and Badminton. Ideal for playing a racket sport without as much movement.

    £3.30 per session, try your first session for free

    Contact Alan 01235 766201 or just turn up

November 8, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Wantage Country Market

    November 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
    The Vale & Downland Museum, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, United Kingdom

    The best place to buy fresh homemade goodies such as jams, chutneys, cakes as well as home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers.

  • Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon

    November 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX

    Bring your little monkeys for a morning of fun and frolics diving in the ball pit, leaping on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys every Monday morning from 09.30am - 11.30am.

    £3.70 per child, £5.70 for two.

    http://beaconwantage.co.uk/activities

  • Museum Book Group

    November 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    The Museum book group meet in the Museum Cafe every 2nd Friday of the Month.
    If you would like to join please leave your contact details at the Museum & the leader of the book group will contact you.
    Call 01235 771447 email vdmtourism@gmail.com or pop into the Museum

November 9, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Saturday Reading Group!

    November 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    If you are in Years 5 and 6 at school, and you love reading, come along to our fun Saturday Reading Group! You will get to try lots of different books, meet new friends and eat chocolate digestives! For more information, please phone Wantage Library on 01235 762291.

  • Knit and Natter!

    November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Come to the library and share your interest in knitting, crochet, needlework, tatting or any other textile work! Enjoy a chat over coffee and biscuits, then maybe borrow a book and get lots of ideas for your next project! No need to book, just drop in!

  • Pallet DIY

    November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    The Mix Community Space, 15 Mill St, Wantage OX12 9AB, UK

    Take apart pallets and turn them into something new in this one-day workshop, learning DIY and construction skills along the way. Whether you want to make a shoe rack, planter, bench, set of shelves or something different, bring along your idea and we'll have the power tools, pallets and expert advice and guidance ready!

    £40 per person, we can also offer part-funded places at £10 and fully funded places thanks to support from Abingdon and Witney College, the SFA and ESF.

    Spaces limited, to book contact Jo: 07768 767787 / wantagemix@gmail.com

  • Wantage LEGO® Club

    November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    A fun and friendly club where we encourage children and their grown ups to spend time together building and playing with LEGO®. We supply the bricks and you bring the imaginations.

    Each month we give you a theme and the resulting creations are put on display.

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    We have a large selection of standard LEGO® bricks and some DUPLO® available for younger children.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    If you have any questions please contact the museum on 01235 771447 or email hconder@valeanddownlandmuseum.org.uk

    Find tickets here  

  • County Councillor Surgery at Wantage Library!

    November 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Cllr Jenny Hannaby will be available in Wantage Library, to ask for advice on council matters and issues, from 10.30am to 11.30am. No need to book, just drop in!

November 10, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Morsbag making session

    November 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    The Mix Community Space, 15 Mill St, Wantage OX12 9AB, UK

    Come and join our Wantage POD to make your own reusable, upcycled Morsbags to fight plastic bags. They are fun and easy to make. Bring along your sewing machine and help us turn discarded fabrics into Morsbags:https://morsbags.com/

    Suggested donation £3 per person
    (towards supplies and venue)

    Booking essential, contact Jo on 07768 767787 / wantagemix@gmail.com

November 11, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Community Drop-In Cafe

    November 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Methodist Church Hall, 20 Newbury & Church St. OX12 8DA

    Open to all (wantagemethodist.org.uk)

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon

    November 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX

    Bring your little monkeys for a morning of fun and frolics diving in the ball pit, leaping on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys every Monday morning from 09.30am - 11.30am.

    £3.70 per child, £5.70 for two.

    http://beaconwantage.co.uk/activities

  • Computer help

    November 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Need help surfing the net? Not sure how to create an email account? Online shopping or job application support? Our volunteer can help! For all your computer needs call 01235 762291 to book your FREE session

  • Eighteenth Century Study Day

    November 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Exploring Identities - The enslaved poet, the transsexual spy and the mixed race colonel: Stories of Eighteenth Selves.

    Join academics from Britain's top universities for this 18th century study day.

    - The day will comprise 3 rotating seminars lead by one or a pair of speakers and a keynote session lead by Joanna De Groot, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of York.

    Keynote: The enslaved poet, the transsexual spy and the mixed race colonel: stories of eighteenth century selves lead by Joanna De Groot.

    The three seminars will be on topics which form the basis of current academic research by the speaker(s).

    Sample talks from the previous study day:

    Writing Letters, Writing Lives: The Uses of Personal Documents

    This session will explore what different forms of personal documents - letters, diaries, memorandum books - can tell us about the lives and identities of people in the past. Although these sources seem to give us a unique insight into the inner worlds of their writers, they can be tricky documents that misdirect, confuse, or simply ignore the things we might wish they told us. We will examine different sources, both from real people and fictional characters, to explore how the lives and experiences of their authors are represented and obscured by the private documents they have left behind.

    Medicine and Mothers: Providing Healthcare in the Eighteenth Century

    Premodern medicine is often viewed as primitive and risky, and many treatments for common ailments seem to us now to be cruel and deeply unpleasant. What this narrative overlooks is both the human need that drove people to these treatments, and the care which was taken to make them work. This session will explore how eighteenth-century carers, whether medical professionals or non-professionals like servants or mothers, attempted to help the sick, "reading" their bodies and responding with the best medicines they had. It will also examine the politics underlying the fight over who should care for patients, particularly pregnant women, as male midwives attempted to displace traditional female attendants.

    Travel and Collecting on the Grand Tour

    The Grand Tour in the eighteenth century was an extensive trip to Europe commonly made by wealthy English travellers as a culmination of their studies. Using extracts from travel journals, diaries, and letters, this session will first provide a broad overview of what going on the Grand Tour was like, discussing different itineraries, modes of travel, and popular sights and activities. The session will continue with a case study on the relationship between collecting and travel, focusing on how ancient 'Etruscan' vases brought back from Italy by British travellers became a fashionable and rich source of inspiration for eighteenth-century designers.

    - There will be a round table discussion in each seminar.

    - There will be a short plenary session at the end of the study day.

    Lunch is included in the price and dietary requirements will be catered for.

    This event is for undergraduates, Year 12 and 13 students and teachers.


    Tickets £8 each and are available online here

  • Stay, Play and Learn!

    November 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Drop into Wantage Library for a friendly, gentle morning of playing & activities, and play with toys, sensory materials and books - Perfect for babies, toddlers and their families! No need to book, just drop in! These sessions are kindly supported by the Grove and Wantage Family Community Group!

  • Make Lace Monday

    November 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Have you ever wondered how lace is made?
    A small group of Wantage Lace Makers meet in the Museum Cafe every 2nd Monday of the Month, to show you how lace is made and to give you a chance to have a go yourself with one of their taster kits.
    Free admission but donations welcome.

November 12, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • The Beacon Coffee Morning

    November 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

    The Beacon Coffee Morning

    Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - Noon

    Just £2.50 for a tea or coffee AND a slice of cake!

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Walking Football

    November 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    East Hanney War Memorial Field

    New session starts 3 July 2018, come and join in the revolution for over 60's! Fun and fitness football at walking pace!

    £2 per session

    Contact Simone Passeri simone.passseri@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717326661

  • Reading Group

    November 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Join our Tuesday book group to chat about the books you love and those you love to hate!

  • Yoga/Seated Yoga (60+)

    November 12, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Grove Adult learning building

    Gentle exercise for the over 60. Starts 10 July 2018

    £5 per session

    Contact Neeraj neeraj.hargun@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717346351

  • Photography Talk by Colin Harrison - 'Planning and Surviving an American Fly Drive Holiday'

    November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Methodist Church Hall, Newbury Street, Wantage, OX12 8DA

    Today Wantage Camera Club welcomes Colin Harrison FRPS FIPF FBPE MFIAP MPAGB EFIAP/d3 MPSA AWPF APAGB, a photographer of national and international acclaim as witnessed by his many award winning images and the titles. Most recently he received the prestigious EFIAP diamond award for Excellence from the International Federation of Photographic Art, held by only two other people in the UK.

    Colin visits the club regularly as competition judge, but this time he will entertain us with a fast flowing light-hearted look at an American Fly Drive holiday. He will show us his images and a selection of Audio Visual sequences, and we look forward to an exciting evening.

    For more information about Colin's photography see http://www.colinharrisonphotography.uk/ For more information about the club's programme see http://wantagecameraclub.co.uk/

    All visitors very welcome. The visitor fee is £3 at the door. Doors open at 7 pm.

    Nearest parking: The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BU, with entrance to the church hall via Church Street.

November 13, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Drop in Computer help

    November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Weight Watchers

    November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

  • Family History 1 to 1

    November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Research your family history using our free online resources with the help of our volunteer expert. Pre book by email to wantage.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk or call 01235 762291

  • Rhymetime

    November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Bring your little one along for our fun Rhymetime for the UnderFives! The Rhymetime is free, and there will be lots of nursery rhymes and songs! No need to book - just drop in! For more information, please phone 01235 762291, or message Wantage Library through Facebook!

  • Zumba Gold (60+)

    November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Grove Village Hall, Main St, Grove, Wantage OX12 7JY, UK

    Get active with this dance party workout that moves at your pace

    £5

    Contact Neeraj to book 07717346351, neeraj.hargun@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Table Tennis (60+)

    November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    East Hanney War Memorial Hall

    Join a casual group of players playing social games of Table Tennis

    £4 per session

    Contact Simone simone.passeri@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717326661

  • Rhymetime

    November 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Come and find out how to make your own paracord braceletfrom scratch! Suitable for children aged 8yrs upwards!  Please book your free ticket, by calling WantageLibrary on 01235 762291, or message us through Facebook.

  • Weight Watchers

    November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

November 14, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • The Beacon Coffee Morning

    November 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

    The Beacon Coffee Morning

    Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - Noon

    Just £2.50 for a tea or coffee AND a slice of cake!

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Drop in Computer Help

    November 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Stop Smoking Support Clinic

    November 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Do you want to stop smoking, but need some help and advice on how to do this? Drop into the Stop Smoking Clinic, at Wantage Library every Thursday, and advisers from SmokeFreeLife Oxfordshire will be on hand to give you support on how to give up smoking! For more details,please ring 01865 238036!

  • Health Walk

    November 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Join a friendly group of local walkers as they walk around the town. 
    All ages and abilities welcome, the walkers normally have 2 groups, one group does a longer walk and the other group does a shorter walk so no matter your ability there will be a walk perfect for you.

    Free to join, but please support the Vale And Downland Museum Cafe. The walkers normally stay for drinks (and cake) after the walk and have a good chat.

    For your first time joining the group please arrive around 10 minutes earlier as you will be required to fill in a join form.

    The health walkers meet at the Vale & Downland Museum at around 10am and aim to leave for the walk around 10.15.

  • New Age Kurling

    November 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9BY, UK

    No need for Ice with this fun game, can be played seated or standing

    £2.50 including tea/coffee

    Just turn up or contact Ashley for more information
    01235 422219 ashley.chapman@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Pickleball

    November 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Better Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BY, UK

    Play this fun racket sport that is a cross between Tennis and Badminton. Ideal for playing a racket sport without as much movement.

    £3.30 per session, try your first session for free

    Contact Alan 01235 766201 or just turn up

  • Button Art Workshop

    November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    15 Mill Street OX12 9AB Wantage

    Choose your design and use buttons to put together your finished piece of artwork. You can choose from a canvas or frame.
    All equipment will be provided.

    Age 12+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)

November 15, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Wantage Country Market

    November 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
    The Vale & Downland Museum, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, United Kingdom

    The best place to buy fresh homemade goodies such as jams, chutneys, cakes as well as home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers.

  • Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon

    November 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX

    Bring your little monkeys for a morning of fun and frolics diving in the ball pit, leaping on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys every Monday morning from 09.30am - 11.30am.

    £3.70 per child, £5.70 for two.

    http://beaconwantage.co.uk/activities

  • Knit Knot & Natter at the Museum

    November 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Join the Museums Knit Knot |& Natter Group in the Museum cafe every 3rd Friday of the Month.
    Bring along your own project or take tuition from one of the talented members in various crafts, including knitting, crochet & weaving.
    Free to attend but we ask you support the Cafe.
    New faces are always welcome.

November 16, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Charity Christmas Cards Sale

    November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Come along to the museum and stock up on lovely Christmas cards while supporting a range of charities.

    Free admission.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Open during normal museum opening times Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

  • Computer surgery

    November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    The Mix Community Space, 15 Mill St, Wantage OX12 9AB, UK

    Want to speed up, understand or upgrade your computer?
    Book a slot for any of the following:
    Declutter and tidy up: Clean out, speed up and get space back
    Use the basics: Find your way around email, internet and media
    DIY admin: Malware and spyware, tuning, adding software
    Do your own upgrades: Graphics, memory, do’s and don’ts, where to find what you need
    £5 per session
    To book contact Jo 07768 767787 / wantagemix@gmail.com

  • Bazaar in aid of Cancer Research

    November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Hanney war memorial hall ox120JL

    Bazaar in aid of Cancer research with craft stalls, home produce, xmas gifts and decorations, jewellry, toys, games china, bric a brac something for everyone. Raffle will be drawn at 1.30. all proceeds to Cancer Research come along and get your gifts for xmas and support a great charity

November 17, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

November 18, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Community Drop-In Cafe

    November 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Methodist Church Hall, 20 Newbury & Church St. OX12 8DA

    Open to all (wantagemethodist.org.uk)

  • Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon

    November 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX

    Bring your little monkeys for a morning of fun and frolics diving in the ball pit, leaping on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys every Monday morning from 09.30am - 11.30am.

    £3.70 per child, £5.70 for two.

    http://beaconwantage.co.uk/activities

  • Computer help

    November 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Need help surfing the net? Not sure how to create an email account? Online shopping or job application support? Our volunteer can help! For all your computer needs call 01235 762291 to book your FREE session

  • Stay, Play and Learn!

    November 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Drop into Wantage Library for a friendly, gentle morning of playing & activities, and play with toys, sensory materials and books - Perfect for babies, toddlers and their families! No need to book, just drop in! These sessions are kindly supported by the Grove and Wantage Family Community Group!

November 19, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • The Beacon Coffee Morning

    November 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

    The Beacon Coffee Morning

    Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - Noon

    Just £2.50 for a tea or coffee AND a slice of cake!

  • Walking Football

    November 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    East Hanney War Memorial Field

    New session starts 3 July 2018, come and join in the revolution for over 60's! Fun and fitness football at walking pace!

    £2 per session

    Contact Simone Passeri simone.passseri@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717326661

  • Yoga/Seated Yoga (60+)

    November 19, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Grove Adult learning building

    Gentle exercise for the over 60. Starts 10 July 2018

    £5 per session

    Contact Neeraj neeraj.hargun@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717346351

  • Christmas Flower Demonstration: International Demonstrator Hans Haverkamp!

    November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Loyd Lindsay Rooms, High St, Ardington, Wantage OX12 8PS, UK

    If you love flowers, you will love what you can do at Wantage flower club! We welcome visitors, especially visitors and those new to the area and we will make every effort to welcome you. Wantage flower club has younger members too!

    You will see fantastic flower arrangements created by International Deonstrator Hans Haverkamp and all the beautiful arrangements are raffled at the end of the evening!

    The committee has organised events throughout the year including a NEW series of workshops on 4th Wednesdays of the month. You may have seen us at Wantage Flower Club, Grove Extravaganza and some of our members competing at flower shows around the country including the Blenheim Palace Flower Show. You can be as involved as you like as there are further events held by the BB&O area & by NAFAS. You can even go on holiday in the UK, Europe & next year India for the world flower show...

    Visitors to see this International Demonstrator £14

    We are one of the top clubs in the country for our media so you can look and see what has happened at past events. You can welcome to contact us on wantageflowerclub@gmail.com or
    phone Catherine 07511840159 (text preferred please) or use other media.

    wantageflowerclub.wordpress.com is our website with publications and you can easily find the programme, next workshop & next demonstration.

    You can follow us on Facebook, you will find wantageflowerclub with many photos and you can find past publications by looking in the photo album section. This will show you what happens at our flower club from relaxing and enjoying leading flower arranging demonstrators showing how to create amazing designs on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except January, August, December) from 7pm for 7.30pm start - 10pm, to trying our

    NEW flower workshops every 4th Wednesday of the month (except December & January) from
    7pm - 9pm at Loyd Lindsay Rooms in Ardington. Earlier this year we had a day trip with Oxford flower club by coach to the London Design Centre to see the NAFAS Diamond Anniversary National Show. We also held a quiz at Grove Village Hall in August to raise funds for the flower club.

    We have recently set up Instagram so that you can follow wantageflowerclub and also have a twitter account.

    We hope you can join us for the best demonstration of the year and look forward to welcoming you to our flower club tonight. We hope you will join us as a member next year.

  • Wantage Camera Club Evening

    November 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Methodist Church Hall, Newbury Street, Wantage, OX12 8DA

    Tonight we'll show images from the 'GB Cup'; a standard to aspire to...

    For more information about the club's programme see http://wantagecameraclub.co.uk/.

    All visitors very welcome; doors open at 7 pm. Please note: the fee for this talk is £3.
    Nearest parking: The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BU, with entrance to the church hall via Church Street.

November 20, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Drop in Computer help

    November 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Weight Watchers

    November 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

  • Family History 1 to 1

    November 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Research your family history using our free online resources with the help of our volunteer expert. Pre book by email to wantage.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk or call 01235 762291

  • Rhymetime

    November 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Bring your little one along for our fun Rhymetime for the UnderFives! The Rhymetime is free, and there will be lots of nursery rhymes and songs! No need to book - just drop in! For more information, please phone 01235 762291, or message Wantage Library through Facebook!

  • Zumba Gold (60+)

    November 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Grove Village Hall, Main St, Grove, Wantage OX12 7JY, UK

    Get active with this dance party workout that moves at your pace

    £5

    Contact Neeraj to book 07717346351, neeraj.hargun@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Table Tennis (60+)

    November 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    East Hanney War Memorial Hall

    Join a casual group of players playing social games of Table Tennis

    £4 per session

    Contact Simone simone.passeri@southandvale.gov.uk
    07717326661

  • Rhymetime

    November 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Come and find out how to make your own paracord braceletfrom scratch! Suitable for children aged 8yrs upwards!  Please book your free ticket, by calling WantageLibrary on 01235 762291, or message us through Facebook.

  • Weight Watchers

    November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

November 21, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • The Beacon Coffee Morning

    November 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX, UK

    The Beacon Coffee Morning

    Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - Noon

    Just £2.50 for a tea or coffee AND a slice of cake!

  • Drop in Computer Help

    November 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    A volunteer will be available to help with your computer queries. No need to pre book.

  • Stop Smoking Support Clinic

    November 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage OX12 7BB, UK

    Do you want to stop smoking, but need some help and advice on how to do this? Drop into the Stop Smoking Clinic, at Wantage Library every Thursday, and advisers from SmokeFreeLife Oxfordshire will be on hand to give you support on how to give up smoking! For more details,please ring 01865 238036!

  • Health Walk

    November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    Join a friendly group of local walkers as they walk around the town. 
    All ages and abilities welcome, the walkers normally have 2 groups, one group does a longer walk and the other group does a shorter walk so no matter your ability there will be a walk perfect for you.

    Free to join, but please support the Vale And Downland Museum Cafe. The walkers normally stay for drinks (and cake) after the walk and have a good chat.

    For your first time joining the group please arrive around 10 minutes earlier as you will be required to fill in a join form.

    The health walkers meet at the Vale & Downland Museum at around 10am and aim to leave for the walk around 10.15.

  • Reading Group

    November 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wantage Library, Stirlings Rd, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7BB, United Kingdom

    Thursday Reading Group, meets monthly in Wantage library. New members are welcome. Contact the library on 01235 762291 or email wantage.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk to join the group

  • New Age Kurling

    November 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9BY, UK

    No need for Ice with this fun game, can be played seated or standing

    £2.50 including tea/coffee

    Just turn up or contact Ashley for more information
    01235 422219 ashley.chapman@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Pickleball

    November 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Better Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BY, UK

    Play this fun racket sport that is a cross between Tennis and Badminton. Ideal for playing a racket sport without as much movement.

    £3.30 per session, try your first session for free

    Contact Alan 01235 766201 or just turn up

November 22, 2019
  • Lester Piggott - Born to Ride Exhibition

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
    Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK

    An exhibition celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott.

    Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott officially unveiled by Lester in the Museum's terrace area on Sunday 18th August*

    Free admission but donations welcome.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    *The museum is not open to the public on that date.

  • Wantage Country Market

    November 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
    The Vale & Downland Museum, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, United Kingdom

    The best place to buy fresh homemade goodies such as jams, chutneys, cakes as well as home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers.

  • Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon

    November 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX

    Bring your little monkeys for a morning of fun and frolics diving in the ball pit, leaping on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys every Monday morning from 09.30am - 11.30am.

    £3.70 per child, £5.70 for two.

    http://beaconwantage.co.uk/activities