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Events this Month

Story Bites, 3rd September 2019 to 20th December 2019, 10:30 to 11:30 at The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke St, Oxford, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Story Bites takes place every morning, Tuesday - Friday, in the Story Cafe.
Come and join us for a storytelling session with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it is a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handas Fruit Salad Surprise or even Tea with a tiger, we are sure there will be something to whet your appetite!
Suitable for ages 0-3 and you're welcome to drop in anytime.


Christmas pop-up shop, 21st November 2019, 10:30 to 18:00 at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, High Street, Lacock, Chippenham (24.8 miles)
Pick up some presents or delightful decorations at the National Trust pop-up shop in Lacock's Manger barn.


Festive Papercraft Workshop - 22nd November, 22nd November 2019, 10:45 to 12:45 at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Newbury (20.9 miles)
Learn about the artistic medium of papercraft and create festive cards and three dimensional projects.


Decoupage Workshop - 22nd November, 22nd November 2019, 14:00 to 16:00 at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Newbury (20.9 miles)
Learn the art of decoupage using napkins to decorate a variety of items - perfect as a gift or perhaps to keep for yourself.


Christmas traditions come alive at Avebury, 23rd November 2019, 11:00 to 16:00 at Avebury, High Street, Avebury, Marlborough (17.2 miles)
Find festive cheer at Avebury as you discover the magic of Christmas carols with displays in the Manor and across the site. Go on a quest and see if you can discover which carols and songs have been brought to life!


Decadence: Christmas at Basildon Park, 23rd November 2019, 11:00 to 15:15 at Basildon Park, Lower Basildon (19.6 miles)
Witness Basildon Park dripping in opulent Christmas décor and feel the glow of thousands of tree lights as we do Christmas the Victorian way.


Christmas craft and a cuppa in the Courtyard tea-room, 23rd November 2019, 11:00 to 15:00 at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, High Street, Lacock, Chippenham (24.8 miles)
The Lacock team are busily preparing for the start of Christmas 2019 and would love your help.


Penelope Isles, 27th November 2019, 19:30 at Jericho Tavern, Albert Street, Oxford (13.1 miles)
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Happy Mondays, 28th November 2019, 19:00 at O2 Academy Oxford, Cowley Road, Oxford (13.9 miles)
Happy Mondays
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Candlelight tours of Basildon Park, 29th November 2019, 18:00 to 20:00 at Basildon Park, Lower Basildon (19.6 miles)
Take a private tour of the house and see hundreds of candles and tree lights glittering. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.


Big Country, 29th November 2019, 19:00 at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford (13.3 miles)
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London Calling - A tribute to the Clash, 29th November 2019, 19:00 at The Bullingdon, Cowley Road, Oxford (13.9 miles)
London Calling - A tribute to the Clash
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Narnia Story Walks, 30th November 2019, 11:00 to 12:00 at The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Join our storyteller guide and retrace C.S Lewis much-loved stories through special locations across Oxford. These hour-long walks are full of puzzles, games and lots of joining in. Suitable for ages 3+.

Tickets can be purchased via our website (www.storymuseum.org.uk), by calling 01865 807600, or directly from The Story Museum in our cafe and shop.


Lacock's reindeer games family trail, 30th November 2019, 11:00 to 16:00 at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, High Street, Lacock, Chippenham (24.8 miles)
Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception and head on a festive family adventure around Lacock village and abbey grounds.


An Audience with Father Christmas, 30th November 2019, 11:15 to 11:45 at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, High Street, Lacock, Chippenham (24.8 miles)
Meet Father and Mother Christmas in their festive kitchen at Lacock Abbey. A unique experience in a cosy setting that is sure to please our young visitors.


Great hall decorated for Christmas, 30th November 2019, 11:30 to 15:30 at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, High Street, Lacock, Chippenham (24.8 miles)
At Lacock, our traditions of a roaring fire and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the Great Hall of the abbey have been going for a long time.


Ben Ottewell (Gomez), 30th November 2019, 19:30 at Jericho Tavern, Albert Street, Oxford (13.1 miles)
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Christmas at Greys Court, 1st December 2019, 11:00 to 15:00 at Greys Court, Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-On-Thames (24.3 miles)
Celebrate Christmas at Greys Court with handmade decorations, twinkling lights and real fir trees. It's set to be really festive.


The Chats, 1st December 2019, 19:00 at O2 Academy2 Oxford, Cowley Road, Oxford (13.9 miles)
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Wreath making workshop, 2nd December 2019, 10:00 to 14:00 at Avebury, High Street, Avebury, Marlborough (17.2 miles)
Nothing says 'Christmas is here' like putting up a home-made wreath on your front door. Enjoy this workshop with a professional florist and craft your own festive wreath using natural greenery and festive decorations.


Christmas Lunches at Basildon Park, 2nd December 2019, 12:00 to 13:30 at Basildon Park, Lower Basildon (19.6 miles)
Bring your family and friends along and enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner.


Christmas lunches in the Cowshed Tearoom, 2nd December 2019, 12:00 to 13:30 at Greys Court, Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-On-Thames (24.3 miles)
Handmade Christmas dinner for you, your family & friends.


Johnny Lloyd, 4th December 2019, 19:30 at The Bullingdon, Cowley Road, Oxford (13.9 miles)
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Winter warmer walk, 5th December 2019, 10:30 to 12:30 at Avebury, High Street, Avebury, Marlborough (17.2 miles)
Why not leave the crowds behind and join Archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall for a winter ramble around the stone circles? Festive refreshments and free parking included.


Carols in the courtyard, 5th December 2019, 11:30 to 11:45 at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, High Street, Lacock, Chippenham (24.8 miles)
Christmas carols are one of the most beautiful traditions of the season. Join Victorian carol singing duo 'Same Difference Arts' by the big Christmas tree in the festive abbey courtyard.


Candlelight tours at Greys Court, 5th December 2019, 17:30 to 19:00 at Greys Court, Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-On-Thames (24.3 miles)
Explore the mansion at Greys Court in the subdued light of candles, and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies in the kitchen.


Low Island, 6th December 2019, 18:30 at The Bullingdon, Cowley Road, Oxford (13.9 miles)
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Club Rio, 6th December 2019, 21:00 at Didcot, The Marlborough Club, Broadway, Didcot (12.8 miles)
The venue for over 30's featuring dance music through the decades, entry £5 9pm-1am Tel 07789428795


Festive Papercraft Workshop - 7th December, 7th December 2019, 10:45 to 12:45 at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Newbury (20.9 miles)
Learn about the artistic medium of papercraft and create festive cards and three dimensional projects.


Comic Club with Neill Cameron, 7th December 2019, 11:00 to 12:30 at The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Develop your comic-making skills and share ideas with like-minded enthusiasts. Awesome comic artist, Neill Cameron, will be on hand to offer helpful advice and tips. Ages 8 to 12.

Adults are not required to accompany children to this workshop.

Tickets can be purchased via our website, by calling 01865 807 600, or directly from The Story Museum in our cafe and shop.


Narnia Story Walks, 7th December 2019, 11:00 to 12:00 at The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Join our storyteller guide and retrace C.S Lewis much-loved stories through special locations across Oxford. These hour-long walks are full of puzzles, games and lots of joining in. Suitable for ages 3+.

Tickets can be purchased via our website (www.storymusum.org.uk, by calling 01865 807600, or directly from The Story Museum in our cafe and shop.


Comic Club Plus with Neill Cameron, 7th December 2019, 13:00 to 14:30 at The Story Museum , Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Develop your comic-making skills and share ideas with like-minded enthusiasts. Awesome comic artist Neill Cameron will be on hand to offer helpful advice and tips. Ages 12 - 16.

Adults are not required to accompany children to this workshop.

Tickets can be purchased via our website (www.storymuseum.org.uk), by calling 01865 807 600, or directly from The Story Museum in our cafe and shop.


Decopatch for Christmas, 7th December 2019, 14:00 to 16:00 at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Newbury (20.9 miles)
Learn the art of decopatch using gorgeous papers to create unique Christmas decorations or gifts.


Music, lights and merriment: Christmas event at Avebury, 7th December 2019, 16:00 to 18:00 at Avebury, High Street, Avebury, Marlborough (17.2 miles)
Why not begin your Christmas festivities at a late opening event at Avebury? Enjoy a festive atmosphere, Christmas music, gift stalls and family activities.


Festive Table Centre Flower Workshop, 8th December 2019, 10:30 to 12:00 at The Buscot and Coleshill Estates, Coleshill (3.1 miles)
During the morning you will create a floral table centre, with a central candle and seasonal flowers, berries and foliage – perfect for your Christmas table.


Festive Table Centre Flower Workshop, 8th December 2019, 10:30 to 12:00 at Great Coxwell Barn, Great Coxwell (1.4 miles)
During the morning you will create a floral table centre, with a central candle and seasonal flowers, berries and foliage – perfect for your Christmas table.


Christmas Door Wreath Making Workshop, 8th December 2019, 13:30 to 16:00 at The Buscot and Coleshill Estates, Coleshill (3.1 miles)
Make a traditional door wreath, starting with a moss base and adding evergreen foliage and natural decorations


Christmas Door Wreath Making Workshop, 8th December 2019, 13:30 to 16:00 at Great Coxwell Barn, Great Coxwell (1.4 miles)
Make a traditional door wreath, starting with a moss base and adding evergreen foliage and natural decorations


Dirty Hit Tour, 9th December 2019, 19:30 at The Bullingdon, Cowley Road, Oxford (13.9 miles)
Dirty Hit Tour
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Pictish Trail, 10th December 2019, 19:30 at The Wheatsheaf, High Street, Oxford (13.4 miles)
Pictish Trail
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Christmas Service with local handbell ringing, 11th December 2019, 11:00 to 12:00 at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Newbury (20.9 miles)
Join us for our Christmas Service with festive tunes and carols by our local handbell ringers.


Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, 13th December 2019, 10:00 to 12:00 at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Newbury (20.9 miles)
Create your own Christmas wreath using different varieties of greenery and decorations.


Razorlight, 13th December 2019, 18:30 at O2 Academy Oxford, Cowley Road, Oxford (13.9 miles)
Razorlight
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Narnia Story Walks, 14th December 2019, 11:00 to 12:00 at The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Join our storyteller guide and retrace the much-loved stories of C S Lewis through special locations across Oxford. These hour-long walks are full of puzzles, games and lots of joining in. Suitable for ages 3+.

Tickets can be purchased via our website (www.storymuseum.org.uk), by calling 01865 807600, or directly from The Story Museum in our cafe and shop.


Local Clubs

Bar M CWC meet at Moose Hall, Eastcott Road, Swindon (9.7 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mike/Lindsay on 01793 526006 or Andy & Norma on 07867 761505


Carterton CMC meet at The Carterton Social Centre, Birchwood, Carterton (6.1 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01993 850682


Children's Music Club meet at Butler Centre, Church Street, Wantage (7.1 miles)
Every Wednesday in term time Music and movement aimed at 2-5 year olds (but all ages welcome) and their parents/carers. Play session afterwards. £2 per family. No need to book, just turn up. 1.15pm to 2.30pm
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01235 223138


Esprit meet at Headlands Grove, Headlands Grove, Swindon (8.3 miles)
We have one simple philosophy - to help children become great athletes, who in turn become great people and make true our motto: esprit gymnastics - where EVERY child is a champion!
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01793 822262, email the club or visit thier website


Farringdon Country Music Club meet at Corn Market, Cornmarket (0.1 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.

Puppy School Training and Socialisation classes meet at Hanney War Memorial Hall, The Green, East Hanney, Wantage (7.1 miles)
For all vaccinated puppies up to 20 weeks of age. Children are welcome to attend and to get involved in the training of their puppy.
Taught basic commands and good manners to enable owners to raise a well adjusted and well behaved dog. Only kind effective methods are used which are fun and easy to do.
6 Week courses of an hour per week on Sundays, 14:30 - 18:30. New classes start every 3 weeks.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Sheila on 01235 227244


Swindon School Of Gymnastics meet at Stratton Road, Isis Trading Estate, Swindon (8.5 miles)
Swindon School of Gymnastics Ltd have been established for over 30 years, we have produced many National Squad Gymnasts and Regional Champions in both the boys and girls disciplines. We are the only Club in North Wiltshire to offer Artistic Gymnastics to both boys and girls, and to have a 10 meter sprung floor.
Formerly we trained out of three center’s, Dorcan Sports Centre, The Oasis Leisure Centre and Greendown School, thanks to the hard work of our committee members, coaches and parents we moved into our leased Full Time Facility in April 2004.
We can now offer Gymnastics training for anybody aged from 18 months to 60 years old! We cater for all levels and abilities from a complete beginner up to those wishing to compete at the highest level in the sport.
All our coaching staff are unpaid volunteers, many with over 15 years experience of coaching gymnastics, all coaches have gained qualifications through British Gymnastics Courses.
We pride ourselves on offering an enjoyable sport for all in a safe and friendly environment and have a reputation for making everyone that comes through our doors feel welcome.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 07733 337134, email the club or visit thier website


Swindon Silver Dollar meet at Penhill Royal British Legion, Downton Road, Swindon (8.7 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01793 874249


Wantage Choral Society meet at Church of England Primary School, Newbury Street, Wantage (7.2 miles)
Wantage Choral Society is a friendly choir of around 70 people who perform three concerts a year, often in association with a local orchestra. We rehearse during term time on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm at St Mary's School, Ormond Road.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Wantage White Horses Swimming Club meet at Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage (7.1 miles)
Wantage White Horses Swimming Club has a friendly but competitive atmosphere, and it is with this in mind that we are continuing to improve year on year.
We have been competing as a club in the area since 1978 at all levels of competition, ranging from local swim meets against other clubs in the area, through to the Oxfordshire and North Buckinghamshire County championships and Midland County Championships. We have, on occasion produced swimmers who have gone on to represent the club at the National Age Groups Competitions as well.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


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