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Events this Month

The Crick Crack Club Presents: Strange Girls Beautiful Monsters, 9th February 2023, 19:30 to 20:40 at The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke St, Oxford, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Sarah Liisa Wilkinson invites you to meet some very strange girls and some very beguiling monsters from the fairytale forest. This is a world of Baba Yagas, bloodstained dolls, spoon-weilding sisters, lovestruck trolls and lovers who hide monstrous secrets behind their charms. Dark, funny and enchanted - these are the stories with the iron teeth.
70 mins. For adults 16+
Content: This performance contains descriptions of death, sex, threat and violence, contextualised within a paradigm of mythic narrative, archetype and metaphor.


Family Trail: Dinosaurs!, 13th February 2023 to 16th February 2023, 10:00 to 14:00 at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (11.4 miles)
A fun filled dino day out at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre. Ever wondered what it was like when dinosaurs walked in Oxfordshire? Come follow our dinosaur trail and find out! Explore the winter nature reserve, discover the secrets of the wildlife that survived when the dinosaurs became extinct, take part in dinosaur themed activities, and warm up by the stove in our classroom while you make a craft to take home. This event is suitable for families with children aged 4 to 11 years (younger siblings may also attend). All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event runs from 10am-2pm, please book your ticket online www.bbowt.org.uk/events (places limited!) and arrive at a time that suits you within that window, last entry 1pm. 


Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom, 13th February 2023, 11:00 to 15:20 at The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke St, Oxford, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Pity poor Rapunzel spending her life in a tower with some strange woman using her hair as a step ladder! What sort of damage is that going to do to your hair? Theatre of Widdershins have taken this traditional tale right back to its roots, teased out the tangles and style it into a beautifully coiffured hair piece. This enchanting show promises plenty of body, volume and loads of highlights. Make an appointment to see the show today - because you're worth it!
Ages 4+. There are two performances at 11:00 and 14:30, both are 50 minutes.


Story Explorers: Make a Comic holiday course, 14th February 2023 to 16th February 2023, 10:00 to 16:00 at The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
The Story Museum's three day holiday course for comic lovers! Book individual days (10AM-4PM) or come for all three! Spend the morning making a comic with an awesome professional comic artist, then work with Story Leaders to role play your story in the afternoon. All you need is your imagination, a packed lunch and some clothes that you don't mind getting messy in!
Tuesday 14 February - Ramzee Hassan
Wednesday 15 Februay - Sue Cheung
Thursday 16 February - Aaron Blecha
Early collection and late drop off at 9AM and 5PM is available for an additional £15 each day.
Ages 8-12.


Comic Draw-Along with Ramzee Hassan, 14th February 2023, 14:30 to 15:30 at The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Make your own comic characters in this interactive draw-along event with award winning storyteller and cartoonist Ramzee Hassan. Followed by book signing. Ages 8+. Run time 60 minutes.


Comic Draw-Along with Sue Cheung, 15th February 2023, 14:30 to 15:30 at The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Author and illustrator Sue Cheung leads an interactive event exploring the themes of her hilarious new book Maddy Yip's Guide to Holidays. Come along and create your own comic character cartoons featuring you and your life! Followed by book signing. Ages 8+. Run time: 60 mins.


Comic Draw-Along with Aaron Blecha, Monster Squid Fun, 16th February 2023, 14:30 to 15:30 at The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Explore the weird world of Aliens, Zombies and Monsters with Aaron Blecha in this unique draw-along event. Learn the secrets of creating weird and wonderful characters and then make your own story. Followed by book signing. Ages 8+. Run time: 60 minutes. Tickets £8.


Teen Practical Conservation Day, 17th February 2023, 10:00 to 15:00 at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (11.4 miles)
A day for 13 - 17 year olds to get their hands dirty and learn some practical conservation techniques. This is a practical day and will be physically demanding. Please bring: warm clothing including layers and a waterproof; waterproof trousers if you have them; walking or work boots/wellies; a packed lunch and snacks (hot drinks and biscuits will be provided); a water bottle; a dry change of clothes; any medication you might need during the day. Booking is essential as places are limited. Book tickets online www.bbowt.org.uk/events Cost: £25 per child


How to Draw Star Wars with JAKe, 18th February 2023, 11:00 to 15:30 at The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
JAKe Detonator is an official illustrator for Lucasfilm and Doctor Who. In this amazing draw-along event JAKe will show you how to draw your favourite characters from the Star Wars universe, including Droids, Wookies, Bounty Hunters and more, just like in his books How To Speak Wookiee, How To Speak Droid with R2-D2 and How To Speak Astromech with BB-8.
Ages 6+. There are two performances of this event at 11:00 and 14:30. Run time for both events - 60 mins.


Who's In The Woodshed? Luna Loves Books with Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers, 4th March 2023, 11:00 to 11:45 at The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho and illustrator Fiona Lumbers present the next instalment of their much-loved picture book series 'Luna Loves Books'. Today, Luna's class is celebrating books. Everyone is dressed up, but disaster strikes as her costume rips! Can Dad come to the rescue with book magic? In partnership with Andersen Press. Followed by book signing. For ages 3+.


The Crick Crack Club Presents: Atalanta - Greek Myths Unleashed, 9th March 2023, 19:30 to 20:45 at The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford (13.3 miles)
Audaciously reshuffling epic Greek Mythology, Ben Haggarty brings to the stage a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis who sure as hell doesn't want to have anything to do with men. Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away and the truly awesome implications of the tales are made, sometimes unbearably, clear. Spend a moonlit night in the company of wild women, cocksure warriors and gods unleashed. Suitable for adults (16+).


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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