External Events

See Village Notice Boards outside Co-Op and Village Hall for Details of these and other Events.

Some alternative places to look are:

Nov
18
Mon
Walking Netball for the over 55s @ Abbey sports centre, Berinsfield
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Try out walking netball

Abbey Sports centre, Berinsfield

Mondays 11am – 12 noon

 

Nov
19
Tue
Pickleball @ Berinsfield Sports Center
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Try out Pickleball

Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield

£2.40 per session

Tuesdays 10am – 11am

A fun and easy to learn racket sport

To book contact:

  • Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield
  • 01865 341035

 

Nov
23
Sat
Sue Ryder: Nettlebed sales
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sue Ryder hospice and neurological care

Nettlebed sales of donated goods

Should any unforeseen circumstances necessitate an amendment; a revised programme will be issued.

Saleable donated goods are welcome week days 9am-4.30pm

We regret that we are unable to accept goods on Sale day or the day before.

Volunteers are needed to sort and allocate donated goods on weekdays and to assist with Saturday sales.

For further details, please contact: Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice, Henley on thames, RG9 5DF

Nov
25
Mon
Walking Netball for the over 55s @ Abbey sports centre, Berinsfield
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Try out walking netball

Abbey Sports centre, Berinsfield

Mondays 11am – 12 noon

 

Nov
26
Tue
Pickleball @ Berinsfield Sports Center
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Try out Pickleball

Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield

£2.40 per session

Tuesdays 10am – 11am

A fun and easy to learn racket sport

To book contact:

  • Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield
  • 01865 341035

 

Nov
30
Sat
Oxfam Christmas pop-up store @ St Ethelwold House
Nov 30 @ 7:32 pm – 8:32 pm
Oxfam Christmas pop-up store @ St Ethelwold House

From 10 till 4 on Saturday November 30th, Oxfam Abingdon will be holding a one day only Pop-Up Christmas store at St Ethelwold House, 30 East St. Helen Street. Along with Christmas music, there will be vintage stalls, Fair Trade food, lots of new and nearly-new gifts, wreaths and stocking -fillers, wrapping paper and Christmas cards. Come and take a picture in our twinkling festive Sleigh! St Ethelwolds will also be providing teas, coffee and cake throughout the day. As an extra Christmas treat, anyone bringing a flyer for the Pop Up Store (you can pick one up at Oxfam shop at 30-32 Stert Street) with their name and telephone number written on the back to St Ethelwold House between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on November 30th, will be entered into a special Prize Draw.

Dec
2
Mon
Walking Netball for the over 55s @ Abbey sports centre, Berinsfield
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Try out walking netball

Abbey Sports centre, Berinsfield

Mondays 11am – 12 noon

 

Dec
3
Tue
Pickleball @ Berinsfield Sports Center
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Try out Pickleball

Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield

£2.40 per session

Tuesdays 10am – 11am

A fun and easy to learn racket sport

To book contact:

  • Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield
  • 01865 341035

 

Dec
5
Thu
Wallingford Gardening Club December Meeting @ Ridgeway Community Centre, Wood Street, Wallingford OX10 0BD
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Wallingford Gardening Club December Meeting @ Ridgeway Community Centre, Wood Street, Wallingford OX10 0BD

Throughout this year we have invited members to photograph their gardens, on the theme of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Just Plain Ugly’. Our results will be shared during our Christmas Social meeting.

You are welcome to join us on Thursday 5th December 7:30 pm at Ridgeway Community Centre, Wood Street, Wallingford OX10 0BD. To enjoy a chat, a general knowledge quiz, festive food and a glass of Christmas cheer. We will also be raffling a Christmas hamper.

For more details please either email gardenswallingford@gmail.com or visit www.wallingford-gardening-club.com or ring Aleck on 07734 889 717.

Dec
6
Fri
A Celebration of Christmas (Macmillan) @ Christ Church Cathedral
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
A Celebration of Christmas (Macmillan) @ Christ Church Cathedral

The organisers of this quintessential local fundraising event are excited to welcome back the star of Oxford based TV series “Endeavour”, Shaun Evans, who read so brilliantly last year. Shaun will be joined (performance commitments permitting) by Patricia Hodge (“A Very English Scandal”, “Miranda”, “Downton Abbey”); Sally Phillips (“Bridget Jones” and sequels, “Miranda”, “Smack the Pony”); Roger Allam (“Rutherford and Sons” National Theatre, “Endeavour”). “the support, over the years, of so many notable celebrities is what gives the evening that magical extra ingredient” (Sandra Devaney, Committee Chair).

Raising a record £44,000 towards the cost of Macmillan Cancer Support services in Oxfordshire last year shows the generosity of our audience and supporters says Belinda Hanson (in charge of sponsorship and advertising). The committee hope to once again raise a substantial sum for Macmillan and continue to be their largest single fund-raising event in the county.  Funds are ring-fenced to support local Macmillan services for the people of Oxfordshire.

The “Celebration of Christmas” concert is now in its 23rd year “often copied never bettered” (founder Petronella Seccombe) attracts people from around the country and abroad because of the magical setting, sublime music and the variety of readings by talented celebrity guests. During this light hearted but contemplative evening, presided over by the Bishop, guests will enjoy hearing the re-telling of the Christmas story through a mixture of traditional music, carols and mainly non-scriptural readings.

Amidst the flickering candle light and descending silence, a chorister from Christ Church Cathedral choir will open with the spine-tingling notes to “Once in Royal David’s City” with wonderful organ music provided by Cathedral organist Steven Grahl. Our choir, The Oxford Bach Soloists (“a superlative group of singers” The Oxford Times), conducted by multi-award winning Tom Hammond-Davies, their Founder and Artistic Director, will sing a mixture of favourite festive choral pieces mixed with carefully chosen less well-known works. Loyal supporters and newcomers alike will this year be treated to a new carol: Questions, A Lullaby Carol with music by David Goode and words written by the local librettist Dr. Francis Warner, Emeritus Fellow, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford one of the last pupils of C.S. Lewis. Magdalen College School Brass Ensemble will entertain guests as they arrive.

Tessa Watson, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support says: “This event is organised by an amazing group of committed volunteers who give up many hours of their precious time to produce a magical event and raise substantial funds for our work. We are so grateful to the committee, the sponsors, the donors and the visitors for all their contributions which make this our most successful single fundraising event in Oxfordshire.”

Tickets are available from £25 and can be bought online at www.ticketsoxford.com or in person from the Oxford Playhouse. “Anyone wanting to mingle with their favourite TV stars will be able to if they buy Gold seats which include tickets to the VIP champagne (kindly donated by Barbara and Tony Laithwaite) reception afterwards” said Phillipa Rooney (in charge of finding the celebrity readers).

Quotes from 2018:
Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor “The singing was extraordinary… a privilege to be there”
Shaun Evans ‘Endeavour’ “wonderful mixture of laughter and music”
“a joyous event, beautiful location, great readings and a really nice start to the Christmas season”
Sinead Cusack ‘King Lear’ ‘MotherFatherSon’ ‘Tree’ “a really good choice of readings and really fun to do”
John Lloyd, Producer ‘Blackadder’ ‘Spitting Image’ ‘QI’ – “a wonderful mixture of light comedy and sacred music”
Andy Duff, Macmillan Trustee “A moment to reflect and think about those affected by cancer and the joy of being surrounded by people that you love”

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