What's on inArdington


Welcome to Ardington

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Ardington - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Ardington to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Ardington

29
APR
A Bit of Magic with Stu & Friends
New Greenham Arts

Bringing a smorgasbord of colourful cabaret acts to New Greenham Arts comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a brilliant bill packed full of talent. Join us for laughs tricks burlesque sketches impressions and more Blending comedy & magic with absolute nonsense Stus offbeat…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08455 218218
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30
APR
Basket Weaving
Earth Trust Centre

In this practical workshop youll learn how to weave a basket out of willow in a session led by Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. £45; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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03
MAY
RBFRS public consultation event at Theale Library
Gateway Centre, Theale Library

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service RBFRS is holding a public consultation exhibition to talk to local residents about plans to develop a new fire station on Wigmore Lane in Theale.The plans are at an early stage and subject to the outcome…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01189 384606
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05
MAY
Oxford International Film Festival Opening Night +
Phoenix Picturehouse

We are delighted that both Director Stephen Cookson and star Timothy Spall will be joining us for a post screening Q&A. Timothy Spall is outstanding in this amusing and often moving story of Stanley a middle‐aged man who enjoys watching classic British…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01865 316570
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06
MAY
Ascend Through Sound - A Temple Gathering
The Wellbeing Centre

Music to touch the heart still the mind and heal the soul.Alexandra Gabriel blends her stunning vocal range cello and piano into unique compositions creating a sound that may be classified as new age but when experienced can only be described as…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: +441635 552874
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06
MAY
Bitten Street at Oxford Castle
Oxford Castle Quarter

The very best local & visiting street food music Bitten Bar featuring local craft beers cider and house cocktails new resident traders for 2017. FREE ENTRYFor a full list of dates and lineups:https:www.facebook.compgbittenoxfordeventsrefpageinternalVenue: Oxford Castle Quarter Paradise Street Oxford OX1 1AYPriceFree…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07921 391504
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12
MAY
Oxford and Cambridge Wine Fair
Oxford Town Hall

These Wine Fairs will showcase many of our unique finds from around the globe over 100 red white and pink wines on parade including Champagne ancient and strange Fortified offerings etc plus experts to guide you.THE DEAL‐ £5 entry fee per…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07595 411486
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13
MAY
Family Fun Day
Stanford in the Vale Village Hall

Family Fun Day & Chocolate Tea PartyIn memory of Baby Emma Kate Braddy11 May 2007 1 July 2007Stanford in the Vale Village HallFaringdon SN7 8LRSaturday 13th May 201712:00 17:00Free AdmissionFun for all the Family in memory of Baby Emma Kate…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07966 255721
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13
MAY
Five Rivers Fostering @ Didcot Farmers Market
Didcot Farmers Market

Formed in 1989 Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise specialising in the care of Looked After Children through Residential Care and Foster Care.Were currently recruiting Foster Carers in Didcot and the surrounding areas.For those who dont know Fostering involves children…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01722 435782
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13
MAY
SO Food Festival
Bridge Villa Camping and Caravan Park

Taste Watch & Enjoy. Ready to indulge in all things food So are we at Round & About Magazine as we are hosting our fresh new SO Food Festival in Wallingford returning for its second year bigger and better Star chefs will…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01491 837621
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20
MAY
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

Launched in 2015 the Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is a relative newcomer to the UKs toy train and collecting scene but has quickly established a reputation for attracting leading dealers with a great variety of stock. Staged four times a year…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07708 385061
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21
MAY
COMBE MILL in STEAM Sun 21st May 2017 Them
Combe Mill

COMBE MILL in STEAM Sun 21st May 2017Themed:‐ Natural History on the EvenlodeCome along to Combe Mill and explore the wildlife in our riverside location. Enjoy this working industrial Museum with…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01993 358694
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27
MAY
Bonn Anniversaire
The Sheldonian Theatre

BEETHOVENPiano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67Marios Papadopoulos pianoconductor2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the twinning of Oxford with the German city of Bonn in 1947 one of the first official Anglo‐German…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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31
MAY
Speed Dating in Newbury
Slug & Lettuce

Speed Dating in NewburyHow Speed Dating in Newbury worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Newbury you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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03
JUN
Oxford Philharmonic Quartet for the End of Time
Holywell Music Room

RAVELPiano Trio in A minor M. 67MESSAIENQuartet for the End of TimeThe Soloists of the Oxford PhilharmonicMomo Kodama pianoAmid the despondency of a World War II prisoner‐of‐war camp the apocalyptic prophecies of Revelations resonated profoundly with the deeply pious Olivier Messiaen. Striving…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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08
JUN
Viktoria Mullova and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

ARVO PARTPassacaglia Fratres and Tabula RasaSIBELIUSSymphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82Viktoria Mullova violinCarmine Lauri violinMarios Papadopoulos conductorEstonian composer Arvo Parts spiritual music radiates haunting visions of otherworldly beauty; revered for its mesmeric integrity his music has spread far beyond…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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18
JUN
COMBE MILL in STEAM Sun 18th June 2017 Theme
Combe Mill in Steam

COMBE MILL in STEAM Sun 18th June 2017Theme: Barn Engines and Horticultural Machinery & Tractors Vintage and ClassicWe will be running all of our steam and water powered machinery in this restored Sawmill and Workshop that…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 019933 58694.
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01
JUL
Water Music - The Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

HANDELSolomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba HWV 67BACHConcerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor BWV 1060TELEMANNOrchestral Suite in C major TWV 55:C3 WassermusikVIVALDIViolin Concerto in E flat major Op. 8 No. 5 La tempesta di mareBACHBrandenburg Concerto No. 4 in…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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02
JUL
Newbury Race for Life 5K and 10K
Newbury Showground

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Sports

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04
JUL
Lang Lang and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

SOLD OUTRACHMANINOVPiano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18TCHAIKOVSKYSymphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36Lang Lang pianoMarios Papadopoulos conductorAn international sensation Lang Lang has inspired millions with his open‐hearted emotive playing whether it be in intimate recitals or on the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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09
JUL
Film: The phenomenon Bruno Groening
The NOA Community Centre

The film The Phenomenon Bruno Groening ‐ In the footsteps of the miracle healer shows the events surrounding Bruno Groening. In autumn of 1949 close to 30000 people were drawn to the Traberhof in Rosenheim daily. Newspapers radio and…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07507 795539
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09
JUL
Oxford Race For Life 5K & 10K
Oxford University Parks

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny matters.So which event is for youA 5k is great for all ages.…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Sports

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14
JUL
Nathassia Feel The Future Now Tour (Oxford)
The Bullingdon

Audacioulsy crafted live electronic music surrounded by the sights & sounds of the decades to come. Step into the future join us and access your full state of Flow.London based electronic music artist NATHASSIA brings us her debut album Light of the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07710 700750
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15
JUL
Summer Nostalgia
Merton College Chapel

ELGARSerenade for Strings in E minor Op. 20BRITTENVariations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Op. 10BACHViolin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041PURCELLChacony in G minor Z. 730GRIEGHolberg Suite Op. 40Within the beautiful setting of Merton College Chapel Co‐concertmaster Yuri Zhislin directs The…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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16
JUL
COMBE MILL in STEAM Sunday 16th July 2017
Combe Mill

COMBE MILL in STEAM Sunday 16th July 2017 Theme:‐ Vintage & Classic Wheels at CombeWe will be running all of our steam and water powered machinery in this Late 19th Century restored Sawmill and Workshop that…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01993 358694
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28
JUL
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Northcourt

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01235- 203203
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05
AUG
Sir AndrĂ¡s Schiff and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

BACHThe Well‐Tempered Clavier Book ISir Andras Schiff pianoFor the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning wrote JS Bach on the title page of his labyrinthine compendium The Well‐Tempered Clavier. The twenty‐four preludes and fugues of Book 1 offer an…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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06
AUG
Yefim Bronfman and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

SCHUMANNSymphony No. 2 in C major Op. 61BRAHMSPiano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83Yefim Bronfman pianoMarios Papadopoulos conductorYefim Bronfman is championed by critics as a superlative exponent of Brahms. His sensational 2012 Proms performance of Brahmss Piano Concerto No.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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20
AUG
Combe Mill in Steam Sun 20th August 2017
Combe Mill

Combe Mill in Steam Sun 20th August 2017Theme:‐ Model Engineering at the Mill:‐ We will be running all of our steam and water powered machinery in this restored Sawmill and workshop that once served the Blenheim Palace Estate. Enjoy seeing…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01993 358694
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16
SEP
Oxford Race For Life Pretty Muddy 5K
Oxford South Parks

Every obstacle we scramble over.Every squidgy step we take.Every penny we raise.THIS IS BEATING CANCER.Sign up for Pretty Muddy RIGHT NOW.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Sports

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Tourist Attractions


Didcot Railway Centre

Join us in our rural setting based around the original engine shed. The Great Western Society has had a home in Didcot since 1967 and the range of activities and facilities on offer is substantial. The collection of Great Western coaches is probably the most comprehensive…

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

The Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity, caring for abused and ill‐treated animals. We rely totally upon public donations to enable us to do this valuable work. Helping donkeys, like Mrs. P and Mabel. The Sanctuary is open to visitors most days during the year, between…

Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool

Swimming pool at Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Contact venue on 01235 523113 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Buddies Night Club

Buddies Night Club Nightclub in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01235 535400 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Carswell Golf & Country Club

Carswell Golf & Country Club ‐ golf course in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01367 870472 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Carswell Golf & Country Club golf courseclub.…

Didcot Bowls Club

Bowling at Didcot Bowls Club in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Contact venue on 01235511665 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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