Many organisations display more events on their own websites. See the links above to find more fun and interesting things to do
November 2014 Saturday November 29th 2014 MARTYN JOSEPH in concert. The Corn Exchange Faringdon - . Doors 7.30 - Start 8pm. Martyn returns to Faringdon during his Autumn/Winter tour. Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be - but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives delivering his "songs of lyrical intelligence" according to BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris. Read more about him on www.martynjoseph.net Tickets are £15.00 available now from www.wegottickets.com *They will be available soon from The Community & Tourist Information - contact Val 07766077115 for more info.*
Saturday 29th November Festive Faringdon 2pm-5pm Switch on lights 4.45 Santa's Grotto, Hog Roast, Craft Fair, Fairground, Thomas the Tank Engine, Snow, Fireworks, Nativity Free Parking all day Supportd by FTC, Rotary Club and Faringdon Retailers Group
Saturday 29th November 2014 LIVE MUSIC - THE WIREBIRDS ft. JENNY HAAN The Swan, Faringdon 9.00pm free entry Contact: 01367 241480
Thu 29 Nov - Tue 23 Dec Christmas Magic at Farmer Gow's Farmer Gow's, Fernham Road, Longcot Daily 10am - 5pm No entry charge - complimentary mulled wine. Our festive Christmas tree barn opens on Thursday 20 November. Open daily, 10am - 5pm, with late night shopping on Thursday 27 Nov, 4 & 11 Dec. Christmas trees - cut and pot grown. Christmas wreaths, tree stands, garlands, lights. Christmas turkey - Farmer Gow's reared - goose, duck, gammon, chicken, beef. Also sausage meat, large and chipolata sausages, bacon (back & streaky) and fresh eggs. Christmas shop - gifts and toys for all ages. And to top it all - you will be rewarded for reading this far with a complimentary warmed mulled wine!
Sat 29th Nov. Christmas Fair. Carterton Community Centre. Marigold Square. Shilton Park, Carterton. From 10.00am to 4.00pm. Craft stalls filled with cards, Jewellery. Christmas Gifts for all. Quirky Bags and Bunting.
Sun 30th November Hoopster Hoop Olympics A fun, family friendly fundraising event in aid of The Jamie Oliver Foundation. November 30th at Faringdon Corn Exchange 11.20am - 2.00pm Teams of 2 - 5 people any age. (£3 per person) Theme animal fancy dress.(You don't have to dress up but there are points for you team if you do and the best dress team get extra points) Teams will battle through six challenges with varying difficulty followed by a obstacle race. A competition for the best photograph will also be run on the day. There is also an amazing raffle running along side the event with fantastic prizes such as a family pass to the AtBristol museum and a £25 voucher for Sainsburys. Tickets are available from The Gifted Magpie and The Rookery. £5 per strip. (of five tickets) *£10 for six strips* All proceeds from the raffle and event go directly to the charity.
LOOK OUT FOR FATHER CHRISTMAS & THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE DURING DECEMBER Monday/Tuesday 1/2 December - Watchfield Wednesday 3 December - Faringdon (Orchard Hill, Westland Road, The Pines) Thursday/Friday 4/5 December - Shrivenham Saturday 6 December – Faringdon (Bloor Estate) Monday/Tuesday 8/9 December - Southmoor & Kingston Bagpuize Thursday 11 December - Uffington, Fernham, Little Coxwell Friday 12 December – Clanfield Saturday 13 December – Faringdon (Stanford Road, Nursery View, Tuckers Road, Berners Way, Harding Close etc) Monday 15 December – Stanford-in-the-Vale Tuesday 16 December – Stanford-in-the-Vale & Shellingford Wednesday 17 December - Faringdon (Health Centre, Sandshill, Marlborough Gardens, Folly View) Thursday 18 December - Great Coxwell, Faringdon (Coleshill Drive, Fernham Road, Fernham Gate) Saturday 20 December – Hatford & Buckland
Monday 1st Decemberr Mission Fitness UK Group Fitness Class at the Pump House Project, Swan Lane, Faringdon (7-8pm). Every Monday This is a challenging and rewarding Group Circuits Fitness Class that can be undertaken by all levels of ability (beginner to advanced). If you want to get fit whilst having some fun, then this is definitely for you! Cost only £5 per session. Contact Graham or Hayley on 07427183364 / 07828267070, email email@example.com, or check out the website for details at www.missionfitnessuk.com
Monday 1st December Zumba The Corn Exchange, Cornmarket, Faringdon, Mondays 11.15am - 12pm £4.5 per session or £12 - 3 sessions Zumba_Faringdon@outlook.com About the class: Come and join Zumba®, unlike a dance class, you can't get it wrong. There's no right, there's no left, there's no right, there's no wrong, there's only fun! We shake and shimmy, we get fit and keep active in the process. You don't need to be a dancer, or coordinated in anyway to still get a great workout. But you will also be challenged by some new steps and get your brain working. I use a lot of Latin music, but I also love to include lots of other international rhythms and even chart music. My goal is to make you smile and make you sweat - because that's what we believe makes a great Zumba Fitness® class.
Monday 1st December Carol Concert All Saints 7pm NSPCC
Wed 3rd December It's a wonderful life (U) Doors 12pm, Film Starts 12.30pm £4 = one film Matinee Club ticket £24 = one year (min 12 films) Matinee Club membership Free Tea and Coffee Buy your tickets in advance from Faringdon Community and Tourist Information Centre, Corn Exchange, Faringdon, 01367 242191 http://www.visitfaringdon.info/cinema
Thursday 4th December Fit for Life Classes at the Pump House Project Every Thursday Morning at The Pump House Project, Swan Lane, Faringdon Fit for Life Strength, Flexibility and Balance Classes for the Over 50s in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for men and ladies. Classes are run by qualified exercise therapist Denise Nethercott and all exercises are tailored to individual needs. Every Thursday morning 9.45-10.30am Tai Chi 10.30-11am Tea/Coffee and a tasty treat (included in the cost of your class) 11- 11.45 Seated or standing strength and flexibility class. Each class costs £4 Contact Denise Nethercott if you wish to discuss your personal exercise needs before joining her class. Tel: 07909874186 or have a look at some frequently aasked questions by looking at the link below http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisureandrecreation/sportandfitness/sportandphysicalactivity/healthandphysicalactivity/activehealth/strengthandbalanceclasses.htm
Saturday 6th December Christmas Market, Faringdon
Saturday December 6th Cotswold Youth Choirs in Concert for Christmas St. John The Baptist Church, Burford 16:00 (Doors 15:20) Admission - £6 Adults, £4 Concessions (OAPs & Children) Admission includes refreshments. Come and join our two choirs as we celebrate the festive season!! Tickets are on sale from Burford Methodist Church every Saturday or at any other time from The Mad Hatters Bookshop, High Street, Burford. http://www.cotswoldyouthchoirs.org.uk
Monday 8th December Mission Fitness UK Group Fitness Class at the Pump House Project, Swan Lane, Faringdon (7-8pm). Every Monday This is a challenging and rewarding Group Circuits Fitness Class that can be undertaken by all levels of ability (beginner to advanced). If you want to get fit whilst having some fun, then this is definitely for you! Cost only £5 per session. Contact Graham or Hayley on 07427183364 / 07828267070, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the website for details at www.missionfitnessuk.com
Thursday 11th December 2014 U3A The Christmas lunch CORN EXCHANGE, FARINGDON The Christmas lunch will be 'a bit of a do' before the meeting. Catered by Sadlers ,with waitress service, at 12.00 for 12.30 .More details to be found on the web site. Followed by the meeting at the usual time of 2.30 including a dramatic presentation by Dominic Bullock and colleague, entitled 'Sweet Sixteen - 1914 ' based on the diaries of a Bristol teenager growing up during ww1. Further information from Sylvia Bowley (Chairman) 01367 241296 faringdondistrictu3a.wordpress.com
6th, 12th, 13th and 20th December 2014 Christmas party nights @ Sudbury House Welcome drinks, three course dinner and music with our resident DJ. Carriages at 12.30. Only £ 36.00 per person For a Christmas brochure or to make a booking please call 01367 241272.
Sunday 14th December Tea Dance at the Pump House project 3pm-5.30pm Christmas Party at The Pump House Project, Swan Lane, with Nathan Jones All Stars Band Enjoy the fabulous live music from Nathan Jones All Stars Band (dancing welcome but not required) Louise's delicious Tea and Cakes Licensed Bar, Raffle
Tickets £6 each and limited to just 65 so get yours soon! Call Lou on 01367 242142 for tickets. Enjoy Nathan Jones & His Allstars Jazz Band. You don’t have to dance but the band are fantastic. See the Cre8ive Steps Dancers. Music, tea, sandwiches and home made cakes included. There will also be a licensed bar. Tickets £6.00 each. To reserve your ticket please ring 01367 242142 or email email@example.com
Sunday 14th December Faringdon Singers Christmas Concert. Blessed Hugh Catholic Church, Marlborough St. Faringdon, 3pm Programme includes ‘Christmas Cantata’ by Geoffrey Bush and carols old and new for choir and audience. Conductor: Terence Carter. Accompanist: John Ridgway. Followed by hot punch and mince pies in the church hall. Free Entry. Donations in aid of ‘Aid to the Church in Need’ supporting persecuted Christians around the world. Enquiries: Maureen Pendlebury 01793-783131, or Karen Vogt 01367-241707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 19th December, Saving Santa A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice. Faringdon Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Corn Market, Faringdon. Doors 7pm, Film starts 7.30pm Tickets available in advance from Faringdon Community and Tourist Information Centre, Adults £4, Children (Under 18) £3, Family (2 Adults and 2 children) £10
19th December 2014 Exclusive Christmas Tasting Dinner in Restaurant 56 Join us for arrival drinks, canapés followed by a delicious tasting menu. £ 75.00 per person To book or for further information please call 01367 241272
Sunday 21st December 2014 Christmas Sunday Lunch @ Sudbury House Three course festive menu with coffee and mince pies to follow. With crackers on the table and little gifts for the children under 12. £ 21.50 per person. £ 10.75 for children ( 5 -12 ) Children under 5 free Contact us to book or for further information. 01367 241272.
Sunday 21st December @ 5pm FollyFest Carols Join us for the 3rd Annual FollyFest Carols. This time being held at The Bell Hotel. Half an hour of traditional carols, mulled wine and mince pies. Kids wear your Christmas play costumes and adults why not stay for tea and a tipple? There is a free raffle for children too!
25th December - Christmas Day Celebrate Christmas Day in style with a four course lunch with coffee and petits fours. Welcome drinks will be served in the bar before lunch. £ 70.00 per person £ 35.00 per child ( 5 -12 ) Children under 5 free To book or for menu details please call 01367 241272
Christmas Day in Restaurant 56 @ Sudbury House How about doing something different on Christmas Day this year ? Treat yourself to the ultimate in luxury with our specially created Christmas Day tasting menu. Arrival drinks and canapés will be served in the Garden Lounge and lunch will be served at 13.00. For menu details or to make a booking please call us on 01367 241272.
31st December 2014 New Years Eve Gala Dinner in the Brasserie. Sparkling cocktails on arrival before enjoying a six course gala dinner and dancing the night away. and toasting in the new year with a glass of Champagne at midnight. Black tie event. To book or for more information please call on 01367 241272. Special accommodation rates available if required.
New Years Eve - 31st December 2014 Restaurant 56 @ Sudbury House Six course tasting menu with arrival drinks and canapés to start and a glass of champagne at midnight. Relax in the Garden Lounge after dinner or if you prefer join the dancing in the main restaurant to see in the New Year. To book or for further information please call on 01367 241272.
2015 Wednesday 7th January Belle (12A) Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, The Corn Exchange, Faringdon. Doors open 12 noon, film starts 12.30. £4 Single Entry. £24 Annual membership (min. 12 films). Free tea and coffee. For more information and tickets please contact Faringdon Community and Tourist Information Centre on 01367 242191, email email@example.com or visit www.visitfaringdon.info/cinema
Thurs 8th January Folly Card Craft. We meet in the Jubilee Room at the Pump House every 2nd Thursday at 7.15 p.m.. Visitors welcome £5. Next meeting Jan 8th Buttons & Bows. Details R. Church 01367 240885
Sat 10th January Christmas Tree Recycling by Rotary Saturday 10th January from 9am Bring your Christmas Trees to: Faringdon Market Square, Shrivenham High Street, Co-op Watchfield, Clanfield We will recycle them for you Donations please for Helen & Douglas House www.helenanddouglas.org.uk
Wed Jan 21st Faringdon Historical Society Speaker - Alan Nix Evacuees during World War Two The Old Town Hall. Visitors £5. Start at 7.45 p.m.
Friday 23rd January Pride (15) Blockbuster Night @ The Regent Cinema, The Corn Exchange, Faringdon. Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm. £4 Adult. £3 Under 18s. £10 Family ticket. For more information and tickets please contact Faringdon Community and Tourist Information Centre on 01367 242191, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.visitfaringdon.info/cinema
Fri 30 Jan, Sat 31 Jan, Fri 6 Feb and Sat 7 Feb 2015 The Snow Queen - A winter’s tale by Peter Webster Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 2:30pm and 7:30pm Tickets: Adult £8, Child (under 16) £6 Tickets will be available online or from The Nut Tree, Corn Market, Faringdon. www.faringdondramatic.org.uk/archives2010/Snow-Queen/index.htm
Thurs 12th February Folly Card Craft. We meet in the Jubilee Room at the Pump House every 2nd Thursday at 7.15 p.m.. Visitors welcome £5. Next meeting Feb 12th Hearts into a Rabbit. Details R. Church 01367 240885
Wed Feb 18th Faringdon Historical Society Speaker - Lawrence Ward The Uffington White Horse The Old Town Hall. Visitors £5. Start at 7.45 p.m.
Thurs 12th March Folly Card Craft. We meet in the Jubilee Room at the Pump House every 2nd Thursday at 7.15 p.m.. Visitors welcome £5. Next meeting Mar 12th Easel Cards. Details R. Church 01367 240885
Wed Mar 18th Faringdon Historical Society Speaker - Bill King The First World War The Old Town Hall. Visitors £5. Start at 7.45 p.m.
Thurs 9th April Folly Card Craft. We meet in the Jubilee Room at the Pump House every 2nd Thursday at 7.15 p.m.. Visitors welcome £5. Next meeting Apr 9th Working with Parchment. Details R. Church 01367 240885
Wed Apr 15th Faringdon Historical Society Speaker - Prof. S. Church King John The Old Town Hall. Visitors £5. Start at 7.45 p.m
Thurs 14th May Folly Card Craft. We meet in the Jubilee Room at the Pump House every 2nd Thursday at 7.15 p.m.. Visitors welcome £5. Next meeting May 14th Decoupage. Details R. Church 01367 240885
Wed May 20th Faringdon Historical Society Speaker - Jenny Goff Looking at Button Hooks The Old Town Hall. Visitors £5. Start at 7.45 p.m
Wed Jun 17th Faringdon Historical Society Speaker - Hugh Granger A Journey by Stagecoach The Old Town Hall. Visitors £5. Start at 7.45 p.m
July 2015 Sat 4th July Faringdon Peace Fete Coleshill