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Remembrance Day Sunday 12th November 2017
Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz Night
MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCED IN RELATION TO THE GUILDHALL AND THE ABBEY HALL
Remembrance Day Commemorations
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar
Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Over 70's Tea Party
Temporary closure of pedestrian bridge over River Ock
Remembrance Day Sunday 12th November 2017
Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz Night
MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCED IN RELATION TO THE GUILDHALL AND THE ABBEY HALL
Remembrance Day Commemorations
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar

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Published on: 12 Oct 2017
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar   Wednesday, 1st November, 7:00pm-9:00pm   BAFTA award winning director and animator Geoff Dunbar presents a very special screening of his celebrated production for the BBC of The Cunning Little Vixen. The film is a visually stunning animated adaptation of Janacek's opera, and follows the story of a wild vixen and her relationship with both humans and the countryside.The film was nominated for the prestigious Prix Italia and won the Golden Prague in 2004.  The evening will begin with a talk by the director... more
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Published on: 12 Oct 2017
1917: The Search for Victory   Friday, 10th November, 7:00pm-9:30pm   A lecture by Gareth Howell and Rick Stevens Special guest John Dexter After the failure of the Somme offensive to end the war the Allies prepare to win the war in 1917. The British are ready having learnt valuable lessons from 1916 and having been reinforced with new equipment and new technology. The successes in the Battle of Arras, including Vimy Ridge give way to the sufferings of Passchendaele and a renewed hope at Cambrai. Join us for a talk by BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell and Battlefield Relic... more
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Comic Capers
Published on: 29 Sep 2017
To tie in with the launch of the fantastic new exhibition Geoff Dunbar: A Personal History of Classical Animation, Abingdon County Hall Museum's volunteer craft activity team will be hosting two days of activities over the October half-term break entitled Comic Capers. The two dates are 25th and 28th October.  For more details on the museum's free volunteer run craft activity days please visit the museum page. http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-heritage-market-place/comi...
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Published on: 11 Apr 2017
Abingdon County Hall Museum are seeking volunteers. If you would like to work in a Grade I listed classical revival county hall, enjoy being around history and meeting new people, then we would like to hear from you. If you have any special interests and would like to get involved in some of the museum's other areas, such as events, marketing, cafe and roof visits please do get in touch.  Please click the following link to download a volunteer application form For more information please contact abingdon.museum@abingdon.gov.uk or call 01235 523703.
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Published on: 04 Apr 2017
The Mouse Hole Cafe, located in the basement of Abingdon County Hall and operated by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, are seeking a Saturday volunteer. The cafe offers a cosy and friendly space run by a small team of staff and volunteers, serving hot drinks, snacks and light lunches. The cafe promotes a community atmosphere, and the Mouse Hole Club (run by the museum's superb volunteers) puts on regular adult craft activities. Saturday volunteers would be required to help serve food and drinks, offer a friendly welcome and be willing to chat with customers.  If you would like to be a part of... more
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Learn to Draw abingdon museum art pencil sketch workshop
Published on: 20 Mar 2017
Abingdon Museum welcomes artist Kate Hammersley who will be conducting a series of workshops over four weeks in April entitled Learn to Draw. The workshops will provide beginners and aspiring drawers a chance to learn essential techniques, such as creating compositions and developing textures - taking inspiration from the museum and its collections.  Details of the course may be found at http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-heritage/learn-draw with the first date Saturday 1st April. Places are selling fast so please contact 01235 523703 to confirm your place. Feeling inspired? The... more
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
tanning, leatherworking, woodcut
Published on: 23 Jan 2017
Abingdon County Hall Museum has lent several objects from its collection to the Bampton Archive for their current exhibition “The Tanning Industry in Bampton – A not-so-small industry that we have forgotten”. The exhibition presents images and objects illustrating the tanning trade in Bampton as well as leatherworking in general. On now until 3 March 2017 in the Vesey Room of the Bampton Library, Monday to Saturday 10.30-12.30 and 2-4, Sunday 2-4. Entrance free.
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Published on: 13 Oct 2016
Abingdon County Hall Museum presents The Battle of the Somme, by BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell and WW1 relic hunter Rick Stevens. An informative talk, artefacts display and memorial evening to mark the centenary of one of the most infamous battles of World War I. Exploring some of the actual weapons and equipment used in that fateful battle, Rick and Gareth discuss what really happened 100 years ago at the Somme.  Both speakers return to Abingdon by popular demand following a succession of well-received lectures on Trench Warfare, The Napoleonic Wars and The War of the Roses, and... more
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MG, racing, Abingdon, museum, exhibition, cars, history, classic, motor, Brooklands, Monte Carlo, Mille Miglia
Published on: 03 Oct 2016
MG have been in the realms of motorsport since their inception in the 1920’s. Fighting against the biggest names in Motorsport including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Bugatti, MG has been part of an elite racing heritage that has seen them win challenging circuits and break the toughest records. From 30 September to 20 December, this exhibition will highlight the best of MGs participation in competitive motorsport and celebrate a remarkable racing heritage, all conceived by an Abingdon based car manufacturer. Discover the history of the record-breakers built in Abingdon. Learn about the drivers and... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
Abingdon Heritage Festival and Heritage Open Days 2016
Published on: 20 Jul 2016
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 2016 Abingdon Heritage Festival with Heritage Open Days - on 10 September 2016, where visitors will be offered free entry to a day of fabulous medieval family activities, shops, stalls and events. Witness a Foot Knight Tournament, medieval forge, archery, medieval cookery and moneyer, leather purse-making and much much more. Keep a look out for details in the upcoming brochure which will be available online from 6th August 2016.  Heritage Open Days is a national annual event that offers a unique... more
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