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Double Header with Roswell and Anna Renae and support from The Last Inklings

Harwell Village Hall 195 Tahimik StreetHigh StreetHarwell,

Roswell are Jasmine Watkiss and Zoë Wren, two harmony-obsessed singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists who accidentally formed a duo at a gig in Ely in 2018 and haven't looked back since. 2019 FATEA EP of the Year 2019 Laurel Canyon Music Best Newcomer awards. Anna Renae released her debut album ‘Skin’ in March 2020 and wowed Harwell […]

£15
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“In a Monastery Garden” – Abingdon Abbey Buildings

Abingdon Abbey Buildings 12 Checker WalkAbingdon-on-Thames,

Visit one of Abingdon's lesser-known treasures, the remaining domestic buildings of the medieval Abingdon Abbey. Explore the "pop-up" Monastery Herb Garden, to see herbs used by the monks for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Talk to the beekeeper about his bees and honey, a medieval wonder food. Abingdon Abbey was one of the most cultured […]

Free

Abingdon on Film – Heritage Weekend event

Abingdon Guildhall Abbey CloseAbingdon,

As part of Abingdon’s Heritage Weekend 2021 a selection of heritage films made in or about Abingdon will be showing on a continuous loop in the Roysse Room of the Guildhall. The films will include: “A Tour of the Abingdon Almshouses in St Helen's Churchyard”: a film by Alastair Fear and Jackie Smith, bringing the […]

Free

Heritage Weekend 2021

Abingdon loves to celebrate its rich and very visible heritage. Every year in September we join in with the national Heritage Open Days programme which runs across the country (and abroad) and offers a diverse and entertaining range of ways to learn more about our past. The national theme chosen for this year’s event is […]

Abingdon Workhouse Trail – Heritage Weekend event

Abingdon’s Union Workhouse was the first built in England following the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act and it remained in operation until 1931. Find out where it was and what life was like for those who lived there. The Workhouse occupied an 11 - acre site just north of the town. Retrace the outline of […]

Free

History on a Plate – Heritage Weekend event

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Centre Abingdon-on-Thames

Blue Plates, similar to the Blue Plaque scheme, will be displayed around the Town to commemorate establishments that sold food and drink and those who ran them. Some of these places no longer exist, so look for the plates in unexpected places. Over the years, buildings in Abingdon have changed their use as society and […]

Free

Museum Craft Activity: ‘Food Through the Ages’

Abingdon County Hall Museum Market PlaceAbingdon-on-Thames,

The crafting crew is back at the museum to host more fantastic craft sessions for kids! Find out about 'Food Through the Ages' in a handling session with Roman, Saxon and Medieval artefacts, then make a colourful collage on a paper plate with shapes of all your favourite modern food! Time: 10:30 - 12:30, 13:30 […]

Free
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“In a Monastery Garden” – Abingdon Abbey Buildings

Abingdon Abbey Buildings 12 Checker WalkAbingdon-on-Thames,

Visit one of Abingdon's lesser-known treasures, the remaining domestic buildings of the medieval Abingdon Abbey. Explore the "pop-up" Monastery Herb Garden, to see herbs used by the monks for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Talk to the beekeeper about his bees and honey, a medieval wonder food. Abingdon Abbey was one of the most cultured […]

Free

Everyday Life and Accidental Death in Tudor Oxfordshire

Trinity Church Conduit RoadAbingdon,

Abingdon & District National Trust Association hope to resume their talks programme at Trinity Church on September 21 at 2.30pm with Dr Jonathan Healey looking at People’s Politics in England 1500-1640. It was in the Tudor and early Stuart periods that ordinary people really got involved in politics. It was a world of political gossip, […]

£3

Marcham in Domesday 1065 – Simon Blackmore

Trinity Church Conduit RoadAbingdon,

Simon's talk first looks at the village of Marcham in the context of Abingdon Abbey and Anglo Saxon Berkshire.  Then, with the details available in Domesday, he considers the changes brought about by the Norman conquest and discusses how much we can learn about the inhabitants of the village of Marcham at that time.  Simon […]

£3

The Climate Needs Peace – the vicious cycle of war and climate change

Online

In this online meeting, two speakers, one from UK and one from USA, will explore the vicious cycle of war and climate change. War is a humanitarian catastrophe… but it is an environmental catastrophe too, and military spending squanders resources that need to be spent to combat climate change. Hilary Evans, vice-chair of the Movement […]

Free

The Climate Needs Peace – the vicious cycle of war and climate change

Online

In this online meeting, two speakers, one from UK and one from USA, will explore the vicious cycle of war and climate change. War is a humanitarian catastrophe… but it is an environmental catastrophe too, and military spending squanders resources that need to be spent to combat climate change. Hilary Evans, vice-chair of the Movement […]

Free
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