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Find your local community orchard with the new interactive map from PTES

Peoples Trust Endangered Species

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has launched the latest element in their ongoing orchard conservation work: an interactive community orchard map that lists around 400 community orchard groups across the UK, found at: PTES has identified over 35,000 traditional orchards remaining in England and over 7,000 in Wales. Alarmingly, this work… Read More

Groundbreaking folk-rockers Home Service head to Didcot this September

home service

Classic band reunite and welcome new members to the fold ahead of intimate gig at Cornerstone on September 24th.  Formed in 1981, Home Service – the ground-breaking, vibrant and quintessentially English 8-piece Rock-Folk band – made a dramatic and award-winning return to prominence in 2011, with a best-selling live album and a string of major festival appearances. Now a refreshed… Read More

Record roadkill sightings this summer as part of conservation efforts to protect British wildlife

PTES - People's Trust for Endangered Species

It is estimated that each year one million mammals are killed on UK roads. Although it’s not pleasant to see roadkill, recording sightings of dead mammals is important for conservation. This summer, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is asking the public to record sightings of roadkill as part of their ongoing conservation… Read More

Capability Brown Festival 2016

Special events across England and Wales celebrate ‘Capability’ Brown’s birthday month of August 2016 marks the 300th anniversary of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose birthday (probably) falls this August. His actual date of birth is not known but he was baptised on 30 August 1716 at a time when babies were baptised… Read More

More Big Brands to open for Business in Faringdon

LO RES MP Ed Vaizey unveils Faringdon Park with help of Mayor and town representatives 150716

A new era in the long and illustrious history of Faringdon began on Friday 15th July, when local MP, Rt. Hon. Ed Vaizey, who was recently appointed to the Privy Council, officially named the Oxfordshire market town’s new retail centre, FARINGDON PARK. Based on the A420, on the junction with Park Road, COSTA COFFEE will… Read More

Thame Players Want You!


Thame Players is a thriving amateur theatre group with over 200 members and friends, founded 70 years ago. We present a wide variety of quality productions from Shakespeare to pantomime, putting on five productions of our own every year, together with a range of visiting shows. Whether you wish to audition for a part, work… Read More

Two Great Opportunities to see Great Dance in Oxford this July…and it’s all Free

Dancin' Oxford

Dancin’ Oxford’s summer extravaganza, as part of the 10th anniversary of Dancin’ Oxford, features two dance events.  The first, DANCIN’ INTO SUMMER takes place during the Cowley Road Carnival on Sunday 10 July and the second, DANCIN’ ON THE GREEN, on Saturday 16th July in Gloucester Green. Claire Thompson. Founder of Dancin’ Oxford said, ‘We are… Read More

New album celebrates the best of Towersey Festival 2016

Towersey - various artists ALBUM COVER

Towersey Festival 2016 – Various Artists Available now. Featuring tracks from The Young’uns, Nizlopi, Roy Bailey, Lynched, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, and more. Available for free download from A selection of artists due to appear at this year’s Towersey Festival are featured on a new 18-track compilation. Available as a free download, the… Read More

Leaf printing, poetry writing & landscape sketching

Capability Brown

Learn about Capability Brown with new education pack for families and schools 2016 sees the 300th anniversary of the birth of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. The nationwide Capability Brown Festival celebrates the life, work and legacy of England’s most famous gardener who is associated with more than 250 landscapes across England and… Read More