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Cotswold Wildlife Park’s first Porcupette twins show off their quills

Cotswold Wildlife Park is celebrating the birth of the first Porcupine twins in the Park’s forty-seven-year history. The as-yet-unnamed and unsexed twins (one pictured left) were born recently to first-time mother Stempu and father Prickle. The newborns are on show in the enclosure they share with a trio of inquisitive Dwarf Mongooses. The twins are Read More

What’s on at Thame Players in July

Honk By George Stiles & Anthony Drewe Tuesday 11th July to Saturday 15th July at 7.45pm Thame Players present this heart-warming re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. This fully orchestrated musical tells the story of Ugly, an aesthetically challenged duck, who finds himself pushed out by the other members of the duck-yard, leading Read More

Children of the Night

Children of the Night is a story about the forgotten, the neglected and the damned. A contemporary re-imagining of Dickens’ haunting novel Oliver Twist it centres on young lives that are lived in the shadows subject to exploitation and violent crime. Today over 150 million children around the globe live on the streets and their Read More

Medea Electronica

A powerful ‘gig-theatre’ retelling of a savage Greek tragedy, set in the 1980s. Oxford’s Offbeat fringe theatre festival is now in its second year and this June brings a unique new company Pecho Mama and their production Medea Electronica to the studio theatre at the Old Fire Station on Tuesday 27 June. Euripides’ original play Read More

One Great Day

COME TO TEMPLARS SQUARE AND HELP RAISE £1000 FOR GREAT ORMOND STREET One Great Day is back and bigger than ever at Templars Square this June 3rd! This year Templars Square have set the target to raise £1,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, and they would love for you to come along and help them Read More

Save our stag beetles

Make your garden a stag beetle sanctuary Mid to late May marks the time of year when stag beetles (Lucanus cervus) are likely to be seen, as warmer evenings draw them above ground to find a mate and reproduce. However, despite being Britain’s largest land beetle, they are also one of Britain’s rarer beetles. Now, Read More

Fresh Air 2017

13th Biennial Quenington Sculpture Exhibition - 11th June – 2nd July 2017 Quenington Old Rectory Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5BN T 01285 750358 E lasmith@freshairsculpture.com www.freshairsculpture.com ‘The aim of FRESH AIR is to challenge, inspire, inform and delight’ says Lucy Abel-Smith, co-curator of FRESH AIR Over the last 25 years, FRESH AIR has evolved from representing Read More

Things to do for free around Faringdon

Folly Tower Why not take a walk up to see Faringdon Folly (open days see faringdonfolly.org.uk) and wander around the woodland. Can you spot the gun aimed at Faringdon, or Lord Berners up a tree? How many blackbirds can you see up in the trees around the willow pie? And where does the fairly useless Read More

Faringdon Town

Faringdon is a lovely little market town located close to the border of Oxfordshire and Wiltshire on the edge of the Thames Valley within the Vale of White Horse. Until 1974 when boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire, Faringdon was part of Berkshire. The name Faringdon is believed to derive from Ferendune meaning ‘fern covered Read More

Faringdon Folly

Faringon Folly sits on the top of Folly Hill (also known as Cromwell Battery) and can be climbed on numerous weekends in the year (www.faringdonfolly.org.uk) and each Christmas sports a light that can be seen for miles around. Folly Hill is located East of Faringdon alongside the A420 that runs between Swindon and Oxford. The Read More