Happy New Year! January isn’t the best month of the year for events but I’ve found several to keep you busy in the weeks ahead. Read on for things to do in and around Didcot in January 2020.
Dark and Light exhibition, Cornerstone
An exhibition of sculptures in metal, stone and glass by Johannes von Stumm. Runs from Tuesday 7 January to Sunday 2 February. Free entrance, accessible whenever Cornerstone is open.
Earth Trust Archaeology Tour, Wittenham Clumps
A chance to find out more about the archaeological dig taking place at Wittenham Clumps. Tours cost £5 and run on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout January. Pre-booking essential via the Earth Trust website.
A screening by Didcot Film Club on Wednesday 8 January from 8-10pm. Tickets for non-members £8, purchase via the Cornerstone box office.
A virtual tour around Oxford, Northbourne Centre
A talk by David Taylor for the Didcot and District Archaeological and Historical Society at 7.30pm on Thursday 9 January. Visitors £4, refreshments included.
Ranagri, Harwell Village Hall
Live music from alternative folk band, Ranagri, on Friday 17 January. Doors open 7pm, music starts at 7.40pm. Tickets £14 from Bob’s Butchers in Harwell, Mostly Books in Abingdon and online from We Got Tickets.
Sustainable Didcot Repair Cafe, Didcot Civic Hall
Broken household items?Then take them along to Sustainable Didcot’s next repair cafe from 2-5pm on Saturday 18 January. If you’re not sure what to expect read my blog on what happens at the Sustainable Didcot Repair Cafe.
Hagbourne Garden Club, The Pavilion, East Hagbourne
A talk, Bordering on Insanity, by Timothy Walker. Arrive 7pm for 7.30pm start on Thursday 23 January. Visitors welcome, £3 including refreshments.
Dracula – the pantomime, Didcot Civic Hall
The mind boggles! Didcot Phoenix Drama Group perform the well known panto, Dracula, at 7.30pm on Friday 24 and 2.30/7.30pm on Saturday 25 January. Tickets are £10 for adults, £6 for concessions, £26 family ticket. Tickets available online from We Got Tickets.
Stargazing 2020, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
A very popular annual family event running from 5.30-8.30pm on Friday 31 January. There will be meteorites, rocket building, comet making and, hopefully, clear skies for star gazing. Tickets are released on Eventbrite from 7am on Friday 17 January – you need to get in quick!
If you have any local events you’d like me to advertise in February please send me details by 25 January.