Things to do in and around Didcot in July 2022

It may be raining as I write this but I have it on good authority that July is going to be sunny and warm (at least until the kids break up). Good news for the fetes and outdoor theatre performances planned for this month:

1. Estella

Inspired by Dickens’ novel Great Expectations this play reimagines the story from the viewpoint of Estella. The play is performed at Cornerstone on Wednesday 6 July from 7.30pm. Tickets are £16 from the Cornerstone box office.

2. Bike Night

Bring your bike along to Bike Night at the Marlborough Club on the Broadway,  from 7-10pm on Friday 8 July.

3. Comedy at the Marlborough

If bikes aren’t your thing then head inside to Comedy at the Marlborough, an event to raise funds for Didcot Refugee Support. Comedians are Jack Campbell and Kevin Daniel, compered by MC Stephanie Laing. Taking place from 8pm on Friday 8 July, tickets cost £12-16, buy in advance here.

4. The Clumps geowalk

Take a guided walk around Wittenham Clumps and learn about the geological processes that have shaped the area. Meeting point is the Earth Trust Centre on Thursday 14 July at 2pm. Tickets cost £5 and should be booked in advance here.

5.  Omari

Omari is a talented musician playing at the Generous George on Ladygrove from 8.30pm on Friday 15 July. According to his bio he’s a multi-instrumentalist musician, whose song list ranges from Elvis to Bob Marley covers.

6. Bee and wildflower block printing

If you’re looking for a crafty event why not book on to this course? Held at the Etsy store in the Orchard Centre, from 10.30am-1pm on Saturday 16 July. You’ll learn how to print your own fabric and papers in a variety of designs. Suitable for 10+ years. The session costs £45, book in advance here.

7. Hagbourne Church Fete

Held on Saturday 16 July in the grounds of St Andrew’s Church in East Hagbourne. The event runs from 1-4pm. Free entry, highlights include woodlice racing, tombola, discarded treasures and tea and cakes.

8. Much ado about nothing

The yearly outdoor offering from the Blewbury Players runs from Wednesday 20-Saturday 23 July at the Orchard Dene Garden Theatre. Evening performances are at 8pm, Saturday matinee at 3pm, tickets cost £15 for adults and £8 for children.

9. A midsummer’s night dream

Another offering by the Bard. This version is a family friendly one hour outdoor event from Scoot theatre. It’s on at Boundary Park on Tuesday 26 July, with shows at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets, available here, cost £12 for adults, £8 for children.

10. Fleurfest 2022

This popular music festival runs from Friday 29-Sunday 31 July at the Fleur de Lys pub in East Hagbourne. Tickets for Saturday are already sold out but if you’re interested in Friday or Sunday tickets contact the pub via info@thefleurdelyspub.co.uk. Performers on the available dates include Hope and Glory, Rats in the Kitchen (UB40 tribute) and New Purple Celebration (Prince tribute).

If you have any events you’d like adding to the August blog, please message me or email details to indidcot@gmail.com.

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