Ten things to do in and around Didcot in March 2019

After this week’s taste of spring what does March have in store for us? Read on to find out more about events happening in and around Didcot in March 2019.

1. Take part in a litter pick

Didcot Town Council have organised their annual litter pick for Saturday 30 March from 10 am to 12 noon. You can choose from one of three starting locations – Didcot Civic Hall, Mendip Heights and Ladygrove. Email events@didcot.gov.uk to register your interest.

2. Green drinks show and tell

Sustainable Didcot are having a ‘show and tell’ session as part of their Green Drinks catch up at Cornerstone on Thursday 14 March from 7.30 pm. It’s your chance to bring along an item or two that you’ve made from recycled or upcycled waste materials.

3. Watch ‘Our Town’ by Thornton Wilder

Be transported to last century New Hampshire as you watch Our Town, a play performed  by HAMS (The Hagbourne Amateurs) at Hagbourne Village Hall on 20, 22 and 23 March 2019. Tickets for the first night preview are £7, rising to £9.50 for the Friday and Saturday nights. Purchase from the village shop or online from WeGotTickets.

4. Watch a film with Didcot Film Club

A couple of options for film buffs this month. Cold War is on Wednesday 6 March whilst Edie is on Wednesday 27 March, both start at 8pm at Cornerstone. Tickets for members cost £6, or £8 for non-members; buy through the usual Cornerstone booking system.

5. Listen to Didcot concert orchestra

You’ll need to get in quick for this one as it takes place  at 4 pm on Sunday 3 March. Didcot’s own symphony orchestra are playing a selection of Russian masterpieces at Cornerstone. Tickets are £14 for adults, £8 for children. Book via the Cornerstone website.

6. Meet Thomas the Tank engine at Didcot Railway Centre

If you’ve got children of a certain age you might like to know that Thomas the Tank engine will be making one of his regular appearances at Didcot Railway Centre on 30 and 31 March from 10 am to 5 pm.  Meet Thomas, his friends and the Fat Controller, listen to a Thomas story or watch a balloon modeller. A family ticket costs £44 or an adult is £15 and a child £11; this includes rides on trains and other activities.

7. Play2Give Rock’n’roll bingo

A twist on everyday bingo at Boundary Park from 7.30 pm on Thursday 7 March. There are no numbers, instead it’s songs and artists from the last few decades. Cost is £10 per person for four games of Rock and Roll bingo. Prizes in each game, and of course, monies raised help fund raise for Play2Give.

8. Hope and Glory

Local ska band, Hope and Glory, play at Boundary Park Pavilion on Saturday 30 March from 8 pm. Tickets cost £11.25  and can be purchased in advance from Eventbrite.

9. Lambing at Earth Trust

Lambing weekends at Earth Trust are incredibly popular! Held this year on 23, 24, 30 and 31 March you can explore the farmyard and meet newborn lambs, piglets and goats. There’s also bale climbing, tractor rides and refreshments. Book in advance (for a discount) on the Earth Trust website. Family tickets are £19 or adults £7 and children £4.

10. Amy Winehouse tribute night

Laura Jane Butler is an official Amy Winehouse tribute, endorsed by Amy’s family. She’s singing at the Marlborough Club on Saturday 9 March from 8 pm. Tickets for members cost £5, non-members £8; they’re available from the bar in advance or on the door if any are still available.

Hopefully there’s something for everyone in the list above. If you have any events you’d like me to include in next month’s roundup please let me know before the 25th March.

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