This month’s round-up of events in and around Didcot features talks on chalk streams and corner shops, a pantomime and a David Bowie tribute act.
1. Didcot repair cafe
Sustainable Didcot’s popular repair cafe returns on Saturday 19 March from 2pm at Didcot Civic Hall. There will be experts on hand to help repair electrical and household items, clothes, computers and toys. Don’t throw it away, repair it!
2. Quiz night
The MS Therapy Centre is holding a charity quiz night at The Barn in Didcot on Friday 18 March from 7.30pm-10.30pm. £8 per person, up to 8 in a team. To enter a team email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01235 832023.
3. Goldilocks and the three bears
Didcot Phoenix Drama Group present this pantomime at Didcot Civic Hall on Friday 18 March (7.30pm) and Saturday 19 March (2.30pm and 7.30pm) and at Harwell Village Hall on Sunday 27 March. (4pm). Adult tickets £10, child tickets £6 (plus booking fee) from Eventbrite.
4. Legends Rise
This 5 piece Oxfordshire rock covers band are playing at the Wheatsheaf, Didcot on Saturday 5 March from 9pm. Playing classics to modern pop and metal, all with a twist, alongside an energetic stage show.
5. Bright Young Things
HAMS, Hagbourne’s drama group, are performing this play in Hagbourne village hall on Wednesday 9 March (preview), Friday 11 March and Saturday 12 March. Shows start 7.30pm, plus matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets £10 adults (£7 Wednesday preview), £6 students from Hagbourne Village Post Office during opening hours. Also available from WeGotTickets.
6. David Bowie tribute
Performing at the Marlborough Club, Didcot on Saturday 5 March from 8pm until late. Tickets for members £6, non-members £9. Buy on the door or in advance from the bar.
7. Total 80s
A theatre show from 7.30pm on Friday 25 March at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot. Performed by a 7 piece band, with songs to take you back to the musical heyday of the 1980s. Tickets £21 from Cornerstone.
8. The Life and Times of an English Chalk Stream
An illustrated talk by Environment Agency officers, organised by Sustainable Blewbury. Held on Monday 28 March at 8pm in the Melland Room of Blewbury Clubhouse. Tickets £6 including nibbles and a drink, available from the Post Office or on the door if not sold out.
9. The Portraits
Anglo-Irish acoustic pop duo The Portraits play at Harwell Village hall from 7pm on Friday 18 March. Tickets £15 plus booking fee from Ents24.
10. Life in a Didcot corner shop in the 1950s
A talk by Josie Midwinter at the Northbourne Centre, Didcot from 7.30pm on Thursday 10 March. Organised by the Didcot and District Archaeological and Historical Society. All welcome, visitors £4.