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Christmas Inspiration at a genuine Crafts Market
Published on: 08 Dec 2014
This Saturday 13th December the Market Place at Abingdon-on-Thames is the setting for a quality Christmas Market featuring genuine craftspeople and offering workshops and demonstrations. Talented potters, woodworkers, bakers and painters will be joined by stalls full of lovely hand-made jewellery, clothing and soaps. So many unique and interesting gifts and stocking fillers to take away to complete your Christmas shopping…and the satisfaction of supporting craftspeople and young entrepreneurs from your own area with just some of your Christmas budget. When you’ve finished wandering around the... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage, Outdoors, Market Place, Shopping, Town Administration
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
The Guildhall is the setting for Christmas Carols this Friday evening
Published on: 01 Dec 2014
The Mayor's Christmas Carol Concert will bring the real spirit of Christmas to the Guildhall this Friday evening, the 5th December. Abingdon Town Band and the Community Choir will lead the singing with mulled wine and mince pies on sale to make the evening a warm and festive occasion. Doors open at 6.30pm to this free event and the concert starts at 7pm. Money raised will go to the Mayor's charities.  
Category:
Arts & Culture
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Extravaganza Crowds watch the fireworks. Photograph by Lawrence Harman
Published on: 29 Nov 2014
Today is the day the Christmas LIghts are switched on, but before that lots of entertainments and activities going on all around the town centre, including Ruby's Vintage Fair at the Guildhall from 10am to 4pm and the Fireworks around 5.30pm (Ceremony from about 4.45pm)  For more information click here  
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Abingdon's own Local Excellence Market is back
Published on: 22 Nov 2014
The array of great food, drink, craft and community stalls that is the Local Excellence Market is here today trading from 9am to 2pm in the Market Place.
Category:
Arts & Culture
Partner:
Community-your Abingdon
Remembrance Day in Abingdon-on-Thames
Published on: 09 Nov 2014
The Annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service will take place today with the church service commencing at 10.00am in St Helen's Church, moving to the War Memorial for 10.40am followed by the Parade to the Guildhall after 11.00am. The Mayor and Council of Abingdon-on-Thames extend a warm welcome to all who wish to attend any part of this act of remembrance.
Category:
Heritage, Town Administration
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
New Town Crier Magazine now being delivered
Published on: 03 Nov 2014
The latest edition of the Town Crier magazine is now being delivered to every home in the parish. The magazine gives information about what the Town Council and other organisations have been doing and is also full of information about upcoming events including important dates for next year. If you haven't received one please email enquiries@abingdon.gov.uk The magazine is a special 1914 Remembered edition with the centre pages devoted to looking at the ways the town got involved in the centenary of the First World War this year. If you enjoyed the atmosphere of the WWI re-enactment Heritage... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 30 Oct 2014
The Museum is all set for a special Halloween themed late night opening from 7-9pm, 31 October. With spooky music, craft activities for the kids, torchlight explorations of the galleries, there is plenty to see and do throughout the evening. Please see below for a full list of activities planned for the evening: Spooky Music Horn group - sessions gallery 10% discount 7-9pm on all gift shop products Night time roof views of the town (£2pp. Weather dependant) Torchlight gallery explorations (accredited level low lux torches available at £2. Please do not bring personal torches) Torchlight... more
Category:
Arts & Culture
Partner:
Abingdon County Hall Museum
Published on: 30 Oct 2014
The Science of Art lecture, by painting conservator Ruth Bubb, will now take place on Tuesday 17th March at 7pm. There will be an opportunity for an out-of-hours view of the Monk's Map from 6.30pm in the Attic Galleries of the Museum, followed by Ruth's lecture. This date has been changed from Wednesday 18th March.  Please contact the Museum on 01235 523703 or museum.bookings@abingdon.gov.uk if you have any queries.
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage
Partner:
Abingdon County Hall Museum
Here's some we made earlier!
Published on: 29 Oct 2014
Families with children of all ages are invited to attend this wonderful free drop-in activity at the Museum today and tomorrow (29 + 30 October). Make your own simple style books and notebooks, with special papers, easy binding techniques and learning differernt styles of writing! Everyone can also have a go at creating a stylish illuminated letter using their initial or other favourite letter.  This is a free drop-in activity from 10.30-12.30 and 1-3pm. Booking is not required. 
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage
Partner:
Abingdon County Hall Museum
Colourful textiles at the Contemporary Crafts for Christmas show
Published on: 18 Oct 2014
The annual Crafts for Christmas show has got under way in the Abbey Buildings this week. Tomorrow (Sunday) the Charter multi-storey car park will be open until after the show has closed so that the visitors who come from miles around to see this show will be able to find parking in the town. The show will follow its usual programme, closing on Sunday evening for a three day change-over and re-opening on Thursday 23rd for its second run which lasts until Sunday 26th.    
Partner:
Community-your Abingdon

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