Children’s Book Characters
Take a trail around this lovely village and look into gardens and windows to see what familiar characters may be hiding there. Can you guess who they are? Fun for all ages!
Children’s Book Characters
Brave volunteers (including many Oxfordshire and village familiar faces!) will abseil down the 100 foot Abbey tower to raise money for the Festival charities – Dorchester Abbey and Sue Ryder, Nettlebed.
Come and cheer them on!
With the impressive sound of the 48 piece BBC Elstree Concert Band and the 40 strong Oxford City Singers, prepare to be impressed by favourite music from film and shows, including some well-known TV sleuths and detectives.
It’s Godparents Sunday so we’re extending a special invitation to anyone who wants to remember and celebrate a Christening.
Rain or shine, roll up for fabulous entertainment for all ages. Lunch, tea and amazing cakes available while children are entertained for the whole afternoon.
Buy a duck to launch down the river from the Hurst Water Meadow to a nail biting finish next to the Abbey. Prizes for the first three ducks home!
Continuing the annual tradition Dorchester’s a capella group will welcome May in by singing from the Abbey tower and then in the Abbey.
Take part in the hugely popular 5k Fun Run (or walk). Enjoy the amazing scenery of a run through the historic water meadow and alongside the river and raise money for Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice by getting sponsorship. Bring the whole family – you can even bring the dog!
A rare opportunity for children autistic schools to enjoy the therapeutic effects of music live in the Abbey. Please do join them!
Cooking with Seasonal Produce
Nick demonstrates a delicious dinner menu and talks about his passion for getting us all cooking with local, seasonal produce.
Always one of the best concerts of the Festival and a real treat for music fans of all ages! Come and hear some of the best music from Oxfordshire’s schools. The students will amaze and delight you with their talent and enthusiasm
The internationally acclaimed Tallis Scholars combine their perfect a capella sound with the fabulous Dorchester Abbey acoustics to make this the unmissable concert of the Festival week.
At this service we welcome Mike Wooldridge, BBC Journalist for 45 years, to talk about his life and faith.
In these fantastic 2hr masterclasses with Kev F you will produce your very own comic strip and he will draw a caricature of you for you to take home
This hugely popular all-male a cappella student group from Oxford Universities run fun afternoon workshops for children and adults.
Oxford’s all-male a cappella group and semi-finalists of Britain’s Got Talent showcase their award-winning combination of vibrant vocals, outrageously unprofessional choreography and occasionally intentional comedy!