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Dorchester Quiz Trail & Treasure Hunt

Dorchester High St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Free download available here from 29th April Answers £3 from Lily's Tearoom or the Festival Tent An opportunity to have a lovely walk around Dorchester and spot things that you may have walked past for years!  A trail of fun but tricky questions around the village.  Treasure for children to find (but leave in place!) [...]

Festival Art Installation

Dorchester High St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Dorchester Festival will feature a mystery outside Art Installation this year, on the theme of "Optimism". Designed, constructed and painted by members of our community, it will be located on three sites around the Village and will bring a smile!    

Free

Local Artists Exhibition

Dorchester Abbey Guest House High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Dorchester Artists including Adrian Brooks, Rosie Southern, Edward Metcalfe and Bill Maish will be exhibiting their work in the Guest House.  20% of all sales will go to the Festival Charities.    

Free

Teddy Sleeping Bag Workshop

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

This workshop is also run at 3pm Make your Teddy a jolly quilt or sleeping bag to keep them cosy for their Abbey sleepover adventure! Choose the perfect materials to suit your teddy's style (or match their pyjamas!) and create a sleeping bag just the right size. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an [...]

£3

Teddy Sleeping Bag Workshop

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

This workshop is also run at 2pm Make your Teddy a jolly quilt or sleeping bag to keep them cosy for their Abbey sleepover adventure! Choose the perfect materials to suit your teddy’s style (or match their pyjamas!) and create a sleeping bag just the right size. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an [...]

£3

Dorchester Ghost Trail

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

This trail will take place twice: BH 1st May at 3.30pm & Thurs 5th May 8.30pm (after dark) Prepare to join our mysterious guide on a historic and entertaining tour of Dorchester's most famous ghosts. See a new and slightly spooky side to the streets of this picturesque village.    

£8

Landmark in Time – Author event

Dorchester Village Hall 7 Queen St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Peter Adamson Peter talks about the story of writing and researching his popular book Landmark in Time with examples drawn from the text. Landmark in Time takes us on a journey behind the scenes of what can be seen from the well-loved Oxfordshire landmark known as the Wittenham Clumps. Along the way, it tells the [...]

£8

Learn to Draw your Dog

Dorchester Village Hall 7 Queen St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

In a relaxed and supportive environment you will learn how to work with charcoal and chalk to create a finished head and shoulder portrait of your dog (or a dog breed of your choice) with dog portrait experts Molly & Maud! The workshop begins with lots of warm up exercises so you are nicely prepared, [...]

£35

Live History presents: In Time

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Tickets £23 family, £10 individual Completing this event takes 1 hour - buy a ticket for a start time between 10am & 4pm. Welcome to one of the most exciting events of the Festival! You have been given time with key characters from Dorchester’s history who live and work around the village. Your task must [...]

Festival Film Night

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Enjoy classic cinema at it's best on the big screen in Dorchester Abbey Film tbc - watch this space! Classic cinema refreshments available

£5

Dorchester Ghost Trail

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

This trail will take place twice: BH 1st May at 3.30pm & Thurs 5th May 8.30pm (after dark) Prepare to join our mysterious guide on a historic and entertaining tour of Dorchester's most famous ghosts. See a new and slightly spooky side to the streets of this picturesque village.

£8

Historic Windows Walking Tour

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Professor Malcolm Airs FSA, FRHistSo Many of the secrets of the buildings of Dorchester are hidden from view. This historic walking tour led by Malcolm Airs will reveal what windows can tell us about the fascinating history of the village as it developed from Roman times to the present day. He will explain what lies [...]

£10
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