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Festival Art Installation

Dorchester High St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Dorchester Festival will feature a mystery outside Art Installation this year, on the theme of "Optimism". Designed, constructed and painted by members of our Dorchester on Thames community, it will be located on three sites around the Village and will bring a smile! All sites will be readily accessible from the road but if you [...]

Free

Local Artists Exhibition

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

Dorchester Artists including Adrian Brooks Ed Metcalfe Sophia Stewart-Liberty Patricia Drew Rosie Southon Alison Rosby Chris Ellis Tracey Lester and Bill Maish will be exhibiting their work in the Dorchester Abbey Guest House.  25% of all sales will go to the Festival Charities - Dorchester Abbey and Daybreak More details of their work will be [...]

Free

Teddy Sleeping Bag Workshop

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

This workshop is also run at 3:15pm Make your Teddy a jolly quilt or sleeping bag to keep them cosy for their Dorchester 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 [...]

£3

Teddy Sleeping Bag Workshop

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

This workshop is also run at 2pm Make your Teddy a jolly quilt or sleeping bag to keep them cosy for their Dorchester 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 [...]

£3

Archaeology Tour

Dorchester Museum Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

10,000 years of Dorchester: a guided tour through the archaeology and history of the village. David Wilkinson, Inspector of Ancient Monuments with Historic England, will lead you through the rich past of the area from the hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic to the present day, by way of the Romans and Anglo Saxons. This 90min tour [...]

£8

Dorchester Ghost Trail

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

Dorchester Ghost Trail will also take place after dark on Thursday 5th May at 8.30pm This chilling trail tells of ghosts from Dorchester’s past Prepare to be chilled to the bone as your mysterious guide recounts tales and tells of newly discovered apparitions in the village of Dorchester on Thames.  Every story part of Dorchester’s [...]

£8

Landmark in Time – Author event

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

Peter Adamson - Landmark in Time Peter talks about the story of writing and researching his popular book Landmark in Time. 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 stories of [...]

£8

Learn to Draw your Dog

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

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

£35

Live History challenge: A Walk In Time

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

Live History 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 [...]

Festival Film Night – West Side Story

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

Enjoy classic cinema at it's best watching the Spielberg 2021 release of West Side Story on the big screen in Dorchester Abbey Catch the ‘visually staggering’ critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg 2021 remake of West Side story on the Abbey big screen.  Nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, this was one of the unmissable releases [...]

£5

Dorchester Ghost Trail

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

This trail will also take place on Sunday 1st May at 3.30pm. This chilling trail tells of ghosts from Dorchester’s past Prepare to be chilled to the bone as your mysterious guide recounts tales and tells of newly discovered apparitions in the village of Dorchester on Thames.  Every story part of Dorchester’s record but do [...]

£8

Historic Windows Walking Tour

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

Thank you to our sponsor Professor Malcolm Airs FSA, FRHistSoc 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 [...]

£10
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