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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 on Thames 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 [...]

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 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

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

Family Dog Show

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Tickets only needed to enter a dog - spectators FREE! A fun day out for all the family and your dog held in the beautiful grounds of Dorchester Abbey. The show ring will be a calm and safe area for your dog to take part in the classes throughout the day.  There will be a [...]

£4

Grand Opening and Tower Abseil

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

Brave volunteers will abseil down the 100 foot Dorchester Abbey tower to raise money for the Festival charities - Dorchester Abbey and Daybreak Come and cheer them on! Watch this space for details of who is taking part and links to sponsor them    

Free

Festival Teddy & Puppets service

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

A special celebration for families to wake up the Teddy Bears who slept over in the Abbey on Saturday night! You can bring any Teddy Bears who were too shy or too little to sleep over to enjoy the service as well. Featuring the amazing Puppet Pedlar and her friends with fun, songs and prayers [...]

Free

May Morning Breakfast

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

May Morning Singing from 9am Free May Morning Breakfast from 8.30am £5 (must be booked in advance) Two a Part Continuing the annual tradition, Dorchester’s a cappella group will welcome May by singing from the Abbey tower and then in the Abbey. Proceeds from this event go to this year’s charity Daybreak and to The Pride [...]

£5

Science Mad!

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Throughout this Bank Holiday afternoon there will be FREE hands on science experiments and environmental tables for all ages! There are 2 shows by Bright Sparks Science, for which you'll need tickets: Science of Magic (1-1.45pm) and the Science of Flight (2.30-3.15pm)  These are brilliant shows which capture the excitement of science with the unbeatable [...]

Free

Art, Music and Dementia

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Come and meet some of the team from Daybreak - a dementia day care charity with centres in Greater Leys, North Oxford, Kidlington and Littlemore Find out more about the power of art to reach those with dementia in conjunction with the "Science Together"  Project at Oxford University Listen to a live solo performance of "world [...]

Free

OSJ Music for Autism

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

A rare opportunity for autistic schools to enjoy the therapeutic effects of music live in the Abbey with professional musicians from the Orchestra of St John's (OSJ) as part of their Music for Autism programme. For over 20 years, under the committed leadership of John Lubbock, Music for Autism has provided a programme of accessible workshops delivered in [...]

Free

Dorchester Abbey Festival Service with Patrick Watt CEO Christian Aid

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

Come to this special Dorchester Abbey Festival service with guest speaker Patrick Watt, CEO of Christian Aid. Patrick has vast experience within the third sector. He previously worked for Oxfam, Action Aid, and Save the Children on issues of education, global health, debt and trade, and aid policy. He has degrees in Theology from the [...]

Free
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