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Pre-school Yoga with Esther – Music, stories & crafts

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

In this one hour session Esther will provide a calm space for pre-school children to learn yoga positions in a fun way, using music, creativity, story-telling, and mindfulness tools as well.  The yoga will be followed by crafts with refreshments available for all ages. Parents can join in, come back when the time is up [...]

£8

Concert with Two Pianos

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

Tickets £20/£12 (£10/£8 children under 16) Both piano concerts £30/ £18 (£15/£12 children under 16) Maki is also performing Bach Goldberg variations on Friday 6th May Maki Sekiya  Ilya Chetverikov Debussy Blanc et Noir Stravinsky Rite of Spring Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances This 90min concerts has rarely heard musical gems written for two pianos performed by [...]

£20

Cocktail making evening with Soiree of Wallingford

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

Following our fastest ever sell out gin tasting event at the last festival, this time we are venturing into the world of cocktails with the help of Soiree Cocktail Bar in Wallingford. The talented Bar Manager from Soiree of Wallingford, James Lacey, who featured in Diageo’s top 100 UK bartenders in 2019, will join us [...]

£25

Dorchester Ghost Trail

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

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

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

Bach Goldberg Variations – pianist Maki Sekiya

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

Tickets £20/£12 (£10/£8 children under 16) Both piano concerts £30/ £18 (£15/£12 children under 16) Maki is also performing in a concert with 2 pianos on Thursday 5th May Bach Goldberg variations, an iconic monument in Western music, is one of the few works by JS Bach to be printed in the composer’s lifetime, published [...]

£20

Friday Night Comedy Club

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Thank you to our sponsor Following huge Sell Out success at our past Festivals, you won't want to miss out on this Friday Night Comedy Club, headlined by the amazing star of BBC Live At The Apollo Jen Brister. And after the past two years, a proper laugh is EXACTLY what's needed. Set [...]

£16

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Dorchester Rectory Enter by Dorchester Abbey Tower gate, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Have prosecco with your Mad Hatter's afternoon cream tea for an extra £3 1 hour teas starting at 2pm / 3.15pm / 4.30pm Tumble down the rabbit hole to enter the world of Alice in Wonderland and eat a delicious cream tea with incredible cakes and surprising sandwiches in the Rectory Garden.  An hour full [...]

£12

Food & Gift Fair

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Food & Gift Fair Saturday 7th May 10am – 5pm Food & Gift Fair Sunday 8th May 12noon – 5pm Entry £1 Whether you're looking for locally sourced food, a special gift or unique craft decorations for your home, you'll be spoiled for choice. Dorchester Food & Gift Fair makes a perfect day out for [...]

£1

Creating Habitats on the Hurst – a guided walk

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

Organised by The Hurst Water Meadow Trust Take a tour around the Hurst Water Meadows with education trustee Louise Aukland and her guests, including Tim Read from the Earth Trust. Find out more about local activities to create new wetland habitats on the Hurst and River of Life Projects. Bring your binoculars and species identification [...]

£6

Indian Classics with Jumm Food

57 Abingdon Rd 57 Abingdon Rd, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Come and learn the secret to cooking authentic Indian cookery from the local experts at Jumm Food.   Inspired by their lifelong passion, Nik and Kaj will take you through their favourite beautiful spices and teach you how to recreate their most popular mouth-watering dishes at home for your family! You will go home absolutely inspired [...]

£15
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