This week has seen the first Abingdon Jazz Festival organised by Friends of Abingdon, and Music at the Unicorn.
Abingdon’s own Big Band, SwingTime, a 20-piece Big Band, performed on Friday evening at the Unicorn Theatre. A lot of the acts were at the Unicorn Theatre.
There were also jazz acts out and about round Abingdon, including the Claire Jones Quintet at The Crown & Thistle …
The Fleur Stevenson Trio under the museum,
Funk Bake at the Brewery Tap,
and, featuring the Garden Kitchen Menu, at the Nags Head were the Mim Gray, Tim Dawes and Tim Lapthorn Ensemble.
May 22, 2016
John Gledhill, the Leader of the 2nd Abingdon Sea Scouts, will be attempting to walk the entire length of the Ridgeway National Trail on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (20th, 21st and 22nd May) – a distance of 86 miles to raise funds for his scout troop. The JustGiving page is at: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/2ab-ridgeway-challenge
The 2nd Abingdon Sea Scouts are a Royal Navy recognised troop of 10 – 14 year olds. Leaders aim to provide the young people with opportunities and challenges that many wouldn’t get elsewhere. The money raised, as well as money raised by scouts themselves over the summer, will enable them to visit, and take part in scouting activities, with a scout troop in Italy.
(photo taken at Clubs and Societies Day)
May 19, 2016
There are a number of Abingdon venues open for Oxfordshire Artweeks this week. St Ethelwolds has art from Berlin in an exhibition called ‘For your walls’.
Downstairs the work of Walter Lindner (1936-2007) is being exhibited -
finishing 6pm this Sunday (22nd). Simon, who runs the exhibition, is a fan and wants to make Walter’s work better known.
Upstairs in the Sanctuary are some other Berlin print makers including one by a ‘German Banksy’.
Meanwhile this coming Saturday at Mind, in the Charter, from 10am – 1pm there is a second chance to see their exhibition on Identify, and even create artwork yourself.
Using sculpture, painting/drawing, photography and the written word, the exhibition looks at who we are, what we know about ourselves, how we acquire our identities and what happens when we lose a positive or coherent sense of self.
May 17, 2016