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The Abingdon and District Musical Society 2nd March Concert

2nd Concert
The Abingdon and District Musical Society have two concerts this March. One was on the 10th March, but I have at least got something out before the second concert.

Choral Concert on Saturday 24th March
PURCELL arr. BRITTEN: Chaconne in G Minor
BRITTEN: “Gloriana” – Choral Dances<
PURCELL: "Dido and Aeneas" (Concert Performance)
2nd Concert
The conductor will be Alexander Walker and the leader of the orchestra will be Kate Bailey. Thanks to them for this picture of their choir and orchestra performing at The Yolande Paterson Hall. (© Abingdon & District Musical Society. All Rights Reserved.)

Leave a Comment March 14, 2018

Quality Street in The Unicorn Theatre

Quality Street
This week The Studio Theatre Club will be performing J M Barrie’s Quality Street in The Unicorn Theatre, part of Abingdon’s Abbey Buildings. For more information see the Studio Theatre Club whats next

The play is set at the time when all Europe was troubled by the Napoleonic Wars, and takes place in a rather prim and proper town. J.M. Barrie’s comedy is about love and its loss, and was written before Barrie’s more famous work Peter Pan.

Quality Street
The play was a hit and inspired the naming of a certain box of chocolates. (Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. All Rights Reserved. Found in Derby Daily Telegraph – Friday 22 May 1936 on

1 Comment March 12, 2018

Abingdon-on-Thames Science Festival 2018 heads-up

Science Festival
Last Saturday, James White and others from the Abingdon Science Festival were in the Community Free Space. This year’s festival runs from Saturday 10th March to Sunday 18th March. On the first Saturday, on Abingdon-on-Thames Market Place, there will be a Science Market with a lot of science activities and displays. The following Saturday there will be a Science Dome showing films on the Market Place.
Science Festival
Throughout the two weeks there will many talks and activities. James has kitted out his car to make people aware that it is happening. See the Abingdon Science Festival website for the full list of events.

Leave a Comment March 5, 2018


Mostly Books, under new ownership, continues the tradition of bringing interesting writers to talk about their books. On 14th March, Tara Westover will be coming to Abingdon to talk about her recently published book, Educated.

Tara grew up in the hills of Idaho, with a father who spent his time preparing for the end of the world, a mother who worked as an unqualified midwife to the women of the community, and a brace of brothers and sisters, almost unknown to the authorities. Their father kept them out of school and hospital, stock-piling peaches as a family of survivalists who would outlive the end of civilisation.

She didn’t set foot in a classroom before the age of 17 and yet, with a great zest for learning, by 27 had earned a PhD from Cambridge University. Tara’s book Educated tells her story.

Mostly Books has more about the event and how to get tickets

4 Comments February 28, 2018

Abingdon born film maker vists ABCD FILM SOCIETY on Feb 22nd

Thanks to Mike for this …
Official Guide
Ian Wiblin, who hails from Abingdon, is to visit Abingdon’s local film club on Februray 22 to present The View from our House, which he co-directed with Anthea Kennedy. The film, made in 2013, is a thoughtful, engrossing and quietly moving ‘film essay’ based in part on the memories, unsent letters and notebooks of a young Jewish woman who lived in 1930s Berlin, and then fled to the UK, where she became a successful photographer.

The film was shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and at venues, including the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and at the Liverpool ‘Look15′ International Festival of Photography.

Ian Wiblin, in addition to his film work, has exhibited work internationally as a photographer over many years. He is currently a lecturer on film and photography at the University of South Wales.

The event is at 7.45pm on February 22nd at the Abingdon Health and Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, Abingdon OX14 3GD. Admission is £6 (£3 full time students).

To contact ABCD for a copy of the programme, email or phone 01235 521976/522163. The website with full details is

3 Comments February 21, 2018

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