Wantage Summer Arts Festival

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

Wantage Summer Arts Festival

We are participating in the annual Wantage Summer Arts Festival with lots of events taking place in the Museum over the next couple of months.






Starting on Saturday 2nd June with An Evening with Wantage Quartet – A brass band quartet playing music by Jenkins, Lloyd-Webber, Byrd & Horowitz. 7.30pm. Tickets £10.


Tuesday 5th June local historian Trevor Hancock will be telling More Wantage Tales from Wantage past. 7.30pm. Tickets £6.


Wednesday 6th June Museum Volunteer Hazel Townesend will be giving a talk about ‘The Richmond 16’ called Conscientious Objectors of the First World War. 2.15pm. Tickets £6.


Friday 8th June the Friends of the Vale & Downland Museum are hosting an evening of Murder, Mystery and Intrigue! 7pm. Tickets £10 available in advance from the Museum.


Thursday 14th June Karen Davies from the Letcombe Brook Project will be giving a talk about the Wildlife of the Letcombe Brook. 7.30pm. Tickets £6.


Tuesday 19th June Museum Volunteer Intern Zara Shoosmith will be talking about the Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt. 7.30pm. Tickets £6.


Friday 22nd June musicians Ben Copeman & Jack Rowe are performing a Flute and Guitar Recital with music from a wide range of composers. 7.30pm. Tickets £10.


Tuesday 6th June Wantage Summer Arts Festival Committee member and owner of Opera Unmasked will be giving a talk on Walter Sickert: First British Impressionist and Ripper Suspect. 7.30pm. Tickets £6.


Thursday 28th June Local folk and ceilidh Band Pandemonium will be performing their always popular music. 7.30pm. Tickets £10.


Saturday 30th June local group The Mad Hatters drop in for lunch at the Museum to perform a small concert. 12 noon. Tickets not required.


Tuesday 3rd July Colin Brading will be giving a talk called Just Along the Road: The Story of Wantage Tramway. 7.30pm. Tickets £6.


Thursday 5th July British lutenist and musicologist Lynda Sayce will be performing a Lute Roadshow. 1,000 years of music performed on 10 instruments. 7.30pm. Tickets £10.


Thursday 12th July Margaret Bateman & Bill Jestico are performing two of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads Monologues, A Chip in the Sugar and  Lady of Letters. 7.30pm. Tickets £7.


Saturday 14th July local indie/rock band The Wayfarers will be performing in the Museum supported by Connor Clark. 7.30pm. Tickets £5.


Monday 16th July Stage and screen actress Nicola Moran will present performances from Young Adult Drama from students who attended a 3 day drama course with her. 7.30pm and 8.45pm. Tickets free available on the door, please note these are very limited tickets.


Lastly Saturday 21st July enjoy An Evening of  Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Music Performed by the Hibiki Ensemble. 7.30pm. Tickets £10.


Tickets for these events will be available from the Museum very soon with some events also having online ticket sales. Please check the Museum Facebook page for the most up to date information.











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