Wantage & Grove

DIARY OF EVENTS FOR 2021

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All Meetings start at 2pm in Grove Parish Church Hall unless stated otherwise.

For more information on activities etc within individual GROUPS, click on the relevant GROUP heading below


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Nov 2nd Speaker: Harold Hoggarth - Remember, remember the 5th of November via Zoom
Harold Hoggarth was born during the Second World War in Nelson, Lancashire but now lives in Barnoldswick on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border. He has been delivering talks on a variety of subjects to church and community groups over a wide area of the North of England for over 17 years.
Tue Nov 16th Speaker: James Mather - Treasures Beneath our Feet and Discovering the Watlington Hoard - LIVE
James Mather is a retired marketing executive living in Reading. His hobby of 25 years as a responsible metal detectorist led to his discovery in 2015 of the nationally important Watlington Viking Hoard, now permanently on display at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum.
Tue Dec 7th Speaker: Dr Ann Featherstone - Here we are again!: a (very) brief history of pantomime - via Zoom
Dr Ann Featherstone is a retired university lecturer whose particular interest is 19th century entertainments, music halls, fairs, circuses and, of course, pantomimes. She has appeared twice as the guest expert on 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and in the 2nd series of 'A House Through Time'. 'Here we are again!: a (very) brief history of pantomime' explores the very earliest performances in the 17th and 18th centuries, the glory days of the 19th century and modern times, taking in spectacular scenery, celebrities and Pantomime Dames on the way.
Tue Jan 4th 2022 Speaker: Stephen Tonkin - Time & Calendars via Zoom
Stephen Tonkin is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and has written many articles and several books on practical aspects of astronomy and has taught astronomy to adults and children for more than 40 years. He is the Dark Skies Advisor to the International Dark Sky Reserve on the Cranborne Chase AONB and splits his time between this and doing astronomical outreach.
Tue Jan 18th 2022 2 pm Annual General Meeting
Social Events
Thu Dec 9th Christmas Lunch at the Bear, Wantage - details to follow.
Tue Dec 21st Christmas Social in the Church Hall.
Workshops
Thu Oct 28th Thames Valley Network: The Music of Carole King. Presented by Clive Aronson
Wed Nov 10th Thames Valley Network: History of Film. A talk by Jefferey Aronson.
Fri Nov 19th Thames Valley Network: Basque Refugees by Colin Carritt
Tue Nov 23rd Thames Valley Network: Thames Wildlife by Graham Scholey
Wed Nov 24th Thames Valley Network: Van Gogh, The Golden Years by Keith Appleby
Art
Mon Nov 1st 10 am in the small hall at Grove Parish Church
Art Appreciation
Wed Oct 27th 2 pm Roche Court
Gardeners
Thu Nov 4th Waterperry Gardens for lunch and arboretum. Meet 2.00 at Manor Rd for car share.
Genealogy 2
Mon Nov 15th 11 am - Topic to be decided.
Literature
Wed Nov 3rd 10 am Celebrations (part 1, Autumn festivals)
Music Makers
Wed Oct 27th 2.30 pm Grove Village Hall
Wed Nov 10th 2.30 pm Grove Village Hall
Wed Nov 24th 2.30 pm Grove Village Hall
Philosophy
Mon Oct 25th 2 pm Social Justice and Equality at Valerie’s house
Wed Nov 24th 2 pm Are All the Problems of the World Caused by Religions? At Valerie’s house.
Play Reading
Mon Nov 15th 2 pm To be decided
Poets and their Poetry
Wed Nov 17th 10 am Topic: The Poetry of Charlotte Mitchell at Jill's home, East Hendred
Wed Dec 15th 10 am Topic: Amusing Christmas Poems at Valerie's home
Wed Jan 19th 2022 10 am Topic: Travel at Jill's home, East Hendred
Pub Quiz
Tue Nov 2nd 8 pm We still meet for quizzing on alternate Tuesday evenings, sadly not yet in the pub. Until the Abingdon Arms starts its pub quiz evenings again, we are meeting in a member’s home.
Tue Nov 16th 8 pm We still meet for quizzing on alternate Tuesday evenings, sadly not yet in the pub. Until the Abingdon Arms starts its pub quiz evenings again, we are meeting in a member’s home.
Tue Nov 30th 8 pm We still meet for quizzing on alternate Tuesday evenings, sadly not yet in the pub. Until the Abingdon Arms starts its pub quiz evenings again, we are meeting in a member’s home.
Science
Thu Nov 11th 2 pm Attitudes to Mental Health
Scrabble
Fri Nov 26th 2 pm at Linda's house
Walking A
Sat Nov 27th Winter break.