Category Archives: Events

Abingdon Vale Cricket Club Opens Gordon Rhodes Bar

Members and friends gathered for the opening of Abingdon Vale Cricket Club’s new bar this evening. This revamp is a direct result of the club’s recently secured 75-year lease, providing the stability needed to invest in its future. The new bar, along with the redecoration of a comfortable lounge area and a pizza oven and servery, offers a welcoming environment for members, supporters, and visitors alike.

Cricket is thriving at Abingdon Vale. The club has a junior program with over 120 players aged 5-17. The senior teams have two pitches where they can play two home matches each Saturday.

Mark Edwards, who managed the project, said, ‘Not only will it enhance the cricket experience, but it will also create a fantastic venue for children’s parties and other events.’

The new Gordon Rhodes Bar, named in honour of the late club president, chairman, trustee, and player, was officially opened by Abingdon’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Gabby Barody – with the help of Chairman Rob Hood who delivered a tribute to Gordon, highlighting his dedication to the club. He also acknowledged Abingdon and Witney College’s valuable contribution in designing and constructing the bar.

Abingdon Events: Music, Murder, Beer and Books

For those of you following the Abingdon Passion Play 2024, there is an opportunity to hear some of the music for the play. On 21st April, at 5.30 pm, the Choir of St. Helen’s will perform “Music and Readings for Easter”, followed by the Abingdon Passion Play Singers, directed by Sally Mears.

At the Abingdon Library authors event in April, Peter Tickler will be talking about his new crime novel: The Tickler’s Jam Murders.  Peter previously talked about his next project, combining a murder story with his own family history. This is the finished product!

2024, is the 80th anniversary of the Friends of Abingdon saving the Abbey Buildings  in 1944 and founding the trust that owns, maintains and cares for them on behalf of the community. The Beer Festival is one way to raise money to improve the Abbey Buildings.

At Mostly Books there are two more events in April:

Thursday 25th April: Georgina Moore in conversation with Becky Hunter

Georgina Moore’s novel, “The Garnett Girls” is out in paperback. The novel is about the Garnett sisters, Rachel, Imogen and Sasha, and the impact of their parents’ passionate but doomed love affair on their lives. Each sister is struggling with their own challenges, but their mother’s silence about the past is preventing them from finding happiness.

Saturday 27th April: The Gruffalo’s 25th Birthday Party!

Abingdon Events: Flowers, Music, Theatre, and Song!

The Abingdon Horticultural Society spring show will be open to the public from 2-4pm at the NorthCourt Centre, with prizegiving and raffle at 4pm.

On Saturday 20 April at 5pm, Harmony InSpires ladies a capella choir will be returning to St Michael’s Church with ‘Harmony in Springtime’, a concert of 4-part harmony in a wide variety of styles from musicals, pop classics and ballads. There will be a guest appearance from Caritas Children’s Choir, a charitable venture of the Wantage and Grove Christian Aid Group.

In their 80th year, The Abingdon Drama Club’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead runs from April 17th to 20th at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon. This is a backstage view of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, following the perspective of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters who find themselves increasingly confused by the events unfolding around them.

Only one day remaining (matinee and evening) for 9 To 5, the current production of the Abingdon Operatic Society.

Easter Eggstravaganza

The sun was out today for The Easter Eggstravaganza, a free fun day held on Abingdon Market Place.  There were Easter crafts, as well as local food stalls, live music,

and performances by local dancers.

The Easter egg hunt trail was a free activity that took place around the town centre. The trail was also an egg-cellent egg-scuse to crack out some egg puns. Competitors had to write down the colours of the twelve eggs and the puns

and return to the BH&O stall in the Market Place to claim a chocolate egg prize.