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Crime, Community, and King Kong – Abingdon Events Not to Miss


On Saturday, 3rd February, at 1pm, acclaimed crime author Elly Griffiths will be at Trinity Church to discuss her latest book, The Last Word, a twisty mystery that reintroduces the characters made famous in the bestselling ‘The Postscript Murders.’

Mostly Books: Tickets £15, or £25 – including a hardback copy of The Last Word (RRP £22).

The Abingdon Passion Play team have a “Let’s Talk!” event on February 4th at the Conduit Centre (Trinity Church). This is a chance to:
* Meet the director, musical director, and other key players behind the 2024 Passion Play!
* Preview what’s in store for this year’s performance.
* They’re still searching for actors, singers, backstage crew, makeup artists, and stewards.

The Abingdon Library author’s event in January, features journalist, writer & broadcaster, Neil  Clark. He will be talking about ‘The man who created King Kong’, a biography of Edgar Wallace. Wallace was born the son of a traveling actress in Victorian England, and overcame poverty to become one of the best known authors in the world.

From Peter Pan to Burns Night: Things to Do in Abingdon This January


Abingdon Drama Club takes flight for their 80th anniversary with their unique production of Peter Pan. There are still tickets available at https://www.abingdon-drama-club.com/

There will be a musical journey for Epiphany and Candlemas with Crown Singers conducted by Paul Hedley. On Saturday, January 27th at 3pm, they present “Here is the Little Door,” a  concert featuring music (by Poulenc, Byrd and Howells), and readings at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Park Road, Abingdon.

Calling all Scots (and honorary Scots at heart) for a Burns Night evening of traditional haggis, lively dancing, and community spirit in support of the Abingdon Passion Play 2024.

Bring your broken treasures back to life at the Oxford Wood Recycling Repair Cafe on Thursday, January 18th.

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Trinity Church is hosting the Civic Service this year and welcomes the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, dignitaries and visitors.

Deacon Selina, the mayor’s chaplain, is leading the service and is delighted to have the Fijian Fellowship Choir singing for this special Advent service.

A Reception will be in the Conduit Centre, next door, afterwards.

The Albert Park Singers Christmas Concert is on Friday 8th December – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – at St Michael and All Angels’ Church. The Albert Park Singers are a local community choir. There will be seasonal favourites from Carols to pieces by Handel and Elgar. Free Admission. Donations on the night to Crisis at Christmas. The concert will be followed by refreshments.

On Saturday 9th December there will be a Local Excellence Christmas Craft Market on Abingdon Market Place.

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The Sea Green Singers will be singing protest songs at the Abbey Buildings. The QR code might not be readable but it links to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/which-side-are-you-on-an-evening-of-songs-about-protest-in-oxfordshire-tickets-715713707967.

The Abingdon Extravaganza is back on 2nd December. There will be no fireworks this year as there was a significant protest after last year’s fireworks. A fuller explanation is given at : https://www.abingdonextravaganza.org/statement-about-extravaganza-23

Also on the same day is the Christmas Market at St Helen’s Church. St Helen’s is a protestant church.