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Friendship Café


End of April 2024
What day?

Thursday 25th April
Where?

Lincroft Meadow Care Home
Sounds good

What time?
2.00pm to 4.00pm. For details, see Notable Dates for April 2024.

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Monday
22 April 2024
at 8:43pm

School
arrow Plans to rebuild Gosford Hill School — details are posted on the school's website here.

Assist
arrow Assisted Reading Support for primary schools in Kidlington — prior vetting is essential but ongoing training is provided for these important volunteering roles to help a child build confidence and make a real difference in their lives. For details and to make contact, visit ArchOxfordshire here.

Article
arrow St. Tryphon & The Magic of Marquetry — read this remarkable story by Gabriella Blakey and discover how an ancient Saint depicted in the medium of Marquetry travelled through the centuries via Oxford to honour a mother in Greece. Look for the article's card below — or go directly to the story here.

Memoir
arrow Local Writer Sylvia Vetta — is due to speak at Kidlington Library on the subject of 'Life Writing'. Sylvia's talk is coming up in early May 2024, and you can read more about this upcoming literary event here.

Colouring
arrow Easter Colouring Competition — call into Kidlington Library for a colouring sheet. All entries to be returned to the Library by Saturday 20th April 2024. A prize for the winner!

New Book
arrow David Phipps' Kidlington — Kidlington & District Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of David Phipps’ Kidlington.

Book

David Phipps (1932-2020) was a local artist and active member of the Society and his contributions included drawings and watercolours of local scenes now reproduced in tribute to David in this small book containing the majority of his illustrations. Copies £6.00 by contact with Norma Aubertin-Potter Tel: 07855-172895, or email: norma.aubertin-potter @all-souls.ox.ac.uk

Parish
arrow Parish Council Report April 2024 — the Chair's report from Kidlington Parish Council is available to read from the Community Notice below this section. Or read the latest report directly from here.

Streets


Kidlington Streets
Kidlington Streets
Kidlington Streets


arrow   Kidlington's Streets Database is maintained by KV and you are invited to offer further local data to help build up this information resource for the village. If you have any sources of local history, community stories, or photographs to add to this database then please send them to alice@kvoice.co.uk.

Visit Kidlington's Streets Database here.


Views
arrow Kidlington Views — a local campaign group sets out its response to Cherwell District Council's Local Plan Review 2040 in the matter of the Review's proposal to develop in 'The Land Behind The Moors'. Read the group's considered opinion here.

Stadium
arrow Oxford United Football Club reveals its ambition to build the first all-electric stadium in the UK. Download the full Press Release here.

Election
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THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
Bicester and Woodstock Constituency
A new MP for Kidlington

Our Candidates:


Bicester and Woodstock

The upcoming General Election will establish a new Member of Parliament for the Kidlington area seated within the new Parliamentary Constituency of Bicester and Woodstock.   Read a brief overview here.

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May 2024 Artweeks in and around Kidlington — click the map to enlarge it:

Artweeks
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Notable Dates
APRIL 2024

  30 Apr Tue     Kidlington & District Historical Society (KDHS) — 7.30pm at Kidlington Baptist Church, High Street OX5 2DS. A talk by Graham Horn: "An Heir and a Spare — the Monarchs we never had". For more about KDHS visit here.
  28 Apr Sun     Kidlington Concert Brass — 2.00pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'Pop Goes Brass'. Adults £10.00, Students £5.00, under-16 free. Tickets available at the door or online here.
  27 Apr Sat     KAOS Concert: Music of the Heart — 7.30pm at St. Mary's Church Kidlington. Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society, Music of the Heart: Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor) & folksongs (Quartel, McDowall). Tickets £15.00 (under-18s £10.00). Details and bookings here.
  26 Apr Fri     KAOS Concert: Music of the Heart — 7.30pm at St. Mary's Church Kidlington. Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society, Music of the Heart: Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor) & folksongs (Quartel, McDowall). Tickets £15.00 (under-18s £10.00). Details and bookings here.
  25 Apr Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  22 Apr Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'Mapping Alchemy' with Dr Sophie Kay. Details here.
  20 Apr Sat     Easter Colouring Competition Ends Today — Return your colouring sheet to Kidlington Library by today. A prize for the winner! To enter the competition before today call in to the library to collect a blank colouring sheet.
  20 Apr Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  17 Apr Wed     Gosford Hill School – Memories Festival — 4.30pm to 7.30pm. We invite all current and former students, parents, colleagues and the wider school community to join us for our Memories Festival — a final farewell to our existing school buildings before the rebuild begins. For details and to RSVP please see the school's website here.
  12 Apr Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
  9 Apr Tue     Storytime & Craft — 10.30am to 11.30am at Kidlington Library. This event is suitable for children aged 5 to 8 years of age but booking is essential at the library or telephone: 01865-373067.
  6 Apr Sat     Guide Dogs at Kidlington Library — 10.00am to 1.00pm at Kidlington Library. Drop-in, no need to book. Discover how these intelligent assistance dogs enable independent living. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Telephone: 01865-373067.
  5 Apr Fri     Kidlington Community Allotments — 10.00am to 12.00 noon every Friday at Hazel Walk Allotments, Kidlington OX5 1ED (between Oxford Road and Hazel Cresent). All welcome. Free gardening sessions. No experience necessary. Learn to grow your own food. Surplus food is distributed to the community. For details telephone: 07735-478276.
  3 Apr Wed     Kidlington Gardening Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall (Small Hall). A talk by Peter Barker: 'Otmoor, a Wetland Restored'. All welcome. Non-members £3.00. Refereshments 50p.
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Literature

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The Tipping Point
The Tipping Point
by John Batchelor

John Batchelor considers how English Literature reflects the mood of an era.
Parish Council
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Kidlington Parish Council
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Kidlington Parish CouncilKPC Chair David Robey publishes the most recent monthly report from Kidlington Parish Council here
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Notable Dates
MAY 2024

  30 May Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  28 May Tue     Kidlington & District Historical Society (KDHS) — 7.30pm at Kidlington Baptist Church, High Street OX5 2DS. A talk by Eve Bacon: "Spices and Medieval Society". For more about KDHS visit here.
  28 May Tue     Cherwell District Council at Kidlington Library — 11.00am to 2.00pm. Cherwell District Council is at the Library today with their recycling supply stall. There will be free, fun and useful items and resources to take away, and the opportunity to talk to the Council about rubbish collection.
  25 May Sat     Elmer Storytime and Craft — 2.00pm to 3.00pm at Kidlington Library. Join in with the Library's fun storytime and crafts to celebrate Elmer Day. Booking is essential. Please ask at the desk, call 01865-373067, or email Kidlington.library @oxfordshire.gov.uk
  18 May Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  10 May Fri     Artists & Lunchtime Concert — Artists at St. Mary's Church Kidlington exhibit their work as part of Oxfordshire's annual Artweeks festival. Open daily from 12noon. Extra Event from 1.00pm to 2.30pm today an informal lunchtime concert by Jonathan Wiseman, award-winning classical guitarist from Kidlington.
  10 May Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
  9 May Thu     Local Writer Sylvia Vetta — 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Kidlington Library. Seasoned with facts, stirred with love, sprinkled with insight, Sylvia Vetta's story as related in 'The Food of Love' is of a life lived in the cauldron of change, for women, the working class and for people of colour....but with recipes! Hear Sylvia talk about memoir in all its variety and why YOU should record your memories. Read more about this talk here. Tickets £2.00 includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Please book your place at the Library or telephone 01865-373067.
  7 May Tue     Artists & Evening Concert — Artists at St. Mary's Church Kidlington exhibit their work as part of Oxfordshire's annual Artweeks festival. Open daily from 12noon. Extra Event from 6.00pm today a concert by the celebrated Gosford Hill School Choir and Orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Andrew Purtell, featuring music by John Rutter, Sarah Quartel, Bob Chilcott, Jonathan Larson, Monty Norman, Hans Zimmer, and Abba.
  5 May Sun     Artists Talking — Artists at St. Mary's Church Kidlington exhibit their work as part of Oxfordshire's annual Artweeks festival. Open daily from 12noon. Extra Event from 6.00pm today the painter and garden designer Katherine Shock will discuss with three of the artists their sources of inspiration, how they paint and how their creativity has developed: Steve Daggitt, James Hamilton, and Elizabeth Kirkham.
  4 May Sat     Art Weeks in Kidlington — Open daily at St. Mary's Church Kidlington from today until Sunday 12th May 2024, Artists at St. Mary's exhibit their work as part of Oxfordshire's annual Artweeks festival. Open daily from 12noon. Kidlington is Venue 151, details here.
NOTABLE DATES
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Marquetry


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Art in Wood

Art in Wood

Gabriella Blakey
Unique handcrafted objets d'art.

Live Feed — direct from the studio of Gabriella Blakey:

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    Since the 17th century, flowers were painted before their bloom quickly faded. The beauty of art including marquetry was to capture their fresh beauty into images lasting for all time. Of all kinds of tulip, 'Flaming Parrot' with its flamboyant yellow and scarlet red, its petals fringed in a ruffled effect similar to the feathers of a parrot, is stunning. The coloured wood veneers I use are very limited compared to it. I always feel when I am working that I cannot do enough justice to the infinite range of subtle forms and muted colours of nature. But as artists train their vision to enter this magical world, they can adjust their perception to please the human eye.
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History

LOCAL HISTORY

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A Tribute to Kidlington's Rosie The Elephant

Kidlington Zoo opened in 1931 and closed in 1937 when the whole collection moved to Dudley Castle in the West Midlands.

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Notable Dates
JUNE 2024

  27 Jun Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  25 Jun Tue     Kidlington & District Historical Society (KDHS) — 7.30pm at Kidlington Baptist Church, High Street OX5 2DS. AGM plus a talk by Bill King: "WW1 Part 2". For more about KDHS visit here.
  24 Jun Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. AGM followed by talk 'The Great Fire of Warwick' with Charles Eldridge. Details here.
  15 Jun Sat     Kidlington Gardens Open Day — arranged by Kidlington's Eco Group — if you would like your garden to be included in this special local Open Gardens event please contact the Wild Kidlington Project Officer, Rhiannon Young, by email to rhiannon@wildoxfordshire.org.uk
  15 Jun Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  14 Jun Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
  1 Jun Sat     Dinosaur Storytime and Craft — 10.30am to 11.30am at Kidlington Library. Join in with the Library's fun storytime and crafts to celebrate Dinosaur Day. Booking is essential. Please ask at the desk, call 01865-373067, or email Kidlington.library @oxfordshire.gov.uk
NOTABLE DATES
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Lockdown

Local Writers for Local Readers

article
A Year Locked Down in Kidlington
A Year Locked Down in Kidlington
by James Hamilton

A portrait by the artist in words and watercolours of the local landscape.
Marquetry


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Art in Wood

Art in Wood

Gabriella Blakey
Unique handcrafted objets d'art.

Live Feed — direct from the studio of Gabriella Blakey:

QO
    Since the 17th century, flowers were painted before their bloom quickly faded. The beauty of art including marquetry was to capture their fresh beauty into images lasting for all time. Of all kinds of tulip, 'Flaming Parrot' with its flamboyant yellow and scarlet red, its petals fringed in a ruffled effect similar to the feathers of a parrot, is stunning. The coloured wood veneers I use are very limited compared to it. I always feel when I am working that I cannot do enough justice to the infinite range of subtle forms and muted colours of nature. But as artists train their vision to enter this magical world, they can adjust their perception to please the human eye.
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KV
Notable Dates
JULY 2024

  30 Jul Tue     Kidlington & District Historical Society (KDHS) — 7.30pm at Kidlington Baptist Church, High Street OX5 2DS. AGM plus a talk by Gordon Rogers: "Winston Churchill's Toyshop". For more about KDHS visit here.
  25 Jul Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  22 Jul Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'James Sadler – The King of all Balloons’ with Mark Davies. Details here.
  20 Jul Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  12 Jul Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
NOTABLE DATES
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Streets



Kidlington Streets
Kidlington Streets
Kidlington Streets

Kidlington's Streets Database is maintained by KV and you are invited to offer further local data to help build up this information resource for the village. If you have any sources of local history, community stories, or photographs to add to this database then please send them to alice@kvoice.co.uk.

Visit the Kidlington Streets Database






Morse

Local Writers for Local Readers

article
Morse, Lewis, Endeavour
Morse, Lewis, Endeavour
by Giles Woodforde

Giles Woodforde bids farewell to the long-running TV series.
KV
Notable Dates
AUGUST 2024

  29 Aug Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  24 Aug Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  9 Aug Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
NOTABLE DATES
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Mental Health


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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness
Donna Marie is a fully trained and qualified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse with over 23 years of dedication and devotion to mental health and well-being.

CLICK to visit Donna Marie's website at mentalhealthrelease.com

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    I offer a range of bespoke mental health services designed to help improve your mental health and overall well-being. We can work together on many aspects that could possibly be troubling you. Please click on my card above to read more about my services, and to make contact. Thank you.
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Design


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Furniture & Design of Oxford


Furniture & Design of Oxford
Furniture & Design of Oxford
Kidlington
01865-370222
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    Our team is passionate about creating bespoke handmade kitchens and furniture you can be proud of. This is why so many of our customers return to us and recommend us to their friends and family. With our eye for detail and wealth of experience, turning your dreams into a reality is what we do best. To find out more, click on the card above to visit our website.
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Hey!Broadband


Hey!Broadband

Fast, easy, and fair.
New broadband. New you.

Hey!Broadband is coming to the Kidlington area.

Superfast. Megafast. Gigafast.
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    HEY! Broadband offers lightning fast full fibre with a stable connection throughout the day. Next generation broadband handles multiple devices with no drop in performance. Add value to your property with a connection fit for the future.
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Parchments Print of Oxford

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    We offer Lithographic and Digital print using the very latest technology to produce print of the highest quality. We can also bind or finish your work with a range of finishing equipment from perfect binding to creasing and folding. Click our card above to visit our website and make contact with us to discuss your next printing requirement.
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KV
Notable Dates
SEPTEMBER 2024

  26 Sep Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  23 Sep Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'Chastleton to Kiddington and Enstone (VCH)’ with Simon Townley. Details here.
  21 Sep Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  13 Sep Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
NOTABLE DATES
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Optician


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Cherwell Opticians


Cherwell Opticians

Cherwell Opticians
33 High Street
Kidlington
OX5 2DH
01865-842044

CLICK HERE to visit our website.
Live Feed — direct from the office of Cherwell Opticians:

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    Cherwell Opticians (previously Pitman Optometrists) is conveniently situated in the centre of Kidlington. Cherwell Opticians is owned and managed by Bridget and Elvis Annor. We are well placed to provide complete eye care for all the family. To find out more about us, please click on our card above to visit our website.
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Ecology
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Kidlington Eco Group


Kidlington Eco Group

A network of local groups working towards a greener world.
KV
Notable Dates
OCTOBER 2024

  31 Oct Thu     Friendship Café at Lincroft Meadow — 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Lincroft Meadow Care Home, The Moors, Kidlington OX5 2AA. Great company and delicious refreshments, free of charge. Details here.
  28 Oct Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'Oxford City Cemetries' with Trevor Jackson. Details here.
  26 Oct Sat     Oxfordshire Family History Society — Family History Fair, free event, 10.00am to 4.00pm at Cherwell School North Site, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford. Details here.
  26 Oct Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  20 Oct Sun     Mind, Body, Spirit — 11.00am to 5.00pm at Exeter Hall OX5 1AB. Our exhibitors & speakers focus on spirituality, self-help, well-being, healing, & mindfulness. To find out more about this event, please visit us at the Deer Spirit website here.
  11 Oct Fri     Little Ones at Lincroft Meadow — 10.30am to 12 noon. Little Ones at Lincroft. See the full poster here.
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Property


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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers is a highly regarded property agency that has been serving Oxfordshire for over 50 years. With eight offices spread across the county, it is a trusted and reliable source for anyone looking to rent, let, buy, sell or invest in property.


226 Banbury Road
Summertown
Oxford OX2 7BY

01865-311011
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    We launched in 1972 as an acquisition and investment service and soon became the leading letting agents in Oxford, letting and managing thousands of homes from our offices in North Oxford, Central Oxford and East Oxford, Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester and Witney. Our experienced and knowledgeable teams offer a personalised service to each of our clients. Click on our card above to visit our website and make contact with your local office.
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Bicester Office
5 Sheep Street, OX26 6JB
Tel: 01869-252861

CLICK HERE to visit our website.


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    Please note that our Bicester Office is located around 10-miles north of Kidlington from where our wide range of legal services includes: Agriculture | Banking & Finance Disputes | Commercial Property | Corporate & Commercial Law | Country Homes & Estates | Debt Recovery | Dispute Resolution | Employment Law | Family Law | Inheritance & Estate Planning | Insolvency | Residential Property | Wills, Trusts & Probate. Visit our website above for details, and do contact us for initial advice by telephone or visit us in person by arrangement at one of our local offices.
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Marquetry

Local Writers for Local Readers

article
Marquetry

St. Tryphon & The Magic of Marquetry

by Gabriella Blakey

Read how an ancient Saint depicted in the medium of Marquetry travelled through the centuries via Oxford to honour a mother in Greece.

Portrait

Local Writers for Local Readers

article
Honoured at Oxford
Honoured at Oxford
by Gabrielle Matthews

The story behind Oxford University's portrait of Kidlington's Dr Norma Aubertin-Potter.
KV
Notable Dates
NOVEMBER 2024

  25 Nov Mon     Oxfordshire Family History Society — 7.30pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. 'Meet at Dawn Unarmed' with Andrew Hamilton. Details here.
  23 Nov Sat     Antique & Collectors Market — 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Refeshments. Free admission. Contact: 01865-371494.
  2 Nov Sat     Guide Dogs for the Blind — Christmas Fayre from 10.00am to 4.00pm at the Methodist Church, Kidlington OX5 2BP. Stallholders can set up from 9-30am. We have twenty-five of 6ft X 2ft tables to hire at £20.00 each (not refundable unless the event is cancelled). There is a small car park where you can unload, but limited parking on site. If you would like to attend as a stallholder please contact Geoff Jordan who will send you a booking form and terms and conditions. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Contact: Geoff Jordan on 01865-372977 or email gandvjordan@gmail.co.uk
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Providing a fun, friendly, inspiring environment in which people, regardless of age, gender or experience can learn and perform a wide variety of choral music.
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    Did you know that KAOS has been presenting concerts and musical shows in Kidlington for over 40 years? We put on three performances a year: a Spring Concert, a full-stage Autumn Production, and a Christmas Charity Concert. Members are welcome to take part in any aspect of our shows: not only by performing in them but also by helping us with planning and backstage support. Take a look at all our latest news by clicking on the card above to visit our website. We hope to see you soon!
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    Oxford United's proposed new stadium will be more than our new venue for football matches. We want it to be part of the community of Kidlington, with facilities and services open to you every day. Our stadium will be your stadium. Our detailed plans are still emerging. We want to continue to hear your views which will help shape our ongoing plans. For our most recent developments and to contact OUFC with your questions please click on the card above.
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