Wallingford Corn Exchange Open Day – 2 Jun 2018

Wallingford’s Corn Exchange will be revealing all its backstage secrets when it bares its inner workings to the public at a special Open Day on Saturday June 2.

The event, which is free, is to celebrate the culmination of a major refurbishment project which involved a new roof and auditorium improvements.

Throughout the day, there will be tours around the building with visits to dressing rooms, props and costume stores, workshop and cinema projection room. There will be opportunities to try on costumes (and have a selfie taken), paint scenery and see how lights and sound are put together and how films are projected Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The Open Day takes place at Wallingford Corn Exchange, Market Place, Wallingford from 10am to 4pm on Saturday June 2. (Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult and access to some areas may be difficult for those with mobility problems.)


Astons Arts – 22 May

Astons Online invites everyone from Cholsey to a free-of- charge drop-in workshop
on Tuesday 22 May in Aston Tirrold and Aston Upthorpe Village Hall (OX11 9EQ)
from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Astons Cafe is open throughout serving coffee, tea and
cake. You’ll find a warm welcome at our event where the atmosphere is friendly,
engaging and inclusive.
Astons Online aims to encourage everyone to be confident and safe users of the
Internet and online services. Our volunteer tutors welcome all kinds of computer and
user problems which are assessed, analysed and, mostly, solved on the spot. We
can also help with formal training courses, many of which are free.
At 10:30 there'll a 10 minute talk on Social Networking (Twitter, Facebook etc) with
ample time for questions.
Please go to http://www.astonsonline.uk for full information about us; contact us by
email theastonsonline@gmail.com or phone 07780 958249


Sinodun Players’ production: Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Wallingford Corn Exchange 23-26 May at 7.45pm

Sinodun Players present Tom Stoppard’s tragi-comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Wallingford’s Corn Exchange  on 23-26 May at 7.45pm. The director will be award winning Lucy Pitman-Wallace, who lives at Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, and whose long directing experience includes top-rated professional productions all over Britain and abroad and stints at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. More information about the play and to buy tickets at £10, go to website  www.cornexchange.org.uk.

Tickets also available from 01491 825000 or on the door.

Cholsey Armistice Commemorations – KNITTERS NEEDED!

This year marks the Centenary of the end of WWII and as part of the village commemorations Cholsey Creative Club together with Cholsey WI are planning a knitted Poppy Installation on the Forty and need 500 knitted poppies.

The Organisers will be at the Pavilion on Tuesday 5th June 2.30pm to 4pm and 7pm to 8.30 pm to provide information and materials. Please come along and support this village project. Refreshments will be provided.

Science Exchange Talk: Hidden Sounds: How they could help predict the weather

Hidden Sounds: How they could help predict the weather

Andrew Charlton Perez and Graeme Marlton, University of Reading

Tuesday 8th May, 7:30pm, Wallingford School Library

Imperceptible to humans without specialist recording equipment, low-frequency sound waves are present throughout the atmosphere.  Where do these waves come from? How are they linked to nuclear non-proliferation, and why in the future might we use them to improve our long-range weather forecasts?  Not only will you learn all about these hidden sounds, but by coming along to Science Exchange Wallingford, you might also get to hear them!

Science Exchange Wallingford’s next meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th May in Wallingford School Library, St George’s Road, Wallingford.  Meetings are very informal. Speakers talk for about half an hour, then we break for refreshments and return for a lively question and answer session.  We are grateful that the support of local company Triaster, Wallingford School and the generosity of our speakers ensures that each event is free to attend.  We are also privileged to be a Café Scientifique.  (http://www.cafescientifique.org/).