Cholsey Repair Café – Saturday 28th July, the Pavilion, 11 am – 2 pm

This new voluntary enterprise, supported by Cholsey Parish Council, has seen two successful sessions, both held at The Pavilion, where skilled fixers offer help and advice on returning damaged items to regular use. The latest Repair Café, in May, was able to repair 85% of all the diverse articles brought along by villagers: chisels were sharpened, toys restored to life, kitchen mixers given a new lease on life, bicycles put back on the road and clothing made smart again. There were facilities for gluing, screwing, soldering and even restoring picture frames and musical instruments.

The next Cholsey Repair Café will take place on Saturday 28th July, again at the Pavilion, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In return for the cost of any parts and a voluntary donation, perhaps your damaged items can be restored to health and rescued from the dustbin. A further session is expected to take place on Saturday 8th September.

If you’d like to get involved as a helper, contact Ian Wheeler on 01491 652295, who is co-ordinating the scheme.


75th Cholsey Show Saturday August 11th, Whitehead Meadow, noon til 5.30pm

75th Cholsey Show Saturday August 11th, Whitehead Meadow, noon til 5.30pm. Great entertainment for all the family (Sheepdog & Duck show, Punch & Judy, Cholsey Silver Band, Morris Dancing, “Fun Dog Show”, children’s “have a go” games, big raffle, lots of charity/trade stalls,  Cholsey “Happy Hub” boot sale, etc. You can top up with food and refreshments from the BBQ, “Red Lion” bar, afternoon tea cafe and ice creams. The Grand Marquee will show off hundreds of exhibits ranging from vegetable and flowers, domestic produce, handicrafts, photos and artwork. You will also see creativity from the local children.

We would like to encourage as many people as possible to enter the Show – there are cups or trophies to be awarded in all categories – could you be a winner this year? Lots of classes so do please take part. Printed schedules/entry forms available from HortSoc Store (open Saturday mornings), the Community Library, Park Butchers, Barn Fitness Club, Railway Station, Larkmead Vets, Great Hall at Cholsey Meadows, or call  Val Rush 01491 651121: we are pleased to deliver locally. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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 for full information about us; contact us by
email 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

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.