What's on in Wolvercote


Fri 19 | Sat 20 | Sun 21 | Mon 22 | Tue 23 | Wed 24 | Thu 25 | Fri 26 | Sat 27

Our seventh Festival has a water theme to celebrate our river, water meadows and canal.

We hope we’ve provided something for everyone with literary events, concerts, exhibitions, fun on the green, workshops and walks, drama, tea time sing-along and the children’s festival. As part of our expanded Literary Festival we are proud this year to present a talk by Philip Pullman.

The Festival now spans two weekends with events in the evenings midweek. The events are free unless stated. It is not a fundraising event in itself, aiming only to cover costs, but if money is raised beyond what is needed to stage the events, then donations are made to local organisations.

Friday 19th June

2.00 pm Meet at FAI Farm Wytham

Horticultural Visit

For  more details, or to confirm you are coming please contact Ann Munro (  01865 558090

Please ask if you need help with transport


7.30 – 11.00 pm Village Hall

Barn Dance with

Mouse and Trousers

Licensed Bar   -  All ages welcome

Tickets:  Adult £6  Concessions £3  Under 5s free
From the Post Box or Robin Lipsey É 01865 552811

 This event is popular so please be sure to get your tickets in advance

Saturday 20th June

10.00 – 11.30 am Village Hall

Children’s Workshop

Making things on a water theme for the procession.

Please be sure to arrive at 10.00 am to give your child time to complete his/her projects


11.00 am – 6.00 pm Baptist Church

Art Exhibition

Open for viewing – vote for your favourite exhibit


11.30 am – 1.00 pm  Village Hall to the Red Lion

Morris Dancers and Children’s Procession

The procession starts from the Village Hall and ends at the Red Lion with the Wolvercote, Oxford City and Charlbury Morris sides dancing at both venues.


2.00 – 4.00 pm Goose Green


Races, maypole dancing, dog show, archery, drumming workshop, outdoor play and stalls

A time table will be posted on the Green and at the Village Hall.

Refreshments will be served at the Village Hall from 10.00am with teas from 3.00 – 4.30 pm


3.00 pm  Village Hall

Tea time sing-along

Air your vocal chords with the classic old favourites


4.00 – 4.15 pm Goose Green

St Peter’s Players present

Castles in the Air


4.30 – 5.00 pm Village Hall

Story telling for children  


7.30 for 8.00 pm  Village Hall

Music night

An evening of folk, jazz, blues and country music

featuring Wolvercote musicians and friends

Licensed Bar

Tickets: Adults £6 Children £3 from the Post Box

or ( Robin Lipsey  01865 552811

This event is popular so please be sure to get your tickets in advance

Sunday 21st June

10.00 am  St Peter’s Church

Festival Service

A celebration of our community life


12.00 – 1.00 pm  Baptist Church

Classical Concert

With Wolvercote musicians and friends

Donation to St Peter’s Church Building Project


12.00 – 5.00 pm  Baptist Church

Art Exhibition

Open for viewing – vote for your favourite exhibit


1.00 – 4.00 pm  Village Hall

Wolvercote Horticultural Society

Summer Rose and Sweet Pea Show

The society invites entries from members,

non-members and children for the following:

Roses - Sweet Peas – Fruit - Cookery – Handicraft – Photography – Floral art – annuals and perennials – herbs and eggs.

Children’s classes for:  Miniature Garden on a Plate – cookery - Poetry or Prose

Light snacks and refreshments from 1.00 – 4.00 pm.

Trophy presentations at 4.00 pm

All entries to be brought to hall between 9.00-10.00 am

For full schedule and entry forms please see festival web site on cover or É 01865  516981


2.15 – 3.00 pm  St Peter’s Church

Family Concert

Followed by teas at the Village Hall


6.00 – 7.00  pm  Village Hall

Literary Festival opens with Philip Pullman

Book shop, licensed bar/refreshments and food by the Wolvercote Café available from 7.00 pm

Tickets: Adults £6 (£8 with food)

Concessions £3 (£5 with food)

Available from the Information desk at Farmer’s Market, ( 01865 512047 or email: wolvercotelitfest@yahoo.co.uk

This event is likely to be popular so please be sure to get your tickets in advance


8.00 – 9.30 pm  Village Hall

Literary Festival continues with Local Authors

Food available from 7.00 pm – please ask for a food ticket at £2 per person


A separate programme for the literary festival is available from the Post Box, First Turn Stores and the Farmers’ Market

Monday 22nd June

6.00 – 8.00 pm  St Edward’s Boathouse - Godstow

Visit and Boating on the River

An open evening with Hinksey Sculling School and St Edward’s Boat Club at their boathouse, next to The Trout Inn.  Have a look around – have a go!

Restrictions may apply.  Children must be accompanied and supervised

Tuesday 23rd June

4.00 – 5.00 pm  Wolvercote Primary School

Children’s Writing Workshops

For details please see the separate literary festival programme


8.00 pm (food from 6.00 pm)  The Plough Inn

Mikron Theatre presents

‘Tales of the Thames

Ab, Roly and Inch journey the Thames from source to sea. Full of adventure, fun, heartbreak and history, their journeys change their lives for ever.”

Donation requested to cover costs.

For details please see separate flyers on notice boards and at village pubs and shops.

Wednesday 24th June

4.00 – 5.00 pm Wolvercote Primary School

Children’s Morris Dancing Workshop


6.30 pm Starting from the Baptist Church

Local History Society Walk

With Gerald Collett and Ann Spokes Symonds

Thursday 25th June

6.30 pm Starting from the Bathing Place
Walk and Talk: The Thames Flood Plain

With Alison McDonald


6.00 – 8.00 pm Wolvercote Primary School

Adults’ Writing Workshops

For details please see the separate literary festival programme and the festival website

Friday 26th June

7.15  for 7.30 pm start Village Hall

North Oxford Youth Theatre present

Snow White and the Other Seven Dwarfs

A surreal take on the classic tale.

No charge.  Please arrive early to ensure a seat

Saturday 27th June

5.30 – 6.30 pm  The Wolvercote Social (formerly Canal Club)

Kate Saffin presents

The Mary Rose: A boat of Ill-repute

An allegedly true story of two women who ran a brothel on a boat at Wolvercote just after the war.

Adult content!

Tickets on the door:

Adults £2 Concessions £1 to cover costs


6.30 pm  The Wolvercote Social (formerly Canal Club)

Festival BBQ

All are welcome

Vegetarian options 



8.00  – 10.30 pm  The Wolvercote Social (formerly Canal Club)

Open Mike Session

If you would like to perform please contact Robin Lipsey ( 552811

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