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Theatre and Museum Celebrate Victorian Christmas

The Players Theatre and Thame Museum are staging a Victorian Christmas

event between November and December featuring Victorian imagery and

displays, Christmas-related activities for children, and readings of festive

stories and poems by members of Thame Players. All the events and

activities being held are completely free to take part in and entry to the

Museum is also free.

 

Thame Museum, recently named as Oxfordshire Museum of the Year 2020,

has put together a Victorian-themed Christmas event with creative activities

for all the family to enjoy. These include a festive fun day for children

during which kids are invited to try their hand at making Christmas decorations,

traditional pomanders and even bagging up reindeer food. Other events include hand-bell ringing and painting for Christmas, while Father Christmas himself will appear at the Museum on Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st December.

 

A centrepiece of the Victorian Christmas event will be a series of Victorian and festive readings by members of Thame Players at the Museum between 30th November and 11th December. Ten actors from the Players Theatre, suitably costumed in Victorian attire, will be reading stories, poems and extracts by famous authors, including Charles Dickens, Joyce Grenfell, Laurie Lee and Robert Louis Stevenson. Readings will be made on the half hour and you can listen to recitations from seasonal pieces such as ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, ‘Letters from Father Christmas’, ’A Child’s View of Christmas’, ‘Queen Victoria’s Christmas’, and readings to amuse including contemporary pieces such as Pam Ayres on ‘Goodwill to Men’, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and many more.

 

To get fully into the Christmas spirit and take part in all the Victorian-themed festive jollity, just come to Thame Museum between 30th November and 21st December (check opening times at www.thamemuseum.org) and you’ll be sure to find something to enjoy that suits every taste!

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all-day Chinnor Tree Festival 2019 @ St Andrew's Church, Chinnor
Chinnor Tree Festival 2019 @ St Andrew's Church, Chinnor
Dec 7 – Dec 15 all-day
Chinnor Tree Festival 2019 @ St Andrew's Church, Chinnor
Come and see a mixture of real and artificial trees that have been decorated by local business, organisations and schools. Saturday – Sunday 2-6pm Monday – Friday 2-5pm All donations towards St. Andrew’s Church Stonework Appeal
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Barley Hill School PTFA Christma... @ Barley Hill School
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Barley Hill School PTFA Christmas Fayre @ Barley Hill School
A festive time for all at Barley Hill School’s Fayre. Meet Father Christmas, enjoy a mince pie, try your hand at the tombole and pick up some lovely Christmas gifts.   All proceeds to Barley Hill School.
2:00 pm Long Crendon School Christmas Fair @ Long Crendon School
Long Crendon School Christmas Fair @ Long Crendon School
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Long Crendon School Christmas Fair @ Long Crendon School
  Gifts Games Face painting Tombola Santa’s Grotto Mulled win
2:00 pm The Maple Tree presents Family C... @ Holton Village Hall
The Maple Tree presents Family C... @ Holton Village Hall
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Come and make some Christmas crafts with everyone.
5:30 pm Thame Choral Society: Dvořák’s M... @ St Mary's Church
Thame Choral Society: Dvořák’s M... @ St Mary's Church
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm
Thame Choral Society: Dvořák's Mass in D Major @ St Mary's Church
Thame Choral Society invites you to a Christmas performance of Antonín Dvořák’s Mass in D Major, along with festive favourites. There will be mulled wine and mince pies aplenty, plus the opportunity to join our brand new ‘Friends of Thame Choral Society’ scheme with added perks!

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