June 2020

04 Jun Thu   📃 ★★★ Article • IN PRAISE OF COW PARSLEY • James Hamilton reveals a presence hidden in every corner of every field.
  ⇛   James Hamilton  

📃 Article • STARGAZING • June 2020 • Roger Davies invites us to look up and take in the big picture as he describes the sky at night over Kidlington and its surrounding region.
  ⇛   Roger Davies  

📃 Article • CHURCH STREET HONEY • Kitty Knight explains the harvesting process for producing Church Street Honey.
  ⇛   Kitty Knight  

♦ Advertisement • Co-operative Communities • Work experience, volunteering, community grants & funding.

  ⇛   The Midcounties Co-operative  

📃 Article • THE QUEEN'S MUSIC • Alan Kestner narrates his pencil drawing inspired by the Queen's speech in May 2020.
  ⇛   Alan Kestner  

📃 Article • FANDILAY • Paul Humphreys tells of a word recovered from a childhood memory.
  ⇛   Paul Humphreys  

📃 Article • A SWARM IN MAY • Andy Pedley safely relocates a swarm of bees nesting in a street in Kidlington.
  ⇛   Andy Pedley  

⚫ Information • KIDLINGTON LIBRARY: PREPARING TO RE-OPEN • Library staff are making preparations to re-open soon. For details and to read about the Summer Reading Challenge look at the notice in the Poster Parade here:
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⚫ Information • ART TO WORDS • Art Weeks local exhibitions are cancelled this month but if you have produced an artwork and can tell its story in around 500 words then please contact our Publishing Director to have it exhibited as an article here on KV. Contact louise.lloyd

📃 Article • AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY • James Hamilton takes a phenomenal flight high above the buttercup fields of Kidlington.
  ⇛   James Hamilton  

⚫ Information • HISTORY CALLS FOR REMINISCENCES • The Kidlington and District Historical Society (K&DHS) invites your reminiscences about the impact the Coronavirus is having on your daily life.
Click on the letter from KDHS in the Poster Parade, here:
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📃 Article • NOCTURNE • James Hamilton takes a short walk without leaving the house.
  ⇛   James Hamilton  

♦ Advertisement • Kidlington Football Club • Home fixtures played at Yarnton Road.

  ⇛   Kidlington Football Club  

📃 Article • OXFORD - BY A VERY OXFORD CAT • Julia Cameron introduces her latest book now on sale at Blackwell's Bookshop.
  ⇛   Julia Cameron  

📃 ★★★ More Articles • ★★★ MORE ARTICLES • See more articles by local writers published on Kidlington Voice Online in 2020.
  ⇛   More Articles  

⚫ Information • CURIOUS MINDS • You may feel you've already found lots to do in the empty time suddenly available, but just in case you'd like to explore something new, the University of Oxford is offering various opportunities:
  ⇛   Curious Minds  

♦ Advertisement • DrunkDry Ltd. Kidlington off-licence now open. • Strict social distancing in store. Collect Only. ★★★ QUOTE CODE 'KV358' for Kidlington Voice Readers' Discount of 10% off all drinks collected in June 2020.

  ⇛   DrunkDry Ltd.  

⚫ Information • SELF-ISOLATING? NEED HELP? • Thames Valley Police in partnership with Kidlington Parish Council have set up a hotline to support you. If you or your neighbours need help while self-isolating in the Kidlington area then telephone 01865-817722. For details see Poster Parade, here:
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⚫ Information • BE A KIDLINGTON WRITER • At home with an idea for creative writing? Ready to publish your article to inform your fellow villagers? It's time to write — become a Kidlington Writer. For details, contact louise.lloyd

July 2020

Event Organisers — when you can confirm an upcoming event (subject further lockdown restrictions) please notify Louise Lloyd by email to to include your event in this Calendar.
Thank you.

Pending confirmed events due in July 2020, please also see:

📃 Article • DIARY OF A NOVICE BEEKEEPER • Henrietta Batchelor takes delivery of her first beehive and discovers she has a whole new language to learn.
  ⇛   Henrietta Batchelor  

♦ Advertisement • Plumbing & Heating • Bathrooms, kitchens, central heating, solar.

  ⇛   Steve Cross  

📃 Article • LOCKDOWN MEDAL • Graham Kirby considers VE-Day and reflects on how prisoners of war in Europe supported each other.
  ⇛   Graham Kirby  

📃 Article • POETRY AND CRISIS: EDWARD THOMAS • John Batchelor recalls the times, settings, and poetry of Edward Thomas.
  ⇛   John Batchelor  

📃 Article • BLOSSOM FORTNIGHT • 'It must be blossom fortnight all over Kidlington,' writes James Hamilton.
  ⇛   James Hamilton  

August 2020

Pending confirmed events due in August 2020, please also see:

📃 Article • OXYMORONICA • Louise Lloyd discovers a new word in Summertown. But where did she find it — and what does it mean?
  ⇛   Louise Lloyd  

♦ Advertisement • SupportComm • Photocopiers and professional printers for your office.

  ⇛   SupportComm  

♦ Advertisement • The Yurt at Nicholsons • The Yurt at Nicholsons provides simple and surprising delights under canvas in its tree nursery in North Aston.

  ⇛   The Yurt at Nicholsons  

♦ Advertisement • JLDA • Design, Planning Applications, Listed Building Consents & Building Regulations Applications.

  ⇛   JLDA  

♦ Advertisement • Oxon-Tech • Managed IT support for business.

  ⇛   Oxon-Tech  

♦ Advertisement • Chipping Norton Theatre • Upcoming Performances.

  ⇛   Chipping Norton Theatre  

♦ Advertisement • Pitman Optometrists • Pitman Optometrists has been providing local independent eye care in Oxfordshire for over 25 years.

  ⇛   Pitman Optometrists  

♦ Advertisement • Oxfordshire Adult Learning • Part-time and evening courses.

  ⇛   Abingdon & Witney College  

♦ Advertisement • Evolution Hair Design • Need a trim? A new hair style? Make an appointment with Kidlington's Evolution Hair Design Salon.

  ⇛   Evolution Hair Design  

♦ Advertisement • Evolution Tattoo Studio Ltd • Post lockdown tattoo? Cover up? A new piece of work? Or just need some advice?

  ⇛   Evolution Tattoo Studio  

♦ Advertisement • The Kidlington Centre • Shopping Mall.

  ⇛   The Kidlington Centre  

♦ Advertisement • The Children's House • Montessori Nursery School in Kidlington.

  ⇛   The Children's House  

♦ Advertisement • Lincroft Meadow Care Home • Cosy, comfortable, elegant.

  ⇛   Lincroft Meadow  

September 2020


October 2020

03 Oct Sat ↪ Event • MUSIC FESTIVAL • 3rd through 18th October: musical performances held at St. Mary's Church, Kidlington, featuring a range of local musical talent from choral singers and brass bands, to organ music and bell-ringing; plus a host of talented young musicians from our local schools.

November 2020


December 2020

12 Dec Sat ↪ Event • FOLLOW THAT STAR! • 4.00pm procession from the High Street to St.Mary's Church Kidlington. Includes three camels — ridden by the winners of the competition organised by St Mary's Church.

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