April 2020


10 Apr Fri • ARTICLE: "YELLOW BUS" • Giles Woodforde spots something different on his permitted daily walk.
 →  Giles Woodforde 

10 Apr Fri • ARTICLE: "ZIG-ZAG" • Kidlington's Lilian Cooper proposes a new way forward in her topical but entertaining article about the way we walk to and from the shops.
 →  Lilian Cooper 

10 Apr Fri • ARTICLE: "ON CREATIVE WRITING" • In her delightful and imaginative short story, Kidlington's Rosemary Hutchinson encourages us all to have a go at creative writing. 'You can stay at home and travel anywhere,' she says.
 →  Rosemary Hutchinson 

10 Apr Fri • ARTICLE: "THERE'S MUCH YET TO CELEBRATE" • On the first day of the lockdown, Kidlington resident James Hamilton shares some early morning thoughts on his solitary walkabout in a freshly inviting space surrounding the village.
 →  James Hamilton 

10 Apr Fri • 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 

10 Apr Fri • LETTER TO THE NATION • The Prime Minister has written to everyone about our collective response to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Here follows a copy of his letter which you can expect to arrive in the post at your home over the next several days:
 →  Letter to the Nation 

10 Apr Fri • 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:
 →  Poster Parade 

10 Apr Fri • BE A KIDLINGTON WRITER • At home with an idea for creative writing? Ready to publish that article to inform your fellow villagers? It's time to write — become a Kidlington Writer. For details see Poster Parade, here:
 →  Poster Parade 

10 Apr Fri • LOCAL HOT FOOD DELIVERY • The Willow Tree is extending its hot cooked meal delivery service in the Kidlington area. For details see Poster Parade, here:
 →  Poster Parade 

10 Apr Fri • KN DEADLINE • by noon today please, deadline for submission of articles for the May 2020 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Deliver your article to Exeter Hall, or by email to: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk

18 Apr Sat • Cancelled ARCHAEOLOGY EXHIBITION • 10.00am to 3.00pm at Kidlington Library. Cherwell Community Archaeology.

18 Apr Sat • Cancelled MR MEN & LITTLE MISS • Performances 2.00pm and 4.00pm at The Theatre Chipping Norton. Childrens' Mr Men & Little Miss On Stage.

22 Apr Wed • Cancelled KIDLINGTON VOICE • 12.30pm to 2.00pm lunch and meeting for members of Kidlington Voice. Guest speaker Rachel Faulkner, Clerk to Kidlington Parish Council.

28 Apr Tue • Cancelled HISTORICAL SOCIETY • 7.50pm at The Willow Tree Cafe, Moorside Place, The Moors, Kidlington. 'A unique insight into Kidlington's historic relations with the Dukes of Marlborough as revealed in Blenheim Archives'. A talk by Dr Alexa Frost — Blenheim Archivist.

May 2020


01 May Fri • Cancelled KAOS CONCERT • Spring Concert performed by Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS): 'An Enchanted Evening,' featuring music by famous song-writing duos.

02 May Sat • Cancelled KAOS CONCERT • Spring Concert performed by Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS): 'An Enchanted Evening,' featuring music by famous song-writing duos.

08 May Fri • KN DEADLINE • by noon today please, deadline for submission of articles for the June 2020 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Deliver your article to Exeter Hall, or by email to: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk

08 May Fri • Cancelled HELP FOR HEROES • 8.00pm to midnight at Exeter Hall. Supper and Dance with Radio Days Big Band to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

09 May Sat • Cancelled ART WEEKS • Midday to 5.00pm at St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Kidlington. Artists at St. Mary's exhibit daily until Sunday 17th May 2020. But some art-weeks images remain online here:
 →  www.artweeks.org/festival/2020/artists-st-marys 

15 May Fri • Cancelled KIDLINGTON VOICE • 7.30am to 9.00am at The Foresters Hall, Kidlington. Breakfast Meeting for members of Kidlington Voice with guest speaker to be announced.

17 May Sun • Cancelled ABINGDON AIR SHOW • 8.00am car parks open, 10.00am to 5.30pm showground open for Abingdon and Country Air Show 2020.

26 May Tue • Cancelled HISTORICAL SOCIETY • 7.50pm at The Willow Tree Cafe, Moorside Place, The Moors, Kidlington. 'Unraveling the mystery of the Stonesfield embroidery'. A talk by Carol Anderson.

June 2020


06 Jun Sat • OPEN GARDENS • Kidlington and Hampton Poyle. For more information about events celebrating Kidlington-800 see Timeline-2020 here:
 →  Timeline-2020 

07 Jun Sun • OPEN GARDENS • Kidlington and Hampton Poyle. For more information about events celebrating Kidlington-800 see Timeline-2020 here:
 →  Timeline-2020 

08 Jun Mon • THAMES VALLEY POLICE • 7.30pm at Thames Valley Police HQ Kidlington. Open meeting of the Kidlington and District Community Forum. For details, please see the card headed 'Community Alerts' on the Kidlington Voice Online home page.

12 Jun Fri • KN DEADLINE • by noon today please, deadline for submission of articles for the July 2020 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Deliver your article to Exeter Hall, or by email to: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk

20 Jun Sat • ARCHAEOLOGY EXHIBITION • 10.00am to 3.00pm at Kidlington Library. Cherwell Community Archaeology. For details see Poster Parade, here:
 →  Poster Parade 

27 Jun Sat • VILLAGE FETE • 2.30pm to 4.00pm in and around St. Mary's Church, Kidlington. Village Fete based on an Olympic theme! For more information about events celebrating Kidlington-800 see Timeline-2020 here:
 →  Timeline-2020 

30 Jun Tue • HISTORICAL SOCIETY • 7.30pm at The Willow Tree Cafe, Moorside Place, The Moors, Kidlington. Tony Hadland will take us on a whistle stop tour to visit eight different heritage railways in five countries that run classic steam and diesel locomotives.

July 2020


04 Jul Sat • KAOS CONCERT • Evening concert at St. Mary's Church, Kidlington, performed by Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society. Time TBA. For more information about events celebrating Kidlington-800 see Timeline-2020 here:
 →  Timeline-2020 

04 Jul Sat • AFTERNOON CONCERT • 2.00pm at St. Mary's Church Kidlington, performed by Woodstock Music Society. For more information about events celebrating Kidlington-800 see Timeline-2020 here:
 →  Timeline-2020 

10 July Fri • KN DEADLINE • by noon today please, deadline for submission of articles for the August 2020 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Deliver your article to Exeter Hall, or by email to: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk

28 Jul Tue • HISTORICAL SOCIETY • 7.30pm at The Willow Tree Cafe, Moorside Place, The Moors, Kidlington. 'And so to...Ted'. A history of Teddies and other Bears. Please bring your bears to visit the History Society! A talk by Melanie Gibson-Barton.

August 2020


14 Aug Fri • KN DEADLINE • by noon today please, deadline for submission of articles for the September 2020 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Deliver your article to Exeter Hall, or by email to: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk

September 2020


11 Sep Fri • KN DEADLINE • by noon today please, deadline for submission of articles for the October 2020 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Deliver your article to Exeter Hall, or by email to: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk

October 2020


03 Oct Sat • 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. Details TBA. For more information about events celebrating Kidlington-800 see Timeline-2020 here:
 →  Timeline-2020 

09 Oct Fri • KN DEADLINE • by noon today please, deadline for submission of articles for the November 2020 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Deliver your article to Exeter Hall, or by email to: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk

November 2020


13 Nov Fri • KN DEADLINE • by noon today please, deadline for submission of articles for the December 2020 edition of the printed magazine Kidlington News. Deliver your article to Exeter Hall, or by email to: kidlingtonnews@yahoo.co.uk

December 2020


12 Dec Sat • 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 [Details TBA] to the live Nativity in St Mary's Church Kidlington. For more information about events celebrating Kidlington-800 see Timeline-2020 here:
 →  Timeline-2020 

January 2021


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March 2021