Community Groups In Milton

Local Group Activities

Tea, cake and chat afternoons in Milton Community Space. Twice each month we have a tea, cake and chat afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.00pm in Milton Community Space in St Blaise Church. Why not come along and meet a few other villagers and have a sociable afternoon break in our beautiful community space? There is no charge but small donations for the refreshments are welcomed. If you need assistance to be able to get to a tea, cake and chat afternoon please let me know. The next date is Tuesday 12 December when we will also be decorating the Christmas tree – could you come and help? The dates for January 2018 are Wednesday 10 January and Tuesday 30 January.

For further information or if you would like to help with these social afternoons please contact Nicola Turner on
01235 833938 or by e-mail at nicola@pduck.plus.com


Milton Book Group meets about once a month and we are always open to new members. We meet at either The Plum Pudding or a member's home at 8.00pm, usually on a Tuesday.
If you're interested in joining or you would like more information about the group, please contact Rebecca Thomas – 01235 833731, 07717 693724 or becca.ebdon@gmail.com

The group reads a wide range of fiction - recent past reads include "The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells" (Andrew Sean Greer), "Gaudy Night" (Dorothy L. Sayers), "Some Luck" (Jane Smiley) and "The Handmaid's Tale" (Margaret Atwood).

 

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All events take place at the Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ unless otherwise stated.
Wreath Making - Friday 01 and Friday 08 December – 1.00pm and 2.00pm
Make a beautiful festive wreath for your home or to give as a gift. All materials are provided but feel free to bring along any additional foliage or decorations you would like include. If children would like to take part, please book on to Wreath Making for Families at 3.45pm. Price includes a hot drink and a mince pie! £20 per wreath; booking essential: book online (incurs a fee) or call 01865 407792 during office hours

 

See the website for other activities

Lucy Benyon, Communications Officer
Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ
Direct Line: 01865 409406
Office No.: 01865 407792
lucy.benyon@earthtrust.org.uk
www.earthtrust.org.uk

Earth Trust

earth trustAll events take place at the Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ unless otherwise stated.

 

Autumn Water Festival Sunday 01 October 11am-4pm
Join our annual autumnal celebration of water and wetlands. See our website for full details. £6 adult, £3 child, £15 family. Book online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson.
Intermediate Wildlife Photography Sunday 08 October 10am-3pm
In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. This workshop will cover macro photography. £80 adult, £70 child (14-16 yrs), subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Leatherwork Saturday 14 October 10am-5pm
Make a made to measure belt whilst learning all about bevelling, stitching, riveting and dyeing leather. With Maud van den Broecke. £80; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Natural Dyeing Saturday 14 October 10am-4pm
Discover the wide range of plants that can produce dye and find out how to extract and fix colour. £40; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Basket Weaving Saturday 21 October 9.30am-5pm
In this practical workshop you’ll learn how to weave a frame basket in a session lead by Catherine Tregaskes, from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. £50; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Build a Bat Box Monday 23 October 10.30am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm
Help bats prepare for hibernation by making a shelter to put in your garden. All tools and materials provided. Two 1.5hr sessions available, with 6 places for individuals or families/groups in each session (cost is per box not per person); ideally there should be one adult with each box being made. £15 per box; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Mud Pie Mania Tuesday 24 October 10am-11.30am
Drop in for Mud Pie Monday - buckets of mud and buckets of fun!  Join us either in the Earth Trust Centre where youngsters will have the opportunity to get creative (and messy) in our mud kitchen. Please bring your own spade/trowel if you have one. Wellies and waterproofs advisable. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Woodland Adventure Wednesday 25 October 10am-12pm
An expedition for 5-8year olds. Use your detective skills to discover our secret destination where we will explore, build and play! Activities will be aimed at the 5-8yrs age group but younger/older siblings are also welcome to join in. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Wildlife Wednesday at Neptune Wood Wednesday 25 October 2pm-4pm
Our roving Wildlife Wednesday normally visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday, but this half term, we're heading to Neptune Wood! Come out and play, and explore this fascinating and under-explored area of our nature reserve. £2 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Family Bushcraft Thursday 26 October 10am-4pm
Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors! Explore the woods, make shelters, learn how to make a fire and use a knife safely. We'll cook on the fire but bring a packed lunch too. £22 adult, £17 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Discover and Play Friday 27 October 10am-12pm
Forest School for the under-5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Tree Climbing Friday 27 October 10am-5pm
Use ropes and harnesses to explore Little Wittenham Wood’s treetops in 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. The minimum age is 6yrs but there is no maximum, so parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends can all have a go too! Spectators do not need to pay. £20 per participant; booking essential: online at http://www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk/tree-climbing-events/
Spooky Dusk Discovery Walk Friday 27t October 5.30pm-7.30pm
Do you dare come out to the woods tonight?! Join us for a moonlit Halloween walk to experience the local woodland at night. Torch and courage essential! £6 adult, £3 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee)

Isabel Hauer, Marketing and Communications Apprentice
Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ
Office No.: 01865 407792
Direct line: 01865 407422
Isabel.hauer@earthtrust.org.uk

Earth Trust

earth trustAll events take place at the Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ unless otherwise stated.

 

Sunday Drop-in: Pond Dipping - Sunday 06 August, 10am-1pmUsing nets and trays, get a closer look at the aquatic creatures that live in our pond - beetles, bugs and maybe even newts! Why not make some wild art inspired by what you discover too? £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Woodland Adventure - Tuesday 08 August, 10am-12pm
An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods! £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Night Safari - Tuesday 08 August, 8pm-10pm
Join us for this night-time expedition to discover Wallingford Castle Meadow’s wildlife, who knows what you might find? On the evening, you’ll also set up live traps ready for tomorrow’s event. £7 adult, £4 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Wildlife Wednesday at Wallingford Castle Meadows - Wednesday 09 August, 10am-12pm
Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife! £2 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Little Explorers - Thursday 10 August, 10am-11.30am
Sensory buggy/sling walk for babies and toddlers. We will use our senses to learn about the natural world around us – stopping to smell, touch, taste, listen and look! £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Discover and Play - Friday 11 August, 10am-12pm
Forest School for the under-5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. £4 suggested donation per adults, accompanying adult(s) free.
Meteor Shower Walk - Friday 11 August, 8pm-10pm
Join us for a starlit walk around the Clumps and then settle down to enjoy the show that the annual Perseid meteor shower provides. Bring a flask of hot chocolate and a blanket! Appropriate for older children and adults. £6 adult, £3 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting - Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August, 10am-4pm
Two workshops covering both the theory and practice of fruit tree pruning and grafting with expert Andy Howard.
The session on Saturday 12 August will cover pruning topics, including: the history of pruning; why we summer prune and how it maximises your fruit growth; cordons, fans, espaliers, step-overs and how to do them; how a tree grows, root stock sizes and vigour affect pruning; summer vs winter pruning.
On Sunday 13 August, we'll cover grafting: the history of budding; when and how to collect and store scion wood; different types of rootstocks and reasons for selection; different methods of summer budding and their pros and cons; best tools to use; the best methods for sealing the graft; plant aftercare and how to make sure your graft takes. You will take home a grafted tree.
Join us for one or both. £40 per day or £75 for the whole weekend; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Song Writing - Sunday 13 August, 11am-12pm
Make some music with singer-songwriter David Gibb. For 6-11 year olds. No experience necessary! £6 child, accompanying adult(s) free; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Night Safari - Tuesday 15 August, 8pm-10pm
Join us for this night-time expedition to discover Mowbray Field’s wildlife, who knows what you might find? On the evening, you’ll also set up live traps ready for tomorrow’s event. £7 adult, £4 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Wildlife Wednesday at Mowbray Fields - Wednesday 16 August, 10am-12pm
Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife! £2 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Family Bushcraft - Thursday 17 August, 10am-4pm
Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors! You’ll explore the woods, build a waterproof shelter, and light fires by hand. £22 adult, £17 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Beginners Wildlife Photography - Sunday 20 August, 10am-3pm
Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you get to grips with your camera and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. £80 per adult, £70 per child (14-16 yrs); booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Clumps Club - Monday 21-Friday 25 August, 9am-5pm
Experience some wild adventures in this holiday club for 7-11 year olds! Different outdoor activities each day (see our website for details). £30 per day (book all 5 and get one FREE); booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Woodland Adventure - Wednesday 30 August, 10am-12pm
An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods! £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Little Explorers - Thursday 31 August, 10am-11.30am
Sensory buggy/sling walk for babies and toddlers. We will use our senses to learn about the natural world around us – stopping to smell, touch, taste, listen and look! £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Isabel Hauer, Marketing and Communications Apprentice
Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ
Office No.: 01865 407792
Direct line: 01865 407422
Isabel.hauer@earthtrust.org.uk

The WI

the WIIf you didn’t come along to our July meeting you missed the lovely Analiza Jones giving us a very interesting and informative talk on how bags are made from natural materials in the Philippines. She also came with lots of fabulous bags to sell. Let’s just say she didn’t take many home again, Girls and their bags!

 

At our 19 September meeting we will be joined by Nick Jackson who will be giving us some very useful information on Wills and Power of Attorney etc. Something we all need to think about having no matter our age.

 

On 17 October we will be welcoming Muriel Pilkington who will be talking to us about Lost Villages of Oxfordshire.

 

Why not come along and see what we have going on, tea, cake and a natter too.
Join us on the third Tuesday of every month at the Village Hall in Sutton Courtenay @ 7.30pm
If you would like any more information, please call Val on 01235 847612


Tina Wade

Earth Trust

earth trustSummer Picnic - Sunday 02 July 11.00am-4.00pm
Help us celebrate our 35th Birthday at this year’s summer festival! Party games, live music, a smoothie bike and more! £6 adult, £3 child, £15 family (discount for online bookings at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Wednesday 19 July 6.30pm-9.30pm
Earth Trust is delighted to welcome The HandleBards, the world's first cycling theatre company! Since 2013, their two troupes (one all-male, the other all-female) have pedalled over 6000 miles across the UK to perform their unique brand of “charmingly chaotic, environmentally sustainable, bicycle-powered Shakespeare”.
Join the all-male troupe in the beautiful gardens of the Earth Trust Centre, at the foot of the Wittenham Clumps, for A Midsummer Night’s Dream as you’ve never seen it before! Bring a picnic and settle down for an evening of "gloriously eccentric" outdoor theatre.
For those not familiar with the story, what’s the play about? Well... Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites, where a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war over the possession of an Indian boy. A group of amateur actors share the same forest. They’re rehearsing for a play. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues.
£18 adult, £14 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Drawing from Nature for Families - Sunday 23 July 10.00am-1.00pm
Let your creative side loose in the great outdoors, and get top tips for inspiration and improvement from local artist Gareth Lloyd. £10 adult, £5 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Creepy Crawly Comics - Monday 24 July 10.00am-3.00pm
You’ll be the bees’ knees at creepy crawly comic drawing after attending our session with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron, whose work features in The Phoenix comic. You’ll explore the Earth Trust garden, then create a nature themed comic inspired by what you discovered. For 7-11 year olds. £30 (ask about our discount for siblings); booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Woodland Adventure - Tuesday 25 July 10.00am-12noon
An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods! £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Night Safari - Tuesday 25 July 8.00pm-10.00pm
Join us for this night-time expedition to discover Thrupp Lake’s wildlife, who knows what you might find? On the evening, you’ll also set up live traps ready for tomorrow’s event. £7 adult, £4 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Wildlife Wednesday at Thrupp Lake - Wednesday 26 July 10.00am-12noon
Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife! £2 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Tree Climbing - Wednesday 26 July, 10.00am-5.00pm
Use ropes and harnesses to explore Little Wittenham Wood’s treetops in 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. £20 per participant; booking essential: online at http://www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk/tree-climbing-events/
Basket Weaving - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July 9.30am-5.00pm
You can create several small baskets or one larger structure in this two day workshop with Catherine Tregaskes. £115 per person; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Clumps Club - Monday 31 July - Friday 04 August, 9.00am-5.00pm
Experience some wild adventures in this holiday club for 7-11 year olds! Different outdoor activities each day (see our website for details). £30 per day (book all 5 and get one FREE); booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
 
Isabel Hauer

The WI

The sun is shining and a great time to come and join us at Sutton Courtenay WI.

 

You missed our speaker Mary Thomson last month who told us about famous and local characters who have lived in SC over the years, including ex-Prime Ministers and actors!

 

But don’t worry there is so much more to come.
Analiza Jones will be here on 18 July, with her talk about making bags in the Philippines and bringing some to sell too.
15 August is our fabulous garden party
19 September - Nick Jackson will be coming along to give us advice on Wills and Power of Attorney, something we all need to think about what ever age you are.

We meet in Sutton Courtenay Village Hall, 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month.
For more information please call Val: 01235 847612


Tina Wade

Earth Trust

All events take place at the Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ unless otherwise stated.

 

Little Explorers - Thursday 01June, 10.00am-11.30am
Sensory buggy/sling walk for babies and toddlers. We will use our senses to learn about the natural world around us – stopping to smell, touch, taste, listen and look! £4 suggested donation per child; accompanying adult(s) free.

 

Discover and Play - Friday 02 June, 10.00am-12.00pm
Forest School fun for the under-5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

 

Sunday Drop-in: Forest School Fun - Sunday 04June, 10.00am-2.00pm
Come and explore the woods and get creative in the great outdoors. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

 

Natural Dyeing - Sunday 11 June, 10.00am-4.00pm
Discover the wide range of plants that can produce dye and learn how to extract and fix the colour. £40; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

 

Bats of the Clumps - Friday 16 June, 7.00pm-8.30pm
Take a peek into the mysterious world of these amazing animals... Meet some bats and enjoy an informative talk by Dave Endacott from Oxfordshire Bat Group. £8 per adult, £4 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

 

Beginners Wildlife Photography - Saturday 17 June, 10.00am-3.00pm
Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you get to grips with your camera and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. There are a series of workshops running throughout the next few months – book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).


Intermediate Wildlife Photography - Sunday 18 June, 10.00am-3.00pm
In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. This workshop will cover cataloguing and pressing. Book one or more as a course for a discount: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).


Isabel Hauer

The WI

At our April meeting we welcomed Alan Brewer who gave us an entertaining talk on what life was like as an Airline Steward, including meeting people like the Queen and Richard Gere.

 

We don’t just drink tea and eat cake you know. Each month we have a speaker who could come in and make us laugh, cry, sing or inspire us to make or do something fabulous! Why not come along and see what you are missing?

 

20 June is our Members’ Summer Outing; we are off on a River Boat trip to Windsor.

 

Join us on the 18 July and meet Analiza Jones who will be giving us a talk on the Making of Handbags in the Philippines. She will also be bringing some along with her to sell.

 

We also have a lunch once a month, where we go to local pubs, restaurants etc.

 

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Sutton Courtenay Village Hall.
If you would like any more information, please call Val on 847812


Tina Wade

Earth Trust

All events take place at the Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ unless otherwise stated.
Moth Night
Saturday 06 May, 8.00pm-10.00pm
Uncover the wonderful world of moths during an evening of moth trapping. £6 per adult, £3 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Dawn Chorus Walk
Sunday 07 May, 4.30am-6.30am
Join us on the Clumps to hear the dawn birdsong. £6 per adult, £3 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Sunday Drop-in: Go Wild!
Sunday 07 May, 10.00am-2.00pm
Discover what wildlife lives on the nature reserve, including looking at what’s been caught in the moth traps that were set up at yesterday’s Moth Night. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Green Woodworking Course
Tuesday 09 May, 6.30pm-9.00pm
A 6-week course (Tuesday evenings 09 May-13 June) where you will make your own stool to take home. £75 for 6 sessions; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Tree Climbing
Saturday 13 May, 10.00am-5.00pm
Use ropes and harnesses to access the treetops! 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. £20; booking essential: online only at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Scything
Sunday 14 May, 9.30am-4.00pm
Learn the traditional way to tackle tall grass and long weeds, with expert Clive Leeke. £50; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Intermediate Wildlife Photography
Sunday 14 May, 10.00am-3.00pm
In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. This workshop will cover wide angle tricks. Future intermediate workshops: 18th June; book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Bat Walk
Saturday 20 May, 8.30pm-10.00pm
A guided walk with the addition of bat detectors to find out more about these marvellous mammals. £6 per adult, £3 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Drawing from Nature
Sunday 21 May, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Explore Little Wittenham Wood with your sketchbook and get top tips from artist Gareth Lloyd. £20; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Natural Dyeing for Families
Tuesday 30 May, 11.00am-4.00pm
Forage for natural dyes to colour wool, then make colourful felt. Suitable for ages 10 years+, £20 per adult, £15 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Woodland Adventure
Wednesday 31 May, 10.00am-12.00noon
An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods! £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Wildlife Wednesday at Thrupp Lake
Wednesday 31 May, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife!
 
Isabel Hauer
Marketing and Communications Apprentice
Earth Trust, Little Wittenham OX14 4QZ
Office: 01865 407792 Direct line: 01865 407422
Isabel.hauer@earthtrust.org.uk
www.earthtrust.org.uk

Earth Trust

All events take place at the Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ unless otherwise stated.
Moth Night
Saturday 06 May, 8.00pm-10.00pm
Uncover the wonderful world of moths during an evening of moth trapping. £6 per adult, £3 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Dawn Chorus Walk
Sunday 07 May, 4.30am-6.30am
Join us on the Clumps to hear the dawn birdsong. £6 per adult, £3 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Sunday Drop-in: Go Wild!
Sunday 07 May, 10.00am-2.00pm
Discover what wildlife lives on the nature reserve, including looking at what’s been caught in the moth traps that were set up at yesterday’s Moth Night. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Green Woodworking Course
Tuesday 09 May, 6.30pm-9.00pm
A 6-week course (Tuesday evenings 09 May-13 June) where you will make your own stool to take home. £75 for 6 sessions; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Tree Climbing
Saturday 13 May, 10.00am-5.00pm
Use ropes and harnesses to access the treetops! 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. £20; booking essential: online only at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Scything
Sunday 14 May, 9.30am-4.00pm
Learn the traditional way to tackle tall grass and long weeds, with expert Clive Leeke. £50; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Intermediate Wildlife Photography
Sunday 14 May, 10.00am-3.00pm
In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. This workshop will cover wide angle tricks. Future intermediate workshops: 18th June; book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Bat Walk
Saturday 20 May, 8.30pm-10.00pm
A guided walk with the addition of bat detectors to find out more about these marvellous mammals. £6 per adult, £3 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Drawing from Nature
Sunday 21 May, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Explore Little Wittenham Wood with your sketchbook and get top tips from artist Gareth Lloyd. £20; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Natural Dyeing for Families
Tuesday 30 May, 11.00am-4.00pm
Forage for natural dyes to colour wool, then make colourful felt. Suitable for ages 10 years+, £20 per adult, £15 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Woodland Adventure
Wednesday 31 May, 10.00am-12.00noon
An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods! £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Wildlife Wednesday at Thrupp Lake
Wednesday 31 May, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife!
 
Isabel Hauer
Marketing and Communications Apprentice
Earth Trust, Little Wittenham OX14 4QZ
Office: 01865 407792 Direct line: 01865 407422
Isabel.hauer@earthtrust.org.uk
www.earthtrust.org.uk

Earth Trust Events During April

Lambing Weekend - Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April, 11am-4pm
Come and see us down on the farm during our annual Lambing Weekends! Meet lambs, piglets, goats and more. Craft activities and refreshments available. £7 adult, £3 child, £17 family (discount for online bookings), FREE for Earth Trust Friends.
Newts, Frogs and Toads - Friday 7th April, 7.45pm-9.30pm
A guided walk to Little Wittenham Wood to find out all about the amphibians that live there. £6 adult, £3 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Beginners Wildlife Photography - Saturday 8th April, 10am-3pm
Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you get to grips with your camera and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. There are a series of workshops running throughout the next few months – book one or more as a course: first workshop £80 per adult, £70 per child (14-16 yrs), subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee). This workshop was originally advertised as taking place on Saturday 18th March.
Intermediate Wildlife Photography - Sunday 9th April, 10am-3pm
In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. Future intermediate workshops: 22nd April, 14th May and 18th June; book one or more as a course: first workshop £80 per adult, £70 per child (14-16 yrs), subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee). This workshop was originally advertised as taking place on Sunday 19th March.
Creepy Crawly Comics - Monday 10th April, 10am-3pm
Explore the nature reserve to find a natural hero then create a comic with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron. For 7-11 year olds; parents welcome to stay. £30 (ask about our discount for siblings); booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Clumps Club - Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April, 9am-5pm
School holiday club for 7-11 year olds! Different outdoor activities each day, please see website for details. £30 per day; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Little Explorers - Thursday 13th April, 10am-11.30am
Buggies and slings welcome for a ramble around our nature reserve. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Night Safari - Tuesday 18th April, 7.30pm-9pm
Discover Wallingford Castle Meadow’s wildlife by night and set up live traps ready for tomorrow’s event. FREE thanks to Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge.
Wildlife Wednesday at Wallingford Castle Meadows - Wednesday 19th April, 10am-2pm
Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife! FREE thanks to Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge.
Woodland Adventure - Wednesday 19th April, 10am-12pm
An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods! £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adults free.
Family Bushcraft - Thursday 20th April, 10am-4pm
Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors! Learn to make shelters and light a fire. £20 per adult, £15 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Discover and Play - Friday 21st April, 10am-12pm
Forest School fun for the under 5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adults free.
Intermediate Wildlife Photography - Saturday 22nd April, 10am-3pm
In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. This workshop will cover long lens technique. Future intermediate workshops: 14th May and 18th June; book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Basket Weaving - Sunday 30th April, 9.30am-4.30pm
A practical workshop with Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. £45; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

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Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ
Office No.: 01865 407792 Direct line: 01865 407422
Isabel.hauer@earthtrust.org.uk www.earthtrust.org.uk

Earth Trust

Sunday 05 March, 10am-2pm - Sunday Drop-in: IncrEdible Adventure At this month’s Sunday drop-in celebrate spring by foraging for dandelions to cook on the fire and planting herbs and salad to take away. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.
Saturday 11 March, 8am-10am - Wildlife Photography Walk
Join photographer Andrew Walmsley for a morning stroll around the nature reserve. Check out our beginner and intermediate workshops too. £20; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Saturday 18 March, 10am-3pm - Beginners Wildlife Photography
Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you get to grips with your camera and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. There is a series of workshops running throughout the next few months – book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson  (incurs a booking fee).
Sunday 19 March, 10am-3pm - Intermediate Wildlife Photography
In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. Future intermediate workshops: 22 April, 14 May and 18 June; book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March, 11am-4pm - Lambing Weekend
Saturday 01 and Sunday 02 April, 11am-4pm - Lambing Weekend
Come and see us down on the farm during our annual Lambing Weekends! Meet lambs, piglets, goats and more. Craft activities and refreshments available. £7 adult, £3 child, £17 family (discount for online bookings), FREE for Earth Trust Friends.
Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ
Office No.: 01865 407792 Direct line: 01865 407422
Isabel.hauer@earthtrust.org.uk www.earthtrust.org.uk

The WI

the WIThe fabulous ladies of Sutton Courtenay WI would love to welcome you our group.
Joining us will not only lift your spirits but you will also learn something new.
So, whether you are new to the area or would just like to make more friends, come along and meet us for a cuppa, slice of cake (homemade of course!) and a good old chat.
Sutton Courtenay WI meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the village hall.
The meeting starts at 7.30pm. For more info or if you have any questions please call Sally on 848924.
Many of our ladies made green hearts to wear at our February meeting to turn Valentine’s Day green, to make us aware of the effects of climate change.
Bayley Eyley, the voice coach, joined us for our meeting to help us be more confident with public speaking.
On 21 March we will be Swishing and having an informative talk about first responders and the defibrillator that has been installed in the village. It Is also our AGM.
On 18 April we will be welcoming Alan Brewer who is coming to talk to us about Life in the Clouds, an ex BA steward with lots of stories to tell!
Tina Wade

The Milton Book Group

the WIMilton Book Group meets about once a month and we are always open to new members. Our next meeting will take place in The Plum Pudding at 8pm on Tuesday 21 February. We will be discussing "The Light Between Oceans" by M L Stedman - if you're interested in joining please let us know or feel free to just come along on the day - and don't worry if you've not had a chance to read the book, it's not compulsory!

 

Alternatively, or if you would like more information about the group, please contact Rebecca Thomas - 01235 833731, 07717 693724 or becca.ebdon@gmail.com

The group reads a wide range of fiction - recent past reads include "My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises" by Fredrik Backman, "Shantaram" (Gregory David Roberts), "Left of the Bang" (Claire Lowdon) and "Sweet Caress" (William Boyd).

Books and DVDs at St Blaise
If you are looking for something new to read or watch, St Blaise Church is the place to go. There is a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles - and now some DVDs too - available to borrow, swap or buy. The church is open every day from 9am to 4pm. The books are split into fiction, non-fiction and children's title and are clearly labelled. Donations of books and DVDs are always welcome.

The WI

the WINow is a great time to join us at Sutton Courtenay WI, it’s the start of a new year and there will be lots going on.
Here are just a few examples and dates for your diary.
Our next meeting is on 21 February and Bayley Eyley who is a voice coach will be showing us how to warm up our vocal cords.
On 21 March you will find us Swishing, if you don’t know what that is come along and find out!
On 18 April Alan Brewer will be going us to give a talk on ‘Life in the Clouds’
We have just started a film club and hope to visit Didcot cinema at least once a month in the afternoon or evening to enjoy a film.
SC WI are a fun and friendly group who would make you feel very welcome.
Come along on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm at the Village Hall.
For more details and how to join please call Sally 01235 848924

 

Tina Wade

The WI

the WIA voice coach will be showing us how to tune up our vocal cords on the 21 February.
On the 21 March, you will find us Swishing. If you’re not sure what that is come along and find out, we will be very pleased to welcome you.
Denman the WI’s amazing education facility holds many day and residential courses for you to learn an exciting new skill or craft.
Laughter is the best medicine and you will get lots of that with us at SC WI!
If you would like any information, please call Sally on 848924

 

Tina Wade