Jan­uary high­lights

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

WISH

un­til Jan­uary 6 Tales of folly and dreams come true for the young and young at heart in this mag­i­cal, mu­si­cal jour­ney with much-loved clas­sic sto­ries told afresh by ac­tor/ mu­si­cian Tris­tan Pate.

The Story Mu­seum, 41 Ox­ford Cas­tle, Ox­ford, OX1 1AY, www. sto­ry­mu­seum.org.uk

WIN­TER WALKS AT WADDESDON

Jan­uary 5-March 24 With ad­ven­ture back­packs, a sen­sory map and other on-site in­ter­pre­ta­tion to en­cour­age vis­i­tors to en­gage with na­ture in new ways. Waddesdon’s ‘Silent Space’ will also be rein­tro­duced for Win­ter Week­ends, giv­ing vis­i­tors the chance to switch off and re­lax in the peace of the gar­dens. Plus, on Satur­day, Jan­uary 12, there will be an Ar­ti­san Food Mar­ket, bring­ing the very best of lo­cal pro­duce. Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Bucks, HP18 0JH, www.waddesdon.org.uk

MAC­BETH

Jan­uary 8-12 Fol­low­ing its sold-out Lon­don run, Scot­tish ac­tor Michael Nar­done will play the ti­tle role in Na­tional Theatre Di­rec­tor Ru­fus Nor­ris’ tour­ing pro­duc­tion of Mac­beth, with Kirsty Bester­man join­ing the cast as Lady Mac­beth.

New Theatre, Ge­orge Street, Ox­ford, OX1 2AG, tel: 0844 871 3020, www.at­gtick­ets.com/ox­ford

SHOW­STOP­PER! THE IM­PRO­VISED MU­SI­CAL

Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 9 Fresh from their sell out-run at The Ed­in­burgh Fes­ti­val Fringe, the multi award-win­ning play re­turns to Ox­ford Play­house. No two nights are ever the same! Tick­ets from £10.

Ox­ford Play­house, tel: 01865 305305, www.ox­ford­play­house.com

AR­TI­SAN FOOD MAR­KET

Jan­uary 12, 10am-2pm Waddesdon’s first food mar­ket of the year. Held on the sec­ond Satur­day of each month, their mar­kets bring the very best in qual­ity, fresh, sea­sonal pro­duce from over 40 lo­cal sup­pli­ers. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Bucks, HP18 0JH, www.waddesdon.org.uk

NA­TURE OF THE BEAST

Jan­uary 12-Fe­bru­ary 9 A group ex­hi­bi­tion of artists Abi­gail Reed, Rory Carnegie, James Fother­ing­hame and He­len Ward, whose work looks to na­ture and its darker edge, us­ing a va­ri­ety of me­dia in­clud­ing paint­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy.

Sarah Wise­man Gallery, 40-41 South Pa­rade, Ox­ford, OX2 7JL, tel: 01865 515123, www.wise­gal.com

SIGN UP

Jan­uary 12-March 17 Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the high street, this ex­hi­bi­tion looks at con­tem­po­rary sig­nage and let­ter­ing, fea­tur­ing hand­painted sig­nage, gilded glass, neon and film.

New Brew­ery Arts, Brew­ery Court, Cirences­ter, GL7 1JH, tel: 01285 657181, new­brew­er­yarts.org.uk

DUCK RACE

Sun­day, Jan­uary 13, 11am The first one is the Na­tional Rub­ber Duck Day, Duck Race on Sun­day 13 Jan­uary 2019 11am at The Boat­ing Lake, Pittville Park, Chel­tenham. As well as the 5 duck races there will be ‘Hook a Duck’ and Raf­fle. Also We have The Woozy Pig serv­ing hog roast and the Old Dough Hook sell­ing pizza and Pic­colo Prosecco. The Mayor will start the first race, with Alex Chalk do­ing the hon­ours on the fi­nal one. www.suery­der.org

THE COM­EDY ABOUT A BANK ROB­BERY

Jan­uary 15-19 Now book­ing into its third year at the Cri­te­rion Theatre in Lon­don, Mis­chief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit, The Com­edy About A Bank Rob­bery, is a fast and fab­u­lous com­edy ca­per hailed the fun­ni­est show in the West End! Tick­ets start at £10.

Ox­ford Play­house, Beau­mont Street, OX1 2LW, tel: 01865 305305, www.ox­ford­play­house.com

JAZZ AT THE CHAPEL

Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 16, Doors 7pm; per­for­mance 8pm Vi­o­lin­ist John Pearce is an in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned jazz and clas­si­cal mu­si­cian. He has per­formed con­cer­tos by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. His artistry and pas­sion comes to the fore in his daz­zling jazz per­for­mances. John will be joined by Alex Steele on pi­ano.

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