This is a list of all of the other features through 2015. Feel free to download the PDF of them, print and keep!
A passionate group of Alton people are rallying to make a difference to our planet – and you can join them.
Cute alert! Ok, we’re shamelessly pulling on your heart-strings here, but it’s all for a good, local cause: Canine Partners
for the winter garden – by Tracey Bull
Beethoven’s grand tour de force, the Emperor Concerto, will be the high spot of Guildford Symphony Orchestra’s concert on November 21st.
Lucy Barker highlights the amazing work of local charities
One of the world’s most successful professional choirs is coming to Grayshott on Friday 20th November
Therapeutic arts and crafts are just part of the programme making a difference to the lives of people of all abilities at The Woodlarks Centre
Woking Symphony Orchestra has a glorious history and its upcoming concerto event in November will feature a winning solo performance
In this month of remembrance, Alwyn Sambrook recalls an invention that changed modern warfare
Stephen Sheffield’s designs, crafted in his Farnham family workshop, are blooming with Resurface Designs’ reborn retro beauties
Claire Pitcher has gone behind the scenes at Butler Farms
Ruffling feathers with statement vintage pieces comes naturally to Gina McAdam, writes Liz Nicholls. Now you can see her in action with a pop-up shop for visitors
Don’t let the plunging temperatures drag you down! Why not embrace the new season with one (or more!) of these hot-ticket wardrobe boosters?!
Liz Nicholls asks Michael Bond CBE, 89, about his life lessons and his world famous creation, Paddington Bear
Thatched roofs are one of the most quintessentially British sights in our villages. But what care do they need and how do we keep this ancient craft alive?
More than 100 artists and makers will reveal their creations at the Oxfordshire
Liz Nicholls steps back in time to visit Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe in Steventon
Wyfold Riding for the Disabled is an independent charity which has been running since 1970 thanks to the hard work of its volunteers.
There are many options for Christmas dinner, but most plump for traditional turkey. Claire Pitcher focuses on D’Oyleys Farm in Stadhampton
Winter is coming... So make a date for Oxford Christmas Market, which is set to be the biggest ever with exhibitors from the county and beyond under the dreaming spires.
Reading’s biggest ever real ice rink, an outdoor theatre spectacular and 12 days of the area’s best art are just some of the highlights close to home this Christmas
You’re invited to a celebration (with free tea, cake and light music) to help save a community hub – St Peter’s Church – with your kind donations.
Liz Nicholls joins the herd on a morning ride to enjoy the delights of Bucklebury Farm Park for a deer trip during autumn’s rutting season.
There are many options for Christmas dinner, but most plump for traditional turkey. Claire Pitcher focuses on Walters Turkeys’Oyleys Farm in Aldworth
Peter Anderson on the Ford Collection at Basildon Park this month.
Fortune favours the brave and the story behind Cirencester Lottery shows how we can boost our own luck with the right motivation.
There are many options for Christmas dinner, but most plump for traditional turkey. Claire Pitcher focuses on Macaroni Farm in Cirencester
Trying to get food into your fusspot youngsters? Join the club! Stonesfield mum of two Claire Fogaty has a great solution; welcome to Taster Tots!
Healthy eating is something Kate Wallace knows all about.
There are many options for Christmas dinner, but most plump for traditional turkey. Claire Pitcher focuses on Copas Farm Turkeys in Cookham
Bonfire night is, of course, looming. Charity begins at home and you can support bomb disposal experts by having a Big Blast for local lifeline Felix Fund.
Alwyn Sambrook discovers, many weird laws are still in force.
Raise a toast to Friends of Cotswold Volunteers who are organising a gourmet dinner event to raise funds to keep their show on the road
How do you feel about proposals to close some of Oxfordshire’s household waste recycling centres? Make sure you have your say before October 5th!
The Reading branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild will holding a 70th anniversary exhibition.
October finds a varied choice of game on the farm shop shelves, particularly at Casey Fields Farm Shop / Vicars Game
Ever wondered what it would be like not to be able to control all or part of one side of your body?
Lovers of good Thai food will travel to the ends of the earth to chase that fresh, hot flavour. Luckily, authentic Thai food is now closer to home.
One Anglo-Indian writer had no idea how fulfilling her journey would be when she started to trace her family roots.
Autumn half term sees the return of Binfield Warfield & Winkfield Arts Week
Twyford & Ruscombe Theatre Group present When We Are Married this month,.
Forget diamonds – collagen is a girl’s best friend, writes Liz Nicholls
Make a date for Alton Art Society’s annual show, from 8th to 11th October, celebrating the creative efforts of all ages
On October 17th and 18th, creative makers will return to Farnham to share their skills at what has become one of Britain’s leading independent craft festivals
Your autumn projects
Guildford Book Festival, which opens on October 11th, offers a heady cocktail of culture for readers of all tastes.
As well as the cute factor and companionship, pets offer great health benefits, both mental and physical.
If you do one thing this month, make a will! It really is a matter of life and death.
Liz Nicholls speaks to Ruby Wax
To celebrate 150 years since Alice fell down the rabbit hole, Guildford Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production is ready to take you on a curious adventure.
Express your views on housing by completing the Haslemere Vision (HV) Stage 2 Document, say Haslemere Vision
"Hedgehogs are the most important creature on our planet."
Don’t forget; the clocks go back an hour on October 25th (at 2am to be precise!)
Claire Pitcher has gone behind the scenes at Tillingbourne Trout Farm
Nappy explosions, bad language, paranoia... we’ve all been there, writes Lucy Barker.
Woking Community Furniture Partnership is here to help us dump wasteful ways.
Highlighting the amazing work of local charities
Are you sitting comfortably? It’s Story Week at Woking’s Lightbox during half term.
Stanley Johnson (father of Boris) and historian Peter Snow will address audiences at the first Farnham Speakers’ Festival.
Alwyn Sambrook discovers, many weird laws are still in force…
This month… The Oxford Bread Company.
This month - Liz Nicholls speaks to Raymond Blanc
The end of the summer holidays hopefully means you can get back into your normal fitness and training regime.
This month… Burgers Artisan Bakery.
This month - Liz Nicholls speaks to Reggie Heyworth
The Women’s Institute began in Britain one hundred years ago this month. Perhaps you might like to join its ranks?
Short on space? You need multi-tasking storage!
Liz Nicholls looks forward to a Getting To Know You event with Dame Steve Shirley and John Craven OBE to raise money for Oxfordshire disability support charity StyleAcre
Claire Pitcher and her husband enjoy a locally sourced meal at Fallowfields
Abingdon Dance & Fitness Studio this month celebrates 50 years of ensuring the community keep dancing!
Nick and Sal Buckland take on a road trip to Prague, to create a buzz for autism
September 13th would have been Roald Dahl’s 99th birthday and the Roald Dahl Museum in his home village of Great Missenden is planning a swishwiffling celebration for chiddlers
Regatta for the Disabled (R4D) returns to Phyllis Court on Saturday, September 5th.
Henley Literary Festival – and Children’s Literary festival – returns
Cirencester¹s Hare Festival leaps from strength to strength since the community project started two years ago
Have you ever wished for an expert who can join you in your garden to offer advice and guidance?
Whatever your fitness level, why not sign up to the annual Charterhouse Club Trail Run on October 18th
Farnham Maltings festival of textiles on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September
Children with Special Needs Foundation
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway - a local treasure!
Wallingford Rugby Club invites you all to celebrate the Rugby World Cup in style!
This month ushers in the eighth Oxford Open Doors event,
There aren’t many of us who can resist an ice cream...
This month… The Crazy Bear at Stadhampton.
This month - Liz Nicholls speaks to Jamie Oliver
Lucky enough to have a late summer getaway booked? The sale rails might be bursting with ‘bargains’, but hold off the panic-buying!
Motherhood brings a whole wave of different challenges, not least how to juggle work while staying sane.
Wokingham Festival lands at Elms Field from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August.
Writer Michelle Brachet is passionate about our local food and drink scene
Have you ever felt a prisoner of your own unhelpful thought cycles?
Author Joel Newton’s latest book – Thames Path – explores the 184-mile route that meanders alongside the river Thames
This month… The Saddleback Farm Shop near Newbury
How high will your sunflower grow? Alton in Bloom is well and truly in flower!
Lucy Barker celebrates all the best independent shops in our area..
Eyes will rise to the skies above Cranleigh on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August.
Do you have a child in your family who shows a passion for theatre?
Lucy Barker, who is mum to Jack, six months, offers her insights into being a new parent
This month… everything for the barbecue at Butchers Hall & Country Grocer.
Tucked away but conveniently situated in the middle of Guildford town centre is a little slice of Spain, namely Tito’s Kitchen
What to do with plants and pets when you go on holiday
Ending food poverty in Gloucestershire is the aim of public health charity The Wiggly Worm, which is busy this summer
Are retained child back? Could neurodevelopmental therapy help?.
When Nicky and Ronnie Smith planned a garden party for their 20th wedding anniversary, they didn’t know it wo
Liz Nicholls meets Wallingford’s Zac Purchase MBE
If you have sprogs, you’ll know the many and varied duties of parenthood require something approaching superpowers
Now, we’re not about to start shaming any one of you to get ‘beach-ready’.
This month… Strawberries at Primrose Vale Farm.
Abingdon writer Stephen Briggs remembers his friend and fellow author Terry Pratchett
Cult Screens returns to Oxford this summer with a season of cinematic magic.
Caversham’s Rock ‘n’ Ale Festival is back for a third year!
On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June, Wallingford will see history repeat itself
The fall-out of domestic abuse in all its forms can take its toll on every member of a family..
Love food? Reading gets set to sizzle throughout June a banquet of funky foodie events
This month… Strawberries at Copas Farm.
Lucy Barker shares being helped along by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).
Liz Nicholls explores an exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum celebrating James Gillray
To many readers the word ‘Waterloo’ marks the end of one part of their morning commute..
This month… asparagus and strawberries at Secretts Farm.
Granted 800 years ago this month in Surrey
Lucy Barker explores hives of activity producing honey on our doorstep.
Whats your angle?
It’s time to earn your stripes at this year’s Godalming Town Show and Carnival
Albury Heath, from Saturday, May 30th to Sunday, June 14th.
This month - Athlete - Hannah England
This summer’s Farnham Carnival is set to be the most vibrant and exciting yet.
Liz Nicholls talks to Miles Skinner who has just run 263 miles
Horse, pony and carriage-riding at Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Association
Tracey Bull offers tips on choosing plants that will thrive in your garden
Armed Forces Day is an annual celebration
Liz Nicholls enjoys a vintage handbag-making course
We’re all about celebrating small, indendent businesses and lively community events here at Round & About
Wallingford’s summer music festival Rugfest returns 19th-20th June
Liz Nicholls quizes Matt Chapple, 37, winner of this years The Great British Sewing Bee
Celebrating the best of Englishness with a hanging basket competition at Churchill’s home
After a major refurbishment following flooding, Emlyn Restaurant is back with a new style, new chef and new menus.
what kit and caboodle should you pack to make your experience more fun?
This month… asparagus at Abbey Home Farm..
A creative trail hops back to Cirencester this month, inviting visitors to spot an array of hares dotted about the town.
Liz Nicholls finds a recipe for healthy family cooking (and eating), thanks to Kate Saunders’ Blackberry Cottage in Ashampstead.
Laws are like sausages: it’s best not to see how they’re made
How far does family love reach?
This month… asparagus at Copas Farm..
Sonning based events
This month… asparagus at Rectory Farm..
“Live life to the max!” is Francis Delaney’s motto.
Wantage based events
Summertown based events
Henley & Watlington based events
Abingdon based events
This month - Martha Reeves!
Inspiration from Wonderland
It’s worth making the most of the outside space you have
There is still time to get involved in the Windsor Running Festival
This month - Liz Nicholls speaks to singer Lulu
Allow your inspiration to run wild for the MADhurst short story competition
Families can sprinkle some magic on their summer with a visit to Watts Gallery’s Artists’ Village.
The Farnham Humanists are a group of free thinkers who share a non-religious ethical outlook
Make a date to make your very own sculpted metal flower with Alison Catchlove and Cathie Brooks-Welch on Thursday, 2nd July
Liz Nicholls falls down the rabbithole in this, the 150th year since Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland was published
Whatever accolade you think your pet deserves, it’s worth taking them to Scruffs.
The Bourne Show takes place this year on Saturday, July 18th, from 12.30pm to 5pm
Liz Nicholls on The Big Butterfly Count
A weekend of guided walks around Alton gives you the chance to explore the towns picture-postcard sights as well as chills and thrills
Claire Pitcher spent an enjoyable evening at the Bel & The Dragon in Godalming perfecting the art of cocktail making…
More than 300 musicians are coming together to raise money for local charity the Rainbow Trust, inspired by a special little girl.
This month - Robin Campbell from UB40
Gets under way on Sunday, 24th May, at Lion Green in Haslemere.
For a family day out this bank holiday weekend, the Surrey Union Point-to-Point on 2nd May, looks a good bet
May 25th (our second bank holiday Monday of the month!) – is a family day out you won’t want to miss
GROW and weave WILLOW!
Golf’s popularity seems to be enjoying something of an upswing.
This month… asparagus at Emmetts Farm..
The Chiltern Music Therapy team are delighted to announce the launch of two new music groups in the community
Some words of wisdom to avoid expensive mistakes
Spring is ready to spring into bloom at the stunning gardens adjoining Loseley House
Spring tea - fit for a Queen!
This month - Jill Draper, heritage manager at the Guildford Museum
Distilling a new flavour at Silent Pool
Finding out you are expecting twins
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