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Pre-election hustings for Oxford West and Abingdon (H)

Pre-election hustings for Oxford West and Abingdon

The Church in Abingdon (CiA) and the Abingdon on Thames Chamber of Commerce have come together to bring the people of Abingdon a pre-election hustings ahead of the forthcoming general election.


All the candidates for Oxford West & Abingdon have been invited, and this is a great opportunity to put your question to them. This will be held in the Amey Theatre at Abingdon School from 19:30 to 21:30 on Tuesday 23 May 2017.


We will be taking questions in advance so that we can cover a wide range of topics, so anyone that would like to put a question forward can email it to: cia35abingdon@aol.co.uk.


Please note this event has been rescheduled from Tuesday 23 May 2017.

Monday 5 Jun 201719:30 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

NT Live: Peter Pan (PG)

NT Live: Peter Pan

'Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.' Radio Times

All children, except one, grow up.

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie's much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

For more information about the performance, please go to the National Theatre Live website.

Saturday 10 Jun 201714:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

Horizon Lectures: Sean Conway (H)

Horizon Lectures: Sean Conway

Sean Conway is an endurance adventurer and triathlete who became the first, and only, person to swim all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groats.  It was almost unbelievable feat that included 135 days swimming at sea battling the weather, currents and a remarkably large amount of jellyfish!


Sean's talks are well-known for being memorable and entertaining with a mix of tales from his life on the edge and his quirky take on adventure!  Sean encourages audiences to live life more adventurously, be courageous and 'find your beard' no matter what that challenge may be...


Tickets are available on the Horizon Lectures website.

Thursday 15 Jun 201719:30 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

Lower School Gala Concert 2017

Lower School Gala Concert 2017

This is the annual concert dedicated to the exciting music making that is going on in Lower School. The larger ensembles include a complete Lower School Choir (120 boys) singing Beatles, The Lower School Band, Junior Strings and many smaller ensembles and solos. It is always so rewarding to see the youngsters at the beginning of their musical journeys at the school. Do join us.


Admission is free, with a retiring charity collection.

Wednesday 21 Jun 201718:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

NT Live: Salomé (15)

NT Live: Salomé

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. 'Epic. A near-perfect production.' Guardian (on Les Blancs )

For more information about the performance, please go to the National Theatre Live website.

Thursday 22 Jun 201719:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

ASPA L6 Supper

ASPA L6 Supper

Come and celebrate the end of Lower 6th and the impending summer with other L6 parents in the Abingdon School Café.  The intimate atmosphere of the Café by night is very different to other Abingdon School venues and is just right for an L6 reunion. There will be a cash bar as usual and some surprises too!


Tickets are £20 each to include starter, main and pudding. The menu can be viewed here.


Dress: summer casual


Please don’t forget to  complete the attached Google Form as ASPA needs this information to plan the occasion.

Friday 23 Jun 201720:00 Book Now (Abingdon School Cafe)

A Summer Evening of Light Music with bands & orchestras

A Summer Evening of Light Music with bands & orchestras

A final event of their school careers for our Upper Sixth musicians, this concert will, again, feature our senior ensembles in a concert of toe-tapping light music. Come expecting to hear ABBA, Bacharach, Mancini, Glenn Miller and the rest and enjoy some refreshments in the summer sunshine, English weather permitting. We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday 30 Jun 201719:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

NT Live: Angels In America Part One - Millennium Approaches (15)

NT Live: Angels In America Part One - Millennium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.

For more information about the performance, please go to the National Theatre Live website.

Thursday 20 Jul 201719:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert

André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.


Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.


This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.


This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been!


Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

Saturday 22 Jul 201719:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

NT Live: Angels in America Part 2 - Perestroika (15)

NT Live: Angels in America Part 2 - Perestroika
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

For more information about the performance, please go to the National Theatre Live website.

Thursday 27 Jul 201719:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

Film and Splash (PG)

Film and Splash

Enjoy a fun swim session in our superb swimming pool followed by an aquatic-themed movie in the Amey Theatre. The morning begins with swimming from 9.30am-10.30am at the Abingdon School Sports Centre and the film will begin promptly at 11.00am. Snacks and refreshments are available to purchase at both the Sports Centre and Amey Theatre.


Two separate film and splash days available:


29 July - Finding Dory (PG)


26 August - Moana (PG)

Saturday 29 Jul 201709:30 Book Now (Finding Dory)
Saturday 26 Aug 201709:30 Book Now (Moana)

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare's most bloody play.

Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare's gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.

Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare's brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

For more information about the performance, please go to the RSC website.

Wednesday 9 Aug 201719:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

NT Live: Yerma (15)

NT Live: Yerma

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece.

The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it 'an extraordinary theatrical triumph' (The Times) and 'stunning, searing, unmissable' (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper's lead performance is described as 'spellbinding' (The Evening Standard), 'astonishing' (iNews) and 'devastatingly powerful' (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper's portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

For more information about the performance, please go to the National Theatre Live website.

Thursday 31 Aug 201719:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2017 (H)

Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2017

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Edinburgh with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface.


Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean.


Visit Ocean Film Festival Website for more information and tickets.


Photo credit: Perrin James

Tuesday 19 Sep 201719:30 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

ROH Live: The Magic Flute (H)

ROH Live: The Magic Flute

JULIA JONES CONDUCTS THE ROYAL OPERA’S SPELLBINDING PRODUCTION OF MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE WITH A WONDERFUL CAST INCLUDING RODERICK WILLIAMS AS PAPAGENO.


Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems...


David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.


As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flutewas an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 10 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


Tickets available soon.

Wednesday 20 Sep 201719:15 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

RSC Live: Coriolanus

RSC Live: Coriolanus

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.


Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.


Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.


For more information about the performance, please go to the RSC website.

Wednesday 11 Oct 201719:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

Horizon Lectures: Gordon Buchanan (H)

Horizon Lectures: Gordon Buchanan

Wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan has spent 20 years filming in some of the most remote parts of the world.  Having a developed a reputation for taking on tough and dangerous assignments he’s behind some of the most memorable wildlife scenes in recent years; from filming the night-time leopard hunt in Mumbai for Planet Earth II, to coming face to face with a polar bear in the highly-acclaimed “The Polar Bear Family & Me” series.


With remarkable stories from around the globe, Gordon’s talk delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife all illustrated with his own film footage and photography.


Tickets are available on the Horizon Lectures Website.

Thursday 12 Oct 201719:30 Book Now (Amey Theatre)

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

'I am all the daughters of my father's house,

And all the brothers too.'


Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".


For more information about the performance, please go to the RSC website.

Wednesday 14 Feb 201819:00 Book Now (Amey Theatre)