Community Events at The Beacon

Our community events are run by people in the local community, often along with ourselves, for the community to enjoy. Our programme of events is constantly being developed and updated so ensure you check back frequently to see what exciting performances have been added to the calendar.


Talk: Cafe Scientifique!

Tuesday 8 August | 7.30pm | Doors 7pm | FREE

Monthly science and engineering evening talks in our Coffee Shop, free entry! This month's topic will be announced soon.


Opera on Film: L'Elisir d'Amore'

(The Elixir of Love - Gartano Donisetti)

Thursday 14 September | 7.00pm | £12 (inlcuding a complimentary glass of wine / soft drink)

Tickets available via The Beacon Box Office: 01235 763 456

An Opera Unmasked presentation of an opera on film: the terrific Vienna State Opera 2005 production, starring Anna Netrebko, Leo Nucci, Rolando Villazon. With English subtitles.

"Fabulous singing and great comic plot - brilliantly performed"

Wantage Flower Club

1st Thursday of the month at 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Wantage Flower Club is a place to enjoy flower arranging and make friends. Beginners and newcomers to Wantage and the surrounding area are especially welcome!

As a flower club member you can watch demonstrations of flower arrangements by experienced flower arrangers with accompanying stories and tips along the way. You may even win one of these amazing flower arrangements in the raffle to take home. You can attend workshops and with help take home a beautiful floral display. The flower club runs 3 competitions in a year from beginners to intermediate and advanced levels. You could even enter a competition at Blenheim Palace Flower Show at BB&O (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxon) area level. The competitions are a great chance to get feedback and advice on how to improve your skills. You can go on outings and attend social events also helping to raise money for charity, which are a great way to get to know other members of the club. As our club is also a member of the BB&O area of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies), there are even more events to enjoy, including holidays in the UK and abroad. Flowers always make you smile, so come and join our next meeting, after all the Wantage Flower Club Motto is "FUN WITH FRIENDS & FLOWERS"!