What's on inOakley


Welcome to Oakley

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Oakley - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Oakley to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Oakley

21
FEB
New Moon Walk
Earth Trust Centre

Glory in the night sky on a guided walk to Little Wittenham Wood lit by the monthly occurring new moon. £5 adult £2 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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25
FEB
good dog by Arinzé Kene
Cornerstone Arts Centre

Anton Cross As You Like It Stig of the Dump Gentlemen of Verona all Storyhouse Summer season 2016 Chester has been cast in Arinz Kenes good dog which will open at Watford Palace Theatre before touring to Hexham Manchester Huddersfield Didcot…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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25
FEB
Squeezy's Supper Club - John Spiers concert + meal
The Vaults Café, University Church

The evening will begin with guests enjoying their buffet dinner from 7pm. Then sit back with your glass of wine and soak up the music of John Spiers who will entertain you in his inimitable fashion. For those who are feeling decadent…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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26
FEB
GiddyUp Oxford: No Horses, Purple May & more
The Wheatsheaf, Oxford

GiddyUp Oxford Presents... No Horses Tony Batey & Sal Moore Purple May Tom Ivey and Mark Bosley.An eclectic mix of live music in the downstairs bar at The Wheatsheaf Oxford. Featuring some of the best local bands and artists.A great opportunity to…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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04
MAR
Day Out With Thomas
Didcot Railway Centre

Meet Thomas and his friends including Duck & Diesel and The Fat Controller Sir Topham Hatt who will be keeping an eye on everything today. Enjoy rides all day and as often as you wish. Thomas the Tank Engine is running on…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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04
MAR
Songs for All Seasons: Spring - Singing Workshop
Headington Baptist Church

Folk Arts Oxford are pleased to present the second of their new series of seasonal singing workshops. Inspirational singing leader Cat Kelly returns with a selection of cheery and uplifting songs to get you warmed up and ready for Spring.You can expect…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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05
MAR
FUNomusica: World at Your Feet
Oxford Town Hall

FUNomusica Family ConcertMost suitable for ages 4‐8Alasdair Malloy presenterCelebrating dance from all round the world Alasdair Malloy and the Oxford Philharmonic spin us off our feet on a joyous journey round the globe discovering just how the whole world loves to dance.…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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05
MAR
Sunday Drop-in: IncrEdible Adventure
Earth Trust Centre

At this months 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 adults free.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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05
MAR
Mike The Mechanics
New Theatre Oxford

Mike The Mechanics at New Theatre Oxford in Oxford on Sunday 05 March 2017. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
Valery Gergiev conducts the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCEDValery GergievconductorThe Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is honoured to welcome back to Oxford Maestro Valery Gergiev who left the Sheldonian audience spellbound in 2013 when he led the Orchestra in an unforgettable evening of Strauss and Mendelssohn. With a programme…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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11
MAR
Wildlife Photography Walk
Earth Trust Centre

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.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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14
MAR
Speed Dating in Oxford
The Slug and Lettuce

Speed Dating in Oxford for anyone aged 23 to 38 on Tuesday 14th March 2017Book here ‐ http:www.slowdating.comspeed‐datingoxford106501.aspx ‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Oxfords most popular singles night How speed dating in Oxford works ‐ When…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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15
MAR
80’s Invasion Tour 2017
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Due to overwhelming public demand after this years hugely successful run the 80s Invasion tour is back in 2017 with four iconic artists from the decade performing on the same bill. The new line‐up features Paul Young ‐ one of the most…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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18
MAR
Andreas Moutsioulis in concert
St Michael At The Northgate Church

Andreas is a Greek‐born guitarist and arranger with performing experience in Europe and America. His compelling stage presence together with his exceptional musical sensitivity places him among the most gifted players of his generation.He has won several national and international competitions has…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 305305
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18
MAR
Anne Sofie von Otter and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

SCHUBERTRosamunde Overture D. 644Selection of Orchestrated Lieder: Romanze aus Rosamunde Gretchen am Spinnrade Die Forelle ErlkonigSymphony No. 9 in C major D. 944 GreatAnne Sofie von Otter mezzo‐sopranoMarios Papadopoulos conductorInternationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo‐soprano Anne Sofie von Otter has long been considered among…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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18
MAR
Antiques@TheHolt
The Holt Hotel

The first AntiquesTheHolt of 2017 will be bigger and better than ever before Expanding into an additional room the fair truly warrants its reputation as the premier Antiques & Collectors Fair for Oxfordshire and surrounding counties Staged twice yearly at The Holt…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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18
MAR
Beginners Wildlife Photography
Earth Trust Centre

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…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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18
MAR
Highfield Social Club - Johnny2bad (UB40 tribute)
Highfield Social Club

Formed in 2008 and now an 8 piece band JOHNNY2BAD performs the music of UK Reggae stars UB40 presenting their Dazzling live shows to audiences up and down the country both here and abroad. They present an unmatched tribute to one of…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01869 252876
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18
MAR
Oxford Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'New World Wi
Old BAnk Hotel

Our Oxford Wine Tasting Days are fantastic days out learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a full Wine Tasting Experience Day ‐ tasting learning and…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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18
MAR
THE PANTRY SPRING MARKET
Piddington Village Hall

Handmade crafts and local produce including jewellery pottery and ceramics handbags accessories artisan bread local cheese and meat jams and chutneys local beer homemade cakes locally grown plants and Coffee Shop. Plus therell be our own Piddington apple juice made from village…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01844 238294
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18
MAR
Rick Astley
New Theatre Oxford

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAR
Intermediate Wildlife Photography
Earth Trust Centre

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:…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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24
MAR
Percy Manning Centenary Concert: Magpie Lane +HQMD
St Andrew's Church (Oxford)

Artists performing are Oxford folk band Magpie Lane with dancing by Headington Quarry Morris Dancers. Come and meet Percy ManningPercy Manning was the first proper Morris dance researcher. Everybody knows that it all began when Cecil Sharp met William Kimber and the…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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25
MAR
Lambing Weekend
Earth Trust Centre

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. …

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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05
APR
Leighton Buzzard Business Briefing and Networking
Horwood House

Our briefing and networking events are on the first Wednesday of every other month. We would be delighted if you could join us.In collaboration with OM&M Solicitors.Event Format10:00‐10:30 ‐ Arrival & networking10:30‐11:15 ‐ Richard Marsh Whos afraid of the big bad cloudRichard…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Business

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08
APR
Caro Emerald
New Theatre Oxford

Caro Emerald is a Jazz singer from Amsterdam. Her debut single Back It Up was released in 2009. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor spent 30 weeks in the Dutch album…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
APR
Maundy Thursday - Queen's College Choir
The Sheldonian Theatre

MOZARTClarinet Concerto in A major K. 622Requiem Mass in D minor K. 626Mark Simpson clarinetSophie Junker sopranoRowan Hellier mezzo‐sopranoTBC tenorDavid Shipley bassThe Choir of the Queens College OxfordOwen Rees conductorLeft incomplete upon his untimely death aged thirty‐five Mozarts Requiem is shrouded in…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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18
APR
Billy Ocean
New Theatre Oxford

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
APR
Maxim Vengerov and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

MOZARTConcertone for Two Violins in C major K. 190Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K. 219 TurkishBEETHOVENSymphony No. 4 in B flat major Op. 60Maxim Vengerov violinNatalia Lomeiko violinMarios Papadopoulos conductorMaxim Vengerov returns to the Oxford Philharmonic as soloist in immortal…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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30
APR
Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride
Fox Valley

. The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride offers a unique mix of Tour de France delivery combined with Yorkshire hospitality and beauty resulting in a sportive dream day. Taking place on the 3rd and final day of the Tour de Yorkshire Sunday…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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Tourist Attractions


Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum where you can step back in time as you stroll amongst the giants of the steam age displayed at its spacious 25 acre site.The centre boasts one of the largest private railway collections in the country with many steam…

Oxford Castle

If you thought Oxford was just about elegant spires and world‐class academia then think again brbrOxford Castle Unlocked reveals Oxford's less well known history, one that's rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romance all within the walls of this ancient castle and prison.brbrbrbrThe…

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

The collections of the Department of Antiquities cover almost the entire span of human history from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Victorian era. They incorporate the surviving parts of the Museum's earliest collections, notably the founding collections of the Tradescants which were donated to the University by…

Claydon House

The extraordinary architecture of Claydon House includes extravagant rococo and chinoiserie decoration. Features of the house include the unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Stairs. In continuous occupation by the Verney family for over 380 years, the house has mementoes of their relation Florence Nightingale, who…

Museum of Oxford

The Museum of Oxford is the only museum that is dedicated to the history of Oxford and its University. Town Hall, Oxford The museum is located in the historic Town Hall, and the entrance is off St Aldate's on the corner of Blue Boar Street.…

Museum of the History of Science

The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose‐built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the…

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