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

28
APR
dle Motion presents - Shooting With Light
The North Wall Arts Centre

This is a story about capturing moments freezing shadows and the photographs that outlive our memories.Described by The Guardian's Lyn Gardner as a brilliant emerging company and developed with New Diorama The Lowry and Greenwich Theatre Idle Motion use innovative staging physicality…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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29
APR
Duotone - plus special guests
The North Wall Arts Centre

Duotone is proud to be returning to the North Wall to launch his new LP Let's Get Low.Single‐handedly disproving the myth that men cant multi‐task his mesmerising solo performances of multi‐instrumental live looping move seamlessly between riotous energy and heartfelt intimacy. Duotone…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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02
MAY
Oxfordshire Art Weeks 2015 - ‘Out of Hours’
The North Wall Arts Centre

A collection of current work from the Art department staff of St. Edward's School Oxford. An exciting mix of disciplines from ceramics to painting and subject matter from figurative to conceptual.…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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02
MAY
Steam Gala
Didcot Railway Centre

A GWR themed gala commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the closure of Didcot Engine Shed.Featuring visiting locos: 1501 courtesy of 1501 Pannier Tank Association and 1450 courtesy of Push Pull ltd with thanks to the Severn Valley RailwayRelaunch of Prairie Tank No.…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01235 817200
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02
MAY
The Best In Live Stand-up Comedy
Glee Club Oxford

4 brilliant comedians from the top of the UK and International circuits.…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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05
MAY
Avenue Q
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Avenue Q tells the funny story of Princeton a US college graduate who has moved to the New York neighbourhood of Avenue Q in order to discover his purpose in life. Full of hilarious…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
MAY
Fearless Vampire Killers
O2 Academy Oxford

Fearless Vampire Killers at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Tuesday 05 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Fearless Vampire Killers tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAY
Mike The Mechanics
New Theatre Oxford

Mike The Mechanics at New Theatre Oxford in Oxford on Tuesday 05 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Mike The Mechanics tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAY
Sunset Sons
O2 Academy Oxford

Sunset Sons at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Wednesday 06 May 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAY
UFO
O2 Academy Oxford

UFO at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Wednesday 06 May 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch UFO live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAY
Alan Carr
New Theatre Oxford

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
MAY
Arcane Roots
O2 Academy 2 Oxford

Arcane Roots are a three‐piece alternative rock band from Kingston Upon Thames England. Founded by guitarist & vocalist Andrew Groves and drummer Daryl Atkins the band are known for their energetic and passionate live shows…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAY
Nanook of the North – A Live Soundtrack
The North Wall Arts Centre

One of the UK's most innovative ensembles melding heart‐rending improvisation with gritty folk and roots music Dead Rat Orchestra present their own live soundtrack to the classic and possibly first ever feature length documentary Nanook of the North. …

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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09
MAY
Bryan Ferry
New Theatre Oxford

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAY
Dub FX
O2 Academy Oxford

Dub FX at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Saturday 09 May 2015. 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 best…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
MAY
Thurston Moore
O2 Academy Oxford

Thurston Moore at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Sunday 10 May 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAY
Jersey Boys
New Theatre Oxford

Internationally acclaimed hit musical Jersey Boys tells the remarkable story of the Four Seasons rise to fame.The Four Seasons are one of the most successful rock n roll groups of all time and Jersey Boys…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
MAY
TES - by Steve Larkin
The North Wall Arts Centre

TES is a contemporary theatrical adaptation of Thomas Hardys celebrated novel Tess of the DUrbervilles in which the tragic heroine is reinvented for the 21st century as a teenage boy from a Newcastle council estate who is found to be descended from…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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16
MAY
Chiltern Camerata performs ‘Music in the Great W
The Church of St Lawrence

The Chiltern Camerata Conductor Sam Laughton performs Music in the Great War'The final concert in our 201415 season is the orchestra's contribution to the Wycombe Arts Festival. It is built around music written during or influenced by WW1.The works to be…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01494 883112
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18
MAY
Paines Plough & Pentabus - Every Brilliant Thing
The North Wall Arts Centre

A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.Youre six years old. Mums in hospital. Dad says shes done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy. A new play about depression and the…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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21
MAY
Caroline Horton's Mess
The North Wall Arts Centre

Obsession addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from 2013 Olivier Award nominated Caroline Horton.Josephine is putting on a play ‐ Boris and Sistahl help. Its about anorexia. But don't let that put you off. Unflinchingly…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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23
MAY
Diesel Gala and Real Ale Festival
Didcot Railway Centre

View our collections of locomotives coaches wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits. Visiting dieselsBlack Python Real Ale bar open all weekend.Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of our Great Western…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01235 817200
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23
MAY
John Hegley: New and Selected Potatoes
The North Wall Arts Centre

The UK's favourite performance poet comedian and musician hits the road mandolin in hand with a performance of pieces new and older sung spoken and awoken with dance: meditations upon family celery and happier Daleks. Light and lyrical. Deep and…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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23
MAY
Zoe Lyons - Mustard Clutter (Spring Tour)
Cornerstone Arts Centre

Direct from last year's Edinburgh Festival Zoe Lyons' critically acclaimed solo show Mustard Cutter' is set to tour the UK starting on 5th May at Bristol's Lantern Theatre and culminating at the Colchester Arts Centre on 4th July. Mustard…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01235 515144
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24
MAY
Real Ale & Cider Festival with The Mangledwurzels
The Three Horseshoes at Garsington

An all‐day beer and cider festival with Wurzels‐flavoured cider‐fuelled Scrumpy & Western entertainment from The Mangledwurzels The Mangledwurzels are a three‐piece Scrumpy & Western band based in Somerset writing and performing in the style of Adge Cutler. Formed in early 2005 the…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 368666
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24
MAY
Ozric Tentacles
O2 Academy Oxford

Ozric Tentacles the instrumental four piece are planning to embark on full scale tour of the UK this spring with the first show taking place in Bristol on the 26th of April. The tour began…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
James Arthur
O2 Academy Oxford

After winning X Factor 2012 James went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with the BRIT Award nominated Impossible' and has recorded a stunning debut record writing and collaborating…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
MAY
Indiana
O2 Academy Oxford

Indiana at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Wednesday 27 May 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do the…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAY
Mullins & Gladwin - Comedy A La Carte
New Road Baptist Church

Prepare yourself for a veritable feast of humour cooked up by Oxford Fringe regulars & local comedy connoisseurs Mullins & Gladwin. The duo cordially invite you to dine out on a smorgasbord of bite size comedy sketches featuring a fruity selection of…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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30
MAY
Long Nose Puppets present - Flyaway Katie
The North Wall Arts Centre

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Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 319450
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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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