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

17
OCT
Testosterone
North Wall Arts Centre

Whats it like going through adolescence at the age of 33One year after transgender man Kit receives his first injection of testosterone he enters a male gym changing room for the first time. For the other guys this is just another routine…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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18
OCT
The Society of Wood Engravers: 80th Annual Exhibit
North Wall Arts Centre

The Society of Wood Engravers returns to the North Wall this October to open its national touring exhibition with an entirely new selection of amazing prints. Over one hundred wood engravings woodcuts and linocuts made by artists as near as Summertown to…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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20
OCT
Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine
North Wall Arts Centre

Olivier Award‐winning OperaUpClose return to The North Wall this autumn with a new production of Poulenc and Cocteaus astonishing La Voix Humaine.Alone in her flat Elle is unravelling. Cradling the phone she tries to put on a brave face for her ex‐lover…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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20
OCT
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
New Theatre Oxford

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at New Theatre Oxford in Oxford on Friday 20 October 2017. Whats the best thing about going to watch Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
OCT
Basket Weaving
Earth Trust Centre

In this practical workshop youll learn how to weave a frame basket in a session lead by Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. £50; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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21
OCT
Jonathan Powell (piano)
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Karlheinz Stockhausens Klavierstcke are highly diverse. They take the listener on an extraordinary journey from the post‐Webernian no. 5 through meditative incantation no. 9 extreme violence no. 10 to the melody‐driven narrative of no. 12 an excerpt from his opera cycle Licht.Tristan…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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21
OCT
Path of Freedom - Indestructible Heart Essence
St Margaret's Hall

INDESTRUCTIBLE HEART ESSENCERealising the Nature of MindWhat do we really want In our hearts we long to be aware awake sane open sensitive and alive. We long for deeper meaning. How do we align ourselves with that wish And what difference could…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07958 696864
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21
OCT
Yoga and Healing with Horses mini-retreat day
HopeThruHorses

Join Light Yoga Space on this transformational yoga and equine therapy day in partnership with HopeThruHorses Oxfordshire.‐ Meet and connect with a herd of gentle therapy horses ‐ Be guided by equine expert Jo Corfield‐ Hear their stories‐ Enjoy a unique yoga…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07956 208666
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23
OCT
Build a Bat Box
Earth Trust Centre

Help bats prepare for hibernation by making a shelter to put in your garden. All tools and materials provided. Two 1.5hr sessions available with 6 places for individuals or familiesgroups in each session cost is per box not per person; ideally there…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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23
OCT
Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes + Q&A with Micha
Phoenix Picturehouse

On reopening of our lovely cinema we have a few exciting things coming your way this is one of them. We welcome you to join us on this part documentary part artwork film. The feature is made up almost entirely of never…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01865 316570
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24
OCT
Mud Pie Mania
Earth Trust Centre

Drop in for Mud Pie Monday ‐ buckets of mud and buckets of fun Join us either in the Earth Trust Centre where youngsters will have the opportunity to get creative and messy in our mud kitchen. Please bring your own…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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25
OCT
Wildlife Wednesday at Neptune Wood
Neptune Wood

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday normally visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday but this half term were heading to Neptune Wood Come out and play and explore this fascinating and under‐explored area of our nature reserve. £2 suggested…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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26
OCT
Abingdon Mistletoe Fair
Medieval Buildings

KIDS GO FREEBegin your build up to Xmas at Abingdons enchanting Mistletoe FairStart your preparations for Christmas and get yourself in the true festive mood with an early visit to Abingdons fabulous Mistletoe FairAtmospheric Christmassy settingEach year since 1974 thousands of people…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 0796 402648
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26
OCT
Family Bushcraft
Earth Trust Centre

Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors Explore the woods make shelters learn how to make a fire and use a knife safely. Well cook on the fire but bring a packed lunch too. £22 adult £17 child;…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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27
OCT
Discover and Play
Earth Trust Centre

Forest School for the under‐5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. £4 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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27
OCT
Fara
North Wall Arts Centre

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of todays young Scottish folk scene to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.With vibrant and inventive arrangements energetic fiddle and driving piano Faras live show…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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27
OCT
Tree Climbing
Earth Trust Centre

Use ropes and harnesses to explore Little Wittenham Woods treetops in 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. The minimum age is 6yrs but there is no maximum so parents grandparents aunts uncles and friends can all have a go…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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28
OCT
The Secret Keeper
North Wall Arts Centre

A political fairytale for adults with songs magpies and a murderous gothic heart. The Good Daughter wants to make her father happy. Tell me what makes you so sad. Tell me your dark secret and I promise to keep it safe…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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02
NOV
Monocled Man
North Wall Arts Centre

Panoramic in scope trumpeter Rory Simmons Monocled Man are deeply rooted in jazz but draw on reflective electronica and rock in their new project We Drift Meridian.Inspired by the remoteness and sometimes curious histories and characters of far‐flung islands and isolated spaces…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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05
NOV
Pete Codling: Naivety
North Wall Arts Centre

Pete Codling is an artist specializing in large charcoal drawings and sculpture. This exhibition will show a series of new drawings sketches and limited edition prints in the Christmas theme which will definitely be more Dickens than Disney. His work is full…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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07
NOV
Speed Dating in Oxford
Be At One

Oxford Speed Dating How speed dating in Oxford worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Oxford. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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08
NOV
Lenin: The Revolutionary
North Wall Arts Centre

This show will be the first among a number of national exhibitions marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution to focus on Lenin. Drawing on extensive material owned by the Society for Co‐operation in Russian and Soviet Studies the exhibition will…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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08
NOV
Realising a Fusion Power Plant Conference
Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Delegates will learn how close we are to Realising a Fusion Power Plant and be part of the conversation on the biggest technical challenges and latest progress.Speakers from the fusion research programmeindustry and academia will bring you up to date with the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02034 754701
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10
NOV
Beverley Mistletoe Fair
Medieval Buildings

KIDS GO FREEGifts food decorations and fun.Get into the swing of Xmas at the fabulous Beverley Mistletoe Fair.Turn up the heat on getting ready for Christmas.Enjoy a fantastic day out with the new and wonderful Mistletoe Fair.Christmas is backThe Mistletoe Fairs enjoyed…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 0796 402648
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10
NOV
Standup Comedy at Wendlebury
Wendlebury Village Hall

Our third visit to this delightful little village hall and the spirited community of Wendlebury who turn out in force for his brilliant annual event.Luke Honnoraty is confirmed as our opening act with Rob Deering headlining the show. Our other comedians for…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07790 670234
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18
NOV
Hedgelaying
Earth Trust Centre

A very practical hands‐on two days learning to lay a Midland style hedge with expert Clive Leeke. Find out all about this traditional skill on the job.All specialist tools and equipment provided.For beginners and those who wish to gain more experience.Booking essential:…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01865 407792
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20
NOV
St Edward’s School: In Progress
North Wall Arts Centre

In Progress celebrates the fantastic work from St Edwards pupils across all years. Although primarily the exhibition provides a platform for the Lower Sixth to showcase work produced on the Teddies Foundation Course the exhibition will also present work from Year 9…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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25
NOV
Antiques@TheHolt
The Holt Hotel

Just a month before Christmas and time for the second AntiquesTheHolt of 2017. Re‐launched this Spring bigger and even better than before the fair truly warrants its reputation as the premier Antiques & Collectors Fair for Oxfordshire and surrounding counties Staged twice…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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25
NOV
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

Launched in 2015 the Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is a relative newcomer to the UKs toy train and collecting scene but has quickly established a reputation for attracting leading dealers with a great variety of stock. Staged four times a year…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07708 385061
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02
DEC
A Christmas Carol
North Wall Arts Centre

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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