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

03
DEC
Snow White and Other Tales from the Brothers Grimm
The North Wall Arts Centre

Enter the magical world of the Brothers Grimm where straw can be spun into gold the moon can be kidnapped death can be bargained with and whatever you do dont trust your parents. From the director of last years raucous Treasure Island…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 766266
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04
DEC
Natural Christmas
Earth Trust Centre

Get into the festive spirit by making decorations and gifts such as wreaths willow stars and Christmas cards. Therell be popcorn and mulled wine by the fire plus meet Father Christmas and make food for his reindeer. Price by activity no need…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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04
DEC
Chas Dave
O2 Academy Oxford

Chas Dave at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Sunday 04 December 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Chas Dave live in the…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
The Fratellis
O2 Academy Oxford

Meeting while working together at a travelling fairground and naming themselves The Fratellis which is Italian for brothers and not a Goonies reference they claim is the romantic start of one of Scotland's most interesting…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
DEC
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

BRAHMSAcademic Festival Overture Op. 80MATS LIDSTROMRigoletto Fantasy for Cello and OrchestraBRAHMSSymphony No. 2 in D major Op. 73Mats Lidstrom celloVladimir Ashkenazy conductorVladimir Ashkenazy is one of the most revered musicians of our time with a career spanning over fifty years of music‐making…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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09
DEC
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Oxford

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 813500
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09
DEC
Michael Ball Alfie Boe
New Theatre Oxford

Michael Ball Alfie Boe at New Theatre Oxford in Oxford on Friday 09 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Michael Ball Alfie Boe tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
DEC
'Songs for All Seasons: Winter' - singing workshop
Headington Baptist Church

Folk Arts Oxford are pleased to present the first in a new series of seasonal singing workshops.There are lots of fantastic Winter carols and hearty songs to get us started and local choir leader Cat Kelly has a repertoire to get you…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01866 881896
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11
DEC
Winter Wetland Birds
Thrupp Lake

Come and explore Thrupp Lake OX14 3NG and find out about some of the wetland birds that call it home over the winter. With Ben Carpenter. £5 adult £2 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01865 407792
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13
DEC
Rizzle Kicks
O2 Academy Oxford

Rizzle Kicks are a hip‐hop duo from Southend in London. The duo consists of Jordan Rizzle Stephens and Harley Sylvester Alexander‐Sule . They released their debut album Stereo Typical on 31 October 2011. Rizzle Kicks…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
DEC
Bach's Christmas Oratorio
The Sheldonian Theatre

BACHChristmas Oratorio Cantatas Nos. 1 2 and 3Nicholas Mulroy EvangelistThe Choir of New college OxfordRobert Quinney conductorThe esteemed Choir of New College joins the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra this Christmas for Bachs rapturous setting of the nativity story. Assembled for the festivities of…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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18
DEC
'A Winters Light' by Coope, Simpson, Fraser, Freya
Oxford Quaker Meeting House

Hark Hark are Barry Coope Lester Simpson Jo Freya and Fi Fraser.These renowned performers have done three seasons of Christmas shows as this quartet and in 2016 are touring their new show A Winters Light.The show reflects all aspects of the winter…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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07
JAN
Oxford Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'World of Win
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: 08456 808367
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15
JAN
Jack Whitehall
New Theatre Oxford

Big Brother and Mock The Week star Jack Whitehall continues to impress his fans across the UK on his continuing tour. Just 21 years of age Jack has often been compared to Russell Brand…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
JAN
Game Dinner at the Five Arrows Hotel
Waddesdon Manor

Includes aperitif and canaps on arrival followed by a three course dinner with local game.£40.00 per person. From £175.00 for two adults sharing. A 10 discount voucher from the wine shop will be offered to guests. This offer is only…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01296 651727
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21
JAN
Martha Argerich and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

PROKOFIEVPiano Concerto No. 3 in C major Op. 26GIULIA MONDUCCIVersus world premiereSTRAVINSKYThe Firebird Suite 1919Martha Argerich pianoMarios Papadopoulos conductorMartha Argerich rose to fame with her interpretations of the virtuoso piano literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Any appearance by Argerich is…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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22
JAN
Oxford Philharmonic Chamber Series: Archduke
Ts Eliot Theatre Merton College

BrahmsPiano Trio No. 3 in C minor Op. 101ShostakovichPiano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 67BeethovenPiano Trio in B‐flat major Op. 97 ArchdukeNatalia Lomeiko violinMartin Roscoe pianoMats Lidstrom celloPianist Martin Roscoes enduring popularity is built on deeply thoughtful musicianship and an…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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25
JAN
Investment Management Programme
Oxford Expert’s Lounge

Do you know the hidden potential of Foreign Direct Investments Being one of the most popular types of capital investment this indicates influencing factors for developing countries bringing both economic recovery and growth.This training suites you if: ‐ your company is interested…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +447511 353886
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27
JAN
Muscle Response Testing - Oxford - HeartSpeak Int
The Buttery - Wolfson College

Course 1 : Muscle Response Testing 3 hours ‐ Friday 6pm 9pmPrerequisites NoneDr Anne Jensen has researched fundamental concepts of muscle response testing and has found that it can indeed be accurate and reliable. In this workshop she…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01865 600599
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28
JAN
HeartSpeak Level 1 - Oxford
The Buttery - Wolfson College

Course 2 : HeartSpeak Level 1 1 days Prerequisites Muscle Response Testing or other prior muscle testing training e.g. BodyTalk Touch for Health AK etc.Day 1 ‐ Saturday 9am‐5pm Embrace your Feeling Mind Practice feeling ‐ truly and fully What stress…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01865 600599
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28
JAN
Karina Canellakis conducts the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

SAINT‐SAENSPiano Concerto No. 5 in F major Op. 103 EgyptianDEBUSSYPrelude a lapres‐midi dun faune L. 86La mer L. 109Cedric Tiberghien pianoKarina Canellakis conductorFirst noticed by Sir Simon Rattle Karina Canellakis is the winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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02
FEB
Nish Kumar
The Glee

Nish Kumar is set to tour the UK with his fifth solo show Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words Unless You Shout The Words Real Loud. This follows a month long run at the Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar in August where…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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05
FEB
FUNomusica: Time Travellers
Oxford Town Hall

FUNomusica Family ConcertMost suitable for ages 8‐12Alasdair Malloy presenterA time vortex has opened in Oxford Town Hall Thank goodness our travelling Time‐Lord Alasdair Malloy is on hand with his sonic screwdriver and the musicians of the Oxford Philharmonic to whisk us through…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 980980
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11
FEB
Build-a-Band improvers Folk Musicians Workshop
Headington Baptist Church

A group workshop for folk musicians.Well learn a couple of tunes have fun with arrangements and musical games to make our playing sparkle. Well also include tips and tricks you can take home to make your pieces your own.Tutor Steph West has…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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16
FEB
Janine Jansen and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

BRAHMSViolin Concerto in D major Op. 77Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98Janine Jansen violinMarios Papadopoulos conductorWith a playing style that combines gripping presence and infinite subtlety of tone Dutch violinist Janine Jansen has critics reaching for every superlative in the…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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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
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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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
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

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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