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

26
MAY
Me and my Bee
The North Wall Arts Centre

Climate change is massive. Bees arent.Our fuzzy little friends need our help so multi award‐winning theatre company ThisEgg is launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show.A new comedy for children and adults alike. Plant the seed…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 319450
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26
MAY
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

The Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is one of the UKs top regular toy train and collectors fairs. Organised by the same people that run the highly successful Cirencester and Swindon Toy & Train Fairs the event is staged four times a…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07708 385061
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26
MAY
Oxford Wine Tasting Experience Day-'Vine to Wine'
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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29
MAY
Speed Dating in Oxford
The Slug and Lettuce

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 of…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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30
MAY
Nicola Benedetti with the Academy of Ancient Music
Dorchester Abbey

In the second concert marking the 250th anniversary of Telemanns death we welcome Nicola Benedetti who joins Richard Egarr and AAM for the first time. Performing this programme with gut strings which she has described as having a more human sound…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01442 920303
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01
JUN
Absolute Bowie come to Oxford
The Bullingdon

. 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…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 434998
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02
JUN
Kreutzer Quartet: Virginia Woolf’s Music
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

I always think of my books as music before I write them. Virginia Woolf. The Kreutzer Quartet presents music and readings that explore the significance of music for the work of the Bloomsbury Group and Woolf in particular. The concert juxtaposes the…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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06
JUN
Business Connect Networking Event
Horwood House

As always we are looking for speakers for future events and we have available slots from October 2018 onwards. If you have a topic youd love to talk about in front of a great audience of business representatives and local professionals then…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01869 322261
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07
JUN
Lisa Knapp
The North Wall Arts Centre

One of the most inventive musicians around Lisa Knapp pushes boundaries with her radiant interpretation of traditional folk music. Here she performs with her band in support of her latest album Till April is Dead A Garland of Ritual & Love…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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09
JUN
Build It Live Bicester 2018
Bicester Heritage

Whether youre planning a self‐build renovating a property or extending to add space and value to an existing home here are just some of the reasons you cant afford to miss the upcoming Build It Live show at Bicester on 9th &…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02035 332376
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10
JUN
Heyford Park Airbase Half Marathon (+ 10k, 5k, Jun
Heyford Park

Race DetailsRace date: 10th June 2018Place: Heyford Park Upper Heyford Oxfordshire OX25 5HDStart Times: 09:30am junior race start & 10:00am mass start HM10k5kPricesHalf Marathon £23£25 10k £16£185k £11£13£3 surcharge for entries on the dayJunior Races £7 £1 surcharge for entries on the…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02076 847185
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11
JUN
Airbnb Smart Hosting Seminar - Oxford
The Oxford Retreat

Learn all about smart Airbnb hosting ‐ Book now limited space availableBeing one of the most visited destinations in Britain Oxford is welcoming approximately 7 million visitors per year andAirbnb in Oxford is quickly gaining traction. A two‐bed flat in central Oxford…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02080 502818
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13
JUN
‘University marketing and merchandising’
The Academic Lounge

Dr Rui VerdeDr Verde holds a doctorate in law from the University of Newcastle UK. He is a professor and consultant human rights adviser and member of the closed working group of Oxford University and the London School of Economics. Dr. Rui…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +441865 981335
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20
JUN
Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones
The North Wall Arts Centre

In Summer 2016 Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones released their first recording together after a 50 year musical friendship aptly titled About Time. They had such a great time playing and performing together they decided to go back into the studio.…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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20
JUN
Summer Solstice Gong Immersion and Celebration
Wytham Village Hall

June 20 marks the longest day of the year and heralds the start of the beloved summer season: Summer Solstice. This is a wonderful time to celebrate the light bond and bring new energy into your life. It is also a time…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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20
JUN
How to Create the Unique Identity of Your City?
EBA Conferences Ltd.

WHY ATTEND SHARE NEW IDEASRefresh knowledge and get the latest industry trends presented by thoroughly chosen experts ‐ British University professors in‐demand practitioners and field gurus. Generate new valuable ideas for business growth with efficient topic exposure and individual consultancy. IMPROVE YOUR…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +441865 981335
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22
JUN
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
West Wycombe Park

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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23
JUN
Urban Folk Quartet
North Wall Arts Centre

In an age where the word Folk encompasses everything from Laura Marling to hardcore traditional music the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever.The Urban Folk Quartets distinguishing features have much…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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24
JUN
The BuckingHam Cycle Sportive
The Buckingham School

The BuckingHam is one not to be missed Rolling along quiet country lanes passing through picturesque country villages tackling some early season climbs ‐ this event has everything you need to kick‐start your season. Dust off your bike and get your…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02076 847185
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02
JUL
Love's Labour's Lost
Wadham College Gardens

A delightful staging of Shakespeares comedy.Sharply paced very funny...A hoot.The TelegraphTheres a delicious larkiness to Loves Labours Lost perfect for outdoor entertainment on a summer night.The Oxford Times A young louche King and his three wastrel cohorts. Swept along by the indulgences…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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08
JUL
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Didcot Railway Centre

Steam and Diesel Trains in OperationFree admission for Children with Teddy BearsTeddy Bear displaysChipper the SquirrelTeddy CrumpChildrens Activities in the Picnic AreaTeddy TombolaRailway themed Teddy TrailCompetitions for Bearsand moreLast admission 3.30 pm. Please note there is an unavoidable flight of steps…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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09
JUL
8th International Conference on Restructuring of t
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Conference ObjectivesTo elucidate an issue that is becoming ever more important as global economies become intertwined.To learn more of the key concepts and frameworks from all disciplines regarding wide range of contemporary issues in business and management.To consider the pedagogy for teaching…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02088 689883
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14
JUL
Sense and Sensibility
Claydon House

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award‐winning writer Laura Turner this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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17
SEP
Financial Regulation in the UK: Frameworks
EBA Conferences Ltd.

WHY ATTEND SHARE NEW IDEASRefresh knowledge and get the latest industry trends presented by thoroughly chosen experts ‐ British University professors in‐demand practitioners and field gurus. Generate new valuable ideas for business growth with efficient topic exposure and individual consultancy. IMPROVE YOUR…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +441865 981335
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30
SEP
Blowzabella - French bal *40th Anniversary Tour*
Kennington Village Hall

Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable driving drone‐based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song.Andy…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: Blowzabellatourdetailsfrom:07887 948853
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04
OCT
DIR/Floortime Course - Oxford
Friends' Meeting House

The Developmental Individual Differences Relationship‐based DIR Model uses joyful play Floortime between parents and their child to support social emotional and cognitive growth and happiness.DIRFloortime is a comprehensive relationship‐based Model of intervention for families with autistic children. This is a 2 day…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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05
OCT
Hal Cruttenden 'Chubster' UK Tour 2018
Cornerstone

After a 2 year hiatus from touring one of the UKs most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled Chubster and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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06
OCT
Day Out With Thomas
Didcot Railway Centre

Thomas is a regular visitor to Didcot Railway Centre where he is welcomed by his friends the Great Western engines. Enjoy rides all day and as often as you wish. Thomas the Tank Engine is running on his Branch Line…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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07
OCT
Jamali Maddix
The Glee Club Oxford

VAPE LORDCritically acclaimed comedian and host of Vicelands Hate Thy Neighbour Jamali Maddix is embarking on his first World Tour. Hell be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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17
OCT
The Power of Effective Executive Communication
EBA Conferences Ltd.

WHY ATTEND SHARE NEW IDEASRefresh knowledge and get the latest industry trends presented by thoroughly chosen experts ‐ British University professors in‐demand practitioners and field gurus. Generate new valuable ideas for business growth with efficient topic exposure and individual consultancy. IMPROVE YOUR…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +441865 981335
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

Waddesdon Manor

Completed in 1889 Waddesdon Manor is the last remaining example of 'le style Rothschild'. Waddesdon Manor houses one of the finest collections of French 18th century decorative arts in the world. The furniture, Savonnerie carpets and Svres porcelain ranks in importance with the Metropolitan Museum in New…

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.…

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum is the University of Oxford's museum of anthropology and world archaeology. Founded in 1884 following a gift to the University from General Pitt Rivers it retains its unique period atmosphere with dense displays of artefacts, many in the original wooden display cabinets. …

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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 locomotives…

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