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

30
APR
50 Years at Didcot Gala
Didcot Railway Centre

Unlimited train rides all day.Visit the Engine Shed see Brunels Broad Gauge and enjoy the GWT Museum & Archive. Watch the trains from the Picnic Area..Visiting engines: ‐ 813 from the Severn Valley Railway ‐ The Wee Engine ‐ No…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01235 817200
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30
APR
Basket Weaving
Earth Trust Centre

In this practical workshop youll learn how to weave a basket out of willow in a session led by Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. £45; 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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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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05
MAY
Oxford International Film Festival Opening Night +
Phoenix Picturehouse

We are delighted that both Director Stephen Cookson and star Timothy Spall will be joining us for a post screening Q&A. Timothy Spall is outstanding in this amusing and often moving story of Stanley a middle‐aged man who enjoys watching classic British…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01865 316570
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06
MAY
Bitten Street at Oxford Castle
Oxford Castle Quarter

The very best local & visiting street food music Bitten Bar featuring local craft beers cider and house cocktails new resident traders for 2017. FREE ENTRYFor a full list of dates and lineups:https:www.facebook.compgbittenoxfordeventsrefpageinternalVenue: Oxford Castle Quarter Paradise Street Oxford OX1 1AYPriceFree…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07921 391504
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06
MAY
XT BREWERY OPEN DAY
XT Brewery

Come and see where the beer magic happens.Sample beers eat local foods and listen our line up of local bands.Venue: XT Brewery Notley Farm Long Crendon HP18 9ERPriceFREE: USD 0Links: Website: https:go.evvnt.com111330‐0…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01844 208310
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10
MAY
King of Pop - The Legends Continues UK Tour 2017
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Introducing Navi the man that has been chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie about the star is bringing his incredible tribute show King Of Pop featuring Jacksons very own guitarist to the UK this Spring.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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12
MAY
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Best Western Buckingham Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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12
MAY
Oxford and Cambridge Wine Fair
Oxford Town Hall

These Wine Fairs will showcase many of our unique finds from around the globe over 100 red white and pink wines on parade including Champagne ancient and strange Fortified offerings etc plus experts to guide you.THE DEAL‐ £5 entry fee per…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07595 411486
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13
MAY
Five Rivers Fostering @ Didcot Farmers Market
Didcot Farmers Market

Formed in 1989 Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise specialising in the care of Looked After Children through Residential Care and Foster Care.Were currently recruiting Foster Carers in Didcot and the surrounding areas.For those who dont know Fostering involves children…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01722 435782
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13
MAY
Gift Fair - in aid of Cancer Research UK
Fairford Leys Community Centre

Come and visit our gift fair where with over 25 stalls you are bound to find something unique and unusual with many items handcrafted by our stallholders. There will also be a stall where you can have a go at crafting yourself.…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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13
MAY
SO Food Festival
Bridge Villa Camping and Caravan Park

Taste Watch & Enjoy. Ready to indulge in all things food So are we at Round & About Magazine as we are hosting our fresh new SO Food Festival in Wallingford returning for its second year bigger and better Star chefs will…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01491 837621
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13
MAY
The Chiltern Camerata performs in West Wycombe
The Church of St Lawrence

The musicians of the Chiltern Camerata follow up their critically acclaimed recent performance of the Brahms German Requiem when they return for the final concert of their current season. This forms part of the Wycombe Arts Festival http:www.wycombeartsfestival.org and takes…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01494 883112
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13
MAY
The Stents - charity gig
Fairford Leys Community Centre

The Stents are a lively hard rocking Essex based covers band playing all the good stuff from the 60s to present day. Find more information about them and their music on their website http:www.thestents.moonfruit.comThey have very generously donated their voices music and…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07703 564174
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14
MAY
Aylesbury Race for Life 5K
Waddesdon Manor

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart time: 10:30 am Last EntryAdult entry Women…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Sports

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20
MAY
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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21
MAY
Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally
Weedon Park

Chiltern Hills Rally Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle RallySunday 15th May 2016 22nd RallySunday 21st May 2017 23rd RallySunday 20th May 2018 24th RallySunday 19th May 2019 25th RallyAlways third Sunday in may AnnuallyWeedon Park Weedon Aylesbury Bucks HP22 4NNOver a thousand vehicles…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 1296 681530
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27
MAY
Bonn Anniversaire
The Sheldonian Theatre

BEETHOVENPiano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67Marios Papadopoulos pianoconductor2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the twinning of Oxford with the German city of Bonn in 1947 one of the first official Anglo‐German…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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03
JUN
Oxford Philharmonic Quartet for the End of Time
Holywell Music Room

RAVELPiano Trio in A minor M. 67MESSAIENQuartet for the End of TimeThe Soloists of the Oxford PhilharmonicMomo Kodama pianoAmid the despondency of a World War II prisoner‐of‐war camp the apocalyptic prophecies of Revelations resonated profoundly with the deeply pious Olivier Messiaen. Striving…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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07
JUN
Leighton Buzzard Business Briefing & 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.Booking fee is £5 payable on the door and tea coffee and biscuits are provided.10.00‐10.30 ‐…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01869 322261
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08
JUN
Viktoria Mullova and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

ARVO PARTPassacaglia Fratres and Tabula RasaSIBELIUSSymphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82Viktoria Mullova violinCarmine Lauri violinMarios Papadopoulos conductorEstonian composer Arvo Parts spiritual music radiates haunting visions of otherworldly beauty; revered for its mesmeric integrity his music has spread far beyond…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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10
JUN
Northern Ballet | Goldilocks & the Tree Bears
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

One day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge this ballet is just rightBringing this classic childrens story to life Goldilocks & the…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208000
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01
JUL
Water Music - The Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

HANDELSolomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba HWV 67BACHConcerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor BWV 1060TELEMANNOrchestral Suite in C major TWV 55:C3 WassermusikVIVALDIViolin Concerto in E flat major Op. 8 No. 5 La tempesta di mareBACHBrandenburg Concerto No. 4 in…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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04
JUL
Lang Lang and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

SOLD OUTRACHMANINOVPiano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18TCHAIKOVSKYSymphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36Lang Lang pianoMarios Papadopoulos conductorAn international sensation Lang Lang has inspired millions with his open‐hearted emotive playing whether it be in intimate recitals or on the…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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09
JUL
Film: The phenomenon Bruno Groening
The NOA Community Centre

The film The Phenomenon Bruno Groening ‐ In the footsteps of the miracle healer shows the events surrounding Bruno Groening. In autumn of 1949 close to 30000 people were drawn to the Traberhof in Rosenheim daily. Newspapers radio and…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07507 795539
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09
JUL
Oxford Race For Life 5K & 10K
Oxford University Parks

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny matters.So which event is for youA 5k is great for all ages.…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Sports

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14
JUL
Nathassia Feel The Future Now Tour (Oxford)
The Bullingdon

Audacioulsy crafted live electronic music surrounded by the sights & sounds of the decades to come. Step into the future join us and access your full state of Flow.London based electronic music artist NATHASSIA brings us her debut album Light of the…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07710 700750
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15
JUL
Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones 2017
Field Farm

With a registration fee of only 25 all participants have a fundraising target of 300.Sign up:http:www.themix.org.ukgetinvolvedeventsrtts2017Take on Race to the Stones 2017 and help The Mix to empower young people under 25 in the UK with the knowledge skills and confidence to…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Sports

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15
JUL
Summer Nostalgia
Merton College Chapel

ELGARSerenade for Strings in E minor Op. 20BRITTENVariations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Op. 10BACHViolin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041PURCELLChacony in G minor Z. 730GRIEGHolberg Suite Op. 40Within the beautiful setting of Merton College Chapel Co‐concertmaster Yuri Zhislin directs The…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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22
JUL
Blenheim Palace Battle Proms
Blenheim Palace

Since their first concert in 1997 the Battle Proms have been treating their audiences to a heady mix of sublime classical music carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays dramatic cannon fire and stunning firework finales. As the series enters its 20th anniversary…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01432 355416
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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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