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

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Towersey Festival 2015
Thame Showground

One of the UKs longest running independent music festivals returns for the 51st yearHeadline acts include Bellowhead Joan Armatrading Stornoway and Show Of Hands.Theyre joined by Sally Barker star of BBC Ones The Voice Keston Cobblers Club Treacherous Orchestra John Smith Chris…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01629 827016
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Live in the Park
Vale Park

Vale Park will be filled with continuous live music performed on a large outdoor stage by 80s pop star TOYAH and a number of fantastic local bands playing an array of musical styles and genres from rockabilly punk and new wave to…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01296 425678
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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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Proms in the Park
Vale Park

Aylesbury Concert Band take to the stage at 7.15pm for a Great British tradition entertaining you with a mix of contemporary and traditional orchestral pieces accompanied by a talented local soloist Alison Langer.Bring your family friends a picnic a rug and plenty…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 425678
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The Polyphonic Spree
O2 Academy Oxford

The Polyphonic Spree at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Saturday 05 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Polyphonic Spree tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Breast Walk Ever
Rye Meadow

Take a walk on the pink side and help us beat breast cancer Against Breast Cancers Breast Walk Ever is back for its second year This event doesnt require running shoes or jumping out of an aeroplane is open to…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 534211
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Jonathan Shapley: What Kind Of A Place Is This?
North Wall Arts Centre

Much of Jonathan Shapleys work is wall‐based two‐dimensional and employs a variety of media including not only paint and photography but also materials more usually associated with building and construction the use of which is intended to reflect concerns surrounding how spaces…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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Bo Peep Cider Festival 2015
Bo Peep Caravan Park

Based at Bo Peep Caravan and Campsite in Adderbury is a perfect location to kick back sample and enjoy the many different types and brands of cider. Dont worry if cider isnt your thing ‐ we will have some local ales on…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07962 778984
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Heritage Open Days 2015 - Aylesbury
Aylesbury Town Centre

Heritage Open Days are a fantastic not‐to‐be‐missed opportunity to get behind the closed doors to some of Aylesburys oldest and most fascinating buildings. With many local companies and organisations getting involved.Visitors can discover the hidden history behind Judges Lodgings Crown Court…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01296 425678
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Oxford Wine Tasting Experience Day
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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Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge 2015
Princes Risborough School

The Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge a fundraising event to support Rennie Grove Hospice Care returns on Sunday 13 September for its seventh year Join us for our own version of the famous national challenge and experience the beautiful scenery along part of…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01442 820740
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Tudor Fayre
Buckinghamshire County Museum

We are bringing The Tudors to Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury for a day packed with FREE family fun interaction entertainment and education all steeped in the times of The Tudors. With a multitude of characters to meet from King Henry…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 425678
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Nigel Kennedy
New Theatre Oxford

For over 25 years Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the worlds leading violin virtuosos and is without doubt one of the most important violinists Britain has ever produced. His virtuoso technique…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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We Want You To Watch
North Wall Arts Centre

This is about pornography. This is an interview. This is an intervention. This is an interrogation. Were recording now. We want to pull its plug out. We want to stop its heartbeat. We want to blow its brains out and begin again.…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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Ben Ottewell
O2 Academy 2 Oxford

Ben Ottewell at O2 Academy 2 Oxford in Oxford on Friday 18 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Ben Ottewell live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Art Garfunkel
New Theatre Oxford

Born in 1941 Art Garfunkel is a Grammy Award‐winning US singer songwriter as well as a Golden Globe nominated actor. You probably know him better as one half of the celebrated folk band Simon…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Jah Wobble's Invaders of The Heart
O2 Academy Oxford

Jah Wobbles Invaders Of The HeartO2 Academy 2 OxfordSun 20 Sep 15Door time: 7.00pmShow time: TBCWith an illustrious 36 year career and a new six CD box set ReDux this bass player singer composer poet John Wardle AKA Jah Wobble has a…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 813500
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Satellite Communication Systems Course
Milton Hill House

Book today for this essential training for early career satellite professionals. Combining theoretical sessions with the chance to try out new skills through a simulated piece of practical project work you will finish the week having gained in confidence and ready to…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01438 765650
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The Bogus Woman
North Wall Arts Centre

An African woman arrives in a strange country fleeing for her life seeking safety and asylum. Despite having committed no crime she is indefinitely confined interrogated humiliated and abused. She witnesses the cruelty of the authorities and their casual disregard for an…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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GZA - Liquid Swords 20th Anniversary
O2 Academy Oxford

GZA ‐ Liquid Swords 20th AnniversaryGZAO2 Academy 2 OxfordThu 24 Sep 15Door time: 7.00pmShow time: TBCFounding member of seminal hip hop group the Wu‐Tang Clan GZA The Genius comes to UK stages to mark 20 years since the release of his critically…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 813500
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GZA
O2 Academy Oxford

The GZA AKA the Genius rose from poverty to fame as the founding member of seminal hip‐hop group The Wu‐Tang Clan in the early 90s. Like his fellow Wu‐tang members The GZA real name Gary…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Chicken Licken
North Wall Arts Centre

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. On the way to tell the King she meets Henny Penny Ducky Lucky & Turkey Lurkey but theres a shocking surprise Chicken Licken grows up to be the Little Red…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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

Launched in July this year the Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is the UKs newest toy train and collectors fair. Organised by the same people that run the highly successful Cirencester Toy & Train Fair the event is staged in the towns…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07708 385061
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Spooky Sprint Aylesbury
Waddesdon Manor

We dare you to run in the Spooky Sprint a spine‐tingling different race A run in the dark with only a head torch to light your way which will test your nerve as well as your fitness. Its so good its…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02079 321314
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Beginner karate lessons Age 4 to adult
John Mason School

Fantastic new beginner karate lessons starting in September.2 lessons free and free karate suit on joiningFamilies welcome improve your confidencesuppleness and great form of self defence.…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07548 784929
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Stephen Franks: My Life Drawing
North Wall Arts Centre

Stephen is a graphic designer and runs his own design group Franks Franks. He became a designer from a love of drawing and art. Over the last 10 years he has been drawing as an addition to designing attending life drawing…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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02
OCT
Blake Remixed
North Wall Arts Centre

World record‐holding beatboxer and acclaimed rapper Testament smashes together UK Hip Hop with the iconic poetry of William Blake to create his first original theatre show. Celebrating the greatest counter‐cultural voices in British history Blake Remixed fuses music and storytelling with a…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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02
OCT
The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling
O2 Academy Oxford

The English Beat starring Dave WakelingThe StandardStained Glass AliceO2 Academy 2 OxfordFri 02 Oct 15Door time: 6.30pmShow time: TBCDave Wakeling is excited to announce a new album Here We Go Love and a string of UK dates this autumn. Expect to hear…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 813500
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02
OCT
Hawkwind
O2 Academy Oxford

Hawkwind have delivered over forty years of mind expanding space rock First being launched back in 1969 inspired by a eclectic mix of anthem and experimental sounds science fiction and psychedelia Hawkwind quickly created a…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
OCT
From The Jam 'Sound Affects' 35th Anniversary
O2 Academy Oxford

From The Jam Sound Affects 35th AnniversaryFrom The JamO2 Academy OxfordSat 03 Oct 15Door time: 7.00pmShow time: TBCIn 1980 The Jam released their classic album Sound Affects and 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of this seminal album. The Jam became one of…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 813500
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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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