What's on inArdington

Welcome to Ardington

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Ardington - 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 Ardington to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Ardington

05
AUG
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
New Theatre Oxford

Acclaimed director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell Kinky Boots Legally Blonde Hairspray brings the new multi‐million pound production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical to the Savoy Theatre. Starring three time Olivier and Tony Award winner…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
AUG
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: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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08
AUG
Summer Oxford Art Fair
The Fishes

The fourth edition of art festival The Summer Oxford Art Fair 8‐9 August 2015 at the beautiful gardens of the citys finest country retreat The Fishes in North Hinksey Botley‐Oxford. Transforming the beautiful 1‐acre garden of Oxfords finest country retreat The Fishes…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 249796
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08
AUG
The Best In Live Stand-up Comedy
Glee Club Oxford

4 brilliant comedians from the top of the UK and International circuits.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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14
AUG
Literary Meadow Walk
Christ Church College

With reference to a range of authors spanning more than four centuries some little‐known; some world‐famous the geographical and historical significance of this river‐rounded location will be explained by local historian and author Mark J. Davies. Oxfords proud tradition of…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL:
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18
AUG
Alice
St Hugh's College

The whole family can fall down the rabbit hole with Creation this summer as we present Alice in the gardens of St Hughs College.To mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland Creation will set loose…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 766266
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20
AUG
Steve Harris
O2 Academy 2 Oxford

Steve Harris at O2 Academy 2 Oxford in Oxford on Thursday 20 August 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
AUG
Steve Harris British Lion
O2 Academy 2 Oxford

Steve Harris British Lion at O2 Academy 2 Oxford in Oxford on Thursday 20 August 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
AUG
Alice in Wonderland Meadow Walk
Christ Church College

A leisurely circuit of Christ Church Meadow with local historian and author Mark J. Davies to highlight the all‐important role of the River Thames in the creation of Alices Adventures in Wonderland ‐ printed exactly 150 years ago in June 1865 ‐…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

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05
SEP
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: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
SEP
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: 7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 534211
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06
SEP
THE POETRY AND PASSION OF PABLO NERUDA
The Watermill Theatre

Poet diplomat senator champion of the working man citizen of the world lover and bon vivant ‐ Chilean Pablo Neruda wrote what he lived and lived what he wrote. His life and his art were inseparable and his passion for both contagious.…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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08
SEP
AN AUDIENCE WITH... MRS MINNIE CHURCHILL DL
The Watermill Theatre

Minnie Churchill is the Director of Churchill Heritage and co‐author with David Coombs the art historian of Sir Winston Churchill His Life and His Paintings. Minnie was responsible for tracing Sir Winstons 500 plus paintings across the world and the stories associated…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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08
SEP
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: 13.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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14
SEP
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: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
SEP
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: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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18
SEP
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: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
SEP
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: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
SEP
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: 3.1 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01438 765650
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23
SEP
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: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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24
SEP
The Ladykillers
The Watermill Theatre

THE LADYKILLERS is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady alone in her house is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothingPosing as amateur musicians Professor Marcus and…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
SEP
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: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
SEP
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: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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27
SEP
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: 7.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07548 784929
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29
SEP
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: 13.9 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: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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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: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
OCT
Johnny Marr
O2 Academy Oxford

Johnny Marr at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Sunday 04 October 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Johnny Marr live in the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
OCT
AN AUDIENCE WITH... SIR RICHARD SHIRREFF
The Watermill Theatre

Waterloo ‐ the Battle which defined a CenturyIn the bicentennial year of the Battle of Waterloo General Sir Richard Shirreff brings a professional soldiers perspective to the momentous events of the Waterloo campaign of June 1815. Drawing on original accounts from the…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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06
OCT
Society of Wood Engravers 78th Annual Exhibition
North Wall Arts Centre

engravings and other relief prints from the UK and around the world. Wood engraving is at once the simplest and one of the most exquisite forms of printmaking and the range of work on show here demonstrates the huge variety of possibilities…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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Tourist Attractions


Didcot Railway Centre

Join us in our rural setting based around the original engine shed. The Great Western Society has had a home in Didcot since 1967 and the range of activities and facilities on offer is substantial. The collection of Great Western coaches is probably the most comprehensive…

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

The Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity, caring for abused and ill‐treated animals. We rely totally upon public donations to enable us to do this valuable work. Helping donkeys, like Mrs. P and Mabel. The Sanctuary is open to visitors most days during the year, between…

Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool

Swimming pool at Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Contact venue on 01235 523113 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Buddies Night Club

Buddies Night Club Nightclub in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01235 535400 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Carswell Golf & Country Club

Carswell Golf & Country Club ‐ golf course in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01367 870472 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Carswell Golf & Country Club golf courseclub.…

Didcot Bowls Club

Bowling at Didcot Bowls Club in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Contact venue on 01235511665 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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