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

28
MAY
Ivo Pogorelich and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1 in B flat major Op. 38CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21Ivo PogorelichpianoMarios PapadopoulosconductorIvo Pogorelichs breathtaking presence in the world of classical music has spanned over forty years while his iconic artistry and compelling performances…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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31
MAY
The Temper Trap
O2 Academy 2 Oxford

The Temper Trap at O2 Academy 2 Oxford in Oxford on Tuesday 31 May 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 The Temper Trap…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUN
Sara Pascoe
Glee Club

Sara Pascoe is a human animal and so are you. The show is a mixture of completely true stories about Tony Blair Oedipus Rex and the wildlife of Lewisham plus a load of stories that dont sound true at all about Jason…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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06
JUN
Public Image Ltd
O2 Academy Oxford

When John Johnny Rotten Lydon left the Sex Pistols and formed Public Image Ltd to say it was a big change is a big understatement. Gone was the punk rock image and conventions and what…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
JUN
Adam Ant
New Theatre Oxford

In a career spanning more than 35 years Adam Ant has had ten top 10 singles with his band Adam and the Ants and also as a solo artist with 3 reaching the number 1…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUN
YolanDa Brown: Reggae Love Songs
New Theatre Oxford

. Wowing audiences across the country from London and Cardiff to Manchester and Glasgow the Reggae Love Songs tour will be an infectious journey of Reggae rhythms from the Caribbean peppered with supreme Jazz flavoured inflections and sensibilities. Throughout the tour YolanDa…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02036 598914
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11
JUN
The Summer Oxford Art Fair 2016
The Fishes

The fifth edition of the Summer Oxford Art Fair dates are Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2016 at the beautiful gardens of the Fishes North Hinksey Oxford. Giving the art aficionado a great opportunity to buy directly from the exhibitor. Transforming…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01865 249796
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16
JUN
AndrĂ¡s Schiff and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73 EmperorHAYDN Mass No. 14 in B flat major Hob. xxii: 14 HarmoniemesseChrist Church Cathedral Choir Eleanor DennissopranoAnna Huntleymezzo sopranoJohn Mark AinsleytenorNeal DaviesbassSir Andrs SchiffpianoconductorA thrilling prospect for Orchestra and audience Andrs…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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16
JUN
Watership Down
The Watermill Theatre

It is brought to life in the heart of the countryside that inspired Richard Adams epic book which sold over fifty million copies worldwide.In this gripping adaptation the long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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21
JUN
Shore to Shore: Celebrating Poetry
St Aldates Church

Picador and Blackwells Oxford present:SHORE TO SHORECelebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends with Carol Ann Duffy Gillian Clarke Imtiaz Dharker Jackie Kay John Sampson plus special guest poet. Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold original voice and one…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 792792
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23
JUN
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Multiple location

Zoe Seaton will be directing an exciting and innovative version of A Midsummer Nights Dream which will take audiences on an immersive interactive adventure in small groups across multiple locations. As guests at the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta youll be invited…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 766266
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24
JUN
Egypt
The Northcourt

Egypt is a UK blues rock three piece band formed in 1987. Eric Chipulina ‐ guitarvocalsAlan Fish ‐ bassvocalsPeter Correa ‐ drums All three are former members of legendary progressive blues outfit The Groundhogs featuring in several albums and touring throughout UK…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01235 856076
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27
JUN
Saul Williams
O2 Academy 2 Oxford

Saul Williams at O2 Academy 2 Oxford in Oxford on Monday 27 June 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Saul Williams 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

07
JUL
Andrew Lawrence
Glee Club Oxford

UncensoredSubversive and intelligent comedy from star of Live at the Apollo and BBC Radio 4 sitcom There Is No Escape. His sixth UK tour in consecutive years an evening of honest fearless and uncompromising stand‐up. No joke is unacceptable. No subject off‐limits.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08714 720400
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10
JUL
Teddy Bears' Picnic & Family Funday
Didcot Railway Centre

In partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charity.Unlimited train rides on Steam and Diesel TrainsTeddy Bear displaysTeddy Crump will be entertaining in the Picnic AreaChildrens Activities and Crafts in the Picnic AreaStory ReadingRailway themed Teddy TrailCompetitions for Bearsand morePlease note there is…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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10
JUL
KRSOne
O2 Academy Oxford

KRSOne at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Sunday 10 July 2016. 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 tickets for…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
JUL
Hamlet
University Parks

Join Creation Theatre this summer as we set up shop amongst the beautiful 70 acres of riverside parkland that make up University Parks. Our troop of travelling storytellers will transform the parks into the royal palace of Elsinore home of Denmarks young…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07845 989308
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16
JUL
Simply Red
Newbury Racecourse

Simply Red announced their retirement in 2010 after 25 years of musical success. The British soul group fronted by Manchester‐lad Mick Hucknall are thought to have sold over 50 million albums world wide and entertained…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
JUL
Mum2mum Market Thatcham
Thatcham Catholic Hall

Sunday 17 July 3‐5pm Thatcham Catholic Hall Bath Road Thatcham RG18 3AG Buy top quality pre‐loved baby childrens maternity and pregnancy clothes toys books and equipment at a fraction of their high street price ‐ all great brands in top condition.…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07824 552322
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31
AUG
Echo and the Bunnymen
O2 Academy Oxford

Liverpudlian group Echo and the Bunnymen first formed back in 1978 and released their debut album Crocodiles two years later in 1980 winning them critical acclaim and chart success. Their subsequent albums Heaven Up…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
SEP
35th Conference of the European Bone
The Examination Schools - Oxford University

.The conference will be held in the historic Examination Schools in the centre of Oxford which we believe will give you a great opportunity to enjoy the city while also experiencing an interesting and stimulating conference. You will be able to visit…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +4570 200305
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04
SEP
Against Breast Cancer Breast Walk Ever
Abingdon Bridge

Take a walk on the pink side help us to beat breast cancer Against Breast Cancers Breast Walk Ever is back for its third yearOur day‐time walking full half marathon or 10k is open to men women children and even dogs Join…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01235 534211
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05
SEP
Conquer Kilimanjaro with Helen & Douglas House
Helen & Douglas House

In September 2016 Helen & Douglas House are running their first ever bespoke Kilimanjaro Climb. The adventure is open to anyone aged 16 and over requires no climbing experience and will help support the amazing work of Helen & Douglas House. Participants…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01865 799150
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21
SEP
Innovation and Disruption in the Energy Sector
St John's College

The British Institute of Energy Economics BIEE Oxford conference is a two day research conference that seeks to understand the drivers of change in energy both positive and negative. The conference is aimed at energy analysts researchers strategy and policy thinkers from…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01296 747916
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22
SEP
James Acaster
Glee Club Oxford

ResetJames Acaster finds himself with something to look forward to. Something hes always wanted. Something we all want. Join the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2015 2014 2013 & 2012 as he tours another uniquely brilliant show.Theres no one better…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08714 720400
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22
SEP
Gary Numan
O2 Academy Oxford

Gary Numan was a pioneer in the early electronic scene confounding the contemporary music press with his androgynous stage presence and signature technique of feeding synthesizer hooks through guitar effect pedals. His most famous single…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
SEP
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

Launched in 2015 the Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is the UKs newest regular toy train and collectors fair. Organised by the same people that run the highly successful Cirencester Toy & Train Fair the event is staged four times a year…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07708 385061
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25
SEP
Sean Lock
New Theatre Oxford

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
SEP
Isy Suttie
Glee Club

Award‐winning comedian writer songwriter and actress tours her brand new show. Copies of Isys new book The Actual One will also be available for purchase on the evening during a signing session after the show…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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04
OCT
The Kills
O2 Academy Oxford

Rock band The Kills consists of American Alison Mosshart and Brit Jamie Hince. Having released their fourth studio album Blood Pressures in April 2011 the band are renowned for their anti‐music industry attitude yet perform…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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