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

25
JUN
GiddyUp Oxford Presents: Tom Hingley
The Wheatsheaf, Oxford

GiddyUp Oxford Presents... former Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hingley will play a solo acoustic show in the downstairs bar at The Wheatsheaf Oxford. This is a FREE show with local support from Freddy Le Cragg Purple May Scott Gordon and Lewis Newcombe‐Jones.…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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25
JUN
Harry Potter Tour Oxford
Harry Potter Tour Oxford

Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter on a 2 hour walking tour of historic Oxford visiting world famous Harry Potter filming locations and inspirations. Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and see the historic sites used for Hogwarts in the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 08442 471007
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25
JUN
Star Tugs Weekend
Didcot Railway Centre

The Star Tugs will be at Didcot Railway Centre with a display in the Transfer Shed.There will be Tug activities and colouring sheets.Ferndale Yard Layout will also be on display.Admission includes unlimited train rides on our two demonstration lines.Visitors can also enjoy…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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27
JUN
Speed Dating in Oxford
Slug and Lettuce

About Speed Dating in Oxford EventsAt one of our Oxford Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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01
JUL
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: 12.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07921 391504
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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: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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02
JUL
Newbury Race for Life 5K and 10K
Newbury Showground

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: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Sports

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02
JUL
Summer Picnic
Earth Trust Centre

Help us celebrate our 35th Birthday at this years summer festival Party games live music a smoothie bike and more Details on our website nearer the time. …

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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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: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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04
JUL
Oboe, Bassoon and Piano Concert
Cokethorpe School

The historic wood‐paneled Corinthian Room of Cokethorpe School Witney provides an impressive venue for an evening of chamber music performed by the internationally acclaimed Czech trio Conspiratio. Iveta Trojanov Oboe Radovan Skalick Bassoon and Jan Duek Piano will play a repertoire drawn…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01608 659269
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08
JUL
Searchlight - Folk Weekend Oxford's Open Mic Night
St Aldate's Tavern

Searchlight ‐ discovering local talent for Folk Weekend: Oxford 2018.At FWO we are always very keen to showcase local musicians; in fact at every single festival since we started in 2012 at least half of our booked artists have been from Oxfordshire.Oxfordshire…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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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: 13.8 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: 13 miles away
Category: Sports

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09
JUL
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Didcot Railway Centre

Steam and Diesel Trains in OperationFree admission for Children with Teddy BearsTeddy Bear displaysChipper the SquirrelTeddy CrumpSpitfire & Hurricane Flypast weather permittingRailway themed Teddy TrailTeddy Tombolaand moreLast admission 3.30pm.Please note there is an unavoidable flight of steps to our entrance.…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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13
JUL
Much Ado About Nothing
The History Faculty

When arrogant confirmed bachelor Benedick returns home after his latest adventure he must face his old sparring partner and rival explorer the formidable Beatrice. The sparks that fly from their verbal insults catch the eye of the newly bethrothed Claudio and Hero…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +447000 000000
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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: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07710 700750
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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: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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16
JUL
COMBE MILL in STEAM Sunday 16th July 2017
Combe Mill

COMBE MILL in STEAM Sunday 16th July 2017 Theme:‐ Vintage & Classic Wheels at CombeWe will be running all of our steam and water powered machinery in this Late 19th Century restored Sawmill and Workshop that…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01993 358694
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19
JUL
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Earth Trust Centre

Earth Trust is delighted to welcome The HandleBards the worlds first cycling theatre company Since 2013 their two troupes one all‐male the other all‐female have pedalled over 6000 miles across the UK to perform their unique brand of charmingly chaotic environmentally sustainable…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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19
JUL
And Here I Am
North Wall Arts Centre

Based on Ahmed Tobasis personal coming of age story And Here I Am is an epic voyage of identity and self‐discovery. Combining fact and fantasy tragedy and comedy spanning both the first Palestinian intifada and the second we follow the protagonist through…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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19
JUL
Speed Dating in Newbury
Slug and Lettuce

How speed dating in Newbury worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Newbury. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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21
JUL
Kathy Lette’s Girls’ Night Out
North Wall Arts Centre

Women are each others human wonder bras uplifting supportive and making each other look bigger and better.So says Kathy Lette funny feminist author who invites you to her new show Girls Night Out. Its a psychological strip tease taking us from…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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21
JUL
Truck Festival
Truck Festival

Celebrating an incredible 20 year anniversary the award winning Truck Festival returns to its Oxford home for the 2017 event Renowned as one of the longest running small festivals in the country Truck Festival is a small independent family friendly music festival…

Location: 2.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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23
JUL
Drawing from Nature for Families
Earth Trust Centre

Let your creative side loose in the great outdoors and get top tips for inspiration and improvement from local artist Gareth Lloyd. …

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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24
JUL
Creepy Crawly Comics
Earth Trust Centre

Youll be the bees knees at creepy crawly comic drawing after attending our session with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron whose work features in The Phoenix comic. Youll explore the Earth Trust garden then create a nature themed comic inspired by what you…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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25
JUL
Night Safari
Thrupp Lake

Join us for this night‐time expedition to discover Thrupp Lakes wildlife who knows what you might find On the evening youll also set up live traps ready for tomorrows event. …

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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25
JUL
Woodland Adventure
Earth Trust Centre

An expedition for 5‐8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore build and play in the woods …

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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26
JUL
Tree Climbing
Earth Trust Centre

Use ropes and harnesses to explore Little Wittenham Woods treetops in 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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26
JUL
Wildlife Wednesday at Thrupp Lake
Thrupp Lake

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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28
JUL
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Northcourt

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01235- 203203
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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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