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

09
FEB
Land of our Fathers
North Wall Arts Centre

Presented by Theatre503 Tara Finney Productions and Wales Millennium Centre3 May 1979 South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes Sid Vicious is spinning in his grave and six Welsh miners are trapped down a coal mine.As the men await their rescue secrets…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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09
FEB
Gabrielle Aplin
O2 Academy Oxford

Gabrielle Aplin band is the architect of enchanting personal and family friendly folk indie and pop music. The band draws its charm and power from the amazing music talent of Gabrielle Ann Aplin an astute…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
FEB
Fun Lovin Criminals
O2 Academy Oxford

Affectionately known as FLC The Fun Lovin Criminals are Huey Morgan Brian Leiser and Frank Benbini. Their music is an eclectic mix of hip hop blues jazz funk and rock and often reflects the social…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
FEB
King Lear
The Norrington Room, Blackwells

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite Cordelia says nothing.Simon Russell Beale whose recent appearances at the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
FEB
Ulla's Odyssey
North Wall Arts Centre

Friday 12th February 20161.30pm & 7pmSixteen year old Ulla is attempting to become the youngest person to sail the world single‐handedly with only her cat Binnacle to keep her company.All is not plain sailing as our heroine encounters mythical creatures and obstacles…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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12
FEB
Chicago The Musical
New Theatre Oxford

Chicago is one of Londons most popular and thrilling smash hit musicals.The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the celebrity criminal. The musical is based…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
FEB
Five course taster menu for Valentines
The Lamb Inn

£49 per person. Booking Essential. Menu available on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th.Snacks with Laurent Perrier Brut NV ChampagneGressingham Duck with Mandarin Pan Fried Duck Liver and GingerbreadChateau Filhot Cru Classe Sauternes BordeauxSteamed Wild Halibut with Clams Cockles and…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 0199370 8792 
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13
FEB
Half Term Steamings
Didcot Railway Centre

The history of the Great Western Railway is captured by our unique collection of buildings locomotives carriages wagons and other artefacts.Our collections are described in detail in the Centre Guide and in our Guidebook available for purchase from our shop or at…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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13
FEB
Lissie
O2 Academy Oxford

Lissie at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Saturday 13 February 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

14
FEB
David O'Doherty
Glee Club Oxford

David ODoherty the Lidl Enya the broken Bubl is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. …

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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14
FEB
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Valentine's Concert
The Sheldonian Theatre

Sixty years since its Broadway premiere the prodigious creativity of the Overture to Leonard Bernsteins Candide endures in a glittering score inspired by Voltaires 1758 novella. Marios Papadopoulos performs George Gershwins iconic Rhapsody in Blue a musical kaleidoscope of America conceived amid…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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14
FEB
David O Doherty
Glee Club Oxford

David O Doherty at Glee Club Oxford in Oxford on Sunday 14 February 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
FEB
The Ghost Inside
O2 Academy Oxford

The Ghost Inside at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on Sunday 14 February 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…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
FEB
Inner Country Andreea Zahiu
North Wall Arts Centre

Tuesday 16th February to Saturday 27th February 2016Monday ‐ Friday 10am ‐ 4pm Sat 12pm ‐ 4pmAndreea Zahius art is a journey of the pilgrim soul a narrative of its effort to become and to come where meaning can be found and…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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18
FEB
Ryley Walker with Danny Thompson
The Bullingdon

Singer‐songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley yet has a musical style thats all his own. Still only in his mid‐twenties hes well on his way to becoming a major artist as the rave reviews for…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07748 917201
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19
FEB
Tony Law
Glee Club Oxford

The brand new stand‐up art show from the multi award‐winning Tony Law. Experience his frillemorphesis as he explodes into the future absurdly.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08714 720400
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20
FEB
Alexander Hawkins Ensemble
North Wall Arts Centre

One of the most unique voices in contemporary music. Clifford Allen Ni KantuA rare home‐town gig for one of the most in‐demand international jazz pianists. Alex Hawkins music combines jazz approaches seamlessly with contemporary composition blending both forms to draw you…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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20
FEB
Oxford Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'World of Win
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: Lifestyle

TEL: 08456 808367
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25
FEB
Romeo + Juliet
The Watermill Theatre

Risking everything a young couple defy their feuding families and find love on the streets of Verona.This unforgettable production directed by The Watermill Theatres new Artistic Director Paul Hart features live music and an outstanding new ensemble of actors bursting onto The…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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26
FEB
Kieran Hodgson: Lance
North Wall Arts Centre

Hodgson has here served up a one‐man effort that lets his comedic talents roar as never before Tour de France Tour de force more like The TelegraphIn 2003 Lance Armstrong won his 5th Tour de France title and a young boy…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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26
FEB
Oxford International Art Fair 2016
Oxford Town Hall

You can look forward to a varied and colourful art fair. The selection is based on photographs illustrations paintings bespoke crafts and also sculptures. Offering high‐quality work unique and fascinating style concepts that are implemented with different media and techniques. All artworks…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07825 443925
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27
FEB
Long Yu and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sheldonian Theatre

HUANZHI Spring Festival OvertureBRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26DVOK Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88Vera TsuviolinLong YuconductorLeading the development of the orchestral landscape in China Long Yu has established an international reputation having become the first…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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27
FEB
Tadpoles
North Wall Arts Centre

Saturday 27th February 201611am & 2pmCaptain Clever is good at code breaking and problem solving. Captain Conker is superfast and not scared of anything except spelling.A tadpole catching competition begins a transformation of the way the superhero duo think about themselves and…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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01
MAR
Mixed Years Exhibition - St Edward's School
North Wall Arts Centre

Tuesday 1st March to Saturday 19th March 2016Monday ‐ Friday 10am ‐ 4pm Sat 12pm ‐ 4pmSt Edwards Art Department proudly presents the best work of the year. The Mixed Years exhibition will showcase the breadth and depth of the students work…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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02
MAR
The Happiness
North Wall Arts Centre

Part of Dancin Oxford 2016Fast fun thoughtful and physical The Happiness is a provocative and entertaining adventure by award‐winning choreographer Karla Shacklock.Using the companys trademark combination of breakneck choreography spoken word and live sound The Happiness is an emotional and colourful explosion…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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04
MAR
Children and Animals
North Wall Arts Centre

Directed by Tom BaileyProduced by Ellie Keel and Tim BanoI dont get many couples.Night‐time in a hotel room: ever the theatrical petri dish for ethical‐experiments‐come‐catastrophes. A couple share a miniature ros hoping that the cash they got out is enough to pay…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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04
MAR
Richard Herring
Glee Club Oxford

Jesus was cool its just all the people who follow him who are such idiots. Hes like the Fonz in that respect.Hitler Moustache star and avowed atheist resurrects and revamps his first and favourite solo…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
MAR
Day Out With Thomas
Didcot Railway Centre

Meet Thomas and his friends Duck & Diesel and The Fat Controller Sir Topham Hatt who will be keeping an eye on everything today. Enjoy rides with them all day and as often as you wish. Thomas the Tank Engine is running…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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05
MAR
Reef
O2 Academy Oxford

English rock band Reef are famed for hits such as Place Your Hands in 1996 and four successful albums dating from 1995‐2000. In November 1999 they announced a reunion and a 6 date tour across…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAR
Living With The Lights On
North Wall Arts Centre

Mark is one of the most compelling extraordinary and fearless artists Ive had the pleasure to work with. This show is a remarkable tour de force. Rufus Norris Artistic Director of the National TheatreMeet Mark.The thing is Ive got myself into a…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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