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

10
DEC
'Songs for All Seasons: Winter' - singing workshop
Headington Baptist Church

Folk Arts Oxford are pleased to present the first in a new series of seasonal singing workshops.There are lots of fantastic Winter carols and hearty songs to get us started and local choir leader Cat Kelly has a repertoire to get you…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01866 881896
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10
DEC
Nish Kumar
New Greenham Arts

Nish Kumar is set to tour the UK with his fifth solo show Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words Unless You Shout The Words Real Loud. This follows a month long run at the Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar in August where…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08455 218218
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10
DEC
Ourdoor Xmas Market at Combe Mill
Outdoor Xmas Market at Combe Mill

Xmas Market at Combe Mill10th December 2016After our success in 2015 we are again holding a Christmas Market at Combe Mill. Craft and consumable stalls get a late Christmas present mulled wine and roast chestnuts together with the…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 358694
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11
DEC
Winter Wetland Birds
Thrupp Lake

Come and explore Thrupp Lake OX14 3NG and find out about some of the wetland birds that call it home over the winter. With Ben Carpenter. £5 adult £2 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01865 407792
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13
DEC
Rizzle Kicks
O2 Academy Oxford

Rizzle Kicks are a hip‐hop duo from Southend in London. The duo consists of Jordan Rizzle Stephens and Harley Sylvester Alexander‐Sule . They released their debut album Stereo Typical on 31 October 2011. Rizzle Kicks…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
DEC
Bach's Christmas Oratorio
The Sheldonian Theatre

BACHChristmas Oratorio Cantatas Nos. 1 2 and 3Nicholas Mulroy EvangelistThe Choir of New college OxfordRobert Quinney conductorThe esteemed Choir of New College joins the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra this Christmas for Bachs rapturous setting of the nativity story. Assembled for the festivities of…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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18
DEC
'A Winters Light' by Coope, Simpson, Fraser, Freya
Oxford Quaker Meeting House

Hark Hark are Barry Coope Lester Simpson Jo Freya and Fi Fraser.These renowned performers have done three seasons of Christmas shows as this quartet and in 2016 are touring their new show A Winters Light.The show reflects all aspects of the winter…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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07
JAN
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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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09
JAN
Beginners Tai Chi class in Theale
Theale Village Hall

Calcot & Theale Tai Chi Club is inviting anyone who thinks they might benefit from Tai Chi training ‐ or who is curious about Tai Chi ‐ to join them on Monday 9th January 2017 at 10:00 for a new Beginners class.No…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07814 969540
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15
JAN
Jack Whitehall
New Theatre Oxford

Big Brother and Mock The Week star Jack Whitehall continues to impress his fans across the UK on his continuing tour. Just 21 years of age Jack has often been compared to Russell Brand…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
JAN
Martha Argerich and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

PROKOFIEVPiano Concerto No. 3 in C major Op. 26GIULIA MONDUCCIVersus world premiereSTRAVINSKYThe Firebird Suite 1919Martha Argerich pianoMarios Papadopoulos conductorMartha Argerich rose to fame with her interpretations of the virtuoso piano literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Any appearance by Argerich is…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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22
JAN
Oxford Philharmonic Chamber Series: Archduke
Ts Eliot Theatre Merton College

BrahmsPiano Trio No. 3 in C minor Op. 101ShostakovichPiano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 67BeethovenPiano Trio in B‐flat major Op. 97 ArchdukeNatalia Lomeiko violinMartin Roscoe pianoMats Lidstrom celloPianist Martin Roscoes enduring popularity is built on deeply thoughtful musicianship and an…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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25
JAN
Investment Management Programme
Oxford Expert’s Lounge

Do you know the hidden potential of Foreign Direct Investments Being one of the most popular types of capital investment this indicates influencing factors for developing countries bringing both economic recovery and growth.This training suites you if: ‐ your company is interested…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +447511 353886
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26
JAN
Murder for Two
The Watermill Theatre

Two actors play thirteen characters... and the piano in this acclaimed new musical. A loving homage to the canon of murder mystery plays Murder For Two is a hysterical blend of music mayhem and murder.When famous novelist Arthur Whitney is found dead…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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27
JAN
Muscle Response Testing - Oxford - HeartSpeak Int
The Buttery - Wolfson College

Course 1 : Muscle Response Testing 3 hours ‐ Friday 6pm 9pmPrerequisites NoneDr Anne Jensen has researched fundamental concepts of muscle response testing and has found that it can indeed be accurate and reliable. In this workshop she…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01865 600599
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28
JAN
HeartSpeak Level 1 - Oxford
The Buttery - Wolfson College

Course 2 : HeartSpeak Level 1 1 days Prerequisites Muscle Response Testing or other prior muscle testing training e.g. BodyTalk Touch for Health AK etc.Day 1 ‐ Saturday 9am‐5pm Embrace your Feeling Mind Practice feeling ‐ truly and fully What stress…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01865 600599
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28
JAN
Karina Canellakis conducts the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

SAINT‐SAENSPiano Concerto No. 5 in F major Op. 103 EgyptianDEBUSSYPrelude a lapres‐midi dun faune L. 86La mer L. 109Cedric Tiberghien pianoKarina Canellakis conductorFirst noticed by Sir Simon Rattle Karina Canellakis is the winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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05
FEB
FUNomusica: Time Travellers
Oxford Town Hall

FUNomusica Family ConcertMost suitable for ages 8‐12Alasdair Malloy presenterA time vortex has opened in Oxford Town Hall Thank goodness our travelling Time‐Lord Alasdair Malloy is on hand with his sonic screwdriver and the musicians of the Oxford Philharmonic to whisk us through…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 980980
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11
FEB
Build-a-Band improvers Folk Musicians Workshop
Headington Baptist Church

A group workshop for folk musicians.Well learn a couple of tunes have fun with arrangements and musical games to make our playing sparkle. Well also include tips and tricks you can take home to make your pieces your own.Tutor Steph West has…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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16
FEB
Janine Jansen and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

BRAHMSViolin Concerto in D major Op. 77Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98Janine Jansen violinMarios Papadopoulos conductorWith a playing style that combines gripping presence and infinite subtlety of tone Dutch violinist Janine Jansen has critics reaching for every superlative in the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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05
MAR
FUNomusica: World at Your Feet
Oxford Town Hall

FUNomusica Family ConcertMost suitable for ages 4‐8Alasdair Malloy presenterCelebrating dance from all round the world Alasdair Malloy and the Oxford Philharmonic spin us off our feet on a joyous journey round the globe discovering just how the whole world loves to dance.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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05
MAR
Mike The Mechanics
New Theatre Oxford

Mike The Mechanics at New Theatre Oxford in Oxford on Sunday 05 March 2017. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
Valery Gergiev conducts the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCEDValery GergievconductorThe Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is honoured to welcome back to Oxford Maestro Valery Gergiev who left the Sheldonian audience spellbound in 2013 when he led the Orchestra in an unforgettable evening of Strauss and Mendelssohn. With a programme…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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17
MAR
The French Property Exhibition
Newbury Racecourse

The French Property Exhibition at Newbury Racecourse; a one‐stop shop for anyone considering buying a property in France. It is the perfect place to go for information and inspiration and visitors will be surprised at how affordable it can be.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL:
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18
MAR
Anne Sofie von Otter and the Oxford Philharmonic
The Sheldonian Theatre

SCHUBERTRosamunde Overture D. 644Selection of Orchestrated Lieder: Romanze aus Rosamunde Gretchen am Spinnrade Die Forelle ErlkonigSymphony No. 9 in C major D. 944 GreatAnne Sofie von Otter mezzo‐sopranoMarios Papadopoulos conductorInternationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo‐soprano Anne Sofie von Otter has long been considered among…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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18
MAR
Rick Astley
New Theatre Oxford

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAR
COMBE MILL in STEAM
Combe Mill

COMBE MILL in STEAM Sun 19th March 2017Themed:‐ Science and Engineering at Combe MillCome along and experience the power of steam and water. Watch the laws of physics at work…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01993 358694
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08
APR
Caro Emerald
New Theatre Oxford

Caro Emerald is a Jazz singer from Amsterdam. Her debut single Back It Up was released in 2009. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor spent 30 weeks in the Dutch album…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
APR
Maundy Thursday - Queen's College Choir
The Sheldonian Theatre

MOZARTClarinet Concerto in A major K. 622Requiem Mass in D minor K. 626Mark Simpson clarinetSophie Junker sopranoRowan Hellier mezzo‐sopranoTBC tenorDavid Shipley bassThe Choir of the Queens College OxfordOwen Rees conductorLeft incomplete upon his untimely death aged thirty‐five Mozarts Requiem is shrouded in…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 980980
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18
APR
Billy Ocean
New Theatre Oxford

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 12.5 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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