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

26
APR
The Merchant Trio
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

For the first week of Trinity Term St Hildas music finalist Hannah Merchant and her ensemble perform Mendelssohns first piano trio one of his most popular chamber works.Programme:Mendelssohn ‐ Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49Admission is free and all…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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27
APR
Healing Gong Sound Meditation
Tara Yoga Centre

At this event you will have a chance to experience the magnificent breadth depth and diversity of sounds that the planetary gongs create. Unlike anything else we experience in our normal world their sound crowds out the mind space that most of…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

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04
MAY
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Shostakovich wrote his massive cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 in the space of only four months. A fusion of Bachian archetypes a particularly Russian counterpoint instigated in the late 19th century by Taneyev Soviet classicism and Shostakovichs unmistakable voice…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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05
MAY
Harriet & Rob Fraser: The Long View
The North Wall Arts Centre

The Long View is an invitation to slow down and pause with seven remarkably ordinary lone trees in Cumbria: six are in the Lake District National Park with the seventh most easterly tree in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.Rob Frasers photographs and…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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08
MAY
Singing with Makaton Workshop
Folk Arts Oxford

Makaton is a communication system using signs symbols and speech and has a long history of helping children and adults with a variety of communication difficulties to interact with those around them.If you love to sing ‐ or if youve always wanted…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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09
MAY
Immersive Sound Journey
Wytham Village Hall

The magnificent depth breadth and diversity of sounds that the gongs create is unlike anything we experience in our normal world. Aside from any healing energies that the gongs bring their sound crowds out the mind space that most of us use…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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11
MAY
In Place
The North Wall Arts Centre

In Place explores a sense of place in the British Isles; how it informs our cultural identity; shapes our language and dialects; provides both solace and stimulation and contains histories both universal and personal. It speaks to all corners of the British…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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12
MAY
Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead
The North Wall Arts Centre

Joseph Morpurgo presents his masterpiece: a boundary‐smashing 9‐hour adaption of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein. Or is itOutlandishly funny multimedia comedy and new voodoo from the distinguished mind of the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee three‐time 2016 Chortle Award winner and BBC Radio Four…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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13
MAY
Classic Oxfordshire Bike RIde
Harwell Campus

Time once again to spring into the saddle for this fantastic ride ‐ a choice of 30 60 or 75 mile routes through the pretty half‐timbered villages and lush countryside of South Oxfordshire and a great start to the cycling season. From…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01235 858282
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13
MAY
Classic Oxfordshire Bike Ride 2018
Harwell Campus

Time once again to spring into the saddle for this fantastic ride ‐ a choice of 30 60 75 or 100 mile routes through the pretty half‐timbered villages and lush countryside of South Oxfordshire and a great start to the cycling season.…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01235 858282
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14
MAY
‘Developing Effective Internal and Cross-cultura
EBA Conferences Ltd.

WHY ATTEND SHARE NEW IDEASRefresh knowledge and get the latest industry trends presented by thoroughly chosen experts ‐ British University professors in‐demand practitioners and field gurus. Generate new valuable ideas for business growth with efficient topic exposure and individual consultancy. IMPROVE YOUR…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +441865 251122
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15
MAY
Makaton Taster Workshop
Folk Arts Oxford

Do you know a child who has trouble communicating Maybe they have a diagnosed disorder such as Downs Syndrome or maybe their speech is just a bit unclear or delayed Do you find yourself wishing you could help them to communicateMakaton is…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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16
MAY
Fragment
The North Wall Arts Centre

Double Fringe First winner Iron Shoes returns to The North Wall with a piece of gig‐theatre about love loss and heartache.With original songs of redemption and recovery by acclaimed composer theatre‐maker and Kneehigh Associate Dom Coyote Fragment takes the audience on a…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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16
MAY
Rendezvous II: ‘Translation’
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Explore Ensemble soloists Deni Teo: cello Emmanuelle Fleurot: piano present a selection of works for instrument with tape by Berlin‐based British composer Joanna Bailie. Bailies music here explores the interplay between field recordings and live musicians creating artificial environments within which listeners…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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17
MAY
Medical Travel: Best Practice in Outpatient Flow
EBA Conferences Ltd.

WHY ATTEND SHARE NEW IDEASRefresh knowledge and get the latest industry trends presented by thoroughly chosen experts ‐ British University professors in‐demand practitioners and field gurus. Generate new valuable ideas for business growth with efficient topic exposure and individual consultancy. IMPROVE YOUR…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +441865 981335
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18
MAY
Handmade Oxford
Oxford Town Hall

For over a decade Handmade in Britains shows have become the top contemporary craft selling events for designer‐makers in the UK. This three‐day showcase sees the industrys biggest talents exhibiting alongside new graduates and emerging designer‐makers. With innovative design alongside truly exceptional…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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19
MAY
Witney Festival Of Food and Drink
St. Mary's Church

This year marks the 6th Witney Festival of Food and Drink. The ever popular event will see stall holders filling the Church and churchyard selling their food and drink related produce. Cafe run by Aston Pottery.Come and join us between 09:30…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

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20
MAY
Bike Oxford 2018
Iffley Road rugby football ground

Bike Oxford is a day of marked rides of 25 50 and 80 miles starting and finishing at Oxford University Rugby Club on Iffley Road and taking in the best scenery of Oxford and the surrounding countryside.As an entrant you will benefit…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08453 880037
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24
MAY
Lankum
The North Wall Arts Centre

Lankum Lynched are a four‐piece traditional folk group from Dublin Ireland who combine distinctive four‐part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes concertina Russian accordion fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music‐hall ditties and street‐songs classic ballads from the Traveller…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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25
MAY
Bagatelles after Beethoven
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Taking inspiration from Beethovens much‐loved Six Bagatelles which end this programme we feature six specially commissioned Bagatelles after Beethoven by composers Martin Butler Michael Zev Gordon Cheryl Frances Hoad Gabriel Jackson David Knotts and Jack Sheen 2016 winner of RPS composer award.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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26
MAY
Me and my Bee
The North Wall Arts Centre

Climate change is massive. Bees arent.Our fuzzy little friends need our help so multi award‐winning theatre company ThisEgg is launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show.A new comedy for children and adults alike. Plant the seed…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 319450
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26
MAY
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

The Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is one of the UKs top regular toy train and collectors fairs. Organised by the same people that run the highly successful Cirencester and Swindon Toy & Train Fairs the event is staged four times a…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07708 385061
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26
MAY
Oxford Wine Tasting Experience Day-'Vine to Wine'
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…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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30
MAY
Nicola Benedetti with the Academy of Ancient Music
Dorchester Abbey

In the second concert marking the 250th anniversary of Telemanns death we welcome Nicola Benedetti who joins Richard Egarr and AAM for the first time. Performing this programme with gut strings which she has described as having a more human sound…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01442 920303
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31
MAY
Makaton Beginners Workshop
Folk Arts Oxford

Do you know a child who has trouble communicating Maybe they have a diagnosed disorder such as Downs Syndrome or maybe their speech is just a bit unclear or delayed Do you find yourself wishing you could help them to communicateMakaton is…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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01
JUN
Absolute Bowie come to Oxford
The Bullingdon

. There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 434998
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01
JUN
Emma Stevens 'To My Roots Tour' Newbury
Arlington Arts

Hailed as just magical by the late great Sir Terry Wogan Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singersongwriter whos taken the UK by storm with her distinctive fusion of countrypop. With almost three million Spotify plays over a million video views on…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01635 244246
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02
JUN
Kreutzer Quartet: Virginia Woolf’s Music
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

I always think of my books as music before I write them. Virginia Woolf. The Kreutzer Quartet presents music and readings that explore the significance of music for the work of the Bloomsbury Group and Woolf in particular. The concert juxtaposes the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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07
JUN
Lisa Knapp
The North Wall Arts Centre

One of the most inventive musicians around Lisa Knapp pushes boundaries with her radiant interpretation of traditional folk music. Here she performs with her band in support of her latest album Till April is Dead A Garland of Ritual & Love…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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20
JUN
Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones
The North Wall Arts Centre

In Summer 2016 Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones released their first recording together after a 50 year musical friendship aptly titled About Time. They had such a great time playing and performing together they decided to go back into the studio.…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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…

Drayton Park

Drayton Park ‐ golf course in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01235 528989 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Drayton Park golf courseclub.…

Pendon Museum

At Pendon we aim to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930. Realistically modelled cottages, farms, fields and lanes recall the peaceful country ways of that period. Cavalcades of trains, accurately…

Didcot Bowls Club

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

Robert Ralph Golf

Robert Ralph Golf ‐ golf course in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01367 870505 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Robert Ralph Golf golf courseclub.…

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