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Welcome to Oxford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Oxford - 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 Oxford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Oxford

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Gong Sound Journey
Wytham Village Hall

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: 2.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Soldier On
The North Wall Arts Centre

What happens when a company of ex‐soldiers becomes a company of actors A theatrical bandof brothers.Its not a cure‐all but the bonding the humour and the theatre of war helps to put them back together againas a company of veterans…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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Folk Weekend: Oxford 2018
Oxford City Centre

Once again we will be invading Oxford city centre to fill it with music dance and song; concerts ceilidhs workshops and fun for all the family.We are delighted to welcome Eliza Carthy False Lights The Furrow Collective Topette Jackie Oates Banter Boldwood…

Location: 0.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01993 357340
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Craig Campbell - Easy Tiger
The Bullingdon

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show Easy Tiger out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour. Queens and Toms pack some nip and prowl on down to…

Location: 1.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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Scordatura Women's Music Collective
St Michael and All Angels Church

An evening of chamber music by female composers who have been unjustly neglected in performance. Programme to include:Tania Leon: Arenas dun TiempoThea Musgrave: Canta CantaNadia Boulanger: Three Pieces for Cello and PianoRebecca Clarke: Passacaglia on an Old English TunePhyllis Tate: Sonata for…

Location: 2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Simon Munnery: Renegade Plumber
The North Wall Arts Centre

A new hour of stand‐up and miscellany from British Comedy Award nominee Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner Simon Munnery.Featuring tales of plumbing woes his attempts at under tent heating jokes songs poems and the ridicule of capitalism.Age guidance: 16…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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Folk Singer Cushion Concerts
Jacqueline du PrMusic Building

In our Cushion Concert series Rozzy or Tom introduce children and their families to different instruments and how they make music feeding curiosity and nurturing love of music up‐close. We have performances suited to under fives and over fives and babies come…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 286660
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Black Men Walking
The North Wall Arts Centre

We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you dont see us. We walked England before the English.Thomas Matthew and Richard walk.They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walkMaybe they should have cancelled but they…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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Blenheim Palace Gala Dinner
Blenheim Palace

Our patrons The Rt. Hon. Lord Heseltine and The Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry invite you to the Katharine House Hospice Gala Dinner on Thursday 26 April at Blenheim Palace.Our special guest for the evening is England rugby legend and 2003 World…

Location: 7.9 milesaway
Category: Business

TEL: 01295 816494
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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: 1.2 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

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MAY
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues
Jacqueline du PrMusic 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: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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05
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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: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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08
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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: 11.2 milesaway
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: 2.7 milesaway
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: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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12
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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: 1.9 milesaway
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: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01235 858282
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13
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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: 12.5 milesaway
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: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Business

TEL: +441865 251122
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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: 11.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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16
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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: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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16
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Rendezvous II: Translation
Jacqueline du PrMusic 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: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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17
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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: 0.1 milesaway
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: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

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19
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Rough Runner Oxfordshire
The Great Tew Park

Welcome to our world of teamwork fun and incredible unique obstacles.Ever watched a TV game show and thought Id love to try that Or are you just bored with other running events and obstacle racesEither way youre in the right place now…

Location: 15.9 milesaway
Category: Sports

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19
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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: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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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: 1 mileaway
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: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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Bagatelles after Beethoven
Jacqueline du PrMusic 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: 0.7 milesaway
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: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 319450
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Tourist Attractions


Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, the Formal Gardens and Park are now open daily until 29th October.From 1st November, the Palace, Park and Gardens are open Wednesdays through to Sundays until 10th December. Situated just 8 miles from Oxford on A44, the Palace was created a World Heritage site in 1987…

Oxford Castle

If you thought Oxford was just about elegant spires and world‐class academia then think again brbrOxford CastleUnlocked reveals Oxford's less well known history, one that's rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romanceall within the walls of this ancient castle and prison.brbrbrbrThe…

Museum of Oxford

The Museum of Oxford is the only museum that is dedicated to the history of Oxford and its University.Town Hall, Oxford The museum is located in the historic Town Hall, and the entrance is off St Aldate's on the corner of Blue Boar Street.…

Oxfordshire Museum

Situated at the heart of the historic town of Woodstock, the award‐winning redevelopment of Fletcher's House provides a home for the new county museum.Set in attractive gardens, the new museum celebrates Oxfordshire in all its diversity and features collections of local history, art, archaeology, landscape and wildlife as…

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum is the University of Oxford's museum of anthropology and world archaeology.Founded in 1884 following a gift to the University from General Pitt Rivers it retains its unique period atmosphere with dense displays of artefacts, many in the original wooden display cabinets. …

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…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Oxford? See our list of attractions in Oxford, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 18/04/2018 16:52:50