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Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Oxford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

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Forthcoming events in Oxford

27
SEP
Andrew Hardwick: Remnant
The North Wall Arts Centre

Andrew Hardwick trained at Bath College of Art UWE and the University of Wales. Hehas exhibited extensively across the UK over the last 20 years particularly throughout the western counties Wales and Cornwall. His work plays with traditional ideas of landscape from…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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28
SEP
All the Things I Lied About
The North Wall Arts Centre

Katie Bonna is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well thats not quite true. TED havent actually asked her to do oneyet.In a comic exploration of her past mistakes and inevitable future disasters Katie unpicks how everyday…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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29
SEP
No Frills
The North Wall Arts Centre

dotdotdot dance uses flamenco as a medium to create innovative dance challengeconventional perceptions and explore how traditional flamenco can be expressed in acontemporary context.In No Frills they set out to strip flamenco down to its bare essence to access andexpress the raw…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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30
SEP
Much Ado About Puffin
North Wall Arts Centre

On a small islandIn the middle of the big seaA man meets a bird.Join Open Attic as they traverse stormy seas and reckless tides to bring you this funny tale about a man all alone a friendly puffin and a whole lot…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 319450
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01
OCT
Autumn Water Festival
Earth Trust Centre

Join our annual autumnal celebration of water and wetlands. See our website for full details. £6 adult £3 child £15 family. Book online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson.…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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03
OCT
The Chinese State Circus - Dynasty
The Oxpens

The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at The Oxpens Oxford from Tuesday 3rd to Sunday 8th October in its fully heated big top venue.Breathtaking in its simplicity DYNASTY projects into a contemporary setting an art form that has thrilled audiences…

Location: 0.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08444 155228
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04
OCT
Growth
North Wall Arts Centre

Its a lump in a bag of lumps. Its fine.Tobes is young free and having a ball. Off.Hes successfully ignored his lump for two years but its starting to get in the waycramping his style and worse affecting his sex…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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05
OCT
Education, Education, Education
North Wall Arts Centre

Its May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest place in the world.At the local secondary school…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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07
OCT
Day Out With Thomas
Didcot Railway Centre

Join the Didcot Railway Centre as they welcome Thomas for a day of family fun.A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment.Guests will also have the…

Location: 9.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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08
OCT
Clarinet Cushion Concerts
Jacqueline du PrMusic Building

In our Cushion Concert series Rozzy or Tom introduce children and their families to different instruments and how the 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: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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08
OCT
The Younguns
North Wall Arts Centre

The Younguns have cemented their reputation at the forefront of the English folk scene in the last few years. Having taken their uplifting voices powerful songs spine tingling harmonies and raucous humour to audiences across the UK and around the world they…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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08
OCT
Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon
Broad St, Oxford

Were happy to announce that the Oxford Half is now the Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon Check out VSHackney on social to see how we do things a bit differently. Registration is now fully open to the public ‐sign up now as…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

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09
OCT
Moving Music
Jacqueline du PrMusic Building

All are welcome particularly people living with dementia along with their family friends and carers.11.30am‐12.30pm with refreshments from 11am2pm‐3pm with refreshments from 1.30pmAdmission charge payable at the door. Please reserve your places and disabled parking in advance:Tel: 01865 28666001865 251305Email:…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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09
OCT
My Beautiful Black Dog
North Wall Arts Centre

Gig meets theatre meets tidal wave of glitter.A poetically wild musical exploring the difficult and beauteous complexity of our fragile minds. Depression is at its heart but its not depressingits joyous funny and hopeful.This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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13
OCT
The Devils Violin: Stolen
North Wall Arts Centre

Daniel Morden transports you to the Land of No Return his storytelling served by the hypnotic string accompaniment of Sarah Moody and Oliver Wilson‐Dickson.The ensemble will take you on an epic journey through a dream‐like land where you will encounter a king…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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14
OCT
Heart of Buddha - What is Buddhism?
St Margaret's Hall

What is Buddhism A Religion A Philosophy Or Something ElseHeart of Buddha EventWhen we are young we ask:Why are we here What does it all meanCan we find any answersIs there a fundamental truth that we can search forRigdzin Shikpo author of…

Location: 1.2 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 0000
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14
OCT
Leatherwork
Earth Trust Centre

Make a made to measure belt whilst learning all about bevelling stitching riveting and dyeing leather. With Maud van den Broecke. £80; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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14
OCT
Natural Dyeing
Earth Trust Centre

Discover the wide range of plants that can produce dye and find out how to extract and fix colour. £40; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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14
OCT
Searchlight #2 - Folk Weekend: Oxford's Open Mic
St Luke's Church Hall

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: 1.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 881896
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15
OCT
Babar the Elephant
St Edburgs Church (Bicester)

BABAR THE ELEPHANT ANDOTHER ANIMALS. This years very popular annual family afternoon concert has an animal theme. The story of Babar will be brought to life for us by the highly acclaimed actress Lynn Farleigh. Apart from elephants insects hens…

Location: 11.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01869 240712
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15
OCT
Combe Mill in Steam
Combe Mill

COMBE MILLin STEAM 15th October 2017Themed:‐ Woodcrafts at CombeCome and see an interesting range of demonstrations of wood craft.There will be demonstrations by hurdle makers chair makers and…

Location: 8.1 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01993 358694
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17
OCT
Testosterone
North Wall Arts Centre

Whats it like going through adolescence at the age of 33One year after transgender man Kit receives his first injection of testosterone he enters a male gym changing room for the first time. For the other guys this is just another routine…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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18
OCT
The Society of Wood Engravers: 80th Annual Exhibit
North Wall Arts Centre

The Society of Wood Engravers returns to the North Wall this October to open its national touring exhibition with an entirely new selection of amazing prints. Over one hundred wood engravings woodcuts and linocuts made by artists as near as Summertown to…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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20
OCT
Poulencs La Voix Humaine
North Wall Arts Centre

Olivier Award‐winning OperaUpClose return to The North Wall this autumn with a new production of Poulenc and Cocteaus astonishing La Voix Humaine.Alone in her flat Elle is unravelling. Cradling the phone she tries to put on a brave face for her ex‐lover…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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20
OCT
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
New Theatre Oxford

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at New Theatre Oxford in Oxford on Friday 20 October 2017. Whats the best thing about going to watch Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

21
OCT
Basket Weaving
Earth Trust Centre

In this practical workshop youll learn how to weave a frame basket in a session lead by Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. £50; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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21
OCT
Path of Freedom - Indestructible Heart Essence
St Margaret's Hall

INDESTRUCTIBLE HEART ESSENCERealising the Nature of MindWhat do we really want In our hearts we long to be aware awake sane open sensitive and alive. We long for deeper meaning. How do we align ourselves with that wish And what difference could…

Location: 1.2 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07958 696864
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23
OCT
Build a Bat Box
Earth Trust Centre

Help bats prepare for hibernation by making a shelter to put in your garden. All tools and materials provided. Two 1.5hr sessions available with 6 places for individuals or familiesgroups in each session cost is per box not per person; ideally there…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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24
OCT
Mud Pie Mania
Earth Trust Centre

Drop in for Mud Pie Monday ‐ buckets of mud and buckets of funJoin us either in the Earth Trust Centre where youngsters will have the opportunity to get creative and messy in our mud kitchen. Please bring your own…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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25
OCT
Wildlife Wednesday at Neptune Wood
Neptune Wood

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday normally visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday but this half term were heading to Neptune Wood Come out and play and explore this fascinating and under‐explored area of our nature reserve. £2 suggested…

Location: 8 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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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…

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

The collections of the Department of Antiquities cover almost the entire span of human history from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Victorian era.They incorporate the surviving parts of the Museum's earliest collections, notably the founding collections of the Tradescants which were donated to the University by…

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…

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.…

Museum of the History of Science

The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose‐built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford.By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the…

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Updated: 25/09/2017 16:48:06