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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.

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

18
NOV
Hedgelaying
Earth Trust Centre

A very practical hands‐on two days learning to lay a Midland style hedge with expert Clive Leeke. Find out all about this traditional skill on the job.All specialist tools and equipment provided.For beginners and those who wish to gain more experience.Booking essential:…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01865 407792
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19
NOV
Violin 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: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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20
NOV
St Edwards School: In Progress
North Wall Arts Centre

In Progress celebrates the fantastic work from St Edwards pupils across all years. Although primarily the exhibition provides a platform for the Lower Sixth to showcase work produced on the Teddies Foundation Course the exhibition will also present work from Year 9…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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21
NOV
Moving Music
Jacqueline du Pr Music Building

This series of concerts is devised especially for people living with dementia and their families friends and carers to enable them to enjoy a concert experience together and to help unlock memory and movement through the power of music. Concerts are held…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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21
NOV
Speed Dating in Oxford
Be At One

Oxford Speed DatingHow speed dating in Oxford worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Oxford. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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23
NOV
Leo Panish & Alastair Matthews (St Hildas)
Jacqueline du PrMusic Building

Programme:MozartViolin sonata in E minor K304BeethovenViolin sonata no. 8 in GAdmission is free and all are welcome.Curated by Dr. Jonathan Williams the Director of College Music at St Hildas the popular Lunchtime Recital Series offers weekly concerts performed…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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24
NOV
Explore Ensemble
Jacqueline du Pr Music Building

The JdPs LHN Series presents three concerts curated by Nicholas Moroz St Hildas in partnership with the London based new music group Explore Ensemble focussing on works with live electronics. This first edition sees Explore Ensemble present the music of Patricia Alessandrini…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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25
NOV
Antiques@TheHolt
The Holt Hotel

Just a month before Christmas and time for the second AntiquesTheHolt of 2017. Re‐launched this Spring bigger and even better than before the fair truly warrants its reputation as the premier Antiques & Collectors Fair for Oxfordshire and surrounding counties Staged twice…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL:
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25
NOV
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

Launched in 2015 the Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is a relative newcomer to the UKs toy train and collecting scene but has quickly established a reputation for attracting leading dealers with a great variety of stock. Staged four times a year…

Location: 9.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07708 385061
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30
NOV
St Hildas Freshers in concert
Jacqueline du PrMusic Building

The final recital of Michaelmas Term features performances by first year students Holly Jackson cello Tom Carr clarinet & Toto Gill piano. Programme to be confirmed.Curated by Dr. Jonathan Williams the Director of College Music at St Hildas the popular Lunchtime Recital…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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01
DEC
Wreath Making
Earth Trust Centre

Make a beautiful festive wreath for your home or to give as a gift. All materials are provided but feel free to bring along any additional foliage or decorations you would like include. Two sessions: 1pm and 2pm. Price includes a hot…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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01
DEC
Wreath Making for Families
Earth Trust Centre

Make a beautiful festive wreath for your home or to give as a gift. All materials are provided but feel free to bring along any additional foliage or decorations you would like include. Price includes a hot drink and a mince pie…

Location: 8.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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02
DEC
A Christmas Carol
North Wall Arts Centre

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

02
DEC
Day Out With Thomas and meet Father Christmas
Didcot Railway Centre

Thomas is a regular visitor to Didcot Railway Centre where he is welcomed by his friends the Great Western engines.The Fat Controller supervises Rev.W.Awdrys classic childrens favourite ‐ Thomas the Tank Engine on his Day Out With Thomas visits.At Christmas Thomas likes…

Location: 9.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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02
DEC
Heyford Park Christmas Bazaar
Heyford Park Chapel

A bazaar with stalls including crafts phoenix cards Usbourne books cakes fudge chocolates preserves sewn goods candles bags and jewelry light frames upcycled crafts handmade Christmas decorations and lots of handmade items by local craft people…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01869 233932
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03
DEC
Christmas Brass 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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05
DEC
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: 11.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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08
DEC
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Oxford

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere 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…

Location: 1.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 813500
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09
DEC
Xmas Fair
Outdoor Xmas Fair at Combe Mill

Xmas Fair at Combe MillSat 9th December 2017Weare again holding a Xmas Fair atCombe Mill. Our 3rdCraft and consumable stalls get a late Christmas presentmulled wine and roast chestnuts together with the chance to…

Location: 8.1 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01993 358694
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10
DEC
Jackie Oates in concert with Tristan Seume
Oxford Quaker Meeting House

Jackie Oates is synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk. Her mellifluous voice plaintive fiddle and tantalizing approach to traditional songs gained her several BBC Folk Awards in a career thats seen her release six acclaimed solo albums.An inventive and enthralling artist…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01993 357340
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13
DEC
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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06
JAN
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 and…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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12
JAN
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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24
JAN
Hanna
North Wall Arts Centre

The only words are to do with adoption. But thats not what happened to us. What happened to us was something quite different.Being a young mum is supposed to be hardbut for Hanna the only thing shes ever been brilliant…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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11
FEB
Mozart and Mendelssohn Ben Goldscheider and CL
Dorchester Abbey

After the evergreen Hebrides Overture which as the name suggests was inspired by a trip to Scotland Ben Goldscheider recentnalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year is the soloist in Mozarts effervescent fourth horn concerto. The concert and festival…

Location: 8.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01442 920303
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16
FEB
Fern Brady - Suffer Fools
The Glee Club Oxford

Ferns past two fringe shows sold out through word of mouth alone and now shes ready for her debut tour One of Scotlands best stand‐ups tours her brand new show Suffer Fools.As seen on Russell Howards Stand Up Central Stewart Lees Alternative…

Location: 1.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08714 720400
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22
FEB
An Ellen Kent Production: Rigoletto
New Theatre Oxford

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.Verdi RIGOLETTO:The masterpiece they tried to ban.Starring Vladimir Dragos and Iurie Gisca as Rigoletto.Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven‐foot wingspan and two royal…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713020
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23
FEB
Daliso Chaponda
The Bullingdon

Britains Got Talents stand out comedian and golden buzzer favourite sets out on his debut UK tour.…

Location: 1.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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02
MAR
Patrick Monahan - Rewind Selector 90's
The Glee Club Oxford

Monahans new stand‐up show is about what life was like growing up in Britain during the 1990s as an IrishIranian immigrant whose family had come over from Iran a decade earlier. As identity cards and Cool Britannia were being introduced Monahan found…

Location: 1.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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20
APR
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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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: 17/11/2017 16:48:19