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Collecting the Past at Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum
March 21 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

A range of Chinese paintings created by scholar-artists since the 18th century. These works represent the tradition of collecting the aesthetic taste and values of the Chinese literati who governed China for more than ten centuries.

Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott: A Life Revealed

Kelmscott Manor
June 10 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017

The discovery of a bequest made to the National Library of Wales in 1939 by Mary Frances Vivian Lobb has inspired this eye-opening exhibition, “Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott”. It is the first exhibition to focus on Miss Lobb (1878–1939), the companion of 22 years to May Morris while May lived at Kelmscott Manor (rural Oxfordshire). May, a designer and embroidery historian in her own right, was the younger daughter of famous Victorian designer, poet and social thinker…

Aleksandra Mir – Space Tapestry: Human Spaceflight and Earth Observation

June 24 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

New chapters of Aleksandra Mir’s ongoing work Space Tapestry span the walls of Modern Art Oxford’s Piper gallery. The huge monochrome drawings are inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the artists who depicted Halley’s Comet in 1066. Much like a graphic novel, Space Tapestry tells an episodic visual story of Space travel. Mir has brought together a team of collaborators aged 18 to 24, to draw the work collectively in her studio. At Modern Art Oxford, Mir presents Space Tapestry:…

Rose Finn-Kelcey: Life, Belief and Beyond

July 14 @ 10:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm

Modern Art Oxford presents Life, Belief and Beyond, the first posthumous exhibition of works by the highly acclaimed and influential artist Rose Finn-Kelcey (1945–2014). Life, Belief and Beyond focuses on Finn-Kelcey’s explorations of power, performance, political commentary, and perceptions of the self, belief and spirituality. The exhibition presents works from the early 1970s to 2014, including Divided Self (Speaker’s Corner), 1974; The Restless Image: a discrepancy between the seen position and the felt position, 1975; Glory, 1983; Bureau de Change,…

‘The Art of Nature’ – Metal Sculpture by Diccon Dadey

August 7 - September 30

​Diccon Dadey works in mild steel to fabricate a wonderfully eclectic collection of modern and traditional house and garden art in 3D form. His birds take on a life of their own as they fly around or settle into the peaceful setting of the Turrill Garden. Whether you come to enjoy some peaceful reading or relaxing in the garden or are in search of the perfect piece for your own home you are always welcome during Library hours.

Russian Criminal Tattoos: A Lexicon of Crime

The Old Fire Station
September 8 @ 11:00 am - September 24 @ 6:00 pm

Russian Criminal Tattoos: A Lexicon of Crime is drawn from a remarkable archive comprising photographs and drawings of Russian criminal tattoos, collected by the graphic design and publishing company FUEL. The elaborate tattoos formed a secret language between prisoners and, were recorded for police use to further the understanding of the language of the markings and act as an aid in the identification and apprehension of criminals in the field. This exhibition forms part of Photo Oxford, a celebration of…

Beethoven Plus!

SJE Arts
September 22 @ 7:30 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm

BEETHOVEN PLUS! 22-24 SEPTEMBER 2017 A complete weekend of concerts and study events featuring all ten Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano with specially commissioned companion pieces. SJE Arts International Piano Series Krysia Osostowicz - violin Daniel Tong - piano Beethoven's sonatas are unquestionably the greatest body of repertoire for violin and piano: from the aesthetic perfection of the 'Spring', through the furious passion of the 'Kreutzer' to the sublime lyricism of the final sonata, these works contain a world of emotional intensity and…

Ada & the Engine

The Old Fire Station
September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until September 23, 2017

In a field where women were not expected to achieve, she excelled. In an era when women were expected to conform, she trod her own path. Born in the shadow of her father, Lord Byron, she made her own mark. Lauren Gunderson’s play is full of vitality and humanity, breathing life into this important figure in modern science: Ada Lovelace. By turns comic, moving and exhilarating, it not only celebrates her intellectual contributions as a mathematician and ‘poetic scientist’, but…

Kate Dimbleby: Songbirds

North Wall Arts Centre
September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

If you had a song, what would it be?  The singing daughter of Britain's broadcasting family of voices explores her legacy weaving powerful, soulful a cappella original songs with stories of singing with Bobby McFerrin, stepping out of Peggy Lee’s shadow and listening to find the song in everyone. Songbirds weaves songs from Kate’s critically acclaimed original a cappella album with a personal story, using a vocal looper to layer her voice and interact directly with her audience. The result is a unique and engaging…

The Leisure Society at The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station
September 24

Indie-folk-chamberpop maestros The Leisure Society is essentially the brainchild of songwriter and film score composer Nick Hemming.  Coming from the same canon as The Divine Comedy and the Mull Historical Society, Nick's gentle indie anthems revel in acoustic guitars, pianos, harps and infectious melodies. They have earnt themselves two Ivor Novello award nominations, whilst the heart-warming and beautiful single 'The Last Of The Melting Snow' was proclaimed Guy Garvey's (Elbow) favourite song of 2009 and Radio 2's Radcliffe & Maconie…

Co-education at 20

North Wall Arts Centre
September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 23, 2017

In 2017, St Edward’s School celebrates its 20th anniversary of becoming fully co-educational. This exhibition marks the occasion by bringing together six former pupils who are now forging careers as professional artists and artisans. These women all studied art during their time at the school, and it is a wonderful opportunity to see how their work has progressed and their practice has developed in the intervening years. The exhibition encompasses a broad range of styles, media and techniques: from Rose…

Ipsden Autumn Market in the Barn

September 24 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Ipsden Autumn Market in the Barn is from 1030 - 1530 on  Sunday 24th September. The Market is held in the amazing Ipsden Farm Barn at OX10 6AG, which is England's longest tithe barn. There will be 50 Stallholders selling a wide variety of products for all the family, as well as freshly cooked food, drink and Irish Coffees. All profits are for Ipsden Church Friends.

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