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Artists Edward and Stephani Scott-Snell at Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor
June 23 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

A special exhibition of paintings, drawings and writings by the artist Edward and Stephani Scott-Snell, created during the period they lived at Kelmscott Manor (the summer home of designer and campaigner William Morris) as self-described "guardians of the most beautiful house in the world". Admission is included with a purchase of a ticket to the Manor. The Manor is open to the public Wednesday and Saturday until the end of October. Ticket office opens at 10.30am, the manor house opens…


Tricks of Trade: Magic and Money in Context

Ashmolean Museum
July 31 @ 10:00 am - December 16 @ 5:00 pm

Money can be ‘magical’ in more ways than one – it multiplies, it grows and it can buy happiness and bring forth plenitude. This display will explore how money and magic come together in interesting ways, showcasing coins used as magical objects, and exploring how money has worked magic over centuries.


Hospital Faringdon’s Pump House in World War I

Faringdon Information Centre
August 18, 2018 - January 18, 2019

A new exhibition ‘Hospital: Faringdon’s Pump House in WWI’ will be opening in the Pump House in Faringdon, from Saturday August 18th 2018, and will run for six months. The exhibition will feature original items from the Red Cross’s historical collections and items from Oxfordshire Museums’ Service collections as well as previously unseen items from Lord Faringdon’s personal collection at Buscot Park. Lord Faringdon’s grandmother, Lady Violet Henderson, became a registered Red Cross member in 1907 while nursing her husband,…


Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft

Ashmolean Museum
August 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

This is the Ashmolean's first exhibition to examine how magical thinking has been practised over the centuries. With exquisitely engraved rings to bind a lover, enchanted animal hearts pierced with nails, mummified cats concealed in walls and many other intriguing objects, this exhibition shows that our use of magic is driven by our strongest emotions: the need to be loved, our fear of evil and the desire to protect our homes. While belief in magic and rituals can be comforting,…

A Medieval Mosaic – Guinness World Record Winning Bayeux Tapestry Re-creation

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
September 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Exhibition available throughout regular museum opening times. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, Sundays 2pm - 5pm.

The Medieval Mosaic is a re-recreation of the Bayeux Tapestry handcrafted from 3 million pieces of spring steel. The mosaic, created by Michael A. Linton, is 64 metres long, weighs 350kg and took 33 years to complete. It is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest steel mosaic. In 2005 Michael added an 8 metre 'Finale Section' which depicts events leading up to the crowning of William the Conqueror on Christmas Day 1066. In 2012,…

Jenny Pickford Sculpture: Autumn Show

Waterperry Gardens
September 8 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
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Meet The Artist Days

Waterperry Gardens provides the ideal backdrop for a solo show, and this Autumn Jenny will be showing more than two dozen recent sculptures there at SuperNature III. Jenny’s sculptures are intended to grab the attention, to make you really see and feel the swirls and swoops of nature. The sheer scale draws attention to the delicacy and sensitivity of the sinuous shapes – but you also know the strength of the piece, because it’s made of metal and glass. Jenny…


Future Knowledge

Modern Art Oxford
September 22 - October 28

Future Knowledge is a thought-provoking exhibition exploring the role of visual culture in continuing to raise awareness of the effects of climate change. Building upon last year’s inaugural edition (20 May – 25 June 2017), this exhibition brings together artworks, prototypes and projects by artists, designers and thinkers from a range of different disciplines, in order to showcase fascinating and diverse creative responses to environmental concerns. This dynamic show begins with an aerial performance of loop (commissioned by The Fruitmarket…


IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival

October 12 - October 22

IF Oxford is the new science and ideas festival taking place from 12-22 October 2018. With more than 120 events and activities at 20 venues across Oxford including The Bodleian Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, a steampunk distillery and some good pubs too, there’s something to intrigue everyone whatever their age and interests. From 12-22 October, you are invited to discover stars and save a life or anything in-between. Experience interactive sonic sculpture or find out why chocolate…


Clare Bonnet – Flux

Sara Wiseman Gallery
October 13 @ 10:00 am - November 10 @ 5:30 pm

Sarah Wiseman Gallery is proud to present FLUX, a solo exhibition by acclaimed artist Clare Bonnet. Clare is best known for her figurative paintings, semi-abstract female forms with mostly broad, simplified brushstrokes, placing the figure in ambiguous, sparse interiors and juxtaposing fine details with strong, clearly defined lines and large areas of solid, vibrant colour. In light of the current re-charged feminist discourse, Clare has sought to explore and interpret women's constantly evolving roles in society. With this new focus,…


Illuminated Evenings

Fairytale Farm
October 13 @ 4:00 pm - December 24 @ 6:00 pm

Don't miss our Illuminated Evenings on Saturdays and Sundays from 13th October to 23rd December, and Monday 24th December. The park will be open all day as normal, but when daylight fades the entire Enchanted Walk will become a magical wonderland of fairy lights, which will delight children and adults. The Mermaid Garden, Giant's Camera, The Extinct Band, Giant Party Poppers, and Light Fountains will be a blaze of colour and the Dancing Water Fountains will be illuminated. We also…


The Day I Fell Into A Book

The Story Museum
October 16 @ 12:00 am - October 27 @ 12:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating indefinitely

The Day I Fell Into A Book is an immersive storytelling adventure for families and school groups that explores the magic of reading and the vitality of young imaginations. Using binaural sound recordings, intricate lighting technology and projection, the audience is taken into a lost world of classic tales. The stories seep into the room and come alive all around us as we venture further into the deep recesses of our minds. Suitable for 8-12-year-olds and their families. Running Time:…


JASSO – Jewellery and Silver Smiths of Oxford Exhibition

October 17 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

Discover the stunning collections from JASSO using silver, gold, enamel and precious stones.

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