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

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
September 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 21, 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,…

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The Windrush Years – Next Generations

Museum of Oxford
October 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Not available on Sundays and Public Holidays

Visit our first community exhibition in the Micro-Museum. See our West-Indian living room exhibition and find out about the experiences of the Windrush with the voices of local people and costumes from BK LUWO. Created in partnership with ACHKI (Afrikan Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative) and BK LUWO. This exhibition will be available Mondays to Saturdays. Key facts about the HMT Empire Windrush: British troopship anchored at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 21 June 1948 It was 500ft and 3inches long…

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Antinous: Boy made God

Ashmolean Museum
November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Gallery 8 Antinous was a boy-favourite of the Emperor Hadrian. He drowned in the Nile in A.D. 130, and the emperor founded a city in middle Egypt in his honour called Antinoopolis or ‘Antinous City’. A striking portrait of the boy was created by a great court sculptor, and this image was widely reproduced around the empire. More than eighty busts and statues survive. This exhibition explores the spread of Antinous’ image and his empire-wide cult as a hero and…

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Lui Shou-kwan Centenary Exhibition: Abstraction, Ink and Enlightenment

Ashmolean Museum
November 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Gallery 11 27 Oct 2018 - 7 Apr 2019 Lui Shou-kwan (1919–1975) was one of the most significant artists in Hong Kong during the mid-twentieth century. The paintings in this exhibition marking the anniversary of his birth are from the Ashmolean’s own collection. Two themes in particular dominate the output of the painter Lui Shou-kwan: landscapes and spirituality. It is his Chan (Japanese: “Zen”) paintings for which he became most famous. During the 1960s and 1970s these caught the imagination…

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Plum Blossom and Green Willow: Surimono Poetry Prints

Ashmolean Museum
November 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Gallery 11 2 Oct 2018 - 17 Mar 2019 Some of the finest examples of Japanese printmaking in the early nineteenth century were the exquisitely printed woodblock prints called surimono (‘printed objects’). These privately published prints combined witty poems with elegant images by leading designers. This exhibition highlights rarely shown surimono from the Ashmolean’s collections, including a number of new acquisitions, offering a rare insight into Japanese literati culture and customs of the early nineteenth century.

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Festive Lunches at Eynsham Hall

Eynsham Hall
December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until December 21, 2018

Enjoy an aperitif in front of a roaring fire followed by a traditional Christmas Lunch in one of our dining rooms. Monday to Fridays throughout December. £21.50 per guest for two courses £27.50 per guest for three courses

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Christmas Casino House Parties

Eynsham Hall
December 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until December 22, 2018

Eynsham Hall is the perfect country house setting for your annual Christmas get together. Whether with good friends or esteemed work colleagues, we will lay on a party to get you into the Christmas spirit with a boogie with the boss or a flutter at the casino table. We’ll see you on the dance floor for festive favourites and guilty pleasures. All midweek dates ~ £39.50 per person All Fridays & Saturdays ~ £44.50 per person Make a night of…

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Illuminated Evenings 2018

Fairytale Farm
December 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - February 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2018

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…

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Elizabethan Wall Paintings at Thame Museum

Thame Museum
January 22 @ 8:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm

Thame Museum is set in a lovely old former Magistrates Court packed with displays and experiences reflecting life in and around Thame for the past 5000 years. The Elizabethan Wall Paintings were found in a house in Thame in 1965 and installed in the Museum in 2006. With the help of Heritage Lottery Funding, Thame Museum has created a fascinating interactive display that gives a snapshot view of the life of the Elizabethan merchant who probably owned it, giving a glimpse…

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Paul Preece: Cloisters

North Wall Arts Centre
February 6 @ 10:00 am - March 9 @ 4:00 pm

Paul Preece is an Oxford based photographer and scientist. In this exhibition, Preece presents photographs of a range of gothic cloisters from Portugal, Spain and England. The exhibition explores the fleeting nature of light as a metaphor for life, set against a backdrop of cold, hard stone that measures time in centuries. Like a beating heart, light is at its most intense in the centre of the cloister. Darkness surrounds it. The light is always within. Until, of course, it’s…

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Alphabet ‘I Spy’ in the Gardens

Waterperry Gardens
February 16 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

Family fun over half term week at Waterperry Gardens. Explore the gardens, spy the whole alphabet and win a treat! £2.50 per child - children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies (Adults £8.50).

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Oxford Castle & Prison
February 18 @ 12:00 pm - February 24 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Date: 18th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd February 2019 Time: 12.00-1.00pm  Tickets: 1x child £9.50, 2x children £16.00, 3x children £22.50 – accompanying adults go free! Location: The Key Learning Centre Recommended for ages 5-11 years. Bring your little ones along to the castle and prison this February half term to try their luck at some amateur archaeology! The event is one hour-long and activities will include a treasure hunt – exploring the 1,000 year-old site and learning more about its…

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