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May 2020

May 11 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 20, 2020

MEDITERRANEAN THREADS: 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY GREEK EMBROIDERIES

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

Free Display from 4 Apr–20 Sep 2020 Gallery 29 Free Admission Through a selection of highlights from our collection, explore the visual richness and technical sophistication of 18th- and 19th century Greek embroideries, as well as their debt to the many artistic traditions that flourished around the Mediterranean.

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May 25 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 4, 2020

ART IN CHINA 1949–1979

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

Free display from 2 May–4 Oct 2020 Gallery 11 Free Admission Explore art produced in China during the thirty-year period that followed the founding of the People’s Republic of China, with works ranging from painting in traditional styles to the propaganda art produced in response to Mao Zedong’s political campaigns. Image: Zhang Chaoyang, 1970. Heroes Are All Around © The artist

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August 2020

August 27 @ 9:30 am - October 27 @ 4:00 pm

Turrill Sculpture Garden

Turrill Sculpture Garden, Through Summertown Library, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom

Christine Baxter is a figurative sculptor who works predominantly in clay, but also directly into plaster and wax, then  casts her own work into bronze resin, iron resin and stone. Her contemporary classical style is full of grace and perception, capturing the movement of different creatures or the twist of a body to perfection. Her solo selling exhibition at the Turrill Sculpture Garden will run throughout the summer until 7th November in this peaceful garden, freely open to the public…

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September 2020

September 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Cecily Brown Art Exhibition

Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL United Kingdom

Made up entirely of new works inspired by the Palace’s collection, the Blenheim Art Foundation will unveil a major solo exhibition by acclaimed British Artist Cecily Brown. This will be the first exhibition in the Foundation’s programme to be comprised entirely of new work created in response to the Palace’s history as an English country estate and as the home to successive generations of the Spencer-Churchill family and their collection of paintings, tapestries and decorative arts. Ticket required: Palace, Park and Gardens, Park and Gardens…

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October 2020

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 7:00 pm

IF Oxford, the science and ideas festival 2020

Oxfordshire United Kingdom

From Thursday 1 to Saturday 31 October, IF Oxford, the city’s science and ideas festival, presents more than 100 events for adults, children and teenagers on a dynamic new online platform. With dance, film, debate, demos from dining tables, and suggestions for hands-on activities to try at home, the Festival brings together real time cutting-edge research from world-leading academics with wide-ranging events to excite the imagination. Festival-goers can uncover big ideas and ask even bigger questions about science, humanity, the…

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October 16 @ 7:00 pm - November 1 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 1, 2020

Spooky Tours at Oxford Castle & Prison

Oxford Castle & Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom

Join one of our paranormal investigators and hunt for ghosts around the castle for this years’ Ghost Fest. Hear the spooky stories of our 1,000 year past and let our gruesome history come to life… It won’t be too long before your imagination becomes a reality! Are you brave enough to visit one of the most haunted places in the UK? Explore the vaulted well chamber, search for paranormal entities in the punishment cells and go underground into the dark,…

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October 24 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 5:00 pm

Fright or Flight at Birdland!

See www.birdland.co.uk for details

Let your imaginations fly wild during October Half Term holidays, with a special Halloween themed week of activities. Superstitious twitchers can discover why owls are considered to be so wise, where the legend of the phoenix came from, and find out which bird’s call the Romans believed meant imminent death! Half Term visitors after something a bit more spooky for all hallows eve can uncover some of the avian world’s most disgusting characters; from blood-sucking songbirds and puking penguins to…

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October 24 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 5:00 pm

Family-friendly Halloween Event 2020

Fairytale Farm, Southcombe
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH United Kingdom

There are always supernatural goings-on in the land of fairytales. This Halloween, help us solve a famous haunting fairytale mystery, ‘The Curse of Sleeping Beauty’, from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November 2020. Become a ‘Fairytale Supernatural Sleuth’ and solve this creepy mystery. Find the 10 photo clues when you venture down the Enchanted Walk; the clues will help you uncover the name of which of the seven chosen fairy godmothers is the evil one who put the curse…

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October 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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Wantage Country Market

Vale & Downland Museum, Church Street
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8BL United Kingdom
Free

Wantage Country Market is held in the Museum Cafe every Friday morning. The best place to buy fresh homemade goodies such as jams, chutneys and cakes as well as home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers. They also have some crafts, including cards, aprons & knitted baby wear. *Please note this market is not organised by the Museum, the Wantage Country Market is a separate organisation.

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November 2020

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2020

Book Group

Vale & Downland Museum, Church Street
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8BL United Kingdom
Free

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month. It is free to attend but we do ask you support the Cafe. For more information and to join call the Museum on 01235 771447, email info@valeanddownlandmuseum.org.uk or send us a message.

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November 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2020

Knit, Knot and Natter Craft Group

Vale & Downland Museum, Church Street
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8BL United Kingdom
Free

The Museum's Knit Knot and Natter Craft Group meet in the Museum Cafe every 3rd Friday of the month. Bring along your own craft projects, take tuition from current members in crafts such as knitting, crochet and embroidery or just come along for a cuppa and a chat. Free to join but we do ask you support the Cafe. No need to book in advance, just come along on the day

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November 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - January 3, 2021 @ 10:00 pm

Christmas At Blenheim

Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL United Kingdom
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We love Christmas at Blenheim Palace and we are so happy that even though 2020 has been a difficult year, the good news is Christmas will still be happening, although a little differently this year. But don't worry we haven't gone all Baa Humbug... For 2020 we cannot offer joint tickets for the Palace and Light Trail. Book your tickets and time slots separately. There are bright lights for winter nights... The Illuminated Light Trail will be even more spectacular…

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December 2020

December 5 @ 10:00 am - December 24 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Christmas Fairytale 2020 at Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm, Southcombe
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH United Kingdom

At the Farm's magical 'Christmas Fairytale' event, you will journey from the South Pole to the North Pole and visit a Fairytale Castle along the way. You will meet some interactive dancing penguins, visit the Toymaker's cosy log cabin and see Santa's sleigh ready to launch into a clear night sky of twinkling stars, before walking through the Secret Forest to meet Father Christmas himself in his beautiful Grotto, which evokes an atmosphere of Christmas past. Other Christmas activities include…

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December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Winter Wings Over the River Windrush

Birdland is the perfect location to enjoy a winter outing and discover its host of exotic feathered residents at a much quieter time of year. Informative daily keeper talks, the chance to cosy up in the Flamingo Point Café and peaceful chirps make a visit to the wildlife park over the festive season the perfect day out. The December sun illuminates this idyllic Cotswolds setting as you explore along the banks of the River Windrush and discover the wildlife park’s…

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