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April 2020

April 4 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
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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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April 18 - July 11
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until April 25, 2020

Turrill Sculpture Garden Christmas Quarter Selling Exhibition

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

Seven Oxfordshire women artists in metal, glass and ceramics show enticing offerings for Christmas and beyond from 16 November to 25 April. Julie Grose and Sophie Thompson work in metal, Harriet Coleridge, Sally Dorrity and Laura Laub in ceramic and Anne Arlidge and Judith Berger in glass. Add an outdoor element to your Christmas gift-giving for long-term delight. 16 November - 25 April Through Summertown Library, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN

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May 2020

May 2 @ 10:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm
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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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May 8 @ 10:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm
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SCENE THROUGH WOOD: A CENTURY OF WOOD ENGRAVING

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

Free Exhibition open from 28 Mar 2020 Gallery 8 Free Admission Celebrating the art of wood engraving over the last 100 years, this exhibition curated by Anne Desmet RA, will display the most outstanding wood engravings in the Ashmolean, complemented by loans from private collections. Marking the centenary of the Society of Wood Engravers, the exhibition charts the history and global spread of this widely loved art form. Image: Edwina Ellis, 1996. Detail of Waterloo  

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July 2020

July 11
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Birds of Prey demonstrations

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

Some birds will swoop low over your heads and some will soar high in the sky over the Park’s beautiful grounds. See a variety of different birds from eagles to owls in these exciting demonstrations by Cotswold Falconry, which take place at 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on the lawns in front of the Manor house on specific days.

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July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Summer Serenade at Merton College

£5 – £45

FOOTE     Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 25 MENDELSSOHN   Violin Concerto in D minor, MWV O3 ATHANASÍA TZÁNOU La vallée a rejoint la nuit SUK   Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op. 6 Natalia Lomeiko violin Kypros Markou conductor Dvořák knew his star pupil and son-in-law Josef Suk would write something wondrous, if only he could be persuaded to move away from dark minor keys. In 1892, Suk delivered his Serenade for Strings, a work whose…

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July 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

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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July 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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July 20 - July 21

2nd International Conference on Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Ashmolean Café, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
£749

Conferences Series LLC Ltd invites all the participants from all over the world to attend CME accredited 2nd International Conference on Paediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics during July 20-21, 2020 in Vancouver Canada. On behalf of Pediatric Chair, we cordially welcome all the eminent researchers, students and delegates to take part in this upcoming conference to witness invaluable scientific discussions and contribute to the future innovations in the field of Pediatric pharmacology, Pediatric Pharma websites, Pediatric Pharma jobs,  Pediatric Physician and pediatric pharmacology…

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July 24 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

Summer Festival of Feathers at Birdland

See www.birdland.co.uk for details

Join the Summer Festival of Feathers at Birdland and enjoy an exciting celebration of Birdland’s residents on a fun and educational day out.   The six-week-long summer festival showcases some of the most colourful residents at Birdland and is guaranteed to brighten the British Summertime with a carnival of colour, whatever the weather.   The daily summer holiday programme includes flamingo, penguin and pelican feeds throughout the day. Plus, head to the Encounter Zone to meet giant tortoises, pet rabbits…

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August 2020

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm

Rhino Month

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

The keepers at the Park will be doing a daily talk throughout August at 2:00pm near the Rhino Paddock about these magnificent animals and the conservation work that is going on to protect them for future generations.

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August 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

International Owl Awareness Day

See www.birdland.co.uk for details

Celebrate International Owl Awareness Day with a day full of owl-tastic activities for families. Keepers will be leading special talks throughout the day and, during the Meet the Keeper sessions, visitors can have a close encounter with a selection of the Park’s resident owl species.   Potter fans will be able to view Birdland’s family of snowy owls while ‘strigiphiles’ (owl lovers) will enjoy meeting the Chaco owl, one of the cutest species of these legendary birds. Spot the differences…

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August 9

Fairthorpe Car Rally

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

This event is for all pre-1963 home specials and limited run, low volume self-assembled cars, whatever the condition. Modern kit car and replica owners are very welcome to park up outside the arena to enjoy the cars and catch up with their builder owners. This event is unique and the biggest gathering of these rare cars anywhere in the world. The Club would love to hear from other owners of all pre 1963 Historic Specials especially GSM, Heron, Falcon and…

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August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Kings Banquet Live Immersive Experience Mystery Treason & Plot

An outdoor summer Banquet set in a Historical location with sensational views. From 6.30pm you will be taken back in time to Civil War 1644. Whilst enjoying the sun and your goblet of mead His Majesty King Charles 1st will arrive along with his courtiers (favourites). A three Course Banquet fit for a King will be served and includes an ostentatious 'King's Pudding Table.' There will be Live theatre & entertainment throughout including mystery, treason & plot. Entertainment ends at…

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October 2020

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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December 2020

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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