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July 2019

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre – Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III

July 8 - September 7
Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL United Kingdom
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Monday 8th July – Saturday 7th September 2019 Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean Theatre. Following its highly acclaimed inaugural season in York this year, Europe’s first-ever pop up Shakespearean theatre arrives at Blenheim Palace for summer 2019. Four of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays - Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III and Romeo & Juliet will transport audiences to the thrilling, intimate atmosphere of an Elizabethan playhouse, with plenty of breath-taking, spine-tingling and heart-stopping moments. The 13-sided scaffolding theatre…

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July 8 - August 3

Art Exhibition – Lynsey James

Owen Mumford Gallery, The Theatre
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Owen Mumford Gallery The Theatre 8th July-3rd August 2019 Lynsey’s work, mostly seascapes in oil on board and water based paint on paper and canvas, has evolved through observation and her love of coastal areas often inspired by the ever-changing palette of colours, unique atmosphere and dramatic beauty of the coastline. “I am eternally intrigued by the irresistible attraction that we feel to be at the sea's edge. My paintings are a celebration of the ever-changing beauty of the point…

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July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Mechanical Circus

Banbury Museum, 15-16 Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3AS United Kingdom
£3 – £14.

Sat 25th May 2019 - Sat 7th September 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm £5 adult, £4 concession, £3 children (under fives free). Family ticket £14. Roll up! Roll up! The Mechanical Circus is coming to town! Go back in time with Banbury Museum and remember those idyllic childhood days of magic and curiosity, where the marvels of the fairground and circus brought imaginations to life. Mechanical Circus is a wonderfully nostalgic journey through the good old days of pre-electric entertainment. With…

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July 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Naked Form in Modern Chinese Art

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

While the nude was not a traditional subject in Chinese art, it became a common theme in the early to mid-twentieth century after being introduced to China by artists who studied internationally. Explore a selection of images of the naked human form as they appear in Chinese art from the 1930s to the present day.

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July 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lifelines: The Woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free
Free Display - Lifelines - Woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara

Over 40 dynamic woodcuts selected to showcase the remarkable career of Naoko Matsubara, a distinguished Japanese artist based in Canada. Created over fifty years, these joyful works range from black and white to vibrant colour, intimate to monumental, playful to contemplative.

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July 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Museum Open 10am - 5pm Tuesday - Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturdays and 2pm to 5pm Sundays

Oxford: The War and the World, 1914-1919

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
£2.50 – £4.50

An exhibition highlighting the wartime experiences of men and women, be they ‘town’, ‘gown’, or from overseas. By focusing on individual stories the exhibition hopes to emphasise Oxford’s international connections during the First World War and helps to expand understanding of different types of war experiences beyond the trenches. Taken together, these stories show how varied Oxford’s war experiences were, encouraging us to consider the relationship between Oxford’s ‘local’ and ‘global’ history. Please see www.sofo.org.uk for full opening times and…

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July 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wonderland: A wander through the world of Alice

The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletchers House, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SN United Kingdom

This exciting, interactive exhibition for families created in collaboration with The Story Museum, Oxford, provides a new way to explore Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. Visitors will fall down the rabbit hole and walk through the chapters of the book to run in the caucus race, play croquet with flamingos and hedgehogs, learn the lobster quadrille and find their own ‘mad hat’ at the Mad Hatters tea party. Objects from the Oxfordshire County Collections will bring…

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July 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Curatorial tours of SIGNIFICANT OTHERS exhibition at Saïd Business School

Saïd Business School, Park End Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1HP United Kingdom

Zuleika Gallery in association with the Saïd Business School in Oxford is proud to present Significant Others - an exhibition of work by Nigel Hall RA (b.1943) and his late partner Manijeh Yadegar (1951-2016), who lived and worked together for over 40 years.  This exhibition will explore the intellectual and artistic dialogue between the two artists – a sculptor and a painter respectively – whose practices are both dedicated to abstraction and minimalism. The two exhibited on a number of occasions during…

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July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2019

Oxford Castle & Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom
£16.50

Join us this summer for 8 weeks of tantalizing Shakespearean performances by the amazing Tomahawk Theatre, Siege Theatre and BMH Theatre. This season’s programme includes: Romeo & Juliet and Richard III (BMH Theatre) Click here for more information 17th June – 29th June Macbeth (Tomahawk Theatre) Click here for more information 1st July – 27th July Twelfth Night (Siege Theatre) Click here for more information 29th July – 10th August *No performances will be running on Sunday’s during the festival.…

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July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Macbeth

Oxford Castle & Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom
£14 – £16.50

Macbeth at the Oxford Castle and Prison Enjoy Shakespeare in the open air at the magnificent Oxford Castle in Oxford City Centre.  Throughout the month of July, we will show Macbeth, Shakespeare’s tale of ambition, loyalty and witchcraft.  An action packed 2 hours plus interval with live music, it will always remain faithful to Shakespeare’s beautiful language and themes.  Seating provided and a wet weather venue is available in case of inclement weather.  Café and restroom facilities are available at…

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July 17 @ 10:30 am

The Good, the Bad and the Guggley – My Lifetime’s Pick of Pots by Lars Tharp

Trinity Church Abingdon, United Kingdom

The Good, the Bad and the Guggley – My Lifetime’s Pick of Pots – Lars Tharp After nearly forty years specialising in ceramics around the globe, specialist and personality Lars treats us to a short-list of his personal favourites. Twelve Ceramic Pieces chosen for various reasons, he will challenge you to like them all. Audience participation and expressions of agreement or horror will be encouraged! (photo credited to Ian Denyer) Non-Members welcome, £6.00. The lectures are one hour long, but…

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July 17 @ 7:30 pm - July 19 @ 12:00 am

Sanderson Jones & Cally Beaton at the Oxford Comedy Festival

High Fly Trapeze, Florence Park, Rymers Lane
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 3JZ United Kingdom

Join us for an evening of two of the most interesting, unique, and funny comedians on the circuit doing their solo shows! Sanderson Jones – Comedy Being Sanderson isn’t your normal comedian, he knows about how to start a business from scratch and all that goes into it, he also researches his audience before the event and builds their online profiles into his routine (something which developed off the back of him selling his tickets by hand!). So his comedy…

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July 17 @ 7:30 pm
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Drama – London Assurance

Unicorn Theatre, Checker Walk
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3HZ United Kingdom

Prospective marriage and misunderstandings this amusing play by Dion Boucicault has tickets on sale at Gifts and Gallery at 25 Bury Street or through Studio Theatre Club's site.

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July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Abingdon Prosecco in the Park -all weekend

Rye Farm Meadow United Kingdom

After its resounding success last summer, Prosecco in the Park returns to Abingdon’s idyllic river-side Rye Park farm location for three days and nights of film, food, drink and great family fun! After the success of last year, the festival has expanded to eight stunning destinations around the UK, boasting a much live larger screen, stunning new Cocktail, Craft Beer and Gin Bars to accompany the already beautiful Prosecco Bar that kept last year’s festival goers entertained throughout. Prosecco in…

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July 19 @ 7:30 pm

John Coghlan’s Quo – Status Quo’s legendary drummer & his band

Music at The Northcourt Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

The living musical legend that is John Coghlan is bringing his band to The Northcourt in a show jam packed with all the great Status Quo hits. When the 'Frantic Four' were at their height right from their first hits in the late sixties through to the early eighties the man holding it all down at the back was the great John Coghlan, His partnership with Alan Lancaster on bass was something to behold. Now John has turned the clock…

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July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Splash Of Pink

Abingdon Market Place Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Against Breast Cancer are holding their annuel Splash of Pink Event, this year is our 10 year anniversary and we are going bigger and better than ever before! Sponsored by MJA Consulting! Come and join us on Saturday 20th July from 10am-4pm We will have amazing entertainment from local Abingdon Band - The Undercovers along with Morris Dancers, Micky and Minnie Mouse, Stormtroppers, The Abingdon Choir, Belly Dancers, the amazing Oxford Caledonian Pipe and Drums, face paiting and The Incredible…

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July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Saying Goodbye Service

Christ Church, Christ Church
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1DP United Kingdom

Saying Goodbye, (part of the Mariposa Trust) are returning to Oxford in July with another Baby loss support remembrance and support service. The Mariposa Trust is one of the UK’s leading charities, with its core objective being to support people who have lost babies at any stage of pregnancy, at birth, or in infancy. It was founded in 2012, by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who saw a critical lack of support for people like them, who had gone through baby…

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July 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Combe Mill `In Steam` sun 21st July 2019

Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmills
Combe, Oxfordshire OX29 8ET United Kingdom
£6.50 – £8.00

COMBE MILL in STEAM    Sunday 21th July  2019  All of our steam and water powered machinery will be running in this Late 19th Century  restored Sawmill and Workshop that once served the Blenheim Palace Estate..  We will be attracting steam and motor powered vehicles of various sorts –get in touch and register to display your vintage vehicle,  Make a poker in our Dual Blacksmiths’ Forge. See how country houses and farms would have powered their machinery. Try your hand at…

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July 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Faringdon Folly Tower

Faringdon Folly Tower, Folly Path
Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7AQ United Kingdom

This unique unusual 100ft Tower is Faringdon’s icon and the last major folly to be built in England. Hailed as 'Britain's finest 20th century Folly Tower' and 'One of the most important follies in Britain' The Tower sits on Folly Hill, within a charming 4 acre, circular woodland of splendid Scots Pine and broadleaf trees, some more than 200 years old. Check out the fantastic views over 5 counties and find out about the history of Folly Hill, Henry James…

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July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Blessed City: Music from Oxford

Christ Church, Christ Church
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1DP United Kingdom

With music by composers including Thomas Weelkes, Edward Bairstow, James Whitbourn & Howard Goodall  8pm Sunday, 21st July 2019 The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church in the cathedral  The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church present their annual summer concert, an evening celebrating music by composers who studied and worked in this city. Well-loved anthems by composers including Thomas Weelkes and Edward Bairstow nestle alongside beautiful contemporary music by James Whitbourn and Howard Goodall Director - James Morley Potter     Organ/Piano -…

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