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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…

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

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
October 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 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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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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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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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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The Young Turner Exhibition

Blenheim Palace
February 16 @ 10:30 am - April 22 @ 4:30 pm

Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective Turner painted ‘Blenheim, Oxfordshire’ in 1833 for his 'Picturesque Views in England and Wales' series. This exhibition presents some of the artist's first commissions and most celebrated topographical works, focusing on his increasing expertise in depicting architecture and perspective from the 1780s - 1810s.

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Leonardo da Vinci and National Identity on Medals and Money

Ashmolean Museum
February 27 @ 10:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death and the 350th anniversary of the first commemorative medal in his honour, struck in Louis XIV’s mint. This display examines interpretations of Leonardo as a representative of national identity on medals and money from 1669 to the present.

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Wondrous Happenings | Karólína Lárusdóttir

Sara Wiseman Gallery
March 2 @ 10:00 am - March 30 @ 5:30 pm

Sarah Wiseman Gallery is proud to present 'Wondrous Happenings', a rare chance to see works by the renowned Icelandic artist Karólína Lárusdóttir as we celebrate her 75th birthday. ‘Wondrous Happenings’ will be the first solo exhibition of Karolina’s work in nine years. Born and raised in Iceland, Karólína Lárusdóttir moved to Oxford to study at the prestigious Ruskin School of Art at Oxford University, graduating in 1967. Despite remaining in the UK for many years, Karólína admits, “everything in my…

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St Edward’s School: IB Leavers’ Exhibition

North Wall Arts Centre
March 13 @ 10:00 am - March 30 @ 4:00 pm

The IB Leaver’s exhibition is a celebration of the fantastic work produced by St Edward’s School students during the IB diploma. The exciting work displayed will see large scale thread portraits, screen printed fabrics, ceramics vessels and Rococo inspired paintings, alongside eco printed panels and large scale charcoal drawings. Pupils will curate and install their own work, to highlight the best work produced over the course. An outstanding exhibition that is one of the highlights of the St Edward’s Visual…

Dimensions: The Mathematics of Symmetry and Space

Ashmolean Museum
March 16 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

Developed in collaboration with Oxford’s world-renowned Mathematical Institute, this exhibition invites visitors to explore what it means to move in one, two, three and more dimensions.  Using stunning Islamic ceramics, prehistoric carvings and renaissance prints alongside virtual reality technology, embark on a journey of discovery from ancient cultures into cutting-edge science.

Oxford: The War and the World, 1914-1919

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
March 19 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

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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