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November 2019

November 16, 2019 - 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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November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Philip Guston: Locating the Image

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

Discover the work of internationally acclaimed American artist Philip Guston (1913–80) in the first solo exhibition of his work in Oxford. The exhibition highlights the importance of working on paper for Guston’s artistic practice, and explores the inspiration he drew from historical art and literature. Gallery 8.

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December 2019

December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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3945 Portraits Exhibition

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

Glyn Dewis exhibits his photographic portraits of Second World War veterans. Explore his work, find out about their medals, and hear about the veterans' experiences through Glyn's interview recordings. "I started the project in early 2019 and it's wonderful that the project has already received praise from around the world and is proving to be an incredible experience. I'm incredibly pleased with how well the series has taken off, and how images have already been licensed for use by the…

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February 2020

February 12 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Museum Open Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturdays 11am - 5pm and Sundays 2pm - 5pm

Best of 2020 – The Oxford Photographic Society Annual Exhibition

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
Standard Museum Admissions Apply

A wide variety of stunning images from the members of OPS will be on display. Black and white, colour, wildlife, still-life, travel, portrait and street photography all covered. The pieces in the exhibition will be available to purchase, with price from £50. Featured photo: 'Behind the Scenes' by Sandra Devaney. See website for museum opening times and admission prices.

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February 15 @ 9:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

Let’s Misbehave – Blenheim Palace in the 1920s

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

Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties as Blenheim Palace invites bright young things to a magnificent party celebrating this famously decadent decade.   ‘Let’s Misbehave – Blenheim Palace in the 1920s’ is a fascinating insight into the heady world of the upper classes in a time of great social, artistic and political change.   The 9th Duke of Marlborough and his second wife, American intellectual, Gladys Deacon, were lavish hosts at the baroque Oxfordshire Palace.   Their numerous…

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February 15 @ 10:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm

Superheroes Week 2020

Fairytale Farm, Southcombe
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH United Kingdom
£7 – £7.25

Visit Fairytale Farm’s first ever Superheroes Week, with superhero-themed activities running all day right through the February half-term (15th to 23rd February 2020). Those fairytale baddies better watch out as Fairytale Farm is taken over by ‘powerful forces for good’ when comic book superheroes join us for a fun packed week of heroics and heroism! Don’t miss out on your chance to gain super powers when the Enchanted Players return to Fairytale Farm for fun, games and superhero training with…

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February 15 @ 10:00 am - February 23 @ 4:00 pm

Pandemonium of Parrots

To celebrate the opening of its Pandemonium of Parrots display Birdland will be hosting a week-long celebration of these exotic birds.   With no fewer than 16 species now at home in the newly completed parrot habitat there’s a riot of coloured feathers, impressive beaks and razor-sharp bird brains to admire and learn about.   Armed with a quiz trail, venture around the park to solve the ‘psittacines’ puzzle (that’s the scientific name for parrots) during February Half Term.  …

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February 17
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until March 8, 2020

Talking Maps

St Lee Gallery, Weston Library, Weston Library, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BG United Kingdom

Every map tells a story. Talking Maps is a celebration of maps and what they tell us about the places they depict and the people that make and use them. Drawing on the Bodleian's unparalleled collection of more than 1.5 million maps, this exhibition brings together an extraordinary selection of ancient, pre-modern and contemporary maps from a range of cultures and in a variety of formats as well as showcasing fascinating imaginary, fictional and war maps.

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February 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2020

Cai Guo-Qiang: Gunpowder Art

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

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957) is best-known for his gunpowder explosion events staged in public spaces worldwide and, in particular, for his firework display for the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. This exhibition focuses on the artist’s smaller-scale works, exploring the presence of Chinese culture in his art through the mediums of painting, drawing, and gunpowder on canvas, paper and silk. Learn about the significance behind the materials Cai Guo-Qiang chooses to work with, as…

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February 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until April 25, 2020

Stanford in the Vale – A Hidden Past Revealed Exhibition

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

Since 2008 the University of Winchester has worked with the Stanford In The Vale community to research the archaeology of their village. This project, directed by David Ashby, revealed the origins and growth of the settlement from it's earliest beginnings to the present day. The key findings and objects from the fascinating excavations will be on display in this special exhibition. Free admission but donations welcome. This exhibition runs from 25th January til 25th April 2020

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February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 16, 2020

From Istanbul to Oxford: The Origins of Coffee-Drinking in England

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

The first coffee house in England opened in Oxford in 1651, but the story of coffee began many years earlier in the Ottoman Empire. Discover how coffee made its way to England through an exploration of both Ottoman coffee-related objects and English adaptations, which illustrate the fascinating and complex relationship between the two powers at the time. Gallery 29

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February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 22, 2020

A Nice Cup of Tea?

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

Learn about the untold stories and hidden narratives of empire, trade and transatlantic slavery through this contemporary art installation inspired by the Ashmolean’s European Ceramics collection. A cup of tea represents comfort for many of us, but every sip connects us to the legacy of the British Empire, global trade and transatlantic slavery. The fashion for drinking sweetened tea from China inspired the luxury tea sets in the Ashmolean European Ceramics Gallery. Behind this wealth was the brutal exploitation of enslaved…

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February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 1, 2020

Feed the World: Food and Money in the 20th Century

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

This display explores the complex relationship between food and money by taking a closer look at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s ‘Food for All’ programme. Discover how monetary and numismatic objects such as coins, banknotes, and tokens related to food in the 20th century, and why this was important. Gallery 7

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February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 15, 2020

‘Oh, What a Lovely War!’ Humour in Times of Conflict

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

An exhibition that explores the ways in which humour and fun were used to spur on both troops and the people back at home - before, during and after war. Objects, music, posters, art, and testimonials from Oxfordshire people all illustrate how some of those who lived through times of conflict still managed to put a smile on their faces. Museum open Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm and Sunday 2pm - 5pm. Last admission 4.15pm each day.…

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February 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 7, 2020

Backstage At The Ballet

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
Free

Colin Jones (b.1936) is one of Britain’s most significant photojournalists but he began his creative career dancing with The Royal Ballet. This dancer-turned-photographer focused his lens on fellow dancers as his subject matter, capturing hardworking bodies and backstage drama. Jones’ backstage ballet photographs show not just the emotional intensity and beauty of ballet but also reveal the sustained physical exertion and discipline of a dancer’s life. Photographs from the 1960s include Britain’s iconic ballerina, Margot Fonteyn and the Soviet-born Rudolf…

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February 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Swinging 60’s

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

Join us for a groovy family activity day. Enjoy 60's music, crafts, toys & games and meet fun characters from Wantage and Harwell during the 60's. Free admission but donations welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until February 20, 2020

Cartoons & Comic Strips Family Open Afternoon

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
£2

Every Wednesday and Thursday through the school holidays, come and explore our family-friendly museum and take part in themed craft activities! Create a work of art together, have a go at some wartime skills, or discover things old and new in one of our nostalgia trails. A perfect afternoon escape for grandchildren and grandparents! February 19th and 20th Cartoons and Comic Strips Using historical cartoons as inspiration, create your own animated flip book.

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February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alice’s Story Victorian Oxford

Christ Church, Christ Church
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1DP United Kingdom
£1 – £5

Family workshop at Christ Church Cathedral complete with tour of the Cathedral dress up as Victorian take a selfie . Look at and handle some Victorian objects learn things about the Alice in Wonderland story that you may not have known before. See inside the Cathedral college where Lewis Carrol taught mathematics and the huge glass window dedicated to him and his story of Alice with characters in the corners  and sides. Do book early to avoid disappointment

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February 21 @ 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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February 21 @ 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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