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August 2019

August 7 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 3, 2019

Normandy 75: Oxfordshire to the Orne

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
See website for admission prices

Exhibition charting the Second World War invasion of Normandy by allied forces. Combining information panels from the National Army Museum with the regimental history and artefacts from SOFO's own archives to give an Oxfordshire perspective on D Day and the events surrounding it. SOFO Museum Open Tuesday - Fridays, 10am to 5pm. Saturdays 11am to 5pm, and Sundays 2pm - 5pm. Last admission at 4.15pm.

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August 19 - December 21

Lester Piggott: Born to Ride Exhibition

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

Celebrating champion jockey Lester Piggott who was the first baby born in the maternity unit at Wantage Hospital in 1935. Life size bronze statue of Lester Piggott was unveiled by Lester himself on 18th August in the museum garden. Check out the museum Facebook page @valeanddownlandmuseum to see a video from the unveiling. 19th August – 21st December Vale and Downland Museum.  

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September 2019

September 14 - September 22

Abingdon Heritage Festival

Abingdon Visitor Information Centre, Roysse Court
Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX14 3HU United Kingdom

Abingdon 1919: Coming Home, Moving On Abingdon loves to celebrate its heritage every year in September as part of national Heritage Open Days. This year is a very special celebration of a very important piece of film, taken 100 years ago. It was the end of the First World War, the most devastating self-inflicted humanitarian disaster that had ever been known. From the ceasefire of November 1918, to the signing of the Versailles Treaty in June 1919, demobilisation had at last…

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September 17 - September 28

Contemporary Art Exhibition

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

An exhibition of art work from J C Clayton. Free Admission. 17th September – 28th September Vale and Downland Museum.

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September 21
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until January 12, 2020

Last supper in Pompeii

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

This major exhibition will tell the story of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii's love affair with food and wine. Located in the sunny paradise of southern Italy, Pompeii was sandwiched between lush vineyards and fertile plains to one side, and the bountiful waters of the Bay of Naples to the other. When the ash from Mount Vesuvius began raining down on Pompeii in AD 79, people were engaged in typical day to day activities: producing, buying and selling food and,…

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September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 6, 2019

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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September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Oxford Concert for Peace – 2019

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£25 – £45

On 21st September -UN World Peace Day-Charles Kaye is bringing The World Orchestra for Peace, represented by 20 string players, to the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, U.K. This concert, a collaboration with Rotarians from Oxford and the Thames valley, aims to promote global Peace initiatives and Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship programme. Works by Mozart, Grieg, Elgar and Tchaikovsky will be performed without a conductor which is a rare event in the music world and represents a unique opportunity that should…

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September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hackney Colliery Band

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£14 – £16

Since the release of Hackney Colliery Band’s eponymous debut album in 2011, the East London collective have blown their way into the public consciousness with their genre-bending combination of brass, reeds, percussion and electronics, firmly establishing themselves as one of the most exciting live bands in the UK. Hackney Colliery Band’s members have hugely diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from work with cutting edge jazz groups to the Royal Opera House, and from Jarvis Cocker to major international orchestras. Join them for a night of explosive live music from their new album, Collaborations: Volume One.

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September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 20, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 21, 2019

Stephen Fry – Mythos Trilogy

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom
£49.15

One of the world’s greatest storytellers, telling the world’s greatest stories. In this trilogy of plays (if you’re quick you can see them all!), Stephen Fry takes to the stage in the company of the Greek gods, heroes and men whose gripping tales still echo today. Laugh-out loud funny, mind-blowing and often personal, Mythos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the icon himself. Gods (Thu Sept 19) Fry divides his gripping tales of love and war, debauchery and revenge into three…

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September 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until September 28, 2019

Gargas and Cash Sculpture Exhibition ‘Hidden in the Stone’

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

Martin Cash and Piotr Gargas are two exceptional contemporary stone sculptors who have shared their skills and creativity to produce a wonderful exhibition for the summer at the Turrill Garden- entirely free to visit. They will be demonstrating on Saturdays throughout the show and hope to encourage others to find the excitement in scupture that they have discovered for themselves. Working in the Cotswolds, Martin Cash uses mainly limestones and slates to sculpt a wide variety of unique pieces. His…

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September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lulu – Still On Fire tour

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom
£37.65

Lulu still has plenty to shout about as she embarks on another mammoth tour of the UK. A singer, songwriter, actress, national treasure are all labels that have been attributed to Lulu. She has stayed the course, when many have faltered, why, simply because her talent as an artist and her determination as a person. Her powerhouse performances have ensured a loyal following of fans who come out year after year to witness a legend at work. If you haven’t…

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September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 5, 2019

John Newberry: New Colour Compositions

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

Thirty years after leaving his teaching post at the Ruskin School, John Newberry returns to Oxford with an exhibition of figurative oil paintings. They demonstrate his search for an alternative to perspective in large paintings – the use of Parallel Projection – and of colour to construct forms and space without shadows. Japanese prints give inspiration for the flat colour shapes, for the subject matter of everyday life and for the diptychs where movement springs from the changes between one…

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September 23 @ 7:30 pm

Inspiring People: Lucy Obolensky

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£5 – £10

Adventure medic Lucy Obolensky shares her experiences in working with the media, and explores situations where media pressures may influence the doctor-patient relationship; alongside some of the ethical dilemmas which arise when providing healthcare in remote and austere environments. Lucy is a GP who specialises in Expedition Medicine and Global Health. She is the programme lead for the Global and Remote Healthcare Masters at Plymouth University. Lucy has worked on Planet Earth, Blue Planet 2 and Our Planet with Sir David Attenborough. She co-founded the charity Future Health Africa which engages healthcare volunteers to deliver health and social care programmes…

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September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom
£13

This critically-acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time is a must-see for any fan. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be…

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September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 28, 2019

One event on August 28, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Yes, Prime Minister

Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall St
Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

For one week only: Yes, Prime Minister at Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall St, Oxford. To book tickets go to www.ticketsoxford.com and find us in the What's on section. The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minster Hacker, is at breaking point. But salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle the…

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September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performances Tuesday – Saturday, 23 August – 28 September, 7:30pm. Selected Mondays.

Don Quixote

The Oxford Covered Market, The Covered Market
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3DY United Kingdom
£23 – £25

Adapted and directed by Jonathan Holloway, Creation Theatre’s Don Quixote will remain faithful to Cervantes’ beautiful paean to growing old while simultaneously re-fashioning it as a fable for our times, in Oxford's Covered Market. A Honda 50cc moped represents a noble steed, a folding Formica topped camping table accommodates a great feast, the woman in accounts handing out the P45s stands-in as Dom’s unattainable beauty, Dulcinea del Toboso. Sometimes almost unbearably moving, our evening of ghosts and dreams celebrates the…

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September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Trying It On

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£14 – £16

It’s 1968, the height of the world-wide student revolt. David is 20. The Vietnam war rages. Martin Luther King is assassinated. These events will define David’s politics, his writing, and his life. 50 years on, in his professional performing debut, David is confronted by his 20-year-old self. Do they still share the same beliefs? Is it the world that’s changed, or him? Has he sold in or sold out? And why did his generation vote Brexit? David Edgar’s plays have…

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September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Frank Skinner

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom
£29.15

An unmissable opportunity to see comic legend Frank Skinner perform brand new stand-up in an intimate space. Age guidance 14+

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September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Evening with Harry Redknapp

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom
£34.15

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner and famous football manager, Harry Redknapp, will be telling stories from his football days and his time in the jungle. Expect a hilarious evening, as Harry is a great raconteur and has a wealth of hilarious stories. There will be an audience Q&A at the end of the evening.

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September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 28, 2019

When The Rain Stops Falling

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£12 – £15

Alice Springs in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York. It still smells of the sea. It’s been raining for days and Gabriel knows something is wrong. Against a backdrop of cataclysmic climate breakdown, Andrew Bovell’s deeply moving play interweaves the stories of 7 family members across 4 generations and 2 continents in an epic and profound quest for answers – from “Will our world survive us?” to the more…

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