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May 2020

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on September 29, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on February 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

Abingdon Local Excellence Market

Abingdon-on-Thames Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Local Excellence is a market at which local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods in Abingdon Market Place. The Local Excellence Market gives Abingdon shoppers the chance to sample foods, beers and crafts from Oxfordshire and the nearest counties. The market starts at 9am and packs up at 2pm. Held on a Saturday, it is very popular with people who are at work all week and miss out on our weekly markets on weekly Monday Market Day or…

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May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Elaine Kazimierzcuk: Fresh Works

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

The North Wall celebrates Oxfordshire Art Weeks throughout May with a wonderful exhibition of paintings by Elaine Kazimierzcuk. Since establishing a studio in Oxford in 2016, Elaine Kazimierczuk has rapidly won admiration for her original landscape paintings. Whether she’s painting an English cottage garden, a Tuscany hillside or a palace in Marrakech, her unique style is both inventive and arousing, revealing a strong emotional response to the environment. She combines elements of landscape with painterly abstraction, interweaving direct observation with remembered places…

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May 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

SCENE THROUGH WOOD: A CENTURY OF WOOD ENGRAVING

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
£40 – £50

Sat 30 May, 10.30am–4pm Lecture Theatre With Anne Desmet RA, Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of European Art, and Simon Lawrence of the Fleece Press This academic conference explores the history of the Society of Wood Engravers from its beginning in 1920 and will provide background to the choice of prints shown in the Scene through Wood exhibition. Learn more about the practice and the personalities that have chosen engraving as an art form. £50/£45/£40 Full, Concessions, Members.

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May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wotton Underwood Village Fete

The Wotton Underwood Village Fete is held bi-annually on the grounds of Wotton House, with the kind permission of David Gladstone. Wotton House is an incredible Grade 1 listed Manor house in the English Baroque style dating back to the 18th Century, with grounds landscaped in the early 1800’s by Capability Brown. We are extremely lucky to be able to host the fete here in such an incredible and historic setting! The fete is a charitable cause in aid of…

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May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Oxford Beethoven Festival: Fidelio

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£5 – £60

BEETHOVEN     Fidelio, Op. 72 Complete concert performance Emma Bell Leonore Andrew Staples Florestan Full cast to be announced Marios Papadopoulos conductor Courage, persistence and liberty are the central themes of Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera, but he called on all three qualities to write the score in the first place. As in every other form he touched, Beethoven opened new doors in opera too – striving to fuse melodrama, operatic set-piece and symphonic thinking and adumbrating a thrilling, fertile new path in the…

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June 2020

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Oxford Beethoven Festival: Pastoral for the Planet

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
£5 – £45

MENDELSSOHN   The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, ‘Fingal's Cave’ (Side-by-Side) BUTTERWORTH   The Banks of Green Willow VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending BEETHOVEN     Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, ‘Pastoral’ * Charlotte Scott violin Marios Papadopoulos conductor* Hannah Schneider conductor The contrast from Beethoven’s insistent fifth symphony to his idyllic sixth couldn’t be more marked. From pounding heroism, Beethoven takes his listeners for a restorative walk in the countryside with his sixth, which quickly attracted the nickname ‘Pastoral’. Here,…

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June 7

MGs at the Park

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

This is Oxfordshire MG Owners Club 21st annual event at the Park and the largest gathering of MGs in the county. All classic and modern MGs are welcome. Last year attracted around 500 varied models of the historic MG motor car marque! www.oxfordshiremgoc.co.uk  

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June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FUNomusica Family Concerts – Mission: Earth

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
£4 – £10

FUNomusica Family Concert Most suitable for ages 4-8 Alasdair Malloy presenter Isn’t our planet amazing and wonderful? In this concert, we will celebrate the natural beauty of the Earth with music inspired by wonders of nature and different landscapes. We’ll travel from the blue of the ocean to the red of the desert, and from the green of the rainforest, to the white of the icecaps, on a global journey with music to fill your senses and encourage your imagination. Pre-concert…

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June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Moonrakers

Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
£15

The concert will be at 5pm in the beautiful Amphitheatre at Waterperry Gardens. If the weather is poor, it will be in the spacious restaurant/café. Bring a picnic for the extended interval. Oxford's much-toured 4-piece band, Moonrakers (Celtic harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals), pride themselves on having brought traditional and contemporary folk music to new audiences in festivals, arts centres, churches and village halls across the UK in recent years. With songs and tunes from the English, Irish…

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June 19 @ 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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June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Sir Bryn Terfel

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£5 – £60

CAROL J JONES     The Light Thief* RICHARD STRAUSS   Oboe Concerto in D major, TrV 292 WAGNER  Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin 'Was duftet doch der Flieder' from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music from Die Walküre Sir Bryn Terfel bass-baritone Clara Dent oboe Marios Papadopoulos conductor Hannah Schneider conductor* There is no voice on earth quite like Sir Byrn Terfel’s. Here, the bass-baritone joins the Orchestra for some of the most monumental moments in Wagner,…

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

Feathered Fathers Weekend

See www.birdland.co.uk for details

Staff are paying tribute to some of finest feathered fathers as part of a weekend celebration for Father’s Day. It’s also a particularly exciting time for the bird-keeping team with eggs and chicks aplenty.   Special activities include a daily talks programme which highlights some of Birdland’s most hard-working dads, and how both parents share the heavy load of bringing up the chicks.   Birdland cares for more than 500 birds, ranging from England’s only breeding colony of king penguins…

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June 26 @ 10:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

Blenheim Palace Flower Show – 2020

Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP United Kingdom

Set in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, the Blenheim Palace Flower show returns for its eighth year from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th June 2020.   More than 24,000 people attended the 2019 show, which was opened by TV presenter George Clarke and featured a circus theme.  Plans for some new, bigger features for 2020 are already well underway, meaning it will be another unmissable event.   2020 will see the return of…

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June 28

RS Car Rally

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

Almost all marques of RS cars will be on display at the show with members travelling from all over the country. This includes Mk 1 Escorts to present day Mk 2 Focus RS will be shown. Contact: Oxford-rsoc@live.co.uk

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July 2020

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Oxford Beethoven Festival: Mass in C major

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
£5 – £45

BEETHOVEN     Die Weihe des Hauses Overture, Op. 124 Ah! perfido, Op. 65 Mass in C major, Op. 86 Eilana Lappalainen soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons mezzo-soprano Joshua Ellicott tenor Božidar Smiljanić bass Choir to be announced Peter Tiboris conductor Beethoven’s primary concern in his radiant Mass in C major was ‘not God or princes, but the human being entering the church.’ A combination of spirituality and humanity can be felt in almost every bar of the piece, which treated the text and sentiments of the…

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July 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cowley Road Carnival

Oxford's iconic Cowley Road Carnival returns to celebrate Mother Earth on 5 July 2020.   The annual Cowley Road Carnival is an unmissable Oxford icon, regularly attracting up to 50,000 people, all drawn to the event’s unique atmosphere and the huge range of attractions and activities on offer, including dance, music and an irresistible array of street food from all over the globe. If you haven’t been before, make sure that you don’t miss it this year on 5 July.…

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July 10 @ 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 10 @ 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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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 13
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until August 31, 2020

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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