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August 2019

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2019

SOFO Family Open Afternoons

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

Walk down memory lane with your grandparents at SOFO this summer! Every Wednesday and Thursday through the school holidays, come and explore our make shift air raid shelter, take part in make do and mend activities, and just enjoy the simple things in life! Create a work of art together, cooking up a sweet treat or discover something new in one of our nostalgia trails. Parents and guardians welcome too! £2 per child, grown ups go free! Every Wednesday and…

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August 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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3 sessions a day 10.30am-12pm, 1-2.30pm and 3-4.30pm

Brick Jam

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

Kids can come and let their imagination run wild playing with our collection of Lego & Duplo bricks. Parents can take a breather and watch a mess build that they won’t have to clear up! Suitable for all ages. Booking is essential.

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August 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until September 23, 2019

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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August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Outside the Box – a Live Show About Death

The Mill Arts Centre, The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park
Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5QE United Kingdom

A fabulous show which looks on the lighter side of death with performer and celebrant Liz Rothschild. A weave of untold and surprising stories.   Join us for a fabulous show which looks on the lighter side of death to raise money for Katharine House Hospice, Adderbury.   Liz Rothschild, a performer, celebrant, and award-winning burial ground owner, gives unique insights and experiences in a highly original and beautifully cathartic show, combining mercurial tales and miraculous truths, collected over the…

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August 23 @ 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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Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre – Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III

August 24
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until September 7, 2019

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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August 24
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until August 31, 2019

Wantage LEGO® Expo

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

The Wantage LEGO® Expo returns for the summer of 2019! Running from 27 July to 31 August, there will be exciting LEGO models throughout the museum galleries and loads of hands-on LEGO-themed activities. What Can You See and Do? Once again Wantage’s Toy Planet will be providing a number of amazing LEGO displays. This year’s show features an enormous LEGO Castle! As well as the ever-popular Minifigure hunts around town and the museum, there will also be the chance to take part in workshops,…

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August 24
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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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August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pegasus Bridge Revisited: War Games Day at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

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

24 August 2019 10am-5pm Just in time for our exhibition commemorating the events of D-Day and the Normandy Campaign, SOFO will host South Oxfordshire Generals War Game Club and the Battlefields Trust as they put on special demo war games in the museum. Visitors can participate in and find out more about the county regiment’s involvement in the Normandy campaign as they see battles play out in table-top sessions throughout the day. Focusing on the first vital hours after the…

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August 24 @ 11:00 am - August 25 @ 6:00 pm

Medieval Fayre at Oxford Castle Quarter

Oxford Castle Quarter, 43 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom

History is set to come to life at Oxford’s most historic site this August, as Oxford Castle Quarter hosts a free to attend Medieval Fayre – packed full of exciting activities! From the clash of blades in the exercise yard, fire juggling by resident jester, "The Fool Monty" and Big Beynon's Blacksmithing’s live historical display, the grounds of Oxford Castle Quarter will be the setting of a myriad of events wrapped up in the history of the Middle Ages. Visitors…

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August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 8, 2019

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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August 25 @ 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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August 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 15, 2019

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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August 25 @ 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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August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

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 the following dates... 27th-28th July Weekends in August 3rd/4th, 10th/11th, 17th/18th, 24th-26th and 31st Sunday 1st September

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August 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 8, 2019

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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August 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 26, 2019

Henley Country Craft Show

Stonor Park, Stonor
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 6HF United Kingdom

For August Bank Holiday weekend join us at the Henley Country Craft Show in the gorgeous grounds of Stonor Park.  Bask in the sunshine as you explore marquees and outdoor markets filled with handmade jewellery, homewares, clothing and more – all lovingly created by specialist Craftspeople. Enjoy a wide selection of artisan food and drink providers, and relax in the striking landscape to live music. Tickets will be available online, discounts available for advance purchases - please follow the link…

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August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm 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
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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 25 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until August 26, 2019

FREEDOM TO LEARN FORUM 2019

Oxfordshire United Kingdom
£45 – £115

AN ‘OPEN SPACE’ FESTIVAL RE-IMAGINING EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS, EDUCATORS AND PIONEERS. Adults and children co-create the programme... Workshops, gatherings, playing, film screenings and talks. Camping and day options with meals included. Key information: WHERE: Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, OX10 6AN WHEN: 23rd - 26th August 2019 WHO: For anyone and everyone with an interest in creating a freer, more democratic education and society. TICKETS: freedomtolearnforum2019.eventbrite.com FACEBOOK: Freedom To Learn Forum TWITTER: @freedomtolearnforum1  

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August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Evening performances (Mon - Sat) - 7.30pm / Matinee performances (Wed & Sat) - 2.30pm

War Horse

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

Following a sell-out run in 2017, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse returns to Oxford this summer for three weeks only. Don’t miss the theatrical event of the summer! At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on…

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