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December 2019

December 8
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One event on August 4, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on August 18, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on September 14, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on October 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on October 31, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on January 1, 2020 at 2:00 am

Free Vintage Bus Rides

Oxford Bus Museum & Morris Motors Museum, Old Station Road, Main Road, Long Hanborough
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX29 8LA United Kingdom

Have an interesting family day out at Oxford Bus Museum & Morris Motors Museum. Learn about bus and coach travel around the county over the last 130 years, see a collection of vintage Morris vehicles and more. Adding to the fun are vintage bus rides on selected dates during 2019. So take the family along to enjoy a journey by vintage bus. Trips will depart from Oxford Bus Museum except during Oxford Open Doors when they will leave from Oxford Railway Station.…

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December 9 @ 6:45 pm - 11:45 pm

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Christmas Carol Concert Evening with The Choir of Royal Holloway

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£280.00

Ranked among the best mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain, The Choir of Royal Holloway attracts critical acclaim for both their recordings and live concerts. Their unique sound draws on a specialisation in late-renaissance music along with contemporary hits, notably from the Balkan states.

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December 9 @ 6:45 pm - 11:45 pm

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Christmas Carol Concert Evening with The Choir of Royal Holloway

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£280.00

Ranked among the best mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain, The Choir of Royal Holloway attracts critical acclaim for both their recordings and live concerts. Their unique sound draws on a specialisation in late-renaissance music along with contemporary hits, notably from the Balkan states.

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December 10 @ 6:45 pm - 11:45 pm

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Christmas Carol Concert with Trinity Boys Choir

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£280.00

Celebrate the season in sensational style. Performing tonight is the sensational Trinity Boys Choir. With members hailing from one of the UK’s most prestigious musical schools, they have been at the cutting edge of the British musical scene for over fifty years. Tailor-made programmes encompass classic works alongside their trademark exciting new arrangements and compositions.

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December 11 @ 6:45 pm - 11:45 pm

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Christmas Carol Concert Evening with Nonsuch Singers

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£280.00

Burst into the festive spirit with the Nonsuch Singers. High-quality singing, innovation and communicative performances are their hallmark. The choir has gained a reputation for stylistic versatility in a cappella, with work ranging from the Renaissance to present day.

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December 11 @ 6:45 pm - 11:45 pm

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Christmas Carol Concert Evening with Nonsuch Singers

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£280.00

Burst into the festive spirit with the Nonsuch Singers. High-quality singing, innovation and communicative performances are their hallmark. The choir has gained a reputation for stylistic versatility in a cappella, with work ranging from the Renaissance to present day.

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December 12 @ 9:30 am - December 15 @ 4:30 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on December 12, 2019 at 9:30 am

Oil Painting Workshops with Elaine Kazimierczuk

Two-day oil painting workshops, working on abstract landscapes. These workshops will provide an opportunity for you to build confidence in your technique, find new ways of interpreting what you see and make bold advances in your practice. You will experiment with new ways of working and develop a fresh approach to your style. You’ll begin to ‘loosen up’ and increase your repertoire of mark-making. You’ll be encouraged to draw on observation and intuition, abandon prejudices, re-think composition and move towards…

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December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: A Christmas Celebration

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£5 – £45

Ralph Vaughan Williams was enchanted by the beauty of traditional melodies and folk tunes. The composer’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols sees him transform those tunes into something new, something festive and something uniquely atmospheric. If the Fantasia celebrates beauty in restraint, then there’s plenty of jubilant fare in our Christmas Celebration to raise the spirits. The Orchestra and Concertmaster Natalia Lomeiko are joined by Roderick Williams, two of Oxford’s finest chapel choirs and a guest from Cambridge – the King of carols himself, John…

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December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Christmas at the Manor

You’re cordially invited to get your festive spirit in gear with Style Acre and Howbery Park at this year’s Christmas at the Manor. On Friday 13th December, come and taste test some mince pies, guzzle some mulled wine, peruse pressies for purchase! There’ll be a fantastic hamper raffle too – with all proceeds helping Style Acre to continue our work supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. If you would like a stall at our event, please get in touch via…

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December 14
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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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December 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Jane Duff: Wildsong

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

The natural world is Jane Duff’s inspiration. Brought up on the edge of Snowdonia, and working as a guide in the Himalayas, she feels at home in wild places and seeks them out in order to walk, photograph and paint. Painting in-situ encourages her to react instinctively and emotionally to the landscape, weather and light. She is most at home painting on rocky shores, cliff tops, saltmarshes and moorlands of Cornwall, Wales and North West Scotland. In Oxfordshire, Jane is…

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December 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bank Holidays Closed

Jane Duff: Wildsong

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

The natural world is Jane Duff’s inspiration. Brought up on the edge of Snowdonia, and working as a guide in the Himalayas, she feels at home in wild places and seeks them out in order to walk, photograph and paint. Painting in-situ encourages her to react instinctively and emotionally to the landscape, weather and light. She is most at home painting on rocky shores, cliff tops, saltmarshes and moorlands of Cornwall, Wales and North West Scotland. In Oxfordshire, Jane is…

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December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Narnia Story Walks

The Story Museum, Pembroke Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BP United Kingdom

Join our storyteller guide and retrace C.S Lewis’ much-loved stories through special locations across Oxford. These hour-long walks are full of puzzles, games and lots of joining in. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets £4.50 per person Click here to book tickets or call 01865 807600

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December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Narnia Story Walks

The Story Museum, Pembroke Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BP United Kingdom

Join our storyteller guide and retrace C.S Lewis’ much-loved stories through special locations across Oxford. These hour-long walks are full of puzzles, games and lots of joining in. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets £4.50 per person Booking Click here for ticket information.

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December 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

WINTER DESIGN & CRAFT FAIR BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE

Free

Indie Fairs are delighted to welcome you to its Winter Craft Fair held in the in the newly redeveloped old medieval Warwick Hall in Burford. Stock up on the fantastic selection of gorgeous gifts on offer, beautifully handcrafted by some of the best designers and makers. Visitors can browse the fair and buy exquisite handcrafted pieces from some of the best contemporary craft makers and designers. Whether it's original homeware, artwork, jewellery, ceramics or textiles, there is something for everyone.…

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December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Annual Beauforest Lecture 2019: Bomberg and Kitaj – Two Types of Jewish Agony in Paint

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

With Sir Simon Schama, Art Historian, Author and BBC Presenter Although separated by a generation, artists David Bomberg (b. 1890) and R. B. Kitaj (b.1932) shared a passionate intensity in their work that was marked by their response to the deeply troubled century in which they lived, and in particular, the rise of antisemitism. Learn how both painters expressed the power of art to mirror the darkness of the contemporary world.

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December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Celebration of Christmas

The King’s Centre United Kingdom

Tyndale Community School in partnership with Oxford Community Church present: TYNDALE COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR Led by Harry Strachan, formerly of London Community Gospel Choir   TIMES & TICKETS: 7-9pm (doors open at 6.30pm) Single Ticket: £1.00 Includes event fee and refreshments Family Ticket: £3.00 Includes event fee and refreshments (up to 5 people) CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS   VENUE: Details for getting to TKC via public transport can be found HERE. Please note that parking will be limited. Please,…

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December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Monday - Saturday (no Sundays)

The Last Nöel

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£13 – £17

“We’ll tell the same old stories, all over again. And we won’t complain. Because it’s Christmas.” It’s Christmas Day. Three generations of a family are busy preparing a feast, and you’re invited. But someone is missing from the table. The Last Nöel is a funny, moving, uplifting play with live music and original songs by Chris Bush. Make this a Christmas you’ll never forget. Praise for previous grown-up festive shows at the Old Fire Station: ★★★★★ “A Christmas cracker…warm and funny…Excellent stuff.” – The…

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December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until January 5, 2020

The Snow Queen

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£23 – £32

“When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now…” This Christmas Creation Theatre will be really turning down the temperature and transforming The North Wall into the frozen wastes of Lapland. Gerda’s best friend Kai has gone missing and she can’t find him anywhere. Luckily there’s all sorts of helpful people she can ask; a river, some rose bushes, a crow, a robber girl and her talking doves…. you get the picture.…

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December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

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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