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March 2020

March 20 @ 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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March 21 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 pm

King Awesome – 80s rockshow

Bringing the noise like its 1989, King Awesome is partying hard at the Didcot Civic Hall with their non stop rock show of late 80s classics, from Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Aerosmith and many more. Don your wig and get out your leathers - we're bringing the rock, and we're bringing it loud! ******************************************** This event is raising funds for the Bernadine Soul School Of Dance troop that is representing the UK in the Dance…

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March 21 @ 10:00 am - March 22 @ 4:00 pm

Hens, Pens and Heroines Mothering Weekend

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Birdland with our plucky hens and learn the lengths different species will go to protect their precious chicks.   Over the weekend, the talks programme will highlight some of Birdland’s hardest-working hens, pens and heroines, providing a fascinating insight into how they care for their young.   Treat the family and your mum to a bite to eat in the Flamingo Point Café, overlooking the River Windrush, before discovering hundreds of extraordinary birds in the wildlife…

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March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A NATION AT A CROSSROADS: THE UNITED STATE IN THOMAS MORAN’S AUTUMN AFTERNOON, THE WISSAHICKON

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
£6 – £8

Sat 21 Mar, 11–12pm Lecture Theatre With Madeleine Harrison, PhD Candidate, The Courtauld Institute of Art Moran’s Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon pictures 19th-century America at its most bucolic and pastoral. It was painted, however, amidst a conflict that threatened to tear the young country apart. Examine Moran’s landscape as an allegory of contested national identity. Booking essential.

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March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm

The Choral Pilgrimage 2020: The Call of Rome

Christ Church, Christ Church
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1DP United Kingdom
£15 – £35

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of our annual Choral Pilgrimage tour. Since 2000 we have travelled the length and breadth of the UK, discovering some of the country’s most beautiful architecture and building relationships with wonderful communities, many of which we return to year after year. This year’s tour focuses on Rome, a city which has inspired countless pilgrimages, and where each of the four composers in this year’s programme created some of their finest work. Performers The Sixteen Harry Christophers conductor Programme…

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March 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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March 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Vintage Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Bletchley Park, The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley
Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire MK3 6EB United Kingdom
£35

Bring a smile to mum's face with our special Vintage Afternoon Tea and live music. There is no better way to bring a smile to mum’s face than treating her to Afternoon Tea on Mother’s Day. Settle in to the elegant Victorian dining room of Bletchley Park’s iconic mansion house, where the Codebreakers dined.  Your Vintage Afternoon Tea will be accompanied by live music from Alison Carter, who’s rich mellow tones come through in her own style of Vintage Lounge Jazz…

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March 23 @ 10:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm

Euro Congress on Pancreas

https://pancreas.peersalleyconferences.com/registration

Peers Alley Media meetings would like to invite all the outstanding Gastroenterologists, Gastroenterology trainees, Primary care physicians, Nurses, Physician assistants, Nurse practitioners, Clinical researchers & Scientists, Deans, Students & Technicians, Medical health care Organizations & Associations, Hepatologists, Public Health Professionals, Pathologists, Doctors, Researchers & Scholars from all around the world to attend Euro Pathology Congress from March 23-24, 2020 in Paris, France

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March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The OUP Orchestra presents: Reformation

St. Barnabas Church, Saint Barnabas Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6BG United Kingdom
£6

A stirring programme of music inspired by the Reformation and sixteenth century, featuring Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Mendelssohn’s soaring Fifth Symphony.

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March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

THE PHOENICIANS PHOENICIA PART II: THE PHOENICIANS IN THE WEST

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
£10 – £12

Thu 26 Mar, 2–4pm Lecture Theatre With Linda Farrar, Archaeologist and Lecturer Learn about the vast trade network of the Phoenicians, the goods traded and their trading partners, who included the Greeks and Etruscans, as well as people in Sardinia and southern Spain. This is an Afternoon Tea Talk, with tea and cakes provided. Booking essential.

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March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Oxford’s Charity Comedy Night

£10 – £12

OXFORD’S CHARITY COMEDY NIGHT Date: Thursday 26th March Time: 7pm Location: Freud, 119 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AH *This venue is accessibility friendly* Early Bird Tickets OUT NOW: £10 | Standard Tickets: £12 BOOK NOW It’s back! After a sell out show back in October, the comedy show is making a return in March 2020! Join us for a night of comedy at Jericho’s popular and stylish venue, Freud, whilst raising vital funds in aid of Headway Oxfordshire, a charity that supports people…

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March 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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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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March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

EVELYN DE MORGAN AND EDWARD BURNE-JONES: FRIENDS OR FOES

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
£6 – £8

Fri 27 Mar, 1–2pm Lecture Theatre With Sarah Hardy, De Morgan Curator Both worked on the outskirts of Pre-Raphaelitism and aestheticism, tackling ambitious subjects of love, spirituality, and time, to create beautiful artworks. Join De Morgan Curator, Sarah Hardy, to discover the previously ignored professional and personal relationship between these artists. Booking essential.

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March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Didcot Friendship Friday event for retirees

Free

Didcot retirees are invited to a ‘Friendship Friday’ event at the Williams Place Retirement Living Plus Development on Friday 27th March, from 2pm until 4:30pm, where a warm welcome awaits all those who want to enjoy a sociable afternoon with McCarthy and Stone staff and residents.   Introduced by the UK’s leading manager and developer of retirement communities, McCarthy and Stone, ‘Friendship Friday’ aims to provide a vital friendship link for older people in and around Didcot who may be…

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March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ASHMOLEAN AFTER HOURS

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
General entry is free, but tickets are needed for the exhibition and talk.

We will be keeping our doors open late so you can explore the Museum after normal closing time. Take in a talk, listen to music, and relax at the bar with friends after work. Why not book a table for dinner at our Rooftop Restaurant? General entry is free, but tickets are needed for the exhibition and talk. Please note that not all galleries will be open. The Ashmolean is open late until 8pm every last Friday of the month.

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March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rhys James: Snitch

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£13

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he’s figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he’ll inspire some Year 11s in 2069. Mock The…

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March 28 @ 7:30 pm

Harpy

£18.50

National treasure and actress Su Pollard (Hi-De-Hi! and You Rang M’Lord?, BBC) will embark on an extensive UK-wide tour and is coming to Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot on 28th March, reprising her role in Harpy by award-winning playwright Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!; Murder, Margaret and Me). Following her successful Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2018, this one-woman show presents a grittier side to the Pollard of TV fame, in a heart wrenching exploration of mental illness and loneliness…

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March 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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March 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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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March 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Society of Wood Engravers Centenary Exhibition

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

This is a special year for the Society of Wood Engravers as they celebrate their Centenary. It was founded in 1920 by artists including Eric Gill, Gwen Raverat, Robert Gibbings, Philip Hagreen and Lucien Pissarro. A break during the war years and then again in the 1970s meant that their annual exhibition ceased for a time, making this their 82nd show. Since their revival in 1984, they have built a reputation for excellence, attracting exhibitors and collectors from around the…

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