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September 2019

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

September 7
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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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September 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Down At The Abbey Festival 2019

Oxfordshire United Kingdom
£27.50

The creators of the award-winning Are You Listening? Festival present their brand new music festival in the stunning setting of Reading Abbey Ruins. King Henry I founded Reading Abbey in 1121 and the great royal abbey was one of the largest monasteries in Europe, housing monks and religious relics for some 400 years. In 1539, on the orders of King Henry VIII, Reading Abbey was destroyed, the monks were banished, and the Abbot was hung, drawn and quartered. In recent…

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September 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Flying Machines Day at SOFO Museum

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
£2 – £3

Saturday 7 September 2019 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.45pm) Could you fly military aircraft? Drop into the museum and find out, as the Air Force Cadets invite visitors to have a go on their flight simulator. £3 per person (£2 when bought with Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum admission)

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September 7 @ 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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September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

GypsyFingers

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£14

GypsyFingers are a psychedelic & cinematic folk-rock band featuring piano, guitars, French horn, drums, keys and sweet vocal harmonies. Multi-instrumentalists Victoria Coghlan and Luke Oldfield and their band draw on a wide range of influences including folk, rock, pop, prog and psych to create a fresh sound of their own described by Maverick Magazine as “a brilliant fusion of pop and folk-rock”. Originally founded by composer/songwriter Victoria Coghlan and producer Luke Oldfield (son of Mike) GypsyFingers has blossomed to become…

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September 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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September 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Mini Music at the Museum

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

A fun and friendly music session for under 5’s. Join museum volunteers Sem, Maureen & Hazel for traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested donation £1 per child. Please sign up in advance at the museum reception, 01235 771447 or info@valeanddownlandmuseum.org. Monday 9th September 10 – 10.30am Vale and Downland Museum.

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September 10 - September 14

Colours of the World Exhibition

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

An exhibition of photographic art from Photogenic Photography. Meet the artist Saturday 14th September 10 – 11am. 10th September – 14th September Vale and Downland Museum.

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September 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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St Giles’ Fair

St Giles' Fair is one of the greatest and most prestigious in the country. Opening times In 2019 the fair will take place on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September. It will be open from 11am to 11pm on both days. History The fair is held on the Monday and Tuesday following the first Sunday after St Giles' Day (1 September). The fair dates back to 1625 when it was a parish festival to celebrate the feast of the patron saint, St Giles. In…

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September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Red Fox of Colditz

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
£10

Wednesday 11th September 2019. 7.00pm – 8.30pm. Doors open 6.45pm, refreshments available. Brigadier G. de V. W. Hayes CBE details the many escapes of Lt Mike Sinclair KRRC, captured at Calais May 1940 and killed at Colditz in September 1944 on his ninth escape attempt. He never made ‘a home run’ but he spent more time free in occupied Europe than any other POW.

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September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Museum Book Group

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

Each month sees a new book read and discussed in this relaxed friendly group. For more information and to join please email info@valeanddownlandmuseum.org.uk. Free to attend but please support the museum café. Every 2nd Friday of the month 2 – 3.30pm. Vale and Downland Museum.

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September 14
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Free Vintage Bus Rides

Oxford Bus Museum & Morris Motors Museum, Railway Station, 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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September 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Old Road Campus Open Doors

Free

Visit state-of-the art laboratories and find out how medical researchers are using ‘big data’ to improve global health at the Big Data Institute and Old Road Campus Research Building,  Old Road Campus, Headington OX3 7DQ Free activities and talks. Free parking available. Part of Open Doors.

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September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Daily Bread

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£11 – £15

Robin is baking. Combining flour, water and salt, with a little help from some friendly microbes, he’ll repeat a process used around the world for over 6,000 years. Until 1961, that is, when a new industrialised process sped things up and stripped bread of much of its nutritional value. Mass-produced loaves became the norm and people forgot how to bake. Now diet culture rules, faddism and myths abound, and body-shaming is the last socially acceptable prejudice. As a natural loaf…

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September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

KEYS TO PLEASE – a relaxed musical evening with Paul Herrington

Oxfordshire United Kingdom
£10 – £12

An evening of keyboard music from Bach to Lloyd-Webber, played by Paul Herrington, our fantastic accompanist and arranger, and a highly accomplished keyboard player. Come and be amazed and entertained! Saturday 14th September 2019 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Steeple Aston Village Hall. Tickets £12 or £10 in advance from Steeple Aston Post Office or phone 01869 347346. Free wine and nibbles included. Table seating. Sociable relaxed evening to raise funds for the Society.

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September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Company Chordelia: The Chosen

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£15 – £16

Created and directed by Kally Lloyd-Jones, The Chosen is an intensely moving dance piece about dying and embracing the art of living. How do we choose to live in the face of the inevitable and how do we think about the final stage of our life cycle? Increasingly, as medicine advances, knowledge of imminent death has become a reality for everyone; The Chosen addresses our individual mortality from the shifting perspectives of ourselves and our loved ones. Dance Audience Club 6.30pm If you are…

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September 15

Combe Mill `In Steam` Sun 15th September 2019

Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmills
Combe, Oxfordshire OX29 8ET United Kingdom
£5 – £8.00

Theme: - Country Crafts & Skills at the Mill. Demonstrations  of Quilting, Spinning, Hand made items, Walking sticks, Crafts, Jewellery, `The Old Chair `and lots more, with Morris Dancers in the afternoon. Late 19th Century  Watermill and Workshop that once served the Blenheim Palace Estate. Restored  Waterwheel, Historic Tower Clock collection,  Steam and water-powered machinery will also be working. Demonstrations of craftsmen's tools make for an enjoyable visit. Make a poker in our Dual Blacksmiths Forge.  Popular Riverside Tea Room, …

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September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ardley Energy Recovery Facility

Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Free

Discover how your rubbish is transformed into enough energy to power 54,459 homes – that’s approximately 80% of all households in Oxford. Join us for a tour around the facility and explore our award-winning interactive visitor centre to find out what happens to your non-recyclable waste after you put it in the bin. Ardley Energy Recovery Facility plays a big role in making Oxfordshire more sustainable, diverting most of the county’s domestic waste away from landfill. Ardley Energy Recovery Facility…

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