Expect delightfully obscure lectures on Greek theatre, 18th century concerts, rock and jazz gigs, newly written theatre, barely rehearsed poetry readings and even film screenings. Occasional festival featuring the unique pond stage. . We are the proud home festivals of art, science, rowing, music, feminist discourse, literature and food, as well as some pretty decent summer music festivals. Charlbury's free music festival featuring local and bigger acts. Quirky arts festival centred around artistic creation September Wide range of wine events, from tastings to talks.
Similar to St Giles' fair, the entire area is taken up with stalls, fairground rides and a large music stage. The best 4 new plays by Oxford University students are performed at the in the. April A growing festival of folk and traditional music, held in venues across the city. From concerts to ceilidhs, workshops to morris displays. Music festival that's been running since the 1970s, organised by Fairport Convention themselves. Events are subject to change; please contact the organiser for full details.
Applications must be submitted the previous October. The streets are packed with bagpipes, morris men and revellers. Oxfordshire has an enormous range of regular annual festivals, celebrations and events throughout the year. The 80s festival that has taken the nation by storm. One of our favourite beer festivals, held at the Masons Arms. Venues include , and the. Walks, talks, political debates, screenings, coffee mornings and workshops, in venues around Oxfordshire.
Ecocentric festival fostering communal spirit and natural engagement with the arts. Curated by local group and hosted by , this is an afternoon and evening of music and interactive talks to inform, inspire and empower. If you like the sound of this, see also in March. Celebration of Oxford's fairtrade status, including talks, tastings and treats. A summer fête with indie bands, or a rave in a cowshed. A collaborative celebration of music, science and the arts, featuring innovative interdisciplinary events. What more could you want? A celebration of homegrown popular music in venues all over town.
Local summer festival with a range of events over several days. The concerts and masterclasses take place in January and February at the , , and Rye St Antony School. Usually minimalist, often electronic, always teetering on the brink of insanity, audiograft is not to be missed. Who: Any writer who wants to develop their skills in narrative, character, dialogue, environment, exposition, etc. Over 400 artists and craftspeople gather in Waterperry Park to demonstrate their work and their processes in action. Students and staff are involved, and most performers are of a professional standard. Little did she know that this simple act would significantly change the course of our nation.
A teeny music festival raising money for local charities. The shows cost around £5 and take place in and around the. Concerts cost around £10; exhibitions are usually free. Run by the Oxford Preservation Trust, Oxford's fantastic buildings are opened up to the public. Never let it be said Oxford's not up there with the global trend-setters. A fantastic series of events centred around public understanding of science, with talks, hands-on activities and street fairs throughout the county.
Held in Abingdon, two new one-act plays are staged every night for a week and adjudicated by professionals. February Oxford Music Festival As January. The annual census of the Queen's swans along the Thames - just like herding geese. A series of amazing piano concerts, with special emphasis on young professionals. The epicentre of global Pooh stick competition.
Celebrating the talents and achievements of young people in the Henley area. A joyous celebration of live arts that anyone can take part in. High quality series of concerts featuring music by solely English composers through the ages. Come to listen, learn, share and request topics All interested persons welcome. A friendly local beer festival on the lovely Cogges Farm. Summer food and drink festival.
Stay tuned for more information about the Art Exhibits and Music featured at this event! Prices for talks are usually in the £5 - £15 range, but a few workshops can be considerably more. Dinner by the Bite Wine Bars and Dessert Buffet Regional Performers and Musicians Live and Silent Auctions Friends! Expect inspiration, information, intellectual challenges and emotional support, depending on which events you pick. If you're worried about it, they'll probably have a world-class speaker on it. More plants than you can shake a stick at. A once monthly event, this traditional Broadway-style Cabaret is sure to not only get you tapping your toes and maybe even singing along but also feeling good Paint Out - Plein Air Painters of Oxford and surrounding areas is an informal group meeting at 10:30 am the Second and Fourth Monday of each month. A highlight of the rowing calendar, featuring crews from around the world. The programme includes sport taster sessions, performances at the Kenton Theatre and workshops in visual arts.
August The show offers a wide range of attractions for families and people of all ages including arena events, craft stalls, animals, historic vehicles and much, much more. Whether you want to listen to a lecture, learn a new skill, take in a concert or an exhibition, see a play staged by Oxford University students or attend one of our sporting events, there's always something going on. Wide-ranging series of events, incorporating a children's festival. A week of open community events, from theatre and film to public meetings around refugee issues. If you happen to be in the county upon an occasion of extreme significance to the British Royal Family eg weddings, coronations , keep an eye open for Abingdon's delightfully individual form of celebration: civic officials throwing buns to the populace from the top of the Abingdon Town Hall.