Alternative Christmas entertainment, Hidden Spire, explores the theme of CHANCE. How lucky do you feel? Live music, Theatre and dance in a collaboration with Crisis Skylight Oxford...
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The Snow Factory
Snow Elves on Red Alert! With the packing up of Oxford’s only beach at Oxford Castle Quarter this summer, a dark cloud has descended over the city. The result is that Oxford may be left entirely without snow this year. As we all know, the factory that produces Oxford’s snow is run on moonlight; it is the moonlight that gives snow its sparkle...
The Great Hall will be adorned with grand Christmas trees decorated in candles, baubles, lanterns in traditional reds, greens and golds associated with a Victorian Christmas. Dickensian scenes will be brought to life with ‘Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe' windows for Victorian passers-by to peer into from the blistering winter outside...
Oxford Live 1-5
London Place, St Clements,
Oxford OX4 1BD. Tel: 01865
You may know us as The Oxford Trust. We are now
Science Oxford. We are devoted to science and
enterprise. For 25 years we have encouraged,
supported, networked and delivered. We have developed
businesses, inspired young people and opened
our doors to the public. Our mission is to encourage
the pursuit of science and enterprise, and this
mission informs everything we have done, and
everything we will do..
Visual Arts Festival PO Box 559, Abingdon, Oxon.
OX14 9EF. Tel: 01865 865596 . www.artweeks.org
474 sites across Oxfordshire
visual art - painting,
ceramics, glass, mosaics,
furniture, textiles & more.......A
rare opportunity to
meet the artists in
their own homes & studios.
Everyone welcome. Admission
free. See our website
for details of where
to get your free Guide..
Admission to the Divinity
School. A wide range of guided
tours and multi language
audio tours is available.
Open daily, from Monday to
Saturday. Closed Sundays.
Group bookings taken. Email:
Tours: April to October,
4 times a day. November to
March, twice a day.
Situated in Oxford’s historic Town Hall is the
Museum of Oxford – the only museum dedicated to
the history of the City and University. Discover
the city’s earliest residents, medieval crafts,
Civil War stories, Oxford’s famous literary connections
and the growth of the University and modern city.
Plus special exhibitions, family event days, themed
holiday activities and lots more..
The Gardens & Glasshouses: The Garden consists
of three sections. The Glasshouses contain plants
that need protection from the extremes of the British
weather. The area outside the Walled Garden contains
classic garden features such as a Water Garden
and Rock Garden. Within the Walled Garden plants
are grouped in a number of different ways such
as by country of origin, botanic family or economic
Visit the redisplay of the 19th-century Western
Art in three magnificent galleries on the Museum's
second floor, featuring Sickert and the Camden
Town Group, British Landscape painting and art
by the Pre-Raphaelites.
of the History of Science Broad Street,
Oxford OX1 3AZ. Tel: 01865 277280. www.mhs.ox.ac.uk
The Museum of Oxford tells the unique history of
the city and its people, from prehistoric times
to the present day. Exhibits range from a mammoth's
tooth to a 'Morris Motor' car engine and also features
a display entitled Looking for Alice, which explores
the lives of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell.
Cotswold Wildlife Park is set in 160 acres of parkland
and gardens around a listed Victorian Manor House
and has been open to the public since 1970. The
Park is home to a fascinating and varied collection
of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from
all over the world.
Home of the Great Western Society and its unique
collection of Great Western Railway steam engines,
coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics and
a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway. Join
us in our rural setting based around the original
Six miles south of Oxford on the A4074
is the Harcourt Arboretum. This is
an integral part of the plant collection
of the Botanic Garden. There are no
walls, glasshouses or straight lines
at the Arboretum. The Arboretum is
a magical place to spend a day at any
time of year.
Admission charges apply: adults £3.00,
concessions £2.50, children free. Free
Cogges is a unique, working museum depicting Oxfordshire
rural life in Victorian times set in an historic
manor house and Cotswold stone farm buildings.
Explore the beautiful farmstead, original Cotswold
buildings and displays about farming in years gone
by. Meet various breeds of farm animals, talk to
farm hands and dairy maids and watch them go about
their daily work. Note: all events run from 11.30am
Blenheim Palace is the proud winner
of the Historic Houses Association/Christie’s
Garden of the Year Award in 2008.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary
of the award, HHA and Christie’s
of London commissioned a professional
photography competition and exhibition
featuring images of the winning gardens
of the last 25 years. Blenheim Palace
will host this fabulous photographic
exhibition for six weeks from the
opening of the new season in 2010.
The exhibition will include images created by acclaimed landscape photographer
Simon Norfolk. Norfolk captured Blenheim Palace's oak trees back-lit at night
to represent soldiers on the battlefield at the Battle of Blenheim 1704.
The stunning Formal Gardens at Blenheim Palace include the majestic Water Terraces,
the ornate Italian Garden, the secluded Secret Garden with winding streams and
water features, the fragrant Rose Garden, Arboretum and the Pleasure Gardens
which includes Europe’s largest symbolic hedge maze.
Guided tours of the Palace’s State Rooms are available daily (except Sundays
and Bank Holidays) including the permanent exhibition on Winston Churchill, and
the fascinating visitor experience ‘Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story’ where
300 years of enticing tales are revealed.
Look out for the Blenheim Palace
Annual Pass offer – Buy one day,
get 12 months free! Visit the website
for full details, terms and conditions
Oxford Inspires is the cultural development agency
for Oxfordshire. We create new opportunities for
arts and heritage organisations, nurture new festivals
and spectacular events and work to engage as many
people as possible in exciting and enjoyable cultural
experiences, raising Oxfordshire's profile as a
cultural destination within the UK and internationally.
We collaborate with cultural organisations across
Oxfordshire to support their ambitions and to help
them to reach a wider audience.
Farm Centre Kingston Road,
Frilford, Nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13
5HB. Tel: 01865 392200. Open: 7 days a week. Free entry and free car
With lots to see and do, including Farm
Shop selling farm produced food, Garden
Centre, Restaurants, Farm Zoo, Children’s
Play Area, Woodland Walk and lots of seasonal
events. Pick Your Own opens in June with
a choice of over 30 different fruits and
A great day out for ALL the family.
Museum Fletcher’s House,
Park Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20
1SN. Tel: 01993 811456. www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
Set in attractive gardens, the new museum celebrates
Oxfordshire in all its diversity and features collections
of local history, art, archaeology, landscape and
wildlife as well as a gallery exploring the county’s
innovative industries from nuclear power to nanotechnology.
Interactive exhibits offer new learning experiences
for all ages.
The ancestral home of the Washingtons in Britain.
Visit thethe Manor House a gentle stroll through
three centuries of English history. Our wonderful
Tudor to Georgian furniture and artefacts, displayed
in their natural settings and the largest UK collection
of George Washington memorabilia demonstrating
the British contribution to the origins of the
USA with a separate exhibition on George's life
and career in the US.
Rivers Museum Access through the Oxford University Museum of Natural
History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW. Tel: 01865 270927.
Web: www.prm.ox.ac.uk. Admission: Free.
The Pitt Rivers Museum cares for one of the world's
great collections. It is equally famous for its
celebrated displays and its leading role in contemporary
research and museum curatorship. This site introduces
visitors to both.