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  • Creation Theatre present Macbeth, Lady Margaret Hall, 1 August - 13 September  
  • EMBS offers English Language, Computer, Maths and SIA Badge & CSCS Courses  
  • Modern Art Oxford - one of the UK's leading contemporary art spaces, in the centre of Oxford  
  • Coffee Concert: Viv McLean, Sun 24th August  
  • The Writers' Greenhouse 12-week Novel-building evening course, starting Thursday 2 October 2014  
  • Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre  
  • The Writers' Greenhouse Summer of Writing: Sunday retreats in August - write in peace at author's home  
  • The Oxford Wine Festival, 23rd & 24th August at the Oxford Union  
  • The Oxford Playhouse presents Secret Theatre. Tue 2nd - Sat 13th September  
  •  Speakers, lighting and party equipment hire. Student discounts!! 01865 875519, www.acdisco.com
  •  P.A. hire, lighting hire, P.A., disco / lighting sales. 118 Cowley Road, 01865 722027, www.722027.co.uk

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    Michael Morpurgo, John Tams and Barry Coope - 'War Horse' Sheldonian Theatre Fri 30 Jan: 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm

    Great Legends of Jazz and Swing Sheldonian Theatre Thu 23 Oct: 7.30p.m.

    Chris Hadfield Booking Signing- 'You Are Here' Blackwells Bookshop Tue 16 Dec: 2:30pm- 4:30pm

    Last chance to book for

    Yoga Lovin' Saturday Workshops
    Book by Sat, 23 August

    (Starts Sat, 23 August)

    Mercury Flame presents: 'How Do You Call Burlesque? ... The Return'
    Book by Sat, 23 August

    (Starts Sat, 23 August)

    Barefoot Science Club: The Sounds Around Town
    Book by Sat, 23 August

    (Starts Sat, 23 August)

    Botanical Drawing 2014
    Book by Mon, 25 August

    (Starts Mon, 25 August)

    Bohem Ragtime Jazz Band Concert
    Book by Mon, 25 August

    (Starts Tue, 26 August)

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    CinemaFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Odeon George Street 0871 2244 007 — Friday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Boyhood [15]

    The story of growing up, through the eyes of a child and adolescent. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast. Runtime: 166 mins

    3.10pm

    Cinema, Today, This Week

    Deliver Us From Evil [15]

    A damaged cop and unconventional clergyman join forces to exorcise a city. Runtime: 118 mins

    6.30, 9.15pm

    Cinema, Books, Horror, Thriller, Today, This Week

    Into The Storm [12A]

    Found footage disaster movie. Runtime: 89 mins

    2.45, 5.00, 7.15, 9.30pm

    Cinema, Action, Weather, Today, This Week

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [12A] (2D)

    Humanoid ape reboot sequel. Runtime: 130 mins

    11.30am, 5.45pm

    Cinema, Action, Sci-Fi, Today, This Week, Sequel

    Lucy [15]

    Drug mule turns super assassin. Scarlett Johansson in Sci-Fi badassery. Runtime: 89 mins

    12.00, 2.15, 4.30, 6.45, 9.00pm

    Cinema, Action, Sci-Fi, Today, This Week

    Planes 2: Fire & Rescue [U] (2D)

    Dusty the cropduster retires from racing to join the fire and rescue unit. Runtime: 83 mins

    11.00am, 1.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Transport, Today, This Week, Sequel

    Step Up 5: All In [PG] (2D)

    Supersized Vegas dance showdown, with all the stars from the Step Up series. Runtime: 112 mins

    1.10pm

    Cinema, Dance, Today, This Week

    The Expendables 3 [12A]

    Geriaction super team face familiar foe. Runtime: 126 mins

    2.30, 8.45pm

    Cinema, Action, Today, This Week, Sequel

    The Inbetweeners Movie 2 [15]

    Antipodean man-child mayhem. Runtime: 96 mins

    1.20, 3.40, 6.00, 8.20pm

    Cinema, Comedy, Today, This Week, Sequel

    The Nut Job [U] (2D)

    An selfish squirrel outcast tries to mend his ways. Animated comedy. Runtime: 85 mins

    11.00am

    Cinema, Comedy, Animation, Today, This Week

    The Unbeatables [U]

    Table-footballers come alive in animated adventure, starring Rupert Grint and Rob Brydon. Runtime: 97 mins

    12.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, This Week

    What If [15]

    Can men and women ever just be friends?
    Subtitles: Mon 3.50pm, Thu 6.20pm Runtime: 102 mins

    3.50, 6.20, 8.50pm

    Cinema, Comedy, Romance, Today, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Maleficent [PG] (2D)

    Dame Angelina as a scary fairy. Runtime: 97 mins

    11.15am

    Cinema, Action, Fantasy, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Friday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Guardians of the Galaxy [12A] (3D)

    Comic book vigilante space-heroes.
    Subtitles: Sun 8.20pm, Tue 2.40pm Runtime: 121 mins

    2.40, 8.20pm

    Cinema, Action, Fantasy, Today, This Week

    Guardians of the Galaxy [12A] (2D)

    Comic book vigilante space-heroes.
    Subtitles: Fri 12noon Runtime: 121 mins

    12.00, 5.20pm

    Cinema, Action, Fantasy, Today, This Week

    How To Train Your Dragon 2 [PG] (2D)

    Sit! Good dragon. Runtime: 105 mins

    12.45, 3.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, This Week

    Lucy [15]

    Luc Besson's metaphysical action blockbuster. Scarlett Johansson is a Sci-Fi badass. Runtime: 89 mins

    5.45, 8.00pm

    Cinema, Action, Sci-Fi, Today, This Week

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 (10p/min from landline) — Friday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Frozen Sing-A-Long [PG] (2D)

    Disney's snowy animation, with added sing-along subtitles. Runtime: 108 mins

    3.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, This Week

    Boyhood [15]

    The story of growing up, through the eyes of a child and adolescent. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast. Runtime: 166 mins

    5.30pm

    Cinema, Today, This Week

    Hector and the Search for Happiness [15]

    Soul-searching travelogue whimsy with Simon Pegg, adapted from the best-selling French novel. Runtime: 114 mins

    12.15, 9.00pm

    Cinema, Books, Comedy, Today, This Week

    Two Days, One Night [15]

    Moving story of moral dilemma from the Dardenne brothers, starring Marion Cotillard. French with subt. Runtime: 95 mins

    11.45am, 2.00, 4.15, 6.30, 8.45pm

    Cinema, Foreign Language, French, Today, This Week

    Ultimate Picture Palace 01865 245288 — Friday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Guardians of the Galaxy [12A] (2D)

    Marvel's band of galactic misfits.
    Subtitles: Tue 6.30pm Runtime: 121 mins

    9.00pm

    Cinema, Action, Fantasy, Today, This Week

    Grand Central [15]

    Gary finds forbidden love at a nuclear reactor. French with subt. Runtime: 94 mins

    6.45pm

    Cinema, Foreign Language, French, Romance, Today, This Week

    Vue Cinema 08712 240 240 (10p per min from BT) — Friday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [12A] (2D)

    Humanoid ape reboot sequel. Runtime: 130 mins

    12.15, 6.00pm

    Cinema, Action, Sci-Fi, Today, This Week, Sequel

    Deliver Us From Evil [15]

    A damaged cop and unconventional clergyman join forces to exorcise a city. Runtime: 118 mins

    3.00, 6.00, 8.45pm

    Cinema, Books, Horror, Thriller, Today, This Week

    Earth to Echo [PG]

    A group of school-friends come to the aid of a stranded alien. Runtime: 89 mins

    9.50am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Sci-Fi, Today, This Week

    Guardians of the Galaxy [12A] (2D)

    Marvel's band of galactic misfits. Runtime: 121 mins

    11.00am, 1.45, 4.45, 7.45pm

    Cinema, Action, Fantasy, Baby, Today, This Week

    How To Train Your Dragon 2 [PG] (2D)

    Roll over! Good dragon. Runtime: 105 mins

    10.15am, 12.50, 3.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, This Week

    Into The Storm [12A]

    Found footage disaster movie.
    Subtitles: Sun 1.00pm Runtime: 89 mins

    1.00, 3.30, 6.15, 8.30, 11.00pm

    Cinema, Action, Weather, Today, This Week

    Lucy [15]

    Drug mule turns super assassin. Scarlett Johansson in Sci-Fi badassery. Runtime: 89 mins

    10.15am, 12.30, 2.45, 5.00, 6.00, 7.15, 8.15, 9.30, 10.45pm

    Cinema, Action, Sci-Fi, Today, This Week

    Kids AM: Maleficent [PG] (2D)

    Dame Angelina as a scary fairy. Runtime: 97 mins

    10.00am

    Cinema, Action, Fantasy, Fairytale, Today, This Week

    Planes 2: Fire & Rescue [U] (2D)

    Dusty the cropduster retires from racing to join the fire and rescue unit. Runtime: 83 mins

    11.00am, 12.40pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Transport, Today, This Week, Sequel

    The Expendables 3 [12A]

    Geriaction super team face familiar foe. Runtime: 126 mins

    3.10, 9.00pm

    Cinema, Action, Today, This Week, Sequel

    The Inbetweeners Movie 2 [15]

    Antipodean man-child mayhem. Runtime: 96 mins

    12.30, 3.00, 3.45, 5.30, 6.30, 8.00, 9.00, 10.30, 11.00pm

    Cinema, Comedy, Today, This Week, Sequel

    The Nut Job [U] (2D)

    An selfish squirrel outcast tries to mend his ways. Animated comedy. Runtime: 85 mins

    10.45am

    Cinema, Comedy, Animation, Today, This Week

    Thomas and Friends: Tale of the Brave [U]

    Percy discovers how to be brave in new hour-long special. Runtime: 62 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Transport, Today, This Week

    The Unbeatables [U]

    Table-footballers come alive in animated adventure, starring Rupert Grint and Rob Brydon. Runtime: 97 mins

    1.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, This Week

    What If [15]

    Can men and women ever just be friends?
    Subtitles: Tue 7.45pm Runtime: 102 mins

    11.30am, 2.15, 5.00, 7.45, 10.30pm

    Cinema, Comedy, Romance, Today, This Week

    TheatreFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Creation Theatre present Macbeth, Lady Margaret Hall, 1 August - 13 September

    Reviews

    Creation's outdoor summer Shakespeare set in the gardens at Lady Margaret Hall.

    7.30pm £16.50/£22/£27

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk/ Email Me 01865 766266

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    An ambitious and successful production, if a slightly problematic interpretation. Creation Theatre’s latest venture reimagines...read more

    Theatre, Gardens, Shakespeare, Today, This Week, Outdoors

    The Oxford Playhouse presents Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play. Thu 21st - Sat 23rd

    Reviews

    Playful, funny and full of surprises, this new play about friendship and adventures is a treat for everyone. A magical mix of puppets, live action and music.

    11am & 1.30pm £13 (child £11, family £44)

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

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    Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play, adapted and directed by Jonathan Lloyd of the Pegasus Theatre, delighted three generations...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Today, This Week

    Twelfth Night English Repertory Theatre

    A riotous celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday & one of his most loved comedies

    2.30pm 22.50 / 17.50 / Group booking available

    Oxford Castle Quarter, New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY

    oxfordcastleunlocked.com Email Me 0845 0706255

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    The English Repertory Theatre is making a splash in their first outing to the Oxford Castle this summer with the well-chosen Shakespearean...read more

    Theatre, Shakespeare, Today, This Week

    Calamity Jane

    New production of the classic musical, starring Jodie Prenger and Tom Lister.

    7.30pm £18-£29

    The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Bagnor, Newbury, (20m south of Oxford) RG20 8AE

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    Theatre, Musical Theatre, Today, This Week

    GigFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    A Bird is not a Stone Back Room Poets

    A poetry reading based on an anthology of Palestinian poets translated by Scottish poets.

    7:30 PM £ 5.00 £3.00 BRP Members

    East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1HU

    backroompoets.weebly.com Email Me

    No need to book!

    Gig, Poetry, Today, This Week

    Notting Hill Carnival Warm Up Party

    Positive Vibes present Dancehall, Soca, Reggae, Jungle and Afrobeat, to get you in the mood for the bank holiday weekend Notting Hill Carnival.

    9.00pm - 3am Free before 10.30pm, £5 after

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

    www.facebook.com/events/1472611226329721/

    Gig, Nightlife, Today, This Week

    Off The Radar

    Explosive rock trio

    9pm £5

    The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    Gig, Today, This Week

    ConcertFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Christa Pesendorfer Organ Recital

    Programme includes Froberger, Bach, Krebs, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Haydn.

    8.15pm Free

    Exeter College Chapel, Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP

    Concert, Today, This Week

    A Concert to Commemorate the First World War Chapel choir of University College, Durham

    Music by Parry, Rachmaninov, Faure, Elgar and Howells.

    8 p.m. Free admission

    Keble College Chapel, Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PG

    Concert, Classical Music, Today, This Week

    Family FriendlyFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Great Escapes at Oxford Castle Unlocked this summer!

    Reviews

    Uncover funny, frank and downright stupid escape attempt stories at Oxford Castle!

    10am - 5pm Adult £9.95 Child £6.95 Family £29.95

    Unlocked - Oxford Castle, 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, 10am-5.30pm daily (last tour 4.20pm)

    www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk Email Me 01865 260 666

    Booking advised by 31 Aug 2014

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    Family Friendly, Today, This Week, Tours, History

    Holiday Activities for ages 4-19, 28 Jul - 22 Aug & 27 - 31 Oct in Hollow Way, Cowley. £10 / day plus lunch and trips. Book now.

    Reviews

    8.30am - 5.30pm £10 per child per day, plus lunch & special trips

    73 Hollow Way, Cowley, OX4 2ND

    www.familyarena.org Email Me Ernestina - 07956 412814 or Nkiru - 07834 630939

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    Family Friendly, Today, This Week, Classes

    Active Camps for kids.

    Reviews

    Holiday camps for all children aged 3-14 years.

    8.15am-6pm From £30 per day

    Oxford High School

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Painting Adventures Barefoot Books

    Creative storytime and painting projects (ages 4+). Story time gets creative as we bring stories to life through unique painting projects.

    2-2.45pm £5/child for drop-in, or £4/child for bookings

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... Email Me 01865 311100

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Art, Today, This Week, Storytelling

    Cutteslowe Summer Playscheme Cutteslowe Community Association

    Creative play, outdoor games, sports trips and swimming. Booking nec, £60pw, concessions.

    10am - 3pm £60 pw (concessions)

    Cutteslowe Community Centre, 31 Wren Road, Cutteslowe, Oxford OX2 7SX

    www.cutteslowecommunity.org.uk/news cutteslowecca@gmail.com 01865 311172

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    Family Friendly, Today, This Week

    Quest at the Arboretum University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum

    Our geocaching treasure hunt is back in assoication with the Institute of Physics.

    10am - 4pm Free with entry to Arboretum

    Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay OX44 9PX, April to October - 10.00am until 5.00pm, last admission 4.15pm; November - 10.00am until 4.00pm, last admission 3.15pm; December to March (Monday to Friday only) - 10.00am until 4.00pm, last admission 3.15pm. (Closed at weekends); December 22nd to January 3rd - CLOSED.

    www.harcourt-arboretum.ox.ac.uk Email Me 01865 341576

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    Nature, Family Friendly, Today, This Week

    Will you walk for your hospital charity? OUH Charitable Funds

    A 5 mile walk supporting your local hospital causes. Sign up today!

    sign up today £5

    John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU

    www.hospitalcharity.co.uk/walk charity@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 743444

    Must book by 02 Oct 2014

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Charity, Walks, Today, This Week

    Flowers at Oxford

    3-day floral-fest for all ages. Workshops, demos, stalls & gorgeous flowers everywhere.

    9.30am-5.30pm £40 (£35 advance, U10s Free)

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

    www.flowersatoxford.com 01933 445517

    Booking advised by 22 Aug 2014

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    Shop, Family Friendly, Gardens, Courses and Workshops, Today, This Week

    Alice Explore Oxford Gallery Trail Museum of Oxford

    Discover more about Alice's adventures in Oxford with this family gallery trail.

    10.30am-4.30pm Free

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.oxford.gov.uk/museumofoxford Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

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    Museum, Theatre, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Festival, Books, Art, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities, Alice in Wonderland

    Alice 3.0: An Alternative Wonderland Museum of Oxford

    Exhibition presenting unique modern reworkings of Carroll's classic tale.

    10am-5pm Free

    Museum of Oxford: Explore Oxford Galleries, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    www.oxford.gov.uk/museumofoxford Email Me 01865 252334

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    Theatre, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Books, Art, Today, This Week, Alice in Wonderland

    Trail: Carnival Summer Trail!

    Join the colourful, noisy parade through the Museums with our flamboyant summer trail. Available throughout the summer holidays during Museum opening hours; Mondays: 12.00-16.30, Tuesdays-Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays: 10.00-16.30. Please ensure that all children are accompanied by an adult.

    10am - 4.30pm free entry

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    rm.nsms.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=34662 01865 270927

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    Family Friendly, Today, This Week

    26 Characters exhibition The Story Museum

    Immersive exhibition: rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things! All ages.

    10am-7pm £7.50, £5

    The Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Opening hours vary. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sun 9am - 6pm

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/26Characters Email Me 01865 790050

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    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Books, Today, This Week

    Wonder Walk The Story Museum

    A playful family tour of Oxford's fantasy stories. All ages.

    11am £6 (£4)

    The Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Opening hours vary. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sun 9am - 6pm

    www.thestorymuseum.org.uk/events Email Me 01865 305305

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    Family Friendly, Today, This Week

    Coffee Morning Wesley Memorial Church

    All welcome

    10am-12pm Coffee from 80p

    Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH

    www.wesleymem.org.uk Email Me 01865 243216

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    Family Friendly, Today, This Week

    Summer holiday activity - Artspace: Moore Rodin Compton Verney

    Try your hand at using clay to create a model of your head, hands or feet.

    11am - 4pm Included in collections and grounds admission.

    Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

    www.comptonverney.org.uk/ Email Me 01926 645500

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    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, This Week

    Pirates' Party

    Children's fancy dress pirates' party. £1 donation for each child to Diabetes UK. Booking forms available at Customer Service desk.

    12noon - 4pm £1 per child

    Tesco Metro, Cowley Road, Oxford

    Must book by 22 Aug 2014

    Shop, Family Friendly, Meeting, Festival, Pirates, Today, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Cutteslowe Summer Playscheme Cutteslowe Community Association

    Inc creative play, outdoor games, sports, trips & swimming.

    10am - 3pm £60 pw (concessions)

    Cutteslowe Community Centre, 31 Wren Road, Cutteslowe, Oxford OX2 7SX

    www.cutteslowecommunity.org.uk/news cutteslowecca@gmail.com 01865 311172

    Must book by 02 Aug 2014

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    Courses and Workshops, Today, This Week

    Put on a Shakespeare play in a week, 13-16 years Creation Theatre

    Join Oxfordshire's largest producing theatre company for acting, devising and fun!

    9-5pm £170 per week

    Magdalen College School, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DZ

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk/ Email Me 01865 766266

    Must book by 17 Aug 2014

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Theology Summer School 2014

    The 2014 Theology Summer School will explore the theme 'Theology and Public Life'.

    Rewley House, Dept. of Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA

    www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=33419 N/A

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    Courses and Workshops, Today, This Week

    Mindfulness and meditation Adaptation Practice

    Beginners and advanced: Must book in advance.

    4-7pm Prices vary

    St Columba's Hall, Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH

    www.adaptationpractice.org Email Me 07866 455503

    Must book by 30 Oct 2014

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    Courses and Workshops, Health, Meditation, Today, This Week, Wellbeing

    Put on a Shakespeare Musical in a week, 6-8 and 9-12 years Creation Theatre

    Join Oxfordshire's largest producing theatre company for acting, devising and fun!

    9-5pm £170 per week

    Summerfields School, Mayfield Road, Oxford OX2 7EN

    www.creationtheatre.co.uk/ Email Me 01865 766266

    Must book by 17 Aug 2014

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Fix your own bicycle! Broken Spoke Bike Coop

    Bring your own bicycle and get expert advice, new & used parts, and access to all tools.

    11am-5pm £7/£5 conc

    The Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

    ...bsbcoop.org... Email Me 07551 711746

    No need to book!

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    Eco, Courses and Workshops, Bikes and Cycling, Today, This Week

    Summer course: Create Beautiful Books The Story Museum

    Join novelist Michael Harrison to write a poem or short story every day.

    9.30am - 3.30pm £150

    The Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Opening hours vary. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sun 9am - 6pm

    www.storymuseum.org.uk/ Email Me 01865 790050

    Must book by 18 Aug 2014

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    Courses and Workshops, Today, This Week

    Summer Film Acting School (8-16) years Inspiring Drama

    Award-winning Inspiring Drama's notoriously fun summer film week is back.

    9am - 5pm £149 For the week

    Woodstock (location tbc)

    www.inspiringdrama.co.uk Email Me 01865596780

    Must book by 19 Aug 2014

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    Cinema, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Festival, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    MeetingFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Oxfordshire Mind's pop up shop comes to Abingdon Oxfordshire Mind

    Drop into the shop (opp H.Samuels) in Abingdon's precinct to meet our team & find out more

    10-4 Free

    Community shop (opp H.Samuels) in Abingdon Precinct

    www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Email Me 01865263735

    No need to book!

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    Meeting, Health, Charity, Today, This Week, Pop-up

    Sports and FitnessFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Swimming Club: Adults Friendly non-competitive club. Member of Thames Valley RLSS.

    Pisces adult swimming and life saving.

    8-9pm £3.50

    Barton Leisure Centre, Waynflete Road, Barton, Oxford OX3 8GA, Mon-Fri: 6:15am-10pm. Sat & Sun: 8am-8.30pm

    Email Me 01865 765696

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    Sports and Fitness, Today, This Week

    Bury Knowle Park Health Walk GO Active

    A gentle, social walk for anyone interested in some light exercise. Meet outside Headingto

    10am Free

    Bury Knowle Park, Off London Rd, Headington, Oxford

    ...getoxfordshireactive.org... Email Me 01865 252720

    No need to book!

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    Sports and Fitness, Health, Walks, Today, This Week

    Free skateboarding, street hockey and table tennis for young people

    For young people aged 14 - 21 years. There will also be music from the youth bus and DJ'ing workshops. Location: the skate park and sports cage next to Cutteslowe Community Centre. All equipment is provided and the session is free. All abilities welcome. www.facebook.com/oxfordyouthambition

    7.30-9.30pm Free

    Cutteslowe Community Centre, 31 Wren Road, Cutteslowe, Oxford OX2 7SX

    www.oxford.gov.uk/communitysport 01865 252729

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    Hatha Yoga Ashtanga Yoga Oxford

    Hatha Yoga postures, breathing & relaxation with Bella Rossi, wind-down from the week!

    5.45 - 7pm £7/£6 Florence Park Residents; £8/£7 non-residents

    Florence Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Road, Oxford OX4 3NH

    www.ashtangayogaoxford.org bella@ashtangayogaoxford.org 07779 620747

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    G-Fit Mums Gladiator Fitness Uk

    Get back into shape with other mums! Fun & friendly outdoor total body work out.

    10.30-11.30am £6.00

    Gladiator Fitness Studios, Marsh Lane, Marston OX3 0NQ, Mon-Sat 5am-10pm

    Email Me 07866 361775 or 01865 766649

    Must book by 12 Aug 2014

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    Mat-Based Pilates Kennington Osteopathic Practice

    Beginners and Mixed Ability am and pm Mat-Based Group Class. Please visit the website.

    9.30-10.30am, 6.30-7.30pm, 7.30-8.30pm £9 (£8)

    Kennington Village Centre, Kennington Road, (opposite The Tandem pub), Kennington OX1 5PG

    www.kenningtonosteo.co.uk Email Me 07787 404419

    Must book by 30 Sep 2014

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    Shotokan Karate Oxford University Karate Club

    Learn karate from qualified instructors affiliated to the Japan Karate Association.

    8.30-10.30pm One free trial session. Membership £10 / month students or £32 / month for non-students

    Oxford University Sports Complex, Jackdaw Lane, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EQ

    users.ox.ac.uk/~karate

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    Sports and Fitness, Martial Arts, Japanese, Today, This Week

    Morning Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga, weekdays 6.30am - 9.00am at The Yoga Garden Ashtanga Yoga Oxford

    Traditional Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga with KPJAYI authorised teachers Manu & Bella Rossi

    6.30-9am £10/9

    Yoga Garden, Behind Cibo's (on the right), South Parade, Summertown

    www.ashtangayogaoxford.org manu@ashtangayogaoxford.org 07805 953421

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    Hatha Yoga

    Derek Elliott. Open class. All levels welcome.

    9.30-11am £10 (£8)

    Yoga Garden, Behind Cibo's (on the right), South Parade, Summertown

    www.derekelliottyoga.co.uk derek@derekelliottyoga.co.uk 07771 707178

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    Sports and Fitness, Meditation, Today, This Week, Yoga

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga Garden

    Mixed ability.

    6 - 7.15pm £9 (£7)

    Yoga Garden, Behind Cibo's (on the right), South Parade, Summertown

    www.tracyleo.com Email Me 07538 746112

    Must book by 05 Sep 2014

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    Hot Bikram Yoga YogaVenue

    Hot Bikram Yoga class suitable for all levels and fitness ability.

    12 noon - 1:30pm see website for details

    YogaVenue, 2 Avenue Lane, (off Chapel Street), Oxford OX4 1YF

    www.yogavenue.co.uk Email Me 01865 245754

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    Jivamukti Yoga YogaVenue

    Jivamukti Vinyasa Yoga. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

    7 - 8:30am see website for details

    YogaVenue, 2 Avenue Lane, (off Chapel Street), Oxford OX4 1YF

    www.yogavenue.co.uk Email Me 01865 245754

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    Hot Power Yoga YogaVenue

    Suitable for all levels and abilities

    9.30am-10.15am See website for details

    YogaVenue, 2 Avenue Lane, (off Chapel Street), Oxford OX4 1YF

    www.yogavenue.co.uk Email Me 01865 245754

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    Hot Bikram Yoga YogaVenue

    Hot Bikram Yoga class suitable for all levels and fitness ability.

    5:30 - 7pm see website for details

    YogaVenue, 2 Avenue Lane, (off Chapel Street), Oxford OX4 1YF

    www.yogavenue.co.uk Email Me 01865 245754

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    Summer holiday tennis camps in Oxford Discovery Tennis Tours

    Fun, professional summer holiday tennis camps in Oxford for 4-17 yr olds - all levels

    9.30-3.30 between £125 -£210 p/w

    Marston Ferry Road, Oxford (next to the Harlequins Rugby Club)

    www.discoverytennistours.com/ Email Me 01865 802024

    Must book by 30 Jun 2014

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Sports and Fitness, Education, Today, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Boxing for Fitness Oxford Boxing and Fitness Academy

    Get fit, lose fat, relieve stress. Training classes - male & female - all ages & abilities.

    5-8pm email for rates

    Oxford Boxing & Fitness Academy, Saxon Wy, Oxford, OX3 9DF

    www.oxfordboxingacademy.com faz@oxfordboxingacademy.com 07748 841862

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    Streetsports session Oxford City Council

    Sports sessions for young people aged 8 - 13! Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, BMX

    12.30-6pm Free

    Oxford various locations

    www.facebook.com/YouthAmbition Sportsdevelopment@oxford.gov.uk 01865 252729

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    Pilates AJactive (Anginette Barton)

    Fitness classes for all levels of ability. Pay as you go.

    12.15-1.15pm Pilates £6.00 per person

    Step 2 Studios, Worton Park, Cassington OX29 4SY

    www.ajactive.co.uk enquiries@ajactive.co.uk 07796 053703

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    Aerobics/Toning/Flexi-bar AJactive (Anginette Barton)

    Fitness classes for all levels of ability. Pay as you go.

    11.00-12.00pm Bums & Tums £6.00 per person

    Step 2 Studios, Worton Park, Cassington OX29 4SY

    www.ajactive.co.uk enquiries@ajactive.co.uk 07796 053703

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    LecturesFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    The Birds Of Prey Experience Bear Inn, Oxford

    Come & see (or even hold) an Eagle Owl or Peregrine Falcon

    3pm - 6pm Free

    The Bear Inn (Alfred St), 6 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm

    bearoxford.co.uk Email Me 01865728164

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    FestivalFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Flowers @ Oxford Judith Blacklock Flower School

    A celebration of all things floral.

    9.30 - 17.30 £40 per day

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

    www.flowersatoxford.com Email Me

    Booking advised by 20 Aug 2014

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    Star-B-Q Smoke and Thyme

    Gourmet BBQ with Jack Greenall.

    5-9.30pm From £5

    The Star, 21 Rectory Road, OX4 1BU, Mon-Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-10.30pm

    www.smokeandthyme.com Email Me 07450 231488

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    Foxstock

    13th annual free music festival, Aug bank holiday, riverside location. Blues, folk, rock & roll.

    6PM FRI FROM 1PM SAT SUN MON Free

    Fox Inn, Great Barrington, near Burford, Oxon OX18 4TB

    www.foxstock.co.uk Email Me 441451844385

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    Towersey Festival

    Famed independent festival celebrates its 50th anniversary. Richard Thompson, Seth Lakeman and Lau headline.

    Earlybird prices til May 31st

    Towersey

    www.towerseyfestival.com 023 8071 1818

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    MarketFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Headington Farmers' Market

    Crafts, produce, meats, fish, seafood, preserves, cheese, juices, eggs, etc.

    8am–1.30pm

    Kennet Road, Headington

    www.headington.org.uk/market/ Email Me

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    It's a shame this small but well-formed farmers' market only happens on the fourth Friday of the month - I'm sure...read more

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    OLD MADE Pop Up Shop

    Old & handmade goods alongside Love Your Plane's usual greatness.

    10am-6pm Free

    Love Your Plane, 247 Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1SJ

    www.twitter.com/OLDMADEshop Email Me

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    Shop, Market, Vintage, Today, This Week, Pop-up

    ArtFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    The Radiance of Being ART JERICHO: Jenny Blyth Fine Art

    Exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings by Rose-Marie Caldecott with Open Studio.

    12-6pm Free

    Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, Wed - Sunday 12-6pm

    www.artjericho.com Email Me 01865 604070

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    "All my work is essentially rooted in the human experience of reconciling ourselves to a surrendering of control. In allowing...read more

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    Discovering Tutankhamun

    Howard Carter's excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 was one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The exhibition will tell the story of the discovery of the tomb, its popular appeal, and explore how modern Egyptologists are reinterpreting the evidence.

    Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

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    The Ashmolean has triumphed again with their wonderful new exhibition, Discovering Tutankhamun.  There can hardly be...read more

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    The Eye of the Needle: English Embroideries from the Feller Collection

    The Eye of the Needle will display, for the first time in public, a selection of eye-catching, virtuoso 17th-century embroideries from the internationally renowned Feller Collection, together with outstanding examples from the Ashmolean's own holdings.

    Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

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    The Eye of the Needle

    Selection of eye-catching, virtuoso 17th-century embroideries.

    10am-5pm £5 (£4)

    Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/eye-needle 01865 278285

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    Photography exhibition - Tango Argentina Chipping Norton Theatre

    Photography exhibition portraying the passion of Buenos Aires.

    During performances and Weds, Fri, Sat 11am-3pm Free

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

    www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk boxoffice@chippingnortontheatre.com 01608 642350

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    Art Installation Christ Church Cathedral

    A textile installation made of hand dyed yarns inspired by the legend of St Frideswide.

    10am to 4pm daily Sunday 10-2pm see www.chch.ox.ac.uk

    Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church College, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

    www.rachelwilliamson.co.uk rachel@rachelwilliamson.co.uk

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    Sean Scully Encounters: A New Master among Old Masters Christ Church Picture Gallery

    Works by major contemporary artist Sean Scully shown alongside 16th century masterpieces.

    10.30am - 5pm £4 (£2)

    Christ Church Picture Gallery, Christ Church (entrance via Canterbury Gate / Oriel Square), Oxford OX1 1DP

    www.chch.ox.ac.uk/gallery picturegallery@chch.ox.ac.uk 01865 276172

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    Trench Art from the First World War Compton Verney

    This display showcases objects from a Warwickshire-based private collection of Trench Art.

    11am - 5pm Adults £8, Concs £7.20, Family £16, Child £3

    Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ, Tuesday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm. Closed Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays). Last entry to the galleries is 30 mins before closing.

    www.comptonverney.org.uk/ Email Me 01926 645500

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    Portraits Square Magazine @ The Jam Factory

    A collection of contemporary portraits by artists using square format photography.

    9:00-23:00 Free

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 9pm

    www.thejamfactoryoxford.com/ Email Me 01865 244613

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    Oxford Art

    The town & its people by Andrew Manson. A selection of works about Oxford and its literary past. Prints and originals for sale.

    10am-10pm Free

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 9pm

    www.thebigorangem.com Email Me 07825 887784

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    Creative Art Sessions For Children Lisa Jayne Art Studio

    Art sessions for children of all ages and experiences.

    10am - 12pm, 1.00pm - 4.00pm & 10am - 4.00pm £18, £27 & £45 (10% discount advanced payment)

    Lisa Jayne Art Studio, The Stables, Radford Farm, Radford, near Enstone, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 4EB

    www.lisajayne.uk.com Email Me 01608 677558

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    Platform: An Exhibition of Recent Graduates' Work Modern Art Oxford

    Platform presents the work of graduate artists from local Universities.

    11 - 5pm Free entry

    Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Closed Monday

    ...modernartoxford.org.uk... Email Me (0)1865 813813

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    Friday Talks: An Introduction to the History of Modern Art Oxford Modern Art Oxford

    Each Friday a member of the MAO team will lead a discussion of the history of the gallery.

    2pm Free, contact us to confirm

    Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Closed Monday

    ...modernartoxford.org.uk... Email Me (0)1865 813813

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    Barbara Kruger Modern Art Oxford

    A major solo exhibition of new and recent work, critiquing the language of mass media.

    11am-6pm Free

    Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Closed Monday

    www.modernartoxford.org.uk Email Me 01865722733

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    Did Barbara Kruger, former graphic designer in the glossy magazine game, move into the art world as a kind of whistle-blower,...read more

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    The Iron Genie

    The harmonograph was a 19th-century drawing device that created beautiful curves by combining the motions of pendulums. Artist Anita Chowdry has revisited and renewed the concept with her sculptural installation, The Iron Genie. To find out more about the Iron Genie visit www.anitachowdry.com.

    12 - 5pm free

    Museum of the History of Science, Old Ashmolean Building, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, 12-5pm Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, 2-5pm Sun.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/iron-genie 01865 287406

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    The Great War: Personal Stories From Downing Street to the Trenches

    The exhibition is part of a series of three different but connected exhibitions in three countries looking at 'War in the Archives'.

    9am - 5pm Admission free

    Old Bodleian Library, Old Schools Quad, Catte Street, Oxford, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 4.30pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm

    www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=33769

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    Alan Bennett: History Boy

    In 2008 Alan Bennett gave his literary papers to the Bodleian Library describing the gift as 'an obligation repaid [for his free state education]. I see this gift … as some small recompense both to the University and also to the state'. This display of material from Bennett's archive is the Bodleian's own 'small recompense' to the author in the year of his 80th birthday.

    9am - 5pm Admission free

    Old Bodleian Library, Old Schools Quad, Catte Street, Oxford, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 4.30pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 (2)87447

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    Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    This very popular exhibition returns to the Museum for the summer.

    10am-5pm Free

    Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, 10am - 5pm daily. Free entry.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 613785

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    Points of Departure: Photography from Senegal by Mamadou Gomis and Judith Quaz

    This exhibition examines the phenomenon of migration, by placing the transatlantic slave trade and contemporary migration from West Africa in a single frame. The photographs document migrant's absences as they are felt by the families they left behind in pursuit of a better life.

    10am - 4.30pm free entry

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 613017

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    Life Drawing, Advanced, 2014 The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford

    A course for the experienced artist who wishes to improve their life drawing skills.

    10am - 5pm £450 for 5 day course

    Ruskin School of Drawing, 74 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, Opening times vary, contact venue.

    ...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865 276940

    Must book by 18 Aug 2014 Book tickets

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    Art by Andrew Manson

    A selection of site-specific, and Oxford, paintings and prints.

    11.30am-11pm Free

    The Eagle and Child, 49 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri & Sat 11am-11.30pm, Sun 12-10.30pm.

    www.thebigorangem.com Email Me 07825 887784

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    World of Wallace Exhibition The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

    Discover the weird and wonderful world of Alfred Russel Wallace.

    10-5 Tues - Sat, 2-5 Sun Free

    The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

    Website Email Me 01993 811456

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    Feathering Their Nests - Sculptured Bird Tables and Bird Baths The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Unique sculptured bird tables and bird baths in many materials to suit your garden birds.

    9.30 - 17.30 Free

    The Turrill Sculpture Garden, Behind Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown.

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk Email Me 01865 515584

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    Eight in Print

    August's exhibition at West Ox Arts showcases recent work from eight printmakers.

    10.30am-4.30pm Free

    West Oxfordshire Arts Gallery, The Gallery/Town Hall, Market Square, Bampton, Oxfordshire OX18 2JH, Mon: closed. Tue-Sat: 10.30am-4.30pm. Sun: 2-4pm.

    www.westoxarts.com Email Me 01993 850137

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    Home: Photography project Photography Oxford Festival, Brookes Uni & Ox Mail

    Photography exhibition & competition - To be exhibited as part of the 'Photography Oxford Festival 2014'

    24/7 Free

    Open submission - Please send us your photos of how you interpret 'Home'. See website link for full details

    www.flickr.com/people/125130257@N07/ Email Me 07951 352177

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    Order By Ruth Simons Oxford Brookes Glass Tank

    An exhibition of recent contemporary art practice selected by the Glass Tank's curator

    9:00am to 5:00pm Free

    Oxford Brookes Glass tank, Gypsy Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP

    Website 07717 806328

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    A Town & its People by Andrew Manson The Jam Factory

    An exhibition of paintings and prints by renowned local artist, Andrew Manson.

    8am onwards Free

    The Jam Factory, Hollybush Row, Oxford, OX1 1HU

    www.thejamfactoryoxford.com/ 01865 244613

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    Colour Animalia by Lindsay McDonagh The Jam Factory

    A beautiful mix of prints & paintings inspired by colours & designs of the natural world

    8am onwards Free

    The Jam Factory, Hollybush Row, Oxford, OX1 1HU

    www.thejamfactoryoxford.com/ 01865 244613

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    WorshipFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Choral Evensong

    6pm Free

    Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church College, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

    www.chch.ox.ac.uk/ Email Me 01865 76155

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    DanceFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Latin and Ballroom IDTA Gold Level

    Fun and friendly Latin and ballroom class, all dances covered.

    7pm £7 (£12 couple)

    Step By Step Dance School, Kirby House (to the rear of 5 Simon House), Off Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7BT

    www.danceschool-stepbystep.com Email Me 01865 766030

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    Summer Salsa Party

    Classes from 8-9 & 9-10 plus live music

    10pm-3am £6 (adv), £10 (otd)

    The Art Bar, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

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    NightlifeFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    The Soul Lounge

    Funk, rare groove, soul & disco

    9pm-2am £5 before 12, £7 after

    Blanco, 213 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1XF, 5pm-12am Tue-Wed, 5pm-2am Thu-Sat, 5pm-12am Sun.

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    ToursFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Duke Humfrey's Library Mini Tours Bodleian Library

    Don't leave Oxford without visiting Duke Humfrey's Library.Tour tickets sold on the day only.

    3.30, 4 & 4.40pm subject to availability £5

    Bodleian Library, Old Schools Quadrangle, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 9am-4.30pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm

    www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk Email Me 01865 287400

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    First World War Tours

    A WW1 tour with a difference - consider how this conflict affected people around the world before, during and after 1914-18.

    3.15 - 3.45pm free entry

    Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Mon 12-4.30pm, Tue-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/first-world-war-tours 01865 613017

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    Oxford Time Travel Tour Oxford Time Tours

    Late summer offer! Family tickets now only £10!

    A family-friendly unique one hour chronological walking tour...with a time traveller!

    1.30pm, 3.00pm £8 (kids £4, family £18) -10% Oxford residents

    The Vaults & Garden, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, (entrance via Radcliffe Square), Oxford OX1 4AH

    www.oxfordtimetours.com Email Me 07877 794793

    Must book by 30 Aug 2014

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    Harvest Hideaway - Meditative Canal Break Float by Boat

    Gently pootling along the Oxford canal with tasty veggie/vegan food & meditation sessions

    Arrivals Friday 3-6pm, Departures Monday 3-5pm £225 pp 3 nights fully incl. (conc 15% discount)

    Spirited Away, Float by Boat's gorgeous 70ft hostel boat, starting in Thrupp and cruising to Bodicote

    www.floatbyboat.co.uk/ hello@floatbyboat.co.uk 07806818973

    Must book by 21 Aug 2014

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    Bill Spectre's Ghost Trail Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

    Award winning theatrical ghost trail of Oxford. Frightfully popular with all ages!

    6.30pm £8/£6/£4

    The Courtyard outside Oxford Castle Unlocked New Rd Oxford, OX1 1AY

    www.ghosttrail.org Email Me 07941 041811

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    ClassesFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Yogavenue: Oxford's purpose built yoga studio. Hot yoga, vinyasa, classes for all

    Reviews

    Wide variety of Yoga classes at Oxford's only purpose-built yoga studio.

    YogaVenue, 2 Avenue Lane, (off Chapel Street), Oxford OX4 1YF

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    Latin and Ballroom Advanced Class

    Fun and friendly class.

    8pm £7 (£12 couple)

    Step By Step Dance School, Kirby House (to the rear of 5 Simon House), Off Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7BT

    www.danceschool-stepbystep.com Email Me 01865 766030

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    Confident Kids Swimming Lessons Confident Kids Swimming

    One-to-one swimming tuition for ages 3+. Free introductory session. Booking essential.

    2-4pm £28 (half hour session)

    Brookes Sport Botley, OX2 9AT

    Email Me 07920 110736

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    Pottery Classes

    Learn different hand-building techniques through set projects.

    10-12pm £20

    The Pottery, 16 Canal Street, Jericho, Oxford, OX2 6BH

    www.hannahyeadonceramics.com Email Me 07810344718

    Must book by 29 Aug 2014

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