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    Beginners Meditation Class Fusion Arts Thu 17 Sep: 8.30pm-10pm

    The Jungle Brothers The Bullingdon Thu 20 Aug: 7.30pm

    Morpheus Rising, MOFO The Bullingdon Sat 29 Aug: 8pm

    Last chance to book for

    Teddy Bear's Picnic with Clockwork Music (2-4 years)
    Book by Wed, 29 July

    (Starts Wed, 29 July)

    Teddy Bear's Picnic with Clockwork Music (Babies and Toddlers)
    Book by Wed, 29 July

    (Starts Wed, 29 July)

    3-day holiday workshop based on The Little Mermaid
    Book by Wed, 29 July

    (Starts Tue, 28 July)

    Summer Holiday Soccer School
    Book by Wed, 29 July

    (Starts Tue, 28 July)

    Sorana Santos
    Book by Wed, 29 July

    (Starts Thu, 30 July)

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    Beneath Our Feet Family Gallery Trail Museum of Oxford

    Activity worksheet provides fun family trail around Museum galleries.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

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

    ...oxford.gov.uk... Email Me 01865 252334

    No need to book!

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    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Oxford History, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Trail: All going on a Summer Holiday

    A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear and touch.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    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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    Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Summer Children's Events at Blackwell's Blackwell's Bookshop

    Join us this summer holiday in our Children's Department as we run our free programme of fun book activities for all the family. Please visit our website for the full listing of events taking place every day, including storytime and themed activity days!

    Throughout the day- please check Free

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

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    Family Friendly, Books, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Storytelling

    Humpty Dumpty Music Club

    Rhymes, songs and nonsense things to sing out loud with your child.

    11.15am-12.00 £3.50 (£1.00 siblings)

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

    Email Me 07969522368

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Music, Baby, Today, This Week, Singing

    Family drop-ins: The Wonderful World of Water Voles The Oxfordshire Museum

    What do Water Voles eat? Where do they live? Come along and discover while making and colouring a 3D scene of their habitat.

    14:00-16:00 £2 per person

    The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

    www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum 01993 814106

    No need to book!

    Museum, Eco, Nature, Family Friendly, Today, This Week

    Epic Egypt River & Rowing Musem

    A summer of epic interactive fun for all the family.

    10am - 5pm Free with admission

    River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

    rrm.co.uk/events/epic-egypt museum@rrm.co.uk 01491 415600

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

    Draw Me A Story The Story Museum

    A hands-on exhibition with artwork, prints and sketchbooks by much loved illustrators.

    10:00 - 17:00 £7.50/£5 concession

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

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

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    To describe Draw Me a Story as an 'exhibition' doesn't do it justice. Yes, it takes place in a white-washed room, and, yes, there...read more

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

    Clumps Club Earth Trust

    A week of wild adventures for 8-12 yr olds. A different activity each day.

    9am-5pm, £30 per child per day (book all 5 & get 1 FREE!)

    Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QZ

    www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx Email Me 01865 407792

    Must book by 30 Jul 2015

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    Nature, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Outdoors

    Star Power - 50 years of fusion research at Culham Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

    An exhibition showcasing the history and development of fusion research at Culham.

    Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00 Entrance is free.

    Abingdon County Hall Museum, Market Place, Abingdon OX14 3HG

    www.ccfe.ac.uk/news_detail.aspx?id=327 Email Me

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    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Science, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Music Summer Camp 5-7yrs Old - Little Genius Music Based upon Kodaly/Dalcroze music methodology

    Kids have fun while learning music concepts through singing, movement and games.

    9-16hrs 38 pounds per day

    Cutteslowe Park Pavillion

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com Email Me 07975661717

    Booking advised by 15 May 2015

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    Concert, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Festival, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Superweeks: Fantastic, Imaginative residential summer camps for 8-16 yr olds The ATE Trust (ATE Superweeks)

    Includes accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station! Various dates through summer

    Residential Holiday £419 for a Superweek

    Free accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station, OX1 1HS

    www.superweeks.co.uk Email Me 08454561205

    Must book by 18 Aug 2015

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    Nature, Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Outside Oxfordshire, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Mini Karate for 2- 4 year olds, Summertown Oxford School of Martial Arts

    Martial arts themed class for 2-4 year olds - physical skills, focus and confidence!

    1.45-2.30pm Must call to book - first class free!

    Summertown Church Hall, Portland Road, OX2 7EZ

    www.schoolofmartialarts.com tracey@schoolofmartialarts.com 01865 370339

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Martial Arts, Today, This Week, Classes, Kids' Activities

    Forest School in Tetsworth Tetsworth Outdoor Learning Centre/Heart of the W.

    6M+, parents/carers. Fire pit, stick bread, mud-kitchen, exploring, new site, activities on the day. See more on website. Very little shade, please bring appropriate clothing.

    10.15 - 11.45 £2 per child

    Tetsworth, behind the Village Green, Marsh Lane, OX9 7AU

    www.heartofthewildwood.org Email Me 07582935427

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    Eco, Nature, Family Friendly, Gardens, Today, This Week

    Pottery course for children and teens Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery course for children and teens. Maximum 4 participants. Slabbing, coiling, pinching, wheel throwing

    10am to 12.30pm £180 for 5 days

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 01235 520395

    Must book by 25 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Craft, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Kids' Activities, Ceramics

    Pottery course for children and teens Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery course for children and teens. Maximum 4 participants. Slabbing, coiling, pinching, wheel throwing

    10am to 12.30pm £180 for 5 days

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 01235 520395

    Must book by 27 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Craft, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Kids' Activities, Ceramics

    ToursTuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Oxford Time Tours Oxford Time Tours

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

    11am, 1,30pm and 3pm £8 adult / £4 child / £18 family

    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 31 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Oxford History, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Tours

    MeetingTuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Knitting Group Jam Factory Knitters

    No cost, all ages and abilities welcome.

    5.30-7.30pm Free

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

    margaretpargeter317@btinternet.com

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, Today, This Week

    Get Creative Creativity Social Club 13th Theatre Co

    Get Creative with art, writing, photography etc. Refreshments and materials provided.

    2-3pm Adults £5/conc £4

    Margaret Road Headington OX3 8AJ

    www.13ththeatreco.co.uk Email Me

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, Art, Today, This Week, Creative Writing

    CinemaTuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Tuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Inside Out [U] (2D)

    Riley's emotions guide her through her new life in San Francisco. Runtime: 94 mins

    10.30am; 1.00, 3.30, 6.00, 8.30pm

    Inside Out follows the archetypal Pixar formula: something goes wrong, and an ensemble cast of brightly-coloured small things...read more

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    10.15am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon George Street 0871 224 4007 — Tuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    12.30, 3.00, 5.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure [U]

    Join the really useful engine in a treasure hunt. Runtime: 63 mins

    10.10am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids - Penguins of Madagascar [U]

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, led by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids - Cinderella [U]

    Disney live-action remake of the classic fairytale. Runtime: 113 mins

    10.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 — Tuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    The Choir [PG]

    Talented, troubled boy is invested in by the strict master (Dustin Hoffman) of an elite choir. Empathetic drama.

    2.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Drama

    Vue Cinema 08712 240 240 (10p per min from BT) — Tuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob set out to find a new master. Runtime: 91 mins

    10.30am, 12.45, 1.45, 3.00, 5.15, 7.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of Lost Treasure [U]

    Join the really useful engine in a treasure hunt. Runtime: 63 mins

    11.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Transport, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    KidsAM: Two by Two [U]

    There are stowaways on the Ark! Runtime: 87 mins

    9.50am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    ArtTuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Modern Magna Carta Exhibition Museum of Oxford, Brookes University

    Local schools & learning disability charities create modern interpretations of Magna Carta

    10am-5pm Free

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

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865252334

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    Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, History

    Treasure from Trash The Oxfordshire Museum

    Reconsidering waste and re-using resources in imaginative ways. The exhibition looks at how different materials are made into useful, fun, ingenious and often beautiful things. A great exhibition for all the family, with activities and ideas to take away and a full programme of activities through the school holidays. For more information, and details of a full programme of family activities, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

    10am - 5pm; Sundays 2pm - 5pm Free

    The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

    www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Email Me 01993 814106

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

    'Living Stone - Hidden Beauty' - Exhbition by Zimbabwean sculptor Tinei Mashaya The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Figurative and abstract Zimbabwean stone sculpture on display and sale in restful garden.

    9.30 - 7pm Free

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

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk Email Me 01865 515584

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    Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Sculpture

    Dionne Freeman Solo Exhibition Inside Out Cornerstone

    Solo show exploring landscapes. Including a floor-to-ceiling drawing next to the gallery.

    10am-6pm Free

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.dionnefreeman.com Email Me 01235 515144

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    Theatre, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreTuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    As You Like It Creation Theatre

    Creation Theatre return with Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

    2.30, 7.30pm £22 (Previews: £16)

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

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

    Booking advised by 12 Sep 2015

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Shakespeare, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Outdoors

    Hamlet English Repertory Theatre

    80 minutes. There is no ghost. There is no equivocation. Only revenge.

    2.30pm £19.50 (£15, £10)

    University Parks, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RF

    www.englishrep.com Email Me 01628 601672

    Booking advised by 01 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    It’s a crowded Shakespeare season this summer, but take time to leave the city centre and head up to University Parks, where,...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Shakespeare, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Twelfth Night The Oxford Shakespeare Company

    OSC return with a sensational new production with a terrific score by Nick Lloyd Webber.

    7.30pm £23 (£18)

    Wadham College Gardens, Wadham College OX1 3PN

    www.osctheatre.org.uk 01865 305305

    Booking advised by 15 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    Beautifully acted, funny, sad, romantic, passionate, bawdy, imaginative - and all in a lovely setting. Go. See. Enjoy. For those...read more

    Theatre, Family Friendly, Shakespeare, Oxford College, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Horrible Histories Mediaeval Mayhem Warwick Castle

    Horrible Histories: Mediaeval Mayhem Weekends until the 18th July and then every day until 6th September Horrible Histories® returns with a raucous, medley of Mediaeval Mayhem. Kids of all ages can experience the gruesome sights, sounds and smells of mediaeval England, discovering the foulest and funniest bits of history along the way! The fun never stops and imagination knows no bounds – meet a crowd of weird and wonderful characters plagued by poverty and pestilence.

    10:00am - 6:00pm Prices from £16.50- Book online to save 30%!

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV31 1YF

    www.warwick-castle.com/booking Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Outside Oxfordshire, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    ClassesTuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Spanish Beginners for children (7-11) Coyotes ELE. Spanish Lessons for Children

    Spanish lessons for children. Learn Spanish and have fun! Games, stories, songs and more!

    4:30-5:30 (9-11 years-old) £8 per session

    South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, Oxford OX1 4RP

    www.spanishcoyotes.com Email Me 07981 059511

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Spanish, Today, This Week, Classes

    Latin Club for Kids! Communicate Project CIC

    Latin Club for 7-11 year-olds. Learn all about Romans, their language and Roman Britain!

    3.15-4.15pm £8 per lesson

    South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, Oxford OX1 4RP

    www.communicateproject.com Email Me

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Language School, Today, This Week, Classes

    Coyotes ELE. Spanish Lessons for Children Coyotes ELE

    Coyotes ELE, Espanol Lengua Extranjera, is an innovative Spanish course for children that offers a fun, exciting and engaging approach to the process of teaching/learning a foreign language. Children as young as 3 years old can come and learn the language in a relaxed and caring environment, through songs, games, dance, videos, stories and much much more! Lessons start on Saturday 12th September 2015.

    5-6pm (11-13 years old) Level 3 £30/month

    South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, Oxford OX1 4RP

    www.spanishcoyotes.com Email Me 07948701794

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Spanish, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Classes

    Pilates Classes Drayton Village Hall

    Pilates, original method, taught by experienced instructor at various locations.

    7-8pm vary - check tutor

    Drayton Village Hall, Lockway, Drayton, OX14 4LF

    draytonvh.co.uk Email Me 01235814299

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Sports and Fitness, Today, This Week, Classes

    Kodaly Music Summer School Little Genius Music

    Help children to develop their music literacy and musicianship skills through singing, movement and games.

    9h-15h 36 pounds per day

    St. Nicholas Primary School Raymund Road, Old Marston, OX3 0PJ

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com info@littlegeniusmusic.com 07975661717

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    Concert, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Classes

    Courses and WorkshopsTuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering Gandhi Foundation

    Gandhian Values in a Digital Age. Annual week long residential summer gathering.

    All day £140-280 (£70-140)

    The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay OX14 4AF

    gandhifoundation.org/ gandhisummergathering@gmail.com

    Must book by 18 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Flowers and Fountains River & Rowing Musem

    Take inspiration from the gardens of Ancient Egypt to make a painting using resist techniques an coloured inks. For ages 4 - 11

    10.30am - 12.30pm £8.50

    River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

    rrm.co.uk/whats-on museum@rrm.co.uk 01491 415600

    Must book by 27 Jul 2015 Book tickets

    Museum, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Craft, Today, This Week

    Summer Story Makers The Story Museum

    Would your child like to spend a week creating stories in the inspiring surroundings of The Story Museum? Does he or she have a secret, or not so secret, story-making talent that they would like to explore further? For 2015 we have designed a unique summer holiday course for children aged 8 to 12 who enjoy using their imaginations.

    10:00 - 15:00 £190 for the week, individual days £45

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865790050

    Must book by 26 Jul 2015 Book tickets

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

    Varsity Summer Camps Varsity Summer Camps

    A new day camp for children aged 10-16 years old in Begbroke, Oxford. Our super busy programme has lots of cracking onsite activities mixed with some (optional) specialist courses and brilliant excursions to top UK attractions. Only taking older children, each day is a mix of brilliant active sessions and absorbing creative activities, interlinked with plenty of social time (Hub Time) where everyone can relax and get to know each other – having an epic summer together!

    9.30am - 9pm from £21

    LVS, Spring Hill Road, Begbroke, OX5 1RX

    www.varsitysummercamps.co.uk Email Me 01865 582949

    Must book by 12 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Sports and Fitness, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Pottery sessions: throwing on the wheel Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery sessions in my garden studio for children, teens, adults. One-to-one teaching. Price includes firing and glazing of up to 5 pots.

    2.30pm-5.00pm £90

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 07702 099610

    Must book by 27 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Craft, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Ceramics

    Sports and FitnessTuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    Kids Tennis Coaching - Mini Reds (ages 8 and under) Premier Tennis

    Children's tennis coaching with smaller courts, softer red balls and lots of fun games!

    3.30-4.30pm £5

    Hinksey Park, Abingdon Road / Lake Street, Oxford

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 26 Aug 2015

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Health, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Buggyfit Buggyfit

    Outdoor postnatal fitness for mums and babies come too.

    11-12pm £5 or £4 for10

    Port Meadow, Port Meadow, Oxford OX2 0NG

    www.buggyfit.co.uk cathbuggyfit@gmail.com 07958 439233

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Baby, Today, This Week

    Brookes Sport Youth Sportivate Programme Summer 2015 Oxford Brookes University - Brookes Sport Botley

    10-20 year olds Mon - Triathlon Tues - Kayaking Weds - Fitness Thurs - Fencing

    5-6pm 10 to 14's / 6-7pm 15 to 20's £2.50 per participant per session

    Brookes Sport Botley, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford, OX2 9AT

    www.brookes.ac.uk/brookes-sport botley.sport@brookes.ac.uk 01865 488379

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Sports and Fitness, Health, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Polo - A Unique Day Out Kirtlington ParkPolo Club

    Free entry; come and watch the exciting sport of polo. Picnic or refreshments available.

    all day Free

    Kirtlington Park Polo Club, Akeman Street, Kirtlington, Oxon OX5 3JQ

    kirtlingtonparkpolo.co.uk Email Me 01869 350138

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    Competition, Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Outside Oxfordshire, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Buggyfit Buggyfit

    Post-natal fitness class for mums - lose your baby weight, make friends, & baby comes too!

    11am-12pm £5 (£40 for 10)

    Meet at 'The Bather's Car Park, Godstowe Road, Wolvercote, OX2 8PG

    www.buggyfit.co.uk cathbuggyfit@gmail.com 07958 439233

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Today, This Week

    Summer Holiday Soccer School WR Soccer Schools

    Soccer School run for boys and girls of mixed abilities aged 4-12.

    10am-3pm £12 p/day or £40 for all 4 days

    Old Air Rec Field behind Barns Rd Shops - Map is on the website under the course dates list page.

    www.wrsoccer.co.uk Email Me 07547 29 20 12

    Must book by 29 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Football

    Outside OxfordshireTuesday 28th July 2015 Hide

    2Skye4Skye: Charity Bike Ride Blue Skye Thinking

    Long-distance cycle ride from Oxford to the Isle of Skye, in aid of local cancer research charity. Join for all of part of the ride.

    Departing Blenheim Palace 25th July, arriving Isle of Skye approx 3rd August

    www.blueskyethinking.com Email Me

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Outside Oxfordshire, Charity, Bikes and Cycling, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick Stage Show Warwick Castle

    Can Alfred The Great’s daughter beat the Vicious Vikings? Did the Earl of Warwick sneakily fight for both sides in the War of the Roses? Did Guys Fawkes really steal our horses?

    10am - 6pm From £16.50

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU

    www.warwick-castle.com Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Outside Oxfordshire, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

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    Time Travel: Age of the Samurai

    Find out about the powerful Japanese Samurai warriors and make a Samurai helmet.

    1 - 4pm Free

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

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/time-travel-age-samurai 01865 (2)78285

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    Family Friendly, Art, Craft, Tomorrow, This Week

    Beneath Our Feet Family Gallery Trail Museum of Oxford

    Activity worksheet provides fun family trail around Museum galleries.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

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

    ...oxford.gov.uk... Email Me 01865 252334

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    Museum, Exhibition, Family Friendly, Oxford History, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Trail: All going on a Summer Holiday

    A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear and touch.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    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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    Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Summer Children's Events at Blackwell's Blackwell's Bookshop

    Join us this summer holiday in our Children's Department as we run our free programme of fun book activities for all the family. Please visit our website for the full listing of events taking place every day, including storytime and themed activity days!

    Throughout the day- please check Free

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

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    Epic Egypt River & Rowing Musem

    A summer of epic interactive fun for all the family.

    10am - 5pm Free with admission

    River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

    rrm.co.uk/events/epic-egypt museum@rrm.co.uk 01491 415600

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    Taylor Tugs Holiday Happenings River & Rowing Musem

    Creative summer fun, with song, craft and games. For 18 months - 5 years

    11am - 12.30pm £6.50

    River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

    rrm.co.uk/whats-on museum@rrm.co.uk 01491 415600

    Must book by 28 Jul 2015 Book tickets

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    Draw Me A Story The Story Museum

    A hands-on exhibition with artwork, prints and sketchbooks by much loved illustrators.

    10:00 - 17:00 £7.50/£5 concession

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

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

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    To describe Draw Me a Story as an 'exhibition' doesn't do it justice. Yes, it takes place in a white-washed room, and, yes, there...read more

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    Afternoon Nursery Rhymes and Singalongs Barefoot Books

    Little ones & families are invited to join Claire for nursery rhyme & singalong sessions!

    2pm Free

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

    help@barefootbook.com 01865311100

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Music, Tomorrow, This Week, Storytelling

    Clumps Club Earth Trust

    A week of wild adventures for 8-12 yr olds. A different activity each day.

    9am-5pm, £30 per child per day (book all 5 & get 1 FREE!)

    Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QZ

    www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx Email Me 01865 407792

    Must book by 30 Jul 2015

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    Nature, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Outdoors

    Baby Group Busy Bees Oxford

    10 weeks of fun activities! Every Wednesday from 29th July until 30th September.

    10-11 am Free

    2 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4XT

    www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk Email Me 01865 778710

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Baby, Tomorrow, This Week

    Star Power - 50 years of fusion research at Culham Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

    An exhibition showcasing the history and development of fusion research at Culham.

    Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00 Entrance is free.

    Abingdon County Hall Museum, Market Place, Abingdon OX14 3HG

    www.ccfe.ac.uk/news_detail.aspx?id=327 Email Me

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    Music Summer Camp 5-7yrs Old - Little Genius Music Based upon Kodaly/Dalcroze music methodology

    Kids have fun while learning music concepts through singing, movement and games.

    9-16hrs 38 pounds per day

    Cutteslowe Park Pavillion

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com Email Me 07975661717

    Booking advised by 15 May 2015

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    Concert, Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Festival, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Superweeks: Fantastic, Imaginative residential summer camps for 8-16 yr olds The ATE Trust (ATE Superweeks)

    Includes accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station! Various dates through summer

    Residential Holiday £419 for a Superweek

    Free accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station, OX1 1HS

    www.superweeks.co.uk Email Me 08454561205

    Must book by 18 Aug 2015

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    Nature, Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Outside Oxfordshire, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Woodstock Play and Activity Day Oxfordshire Play Association (OPA)

    A fun packed day full of activities, including Winnie the Witch and Wilbur, Orinoco Scrap Store, Body Zorbing, Fire Play, Go Kart Party, DIY Face Painting, Drumming, Giant Bubbles and much, much more!

    11AM - 3PM Free

    Marlborough School Playing Field, Woodstock, OX20 1LP

    www.oxonplay.org.uk Email Me 01865 779474

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    Pottery course for children and teens Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery course for children and teens. Maximum 4 participants. Slabbing, coiling, pinching, wheel throwing

    10am to 12.30pm £180 for 5 days

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 01235 520395

    Must book by 25 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Craft, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Kids' Activities, Ceramics

    Pottery course for children and teens Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery course for children and teens. Maximum 4 participants. Slabbing, coiling, pinching, wheel throwing

    10am to 12.30pm £180 for 5 days

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 01235 520395

    Must book by 27 Jul 2015

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    ToursWednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Oxford Time Tours Oxford Time Tours

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

    11am, 1,30pm and 3pm £8 adult / £4 child / £18 family

    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 31 Jul 2015

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    Summer Arts Festival: Tour of stained glass windows of All Saints Church All Saints' Church, Lime Walk, Headington

    A tour of the stained glass and painted glass windows of All Saints Church led by Rev. J. Cocke. Refreshments will be served after all events and give you a chance to meet with the performers and discuss their work. Admission is free of charge, any donations will be gladly received to cover costs.

    8pm onwards Free admission

    All Saints' Church (Headington), Lime Walk, Headington, Oxford

    Website Email Me 01865 762536

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    CinemaWednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Wednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Inside Out [U] (2D)

    Riley's emotions guide her through her new life in San Francisco. Runtime: 94 mins

    10.30am; 1.00, 3.30, 6.00, 8.30pm

    Inside Out follows the archetypal Pixar formula: something goes wrong, and an ensemble cast of brightly-coloured small things...read more

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    10.15am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon George Street 0871 224 4007 — Wednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    12.30, 3.00, 5.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure [U]

    Join the really useful engine in a treasure hunt. Runtime: 63 mins

    10.10am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids - Penguins of Madagascar [U]

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, led by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids - Cinderella [U]

    Disney live-action remake of the classic fairytale. Runtime: 113 mins

    10.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 — Wednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    The Choir [PG]

    Talented, troubled boy is invested in by the strict master (Dustin Hoffman) of an elite choir. Empathetic drama.

    2.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Drama

    Vue Cinema 08712 240 240 (10p per min from BT) — Wednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob set out to find a new master. Runtime: 91 mins

    10.30, 11.20am, 12.45, 1.45, 3.00, 5.15, 7.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of Lost Treasure [U]

    Join the really useful engine in a treasure hunt. Runtime: 63 mins

    11.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Transport, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    KidsAM: Two by Two [U]

    There are stowaways on the Ark! Runtime: 87 mins

    9.50am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    ArtWednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Modern Magna Carta Exhibition Museum of Oxford, Brookes University

    Local schools & learning disability charities create modern interpretations of Magna Carta

    10am-5pm Free

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

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865252334

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    Exhibition, Family Friendly, Art, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, History

    Treasure from Trash The Oxfordshire Museum

    Reconsidering waste and re-using resources in imaginative ways. The exhibition looks at how different materials are made into useful, fun, ingenious and often beautiful things. A great exhibition for all the family, with activities and ideas to take away and a full programme of activities through the school holidays. For more information, and details of a full programme of family activities, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

    10am - 5pm; Sundays 2pm - 5pm Free

    The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

    www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Email Me 01993 814106

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    'Living Stone - Hidden Beauty' - Exhbition by Zimbabwean sculptor Tinei Mashaya The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Figurative and abstract Zimbabwean stone sculpture on display and sale in restful garden.

    closed Free

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

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk Email Me 01865 515584

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    Dionne Freeman Solo Exhibition Inside Out Cornerstone

    Solo show exploring landscapes. Including a floor-to-ceiling drawing next to the gallery.

    10am-6pm Free

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.dionnefreeman.com Email Me 01235 515144

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    TheatreWednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    As You Like It Creation Theatre

    Creation Theatre return with Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

    2.30, 7.30pm £22 (Previews: £16)

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

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

    Booking advised by 12 Sep 2015

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    Theatre, Family Friendly, Shakespeare, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Outdoors

    Hamlet English Repertory Theatre

    80 minutes. There is no ghost. There is no equivocation. Only revenge.

    7.30pm £19.50 (£15, £10)

    University Parks, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RF

    www.englishrep.com Email Me 01628 601672

    Booking advised by 01 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    It’s a crowded Shakespeare season this summer, but take time to leave the city centre and head up to University Parks, where,...read more

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    Twelfth Night The Oxford Shakespeare Company

    OSC return with a sensational new production with a terrific score by Nick Lloyd Webber.

    7.30pm £23 (£18)

    Wadham College Gardens, Wadham College OX1 3PN

    www.osctheatre.org.uk 01865 305305

    Booking advised by 15 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    Beautifully acted, funny, sad, romantic, passionate, bawdy, imaginative - and all in a lovely setting. Go. See. Enjoy. For those...read more

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    Horrible Histories Mediaeval Mayhem Warwick Castle

    Horrible Histories: Mediaeval Mayhem Weekends until the 18th July and then every day until 6th September Horrible Histories® returns with a raucous, medley of Mediaeval Mayhem. Kids of all ages can experience the gruesome sights, sounds and smells of mediaeval England, discovering the foulest and funniest bits of history along the way! The fun never stops and imagination knows no bounds – meet a crowd of weird and wonderful characters plagued by poverty and pestilence.

    10:00am - 6:00pm Prices from £16.50- Book online to save 30%!

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV31 1YF

    www.warwick-castle.com/booking Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    ClassesWednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Coyotes ELE. Spanish Lessons for Children Coyotes ELE

    Coyotes ELE, Espanol Lengua Extranjera, is an innovative Spanish course for children that offers a fun, exciting and engaging approach to the process of teaching/learning a foreign language. Children as young as 3 years old can come and learn the language in a relaxed and caring environment, through songs, games, dance, videos, stories and much much more! Lessons start on Saturday 12th September 2015.

    4-5pm (Beginners 6-7 y-old) £30/month

    South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, Oxford OX1 4RP

    www.spanishcoyotes.com Email Me 07948701794

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    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Spanish, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Classes

    Teddy Bear's Picnic with Clockwork Music (2-4 years) Clockwork Music

    Songs and games with your favourite Clockwork Music friends. Bring your teddies!

    10-10:30am £5.50 per session

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

    claire@clockworkmusic.co.uk 01865311100

    Must book by 29 Jul 2015

    Family Friendly, Music, Tomorrow, This Week, Classes

    Teddy Bear's Picnic with Clockwork Music (Babies and Toddlers) Clockwork Music

    Songs and games with your favourite Clockwork Music friends. Bring your teddies!

    10:45-11:15am £5.50 per session

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

    claire@clockworkmusic.co.uk 01865311100

    Must book by 29 Jul 2015

    Family Friendly, Music, Tomorrow, This Week, Classes

    Kodaly Music Summer School Little Genius Music

    Help children to develop their music literacy and musicianship skills through singing, movement and games.

    9h-15h 36 pounds per day

    St. Nicholas Primary School Raymund Road, Old Marston, OX3 0PJ

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com info@littlegeniusmusic.com 07975661717

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    Courses and WorkshopsWednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering Gandhi Foundation

    Gandhian Values in a Digital Age. Annual week long residential summer gathering.

    All day £140-280 (£70-140)

    The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay OX14 4AF

    gandhifoundation.org/ gandhisummergathering@gmail.com

    Must book by 18 Jul 2015

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    Summer Story Makers The Story Museum

    Would your child like to spend a week creating stories in the inspiring surroundings of The Story Museum? Does he or she have a secret, or not so secret, story-making talent that they would like to explore further? For 2015 we have designed a unique summer holiday course for children aged 8 to 12 who enjoy using their imaginations.

    10:00 - 15:00 £190 for the week, individual days £45

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865790050

    Must book by 26 Jul 2015 Book tickets

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    Varsity Summer Camps Varsity Summer Camps

    A new day camp for children aged 10-16 years old in Begbroke, Oxford. Our super busy programme has lots of cracking onsite activities mixed with some (optional) specialist courses and brilliant excursions to top UK attractions. Only taking older children, each day is a mix of brilliant active sessions and absorbing creative activities, interlinked with plenty of social time (Hub Time) where everyone can relax and get to know each other – having an epic summer together!

    9.30am - 9pm from £21

    LVS, Spring Hill Road, Begbroke, OX5 1RX

    www.varsitysummercamps.co.uk Email Me 01865 582949

    Must book by 12 Jul 2015

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    Pottery sessions: throwing on the wheel Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery sessions in my garden studio for children, teens, adults. One-to-one teaching. Price includes firing and glazing of up to 5 pots.

    2.30pm-5.00pm £90

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 07702 099610

    Must book by 27 Jul 2015

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    Sports and FitnessWednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Kids Tennis Coaching - Mini Reds (ages 8 and under) Premier Tennis

    Children's tennis coaching with smaller courts, softer red balls and lots of fun games!

    3.30-4.30pm £5

    Hinksey Park, Abingdon Road / Lake Street, Oxford

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 26 Aug 2015

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    Kids Tennis Coaching - Mini Orange/Green (ages 9 - 11) Premier Tennis

    Children's tennis coaching with bigger rackets, softer balls and fun mini games

    4.30-5.30pm £5

    Hinksey Park, Abingdon Road / Lake Street, Oxford

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 26 Aug 2015

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    Buggyfit Buggyfit

    Fun outdoor class for mums - lose your baby weight, make friends & baby comes too!

    11am-12pm £5 (£40 for 10)

    Taurus Training, 1st floor of Marlborough House, 69 High Street, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 2DN

    www.buggyfit.co.uk cathbuggyfit@gmail.com 07958 439233

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    Cardio Tennis - 600+ calorie workout for all ages! Premier Tennis

    Get fit the tennis way! Have fun, work hard and socialise. No tennis skills required.

    10.30-11.30am £6

    Florence Park, OX4 3PW, Dawn-dusk all year

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 29 Aug 2015

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Health, Tomorrow, This Week

    Brookes Sport Youth Sportivate Programme Summer 2015 Oxford Brookes University - Brookes Sport Botley

    10-20 year olds Mon - Triathlon Tues - Kayaking Weds - Fitness Thurs - Fencing

    5-6pm 10 to 14's / 6-7pm 15 to 20's £2.50 per participant per session

    Brookes Sport Botley, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford, OX2 9AT

    www.brookes.ac.uk/brookes-sport botley.sport@brookes.ac.uk 01865 488379

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    Polo - A Unique Day Out Kirtlington ParkPolo Club

    Free entry; come and watch the exciting sport of polo. Picnic or refreshments available.

    all day Free

    Kirtlington Park Polo Club, Akeman Street, Kirtlington, Oxon OX5 3JQ

    kirtlingtonparkpolo.co.uk Email Me 01869 350138

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    Competition, Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Outside Oxfordshire, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Summer Holiday Soccer School WR Soccer Schools

    Soccer School run for boys and girls of mixed abilities aged 4-12.

    10am-3pm £12 p/day or £40 for all 4 days

    Old Air Rec Field behind Barns Rd Shops - Map is on the website under the course dates list page.

    www.wrsoccer.co.uk Email Me 07547 29 20 12

    Must book by 29 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Football

    WorshipWednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Interactive Bible Study RCCG, Christ's Love Assembly

    Interactive Bible Study and Prayers

    7.30pm Free

    Regal Community Centre, Ridgefield Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 3BY

    oxrccg.org.uk Email Me 07502454004/07813709676

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week

    Outside OxfordshireWednesday 29th July 2015 Hide

    Reptile Roadshow The Roald Dahl Museum

    Join our friends from the Reptile Roadshow and get in touch with your inner naturalist.

    12.00pm and 2.00pm £5 per participant plus Museum entry

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... Email Me 01494 892192

    Booking advised by 28 Jul 2015

    Museum, Nature, Family Friendly, Outside Oxfordshire, Tomorrow, This Week

    2Skye4Skye: Charity Bike Ride Blue Skye Thinking

    Long-distance cycle ride from Oxford to the Isle of Skye, in aid of local cancer research charity. Join for all of part of the ride.

    Departing Blenheim Palace 25th July, arriving Isle of Skye approx 3rd August

    www.blueskyethinking.com Email Me

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Outside Oxfordshire, Charity, Bikes and Cycling, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick Stage Show Warwick Castle

    Can Alfred The Great’s daughter beat the Vicious Vikings? Did the Earl of Warwick sneakily fight for both sides in the War of the Roses? Did Guys Fawkes really steal our horses?

    10am - 6pm From £16.50

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU

    www.warwick-castle.com Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    Time Travel: Age of the Samurai

    Find out about the powerful Japanese Samurai warriors and make a Samurai helmet.

    1 - 4pm Free

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

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/time-travel-age-samurai 01865 (2)78285

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    Beneath Our Feet Family Gallery Trail Museum of Oxford

    Activity worksheet provides fun family trail around Museum galleries.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

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

    ...oxford.gov.uk... Email Me 01865 252334

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    Magna Carta: Medieval Life in Oxford Museum of Oxford

    Investigate the evidence from a medieval rubbish pit and discover what survived!

    10.30am to 12.30pm Free

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

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865252334

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    Museum, Family Friendly, Oxford History, This Week, History

    Trail: All going on a Summer Holiday

    A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear and touch.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    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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    Toddler Time: Boj [U]

    Join CBeebies' favourite Bilby and friends in Giggly Park. Ages 1 - 5 years old. Runtime: 30 mins

    11.30am

    Phoenix Picturehouse, 57 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Under the Sea Shadow Puppet Workshop (for 5-7 years)

    Make an octopus, a shark, or even a sunken pirate ship, then perform for your friends and family!

    10am-1pm £22

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

    Family Friendly, Courses and Workshops, Art, Craft, Puppetry, This Week, Classes

    Summer Children's Events at Blackwell's Blackwell's Bookshop

    Join us this summer holiday in our Children's Department as we run our free programme of fun book activities for all the family. Please visit our website for the full listing of events taking place every day, including storytime and themed activity days!

    Throughout the day- please check Free

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

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    Family Friendly, Books, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Storytelling

    Family Drop-ins: Teeth, Claws, and Dinosaurs The Oxfordshire Museum

    See real dinosaur foot prints, learn about dinosaurs and make a fantastic headdress to wear.

    14:00-16:00 £2 per person

    The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

    www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum 01993 814106

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    Museum, Nature, Family Friendly, Gardens, This Week

    Epic Egypt River & Rowing Musem

    A summer of epic interactive fun for all the family.

    10am - 5pm Free with admission

    River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

    rrm.co.uk/events/epic-egypt museum@rrm.co.uk 01491 415600

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    Eid River & Rowing Musem

    Celebrate the festival of Eid making cards and geometric decorations.

    11am - 3pm Free with admission

    River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

    rrm.co.uk/whats-on museum@rrm.co.uk 01491 415600

    Booking advised by 30 Jul 2015 Book tickets

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    Draw Me A Story The Story Museum

    A hands-on exhibition with artwork, prints and sketchbooks by much loved illustrators.

    10:00 - 17:00 £7.50/£5 concession

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

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

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    To describe Draw Me a Story as an 'exhibition' doesn't do it justice. Yes, it takes place in a white-washed room, and, yes, there...read more

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    Clumps Club Earth Trust

    A week of wild adventures for 8-12 yr olds. A different activity each day.

    9am-5pm, £30 per child per day (book all 5 & get 1 FREE!)

    Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QZ

    www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx Email Me 01865 407792

    Must book by 30 Jul 2015

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    Nature, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Outdoors

    Star Power - 50 years of fusion research at Culham Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

    An exhibition showcasing the history and development of fusion research at Culham.

    Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00 Entrance is free.

    Abingdon County Hall Museum, Market Place, Abingdon OX14 3HG

    www.ccfe.ac.uk/news_detail.aspx?id=327 Email Me

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    Music Summer Camp 5-7yrs Old - Little Genius Music Based upon Kodaly/Dalcroze music methodology

    Kids have fun while learning music concepts through singing, movement and games.

    9-16hrs 38 pounds per day

    Cutteslowe Park Pavillion

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com Email Me 07975661717

    Booking advised by 15 May 2015

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    Superweeks: Fantastic, Imaginative residential summer camps for 8-16 yr olds The ATE Trust (ATE Superweeks)

    Includes accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station! Various dates through summer

    Residential Holiday £419 for a Superweek

    Free accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station, OX1 1HS

    www.superweeks.co.uk Email Me 08454561205

    Must book by 18 Aug 2015

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    Hill End Summer Family Days The Hill End Centre

    Explore Hill End’s 65 acre grounds and join in with our fun activities! Bring a picnic and wear suitable outdoor clothing. No need to book, just come along to enjoy Hill End’s unique landscape. No dogs, thank you. Cash payment only.

    10.00 2.00

    The Hill End Centre, Eynsham Road, Farmoor, Oxford OX2 9NJ

    www.hillend-oec.co.uk/cms/site/hill-end 01865 863510

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    Pottery course for children and teens Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery course for children and teens. Maximum 4 participants. Slabbing, coiling, pinching, wheel throwing

    10am to 12.30pm £180 for 5 days

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 01235 520395

    Must book by 25 Jul 2015

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    Pottery course for children and teens Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery course for children and teens. Maximum 4 participants. Slabbing, coiling, pinching, wheel throwing

    10am to 12.30pm £180 for 5 days

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 01235 520395

    Must book by 27 Jul 2015

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    Little Genius Music - Music Education for 0 to 7 years old Learn how music works through Kodaly/Dalcroze meth

    odology. Music is learn as a language and experienced through singing, movement and games

    9:15-10hrs £5.5 per session/55 Term

    Thursdays 9:15am at St. Michael and All Angels Church/ Marston Fridays 10am at Barefoot Book shop

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com Email Me 07975661717

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    Wells Little Wild Ones - Summer Holiday adventure Heart of the Wildwood

    6M+, parents/carers. Forest School - fire pit, stick bread, free grazing animals & activities on the day.

    10-11.30am £2 per child

    Wells Farm Nature Reserve, Haseley Road, Little Milton, OX44 7PP, limited parking

    www.heartofthewildwood.org Email Me 07582 935427

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    TheatreThursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Stagecoach Theatre Arts present The Addams Family at The Theatre at Headington. Thurs 30th and Fri 31st July 6.00pm

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    Stagecoach Theatre Arts students from Oxford present their summer showcase, the Addams Family, a musical fresh from Broadway.

    6pm

    The Theatre At Headington, Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford

    www.stagecoach.co.uk/oxford Email Me 01869 278600

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    As You Like It Creation Theatre

    Creation Theatre return with Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

    2.30, 7.30pm £22 (Previews: £16)

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

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

    Booking advised by 12 Sep 2015

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    Hamlet English Repertory Theatre

    80 minutes. There is no ghost. There is no equivocation. Only revenge.

    2.30pm £19.50 (£15, £10)

    University Parks, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RF

    www.englishrep.com Email Me 01628 601672

    Booking advised by 01 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    It’s a crowded Shakespeare season this summer, but take time to leave the city centre and head up to University Parks, where,...read more

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    One of Each The Plough Inn, Long Wittenham

    A savoury tale about the British National Dish Fish & Chips.

    7.30pm FREE

    The Plough Inn (Long Wittenham), Long Wittenham, nr. Abingdon OX14 4QH

    www.facebook.com/theploughlw Email Me 01865407738

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    Twelfth Night The Oxford Shakespeare Company

    OSC return with a sensational new production with a terrific score by Nick Lloyd Webber.

    7.30pm £23 (£18)

    Wadham College Gardens, Wadham College OX1 3PN

    www.osctheatre.org.uk 01865 305305

    Booking advised by 15 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    Beautifully acted, funny, sad, romantic, passionate, bawdy, imaginative - and all in a lovely setting. Go. See. Enjoy. For those...read more

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    The Bookbinder Trick of the Light Theatre

    An award-winning NZ fairytale of mystery, mayhem and magic, for curious children and adventurous adults. One performance only in Oxford, en route to the Edinburgh fringe. Show lasts about 50 minutes.

    6pm Unticketed; collection at end.

    Littlemore Village Hall, Railway Lane, OX4 4PY

    Website

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    Horrible Histories Mediaeval Mayhem Warwick Castle

    Horrible Histories: Mediaeval Mayhem Weekends until the 18th July and then every day until 6th September Horrible Histories® returns with a raucous, medley of Mediaeval Mayhem. Kids of all ages can experience the gruesome sights, sounds and smells of mediaeval England, discovering the foulest and funniest bits of history along the way! The fun never stops and imagination knows no bounds – meet a crowd of weird and wonderful characters plagued by poverty and pestilence.

    10:00am - 6:00pm Prices from £16.50- Book online to save 30%!

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV31 1YF

    www.warwick-castle.com/booking Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    ToursThursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Oxford Time Tours Oxford Time Tours

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

    11am, 1,30pm and 3pm £8 adult / £4 child / £18 family

    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 31 Jul 2015

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    CinemaThursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Thursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Inside Out [U] (2D)

    Riley's emotions guide her through her new life in San Francisco. Runtime: 94 mins

    10.30am; 1.00, 3.30pm

    Inside Out follows the archetypal Pixar formula: something goes wrong, and an ensemble cast of brightly-coloured small things...read more

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    10.15am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon George Street 0871 224 4007 — Thursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    12.30, 3.00, 5.15pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure [U]

    Join the really useful engine in a treasure hunt. Runtime: 63 mins

    10.10am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids - Penguins of Madagascar [U]

    The penguins join a covert interspecies agency, led by a wolf with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 92 mins

    10.30am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Odeon Kids - Cinderella [U]

    Disney live-action remake of the classic fairytale. Runtime: 113 mins

    10.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Fairytale, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 — Thursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    The Choir [PG]

    Talented, troubled boy is invested in by the strict master (Dustin Hoffman) of an elite choir. Empathetic drama.

    1.00pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Drama

    Vue Cinema 08712 240 240 (10p per min from BT) — Thursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob set out to find a new master. Runtime: 91 mins

    10.30am, 12.45, 3.00, 5.15, 7.30pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of Lost Treasure [U]

    Join the really useful engine in a treasure hunt. Runtime: 63 mins

    11.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Transport, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    KidsAM: Two by Two [U]

    There are stowaways on the Ark! Runtime: 87 mins

    9.50am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    ArtThursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Modern Magna Carta Exhibition Museum of Oxford, Brookes University

    Local schools & learning disability charities create modern interpretations of Magna Carta

    10am-5pm Free

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

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865252334

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    Treasure from Trash The Oxfordshire Museum

    Reconsidering waste and re-using resources in imaginative ways. The exhibition looks at how different materials are made into useful, fun, ingenious and often beautiful things. A great exhibition for all the family, with activities and ideas to take away and a full programme of activities through the school holidays. For more information, and details of a full programme of family activities, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

    10am - 5pm; Sundays 2pm - 5pm Free

    The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

    www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Email Me 01993 814106

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    'Living Stone - Hidden Beauty' - Exhbition by Zimbabwean sculptor Tinei Mashaya The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Figurative and abstract Zimbabwean stone sculpture on display and sale in restful garden.

    9.30 - 7pm Free

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

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk Email Me 01865 515584

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    Wastelands 荒原 OVADA

    Wastelands is a contemporary Chinese art exhibition of installation, painting, sculpture and film presenting the works of eight artists who all have links to China.

    12-6pm Free

    OVADA Warehouse, 14A Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ, Opening times are specific to each show. See website for details.

    www.ovada.org.uk/wastelands info@ovada.org.uk 01865200979

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    A heavily pregnant woman strolls through a supermarket aisle. Suddenly a tango starts playing in the background and the woman...read more

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    Dionne Freeman Solo Exhibition Inside Out Cornerstone

    Solo show exploring landscapes. Including a floor-to-ceiling drawing next to the gallery.

    10am-6pm Free

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.dionnefreeman.com Email Me 01235 515144

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    ClassesThursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Coyotes ELE. Spanish Lessons for Children Coyotes ELE

    Coyotes ELE, Espanol Lengua Extranjera, is an innovative Spanish course for children that offers a fun, exciting and engaging approach to the process of teaching/learning a foreign language. Children as young as 3 years old can come and learn the language in a relaxed and caring environment, through songs, games, dance, videos, stories and much much more! Lessons start on Saturday 12th September 2015.

    4-5pm (7-9 years old.Level 2); 5-6pm (GCSE level) £30/month

    South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, Oxford OX1 4RP

    www.spanishcoyotes.com Email Me 07948701794

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    10 week Basic Obedience course Fair Weather Dog Training Club

    10 week Basic Obedience course for dogs older than 6 months. Any breed, any age.

    7:30 pm to 8:15pm £70 for 10 week course

    Arncott Village Hall, Upper Arncott, Arncott, Bicester, OX25 1PL

    www.fairweatherdogtrainingclub.co.uk Email Me 01869 322996

    Must book by 17 Jun 2015

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    Kodaly Music Summer School Little Genius Music

    Help children to develop their music literacy and musicianship skills through singing, movement and games.

    9h-15h 36 pounds per day

    St. Nicholas Primary School Raymund Road, Old Marston, OX3 0PJ

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com info@littlegeniusmusic.com 07975661717

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    Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering Gandhi Foundation

    Gandhian Values in a Digital Age. Annual week long residential summer gathering.

    All day £140-280 (£70-140)

    The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay OX14 4AF

    gandhifoundation.org/ gandhisummergathering@gmail.com

    Must book by 18 Jul 2015

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    Summer Story Makers The Story Museum

    Would your child like to spend a week creating stories in the inspiring surroundings of The Story Museum? Does he or she have a secret, or not so secret, story-making talent that they would like to explore further? For 2015 we have designed a unique summer holiday course for children aged 8 to 12 who enjoy using their imaginations.

    10:00 - 15:00 £190 for the week, individual days £45

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865790050

    Must book by 26 Jul 2015 Book tickets

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    Puppy Socialisation Classes Fair Weather Dog Training Club

    Socialise your puppy with other puppies and people as well as teaching it basic obedience.

    6:45 pm to 7:30pm £70 for 10 week course

    Arncott Village Hall, Arncott, Bicester OX25 1PL

    www.fairweatherdogtrainingclub.co.uk Email Me 01869 322996

    Must book by 25 Jul 2015

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    Varsity Summer Camps Varsity Summer Camps

    A new day camp for children aged 10-16 years old in Begbroke, Oxford. Our super busy programme has lots of cracking onsite activities mixed with some (optional) specialist courses and brilliant excursions to top UK attractions. Only taking older children, each day is a mix of brilliant active sessions and absorbing creative activities, interlinked with plenty of social time (Hub Time) where everyone can relax and get to know each other – having an epic summer together!

    9.30am - 9pm from £21

    LVS, Spring Hill Road, Begbroke, OX5 1RX

    www.varsitysummercamps.co.uk Email Me 01865 582949

    Must book by 12 Jul 2015

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    Pottery sessions: throwing on the wheel Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery sessions in my garden studio for children, teens, adults. One-to-one teaching. Price includes firing and glazing of up to 5 pots.

    2.30pm-5.00pm £90

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 07702 099610

    Must book by 27 Jul 2015

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    Outside OxfordshireThursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Croc pots The Roald Dahl Museum

    Make your own crocodile from clay, so you can keep trinkets in his tummy.

    10.30am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm £3 per participant plus Museum entry

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... Email Me 01494 892192

    Booking advised by 28 Jul 2015

    Family Friendly, Outside Oxfordshire, Art, This Week, Kids' Activities

    2Skye4Skye: Charity Bike Ride Blue Skye Thinking

    Long-distance cycle ride from Oxford to the Isle of Skye, in aid of local cancer research charity. Join for all of part of the ride.

    Departing Blenheim Palace 25th July, arriving Isle of Skye approx 3rd August

    www.blueskyethinking.com Email Me

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    Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick Stage Show Warwick Castle

    Can Alfred The Great’s daughter beat the Vicious Vikings? Did the Earl of Warwick sneakily fight for both sides in the War of the Roses? Did Guys Fawkes really steal our horses?

    10am - 6pm From £16.50

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU

    www.warwick-castle.com Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    Sports and FitnessThursday 30th July 2015 Hide

    Cardio Tennis - 600+ calorie workout for all ages! Premier Tennis

    Get fit the tennis way! Have fun, work hard and socialise. No tennis skills required.

    9.30-10.30am £6

    Alexandra Park, Middle Way, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7LH

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 27 Aug 2015

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    Brookes Sport Youth Sportivate Programme Summer 2015 Oxford Brookes University - Brookes Sport Botley

    10-20 year olds Mon - Triathlon Tues - Kayaking Weds - Fitness Thurs - Fencing

    5:30-6:30pm 10 to 14's / 7:30-8:30pm 15 to 20's £2.50 per participant per session

    Brookes Sport Botley, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford, OX2 9AT

    www.brookes.ac.uk/brookes-sport botley.sport@brookes.ac.uk 01865 488379

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    Polo - A Unique Day Out Kirtlington ParkPolo Club

    Free entry; come and watch the exciting sport of polo. Picnic or refreshments available.

    all day Free

    Kirtlington Park Polo Club, Akeman Street, Kirtlington, Oxon OX5 3JQ

    kirtlingtonparkpolo.co.uk Email Me 01869 350138

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    Summer Holiday Soccer School WR Soccer Schools

    Soccer School run for boys and girls of mixed abilities aged 4-12.

    10am-3pm £12 p/day or £40 for all 4 days

    Old Air Rec Field behind Barns Rd Shops - Map is on the website under the course dates list page.

    www.wrsoccer.co.uk Email Me 07547 29 20 12

    Must book by 29 Jul 2015

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    Family Friendly, Sports and Fitness, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Football

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    Beneath Our Feet Family Gallery Trail Museum of Oxford

    Activity worksheet provides fun family trail around Museum galleries.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

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

    ...oxford.gov.uk... Email Me 01865 252334

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    Trail: All going on a Summer Holiday

    A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear and touch.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    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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    Summer Children's Events at Blackwell's Blackwell's Bookshop

    Join us this summer holiday in our Children's Department as we run our free programme of fun book activities for all the family. Please visit our website for the full listing of events taking place every day, including storytime and themed activity days!

    Throughout the day- please check Free

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

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    "Sing A Rainbow" - Fun family sing-a-long aimed at 0-5 year-olds

    Local guitar teacher and Dad-of-three Dave Bosher leads a family-friendly session of well-known songs for your youngest tots to join in with. Actions, percussion, and story-based songs. Whole families welcome.

    9.45-10.30 £3 per family

    West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BT

    Email Me 07752792477

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    Fortnightly Sling Library Oxford Sling Library

    We have a large selection of baby slings & carriers for you to try out or hire.

    12.15pm-2.15pm £3 entry, £5 sling hire, £50 deposit

    St Alban's Hall, Corner of Catherine & Charles St, Oxford OX4 3AH

    www.oxfordslinglibrary.co.uk Email Me

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    Epic Egypt River & Rowing Musem

    A summer of epic interactive fun for all the family.

    10am - 5pm Free with admission

    River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

    rrm.co.uk/events/epic-egypt museum@rrm.co.uk 01491 415600

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    Draw Me A Story The Story Museum

    A hands-on exhibition with artwork, prints and sketchbooks by much loved illustrators.

    10:00 - 17:00 £7.50/£5 concession

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

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

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    To describe Draw Me a Story as an 'exhibition' doesn't do it justice. Yes, it takes place in a white-washed room, and, yes, there...read more

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    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Create something special to take home and be proud of in our half-hour crafting workshops.

    4-4:30pm £5 per child

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

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

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    Friday Pizza Night Barefoot Books

    Staying open late on Fridays until 6.30pm to start the weekend with fantastic pizzas!

    until 6.30pm 10% discount for pre booked tables

    Barefoot Books - Storyteller's Café, 294 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7ED, Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

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

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    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Get crafty before Story Time with a themed craft, suitable for most ages.

    4-4.30pm Ages 5+ £5 per child

    Barefoot Books - Storyteller's Café, 294 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7ED, Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

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

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    Mini Karate for 2-4 year olds! Oxford School of Martial Arts

    Martial arts themed fitness class for 2-4year olds - physical skills, focus and confidence

    1.30-2.15pm Must call to book - first class free!

    Taurus Training, 1st floor of Marlborough House, 69 High Street, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 2DN

    www.schoolofmartialarts.com tracey@schoolofmartialarts.com 01865 370339

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    Clumps Club Earth Trust

    A week of wild adventures for 8-12 yr olds. A different activity each day.

    9am-5pm, £30 per child per day (book all 5 & get 1 FREE!)

    Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QZ

    www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx Email Me 01865 407792

    Must book by 30 Jul 2015

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    Nature, Family Friendly, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Outdoors

    Star Power - 50 years of fusion research at Culham Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

    An exhibition showcasing the history and development of fusion research at Culham.

    Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00 Entrance is free.

    Abingdon County Hall Museum, Market Place, Abingdon OX14 3HG

    www.ccfe.ac.uk/news_detail.aspx?id=327 Email Me

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    Music Summer Camp 5-7yrs Old - Little Genius Music Based upon Kodaly/Dalcroze music methodology

    Kids have fun while learning music concepts through singing, movement and games.

    9-16hrs 38 pounds per day

    Cutteslowe Park Pavillion

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com Email Me 07975661717

    Booking advised by 15 May 2015

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    Superweeks: Fantastic, Imaginative residential summer camps for 8-16 yr olds The ATE Trust (ATE Superweeks)

    Includes accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station! Various dates through summer

    Residential Holiday £419 for a Superweek

    Free accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station, OX1 1HS

    www.superweeks.co.uk Email Me 08454561205

    Must book by 18 Aug 2015

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    Rock Hoppers at Rock Edge Heart of the Wildwood

    6m+, parents/carers.Forest School - fire pit, stick bread, den-building & activities.

    10-11.30am £2 per child

    Rock Edge Nature Reserve, Old Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8NE, opp. Nuffield Hospital

    www.heartofthewildwood.org Email Me 07582 935427

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    Pottery course for children and teens Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery course for children and teens. Maximum 4 participants. Slabbing, coiling, pinching, wheel throwing

    10am to 12.30pm £180 for 5 days

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 01235 520395

    Must book by 25 Jul 2015

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    Pottery course for children and teens Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery course for children and teens. Maximum 4 participants. Slabbing, coiling, pinching, wheel throwing

    10am to 12.30pm £180 for 5 days

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 01235 520395

    Must book by 27 Jul 2015

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    Little Genius Music - Music Education for 0 to 7 years old Learn how music works through Kodaly/Dalcroze meth

    odology. Music is learn as a language and experienced through singing, movement and games

    10-10:45 £5.5 per session/55 Term

    Thursdays 9:15am at St. Michael and All Angels Church/ Marston Fridays 10am at Barefoot Book shop

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com Email Me 07975661717

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    TheatreFriday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Stagecoach Theatre Arts present The Addams Family at The Theatre at Headington. Thurs 30th and Fri 31st July 6.00pm

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    Stagecoach Theatre Arts students from Oxford present their summer showcase, the Addams Family, a musical fresh from Broadway.

    6pm

    The Theatre At Headington, Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford

    www.stagecoach.co.uk/oxford Email Me 01869 278600

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    Oliver

    Lionel Bart's multi-award winning musical, Oliver!, directed by Luke Sheppard.

    7.30pm £17.50-£30

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

    www.watermill.org.uk/ 01635 46044

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    As You Like It Creation Theatre

    Creation Theatre return with Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

    2.30, 7.30pm £22 (Previews: £16)

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

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

    Booking advised by 12 Sep 2015

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    Hamlet English Repertory Theatre

    80 minutes. There is no ghost. There is no equivocation. Only revenge.

    7.30pm £19.50 (£15, £10)

    University Parks, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RF

    www.englishrep.com Email Me 01628 601672

    Booking advised by 01 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    It’s a crowded Shakespeare season this summer, but take time to leave the city centre and head up to University Parks, where,...read more

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    Twelfth Night The Oxford Shakespeare Company

    OSC return with a sensational new production with a terrific score by Nick Lloyd Webber.

    7.30pm £23 (£18)

    Wadham College Gardens, Wadham College OX1 3PN

    www.osctheatre.org.uk 01865 305305

    Booking advised by 15 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    Beautifully acted, funny, sad, romantic, passionate, bawdy, imaginative - and all in a lovely setting. Go. See. Enjoy. For those...read more

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    Horrible Histories Mediaeval Mayhem Warwick Castle

    Horrible Histories: Mediaeval Mayhem Weekends until the 18th July and then every day until 6th September Horrible Histories® returns with a raucous, medley of Mediaeval Mayhem. Kids of all ages can experience the gruesome sights, sounds and smells of mediaeval England, discovering the foulest and funniest bits of history along the way! The fun never stops and imagination knows no bounds – meet a crowd of weird and wonderful characters plagued by poverty and pestilence.

    10:00am - 6:00pm Prices from £16.50- Book online to save 30%!

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV31 1YF

    www.warwick-castle.com/booking Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    ToursFriday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Oxford Time Tours Oxford Time Tours

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

    11am, 1,30pm and 3pm £8 adult / £4 child / £18 family

    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 31 Jul 2015

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

    Apologies, No Ghost Trail on Friday 26th June

    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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    CinemaFriday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Friday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York.
    Subtitles: Thu 3.50pm Runtime: 91 mins

    11.10am; 1.30, 3.50, 6.10pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Odeon George Street 0871 224 4007 — Friday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Inside Out [U] (2D)

    Riley's emotions guide her through her new life in San Francisco Runtime: 94 mins

    10.30am; 1.00, 3.30, 6.00, 8.30pm

    Inside Out follows the archetypal Pixar formula: something goes wrong, and an ensemble cast of brightly-coloured small things...read more

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Inside Out [U] (3D)

    Riley's emotions guide her through her new life in San Francisco Runtime: 94 mins

    12.00, 2.30, 5.00pm

    Inside Out follows the archetypal Pixar formula: something goes wrong, and an ensemble cast of brightly-coloured small things...read more

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Minions [U] (3D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    12.30, 2.45pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of Lost Treasure [U]

    Join the really useful engine in a treasure hunt. Runtime: 63 mins

    10.10am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Home [U] (2D)

    Colour-changing alien blob befriends human girl voiced by Rihanna. Runtime: 94 mins

    10.00am

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    Odeon Kids: Cinderella [U]

    Disney live-action remake of the classic fairytale. Runtime: 113 mins

    10.30am

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    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 — Friday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    1.30pm

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    ArtFriday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Modern Magna Carta Exhibition Museum of Oxford, Brookes University

    Local schools & learning disability charities create modern interpretations of Magna Carta

    10am-5pm Free

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

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865252334

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    Treasure from Trash The Oxfordshire Museum

    Reconsidering waste and re-using resources in imaginative ways. The exhibition looks at how different materials are made into useful, fun, ingenious and often beautiful things. A great exhibition for all the family, with activities and ideas to take away and a full programme of activities through the school holidays. For more information, and details of a full programme of family activities, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

    10am - 5pm; Sundays 2pm - 5pm Free

    The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

    www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Email Me 01993 814106

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    'Living Stone - Hidden Beauty' - Exhbition by Zimbabwean sculptor Tinei Mashaya The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Figurative and abstract Zimbabwean stone sculpture on display and sale in restful garden.

    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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    Wastelands 荒原 OVADA

    Wastelands is a contemporary Chinese art exhibition of installation, painting, sculpture and film presenting the works of eight artists who all have links to China.

    12-6pm Free

    OVADA Warehouse, 14A Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ, Opening times are specific to each show. See website for details.

    www.ovada.org.uk/wastelands info@ovada.org.uk 01865200979

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    A heavily pregnant woman strolls through a supermarket aisle. Suddenly a tango starts playing in the background and the woman...read more

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    Dionne Freeman Solo Exhibition Inside Out Cornerstone

    Solo show exploring landscapes. Including a floor-to-ceiling drawing next to the gallery.

    10am-6pm Free

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.dionnefreeman.com Email Me 01235 515144

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    Courses and WorkshopsFriday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering Gandhi Foundation

    Gandhian Values in a Digital Age. Annual week long residential summer gathering.

    All day £140-280 (£70-140)

    The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay OX14 4AF

    gandhifoundation.org/ gandhisummergathering@gmail.com

    Must book by 18 Jul 2015

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    Summer Story Makers The Story Museum

    Would your child like to spend a week creating stories in the inspiring surroundings of The Story Museum? Does he or she have a secret, or not so secret, story-making talent that they would like to explore further? For 2015 we have designed a unique summer holiday course for children aged 8 to 12 who enjoy using their imaginations.

    10:00 - 15:00 £190 for the week, individual days £45

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865790050

    Must book by 26 Jul 2015 Book tickets

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    Acorns Drama Club (4-7 years) Acorns Theatre

    Weekly workshops full of exciting drama games, improvisation, music, singing & dancing!

    4-5pm £7 per child; £5.95 per sibling

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

    www.acornstheatre.com acornstheatre@gmail.com 07717695995

    Must book by 31 Jul 2015

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    Varsity Summer Camps Varsity Summer Camps

    A new day camp for children aged 10-16 years old in Begbroke, Oxford. Our super busy programme has lots of cracking onsite activities mixed with some (optional) specialist courses and brilliant excursions to top UK attractions. Only taking older children, each day is a mix of brilliant active sessions and absorbing creative activities, interlinked with plenty of social time (Hub Time) where everyone can relax and get to know each other – having an epic summer together!

    9.30am - 9pm from £21

    LVS, Spring Hill Road, Begbroke, OX5 1RX

    www.varsitysummercamps.co.uk Email Me 01865 582949

    Must book by 12 Jul 2015

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    Pottery sessions: throwing on the wheel Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

    Pottery sessions in my garden studio for children, teens, adults. One-to-one teaching. Price includes firing and glazing of up to 5 pots.

    2.30pm-5.00pm £90

    The Pottery, 8 The Green, Culham, Abingdon OX14 4LZ

    www.charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk Email Me 07702 099610

    Must book by 27 Jul 2015

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    Outside OxfordshireFriday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Rastamouse! The Roald Dahl Museum

    A gloriously irie hour with Michael De Souza, one of the creators of CBeebies' Rastamouse

    12.00pm and 2.00pm £3 per person (adults & children) + Museum entry

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... Email Me 01494 892192

    Booking advised by 30 Jul 2015

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    2Skye4Skye: Charity Bike Ride Blue Skye Thinking

    Long-distance cycle ride from Oxford to the Isle of Skye, in aid of local cancer research charity. Join for all of part of the ride.

    Departing Blenheim Palace 25th July, arriving Isle of Skye approx 3rd August

    www.blueskyethinking.com Email Me

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    Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick Stage Show Warwick Castle

    Can Alfred The Great’s daughter beat the Vicious Vikings? Did the Earl of Warwick sneakily fight for both sides in the War of the Roses? Did Guys Fawkes really steal our horses?

    10am - 6pm From £16.50

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU

    www.warwick-castle.com Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    ClassesFriday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Spanish Singalong Barefoot Books

    Introduce your baby & toddler to Spanish with traditional songs from Spain & Latin America

    10:30-11am Free

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

    Email Me 01865311100

    Booking advised by 31 Jul 2015

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    Acorns Singalong Acorns Theatre

    Building on speech, self-confidence, literacy & numeracy, musical rhythm & above all FUN!

    11-11:45am £5.50 per child; £3.50 per sibling

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

    www.acornstheatre.com acornstheatre@gmail.com 07717695995

    Must book by 31 Jul 2015

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    Kodaly Music Summer School Little Genius Music

    Help children to develop their music literacy and musicianship skills through singing, movement and games.

    9h-15h 36 pounds per day

    St. Nicholas Primary School Raymund Road, Old Marston, OX3 0PJ

    www.littlegeniusmusic.com info@littlegeniusmusic.com 07975661717

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    Sports and FitnessFriday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Kids Tennis Coaching - Mini Reds (ages 8 and under) Premier Tennis

    Children's tennis coaching with smaller courts, softer red balls and lots of fun games!

    3.30-4.30pm £6

    Florence Park, OX4 3PW, Dawn-dusk all year

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 29 Aug 2015

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    Kids Tennis Coaching - Mini Orange/Green (ages 9 - 11) Premier Tennis

    Children's tennis coaching with bigger rackets, softer balls and fun mini games

    4.30-5.30pm £5

    Florence Park, OX4 3PW

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 29 Aug 2015

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    Polo - A Unique Day Out Kirtlington ParkPolo Club

    Free entry; come and watch the exciting sport of polo. Picnic or refreshments available.

    all day Free

    Kirtlington Park Polo Club, Akeman Street, Kirtlington, Oxon OX5 3JQ

    kirtlingtonparkpolo.co.uk Email Me 01869 350138

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    NightlifeFriday 31st July 2015 Hide

    Bingo Littlemore Village Hall

    Friday night bingo is back. Raffle, refreshments. Meet new friends.

    7pm free entry

    Littlemore Village Hall, Railway Lane, Littlemore. OX4 4PY

    www.littlemorelive.moonfruit.com Email Me 07467127009

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    Beneath Our Feet Family Gallery Trail Museum of Oxford

    Activity worksheet provides fun family trail around Museum galleries.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

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

    ...oxford.gov.uk... Email Me 01865 252334

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    Trail: All going on a Summer Holiday

    A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear and touch.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    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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    Summer Children's Events at Blackwell's Blackwell's Bookshop

    Join us this summer holiday in our Children's Department as we run our free programme of fun book activities for all the family. Please visit our website for the full listing of events taking place every day, including storytime and themed activity days!

    Throughout the day- please check Free

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

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    Green Picnic Afternoon

    Join us for our last picnic afternoon of the summer. Enjoy live music from Oxfordshire group Kismet, summer family activities with local authors and crafts and gardening with a green theme, plus meet local eco champions, including Friends of the Earth and Oxford Urban Wildlife Group. Refreshments and ice-creams available on site.

    1 - 4pm Free with entry to the garden. Adults £4.95, children free

    University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane OX1 4AZ, May - Aug: daily 9am - 6pm Sep - Oct: daily 9am - 5pm Nov - Feb: daily 9am - 4pm Mar - Apr: daily 9am - 5pm

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 686692

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    Epic Egypt River & Rowing Musem

    A summer of epic interactive fun for all the family.

    10am - 5pm Free with admission

    River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

    rrm.co.uk/events/epic-egypt museum@rrm.co.uk 01491 415600

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    Draw Me A Story The Story Museum

    A hands-on exhibition with artwork, prints and sketchbooks by much loved illustrators.

    10:00 - 17:00 £7.50/£5 concession

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

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

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    To describe Draw Me a Story as an 'exhibition' doesn't do it justice. Yes, it takes place in a white-washed room, and, yes, there...read more

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    Oxford Eid Extravaganza Oxford Events Team

    Amazing and fun activities, entertainment and stalls for all ages. We have a large bbq and lots of food and dessert stalls.

    2-7pm Free

    Central Oxford Mosque (East Oxford), Manzil Way, Oxford OX4 1DJ

    www.facebook.com/events/648698868564648/ Email Me

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    Barefoot Craft Club Barefoot Books

    Get crafty before Story Time with a themed craft, suitable for most ages.

    4-4.30pm Ages 5+ £5per child

    Barefoot Books - Storyteller's Café, 294 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7ED, Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

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

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    Star Power - 50 years of fusion research at Culham Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

    An exhibition showcasing the history and development of fusion research at Culham.

    Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00 Entrance is free.

    Abingdon County Hall Museum, Market Place, Abingdon OX14 3HG

    www.ccfe.ac.uk/news_detail.aspx?id=327 Email Me

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    Superweeks: Fantastic, Imaginative residential summer camps for 8-16 yr olds The ATE Trust (ATE Superweeks)

    Includes accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station! Various dates through summer

    Residential Holiday £419 for a Superweek

    Free accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station, OX1 1HS

    www.superweeks.co.uk Email Me 08454561205

    Must book by 18 Aug 2015

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    Mediaeval Jousting at Warwick Castle Warwick Castle

    A feast for eyes and ears awaits you this August when no fewer than 4 fearless horseback heroes push their skills and agility to the limit in THE GREAT JOUST (twice daily 1st August – 31st August). You’ll be awe-struck as you’re hurled back in time to watch the fierce knights ferociously cross lances and attempt to unhorse one another in this noble sport which has been held at the Castle for over 800 years!

    10:00am- 6:00pm Prices from £16.50- Book online to save 30%!

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU

    www.warwick-castle.com/booking/ Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    ToursSaturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Oxford Time Tours Oxford Time Tours

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

    11am, 1,30pm and 3pm £8 adult / £4 child / £18 family

    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 31 Jul 2015

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

    Apologies, No Ghost Trail on Friday 26th June

    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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    CinemaSaturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Saturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York.
    Subtitles: Thu 3.50pm Runtime: 91 mins

    11.10am; 1.30, 3.50, 6.10pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Odeon George Street 0871 224 4007 — Saturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Inside Out [U] (2D)

    Riley's emotions guide her through her new life in San Francisco Runtime: 94 mins

    10.30am; 1.00, 3.30, 6.00, 8.30pm

    Inside Out follows the archetypal Pixar formula: something goes wrong, and an ensemble cast of brightly-coloured small things...read more

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Inside Out [U] (3D)

    Riley's emotions guide her through her new life in San Francisco Runtime: 94 mins

    12.00, 2.30, 5.00pm

    Inside Out follows the archetypal Pixar formula: something goes wrong, and an ensemble cast of brightly-coloured small things...read more

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Minions [U] (3D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    10.10am, 12.30. 2.45pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Home [U] (2D)

    Colour-changing alien blob befriends human girl voiced by Rihanna. Runtime: 94 mins

    10.00am

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Cinderella [U]

    Disney live-action remake of the classic fairytale. Runtime: 113 mins

    10.30am

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    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 — Saturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    1.45pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Comedy, Animation, This Week

    ArtSaturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Modern Magna Carta Exhibition Museum of Oxford, Brookes University

    Local schools & learning disability charities create modern interpretations of Magna Carta

    10am-5pm Free

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

    www.museumofoxford.org Email Me 01865252334

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    Treasure from Trash The Oxfordshire Museum

    Reconsidering waste and re-using resources in imaginative ways. The exhibition looks at how different materials are made into useful, fun, ingenious and often beautiful things. A great exhibition for all the family, with activities and ideas to take away and a full programme of activities through the school holidays. For more information, and details of a full programme of family activities, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

    10am - 5pm; Sundays 2pm - 5pm Free

    The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

    www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Email Me 01993 814106

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    'Living Stone - Hidden Beauty' - Exhbition by Zimbabwean sculptor Tinei Mashaya The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Figurative and abstract Zimbabwean stone sculpture on display and sale in restful garden.

    9.00 - 4.30pm Free

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

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk Email Me 01865 515584

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    Wastelands 荒原 OVADA

    Wastelands is a contemporary Chinese art exhibition of installation, painting, sculpture and film presenting the works of eight artists who all have links to China.

    12-6pm Free

    OVADA Warehouse, 14A Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ, Opening times are specific to each show. See website for details.

    www.ovada.org.uk/wastelands info@ovada.org.uk 01865200979

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    A heavily pregnant woman strolls through a supermarket aisle. Suddenly a tango starts playing in the background and the woman...read more

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    Dionne Freeman Solo Exhibition Inside Out Cornerstone

    Solo show exploring landscapes. Including a floor-to-ceiling drawing next to the gallery.

    10am-6pm Free

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.dionnefreeman.com Email Me 01235 515144

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    TheatreSaturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Oliver

    Lionel Bart's multi-award winning musical, Oliver!, directed by Luke Sheppard.

    7.30pm £17.50-£30

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

    www.watermill.org.uk/ 01635 46044

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    As You Like It Creation Theatre

    Creation Theatre return with Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

    2.30, 7.30pm £22 (Previews: £16)

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

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

    Booking advised by 12 Sep 2015

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    Hamlet English Repertory Theatre

    80 minutes. There is no ghost. There is no equivocation. Only revenge.

    2.30pm £19.50 (£15, £10)

    University Parks, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RF

    www.englishrep.com Email Me 01628 601672

    Booking advised by 01 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    It’s a crowded Shakespeare season this summer, but take time to leave the city centre and head up to University Parks, where,...read more

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    Twelfth Night The Oxford Shakespeare Company

    OSC return with a sensational new production with a terrific score by Nick Lloyd Webber.

    2.30pm, 7.30pm £13-23

    Wadham College Gardens, Wadham College OX1 3PN

    www.osctheatre.org.uk 01865 305305

    Booking advised by 15 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    Beautifully acted, funny, sad, romantic, passionate, bawdy, imaginative - and all in a lovely setting. Go. See. Enjoy. For those...read more

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    Horrible Histories Mediaeval Mayhem Warwick Castle

    Horrible Histories: Mediaeval Mayhem Weekends until the 18th July and then every day until 6th September Horrible Histories® returns with a raucous, medley of Mediaeval Mayhem. Kids of all ages can experience the gruesome sights, sounds and smells of mediaeval England, discovering the foulest and funniest bits of history along the way! The fun never stops and imagination knows no bounds – meet a crowd of weird and wonderful characters plagued by poverty and pestilence.

    10:00am - 6:00pm Prices from £16.50- Book online to save 30%!

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV31 1YF

    www.warwick-castle.com/booking Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    ClassesSaturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Coyotes ELE. Spanish Lessons for Children Coyotes ELE

    Coyotes ELE, Espanol Lengua Extranjera, is an innovative Spanish course for children that offers a fun, exciting and engaging approach to the process of teaching/learning a foreign language. Children as young as 3 years old can come and learn the language in a relaxed and caring environment, through songs, games, dance, videos, stories and much much more! Lessons start on Saturday 12th September 2015.

    11-12pm (3-5 y-old); 12-1pm (5-7 y-old) Beginners £30/month

    South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, Oxford OX1 4RP

    www.spanishcoyotes.com Email Me 07948701794

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    Courses and WorkshopsSaturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering Gandhi Foundation

    Gandhian Values in a Digital Age. Annual week long residential summer gathering.

    Ends 2pm £140-280 (£70-140)

    The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay OX14 4AF

    gandhifoundation.org/ gandhisummergathering@gmail.com

    Must book by 18 Jul 2015

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    Marvellous Moths at Paradise Wood Earth Trust

    Join Marc Botham, local moth enthusiast, and spend the evening catching, identifying and learning more about these fascinating night-time creatures in the Earth Trust’s woodland in Little Wittenham.

    9pm-11pm £5 adult, £2 child, free for Friends

    Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QZ

    www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx Email Me 01865 407792

    Must book by 31 Jul 2015

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    Varsity Summer Camps Varsity Summer Camps

    A new day camp for children aged 10-16 years old in Begbroke, Oxford. Our super busy programme has lots of cracking onsite activities mixed with some (optional) specialist courses and brilliant excursions to top UK attractions. Only taking older children, each day is a mix of brilliant active sessions and absorbing creative activities, interlinked with plenty of social time (Hub Time) where everyone can relax and get to know each other – having an epic summer together!

    9.30am - 9pm from £21

    LVS, Spring Hill Road, Begbroke, OX5 1RX

    www.varsitysummercamps.co.uk Email Me 01865 582949

    Must book by 12 Jul 2015

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    MarketSaturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Bitten Street: Oxford's Street Food Crew

    Street food, drinks, music. Just remember, come hungry! #BittenStreet

    11.30am - 3.30pm Free entry

    Oxford Castle Quarter, New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY

    www.bittenstreet.com events@bittenoxford.co.uk

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    East Oxford Farmers' Market

    Quality, fresh, local products from within 30 miles of Oxford. Food & more. Friendly café.

    10am-1pm Free

    East Oxford Primary School, Union Street, Oxford OX4 1JP

    eastoxfordmarket.org.uk Email Me

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    In winter, sticking to local veg can be a bit of a bind - what do you make with three pounds of curly kale and one kholrabi?...read more

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    Music and Art in the Yard Annie's Tea Room

    Enjoy the free music, Gary Bosher's paintings, Aeroball and Pedalo boats, delicious homemade food and legendary cream teas. There will be buckets for donations towards a defibrillator for Thrupp Wide. Free concert on Saturday 1st August: The Bankers - Rock Classics. Aaron Keylock - Blues Guitar and Vocals. Dave Seck - Classical Guitar. Gary Bosher’s Paintings - all weekend… and painting live on Sunday 2nd August.

    1pm - 4pm FREE

    Annie's Tea Room, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ, daily: 10am-5pm

    www.anniestearoom.co.uk Email Me 07425 621742

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    Outside OxfordshireSaturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Discover Dahl's Archives The Roald Dahl Museum

    A behind-the-scenes look at our archive store, which houses Roald Dahl's manuscripts

    12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm £1 per person (adults & children) + Museum entry

    The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL

    ...roalddahl.com... Email Me 01494 892192

    Booking advised by 31 Jul 2015

    Museum, Family Friendly, Outside Oxfordshire, This Week, History

    2Skye4Skye: Charity Bike Ride Blue Skye Thinking

    Long-distance cycle ride from Oxford to the Isle of Skye, in aid of local cancer research charity. Join for all of part of the ride.

    Departing Blenheim Palace 25th July, arriving Isle of Skye approx 3rd August

    www.blueskyethinking.com Email Me

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    Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick Stage Show Warwick Castle

    Can Alfred The Great’s daughter beat the Vicious Vikings? Did the Earl of Warwick sneakily fight for both sides in the War of the Roses? Did Guys Fawkes really steal our horses?

    10am - 6pm From £16.50

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU

    www.warwick-castle.com Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    Sports and FitnessSaturday 1st August 2015 Hide

    Kids Tennis Coaching - Mini Reds (ages 8 and under) Premier Tennis

    Children's tennis coaching with smaller courts, softer red balls and lots of fun games!

    10-11am £6

    Florence Park, OX4 3PW, Dawn-dusk all year

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 29 Aug 2015

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    Kids Tennis Coaching - Mini Orange/Green (ages 9 - 11) Premier Tennis

    Children's tennis coaching with bigger rackets, softer balls and fun mini games

    11am-12noon £5

    Florence Park, OX4 3PW

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 29 Aug 2015

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    Cardio Tennis - 600+ calorie workout for all ages! Premier Tennis

    Get fit the tennis way! Have fun, work hard and socialise. No tennis skills required.

    10-11am £6

    Florence Park, OX4 3PW, Dawn-dusk all year

    Website Email Me 0845 475 1147

    Booking advised by 29 Aug 2015

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    Polo - A Unique Day Out Kirtlington ParkPolo Club

    Free entry; come and watch the exciting sport of polo. Picnic or refreshments available.

    all day Free

    Kirtlington Park Polo Club, Akeman Street, Kirtlington, Oxon OX5 3JQ

    kirtlingtonparkpolo.co.uk Email Me 01869 350138

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    BMX Coaching Session - All ages and abilties Oxford Wheels Project

    BMX coaching for all ages and abilities every Saturday morning.

    10am - Midday FREE!

    Oxford Wheels Project, Meadow Lane, Oxford

    www.owp.org.uk Email Me

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    Weekend Football Course WR Soccer Schools

    Football Classes for boys and girls aged 4-12. More info available on our website.

    10am - 12pm £5 per session

    Risinghurst Playing Fields, Headington, OX3 8HZ

    www.wrsoccer.co.uk Email Me 07547292012

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    Great British Tennis Weekend Lawn Tennis Association

    Tennis clubs across the county open up for a weekend of free sessions (inc. coaching). Rackets/balls provided - book ahead.

    Various, inc. Oxford Sports Lawn Tennis Club, 546 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 8EQ, United Kingdom

    www.lta.org.uk/gbtw Email Me

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    Funday Sunday: The Peanut Butter Pirates

    A puppet show with gentle clowning - suitable for 5s and under.

    11am, 2pm £5

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

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    Trail: All going on a Summer Holiday

    A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear and touch.

    10am - 4.30pm Free

    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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    Summer Children's Events at Blackwell's Blackwell's Bookshop

    Join us this summer holiday in our Children's Department as we run our free programme of fun book activities for all the family. Please visit our website for the full listing of events taking place every day, including storytime and themed activity days!

    Throughout the day- please check Free

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    ...blackwell.co.uk... Email Me 01865 333623

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    Epic Egypt River & Rowing Musem

    A summer of epic interactive fun for all the family.

    10am - 5pm Free with admission

    River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

    rrm.co.uk/events/epic-egypt museum@rrm.co.uk 01491 415600

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    Draw Me A Story The Story Museum

    A hands-on exhibition with artwork, prints and sketchbooks by much loved illustrators.

    10:00 - 17:00 £7.50/£5 concession

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

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

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    To describe Draw Me a Story as an 'exhibition' doesn't do it justice. Yes, it takes place in a white-washed room, and, yes, there...read more

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    Moths and Grasshoppers Earth Trust

    Drop in to the Earth Trust Centre for a morning with moths and/or an afternoon with grasshoppers, and discover more about these interesting insects.

    10am-2pm £4 suggested donation per child

    Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QZ

    www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx Email Me 01865 407792

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    Hogacre Cafe

    Open every Sunday. Just a 5 minute cycle from the city centre in beautiful settings.

    12-5pm £2 Coffee, £1.50 Tea, £2 cake, mains £4-£6

    Hogacre Common Eco Park, entrance Whitehouse Road, Oxford

    www.facebook.com/pages/Hogacre-Cafe Email Me 07834187796

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    Star Power - 50 years of fusion research at Culham Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

    An exhibition showcasing the history and development of fusion research at Culham.

    Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00 Entrance is free.

    Abingdon County Hall Museum, Market Place, Abingdon OX14 3HG

    www.ccfe.ac.uk/news_detail.aspx?id=327 Email Me

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    Superweeks: Fantastic, Imaginative residential summer camps for 8-16 yr olds The ATE Trust (ATE Superweeks)

    Includes accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station! Various dates through summer

    Residential Holiday £419 for a Superweek

    Free accompanied travel to and from Oxford Train Station, OX1 1HS

    www.superweeks.co.uk Email Me 08454561205

    Must book by 18 Aug 2015

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    Mediaeval Jousting at Warwick Castle Warwick Castle

    A feast for eyes and ears awaits you this August when no fewer than 4 fearless horseback heroes push their skills and agility to the limit in THE GREAT JOUST (twice daily 1st August – 31st August). You’ll be awe-struck as you’re hurled back in time to watch the fierce knights ferociously cross lances and attempt to unhorse one another in this noble sport which has been held at the Castle for over 800 years!

    10:00am- 6:00pm Prices from £16.50- Book online to save 30%!

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU

    www.warwick-castle.com/booking/ Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    MarketSunday 2nd August 2015 Hide

    Wolvercote Farmers Market - First Turn, Wolvercote - Every Sunday 10am to 1pm

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    Fairtrade, local and/ or organic meat, fish, veg, fruit, nuts, bread, conserves, savoury delicacies and groceries. Café & Cycle Clinic. Children's crafts.

    10am - 1pm

    Wolvercote Primary School, First Turn, Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8AQ

    www.wolvercotefarmersmarket.co.uk Email Me 01865 318997

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    Wolvercote Farmers' Market has gone from strength to strength, and is back to being a true farmers' market, in that veg...read more

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    GigSunday 2nd August 2015 Hide

    The Bookies Open Mic

    Come join the fun every Sunday. Hosted by Chris Padmore. All welcome.

    8.30-11pm Free

    The Old Bookbinders, 17-18 Victor Street, Oxford OX2 6BT, Monday: closed; Tue & Wed: 4pm-12pm; Thu-Sat: 12pm-12am; Sun: 12-11pm.

    Email Me

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    CinemaSunday 2nd August 2015 Hide

    Odeon Magdalen Street 0871 2244 007 — Sunday 2nd August 2015 Hide

    Minions [U] (2D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York.
    Subtitles: Thu 3.50pm Runtime: 91 mins

    1.30, 3.50, 6.10pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Odeon George Street 0871 224 4007 — Sunday 2nd August 2015 Hide

    Inside Out [U] (2D)

    Riley's emotions guide her through her new life in San Francisco Runtime: 94 mins

    10.30am; 1.00, 3.30, 6.00, 8.30pm

    Inside Out follows the archetypal Pixar formula: something goes wrong, and an ensemble cast of brightly-coloured small things...read more

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    Inside Out [U] (3D)

    Riley's emotions guide her through her new life in San Francisco Runtime: 94 mins

    12.00, 2.30, 5.00pm

    Inside Out follows the archetypal Pixar formula: something goes wrong, and an ensemble cast of brightly-coloured small things...read more

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Minions [U] (3D)

    Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob go on a quest to find a suitable master in 1960s New York. Runtime: 91 mins

    10.10am, 12.30. 2.45pm

    Cinema, Family Friendly, Animation, This Week

    Odeon Kids: Home [U] (2D)

    Colour-changing alien blob befriends human girl voiced by Rihanna. Runtime: 94 mins

    10.00am

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    Odeon Kids: Cinderella [U]

    Disney live-action remake of the classic fairytale. Runtime: 113 mins

    10.30am

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    TheatreSunday 2nd August 2015 Hide

    Puppets Go Wild

    Puppetry, interactive songs, gentle clowning and a chance to meet the puppet stars after the show. Suitable for under fives.

    11am, 2pm £5

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

    ...pegasustheatre.org.uk...

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    The Peanut Butter Pirates

    Join Emma Boor as she sets sail to recover her stolen treasure from the naughty Peanut Butter Pirates! A show with songs, music, puppetry and lots of nutty behaviour (show 45mins).

    11am and 2pm £5 per person

    Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

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    Booking advised by 02 Aug 2015 Book tickets

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    Oliver

    Lionel Bart's multi-award winning musical, Oliver!, directed by Luke Sheppard.

    7.30pm £17.50-£30

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

    www.watermill.org.uk/ 01635 46044

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    As You Like It Creation Theatre

    Creation Theatre return with Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

    2.30, 7.30pm £22 (Previews: £16)

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

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

    Booking advised by 12 Sep 2015

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    Horrible Histories Mediaeval Mayhem Warwick Castle

    Horrible Histories: Mediaeval Mayhem Weekends until the 18th July and then every day until 6th September Horrible Histories® returns with a raucous, medley of Mediaeval Mayhem. Kids of all ages can experience the gruesome sights, sounds and smells of mediaeval England, discovering the foulest and funniest bits of history along the way! The fun never stops and imagination knows no bounds – meet a crowd of weird and wonderful characters plagued by poverty and pestilence.

    10:00am - 6:00pm Prices from £16.50- Book online to save 30%!

    Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV31 1YF

    www.warwick-castle.com/booking Email Me 0871 222 2772

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    ArtSunday 2nd August 2015 Hide

    Treasure from Trash The Oxfordshire Museum

    Reconsidering waste and re-using resources in imaginative ways. The exhibition looks at how different materials are made into useful, fun, ingenious and often beautiful things. A great exhibition for all the family, with activities and ideas to take away and a full programme of activities through the school holidays. For more information, and details of a full programme of family activities, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

    10am - 5pm; Sundays 2pm - 5pm Free

    The Oxfordshire Museum, Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN, Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: 2-5pm. Mon: Closed

    www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Email Me 01993 814106

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    'Living Stone - Hidden Beauty' - Exhbition by Zimbabwean sculptor Tinei Mashaya The Turrill Sculpture Garden

    Figurative and abstract Zimbabwean stone sculpture on display and sale in restful garden.

    closed Free

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

    www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk Email Me 01865 515584

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    Wastelands 荒原 OVADA

    Wastelands is a contemporary Chinese art exhibition of installation, painting, sculpture and film presenting the works of eight artists who all have links to China.

    12-6pm Free

    OVADA Warehouse, 14A Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ, Opening times are specific to each show. See website for details.

    www.ovada.org.uk/wastelands info@ovada.org.uk 01865200979

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    A heavily pregnant woman strolls through a supermarket aisle. Suddenly a tango starts playing in the background and the woman...read more

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