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  • Oxford Festival of the Arts, 17 June - 2 July 2016  
  • Truck Festival, Hill Farm, 15-17 July 2016: Manic Street Preachers, Kodaline, Catfish and the Bottlemen  

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    The Oxford Festival of Nature Various, around Oxford and the wider county. See our festival website for details of locations for each event. Sun 29 May: See website

    Mini Real Ale and Real Cider Festival The White Hart Community Pub, 126 Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8PQ Sat 28 May: 12 noon

    Faringdon 35th Grand Peace Fete The Clock House, Coleshill. Sat 2 Jul: 2-5pm

    Last chance to book for

    Monteverdi 1610 Vespers
    Book by Sat, 28 May

    (Starts Mon, 30 May)

    Art Connect [15]
    Book by Sat, 28 May

    (Starts Sun, 29 May)

    Trunchpots
    Book by Sat, 28 May

    (Starts Sat, 28 May)

    Jericho Comedy Saturday
    Book by Sat, 28 May

    (Starts Sat, 28 May)

    Crackling Chalkboards
    Book by Sat, 28 May

    (Starts Sun, 29 May)

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    Saturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    FestivalSaturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    Duran Duran, Katy B, Soul II Soul, Jamie Lawson, Kurupt FM, The Cuban Brothers, Chas & Dave & much more Common People Oxford 2016

    Music festival from the makers of Bestival. Music of all kinds from local bands to international superstars

    11am-late 27.50 (day), 49.50 (weekend), student/family/child concessions available

    South Park, Oxford OX4 1NT, Open all day everyday

    oxford.commonpeople.net

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    Finstock Village Music Finstock Local History Society

    Traditional music day based around the theme of sheep and shepherding in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

    12noon-12am Free (celidh 5)

    Finstock Village Hall & Village Green, Well Hill, Finstock, OX7 3BU

    www.finstock.org.uk/events Email Me

    Festival, Music, Folk, Today, This Week, Drama

    Mini Real Ale and Real Cider Festival The White Hart Community Pub

    A selection of real ciders and ales, including ales from local micro breweries.

    12 noon Free

    The White Hart Community Pub, 126 Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8PQ

    Email Me 01865 511978

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    CinemaSaturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 — Saturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    Oxford International Film Festival - 27th to 29th May

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    The best independent films from the UK and around the world. UK and World premieres and Q&As.

    10:15am-11:30pm 10.50 (9.50) per ticket

    Cinema, Festival, Documentary, Independent, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Payback [15]

    A film crew fund their road movie with scams. Plus shorts: Muscle Memory, Trashed After Death and Domino

    10.15am 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Independent, Shorts, Today, This Week

    Sicarivs - The Night and the Silence [15]

    A hitman changes his ways. Plus shorts: The Last Day, Passing Orion. Runtime: 93 mins

    12.30pm 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Foreign Language, Independent, Today, This Week

    The Paper Store [15]

    Expert essay forger (don't get any ideas) attracts suspicion. Includes the short, Birthday. Runtime: 15 mins

    2.50pm 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Independent, Today, This Week

    Made In Taiwan [15]

    Jack invents a new type of hallucinogenic movie. Includes the shorts Out of the Village, Democracy in the Driver's Seat and Drowning. Runtime: 78 mins

    5.10pm 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Independent, Today, This Week

    Road Duster [15]

    Hallucinatory Hamburg road movie. Includes the shorts Eleven and The Slow Show. Runtime: 107 mins

    7.30pm 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Independent, Today, This Week

    For All Eyes Always [15]

    The CIA launches its flagship reality show. Includes the shorts Writing on Stone and Legacy.

    10.00pm 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Independent, Today, This Week

    ConcertSaturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    Elizabethan, Jacobean and traditional song, performed by the Queen's Six.

    10.45am 20

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

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    English Music Festival

    World premieres and audience favourites performed by the English Symphony Orchestra.

    7pm 25

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Today, This Week

    English Music Festival

    A concert of English rustic country dance music, traditional and composed.

    9.30pm 12.50

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Today, This Week

    English Music Festival

    Shakespeare-inspired recital from In Voice and Verse.

    2.15pm 20

    All Saints' Church Sutton Courtenay OX14 4AE

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Today, This Week

    ArtSaturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    ArtWeeks Festival CLEARANCE SALE Oxford ArtWeeks Festival

    Final days of this very popular ArtWeeks Exhibition. Discounts on Lamps, Sculpture, Painting, Prints

    11am - 7pm Free

    The Riverside Studio, York Place (off St Clement's), Oxford OX4 1YL

    Website Email Me

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

    LecturesSaturday 28th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    William Sterndale Bennett: A beacon of hope for English music? With Barry Sterndale Bennett.

    5pm 4

    Village Hall 7 Queen Street Dorchester-on-Thames Oxfordshire OX10 7HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Today, This Week

    Sunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    FestivalSunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    Primal Scream, Craig David's TS5, Public Enemy, Gaz Coombes, Ghostpoet & much more Common People Oxford 2016

    Music festival from the makers of Bestival. Music of all kinds from local bands to international superstars

    11am-late 27.50 (day), 49.50 (weekend), student/family/child concessions available

    South Park, Oxford OX4 1NT, Open all day everyday

    oxford.commonpeople.net

    Gig, Festival, Music, Nightlife, Tomorrow, This Week

    Rare Plant Fair In aid of seesaw

    Plant Fair at Kingston Bagpuize House

    11am-4pm 5

    Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire. OX13 5AX

    www.rareplantfair.co.uk Email Me 0845 468 1368

    Family Friendly, Gardens, Festival, Tomorrow, This Week, Outdoors

    Night-time wildlife safari in Abingdon: focusing on amphibian & mammals Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

    Fun search for newts, bats and much more with local experts. Part of the Oxford Festival of Nature.

    8.30pm-11pm No charge but donations welcome and please book

    Off Barton Lane, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3NB (Opposite Leadbitter, in the Abingdon Science Park). Access will be signed. Parking along roadside.

    www.oxfordfestivalofnature.org/ events@bbowt.org.uk 01865 775476

    Booking advised by 29 May 2016

    Eco, Nature, Family Friendly, Festival, Tomorrow, This Week

    Mini Real Ale and Real Cider Festival The White Hart Community Pub

    A selection of real ciders and ales, including ales from local micro breweries.

    12 noon Free

    The White Hart Community Pub, 126 Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8PQ

    Email Me 01865 511978

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    Festival, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    CinemaSunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 — Sunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    Oxford International Film Festival - 27th to 29th May

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    The best independent films from the UK and around the world. UK and World premieres and Q&As.

    10:15am-10:30pm 10.50 (9.50) per ticket

    Cinema, Festival, Documentary, Independent, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    Road to the Sky [15]

    Cultures clash in 1930s China. Includes the shorts Every Morning and The Muntas. Runtime: 99 mins

    10.15am 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Independent, Chinese, Tomorrow, This Week

    Art Connect [15]

    How art inspires Trinidadian youth at risk. Includes the shorts: Muck, Opt Out and My Luchador. Runtime: 15 mins

    12.35pm 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Documentary, Independent, Tomorrow, This Week

    Nathan East - For the Record [15]

    Doc following the ubiquitous bassist. Includes the shorts Jade Dragon, Film School Musical and Ripple. Runtime: 15 mins

    3.15pm 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Music, Documentary, Tomorrow, This Week

    Kicking Off [15]

    Football fans kidnap a hated referee. Includes the shorts Rags and The Turkish Wrestler. Runtime: 85 mins

    5.45pm 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Independent, Tomorrow, This Week

    Is This the Real World [15]

    Australian coming-of-age drama. Includes shorts Bricks, The Mill at Calders End and Reborn. Runtime: 90 mins

    8.15pm 10.50 (9.50)

    Cinema, Festival, Independent, Tomorrow, This Week

    ConcertSunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    A Shakespeare-inspired recital with pianist, David Owen Norris and tenor, Richard Edgar-Wilson.

    10.45am 20

    Radley College, Kennington Rd, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    English Music Festival

    Beautiful melancholy works by Venables & Gurney with Richard Jenkinson cello & Benjamin Frith piano.

    2.15pm 20

    Radley College, Kennington Rd, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    English Music Festival

    Bliss Pastoral and choral music by Howells, Elgar, Brian. City of London Choir & The Holst Orchestra.

    7pm 25

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    English Music Festival

    British popular songs from stage, screen and wireless performed by the New Foxtrot Serenaders.

    9.30pm 12.50

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    Family FriendlySunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    Viking Invaders The Vikings

    Viking and Saxon living history camp and combat display.

    1-5pm free

    Harwell Recreation Grounds, Westfield, Harwell, Didcot OX11 OLG

    www.vikingsonline.org.uk/ Email Me

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    Family Friendly, Festival, Tomorrow, This Week, Fete

    MarketSunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    Antique Vintage Carboot Fair Stonor Park

    Antique, Vintage carboot fair

    7.00 5.00

    Stonor Park Henley on Thames Oxon RG9 6HF

    www.stonor.com Email Me 01491 638 587

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    Family Friendly, Gardens, Festival, Market, Tomorrow, This Week

    ArtSunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    ArtWeeks Festival CLEARANCE SALE Oxford ArtWeeks Festival

    Final days of this very popular ArtWeeks Exhibition. Discounts on Lamps, Sculpture, Painting, Prints

    12 - 5pm Free

    The Riverside Studio, York Place (off St Clement's), Oxford OX4 1YL

    Website Email Me

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

    LecturesSunday 29th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    Pre-concert talk: Brighter visions: The life and music of Ivor Gurney, with composer Ian Venables.

    5pm 4

    Village Hall 7 Queen Street Dorchester-on-Thames Oxfordshire OX10 7HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    Monday 30th May 2016 Hide

    FestivalMonday 30th May 2016 Hide

    Morning wildlife safari in Abingdon: reptiles, pond dipping, mammals Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

    Fun explore of a great local wildlife site with local experts. Part of the Oxford Festival of Nature

    8am -11am No charge but donations welcome and please book

    Off Barton Lane, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3NB (Opposite Leadbitter, in the Abingdon Science Park). Parking on roadside. Entrance will be signed.

    www.oxfordfestivalofnature.org/ events@bbowt.org.uk 01865 775476

    Booking advised by 30 May 2016

    Eco, Nature, Family Friendly, Festival, This Week

    Rosybee open day: Plants for bees specialist nursery Rosy Bee Nursery with BBOWT

    Visit for a tour and tips on how to support bees in your garden. An Oxford Festival of Nature event.

    2pm - 5pm No charge

    Rosybee Nursery, Steventon Road, East Hanney, Oxfordshire, OX12 0HS

    www.oxfordfestivalofnature.org/ events@bbowt.org.uk 01865 775476

    Eco, Nature, Gardens, Festival, This Week

    Mini Real Ale and Real Cider Festival The White Hart Community Pub

    A selection of real ciders and ales, including ales from local micro breweries.

    12 noon Free

    The White Hart Community Pub, 126 Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8PQ

    Email Me 01865 511978

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    Festival, Today, Tomorrow, This Week

    ConcertMonday 30th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    Mezzo Kathryn Rudge and pianist James Baillieu perform Finzi, Warlock, Bridge, Elgar, Quilter & Howells.

    10.45am 20

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    English Music Festival

    Award-winning Jaguar Land Rover Band perform brass works including Arnold's Padstow Lifeboat.

    2.15pm 20

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    English Music Festival

    World premiere of Paul Carr's Violin Concerto, Vaughan Williams's 'The Wasps' Suite and Moeran's Sinfonietta.

    7pm 25

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Concert, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    Family FriendlyMonday 30th May 2016 Hide

    Tuckers' Feast day with Witney Music Festival Cogges Manor Farm

    Fun day at Cogges in Witney with live music, traditional fairground games, morris dancing and more.

    10-5 6/4.50

    Cogges Farm, Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA, Daily: 10am-5pm

    www.cogges.org.uk Email Me 01993 772602

    No need to book!

    Family Friendly, Festival, Music, This Week

    Free vintage bus rides to/from Oxford Parkway station Oxford Bus Museum

    Bank Holiday Monday 30 May, we'll run free vintage bus rides from our Museum to/from Oxford Parkway.

    11.30-3.30pm 5 (3)

    Oxford Bus Museum/Morris Motors Experience, Station Yard, Long Hanborough, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 8LA, Sun, Wed and Bank Holidays: 10.30am - 4.30pm. Last admission is at 3.30pm. Also open Saturdays between Easter and October

    www.oxfordbusmuseum.org.uk Email Me 01993883617

    Museum, Family Friendly, Festival, This Week

    Viking Invaders The Vikings

    Viking and Saxon living history camp and combat display.

    11am -6pm Harwell Feast entrance fee applies

    Harwell Recreation Grounds, Westfield, Harwell, Didcot OX11 OLG

    www.vikingsonline.org.uk/ Email Me

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    Family Friendly, Festival, Tomorrow, This Week, Fete

    ArtMonday 30th May 2016 Hide

    ArtWeeks Festival CLEARANCE SALE Oxford ArtWeeks Festival

    Final days of this very popular ArtWeeks Exhibition. Discounts on Lamps, Sculpture, Painting, Prints

    11am- 7pm Free

    The Riverside Studio, York Place (off St Clement's), Oxford OX4 1YL

    Website Email Me

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    LecturesMonday 30th May 2016 Hide

    English Music Festival

    Pre-concert talk: William Hurlstone - our missing heritage with John Humphries.

    5pm 4

    Village Hall 7 Queen Street Dorchester-on-Thames Oxfordshire OX10 7HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk Email Me

    Lectures, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    Wednesday 1st June 2016 Hide

    FestivalWednesday 1st June 2016 Hide

    Professor Queen-Bee: Its Bee-hind You!: an eco Punch and Judy Show Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

    Bee-themed show, fun and craft activities for ages 4-7. An Oxford Festival of Nature event.

    10am - 11.30am 4.00

    Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Didcot, Oxon, OX14 4TE

    www.oxfordfestivalofnature.org/ events@bbowt.org.uk 01865 775476

    Must book by 31 May 2016

    Eco, Nature, Family Friendly, Festival, This Week

    Professor Queen-Bee: Its Bee-hind You!: an eco Punch and Judy Show Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

    Bee-themed show, fun and craft activities for ages 4-7. An Oxford Festival of Nature event.

    1pm - 2.30pm 4.00

    Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Didcot, Oxon, OX14 4TE

    www.oxfordfestivalofnature.org/ events@bbowt.org.uk 01865 775476

    Must book by 31 May 2016

    Eco, Nature, Family Friendly, Festival, This Week

    ExhibitionWednesday 1st June 2016 Hide

    Women Create Change Oxford Festival of the Arts

    Portrait series by photographer Alison Baskerville celebrating Oxfordshire's pioneering women

    All day, every day Free

    Frideswide Square

    www.artsfestivaloxford.org Email Me 01865 253505

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    Thursday 2nd June 2016 Hide

    ExhibitionThursday 2nd June 2016 Hide

    Women Create Change Oxford Festival of the Arts

    Portrait series by photographer Alison Baskerville celebrating Oxfordshire's pioneering women

    All day, every day Free

    Frideswide Square

    www.artsfestivaloxford.org Email Me 01865 253505

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    Friday 3rd June 2016 Hide

    ExhibitionFriday 3rd June 2016 Hide

    Women Create Change Oxford Festival of the Arts

    Portrait series by photographer Alison Baskerville celebrating Oxfordshire's pioneering women

    All day, every day Free

    Frideswide Square

    www.artsfestivaloxford.org Email Me 01865 253505

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