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  • Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre  
  •  P.A. hire, lighting hire, P.A., disco / lighting sales. 118 Cowley Road, 01865 722027, www.722027.co.uk
  • Speakers, lighting and party equipment hire. Student discounts! 01865 875519, www.acdisco.com.

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    Once Bitten Eynsham Village Hall Wed 26 Nov: 7.45pm

    Esben & The Witch Truck Store Fri 12 Sep: 6pm

    Czechoslovak Party Blanco Sat 30 Aug: 8pm-2am

    Last chance to book for

    **SOLD OUT** Talk on Parent Abuse by Martyn Stoner of Break4Change
    Book by Sun, 31 August

    (Starts Thu, 4 September)

    Toddler Music
    Book by Sun, 31 August

    (Starts Tue, 9 September)

    Toddler Music
    Book by Sun, 31 August

    (Starts Fri, 12 September)

    Great Escapes at Oxford Castle Unlocked this summer!
    Book by Sun, 31 August

    (Starts Sat, 30 August)

    Luminosity in Watercolours - a Summer School
    Book by Mon, 1 September

    (Starts Mon, 8 September)

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    Saturday 30th August 2014 Hide

    GigSaturday 30th August 2014 Hide

    Perception, Clockwork, Mutagenocide, I The Deceiver

    Metal

    7pm

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

    Gig, Today, This Week, Rock, Metal

    Massive Wagons, Defy All Reason, Diatessaron Oxrox

    Hard rock / prog

    7pm 4 (adv), 5 (otd)

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

    Gig, Today, This Week, Rock

    The Kites at GTI Gappy Tooth industries

    With Octopuses (Brighton) & These Are Our Demands.

    8.20-11pm 4.50

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

    www.gappytooth.com Email Me 01865 395327

    Booking advised by 29 Aug 2014

    Gig, Today, This Week

    Alex Rainsford

    Covers

    10pm Free

    O'Neill's, 37 George Street OX1 2AY, Mon - Thu: 11am - midnight Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am Sun: 11am - 11pm

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    Gig, Today, This Week

    14Ten, Dropout, Anastasia Gorbunova, Rocky Valley Roxford Presents

    Local women in rock

    7.30pm Free

    The Holly Bush Inn, 106 Bridge Street, Osney, Oxford OX2 0BD, Mon: 12-11.30pm; Tue-Thu: 5pm-11.30pm; Fri & Sat: noon-midnight; Sun: 12-10.30pm

    Gig, Today, This Week, Rock

    The Soft Tops, The Neetles and Bonnie Hundley Max Moonlight's Music Academy

    Jericho Grown-ups Youth Club

    7.00-9.30pm 2.00

    St Giles Church Hall, 10, Woodstock Rd.

    www.maxmoonlight.co.uk Email Me 07952 772358

    Gig, Family Friendly, Music, Today, This Week

    Gary Delaney, Ryan Cull, Andrew O'Neill, Matt Richardson The Glee Club

    Stand up comedy.

    7.15pm 14.50, 5 (NUS)

    The Glee Club, 3 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, Doors 7.15pm, latest entry 8pm

    Love it or hate it, one has to admit that stand-up comedy is not a funny business. Take your average co-worker that you find amusing...read more

    Gig, Comedy, Stand Up, Today, This Week

    The Ben Avison Band Ben Avison

    Playing Ben Avison's acclaimed soulful album, plus favourites by Van Morrison and more

    8-11PM Free

    Café Aloha, 11 The Square, Botley, Oxford OX2 9LH, Kitchen opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 9.30pm, Saturday 9am - 9.30pm with live entertainment. Closed Sundays. Venue also available for hire; seats 30.

    www.benavison.bandcamp.com

    Gig, Music, Folk, Today, This Week

    Loaded

    Great rock covers.

    9pm Free

    Red Lion (Eynsham), The Square, Eynsham OX29 4HW

    redlioneynsham@hotmail.com 01865 882903

    Gig, Pubs, Music, Today, This Week

    Trio Copacabana - Brazilian Music

    Bossa-Nova, Samba Rhythms & delicious brazilian food.

    20:30-21:15 Free

    Chef Flausino, 280 Cowley rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR

    Email Me

    Gig, Music, Food, Today, This Week, Samba

    NightlifeSaturday 30th August 2014 Hide

    Extra Curricular

    Weekly night of electronic and bass-heavy music

    10pm-3am 5

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

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    Gig, Nightlife, Today, This Week, Electronica

    FestivalSaturday 30th August 2014 Hide

    The Big Feastival

    Jamie Oliver and Alex James' food and music extravaganza, with FatBoy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis and Stornoway.

    All day 115 adult weekend

    Alex James' farm near Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ

    www.jamieoliver.com/thebigfeastival

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    Gig, Festival, Music, Market, Food, Dance, Nightlife, Today, This Week

    Bunkfest

    Wallingford's free festival of music, dance & beer.

    Free

    Wallingford

    www.bunkfest.co.uk/

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    Nature, Gig, Family Friendly, Festival, Music, Dance, Today, This Week

    Sunday 31st August 2014 Hide

    GigSunday 31st August 2014 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

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Pubs, Family Friendly, Music, Open mic, This Week

    The Headington Hillbillies, The Reckless Sleepers, Stefan, Purple May GiddyUp Music Presents...

    GiddyUp Music Presents free acoustic music. Downstairs Bar.

    3:30pm-7pm Free

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

    www.facebook.com/events/689954627758911/ Email Me

    Gig, Music, Folk, This Week, Rock

    Elisa Caleb Trio The Oxford Wine Café

    Elisa played the Oxford Jazz Festival four years ago to rapturous applause!

    6.30-9.00pm Free

    Oxford Wine Café, 38 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN

    www.oxfordwinecafe.co.uk 01865 236959

    No need to book!

    Gig, Pubs, Music, Jazz, This Week

    Live Jazz

    With Dave Lewis (sax) , Tim Dawes (bass) & Tim Lapthorn (piano)

    5pm-7.30pm Free

    Quod, 92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN, 12 noon - 11pm

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    Gig, Jazz, This Week

    Folk Session

    A mix of Irish folk and other genres led by the legendary Mick Henry. Open session, all welcome.

    8pm Free

    The Half Moon, 18 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 2am; Fri: 4.30pm - 1am; Sat: 12.30pm - 2am; Sun: 1pm - 2am; Mon 5pm - 1am.

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    Gig, Music, Folk, OX4, Nightlife, This Week, Session, Irish

    3Fold

    Acoustic trio

    4pm Free

    The Victoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston OX3 0QG, Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm, Sun 12-10.30pm

    Gig, This Week

    HOAM: Harcourt Arms Open Mic session

    Very supportive atmosphere, all musicians welcome!

    7.30-10pm Free

    The Harcourt Arms, Jericho, Cranham Terrace, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6DG, Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-12pm, Sat 3pm-12pm, Sun 3pm-11pm

    www.nigelbrown.org/harcourt-arms.html Email Me 07919 311297

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    Gig, Pubs, Music, Open mic, This Week

    Think Tank: Cool and Original Modern Jazz

    Cool and original keyboard trio playing modern jazz and rock.

    4-7pm Free

    Nag's Head, Abingdon

    No need to book!

    Gig, Concert, Pubs, Jazz, This Week

    FestivalSunday 31st August 2014 Hide

    The Big Feastival

    Jamie Oliver and Alex James' food and music extravaganza, with FatBoy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis and Stornoway.

    Closes 10pm 115 adult weekend

    Alex James' farm near Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ

    www.jamieoliver.com/thebigfeastival

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    Gig, Festival, Music, Market, Food, Dance, Nightlife, Today, This Week

    Bunkfest

    Wallingford's free festival of music, dance & beer.

    Free

    Wallingford

    www.bunkfest.co.uk/

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    Nature, Gig, Family Friendly, Festival, Music, Dance, Today, This Week

    Monday 1st September 2014 Hide

    GigMonday 1st September 2014 Hide

    Open Mic Far From The Madding Crowd

    Open mic night is now back, starting every monday from 7:30pm.

    7:30 pm Free

    Far From The Madding Crowd, Friar's Entry, (off Magdalen St), Oxford OX1 2BY, Mon - Wed: 11.30am - 11pm; Thu - Sat 11.30am - midnight; Sun 12 noon - 10.30pm

    www.maddingcrowd.co.uk Email Me 01865 240900

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Open mic, This Week

    Harp Workshop

    Open Harp session, all harpists welcome

    8pm Free

    James Street Tavern, 47-48 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU, Sun-Wed 12-11.30pm; Thu 12pm-12.30am; Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

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    Gig, Courses and Workshops, Music, Folk, OX4, Nightlife, This Week, Session

    Oxford Ukuleles

    Informal ukulele workshop session. All levels welcome

    7.30-10pm. 5 (first session free)

    The Port Mahon, 82 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AW, Mon-Thu 4 - 11pm Fri 4pm - 12am Sat 12pm - 12am Sun 12pm - 10.30pm

    www.oxfordukuleles.co.uk

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    Gig, Courses and Workshops, Music, OX4, Nightlife, This Week, Session

    Laura Holland Band Famous Monday Blues

    Blues

    8pm 10

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    Gig, This Week, Blues

    George's Jamboree of Music, Poetry & Comedy... Possibly

    Open-Michael cabaret hosted by local poet George Chopping

    8pm 4 - free entry for performers (arrive by 7.30pm)

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

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    Gig, Poetry, Comedy, Nightlife, Open mic, Cabaret, This Week

    Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Hide

    GigTuesday 2nd September 2014 Hide

    The Spark Side Of The Moon

    Open mic night hosted by Sparky, The Dangerous Poet. Music, poetry, comedy, song and all forms of entertainment welcome

    8.30pm Free

    James Street Tavern, 47-48 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU, Sun-Wed 12-11.30pm; Thu 12pm-12.30am; Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

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    Gig, Poetry, Music, OX4, Comedy, Nightlife, Stand Up, Open mic, This Week

    The Listening Room

    Local emerging bands/artists showcase

    7.30pm 7

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am 5pm, Tuesday Saturday. OFS Venue for gigs/theatre open whenever there's an event.

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    Theatre, Gig, This Week

    Oxford Improvisers

    Showcase of new and improvised music.

    8pm 9, 6 (concs)

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am 5pm, Tuesday Saturday. OFS Venue for gigs/theatre open whenever there's an event.

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    Theatre, Gig, Music, Improv, This Week

    Cheltenham improvisers in oxford! Oxford improvisers

    Talented and inspired improvisers from both sides of the Cotswolds

    7.30 for 8.00 pm - 8/ 6

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am 5pm, Tuesday Saturday. OFS Venue for gigs/theatre open whenever there's an event.

    www.oxfordimprovisers.com

    Gig, Concert, Music, Jazz, This Week

    Poet's Corner Blackwell's Bookshop

    Poetry open mic. Come along and listen to poets read their work, or sign up to read your own!

    7pm Free

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

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

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    Gig, Poetry, This Week

    NightlifeTuesday 2nd September 2014 Hide

    Tuesday Night Pub Quiz The Three Horse Shoes, Long Hanborough

    Mid week Pub Quiz with Prizes for 1st and 2nd place and booby prize for last place

    8pm 1.50

    The Three Horse Shoes, 18 Main Road, Long Hanbrough, OX29 8BE

    Email Me 01993 883838

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    Gig, Pubs, Quiz, Nightlife, This Week

    Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Hide

    GigWednesday 3rd September 2014 Hide

    Jazz Jam

    Open jazz jam session, all players welcome

    8.30pm Free

    James Street Tavern, 47-48 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU, Sun-Wed 12-11.30pm; Thu 12pm-12.30am; Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

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    Gig, Jazz, This Week, Session

    Open Mic

    Weekly open mic hosted by Lee Davies.

    8.30pm Free

    The Cape of Good Hope, 1 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA, Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    www.thecapeofgoodhopeoxford.co.uk

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    Gig, Open mic, This Week

    Songs from The Marsh Marsh Harrier Pub

    Open Mic at The Marsh Harrier. Hosted by Oxfords very own Lewis Newcombe-Jones.

    7:30pm free entry

    Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HH

    www.themarshharrier.com Email Me 01865 718225

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Pubs, Music, Open mic, This Week

    Thursday 4th September 2014 Hide

    GigThursday 4th September 2014 Hide

    Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre

    Reviews

    Oxford's unique performance space for music, poetry, story and song

    8pm 6 (5)

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

    www.catweazleclub.com

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    A unique venue in Oxford. A quiet, generous audience, and a fascinating plethora of acts. General standard: pretty high to occasionaly...read more

    Gig, Open mic, This Week, Storytelling

    Acoustic Thursdays

    Open acoustic jam plus set from featured local artists

    8.30pm. Front bar. Free

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

    www.facebook.com/acousticthursdayjam

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    Gig, Open mic, This Week, Session

    The Royal Hangmen, The Same Cellar Music Presents

    Vintage 60s-style garage rocker

    8pm 5 (adv), 6 (otd)

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

    Gig, This Week

    Live Lounge Cape

    Homegrown Oxfordshire acoustic goodness

    8.30pm Free

    The Cape of Good Hope, 1 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA, Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

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    Gig, This Week

    The Mighty Redox

    All original psycho-eclectic rock

    9pm. Downstairs bar. Free

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

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    Gig, This Week, Rock

    Beta Blocker & The Body Clock, The Wharves, Poledo, Clevedon

    Fuzzy pop-rock, folk-garage & punk

    8pm 5

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

    Gig, This Week

    Gypsy Fire Trio

    Gypsy jazz

    8pm Free

    Joe's Bar & Grill, 260 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DX

    Gig, Jazz, This Week

    Sparky's Flying Circus

    Weekly open music, poetry and song session

    9pm Free

    The Half Moon, 18 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 2am; Fri: 4.30pm - 1am; Sat: 12.30pm - 2am; Sun: 1pm - 2am; Mon 5pm - 1am.

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    The legendary Sparky's Flying Circus is one of the best and funniest nights out and it's free!From musicians (guitar, flute, violin...read more

    Gig, Poetry, Music, OX4, Comedy, Nightlife, Stand Up, Open mic, This Week

    Nick Gill Oxford Classic Jazz

    Classic jazz and ragtime piano/vocals. Light, melodic and creative renditions of Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin et al. Food and fine wines to be enjoyed.

    8-11pm Free

    The Cock Inn, Combe

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932 748379

    Gig, Concert, Family Friendly, Jazz, This Week

    Electric Jam Blues Session

    Bring your instrument and jam along with house band

    8pm Free

    The Jack Russell, Salford Road, Marston, Oxford, OX30RX

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    Gig, Music, Nightlife, Open mic, This Week, Session, Blues

    Friday 5th September 2014 Hide

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    Don't Go Plastic, The Deputees, Wardens, Blue Shift It's All About The Music Presents

    Garage-punk & indie-rock

    7pm 5

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

    Gig, This Week

    The Sidewalk Doctors, JSTAR Skylarkin' Soundsystem

    Reggae, dancehall & rocksteady

    10pm-3am 5 (adv),6 (otd)

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

    Gig, Nightlife, This Week, Reggae

    Thames Valley Jazz Quartet

    Trad. jazz

    8pm Free

    Head of the River, Folly Bridge, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, 11.30am - 11pm; Sun 12 noon - 10.30pm

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    Gig, Jazz, This Week

    Balloon Ascents, Punch Drunk Monkey Club, Children Of The Sun Klub Kakofanney

    Eclectic selection from the Klub Kak crew.

    8pm Free

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

    ...facebook.com...

    Gig, Music, This Week

    Breeze

    Rock covers band

    10pm Free

    O'Neill's, 37 George Street OX1 2AY, Mon - Thu: 11am - midnight Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am Sun: 11am - 11pm

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    Gig, This Week, Rock

    Open Folk Session Oxford Folk Club

    All welcome

    8.30pm 2

    The White House, 38 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PD

    www.oxfordfolkclub.com

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    Gig, Folk, Open mic, This Week, Session

    Mark Denton - Bicycles On Broadstreet

    Local easy listening / swing artist & friends

    7pm 10

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am 5pm, Tuesday Saturday. OFS Venue for gigs/theatre open whenever there's an event.

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    Theatre, Gig, This Week

    FestivalFriday 5th September 2014 Hide

    The 13th Headington Beer Festival The Masons Arms Headington Oxford

    45 real ales, 15 ciders. BBQ & pig roast. Live music Saturday. Award-winning free house.

    5-11pm Free

    The Masons Arms (Headington Quarry), 2 Quarry School Place, Headington, Oxford OX3 8LH, Mon 7-11pm; Tue-Fri 5-11pm; Sat 12-11pm; Sun 12-4pm & 7-10.30pm

    www.themasonsarmshq.co.uk 01865 764579

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    Gig, Pubs, Festival, Music, This Week

    2 Year Anniversary Party Broken Spoke Bike Co-op

    The Broken Spoke Bike Co-op turns 2! Join for an impromptu night of fun, games, and bikes!

    5pm-10pm Free!

    Restore & Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, off Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1YH

    bsbcoop.org/2-year-anniversary-party/ Email Me 07551711746

    Gig, Festival, Bikes and Cycling, This Week

    Marsh Fest The Marsh Harrier

    Guest beer, great food, live music in the garden. Free entry.

    3pm-12 Free

    The Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2HH

    www.themarshharrier.com Email Me 01865 718225

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    Gig, Pubs, Family Friendly, Festival, This Week