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  • Wolvercote Farmers Market - First Turn, Wolvercote - Every Sunday 10am to 1pm  
  • Puncture? No problem! While-you-wait repairs 14.95 inc tea or coffee at BikeZone  
  • Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre  
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  •  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
  •  Discos, Karaokes and Equipment Hire - Dave Seamer Entertainments: 01865 240054. www.daveseamer.co.uk

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    Verdi Requiem Sheldonian Theatre Sat 22 Nov: 7.30pm

    Record launch at GTI - exclusive The Wheatsheaf Sat 25 Oct: 8.20pm-11.00pm

    The Hunters Grimm The Watermill Theatre, Newbury Mon 11 Aug: 11.30am, 2.00pm

    Last chance to book for

    Family Bushcraft
    Book by Thu, 31 July

    (Starts Fri, 1 August)

    Paul Collins- Discovering Tutankhamun
    Book by Thu, 31 July

    (Starts Thu, 31 July)

    Stephen Kovacevich
    Book by Thu, 31 July

    (Starts Thu, 31 July)

    Puppy Socialisation Classes
    Book by Thu, 31 July

    (Starts Thu, 31 July)

    Othello Workshop
    Book by Fri, 1 August

    (Starts Mon, 4 August)

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    Wednesday 30th July 2014 Hide

    GigWednesday 30th July 2014 Hide

    Galician Night

    An evening of Galician folk music

    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, Music, Folk, OX4, Nightlife, Today, This Week, Session

    Open Mic

    Host Lee Davies with a weekly open mic in the upstairs bar.

    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, Today, This Week

    Trish Elphinstone Quintet

    Jazz band

    8.45pm 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.

    www.oxfordjazzkitchen.com

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    Gig, Music, Jazz, Today, This Week

    'Happiness' Bear On A Bicycle

    Secret headliners, support from Daisybeard & Kid Kin

    7pm Free

    The Library Pub, 182 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Every day 4pm - midnight

    Gig, Today, This Week

    Thursday 31st July 2014 Hide

    GigThursday 31st July 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 Art Bar, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

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    Gig, Open mic, This Week, Session

    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

    Paris Swing Project

    Gypsy jazz and swing

    8pm

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

    Gig, 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

    Sarah Jarosz

    Grammy-nominated Texan singer-songwriter.

    7.30pm 15

    SJE Arts at the church of S. John the Evangelist, 109 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH

    Gig, Concert, This Week, Blues, Americana

    Nick Gill - Classic Jazz and Ragtime piano/vocals Oxford Classic Jazz

    Light, melodic and creative renditions of Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin et al

    8 - 11pm Free - dining and real ale available

    The Cock Inn, Combe

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932748379

    Gig, Jazz, This Week

    Friday 1st August 2014 Hide

    GigFriday 1st August 2014 Hide

    The Knights Of Mentis, Black Feathers, Barkus, Francis Pugh & The Whiskey Singers It's All About The Music Presents

    Country, blues and folk

    8pm 6

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

    Gig, Folk, This Week, Americana

    It Only Hurts The First Time The New Libertines

    Europe's emerging literary & musical underground descend on Oxford for one glorious night.

    6.30-8.30pm 5 (3)

    Crisis Skylight Cafe, Old Fire Sation, 40 George Street / Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Mon - Tue 8.30am - 4pm, food served until 3pm; Wed - Sat 8.30am - 6pm, food served until 5pm.

    ...oldfirestation.org.uk... Email Me

    Booking advised by 01 Aug 2014

    Gig, Poetry, Books, This Week

    Family FriendlyFriday 1st August 2014 Hide

    Children of Syria NCS

    The biggest event come and enjoy some music and food.

    4-8pm any price

    Christian Life Centre, The Regal, 300 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1US

    Website Email Me 07845 461136

    Gig, Family Friendly, Music, Charity, This Week

    FestivalFriday 1st August 2014 Hide

    Cogges Beer and Cider Festival Fundraiser Cogges Heritage Trust

    Featuring the Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band; Aunt Sally, summer bar, food. 18+

    6.30-11pm 10 (8)

    Cogges Farm, Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA, Tue-Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am-5pm

    www.cogges.org.uk Email Me 01993 772602

    Booking advised by 01 Aug 2014

    Gig, Festival, Real Ales, Games, This Week

    Cornerstone presents the Sixth Annual Beer and Music Festival (FREE Admission) Cornerstone Arts Centre

    Three days of FREE music and the best local beers, ciders and food.

    All day Free

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

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

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    Gig, Festival, Music, Real Ales, This Week

    Saturday 2nd August 2014 Hide

    GigSaturday 2nd August 2014 Hide

    Busker's Quarter

    Buskers, musicians, bands, street performers, artists, dancers, and more.

    1-4pm Free

    Oxford Castle Quarter, New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY

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    Gig, Family Friendly, Music, Art, Dance, Performance, This Week, Singing

    Southern Blues Fiasco at Red Lion Eynsham

    Live music from 9pm

    9pm Free

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

    redlioneynsham@hotmail.com 01865 882903

    Gig, Pubs, Music, This Week

    NightlifeSaturday 2nd 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, This Week, Electronica

    ArtSaturday 2nd August 2014 Hide

    Free Performances Modern Art Oxford

    Live performances in the Yard including poetry, theatre, music, family workshops and more!

    2 - 5pm Free, contact us for more information.

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

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

    No need to book!

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    Theatre, Gig, Family Friendly, Art, This Week

    FestivalSaturday 2nd August 2014 Hide

    Cogges Beer & Cider Festival Fundraiser Cogges Heritage Trust

    Live music, games, food stalls, Aunt Sally & more; 40+ speciality beers & ciders; 18+

    6.30-11pm 10 (8 advance)

    Cogges Farm, Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA, Tue-Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am-5pm

    www.cogges.org.uk Email Me 01993 772602

    No need to book!

    Gig, Festival, Real Ales, Games, This Week

    Cornerstone presents the Sixth Annual Beer and Music Festival (FREE Admission) Cornerstone Arts Centre

    Three days of FREE music and the best local beers, ciders and food.

    All day Free

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

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

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    Gig, Festival, Music, Real Ales, This Week

    Sunday 3rd August 2014 Hide

    GigSunday 3rd 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

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

    Helen Burnett Trio The Oxford Wine Café

    Helen is one of London's most exciting new voices with a real jazz sensibility and humour!

    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

    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

    HOAM: Harcourt Arms Open Mic session

    Very supportive atmosphere, all musicians welcome!

    7.30 to 10.30 p.m. 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

    FestivalSunday 3rd August 2014 Hide

    Cornerstone presents the Sixth Annual Beer and Music Festival (FREE Admission) Cornerstone Arts Centre

    Three days of FREE music and the best local beers, ciders and food.

    All day Free

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

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

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    Gig, Festival, Music, Real Ales, This Week

    Monday 4th August 2014 Hide

    GigMonday 4th August 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

    Eurobar International Open Mic session Baboom Productions.

    The growingest open mic with the best sound in town.

    7.30 to 10.30 Free

    Eurobar, 48 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Open from 9am for breakfast only. Closing 1am fri+sat, otherwise 11pm

    www.nigelbrown.org/baboom.html Email Me 07919 311297

    No need to book!

    Gig, Music, Open mic, This Week

    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

    ConcertMonday 4th August 2014 Hide

    Dead Rat Orchestra OCM

    Charting inland waters exploring the musical roots of the canal

    8pm 10 (7)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.ocmevents.org/ocm/index.seam

    Booking advised by 04 Aug 2014

    Gig, Concert, Music, Folk, This Week

    Tuesday 5th August 2014 Hide

    GigTuesday 5th August 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 entry

    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

    Time Is Of The Essence

    Jazz quartet

    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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    Gig, 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

    Poetry Open Mic

    Blackwell's bookshop poetry open mic night. Ring to read.

    7pm Free

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

    events@blackwell.co.uk 01865 792792

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Poetry, Books, Open mic, This Week

    Dead Rat Orchestra at Braziers Park

    DRO on their waterways tour from London to Bristol - don't miss the gig at Braziers' barn!

    8pm Free

    Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AN

    www.braziers.org.uk Email Me 01491680221

    Gig, Music, This Week

    Oxford Classic Jazz Band Oxford Classic Jazz

    An evening of elegant music from the Jazz Age played in a family-friendly country pub.

    8.30 - 11pm Free - good food and beer available

    The Trout Inn, Lechlade

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932748379

    Gig, Concert, Family Friendly, Jazz, This Week

    NightlifeTuesday 5th August 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