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Wolvercote Farmers Market - First Turn, Wolvercote - Special Easter Market - Sunday 20th April 2014, 10am to 1pm


Play a real-life Locked Room Mystery... Ideal for families, friends & co-workers - unusual parties or just for fun


Two spectacular Verdi operas are coming to New Theatre Oxford!


Novel Building Course - 12 week evening course run by The Writers' Greenhouse. Next course starts 29th April


Join The Dreamboys on their new Fit & Famous tour, coming to The New Theatre, Thu 24th April

Speakers, lighting and party equipment hire. Student discounts!! 01865 875519, www.acdisco.com 


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Wytham Woods' History and Ecology Wytham Woods, Oxford Thu 29 May: 7 - 9pm

Fen Ecology and History Wytham Woods, Oxford Wed 14 May: 7 - 9pm

The American way of border control and immigration reform politics Oxford Martin School Wed 11 Jun: 5 - 6.30pm

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Multi Agency Sexual Violence Awareness Training
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(Starts Thu, 24 April)

We Train in the Park
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(Starts Sun, 20 April)

Red Shoe Walk
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(Starts Sun, 27 April)

Bogswizzling Cloth Bags
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(Starts Mon, 21 April)

Muggled Mirror Paintings
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(Starts Tue, 22 April)

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The Rite of Spring & Petrushka: A solitary, suited figure appears on stage, singing a poetic Irish lament. As...read more

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Saturday 19th April 2014 Hide

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Flown Performed By Pirates of the Carabina Circus Evolution Presents

Circus packed with daredevil stunts, madcap humour and brilliant live music

7.30pm 11-21

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

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Dinosaur Zoo

Awesome pre-historic creatures on stage! Ages 3+.

11am, 2pm 13.50-16

New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

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I was lucky enough to visit the recently reopened Natural History Museum on Thursday 20 February for the visit of some prehistoric...read more

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Hurricane Boy

This imaginative tale of chaos and calm includes physical storytelling and live music. Ages 6+

11am & 2pm 7.50 (5.50)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

01865 305305

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Diamond Nights Cafe Reason Butoh Dance Theatre

Platform for experimental work - dance, theatre, visual.

7.45pm Donations

Oxford Brookes Drama Studio, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill Hall Campus, (behind Richard Hamilton Building - ask site staff), Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP

www.cafereason.com/main/diary.htm

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Man, Woman, Life, Love The Story Museum

Stories from Africa, the Caribbean and beyond with acclaimed performer Jan Blake.

7pm 12 (10)

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

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

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Family FriendlySaturday 19th April 2014 Hide

The Calabash Children The Story Museum

Jan Blake tells tales of stubborn sisters, ungrateful mothers, and beautiful friendships.

2pm 8.50 (6.40)

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

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

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Sunday 20th April 2014 Hide

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The Bible: the Complete Word of God (Abridged) The Reduced Shakespeare Company

An affectionate, irreverent roller-coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgement.

7.45pm 16 (14)

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

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DanceSunday 20th April 2014 Hide

Tap Factory

Tap dance at its stomping best!

7.30pm 23.40-26.90

New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

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Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Hide

TheatreTuesday 22nd April 2014 Hide

The Oxford Playhouse presents This May Hurt a Bit, 22nd - 26th April

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Witty and biting political drama from Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

7.30pm 11-26.50

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

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3155

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Matilda & Me

A conversation between two women fifty years apart.

7.30pm 10 (8)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

01865 305305

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Matilda and Me

A touching performance by Ria Hartley, combining spoken word, live art and reggae music.

7.30pm 10 (8)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3147 boxoffice@oxfordplayhouse.com 01865 305305

Booking advised by 22 Apr 2014

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MeetingTuesday 22nd April 2014 Hide

PLAYGROUND - new work + collaboration platform Playground

Artist led platform for sharing + testing of new ideas. 2nd Tues every month

7-9pm Free

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.

theplayground.org.uk Email Me

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ClassesTuesday 22nd April 2014 Hide

Youth Theatre Cornerstone Arts Centre

For school years 2-5 (ages 6-10 years). Develop a range of theatre skills, no experience necessary. 10 week, term-time, course.

4.30-5.30pm 50 (10 week course)

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

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

Must book by 22 Apr 2014

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Youth Theatre

For school years 6-9 (ages 10-14 years). Develop a range of theatre skills, no experience necessary. 10 week, term-time, course.

5.45-7.15pm 72 (10 week course)

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

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

Must book by 22 Apr 2014

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Young Directions: Theatre (school years 10-13, ages 14-18 years)

Theatre group for older young people, working on acting and performing techniques.

7.30-9pm 72 (10 week course)

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

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

Must book by 22 Apr 2014

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ConcertTuesday 22nd April 2014 Hide

Viv McLean - piano recital

Mozart: Sonata in E Flat K. 282; Schumann: Arabeske Op. 18; Beethoven: Sonata in C Op. 53 "Waldstein"; Chopin: Nocturne in E flat Op. 9 No.2.

7.30 - 9.30pm 18, 12, 8 (5 discount students and under 18's)

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

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=33840 01865 305305

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Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Hide

TheatreWednesday 23rd April 2014 Hide

The Oxford Playhouse presents This May Hurt a Bit, 22nd - 26th April

Reviews

Witty and biting political drama from Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

7.30pm 11-26.50

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

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3155

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Rubbish Theatre-Rites

Imagine a world that celebrates its rubbish. A world where, at the touch of a puppeteer's hand, the contents of a bin bag can transform before your eyes.

4.30pm 8 (6)

Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

www.pegasustheatre.org.uk/shows/rubbish/

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Wilde Without the Boy

Dramatisation of De Profundis, Oscar Wilde's letter to his lover.

7.30pm 10 (8)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

01865 305305

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ConcertWednesday 23rd April 2014 Hide

Margarita and the House of Love Casa Margarita

Last chance to see the acclaimed Casa Margarita as they reach the end of their Oxford tour.

7.30pm 15 (13)

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Spiceball Park, Banbury OX16 5QE

www.casa-margarita.co.uk/ Email Me 01865244993

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Family FriendlyWednesday 23rd April 2014 Hide

Puck Plays the Fool The Story Museum

Follow Shakespeare's cleverest, most mischievous trickster as he meddles in mayhem. 6+

10am, 1pm & 6pm 8.50 (6.50)

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

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

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Courses and WorkshopsWednesday 23rd April 2014 Hide

Improv Workshops with Oxford Comedy Deathmatch Oxford Comedy Deathmatch

Improvised Comedy Workshops - Learn theatre skills, storytelling and spontaneity.

7-9pm 5 (Free for the first session)

Organic Deli Cafe, 24 Friars Entry, Oxford, OX1 2DB

ocdimprov.com Email Me 07598 923 578

No need to book!

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Thursday 24th April 2014 Hide

TheatreThursday 24th April 2014 Hide

The Oxford Playhouse presents This May Hurt a Bit, 22nd - 26th April

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Witty and biting political drama from Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

2.30, 7.30pm 11-26.50

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

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3155

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Join The Dreamboys on their new Fit & Famous tour, coming to The New Theatre, Thu 24th April

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The UK's top male glamour show bring music, magic, muscle and mayhem.

7.30pm 26.40

New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

www.atgtickets.com/oxford

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Rubbish Theatre-Rites

Imagine a world that celebrates its rubbish. A world where, at the touch of a puppeteer's hand, the contents of a bin bag can transform before your eyes.

1.30pm & 4.30pm 8 (6)

Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

www.pegasustheatre.org.uk/shows/rubbish/

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Wilde Without the Boy

Dramatisation of De Profundis, Oscar Wilde's letter to his lover.

7.30pm 10 (8)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

01865 305305

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Family FriendlyThursday 24th April 2014 Hide

Puck Plays the Fool The Story Museum

Follow Shakespeare's cleverest, most mischievous trickster as he meddles in mayhem. 6+

10am & 1pm 8.50 (6.50)

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

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

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Friday 25th April 2014 Hide

TheatreFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

The Oxford Playhouse presents This May Hurt a Bit, 22nd - 26th April

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Witty and biting political drama from Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

8pm 11-26.50

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

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3155

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Anthropoetry

Ben Mellor takes you on a stand-up poetry and music-fuelled tour around the body.

7.30pm 10 (8)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

01865 305305

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Sequins on my Balcony Oxford Middle Eastern Dance Society (OMEDS)

A funny & uplifting one woman show - breasts, belly dance and beating the odds! Raising money for Maggie's Centre Oxford.

7:30 - 10:30pm 12/10 conc.

O'Reilly Theatre (Keble College), Entrance at Blackhall Road (behind Keble), Oxford OX1 3PG

...oxfordbellydanceclasses.org... Email Me

Booking advised by 25 Apr 2014

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We Will Be Free! Townsend Productions

The true story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, with music by folk singer John Kirkpatrick.

8pm 13, 11 conc

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

www.thenorthwall.com Email Me 01865 319450

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ConcertFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

Two spectacular Verdi operas are coming to New Theatre Oxford!

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Back with the very first opera she ever produced, Ellen Kent brings Verdi's epic tale Nabucco to life in this lavish new production, starring international soloists. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

7.30pm 15 - 39.50

New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

Theatre, Concert, Opera, Classical Music, Italian, This Week

DanceFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

Butoh Dance Theatre Cafe Reason Butoh Dance Theatre

Movement exploration classes. Inhabit your physical presence for stage and everyday.

7.30pm - 9.30pm 8 drop in 21 for 3

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

www.cafereason.com/ Email Me 07984 641999

No need to book!

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Sequins on My Balcony: Breasts, Belly Dance and Beating the Odds Oxford Middle Eastern Dance Soc and Yvette Cowles

An evening of dance, drama and comedy, in support of Maggie's Oxford and Just Because.

7.30pm 12 (10)

O'Reilly Theatre (Keble College), Entrance at Blackhall Road (behind Keble), Oxford OX1 3PG

...oxfordbellydanceclasses.org...

Booking advised by 25 Apr 2014

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NightlifeFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

It's Your Round! Theatrical Pub Quiz with a Pie and a Pint! Cornerstone Arts Centre

A theatrical twist on the traditional pub quiz. Price includes quiz entry, pie and a drink.

8pm 15 (13.50)

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

www.cornerstone-arts.org Email Me 01235 515144

Must book by 24 Apr 2014

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