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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [12A]: Uncle Boonmee is a friendly, aging Thai farmer. Dying of kidney failure, he moves...read more (13 December 2010)

  • Oxford's first Pumpkin Festival, Oct 30th - Nov 9th 2014  
  • Kensit Neil Indian Music concert 5/11 Holywell Music Rooms  
  • Sat 1 Nov, The North Wall, 6.30pm & 9pm OCM BREATHE - Orlando Gough  
  • Timber Treasures - handmade wooden gifts, Oxford Covered Market. Unique presents!  
  • Oxford Theatre Guild present The Habit Of Art by Alan Bennett - 5-8 November, Wesley Memorial Church  
  • The Writers' Greenhouse 12-week Novel-building evening course, starting Tuesday 13 January 2015  
  • Oxford Philomusica perform Mozart and Hayden at the Ashmolean Museum, Friday 7th Novemeber  
  • Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre  
  • Hepzibah plus acoustic showcase, The Wheatsheaf, Saturday 8th November  
  • Coffee Concert: Zielinski String Quartet  
  • Tara Yoga Centre offer Yoga and Tantra classes and drop-in Yoga sessions  
  • Spin Jazz Club present Christine Tobin & Phil Robson with The Spin Jazz Trio, Thursday 6th November, 8.30pm at 129 High St Oxford  
  • The Oxford Playhouse presents Pitcairn 11th - 15th November  
  • EMBS Community College seeks English, Maths, IT & SEN Tutors in Oxford & Banbury  
  • Modern Art Oxford - one of the UK's leading contemporary art spaces, in the centre of Oxford  
  • Oxford Lieder Festival: The Schubert Project, 10 October to 1 November  
  • Speakers, lighting and party equipment hire. Student discounts! 01865 875519, www.acdisco.com.
  •  Sunday 2 November, 6pm, Magdalen College Chapel: A Solemn Requiem for All Souls will be sung to the setting by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1605), by Magdalen College Choir. Being a service rather than a concert, it is free, but early arrival is advised. All Souls Day, 2 November, is the day when the church traditionally offers prayers for those who have died. All welcome.
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