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Today to Tue 22 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Broughton Grange - Open Garden for NGS
An impressive 25 acres of gardens and light woodland in an attractive Oxfordshire setting. The centrepiece is a large terraced walled garden created by Tom Stuart-Smith in 2001. Vision has been used to blend the gardens into the countryside.
Broughton Grange, Banbury
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Banbury flavours of the world market
Flavours of the World comprises between 20 to 30 carefully selected stalls. The market will comprise international traders selling top quality artisan-produced foods and craft products from around the world. You have tasted baguettes, you’ve experimented with croissants and we all love a warm pain-au-chocolat.
Cornhill , Market Place, Banbury
Fri 11 May

Rough Runner Oxfordshire More details - Rough Runner Oxfordshire
Rough Runner is an obstacle event like no other. It was created to give everyone the chance to take on an obstacle challenge, and not just the super fit and mega tough! So instead of ice baths, electric shocks and barbed wire, you’ll find epic, game show-inspired obstacles along a 5km, 10km or 15km course.
Great Tew Estate, New Road, Chipping Norton
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May
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More details - Banbury Antiques Market
Held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday and 2nd Saturday of every Month - 9am - 4pm. Browse through a variety of antique and collectable items from jewellery to militaria, from clocks to collectables - and pick up a bargain! With prices from £1 to £1,000 we have something for every collector!
Market Place, Banbury, Oxon
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Meet The Dinosaurs at Castle Quay
Come down to Castle Quay on 28th April to meet the dinosaurs! These animatronic dinosaurs will be appearing at intervals throughout the day. A fabulous event for the the whole family. Plus we will have free face painting as well
Castle Quay Shopping Centre
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Batman Day
Castle Quay is making way for Batman this May! Come and meet the bat himself and check out his Batmobile! There is also the chance to take part in some awesome superhero arts and crafts and to get your face painted. The perfect event for your kids (both little and big!)
Castle Quay Shopping Centre
Sat 12 May

More details - Marvellous Machines
An exhibition for all ages that combines curious and quirky gadgets and contraptions from the days before electronics, with modern automata, and all with more than a hint of Steampunk.
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park, Banbury
Today to Sat 28 Apr, Mon 30 Apr to Sat 5 May, Mon 7 May to Sat 12 May, Mon 14 May to Sat 19 May, Mon 21 May, Tue 22 May

More details - Making it Work: The Everyday History of a Banburyshire Village
Discover more about the changing way of life in the villages of North Oxfordshire from Victorian times to recent times. This foyer exhibition looks at Hornton as a prime example of a North Oxfordshire rural community that, through many generations, thrived on wide-ranging ingenuity and self-sufficiency.
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park, Banbury
Wed 25 Apr to Sat 9 Jun

More details - First World War Munition Site Tours
On the edge of Banbury lies the mysterious site of the town’s First World War munitions filling factory that supplied the front line with nearly four million shells and much of the British Army’s stock of mustard gas shells.
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park, Banbury
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Grove - Open Garden for NGS
Mature informal plantsman’s acre garden, planted for yr-round interest around C19 Cotswold stone cottage (not open). Numerous borders with wide variety of unusual shrubs, trees and hardy plants; several species weigela syringa viburnum and philadelphus. Pond area, well stocked greenhouse.
The Grove, Chipping Norton
Sun 20 May

More details - Charlton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Pretty stone village with a selection of gardens large and small, incl a cottage garden with colourful planting, interesting corners and lovely views; a large garden behind C17 farmhouse (not open) with colour themed borders, separate small gardens; and a large terraced garden with a 140ft long herbaceous border and
Charlton Gardens, Banbury
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Tandem Skydive for When You Wish Upon a Star
Tick something of your bucket list in 2018 and join us for our Charity Tandem Skydive at Hinton Airfield, Brackley, Northamptonshire. Register today for £50.00 and raise a minimum of £345 - to jump for free!
Hinton Airfield, Brackley
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Upton House and Gardens - Afternoon Tea Talk - Introduction to Upton's Art
Come along to another one of our series of talks about Upton and its collections. Followed by a delicious afternoon tea in our old kitchen.
Upton House and Gardens, near Banbury,
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Upton House and Gardens - Give it a Go Art Workshop
Join our talented local artist and give it a go! Themed around our garden in summer you will receive hints and tips on using acrylics to bring vibrancy and life to your art. Join our talented local artist and give it a go!
Upton House and Gardens, near Banbury,
Sat 12 May

More details - Upton House and Gardens - Give it a Go Art - Secret Garden Fabric Layering
Join our talented local artist and give it a go! Lis is one of our talented local artists who specialises in textiles, she joins us this year for another of her workshops this time making your own ’secret garden’.
Upton House and Gardens, near Banbury,
Wed 16 May

More details - Upton House and Gardens - Afternoon Tea Talk - A Weekend at Upton in the 1930's
Join us for a fascinating talk with one of our volunteers, Brenda, about a 1930’s weekend at Upton. Join Brenda our resident tour guide, who will tell you all about a weekend at Upton in the 1930’s. Find out what it was like to be a guest of Lord and Lady Bearsted at one of their house parties.
Upton House and Gardens, near Banbury,
Thu 17 May

More details - ORIENTEERING at The National Herb Centre
Do you and your family enjoy walking, jogging or running? Come and Try The local orienteering club - Octavian Droobers - are staging a special launch event at this new orienteering venue to introduce the outdoor fun adventure navigation sport to all ages (5-85 years) and abilities.
The National Herb Centre Banbury Road Warmington Warwickshire
Wed 25 Apr

High Society - The Musical More details - High Society - The Musical
Chipping Norton Amateur Operatic Society presents "High Society " a musical by Cole Porter featuring songs including Who Wants to be a Millionaire, I love Paris in the Springtime, Just One of those Things, and Well did you Evah
Chipping Norton Theatre
Thu 17 May to Sat 19 May
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More details - Moonrakers
Oxford’s much-toured band 4-piece band, Moonrakers (Celtic harp, fiddle, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals), give a full concert of songs and tunes from the English, Irish and Scottish tradition as well as their own compositions.
St James Church, Manor Park, Claydon, Nr BANBURY
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Evenley Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Evenley is a charming village situated approx 1m south of Brackley off the A43. It has a central village green surrounded by many period houses (not open), an excellent village shop and The Red Lion Pub which offers first class food and a warm welcome.
Evenley Gardens, Brackley
Sun 20 May

More details - Evenley Wood Garden - Open Garden for NGS
This 60 acre privately owned woodland garden contains a large and notable collection of trees, shrubs, bulbs, and more.
Evenley Wood Garden, Brackley
Sun 20 May

More details - The Indian Army in the First World War: An Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Perspective
The exhibition is the product of a collaborative project led by Oxford University’s History Faculty and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Oxfordshire Remembers 1914-18: Part II
Running throughout 2018 is The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum’s contribution to the commemoration of the Centenary of WW1. During the latter half of the First World War, men and women of all classes and social backgrounds from across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire contributed in a myriad of ways to the war effort.
Park Street, Woodstock
Today to Sun 29 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sun 6 May, Tue 8 May to Sun 13 May, Tue 15 May to Sun 20 May

More details - WW1 Asian Cultural Activity Day
SOFO & OXFORD UNIVERSITY present: WW1 Asian Cultural Activity Day A day of fun cultural activities for all ages, including: Indian food Punjabi drumming Poetry & music Henna artistry Kids’ arts & crafts Plus, your last chance to see the ’Indian Army in First World War’ exhibition!
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock
Sat 28 Apr

More details - SOFO After School Kids Clubs
Kids After School Club For kids aged 6-9 years. No parents! Join our brand new after-school sessions packed with things to make and do, plus games and outdoor fun. Wednesday 18th April 3.45 – 5.00pm Call the Medics! Come to the rescue with army medicine. Wednesday 16th May 3.45 – 5.
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock
Wed 16 May

More details - SOFO After School Youth Platoon
After School Youth Platoon For young people 10 – 13 years. No parents! By popular demand, SOFO has introduced a monthly club for older children interested in military history. Come along after school to meet Museum experts, guess the mystery object or try a new activity. Thursday 19th April 3.
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock
Thu 17 May

More details - Blenheim Palace Gala Dinner, supporting Katharine House Hospice, with special guest Mike Tindall
Our patrons, The Rt. Hon. Lord Heseltine and The Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry invite you to the Katharine House Hospice Gala Dinner on Thursday 26 April at Blenheim Palace 6:45 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Fringford Spring Fayre 2018
Classic English spring fete with fun dog show, dance demonstration, raffle, tombola, country corner, Vintage organ, BBQ, Bar, Candleford Cafe tea shoppe, cakes , bric-a-brac and all the usual attractions.
Village Green, Main St., Fringford
Sat 19 May

More details - Monks Head - Open Garden for NGS
Plantaholics’ garden for all year interest. Bulb frame and alpine area, greenhouse. Changes evolving all the time.
Monks Head, Bletchingdon
Mon 7 May

More details - Chastleton House - Volunteer drop-in day
We’re looking for new volunteers to join us and support our team. Pop in on one of our drop-in days to meet some of the team, have a cup of tea and find out more about volunteering with us. Come and find out more about joining our volunteer team at Chastleton.
Chastleton House, Chastleton, near Moreton-in-Marsh,
Sun 29 Apr, Wed 9 May

More details - Gong Sound Bath
Come and enjoy a wonderful Gong Sound Bath - a sonic massage to release tension from mind, body and soul. You lay fully clothed and allow the sounds to wash over you - surrounding you with beautiful vibrations.
The Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, Bicester
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Bicester Flavours of the World Market
Bicester is likely to be abuzz with locals, out-of-town shoppers and visitors travelling to the town from all over Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties when the colourful International World Food market "Flavours of the World" sets up stall in the town.
Sheep Street, Bicester
Sat 12 May

More details - RYA Push The Boat Out: Open Day at Banbury Sailing Club
Visitors and prospective new members are welcome to come along to Banbury Sailing Club for our Open Day. We’re running this event as part of the RYA’s Push The Boat Out programme. This is your chance to get out on the water at Boddington Reservoir and discover the joy of sailing.
Banbury Sailing Club, Boddington Reservoir, Byfield
Sat 5 May

More details - Kingham Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
Many ericaceous plants not normally seen in the Cotswolds grow on 5 acres of garden, planted over 2 decades on sand over gravel. Big display of rhododendron, laburnum arch and azaleas.
Kingham Lodge, Chipping Norton
Wed 9 May

More details - Spring Foraging Course
We’ll be meeting at 12pm for a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. After the talk we’ll set off for a 2-3 hour walk identifying the different edible and poisonous Spring shoots, plants, flowers and mushrooms that we find.
Blenheim Palace Main Road Long Hanborough
Sat 5 May, Sat 9 Jun

More details - Created in Conflict: British Soldier Art from the Crimean War to Today
Created in partnership with the National Army Museum, this exhibition will showcase the incredible resourcefulness and diversity of artwork made by British Armed Forces personnel.
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Today to Sun 29 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sun 6 May, Tue 8 May to Sun 13 May, Tue 15 May

More details - Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, English Artist Designers 1922 - 42
This exhibition of the artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) explores the significant relationships and working collaborations between Ravilious and an important group of friends and affiliates.
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Today to Sun 29 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sun 6 May, Tue 8 May to Sun 13 May, Tue 15 May

More details - Created in Conflict: British Soldier Art from the Crimean War to Today
Created in partnership with the National Army Museum, this exhibition will showcase the incredible resourcefulness and diversity of artwork made by British Armed Forces personnel.
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Wed 16 May

More details - Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, English Artist Designers 1922 - 42
This exhibition of the artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) explores the significant relationships and working collaborations between Ravilious and an important group of friends and affiliates.
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Wed 16 May

More details - Canons Ashby - Dawn Chorus Walk
Wake up with the feathered friends of Canons Ashby at first light. Look and listen out for a variety of birds during their dawn chorus with an expert guide, before enjoying breakfast in the Stables Tearoom. Wake up with the feathered friends of Canons Ashby at first light.
Canons Ashby, Canons Ashby House, Canons Ashby, Daventry,
Sat 5 May

More details - Canons Ashby - Eboracum Baroque Spring Concert
Eboracum Baroque return to perform a spring concert in the wonderful acoustics of Canons Ashby Priory. Eboracum Baroque return to perform a spring concert in the wonderful acoustics of Canons Ashby Priory.
Canons Ashby, Canons Ashby House, Canons Ashby, Daventry,
Sat 19 May

More details - Antique & Collectors Market
2 halls of small antiques especially silver: jewellery, china, glass. Vintage. Picture postcards, artefacts, OO gauge locomotives, coins (some ancient Greek; Roman. some hammered, 17th century Oxfordshire tokens, tokens, through to modern £2 and 50p, medals, sets, banknotes, junk boxes, foreign).
Kidlington Methodist Church, Oxford Road
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Open studio at Cathy Read Art
For any artist, the magic of creation happens in the studio. Would you like to see where the magic happens? Award winning artist Cathy Read is opening her studio doors for 2 days in May. Come and see where she transforms paper into stunning architectural paintings.
Cathy Read Art, Unit 10, West Well Farm, Barton Road, Tingewick, Buckingham
Fri 4 May and Sat 5 May

More details - The SMA Trust - Ride Scorpion 2018
Join us to cycle The Cotswolds and raise vital funds for research and treatments for people living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy! You can choose from 3 routes - a 20 mile loop, a 66 mile loop, or London to The Cotswolds.
The Howard Arms, Lower Green, Ilmington, Shipston On Stour
Sat 12 May

More details - Everyman Theatre in Watching Out
"Watch this and you’ll see plenty to be jealous about. Watch this! Watch this!" Hector Bouchard is astounded when a strange woman bursts into his elegant Paris apartment, demanding that he make love to her - but only when her husband is watching from the adjoining building.
Westcote Village Hall, Church Westcote (off the A424 between Stow on the Wold and Burford)
Sat 28 Apr

More details - PIANO JAZZ CABARET with Michael Omer & Guests
“A wonderful and varied evening…” CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE, NEW YORK Following on from presenting BRUBECKS PLAY BRUBECK and THE BLUES BAND veterans PAUL JONES & DAVE KELLY, MUSIC AT STOW is proud to present MICHAEL OMER returning by popular demand for his second show in Stow-on-the-Wold.
St Edwards Church, Stow-on-the-Wold.
Sat 5 May

Walks of discovery - dawn chorus and more More details - Walks of discovery - dawn chorus and more
This is the start of our 2018 open season @ Chedham’s Yard. Our expert guide will meet you at 6am for a ’Dawn Chorus Walk’ starting at the Yard. After the walk we will return to the Yard for light refreshments, there is no charge to join the walk but there will be a small charge for refreshments.
Chedham’s Yard, Church Walk, Wellesbourne
Sat 5 May
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What a picture! Photography @The Yard. More details - What a picture! Photography @The Yard.
The Wellesbourne Photographic Club will be on hand to give advice on equipment and how to get that magical shot even if the sun is not shining. Whatever your camera and preference, whether it be scenery or nature, there will be someone here to advise and help.
Chedham’s Yard, Church Walk, Wellesbourne
Sat 12 May
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Blacksmiths, horseshoes and wood turning: working traditions @ The Yard More details - Blacksmiths, horseshoes and wood turning: working traditions @ The Yard
Feel the heat and see the sparks fly. Come and watch the hot metal being worked and speak with the metal workers in our traditional forge and wheelwrights’ shed. Throughout the day you can learn about the legends and beliefs associated with horse shoes.
Chedham’s Yard, Church Walk, Wellesbourne
Sat 19 May
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More details - Stowe - Dawn chorus walk
Join a member of the team for an early morning walk around the gardens to experience the bird song of Stowe and enjoy the chance to see the gardens before we open to the public. Warm up with breakfast afterwards, included in your ticket price. Booking Essential. Phone: *Tickets available 2 March*. Children welcome.
Stowe, New Inn Farm, Buckingham
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr