Saying Goodbye are an International baby loss support charity (part of the Mariposa Trust. ) Since 2012, 100 services have been held across the UK, France & North America, the services are completely free and open to anyone of any faith or no faith.
David Leake, the College gardener since 1979, avoiding chemicals and sprays, has created a marvellous wild garden by blending a huge range of wild and cultivated flowers into a vivid, yet harmonious, landscape.
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of dinosaur world in this interactive new show for all the family.
Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs.
“What will you give me if I spin straw into gold for you?”
balletLORENT‘s award-winning team who brought you Rapunzel and Snow White are back with the beloved tale Rumpelstiltskin, directed by Liv Lorent and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
Nominated for the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy! Direct from a sold-out West End run and their return from six months on Broadway, Mischief Theatre, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, arrive at the Playhouse with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage!
Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective?
Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows.
Hollywood and Broadway legend Stefanie Powers stars as Helene Hanff in a new production of 84 Charing Cross Road, alongside Clive Francis as Frank Doel.
Adapted from Helene Hanff’s best-selling book, 84 Charing Cross Road is a tender and heartwarming tale of transatlantic friendship.
Louise Jordan is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose latest project is telling the stories about remarkable women from the First World War through songs on her No Petticoats Here tour.
Louise Jordan is a young singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist rapidly making an impact on the UK acoustic music scene.
Get some chalk on your boots! investigates football through an exploration of its sounding cultures: from the ephemeral football soundscapes of the parish council pitches of South Oxfordshire to the terraces of the Stadio Mario Rigamonti, home of Brescia 1911, currently playing in Italy’s Serie B; the terrace culture...
Secluded old village with renowned Norman church, featured on cover of Pevsner’s Oxon Guide. Visit 8 gardens ranging in variety and style from the large Malt House garden and a thatched C17 cottage garden to mixed family gardens with shady borders and vegetable.
‘It is said that if one drinks from the cup of life to gain an immortal soul, another’s life is taken’.
This exhibition reflects on this symbolic idea to explore the notion that every action or cause taken in this world has a reaction or effect.
“Because for all the times there is an ending, there will always be life.”
Struggling to come to terms with the loss of her husband, Eva is plunged into a grief-stricken limbo. Her present is non-existent; her sense of self is bound to her past, to her loss, to what can never be again.
One of the most inventive musicians around, Lisa Knapp pushes boundaries with her radiant interpretation of traditional folk music. Here, she performs with her band in support of her latest album, Till April is Dead – A Garland of Ritual & Love songs in the Month of May.
George Gibbs and Emily Webb are just an ordinary boy and girl, going through the pains and joys of growing up in an ordinary town.
Except, seen through the tender, observant lens of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, their lives don’t seem that ordinary at all.
A joint project by The North Wall and its principal sponsor, St Edward’s School, this exhibition will use archive photography, military artefacts, and largely unseen private papers and diaries to celebrate the RAF in its 100th anniversary year.
In Summer 2016, Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones released their first recording together after a 50 year musical friendship, aptly titled About Time. They had such a great time playing and performing together, they decided to go back into the studio. The result is About Time Too, released November 2017.
Matt Forde: A Show Hastily Rewritten in Light of Recent Events – Again!
The UK’s leading political comedian and host of Unspun presents a show completely changed by events which haven’t yet happened.
Ultra-topical comedy as seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time.
In an age where the word “Folk” encompasses everything from Laura Marling to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever.
Hugh Thomson is an author, film maker and explorer, best known for his prize-winning work ‘The Green Road into the Trees’. Hugh joins us to talk about his latest book ‘One Man and a Mule’.
For centuries mules were used to transport goods across Britain.
Maggie’s Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington
The Oxford Studio Orchestra is an inclusive yet accomplished amateur orchestra, known for its lively and enjoyable concerts. For this concert we are delighted to welcome talented young pianist Ashwin Tennant, a pupil at Abingdon School, as our soloist in Grieg’s dramatic piano concerto.
St Michael and All Angels Church, Lonsdale Road, Summertown
It’s the best way to spend a spring Sunday morning! Race, run or jog - or just stroll - 3¼ miles (5¼ km) through lovely Bagley Wood, in our annual charity fun run and walk.
There are trophies, medals, puzzles and prizes - something for everyone, so bring the family.
West facing town garden on clay, tiered to accommodate sloping site and divided into a series of rooms. Herbaceous borders and shrubs planted for yr-round interest, with a particular focus on roses. Range of intimate seating areas with views and raised vegetable beds.
A small town garden designed and planted by the owners in 2013. Good use of a 40ft x 40ft space brimming with herbaceous perennial plants, roses, clematis, shrubs and small trees. Seasonal use of containers and hanging baskets incl tender succulents.
In a pressure-free, relaxed environment you will enjoy drama and singing workshops led by local actors, directors and vocal coaches. You won’t need to learn pages of script, there are no solos, no auditions, no expectations of experience, and never any pressure to do something you are not comfortable with.
Every week at Rose Hill Community Centre, Open Stage Arts hosts fun singing and drama workshops for adults, taught by local actors, directors, singers, vocal coaches and musical directors. The sessions are suitable for all ages and all abilities, no experience is necessary.
Soothe your cares away with a wonderfully relaxing and refreshing gong bath.
You are bathed in the sounds of beautiful gongs (plus Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls and more, which bring you into a deeply relaxed state.
3 inspirational small gardens, all with very different ways of providing a personal joy. 60 Besselsleigh Road has ’The Deadwood Stage’ with toadstools and a secret garden with many creatures to find. 22 Sandleigh Road is a wildlife friendly garden packed with cottage garden favourites beside brick paths.
New town garden opening for its second year, a creation that started in July 2014. The garden is wedge-shaped, 70ft x 37ft wide at the bottom and 80ft in length. The challenge was it had to be interesting and look as though it had been there for many years.
A town garden that won Abingdon in Bloom ’Best Large Back Garden’ competition. An extension of the home the garden has both formal and informal areas. Features incl walkways through shaded areas, arches, kitchen garden, grasses, roses, topiaries, acers, hostas and heucheras.
Four adjoining gardens in the historic coaching village of Wheatley. Catchmole Cottage garden has been developed over 30 yrs to provide sanctuary for wildlife, birds, insects and slow-worms. Surrounded by ancient walls and high shrubs the garden is a frost pocket so is planted with hardy perennials, shrubs and ferns.
Don’t miss our giant Plant Sale helping to raise money for the Oxford Botanic Garden and the Arboretum. All our plants are donated from a variety of sources – the Botanic Garden, many generous Friends, College Head Gardeners, University Parks and some local nurseries.
¼ acre garden shaded by mature trees. Mixed border with some rare and unusual plants and shrubs. A climber clothed pergola leads past a dry gravel garden to the woodland garden with an extensive collection of hardy ferns.
The Studio Theatre Club are hoping to draw their audience into a web of deceit, subterfuge and death for their next production at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon.
Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’ will be staged on 20 to 23 June.
Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island off the coast of Devon.
Celebrate our diverse British culture with a Bring and Share lunch - please bring your favourite dish from around the world, and a picnic blanket, if wet, event will be held inside. Limited seating available. Please invite your friends and neighbours. Good company, family friendly activities and world music.
St Ethelwolds House, 30 East St Helen Street, Abingdon
Abingdon Food and Drink Festival : Cookery Demonstrations, Food Stalls, Children’s Workshops & Entertainment, Live Music, Picnic Area with more food & drink stalls, two chef demonstration marquees and more children’s entertainment. A great day out for all the family. Free carpark.