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    Exhibition - Journeys to Oxford

    • Date: 12th June 2017 - 4th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Oxford Town Hall
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: Free

    A community exhibition celebrating the vibrant contributions made to the cultural life of Oxford by those who have travelled to the city to live, work, visit and study.

    Featuring photographs, objects, textiles, art, creative writing, sculpture, oral history and archival materials created and chosen by Oxford’s communities, this exhibition is an inspiring insight into the journeys made to Oxford by people from all over the world. The project has included partnerships with the Migration Museum Project, Oxford Hindu Temple Project, Refugee Resource, Oxford Polish Society, BKLUWO, Cowley Road Carnival, and Bayards Hill Primary School.

  • Oxford Orators Speakers Club

    • Date: 5th September 2017 - 20th February 2018
    • Every fortnight
    • Location: Oxford Town Hall
    • Time: 19:00 - 21:15
    • Cost: ask organisers

    Public Speaking Club - Speak in public with confidence, in a way that keeps an audience engaged.

  • UK Older Peoples' Day

    • Date: 2nd October 2017
    • Location: Main Hall, Assembly Room and Old Library
    • Time: 10:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: Free

    Join in the variety of free activities for UK Older Peoples’ Day 2017.

    At this event in the Main Hall there will be numerous organisations and charities attending including NHS and Social Care groups - who will be providing advice and information, fun and interesting groups for your learning and leisure time activities such as The Hub’s IT Café – bring along your Smart phone and other electronic devices, the Oxford Photographic Society - who will be exhibiting member’s photographs and many, many more!

    Pupils from Oxford Academy will also be joining the event again this year, and for the first time girls from Headington School, will be recording and filming throughout the day.

    And whilst you are at the Town Hall join in these activities:


    • All day – Internet café (organised by The Hub)
    • 10.30am and 2.30pm – Community singing


    • 10.00am-10.45am – Badminton, BOCCIA, Percy the PING! bot
    • 11.00am-12pm – Drama workshop
    • 12.30-1.30pm – Dementia friendly cities & towns
    • 2pm-3pm – Badminton, Boccia, Percy the PING! bot
  • Lou Lou's Oxford Vintage Fair

    • Date: 7th October 2017
    • Location: Main Hall
    • Time: 12:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: £2.50 ENTRY (under 12s free)

    Winner of 'Best Vintage Fair' at the last 3 national awards, Lou Lou's returns to Oxford's Town Hall with our AUTUMN SPECIAL!

    Find 40 stalls of vintage fashion, homeware and collectables nestled in this stunning location. Relax in our gorgeous tea room, watch a live performance on the stage and even get pampered in the vintage beauty salon!

    The lovely ladies from LILS PARLOUR will be putting on a great spread of cakes and bakes fresh from their kitsch kitchen. Teas and cakes are served up on vintage china in the cute pop up tearoom. Don't miss the delicious lemon drizzle!

    For the perfect victory rolls, glamorous pin curls or sky-scraping beehives, make an appointment in our hair and beauty salon with VINTAGE VICTORY ROLLERS.
    Appointments can be made in advance via email


    Spend less time queuing and more time shopping with our QUEUE JUMP PASS. By showing this pass you can head straight to the front desk and pay your entry with NO QUEUES. Available at

  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Thomas Kemp (conductor)

    • Date: 15th October 2017
    • Location: Oxford Town Hall
    • Time: 19:00 - 20:45
    • Cost: From £10 to £40

    Part of Oxford Lieder Festival 2017 The Last of the Romantics, a two-week exploration of the life and music of Gustav Mahler and Vienna at the end of the Nineteenth Century.

    ‘Der Rosenkavalier’: a 1926 silent film screening with live accompaniment by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Thomas Kemp (conductor)

    Oxford Lieder and Music at Oxford present a screening of the 1926 silent film of Strauss's peerless opera Der Rosenkavalier, with live accompaniment from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and conductor Thomas Kemp.

    After Der Rosenkavalier premiered in 1911, a silent-film version followed in 1926, and at the London premiere at the Tivoli Theatre on The Strand, Strauss conducted his own chamber-orchestra arrangement of a suite to accompany the film. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs this wonderful score, with the film on a full-size cinematic screen in Oxford Town Hall.

    This event is part of the Oxford Lieder 2017 Festival The Last of the Romantics: Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna which explores the cultural melting pot that was Vienna at the very height of Romanticism. Our starting point is Mahler’s 45 complete songs with piano but we also explore the songs and chamber works by his contemporaries and predecessors: Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Wolf, Zemlinsky, Korngold, and Strauss. Nestled amongst more than fifty performances are also study days, readings, screenings, and workshops. Our starry line-up of artists includes Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, Angelika Kirchschlager, Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams, and many more.

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