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  • The Lord Mayor’s Annual Christmas Carol Concert

    • Date: 16th December 2018
    • Location: Main Hall
    • Time: 14:30 - 16:00
    • Cost: £2.50

    The annual Christmas Carol Concert is a wonderful tradition with people returning year upon year to experience the sights of the building’s grand Main Hall at Christmas time.

    This year the programme will feature the Oxfordshire County Youth Choir, Oxfordshire Young Singers and the Handy Voices Signing Choir. Students from West Oxford Primary School have also been specially invited by the Lord Mayor to perform. As usual, many of the audience carols will be accompanied by the fabulous Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra and the famous Father Willis organ. The concert will also be interpreted in British Sign Language throughout.

    The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Colin Cook said: “The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carol Concert is a highlight of the festive season. I am delighted to be hosting this year’s event and reinstating the tradition of the Lord Mayor singing the part of Good King Wenceslas.

    "The concert is in aid of two wonderful organisations, the Oxford Samaritans, and Oxford Nightline, which are both in the front line of helping those in turmoil in our city. I very much hope you can join me in supporting their work in the city and I look forward to seeing you at the Concert in the Town Hall on Sunday 16 December 2018."

    Tickets cost £2.50 each and can be purchased from the Cards for Good Causes shop located in the Long Room, Oxford Town Hall. Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10am till 4pm.

    Tickets sales and donations from the concert will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities: Oxford Samaritans and Oxford Nightline. As one of the biggest fundraising events of the civic year we ask that you give what you can this festive season.

    The concert starts at 2.30pm and will finish at 4pm. Guests are asked to be seated by 2.15pm.

  • Never Again

    • Date: 20th January 2019 - 27th January 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Main Hall
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: Free

    An educational Exhibition.

    In the week leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day on 20 January there will be a “Never Again” educational exhibition with guest speakers in Oxford Town Hall to remember the devastation of the Holocaust and remind us why we need to counter racism and intolerance today. The exhibition will comprise of a series of displays of text, pictures and talks that will take up the following themes:

    • The extermination of 6 million Jews and 7 million other people deemed “undesirable” by the Nazi regime.
    • The victim groups and the ways they were scapegoated and marginalised including legal forms of exclusion.
    • The driving forces behind the holocaust.
    • The development of mass extermination and death camps.
    • Fascism today and their modern targets.
    • Similarities with today and the 1930's.
    • Resistance to fascism and racism.
  • The Skids

    The Skids (concert)

    • Date: 25th January 2019
    • Location: Main Hall
    • Time: 19:00
    • Cost: £27.50

    The Skids formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland and are embarking on their first tour in almost 40 years.

    The Skids formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland. After releasing an independent single the band were played by BBC Radio One's John Peel, supported The Clash in concert and then were signed to Virgin Records in 1978. Their first singles were "Sweet Surburbia", "The Saints are Coming" and "Into the Valley" - the latter reaching the UK Top Ten in early 1979.

    Further singles "Masquerade" and "Working for the Yankee Dollar" followed.The band released highly acclaimed albums "Scared To Dance", "The Absolute Game"and "Joy" before splitting in 1982.

    The Skids are: Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson, Mike Baillie, Bruce Watson & Jamie Watson.

    THE RAMONAS now confirmed as the support act.

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  • Academy of Ancient Music | Tenebrae

    • Date: 1st February 2019
    • Location: Main Hall
    • Time: 19:30 - 21:00
    • Cost: From £10 to £40

    Part of Oxford's International Concert Series by Music At Oxford.

    Bach's resplendent B Minor Mass is a sublime highlight of the choral repertoire, both magnificent and deeply moving.  Hear it in the hands of a peerless choir and this most established of period instrument ensembles.

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  • Speak Easy

    Speak Easy Festival

    • Date: 23rd February 2019
    • Location: Main Hall
    • Time: 12:30 - 23:00
    • Cost: from £12.50

    1920’s glamour awaits as we sweep you back 100 years to an era where mobsters mingled with movie stars, the liquor was wet and the good times roared.

    Your ticket will include your password which you’ll need this to get through the door, where you’ll be greeted with a free Tom Collins cocktail in your very own branded glass – which is yours to keep.

    All bars work on a token system which can be bought within the venue. Drinks are priced between £4 and £10, which includes world Gins, Bourbons, American IPA’s and of course Speakeasy cocktails.

    Each location will have a live 1920’s swing style band, plus floor filling tracks for the live wire’s out there.

    An American food stand will be serving Chicago style pick me up’s to refuel  when your half-sea’s over.

    Dress code: Optional 1920’s Hootsy tootsy glamour

    This event is strictly over 18's only.

    Standard Tickets (£12.50) include:

    • Branded Speakeasy Glass to keep
    • Speakeasy wristband
    • Tom Collins Cocktail
    • Access to all bars
    • Main stage entertainment
    • Moonshiners guide

    Diamond Club (£35) include:

    • All as per standard tickets
    • plus guaranteed seats within the exclusive Diamond Club area
    • £20 drinks voucher per person

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