PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
To find out more information about events or to book Oxford Town Hall as a venue please contact us.
Friday 7 March 2014.Doors 7pm.
Oxford International Women's Festival - Bringing it all back home.
Oxford International Women's Festival is taking place from the 5-16 March 2014 highlighting women's issues and celebrates the achievements of women from Oxford and beyond. Now in its landmark 25th year, the Festival offers an exciting, diverse and informative line-up of events.
A warm welcome awaits all women, their family and friends who want to join in celebrating Oxford International Women's Festival's 25th Anniversary at Oxford Town Hall.
A chance to honour those heroines, mentors, mothers, sisters, partners and friends who have influenced our journey over the past 25 years. Don't miss an exciting evening of singing and poetry performance, collective re-ection, relaxation, music, dance and life story telling, all provided by local female groups and soloists. Light refreshments will be on sale.
Entrance: Free (donations to BK Luwo welcome).
Sunday 16 March 2014. 11am-3pm.
Oxford Town Hall Wedding Fair
The exhibition will provide brides-to-be with the perfect opportunity to meet local wedding businesses, talk face to face, pick up useful information whilst simultaneously viewing of one of this city’s most unique and spectacular venues.
Set in the exquisite Main Hall, the Oxford Town Hall wedding fair will have everything a bride needs to plan her special day.
Up to 40 exhibitors will be on hand to offer advice and information, from catering, entertainment and accommodation suggestions to those little extras that will help put a unique stamp on your celebration. Free admission and free bridal information bag for every bride. For enquiries please call 01865 252195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 29 March 2014. 10:30am - 4:30pm.
So Natural Baby Festival
So Natural Baby Festival is a must-attend event if you are a parent, practitioner, expert or part of a family that is passionate about natural living and attachment parenting.
The Festival brings together a host of independent businesses that are all focused on ethically-sourced, organic and handmade toys, products and clothing, alongside free workshops and children’s activities. Whether you're a parent or parent-to-be, this popular event offers a fantastic day out.
Find all the products you’ve been searching for under one roof. from natural skincare products, handmade toys and clothes to a huge choice of carriers, wraps, and cloth nappies - as well as accessing holistic and alternative pregnancy support services, such as massage, reflexology, birthing pool hires and sling libraries. FREE goody bag for the first visitors to arrive.
Sunday 30 March 2014. 12pm-5pm.
The Vintage Fair
Over 50 stalls of the UKs best traders selling Mens & Womens Vintage clothing from the 1940s-1980s, accessories, cupcakes, jewellery, art, homewares and gift ideas. Plus Vintage Hair Salons & a Vintage Tea Party with cakes.
Entry £2, under 12s go for free.
Visit the Vintage Fair website for more information.
Saturday 15 March 2014, 7:30pm
Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich
Oxford Symphony Orchestra is joined by cellist Michael Petrov in a concert of popular Russian music.
Taneyev Overture to 'The Oriesteia'
Shostakovich Cello Concerto no. 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony no.4
Michael Petrov took everyone by storm when he performed with the orchestra in 2010. He returns to play one of the best loved 20th century cello concertos. Tchaikovsky wrote his much loved fourth symphony at one of the most turbulent times of his life. Its gripping emotional urgency and glorious melodiousness reflect the composer's deeply thwarted personal happiness.
Sergei Taneyev was a great pianist and a skilful composer. In the dramatic and lyrical overture to his opera 'The Oriesteia' one can hear the influence of Tchaikovsky, his close friend and composition teacher.
Tickets: £15, Over 60s £12, Accompanied under 16s FREE. Students aged 16-25 and those in receipt of benefits £5. Book online at http://www.oxfordsymphonyorchestra.org or from Tickets Oxford at Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305
Licensed bar before the concert and during the interval.
Saturday, 22 March 2014. 7:30pm.
Oxford Harmonic Society presents Mendelssohn's most famous choral work. It was premiered in English at the Birmingham Festival in 1846 to unanimous acclamation. It has remained a hugely popular work with singers and audiences ever since Elijah transforms the Biblical tale of the Prophet Elijah into a series of dramatic scenes. It is modelled on the great works of Bach and Handel, but its lyricism and use of orchestral and choral colour reflect the early Romantic period as well as the complexity and deeply spiritual basis of Mendelssohn’s personality. Tickets priced at £16/£14 concessions available from Tickets Oxford or by calling Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305. Visit www.oxfordharmonicsoc.org for further information.
Saturday 5th April 2014. 7:30pm.
Verdi Requiem Concert
Don't miss the chance to hear this performance of Verdi's stunning masterpiece! St Giles Orchestra, Bicester Choral & Operatic Society, and Wantage Choral Society are joining forces to bring you what promises to be a fantastic evening in the fittingly splendid surroundings of Oxford Town Hall. Soloists: Karen Richmond, soprano; Jeanette Ager, contralto; Martin Quinn, tenor; Laurence Williams, bass.
Tickets £17/£15 (£15/£13 concessions, £9/£7 under 16s) from Tickets Oxford or by calling 01865 305305.
Saturday 12 April 2014. Doors 5:30pm.
An Evening with David Sedaris
You may have heard him on BBC Radio 4’s Meet David Sedaris or you might be one of the millions worldwide who have purchased
or read one of his many books. Oxford Town Hall is delighted to announce An Evening With David Sedaris will take place on
12th April 2014. After three sell-out runs in London and two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Festival stints Sedaris will embark on
his first ever UK tour in March and April of 2014 and we’re delighted to announce he’s coming to Oxford for what is sure to be a
very popular night and one of the literary events of the year in the city.
Doors will be open from 5:30pm for an hour and a half book signing, show begins at 7pm.
Sunday, 4 May 2014. Pre-concert activities from 2pm.
Music on the Menu - Oxford FUNomusica concert
Feeling peckish? Swap your Sunday lunch for an afternoon of family fun as Alasdair Malloy and his top team of Philomusica chefs cook up a fantastic feast of musical treats at our next FUNomusica concert. Don’t forget to come dressed in your finest culinary gear!*
Pre-concert craft activities at 2pm. Concert most suitable for ages 4-8 and will finish at 4pm.
Tickets £10 adult, £4 children available from Tickets Oxford or by calling Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305.
*Please note there won’t actually be any food at this concert, just music!
Friday 16 May 2014. Doors 7pm.
Spiers & Boden concert
John Spiers & Jon Boden are well known for their involvement as founding members of the big band folk phenomenon that is Bellowhead. They have played together as a duo for over 10 years now and have established themselves as a very well respected act on the English traditional music scene.
Together they play fiddle, guitar, assorted squeezebox instruments, a stomp box and they both sing – a combination which sounds like a two-man-one-man-band! Their music is equally at home playing to 50 people in the intimate setting of the back room of a pub, or 10,000 on the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival.
“They’ve recorded five rapturously received albums, expanded the basic duo in to all conquering big-band Bellowhead, and generally given the British folk movement it’s biggest shot of energy and inspiration for years.” Mojo magazine
“Taking traditional folk music by the scruff of the neck and giving it a thrilling new perspective.” The Sun
“Joyousness reigns.” The Observer
This is their farewell tour as a duo, and Oxford is the hometown date!
Tickets are £15 (+booking fee), available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/248386 or Tickets Oxford http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford/#venue=28
Saturday 14 June 2014. 7:30pm.
Oxford Symphony Orchestra presents: Dvo?ák, Weber and Elgar
Dvo?ák Noon Witch
Weber Clarinet Concerto no.1
Elgar Symphony no.2
Mark van de Wiel clarinet
Robert Max conductor
Dvo?ák's masterly use of orchestral colour gives us a vivid depiction of the eerie Noon Witch folk tale. Mark van de Wiel is a much respected soloist and his performance of Weber's tuneful and effervescent concerto will surely sparkle. Elgar's second symphony reflects the composer’s life affirming energy as well as including one of the finest and most elegiac of all orchestral funeral marches. It is a work of great distinction.
Tickets £15 adult, £12 over 60s, £5 under 18. Children under 16 free with a paying adult. Available from Tickets Oxford or by calling the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305. Doors and bar open 7pm.
Saturday 28 June 2014.7:30pm.
Mozart Requiem and Solemn Vespers
Oxford Harmonic Society presents Mozart's haunting and dramatic Requiem, one of the great favourites of the repertoire. Completed posthumously by his associate Süssmayr it is irrevocably linked to Mozart's tragic early death. The Solemn Vespers (K339) were written in 1780 for Salzburg Cathedral and include the much loved Laudate Dominum for solo soprano. Rounding off the concert is the sparkling virtuosic Exsultate, jubilate also for solo soprano. Tickets £16 adult, £14 over 60s, £8 Under 18s and students. Available from Tickets Oxford or by called Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305.
Sunday 12 October 2014. Doors 7pm.
Mercury Prize and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Seth Lakeman announces his return by popular demand to Oxford Town Hall as part of his forthcoming Autumn Tour!
After completing a sold-out cathedral tour already this year, these new dates continue to champion the release of Seth's brand new album Word of Mouth. Recorded at North Tamerton Church in East Cornwall, this record straddles the folk tradition his music is full of and the contemporary folk movement that he has become such a seminal figure of.
Throughout the production process, Seth recruited a selection of guest musicians as well as producer Ian Grimble, whose CV includes The Manic Street Preachers, Beth Orton and Cat Stevens.
The added guests give drama and wings to songs where working lives, majestic landscapes, the tragedy of war, the price of revolution and more are brought to life. Make sure you catch Seth showcasing his sensational new material in the majestic setting of of Oxford Town Hall. As ever, this live performance is guaranteed to blow you away
Tickets £15-£24 adv.stbf unreserved seating available from Gigantic Tickets.
Tuesday 11 March 2014. 9am-3.15pm
NHS Sustainability Day Roadshow
Come along and listen to a series of presentations and best-practice examples on the links between sustainability and healthcare.
Book your place to hear from a range of regional and national leaders on climate change, energy management and suatainability.
This national campaign is aimed at those professionals who lead on energy management in their Organisation and Clinical Commissioning Groups across the South who manage healthcare services within the regions.
Join us as we examine the important role sustainability can play in improving community healthcare as well as delivering efficient savings for the NHS.
Sunday 27 April 2014. Mid-morning.
Red Shoe Walk
See Oxford from a different angle. Wind your way around the historic city and surrounding countryside on our family walk.
This fun family walk will take you off the beaten tourist track and on a winding adventure through the cobbled lanes of Oxford. The route goes past the main sites and shows off the beauty of the surrounding countryside and parks.
Dress in red and be part of Red Cross Week, helping to raise money to help people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. Join Team Red Cross on either an eight-mile or four-mile route and bring along friends and family for what promises to be a great day out.
Oxford Town Hall welcomes you to listen and enjoy our world famous Father Willis organ played by the city's finest organists. Tickets are £4 and come with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits. Performances take place from 12pm-12.50pm on the following dates:
Tea & cake & Dancing £2.50 on the following Wednesdays from 2pm to 4.30pm:
Ceroc Oxford hold dance classes at Oxford Town Hall. Beginner and intermediate followed by freestyle. Open to all.
Every Wednesday 7.30 - 10.30pm.
Charges: £8, concessions £6, £35 for 5 weeks or £70 for 10 weeks. Please see the Ceroc Oxford website for further details.
Mondays from 12.10 - 12.55pm, Oxford Town Hall.
Every Monday except Bank Holidays, £3 per person. Prepare yourself to party. You will shake your hips, shimmy and smile the hour away. Up to 1000 calories will be burnt in just one class. The moves are simple and you will love the music. No stress, no worry, just fun. There are no wrong moves so just come and join the party. For more information contact Vicki Galvin, GO Active Coordinator on 01865 252720 or email@example.com
Meditation Class - Diamond Way Buddhism UK
Every Wednesday, 8pm, Judge's Room. Oxford Buddhist Group meets once a week for a guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa. These meditation classes are suitable for all who wish to learn to meditate. For newcomers there is always a short introduction to Buddhism and brief explanations on how to meditate. They regularly hold courses on Buddhism and Buddhist meditation classes, guided by experienced practitioners and travelling teachers appointed by Lama Ole Nydahl. All weekly guided meditation classes are free of charge. Further information on Diamond Way Buddhism UK website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 604040.
Oriental Carpet Sale
Long Room, Oxford Town Hall 10am-5pm
Oriental handmade rugs, mainly Persian by Heaven On Earth Imports. From brand new to antique in a variety of different shapes. Guarantee of the Authenticity, free trial with no obligation to buy. After sale maintenance support including cleaning, repair and restoration. Free UK delivery. You can also sell old rugs as part exchange.