Events for 1st Oct 2018 - 31st Oct 2018

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  • UK Older People's Day 2018

    UK Older People's Day 2018

    • Date: 1st October 2018
    • Location: Oxford Town Hall
    • Time: 10:00 - 3:00
    • Cost: Free

    The Oxford 50+ Network and Oxford City Council will be hosting the 8th annual UK Older People's Day at Oxford Town Hall on Monday 1 October 2018.

    We invite you to take part in a fantastic and FREE day out at the Town Hall, Oxford!

    Come and visit the Main Hall, Assembly Room or the Old Library where you may:

    • find a new interest, learn a new skill or become a volunteer
    • join Folk Dancing is Fun, Primetime Acrobatics, Creative Dance or have your fitness tested
    • listen to informative talks by DeafDirect, Oxford Hard of Hearing Club and the 'Oxford Playhouse - Turning 80' talk by Paddy Chatterton
    • speak to terrific people who may help if you need advice or information
    • find out more about the many groups, organisations and activities just for you
    • and so much more!

    Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

    Should you wish to book assisted transport please telephone 01865 767618 and leave a contact number.


  • Gloucester Green Market - general market

    • Date: 21st October 2015 - 31st December 2025
    • Every week
    • Location: Gloucester Green
    • Time: 09:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: Free

    Gloucester Green Market - general market

    The market at Gloucester Green is a traditional and vibrant open air market offering a wide range of goods on different days.

    The market operates every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Visit the LSD Promotions website for more information.

    • Wednesdays - General market, all types of traders welcome
    • Thursdays - Antique, Vintage, Art & Craft
    • Saturdays - Funky Food, Crafty Craft, all things Vintage & Arty
  • A photo of St Frideswide grave stone

    Anglo-Saxon family trail

    • Date: 6th October 2018 - 30th November 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: FREE

    Start at the Micro-Museum and follow the trail to Oxford Castle to discover Anglo-Saxon Oxford!

    Available from the Gallery and the Gift Shop.

    Please note that this trail is aimed at family groups. It will also be unavailable when the Gallery is closed.

  • A family doing some crafts in the museum

    Micro-Museum in the Gallery Opening

    • Date: 6th October 2018
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Families and adults of all ages are invited to join us as we launch our Micro-Museum of Oxford in the Gallery. 

    In our celebration of Oxford though the ages, you will be able to see demonstrations of Anglo-Saxon craft, watch hand to hand combat, and handle historical objects and replicas. We will also have a live musical performance from the Oxford Waits, named after a real-life band of city musicians who flourished in the city during the time of the Civil War.

    Children will also be able to enjoy face-painting, dressing up, and the opportunity to create their own medieval suit of armour or costume from any period of Oxford’s history!

    This is a great opportunity to find out more about Oxford’s Hidden Histories project and also to see the Museum’s objects whilst building work takes place on our new Heritage Lottery Funded project to transform the Museum of Oxford.


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  • Line drawing of the ship, Empire Windrush

    The Windrush Years - Next Generations

    • Date: 6th October 2018 - 23rd March 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Visit our first community exhibition in the Micro-Museum. See our Caribbean living room exhibition and find out about the experiences of the Windrush with the voices of local people and costumes from BK LUWO. Created in partnership with ACHKI (Afrikan Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative) and BK LUWO.

    This exhibition will be available Mondays to Saturdays.

    Key facts about the HMT Empire Windrush:

    • British troopship anchored at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 21 June 1948
    • It was 500ft and 3inches long
    • On 21 June 1948, the Empire Windrush carried 1,027 passengers
    • More than half on board stated their last country of residence was Jamaica