Events on 2nd Nov 2017

Events for 2nd Nov 2017

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  • Journeys to Oxford on a banner surrounding a globe.

    Exhibition - Journeys to Oxford

    • Date: 12th June 2017 - 4th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • 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.

    Please note that we are not open on Sundays. 

  • Image of two brightly coloured sugar mice

    Memory Lane - Memories of Sweets

    • Date: 2nd November 2017
    • Location: Heritage Learning Centre, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
    • Cost: FREE

    This session will explore the sweets we enjoyed in our youth with Michael McGuire from Humbugs Old Fashioned Sweet Shop.

    Memory Lane is a themed reminiscence group for older people, led by Helen Fountain, Reminiscence Officer for the Museum of Oxford. For more information call Helen on 01865 252795.

  • in Leiden

    Oxford International Links - Open Evening

    • Date: 2nd November 2017
    • Location: Oxford Town Hall
    • Time: 17:00 - 19:00
    • Cost: Free

    An information evening for groups and organisations interested in international exchanges.

    Can you name Oxford’s Twin Cities? Have you visited any of them?

    Oxford has a very lively relationship with its five twin cities: Bonn in Germany, Grenoble in France, Leiden in the Netherlands , Leon in Nicaragua and Perm in Russia. The two oldest Links, Leiden and Bonn have now been in existence for over 70 years. Links between people with similar interests have led to many shared experiences and development of skills and understanding at a personal level, which is what makes city twinning such a rich experience for those who get involved

    • Do you run a group/team/club that might be interested in meeting people from our twin cities?
    • Is there an international project that you could share with one of our twin cities?
    • Would you like to link with someone who is doing a similar job to yours in one of our twin cities?
    • Do you work with young people who would benefit from a cultural exchange with a twin city?

    Oxford International Links co-ordinates twinning activities across the city and beyond. We are looking towards 2018 and 2019 and would like to open the opportunity to get involved to a wide range of groups across Oxford-developing international events and projects both in Oxford and /or in our twin cities. Small grants may be available for initiatives happening in the next 18 months.

    If you are interested in getting involved, do come along to our information evening on Thursday 2 November 2017. Call in any time between 5-7pm to meet other people who are involved in twinning partnerships and discuss possibilities of future projects. Refreshments will be available. To book places at our information evening, please fill in the booking form and email/return it to confirm your attendance.

  • Oxford Uncovered Family Trail

    • Date: 7th January 2016 - 31st January 2020
    • Every day
    • Location: Gift Shop, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    Meet the people who lived on our doorstep with this family trail around the Explore Oxford galleries. Suitable for all the family to do together.

    Available 10am to 4.30pm. Monday to Saturday. Museum of Oxford is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

    Trail FREE from the Museum Gift Shop.

  • The first major retrospective of artist Frith Powell: The MuBild of Arte Normale and The Singular Apprenticeship of Fabio Penitente.

    • Date: 29th October 2017 - 16th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: The Barn Gallery, Kendrew Quad, St John’s College. The Barn Gallery, Kendrew Quad, St John’s College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP.
    • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
    • Cost: Free

    For almost 50 years, artist Frith Powell has worked reclusively in his Oxford studio – wrestling with visual and philosophical themes with single-minded dedication. At last, he has been persuaded to show this substantial and remarkable culmination of a life’s work, dedicated to dressing ‘Nothing in Something…giving shape to entities that lie beyond the bounds of sense experience.’ 

    The four-room exhibition explores Frith Powell’s extraordinary range and technical virtuosity.The main body of his work is from the conceptual and enigmatic MuMu collection, which includes beautiful and quietly challenging oil paintings, sculptures and drawings. The final gallery draws the viewer into the magical world of Frith Powell’s alter ego. Entitled The Singular Apprenticeship of Fabio Penitente, this mysterious and enchanting ‘hidden archive’ of small sculptures and drawings comprises an entire and coherent ‘alternative’ culture, replete with its own meticulously sculpted artefacts. 

    More information here