Events on 12th Nov 2017

Events for 12th Nov 2017

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  • Remembrance Sunday

    • Date: 12th November 2017
    • Location: St Giles
    • Time: 10:00 - 11:30
    • Cost: Free

    Oxford is to fall silent to remember those who have given their lives in conflict.

    Oxford’s annual Remembrance Sunday Service will take place at the War Memorial in St Giles on Sunday 12 November from 10am to 11.30am. 

    The Armed Forces, the British Legion, ex-service men and women, and cadets will start to assemble from 10am at the junction of Beaumont Street/St Giles before marching up St Giles to the War Memorial for 10.30am. 

    The Mayoral procession will leave St John’s College at 10.30am, with the military procession already in place in readiness for the service to start at 10.40am. The wreath laying and the two minute of silence will follow at 11am.

    The service will be conducted by The Very Revd Robert Wilkes, City Rector, along with The Rt Revd Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, Penny Faust of the Jewish community, Jawaid Malik, JP of the Muslim community, Chinta Kallie of the Hindu community, Davinder Singh of the Sikh community, John White of Humanists UK and Prof. Paul Fiddes of the Baptist Church. 

    Also in attendance will be the Lord-Lieutenant Tim Stevenson OBE, The Lord Mayor of Oxford Councillor Jean Fooks, multi-faith leaders from across the city, representatives from the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxfordshire County Council, the High Sheriff, Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue, the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and Oxford’s twin cities from Leiden and Bonn.

    After the service, the Mayoral procession will return to St John’s College for the March Past in which Lord-Lieutenant, Tim Stevenson OBE, will take the salute as it passes.

    Oxford Spires Scouts will be on hand to give out Orders of Service and sell poppies. Everyone is welcome; members of the public are advised to arrive early.

    Road closures will be in place for:

    • Banbury Road from its junction with Parks Road to its junction with St Giles
    • Beaumont Street from its junction with St John Street to its junction with St Giles
    • Keble Road
    • Magdalen Street East and West

    St Giles will be closed from 12.01am to 2pm on Sunday 12 November. Parking will be suspended in St Giles during the Remembrance Sunday event.

    On Armistice Day, Saturday 11 November, there will be a short service from 10.45am in Oxford Town Hall. The service will be led by the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Jean Fooks, with a minute’s silence at 11am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

  • 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.  

  • Grenoble film poster

    Twin City Cinema

    • Date: 29th October 2017 - 26th November 2017
    • Every week
    • Location: Gilles-Badun Theatre Wadham College Parks Rd Oxford OX1 3PN
    • Time: 18:30 - 21:30
    • Cost: Free; suggested donation £4

    International Film Screenings

    Oxford's City Reps present the Twin City Cinema, celebrating international film from our international links, and raising money to support the City Reps twinning project, getting more young people involved in our links around the world.

    5th Nov - Grenoble: les enfants du paradis

    From our French twin Grenoble, comes Les Enfants du Paradis, charting the theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her...

    12th Nov - Leon: Carla's Song

    Carla's Song follows a Glaswegian bus driver who meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow.

    19th Nov - Perm: Leviathan

    TO BE RESCHEDULED: Bonn: Labyrinth of Lies

    TO BE RESCHEDULED: Leiden: Character

    Entry is free with a suggested donation of £4 towards the project.