10 Things To Do In Oxford: January 2023

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There are loads of awesome things to do this January in Oxford and across the county. January doesn’t need to be long, dark, and boring, it’s time to wrap up warm and head out for some fun this winter.

To help you beat the January blues we’ve rounded up a selection of the best activities in Oxford and the surrounding county, with a line-up of 10 things you might like, to get the New Year off to a great start!

Here’s the Independent Oxford guide for what to do in Oxfordshire: January 2023.


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Tap Social and Atic Banbury have the laughs lined up at Lock29

Join them for a night of outstanding comedy from top tier comedians Shazia Mirza, Andrew White and Ryan Mold.

Hosted at Tap Social Lock29, head down before the show for a drink at the bar (how about a pint of Tap’s very own craft beer?!) or to get some tasty street food from a brilliant Lock29 vendor.

Friday 20 January 19:00

Find full info and tickets here!

Shop at the Old Fire Station Oxford

Wild Goose Theatre are bringing horror to the Old Fire Station with Frankenstein!

Witness the original gothic horror in this brand new faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  This adaptation stays true to the original plot and themes of the book, making this show perfect for students studying the novel at GCSE, A-Level, or beyond, as well as for literary enthusiasts and lovers of new theatre.


Book your tickets now!

Everybody Studio Oxford

New Year, New You? It’s time to put yourself first with ReFOCUS workshop

Katie and Katie at Every Body Studio will help you define your priorities, set achievable goals, and build support systems to allow flexibility for when life gets in the way.

A practical workshop to help you achieve what is most important to you this year – whether it’s more income, family time, building community or rest.

Book now to get your year off to a great start!

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Revitalize with Nature at Nettles and Bees Apothecary Workshop: Herbal First Aid

Reconnecting with Nature through the ancient practices of Foraging, Wildcrafting and Nature inspired offerings.

Build your own small additions to your apothecary and get inspired by nature to aid your mind and body.

Create a few pieces of plant powered items that you can take home at the end of the day.

15 January 10:00 – 12:00

Get your tickets here!

Mindfulness in Oxford

Are you feeling stressed, anxious or exhausted? Let Sally Harris help you with this Mindfulness for Stress course

Do you struggle to slow down or switch off?

Join Sally over eight weekly sessions to learn evidence-based mindfulness tools for coping better with daily stresses.

This course is FREE to anyone with an Oxfordshire postcode.

Thursdays 19 January – 9 March 18:45-21:15pm

To book your place contact: wantagemix@gmail.com

Ultimate Picture Palace by Ian Wallman

The Ultimate Picture Palace bring you a selection of Indie films

Showing now from Oxfords only independent cinema:

What We See When We Look at the Sky

An entrancing Georgian fairy-tale about two young lovers whose plans for a date are scuppered when they both turn into different people.

Three Minutes: A Lengthening

A compelling and poignant documentary that explores the human stories behind a short but important piece of archival footage taken in Poland just before the start of the Second World War.

Find out more here!

sarah wiseman gallery Oxford

Sarah Wiseman Gallery presents On the Shoulders of Giants: Mychael Barratt Solo Exhibition

Initially drawing inspiration from the ‘Giant Heads’ found at the Sheldonian Theatre, Mychael is returning once again to Oxford, to explore the city’s unusual and varied past.

Visitors can expect to see brand new works that take inspiration from Alice, possibly Oxford’s most famous fictional character; Mychael has also made work in response to the Oxford Dodo.

21 January – 18 February

Free entry!

Mostly Books Oxford

Head over to Mostly Books for an evening not to be missed with Jo Browning Wroe

Mostly Books are hosting an evening with Jo Browning Wroe as she discusses her hugely successful debut novel, A Terrible Kindness.

When we go through something impossible, someone, or something, will help us, if we let them…

Thursday 26th January 19:00

Buy your ticket now!


Start To Thrive Oxfordshire Coaching

Bitesize and accessible 30 minute online power up webinar

Tackling Overwhelm: Avoiding Burnout & Reducing Stress.

So many of us are frantically trying to keep all the plates spinning. We are being pulled in every direction, stretched too thinly, with too much on our plate, worrying about missing key deadlines and ultimately struggling to prioritise. If not managed, we can so easily slip into stress and burnout.

In this power up webinar by Start to Thrive and Livthentic, we will share tools and techniques to create clear visibility, help re-prioritise, delegate and let go.

Check out all of the available dates and times!

makespace Oxford

How to know if your digital marketing is paying off

This month head to Makespace to learn from Ollie Hawkins, Head of Client Services at Zest Digital.

Find out if our digital marketing efforts are working – as in actually making us money, by bringing people to our website (or another online point of sale) and then converting them into customers – as well as how to improve our strategy and set realistic goals.

Thursday 19 January 18:00 – 20:00
Reserve your free spot now!

Head to our events page to see what else is happening in the indie network.

Planning on attending one of these events? A great way to support your local indie’s is by sharing their content online and leaving reviews on Google and Facebook. Also, be sure to use #indieoxford.

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