10 Things To Do In Oxford: September 2023
As we say goodbye to a well-spent summer and step into a new season, indie events across Oxfordshire are showing no sign of cooling off (like the weather!)
Here’s the Independent Oxford top tips for things to do in Oxford this September. >>
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – IN-STORE SIGNING
To celebrate the release of new live album This New Noise, Truck are stoked to be bringing the legendary Public Service Broadcasting into the Oxford shop for a signing. The newly remixed and remastered live recording of their acclaimed 2022 BBC Proms show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
11 September 17:00 – 18:00
YOGA SUPPER CLUB WITH TASTE TIBET AND NAJIA
Do you fancy a of a bit of delicious food and movement together to help connect our community? Join Najia at Every Body Studio for a joyous yoga flow to celebrate movement and then tuck into the delights of food from Taste Tibet. We will flow for an hour, then feast.
9th September 17:30 – 19:30
AN EVENING WITH ROBIN INCE: BIBLIOMANIAC
Join Mostly Books at St Nicolas’ Church for an evening with Robin Ince, co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage, as he discusses his latest book, Bibliomaniac.
Packed with anecdotes and tall tales, Bibliomaniac follows Robin up and down the country in his quest to discover just why he can never have enough books. It is the story of an addiction and a romance, and of an occasional points failure just outside Oxenholme.
16 September 19:00
MAKESPACE 5TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Join in the celebrations of five years of Makespace at Aristotle Lane.
Five years ago Makespace and its founding partners flung open the doors of the building formerly known as Aristotle House, bringing it back to life after being empty for 4 years.
To celebrate there will be live music, exhibitions, good food and drink, games and activities and a few hearty ‘thank yous’ – friends, family and children are very welcome.
16th September 12:00 – 17:00
Join Emma Thomas from Managing the Menopause for an informal but informative evening where we deconstruct exactly what is happening as we enter into perimenopause, what to expect from the hormone rollercoaster and what our options are for managing symptoms if we are struggling.
7th September 18:00 – 19:00
DESTINATION: RIOJA – A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Join Sarah and Suzy at Wilding to enjoy something a little different and unique.
Rioja is one of the most famous regions in the wine world offering stunning, complex reds with longevity and also beautiful, zesty white wines. Wilding are bringing a strong line up for you to keep the vibes light and fruity and some aged wines with grippy tannins and concentration.
12th September 19:00 – 22:00
THE GREAT BRITISH RUM TASTING
There are more than 30 rum producers across the British Isles putting together a cacophony of different styles from marshmallowy molasses examples to super funky sugarcane honey explosions of flavour.
Join The Oxford Wine Company for a very special rum tasting. Explore the history of rum in the UK and look towards its future with three new distilleries already producing some seriously exceptional liquid.
22nd September 19:30
LIFE DRAWING WITH ARTOXFORD
ArtOxford is run by artist-teachers who enjoy sharing skills in the making, teaching and appreciation of art.
Spend an enjoyable Thursday evening doing life drawing in a relaxed atmosphere. The sessions are untutored but guidance offered if required by an experienced artist-teacher.
7th September – 12th October 18:30 – 20:30
CREATIVITY FOR WELLBEING IN WORKPLACES
Founder of Shared Harmonies CIC, Emma Baylin has seen shared singing experiences transform individuals in the community and workplace.
So how has she broken through corporate barriers and managed to take her singing workshops and workplace choirs to companies such as Nissan, Manchester Metropolitan University and Irwin Mitchell?
In this friendly Creativity Found Collective meetup we will hear from Emma about her experiences of approaching corporate clients and you will, of course, be able to ask her any questions.
21st September 17:00 – 18:00
MINDFUL WALK TO WILLOW WALK NATURE RESERVE
Want to de-stress and recharge while enjoying nature?
Join a friendly group walk, meeting at The Mix in Wantage and take a short, gentle stroll to Willow Walk nature reserve in central Wantage, stopping to look out for kingfishers, brown trout and other wildlife in beautiful Letcombe Brook.
There’ll be guided mindful activities along the way to help you slow down, recharge and feel more connected to nature (all suitable for beginners).
16th September 11:00 – 12:30
THE SPIN JAZZ WITH NICOLAS MEIER
Head to Tap Social for an unforgettable evening.
Nicolas Meier is without a doubt, one of the most original and brilliant guitar players on the planet! He has forged a personal voice on the instrument, derived from his expansive studies of music in classical, jazz, flamenco, Middle-Eastern and rock genres.
A truly outstanding night of captivating, engaging and gorgeous music is assured.
28th September 19:30
MIGRATION & MEMORIES: THE JOURNEY OF HO MAH SOON
Fusion Arts is thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition titled “Migration & Memories,” an Asian diasporic journey into the life and lens of Ho Mah Soon, a local resident whose legacy is set to be celebrated through an extraordinary posthumous showcase. In collaboration with writer Jennifer Wong, who provides a poetic perspective to the work on show. The exhibition will run throughout East and South East Asian Heritage Month this September.
1st – 30th September
AUTUMN FEST AT BLENHEIM PALACE
Michaelmas Market is back again for 2023 with over 50 independent Oxfordshire creators, makers and producers to explore alongside artisanal food and drink stalls to sample.
With Britain’s Greatest Palace as a backdrop you can enjoy a packed line up with family friendly performances from WhatNot Theatre and Plunge Boom as well as live music – then dance until dusk with a DJ until 8pm on Saturday.
30th September – 1st October
INDIE OXFORD MEET UPS
INDIE OXFORD FARM WALK MEET UP
A get together for Indie Oxford members to connect and find support from the community.
Abby, Luke and Tim would love to welcome you to come for an evening walk of Hampton Gay Farm.
Luke will give a short talk on regenerative farming and how they integrate their animals in the rotation on the farm.
Then we’ll take a walk around the meadows and spend some time with the Longhorns, sheep, pigs and chickens before heading back to the farm shop for a pulled brisket roll (veggie option from The Market Garden), and a beer or apple juice!
14th September 17:30 – 19:30
INDIE OXFORD MEET UP AT MODERN ART OXFORD
You are invited to an evening at Modern Art Oxford with an opportunity to visit the current exhibition, Boundary Encounters and learn more about the gallery.
This event, exclusive to Indie Oxford members, will explore the question of collaboration, which is at the heart of the show and central to your operation as an independent business.
Enjoy light refreshments and great conversation, come away inspired and reassured by peers and with a deeper understanding of the work of Modern Art Oxford and the opportunities for partnership in the future.
27th September 17:30 – 19:30
Head to the Indie Oxford events page to see what else is happening in the indie network.
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