What to do in Oxfordshire: October 2022

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It’s goodbye Summer and hello Autumn here in Oxfordshire, and we’re not mad about it. Hello cosy season!

We’ve lined up some local events for you if you’re looking for some inspiration for the month ahead. Head to our events page to see what else is happening in the indie network.

Autumn Festival Blenheim Palace

The Autumn Festival is back at Blenheim Palace this weekend, 1st & 2nd October, for a celebration of all things local, seasonal and creative.

It’s a chance to celebrate harvest with an awesome indie market, live music, family games, theatre and circus entertainments and much more, with late opening until 7.30 pm on Saturday.

Devised by acclaimed creative designers CLW Event Design, the event is a re-imagining of the traditional Harvest and Michaelmas Festivals, with a decidedly modern green twist.

There will be artisan and food markets, workshops, demonstrations and a packed programme of talks and guided activities as well as live entertainment.

Find out more here.

Yoga & Brunch Oxford

The Project PT Yoga & Brunch

The next Yoga & Brunch event is on tomorrow, 1st October 9am – 12pm, join The Project PT at the Tap Social Taproom for an energy restoring morning of yoga, great food and community.

The next event is on the 5th November.

More info here.

Julia Thaxton Drawing Club

Every Body Studio Drawing Workshop

Julia Thaxton hosts this drawing workshop on

You don’t need to be an artist to enjoy this session: they will be taking drawing back to basics and having fun with experimental techniques.

More info here.

The Abingdon Distillery

The Abingdon Distillery open weekend

The distillery bar will be open to the public from 11am-8pm on Friday the 7th and Saturday 8th October, serving a short G&T and cocktail menu.
They will also open the doors to their production area so you can see what goes on behind the scenes!

More info here.

The Oxford Wine Company Jericho

A Road Trip Through Rioja

The Oxford Wine Company are hosting a regional wine tasting of 6 different wines as well as an exploration of old school winemaking practices and a look at wines at the forefront of modern Rioja.

20 Ooctober, 7:30pm – 9:30pm at The Jericho Wine Rooms

More info here.

house of fun

Get the kids sorted for October half term

Multi-activity camps and after-school clubs delivered by House of Fun for 5-15 year olds throughout October Half Term at a variety of locations across Oxford.

Find out more here.

Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Exhibition: FREE, BIG, JOY

Sarah Wiseman Gallery are hosting: Clare Bonnet: ‘FREE, BIG, JOY’, exploring the figure, femininity, and movement, and Carol Peace: ‘Reflected’ new sculptures, from 15th October to the 5th November.

Free entry, more info here.

What to do in Oxfordshire: October 2022

Creativity Found host “You’re Never Too Old”

You’re never too old, with Great Pottery Throw Down finalist Peter White takes place online on Tue, 25 October, 10:30am – 11:30am.

Join Creativity Found to find out how Peter went from engineer to art teacher, heart attack to mature art student, nervous contestant to television star, and hear why he believes you are never too old to try new things.

Find encouragement and support from others who have started, or want to start, new creative activities as grown-ups.

More info here.

Tap Social White House Ground Floor Oxford

Cosy pub vibes at The White House by Tap Social

Tap Social host weekly pub quizzes every Tuesday, and regular live music, this month featuring Tony Batey’s Blues Session on the 11th and Oxford Improvisers on the 21st, and Oxford On Board, board game meet-up on the 25th.

Students, head to the White House Monday from 5-9pm for 50% off their pub classics menu when you buy a pint of Tap Social beer. Show your student card when you order.

See the full line-up and found out more here.

Also check out the line-up down at The Tap Room here.

A date for your diary!

The Indie Oxford Christmas x Tap Social Christmas Market is back this year on Saturday 26th November, 11am – 5pm at the Tap Social Taproom.

There’ll be an awesome selection of local indie stalls, plus street food, seasonal drinks and freshly baked goodies from Proof, the new social bakehouse from Tap Social and Missing Bean. Keep an eye out for more info on the blog and social media.

Indie Oxford and Tap Social Christmas Market
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