May in Oxfordshire
For three weeks, you will be able to visit open studios in towns and venues across Oxfordshire for free. The first week of the festival will take place across the south of the county, with exhibitions along the Thames from Faringdon to Henley and the Ridgeway from Wantage to Thame. The second week will focus on North Oxfordshire where venues can be found nestled from Burford and Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds across to the historic market towns of Bicester and Banbury. The final week of the ArtWeeks 2011 is centred on Oxford itself, where nearly 200 art spaces in and around the city open their doors to the public.
As part of ArtWeeks, why not enjoy some rhino watching at Oxford Castle? A rhino sculpture will be displayed in a transparent marquee for the duration of ArtWeeks and will be painted before the public’s eyes!
There is music for everyone in Oxfordshire this month – whether you fancy some classical music from the Banbury Chamber Orchestra, or an up-to-date version of the Pirates of Penzance from the Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre, you can take it in during May.
For something slightly unusual, why not see the Pitt Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History In a Different Light? The museums are hosting a spectacular late-night event on 13th May.
If you fancy being creative yourself, on the 8th and 15th of May there is a Creative Stained Glass workshop on at the River and Rowing Museum. You can create your own design and learn how to cut glass and work with lead to construct a panel.
As usual, for more information on any of the above or for a full list of everything going on in Oxfordshire in May visit www.oxfordinspires.org