November in Oxfordshire
After one of the warmest October’s on record, we are now into November and looking ahead at things to do this month.
- From now until the end of the year, the Barefoots Books Studio is running several interesting workshops including arts & crafts, fun with drumming and puppet making (amongst other activities). See the full calendar for the month here.
- The London Community Gospel Choir was the first concert gospel choir in Britain, and on Friday 4th November they will perform at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot. The choir use their fantastic sound to encourage unity, love and respect. Go along, and enjoy music to cheer the heart.
- The Henley International Film Festival will take place over the weekend of 4th November. This year the festival will take place in a bespoke-designed venue in Henley-on-Thames where you will be able to see the world’s best independent food cinema. Visitors will see cinema through the nightly water wall projection, indoor cinema dome and mobile vintage cinema. The festival will also feature a food-hall, exhibition stands, demonstrations and a special activity-based kids zone and kids cinema.
- Of course, 5th November will see the Annual Fireworks Display in South Park, Oxford. Now in its 44th year, this year’s event will include entertainment from Jack FM and local performers, along with the dazzling burning of a 42ft Wicker man sculpture on the bonfire.
- On 10th November, Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will perform at Oxford’s New Theatre. Why not go along to see the king of boogie-woogie plus special guests?
- The Oxfordshire Youth Brass Ensemble will play music for the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Botley.
- From 17th – 26th November, The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury will be showing Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (adapted by David Wood and directed by Jane Young). A must for anyone who loved the book as a child!
- We’re sorry for mentioning Christmas at the start of November, but needs must! “Living Crafts for Christmas” will be at Blenheim Palace on the weekend of 18th November. Over 100 British designer-makers will be showcasing their craft – ideal for choosing gifts, stocking fillers, crackers and much more. For the first time, this year will have outdoor demonstrations of blacksmithing and stonecarving. Carol singing, handbell ringing and street theatre will add to the festival feeling of this event.
As always, there is much more going on across Oxfordshire than what we have listed here. Please visit the Oxford Inspires website to view the full calendar for November, and to read more about any of the above.