Hello and welcome to your invaluable guide to the best events, exhibitions and things to do throughout April 2023 in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.
Winter is finally over, and we’re all starting to emerge from hibernation. Plus, April brings with it longer and occasionally mild and sunny days.
With a four-day bank holiday weekend (and we’ve a separate guide for what to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Easter), it’s time to properly commit to socialising again and to start planning for an amazing month with our selection of the best events and things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.
And speaking of mild and sunny days, be sure to check out some of the best parks, open spaces and nature reserves in our neck of the woods as the flowers and trees start to bloom. And we’ve even put together a list of some of the best places to enjoy the sun in Oxfordshire – because we’re good like that!
As you very well know, this is a curated list of things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this April. Do take a look at the ‘What’s on’ section of the website, where you’ll find a full list of events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire, as well as unmissable events beyond the county that would make for a great day out.
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This free exhibition presents artworks and ‘dafatir’ from Dia al-Azzawi, an internationally recognised Iraqi painter and sculptor who has been living and working in London since the late 1970s. Dia al-Azzawi is best known for monumental and colourful canvasses, and his work spans many genres, including a type of artist book known in Arabic as ‘dafatir’.
Discover more: Exhibitions & Displays
In this major new exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, Carey Young (b. 1970, lives and works in London) focuses her astute vision on female identity with works depicting women working in law and industry, which invite viewers into new perceptions of systemic power, gender and justice. An associated selection of Young’s compelling text and photographic works will connect law, power and visual culture.
Discover more: Modern Art Oxford
The palace of Knossos, discovered and excavated over 100 years ago, was the centre of a Bronze Age civilisation of people we now call the Minoans, named after the legendary King Minos. This will be the first UK exhibition to focus on Knossos and will include over 100 objects that have never left Crete and Greece before, alongside discoveries from the Ashmolean’s Sir Arthur Evans Archive.
Discover more: Ashmolean Museum