It’s a new year, and February has rolled around once again. Sometimes, the shortest month of the year can feel like a waiting game: the final slug of darkness and freezing temperatures until Spring officially starts in March, and when leaving a self-imposed Netflix hibernation finally seems feasible again.
But February’s actually not too shabby. It’s got a range of fantastic events right here on our doorstep – from exhibitions to musicals, shows and attractions. So stay focussed and make the most of this February in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.
Of course, this is a curated list of the top things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this February. Be sure to visit 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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Art of World War II – A Personal Collection is an exhibition of diverse, original artwork – produced during and depicting scenes from the Second World War. The exhibition first went on display at the museum in March 2020 but was open for less than a week before national lockdowns were put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – meaning many will now get the opportunity to see these historic pieces for the first time.
Discover more: SOFO Museum
Gates and Portals is a new site-specific performance-based exhibition by pioneering performance artist Marina Abramović, which explores transitional states of being, with each visitor participating as a performer with a small group of others. Expect to encounter gates and portals that prompt contemplation of bodily awareness and elevated consciousness.
Discover more: Modern Art Oxford
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
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