What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this May
Hello and welcome to your invaluable guide to the best events, exhibitions and things to do throughout May 2023 in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.
May: creeping warmth and pre-summer excitement. It’s one of Oxfordshire’s finest. And it’s right around the corner. First up, there’s May Morning on Magdalen Bridge. Crowds are always bigger on weekends and bank holidays.
Then, as the month progresses, be sure to check out the Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival – the UK’s oldest and biggest artist open studios and pop-up exhibition event – and feast your eyes on a huge range of creative activities by hundreds of artists, makers and designers.
Top up on your vitamin D at one of the many local restaurants with outdoor seating, or pack a picnic basket and find yourself a coveted spot at any of our numerous parks, open spaces and nature reserves and other fine places to enjoy the sun in Oxfordshire.
For comedy lovers, you can treat yourselves to a Saturday night of award-winning comedy at The Glee Club in Oxford. And, of course, on Sundays, you can make the most of the tedious hours between brunch and supper with a cultural experience in London’s theatreland.
Need we say that this is nothing but a curated list of things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this May. Do take a look at the “What’s on” section, where you’ll find a growing list of events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire, plus unmissable events beyond the county that would make for a great day out.
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Be warned, you’re in for one sweet, sweet month.
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Join a dazzling dozen of the world’s best professional dancers as they take to the road for the 2024 official Strictly The Professionals UK Tour. This exhilarating show will showcase the exceptional talent of 12 of TV’s beloved professional dancers, supported by incredible singers and a live band, all performed within the wonderful world of glamour and sparkle that fans know and love from the smash hit series.
Oxford Town and Gown is the oldest run in the series. It started in 1982 by local runners as a fun run to raise funds for muscular dystrophy, and still to this day, all profits from the race go to Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK). The race now attracts up to 6,000 runners every year.Register
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Prepare to be swept off your feet with An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical, based on the award-winning 80s movie. This timeless story of love, courage, and redemption will make your heart soar and leave you breathless, longing for more. Don’t miss your chance to experience this captivating romance brought to life on stage.
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