The Royal Oxford Roundup – June 2019
Welcome to our new monthly feature, the Royal Oxford Roundup. Every month we’ll be helping you plan your visit to the city by providing you with information about events and attractions in and around Oxford. With the better weather comes more outdoor events, and June promises a few of those with MG’s at the Park and the Blenheim Flower show. Read on to find out more about these, and more events in and around Oxford.On June 1st there is the Leonardo da Vinci and National Identity on Medals and Money Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum which is open all day from 10am to 5pm. This interesting display celebrates a dual anniversary, the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo and the 350th anniversary of the first medal commemorating his life and works. Perfect for those rainy English summer days in Oxford when you’d rather be indoors than out, or for a more sedate day out. This exhibition runs until July 14th. More information can be found at Leonardo da Vinci and National Identity on Medals and Money.
If the theatre is more your thing, you can find the Curious Pheasant Theatre’s reimagined performance at The Old Fire Station of Romeo and Juliet at 7.30pm on June 1st. This tour follows a sold out run of performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now they are arriving in Oxford. Romeo and Juliet is an all-male physical theatre piece featuring two opposing rugby teams as the backdrop for an LGBTQ+ retelling of the William Shakespeare classic love story. Find out more and book tickets at The Old Fire Station.
Travelling with children and looking for something to do? Why not head down to the Oxford Town Hall and join Alasdair Malloy, The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and all their animal friends for some FUNomusica Animal Antics on June 2nd. Perfectly suited for 4-8-year olds, there are pre-concert crafts taking place from 2pm then the main event 3-4pm exploring the seas and jungles and all the animals who live there. Our top tip is to take a favourite soft toy animal with you to really join in the fun! To find out more and book tickets visit The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra website.
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Oxfordshire branch of the MG Owners club, and to mark this the largest gathering of MGs in the country will gather for MGs at the Park on June 6th at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. There will be fun and games all day from 10am to 5pm including the Pride of Ownership competition, Car of the Show award, trade and craft stands as well as a mega raffle. This even is perfect for everyone from MG enthusiasts to families looking for a fun day out in Oxford. To find out more visit Oxfordshire MG Owners Club
Beginning on June 17th at the Oxford Castle & Prison is this year’s Shakespeare Festival which runs until 10th August. All the performances happen in the stunning Castleyard, and throughout the 8 weeks there will be performances of Romeo & Juliet, Richard III, Macbeth and Twelfth Night by various theatre companies. To find out more and book, go to Oxford Castle & Prison
Returning for it’s seventh year, the Blenheim Flower Show starts on June 21st and runs until June 23rd at Blenheim Palace. Celebrating the very best of gardening, home and lifestyle, this year’s show promises more exhibitors than ever before and centres around the Grand Floral Pavilion. This promises to be a great day out enjoying the great outdoors in a stunning setting. Find out more about the flower show and Blenheim Palace at the flower show website
As you can see, there is lots to do in June in and around Oxford and we hope our roundup has helped you to plan your trip to Oxford. Don’t forget, all our team are on hand to help you should you require it with directions, booking transport or further information. If you haven’t booked yet, click here to book now
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