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Morris Dancers in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

Something Different

Something different - the kind of events that you won't find elsewhere, events unique to the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

Many are local celebrations of local traditions or historical events: Levellers' Day in Burford commemorates the Leveller rebellion against Cromwell's dictatorship in 1649; Woodstock Mock Mayor celebrations recall the rivalry between the two Woodstocks, old & new; Bampton Day of Dance celebrates the strong tradition of Morris dancing in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

Others celebrate quirks of nature, like Fritillary Sunday, or are just locals raising money for charitable causes and having fun doing it, like Cassington Bike Night, Charlbury Riverside FestivalThe Great Brook Run or The World Pooh Sticks Championships!

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A pictorial history of Bampton's Fire Brigade 1 May - 29 June

FIRE - A pictorial history of Bampton's Fire Brigade

This exhibition is the work of Tom Papworth who was in charge of the Bampton Fire Station from 1977 until 1996, and who had worked there since 1963...

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  1. Charlbury Riverside Festival 29 & 30 July 2017

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    Charlbury Riverside Festival




    FREE family-friendly music festival in an idyllic riverside setting in the Cotswolds, with more than 30 acts playing across three stages, rock, indie, jazz, folk and all sorts! With great music and masses of kids’ activities, Riverside is one of the most popular events in the Oxfordshire music...


    29 Jul 2017 To 30 Jul 2017


  2. The start of The Great Brook Run - photo by Mark Hemsworth

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    The Great Brook Run


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    The Great Brook Run is an annual charity cross-country race held at the end of December which takes place half on land, half in water from the picturesque Cotswold village of Chadlington. The course wends it way through muddy fields and then back to Chadlington through the icy waters of The Great...


    27 Dec 2017 To 27 Dec 2017