Oxford Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Oxford? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Oxford with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Oxford and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Oxford, featuring the best of things to do in Oxford – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Oxford fundraisers and charity events.


Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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November 2022

Write Night

10th November 2022 @ 5:45 pm - 12th January 2023 @ 7:15 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£11

A chance for writers, from beginner to advanced, to come and write in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Led by Isy Mead, Head of Learning at The Story Museum and winner of the 2021 Julian Lennon Poetry Prize, sessions take place in our inspiring Magic Common Room - no better environment for that extra bit of inspiration. Price includes wine, juice and nibbles. The event will run for 90 minutes. Each session starts at 5:45pm.  

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January 2023

Beano Draw-Along with Laura Howell

14th January 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£8

Come and join talented Beano artist Laura Howell for this introduction to bringing Beano comic characters – and others - to life on the page. Starting with simple drawings and character design, in this 60-minute workshop Laura will guide you through the basics of cartooning, as well as sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how a Beano page is created, from script to the finished comic in your hand. Ages 8+. Please be aware all children must be accompanied by an…

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Saturday Story Sports

21st January 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 18th March 2023 @ 3:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£10

Hear a story from our Story Leaders, and then learn the moves! All activities can be adapted for a range of needs; please chat to us in advance if you have accessibility requirements. Saturday 5 November: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Saturday 21 January: Stories of the Chinese Zodiac Saturday 25 February: Robin Hood Saturday 18 March: Sinbad the Sailor For ages 5-8. Free adult with each child ticket. Each session starts at 2:00pm and lasts for 90 minutes.

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Pay What You Can Sundays

29th January 2023 @ 9:30 am - 26th March 2023 @ 4:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£1

As a registered charity, all proceeds from our box office, shop and café go towards supporting our work to enrich lives through stories. We rely on charitable support to help us keep our ticket prices affordable but we're also aware that for some people price is still a barrier. That's why we're introducing 'Pay what you can Sundays'*. On these days, we're inviting people to pay what they can for entry to the Galleries, Small Worlds and City of Stories.…

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February 2023

Story Explorers: Make A Comic

14th February 2023 @ 10:00 am - 16th February 2023 @ 4:00 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£42

Our three day holiday course for comic lovers! Book individual days or come for all three! Spend the morning making a comic with an awesome professional comic artist, then work with Story Leaders to role play your story in the afternoon. All you need is your imagination, a packed lunch and some clothes that you don't mind getting messy in! Tuesday 14 February: Ramzee Hassan Wednesday 15 February: Sue Cheung Thursday 16 February: Aaron Blecha Early collection and late drop…

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Comic Draw-Along with Ramzee Hassan

14th February 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£8

Make your own comic characters in this interactive draw-along event with artist Ramzee Hassan. Adults must accompany children for the event and all audience members must have a ticket. Join award winning storyteller and cartoonist Ramzee Hassan in this draw-along where you can create your own comic characters. Followed by book signing. Ages 8+

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Comic Draw-Along with Sue Cheung

15th February 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£8

Join author and illustrator Sue Cheung for an interactive draw-along event. Please be aware all children must be accompanied by an adult and all audience members must have a ticket. Author and illustrator Sue Cheung leads an interactive event exploring the themes of her hilarious new book Maddy Yip's Guide to Holidays. Come along and create your own comic character cartoons featuring you and your life! Followed by book signing. Ages 8+.

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Monster Squid Fun with Aaron Blecha

16th February 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£8

Interactive draw-along event creating weird and wonderful creatures with artist and author Aaron Blecha. Please note adults must accompany children at this event and all audience members must have a ticket. Explore the weird world of Aliens, Zombies and Monsters with Aaron Blecha in this unique draw-along event. Learn the secrets of creating weird and wonderful characters and then make your own story. Followed by book signing. Ages 8+.

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Lego Master Builders Club

17th February 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£16.50

Calling all young engineers, architects and inventors! Build a story with LEGO! Master Builders Club will be providing 1000s of LEGO bricks that will transform the museum space into a LEGO fans paradise. Sessions are designed as a creative adventure that incorporates a playful learning experience whilst nurturing young minds. Suitable for all abilities of “Brickie” aged 5+. Friday 17 February - Awesome Amazon Adventure Master Builder and his intrepid team are off to the Amazon rainforest. The team of…

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How To Draw Star Wars with JAKe

18th February 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£8

Learn to draw your favourite Star Wars characters with official Lucasfilm illustrator JAKe Detonator Please be aware, all children must be accompanied by an adult. All audience members must have a ticket to attend. JAKe Detonator is an official illustrator for Lucasfilm and Doctor Who. In this amazing draw-a-long event JAKe will show you how to draw your favourite characters from the Star Wars universe, including Droids, Wookies, Bounty Hunters and more, just like in his books How To Speak…

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