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Oxford City

What's going on in Oxford City?


Forthcoming events



Moving Music Concert

Friday 25 April - Jacqueline Du Pre Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY


The popular Moving Music Concert series is devised especially for people living with dementia and their families, friends and carers, to enable them to enjoy a concert experience together and to help unlock memory and movement through the power of music. Featuring Derek Paravicini (piano) and Christine Cairnes (soprano),
including audience choice and sing along. Tickets are £5 to include refreshments, carers go free.


There are 2 concerts held in the day:

11.00am - 12.00pm with refreshments from 10.30am

2.00pm - 3.00pm with refreshments from 1.30pm


Please reserve your places and disabled parking in advance and pay on the door, contact the Jacqueline Du Pre centre on 01865 286660 or email






Regular classes and groups



Exercise classes: 


Gentle exercise to music

Cutteslowe Community Centre, Wren Road
Tuesday 2.00 – 3.00pm


Fusion (behind the East Oxford Community Centre), off the Cowley Rd
Monday 2.30 – 3.30pm and Wednesday 11.00am - 12 noon


Rosehill Community Centre, The Oval
Thursday 10.15 – 11.15am


St Nicholas Church Hall, Elsfield Road, Old Marston
Friday 10.00 – 11.00am



Seated exercise

Seacourt Hall, Botley
Tuesday 10.30 - 11.30am


Donnington Community Centre, Townsend Square

Tuesday 9.45 - 10.45am


Northway Community Centre

Tuesday, 11.30am - 12.30pm


Risinghurst Community Centre, Kiln Lane

Wednesday, 9.30am - 10.30am



Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Risinghurst Community Centre, Kiln Lane

Tuesday 11.00am - 12.00 noon 


Prices vary, our exercise classes cost no more than £3.50 per session (unless specified). For further information please contact our Generation Games team on 01235 849403 or via email. 




Computer and technology classes:


Botley Library

Elms Court, Botley

Friday, 10.00am - 12.00 noon

To book please contact Botley library on 01865 248142.


The below Age UK Oxfordshire IT sessions have a wide open door to older residents. Whether you are a complete beginner wanting to learn the very basics, or keen to get to grips with the internet, or have more experience but need to fill in a few gaps, we are happy to help you.



Northway Community Centre

Dora Carr Close, Headington

Monday and Wednesday 10.00am - 1.00pm



Donnington Community Centre

Freelands Road, Oxford

Tuesday 11.15am - 1.15pm



Cutteslowe Community Centre

31 Wren Close, Cutteslowe

Wednesday 12.30 - 3.00pm




Giles Road, Littlemore

Friday 10.00am - 12.0 noon


Please call Ahmed Rahman on 01865 592116 or Marian Pocock 01235 849463 for more information.



Connecting Communities IT Project

The Connecting Communities IT Project welcomes all older learners from Donnington, Northway, Cutteslowe and Littlemore. We also have volunteering opportunities for IT Tutors, Technical Support and a range of other options.


For more information please contact us on 01235 849463 or email us


Visit the Connecting Communities website





Social and information events: 


Information drop-in points

Your local Community Information Workers are on hand at our regular information drop-in points to answer your questions and talk through any issues you may have. There will be lots of information and advice available and signposting to local opportunities and support.   
Field House Community Room, West Way, Botley OX2 9JN
Wednesday, 1.00 – 2.30pm
Community Information Worker - Lizzie Philpott



St Peters Church Room, First Turn, Upper Wolvercote, OX2 8AQ

The first and third Wednesdays of the month, 1 - 2.30pm

Community Information Worker - Sue Snelders


Central Oxford Mosque

Central Oxford Mosque, Manzil Way OX4 1GH

Fridays from 2 - 3pm    

Community Information Worker - Ahmed Rahmen       



Northway Community Centre, Dora Carr Close, Headington, OX3 9RF

Mondays at 10am - 4pm, Wednesdays at 10am - 1pm and Fridays at 10am - 12noon.     

Community Information Worker - Ahmed Rahmen


The Botley Bards

Community Room, Field House, West Way, Botley
This is a friendship group that enjoys poetry, short stories, crafts and chats. This is a free event, donations accepted.
Wednesdays, 1.00 – 4.00pm

To book please contact Lizzie Philpott on 07785 425601.


The first wednesday lunch club

North Oxford Community Centre, Cutteslowe Park Pavilion
Enjoy a two course lunch in a relaxed setting, for anyone with a diagnosis of Dementia and their Carer.

Every other month, 12noon - 2pm

If you are interested in joining us please contact Ruth Swift on 07827 235404 to find out more and to book your place.



Northway Cinema Club

Northway Community Centre, Dora Carr Close

Pop along to our film club for a movie with coffee and cake.

The cost is £1per session

Every third Wednesday of the month, 1pm - 3pm. Forthcoming dates/films include:

Wednesday 19 March - 'Ratatouille' 

Please Contact Troy Bryan on 07957 981381 for more information.



Risinghurst Cinema Club

Risinghurst Community Centre

Relax in front of the big screen with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake.

The costs is £1

Every second Monday of the month, 10am - 12noon. Forthcoming dates/films include:

Monday 25 March - 'The Iron Lady'

Please contact Troy Bryan on 07957 981381 for more information.



Cornerstone Café

10 Saville Way, Grove, Wantage
Thursdays, 2.00 - 3.00pm and 3.00 - 4.00pm
For more information or to book contact café on 01235 772280

Brunch and Banter

La Croissanterie Café , The Square, Botley
Come and meet new people at our friendship group in Botley every Wednesday morning. Share memories and laughs.
Wednesdays, 10.30am – 12.00noon.
Full English breakfast plus tea/coffee for £4.50
For more information please contact Lizzie on 07785 425601



Northway Games Group

Northway Community Centre, Dora Carr Close

Join us on Monday mornings for a variety of games and refreshments

Mondays, 10.30am

For more information please contact Troy Bryan on 07957 981381.



Community Clubs and Lunch Clubs:

We have a few of these in the city area, please visit our Community Clubs and Lunch Clubs page for details.




Activity leaflets:

Download our activity leaflet for Oxford City (PDF 304KB)



For more information on activities and events we have in Oxford City, please contact:

Sue Snelders 

T | 07827  235457

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Ahmed Rahman

T | 07827 235406                                                   

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