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The Guide: events in Oxfordshire

Image caption Fireworks will be held at various locations across the county over the next week

From music and fun to arts and events: some suggestions of things to do in Oxfordshire over the next few months.

Outdoors

The sky will be lit up by a number of fireworks displays and bonfires across Oxfordshire. Grove Recreation Ground, Cane Lane Grove, near Wantage - 4 November. Stratfield Brake Recreation Ground, Kidlington - 4 November.Fernham, just south of Faringdon - 4 November. Faringdon House, Lechlade Road entrance - South Park, Oxford - 5 November.

More information on Oxfordshire Firework Displays 2011.

Theatre

Elevenonetheatre stage their production of The Play's The Thing, written by Ferenc Molnár and adapted by PG Wodehouse. The play will be performed at the Moser Theatre, Wadham College. 1 - 5 November.

Panto: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves opens at The Theatre in Chipping Norton on 22 November and runs until 7 January.

Woyzeck on the Highveld is a puppet show on at Oxford Playhouse from 8 - 12 November. From the South African company behind the astonishing horses in the global smash hit War Horse.

Comedy

Film star and stand-up comedian Omid Djalili comes to the New Theatre Oxford for one night. 9 November.

Comedian Jack Dee road-tests his new material for a 2012 tour at The Theatre in Chipping Norton on 30 November.

Music

The Miserable Rich, a folkesque trio led by vocalist James de Malplaquet will perform at Oxford Castle on 2 November to promote new album Miss You In The Days, recorded in Britain's allegedly most haunted stately home, Blickling Hall, and released on Halloween.

Will Young's nationwide tour reaches the New Theatre Oxford. The former Pop Idol winner will perform new material alongside old favourites. 3 November.

Philip Selway, drummer with Oxford band Radiohead, will play an "intimate" show at the city's Pegasus Theatre to mark its 50th birthday. 11 November.

Exhibitions and arts

Photographs showing the lives of black South Africans in the early apartheid state are being displayed at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. See the slide show. 19 July - 8 January.

This winter, Modern Art Oxford presents a collection of works on paper by British artist, Graham Sutherland. Curated by 2011 Turner Prize nominee, George Shaw. 10 December 2011 - 18 March 2012.

A new permanent exhibition at The Oxfordshire Museum focuses on Victorian life in the county. It includes the silk dress and parasol that belonged to Alice Liddell who inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Exhibits cover traditional Victorian pursuits such as religion, farming and relaxation and the first ever flushing public lavatories. Ongoing.

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