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Friday 29 January, 7–10.30pm


Heroes & Villains
LiveFriday January 2016

Friday 29 January, 7–10.30 pm
All Welcome!

Are you a superhero or a supervillain? Find out at our special late night of action-packed adventure, exploring heroes and villains across cultures and through time. With blockbuster live performances, hands-on creative workshops, behind-the-scenes talks, and bars in the rooftop Dining Room and the Café. Discover your secret superpower at Oxford’s favourite cultural night out.


Entry to this event is ticketed.

Following feedback from previous LiveFridays, we have reduced the number of tickets available which is reflected in the ticket price.

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Follow this link to download the PDF programme.

Are you a Superhero or a Supervillain? Find out at our special late night of action-packed adventure, exploring heroes across cultures and through time with Oxford Comic Con (OxCon).

Blockbuster live performances, games, hands on creative workshops, behind-the-scenes talks, and bars in the Wayne Enterprise Dining Room and the Mos Eisley Cafe. Watch out for the storm troopers at Oxford’s favourite popular culture night out. Costumes are welcome, but please make sure you take a look at the costume rules that we'll be posting in January.

The LiveFriday line-up includes:

  • Live Comic Jam with Phoenix Comic
  • A Cosplay Superhero/villain competition with special guest judges (judging will be at 8pm kids, 9pm adults) with special Cosplay judges supplied by OxCon: Oxford’s Comic Convention

There will also be the chance to purchase tickets for OxCon during the event. Follow this link for more infomation on OxCon.


  • Anime Films and Projections
  • Assyrian Evil doers
  • Babylonian Battle Stories
  • Bands and DJs with Decadent Times
  • Board Games with Thirsty Meeples
  • Don't Hate the Players Theatre Company
  • Draw your own Superhero
  • Egyptian Demon Creation Station
  • Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes music
  • Genghis Khan in Coins and Medals
  • Graphic Novel Artists
  • Heroes and Villains in the Contemporary China Collections
  • Horus vs Seth
  • Immunity Heroes
  • Medieval Encounters in Game of Thrones
  • Mermaids with the Silver Finned Blues
  • Myths & Heroes of Greece and Rome with Living Historian Tanya Bentham
  • Oxford Comic Con OxCon
  • Oxford Lindy Hoppers
  • Shimmy Shimmy Bang Bang Bellydancers
  • Special Guests
  • Storm Troopers
  • Taruithorn Tolkien tengwar Writing Workshop
  • The Oxford Gargoyles
  • UnderConstruction Theatre
  • Villainous bugs and weevils with conservation staff

Heroes & Villains Dress Up

Costume and Cosplay are permitted, but are optional. Please note that normal museum rules apply, please see the guidelines. A cosplay superhero/villain costume competition, with special guest judges, will take place during the event.

Follow this link for the Costume Rules

Ashmolean LiveFridays

The Ashmolean opens its doors 7–10.30 pm, giving you the opportunity to experience the Museum and see the collections after hours. Interactive events include theatrical performances, creative workshops and lively talks. The Rooftop Dining Room and Crypt Café stays open all evening.