May 26 2017

Matchmaking, meddling and marriage: Emma at Oxford Playhouse

Emma, the period romantic comedy from Jane Austen, comes to Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 June marking 200 years since Austen’s death. Directed by Colin Blumenau, this gorgeous production has been adapted for stage by acclaimed writer Tim Luscombe (Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Persuasion). Young, bright and beautiful, Emma Woodhouse has…

May 26 2017

OFFBEAT FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MUSIC PROGRAMME IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BBC INTRODUCING

Offbeat today announces the festival’s music programme in partnership with BBC Introducing Oxford. The line-up features Oxford’s best up and coming bands, wordsmiths and singer song-writers performing over four days across two stages, the Gallery Stage and the Festival Stage, at the Old Fire Station. The Gallery Stage features a free programme of spoken word,…

May 24 2017

May Bank Holiday and Half Term

The second of May’s bank holidays is coming up, and we want to share with you all the great activities in Oxfordshire that you can enjoy across the long weekend and into the following half term week, to keep you and your family busy! Summer is finally upon us, and kicking off the bank holiday…

May 23 2017

New Oxford Highlights Walking Tour Unveiled

For immediate release: 23/05/17 Commencing in June, Oxford Official Walking Tours is now offering an all-new Oxford Highlights Tour, allowing visitors to the city to see all the iconic sights in just one hour. The short tour visits key sights in the city centre including the magnificent University buildings found in the Radcliffe Square; the…

May 19 2017

HOOK NORTON BREWERY CELEBRATES HOOKY PUBS AT ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Held at Towcester Racecourse on 15th May the annual awards ceremony recognised and celebrated the importance of tenants and pub staff within the Hook Norton Brewery estate and showcased what their pubs can offer. Pubs competed over a wide range of categories with winners and highly commended up for grabs. Pub of the year went…

May 19 2017

IT’S PARTY TIME ON LITTLE CLARENDON ST STREET ON SAT 20TH MAY!

May 17 It’s party time on Little Clarendon Street as it hosts its second street party. Following the incredible success of last year’s event when hundreds of people turned out, the local traders have got together to organise a bigger and better event this year on Sat 20th May from noon until 6pm. Organised by…

May 17 2017

This year’s Alice’s Day will have you grinning like a Cheshire Cat!

Date: Saturday 1 July, 2017 Website link: www.storymuseum.org.uk/alice Alice’s Day is back and this year’s theme is riddles and games… The Story Museum is planning a mesmerising day of theatre, live music, circus and family fun across Oxford in celebration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This year’s theme is ‘riddles and games’ and there’s no…

May 15 2017

Festival Fever

The summer is coming and we are seeing the first signs of it in the way of festivals! Posters are popping up across the county, heart shaped sunglasses are creeping into the shops, and the weather is even getting a bit warmer (a bit!) We’ve got tonnes of wonderful music, food and culture festivals in…

May 01 2017

Oxfordshire: the world’s biggest art gallery!

Image: Rachel Ducker Oxfordshire is fortunate to house the longest-established open-studio and pop-up exhibition event in the UK: from 6th – 29th May 1000 artists and designer-makers create a county-wide art gallery for the Artweeks Festival! For three weeks, you can enjoy art in towns and villages across Oxfordshire for free, along the Thames and…