Dec 27 2018

Wild Art in an Oxfordshire Winter

As we see the New Year in here in Oxfordshire, there’s a wildness to the art across the county this month to match the winter weather whilst other shows promise warmer days to come. The perfect mid-winter contemplation, a thought-provoking multi-media show in Summertown’s The North Wall, is a project conceived during research for a…

Dec 06 2018

Feed Your Face at Dirty Bones Oxford with Holiday Specials and Exclusive Festive Cocktails

Dirty Bones, NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktail concept, launch Holiday Specials. In a bid to save diners from the tired turkey dinner, Dirty Bones Holiday Specials are all about the kind of comfort food we really want for Christmas. Festive favourites with a Dirty Bones twist include Braised Lamb Neck with a caramel BBQ glaze…

Dec 06 2018

Oxford Visitor Information Centre wins Top Tourism Award

Oxford’s Visitor Information Centre has been named Information Service of the Year at last night’s Beautiful South Awards for Excellence which were held at the Grand Hotel Brighton, while Experience Oxfordshire’s ‘Oxford Official Walking Tours’ was awarded Highly Commended status for Guided Tour of the Year. The awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the tourism…

Dec 05 2018

International Travel Trade Activity

We have recently attended overseas travel trade missions out in the USA and China with VisitBritain. These were a great opportunity to talk to buyers and media about our destination and our partners. Over 140 meetings were conducted during this time. In addition this we also conducted a visit to Canada where we visited travel…

Dec 05 2018

USA Tourism Leader Visits Oxford

Experience Oxfordshire were delighted to welcome Gavin Landry, the Director and Executive Vice President of VisitBritain Americas, to Oxford on the 28th October 2018. The visit was negotiated by Chief Executive of Experience Oxfordshire, Hayley Beer-Gamage, following on from increased activity in the USA market and a recent travel trade mission on territory. The VIP…

Nov 29 2018

Sparkling Art for a Fabulous Christmas

As Christmas approaches, galleries and exhibitions offer a refuge from the High Street, a quiet space for enjoyment, reflection and delight, and – for those seeking unique and unusual Christmas gifts – an alternative to the mass-produced merchandise. In Jericho, this month, the Oxford Ceramics Gallery also celebrates pioneers in the visual arts this month….

Nov 27 2018

Oxfordshire Exceeds Target for Visitor Spend

 For Immediate Release:  The recently published Economic Impact Report for Tourism in Oxfordshire, a report commissioned by Experience Oxfordshire, has shown a significant increase in visitor spend in 2017. The study shows an impressive increase in spend of 6% taking the value of the visitor economy spend to £2.17 billion, exceeding the target of 5%…

Nov 26 2018

Experience Oxfordshire’s Oxford Official Walking Tours Awarded Highly Commended Status

We’re thrilled to announce that the judging panel for the 2018 Beautiful South Tourism Awards has awarded our Oxford Official Walking Tours HIGHLY COMMENDED status in the Guided Tour of the Year category. Our tours team will be joining our Visitor Information Centre Team ( Finalists in the VIC of the year category ) at…

Nov 22 2018

Experience Oxfordshire’s Networking Event at Heythrop Park Resort

Recently, we hosted a partner networking event at the stunning Heythrop Park Resort. This networking event allowed a chance for our partners from across the County and from different sectors to network and discuss future collaboration. Partners were also given an exclusive show around the property and enjoyed a luxurious afternoon tea. In addition, Heythrop Park Resort provided…

Nov 12 2018

New Augmented Reality App Brings Oxford to Life Like Never Before

England Originals from England’s Historic Cities, has launched its very first app, bringing to life 16 historic destinations in England, including Oxford, using the power of augmented reality (AR). Created by Hex Digital and aimed primarily at international millennials looking to explore England, the app combines emerging technology and powerful storytelling to provide a fun…

Oct 30 2018

What’s Coming Up At Sophie’s Cookery School

The big C-word is in the air again. Whispered, in a slightly guilty way, shouted down with cries of “Too soon, too soon!”. But there’s no avoiding it sooner or later. Christmas is hurtling full throttle towards us, and before it arrives, the impossible search for the perfect present looms. Sophie’s Cookery School can rumba…

Oct 26 2018

Un-boo-lievable Halloween & Half Term Events in Oxfordshire

Nothing says autumn in Oxfordshire like a wide-range of Halloween and Half Term activities for the whole family! Experience everything from ghosts, ghouls and gourds with these spooktacular events happening throughout the county. Blackout Bletchley at Bletchley Park It is a dark October night in 1944. Britain rests uneasy. But Bletchley Park does not sleep. The…

Oct 25 2018

Fantastic Cities, Fantastic Art

In Modern Art Oxford, Penny Woolcock’s Fantastic Cities opens on 17th November, exploring the idea that, for many, the lived experience of cities may at times be more unexpected that fiction. This is the first major art exhibition of artist and director Penny Woolcock, perhaps an unrivalleled pioneer in contemporary visual culture in the UK….

Oct 11 2018

Launch of England Originals

Oxford, along with 14 of England’s top-ranked historic cities and the City of London, have come together as England Originals as part of the Discover England Fund programme and are previewing their five new, hassle-free, easy to book itineraries

Oct 01 2018

Art in Oxfordshire this October – the cool & the quirky

As the nights draw in and inclement weather can make the great outdoors less inviting, there is an absolute abundance of great art to discover in cool and quirky art spaces – from buildings on stilts to hidden cloisters – across Oxfordshire this month. In the Town Hall Gallery above the arches in Deddington’s historic…

Sep 26 2018

England Originals previews new tours designed to bring more international visitors to Oxford

Quirky historic stories, fun facts and amazingly Instagrammable locations. For the very first time Oxford, along with 14 of England’s top-ranked historic cities and the City of London, have come together as England Originals from England’s Historic Cities* and are previewing their five new, hassle-free, easy to book itineraries. And there’s an exciting twist, new…

Sep 20 2018

IF Oxford Provides Food For Thought

As IF Oxford comes to town next month (12-22 October), it’s a chance to savour some ideas about how food relates to your health and wildlife habitats at talks, workshops or a sumptuous meal. The impact of what you eat on both your body and on the world in which we live are explored in…

Sep 17 2018

Oxford Official Walking Tours Awarded VisitEngland ‘Quality Assured Tour’ Accolade

Oxford Official Walking Tours, which are run and managed by Experience Oxfordshire, have once again been awarded VisitEngland’s ‘Quality Assured Tour’ accolade.

Sep 14 2018

The Heavens Will Move With IF Oxford

Comedy, dance and performance art are a big part of IF Oxford, the new science and ideas festival that runs across the city from 12-22nd October. Comedian and broadcaster Rosie Wilby presents highlights from her comedy show ‘Is Monogamy Dead’ with accompanying talk and discussion, and reveals the results of her online survey asking what…

Sep 07 2018

This weekend Oxford throws open its doors to the public – giving us a peek at of some of the city’s famous buildings – and some rather secretive ones too!

Discover hidden histories, find interior inspiration or discover architectural wonders. There’s a bewildering choice of places to visit – but here’s our guide to the event and a few of our favourite places to visit before the doors close again on Monday. What is Oxford Open Doors? A special weekend in September brought to us by…

Aug 30 2018

Food is Art This September

New term, new horizons, and there’s plenty of food for thought on Oxfordshire’s art scene this month. Start perhaps with the delicious celebration of food that is currently on in Bampton’s West Ox Arts Gallery. ‘Food: We consume it. We grow and manufacture it. We throw it away. We have standards for it. We protest…