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 25 2018

Huge Project to Save Finest View in England Gets Under Way

One of the biggest civil engineering projects ever undertaken at a British stately home has got under way in Oxfordshire this month. Blenheim Palace is embarking on a rescue plan which will cost in the region of £12m to safeguard the future of its iconic Capability Brown landscaped grounds. Dubbed the finest view in England…

Oct 25 2018

Oxford Bus Company and Oxfordshire Credit Union Join Forces to Make Travel Cheaper

The Oxford Bus Company has formed a partnership with Oxfordshire Credit Union to provide its members with payment plans to make travel more affordable, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. As part of the collaboration Oxford Bus Company is providing Oxfordshire Credit Union members access to a season ticket loan scheme….

Oct 25 2018

Oxford Bus Company ‘Brand The Bus’ Competition Hots Up

More than 1,800 votes have been cast for entries to the Oxford Bus Company’s unique ‘Brand the Bus’ competition. The competition offers people the chance to nominate their favourite good cause to be branded on a double-decker bus. Since launching the competition, a month ago 15 entries have been made by local good causes and…

Oct 25 2018

It’s Time for Halloween Family Fun

Fairytale Farm near Chipping Norton is going to be a spooky place to visit this half term, with the ‘Fairytale Baddies and Spooks’ event, which runs right through the half term holiday from 20th to 28th October. Owner Nick Laister explains that there are lots of free activities on offer: “We have a very family…

Oct 25 2018

Banbury Prepares for the Fun of the Fair

Banbury will be awash with colour, light and sweet treats as the famous Michaelmas Fair comes to town next week. The three-day event will be declared officially open at 4pm on Wednesday, 17 October, when a member of the Wilson family, which owns the fair, presents a giant golden key to Cherwell District Council chairman…

Oct 23 2018

Announcing the Oxfordshire Artweeks Christmas Season 2018

More than 100 artists and designer-makers are preparing for 57 Christmas fairs, pop-up exhibitions and studio events throughout November and December (10th Nov – 9th Dec) as Oxfordshire Artweeks presents its ‘runaway’ Christmas Season at interesting venues across the county. Jewellers, ceramicists, textile artists, painters and photographers, metal sculptors, wood turners, stone carvers, print-makers and…

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 10 2018

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp Breaks 30,000 Journeys Mark

More than 30,000 journeys have been made on PickMeUp, the Oxford Bus Company’s ground-breaking on-demand ride-sharing service since it launched. The landmark was broken today (Weds) in the eastern arch of Oxford. More than 12,000 registered users have signed up to the app and completed the journeys since it the service was launched on June…

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…