Feb 28 2020

Oxford Bus Company Rewards Staff Excellence in Really Amazing Awards Night

The Oxford Bus Company celebrated the contributions of its staff in its annual ‘The Really Amazing Awards’ ceremony at the prestigious Ashmolean Sculpture Gallery.   Staff received awards in eight categories, recognising long service and exceptional performance by teams and individuals in the Oxford Bus Company and sister companies Thames Travel, Carousel and Oxford City…

Feb 28 2020

Oxford Preservation Trust Launch 2020 Awards

The OPT Awards 2020 open for entries on 20 February. Anyone can enter a project, and this year we have a new Green Award to recognise the importance of sustainability.   The Awards celebrate the contribution that buildings and environmental projects can make to Oxford’s character, its streets and its green spaces.  From exceptional new…

Feb 25 2020

Experience Oxfordshire Unveil New Consumer Branding

Experience Oxfordshire are delighted to announce the launch of their new consumer branding.   The updated branding will create a new look and feel across Experience Oxfordshire’s marketing collateral, with an improved offering for visitors to Experience Oxfordshire’s website homepage and readers of the 2020 Oxfordshire Visitor Guide already live.   The Experience Oxfordshire visitor…

Feb 24 2020

The Art of World War II to go on display at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

A new exhibition of artwork, both produced during and depicting scenes from the Second World War, will go on display at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, from 5th March to 7th May 2020.   The Art of World War II exhibition has been curated from John Noott’s personal collection of work, gathered together during his career as…

Feb 24 2020

Blenheim Palace Unveils New Seasonal Menu For Groups

Blenheim Palace has launched a new seasonal menu for group visitors, created by its onsite catering partner Searcys. The new menus offer Group Visitors a delicious taster of the very best of the Blenheim Palace experience with seasonal, locally sourced choices from a set two-or-three course lunch menu. Visitors can also opt for a traditional…

Feb 24 2020

Annie Sloan at Blenheim Palace

On Wednesday 25 March, join Annie Sloan, the world’s leading authority of paint, colour and technique for a special talk ‘Painting and the Charleston Connection’ followed by Let’s Misbehave Afternoon Tea at Blenheim Palace. Revolutionising decorative painting with the creation of the now-iconic Chalk Paint™, Annie’s contagious enthusiasm, passion and expertise has unlocked creative potential all…

Feb 24 2020

City Council grants open for applications for #WeAreOxford Twin Cities 2020

November 2020 will see Oxford celebrate all its twin cities in an evening of performing and visual arts at the Sheldonian Theatre, to highlight what city twinning brings to the people of Oxford. The City Council is calling for organisations who want to take part to apply for funding to support twin city links for their performance or presentation….

Feb 24 2020

Celebrating the Women of Oxford’s Past This International Women’s Day

Oxford Castle & Prison are hosting an evening of interactive theatre to celebrate International Women’s Day and raise money for the Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. The charity event will celebrate the unsung heroines from Oxford Castle & Prison’s turbulent history with performances of monologues from their perspectives. Women such as Empress Matilda…

Feb 14 2020

New Brewery & Pub Tour from Go Cotswolds

Go Cotswolds relaunches its popular Brewery & Pub Tours to offer a weekly “craft brewery and traditional English pub experience” to Oxfordshire visitors.   There are few things more authentically English than sipping a pint of beer and enjoying a meal in a traditional country pub. Visitors to Oxfordshire can now enjoy this Great British…

Feb 14 2020

Experience a Traditional Cotswolds Brewery and Pubs with this new tour!

Ever wanted the real experience of sipping a pint of beer in a traditional Cotswolds country pub? Now you can, with your own designated driver!  Join Go Cotswolds on their popular Brewery & Pub Tour, offering a weekly “craft brewery and traditional English pub experience” every Saturday. Learn more about their curated, authentically English itinerary…

Feb 14 2020

Blenheim Palace Offers Half Price Entry For Sustainable Travellers

Visitors to Britain’s greatest palace will save 50% off the admission if they travel to the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site using sustainable transport.   The offer, which is valid from 14th February to 31st March, is open to anyone who arrives either via public transport, by bike or in a fully electric vehicle*.  …

Feb 10 2020

Oxford Photographic Society’s ‘Favourite Images’ to go on Display at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

A new exhibition by Members of the Oxford Photographic Society (OPS), one of the longest running photography societies in the country, opens in the Cloister Gallery of the Soldiers of Oxford Museum (SOFO) in Woodstock on Friday 14th February.  The exhibition features 50 of the society members’ “Favourite Images” which will be on display until…

Feb 10 2020

Tap Social to Open New Bar in Oxford Covered Market

Tap Social is set to open a new bar in Oxford Covered Market.   The award-winning social enterprise will take over the former Hedges Butchers unit to serve its range of locally-brewed craft beers. The new bar will be named The Market Tap.   Tap Social will also take over the management of the square…

Feb 10 2020

Dig! Into Spring This February Half Term

Oxford Castle & Prison are inviting youngsters to Dig! Into Spring this February half term and explore the nature and 1000 year history of Oxford Castle & Prison. Chris Abbott, General Manager, Oxford Castle & Prison, “This half term we want to inspire youngsters to not only explore the history of Oxford Castle, but to…

Feb 07 2020

Oxford Bus Company Launches Airline Flyer Ticket For Improved Connectivity to Airports

The Oxford Bus Company have launched a new super ticket for passengers travelling on its Airline coach service, to include free local bus travel.   The Airline Flyer ticket means one ticket can cover the entire local bus and coach journey to and from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The ticket is designed to encourage passengers…

Feb 04 2020

Half-Term Signals the Start of 2020 Season for Railway Centre

Steam returns to Didcot Railway Centre this half-term with trains running on the centre’s two demonstration lines on 15, 16, 19, 22 and 23 February.   The curtain-raiser for the 2020 season at the 21-acre living museum is a “Delivering the Goods Weekend” on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16.  Special demonstration freight trains and wagon movements…

Feb 04 2020

Cheers to the New Theatre Beers

Audiences at the New Theatre Oxford can now toast their favourite shows with a pair of dedicated theatrical ales.   The venue, on George Street, has teamed up with Chadlington Brewery to offer visitors specially named IPA and Blonde bottled beers.   After a taste test amongst the team, staff were asked to put forward…

Feb 03 2020

Thames Travel Improve Services at Didcot Parkway Railway Station

Thames Travel passengers now have access to live bus travel updates and a key card top up machine at Didcot Parkway railway station, thanks to an investment in digital services.   A large digital departure screen and card payment and the Key top-up machine have been installed in the station forecourt. This has been made…

Feb 03 2020

A Fabric Focus for February

The art in Oxfordshire encompasses The Natural World and human endeavour within it as Oxfordshire Artweeks’ Esther Lafferty picks five places to be wowed, inspired and provoked this month, and finds a fabric-focus for February.   In the Cotswold Town of Witney, the SOTA Gallery is presenting a collective exhibition of British Wildlife by SOTA…