Nov 22 2021

Beautiful Blenheim Palace Begins Festive Season with Magical Indoor and Outdoor Light Trails

The countdown to Christmas started at Blenheim Palace on Thursday, when hundreds of visitors were wowed by its stunning trails both in the Palace and outside in its iconic Gardens. Throughout the festive period, the Palace will be surrounded by more than a million twinkling lights, colourful trees and amazing illuminated installations, all choreographed to…

Nov 19 2021

River & Rowing Museum to realise its ambitions as a ‘hub of the community’

Exploring the riverbank, River & Rowing Museum. © River & Rowing Museum  River & Rowing Museum to receive vital investment of £151,134 from the Government’s latest Culture Recovery: Continuity Support Fund Museum among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund This award will help the River &…

Nov 17 2021

What’s next for Broad Street? – Consultation results are in for award-winning “Broad Street”

Oxford’s residents have expressed overwhelming support for Broad Meadow, introduced by Oxford City Council over the summer, with 87% of respondents to the Council’s consultation on the future saying its impact on the city has been positive. Additionally, 80% of respondents say they back permanent pedestrianisation of the whole of Broad Street. Broad Meadow was…

Nov 17 2021

Full Cast Announced for the First Ever Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Smash Hit West End & Broadway Musical

School of Rock – The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, Olivier Award-winning West End show today reveals casting for its first ever UK and Ireland tour. Jake Sharp is getting the band back together as it is confirmed that he will lead the cast as Dewey Finn having previously performed the role in the…

Nov 17 2021

Christmas Light Bus Returns by Popular Demand

Oxford Bus Company has announced its ‘Christmas Light Bus’ is returning to help spread some festive cheer again this year. The decorated City Sightseeing Oxford open-top bus will tour several communities on Saturday as part of the Christmas Light Festival. Following the popularity of the Christmas Light Bus last year Oxford Bus Company has teamed…

Nov 16 2021

Blenheim Says Finding Sustainability Manager may be Most Important Recruitment in 300 Years

Blenheim is creating a new, full-time role of Sustainability Manager as part of its fight against climate change. The Sustainability Manager will take the lead in the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site’s response to the Climate Emergency. They will also drive Blenheim’s commitment to becoming a carbon neutral business by 2027 and generating recurring surpluses…

Nov 15 2021

Sri Lankan Restaurant The Coconut Tree revamps its ‘Cocotail’ Menu in time for Xmas Rush

Following months of development, pioneering Sri Lankan street food restaurant group The Coconut Tree has relaunched its range of sweet and fiery cocktails (nicknamed ‘Cocotails’). The independent boutique operators are front-runners in bringing fresh Sri Lankan dishes to the UK, coupled with a laid-back, convivial atmosphere. From the 18th November, the Sri Lankan street food…

Nov 15 2021

Oxford Bus Company running Christmas and Boxing Day Services to Airports

The Oxford Bus Company will operate a festive service to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports this Christmas. The well-established Christmas Airline service will operate every 90 minutes between Oxford and Heathrow on December 25. On Boxing Day a special timetable will be provided from Oxford to serve both Heathrow (every 45 to 90 minutes) and…

Nov 15 2021

Oxford City Council launches Christmas campaign to support local businesses

Oxford City Council today launches a major campaign to attract people to the city centre in the run up to Christmas. The multi-partner campaign is designed to increase footfall and spend in the city to give local businesses a boost at a crucial time of year following a challenging trading period. The Christmas campaign which…

Nov 12 2021

Oxford Bus Company Issues Final Call For ‘Brand The Bus’ Votes

The public have until the end of November to cast their votes in the Oxford Bus Company ‘Brand the Bus’ competition, to have a say in which good cause will have its livery on a double-decker next. The competition offers people the chance to nominate their favourite charity or good cause to be branded on…

Nov 12 2021

Blenheim Nominated for Net Zero Strategy of the Year

Blenheim has been nominated for the Net Zero Strategy of the Year at the Energy Management Awards. The awards give prominence to those leading the energy management industry and inspire other professionals to follow in the same footsteps. The Net Zero Strategy Award category is for businesses offering a clear pathway and considering all scopes…

Nov 09 2021

Oxford Castle at 950 and the new Mound lighting switch on

It was 1071 when Robert D’Oilly, friend of William the Conqueror, built his Castle at Oxford just five years after 1066. So, in 2021 Oxford Castle are celebrating its 950-year anniversary … The celebrations will begin at 6pm on Thursday 11 November when the newly appointed Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Mrs Marjorie Glasgow, will join…

Nov 08 2021

Enjoy a Christmas feast with a Sri-Lankan twist at street food restaurant & bar, The Coconut Tree

Pioneering Sri Lankan street food restaurant group The Coconut Tree will be giving the traditional Christmas Dinner a south Asian twist this winter. The independent boutique operators are front-runners in bringing fresh Sri Lankan dishes to the UK, coupled with a laid-back, convivial atmosphere.   Whether it’s Sri-Lankan-style Split Sprouts with Cashews (£6) or the…

Nov 08 2021

Designer Brings the Story of The Nutcracker to Life at Blenheim Palace

A BAFTA award-winning costume and set designer is reimagining the story of The Nutcracker as part of a new festive feature at Blenheim Palace 19 Nov– 3 Jan. Alnwick-based Clare Elliott and her assistant Mandy Bryson together with a small team of designers is transforming the interior of the 18th century Baroque Oxfordshire Palace with…

Nov 08 2021

Making Space Safe: Nature, Journeys opens at Modern Art Oxford

Oxford, UK: Modern Art Oxford opens a new exhibition, Making Space Safe: Nature, Journeys. This is the first exhibition by art collective Making Space Safe, who have been meeting at the gallery for weekly workshops, and online during the pandemic, since 2016. The Making Space Safe workshops are led by associate artist Mary Chamberlain with…

Nov 05 2021

Bus drivers complete gruelling challenge for sobell house

Bus driving duo Mark Temple and Guy Powell swapped their driving cabs for the open road to fundraise for Sobell House. The Oxford Bus Company drivers cycled, ran and walked a huge 54 miles from Warwick Castle to Oxford Castle in support of the hospice. And as if that wasn’t enough, they then completed a…

Nov 05 2021

‘Believe’ Christmas Grotto and ‘The Christmas Market’ at Westgate Oxford this Christmas

● Meet Norbert the enchanted reindeer at Westgate Oxford’s Christmas Grotto from 26th November right up to Christmas Eve ● ‘The Christmas Market’ open from 19th November until 31st December ● A family festive fun experience for 2021 Tickets for ‘Believe’, Westgate Oxford’s magical Christmas grotto, which will be open from Friday 26th November until…

Nov 04 2021

Jersey Boys coming to New Theatre Oxford from Tue 30 Nov – Sat 4 Dec 2021

The producers and creative team are delighted to announce that in addition to the smash-hit West End production currently playing to packed houses at the newly refurbished Trafalgar Theatre, a second company of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS will be coming to New Theatre Oxford from Tue 30 Nov – Sat…

Nov 03 2021

Extra buses for Oxford Round Table’s Charity Fireworks Display

The Oxford Bus Company has teamed up with The Oxford Round Table to provide vital transport links for the return of its popular charity fireworks display. Extra buses will operate on the Park&Ride 400 service on Saturday to help transport eventgoers attending the Oxford Round Table’s 53rd Annual Charity Fireworks Display. Fireworks Shuttle services will…

Nov 02 2021

Blenheim Palace Voted Best Christmas Experience

Blenheim Palace has been voted Best Christmas Experience at the 2021 Group Leisure & Travel Awards. The award recognises the attractions and events that go above and beyond for groups over Christmas. It can be awarded for anything from an attraction’s festive experience, a market, festival or themed-event. Blenheim overcame stiff competition from fellow finalists…

Nov 01 2021

Final Call to enter Brand the Bus Competition

Good causes have one week left to enter Oxford Bus Company’s ‘Brand the Bus’ competition, to be in with a chance to design their own livery and have it emblazoned on a double decker. The annual competition offers local good causes and charities the opportunity to have an Oxford Bus Company bus decked out in…