Oct 13 2021

Covered Market launches audio tour The Un-Covered Market

Oxford Covered Market will launch a new audio tour, The Un-Covered Market, this weekend. The City Council commissioned Oxford-based multi-media artist Charlie Henry to create a participatory installation that embraces the history and communities who use the market. To watch the trailer click here Charlie gathered stories and memories from Covered Market users of all…

Oct 12 2021

Singer Attends Launch of Charity Photographic Exhibition at Blenheim’s Stables Café

Singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti and his wife, actress and artist, Jemma Powell were among guests at the official opening of MASKED, a new photographic exhibition at Blenheim Palace’s Stables Café in aid of children’s charity AT The Bus.   The Oxfordshire couple, who are great supporters of the charity, attended the event, which is being staged…

Oct 12 2021

Experience Oxfordshire MP roundtable reflects on the impact of Covid and the challenges faced for tourism recovery across the region

Last Friday, Hayley Beer-Gamage, CEO of Experience Oxfordshire hosted an MP roundtable with Robert Courts, Conservative MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire and Anneliese Dodds, Labour MP for East Oxfordshire, plus a variety of businesses from across the region including representatives from Bicester Village, Blenheim Palace, and the Oxford Bus Company to discuss the Governments…

Oct 11 2021

Sunrise Walk Raises More Than £2,500 for Grief Support Charity

A sponsored sunrise walk at Blenheim Palace in memory of loved ones has raised more than £2,500 for a grief support charity working with children and young people in Oxfordshire. The event, which was organised by SeeSaw, Blenheim’s charity of the year, attracted 130 people. The fundraiser is a chance for people to walk with…

Oct 08 2021

Chainsaw Artist Creates Bee Bench at Blenheim Palace

A champion chainsaw artist has unveiled a pair of nature-inspired carved benches from fallen trees at Blenheim Palace. Wood sculptor Matthew Crabb created a bee bench and a flower bench for the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bee bench, which was inspired by the estate’s wild honey bee populations, overlooks the lake, while the…

Oct 05 2021

Award winning Distillery Launches the Graduate Whisky

The Oxford Artisan Distillery has announced the release of a new delicious limited edition whisky, The Graduate, the fourth batch of Oxford Rye Whisky. Since the distillery launched their first batch of Oxford Rye Whisky back in April to great acclaim, each subsequent batch has been drawing praise for its quality of flavour. Supporting biodiversity…

Oct 05 2021

Oxfordshire residents returning to Buses as the county bounces back

Oxfordshire residents responded to a campaign to encourage people back onto buses, with a reported 20% increase in bus use last month. Bus operators Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Stagecoach joined forces to help residents return to using buses in September. It saw hundreds of people take advantage of an offer of 30% off…

Oct 05 2021

Marta Bastianelli Sprints To First-Ever AJ Bell Women’s Tour Stage Victory In Banbury

Former world champion Marta Bastianelli claimed her first-ever AJ Bell Women’s Tour stage victory in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on Monday following a perfectly-timed sprint. Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana) managed to pass Chloe Hosking (Trek-Segafredo) and FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope’s Clara Copponi in sight of the line to take the win and the race’s first leader’s…

Oct 01 2021

Bicester child wins AJ Bell Women’s Tour flag design competition

Bicester schoolboy Reuben Cooper, aged 10, has won this year’s AJ Bell Women’s Tour flag design competition. The prestigious cycle race is taking place between Bicester, Oxford, Abingdon, and Banbury this coming Monday 4 October. The Glory Farm Primary School pupil’s design was judged the best by cyclist Katie Scott, who is from Faringdon –…

Sep 30 2021

Catastrophe at Kut – an Oxfordshire regiment under siege in Iraq, 1916

• An Online talk streaming at 7pm on Wednesday 20th October 2021 with a live Q&A with speaker Patrick Crowley. • Siege of Kut, Mesopotamia (Present day Iraq) in 1916 was one of the greatest defeats the British Army ever faced in its history. 13,000 were taken prisoner, 4000 would die in captivity. • The…

Sep 29 2021

Oxford’s Iffley Academy wins prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award for contribution to arts education

Pupils and staff at Iffley Academy, Oxford are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award in recognition of the school’s outstanding provision and contribution to arts education. This is the highest arts award afforded to schools by the Arts Council and Iffley Academy is only one of six schools in the country in 2021…

Sep 29 2021

Ghoulish Goings-on at Blenheim Palace’s Half Term Fright-Fest

Things that go bump in the night – and day – will create a spooky half term experience for all the family at Blenheim Palace next month (October 22nd to October 31st). The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site’s Halloween entertainment includes nerve-jangling activities, spine-chilling statues, scary stories, fiendishly fiery performers, pumpkin carving and ghostly train…

Sep 29 2021

Autumn Extravaganza at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is celebrating all things autumnal over the weekend as part of its brand new Autumn Festival (Friday, 1st October to Sunday, 3rd October). Based around the historic Walled Garden, the event features delicious street food, live music and theatre, family harvest games, haybale sports, a sculpture trail, competitions, workshops, talks and market stalls…

Sep 29 2021

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Offers Free Oxford Tube Travel to London Marathon Runners

Oxford Tube, the 24-hour coach service travelling direct from Oxford to London, has announced it will offer free return travel to London Marathon runners on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October. Marathon runners travelling from Oxford can do so for free by simply showing their race number, certificate, or badge to the Oxford Tube driver…

Sep 28 2021

Final countdown… AJ Bell Women’s Tour cycling race is coming to Oxfordshire on Monday

The AJ Bell Women’s Tour, the premiere women’s international cycle race in the UK, is coming to Oxfordshire on Monday 4 October 2021. Around 100 pro-cyclists – accompanied by support vehicles – will race from Bicester, continuing through Oxford and Abingdon, to the finish in Banbury. From the start line on Bicester’s Sheep Street, the…

Sep 28 2021

New Recycling Heroes competition offers the best recycler a chance to win £250 in LoveToShop vouchers

The competition will involve residents capturing their recycling skills in a photo or video, with the best entry winning £250 in LoveToShop vouchers. The aim is to increase the number of people who recycle within Oxford and bring communities together to care for the environment. Oxford currently sends none of its household waste to landfill,…

Sep 27 2021

Leading the charge: How a small hotel in Oxford is encouraging green visitors.

The St Margaret’s Hotel has installed two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to encourage eco-tourists to stay at the hotel when visiting the historic city of Oxford. Kevin Blair, the Hotel Manager, whose idea it was to install the EV chargers, hopes they will help put the St Margaret’s Hotel on maps and apps. Already,…

Sep 27 2021

First Riders revealed for 2021 AJ Bell Women’s Tour

Defending champion Lizzie Deignan, recently-crowned world time trial champion Ellen van Dijk, former winner Kasia Niewiadoma, and Tokyo 2020 medallists Marlen Reusser and Lisa Klein are among the first riders announced for this year’s AJ Bell Women’s Tour. After a hiatus of over 840 days, the UK’s most prestigious international women’s race will return with…

Sep 27 2021

Visit Fairytale Farm’s Illuminated Evenings this autumn

The south of England’s original illuminations event is back and is bigger and better than ever this year. Fairytale Farm’s famous Illuminated Evenings are switched on from Saturday 9th October 2021 and run every Saturday and Sunday evening until 28th November. Farm owner Nick Laister is looking forward to showing visitors a number of new…

Sep 23 2021

Modern Art Oxford and CVAN South East present The Platform Graduate Award 2021

Modern Art Oxford is proud to reopen its doors with the Platform Graduate Award 2021, a series of three solo exhibitions by selected Bachelor of Fine Art graduates from local universities. Led by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East (CVAN South East), the Platform Graduate Award celebrates and supports emerging artistic talent. The public…

Sep 23 2021

Museum launches community competition for re-opening season

The Museum of Oxford will be re-opening on 11 October 2021 after a £2.8 million, 3-year refurbishment re-designing and re-modelling galleries and learning spaces to create bigger display areas, more opportunities for visitor interaction with exhibitions and even more space for public use. To celebrate this, MOX has launched a special re-opening competition. Winning entries…