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Mar 05 2018

From Urban in The Cotswolds to a Garden in Oxford City

This month the art in Oxfordshire looks at the world from a range of angles, going beyond an aesthetic beauty and the creative process to cultural and societal issues that inspire and inform artist practice. In the West Ox Arts Gallery, Bampton, on the edge of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, you can enjoy ‘Urban’, an exhibition…

Feb 01 2018

Sculpture, ceramics and paint – from St Ives to secret worlds

In an exhibition ‘To The Lighthouse’ presented by the Zuleika Gallery in the Sewell Centre Gallery space at Radley College enjoy artist explorations of both literary and visual responses to St Ives and West Penwith, which includes, as well as art from the present day, work from the St Ives artists, a 1946 oil painting by…

Jan 02 2018

New views for a New Year

In a new exhibition to kick start 2018, Summertown’s Sarah Wiseman Gallery shows artist Christopher Farrell’s Vantage Point of Oxford, interpreting not just its iconic skyline but also the real and rapidly changing face of the city today. The city of Oxford is at a moment in time where rapid development and building in a…

Dec 22 2017

What’s On This Christmas Bank Holiday in Oxfordshire?

23rd December Enjoy late night shopping evenings at Bicester Village and enjoy performances while you shop from The Creation Theatre until Christmas Eve! Or enjoy Jack & The Beanstalk at the Oxford Playhouse – but hurry, tickets are selling fast for this popular pantomime! The North Wall Arts Centre will be transformed into Victorian London…

Aug 01 2017

August Art

It’s the height of the summer holiday season and as flocks of visitors arrive in the city of Oxford daily soak up the history and heritage of the dreaming spires, there are also places to explore just off the beaten track in which you can find art, inspired by this history, by people and by…

Jul 31 2017

Abingdon to Oxford along the Thames Tow Path

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing”. So said the Water Rat in Kenneth Grahame’s classic book – The Wind in the Willows. Well I’d like to add to that. Walking beside a beautiful river is a…

Jun 28 2017

Experience Alice’s Wonderland

Alice’s Day is coming to Oxford for another year on Saturday the 1st of July, to celebrate the well-loved tales of Alice in Wonderland. Across the city businesses open their doors for a variety of fantastically whimsical events and activities for adventure lovers big and small. Read below to see how you can take yourself…

Jun 19 2017

9 ways to Potter in Harry’s footsteps through Oxfordshire

Nearly 20 years ago J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone cast a spell over thousands of children and adults across the world with its magical tale of wizardry. To celebrate this special anniversary of the first ever Harry Potter book, we have put together 9 things all Harry Potter fans can do in…

Jun 12 2017

Dad’s Day Out

Wondering what to do with your Dad this Father’s Day weekend (18th June) to show him what a star Dad he is?! Look no further, we’ve got loads of wonderful things to do that will delight any Dad. Kick your weekend off at Cogges Manor Farm on Sunday the 18th; they’ve got classic cars, motorbikes…

Jun 03 2017

Top 8 Free Things to do in Oxfordshire

1. Wander around our beautiful parks and woodlands Oxfordshire is abundant with beautiful parks that are free to the general public, and offer a great place to go and relax on a sunny afternoon, take a romantic stroll with a loved one, or keep the kids occupied for a few hours! In Oxford city centre and…

Apr 20 2017

Top 10 Private Dining Venues in Oxfordshire

For something a little more special, explore one of the many excellent private dining venues in Oxfordshire. The Ashmolean Museum The Ashmolean Museum has multiple venues available to cater for different private dining occasions. Small, intimate and elegant dinners can be organised in The Boardroom. A larger venue option is the Ashmolean Dining room, which…

Jan 25 2017

A Journey Through Broad Street

For our second blog of the year, we thought it only right to start off exactly where our story began – on the beautiful, historical Broad Street. Home to two University colleges, the Sheldonian theatre, the original Blackwell’s bookstore, the first ever Oxfam shop, and us! Experience Oxfordshire; Broad Street is a little gem just…