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Feb 11 2019

Tried and Tested: Didcot Railway Centre

When you’re stuck for inspiration this February half-term, we have the best place to go: Didcot Railway Centre. A fun attraction for the whole family, Didcot Railway Centre is a day-out not to be missed.  As a cure for a grey February weekend, we went along to visit the attraction – and loved it. Who?…

Feb 01 2019

Seven Top Picks for Oxfordshire Art This February

This February we are recommending seven very different exhibitions to whet your arty appetite: from the nineteenth century paintings to contemporary bling sculpture fresh from America there’s interest, colour and entertainment to keep you enjoying the landscape and contemplating the world, away from the wintry weather. There’s the traditional in the opulent State Rooms of…

Feb 01 2019

February Round-Up

With Valentine’s Day and half-term around the corner, Oxfordshire is ready to welcome you with some great activities and offers for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s event, or share quality time with your family with some fun spring activities.       Good to Know: Treat the family to a day out this…

Jan 29 2019

Henley Royal Regatta 2019: Return of the King’s Cup

In commemoration of the centenary of the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta, Military VIIIs will once again compete against each other at Henley Royal Regatta after a one hundred year hiatus. For the first time, male and female military athletes will row in the same boat at an elite international event. The King’s Cup will…

Jan 28 2019

Valentine’s Day 2019: Our Top Picks

For an evening of fun with a mate or a date, we have the top picks in Oxfordshire for you. Get booking soon, these events will sell out fast!   Junkyard Golf Club Does Valentine’s Did Valentine’s Day just get EPIC? Join Junkyard Golf Club for a loved-up evening, as they send ALL golf proceeds…

Jan 23 2019

Green Tourism: Blenheim Palace

At the moment, lots of businesses are going the extra mile to reduce their carbon footprint. Blenheim Palace is in a league of their own. Celebrate National Energy Saving Week (21st – 27th January) by visiting Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire; the UNESCO World Heritage Site is among the UK’s greenest attractions. With over 300 years…

Jan 23 2019

Be a Keeper for a Day at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Go behind the scenes at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens by becoming a Keeper for a Day. Cotswold Wildlife Park have a few spaces for Keeper for a Day in 2019 left – and they are selling out fast! You’ll have the chance to gain practical experience of working with their exciting collection of animals,…

Dec 27 2018

Wild Art in an Oxfordshire Winter

As we see the New Year in here in Oxfordshire, there’s a wildness to the art across the county this month to match the winter weather whilst other shows promise warmer days to come. The perfect mid-winter contemplation, a thought-provoking multi-media show in Summertown’s The North Wall, is a project conceived during research for a…

Dec 06 2018

Feed Your Face at Dirty Bones Oxford with Holiday Specials and Exclusive Festive Cocktails

Dirty Bones, NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktail concept, launch Holiday Specials. In a bid to save diners from the tired turkey dinner, Dirty Bones Holiday Specials are all about the kind of comfort food we really want for Christmas. Festive favourites with a Dirty Bones twist include Braised Lamb Neck with a caramel BBQ glaze…

Nov 29 2018

Sparkling Art for a Fabulous Christmas

As Christmas approaches, galleries and exhibitions offer a refuge from the High Street, a quiet space for enjoyment, reflection and delight, and – for those seeking unique and unusual Christmas gifts – an alternative to the mass-produced merchandise. In Jericho, this month, the Oxford Ceramics Gallery also celebrates pioneers in the visual arts this month….

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 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…

Sep 20 2018

IF Oxford Provides Food For Thought

As IF Oxford comes to town next month (12-22 October), it’s a chance to savour some ideas about how food relates to your health and wildlife habitats at talks, workshops or a sumptuous meal. The impact of what you eat on both your body and on the world in which we live are explored in…

Sep 14 2018

The Heavens Will Move With IF Oxford

Comedy, dance and performance art are a big part of IF Oxford, the new science and ideas festival that runs across the city from 12-22nd October. Comedian and broadcaster Rosie Wilby presents highlights from her comedy show ‘Is Monogamy Dead’ with accompanying talk and discussion, and reveals the results of her online survey asking what…

Sep 07 2018

This weekend Oxford throws open its doors to the public – giving us a peek at of some of the city’s famous buildings – and some rather secretive ones too!

Discover hidden histories, find interior inspiration or discover architectural wonders. There’s a bewildering choice of places to visit – but here’s our guide to the event and a few of our favourite places to visit before the doors close again on Monday. What is Oxford Open Doors? A special weekend in September brought to us by…

Aug 30 2018

Food is Art This September

New term, new horizons, and there’s plenty of food for thought on Oxfordshire’s art scene this month. Start perhaps with the delicious celebration of food that is currently on in Bampton’s West Ox Arts Gallery. ‘Food: We consume it. We grow and manufacture it. We throw it away. We have standards for it. We protest…

Jul 30 2018

Conference Oxford Join The Meetings Industry Association

Conference Oxford is delighted to announce its membership of the Meetings Industry Association (mia), one of the fastest growing associations in the conference, meetings and events sector. To launch its membership, Conference Oxford held a party in The Master’s Garden of Pembroke College on Tuesday, 24th of July. Over 50 guests, including representatives from the…

Jul 30 2018

Our Suggestions For An Artsy August

You can travel the world in Oxfordshire art in the Oxfordshire art spaces this month as Sarah Wiseman Gallery presents ‘Mediterranean Journeys’ from 1st August with new works by artists Andrew Hood and Peter Kettle. By working from drawings made on site, both Andrew Hood and Peter Kettle’s paintings evoke the energy and detail of…

Jul 25 2018

Why We Love Dining At The Macdonald Randolph Hotel

With multiple places to eat in Oxford and Oxfordshire, The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is the perfect blend of a contemporary city centre bistro combined with unique character and, of course, outstanding British cuisine. We’re here to tell you why we love dining at the 5 star Macdonald Randolph Hotel and the many reasons why you…