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Jun 21 2019

9 places to catch outdoor performances this summer

Make the most of summer in Oxfordshire with these outdoor shows!

Jun 05 2019

A Summer of Art

This June there’s a wealth of very different art to discover across the county, with something for every taste, whether that’s contemporary landscapes or figurative drawings, animal sculpture, newspaper sketches by a Royal Academician or modern papercuts with a breath-taking delicacy. Visit Modern Art Oxford which presents Claudette Johnson: I Came to Dance  (runs until…

May 18 2019

The Ashmolean is Proud to Celebrate Over 10 Years of Hosting Weddings

The world’s oldest public museum has been hosting weddings in its galleries and events spaces since 2007. Located in heart of Oxford and with over sixty galleries to choose from, there is a wealth of opportunity to wow your guests and create a show stopping day. Oxford-based owners of Frog Orange Balloons, Beck and Lucy…

May 01 2019

From Local Woodlands to Game of Thrones with Oxfordshire Artweeks

Oxfordshire is fortunate to be the home of the UK’s oldest and biggest open studio, art trail and pop-up exhibition event, Oxfordshire Artweeks, described last year by the BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz as ‘a celebration of Oxfordshire’s soul, heralding the summer in a burst of human creativity and talent.’ Over the next month visitors…

Apr 01 2019

From the Everyday in an Earthly Paradise to the Periodic Table and Climate Change

This month the art on show across the county spans the natural sciences from the flow of the Thames in an ‘Earthy Paradise’ to the patterns of local landscapes; the wildlife in local nature reserves, every-day objects and rusty relics; the changing climate and the periodic table, reminding us that the world we see and…

Mar 28 2019

“Drop everything and go and see it” ★★★★★ – In The Willows at Oxford Playhouse

Review written by Cormac Richards. Written 111 years ago, The Wind in the Willows has firmly become a classic of English literature and has been adapted many times and in many ways. Kenneth Grahame’s gentle story of animals has, at the heart of it, themes of friendship, good over bad and respect. And now, IN…

Mar 08 2019

1969: From Woodstock to the Moon

22nd Annual Charlbury Beer Festival: free admission in 2019 to anybody dressed as an astronaut … or who arrives by rocket! There’s a real buzz around this year’s main event, so make sure you keep your right arm strong as we start the countdown to the 22nd Annual Charlbury Beer Festival taking place on Saturday 29…

Mar 01 2019

From Far-Flung Landscapes to the Mind’s Eye: Art in Oxfordshire

Line and Light is an exhibition of ceramics and life drawings presented by Gaby Guz with  photographs by Rob Farrands, in The Barn Gallery, St John’s College, Oxford, the result of a winter time collaboration between two artists using three media (runs from 9th-24th). Gaby uses line and light to capture the fleeting poses she…

Feb 28 2019

March Round-Up

There’s lots going on in Oxfordshire this March from theatre, to tap-takeovers, to festivals and new museum exhibitions. Plus, treat Mum this Mother’s Day with some exciting events on Sunday 31st.     Good to Know: Visit Cotswold Wildlife Park to see a beautiful display of flowering tulips! In particular, look out for 1000 striking bright pink…

Feb 21 2019

“I was Dancing in My Seat!” Kinky Boots Comes to New Theatre Oxford

When a world-famous musical fresh from London’s West End visits Oxford, of course Experience Oxfordshire went to see the show! Kinky Boots is at New Theatre Oxford until Saturday 23rd February. When Charlie Price (Joel Harper-Jackson, who recently starred in the The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time UK tour) is struggling…

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…