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

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…

Jul 20 2018

10 Top Picks For Summer Holiday Fun in Oxfordshire

The abundance of sun in Oxfordshire means the summer holidays are in full swing. There are many activities, events and tours happening throughout the county this summer. Here are some of our top picks to make this a summer to remember! 1.University of Oxford’s Mindgrowing Gardens, Libraries & Museums Discover seven worlds of adventure at Oxford University this…

Jul 12 2018

3 Top Spots For Enjoying Summer Art in Oxfordshire

As the sun beams down on Oxfordshire, there’s nothing more pleasurable than a stroll through a county garden – and you can visit the grounds of stately homes in Bampton’s West Ox Arts Gallery (until 21st July) where painter Pip Shuckburgh presents her exhibition ‘Beyond Downton’. Well-known for her scenes of setting from TV series…

Jul 02 2018

Celebrate Alice’s Day in Oxford on 7 July

Take the leap and go ‘down the rabbit hole’ as you experience the magic, madness and mayhem of Alice’s Day in Oxford on 7 July 2018. The annual festival, which is supported by the Oxford City Council and The Story Museum, brings the beloved story to life with a series of festive events throughout the city….

Jun 12 2018

National Picnic Week with the ‘Finest View in England’

Celebrate National Picnic Week 15 – 24 June at Blenheim Palace and lunch with the Finest View in England With over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland and beautiful Formal Gardens, there are plenty of excellent spots to picnic with your family and friends. Perhaps the best spot to lunch is just inside of the…

Jun 08 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Father’s Day in Oxfordshire

Father’s Day is just around the corner and we have a variety of events, offers and ideas to make the day extra special for Dad! We’ve put together the ultimate Father’s Day guide in Oxfordshire including FREE entry to Batsford Arboretum, a delicious Gentleman’s inspired afternoon tea at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel and musical performances…

Jun 06 2018

Top 10 Things To See & Do At The Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2018

Set in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace, the Blenheim Palace Flower Show is back for its sixth year this June – and the organisers have been sowing the seeds for the biggest flower show in the event’s history. We’ve been given a sneak peek at this year’s show and have narrowed down our top…

Jun 04 2018

From an Oxfordshire Garden to the Traditions of Sudan In Art

It’s the time of year for Open Gardens across England’s green pastures, and here Oxfordshire we’re celebrating ‘The Garden’ in art, (from 16th June) at the Sarah Wiseman Gallery in Summertown. The eminent early eighteenth-century landscape architect William Kent said ‘All gardening is landscape painting’ and this exhibition explores the enduring influence of horticulture and…

May 25 2018

Summer Half Term Activities For Kids

With summer half term just around the corner, here are our top picks for kid-friendly events in Oxfordshire that will keep everyone happy and entertained throughout the week! 1. Blenheim Palace Food Festival: 26 – 28 May Kickstart the week and head to Blenheim Palace for a day of feasting and fun! The weekend-long food festival…