Partner Press Releases

Sri Lankan Street Food Restaurant the Coconut Tree Launches Brand New ‘Cocotail’ Menu

Pioneering Sri Lankan street food restaurant group The Coconut Tree has launched a new range of low-alcohol, low-sugar and sharing cocktails, and an updated range of their sweet and fiery cocktails (nicknamed ‘Cocotails’).   From the 19th September, the Sri Lankan street food restaurant group will be rolling out the new menu across their five…

Spring Awakening at Oxford Playhouse

Oxford University students bring eight-time Tony and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Spring Awakening to life from 6 to 9 November at Oxford Playhouse. Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s provocative reimagining of Frank Wedekind’s play combines an alt-rock score with a narrative fueled by sexuality, morality and rebellion.   It is Germany, 1891. After becoming an…

The Lovely Bones at Oxford Playhouse

Following a hugely successful tour in 2018, the acclaimed stage adaptation of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones comes to Oxford Playhouse from 11 to 16 November.   Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There’s…

Oxford University Museums Win Collections Trust Award 2019 for Project Working with Forced Migrants

An award-winning project at the History of Science Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum has received further recognition for its work creating volunteering opportunities for forced migrants. Multaka-Oxford was named winner of the 2019 Collections Trust Award at a ceremony on Thursday 12 September. The annual award recognises the often unsung achievements of those who manage…

Ghostfest is Back for its 10th Year at Oxford Castle & Prison

This October, Oxford Castle & Prison will host its popular Halloween Festival for its 10th year! From 25th October – 2nd November, the ancient castle site will embrace its bloody past with a series of spine-chillingly spooky events!   Oxford Castle’s history is filled with murder, battles and executions so it’s no wonder that many…

Kiki Smith: I am a Wanderer at Modern Art Oxford

28 September 2019 – 19 January 2020. Oxford, UK: The German-born American Kiki Smith (b. 1954) is a pioneer of contemporary printmaking and sculpture who has created a materially experimental and multifaceted body of work that explores the political and social aspects of human nature. I am a Wanderer is her first solo UK institutional show in…

Oxford Bus Company Introduces Innovative Cloud Based Technology to Modernise Lost Property System

 Oxford Bus Company has become the first bus operator in the UK to use new technology to make it easier for passengers to be reunited with their lost belongings.   It has partnered with NotLost, an innovative lost property software supplier. The NotLost platform combines various features including image recognition and powerful search functionality with…

Stick Man at Oxford Playhouse

Stick Man is leaving his family tree and heading back out on tour this autumn! Based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, Stick Man comes to Oxford Playhouse this October half term!   ‘Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three…’…

Barber Shop Chronicles at Oxford Playhouse

Inua Ellams’ hugely acclaimed play Barber Shop Chronicles comes to Oxford Playhouse from Wednesday 9 to Saturday 12 October as part of a UK tour.   Newsroom, political platform, local hot-spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium – for generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where…

Oxford Bus Company ‘Brand the Bus’ Competition Hots Up

More than 1,800 votes have been cast for entries to the Oxford Bus Company’s unique ‘Brand the Bus’ competition. The competition offers people the chance to nominate their favourite good cause to be branded on a double-decker bus. Since launching the competition for the second year in a row 16 entries have been made by…

Blenheim’s Economic Impact Passes £100m Milestone

A newly-released report undertaken by Oxford Brookes Business School on behalf of Blenheim has revealed that Blenheim is contributing more than £100m annually to the economy.   The figure is a major milestone for the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site and represents a 15% increase compared to the previous year.   According to the report…

Oxford Town Hall Achieves Industry Quality Assurance Status for Events

Oxford Town Hall has been recognised as delivering excellence in its events operations.    The Town Hall has secured the MIA’s (Meetings Industry Association) highly acclaimed AIM (Accredited in Meetings) accreditation. AIM is the UK’s nationally recognised standard for venues and service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry and has 50 strict criteria…

Cotswold Storks Take Flight Over West Sussex

A group of 24 juvenile White Storks bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park have been released at the Knepp rewilding project in West Sussex as part of an initiative to restore populations of the species in Southern England. The last definitive record of a pair of wild Storks successfully breeding in Britain was in 1416. The…

Lightning Stripes: Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrates birth of Chapman’s Zebra foal

Cotswold Wildlife Park has welcomed the latest addition to the Chapman’s Zebra family – an energetic female foal who has been attracting the attention of visitors with her incredible speed. When she was just a few days old, the newborn was galloping around the paddock and her lively outbursts were caught on camera. Watch the…

Helen and Douglas House Nominate Oxford Castle & Prison for Local Business Charity Award

Oxford Castle & Prison has been nominated for this year’s Jelf Award in Local Business Charity Awards for its support for terminally ill children.   Known mostly as a tourist attraction, the 1000 year-old landmark in the heart of Oxford is now a lively venue whose management utilises its historic surroundings not only for business, but…

10 Millionth MINI Built as Brand Celebrates 60th Year

As MINI continues to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the brand has achieved a new feat as the ten millionth MINI produced globally since 1959 rolled off the assembly line.   The landmark car – a MINI 60 Years Anniversary Edition – was built on July 24th 2019 at MINI Plant Oxford and took pride of…

Hook Norton Brewery: Celebrating 170 Years of Beer

Hook Norton Brewery is celebrating 170 years of beer and brewing with a host of special events in September giving people the opportunity to get a unique insight into brewing the Hooky way and of course sample their range of award winning and special one off anniversary ales.   September Wednesday 11th – Open Tap…

New Christmas Market at Blenheim Palace

Visit the only Christmas Market held at a Palace this Christmas!   From 22 November – 15 December Blenheim Palace’s Great Court will be transformed into a seasonal market showcasing a range of festive treats from around 50 designer-makers and artisan food and drink producers in cosy, traditional wooden chalets.   Taking place beneath the…

The Big Summer Weekend with Bicester Village

This August, Bicester Village and The Gentleman’s Journal co-hosted the ‘Big Summer Weekend’ – taking guests on a journey of magic and wonder into the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.   Attendees included a mixture of creatives, musicians, actors and actresses, socialites, and TV personalities. Seeing the likes of, Games of Throne Actress Maisie Williams,…

World Beer Awards Delight for Hook Norton Brewery

Hook Norton Brewery has had it’s range of beers recognised in two prestigious award competitions. In the World Beer Awards 2019, Hook Norton Brewery has repeated it’s success from last year with Red Rye once more being voted the United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer. These global awards select and judge the very best in international…

Celebrating the Arrival of ‘The Modist’ with its First Ever Pop-Up at Bicester Village this Summer

Great news for fashion lovers this summer – from 12 August to 24 September, leading modest fashion ecommerce site The Modist the will open its first ever European pop-up at Bicester Village.   The Modist is the first global online destination for luxury modest fashion, dedicated to women who like to express their style in a contemporary, fashionable yet…