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Maurizio Cattelan to Present His First UK Solo Exhibition at Blenheim Palace Featuring New and Seminal Works, Including ‘America’. 12 September – 27 October 2019

Blenheim Art Foundation, now in its sixth year, will host a solo exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace this autumn, running from 12 September – 27 October 2019. This is Cattelan’s first and most significant solo exhibition in the UK in twenty years and will feature new works specially made for the show. The…

Rotterdam at Oxford Playhouse

Following three critically acclaimed runs in London and a highly successful transfer to New York, the Olivier award-winning production of Rotterdam comes to Oxford Playhouse from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 June as part of Offbeat Festival 2019.   Written by acclaimed playwright Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, writer of A…

Thames Travel Gives Guide Dogs for the Blind Volunteer Training a Boost

 Thames Travel has partnered with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association to support a specialist training programme of puppies that help visually impaired passengers on public transport.   Complimentary annual bus passes for use on all Thames Travel bus services were presented to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association this week. It will enable volunteer training instructors…

Welsh National Opera – Don Pasquale at Oxford Playhouse

Following on from the success of Elena Langer’s Rhondda Rips It Up! in 2018, Welsh National Opera serves up a tasty new production of Don Pasquale at Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 18 June.   The exploits of a contemporary Don Pasquale take to the road in this riotous new staging of the classic comic opera….

Spiky Arrivals: Cotswold Wildlife Park Welcomes Tiny Porcupette Twins

The mating game is always an unknown entity in nature. Some animals bond immediately but others show absolutely no interest in a potential partner. When it comes to animal introductions at the Park, despite the best efforts from keepers to create the perfect environment, there are no guarantees. It’s the animal equivalent of a blind…

The Turn of the Screw at Oxford Playhouse

Janet Dibley and Maggie McCarthy star in a new adaptation of Henry James’ iconic, genre-defining, ghost story Turn of the Screw, which comes to Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 June.   A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her…

Thames Travel Unveil New Low Carbon Depot in Didcot as Part of Long-Term Commitment to the Area

Thames Travel have opened a new depot in Didcot to act as its central hub for its growing team and fleet of buses. Lord Bradshaw, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Transport cut a ceremonial ribbon with Thames Travel Managing Director Phil Southall to officially open the new facility. Thames Travel have…

Napoli, Brooklyn at Oxford Playhouse

The Original Theatre Company (The Habit of Art, Monogamy, Birdsong) present the European Premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s captivating coming of age drama, Napoli, Brooklyn, at Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 June. The story of an Italian-American family in 1959, it explores the struggle in immigrant families which is passed down from generation…

Bespoke Events London at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace played host to an incredible wedding in March designed exclusively by Bespoke Events London for Vicki and Nicholas. Bespoke Events London is a full service event design and production company. For 11 years they have been designing and producing events in some of the world’s most amazing locations. Offering a complete end to…

Last Chance to see 1066: A Medieval Mosaic Exhibition in the UK this May

1066: A Medieval Mosaic, the Guinness World Record-winning exhibition which has toured a number of locations in the UK before arriving at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO Museum), Woodstock, is coming to an end on 27th May 2019. The end of its current exhibition will likely be the last time the piece is on display…

Pitt Rivers Museum Shortlisted for £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019

The Pitt Rivers Museum has been selected as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, regarded as the most prestigious museum prize in the world. The annual award celebrates innovation and exceptional achievement in museums and galleries across the UK. The other four museums shortlisted for the title are HMS…

Blenheim Palace Welcomes Panda Card

Chinese visitors to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire can now save money by using Digipanda’s ‘Panda Card’. The Panda Card is a virtual discount card and works like an ‘online directory’ of UK tourism for visitors coming to UK. It also offers Chinese tourists a smarter way to save money on attractions, retailers, restaurants, accommodation, transportation…

The King’s Centre, Oxford Receives Green Tourism Award

The King’s Centre, Oxford (TKC) has achieved an award from Green Tourism, the world’s largest sustainable certification programme. A Green Tourism assessor praised TKC for its “excellent green initiatives” following an inspection of the venue. TKC was assessed against a rigorous criterion covering areas including energy efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and community involvement. The report…

Excitement Grows for Blenheim Palace’s Flower Show

Excitement is growing ahead of this year’s prestigious Blenheim Palace Flower Show, June 21st – 23rd, as the full line up of Garden Talks and Expert Panels is announced. Now in its seventh year, the hugely popular Flower Show will this year be officially opened by TV presenter George Clarke at 10am on Friday 21st…

Textile Display Weaves Together Migrant Stories at the Pitt Rivers Museum

A team of volunteers, who arrived in Oxford as forced migrants from Syria, Sudan and Zimbabwe, are behind a new display of textiles at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Multaka: Connecting Threads, which launches on Friday 5 April, has been co-curated by a team of volunteers with Multaka-Oxford, a two-year project in which the Pitt Rivers…

Visitors to Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums Top 3.3 Million

Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums enjoyed a 3% rise in visitors in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). Over 3.3 million people visited the four University museums, the Bodleian Libraries and the Botanic Garden in 2018, giving the group its third record-breaking year in a row….

Vintage Days Out Launches New 2019 Season Experiences and Announces New Moorings at Mapledurham Estate

Vintage Days Out launch new season experiences on 1 April 2019 from its new base and mooring at Mapledurham House, Mapledurham Estate, Reading, Oxfordshire. From new moorings on the Mapledurham Estate, home to Mapledurham House, Richard Prunier founder and proprietor of Vintage Days out celebrates his second season and announces new experiences along the Rivers…

Oxford Bus Company Nominated for ‘Making Coaches a Better Choice’ Accolade at Industry Awards

The Oxford Bus Company has been shortlisted in a prestigious national trade award for revitalising its luxury coach services. It has been recognised in the UK Coach Awards as one of the top five UK operators that have improved life for coach drivers and their passengers. Oxford Bus Company has been shortlisted for ‘revitalising the…

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp Service Breaks 100,000 Journeys Mark

Journey milestone hit ahead of expectations PickMeUp zone to expand into Summertown and Jericho as part of growth plans More than 100,000 journeys have been made on PickMeUp, the Oxford Bus Company’s ground-breaking on-demand ride-sharing service since it launched. The landmark was broken today (Weds) in the eastern arc of Oxford. More than 22,000 registered…

Oxford Bus Company Partners with Hearing Dogs for the Deaf to Support Volunteer Training Programme

Oxford Bus Company has partnered with a deaf charity to support a specialist training programme of dogs that help hearing impaired passengers on public transport. A complimentary bus pass for use on all Oxford Bus Company services was presented to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf this week. It will enable volunteer training instructors from the…

Oxford Pass Launched at Blenheim Palace

On Wednesday 3 April, Blenheim Palace hosted the launch of the new Oxford Pass. The joint initiative between Blenheim Palace, Experience Oxfordshire and The Oxford Bus Company aims to increase tourism to the city and surrounding areas. Initially available for a 12-month trial period, the Pass offers visitors a quick and convenient ‘one stop shop’…