Partner Press Releases

Thames Travel provide new Oxford United match-day bus service

Thames Travel in partnership with Oxford United is launching a new ‘Football Special’ match-day bus service connecting fans in Didcot and Abingdon to the Kassam Stadium.  The new OX2 football service will run from Didcot to the Kassam Stadium via Great Western Park, Steventon and Abingdon and return after the match. To launch the service…

Thames Travel launch new science transit shuttle connecting oxford and key employment sites

Thames Travel today launched its new Science Transit Shuttle service connecting key sites in Oxford and to connect the city to Harwell. Managing Director Phil Southall, Finance and Commercial Director Luke Marion and Commercial Manager Pawel Polewski were on hand to greet the first passengers with complimentary breakfasts and answer questions.       Thames Travel was…

Pitt Rivers Museum collaborate on Sovereign Nation: an international exchange between Haida artist Gwaai Edenshaw from Haida Gwaii, Canada and Anna Glynn and Robin Colyer from Flintlock Theatre

The Pitt Rivers Museum are delighted to announce our collaboration with Oxford company Flintlock Theatre in support of their international exchange with Gwaai Edenshaw: a renowned indigenous Haida artist from the Haida Gwaii archipelago off the west coast of Canada. Supported by the New Conversations fund (provided by Farnham Maltings, the High Commission of Canada…

Announcing a jewellery shop with a difference in Oxford

JewelStreet, the online marketplace for independent jewellery, is hosting an interactive jewellery pop-up shop in late July – featuring the world’s finest independent designers  Shoppers at JewelStreet’s Westgate Oxford, UK pop-up can buy unique, handcrafted pieces from 28 of the world’s most skilled independent jewellery designers Several of the 28 designers will perform live jewellery-making demonstrations…

Nigel Slater’s Toast At Oxford Playhouse

Following its world premiere at The Lowry in May, a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018, and a West End transfer to The Other Palace, Nigel Slater’s Toast comes to Oxford Playhouse from Monday 26 to Saturday 341 August as part of a UK tour. Based on Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography, Toast…

Beer brewed in memory of Major our gentle giant Shire Horse

Hook Norton Brewery have brewed a unique beer to celebrate the life of Major, their shire horse who sadly recently passed away. This gentle giant had worked loyaly at the brewery for 16 of his 22 years, helping deliver beer the traditional way to the local pubs as well as parading with his trusted partner…

As Seen on Screen

Blenheim Palace isn’t only one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions, it has also played a starring role in more than a dozen movie blockbusters. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site has been the location for a host of hugely popular films ranging from Harry Potter and The BFG to James Bond and Mission…

VisitEngland launches online business-to-business platform connecting tourism businesses in England to the world

VisitEngland has launched a business-to-business digital platform that enables tourism suppliers to connect to multiple international distributors. Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB) is a one-stop shop for English tourism suppliers including accommodation providers, visitor attractions and experiences, to link to distributors with international reach and sell their products overseas. VisitEngland Commercial Director Carol Dray said: …

Kiki Smith: I am a Wanderer, 28 September 2019 – 19 January 2020 at Modern Art Oxford

The German-born American Kiki Smith (b. 1954) is one of the most inventive and influential artists of her generation. I am a Wanderer is her first solo UK institutional show in nearly 25 years and is at Modern Art Oxford from 28 September 2019 until 19 January 2020. Admission is free. Presenting over 80 works…

England’s Historic Cities announces landmark conference on heritage interpretation – Alexandra Palace, 19th September 2019

The England’s Historic Cities consortium has announced a major conference for tourism destinations and visitor attractions for this Autumn. To be hosted by Alexandra Palace in north London, the conference – “Interpreting History, what works, what’s next?” – is for anyone who is passionate about interpreting, communicating and marketing history to future generations of visitors….

Bumper Crowds Have a Blooming Good Time Blenheim Palace Flower Show Save the Date 2020

Bumper crowds enjoyed a weekend of floral delights at the Blenheim Palace Flower Show from June 21st – 23rd. More than 24,000 people attended the seventh annual show, which was opened by TV presenter George Clarke who also took part in Garden Talks and Q&As during the event Show Director, Matthew Upson, said: “We’ve had…

Portrait of ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’ on display at Blenheim Palace

A full-length portrait of Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough and once considered the most beautiful woman in the world has gone on public display at Blenheim Palace. The extraordinary picture, painted by renowned artist Giovanni Boldini in 1916, is part of the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site’s ongoing programme to recover lost works of art….

Thames Travel to launch new science transit shuttle connecting Oxford and key employment sites

Thames Travel has been awarded a three year tender by the University of Oxford to operate the Science Transit Shuttle service from 15 July 2019 to connect key sites in Oxford and to connect Oxford and Harwell. The company is investing £1M in a new fleet of six ultra-low emission (Euro VI) vehicles to connect…

Announcing IF Oxford 2019, the city’s festival of science and ideas (18th-28th October)

IF Oxford returns this October as the city’s science and ideas festival takes over dozens of venues in Oxford building on the legacy of the long-standing Oxfordshire Science Festival with events for adults, children and teenagers. IF Oxford offers festival-goers a chance to explore big ideas and ask even bigger questions about science, humanity, the…

Fascinating Tapestry Map of Oxfordshire Goes on Display at Bodleian Libraries

A huge Elizabethan tapestry map of Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties has gone on public display for the first time in centuries. Visitors can see the map at the Bodleian’s Weston Library in Oxford where admission is free. Woven in wool and silk, the map shows Oxfordshire as well as a vast area stretching from…

Little Miss Sunshine at Oxford Playhouse

Following a successful run at London’s Arcola Theatre, quirky off-Broadway hit musical Little Miss Sunshine comes to Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 August. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William…

The Girl on the Train at Oxford Playhouse

The hugely successful stage adaptation of The Girl on the Train comes to Oxford Playhouse from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 July starring Samantha Womack. The gripping thriller, based on the internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the Dreamworks film, has been breaking box office records and playing to packed houses…

Stones in His Pockets at Oxford Playhouse

Marie Jones’ Olivier Award-winning comedy Stones in His Pockets comes to Oxford Playhouse from Monday 8 to Saturday 13 July. Owen Sharpe and Kevin Trainor take on a multitude of characters in this hysterically funny, thought-provoking and witty play about Hollywood coming to Ireland, which is directed by renowned comedy director Lindsay Posner. A small…

The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) Earns 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Oxford Artisan Distillery has announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its ninth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the world that…

Blenheim Estate unveils new permissive paths

Experience Oxfordshire have launched their ambition for destination management across Oxfordshire in their newly unveiled ‘Ambition Statement’. The award-winning Oxfordshire DMO (Destination Management Organisation) has been working to develop the Oxfordshire visitor economy since its creation in 2011.

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp service celebrates one year anniversary

Experience Oxfordshire have launched their ambition for destination management across Oxfordshire in their newly unveiled ‘Ambition Statement’. The award-winning Oxfordshire DMO (Destination Management Organisation) has been working to develop the Oxfordshire visitor economy since its creation in 2011.