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Introducing The Raymond Blanc Gardening School at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Launching July 2017

(24 April 2017) Raymond Blanc has always said that the gardens at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons are as much a part of the excellence as the food served there. Guests who visit Belmond Le Manoir always head to the kitchen garden, a magnificent two-acre vegetable and herb scape producing over 90 types of vegetables…

BLENHEIM PALACE WINS GREAT CHINA WELCOME AWARD

Blenheim Palace has won national recognition for its positive approach to welcoming visitors from China. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site was presented with the GREAT China Welcome award at VisitEngland’s prestigious Awards for Excellence event held at the Hilton Waldorf Hotel in London on Monday. The GREAT China welcome programme aims to make Britain…

Faringdon’s Blackbird Day – sing a song of sixpence!

On Saturday May 20th Faringdon is celebrating Blackbird Day, an annual arts event and market, which celebrates the town’s historical link to the famous nursery rhyme ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’, which was allegedly written for Henry James Pye (1745-1813), Faringdon’s very own Poet Laureate. According to several accounts, Pye’s poetry was often subject to…

Palace Hosts Charity Dinner for Children’s Hospice

David Cameron and Jeremy Clarkson will be among the guest speakers at a charity dinner at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for a local children’s and young adults’ hospice. Held in the Palace’s Great Hall and Saloon on May 4th, the charity event will include a silent auction and live music and aims to raise…

CELEBRATING THE OLD AND THE NEW

Hook Norton Brewery will be celebrating the old and the new at their Open Tap evening on Wednesday 10th May 6pm – 9pm. Celebrating 40 years since it was first brewed, Old Hooky 4.6%, will be the star attraction. Fruity and full bodied this beer is a consistent and quality cornerstone of their core range….

Nadiya’s British Food Adventure – In Conversation with Nadiya Hussain at Oxford Playhouse

Wednesday 19 July 2017 In this very special event, Britain’s favourite Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain, will be in conversation with Barney Desmazery, Senior Food Editor at BBC Good Food Magazine. Having captured the heart of the nation with her warmth and charisma as well as her unique approach to flavours, Nadiya will talk about…

First Sifaka born in Great Britain makes his debut at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park is celebrating the birth of one of its most iconic and rare Lemur species – the Crowned Sifaka (Propithecus coronatus). The baby male, named Yousstwo, is the first breeding success for new parents Bafana and Tahina and is the first Sifaka birth in the Park’s history. Cotswold Wildlife Park is the only…

Easter fun at the River & Rowing Museum!

Goats, chicks and rabbits take over the River & Rowing Museum this Easter holidays..! The Museum will be running a host of family friendly activities for all ages this Easter, including a daily Easter Egg Hunt around the galleries will run from 3rd to 21st April. Whether aged 2 or 92, visitors are invited to…

NEW ADVENTURE PLAY PARK AT STONOR OPEN MARCH 2017

William and Ailsa Stonor are keen to ensure that Stonor Park continues to be a destination for the whole family to enjoy, they wanted to create somewhere that is safe and engaging for the youngsters, hence the concept of the adventure Park was conceived. Timber play, the brilliant people behind the Diana, Princess of Wales,…

Cogges first ever artist in residence exhibition

Cogges Manor Farm, Witney present their first ever Artist in Residence exhibition, with a show of new work by local painter Sally Wyatt. Since 2016 Sally has been making a visual record of a year at Cogges, reflecting the beauty of a working landscape that boasts a 1000 year history. Cogges Manor is a well-known…

Blenheim Palace Receives Gold Accolade from VisitEngland

Blenheim Palace has received the prestigious Gold Accolade as part of VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site was given the top-scoring Gold Accolade as part of VisitEngland’s annual assessment of around 1,000 attractions across the country. The accolades recognise those attractions going the extra mile to create an enjoyable and…

Andy Parsons at Oxford Playhouse

With one of the most distinct voices on the comedy circuit, comedian and writer Andy Parsons, brings his new show Peak Bullsh*t to Oxford Playhouse on Saturday 11 March. Star of BBC2’s award-winning Mock The Week, Q.I. and Live at the Apollo, in this live show, Andy delves into the world of politics and the…

Valentines Day at Blenheim Palace

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Blenheim Palace, with a romantic walk and a special Valentine’s Afternoon Tea available on Sunday 12th February. Valentine’s Afternoon Tea Treat your loved one on Sunday 12th February with a special Valentine’s Afternoon Tea in the Orangery Restaurant. Overlooking the Duke of Marlborough’s private Italian Garden the beautiful venue is the…

NEW MARCO PIERRE WHITE STEAKHOUSE BAR & GRILL OFFICIALLY OPEN Michelin-starred chef brings new concept to Jurys Inn Oxford Hotel and Conference Venue

23 January 2016, Oxford – Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill has officially opened its doors at the newly renovated Jurys Inn Oxford Hotel and Conference Venue. The luxury steakhouse is the second restaurant in Oxford from the celebrity chef; the first being Marco’s New York Italian located on High Street. Boasting a relaxed…