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The Land’s Heart Is Greater Than It’s Map

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until July 17, 2022

One event on July 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on July 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm


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Part of Offbeat Festival 2022

Join a guided tour of a distant city where nothing seems to make sense. Its people are silenced and its landscape is disappearing.

There is a far away city which cannot be named. Its people are silenced and its landscape is disappearing.

In this distant city, daily life is stranger than fiction: you can see the sea but are forbidden to touch it, being honest is illegal and those with ancestral connections to the city are forbidden to enter it.

Propelled by a need to tell the city’s story before it is forever forgotten, a resident records the stories behind his favourite places.

This alternative guided tour allows you to wander through the streets of his hometown. Your journey to this distant city will take place within the streets of Oxford and requires only comfortable shoes and an open imagination.

The content of the stories that our resident tour guide will tell you are not what you might expect; they do not focus on historic landmarks and holy sites. Instead his chosen ‘stops’ on the tour are at the hidden and seemingly insignificant areas and sites of memory that one holds dearly when the threat of exile and erasure hangs over your head.

An emotional, cartographic resistance piece which actively questions who has the right to claim the history of places and objects and how we can imaginatively salvage shrinking landscapes.

Additional Information:

  • The entire experience will be outdoor and consist of a guided tour through Oxford – the start & finish point will be Oxford Playhouse.
  • You will be required to wear headphones throughout the walk
  • Headphones are sanitised before each use.
  • You’ll just need comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for any potential wet weather.


July 13
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2LW United Kingdom
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