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Dancin’ Oxford’s Summer Festival Event – 9 July at Westgate Oxford’s Leiden Square

We’re delighted to announce Dancin’ Oxford’s exciting dance line-up for our Summer Festival Event on 9 July at Westgate Oxford’s Leiden Square, which is supported by Oxford Festival of the Arts. Claire Thompson, Arts Development Officer for the Oxford City Council and the programmer for Dancin’ Oxford’s Summer Festival said, “We’re thrilled to have programmed…

Silverstone Interactive Museum Unveils a New Exhibition British Racing Motors – The Team that Beat the World

• Exhibition celebrates British Racing Motors (BRM) – Britain’s first ever F1 team and the 60th anniversary of their Formula One World Championship victory • Exhibition is the cornerstone of BRM’s 60th anniversary celebrations of winning both the driver’s and constructor’s championships, securing their place in motorsport history • Included in your visit to the…

Budding historians urged to apply for new bursary with the Museum of Oxford

Young people with a passion for Oxford’s history and the stories of the city’s many different communities are being encouraged to apply for a new bursary with the Museum of Oxford. The bursary, named in honour of the late Peter McQuitty, offers a paid opportunity to young people who are interested in history and museum…

Campaign launched to encourage people back to bus

• Annual saving of up to £2,318.23 identified for full-time commuters who switch car for bus • Annual saving of up to £1,782.42 identified for hybrid workers who use bus three days a week A campaign launched today to encourage people to travel via buses in Oxfordshire to help combat the cost-of-living crisis. The multi-partner…

City icons with a twist – Visit Britain recovery campaign Silverstone Interactive Museum

The British Grand Prix will be back at Silverstone with a sell out crowd from 1st – 3rd July 2022. If this incredible event inspires you to find out more about how this former RAF airbase became an iconic British race circuit, or how all the corners got their names, then the Silverstone Interactive Museum…

Oxford Bus Company reveals latest charity bus

The Oxford Bus Company has launched its latest bus backing local good causes, with the rear of a double-decker emblazoned in Be Free Young Carers’ branding.   Be Free Young Careers scooped second prize in Oxford Bus Company’s latest annual ‘Brand the Bus!’ competition and received the advertising space to help spread awareness of the…

Airline Service to Gatwick Airport returning to hourly

Oxford Bus Company has announced the frequency of its service to Gatwick Airport is returning to every hour. The luxury airline coach service will increase its journeys to Gatwick Airport from Sunday July 17th, due to increased passenger demand as more people return to international and domestic travel. It had previously increased its services to…

The Coconut Tree launches ‘Sri Lankan Summer Thursdays’ – pairing sparkling rose with Sri Lankan street food favourites

“Sparkling rosé loves heat – and we’re not just talking about the weather!” Pioneering Sri Lankan street food restaurant The Coconut Tree is challenging thirsty diners to try a new drinks pairing this summer – matching its spicy street food favourites with a refreshing glass of chilled, sparkling rosé. All day every Thursday (from June…

Farmer and his Shire horses to embark on fundraising trip from Wales to London

Jamie Alcock, a farmer who drove his Shire horses from his Gloucestershire farm to Elgin in Scotland in 2021 is now taking on a second challenge in 2022. Jamie, his Shire horses, William and Millie, and Boo Boo Beithe the farm dog will start their journey at MOD St Athan in South Wales on 1…

Get on your bike with a range of free family activities at the Women’s Tour finish this Saturday

A BMX stunt show, a static bike race and a bicycle-powered children’s carousel are part of the fun free activities on offer as the Women’s Tour rides to the finish line in St. Giles on Saturday 11 June. Hosted for the third consecutive time by Oxfordshire County Council, and the county’s City and District councils,…

Oxford and Bonn in Germany to mark 75th anniversary of twinning links

Oxford and Bonn in Germany are set to mark the 75th anniversary of twinning links with a week of concerts, exhibitions and events from 12 to 19 June. Bonn and Oxford were one of the very first links to be set up as part of a twinning programme of post-war reconciliation between UK and German…

Women’s Tour cycling race is coming to Oxfordshire on Saturday

Residents across the county will be able to cheer on elite riders when this year’s Women’s Tour professional cycling race returns to Oxfordshire this Saturday 11 June. Hosted for the third consecutive time by Oxfordshire County Council, and the county’s city and district councils, Oxfordshire is the venue for the final stage of this year’s…

Ridgefield Road to become a ‘Jubilee Avenue’

Ridgefield Road is to become Oxford’s very own ‘Jubilee Avenue’, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum jubilee. Oxford City Council will be planting at least five new trees along Ridgefield Road in East Oxford, which has been identified as location for a ‘Jubilee Avenue’ as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC). Public photo opportunity…

Go barking mad this Jubilee for Covered Market’s Spot the Corgi competition

Don’t end up in the doghouse, come and celebrate the Jubilee by spotting the corgi at Oxford Covered Market. Market traders have joined together to create a fun experience for all ages. The trail of corgis takes players around the Covered Market looking for the Queen’s pampered pooch hiding amongst the units. Players collect an…

Join the Lord Mayor of Oxford in Jubilee civic procession and service of celebration

Oxford residents are invited to enjoy all the pomp and ceremony as the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor James Fry, joins a civic procession made up from invited guests from across Oxfordshire, to Christ Church Cathedral to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Beginning at 1.30pm on Saturday 4 June, the parade will be…

Civic leaders across county come together to light Jubilee beacon

The Oxfordshire Lieutenancy is bringing together civic leaders from across the county in a ceremony to light Oxfordshire’s beacon, in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor James Fry, will be representing Oxford City Council at the beacon lighting, being held on Thursday 2 June at 9.45pm at…

Coronation Dress Worn by Duke’s Daughter on Display at Blenheim Palace

The iconic Maid of Honour Coronation dress worn by Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill is to go on display at Blenheim Palace to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The dress, which was designed by the Queen’s dressmaker Sir Norman Hartnell, was worn by the then 23-year-old Lady Rosemary at the historic June 2nd, 1953 ceremony in Westminster…

Road closure details for Women’s Tour cycling race in Oxfordshire

Road closure details have been announced for the Oxfordshire stage of the Women’s Tour professional cycling race on Saturday 11 June. There will be rolling road closures from 11am from the race start area in Chipping Norton, controlled by police and route marshals, which will then continue along the route. This will involve highways and…

Businesses urged to apply for Covid Additional Relief Fund

Oxford City Council is urging ratepayers who have been impacted by the pandemic to apply for new government funding from the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF). The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill 2021 attained Royal Assent on 15 December 2021. The Bill allows Local Authorities to design a new COVID-19 Additional Relief…

5.3 million Brits plan domestic break for Platinum Jubilee weekend, bringing an £1.2 billion economic boost

A VisitEngland survey out today shows that 5.3 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday break in the UK during the extended Bank Holiday weekend for the Platinum Jubilee, bringing an estimated £1.2 billion boost to the economy. VisitEngland’s ‘Platinum Jubilee Weekend Trip Tracker’ survey also showed that well over a third, 19 million,…

Local Heroes to be Recognised With Avenue of Trees at Blenheim Celebrating Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Blenheim is inviting people to nominate their local heroes to be recognised in an avenue of trees being created to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The avenue will feature a total of 140 native sweet chestnut and rowan trees, and 70 of them will be planted in honour of individuals who have had a positive…