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Hook Norton Brewery: Celebrating 170 Years of Beer

Hook Norton Brewery is celebrating 170 years of beer and brewing with a host of special events in September giving people the opportunity to get a unique insight into brewing the Hooky way and of course sample their range of award winning and special one off anniversary ales.   September Wednesday 11th – Open Tap…

New Christmas Market at Blenheim Palace

Visit the only Christmas Market held at a Palace this Christmas!   From 22 November – 15 December Blenheim Palace’s Great Court will be transformed into a seasonal market showcasing a range of festive treats from around 50 designer-makers and artisan food and drink producers in cosy, traditional wooden chalets.   Taking place beneath the…

The Big Summer Weekend with Bicester Village

This August, Bicester Village and The Gentleman’s Journal co-hosted the ‘Big Summer Weekend’ – taking guests on a journey of magic and wonder into the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.   Attendees included a mixture of creatives, musicians, actors and actresses, socialites, and TV personalities. Seeing the likes of, Games of Throne Actress Maisie Williams,…

World Beer Awards Delight for Hook Norton Brewery

Hook Norton Brewery has had it’s range of beers recognised in two prestigious award competitions. In the World Beer Awards 2019, Hook Norton Brewery has repeated it’s success from last year with Red Rye once more being voted the United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer. These global awards select and judge the very best in international…

Celebrating the Arrival of ‘The Modist’ with its First Ever Pop-Up at Bicester Village this Summer

Great news for fashion lovers this summer – from 12 August to 24 September, leading modest fashion ecommerce site The Modist the will open its first ever European pop-up at Bicester Village.   The Modist is the first global online destination for luxury modest fashion, dedicated to women who like to express their style in a contemporary, fashionable yet…

Global Wedding Venue: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace is a global wedding destination suited to the ultimate luxury celebration. The Baroque Palace and 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped estate is available to hire, making it perfect for couples looking to celebrate in an unrivalled setting.   Built in the 18th Century to honour the military victories of the First Duke…

New for 2019: Alice in the Palace

Enter the magical world of Alice in Wonderland as part of an enchanting new daytime experience at Blenheim Palace this Christmas (22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020).   Step between the pages of a larger-than-life storybook and into your very own festive family adventure as you venture through the looking glass.   Wander down…

City Sightseeing Oxford Recognised for 20 Years of Open-Top Tours

City Sightseeing Oxford was recognised at an international industry event for being one of the founder members of the global tour network, as it marked its 20-year anniversary.   Owned by the Oxford Bus Company, City Sightseeing Oxford, is part of a global network of operators which provide open-top tours in more than 100 locations…

Two Trains Running at Oxford Playhouse

Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Nancy Medina, comes to Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 September 2019.   It is Pittsburgh, 1969. There’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise. The regulars of Memphis…

Macbeth at Oxford Playhouse

The Watermill Theatre takes its bold and highly acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September.   Playing side-by-side, Artistic Director Paul Hart’s visceral production is presented by the Newbury-based theatre’s celebrated resident Shakespeare company, The Watermill Ensemble, whose previous successes have also included Romeo and Juliet and…

Posh at Oxford Playhouse

A new production of Olivier Award winning writer Laura Wade’s critically acclaimed dark comedy Posh, starring Tyger Drew-Honey (TV’s Outnumbered), opens at Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 3 September.   Oxford’s prestigious and red-blooded Riot Club are back, but this time on one condition. They must behave. Keep it out of the Daily Mail. Preserve the…

Dolce & Gabbana’s First UK Wedding Dress Goes on Display at Blenheim Palace

The first British bridal gown to have been designed by Dolce & Gabbana has gone on display at Blenheim Palace.   The historic dress was created for Camilla Thorp, now Lady Blandford, for her wedding to childhood sweetheart Lord George Blandford, heir to the Duke of Marlborough, in September last year. The dress, which is…

Paintings and Portraiture at Blenheim Palace

Discover 300 years of history and heritage at Blenheim Palace as you view their stunning collection of paintings and portraiture in the State Rooms and Private Apartments.   Home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1704, the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a gift from Queen Anne, and a grateful nation following victory at the…

Blenheim trees help reconstruct Anglo-Saxon Royal House

Eighty trees from woodland on the Blenheim Estate are being used to create an authentic reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon royal house in Oxfordshire.  The oak, ash, birch, and sweet chestnut logs, which weighed a total of approximately 30 tonnes, were donated by the UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the Sylva Foundation, an environmental charity which…

Thames Travel in Recruitment Drive Following Investment in Growth

Thames Travel has launched a bus driver recruitment campaign, following a significant expansion of its services in a boost to the local economy. This year Thames Travel has invested in improving connectivity to employment sites located in the south of the County. This includes improved links between the city of Oxford and Harwell and between…

Autumn 2019 season at Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse is delighted to launch its new Autumn 2019 Season, playing from August 2019 to January 2020. Autumn features a diverse array of shows, from world-premiere literary adaptations and West End hit musicals, to spectacular circus, comedy and plenty of family fun. The very best drama remains at the core of the Playhouse’s programme….

Children’s favourite objects feature in new trail at Oxford University museums

These are a few of our favourite things: children’s favourite objects feature in summer trail at Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums With over 8.5 million objects and specimens in Oxford University museums, and 6,000 different types of plant in the Oxford Botanic Garden, there is certainly a lot to choose from when selecting your…

From Oxfordshire to the Orne: Normandy 75th Anniversary exhibition comes to the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

The new exhibition, Normandy 75: Oxfordshire to the Orne, will go on display at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum from 7th August – 3rd November 2019. This exhibition will combine a travelling exhibition from the National Army Museum with stories that staff at the museum have collected from around Oxfordshire. These stories will be told…

Oxford Bus Company unveils special new Ashmolean Museum branded coaches

The Oxford Bus Company has revealed the dazzling new Ashmolean Museum branded luxury coaches. The two coaches form part of Oxford Bus Company’s £3.5m investment in a new range of coaches for its Airline services to Heathrow. It will see 11 new Mercedes Tourismo coaches enter service this month, including the two Ashmolean Museum branded…

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…