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Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Launches New Rose Bursary Scheme for Blenheim Palace Season

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre and Blenheim Palace announced today that they are funding 500 free tickets for schools through the theatre’s Rose Bursary Scheme, to selected performances during its Summer of Shakespeare. The scheme will allow children who may otherwise not have the opportunity, to step back in time and experience theatre as it was in…

Commemorative poppy-planting ceremony to be held in Woodstock by students of Marlborough School

As part of The Marlborough School WW1 Project, Woodstock Then and Now, the school’s art department have been working on an idea which ties in with the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, in remembrance of the soldiers that fell in the Great War. A group of students have been making poppies which will be…

Prosecco in the Park returns to Abingdon this Summer, 19th to 21st July, Rye Farm Meadow

After its resounding success last summer, Prosecco in the Park returns to Abingdon’s idyllic river-side Rye Park farm location for three days and nights of film, food, drink and great family fun!  After the success of last year, the festival has expanded to eight stunning destinations around the UK, boasting a much live larger screen, stunning new Cocktail, Craft Beer and Gin Bars to accompany the already beautiful Prosecco Bar that kept last year’s festival goers entertained throughout.

Oxford Bus Company launches 2020 Brand The Bus Competition

Competition for a good cause to be decked out on a bus is back by popular demand Last year attracted more than 6,000 public votes for almost 40 entrants Competition is now open for new entries from good causes  The Oxford Bus Company has launched the new round of its annual Brand the Bus competition…

Thames travel introduce live timetable updates screen in Wallingford

Thames Travel passengers now have access to live travel updates in front of the Wallingford Corn Exchange, thanks to a new digital screen.  The real time updates on all Thames Travel services serving Wallingford have been made possible by synching on-board travel information with the digital information board. Thames Travel Managing Director Phil Southall was…

Maurizio Cattelan to Present His First UK Solo Exhibition at Blenheim Palace Featuring New and Seminal Works, Including ‘America’. 12 September – 27 October 2019

Blenheim Art Foundation, now in its sixth year, will host a solo exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace this autumn, running from 12 September – 27 October 2019. This is Cattelan’s first and most significant solo exhibition in the UK in twenty years and will feature new works specially made for the show. The…

Rotterdam at Oxford Playhouse

Following three critically acclaimed runs in London and a highly successful transfer to New York, the Olivier award-winning production of Rotterdam comes to Oxford Playhouse from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 June as part of Offbeat Festival 2019.   Written by acclaimed playwright Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, writer of A…

Thames Travel Gives Guide Dogs for the Blind Volunteer Training a Boost

 Thames Travel has partnered with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association to support a specialist training programme of puppies that help visually impaired passengers on public transport.   Complimentary annual bus passes for use on all Thames Travel bus services were presented to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association this week. It will enable volunteer training instructors…

Welsh National Opera – Don Pasquale at Oxford Playhouse

Following on from the success of Elena Langer’s Rhondda Rips It Up! in 2018, Welsh National Opera serves up a tasty new production of Don Pasquale at Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 18 June.   The exploits of a contemporary Don Pasquale take to the road in this riotous new staging of the classic comic opera….

Spiky Arrivals: Cotswold Wildlife Park Welcomes Tiny Porcupette Twins

The mating game is always an unknown entity in nature. Some animals bond immediately but others show absolutely no interest in a potential partner. When it comes to animal introductions at the Park, despite the best efforts from keepers to create the perfect environment, there are no guarantees. It’s the animal equivalent of a blind…

The Turn of the Screw at Oxford Playhouse

Janet Dibley and Maggie McCarthy star in a new adaptation of Henry James’ iconic, genre-defining, ghost story Turn of the Screw, which comes to Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 June.   A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her…

Thames Travel Unveil New Low Carbon Depot in Didcot as Part of Long-Term Commitment to the Area

Thames Travel have opened a new depot in Didcot to act as its central hub for its growing team and fleet of buses. Lord Bradshaw, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Transport cut a ceremonial ribbon with Thames Travel Managing Director Phil Southall to officially open the new facility. Thames Travel have…

Napoli, Brooklyn at Oxford Playhouse

The Original Theatre Company (The Habit of Art, Monogamy, Birdsong) present the European Premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s captivating coming of age drama, Napoli, Brooklyn, at Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 June. The story of an Italian-American family in 1959, it explores the struggle in immigrant families which is passed down from generation…

Bespoke Events London at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace played host to an incredible wedding in March designed exclusively by Bespoke Events London for Vicki and Nicholas. Bespoke Events London is a full service event design and production company. For 11 years they have been designing and producing events in some of the world’s most amazing locations. Offering a complete end to…

Last Chance to see 1066: A Medieval Mosaic Exhibition in the UK this May

1066: A Medieval Mosaic, the Guinness World Record-winning exhibition which has toured a number of locations in the UK before arriving at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO Museum), Woodstock, is coming to an end on 27th May 2019. The end of its current exhibition will likely be the last time the piece is on display…

Pitt Rivers Museum Shortlisted for £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019

The Pitt Rivers Museum has been selected as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, regarded as the most prestigious museum prize in the world. The annual award celebrates innovation and exceptional achievement in museums and galleries across the UK. The other four museums shortlisted for the title are HMS…

Blenheim Palace Welcomes Panda Card

Chinese visitors to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire can now save money by using Digipanda’s ‘Panda Card’. The Panda Card is a virtual discount card and works like an ‘online directory’ of UK tourism for visitors coming to UK. It also offers Chinese tourists a smarter way to save money on attractions, retailers, restaurants, accommodation, transportation…

The King’s Centre, Oxford Receives Green Tourism Award

The King’s Centre, Oxford (TKC) has achieved an award from Green Tourism, the world’s largest sustainable certification programme. A Green Tourism assessor praised TKC for its “excellent green initiatives” following an inspection of the venue. TKC was assessed against a rigorous criterion covering areas including energy efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and community involvement. The report…

Excitement Grows for Blenheim Palace’s Flower Show

Excitement is growing ahead of this year’s prestigious Blenheim Palace Flower Show, June 21st – 23rd, as the full line up of Garden Talks and Expert Panels is announced. Now in its seventh year, the hugely popular Flower Show will this year be officially opened by TV presenter George Clarke at 10am on Friday 21st…

Textile Display Weaves Together Migrant Stories at the Pitt Rivers Museum

A team of volunteers, who arrived in Oxford as forced migrants from Syria, Sudan and Zimbabwe, are behind a new display of textiles at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Multaka: Connecting Threads, which launches on Friday 5 April, has been co-curated by a team of volunteers with Multaka-Oxford, a two-year project in which the Pitt Rivers…

Visitors to Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums Top 3.3 Million

Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums enjoyed a 3% rise in visitors in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). Over 3.3 million people visited the four University museums, the Bodleian Libraries and the Botanic Garden in 2018, giving the group its third record-breaking year in a row….