Saturday, May 30, 2020
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Tandem Festival goes virtual to your home this weekend

Oxfordshire's grooviest music festival is back Saturday 16 May, streaming a full day of live music, art, dance and workshops straight to your living room! Tandem Collective will be bringing you a brilliant line-up with everything from funk and jazz to folk singing and 80's Disco Sweat n’ Stretch, so come and join our free, live stream festival - Tandem...

Truck Festival 2020 will no longer be taking place

In a statement released by the festival it is confirmed that this year's Truck Festival, due to happen in Steventon in July, will no longer be taking place. We’d like to start by saying how eternally grateful the whole team is for all the support and messages you’ve given us through this difficult period, it’s been a tough time for...

VIDEO: West Berkshire Open studios goes virtual during lockdown

West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios has taken the unprecedented step of bringing art to the people in lockdown by releasing a video giving art lovers a virtual tour of what they would have seen. Open Studios WBNH launched their OS2020 INSIGHT video on Friday 8th May. This virtual tour showed the works that many of this year’s artists would...

Cornbury Festival postponed until 2021

A statement from the chaps at Cornbury Festival - Dear Corners, Thank you for bearing with us in these uncertain times - we were hoping circumstances might change, but we’ve now bowed to the inevitable and are very sad to announce the postponement of this year’s festival. We are delighted to have secured dates for next summer at Great Tew - 9th,...

Swindon Shuffle goes virtual with festival in your home

This Saturday, May 9th, long running Swindon music festival The Shuffle are holding a “virtual festival” to raise money for their regular charity partner Swindon & Gloucestershire Mind, and to publicise the 14th running of the main event, which organisers harbour an increasingly vain hope of still being able to host in mid-July in venues across Old Town. Last...

Our Man Stuck in Japan – Musings in the land of the rising sun during coronavirus

Bill Hill has been in Japan since the start of the year for what was supposed to be a lovely time with his girlfriend and to learn Japanese but it's all been a bit surreal in lockdown. Wednesday 29 April 10.43am on rapid airport train to Sapporo. Apart from wanting to occupy myself and get out of the house, I'm interested...

Oxford Playhouse moves its workshops online

Whilst the Oxford Playhouse building is temporarily closed, the theatre is working hard to ensure that the creativity continues. As part of this initiative, Oxford Playhouse is moving its regular classes and activities online, with sessions starting from Monday 27 April. Hey Diddle Diddle, the “best music session for toddlers in Oxford” (Parent feedback), will be the first to launch, followed...

Landscapes for art needed during lockdown

Oxfordshire landscape artist unable to travel because of coronavirus lockdown invites public to send her photos of local meadows to paint. What do you do if you’re a landscape artist who can’t get out into the landscape? That’s the problem facing Oxfordshire artist Elaine Kazimierczuk, who normally spends her summers visiting stunning local meadows, taking photos to take back to her...

A virtual open studios for Newbury during lockdown

Arlington Arts in Newbury joins Open Studios for the twelfth consecutive year. For 2020 a group of invited artists bring together an exciting collection of work in response to the title Out of plaCe. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, a physical exhibition was not possible. However, they are thrilled to be able to display the work as an online exhibition via the...

HIGHEST-GROSSING GAMES VS HIGHEST-GROSSING MOVIES

In the last decade, the gaming industry has been smashing Hollywood's earnings out of the park. The gaming industry is now consistently bigger than the film industry with the top games earning more than the big blockbusters. The top sellers include Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption Two, Fall Out 4 and the Call of Duty franchise. One thing all...
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