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Christmas in the Castle Quarter of Oxford

The mince pies are out, the festive jumpers are on, and Santa is on his way! The Christmas season has arrived at Oxford Castle Quarter, and they've got some incredible events to help you get in the holiday spirit. A Christmas Carol As the joy of Christmas fills the streets of Oxford one door is left undecorated, that of Ebenezer Scrooge. What...

Black hearted comedy king Frankie Boyle performing in Salisbury and Oxford

Frankie Boyle; what more needs to be said about the black-hearted Scottish comedian. He’s been terrorizing our screens and stages for years now, carving out his space amongst comedy’s greatest names. On the 11 December, he is coming back to Oxford's New Theatre, and on the 3 February he will be coming to Salisbury's City Hall, so brace yourselves, because something...

Jamie Cullum, Wilko Johnson and Soul II Soul head up Friday at Cornbury Music Festival

Soulful piano virtuoso Jamie Cullum, 80’s acid jazz pioneers Soul II Soul, R&B troubadour Lemar and rock ‘n’ roll survivor Wilko Johnson combine to make a fabulous Friday line-up for the 13th Cornbury Music Festival on 8 July 2016. This is the first year Cornbury features a full day Friday line-up, with the arena opening at 9am and artists performing from 11am. In another new move, organisers...

Common People Oxford first wave of acts revealed!

The Common People team have been burning the midnight oil planning Oxford’s debut instalment of their two-day metropolitan adventure set in the stunning surrounds of South Park. And now they are very excited to reveal the first wave of acts for our bank holiday bonanza (see below) featuring UK rock n roll legends, hip-hop royalty, sound system pioneers, and more, all topped...

REVIEW: Red Sky July – Save Christmas Day for Me

Featuring the sumptuous vocal talents of Beth Nielsen Chapman, Red Sky July have released a Christmas song that can almost literally warm your heart and soul. (We won’t point out the irony of a group with such a summery name doing a Christmas song if you don’t) Traditional, but not as a UK audience would know it, Save Christmas Day for...

REVIEW: Apothek – Family

With a modern, electronic sound, Apothek (pronounced Apo-tek) are a duo that challenges pop convention with their debut single Family.  The instrumentation first and foremost is what hits you, it’s a very digital landscape that the pair are trying to create when you launch into the track, and the electronic sounds they are utilising are extremely well crafted and meld...

The Ageas Salisbury International Arts festival gives a sneak preview

Salisbury's annual international arts festival looks to New Zealand for an inspired cultural mix of international and home grown talent, from Tipping Point, a thrilling aerial circus by Ockham’s Razor, to tribal weaponry Maori-style The Ageas Salisbury international arts festival is delighted to unveil a taster of the 2016 festival returning for its 44th year with a characteristically diverse cultural...

North Wall welcomes award nominee Kieran Hodgson on latest comedy tour

Following a phenomenal sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Foster’s Comedy Award Nominee Kieran Hodgson is grabbing his bike and bringing his show Lance to Oxford's North Wall Arts Centre. In 2003 Lance Armstrong won his 5th consecutive Tour de France, an achievement watched by a young and impressionable Kieran Hodgson from his West Yorkshire home. Lance is the hilarious story of growing up and moving on in the...

First time author launches sci-fi trilogy

Imagine a world of magic. A world of war. A world like you’ve never seen before. This is the setting for Jamie Martin’s debut novel. It is set in a landscape of intrigue with embattled humans trying to survive in a struggle against a terrifying race of creatures. The book called The Anomaly Crystal took Swindonian Jamie three years to write...

Magical transformations at The Story Museum

The Story Museum’s walls are coming to life this Christmas, as the museum’s courtyard is lit up with a series of spectacular building projections. The projections feature some of the best loved characters from children’s literature, and visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy Captain Hook being gobbled up by the terrifying crocodile, join Aladdin on a magic...
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