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We have met early at The Milkshed before service begins, one of my favourite places to eat in Oxfordshire, despite being...
"There have been many requests for a sequel which I've always said no to," famous author Margaret Atwood explains.
Almost three years ago, deep in the heart of the BBC, Glenn Tilbrook was preparing to perform with Squeeze on The...
Fancy a cosy, relaxing Sunday afternoon concert in convivial company, in one of Abingdon’s loveliest churches? Look no...
After a successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the team behind 111 - American dancer Joel Brown and Estonian...
We were departing California, heading into the less visited south western states, and looking forward to a culture change. Our itinerary...
“I wanted to make a piece that mattered, that would help people in some way," the founder of the James Wilton...
What constitutes a chain restaurant? Massive corporations with a branch in every city or independents growing slowly but surely? And do...
"Do you know someone with a stammer or a stutter?" director Alexandra Coke asks me."According to research, it's very likely that...
Tim Minchin is most certainly ‘Back’. Eight years since his last tour in the UK, he’s performing three sold out nights...
"Think of the rise and fall of Rome or Mexico. Yes, Oxford is an established city of 1000 years, but in...
Opera Anywhere returns to the Thame Arts and Literature Festival with favourite arias and ensembles from operas by Mozart, Handel, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Puccini and Jonathan Dove.
You may know Taste Tibet from its stall in Oxford's Gloucester Green Market, or from festivals, university balls or other events...
"When you leave the graveside of Winston Churchill, in the Cotswold village of Bladon, you head down a small path past...
Do your worries ever reach dragon-like proportions? If so, then Taking Flight has just the show for you. A poignant, insightful...
IF you have ever wondered what history looks like from inside a giant dinosaur, or whether worms are really secret superheroes,...
After developing a cult following across the UK, the dessert brand MyCookieDough will be opening a new store at Westgate Oxford...
Head chef James Durrant has come full circle, having returned to The Thatch in Thame to run the kitchens, five years...
A few years ago, James’ best friends asked for his sperm – to start a family. The result is Revelations, James' third...
BAFTA and Olivier award-winning playwright Debbie Tucker Green’s drama ‘trade’ about relationships, power and sex tourism, is coming to The North...
It is well known that music and maths are closely connected. To prove the point, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is teaming...
SEVEN MATES, ONE RV, 3100 MILES, SIX STATES AND THE AMERICAN ROAD TRIP OF A LIFE TIME. PART 2
Sauntering onto stage with hot pink false nails, a tartan miniskirt and leather thigh-high boots - his muscular legs proudly on...
All you budding photographers out there need to polish your lenses because The International Garden Photographer of the Year has relaunched...
Oxford’s first vegetarian and vegan Indian cafe Delhish Kitchen is opening on St Clements, Oxford next month, where Cous Cous Cafe...
"Maybe if you had been to Oxbridge or Durham and your parents had funded your education, they’d be saying ‘why are...
It's that time of year when autumnal colours, log fires, woolly jumpers and a really good Sunday roast make a massive...
In 2017, professional clown Chris Michael, discovered a Chaplin film called 'The Immigrant', and knew instantly that he'd found his next...
"Before we start, let’s get this straight: I am performing because I want to perform this, you are here because you...
Word on the street is that The Barber Shop Chronicles is one of the best plays, not only of the decade,...
“I’ve got mixed emotions. I love walking into my restaurants when they’re busy and seeing my customers enjoying themselves and having...
When Helen Taylor narrated the audiobook of Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel ‘The Enchanted April’ a few years ago, she fell...
What to expect from Motown the Musical? Tribute acts en masse? A parody of some of America’s finest musicians? Unlimited schmaltz?
It all started with a harmless chat in the pub: ‘Wouldn’t it be great to do an American road-trip? All of...
Halloween is coming to Oxford early this year as the Oxford Lieder Festival flies in with a fun-filled fortnight set around...
Disco, Ceilidh, Kathak Fusion and astronauts feature strongly in this year's Family Dance Week from October 5-13 in Oxford and Bicester.  
“Luckily running your own company is much more glamorous than we thought. Just yesterday we stayed in the Novotel in Milton...
With restaurants coming and going in Oxfordshire with alarming speed, it’s evident that times are hard, and competition is rife.
"Domestic abuse comes in too many forms and is hidden from too many people. Should I leave? Where will I go?...
“I had to go through things to have something to say. You need a well to draw from as a writer,...
"Betrayal, lies, anger and temptation belie Mercutio and Tybalt’s broken relationship, and we all know how it eventually ends. But what...
Scandinavia comes to Oxford this autumn as the Oxford Chamber Music Festival returns with a typically adventurous,...
"Endi Blyton is such a beautiful writer and does characters like no one else. You can recognise everyone you went to...
"Opening The Plough at 38 has been the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. But I am confident," Chris...
“I can relate to my character Wolf’s predicament, being a black male in the UK. He talks about being wrongfully arrested...
Piano stars Stephen Hough, Angela Hewitt and Steven Osborne are the standout names in SJE Arts’ seventh International Piano Series, which...
A large window overlooking the street, in the former Oxford Library in Bonn Square, fascinated retired Ruskin teacher John Newberry.
When sent to boarding school 200 miles from home aged seven, Stephen Fry told us: “I found very rapidly that I...
"Are you a lion or an elephant?" The question was asked by Jaya Patel in her new restaurant Delhish, having asked...
Always controversial, ambitious, brilliant and brazen, Blenheim Art Foundation will continue to enthral as it opens Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan's new...
Orwells restaurant in Shiplake was voted 'no 28' in the top 50 restaurants in the UK by the Good Food Guide...
The innovative Opera Anywhere – now approaching its 20thanniversary – has come up trumps again with this lovely production of Hansel and...
It began as a joke, an exasperated reposte, a provocation, anything really to incite a response either from Michael Gove himself,...
There must be a massive culinary party going on somewhere outside Oxfordshire to which I’m not invited, because some of my...
Landlord Claire Alexander has announced that Killingworth Castle is hosting an Organic Feast on Tuesday September 10 for ‘Organic September’.
Head chef Ben Bullen is the name on everyone’s lips after news broke that The Feathers had been awarded two AA...
Still riding high after its 50thanniversary last year, the Dorchester-based Orchestra of St John’s has a busy autumn ahead both in Oxford and London.
THE OLD PARSONAGE - It's hard to choose between Jeremy Mogford's stable of Gee's, Quod and The Old Parsonage,...
"It’s just past midnight at the end of my third day as General Manager of Turl Street Kitchen, and I’m sat...
It’s hard now to imagine Oxford without SJE Arts, so firmly has this busy concert promoter planted...
If you’re going away this summer, the likelihood is you’ll be reading The Cliff House by Amanda Jennings.
News that Curry Leaf Cafe was opening at Bicester Village had me hot-footing over faster than Usain Bolt on a start...
There's so many to choose from but when the sun is out, and the urge for a cold pint or a...
It was too hot to eat properly. All I wanted was to nibble, to graze, to drink ice cold rose with...
Hackett’s runs a year round cafe and bar at Farmoor Reservoir for Oxford Sailing Club, which really comes into its...
Two men in Lycra. A vegan and a vegetarian. Londoners who wanted lunch in a quintessential Oxford pub with a suitable...
It was a trip to Italy back in 2012 that really got Graeme Woodward interested in wine.
The transformation at The White Rabbit in central Oxford is complete. And while a long time coming, two years to be...