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We are still reeling and bursting with pride after Oxfordshire’s top chefs, cafes, restaurants and pubs were all celebrated last night...
"When I write I put everything into it, and it becomes very intense, quite obsessional. It’s a very personal project.”
The last time Summertown Choral Society put on Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor, the weather did its best to kybosh the...
"We are off to Tibet for 2.5 months in February to research our upcoming cookbook, The Tibetan Table, which is an...
“I only met Frank Sinatra for a few minutes, but the memory has lasted a lifetime. They were wonderful days."
Exciting news folks! MAMMA MIA! will return to the New Theatre Oxford for a four-week run from December 8 - Jan 2 over Christmas, giving us a...
Despite Sandi Toksvig suffering from tonsillitis and spending the whole day sleeping it off at The Randolph Hotel, she still turned...
Ginger Tart has been rushed off her feet. Not only has she co-written and produced new queer drag panto Away With...
“It’s likely that I will know at least half of the people in the audience, and my parents will be there...
Sir Richard Alston is jet-lagged when we speak, having just returned from New York. He is drinking coffee to stay awake,...
It was all a bit of a decadent, if slightly naughty, way to spend a Saturday afternoon, but the third Oxfordshire...
I'm still wiping away the tears, long after my interview with Tweedy has concluded. What had I been worrying about? After...
When I last saw Nathan and ida they were promoting their brand new show Nathan & Ida’s Hot Dog Stand which...
With just over a week before the big day, all the finalists for the Ox In A Box Food Awards have...
Here are the Best Restaurant finalists in the oxinabox.co.uk Food Awards
Enjoy 39 events over 14 days right across Oxford, and all for free, thanks to the Think Human Festival kicking off...
Our Best Chef finalists in the Ox In A Box Food Awards are:
It seems an unlikely premise, opening a new gallery in Woodstock to host emerging artists, talks and events, when you are...
Here are the Ox In A Box Food Award's Best Global category finalists
Oxford's very own Florence Pugh has just been announced as a 2020 Oscar hopeful for her role in Little Women.
If you’re not a Beethoven fan you might want to look away now, because it’s the great man’s 250th birthday this year...
Here are three veggie/vegan nominations at the Ox IN A Box Food Awards
It was two years ago that Jericho Comedy ran its first gala with Oxfordshire Mind, raising £3000 at The Old Fire...
We have been overwhelmed by the response here at oxinabox.co.uk HQ to the Ox In A Box Food Awards.
The Woodstock Bookshop is up for sale, which will come as a huge blow for its endless loyal customers and fans...
With the clock ticking for the world to take action on climate change, Café Reason’s timely and provocative new work offers a creative...
Here are the Best Gastro Pub finalists in the Ox In A Box Food Awards
And the Best Newcomer finalists are: (in no particular order) DRUM ROLL…….
We have been overwhelmed by the response here at oxinabox.co.uk HQ for the Ox In A Box Food Awards.
Despite being a third year Fine Art student at Loughborough University, Alyssa Dabbs has already been represented by international galleries, sold...
YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE LAST WEEK: “The best open mic comedy night this side of the Smoke!” Your...
Thousands of you have voted in the Ox In A Box Food Awards but voting finishes at 12 noon on Monday Jan 6, (yep that's tomorrow folks). So vote for your favourite restaurants, pubs, cafes and chefs in Oxfordshire NOW
Ladykiller - Friday 20 March OFS oldfirestation.org.uk or March 10 Didcot Cornerstone http://cornerstone-arts.org A hotel room, a...
Don'y miss these classical music events in 2020
Bryonie Pritchard and Paul Ansdell play a middle aged couple: James and Ellen Wilson who find themselves at one dinner party...
What to do over New Year. Our festive choices that carry on until January
The power of daily journaling and why we all need to do it
For local classical music lovers there’s only one place to be on New Year’s Eve and that’s Dorchester Abbey, where the...
Our nominations are in for BEST PUB at the Ox In A Box Food Awards. What's your favourite?
Here are our nominations for BEST PUB at the Ox In A Box Food Awards. Pick your favourite
Our nominations are in for Best Cafe at the Ox In A Box Food Awards. Go to the Food Awards page onsite to vote.
Our nominations are in for Best Restaurant at the Ox In A Box Food Awards. Go to the Food Awards page onsite to vote. It’s very easy or click here:
Our nominations are in for Best VEGGIE/VEGAN at the Ox In A Box Food Awards. Vote now on your favourite
Our nominations are in for Best Gastro Pub at the Ox In A Box Food Awards. Go to the Food Awards...
When Noah Schnapp was cast as 13 year-old French shepherd boy Jo Lalande in the new Michael Morpurgo film Waiting for...
It's time for the global category: Here are our choices!
It's time for the Best Newcomer: Here are our choices!
We are delighted to announce The Ox In A Box Food Awards and need your help. VOTE HERE:...
Euton Daley, poet, performer, writer, director and producer has many creative projects on the go at once. One of these is...
Elgar’s masterful setting of Cardinal Newman’s 1865 visionary poem, which follows the journey of a dying man’s soul through to the afterlife, makes huge demands on its performers, in terms of both stamina and technique.
Throngs of happy shoppers, Christmas music, stallholders selling out, local produce galore - where am I? Deddington Farmers' Market which has...
"They gave me this part for a reason. You have to know yourself and have faith in yourself, that you can do...
The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is top of the Christmas story book pile in our house at...
"I have created something you can't find anywhere else. I have created an experience that did not exist, and that's what's so amazing.
If I had to describe Emeli Sandé’s gig at New Theatre Oxford in one word, it would be joyful. Joy simply...
All this time I've imagined that we have roughly the same day on Dec 25, give or take a few extra...
"Our philosophy is that if the produce is good enough it will appeal to anybody. We don’t want to make and...
After a decade of magic shows for young and old alike, Morgan & West are back with fun for all the family in...
As the all-singing, all-dancing pantomime crew performed their first number in Beauty and The Beast, complete with animals, villagers, the evil...
Breaking The Ice is an original show that tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a Polar Bear and a...
Waddesdon Manor is alive with the sound of music this Christmas. Drawing inspiration from the musical legacy of the Rothschild family, some of the rooms in the house have been decorated in the themes of traditional Christmas carols.
Kate Anderson was on her way back from cheffing at Michelin starred restaurant The Nut Tree in Murcott when her car...
With the Oxford Playhouse panto well underway, and thousands expected to pour through the doors in the next month, Ricky Oakley...
Nicole Rahimi is in a celebratory mood when we meet to discuss this year's Oxford Christmas Market and what she has...
The Story Museum will be reopening to the public on 4 April 2020 following a magical transformation involving extensive building and...
When the White House on Abingdon Road reopens it will be utterly transformed. Expect a retro, shabby chic, family-friendly, accessible sort...
Whether in direct contrast to Disney's Frozen or just because it's what Creation does best, this year's festive offering of Hans...
Anyone who has enjoyed OFS' adult Christmas show will know what a massive treat is in store when The Last Noel...
"'There’s one life and no return or deposit” is a line that lingers in my mind" Electra is...
Tickets are selling fast for one of Oxford’s most popular annual Christmas events, which is coming up at Christ Church Cathedral...
"Was I an alcoholic? No. Was I drinking too much? Yes." Shaun Dickens, restaurateur, head chef, ex Manoir...
“When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now…" This...
Becoming Electra: A Queer Mitzvah is set in Electra's bedroom. It's her 18th birthday party and she doesn’t want to go...
News that Spiced Roots just won Best Caribbean Restaurant in the UK, coming in at No 1 in the Top 25...
"This is about being a small fish in a big pond," Charlotte Orr tells me, pointing at a beautiful aqua green...
Audiences are in for a treat at the end of this month when Opus 48, Oxford’s newest medium-sized choir, launches its...
Raj Chakraborty emanates energy, it’s coming out of his pores. Chatting to me in the front bar of The Bear Hotel...
Sold out last year, with thousands flocking from all over the country to bear witness and take part, Blenheim's Illuminated Trail...
An emphasis on the romance of the winter countryside, plays out at Sarah Wiseman Gallery's annual Christmas exhibition this year, which...
The fresh faced, blue-eyed, bearded young man in front of me looks more like a musician than a chef.
Mark Thomas has never done things by halves. He is comfiest in a hair shirt, waving a placard and making life...
Two distinguished Oxford professionals have come together in the Sewell Centre Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Something Else’. After...
“Mummy what does ‘ipnotist mean’?” my daughter whispered as King Rat, the East End baddie threatened Chipping Norton Theatre’s audience, accompanied...
Chamber music stars to light up the Holywell The Oxford Chamber Music Society’s new season features an exceptionally...
A man tapped me on the shoulder and beckoned me to follow. We were half way through dinner but staggered out...
The £10,000 Mogford Prize for Food and Writing has opened its doors for entries again in this, its eighth year.
Tommy Fiendish. The name alone will open doors. But it’s his art that's elevating the young artist to a newfound status...
Seb Snow is as debonair as ever when we meet at his new pub The Lamb in Crawley. 
There's a real buzz surrounding Crowded, coming to Pegasus tomorrow night. Developed in direct response to the growing...
"The Pizza Boys started like all of our good ideas do, in Simon's garden with a rum and coke, a belting...
Welsh National Opera’s autumn season is all about strong, rebellious, feisty women, from Carmen to Gilda in Rigoletto and the Vixen in The...
Oxford’s historic city will be celebrating 'world achievements' in its annual Christmas Light Festival next weekend. In the...
“The first time I tried a Bramley apple I screamed,” Raymond Blanc says, reliving the moment. “My eyes and nose were...
A new supper club begins this month, run by Sobremesa - recently started by Susie Corley, a Cordon Bleu trained chef...
Jack Savoretti's night at New Theatre Oxford, as part of his 'Singing to Strangers' tour, left quite an impression. Disarmingly intimate...
Jericho Comedy is celebrating the new exhibition "First Animals" at Oxford University Natural History Museum on Friday November 8 by hosting...
It’s Pinocchio, but not as we know it: Oxford Theatre Guild’s retelling of this beloved classic at OFS this week is...
Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s provocative reimagining of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play combines an alt-rock score with a narrative fuelled by sexuality, morality...
If you fancy getting away from the conventional classical music format, then the new Music At Oxford season is for you....
The misadventures of Pinocchio – the boy made of wood who longs to be a real child – is running at...
Once upon a time Grant Harrington tasted a butter so superior he vowed there and then to...
'The Room With The View’. It’s name alone presumed that this was no ordinary hotel suite, but somewhere rather special. It...
Oxford Official Walking Tours has launched an exciting new Dreaming Spires and Splendid Ceilings of Oxford Tour.  These...
Brunch has become a bonafide meal in its own right in the last few years and while the good old fashioned...
There have been so many rumours about when The Ivy Oxford was opening. The project has taken a long time to...
Oxford Philharmonic’s star-studded new season Cello superstar Sheku Kanneh-Mason is the latest big name heading to Oxford to...
"Autumn is here but don't worry The Jam Factory has an amazing line up of events, classes and exhibitions, for you...
"We all have little quirks of behaviour we can’t control, don’t we? Rules for Living is a play that puts these quirks front and...
We were determined to make the most of our final few days. We had seen all the major touristy spots, so...
In 2017, Giuseppe Trapani inherited a small olive grove planted by his great-grandfather more than a century ago in Sicily.
We have met early at The Milkshed before service begins, one of my favourite places to eat in Oxfordshire, despite being...
Fancy a cosy, relaxing Sunday afternoon concert in convivial company, in one of Abingdon’s loveliest churches? Look no...
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...
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...
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...
SEVEN MATES, ONE RV, 3100 MILES, SIX STATES AND THE AMERICAN ROAD TRIP OF A LIFE TIME. PART 2
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...
It's that time of year when autumnal colours, log fires, woolly jumpers and a really good Sunday roast make a massive...
“I’ve got mixed emotions. I love walking into my restaurants when they’re busy and seeing my customers enjoying themselves and having...
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...
With restaurants coming and going in Oxfordshire with alarming speed, it’s evident that times are hard, and competition is rife.
"Opening The Plough at 38 has been the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. But I am confident," Chris...
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...