Oxford’s Best-Kept Secret
Local artist (and future icon) Iona Coburn, is set to release a long-awaited EP, The Port this month. Her vocal control and shimmering vibrato bear comparison to the greatest jazz voices of old. Her EP, written with producer, drummer and “genius” Barnabas Poffley, has a percussive bite to it, sustaining swathes of thick melodic texture painted with Iona’s unmistakeable, mellifluous voice.
Do you know that 95% of collisions are due to human error? Distraction, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and driving under the influence of drink or drugs are the big fatal four on our county’s roads.
CEWE is calling on those with black and white photos in Oxford, to post their image to Instagram using #ColourMyPhoto, to be in with a chance of having their old images totally transformed. Working
Lots of things exciting things going on in the book world this month, so maybe this column should be called Book Ends rather than Page Turner this time.
We are fortunate to have some of the UK’s finest museums in Oxford. The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683, is not just the UK’s oldest public museum, but also the oldest university museum in the world. It is currently hosting an exhibition by art star Jeff Koons.