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Charlbury Open Studio

Peter Eugene Ball and Elaine Kazimierczuk

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‘A Kind of Madness’ Peter Eugene Ball

The natural and the mythical world inspire the work of two celebrated artists in Charlbury.

Sculptor Peter Eugene Ball joins Oxfordshire landscape painter Elaine Kazimierczuk, for an intimate show of their work in her Charlbury home.

Popular landscape artist, Elaine Kazimierczuk, has invited Peter Eugene Ball to collaborate in a joint exhibition in her studio home. Elaine is known for her vibrant semi-abstract landscapes which reinterpret the natural world through a uniquely personal vision via the medium of painting, using a visual vocabulary of bold brushstrokes. Many of her paintings are inspired by the rich flora of Cotswolds wildflower meadows.

‘Long Mead diptych’ Elaine Kazimierczuk

In contrast, Peter’s sculpture, made from found objects, driftwood and other materials partly covered in copper and pewter, often embellished with silver and gold, is inspired by a rich anthology of myths and legends. His devotional sculptures are to be found in many churches and cathedrals, with pieces in Christ Church Cathedral and Merton College Chapel, Oxford. His secular figures covera fascinating range of subjects from fantastic creatures to warriors, pilgrims and fools.


11AM – 6PM, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November

14 Hill Close, Charlbury, OX7 3SY and


If you're heading to Charlbury we thoroughly recommend visiting The Bull. The sixteenth century pub has recently been taken over by friends Phil Winser and James Gummer, who cut their catering chops with a string of restaurants in New York and, after returning to the UK and their home-town of Charlbury, took over the oh-so-chic Pelican in Notting Hill, London.

The are fully embracing the farm-to-fork ethos by growing their own at nearby Bruern Farm, meaning the exciting menu, devised by River Cafe alumnus George Williams, is seasonally led and genuinely locally-sourced. Innovative, elegant but simple food in surroundings to match.

To make a weekend of it, book into one of The Bull's bedrooms, each of which is a thoughtfully designed, tranquil and beautiful. A respite from the melee of the every day.


Jake Bugg
Tue 2 Apr 2024

Singer-songwriter Jake Bugg will be on stage at the O2 later this month as part of his mission to bring live music back to the heart of Britain’s communities and grassroots venues. He is currently touring the UK in his bid to reinvigorate the local music scene of some of the UK’s smaller cities and towns and took some time out to tell us more.

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Tue 2 Apr 2024

Award-winning quirky and alternative comedian Paul Foot is returning to Oxford this month with his new show, Dissolve which is set to be his most vulnerable and honest yet. We got in touch to find out what we can expect from his performance at Oxford’s New Theatre, as well as – in very Paul Foot fashion – getting side-tracked by King  Tutankhamen, and what  Jesus might have  achieved if  he'd been a plumber...

Katie otb8tw
Fri 1 Mar 2024

This month, Katie Melua will be in Oxford, helping to launch the Oxford Literary Festival’s new Programme in Georgian Literature and Culture.

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Fri 1 Mar 2024

Described as having a diasporic upbringing, singer-songwriter Namvula is also a gifted photographer and was co-founder of Film Africa, a London-based celebration of African cinema and culture. She now lives in Oxford where she will be performing later this month at The North Wall.