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Finishing Touches: Heads Up

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Hats, scarves, scrunchies: anything goes

Classic cowboy in sustainable Madagascan raffia.


Paradise Fold’s mulberry silk turbans come in an inclusive range of sizes. Great for overnight hair protection and they also make a super-glam cover-up.


Lightweight boucle bucket with fringed trim. The Mavie.


Silk experts Slip have collaborated with fashion designer Alice + Olivia to create a set of tug-free scrunchies. Slip X Alice + Olivia.

£39 for three

Patchwork from deadstock vintage Provencal prints. £89 by Studio Courtney

Dickie’s Hardwick Baseball Cap in Brown Duck is a perennial classic.


A headscarf = fast-track to timeless glamour.


Bee-adorned straw halo band from milliner Beverley Edmondson. £235


Corinne Bailey Rae
Wed 1 May 2024

Corinne Bailey Rae’s Put Your Records On snap-shotted the summer of 2006. Her most recent release, Black Rainbows came out 2023 and it is obvious to hear how much she is relishing the full range of her unique voice and, as I was to discover when we spoke, her extraordinarily lyrical vocabulary.

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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...

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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.