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Oxfordshire Artists: A Bouquet of Botanical Beauties 


With love in the air this month, Oxfordshire Artweeks artists showcase art inspired by flowers and other natural wonders.

Here’s a contemporary take on Tulips & Coffee by Barbara Harrison Caban, acrylic on box canvas.


Artweeks newcomer Candida Groom’s Lavender and Knautia are available as a pair of tea towels, £15, and a pack of four cards (two of each design) £12.50

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Ceramicist Charlotte Storrs presents a pretty posy of flowers in a small veg bucket with akebia vine handles, Stoneware.


Flowers in a Stoneware Jug, with the world beyond, by Eleanor Campbell is mixed media on a cradled panel.

£285.00 unframed,

Palm House, Kew in handcut layered paper by Oxford artist Kate Hipkiss.

priced at £895 (framed)

Lin Kerr Dutch Irises and Alstroemeria – watercolour.

£150 mounted (unframed); £250 beautifully framed and mounted

Garden by telephone kiosk by Neville Crowson, painted en plein air, shows a variety of common botanical specimens which change yearly according to where they seed themselves. Oils,

£950 Contact Neville on

Moving towards tomorrow by Paul Minter, oil on canvas,


The pomegranate is often associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and symbolises fertility in the ancient Mediterranean. Pomegranates by Artweeks newcomer Tracy Howell is available as a limited edition giclee prints, £40. It is also available as a beautiful cotton canvas cushion cover at £30, greeting cards, wrapping paper £2.50 and 100% linen tea towels.

“Collection III” by textile artist Yvette Phillips is hand embroidery on vintage silk.

Framed, £425

Finally, Emma Coleman-Jones’ handmade Valentines cards are made from recycled paper, birch bark, and natural raffia cards.

Prices £4-5 each


Mon 1 Jul 2024

Dr Brian Briggs – “Brian is fine” – divides his time between Llanelli’s Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Wetland Centre, where he is senior reserve warden, and his ‘other

nik kershaw
Fri 31 May 2024

Nik Kershaw’s debut album Human Racing came out in 1984 and saw him dominating the singles chart with tracks including Wouldn’t It Be Good, I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and Dancing Girls. Swiftly followed by The Riddle, Nik spent 62 weeks in the charts and was one of the musicians to play Live Aid in July 1985.

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Fri 31 May 2024

For the uninitiated, Nell Mescal (yes, sister of actor Paul) is an Irish singer-songwriter who hit the festival circuit hard last summer, playing (amongst others) The Great Escape, BST Hyde Park, Boardmasters and Live at Leeds. This year, she’s headed to Oxfordshire and Alex James’ Big Feastival for August bank holiday weekend. Eloise Lonsdale caught up with her to find out more about her musical style and her recently launched EP, Can I Miss it For a Minute.

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Fri 31 May 2024

2024’s Truck line-up looks to be one of its best yet, balancing big names with emerging artists and beloved regulars. As an event, it has come to mark start of the summer holidays for its devoted attendees, but how about the acts? We caught up with Oli Khan, drummer in indie-rock band Sea Girls to get the bands-eye view.