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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


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...

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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.