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Oxfordshire Artists: Elemental


This month Oxfordshire’s artists are inspired by elements of the earth, ranging from the water that laps on rugged coast lines to the rocks beneath our feet and the metals and fossils found within them.

Fish sculpture, white marble on black marble base by Anthony Lloyd.


Of fields and margins, a ’biome box’ by Carol Harvey, created using homemade natural watercolour paints and crayons, handpainted collage papers, natural elements (pressed flowers and leaves), charcoal and graphite on paper cubes.


The Wychwood Tree of Life, wall sculpture by Christopher Townsend in painted mild steel with copper and brass leaves that attach with magnets (90cm x90cm x7cm).

£875 including 20 leaves,

Ground Force, mixed media painting by Eleanor Campbell.


Branching, a hexagonal ceramic raku vessel by Fi Cooper. The design explores ideas of geometry in nature and the elements, from the regularity of the hexagon to fractal shapes found in lightning, rocky coastlines, root and river systems and our own bodies.


Coral Pink Sky by Gaby Zak.


Potter Harriet Coleridge has a range of pieces including this tactile round pebble. Stoneware and slip. Made by hand and fired with salt.


Uffington White Horse Inverted by landscape photographer Hedley Thorne
High quality giclee print


Stoneware pottery bowl by Jane Hanson.


Ammonites Galore, an ammonite lamp base by Jane Topliss (shown with shade).


Two Sea Vessels by Melissa Orrom Swan; freestanding, made from hand-dyed stitched cyanotype fabrics, lined with linen.

£80, £70 or £140 pair

Single Four Element Necklace by Tamzin Keown. Sterling silver - £62, 18ct gold - £72. Also
available with all Four Elements: sterling silver - £115; 18ct gold £125

Tamzin’s Etsy shop, Tamzinmaykeown


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.