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Mon 1 Aug 2022

What Is The Big Feastival?

With Alex James

We spoke to Alex James from Blur who told us all about this years Big Feastival, taking place on his idyllic Cotswolds farm on the 26-28 August.

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Thu 26 May 2022

The word is woefully over-used, but we think you’ll allow us to describe Bryan Adams as a genuine rock legend. Creating hit after hit since his debut in the early 80s, he has consistently kept his sense of self and his distinctive musical style relevant without compromise. We were absolutely over the moon when Bryan chose to speak with OX, exclusively, ahead of his headlining performance at the Cornbury Festival in July. 

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Thu 26 May 2022

We spoke with Ixta Belfrage ahead of her appearance at The Big Festival in August.

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Thu 26 May 2022

Justin Hawkins is most widely known as the flamboyant, falsetto-voiced frontman of British rock band, The Darkness, who will be performing this summer at Cornbury Festival’s ‘Last Hurrah’ (8 – 10 July). In addition to his prodigious musical career, he has become a popular YouTuber and his channel, Justin Rides Again, is a deep-dive into all things music-related.

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Mon 2 May 2022

From Seeds to Squirrels

Richard Dawkins’ Flights of Fancy

This year’s instalment of KITE, the Oxford-based festival of music and ideas, will see British evolutionary biologist and prolific author Richard Dawkins take the stage. He will be discussing his latest book, Flights of Fancy, which explores all aspects of flight – human and animal.

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Mon 2 May 2022

Art rock band Everything Everything are releasing their latest album, Raw Data Feel this month. It’s an AI-Assisted recording for which the group turned to technology for some of the lyrics. I caught up with band member Jeremy Pritchard to discuss this innovative concept and the process behind it.

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Mon 2 May 2022

Don’t Be a D*ck

And Other Wise Words from Angela Barnes

Ahead of her appearance at Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival this July, I spoke with beloved stand-up comedian Angela Barnes, about her upcoming material surrounding her recent ADHD diagnosis. As well as this, we talk self-care, representation in comedy and words of wisdom within the industry.  

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Wed 2 Mar 2022

Having reached No1 in the sex category on Amazon with her book, How to Have Feminist Sex: A Fairly Graphic Guide, we thought painter, illustrator, and author Flo Perry was a fitting OX guest, ahead of International Women’s Day. Here, we talk creativity, chemistry, and chocolate croissants… 

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Wed 2 Mar 2022

Maisie Adam

“It’s not good enough to say it’s getting better.”

Since becoming the fourth female comedian to win at Edinburgh Fringe Festival back in 2017, it’s fair to say Maisie Adam’s career has skyrocketed. Here, we talk with Maisie about some of the amazing places her comedy career has taken her so far, ahead of her upcoming tour, Buzzed. We also touch upon women in comedy, and the importance of celebrating International Women’s Day.