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Fri 17 May 2019

Birmingham-born Mark Billingham had already worked as an actor, stand-up comic and television writer before penning the first Tom Thorne book, Sleepyhead. Published almost 20 years ago, the crime novel became an instant bestseller in the UK, marking the beginning of a two-decade long series of Thorne titles, the latest of which comes out this month...

Thu 16 May 2019

Kathy Sledge

“We’ll Always Be Family” 

“Did you see Bohemian Rhapsody?” Kathy Sledge asks me from New York. “Oh my gosh, I think Rami Malek was just amazing.” What you learn from that film, says the youngest member of the original Sister Sledge, is that Freddie Mercury was unapologetic about his talent. She was different, feeling “almost guilty” as a lead singer...

Thu 9 May 2019

Tythe Barn

Wedding Venue Hosts First Ever Fictional Wedding

Award-winning venue The Tythe Barn in Launton is inviting you to step inside its gorgeous 14th Century barn to experience its very first pretend wedding day...

Wed 8 May 2019

As Artweeks bursts into life across Oxfordshire (4th-27th May), hundreds of artists open their studios, inviting you in to see the places where they design and create unique works of art – from delicate jewellery to grace the smallest digit to giant sculpture to dominate a formal garden. And amongst these artists, you can meet photographers who capture memories and motion, panoramas and people with techniques old and new...

Fri 3 May 2019

 For generations Oxford’s honeyed streets and Oxfordshire’s rolling green landscapes have inspired artists and writers – from JW Turner to Philip Pullman – and the Ridgeway and the Thames, the Clumps and the Cotswolds continue to inspire creatives to put pen to parchment and paint to paper...

Thu 2 May 2019

Zaatari hails from Lebanon and his practice often, although not exclusively, relates to the creation and dissemination of images in Arab societies. He also explores how individuals choose to present themselves in front of the camera. They often project facades which are very different to their ordinary lives, even if this just means wearing large sunglasses, or posing with an advertising cut-out of a model...

Wed 1 May 2019

“Nobody wants to be average these days,” says Eleanor Conway. “We either want to be amazing or shit. Even when we’re shit, we’re like, ‘Everyone thinks I’m shit.’ That’s still high ego, isn’t it? That’s still thinking everyone’s looking at you. It’s weird, a bit of a headfuck.” 

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Avenue Q

Review

More than 15 years after opening Off-Broadway – and on the back of five years in the West End as well as three hit tours – Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez’s Avenue Q is on the road again...

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Lechlade Festival

Full Line Up Revealed

Now in its 9th year, Lechlade Festival returns over the bank holiday weekend from 24th to 26th May 2019. The Feeling burst onto the British pop scene in 2005 and enjoyed a string of Top 10 hits, including: Sewn, Rosé, Fill My Little World, Love it When You Call & Never Be Lonely.  The band will perform these and more from their Twelve Stops and Home Album which was recently reissued celebrating its 12th anniversary...