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Going Out, Music, Opera, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Oxfordshire

   OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL  12 – 27 October 2018

           The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song A celebration of European song will be the focus of the 2018 Oxford Lieder Festival and will showcase the familiar masterpieces of the song repertoire while exploring wider […]

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Blenheim Palace, Events, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Travel

Discover the Art of the Duel at Blenheim Palace

This summer holidays don’t miss the opportunity to learn the art of the duel. Exploring the codes, traditions and bloody history of dueling while re-enacting a dramatic duel with swords the two experienced stage-fighting actors […]

The Magic Flute at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire
Opera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Theatre

The Magic Flute at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire

A review by Nicholas Newman For many Mozart’s Magic Flute is connected with the television series Inspector Morse and Young Morse, less so with a fight between good and evil. Though one thing is certain, […]

Books, Business, Going Out, Oxford

Be More Pirate

By Nicholas Newman   At Oxford Business Book Club event (3 July 2018) to hear from the author Sam Conniff Allende talk about his new business and leadership book ‘Be More Pirate’. An event organised […]

Music, Opera, Oxford, Oxford University

Anne Sofie von Otter at the Sheldonian Theatre

  A review by Nicholas Newman As part of the Oxford Festival of the Arts, I saw last night at the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of […]

Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Blenheim Palace, Gadgets, Going Out, Julia Gasper, Oxford, Oxfordshire


A review by Julia Gasper This year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show was an absolute triumph. Since it was started, it has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the established highlights of […]

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Abingdon, Bicester, Law, Lawyers, London, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Oxfordshire

Fly-tipping News

Many lawbreakers are using farmland and rural spaces, to illegally dump waste as opposed to using a lawful method of disposal – commonly known as fly-tipping.  Not only is the practice extremely anti-social, it’s also […]

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Julia Gasper, Oxford

An Unsatisfactory Icon: Germaine Greer.

By Julia Gasper Al Jazeera ‘Head to Head’ with Germaine Greer Germaine Greer, who appeared at the Oxford Union last night, interviewed for Al-Jazeera TV, is now aged eighty. She is frequently asked to endorse […]

Events, Going Out, Oxford, Review

A night at the Opera at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre

A review of Oxford Millennium Orchestra Last Friday night, the Oxford Millennium Orchestra performed at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre a series of pieces from various well know operas including Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Mozart’s Magic Flute, and […]

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Lifestyle, Oxford, Theatre

Thoroughly Modern Millie

A review by Nicholas Newman If you are looking for a good evening out, then a good place to be is Oxford’s New Theatre. This week its Thoroughly Modern Millie a musical based on the film […]