Women’s Tour professional cycling race – October

Residents between Bicester, Oxford, Abingdon and Banbury will now be able to pick their spot, ready to cheer on elite riders when this year’s Women’s Tour professional cycling race comes to Oxfordshire on Monday 4 October. The full route details were revealed today...

Ceramics: a Celebration – July 17 – Aug 14

We are delighted to finally announce that our tribute show to Artweeks’ potter Lesley Williams starts July 17. In addition to Lesley’s decorative pots on display, there is also a selection of creative ceramics, sculptures and pots from Susie Bidgood, Robin...

‘Expressions of Nature’ at Blenheim Palace until 12 Sept

Installation view of Expressions of Nature courtesy of Blenheim Palace, photography by Mina Milanovic Expressions of Nature is an exhibition of paintings, watercolours and lithographic prints depicting scenes inspired by nature by four Oxfordshire artists, Rachel...

Charlbury (and other) Farmers’ Markets

Thames Valley Farmers’ Market Co-operative (TVFM) run markets in towns across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and South Buckinghamshire, bringing local food to local people. TVFM exists to manage and promote Farmers’ Markets, enabling farmers and small producers to sell their...

Tell us where you see nesting swifts

It has been wonderful seeing the swifts return this May! Sadly, though, swift numbers are plummeting, and the RSPB believes this is due to a reduction in nesting sites over recent years. To help understand swifts’ nesting behaviours better, the RSPB are asking...

National Open Gardens locally

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) has a rich and interesting history – with humble beginnings in the early 1900s when they first started supporting district nurses, to donating millions of pounds to nursing and health charities over 90 years later. NGS gives...

Garden Butterfly Survey 2021

For many of us, our gardens have featured prominently on our “to do” lists during the various lockdowns. We will be eagerly looking forward to the results of our efforts with the arrival of spring and the welcome sight of butterflies among our flower beds. But all is...