September in Oxford
Have you had a chance to flick through your copy of Arts & Events Oxfordshire yet? There are some exciting things to look forward to over the coming months from the re-opening of the Pegasus Theatre to 4 day exhibitions in the city centre.
This weekend is Oxford’s Open Doors (11-12th Sept.) where anyone can explore Oxford for free. Events include backstage tours of the Playhouse, the chance to look around Keble College’s library, hall and student rooms, or have a look round Oxford United – including a guided tour of the dressing rooms. Just be aware that some events need pre-booking.
The Pegasus Theatre re-opened last weekend after nearly two years of work on the building. The exciting new theatre has an open weekend this weekend where you can go along for a free taster session, and there are performances and workshops throughout the rest of the month.
For the book worms amongst you, next week (15th-19th Sept.) is the annual Independent Woodstock Literary Festival. This is five days of talks and events on history, art, literary fiction, gardening etc. The following week sees a Literary Festival in Henley too.
Sort of related to literature, next weekend (17th-20th) there is a free “public participation” exhibition in Bonn Square. A large book (2.2m high) constructed out of wood with canvas pages will appear in the square for the weekend for the public to add their thoughts. Become a part of art!
After you’ve put pen to paper, why not pop down to Oxford Castle for the Food & Wine Festival (17th-19th)? Local chef, Sophie Grigson, will officially open the festival on Friday at 12.30pm and there will be live cooking demonstrations and tasters across the whole weekend.
Whatever you do around Oxfordshire in September, we hope you enjoy it. Do check back here at the end of the month to see what is happening in October.