Elite writers speak up for their library

The Oxford Times:

11:17am Thursday 16th October 2014

Christopher Gray on the literary locals who have booked in for Stepping In: Making a Difference to Our Library

Tristan Pate on Cherwell Theatre's "most ambitious project yet"

The Oxford Times:

11:15am Thursday 16th October 2014

Tristan Pate asks for support for Cherwell Theatre Productions

For Art's Sake with Becky Hallsmith

The Oxford Times:

11:12am Thursday 9th October 2014

Becky Hallsmith of Ultimate Picture Palace on the rise of 'event cinema' and how she's joining the party

Jess Goyder - performing for the love of it

The Oxford Times:

11:06am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Charlbury singer-songwriter Jess Goyder lifts the lid on why she can’t stop working

For Art's Sake with Doc Brown

The Oxford Times:

11:23am Thursday 25th September 2014

Rapper turned stand-up Doc Brown explains his journey to the microphone

Talking shop with screenwriter Kate Brooke

The Oxford Times:

11:15am Thursday 25th September 2014

Katherine MacAlister talks to the Mr Selfridge screenwriter Kate Brooke who will speak at Blenheim Palace Literary Festival

Blenheim Palace welcomes cultural royalty

The Oxford Times:

11:33am Thursday 18th September 2014

Katherine MacAlister rounds up some of the best highlights at the Blenheim Palace Literary Festival

For Art's Sake with Ramin Gray

The Oxford Times:

11:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

Theatre director Ramin Gray explains the inspiration behind his production of Blind Hamlet which is on at The North Wall

Thirst for knowledge drives Alice Roberts

The Oxford Times:

11:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

Katherine MacAlister talks to professor, paleopathologist and presenter Alice Roberts ahead of Blenheim Palace Literary Festival

For Art's Sake with Paul Hobson

The Oxford Times:

11:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

Director of Modern Art Oxford Paul Hobson believes artists leave an indelible mark on society and history

For Art's Sake with Glee Club's Duncan Burns

The Oxford Times:

10:57am Thursday 4th September 2014

Duncan Burns, “chief polisher and head of getting it done” at the Glee Club, Oxford, says Oxford draws the best acts

Katherine MacAlister praises an Oxford Playhouse workshop

The Oxford Times:

11:08am Thursday 28th August 2014

Katherine MacAlister is amazed by the results after her children enrol into Oxford Playhouse’s Beauties and Beasties workshop

For Art's Sake with Sarah Mayhew Craddock

The Oxford Times:

10:49am Thursday 21st August 2014

Creation Theatre’s Friends Coordinator Sarah Mayhew Craddock is happy to admit it: She is in love with Twitter...

For Art's Sake with Sebastian Reynolds

The Oxford Times: Promoter Sebastian Reynolds

10:44am Thursday 14th August 2014

Musician and promoter Sebastian Reynolds discusses his latest project and the news from Oxfordshire’s music scene — and says one band is well worth investigating

For Art's Sake with Becky Hallsmith

The Oxford Times:

10:50am Thursday 7th August 2014

Becky Hallsmith of Ultimate Picture Palace looks forward to some late summer celebrity action and a bit of a break too...

For Art's Sake with Ashmolean Museum director Christopher Brown

The Oxford Times:

10:52am Thursday 31st July 2014

Director of the Ashmolean Museum Christopher Brown on the spectacular collection that tells Tutankhamun’s story

For Art's Sake with Pete Hughes

The Oxford Times: Photograph of the Author

9:39am Thursday 24th July 2014

Pete Hughes, guitarist with Oxford maffrobeat band Bright Works and also Oxford Times reporter, on festival spirit

For Art's Sake with Paul Hobson

The Oxford Times:

9:31am Thursday 17th July 2014

Paul Hobson, director of Modern Art Oxford, reflects on messages about our time from Barbara Kruger’s exhibition

For Art's Sake with Jane Hornsby from Oxford Playhouse

The Oxford Times:

9:29am Thursday 10th July 2014

Jane Hornsby from Oxford Playhouse looks back on a hilly trek from top to toe of the UK to bring drama to the neediest

Glass is half full for Katherine Jenkins

The Oxford Times:

9:26am Thursday 10th July 2014

In spite of facing constant hassle from our tabloids, Katherine Jenkins is enjoying life. She talks to Katherine MacAlister ahead of a special Cognac event at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir

For Art's Sake with Esther Lafferty

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Esther Lafferty looks back at feedback to Oxford Artweeks and how much the events boosted our local economy

For Art's Sake with Marios Papadopoulos

The Oxford Times: Marios Papadopoulos

9:49am Thursday 26th June 2014

Marios Papadopoulos describes how music, as a form of communication and expression, often transcends words

For Art's Sake with Polly Cole

The Oxford Times: Polly Cole

9:59am Thursday 19th June 2014

Polly Cole, Interim Director of Oxford Playhouse, praises those Oxford residents who are prepared to make a stand

Asthall Manor sculptures are true to form

The Oxford Times: Asthall Manor sculptures are true to form

9:45am Thursday 12th June 2014

Theresa Thompson admires the sculpture exhibition at Asthall Manor

For Art's Sake with Creation Theatre's Lucy Askew

The Oxford Times: Lucy Askew

9:42am Thursday 12th June 2014

Lucy Askew enjoys some unexpected time off by... going to the theatre, which never feels like work

'Imposing order on fizzing minds should be a struggle if they are inspired'

The Oxford Times: Photograph of the Author

9:31am Thursday 5th June 2014

Liz Nicholls on how the gap between rich and poor can be bridged by the arts

The frills and spills of Waddesdon life

The Oxford Times: Waddesdon At War exhibition

11:45am Thursday 29th May 2014

Theresa Thompson on a manor's history told with extraordinary items

Music festivals must go back to basics

The Oxford Times: Tim Hughes

11:37am Thursday 29th May 2014

Oxford Times music editor Tim Hughes on the surprises in summer festival line-ups and praises the pared-down ideal

Hunger games with food critic Jay Rayner

The Oxford Times: Hunger games with food critic Jay Rayner

10:23am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Interviewing food critic Jay Rayner is scary enough to make Katherine MacAlister lose her appetite. Or is it, really?

For Art's Sake with Marios Papadopoulos of Oxford Philomusica

The Oxford Times: Marios Papadopoulos

11:33am Thursday 15th May 2014

Marios Papadopoulos reflects on the positive benefits that have come about through Oxford Philomusica's role as the Orchestra in Residence at the university

Fringe fest is bigger than ever

The Oxford Times: Organiser: Tom Crawshaw

11:18am Thursday 15th May 2014

Angie Johnson is anticipating an Oxford Fringe festival that's set to take the rest

Oxford Playhouse prepares for panto

The Oxford Times: Polly Cole

10:43am Thursday 8th May 2014

Polly Cole talks about the preparations in place to welcome 37,000 panto-goers at the Oxford Playhouse in December

Billy Wilder film fest is a smorgasbord of classics

The Oxford Times: Becky Hallsmith, owner of Ultimate Picture Palace

11:24am Thursday 1st May 2014

Becky Hallsmith talks about the Billy Wilder film festival

Oxfordshire Artsweeks director on what to expect from the festival

The Oxford Times: Esther Lafferty

10:44am Thursday 24th April 2014

Esther Lafferty reveals the wealth of talent on view in the county's visual arts festival

Claudia Roden has the crucial ingredient

The Oxford Times: Claudia Roden has the crucial ingredient

10:39am Thursday 24th April 2014

Katherine MacAlister finds out what's cooking with Egyptian-born Claudia Roden

Modern Art's Paul Hobson on Easter traditions

The Oxford Times: Paul Hobson of Modern Art Oxford

10:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

Paul Hobson delves into the origins of how we celebrate Easter

Paul Veronese exhibition is sheer magnificence

The Oxford Times: Supper at Emmaus

10:49am Thursday 10th April 2014

Theresa Thompson extols the genius of Paul Veronese

Creation Theatre's Lucy Askew longs for the city hub

The Oxford Times: Lucy Askew

10:43am Thursday 10th April 2014

Lucy Askew, chief executive of Creation Theatre, longs for the city hub which is the set of so much drama and creativity

'A great heap of stone'

4:04pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Blenheim Palace recently featured in a TV programme on the architecture of brutalism, with broadcaster Jonathan Meades describing it as a “violent statement of power”.

For Art's Sake - John Lubbock, artistic director of Orchestra of St. John's

The Oxford Times: John Lubbock

9:40am Thursday 3rd April 2014

John Lubbock finds correlations between conducting and business

Fairy-tale fantasies at The North Wall

The Oxford Times: Protective animals: Big Bad Wolf Family, by Julia Sisi

10:52am Thursday 27th March 2014

Anne James on how Oxon children have assisted in the Once Upon a Time exhibition

Maureen Gillespie is drawing inspiration from nature

The Oxford Times: Maureen Gillespie is drawing inspiration from nature

10:50am Thursday 27th March 2014

Anne James on Maureen Gillespie's solo exhibition at the SOTA Gallery in Witney

For Art's Sake - Polly Cole, interim director of Oxford Playhouse

The Oxford Times: Polly Cole

10:46am Thursday 27th March 2014

Polly Cole looks forward to Oxford Radical Theatre Season, which provides a platform to people who have taken a stand over something

Actress Lesley Joseph is flushed with success

The Oxford Times: Actress Lesley Joseph is flushed with success

10:44am Thursday 27th March 2014

Katherine MacAlister speaks to Lesley Joseph, who continues to show her remarkable versatility

For Art's Sake - Marios Papadopoulos, Music Director of Oxford Philomusica

The Oxford Times: Marios Papadopoulos

9:40am Thursday 13th March 2014

Marios Papadopoulos, Music Director of Oxford Philomusica and new MBE, thanks all who have supported him over the years

Spring exhibition is a tribute to old boy

The Oxford Times: Display: Sir Patrick's View from the Master's Lodge, St. Catherine's College, Oxford 1984

9:48am Thursday 6th March 2014

Anne James views paintings by Radley College’s famous alumnus

For Art's Sake - Paul Hobson, director of Modern Art Oxford

The Oxford Times: Paul Hobson of Modern Art Oxford

9:45am Thursday 6th March 2014

Paul Hobson, director of Modern Art Oxford, looks at an installation exploring how we relate to natural phenomena

Character reference - Interview with photographer Cambridge Jones

The Oxford Times: Popping in: Katrice Horsley glides into Oxford as Mary Poppins

9:38am Thursday 6th March 2014

Katherine MacAlister asks acclaimed Cambridge Jones about his photography project with 26 great authors — and their heroes — for The Story Museum, Oxford

Fashion forward - interview with model Phoebe Drinkall

The Oxford Times: Phoebe Drinkall

11:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

She’s beaten hundreds of pretty girls to be chosen as The Face of Oxford Fashion Week, but Phoebe Drinkall is just as beautiful on the inside, writes Katherine MacAlister

Exploring language through modern art

The Oxford Times: One of Hannah Rickards' installations at Modern Art Oxford

11:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Anne James on two juxtaposed exhibitions by British and South African artists



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