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Upfront Love & Other drugs Exposure Shenanigans Sintillate Galleries Ear and Eye Candy

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Culinary Delights Fashion Fix Essential Selection 3 Questions www.dv8online.co.uk

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Happy December everyone! We hope you are enjoying the countdown to Christmas. We have been feeling really festive and Christmassy since we spotted the Coca-Cola Christmas trucks on TV, signalling that the holidays are well and truly coming! There is so much to love about December, the food, the parties, the fashion, ohh and did we mention, the presents! There is no better excuse to kick back and really have fun. Christmas party season brings with it a new set of dilemmas, what to wear? Where to go? How to avoid the office letch’s mistletoe advances? The December issue is here to help with a roundup of fashion must haves on page 36 & 38-39 and a full listings guide for nights out in December, as for the mistletoe action, nothing short of a miracle can save you but our Dec Poser and Socialite are both here to help with the aftermath with festive hangover cures on page 40.

With the all important New Years Eve just around the corner, we can't wait to hit the town and check out the fantastic NYE parties Oxford has to offer, we hear that this year is going to be massive and we will be making it our mission to sample as many parties as possible (it’s a hard life!) Look out for our DV8 photographer and start the new year with your very own 5 minutes of fame in our gallery.

Whatever December brings you we hope you enjoy it! We will see you in January for some New Year’s resolutions, post Christmas fitness and of course a roundup of what went down over the Xmas/NewYear period here in Oxford.

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official photographers andrew ‘bad sasta’ allen pierre-gerard ‘the santa clause’ delest richard ‘national lampoons christmas vacation’ collins finance figures simon 'home alone' allen

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DECEMBER

THE DV8 HOT LIST

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Essex sayings

P h r a s e s including ‘shat a a a p p p pp’, ‘she’s so jel’ a n d ‘ v a j azzles’ have b e e n s a i d frequently a ro u n d the office. It’s b e c a u s e we’re cool, ok?

Christmas food

1. Christmas Countdown: Christmas in Oxford officially started with the ‘Oxford Christmas Lights Night’, special guests Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox from TV show ‘Lewis’ did the honours switching on the lights. Spectators were treated to a festive extravaganza with lantern processions, music and dance. It has definitely inspired us to dig out the fairy lights and tinsel! 2. New Years Eve: It’s the biggest party of the year, so we want to know what will you be doing to bring in 2011? Oxford’s best venues are pulling out all the stops to bring you a range of amazing entertainment from fire breathing acts, to world class DJs... See you on the dance floor! 3. dv8oxford.co.uk: Your favourite magazine now has its very own website! Check us out at www.dv8oxford.co.uk and read the latest issue of the magazine online, browse our back catalogue, join our mailing list, and learn more about what is going on around Oxford. We will be offering regular competitions such as free VIP booths to the hottest tickets in town. 4. January Sales in December: What better way to spend that Christmas money and make sure you get exactly what you want? We have an extensive wish list, and with the High Street getting extra competitive and discounting their prices on the run up to Christmas we will be hitting the shops hard... iPads all round?

SANTAS ON THE RUN

Christmas is a time for fun, presents and partying. But amongst all this festive spirit it is also a reminder to think of and support people in need. DV8 thinks that there is no better way to both give and have fun this Christmas than by joining hundreds of Santa’s in the Helen and Douglas House annual ‘Santas on the Run’ race around Oxford.

Aside from providing money for the great work carried out by the hospice, the run is really good fun… Who doesn’t enjoy dressing up like Santa? The run is suitable for all DV8 OXFORD /// DECEMBER 2010

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Helen & Douglas House are a registered charity providing respite and end of life care for children and young adults with lifeshortening conditions, as well as support and friendship for the whole family. The two hospice houses are bright, vibrant and positive places, where the emphasis is on living life to the full, even when that life may be short. Every year, Helen and Douglas House do a sponsored Santa Fun Run to raise money for the Hospice. It costs £4.5 million per year to run both hospice houses. Over 80% of this has to be raised via voluntary donations. This means that they are dependent on people like you in the Oxford community. The money raised is well spent making the Hospice a better place for these children and for their care.

D o n ’ t y ou just love s t u ff i n g your face full of y u m m y treats and then n o t f e e l ing even the l e a s t b i t guilty - it is C h r i s t m as after all!

Winter chills

E x p e c t t o hear lots of “I d o n ’ t re member it being t h i s c o l d last year?” it o b v i o u s ly was, but that d o e s n ’ t make it any n i c e r t h i s time around!

Drunk kisses

W h y o h why? You know y o u ’ re g oing to regret it i n t h e m orning...

Pre-Christmas rush abilities and can be a solo or a team effort.

The run is on the 12th December 2010. It costs £12 to register and this includes your Santa outfit. Find out more at the Helen and Douglas House website: www.helenanddouglas.org.uk

T h e w h ole world comes o u t s h o pping every S a t u rd a y in December a v o i d t he stampede by s h o p p i n g online. Genius!

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Aspire Style truly is a gem of a shop in the heart of Oxford; an independent retailer selling the sort of clothes, accessories, jewellery, shoes & gifts that us girls dream of, but at prices our purses don’t have to. The shops signature style is inspired by all things pretty, girly and vintage, which fits in so well with Oxford’s quirky, vintage inspired street style. You'll be guaranteed to find a gorgeous outfit that will be sure to get you noticed and pick up unique gifts, perfect for a spot of Christmas shopping. What makes Aspire Style so special is the charm and personality of this ‘treasure trove’ shop. It’s a bit like shopping in the

comfort of your very own glamorous girlie boudoir with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, jewellery strewn across polished wood dressing tables and underwear tumbling out of drawers. DV8’s ladies are particularly impressed with the massive section of Yumi clothes; a firm favourite brand with all of them and of course the ‘oh so pretty’ Tara Scarlett Prom dresses – new this year! The online store is also growing and sells a host of unusual and fun brands including Irregular Choice shoes and handbags!

DV8 loves the television shows Miami and LA Ink, especially the sexy Kat Von D. If however, you can't jet to LA or Miami to get inked, why not have a look at options closer to home. We are big fans of the work at Evolution Tattoo, situated both in Kidlington and their brand new studio in St Aldates. Meet Paul, Mirro, Jin, Jack, Will H and Amy whose extensive experience and dedication ensures the customer gets exactly what they want, so no matter how large or small you want to go they are here to help. For more information feel free to call or stop by. Tel: 01865 375085

The Lodge is Oxford’s one and only exclusive gentlemens’ club. The club boasts decedent and sexy decor giving a inviting and relaxing atmosphere. Once inside, The Lodge offers a range of beers, wines, cocktails and champagnes to cater for people on all kinds of budgets and for all occasions. Are you planning a party? Be sure to check out the range of packages that are on offer, including the platinum package which includes a private bar and stage for your groups entertainment. Twenty stunning dancers will keep you entertained thorough until 5am www.thelodgeoxford.com

Jack PoP is the founder of Alcopop Records, an oxford based indie label dedicated to releasing the nation’s best independent bands from lush twee folk through to edgy punk-tinged pop. He boasts a big portfolio from Oxford and beyond. Representing bands like Johnny Foreigner, Stagecoach & Oxford based Ute. Jack holds a bi-monthly ice cream fest/acoustic night in Cowley’s G&Ds where he showcases bands from the label alongside local talent. We thoroughly enjoyed it last time and recommend! Jack a man of many talents, also DJ’s at Purple Check out the real deal on 21 High Street, Turtle with DJ Nath T Pyle every Monday Oxford, OX1 4AH or the virtual version at the best indie/pop night in Oxford! www.aspirestyle.co.uk. Find out more @ www.ilovealcopop.co.uk

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JACK POP OF ALCOPOP RECORDS

FLAWLESS

Flawless Models, a division of Flawless Agency, are currently searching for new candidates to take part in the prestigious and renowned Oxford Fashion Week (OFW) on 28 February – 06 March 2011. As the exclusive agents for OFW, Flawless Models will be holding castings in Oxford, Reading, Bristol, London and Bournemouth. If you wish to be considered for this fantastic event that is sure to propel your career to great heights, visit the Flawless website for details of how to apply at www.flawless-models.com See you on the catwalk!

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intage style entertainment is having a real revival, so when DV8 heard the Queen of Clubs were hosting their very own cabaret show to celebrate their second birthday at Baby Simple, we couldn’t wait to join in the celebrations. The cabaret offered a world of escapism filled with delights and surprises, including lyrical musical comedy, with political and sexual innuendo, and our favourite performance, a fabulous comedy burlesque routine by Miss Kiki Kaboom. At first we weren’t sure what to expect as Kiki took to the stage dressed as a geek! But the routine soon saw her tantalize and tease the audience as she danced her way from geek to naked chic! Any show that includes nipple tassels is a winner isn our books! In the interlude we stumbled upon the vintage gaming arcade which was an inspired use of the back room. We had a moment of real retro excitement when we saw the Simpsons game from circa 1990, does anyone else remember Marge with the vacuum cleaner and Bart wielding the skateboard? Other classic games included the Sonic and Mario collections, Pacman, Streetfighter and Space Invaders which all brought out our inner gaming geek.

The whole evening had a great atmosphere with people dancing, chatting and watching the acts. We really enjoyed the birthday celebrations, and can't wait for the next Queen of Clubs event. Fortunately we won’t have to wait too long as the Queen of Clubs Cabaret have planned a New Years Eve extravaganza, ‘The Butterfly Ball’, complete with snake charmers, sword swallowers, burlesque dancers and much more… Check them out on myspace or facebook for further information.

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SIMON WEBBE DJS @ ROPPONGI

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alling all boy band fans, cast your minds back to the start of the noughties and the days of Blue. With great pop tunes such as ‘One Love’, and their catchy, debut single, ‘All Rise’, I’m sure most of us have found ourselves singing along to a Blue song at some point in the last decade. With a resurgence of boyband comebacks over the last few years, have you ever wondered what Blue are doing today? Chances are you might have spotted Lee Ryan (one of Summertown’s celeb residents!) in and around Oxford. But party goers were in for a real treat when they found former band mate sexy Simon Webbe playing a special celebrity DJ set in Roppongi! The club was packed with excited fans as Simon offered to meet revellers and pose for photos and there was a great party atmosphere.

VIP Saturday’s hosted by Simon Webbe was the place to be. Roppongi looks like they are having a fun filled December, visit their website to keep up to date and don’t miss out on the next celebrity appearance.

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ip boutique Bar The Oxford Retreat recently went back to the roaring 1920s for its 4th Birthday Party. The theme was prohibition and everybody there was certainly dressed the part; from pearls, pinstripes and gangsters to feathers, flappers and trilbies!

DV8 joined them for a spot of fancy dress, ‘illegal’ cocktails, dancing and teacakes – there were even a few poker games! Carrying on with the vintage authenticity was a 1920s band playing jazz, blues & ragtime all night and the clientele were certainly not shy in getting the dancing started – that’s what prohibition does for you! The celebrations carried on until late and the whole bar was packed with people recreating 1920s dances such as the Charleston, Toddle & Shimmy. The event’s tagline ‘Prohibition has made nothing but trouble – Al Capone’ was definitely true on the evening and the steady supply of moonshine meant there was dancing until the early hours and any thoughts of going to work in a 2010 office the next morning were far from anyone’s mind.

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TREVOR NELSON @ THE REGAL

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r Trevor Nelson has an impressive CV, the award winning R&B, hip-hop and UK garage DJ has played to crowds from London to Ibiza, including events like the Prince's Trust Urban Music Festival and the MTV Europe Music Awards. A self proclaimed ‘music fanatic’ Trevor joined BBC Radio 1 over ten years ago bringing specialist urban music to a mainstream audience, he now also copresents the breakfast show on Radio 1’s sister station 1Xtra.

The Regal, Oxford's biggest discotheque and host to some of the hottest celebrity appearances and DJ performances in town was the venue for Trevor’s latest DJ appearance. The crowd were desperate to see the British DJ Superstar, the atmosphere was buzzing and the anticipation was electric!

Trevor took to the decks at the Regal and gave the crowd what they were waiting for - one huge party! The dance floor was packed with gorgeous partygoers, immersed in the soul vocals and heartstopping bass lines of the latest urban hits. The bespoke sound system and state-ofthe-art lighting system completed a spectacular set not to be missed. For those wanting to party in VIP style there were also private booths available.

The Regal offers rich and diverse programme throughout the week providing something for everyone’s taste, so remember to keep your eye out for more great events coming up at www.the-regal.com.

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t’s not long until the most important event on the Oxford fashion scene is upon us, yes that’s right, we are talking Oxford Fashion Week, so all you fashionistas out there be sure to put the 28th Feb - 6th March in your diaries. Before the excitement of all the catwalks, big hair and couture fashion, DV8 went down to House Bar to check out the open casting to become the face of OFW and auditions for the various shows that will happen over the week. To be honest we also wanted to audition ourselves!

The amount of aspiring models was overwhelming; the bar was packed all night with gorgeous girls and boys in some amazingly chic and hip ensembles and we’re sure that the judges have now got their work cut out choosing just one to be the face! However casting was also taking place for the various shows such as lingerie, concept and couture so we’re sure we will be seeing many of these faces again… DV8 had a great night at House; a seriously stylish bar that has graced the pages of Vogue (as a fashion shoot location) and featured in Elle magazine’s Top 25 Bars of 2010! Making it a seriously fitting venue for such a fabulous fashion event! House is perfect for a sophisticated drink with friends, a cosy & romantic date or a lively Friday night in the games room. It was certainly buzzing with cool chaps and funky fashionistas when we were there. You can vote for your favourite ‘Face’ on Facebook – check it out on www.facebook.com/OxfordFashionWeek. Plus keep an eye on the OFW and DV8 websites for further details. DV8 OXFORD /// DECEMBER 2010

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ukui always know how to throw a great party, we recently enjoyed our Halloween trip with them to hell, but for their second birthday, we were definitely transported back to paradise. With the winter now firmly set in, we were excited to escape the freezing ‘real world’ in favour of the hottest beach party of the year. Boasting one ultra-tropical club venue, complete with beach balls, inflatable palm trees and a sand filled dance floor! Oxfords fashion elite, students and locals alike joined the Kukui team to celebrate 2 years of Oxford’s best tiki club in style.

The drinks were flowing with the best Piña Colada this side of Puerto Rico. The dance floor was filled with party goers as DJ Granty H and Nathalie Morel played the hottest tunes accompanied by a live Sax and Bongo player whose beats whipped the crowd into frenzy. It was an unforgettable night, and if you missed it shame on you! Be sure to look out for the next Kukui party… New Years Eve anyone?

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ast month DV8 were treated to meeting Calum Best at Oxford’s nightlife hot spot Roppongi, but this month we partied with man of the moment Mark Wright! The self-proclaimed ‘Mr Essex’ is of course the outright star of the UK’s answer to ‘The Hills’ and overnight success ‘The Only Way Is Essex’! The night started off well and we enjoyed some awesome tunes; a funky mix of classic dance tracks, current club favourites, soul, funk and RnB. We also sampled some cocktails from the extensive list and mingled with lots of Roppongi regulars, fans of Mark and plenty of newcomers trying out this hip new hang out.

The atmosphere was buzzing from the start, but things certainly heated up once Mark arrived. There was a constant queue to the VIP area where Mark was hanging out with his mates, including fellow celeb Jack Tweed. The main crowd being gorgeous girlies anxious to get their photo taken with the reality tv star. DV8 had our own five mins with the man and he is very much the nice boy he claims to be, plus he’s even better looking off screen!

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FRIDAYS @ ANGELS Cocktails and happy hour until 4.30pm - 9pm, enjoy the intimate surroundings and the funky décor. FRIDAY @ ANUBA Anuba offers great quality drinks in a sexy venue. Anuba is also the pre-bar to the Bridge nightclub, allowing fast track access to the club. Cocktail list @ HALF PRICE 8pm-2am

FRIDAY @ BABY LOVE With two bars, an explosive cocktail list, frequent DJs and sociable 'tenders, Baby Love Bar is one of the safest, funkiest and varied venues for Oxford's serial party-goers, everybody's welcome to a guaranteed night of a-little-bit-of-what-you-fancy! 8pm-3am

FRIDAY @ BABY SIMPLE Baby Simple is the choice for after-work drinks, parties, celebrations and late night soirees. Sit back relax and enjoy a wide selection of some of the finest cocktails in a laid back atmosphere with funky bar vibes. 6pm-1am

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Club Mojito The best Latin Party in the finest venue in Oxford City center!!! Free shot of mojito on arrival and drinks promotions through the night. ENTRY -FREE B4 10PM WITH CLUB MOJITO FLYERS -£4 B4 11PM (£5 AFTER)

FRIDAY @ N09 2 Floors, 1 Great Party Djs spinning a range of music, a great way to end your week. Drink promotions throughout the night 9pm-3.00am FRIDAY @ KISS Kiss ‘n’ Tell Promotionz DJ AC ALONGSIDE RESIDENT DJ'S DOLTON & MONEY WITH GUEST DJ'S . PLAYING THE BEST IN UK FUNKY , OLD SKOOL GARAGE , R'N'B & HIP-HOP DANCHALL PLUS LOTS LOTS MORE. 9pm-2.30am FRIDAY @ KUKUI The end of the working week is for students and non-students alike. For anyone that wants to PARTY in Paradise, visit Kukui Oxford on Friday. Open until 3am

**** PAY PUB PRICES AND GET A CLUBBING EXPERIENCE **** NEW FRIDAY NIGHTS IN OXFORD'S BIGGEST CLUB 'F'ANTASTIC FRIDAYS THIS WEEKEND FEATURES FREE ENTRY TO EVERYONE BEFORE MID NIGHT WITH SELECTED DRINKS ON OFFER FOR £2 BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND £2.50 AFTER UNTIL 3AM.. ... Our new Friday night experience with weekend Bar prices you’ve never seen before in the Cities biggest and best nightclub. Each and every Friday we will have a theme beginning with 'F' so look out for Free Funky Flirty Fancy Dress Fun Facebook Frantic Female ..... Fridays , all coming soon As usual 3 rooms of great entertainment with DJs Nathan Swift , Antoni James, Jamie Lee & Paulie Over 18s Only - ID required if asked FRIDAY @ MAXWELLS DJ’s, Dancing and Dining, come along and grab yourself a bite to eat or enjoy a delicious cocktail while you dance the night away. DJ’s and happy hour all night.

FRIDAY @ ONEILS Open till 2am with Friday night bands to get your weekend started.

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FRIDAY @ LAVA & IGNITE Fantastic Fridays

FRIDAY @ QUE PASA A Spanish flavour with drink promotions and DJS, open till

2am

FRIDAY @ ROPPONGI J’adore Fridays Drinks offers get the weekend started with late night dancing in the sexiest lounge bar in Oxford Open until 3am

FRIDAY @ RAOULS Class, cocktails sophistication and smooth deep funky tunes Open 5pm – 1am

FRIDAY @ THE BRIDGE The Sound of Fridays The party is live on FM107.9. Maximum upliftance guaranteed. 10pm - 3am FRIDAY @ THE CORRIDOR Your answer for the weekend Come For The Drinks, Stay For The Party! FRIDAY @ THE DUKES CUT Grab a drink and sit on the decking overlooking the river.

FRIDAY @ THE LIVING ROOM Live music from 8.30 until 10.30 Resident DJ until 2am Open until 2am

FRIDAY @ THE OXFORD RETREAT Offering beautiful and intimate surroundings for dinner or drinks, play a range of games or sit outside in the decked patio with soft furniture. Open until 3am FRIDAY @ THE PURPLE TURTLE Jive Dancefloor Classics Guaranteed tunes to keep you on your feet and dancing the night away! 70’s -10’s Classics 10pm-3am

FRIDAYS @ THIRST Resident djs lay down everything from pop to disco, funk and hip hop to electro house. Cocktail promos till 9.30pm 6.30pm – 2am

FRIDAY @ WAHOO Playground Playground is the Oxford Students number one weekend destination, two floor’s of mayhem! All the best dance floor fillers spun by some of the regions finest DJ’s and the most student-friendly drinks prices in town. You’d be a fool not to come and play.

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SATURDAYS @ ANGELS Cocktails and happy hour until 4.30pm - 9pm, enjoy the intimate surroundings and the funky décor.

SATURDAY @ ANUBA Anuba offers great quality drinks in a sexy venue. Anuba is also the pre-bar to the Bridge nightclub, allowing fast track access to the club. Cocktail list @ HALF PRICE 8pm-2am

SATURDAY @ BABY LOVE Great drinks, great bar tenders, great music and a stripper pole!! A great fun premier club, with intimate booths to get cozy in. Open 8pm until 3am SATURDAY @ BABY SIMPLE Sit back relax and enjoy a wide selection of some of the finest cocktails in a laid back atmosphere with funky bar vibes. 6pm-1am SATURDAY @ CAMERA Club Camera Smooth grooves played by top DJ’s and even smoother drinks and cocktails, join the party elite and party until late. From 6pm until late

SATURDAY @ NO9 2 Floors, 1 Great Party Djs spinning a range of music, a great way to end your week. Drink promotions throughout the night 9pm-3.00am SATURDAY @ KISS Small and intimate bar, friendly staff, wicked djs, great place to go Open til 12am

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Oxfords most discerning clubbers in its biggest and most established venue, its serious audio pleasure, its massive bass boosted business, its unrivaled entertainment. 1199 Clubbers & YOU 3 Rooms of World Class Music Oxfords Finest DJ's Chillout Bar Dancers Stilt Walkers Lava - KEITH T (Oxford FM107.9) Ignite - ANTONI JAMES - ROUSEY (Go Get FunkD) The Backroom - PAULIE (Vibe) + The Chillout Bar 10-3.00am SATURDAY @ MAXWELLS DJ’s, Dancing and Dining, come along and grab yourself a bite to eat or enjoy a delicious cocktail while you dance the night away. DJ’s and happy hour all night. SATURDAY @ O2 ACADEMY Trashy & Room 101 Oxford’s Biggest Indie Night, Retro Glam Pop and Guilty Pleasures + Hottest Rock, Metal and Punk Anthems 10-3.00am

SATURDAY @ ROPPONGI VIP Saturdays Roppongi presents a night for the smart, sexy and stylish. Every Saturday we will have DJ’s on rotation who have played at some of the most exclusive clubs in London's West End such as Movida, Whisky Mist, Maya, China White, Funky Buddha, Boujis, Amika, just to name a few. They will play a dirty

mix of Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, RnB, Electro, House, Dance and Commercial. 8.00-03.00 SATURDAY @ RAOULS Class, cocktails sophistication and smooth deep funky tunes Open 5pm – 1am

SATURDAY @ THE BRIDGE The Bridge Club Old-school, dance and RnB on 2 floors. 10pm - 3am SATURDAY @ THE CORRIDOR Your answer for the weekend Come For The Drinks, Stay For The Party! SATURDAY @ THE DUKES CUT Grab a drink and sit on the decking overlooking the river. Open till late

SATURDAY @ THE LIVING ROOM Live music from 8.30 until 10.30 Resident DJ until 2am Open until 2am SATURDAY @ THE OXFORD RETREAT The Oxford Retreats Boutique bar offers fun surroundings for late night drinking with friends, unwinding or a getting cozy Open unitl 3am

Jago The hottest RnB, Uplifting House, Hiphop and Chart toppers from DJ Jago 10pm-3am SATURDAY @ THE REGAL Offering a range of nights throughout December for everybodies tastes, making this Oxfords premier party with fantastic drink deals all night.

SATURDAY @ THIRST The legendary Gordon Kaye and DJ Tony ‘Naked’ on rotation, laying down funky house and electro stormers. One of Oxford’s biggest party nights. Cocktail promos till 9.30pm 6.30pm – 2am

SATURDAY @ WAHOO NOW! That’s what I call Saturday night… Our resident DJ Andy P spins all the best music ranging from Motown to Chart, Dance to Cheese through til’ 3am. With a packed dance floor, VIP area available for hire and Jagerbombs at only £2 the only thing you could ask for is free entry. Done!

DECEMBER SATURDAY @ THE PURPLE TURTLE

SATURDAY @ KUKUI Welcome to Paradise Saturday nights are Kukui's inhouse night for Oxford's finest. Students, and those native to the Kukui surrounding area, alike. Open until 3am

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SUNDAYS @ CROOKED POT Chill Out Sunday DJ’s playing Ibiza inspired chill out music From 8pm

SUNDAY @ THE MALMAISON Home Grown and Vocal 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Its hard getting your big break, come and see the singers and songwriters showcase their musical skills in the Malmaison Bar SUNDAYS @ THE LIVING ROOM Live music with the 15 Minute Club from 8.30 until midnight Open until 1am

SUNDAY @ THE PURPLE TURTLE Off The Wagon… Sundays will never be the same again Dj’s 10pm – 2am drinks deals all night dubstep electro funk, soul, DnB, house, reggae, dancehall, RnB, indie and more… £1.95 alcopops £2 selected beers

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SUNDAY @ THIRST DJs Gordon Kaye and Maz spin indie and rock anthems for an up for it crows. Cocktail promos till 9.30pm 6.30pm – 2am SUNDAY @ WAHOO THANKYOUPLEASE – Industry Night A night designed for all the hard working bar and restaurant staff of Oxford. Every other week sees Breeze playing their high energy covers set from 10pm – midnight with our resident DJ playing through the best Dub, DnB, Dance and Indie. Whilst on alternating weeks we open up the decks for all comers, any music goes if you book an exclusive 30 minute set throughout the night. Drinks promos start from £2 with specials running for anyone with a pay slip, simply the only place to be on a Sunday night. Thank You. Please. All are welcome!

MONDAY

MONDAY @ LAVA & IGNITE PLAY It's been a long summer but we're back! Oxford's BIGGEST student night returns to Lava Ignite, kicking off Fresher’s week in style! Oxford's biggest multi

room nightclub, holding 1200 mad for it students in 5 rooms, including 3 dancefloors! Lava: Play legend Nathan Swift returns with the weekly Monday night party in lava - have you practiced your dance moves?! Ignite - AJ & Jamie Lee with the hottest Dance / Trance / dubstep all night long! Backroom: Vibe's Paulie with the coolest RnB / Dancehall / Urban + The chillout bar & NEW FOR 2010 the exclusive ***VIP LOUNGE*** THE DRINKS: £2 DRINKS ALL NIGHT VODKA REDBULL, £2 SINGLE £3.20 DOUBLE £8 FISHBOWLS £2.50 JAGERBOMBS / SKITTLEBOMBS £3 b4 11, £5 after MONDAY @ No9 Start the week with Oxfords Newest nightclub and entertainment venue 9pm-3am

MONDAY @ THE BRIDGE CHOICE Weekly drinks offers and D’s playing all the hits to start your week off. 9pm – 2am

MONDAY @ THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Grab My Grapes Come and drink your favourite drop or perhaps try something

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MONDAY @ THE PURPLE TURTLE Free, the best warmup to the week, with a whole load of free stuff each week, starting with free entry! Playing Indie Rock classics and a little of everything else. ‘the best indie night in the city’ Oxford Mail 2010 Great bar offers and open til late MONDAY @ THE REGAL CEROC - with Oxford Ceroc Modern jive dance for all levels, with Ceroc Oxford – contemporary fusion of jive and salsa plus freestyle and dancing till late – fun, easy to learn, no need to bring a partner From 8pm MONDAY @ WAHOO PreLASH! With £2 drinks from 7pm Wahoo is the best place to warm up before a heady night of dancing!

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TUESDAY @ BABY LOVE Cocktails, DJ’s and dancing. The best Tuesday night party… Open til 3am

TUESDAY @ CAFÉ COCO Acoustic Tuesdays Fantastic local and touring acts in cafe setting Music starts 9pm. Free Entry

TUESDAY @ KUKUI Tuesdays are Oxford University's legendary student night, Juice. Great deals and Great bar offers all night open until 2!!

TUESDAY @ ROPPONGI OMG All the hottest music playing to all the hottest people. Every Tuesday 9 until late… TUESDAY @ THE BRIDGE Juice Legendary student night with Rockstudent. Expect cheese, r'n'b, hip-hop and chillout 9pm-2am

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TUESDAY @ WAHOO Live Sport + Burger & Beer £4.99

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY @ KUKUI kukui Oxford on a Wednesday is the turn of Brookes University students. Not for the light hearted.

WEDNESDAY @ THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Open Mic Wednesday Are you musically gifted and want to show the world?? Having a little set here could be the start of big things!! Just pop along, sign up with Uncle Lee and SHINE!! Can't play?? No worries!! Come along anyway and enjoy the music and great atmosphere!! From 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY @ THE CORRIDOR Warm up Wednesday It does what it says on the tin, with great midweek promotions go to the corridor to get your midweek party started. WEDNESDAY @ THE BRIDGE International Night THE international student night. 9pm - 2am

WEDNESDAY @ THE PURPLE TURTLE Mutiny - Alternative Rock Night Mutiny against crap music! Metal, Punk, Old Pop to Hardcore! DJ’s 10PM-3AM. Free Entry. WEDNESDAY @ WAHOO Two @ Wahoo Two @ Wahoo is a brand new Oxford Brookes student night that combines that best music and best drinks deals around every Wednesday night!.

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THURSDAY @ THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Live Lounge Cape Oxford's very own version of BBC Radio 1's The Live Lounge-Ish. Ruddy marvelous homegrown Oxfordshire acoustic goodness. Tantalise them ear drums!! From 8.30pm

THURSDAYS @ KUKUI Your Kukui Loves You Head on down to Kukui Oxford for free entry all night, Buckets and hawaiin lais, not to mention some dancing and the best way to start the weekend. 10-2am THURSDAY @ LAVA & IGNITE Oxfords premier urban night, every Thursday at lava ignite, brining you the smoothest selection of RnB, Hip Hop, Bashment and UK Funky. All brought to you by none other than the VIBE family DJ's - Paulie - Platinum - T-Bone + Guest MC's and themes each week! £3 B4 11.30pm, £5 after.

night. THURSDAY @ THE BRIDGE Fresh The finest student night in town. Party music, RnB and Hip-Hop. 9pm - 3am

THURSDAY @ THE LIVING ROOM Thursday @ The Living Room music from 8.30 until 10.30 Open until 1am

THURSDAY @ THE PURPLE TURTLE The Radbourne Ulimatum The Hottest RnB, Dance & Hiphop DJ’s 10-3am. Brassface Dubstep/Drum & Bass Night DJ’s 10-3AM. Alternate Weeks THURSDAY @ THIRST Vamos A La Playa Latin Beach Party! Mixing summer stormers and Latin grooves for a beautiful international crows. Enjoy the summer vibe in the garden terrace or hit the dance floor for some real heat! Cocktail promos till 9.30pm 8pm-2am

to offer up the ONLY Indie, Alt and Rock night in town! Split over two floors, Main Room DJ playing Indie Anthems and Second Room DJ spinning Rock, Dance and Metal classics. Outrageous drinks prices all night, starting from only £2 and open through ‘til 2am. DISCORD is your weekly Mr. Brightside!

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THURSDAY @ MAXWELLS Open for food and drink 12pm till late, food deals and drink deals available through the day and

THURSDAY @ WAHOO DISCORD Filling the void that needs to be filled; DISCORD comes to Oxford

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THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM - GLEE 29th November We couldn’t resist putting a novelty Christmas album on the list, and you can guarantee the Glee crew will provide you with the best mix of Christmas cheer including ‘Baby, It's Cold Outside’, ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘Jingle Bells’. Rachel, Finn and the gang never fail to put a smile on our faces, we just can’t wait for the series to come back to our screens! Perfect singalong magic for those Christmas parties.

THE BEST OF - NELLY FURTADO 29th November Nelly Futado first burst into our lives with the iconic ‘I’m Like A Bird’, and since then has become one of our favourite popstars, recently changing her style and collaborating with Timberland on a number of records. Featuring ‘Say It Right’, ‘Promiscuous’ and ‘Maneater’, all your favourites are there, and a few new gems for good measure, including a duet with Michael Buble. We’ll be putting this on our list!

THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER

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LOVE.LIVE.LIFE – NDUBZ 29th November ‘Love.Live.Life’ will be the first US and 3rd UK album release from Urban R&B British trio N Dubz, and promises to be as successful as previous offerings. Their rags to riches story will always be a winner, but do they have what it takes to crack America? The title track, ‘Love Live Life’ is a must listen, and you can expect the usual blend of funky, melodic and hip hop tunes with an American twist. We can’t wait!

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER December 10th Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard The Dawn Treader. BURLESQUE December 17th Ali is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA LITTLE FOCKERS December 22nd The test of wills between Jack and Greg escalates to new heights in the 2nd sequel to Meet The Fockers. RABBIT HOLE - December 17th Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.

SOPHIE.B

Christmas Party Season. It’s a special time. I say special, because any season that involves equal portions of magical and hideously disastrous endings to evenings needs a vague nametag.

Anyone you ask can instantly recall their best and worst Christmas party experience ever, along with many in between. My best? Probably one of the rare Christmases I arrived home in one piece, still looking alright and having snagged a phone number and a mistletoe kiss.

But let’s face it, you want to hear about the worst, don’t you? There’s some stiff competition – like the night I was so late for a party I had to take a shortcut around a dodgy estate, through a hedge and across a muddy field, arriving with mud hooves instead of shoes and bits of twig in my hair. Or the night I went a tad too far on the Malibu and cokes and ended up throwing up on a pavement in front of a policeman. Or maybe the night where my friend Hannah found out that not one, not two, but three of her closest friends (yep, including me) had got off with the bloke she really fancied, while she hadn’t succeeded.

We’ve all been there and done it, so here’s hoping this Christmas party season is fuller of sparkle, fun and cocktails than colleague embarrassments, wardrobe malfunctions and, well, puke. Take it easy with the booze (especially at the work do) and have a great time – oh, and if you see me out and about, mine’s an Espresso Martini (and the Malmaison do a great one). You can catch Sophie weekday mornings from 7am hosting The Morning Glory on Glide FM 107.9

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Nestled amongst the chain restaurants and shops on Little Clarendon Street is AlAndalus a delightfully intimate and authentic tapas restaurant. DV8 were excited to sample what Al-Andalus had to offer. We were pleasantly surprised by the wine list which featured regional Spanish wines. Next came the food with a range of tapas dishes, as well as daily specials that were well worth a look. The friendly and knowledgeable Spanish staff did a great job of guiding us through the menu options. We eventually decided to go for: Champiñones al ajillo, a delicious dish of sautéed

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mushrooms with garlic and parsley. Fritos de queso de cabra a la mile, deep-fried medallions of goats cheese with honey. Espárragos plancha, grilled wild asparagus wrapped with Serrano ham. Finally we had Pinchos de pollo marinado, grilled chicken breast pieces on skewers, marinated in homemade bbq sauce. Every dish arrived piping hot, beautifully presented and most importantly full of flavour. The great thing about tapas is that it encourages conversation and sharing making it especially good for those prone to food envy as you get to sample every dish!

JERICHO TAVERN 56 Walton Street, Oxford

The best thing about Sunday’s (apart from the massive lie in to recover from the night before) has to be Sunday comfort food and the traditional Sunday Roast. This experience is made ten times better if you can get somebody else to do the cooking… With this in mind DV8 headed to the Jericho Tavern on Walton Street, made famous as a local music venue graced by the likes of Radiohead and Supergrass, we wanted to see what gastro treats this pub had to offer us! First up, we chose the roast loin of pork with Kentish apple and sage sauce served with carrots, Savoy cabbage,

roasted parsnips and potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and of course, plenty of gravy… It was a hearty roast which really hit the spot. We also had the beer battered haddock, served with chips, minted mushy peas and tartare sauce, a true British classic that didn’t fail to please. For desert it had to be the chocolate brownie filled with vanilla pod ice cream, it actually is as amazing as it sounds! We finished off our meal with a game of giant Jenga - it really was the perfect way to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon. We recommend that you give it a try!

COCKTAILS OF THE MONTH @ THE LIVING ROOM Castle Complex, Oxford JAGWA JUICE

Ingredients: Vodka Midori Agwa Lemon Sugar Dash of orange bitters This delicious cocktail is a treat for people who like their drinks with a sour kick (although you can order it sweeter).

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BASIL GRANDE

Ingredients: Strawberries Basil Grand Marnier Chambord Cranberry Juice

This is a fruity and flirty martini drink offering a sweet and refreshing taste, complimented with the sweet peppery taste of the basil. This offers a fantastic blend of flavours.

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YO! SUSHI 73-75 George Streett, Oxford

The idea of food being constantly served to you on a rotating conveyor belt ranks up there in our top 5 fantasies, so we were really excited to head down to Yo! Sushi on George Street to try out the craze that has made Japanese dining a mainstream feature on the English High Street. Yo! Sushi boasts a range of 91 Japanese inspired dishes, containg meat, fish or vegetables. We decided that for our first experience we should go for a real mix of what was on offer and of course what we could excitedly grab from the conveyor belt! We decided to try a couple of the hot dishes, starting with the Prawn

Korroke, a crispy Japanese breaded prawn and potato croquettes with kimchee mayonnaise sauce, a yummy choice which broke us in nice and gently! Next up was hot coils of spicy pepper squid topped with red chilli giving it a nice spicy kick. Next, our favorite the delicious Beef Tataki, premium black pepper seared beef with coriander dressing (mental note to get some to take home), so far so good! Now time for the sushi, we went for the Salmon Selection, three slices of premium Scottish salmon sashimi, two salmon nigiri and two salmon maki. Our verdict - raw has never been so good!!

BAR TENDER OF THE MONTH LIVING ROOM’S TOM JOHNSON How long have you worked in the Living Room? Three and a Half years. Can you flair? Yes. I can spin a bottle or two, although am looking to learn some more skills. What is your signature drink? Jagwa Juice this is one I have made up myself (check out the cocktail of the month). How many cocktails do you offer? 50 plus. What is your favourite thing about working in the Living Room? The staff and the customers, its a great atmosphere everyday of the week. The Living Room, The Castle Complex, Oxford

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILK

Billed as the milk for grownups, we were intrigued to see what Irish dairy cooperative Lakeland Dairies could come up with! The answer is, a range of different natural flavour combinations, including Lush Banana and Honey, Ripe Strawberry and Raspberry, Milk Chocolate

and Caramel and Smooth coffee and vanilla - yum! not only do they taste delicious, Modern Milk adds additional health benefits to the calcium rich drink most of us have banished to our childhood. Don’t knock it until you try it! Modern milk is available from McColl’s stores.

Your moment is over Vitamin Water - new drinks brand on the block, Neuro, looks set to change the future of functional beverages with their fabulous range of delicious tasting drinks. With an option to suit your ever need, we give you the lowdown on the range that is sending the celebrity world crazy... NeuroSonic increases high level mental functioning, better memory and concentration; NeuroBliss eliminates stress and promotes happiness; NeuroTrim promotes healthy weight loss; NeuroGasm is a delicious drink designed to

promote better sexual health and provide you with the right kind of energy when you need it most (Ooh-er!); NeuroSleep has a unique formula designed to promote restful sleep and improve overall sleep quality. NeuroAqua is refreshing spring water from the Californian Adobe Springs considered by many to be the world's purest source of water; and NeuroSport replenishes your body during and after exercise. And they taste as good as they sound! Neuro drinks are available in Waitrose, Harrods and Selfridges, RRP £1.79.

THE 24/7 DRINK FOR THE 24/7 LIFESTYLE - NEURO

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Does your hair feel lacklustre and brittle after a summer of exposure to sunrays, chlorine and sea water leaving your mane a little worse for wear? Then look no further. Kérastase is the very line in haircare for your hair. Always viewed as a high-end brand, Kérastase has the research and results to back it up. There’s a treatment range for every hair horror - NUTRI-THERMIQUE is perfect for those with very dry, sensitised hair. Their first thermo-reactive range provides intense nourishment, enveloping the hair fibre and leaving the hair looking and feeling soft, shiny and more

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supple. Or how about ELIXIR ULTIME? Inspired by the ancient traditions of using precious oils to enhance the grooming rituals of women, Recherche Avancée L'Oréal has harnessed the power of precious oils to create Elixir Ultime - the first versatile beautifying treatment, to nourish, soften and enhance the shine of all hair types. Whatever product range you try, you’ll be sure to be left with long, glossy, fullyvitalised locks even Cheryl would be jealous of! Find Kérastase hair products at all leading hair salons and beauty suppliers.

Is your skin feeling a little dry and delicate this winter? Are those busy days and sleepless nights catching up on you? Well Space.NK’s latest range has arrived to banish those skincare winter blues. For silky soft skin, why not try Space.NK’s luxurious Botanical Body Repair Oil, which will help soften, hydrate and nourish you from top to toe, and reveal a more youthful and vibrant complexion. The secret is in the ingredients, which work effectively to moisturise the skin without greasiness, and will leave you looking radiant and smelling divine! Another

new addition (and musthave!) is the Eve Lom revolutionary ‘eye lift’. This is a powerful triple-action, antiwrinkle cream designed to immediately lift, firm, repair and smooth while giving you that gorgeous glow and longlasting hydration. To top it all off then look no further than Laughter Nuit, a combination of enigmatic, heady and deeply mysterious notes. It is the ultimate glamorous fragrance for the evenings whilst adding a touch of the erotic to the everyday beauty routine - how can you resist?! Visit www.spacenk.co.uk for more information.

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING... TAKE INSPIRATION FROM OUR SELECTION OF GORGEOUS GIFTS FOR FABULOUS GIRLS... 1. The colours of this gorgeous Chevron Pleated Colour Block Dress £60, Lipsy, will flatter most skin tones – perfect as an alternative to black at a Christmas party! 2. The lady in red, turn heads in this show stopping One Shoulder Red Dress, £59.99, River Island. 3. A vintage inspired take on the LBD the Enchanted Mesh Dress, £125, Oasis. 4. This beautiful Bronze Chainmail Bag will transform even the plainest party outfit into something just a little bit extra-special, £38.00, Topshop. 5. The ultimate compact, a small ornamental clutch which is guaranteed to delight beauty addicts! Dior Minaudiere, £59, Debenhams. 6. The perfect finishing touch, Vintage Leaf Tassel Collar Necklace, £20.00, Accessorize. 7. Make a statement with this stunning Twisted Beads and Stone Rope Necklace, £60.00, Warehouse. 8. For any budding fashion designer, Wonderful World of Fashion £12.99, River Island will make the ideal present. Main Image: Elle Macpherson, Spree

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1. Where would we find you at 12 on NYE? 2. Under the mistletoe with... 3. What would be the worst thing you could find in your stocking?

NAME: Jordan Collyer AGE: 20 OCCP: Student/Presenter

WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOP? Vintage shops and Urban Outfitters.

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE INSPIRATION? I really love Lykke Li at the moment, I’m obsessed with her jewellery pieces and she always looks effortless.

WHAT’S YOUR MUST HAVE ITEM THIS MONTH? I’m really enjoying my boyfriends sheepskin coat!

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1.Out on the razz, maybe in Lava & Ignite 2. Katy Perry. 3. A lump of coal?

NAME: Francesca AGE: 21 OCC: Student

NAME: Natasha AGE: 21 OCC: Dancer

NAME: Sara AGE: 20 OCC: Shop Assistant

NAME: Leanne AGE: 28 OCC: Office Manager

1. A house party somewhere in Oxford. 2. My Boyfriend 3. Having an empty stocking!!! that would be bad.

1. Out on the town, its the biggest party night! 2.Any of the boys from Hollyoaks 3. Something lame like socks!

What makes you a socialite? I really love going out, I love looking good, and I love to party with my friends Describe yourself in three words? Sexy, Fun and Fashionable What’s your best asset? I think my looks and my personality What’s your favourite night to go out? Thirst on a Saturday night What’s the ultimate hangover cure? A long lay in, and then some telly What are you most looking forward to about Christmas? Catching up with my friends and family What can someone do to attract your attention? Looks and confidence. Who will you be kissing at midnight on New Years DV8 meets student Paul, 21, who talks Eve? come and find me about the benefits of being good and I will let you know! looking and what he is hoping for this festive season...

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1. Dancing 2. My boyfriend 3. Anything tacky, or anything that is supposed to be a joke gift, why bother?

1. I shall be out, perhaps the Living Room 2. I’m not sure, lets see what happens? 3. Turkish Delight

What makes you a poser? I suppose I’m a good looking guy and girls are drawn to me. Describe yourself in three words: Sporty, Fun, and Good-Looking What’s your best asset? I have so many, its too hard to choose! What’s your idea of a good night out? Hitting the town with the boys. What’s the best hangover cure? A fry up with a tall glass of orange juice. What are you most looking forward to about Christmas? Presents, presents and more presents! Who will you be kissing at midnight on New Years eve? Who knows, Oxford has so many sexy ladies, hopefully I will end up with one of them!


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AGWA NEW YEAR AT THE LIVING ROOM OXFORD

Join us for the most sensational cocktails in town, the widest choice of Champagnes, a record breaking Agwa bomb trail, an unbeatable atmosphere and live music from The Stupidity and DJ James Kyberd. Tickets ÂŁ10

For New Year’s Reservations or to book your ticket now, call Steve Potts on 01865 260 210 or email oxfordpa@thelivingroom.co.uk Access cannot be permitted on New Year without a reservation or ticket.

Tickets available in advance or on the door

Free bubbles on arrival Complimentary Agwa cocktail upon presentation of ticket at bar Table service provided Discounts available for selected pre-ordered bottles of spirits and Agwa de Bolivia Cocktails

1 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY t: 01865 260 210 e: oxfordpa@thelivingroom.co.uk www.thelivingroom.co.uk


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