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SPRING 2012

the quarterly Your Guide to oxford’s oldest new quarter Spring Edition 2012 www.oxfordcastle.com

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oxford Castle quarter directory

Malmaison Tel: 01865 268400 www.malmaison.com

Krispy Kreme Tel: 01865 794211 www.krispykreme.co.uk

Café 1071 Tel: 01865205034 www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk

O3 Gallery Tel: 01865 246131 www.o3gallery.co.uk

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La Tasca Tel: 01865 246464 www.latasca.co.uk

Prezzo Tel: 01865 791748 www.prezzoplc.co.uk

Pizza Express Tel: 01865 72340 www.pizzaexpress.com

Oxford Castle - Unlocked Tel: 01865 260666 www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk

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The Swan & Castle Tel: 01865 260690 www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk

The Living Room Tel: 01865 260210  www.thelivingroom.co.uk

The Real China Tel: 01865 721 888 www.therealchina.co.uk

Oxford Castle - Unlocked Tel: 01865 260666 www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk

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2 EAT - DRINK - ENJOY


Contents Oxford Castle Quarter Directory

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Something In The Air

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Jack Chat

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An Interview With Gregg Wallace Join The Club What’s On?

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Oxford Castle Quarter has a spring in its step… Christmas and New Year were bursting with light, parties into the night, and good old Christmas Spirit in the Oxford Castle Quarter. People have been parading around the site with Mummers, celebrating in swathes of light, and filling their bags with goodies for friends and relatives (and themselves) at the Oxford Christmas Market. To find out more about festivities that have taken place over the past few months in the Oxford Castle Quarter see our seasonal review on page 20.

Events And Activities Across The Oxford Castle Quarter Art In The Oxford Castle Quarter

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Exhibitions And Events Local Ingredients

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Malmaison Dares To Keep It Local What’s Cooking?

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Making Cabbage Cool With Riverford’s New IPhone App Oxford Preservation Trust

The Spring issue of our Quarterly Magazine continues to explore the lives of Oxford Castle Quarter employees, gather delicious recipes from our wonderful chefs, and inform you of the exciting events we have in store in the Oxford Castle Quarter this season.

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Oxford Castle – Home To St. George The Patron Saint Of England

This issue we have put Juan Ortega under quick fire to find out what it’s like to be the Bar Manager at Malmaison (and discover his secret cure for a hangover), we’ve followed Helen Cook’s history filled days at the Key Learning Centre as she teaches five to twenty year olds about Oxford Castle, and the Real China’s chef (name) offers us some deliciously seasonal recipes for this Spring.

The Quizzical Corner

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Who’s Who In The Oxford Castle Quarter?

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Oxford Castle Quarter is also offering up a wonderful programme of events for Spring. We are thrilled to welcome the French, aerial dance company Compagnie Retouramont back to Castle Street Square with an even more daring and ambitious performance as part of the Dancin’ Oxford programme of events. We’re also looking forward to the site being filled with music and merriment as Folk Weekend Oxford and Oxford Jazz Festival descend upon us.

A Seasonal Review

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And that’s not even the half of it! Only one thing for it – eat-drink-enjoy in Oxford Castle Quarter this Spring!

Special Offers

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Sarah Mayhew Events and Marketing Manager

Oxford Castle – Unlocked

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Oxford Castle Management Office, Oxford Castle Quarter, OX1 1AY e: info@oxfordcastle.com t: 01865 201 657

A Day in the Life Of...

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Helen Cook, Learning And Access Officer

Juan Ortega Bar Manager At Malmaison

The Visitor Attraction That Brings Oxford’s History To Life Date’s for the Diary

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CONTENTS 3


something in the air show You Care ..........................................................................................................................................................

Love is most definitely in the air in the Oxford Castle Quarter right now. So, how are you going to show your love for that special someone on Valentine's Day? A gift from O3 Gallery, a tour of Oxford Castle Unlocked, a doughnut oozing with rose red jam from Krispy Kreme, dinner, kisses and cocktails in Malmaison or The Living Room? Or perhaps latino loving in Pizza Express, Prezzo or La Tasca is the way you prefer to roll... or is it all about a pint (or two) of real ale in The Swan & Castle, or sharing a fortune cookie in The Real China!? One thing's for sure, love is most definitely in the air, and you're going to be spoilt for choice for ways in which to spoil your chosen one in the Oxford Castle Quarter! See page 2 for the Oxford Castle Quarter Directory – and don’t forget to make a reservation! p.s. Remember to show your love the remaining 364 days of the year too! There’s always an open door in the Oxford Castle Quarter!

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Jack Chat sophie law Chats to Gregg wallace ..............................................................................................................................................................

Presenter on Glide FM and JACKfm, our favourite Oxford based radio stations, Sophie Law provides us with the latest news from the world of music and celebrity... Everybody loves a bit of Gregg Wallace. The Masterchef star was in effervescent form when I caught up with him and perked up when I told him I was in Oxford: “Ooh very nice, plenty of posh stuff there. Are you posh stuff Sophie?” I don’t think you could call me that! You seem happy all the time – would your wife tell me differently? “No, and I am really, really happy – have you seen my wife? She explains why I’m happy. I got married last year and my wife is young, beautiful, funny and clever.” You’ve just become Sainsbury’s Apple Ambassador, which sounds very posh… “Well there is an issue with apple eating for the British population. They’ve done a survey which amazed me. It shows that nobody knows which apples are British or where to get them – two thirds of people thought the Granny Smith was British but it’s Australian! Sainsbury’s are stocking 52 varieties of British apple this year which is incredible.” Wow, I didn’t even know there were 52 varieties! What’s your favourite? “My favourite, ‘cos I cook a lot, is a Bramley.

Sophie Law

Because that’s available all year round and it’s the only one which collapses down into that light fluffy texture you need for a pie or an apple sauce.” Oh God, you’re off into that dessert stupor, I won’t be able to stop you… (Shouts) “FETCH THE SPOON, FETCH THE SPOON! THAT’S NOT BIG ENOUGH!” Which brings me on to the remixes of your Masterchef reactions which have been made into songs on the internet… (Sings) “‘I like the base, base, biscuit base, buttery biscuit base!’ Isn’t it great? Do you know that got to No.36 in the charts? And a big percentage of the profits go to Children in Need, you can still download it. I absolutely love it; the ones that suffer the most are my teenage kids!” I love your passion for food, it’s so brilliant to watch… “Ahhhh. The moment I change I won’t do Masterchef anymore. If someone gives me something fantastic to eat I just can’t help it! I want a ladleful and it makes me grin. It just does. You give me local good seasonal produce cooked brilliantly and I just get happy.” You can catch Sophie weekday mornings from 7am hosting The Morning Glory on Glide FM 1079

Gregg Wallace

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Join the Club Club Mal

tweeting at the tower

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ClubMal is the new, smarter way to get instant access to the very best value dining deals from Malmaison sent direct to your inbox or your smartphone. It started on 4 January 2012 with an unprecedented 50% off all food* and from February onwards if you specify which hotels you want to hear from, Mal will send you weekly emails containing deals not available anywhere else on the web.

With sooo much going on in the Oxford Castle Quarter we like to keep you up-to-date, and informed in as many ways as possible… and we also like a little chat every now again. That’s right, it’s good to Tweet! Get involved, we Tweet from @oxcastlequarter here’s a snap-shot of what our followers have been Twittering about:

How do I redeem this offer? It’s really easy. You can either print the online voucher by clicking the link below or open from your smartphone and present the deal on your screen to a member of waiting staff on dining. www.malmaison.com/club-mal.aspx What happens next? Mal will also make contact via email about other great deals exclusive to your favourite Mal brasserie or Smoak Bar & Grill at the Manchester Mal. All you’ll need to do is go online and select the favourites you’d like to receive deals from when you get the email. After that you’ll get weekly exclusives direct to your inbox or smartphone. Ace. Terms and Conditions • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. • 50% is off food only • 50% applies only to food on tables of a maximum of 8 people. Tables over 8 are at the discretion of local Management. • Does not apply to Room Service • Valid for Lunch – Monday to Saturday. • Valid for dinner – Monday to Friday until 7.30pm. Tables must be sat by 7.30pm otherwise the offer may be withdrawn. • 50% discount at Malmaison Newcastle applies only to the bar menu at lunchtimes. • Not valid at breakfast. • Strictly subject to availability.

Chris Walker @oxcastlequarter Love the name change! Sums up how castle site differs from @OxfordCastle Unlocked. Is it easy to change Twitter name? Jan and Chris @artistsmakers well know you have an excuse! Come to our #exhibition! Caravan @O3Gallery @oxcastlequarter 5th-12th May for @OxonArtweeks BC @oxcastlequarter Why doesn't the Museum of Oxford relocate to you instead of this airy-fairy "we might house it in the Town Hall'? Year Of Making Love @theoxfordcastle pls RT BBC 3 is looking for single people for a unique TV dating event to apply email yearoflove@fevermedia.co.uk Arts at the OFS #FF to some wonderful people! @tlebusque @Pegatweet @ShopatOFS @theoxfordcastle @LaunchOxford @CLeTiss@caravangallery Spriggs David Bidding farewell to JP @theoxfordcastle this evening ... whom we will sorely miss (along with the rest of Oxford!)

Daniel Rosewarne Rainbow over the castle. (at @theoxfordcastle) [pic] http://path.com/p/14vScI Don’t forget to become a fan of Oxford Castle Quarter on our Facebook page too www.facebook.com/OxfordCastle

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what’s on? Tuesday 21st February

Banfi wine dinner ..................................................................................

Join Dante Cecchini from Banfi for an evening that celebrates la dolce vita with some wonderful Tuscan food and wine in Malmaison’s subterranean Brasserie .

Saturday 18 February – Wednesday 28 March

digital dance trail .........................................................................

Dancin' Oxford goes digital! Experience something new and very different... the Digital Dance Trail, never before seen in the UK. Download Dancin’ Oxford’s newly created free app on your smart phone from the Apple iTunes or Android Marketplace, and you can experience compelling and stunning dance (using augmented reality) at a number of locations across the city, at any time day or night. Also, get interactive with your dancing! Experience dance with a difference with an Interactive Digital Dance Installation in Malmaison on 23 & 24 March free, an experience not to be missed… In association with Dancin’ Oxford. For more information please visit ww.dancinoxford.co.uk Venue: Across City Centre (including Oxford Castle Quarter) Entry: Free Event

Castello Banfi is the spiritual home of Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy's most famous and sought after wines. A family-owned vineyard estate and winery very close to the beautiful hill town of Montalcino in Tuscany. Banfi turned Brunello into a global superstar in the 1980's by focusing on improving the quality of the local Sangiovese grape. Eversince, it has become recognised the world over for its dedication to excellence and sparking a renaissance in the art of Italian winemaking. To book call Events at Malmaison on 01865 268501 or events.oxford@malmaison.com

Saturday 11th - Sunday 19th February Half Term

Bugs alive! ...................................................................................

Venue: Malmaison Brasserie, Justice Walk, Oxford Castle Quarter

From Saturday the 11th to Sunday the 19th of February Oxford Castle - Unlocked will be hosting 'Bugs Alive!', a nine-day bug invasion event during half term offering mini-beast related activities that will amaze and delight kids of all ages, including up-close and hands-on encounters with fantastic creepy crawly bugs! Half Term Family Fun all week including: Live Bug Handling on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of February, The Big Bug Hunt - Saturday 11th Sunday 19th February, Arts and Crafts Activities Saturday 11th - Sunday 19th February, 'Become a Bug' Costume Workshop - Friday 17th February. Charges apply and pre-booking is advisable, visit the Oxford Castle - Unlocked website for details: www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk Venue: Oxford Castle – Unlocked, Castle Yard, Oxford Castle Quarter

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what’s on? Saturday 3rd March

oxfordshire science festival launch ..................................................................................

Oxfordshire Science Festival is hosting a launch event at Oxford Castle – Unlocked visitor attraction. Take part in the Build the Tallest Tower Competition as part of this fantastic county-wide festival! Visit the Oxford Castle – Unlocked website www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk or call 01865 260 666 for more information.

Monday 27th February

sparkoxford ...................................................................................

Sparkoxford launched in The Living Room on Monday, January 30th. It is a true story telling event … Joanna Yates started Sparklondon some years ago and claims the events are enormous fun. Past subjects have included ‘The kindness of strangers’ ‘Land, sea and water,’ and ‘Transition.’ Story tellers and audiences get a chance to meet, mingle and make new friends before and after the show. Sparkoxford will take place on the last Monday of each month and consist of people telling true stories that are approximately five minutes, without a script to an audience. There is a bar where you can buy drinks and if you wish, a meal beforehand. To book your pre-show meal contact Sarah at The Living Room Oxford - 01865 260210 / oxford@thelivingroom.co.uk If you have a story to tell or would like further information about Sparkoxford please contact Sara Banerji sara.banerji@ntlworld.com Time: 8 to 10pm Venue: The Living Room, Justice Walk, Oxford Castle Quarter

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This event is organised in association with Oxfordshire Science Festival. For more information about Oxfordshire Science Festival visit their website www.oxfordshiresciencefestival.co.uk Venue: Oxford Castle - Unlocked, Castle Yard, Oxford Castle Quarter 

Saturday 3rd March Sunday 18th March

diamond light source exhibition ...................................................................................

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research. Over 2000 researchers use Diamond’s beamlines to conduct experiments in a wide range of disciplines including structural biology, health and medicine, solid-state physics, materials & magnetism, nanoscience, electronics, earth & environmental sciences, chemistry, cultural heritage, energy and engineering. To celebrate Oxfordshire Science Festival Diamond Light Source will be bringing spectacular images of happenings within their otherworldly walls to Oxford Castle Quarter for the public to view at their leisure in the form of an open-air exhibition available to view during daylight hours. This event is organised in association with Oxfordshire Science Festival. For more information about Oxfordshire Science Festival visit their website www.oxfordshiresciencefestival.co.uk Venue: Site-wide, Oxford Castle Quarter


what’s on? Sunday 11th March

Tuesday 13th March

diamond light source – science Brighter than the sun

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This family friendly event will introduce Diamond Light Source, a particle accelerator in Oxfordshire, which produces light ten billion times brighter than the sun. Find out how scientists can look inside working engines, reveal the atomic structure of the proteins in our bodies, and use X-rays to understand diseases.

Meeting Miss oxford Watch the final of Miss Oxfordshire 2012, where finalists from across the county will take to the floor in three catwalk rounds, in front of a panel of judges, as they compete for the coveted title of Miss Oxfordshire. The winner will then go on to represent the county in the Miss England grand final in April. Venue: The Living Room, Justice Walk, Oxford Castle Quarter Time: 7pm - 11pm

This event is organised in association with Oxfordshire Science Festival. For more information about Oxfordshire Science Festival visit their website www.oxfordshiresciencefestival.co.uk Venue: Key Learning Centre, Castle Yard, Oxford Castle Quarter Entry: Free book at  www.diamond.ac.uk Time: 2 to 3pm

Sunday 18th March

Mother’s day Celebrations

O3 Gallery in Castle Street Square, Oxford Castle Quarter prides intself on being Oxford’s most friendly gallery. Open 12am - 5pm on weekdays and 11am 4pm at weeknds O3 Gallery will even open it’s doors to you during installation weeks (between exhibitions), if you ring the bell nicely!

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So pop in, take a look around, and say hello!

Make a little special something for your Mum and celebrate Mothering Sunday with card making and arts and crafts activities with Oxford Castle – Unlocked visitor attraction.

See pages 12 and 13 for more information about O3 Gallery and art in the Oxford Castle Quarter.

Visit the Oxford Castle – Unlocked website www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk or call 01865 260 666 for more information. Venue: Oxford Castle - Unlocked, Castle Yard, Oxford Castle Quarter

www.o3gallery.co.uk twitter.com/O3Gallery facebook.com/O3Gallery EXHIBITIONS - EVENTS - GIFTS

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Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th March

dance des Cariarides by Compagnie retouramont ..................................................................................

Following their breathtaking and tremendously successful performance in Oxford Castle Quarter as part of Dancin’ Oxford 2011, French aerial dance company Compagnie Retouramont returns to Oxford with a UK premiere. Danse des Cariatides is a visually stunning, multi-layered spectacle, performed by 6 dancers, fusing aerial dance, sound score and projection. With the walls of Oxford Castle as a breathtaking backdrop, this free outdoor stunning event is not to be missed. Watch out for some special dance performances (including an exciting interactive digital dance installation) happening in Malmaison (Atrium and Visitors Room Bar) over both days, and the Digital Dance Trail (throughout the city and in Castle Gardens). In association with Dancin’ Oxford. For more information please visit www.dancinoxford.co.uk

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th March

digital dance installations ...................................................................................

In the days prior to the spectacular UK premier of ‘Danse des Cariatides’ on the 23rd and 24th of March, visit the architecturally amazing atrium in Malmaison in the heart of Oxford Castle Quarter to experience free interactive digital dance installations from 4pm to 7pm on both days. In association with Dancin’ Oxford. For more information please visit www.dancinoxford.co.uk Venue: Malmaison Atrium, Oxford Castle Quarter Time: 4pm to 7pm

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Venue: Malmaison Atrium, Oxford Castle Quarter Time: 7.30pm

Saturday 24th March

talk: dance des Cariarides by Compagnie retouramont ...................................................................................

Choreographer Fabrice Guillot will present an inspiring post-show talk about the concepts behind Danse des Cariatides and the work of the celebrated French dance company Compagnie Retouramont. The talk is free, and will present the opportunity to come along and ask questions about the work you’ve just seen in Castle Street Square. In association with Dancin’ Oxford. For more information please visit www.dancinoxford.co.uk P.s. Re-live highlight moments from previous Dancin’ Oxford events and make sure you don’t miss the Dancin’ Oxford Exhibition at O3 Gallery from Tuesday 20th – Sunday 25th March! Venue: O3 Gallery, Castle Street Square Time: 8.15pm


what’s on? Saturday 31st March Sunday 15th April

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April

easter eggstravaganza

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There's music and merriment a plenty this Spring as Folk Weekend Oxford takes over Castle Gardens, bringing with it a whole variety of dance, music and craft.

Easter’s the time to eggsplore the nooks and crannies of the ancient Oxford Castle – Unlocked visitor attraction. Enjoy Easter Egg Hunts from Saturday 31st March until Sunday 15th April, and get creative with themed arts and crafts activities from Saturday 31st March to Sunday 15th April. Express the inner you in the inspirational setting of the ancient Oxford Castle through an exciting new drama workshop from Monday 2nd April- Friday 6th April! Visit the Oxford Castle – Unlocked website www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk or call 01865 260 666 for more information. Venue: Oxford Castle - Unlocked, Castle Yard, Oxford Castle Quarter

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Sunday 1st – Saturday 7th April

oxford Jazz festival ...................................................................................

Celebrating the best in British jazz in some of the most cool locations in Oxford, Oxford Jazz Festival is back with yet another breath-taking line up! Jazzing up your long weekend, and welcoming in Spring Oxford Jazz Festival will sound out of several venues around Oxford Castle Quarter this Easter Please visit the Oxford Jazz Festival website for further details - www.oxfordjazzfestival.com Venue: Various Venues, Oxford Castle Quarter

Browse a selection of crafts and other delights from local traders, and while you're there watch out for the Morris, whose clashing sticks, stamping feet, and jingling bells guarantee a spectacle! There will be a variety of musicians visiting the rest of Oxford Castle Quarter throughout the weekend. For more information about Folk Weekend Oxford please visit www.folkweekendoxford.co.uk Venue: Castle Gardens, Oxford Castle Quarter

Thursday 19th - Saturday 28th April

lord of the flies by eat My Box Productions ...................................................................................

Sunday 22nd April

12 boys are stranded on a desert island. No adults. No boundaries. No rules. Lord of the Flies arrives exclusively in Castle Yard this March. Come and experience a gripping insight into the darker side of human nature in this exciting open-air (weather-proof in the Key Learning Centre) theatre production. This is stripped back, brave, vulnerable, breathtaking theatre.

st. George’s day

Visit the Oxford Castle – Unlocked website www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk or call 01865 260 666 for more information.

Visit the Oxford Castle – Unlocked website www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk or call 01865 260 666 for more information

Venue: Oxford Castle - Unlocked, Castle Yard, Oxford Castle Quarter

Venue: Oxford Castle - Unlocked, Castle Yard, Oxford Castle Quarter

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Feeling patriotic? Head to Castle Yard to find out what all the fuss is about and indulge in a bit of healthy and light-hearted Great British spirit this St. George’s Day!

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art in the oxford Castle quarter exhibitions and events at o3 Gallery ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

O3 Gallery in Castle Street Square presents a dynamic programme of selling exhibitions by regional artists, offering the very best in contemporary visual and applied arts. O3 Gallery also programmes a host of unique, creative events and is available for private hire. For more information about O3 Gallery visit www.o3gallery.co.uk, or contact the Gallery Manager, Helen Statham, at info@o3gallery.co.uk

Saturday 14th January – Sunday 19th February

Talk 2: Sustainable Style: How to be an Ethical Consumer, Saturday 10th March, 2-4pm, The University of Oxford Botanic Garden

art teachers exhibition

Talk 3: Ethical Luxury: Squaring the Circle, Sunday 11th March, 3-5pm, Malmaison Hotel, Oxford Castle Quarter - The Visitors Room All tickets £5 (£4 cons). Visit www.o3gallery.co.uk for details.

O3 Gallery is proud to showcase a selection of works by artists who both practice and teach art in Oxfordshire. The chosen artwork, which spans the disciplines of of painting, sculpture, photography, installation and new media, has been submitted by all types of teachers from university lecturers to primary school teachers.

Tuesday 20th – Sunday 25th March Teachers Exhibition: First Blush by Jane Strother

dancin’ oxford exhibition

Thursday 1st March 2012

Dancin' Oxford have been the strength, grace, flexibility and drama of performances that have made up this exciting festival over the past few years – re-live those moments through aweinspiring photography.

Wednesday 8th February 2012

Crafty networking event Crafty Networking is back! If you’re a maker, a buyer or simply curious about craft, join us in the gallery for this unmissable event.

Saturday 25th February – Sunday 18th March

Caroline Maas exhibition Local Printmaker Caroline Maas will exhibit a stunning selection of work in this three week solo exhibition.

the Hunting of the shark by Bill Heine – talk and Book signing event Bill Heine talks about his latest book ‘The Hunting of The Shark’, which discusses for the first time how the bizarre 25-foot fibreglass ‘Headington Shark’ sculpture was conceived, constructed, erected and kept up on the roof against the full blast of Oxford City bureaucracy.

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th March 2012

ethical fashion symposium event

Saturday 31st March – Sunday 29th April

art of sport A breath-taking showcase of artwork by some of Britain’s leading figurative artists. This exhibition visually documents the road to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

O3 Gallery is proud to present a series of talks on the subject of Ethical Fashion. Bringing together a diverse panel of ethical pioneers – from academics to stylists and artisans, they will discuss the issues surrounding Fair Trade, Biodiversity, Ethical Consumerism and Ethical Luxury. Talk 1: Fairtrade Fashion: Weaving the Fabric of Society, Friday 9th March, 2:30-4pm, Oxford Brookes University - Main Lecture Theatre.

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Art of Sport: Watercolour by jeremy houghton


art in the oxford Castle quarter Saturday 5th - Sunday 27th May

artweeks in the oxford Castle quarter Since lowering the drawbridge (metaphorically speaking) back in May 2006 Oxford Castle Quarter has been playing an intrinsic part in Oxfordshire Artweeks from hosting the festival’s launch party, to a dedicated Artweeks Cinema in Castle Gardens, to the very many exhibitions, artists and Artweeks visitors that have passed through O3 Gallery. Each May, Oxfordshire artists and craftspeople open their studios to the public for the county’s biggest visual arts festival. This year sees Oxfordshire Artweeks celebrate its 30th anniversary, making it the longest-running and most substantial open studios event in the UK.

oxford Pride of Place Project by the Caravan Gallery Artists Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale have been busy touring the nooks and crannies of Oxford talking to locals and taking photographs that capture the idiosyncrasies of the city as its residents see it. This new series of photographic work will be on show in O3 Gallery and will present a fresh take on the city and streets that are home to some of tourisms most recognizable UK landmarks. Williams and Teasdale have created the outline of A People’s Map of Oxford, greeting visitors to O3 Gallery. Members of the public are invited to make their mark on this large-scale map that will transform into a refreshingly honest and insightful ‘locals’ version of your average Tourist Map.  

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the Passing of time – an exhibition by oxfordshire students

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To give students the opportunity to participate in Artweeks O3 Gallery put a call for entries... The brief was to submit work inspired by the concept of The Passing of Time. Selected works by some of the most talented Oxfordshire art students will be exhibited in the restaurants and café's within the Oxford Castle Quarter as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

The Caravan Gallery

be inviting people into the gallery/caravan to view images taken on Caravan Gallery travels and exhibitions across the UK. The Caravan Gallery will also be conducting talks and workshops in various venues across the city including activities as part of Here and Now, a photographic exhibition of everyday Oxford taken by city residents that will be exhibited in The Gallery at the Old Fire Station (an exhibition in association with Arts at the Old Fire Station, Crisis Skylight and Oxfordshire Artweeks).

Mary Moser Prize winner – Crabby taylor O3 Gallery will once again be displaying the work of this year's Mary Moser Prize Winner during Oxfordshire Art Weeks. This year the prize has been awarded to ceramicist Crabby Taylor. Working in the open air under the wild skies of stormy English weather, Taylor’s studio practice is described as “a beautiful combination of chaos and control.” For more information about O3 Gallery please visit www.o3gallery.co.uk For more information about Oxfordshire Artweeks please visit www.artweeks.org For more information about The Caravan Gallery please visit www.thecaravangallery.co.uk, tweet at them on Twitter @caravangallery, and chat to them on facebook.com/PrideOfPlace For more information about Crabby Taylor please visit www.crabbytaylor.com

Oxford Castle Quarter and O3 Gallery are thrilled to welcome the world famous Caravan Gallery itself (Fashion Designer Paul Smith is a big fan and recently shipped the artists, caravan and all, out to Paul Smith SPACE, Tokyo!) to Castle Street Square between Monday 30th April until Saturday 12th May. During this time the caravan’s doors will be open and the artists will The Caravan Gallery

Ceramic by Crabby Taylor

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local ingredients daring to Keep it local ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Simple, classic dishes, uncompromising in quality and generous in portions. The Head Chef at Malmaison in the Oxford Castle Quarter appears to be having a love affair with the local food heroes of Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties by the look of this season’s menu. Set in the heart of the hotel the Brasserie retains original prison features, an old metal staircase punches through the ceiling, and arched doorways lead to private dining rooms (converted cells). It’s unusual, but one thing’s for sure, prison food has never tasted so good! The 120 seater subterranean Brasserie is decadent, rich in colour, design, flavour and atmosphere. Enter through the candle-lit stairway for the ultimate dining experience, complemented with the finest wines carefully selected by their expert Bar Manager, Juan Ortega (see page 19). Malmaison has always dared to be different. And always will. Passion and a lust for life is in the water, the locally sourced water. Head Chef Russell Heeley explains… “The whole menu concept is about freshness, reliability of supply, knowing where it’s come from and who you’re dealing with; it’s important to us, it makes for a much more personal service and means I can guarantee quality. I really try to source ingredients as locally as possible, and make a concerted effort to select the best ingredients from within the UK.” It seems Chef hunts high and low, but never too far away, to bring the region's hidden food secrets to your table. Whether it's kippers smoked from that hard to find coastal hideaway or the to-die-for crumbly cheese

from a nearby family run dairy, he’s looked into it, and separated the wheat from the chaff for your pleasure – it’s his passion! Here is a selection of just a few of Malmaison’s local food treasures: Aldens  “They’re a local, fifth generation family owned butcher; and they’re consistent, they never let you down, and you’re welcome to look around anytime you want. Aldens have a Meat Master on the premises, basically a shop that sells to the public at wholesale price – when ma Mum comes to visit she brings a freezer box down and fills it up from there – it’s excellent value, I think Haymans Fisheries do the same as well.” www.aldenoxford.co.uk Haymans Fisheries “Haymans predominantly supply the university colleges – they’re good, really good. The business was opened in 1928 but really took a turn about 15 years ago when they brought some new fishmongers on board and really got people talking about fish again. Everyone at Haymans is really passionate about the fish industry and understand our concern for sustainable fishing - we all play our part in a bigger picture.” www.haymansfisheries.co.uk Adlestrop Kitchen “Chris at Adlestrop Kitchen can get you anything, and he’s competitive on price. Adlestrop’s near Moreton in Marsh, everything’s prepped perfectly – Chris does a lot of it himself, it’s a very personal service. His partridge is very nice, venison is always very, very good, he gets gorgeous Gressingham duck too.” order@adlestrop-kitchen.co.uk Premier Cheese  “Premier Cheese is based in Bicester, they send a van round and you get to walk on and choose the cheese you want, and they’re very knowledgeable – the only downfall is that it’s VERY easy to spend a lot money with them! They’ve got some seriously good cheese! Maybe our accountant would argue they’re too helpful, but worth every penny in my book, and if you call them they’ll turn up with anything you need.” www.cheese.biz Be a master in the art of covert cuisine in Malmaison’s architecturally unique private dining rooms – worth stepping inside the banger for! To book your table in the Malmaison Brasserie telephone 01865 268 400

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what’s Cooking? Making Cabbage Cool with riverford’s new iPhone app ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Introducing the Riverford Recipe iPhone App the perfect accompaniment to your Oxford Organic Grocery Collection Scheme veg-box! The free Riverford recipe app is here, with over 770 searchable recipes inspired and devised by Riverford’s Field Kitchen restaurant and the recipes they write for the organic vegboxes that are delivered to the Oxford Castle Quarter every Monday.

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So, how do you use it?  It’s kinda like a Jackpot machine, only you won’t mind your children having a play! Search for Riverford in the App Store (for the best result, make sure you have the latest IOS version), and download the free app to your phone. Then scroll through and select your veg, using the veg machine, for example, you may have butternut squash and tomatoes. Click 'results' and you'll be taken through to a list of recipes that match the vegetables you have. Alternatively, you can search or scroll through over 700 recipes. Search by ingredient, cuisine, season or eating occasion – it really is quite brilliant, and so practical (much easier to wipe fingerprints off your phone than your cook book!). You can store recipes whilst using them by adding them to your favourites. • • • • • •

find a recipe for the veg you've got 774 recipes tested by Riverford’s customers veg storage and preparation info save your favourite recipes search by veg or by recipe free!

All that’s left to do now is sign up to the Oxford Organic Grocery Collection scheme safe in the knowledge that if you tell Jake you don’t like sprouts, he won’t put them in your box, if you fancy a pineapple next week, he’ll add one to your order, and if you only want a delivery once a fortnight/month, that’s all you’ll get – it’s that flexible! Tasty, huh! Oxford Organic Grocery Collection Scheme Mondays, 10am – 6pm Grocery Chalet, opposite Oxford Castle Quarter Management Office (near Paradise Street)

Quarter has teamed up with Riverford organic box scheme providers to deliver a service that allows people to collect a selection of pre-ordered organic, locally, and ethically sourced groceries from Oxford Castle Quarter every Monday - perfect for those living or working in Oxford city centre! There’s even a selection of reusable bags available for you to decant your groceries into (making it easy to transport your groceries home on the bus/bike!)!. www.oxfordcastle.com/grocery.html 

Helping to reduce food miles, and eat fresh, organic produce Oxford Castle

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oxford Preservation trust talks oxford Castle – Home of st. George the Patron saint of england ........................................................................................................................................................

Did you know that it is at Oxford, at Oseney Abbey, that in1222 that St. George was declared the patron saint of England and a national feast day declared on 23 April. As Oseney Abbey had acquired St George's in the Castle in 1149 the link between St George and the castle was set. From the early 15th century St George's Day was a major feast and national holiday in England on a par with Christmas, though by the end of the 18th century the tradition and celebrations were less popular, particularly after the union of England with Scotland. The Flag of St George

The timeless link with St George continues to this day, and we are now seeing it growing in popularity, with events happening across the country, London Mayor Boris Johnson urging Londoners ‘to get festive’ and Scotland, once more moving towards independence. Is it time for Oxford to lay claim to St. George?

St George’s Tower Oxford Castle – Unlocked

Some years ago a Civic service was held in the St George’s Crypt on St George's Day, until it was later transferred to St Michael's. The Freemen of Oxford would like to see it return the rightful home of St. George, perhaps combining the two towers with a procession through the town? Until the mid 1970s Oxford Preservation Trust combined this with the celebration of Shakespeare's Birthday in the 15th century Painted Room at No3 Cornmarket Street, where Shakespear is known to have stayed and which were once the offices of the Trust. Today the City Council own the Painted Room and OPT are working with them to see if this custom can be revived. With Mummers and Morris Men, dragons and processions, red roses and the St George’s Day flag flying this would make a fine event and one which the transformation of Oxford Castle would readily accommodate, and a fitting return of an important part of Oxford and England’s history. We will invite you to join us for afternoon tea .... Visitors to Oxford Castle – Unlocked heritage visitor attraction can find out more about Oxford Castle’s rich history as part of a guided tour. Oxford Castle – Unlocked, Castle Yard, Oxford Castle Quarter, OX1 1AY www.oxfordcastle.com / 01865 260 666.

Debbie Dance - Director, Oxford Preservation Trust. Debbie Dance is the Director of Oxford Preservation Trust and the lead person in the redevelopment of St. George’s Tower, the Mound, D Wing, the Debtors Tower, and the new Key Learning Centre, all of which now form part of Oxford Castle – Unlocked, Oxford Castle Quarter’s interactive visitor attraction.

St George’s Crypt Oxford Castle – Unlocked

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Join Oxford Preservation Trust today at www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk and learn more about Oxford Castle’s rich history at www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk


a day in the life of… Helen Cook learning and access officer .................................................................................................................................................

Bringing history to life Helen Cook plays a vital part in the past, present and future of this heritage site. Employed by Oxfordshire County Council Helen is a Learning and Access Officer and is based in Oxford Castle – Unlocked visitor attraction’s Key Learning Centre in Castle Yard. Helen is tasked with the job of making the site come alive for all ages, big or small, teaching subjects from history to business, teaching to maths. 8.30am – My day begins by setting up for a school booking session. This means preparing the resources, laying out the room, checking the building and confirming with the guides what they are covering in the tour. Each of the bookings, whether in year one at school or studying a PGCE at university, get a tour of Oxford Castle Unlocked.

Discover the history of Oxford Castle at Oxford Castle - Unlocked

10am – The school arrive. Today I had a year one group of primary school children. The group then split into two and one half take the tour while the other half has the teaching session. They’ll then swap over. 12.30pm – The school has lunch while I catch up on a few emails! I’ll then get the teachers and children to feed back on the session before setting up for the afternoon group. 1.30pm – This afternoon’s session was with a group of PGCE teacher training students from Oxford Brookes University studying communication, language and literacy. I’ll explain what Oxford Castle – Unlocked offer schools and then I’ll teach them a class as if they are the children. It’s a lot of good fun, and they really enjoy it. This session we studied Mary Blandy who they decided to put back on trial! 3.30pm – I send them off on a tour and start to prepare for the following day’s session. I’ll also spend the next two hours catching up on emails and following up school enquiries and bookings. 5.30-6pm – I’ll finish up work and go home to unwind in the evening – I do enjoy doing yoga in the evening to relax! I really enjoy working at Oxford Castle - Unlocked. There is such variety in the job that I do and no two days are the same! I’ve been here from the very start (September 2005), before the site even opened to the public , and I’ll always love seeing the enthusiasm of the people visiting Oxford Castle – Unlocked, children in particular. It’s wonderful to be able to bring the hidden history of this magnificent and historically rich site to life.

Grisly secrets and strange objects to discover

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the quizzical Corner super seasonal oxford Castle quarter word search ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

This season we have put together a word search full of words relating to Oxford Castle Quarter to get your grey matter going! There are a total of 39 words for you to find that come from deep within the history of this heritage site, from the trial of Mary Blandy to the ancient landmarks that dictate the lay of the land.

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who’s who in the oxford Castle quarter? sixty seconds with Juan ortega Bar Manager at Malmaison, Oxford Castle ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Anna Munday searches out another unsuspecting Oxford Castle Quarter employee and puts him under quick fire question... This season I’m questioning the soave and sultry Juan Ortega, Bar Manager at Malmaison. From Cordoba in Andalucía, Juan tells me how he splits himself between bar management and music (he’s just finished a degree in Audio Engineering), about all of the places he lived as a child, and his love of good single malt whisky...

When you greet Juan you wouldn’t think that Juan was from Spain at all, as his accent is a mixture of Spanish, Scottish, Irish and English. Although I know where he is from I have to ask about his accent.... It’s a mixture of many things – I ran an Irish Pub in Spain and over the last six years have lived in Scotland, various places in England and now I’m here.

What are your three favourite things? Coffee (he says drinking a strong one), guitars, and a good single malt whisky.

working here? The building and the staff are fantastic. It’s got a very exciting energy to it.

A whisky lover... Any good cures for a hangover? I’ve got three. The first is a very spicy Bloody Mary; the second is a mixture of mint, a load of Angostura Bitters, sugar and lemonade or soda. The third that’s a secret...

What skills do you need to be the Bar Manager at Malmaison in the Oxford Castle Quarter? You need to be organised, have a very good product knowledge, treat staff as equals, and always keep guests as the priority.

Do you lead a bit of a Rock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle being a musician, or are you a fan of the quite life? A bit of both! I like to be alone sometimes, but you also need to escape (he says with a bit of a grin)... Do you have any guilty pleasures? No. I never feel guilty about my pleasures! I was however caught listening to ABBA in my room by my Mum when I was younger. Does that count?

Now we’ve established where the accent’s from, can you introduce yourself to our readers in three words? Optimistic, Pragmatic and Friendly.

Do you have a sweet tooth or do you try to keep it healthy? I’ve definitely got a sweet tooth, but I’m a healthy food person. I’m not a lover of junk food.

What puts a smile your face? Achieving personal goals and doing something you know has made someone’s day.

Tell us an unusual fact about yourself that not many people know. I travelled a lot as a kid. Between the ages of one and ten I lived in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and I also lived in Columbia for five years.

What is your favourite City? It has to be Madrid. Everything Spanish, all in one place – it’s a big mix of all the cultures in Spain.

A bit of a traveller then! So now you’ve settled at Malmaison what’s the best thing about

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? It has to be whatever you do try and be the best you can. And what’s the one bit of advice you would give to someone? If you want something done, do it yourself. A couple of small quick ones now to finish... If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you? It depends if it would be for survival or not... Just a big book on survival? Who would you take with you? That would be unfair to take someone if you were just going there to die! Um, anyone who would be willing to come? Finally, who would play you in a film about yourself? People have told me I look like Joseph Fiennes, so it would have to be him!

We hope you enjoyed this insight into Juan’s life as much as we did! Read our next issue when we find another unsuspecting Oxford Castler to put under the quick fire spotlight!

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seasonal review a look Back at winter So, what did you miss? ......................................................................................................................................................

Well, thank goodness that we didn’t have the snowfall of Winter 2010 and EVERYONE managed to make their way to their Christmas Parties in the restaurants and bars in Oxford Castle Quarter. That said – what a winter it has been! The site was teaming with revelry and the incessant pop pop popping of corks throughout the festive season, just the way we like it! What better place to ghoul around than in the Oxford Castle Quarter!? Ghost Fest returned to the darkest corners of Oxford Castle – Unlocked visitor (and spectre) attraction again in October and November, and proved to be as popular as ever… it seems the ghosts ain’t going anywhere!

December 2nd: Our wonderful Christmas Light Night evening. Twinkling Christmas fun!

Trick, treating, After Dark Dinners, and ghostly goings on took us up to Christmas Light Night when the whole of Oxford was illuminated on the evening of Friday 2nd December including the Oxford Castle Quarter where we saw beautiful, giant bird lanterns inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas’ French Hen, Turtle Dove, Calling Bird, and Swan parade through the site and later light up the site by night! Actors, actresses, brass bands, stilt-walkers, even Scrooge himself (of Creation Theatre fame) entered into the spirit of Christmas that evening, and the doors and shutters to Oxford Christmas Market were flung open to the sound of carol singers, horses hooves, and Father Christmas’ chortles for the following 16 days! In addition to the many exhibitions, artists, and audiences that have passed through the doors of O3 Gallery in the last few months we LOVED the late night Christmas Shopping Event that was held there and look forward to seeing more fabulousness by other designers and makers at the Crafty Networking Nights that O3 Gallery have in the diary over the months ahead (see p. 12)!

Thursdays throughout November: After Dark Dinners, ghostly castle tours followed by delicious meal’s at The Living Room.

The Living Room’s hunt for Miss Oxfordshire 2012 has begun, and a date is in the diary for the final that will be held in the bar on Tuesday 13th March, from 7pm to 11pm – certain to get pulses racing! If that sounds a bit too much for your heart-rate then relax with Live Music that is set to continue from 8.30pm Thursdays to Sundays throughout 2012, and not forgetting the welcome return of 241 Cocktails at The Living Room on Sunday from 3pm throughout 2012 - what better way to spend your Sunday afternoon!? Also, don’t forget that you can join the gang of happy grocery folk who collect their pre-ordered organic veggies from Oxford Organic Grocery Collection Scheme at Oxford Castle Quarter every Monday – see p. 15 for details). LOTS to look forward to throughout 2012, so make sure you head to Oxford Castle Quarter eat – drink – enjoy! www.oxfordcastle.com! 

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December 13th - 18th: Mummers, Michaelmas and The Empress Matilda, by UnderConstruction Theatre Company.


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dates for the diary what’s on at oxford Castle this spring... Saturday 14th January to Sunday 19th February

Art Teacher’s Exhibition, O3 Gallery

Wednesday 8th February

Crafty Networking Event, O3 Gallery

Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th February

Bugs Alive! Oxford Castle - Unlocked

Tuesday 14th February

Food, drink, and fun to fall in love with in Oxford Castle Quarter

Saturday 18th February – Wednesday 28th March

Dancin’ Oxford’s Digital Dance Trail (www.dancinoxford.co.uk)

Tuesday 21st February

Banfi Wine Dinner, Malmaison Brasserie

Saturday 25th February – Sunday 18th March

Caroline Maas Exhibition, O3 Gallery

Sunday 26th February – Tuesday 20th March

Diamond Light Source Exhibition, Oxford Castle Quarter - Site Wide

Thursday 1st March

The Hunting of the Shark by Bill Heine, O3 Gallery

Saturday 3rd March

Oxfordshire Science Festival – Tallest Tower Competition, Oxford Castle - Unlocked

Sunday 11th March

Oxfordshire Science Festival – Diamond Light Source workshop, Oxford Castle - Unlocked

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th March

Ethical Fashion Symposium, O3 Gallery

Sunday 18th March

Mother’s Day Celebrations, Oxford Castle – Unlocked

Monday 19th March- Thursday 22nd March

Dancin’ Oxford - Interactive Digital Dance Installation, Malmaison Atrium

Tuesday 20th – Sunday 25th March

Dancin’ Oxford Exhibition, O3 Gallery

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th March

Dancin’ Oxford - Dance des Cariarides by Compagnie Retouramont, Castle Street Square

Saturday 24th March

Dancin’ Oxford - Talk: Dance des Cariarides by Compagnie Retouramont, O3 Gallery

Saturday 31st March - Sunday 15th April

Easter Eggstravaganza, Oxford Castle - Unlocked

Saturday 31st March to Sunday 29th April

Art of Sport, O3 Gallery

Sunday 1st – Saturday 7th April

Oxford Jazz Festival, Oxford Castle Quarter, site wide (oxfordjazzfestival.com)

Monday 2nd - Friday 6th April

Drama Workshop, Oxford Castle - Unlocked

Thursday 19th - Saturday 28th April

Lord of the Flies (theatre production), Castle Yard

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April

Folk Weekend Oxford, Castle Gardens

Sunday 22nd April

St. George’s Day Celebrations, Castle Yard

Saturday 5th – Sunday 27th May

Oxfordshire Artweeks, Oxford Castle Quarter, site wide (see p. 13)

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Oxford Castle Magazine Spring 2012  

Oxford Castle Magazine Spring 2012