|The Ashmolean's 2013 exhibition programme opens with the Museum's first major exhibition of contemporary art. Xu Bing has become one of China's best known and critically acclaimed artists, exhibiting in solo exhibitions and winning awards around the world.|
Landscape Landscript will be the first exhibition devoted to his landscapes.
This exhibition will be showing from 28 February to 19 May and we're pleased to be offering a special 2 for 1 discount for key card holders.
To claim your 2 for 1 discount simply present your Key Card at the Ashmolean Ticket Desk.
£6 full price
Friends of the Ashmolean & Under-18s get in free
To find out more about this exhibition visit www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/xubing/
Why not come along and see the exhibition at our next Livefriday event which is focussed on China on 26 April from 7.00 - 10.30pm? Check out details on our website & view highlights from January's event 'An Evening with the Gods'.
To find out more about this exhibition visit http://www.ashmolean.org
key benefits: 20% off cycle tours of Oxford.
In the Glorious city of Oxford, the bicycle is a tradition almost as famous as the dreaming spires themselves; so come rain or shine, winter or summer, Cycle Tours Oxford Limited, (Oxford's Original Bicycle tour company) provide picturesque, eco-friendly, fun, premium guided vintage cycle tours of Oxford's rich and fascinating history. If that wasn't enough we also provide themed tours to suit all, so why not join us on our Alice Tour, Can you spot the white rabbit and help Alice escape the Queen of Hearts in time to find her way to the ultimate tea party where amazing delights await! Or why not Cycle to Blenheim Palace or the Cotswolds. Cycle Tours Oxford has something for everyone.
For more information, please visit our website www.cycletoursoxford.com
key benefits: Discounted tour tickets. £10.00 adult ticket, £5.00 child ticket, £20.00 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children).
See the sights of London beautifully illuminated on this night bus tour of The Capital.
You will see all of London's famous landmarks including Trafalgar Square, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, Westminster Abbey,Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and much more.
Plus you can hop on and off the tour wherever you wish all night!
Just turn up at the points shown on the timetable and pay the driver. As well as pound sterling, all major credit cards are accepted.
Tours daily except during the Christmas period.
A key smartcard must be presented to the driver when purchasing a ticket.
key benefit: 20% off admission to Oxford Castle– Unlocked!
Costumed guides bring Oxford’s hidden history to life, revealing the colourful past from within Oxford’s oldest building.
- CLIMB the Saxon St George’s Tower and enjoy its stunning 360° views over Oxford.
- DESCEND to the dark atmosphere of the 900 year old underground crypt.
- MARVEL at the mound of the 11th-century Motte and Bailey Castle with Vaulted Well Chamber.
- EXPERIENCE the austere confines of the 18th-century Debtors Tower and prison D-Wing.
- FACE the prison regime with our hands on displays.
Tours leave every 20 minutes and last 40 minutes. After this time you are able to explorethe notorious Prison Wing and the wider castle site at your own pace. Open daily from 10am, last tour leaves at 4.20pm.
44-46 Oxford Castle
Telephone: 01865 260666
key benefit: New key benefit coming soon.
About New Theatre Oxford
The New Theatre is Oxford’s largest theatre and plays host to some of the biggest and best touring musicals, operas, ballets, concerts and comedy around. Located on George Street in the heart of the city centre, we are easily accessible by many of the Oxford Bus Company’s services.
New Theatre, George Street, Oxford. OX1 2AG.
Box Office - 0844 371 3020
key benefit: 2-for-1 tickets for the UK premiere of Pickles Image’s The Shop of Little Horrors 29th May – 1st June 8pm.
The Shop of Little Horrors is a dark and twisted show with a wicked sense of humour, featuring a macabre collection of characters.
Using extraordinary puppets, masks and props, Bristol based puppetry pros Pickled Image bring to life Grimlake’s Emporium of Novelties: a dilapidated shop on the outskirts of Nowhere, where corny magic tricks and strange puppets collect dust and cobwebs. No one has entered the shop for years, but that’s just fine by proprietor Albert Grimlake – a man obsessed with puppets. Particularly ventriloquist dummies…
Tickets: £13, £11 concessions (offer not valid on £5 student tickets)
To claim this offer call the box office on 01865 319450 and quote 'key benefits'
About The North Wall
The North Wall is an arts centre in Summertown and opened in 2007. Placing emphasis on new and innovative work, the North Wall programme features a diverse range of theatre, dance, music and comedy and regularly attracts well-established theatre companies as well as staging the latest work from up and coming artists. The airy gallery space hosts month-long exhibitions by artists from the Oxfordshire community and beyond.
The North Wall, South Parade, Oxford. OX2 7JN
Box Office - 01865 319450
The Orchestra of St John's prides itself in being different from other orchestras - it is not just part of the music scene, but at the heart of the community and part of the life surrounding it.
key benefit: 10% discount on the following 2013 shows when you quote 'Oxbus2013'
Conductor John Lubbock and Orchestra of St John's are returning to perform an expanded season of eight concerts of superb music throughout 2013 in the beautiful atrium of the Ashmolean.
There is an even wider selection of music on offer, chosen to exploit the intimate surroundings, inspired by the collections on view at the Museum and performed by some of the best musicians in the country.
Wednesday 5th June
Holst - St Paul's Suite
Holst - Brook Green Suite, conducted by Martin Smith
Warlock - Capriol Suite
Quilter - Songs, arrangements by John Lubbock
Love's philosophy; Now sleeps the crimson petal; Dream Valley; The jealous lover; Weep you no more; 'Tis St Valentine's day; I dare not ask a kiss
Britten - Simple symphony
Tuesday 2nd July
Brahms - Three songs for female voices, two horns and harp
Schubert - Auf dem Strom, orchestrated by John Lubbock
Brahms - Songs op. 44 for female voices
Brahms - Serenade no. 2 op.16
Soprano: Anna Shackleton - with the OSJ Ashmolean Voices
All concerts are 7.30–9.30pm (Doors open at 7pm unless otherwise stated)
If you sign up to the OSJ loyalty club (The Conductor's Circle), which is free to join, and get 20% off these and future concert tickets.
Telephone: 0845 680 1926
key benefit: New key benefits coming soon.
Pegasus is an arts centre established in East Oxford since 1962. It specialises in a range of performing arts for young people in collaboration with professional artists and in parallel with the making and presentation of new work by established and emerging artists and companies.
Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford. OX4 1RE.
Box Office - 01865 812150
key benefit: Free child's ticket to Bicycle Boy with every paying adult. Plus Cycle to the show & get a free drink on arrival.
|Join us at Osney Mill Marina Garage and enter a magical world of broken spokes, spare wheels and bicycle bells in this brand new musical Playhouse Plays Out production for children aged 5 to 8 and their families.|
Grab your helmet, hop on your bike and come on down to Sam's bicycle workshop. Only make sure you're feeling fit, because we're relying on you to pedal-power the show!
Sam's happiest when he's fixing bikes. It's what his Dad used to do, and his Grandad before that. Years ago, Grandad taught Sam how to ride and promised that when he took his stabilisers off he'd get a very special present. But where did he hide it? Sam's determined to find it, even after all these years, but he's going to need your help...
Join us at Osney Mill Marina Garage and enter a magical world of broken spokes, spare wheels and bicycle bells in this brand new musical Playhouse Plays Out production for children aged 5 to 8 and their families.
Set in our specially created bicycle workshop, roll up your sleeves and get ready to pedal or sit back and enjoy this interactive Oxford Playhouse production, featuring live music and lots of fun.
This show is located at Osney Mill Marina Garage (off Botley Rd), OX2 0AN.
Valid Fri 3 May 4pm & Sat 4 May 12pm
Call Oxford Playhouse Box Office on 01865 305 305
Full terms and conditions apply.
About Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse present and produce a wide range of live performance. The programme includes the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.
11-12 Beaumont Street
key benefit: A £5 lunch of 2 Oxford Sausages served over a creamed mash, with a rich red wine gravy. Mon-Thu from 10am to 3pm, when you present your key smart card.
The Big Bang is the true gastronomic experience of Oxford, we do our best to source everything from within 20 miles of the city and in doing so, we allow you to taste the real flavour of Oxford, not a chain restaurant version of it. We also throw in the best of our art, of local live music, all served up in Oxford's prettiest corner with a touch of Oxford charm.
Please note that other types of sausages, including vegetarian alternatives, they are all available, at a slightly higher rate.
The Big Bang
42 Oxford Castle Quarter
01865 249 413
key benefit: key holders get 20% off all food and drinks at Coffee Republic
Welcome to Coffee Republic - one of the UK's leading coffee chains with an acclaimed reputation for providing great tasting coffee and delicious, freshly prepared food. We work hard to ensure that you enjoy your coffee in a smart, clean environment, staffed by people who care about the service on offer.
With nearly two hundred CR bars in the UK, come and see for yourself why our customers are joining the Coffee Republic's Coffee Revolution!
Plus enjoy free WI-FI at Coffee Republic.
47 Cowley Road
key benefit: key holders get 10% off all food and drink at Le Petit Pain.
Le Petit Pain is an excellent little sandwich bar, located adjacent to the outbound X90 and airline services St Clements stop. They have an excellent spread of freshly made sandwiches, baguettes, croissants, and coffees.
Le Petit Pain
55 St Clements Street
key benefits: key holders get 20% off, Sunday to Thursday, throughout April.
The Living Room forms part of the re-development of the historic Oxford castle heritage site in the centre of Oxford. It remains a firm favourite amongst Oxford's discerning diners and those seeking high quality fresh food and cocktails in a stylish environment.
The Living Room
1 Oxford Castle
key benefit: key holders get 15% off the food bill at Noodle Nation.
Noodle nation is a family owned and operated business. Inspired by the street hawker cafes of Hong Kong, Noodle Nation wanted to open a place where people could eat great oriental food in a friendly relaxed environment. The food is exceptionally tasty, and is freshly prepared at lightning speed.
100-101 Gloucester Green
key benefit: key holders get 15% off all food and drink at Organic Deli Café.
Organic Deli Café is a little gem of a café located down Friars Entry (next to Debenhams, off Magdalen Street). The family run business’ broad menu stretches from Mediterranean herb paninis, organic white baguettes, pitta pockets, wraps, bagels, gluten free/specialty options, to organic salads, jacket potatoes, and even hot food specials.
Organic Deli Café
24 Friars Entry
key benefit: key holders get 25% off the food bill at Shanghai 30's (Sundays to Thursdays only)
Winners of the Central England 2008 Remy award, Shanghai 30’s is a must visit. Situated in a beautiful 15th-century building, Shanghai 30's is bursting with character and warmth. The cuisine is based on both the classic and contemporary dishes of Shanghai. Fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented, the menu includes both the more standard dishes like beef with broccoli and some unique finds, like Shanghai 30's Seafood Deluxe, a menagerie of seafood in abalone sauce. Aside from the food, the real joy is in the restaurant ambience and the dining experience itself. Upon ascending the stairs after going through a short tunnel, you are taken back to '30s Shanghai, where you can imagine that you have been welcomed into the parlour of a successful merchant.
82 St Aldates
key benefit: 10% discount from participating dealers when a customer spends over £20 and pays with cash.
Antiques on Hight is Oxford's favourite venue for buying antiques. Twenty five friendly dealers offer extensive experience across a wide range of areas including:
Silver and jewellery
Books and music
Linens, vintage fashion and accessories
Ceramics and glass
Pictures, prints and maps
Antiquities and collectables.
Antiques on High
85 High Street
key benefit: 10% off when you present your key smartcard at the time of purchase.
UK Building Plastics Direct is the Thames Valley's Largest supplier of trade and DIY building plastics.
From made-to-measure PVCu windows to underground drainage, they cater for all of your project requirements, whether you are a large construction company or a DIY Enthusiast.
They have showrooms and trade counters located in main road locations in Oxford and Witney.
Watlington Road, Cowley. OX4 6NF
Oxford Hill, Witney. OX28 3JS