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  • 1700 years ago, someone knocked this up…

    Sometimes it’s only when something is closing that you actually prick your ears up to them a bit. I’ve known about the Predators & Prey exhibition at Waddesdon Manor for ever, but I have to admit I coudn’t quite get the enthusiasm up to see a floor mosaic, even if it was one from Roman […]

  • Summer Funtime at the River & Rowing Museum

    Ah, doesn’t it look peaceful? This was the lovely neat, quiet room in Henley’s River & Rowing Museum before any children got into it. Let me say straight away that this Summer Funtime with Mr Toad exhibition is not quiet. Car horns beep, there’s a musical station to the front of the picture above with […]

  • See this: Bruce Munro at Waddesdon

    Another day, another great event at Waddesdon Manor. Sorry to bang on about Waddesdon so much – it’s my local NT place so I guess I go to it more than others – but the truth is it puts on such an incredible array of special events and extraordinary art that it’s hard not to […]

  • Fantastic art exhibition in North Oxford

    I popped into the lovely Sarah Wiseman Gallery in Oxford’s Summertown a while ago and Sarah gave me a sneaky preview of some of the paintings and prints of an upcoming exhibition by the much-admired Catherine Rayner. Then I promptly forgot all about it, only to realise today that the exhibition has actually already started. So […]

  • Edward Lear exhibition at The Ashmolean, Oxford

    I don’t know about you, but I love going to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It’s really calming, beautifully set out and, apart from some not-so-great expereriences in the cafe which is a bit too school canteen for my liking it’s a winner every time. I saw this at the press preview a few days […]

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