More gossip than even your granny can deal with. From Paloma Faith in Haddenham to revamps here there and everywhere, put your ear to the ground right here.
Modern Art Oxford gallery shop opens on Saturday
The only free public space dedicated to contemporary art in Oxfordshire, Modern Art Oxford has an supercool aesthetic, industrially chic café and a funky gift shop to boot, which reopens with a brand new design on Saturday. I always go here for cool cards, stationary, and gifts that make me look smarter than I am. You should too!
Question Time comes to Aylesbury next week!
The gobby of Aylesbury (by which I mean myself!) get a chance to grill none other than Jacob Rees Mogg at the Waterside Theatre next Thursday when the fragrant Fiona Bruce and the Question Time team rock up in Buckinghamshire. What are the odds on JRM resting up in the next door Travelodge for the night?
The Potters Arms is OPEN!
This fantastic rural pub venue near Amersham has long been on the Muddy radar as an unlikely but charming venue for some of the hottest comedy acts in the UK. A Brakespear pub, it’s been bought outright by landlord Richard, who has just finished giving it a refurb inside and out – and it’s just opened up to the public again. Go book yourself in to see Andrew Bird, currently supporting Michael McIntyre on tour, on Thurs 28 Feb.
Extra! Extra! Weed all about it! Oxford’s , down the easily missed alleyway Friars Entry, is the first in our ‘hood to serve cannabis coffee *gasp*. The café uses CBD oil that supposedly has loads of health benefits and leaves you feeling, um, mellower. A shot adds an extra £2.50 to your cappuccino and apparently gives it a green, oily texture and distinct smell. Just make sure you’re near a fast food outlet for the munchies afterwards.
Filming alert in Haddenham next week
Exciting rubber necking opportunity in this pretty Bucks village, most famous for its ducks and frequent starring role in Midsomer Murders. On Thurs 21 and Friday 22 Feb it’s the location for general filming and a chase sequence in Warner Horizon TV series Pennyworth, a 10 part series rooted in the Batman universe, starring Paloma Faith. Bring your sarnies and autograph books.
Brand new Doctor Who room at Escape Hunt
Nerd alert! Westgate Oxford’s escape room has been upgraded with a Sci-fi setting and new Dr Who themed challenge. Launching today, you have to save the human race from an impending Cyberman attack. Here, take my sonic screwdriver, it’s the least I can do.