The ‘Summer’ weather was the worst in living memory and coupled with the effect that the Olympics had on tourism outside of London was bad news for our lovely friends at Creation Theatre. They fund their productions exclusively through their ticket sales so a 50% reduction in tourists visiting Oxford has hit them very hard.
We love Creation Theatre – not only are their productions innovative and great fun but they are, collectively, one of the most inspiring groups of people that we have ever worked with. Naturally we want to do what we can to help secure the future for such a culturally important organisation for Oxford.
You can help too by bidding in our book auction:
We have 5 specially signed and dedicated copies of Michael Palin’s ‘Brazil’ The dedication reads “Thank you for supporting Creation Theatre” and 5 signed copies of Philip Pullman’s ‘Grimm Tales’ that we are auctioning. All proceeds of the auction will go to Creation. Of course they would make delightful Christmas gifts but, more importantly, the money raised would help to ensure spectacles such as this are not lost to Oxford:
There is no shortage of choice for novels set in Oxford. From classics such as Brideshead Revisited through to Colin Dexter’s Morse Oxford in books is a veritable hotspot of love, intrigue, machination and murder. So much murder! Listed below are 15 novels that have an Oxford connection, let us know which is your favourite. If your favourite is not listed do add it in the comments.
We will run a promotion over the summer and would be very happy to include your quotes as we find out what the favourite Oxford novel is. Get voting, get campaigning!