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  • Brotherhood of Mack - Blues at the James Street Tavern, Saturday 20th September  
  • Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre  
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    Coffee Concert: Petr Limonov (piano) Holywell Music Room

    Coffee Concert: Carducci String Quartet with Peter Caelen (piano) Holywell Music Room

    KIDS AM: Pudsey the Dog [U] Vue Cinema Sat 20 Sep: 10.00am

    Last chance to book for

    Autumn Adrift - Meditative Canal Break
    Book by Thu, 18 September

    (Starts Fri, 19 September)

    Soul Radiance Retreat with Hay House Author Sarah McLean
    Book by Thu, 18 September

    (Starts Fri, 19 September)

    Personal Presence 1 Workshop
    Book by Thu, 18 September

    (Starts Fri, 19 September)

    Stoner sounds form Overlord
    Book by Fri, 19 September

    (Starts Sat, 20 September)

    Brand new for 2014:  Authentic Performance Academy's Youth Theatre Group for ages 17-20
    Book by Fri, 19 September

    (Starts Fri, 19 September)

    Latest reviews

    Journey's End: The splendid Watermill Theatre, near Newbury, has revived one of the greatest...read more

    The Kite Runner: Epic novels are notoriously hard to adapt for the stage. Bestsellers routinely...read more

    Secret Theatre: In 2013 London’s Lyric Theatre closed for a redevelopment. During this time...read more

    Review of the day

    Becoming Jane [PG]: Too long. Dull and boring. Terrible casting, I couldn't agree less with 'cinegoer'....read more (27 March 2007)

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    Wednesday 17th September 2014 Hide

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    Sparky's Spotlight

    Jam session hosted by Oxford's favourite open mic compere, Sparky The Dangerous Poet. Play your songs accompanied by the house band.

    8.30pm Free

    James Street Tavern, 47-48 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU, Sun-Wed 12-11.30pm; Thu 12pm-12.30am; Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

    www.facebook.com/sparkysspotlight

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    Gig, Music, OX4, Nightlife, Open mic, Today, This Week, Session

    Open Mic

    Weekly open mic hosted by Lee Davies.

    8.30pm Free

    The Cape of Good Hope, 1 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA, Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    www.thecapeofgoodhopeoxford.co.uk

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    Gig, Open mic, Today, This Week

    Oxford Classic Jazz Band

    Oxon's most authentic jazz band playing hot jazz, classic songs, rags, boogie and stride. Food and fine beers and wine on-site.

    7.45-10.15pm Free

    The Oxford Blue, 32 Marston Street, Oxford OX4 1JU, Mon-Wed 5pm-11pm, Thu,Fri 5pm-12am, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12-11pm

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932 748379

    No need to book!

    Gig, Concert, Family Friendly, Jazz, Today, This Week

    Lloyd Yates

    Folk-rock

    7pm 8

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    Gig, Folk, Today, This Week

    Sheila Salway's Oxford Jazz Jam

    8.30pm

    Wig and Pen, 9-13 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AU, Thu: 11am - 12am Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am Sun: 12pm - 11pm

    07961 151695

    Gig, Concert, Jazz, Nightlife, Today, This Week

    Songs from The Marsh Marsh Harrier Pub

    Open Mic at The Marsh Harrier. Hosted by Oxfords very own Lewis Newcombe-Jones.

    7:30pm free entry

    Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HH

    www.themarshharrier.com Email Me 01865 718225

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Pubs, Music, Open mic, Today, This Week

    Thursday 18th September 2014 Hide

    GigThursday 18th September 2014 Hide

    Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre

    Reviews

    Oxford's unique performance space for music, poetry, story and song

    8pm 6 (5)

    East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1HU

    www.catweazleclub.com

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    A unique venue in Oxford. A quiet, generous audience, and a fascinating plethora of acts. General standard: pretty high to occasionaly...read more

    Gig, Open mic, This Week, Storytelling

    Acoustic Thursdays

    Open acoustic jam plus set from featured local artists

    8.30pm. Front bar. Free

    The Bullingdon (briefly The Art Bar), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    www.facebook.com/acousticthursdayjam

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    Gig, Open mic, This Week, Session

    Marcus Malone The Haven Club

    Blues

    8pm

    The Bullingdon (briefly The Art Bar), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    www.havenclub.co.uk

    Gig, This Week, Blues

    Mudslide Morris Acoustic Thursdays at the Bully

    Hipshaking delta blues and boogie from a lively one man band! Includes acoustic jam.

    8-11pm Free

    The Bullingdon (briefly The Art Bar), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    www.reverbnation.com/mudslidemorris

    Gig, Music, This Week, Blues

    Interstellar Emily, Drawl, Punch Drunk Monkey Club, Tim Mayo It's All About The Music Presents

    Pink Floyd tribute band plus local rockers

    7pm 5

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

    Gig, This Week

    Live Lounge Cape

    Homegrown Oxfordshire acoustic goodness

    8.30pm Free

    The Cape of Good Hope, 1 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA, Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

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    Gig, This Week

    Dave O'Higgins The Spin Jazz Club

    Jazz saxophonist accompanied by the Spin Trio

    8.30pm 10, 8 (concs), 6 (student)

    The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    www.spinjazz.net

    They say great jazz is like sex for the brain. Tonight there was no awkward edge-of-dance-floor jiggling, just nodding...read more

    Gig, Jazz, Nightlife, This Week

    Pete Fryer Band

    Local blues-rock legend

    9pm. Downstairs Bar. Free

    The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

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    Gig, This Week, Blues, Rock

    Slipper 'n' Beer

    Maracutaya spinoff with soul / blues / funk

    8pm

    Joe's Bar & Grill, 260 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DX

    Gig, This Week

    Sparky's Flying Circus

    Weekly open music, poetry and song session

    9pm Free

    The Half Moon, 18 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 2am; Fri: 4.30pm - 1am; Sat: 12.30pm - 2am; Sun: 1pm - 2am; Mon 5pm - 1am.

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    The legendary Sparky's Flying Circus is one of the best and funniest nights out and it's free!From musicians (guitar, flute, violin...read more

    Gig, Poetry, Music, OX4, Comedy, Nightlife, Stand Up, Open mic, This Week

    Nick Gill Oxford Classic Jazz

    Classic jazz and ragtime piano/vocals. Light, melodic and creative renditions of Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin et al. Real ales and food available.

    8-11pm Free

    The Cock Inn, Combe

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932 748379

    No need to book!

    Gig, Family Friendly, Jazz, This Week

    Electric Jam Blues Session

    Bring your instrument and jam along with house band

    8pm Free

    The Jack Russell, Salford Road, Marston, Oxford, OX30RX

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    Gig, Music, Nightlife, Open mic, This Week, Session, Blues

    Friday 19th September 2014 Hide

    GigFriday 19th September 2014 Hide

    Man Make Fire, Endless Mile, Rusty Gs, The Mark, Black Tish II Church Of The Heavy

    Metal

    6pm 5

    The Bullingdon (briefly The Art Bar), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    Gig, This Week

    The Nextmen (Dom Search & Brad Baloo), Count Skylarkin Skylarkin' Soundsystem

    Reggae, dancehall & rocksteady

    10pm-3am 6 (adv), 8 (otd)

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

    Gig, Nightlife, This Week, Reggae

    Francis Pugh & The Whisky Singers, Swindlestock, The August List Roots Ramble 3 - Jericho

    Acoustic American Roots musical pub crawl visiting the friendliest ale houses Oxford has to offer.

    8pm Free

    The Gardeners Arms, Plantation Rd, 39 Plantation Road, Oxford OX2 6JE, Mon & Tue: 5pm - 12am; Wed & Thu: 12.30 - 2.30pm & 5pm - 12am; Fri: 12noon - 2.30pm & 5pm - 12am; Sat: 12noon - 12am; Sun: 12noon - 11pm.

    www.facebook.com/events/1458260057774192

    Gig, Folk, This Week, Blues, Americana

    Fracture, Osprey & The OX4 Allstars, Chasing Daylight, Megan Josephy, Allan Jaggs It's All About The Music Presents

    Grunge, rock and acoustic

    8pm 5

    The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    Gig, This Week

    Joe Miles

    Acoustic singer-songwriter promoting EP 'Liars, Lightweights & Chancers'

    8pm Free

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    Gig, This Week

    Morecowbell

    Rock and pop covers band

    10pm Free

    O'Neill's, 37 George Street OX1 2AY, Mon - Thu: 11am - midnight Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am Sun: 11am - 11pm

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    Gig, This Week

    Open Folk Session Oxford Folk Club

    All welcome

    8.30pm 2

    The White House, 38 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PD

    www.oxfordfolkclub.com

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    Gig, Folk, Open mic, This Week, Session

    Sean Hughes: Penguins Cornerstone Arts Centre

    Hear about his Dublin upbringing, school & teenage years, family & friends.Strong language

    8pm 15, 13.50 (concs)

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

    Must book by 17 Sep 2014

    Gig, Comedy, Stand Up, This Week

    kingB Didcot Red Hot Blues Club

    Live blues music, 3rd Friday of each month, all welcome, bar open from 8pm

    8.30pm 5

    Great Western Staff Association Club, Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NR

    didcotredhotblues.com didcotredhotblues@gmail.com 07788645989

    No need to book!

    Gig, Music, This Week, Blues

    Saturday 20th September 2014 Hide

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    Brotherhood of Mack - Blues at the James Street Tavern, Saturday 20th September

    Reviews

    Debut performance of Oxford's newest blues supergroup

    9pm Free entry

    James Street Tavern, 47-48 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU, Sun-Wed 12-11.30pm; Thu 12pm-12.30am; Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

    www.facebook.com/events/1473204126266725/

    Gig, Pubs, Music, Nightlife, This Week, Blues, Rock

    The Strays, Too Many Poets, Jules Penzo, Mary James One Gig Closer to Wittstock

    Fundraiser for Wittstock festival with local artists

    7.30pm 5

    The Bullingdon (briefly The Art Bar), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    www.wittstock.co.uk/

    Gig, Charity, This Week

    The Iron Knights, Sanity Loss Oxrox Presents

    Hardcore metal

    7pm 4 (adv), 5 (otd)

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

    Gig, This Week, Metal

    Nikki Petherick

    Local singer-songwriter

    9pm Free

    Royal Standard, 78 London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9AJ, 11-11

    Gig, This Week

    Stoner sounds form Overlord Gappy Tooth industries

    Plus Black Juju (Aylesbury garage) + Francis Pugh & The Whisky Singers (Americana sextet)

    8.20-11.00pm 4.50, cheaper advance

    The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    www.gappytooth.com Email Me 01865 395327

    Booking advised by 19 Sep 2014

    Gig, This Week

    Subset, Cherry White, De Mask Thyself

    Rock / metal

    8pm 6

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    Gig, This Week

    Grandma's Hands & Bethany Weimers

    Final gig for local 5-piece, with support from critically-acclaimed alt-folk artist BW

    7.00pm-late Free

    The Isis Farmhouse, Haystacks Corner, The Towing Path, Iffley Lock, Oxford OX4 4EL

    www.facebook.com/events/1465961053669964/

    Gig, Music, Folk, This Week

    Roughcut Ruby

    Rock / soul covers

    9pm Free

    The Red Lion (Marston), 40-42 Oxford Road, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PH, Mon - Thu & Sun: 12pm - 11.30pm Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12.30am

    Gig, This Week

    Quiltbag Cabaret

    Queer-friendly arts night. Performances by CN Lester, Bridget Minamore, and Sally Outen

    7.45-11.30pm 7 (5)

    East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1HU

    quiltbagcabaret.wordpress.com quiltbagcabaret@gmail.com

    Booking advised by 20 Sep 2014 Book tickets

    Gig, Art, LGBTQ, This Week, Knit and Natter

    Philberto, Mickey Sharma, Ian Moore, Matt Price The Glee Club

    Stand up comedy.

    7.15pm 14.50, 5 (NUS)

    The Glee Club, 3 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, Doors 7.15pm, latest entry 8pm

    Love it or hate it, one has to admit that stand-up comedy is not a funny business. Take your average co-worker that you find amusing...read more

    Gig, Comedy, Stand Up, This Week

    'Mood Mesopotamia - the Goddess Returns' Oxford Jazz Masters Series

    Poet Jenny Lewis with OxJaMS trio George Haslam, Richard Leigh Harris & Steve Kershaw.

    8 - 10pm 7/5

    Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AU, Mon - Tue: 11am - 8pm, Wed - Sat: 11am - 11pm, Sun: 2pm - 5pm

    Email Me 07737876213

    No need to book!

    Gig, Poetry, Music, Jazz, This Week

    Moonrakers Moonrakers Celtic Music

    Celtic harp, fiddle, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals. Trad & Contemp.

    7.30pm 10

    St Edburg's Church, Old Place Yard, BICESTER, OX26 6AU.

    www.moonrakers.net colinon246@talktalk.net 01869 249555 or 01869 323375

    No need to book!

    Gig, Family Friendly, Music, Folk, This Week

    Moonrakers Moonrakers Celtic Music

    Celtic harp, fiddle, stringed instruments, whistles, female & male vocal. Trad & Contemp.

    7.30pm 10

    St Edburg's Church, Old Place Yard, BICESTER, Oxfordshire, OX26 6AU.

    www.moonrakers.net Email Me 01869 249555 or 01869 323375

    No need to book!

    Oxford's much-toured band Moonrakers (Celtic harp, fiddle, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals) give a full...read more

    Gig, Family Friendly, Music, Folk, This Week

    Chalice @ Wychwood Folk Club Wychwood Folk Club

    Chalice are a popular Cotswold-based five-piece contemporary folk band

    19:30 4.00

    The Swan, Shipton Rd, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 6AY

    www.wychwoodfolkclub.com Email Me 01993831427

    No need to book!

    Gig, Music, Folk, This Week

    NightlifeSaturday 20th September 2014 Hide

    Extra Curricular

    Weekly night of electronic and bass-heavy music

    10pm-3am 5

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

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    Gig, Nightlife, This Week, Electronica

    Sunday 21st September 2014 Hide

    GigSunday 21st September 2014 Hide

    The Bookies Open Mic

    Come join the fun every Sunday. Hosted by Chris Padmore. All welcome.

    8.30-11pm Free

    The Old Bookbinders, 17-18 Victor Street, Oxford OX2 6BT, Monday: closed; Tue & Wed: 4pm-12pm; Thu-Sat: 12pm-12am; Sun: 12-11pm.

    Email Me

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Pubs, Family Friendly, Music, Open mic, This Week

    Magic Numbers, Ren Harvieu SJM Concerts

    Indie soft-rockers

    7pm 15

    O2 Academy Oxford, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, From as early as 6.30pm to as late as 4am, daily

    Gig, This Week

    Superloose, Beard Of Destiny, Stem, Dale Easthope, Purple May GiddyUp Music Presents...

    GiddyUp Music Presents free acoustic music. Downstairs Bar.

    3:30-7pm Free

    The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    www.facebook.com/events/619973941448508/ Email Me

    Gig, Music, This Week, Blues, Rock

    Lizzie Newbury Quartet The Oxford Wine Café

    Lizzie presents her highly entertaining musical show with the bluesiest of classic swing!

    6.30-9.00pm Free

    Oxford Wine Café, 38 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN

    www.oxfordwinecafe.co.uk 01865 236959

    No need to book!

    Gig, Pubs, Music, Jazz, This Week

    Live Jazz

    With Dave Lewis (sax) , Tim Dawes (bass) & Tim Lapthorn (piano)

    5pm-7.30pm Free

    Quod, 92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN, 12 noon - 11pm

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    Gig, Jazz, This Week

    Folk Session

    A mix of Irish folk and other genres led by the legendary Mick Henry. Open session, all welcome.

    8pm Free

    The Half Moon, 18 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 2am; Fri: 4.30pm - 1am; Sat: 12.30pm - 2am; Sun: 1pm - 2am; Mon 5pm - 1am.

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    Gig, Music, Folk, OX4, Nightlife, This Week, Session, Irish

    HOAM: Harcourt Arms Open Mic session

    Very supportive atmosphere, all musicians welcome!

    7.30-10pm Free

    The Harcourt Arms, Jericho, Cranham Terrace, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6DG, Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-12pm, Sat 3pm-12pm, Sun 3pm-11pm

    www.nigelbrown.org/harcourt-arms.html Email Me 07919 311297

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    Gig, Pubs, Music, Open mic, This Week

    Jon Richardson: Nidiot

    Star of TV and radio with new stand up show

    8pm 23.40

    New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

    Theatre, Gig, Comedy, Stand Up, This Week

    Lulo Reinhardt's Latin Swing Project

    One of today's greatest Gypsy Jazz guitarists

    7.30pm 15 (adv), 18 (otd)

    SJE Arts at the church of S. John the Evangelist, 109 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH

    Gig, Concert, Jazz, This Week

    Monday 22nd September 2014 Hide

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    Mother Of God, Molior Superum, Baron Greenback Snuff Lane Presents

    Swedish stoner rocker on UK tour

    7pm 9 (adv), 10 (otd)

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

    Gig, This Week

    Sharon Corr, John Gaughan SJM Concerts

    Singer, songwriter and violinst, touring her new solo album, The Same Sun.

    7pm 17.50

    O2 Academy Oxford, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, From as early as 6.30pm to as late as 4am, daily

    Gig, Folk, This Week, Pop, Nu-folk

    Jo Harman Band Famous Monday Blues

    Blues

    8pm 12

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    Gig, This Week, Blues

    Tuesday 23rd September 2014 Hide

    GigTuesday 23rd September 2014 Hide

    Jazz at the Bully with The Martin Pickett Organisation

    Swinging Organ and Guitar Jazz

    8.30 pm Free

    The Bullingdon (briefly The Art Bar), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    01865 244516

    Gig, Jazz, This Week

    The Spark Side Of The Moon

    Open mic night hosted by Sparky, The Dangerous Poet. Music, poetry, comedy, song and all forms of entertainment welcome

    8.30pm Free

    James Street Tavern, 47-48 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU, Sun-Wed 12-11.30pm; Thu 12pm-12.30am; Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

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    Gig, Poetry, Music, OX4, Comedy, Nightlife, Stand Up, Open mic, This Week

    NightlifeTuesday 23rd September 2014 Hide

    Tuesday Night Pub Quiz The Three Horse Shoes, Long Hanborough

    Mid week Pub Quiz with Prizes for 1st and 2nd place and booby prize for last place

    8pm 1.50

    The Three Horse Shoes, 18 Main Road, Long Hanbrough, OX29 8BE

    Email Me 01993 883838

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    Gig, Pubs, Quiz, Nightlife, This Week