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    Food and Drink Reviews

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    The Alternative Tuck Shop: I love ATS. The best sandwiches in Oxford by a country mile, and fantastic service....read more

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    Latest Theatre Reviews

    Oxford hosts an extraordinarily wide range of dramatic entertainment, from student drama, to local professional and amateur groups, to national companies on tour.

    Amadeus: Hailed the length and breadth of Europe as a prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was...read more

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    Latest Cinema Reviews

    With 20 commercial screens and several college facilities, Oxford avidly watches everything from blockbusters (Vue & Odeon) to arthouse (Phoenix and the Ultimate Picture Palace)

    Youth [15]: I love Youth. It's visually stunning, with great acting throughout. Very witty script. Michael...read more

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    Latest Music Reviews

    With everything from Europe's oldest concert hall, a theatre capable of staging Wagner and many a murky gig dive, Oxford is a magnet for performing musicians of all tastes and specialities.

    Fun Lovin' Criminals: 'We're here for YOU. Thank YOU.' That's what made this gig a little bit different;...read more

    Gabrielle Aplin, Lewis Watson, Hannah Grace: A stunning performance. Gabrielle's complete control over her superb voice gives...read more

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    Latest Reviews of Exhibitions

    Oxford has everything from the cutting edge at Modern Art Oxford (Pembroke St), to the third largest collection of Raphael and Michelangelo drawings in the world (the Ashmolean, Beaumont St). The Pitt Rivers (anthropological) Museum in Parks Road is also worthy of note, not to mention dozens of individual galleries at colleges and other institutions.

    Animal - A Safari Through Stories: The Story Museum were in the very final stages of setting up their new exhibition,...read more

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