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More info on the Oxford Castaways event at The Big Bang on Thursday:
0 · April 23, 2014
Oxford Castaways and The Big Bang Restaurant The Big Debate present Is Oxford Oxtopia? Chaired by Bill Heine, panellists will include Jenny Lewis, Reveren Charlotte Bannisterd Parker, Euton Daley and Dai Richards, just some of the fascinating people that have been interviewed over the years by Sylvia Vetta for the Castaways column which appears in Oxfordshire Limited Edition each month in the Oxford Times. The debate begins at 8pm so order the special supper* first! Castaways Combo The event is to mark the publication the following week of Castaways 2 Oxford , a book published by James Harrison of Oxfordfolio which collates 40 castaway interviews with the p eople who help to make Oxford the diverse, cultured and creative place it is. Readers can dip into their life journeys including those of Radiohead’s bass guitarist, Colin Greenwood, and revered folk singer, Peggy Seeger and the Chancellor of Oxford Univer sity, Chris Patten. Thursday 24 th April, from 8pm @ The Big Bang Restaur
Restaurant Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY 42 A take on the popular Desert Island Discs, Sylvia’s Castaway is shipwrecked on Oxtopia and must choose artworks, objects or books to take with them. In her introduction to the book, Sylvia writes, “The island of Oxtopia is a fictional population creation of mine and is blessed with a growing − hence the need for this book. Oxford Castaways 2 contains fascinating tales and life journeys often intriguing, serendipitous, funny, sad, with destinations sometimes sidetracked, destinies sometimes fulfilled, but all wending in and out of the city o f Oxford.” Unlike Desert Island Discs, Castaways are not marooned on their own but expected to live together on Oxtopia and build an inspiring society. Just what that society would contain will be at the centre of ‘the Big Debate’. Book now for what prom ises to be an evening of lively, intelligent and creative debate * Castaways Combo supper yes of course, it’s Oxford. includes beer or wine for
Castaways Combo supper yes of course, it’s Oxford. includes beer or wine for £13 and can be ordered beforehand. It comprises traditional Oxford & Wild Boar sausages, creamed mash and veg with red wine gravy plus a Big Bang Brew or glass of house Red or White wine. Vegetarian option available. To book, please phone or email [masked] All media enquiries to: Katie Read E: [masked] M:[masked] Prelaunch copies of Oxford Castaways 2 edition set with Oxford Castaways 1 specially bundled limited available for special purchas
purchase at the event at only £15: ca sh or cheque only (no credit/debit card).
Hi all, here's my new facebook page! Will buy you a drink at the next meet up if you like it! https://www.facebook.com/salvadordesign.co.uk
That day should be fine, as Bank Holiday is on the 5th May
Is it a no-go to arrange a meetup 1st May? I know it is a special day here in Oxford but have only been living here since September. So let me know if it's okay.
Like to organise a Meetup this coming thurs 24th April at the jam factory at 7.30pm. Who's would like to come? :)
0 · April 18, 2014
Unfortunately this post I wished I would never need to type has cometh. I am unable to make the MeetUp this week!!! I'm not sure how I'll survive this. Might start heroin to get me through this.
0 · April 21, 2014
oh dear hold in there! I'll call Maria and ask when we can arrange the next one. :)
I think we should meet Thursday anyway! Though, we will miss you so much Salvador :)
1 · April 22, 2014
I think we were looking at going to the Oxford Castaways thing at a The Big Bang on Thursday so won't make that.
0 · April 22, 2014
I'm also going to that Castaways debate at the Big Bang, so won't be able to make it either.
Me too, going to the Castaways debate, so won't be able to make it
Sound very interesting and very creative these Oxford Castaways books!!!
I can send out an email if you want to know more...
That would be great!
Ok then....shall we go for Thurs? Maria? Everyone? :)
Yeah let's meet on Thursday!
(As they say in America) : Awesome Possum! Thanks hun! And I can dutifully tell you I've now gone from 4 to 40 votes thanks to you and everyone's efforts. And the best bit is: even if I only make the top 10 finalists-I still win lingerie! I'm not sure what that says as a commiseration prize though...Lol :)
1 · April 10, 2014
Struggling not to make a dodgy comment in response to that! 41 votes now :-)
0 · April 10, 2014
Well, I haven't met you yet, but hey, I'll vote too :)
Was great to meet you all. And Kristina, I have dutifully voted for you as promised!
Probably the best night of my life.
2 · April 10, 2014
Can't make it but v much hope to meet you all soon!
0 · April 9, 2014
Where is the meeting point??
Sorry, don't think I'm going to make it this time – see you at the next one!
Salvador: I'll buy you a beer if I win-in fact I've promised every voter the same if I do win. :)
Sorry guys I'm now going away tomorrow so will have to leave it until the next event- Have you seen the creative event on the Arts Group page on the 23rd though?
Hey, I was going to come after work (I finish at 7) but been feeling unwell so will have to miss. Hope you have a good time!
And yet again, something in the way ;/ Apologies, but I do have a deadline to keep, which means I'll be busy till early hours in the morning ;( Next time I hope?
Sorry! I can no longer attend as I'm required at the Skoll World Forum. Hope the evening is awesome!
Hi Everyone! I look forward to the meetup tomorrow. Looks like it's going to be heaving with people which is great.I was wondering if those lovely peopleI've already met: Maria, Katie, Salvatore,Andrew, plus others -and those I'm about to meet tomorrow would like to kindly vote for me in this creative competition I've entered. It's called Women in the Making and the winner receives £10,000 and a mentor to support them in creating a business. So please vote for me at:
Thanks in advance! :)Kristina
0 · April 8, 2014
As long as I get a grand.
What time does this usually go on til? Have an appointment until 9.30pm but would love to catch up with you guys!
0 · April 7, 2014
We have only met up once so no "usually" yet :)
Hi there. I've realised that I won't be able to come to this. Going on hols the next morning and need to get to the friend's house I'm staying at for our early flight. Next time, I hope!
Hi all you creatives, I have now re-booked The Chequers for 20 people! I am looking forward to meeting you and for newcomers there will be a sign at the table saying "Oxford Creatives". See you Wednesday!
Hey you all. Excited to be a part of this group, I can't make the next event, but will hopefully get to meet you all at the one after. Have a drink for me xxx
0 · March 27, 2014
Hope no one minds if I just drink and chat?
0 · March 21, 2014
The Chequers sounds like a great place! I haven't been there but I see they have award winning ales so that's a good start ;)
It's not bad, can be full when it's term time though...
Ok. I have just booked a table
1 · March 21, 2014
The Chequers, High Street ? Pub sketching
0 · March 20, 2014
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