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Beyond The Walls of Jericho: A guided tour from the Beatnik to Bathsheba & back

We're delighted to announce that David Gunnell, who proved such a knowledgeable and engaging guide on the third of our literary tours of Oxford this summer, has prepared an exclusive dramatic tour of Oxford's historic Jericho area, setting off from the Albion Beatnik and delving into some of the sights, sounds and stories associated with an area rich in social history.

Details of the event are still being finalised, but we can promise an experience rather different from that of a standard guided tour, featuring readings from David, a gifted orator, and one or two surprises along the way.

David has generously agreed for all proceeds from the event to be donated to Oxford's Archway foundation, a volunteer-led organisation, which provides a befriending service for those who find themselves isolated due to physical, psychological or social circumstances, and which Oxford Arts Group has supported in the past.

Places must of necessity be limited, so please don't delay in signing up for this unique event.

Ticket prices £6 (£4 concessions)

You may like to bring a torch or make friends with someone who has!

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  • Neil

    David's gift for dramatic reading, combined with a passion for his subject, and his imaginative approach to exploring this historic quarter of Oxford, came together on a memorable evening. Ably assisted by the versatile Joanne Lindsay and the passion and verve of 'The Horns of Plenty', the Jericho of Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Laurence Binyon was brought passionately and movingly to life.

    October 10, 2013

  • Peter L.

    outstanding!!

    October 10, 2013

  • Liz P.

    Just to add to all the other comments - yes- what a wonderful evening this was! Sometimes poignant, sometimes spooky and then finally, utterly, utterly joyous! One of those serendipitous events that I am so very, very grateful I didn't miss!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When will you do another one as I missed this one yesterday Neil?

    October 9, 2013

    • Neil

      Very much depends on David's availability, and I know he's pretty much fully booked until spring, but will see if I can persuade him to consider one or two similar ventures.

      October 9, 2013

  • juliette g.

    Absolutely brilliant. David and Neil excelled themselves. So much preparation and creativity went into this. The inside view on OUP quad, the spooky St Sepulchre and the Horn of Plenty rocking that amazing Oxford space, St Barnabas. The weather also behaved before it gets cold tonight

    October 9, 2013

  • Peter L.

    yes a splendid evening thank you Neil and David for poetry known and poetry new to me great music and I shall now read under the greenwood tree

    October 9, 2013

  • Mark B

    What a great idea! Really enjoyable and in the right way 'quirky' tour. St. Barnabas part was a joy.

    October 9, 2013

  • Lorinda

    Excelllent- such an imaginative treat of poetry, prose and music!

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic evening full of intriguing insights and fabulous surprises! Thanks to Neil and David for organising.

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Easily the best event so far, thank you David and Neil for a wonderfully entertaining evening and even better knowing we're helping Archway.

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an amazing evening one of my best nights in Oxford :)

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An amazing evening which made me look at Jericho in a new light

    October 9, 2013

  • Maria

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 8, 2013

  • Dominic H.

    Fabulous, and full of wonderful surprises. Probably the first time I've been in a graveyard after dark since I was a teenager, too...

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing and bonkers

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not going to make it on time thanks to public transport and Oxford traffic.

    October 8, 2013

  • Meg B.

    I am signing up (Meg Barton) - my e-mail address. Guest will be Kathy Turner.

    October 8, 2013

  • Lorinda

    Really looking forward to it!

    October 8, 2013

  • Maria

    I am coming straight from work and am thinking dinner at Manos at 17.30, if anyone fancies joining me.

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Neil, I just can't get there in time because I have a client I'm taking to Heathrow. I really enjoyed Davids first tour and hope to learn more about Oxford from him

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, can't make it. Have fun!

    October 7, 2013

  • Neil

    Folks, please don't forget to change your RSVP if you can't make it on the night in order to allow others the opportunity to come along.

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first ever Meetup

    October 7, 2013

    • Neil

      Welcome to the group Craig - will be good to meet you too!

      October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great! I was wondering how long the tour would run for, and also where it ends (I'm assuming back in Oxford?). Thanks!

    Junli

    October 5, 2013

    • Neil

      Hello Junli, the tour is one and a half to two hours long, and begins and ends at the Albion Beatnik in Jericho.

      October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Neil, I'm coming back from Heathrow and will get to Walton Street around 7pm. Are you starting on time?

    October 3, 2013

    • Neil

      Probably won't be hanging around long....but you can text me on[masked] to find our whereabouts.

      October 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok Neil thanks

      October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ohhh I can't come I have friends coming over that night, but I will definitely try to make the next one, if there is one. This sounds brilliant.

    October 4, 2013

  • liz b.

    So I don't miss out again, do I pay on the night or buy a ticket before to secure a place?

    September 20, 2013

    • Neil

      Don't worry Liz, everyone who's RSVPd will be welcome along, but I may have to close the event to further RSVPs at some stage. :)

      September 20, 2013

    • liz b.

      Thanks Neil looking forward to it

      October 3, 2013

  • Lorinda

    Sounds great and for a great charity!

    1 · September 20, 2013

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