|Sent on:||Monday, July 1, 2013 4:28 PM|
Hope you've been enjoying the events recently. From comments posted, both of our guides offered excellent tours of Oxford, and we will be arranging more such outings this summer. We'll also be looking at arranging coach trips to London, Brighton and other places a little closer to home, so watch this space.
For new members in particular, a couple of guidelines regarding Oxford Arts. It's primarily a social group, albeit one whose focus is arts and culture. Please don't use it simply as a vehicle to promote your own events. They won't be circulated as Meetups and if it happens regularly, you'll be asked to leave the group.
If you are new and have an event, either your own or somebody else's, which you wish to draw our attention to, please contact me first, and we can then discuss the possibility of adding it as a Meetup. Guidelines are 1) Plenty of notice; 2) Try to avoid a clash of dates with existing Meetups.
Finally, for future guided tour or other pre-booked events, we're likely to be using Paypal as the main payment method, which I'm advised is free if you set up your own account. This is a consequence of a rather chaotic juggling exercise with the recent guided tours, which has left me somewhat out of pocket. Several people have contacted me to explain why they weren't able to attend and offer payment, which is much appreciated and I've worked out a reduced sum for them, but for those who haven't responded to emails, I won't be making the same mistake twice!
Enjoy the occasional moments of sun as they arrive and hopefully see you at an event soon,
PS Tomorrow's jazz event in Reading is a lovely, relaxed evening, with a level of volume that makes for easy conversation - do give it a go, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!