Any event, launch, party or gathering, big or small - whether it is hobnobbing with aristocrats or making jam with the WI - I want to hear about it. My name is Marc West and I'm out and about each and every week in our fair city of dreaming spires to find out what's really going on in Oxford. You can also follow me on Twitter @marcwestoxford

Cool ghouls spirit up a dead creepy adventure

Oxford Mail:

2:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Paranormal shenanigans at Oxford Castle send shivers down Marc West's spine as he spends a night with the spooks

Searching for a partner between the covers at Story Museum

Oxford Mail:

1:52pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Marc West had Great Expectations of meeting the love of his life when he attended a new literary-based singles night

Lessons that pack a punch for all budding boxing stars

Oxford Mail:

1:37pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Marc West is given a wake-up call with a difference as he joins an early morning boxing training session

A red letter day at Silverstone

Oxford Mail:

2:31pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Marc West laps up a weekend in automotive heaven as he joins Ferrari owners for their annual event at Silverstone

Come on in to discover city's best kept secrets

Oxford Mail:

1:40pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Liz Nicholls takes a peek behind the Oxford Open Doors event taking place this weekend

Flowers @ Oxford: Pushing the boundaries of floral creativity

Oxford Mail:

Gardening correspondent David Bingley is mesmerised by the blooms at an Oxford floral show

Tutmania set to take over museum

Oxford Mail:

11:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

As the Ashmolean opens its Discovering Tutankhamun display, Katherine MacAlister finds out more about the ancient Egyptian king

Place to go if you are game for the good life

Oxford Mail:

12:43pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Tim Hughes dons his green wellies and messes up the lawn of Blenheim Palace to preview the highlights of this weekend's CLA Game Fair

Girls' essential guide to being a shiny, happy festival-goer

Oxford Mail:

12:53pm Thursday 10th July 2014

With the summer music festival season in full swing, music-lover and serial festival-goer Ella Reeves presents her list of must haves - to make your festival experiences as fun, shiny and mud-free as possible

Funny business at Cornbury Festival

Oxford Mail:

11:53am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Comedy, talks, a kids' zone and vintage cinema are just a few of the non-music related activities at Cornbury, says Katherine MacAlister

Prepare for a really wild weekend

Oxford Mail: Prepare for a really wild weekend

11:03am Thursday 29th May 2014

Liz Nicholls discovers the plethora of wildlife inspired events at Oxford Festival of Nature

In an English country garden

Oxford Mail: Chelsea Flower Show: It smells as good as it looks

10:11am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Abingdon Horticultural Society chairman and beekeeper, David Bingley buzzes around Chelsea to find the highlights of this year’s Chelsea flower show for Oxfordshire gardeners

Gemma Levine captures the essence of star power

Oxford Mail: Judi Dench

10:02am Thursday 8th May 2014

As she prepares to launch her autobiography, top female photographer Gemma Levine talks to Katherine MacAlister about her life and work

Photo show takes it nice and sleazy

Oxford Mail: A world of hookers and night owls captured the old-fashioned way

10:58am Thursday 1st May 2014

Tim Hughes delves into a world of Soho sleaze for a new exhibition by Oxford photographer Marc West

Getting jiggy with it for St. Patrick's Day

Oxford Mail: Irish dancing in city centre

12:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Marc West laces up his tap shoes to join a troupe of Irish dancers as they celebrate at a city centre pub

A brush with fame

Oxford Mail: A brush with fame

2:45pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Sarah Mayhew-Craddock is excited by the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see works by impressionist Paul Cézanne at the Ashmolean

Where babies can boogie too

Oxford Mail: Baby Boogie

2:02pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Marc West has a surprise when what looks like the hottest disco in the city is populated by tiny tots

We're watching the skies at Waddesdon Manor

Oxford Mail: The Stargazing Night at Waddesdon Manor

11:57am Thursday 6th March 2014

Marc West joins stargazers at Waddesdon Manor and learns that a surprising number of heavenly bodies can be clearly glimpsed by us lesser mortals...

Cai Yuan - An artist who's a real scream!

Oxford Mail: Cai Yaun

2:27pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Sarah Mayhew-Craddock finds out about an unusual month-long project at the Ashmolean by Chinese artist Cai Yuan

International art show cuts out the middle man

Oxford Mail: Olivia Boa

1:21pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Buyers were negotiating prices directly with the 150 exhibitors from 23 countries at Oxford’s inaugural show, as Marc West finds out

The world according to TED

Oxford Mail: Jacob Cole

1:27pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Marc West puts his thinking cap on to listen to some of the world’s greatest minds at the TEDxOxford event

Hot's just so cool - a session of Hot Yoga

Oxford Mail: Hot's just so cool - a session of Hot Yoga

1:13pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

With the January detox well under way, Marc West turns turns up the heat at his first session of Hot Yoga

Art's out in the open - following Oxford's outdoor art trail

Oxford Mail: The Ox opposite Oxford Railway Station

11:22am Thursday 16th January 2014

Forget galleries and museums, Marc West finds creativity all around as he follows the outdoor art trail around Oxford

Dash makes a splash - the Great Brook Run

Oxford Mail: Winner Ben Chapman and firefighter Mick Dunn, who came third

2:25pm Thursday 9th January 2014

Marc West puts down his camera for an adrenaline-pumping run through the icy waters of West Oxfordshire

Some of the finest festive cheer for OAPs

Oxford Mail: Treat yourself at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

12:35pm Thursday 19th December 2013

There is lots on to enjoy at this time of year including local markets and a calm oasis amid the rush says Liz Nicholls

Special gifts to mull over from the Oxford Christmas Market

Oxford Mail: Anna Frohn

11:32am Thursday 19th December 2013

The artisan delights of Oxford’s Christmas Market leave MARC WEST feeling in a fine festive mood

Out & About: The Drunken Knitwits

Oxford Mail: Knitwits out and about around Oxford

1:47pm Friday 6th December 2013

With needle and wool in hand, MARC WEST joins the newest secret society in town... the Drunken Knitwits

Out & About: It's all about the beers on Oxford's Brakspear Ale Trail

Oxford Mail: Hail to the ale: Natasha Smith at The Chequers

10:15am Friday 15th November 2013

It’s a hard job but someone has to do it and MARC WEST takes the Ale Trail challenge very seriously...

Out & About: Stepping back in time at the Oxford Town Hall Tea Dance

Oxford Mail: Swinging: Graham and Carol Hall

10:41am Friday 8th November 2013

With its genteel ambience, a tea dance makes MARC WEST yearn for the age of elegance and bygone days

Out & About: Broken Spoke Bike Co-op offers a new spin on cycle repairs

Oxford Mail: Framed: Elle Smith

6:32pm Thursday 31st October 2013

More people are getting on their bikes with the Broken Spoke Bike Co-op, as MARC WEST finds out

Out & About: Scratching that dance itch in style... at Oxford's Itchy Feet night

Oxford Mail: Spinnin':  DJs Jason King and Count Skylarkin

11:43am Friday 25th October 2013

Glitz and glamour on the dancefloor give MARC WEST a night out to remember at The Junction

Out & About: Cooking up a GRATE night out at Sophie Grigson's cookery school

Oxford Mail: Cooking up a GRATE night out

5:00pm Thursday 17th October 2013

Novice cook MARC WEST joins a band of culinary enthusiasts at the first anniversary of Sophie Grigson’s pop-up cookery school

Out & About: Oxford Lindy Hoppers strut their stuff

Oxford Mail: On the hop:  Helen Gavin and Alastair Graham

1:32pm Friday 11th October 2013

Despite possessing two left feet Marc West has a great time getting down with the Oxford Lindy Hoppers

Out & About: Oxford's Vintage Fair is ab fab!

Oxford Mail: Susie: Vintage Fairy!

3:39pm Friday 4th October 2013

Marc West joins the stylish people at a fiesta of retro cool

Out & About: Binsey hosts a fete-ful day for villagers

Oxford Mail: Motoring: Olly Wills, from The Epstein, and Hamu Hammerschmidt

2:08pm Thursday 19th September 2013

The sixth annual Binsey Fete once again charms Marc West with old fashioned fun and some fine music

Out & About: Museum Goes to Town 'Jurassic larks'

Oxford Mail: Monster: Holly Talkington, Lily Griffey-Hill and Jess Steele tackle the Utahraptor at Blackwell’s in Broad Street

7:05pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Marc West goes on the trial of some escaped critters from Oxford University's Natural History Museum

Out & About: John Otway: He did it Otway

Oxford Mail: Star; John Otway

3:29pm Friday 30th August 2013

Marc West laughs along to the career highs and lows of rock's 'greatest failure'

Out & about: Elder Stubbs Festival, Oxford

Oxford Mail: Green fingers: Alison Drummond

3:34pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

Westy goes out and about at an East Oxford festival with real flower power

Out & about: Wilderness @ Cornbury Park - unforgettable full-on festival fun

Oxford Mail: In crowd: William Wolfgang Fritz, Morticia De Cat, Onaga Of The Odnates and Bertha Badger

7:42pm Thursday 15th August 2013

Marc West goes out and about with his camera at our favourite festival - WIlderness






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