From punk-rock to holidays, check out some of the top picks from this weeks Guide section

Oxford Mail: Bill Bailey is the patron of the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS)

Comedian Bill Bailey talks to Katherine MacAlister ahead of his special Orangutan charity gig at the New Theatre

Oxford Mail: US noise merchants Reel Big Fish cut loose from the big boys

Meanwhile, popular Californian ska-punk band Reel Big Fish are playing the O2 Academy on 11 February. Tim Hughes chats to the US noise merchants.

Oxford Mail: Jacob Cole

Marc West gets his mind blown when he attends the TEDxOxford event

Oxford Mail: Fresh snow and sunshine on Madrissa

Fancy a skiing holiday? Then let Tim Hughes tell you why Klosters in Switzerland is the place to be

Oxford Mail: Cyrus Todiwala - Still hungry for challenge

Top Indian chef Cyrus Todiwala takes time of our of his hectic schedule to talk to Katherine MacAlister ahead of his appearance at the Jaffe & Neale bookshop in Chipping Norton

Oxford Mail: Mayday Parade, Derek Sanders is centre

The O2 Academy gets rocked by Mayday Parade on Wednesday. Frontman Derek Sanders talks to Tim Hughes ahead of the show

Bands and artists: remember to keep sending your songs for our Oxford Mail MP3 showcase.
Joining more than 50 Oxford bands and singer-songwriters this week is budding country star Susie Corfield from Long Hanborough.
Susie, a 13 year-old pupil at Bartholomew School, Eynsham, plays a mix of covers and original material and has a rare talent, with a great voice and engaging guitar style way beyond her age.
Next month she jets off to Nashville to play in the country music capital. Watch this space for details.
Listen to her, and other talented artists, at
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