‘City of Inspiration: The role of Oxford in the life and work of Evelyn Waugh and as catalyst for new writing in 2019'’
Join us for a dynamic evening of readings and discussion as we welcome Dr Barbara Cooke (Co - Executive Editor of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh) back to the Abingdon Arms, to read from her 2018 publication, Evelyn Waugh's Oxford. Dr Cooke will be in good company as she will be joined by poet, Dr Robert M. Francis and playwright, Ms Sophie Swithinbank, both of whom will be performing readings of new, Oxford - inspired writing, created during their time as the 2019 David Bradshaw Creative Writers in Residence, at Worcester College and the Bodleian Library.
For more information about the Complete Works project, The David Bradshaw Creative Writing Residency and our guest speakers, please visit: https://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/evelyn-waugh
‘'Lost Voices: The Last Victorian and The Confidential Clerk' - Mary Stuck. R. D. Blackmore and A. E. Coppard, although little read now, have close local connections which will be of interest in the community.
Bank Holiday Sunday Session Special. We have Frazer Lepford hosting who is is a singer/songwriter who started his career busking around the South West- and has been busy releasing material which is hitting the top 10 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and given airtime on BBC Introducing.
Come and join us for an evening of rock and roll with the Abingdon Arms’ favourite, Phil Baker. Phil sings and plays classic rock tracks from across the decades- pure sing along vibe that will put a smile on your face. And its not too late which it means it doesn’t technically count as being out, out.
Starting from The Abingdon Arms, then meet back at pub afterwards for well -deserved refreshments. Please wear bright clothes, bring gloves and big bags or sacks. Other villages have organised litter picks on other dates. More hands will mean more beautiful roadsides!