Welcome to Oxford! I’m currently touring the show ‘A Strange Wild Song’ with Rhum & Clay. Touring is an odd one; whilst on the surface it means lots of exploring and impromptu nights out in new locations I feel I should tell you that touring ALSO involves lots of travel, unfamiliar beds, constant packing and maniacally refreshing Google Maps on the motorway. I was lucky enough to have a day off in Oxford last weekend to explore!
Following a late brunch at Georgina’s Cafe (recommended by Bel) in the covered market (worth visiting just for the ornate signage) we then wandered around the picturesque cobbled streets watching drunk students in caps and gowns (some sort of term beginning event?!) and enjoying the 1960s publishing house aesthetic that seems to affect the whole town. Even the front of Oxfam is in mahogany and sepia! I spent a few hours over at the Museum of the History of Science as well, which you can read about in a separate post here.
We spent a lot of time in a stationary shop called Scriptum. It was filled with beautiful quality stationary, traditional writing implements and random “gift” items: inkwells and quills, parchment notebooks, beautifully illustrated copies of classic books, ornate decorative hot air balloons and a glass case of venetian masks. Rob and I both managed to justify buying stickers (stickers!!) and notebooks before heading on to a museum which I shall blog about next.
I’m next touring to Leicester, Derby, Exeter and Devon; any suggestions gratefully received ! You can read about the show here and listen to some of my score here (I’ve blogged about it here and here). Facebook/Twitter/Bloglovin