Church Times Festival App
Download the free festival guide for iPhone and iPad - with tips on what not to miss at Bloxham, interviews with this year's speakers, book extracts and more.
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Bloxham Festival Poster
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Sessions will begin promptly, so please be seated 5 minutes before due start time. Please switch off all mobile/electronic devices. Tickets will be available at the festival welcome desk over the weekend (depending on availability). Payment by card or cash.
Please bring all your printed tickets for entry to festival sessions. In the case of lost or forgotten tickets please visit the welcome desk.
Finding Your Way Around
You can view a map of Bloxham School here. Stewards will be on hand throughout the weekend and printed maps will be available at the welcome desk.
Taxis from Banbury Station
We hope to negotiate a special rate with Castle Cars once again: find their offices at the back of the station (go straight on at the foot of the stairs, past the ticket office) and mention the Bloxham Festival when you book. Telephone number: 01295 255510.
A number of free car parking spaces will be available at the school, with additional parking available at The Warriner School (which is just a short walk from Bloxham School). Car park stewards will be in attendance to advise.
Sessions will take place in the Great Hall, the Recital Room, the VLR (library) and the Chapel; we regret that the Chapel does not accommodate wheelchair users. The Recital Room is on 1st floor and has lift access, and both the Recital Room and the library have disabled toilets.
Hot and cold drinks, light snacks, meals and a bar will be available throughout the weekend. We hope to accept card payment – but your best bet in case of difficulty is to bring plenty of cash. No cash dispensers or cashback offered on site.
Pubs and Restaurants in Bloxham
The Joiners Arms - food served 6pm - 9pm
Old Bridge Road, Bloxham OX15 4LY 01295 720223 www.joinersarms.com
Bloxham Fish Bar - open 4:30pm - 9:30pm
High Street, Bloxham - 01295 722343
Elephant & Castle
Humber Street, Bloxham 01295 720383 www.bloxhampub.co.uk
Church House Bookshop will run a bookstall throughout the weekend in the main building, with a great selection of speaker books and other titles. Author signing sessions will also be here - full details of these will be at the welcome desk. To order speaker books or find out more visit www.chbookshop.co.uk or call us on 0845 017 6965 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am - 5pm).
Time to Spare
If you have an hour or two to spare between sessions, we recommend:
- School library - open all weekend and offers comfortable seating to read the paper or relax in quiet. (No food or drink please.)
- St Mary's Church - the 198ft spire of this beautiful medieval church dominates the landscape for miles around. Find out more here.
- Bloxham village - offers a pleasant stroll along the high street with several attractive local pubs. You can find more information about the local area at www.banbury-cross.co.uk and www.visitnorthoxfordshire.com.