Oxford Festival of the Arts returns in person for Summer 2022

By Josh Butler - 10 June 2022

Arts and Culture

Whilst they have put on successful online events for the past two years, Oxford Festival of the Arts is returning in person for Summer 2022.

Between Friday, 24 June, and Monday, 25 July; a rich and diverse programme of music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, comedy and literature will take place at a range of beautiful and inspiring venues across the city.

Inspired by the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the globe, the line-up features the awe-inspiring GAIA by Luke Jerram at SMV Church, world- renowned Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja, comedians Phil Wang, Rosie Jones and Sara Barron, and special guests Brian Blessed and former Prime Minister Theresa May MP

Shakespeare’s Globe are performing Julius Caesar while family-friendly events include The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Broad Street and Queens and Kings on MCS School Field.

Director of the Festival, Michelle Castelletti said: “OFA2022 promises to be as bold as it is exhilarating, as meaningful as it is thought-provoking, and as inclusive as it is inspiring. There is laughter, poignancy, excitement and beauty awaiting all.”

Master of Magdalen College School, Helen Pike said: “It is a joy that we are all able to share the full festival experience once again. And what a festival it is going to be: a celebration of our world in a multitude of ways – and of Oxford’s scientific, literary and creative achievement, too. We hope that there will be an event to entertain and inspire everyone – and an opportunity to come down and enjoy each other’s company in beautiful surroundings.”

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