Around the world in 80 ways!

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Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first ship that circumnavigated the world, OFA 2022 will be a celebration of the world in a multitude of ways – and of Oxford’s scientific, literary and creative achievement, too.

We welcome distinguished performers ranging from Joseph Calleja and Brian Blessed to Phil Wang – and we look forward to your return to the Rose Garden. Come to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin to see Gaia: what better way to reflect on the fragile glory of our planet?

The Oxford Festival of the Arts has been delighting audiences for well over a decade now, and is established both as a major source of entertainment and community engagement in Oxford – plus this year there is the added joy of the real-life connections with artists and with each other in prospect.

The schedule is more alluring than ever: from artists representing the richness of cultural diversity, such as Taiko Drumming (Japan), the qanun from the Middle East, and the fusion of East and West with Chinese percussion, to African musicians working with musicians in England.

With a fortnight’s events including internationally-renowned authors and musicians, film, dance, and song, the
Festival will provide something to divert and delight everyone.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Oxford Festival of the Arts this summer.

Helen Pike
Master, Magdalen College School

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