Oxford’s Covered Market has not only extended its opening hours, attracted lots of new bars and eateries READ ABOUT IT HERE but is also hosting an extensive programme of comedy, author talks, tours, music and more to keep us amused over the summer.

On Thursday July 20, 5.30pm St Lukes Chapel, Radcliffe Old Quarter – Covered Market shop Y.O.U has got together with Uncomfortable Oxford in this unique walking tour, which not only showcases the diverse heritage of the city but unearths stories of those often left out of traditional narratives: women, people of colour, and LGBTQIA+. All profits to Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. 12+ Tickets and more info: HERE

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Jazz at Gulp Fiction arrives on Thurs 20 July at 8pm in the form of All About That Groove – funky, danceable jazz from a free-flowing rhythm-focussed quartet. Then on Thurs 27 July Oxford’s distinguished small jazz collective, Gorenberg Quintet, which specialises in a unique blend of groove and space, will be on hand to entertain you.  www.gulpfiction.com

Tap at The Covered Market

The same night, Thurs 27 July, there is a beer takeover at at The Market Tap from 6pm as Pretty Decent Beer Co arrive for a tap takeover and guided tasting with members of the Pretty Decent team. Tickets include a sample beer, guided tasting, discount on purchases and a chance to win prizes. Tickets and further info: link

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Undercover Comedy will keep us all amused on Thurs 3 Aug from 7.30pm at Gulp Fiction whereby six comedians from the UK comedy circuit will take their turn with the mic, as well as featuring fabulous August headliner Musta Fayasin. Tickets: HERE

Kate Collins

Then it’s the turn of two brilliant authors at Gulp Fiction, first up Kate Collins with her book A Good House for Children on Friday August 4 at 6pm as she chats about her debut novel, Shirley Jackson, ghosts, and mould.

Author Sophie Pavelle

On Friday August 25 at 7pm meet Sophie Pavelle who, in her hilarious and thought-provoking first book, Forget-Me-Not: Finding the Forgotten Species of Climate Change Britain, Sophie describes the trips she took to see ten rare native species: species that could disappear by 2050. Tickets and more info: www.gulpfiction.com

For more information go to https://oxford-coveredmarket.co.uk/news-and-events/news/events-at-the-market-june-2023/