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Fantastic event

Really enjoyed the entire experience! It grew so much since the catweazle events I remember in... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Anne-Elise H
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Always a pleasure

No two nights the same, the acts are often of a high standard and occasionally utterly... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Christopher M
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the entire experience! It grew so much since the catweazle events I remember in Northgate hall roughly 20 years ago! Matt offers the Same Wonderful fun loving friendly quality open stage event with a delightful artistic twist and a loving attentive audience !...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne-Elise H
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

No two nights the same, the acts are often of a high standard and occasionally utterly unique. Tonight was the typical mix of the bonkers, beautiful and breathtaking that I have come to expect. If you are in Oxford for any length of time, then...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Back in 1996, as a twenty-one year old backpacker from Australia with a guitar I could barely play, I decided to pluck up my courage, head down to the Catweazle Club that a friend had told me about, and - for the first time -...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Last time I was here we had haunting Lithuanian lyrics, C&W comedy songs, a capella blues covers, new tunes, old tunes, poems, a touring band drop by... A typical evening at this most atypical of (acoustic) Open-Mics. If you’re in Oxford and you’re not here,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Every Thursday night this little club appears as if by magic and transports a small, dedicated audience to a 1960s Greenwich Village style open mic. The mics are so open there are no actual microhphones, just a hushed, respectful crowd, and a cross generational set...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SimonVeaney
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is the most wonderful little venue, so supportive to all the performers, welcoming, friendly. Just go! Go to listen. Go to learn. Go to be entertained And please, go to perform, you will not regret it. My future trips to Oxford will be planned...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Catweazle P, Bon Viveur at The Catweazle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thanks Dave! Great to have you along...Matt

Reviewed 24 July 2017

A positive and supporting atmosphere and crowd where diverse artists and musicians can feel free to really express themselves creatively.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank rdorourke
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a break from the arcane and the tourists the Catweazle Club, which opens every Thursday night, 8pm to 12pm, is the place. This popular performance venue hosts a wide range of gifted poets, musicians, singers and storytellers whose works vary...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Catweazle P, The Cat's Pyjamas at The Catweazle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thanks for the love, Lorna! See you next time around..

Reviewed 9 June 2016

A very chilled friendly lovely place, perfect for enjoying some great music, poetry, singing and what not! Loved it!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Polly B
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

I went with a couple of friends to provide a change from the usual open mic night we go to in Newbury. It has a pleasant bohemian vibe and exudes cosiness. Every performer gets to perform one piece, be it a song, a poem etc...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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ash h
15 March 2015|
Response from CatweazleMatt |
Yes, plenty of parking.
Charles L
14 January 2015|
Response from CatweazleMatt |
I have no idea what that even means!