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The Catweazle Club

Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1HU, England
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You never forget your first time

Back in 1996, as a twenty-one year old backpacker from Australia with a guitar I could barely play... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clare B
A unique community of performance

Last time I was here we had haunting Lithuanian lyrics, C&W comedy songs, a capella blues covers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CarlTomlinson
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Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1HU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Clare B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank Dave_Fairhurst_13
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Catweazle P, Bon Viveur at The Catweazle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

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

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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

Thank LornaK643
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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..

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

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

Thank Polly B
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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

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Sometimes amazing, sometimes awkward; it's always variable, but always intimate, interesting and entertaining. Great bar, lovely people, fantastic craic. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 5 May 2015

You can hear a pin drop in the East Oxford Community Centre on a Thursday night, in between the clapping, the stories, the poetry and the acoustic sets. It is an open mic without a mic, which is the essence of its charm. Not everything...More

Thank Josh S
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