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Oxfordshire Artweeks is the UK’s oldest and biggest artist open studios & pop-up exhibition event, which celebrated it's 40th anniversary last year. In the town we call home, Watlington Oxfordshire, from the 6th to the 14th May you can enjoy a huge range of creative activity by artists, makers and designers in artists' studios, pop-up galleries, glorious gardens, ancient churches and other beautiful venues. This year we will be returning to the beautiful Tree Barn at Christmas Common! The owners of the Tree Barn have generously invited us back again this year to have a Food Stall and Bar on site for the duration of Artweek where we will be offering beautiful, seasonal, artisanal food & drink each day and at least two evenings of long table dining Supper Clubs!

Food Stall & Bar

Each day of Artweek (Saturday 6th to Sunday 14th including the Bank Holiday) we will be at the Tree Barn from 12noon to 6pm offering delicious hot drinks, chilled drinks and cheeky tipples, beautiful sweet and savoury delights for lunch, all handmade by ourselves in Watlington for you to enjoy whilst you explore the amazing artists exhibiting at the Tree Barn!

We will also be offering the chance to prebook an Artweek Afternoon Picnic! A picnic box filled with savoury delights including finger sandwiches, quiche, scotch eggs, sausage rolls and sweet treats including Fruit Scones and delicious cakes. Perfect for enjoying in the sunshine at the Tree Barn.

Supper Club

To coincide with the two late evening openings (till 7pm) on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th May we will also be running Two Long Table Supper Clubs! These will take place from 7pm in the Barn where you will be able to enjoy a fantastic Three Course Meal surrounded by some of the sensational art work on display! Our bar will also run through the evening for drinks to accompany your meal. Our Supper Clubs at last year's Artweek were a sell-out success so we may add an extra date too!

The Suppers will be held on long shared tables and are designed to be a unique, relaxed, social, community-building dining experience focused around wonderful food experiences. So whether you would like to join us as a couple, a small group or would just like to come alone, the shared tables will ensure everyone has a wonderful time!

Booking will be essential and tickets can be purchased right here on the website using the links below.

the menu

We have chosen to take the unique opportunity which Artweek affords us to place our GCHQ (Gravy & Custard Headquarters!) flag firmly in the land of tolerance, acceptance and unity. Our menu for the Supper Club draws on our ruminations around the Coronation after the passing of the Queen and the idea of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. We don't shy away from the contentious nature of this topic but stride towards it as a celebration of food cultures from the Commonwealth and how we have consumed and adapted them as part of our own food culture.

We hope our menu and our accompanying story will spark discussion as well as taste buds and let us share our love of learning through our love of food.

Whether you can come and sample some of our food during the week or weekend, order a Picnic or join us for one of our Supper Clubs, we really hope you will have the chance to support the amazing community project that Artweeks is!

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