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The Catweazle Club

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Address: Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1HU, England

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Cool and friendly!

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

Reviewed 9 June 2016
Polly B
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 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 which may seem too little but there's quite a few slots on the night so... More 

Thank nomad-people-allowed
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Hanswehr
London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 is great - or should I say, in the wonderfully non-judgemental spirit of the place... More 

Thank Josh S
High Wycombe
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

Had my first ever trip to Catweazle last night. Simply amazing mix of audience and performers from those who had ever been on stage before to some accomplished amateur musicians. No one played from any written music and we had everything from Chopin to a cover of a Mary J Blige number. Big cheer for every performer, an affable host,... More 

2 Thank AndrewPSmith
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

When I first came to Catweazle, I expected to find the usual open-stage scene. A dark room smelling of rancid beer. A stringy-haired guy-with-guitar barely singing through a bad PA. A sparse scattering of other stringy-haired guys-with-guitars waiting their turn to play, and then each leaving immediately afterwards. And no audience but three oblivious alcoholics carrying on loudly at the... More 

2 Thank Michael H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

I'd heard good things about Catweazle from a few different friends and was not disappointed. There is a lovely respectful, creative atmosphere in the Catweazle club, which is conveniently located at the heart of Cowley Road in the community centre (which seems to be transformed for Thursday nights). The mix of artists is excellent - we heard poetry, short stories,... More 

1 Thank Explorer1991
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

I've been studying here for over two years, and nothing beats Catweazle. It's a true artistic community which really welcomes you in, and it's an absolute privilege to be a part of. It's by far the most intimate place I've ever played (and listened), and I'd really recommend you come and try it for yourself if you have the chance.

3 Thank flickerclear17
Oxford, England
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I've been going to Catweazle on and off for about four years. It is a rare, precious thing - a melange of poetry, songs, stories and usually something strange and uncategorisable. Matt's charm and grace weaves this eclectic mix together, usually somehow finding a theme for the evening - as if it was meant to be from the start. A... More 

1 Thank ashthecat
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

As you leave the dark dreary winter streets to enter the Aladdin's Cave of the Catweazle Club a soothing balm of artistic variété envelops you. It really is the best tonic for whatever troubles may have crossed your path during the preceding day/week/year. An opportunity to see some very talented individuals transport you into a realm of musical, literary and... More 

2 Thank Tinydancer2014

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