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“Recommended as a participatory night out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Catweazle Club

The Catweazle Club
Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1HU, England
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Ranked #1 of 52 Nightlife in Oxford
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Clubs
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Yokohama, Japan
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“Recommended as a participatory night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I always try to drop in at the Catweazle Club when in Oxford on a Thursday night. You get to hear twenty or more random performances of song, poetry, performance... The good the bad and the ugly... I especially recommend it if you like to perform, not just listen. You have to arrive a little earlier in the evening and give in your name. If you arrive early enough, you will probably get a slot. Sometimes people who have never done anything in public before decide to have a go. The nice thing is that even if your performance is rubbish, you won't be jeered or have rotten fruit thrown at you. The audience is very sympathetic and they know that each number will be over in five minutes, so they are generally good-natured. To be honest, going to a bar or a pub for a drink does not count as "night-life" in my book. Here is a place where at any moment something brilliant might be about to happen... And it could be you yourself making it happen. That is what I call night LIFE.

Visited November 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Best night out anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Having lived in Oxford since the Ice Age I felt a total numpty making the effort with my wife to visit the Catweazle Club and discover the fun and talent therein, missing out on 19 years of such brilliance. As others have noted, Matt the MC is drop dead funny and orchestrates the evening with consummate class. The night we were there a violinist, guitarist/pianist and singer who had never met before created a song from ideas from the audience and it just built from there. A very special event not to be missed.

Visited June 2013
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“Loopy, brilliant and divine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I went here and had the most wonderful evening! So good to see so many creative people expressing them selves in so many ways! I would defo go again.

Visited October 2013
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Oxford
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“Incredible diversity of unique acts, talents and people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Great music and poetry from fascinating bunch of folks. Really nice location convenient to other cool stuff. Tasty beers and local ales make it!

Visited April 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“An open mic night without a mic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Catweazle is one of Oxford's best kept secrets. It has a wonderfully cozy and welcoming atmosphere for performers of all kinds: singer-songwriters, poets, storytellers and, of course, the obligatory weirdos. Every time I go there's at least one thing that blows my mind and one thing that's totally bizarre! The audience are the best listeners you'll ever meet. I love going here.

Visited June 2013
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