Playing what we want. Now Playing on JACKfm

Good Grief


The Land's Heart is Greater Than Its Map

Next: Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Runs until Friday, July 15th, 2022 (See all dates)

6:30pm - 7:40pm
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Part of Offbeat Festival 2022

Join a guided tour of a distant city where nothing seems to make sense. Its people are silenced and its landscape is disappearing.

There is a far away city which cannot be named. Its people are silenced and its landscape is disappearing.

In this distant city, daily life is stranger than fiction: you can see the sea but are forbidden to touch it, being honest is illegal and those with ancestral connections to the city are forbidden to enter it.

Propelled by a need to tell the city’s story before it is forever forgotten, a resident records the stories behind his favourite places.

This alternative guided tour allows you to wander through the streets of his hometown. Your journey to this distant city will take place within the streets of Oxford and requires only comfortable shoes and an open imagination.

The content of the stories that our resident tour guide will tell you are not what you might expect; they do not focus on historic landmarks and holy sites. Instead his chosen 'stops' on the tour are at the hidden and seemingly insignificant areas and sites of memory that one holds dearly when the threat of exile and erasure hangs over your head.

An emotional, cartographic resistance piece which actively questions who has the right to claim the history of places and objects and how we can imaginatively salvage shrinking landscapes.

Additional Information:

The entire experience will be outdoor and consist of a guided tour through Oxford – the start & finish point will be Oxford Playhouse.

You will be required to wear headphones throughout the walk.

Headphones are sanitised before each use.
You’ll just need comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for any potential wet weather.

More Information (JACKfm is not responsible for external websites)


Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street

More details for this venue


The event runs from 6:30pm to 7:40pm on the following dates.
Select a date to add this event to your calendar app.

Get more from JACK

Someone’s greedy. Join the JACKaholics to get more access behind the scenes and the latest updates. Our emails won’t enlarge much except the size of your inbox.