2021 Covid Security

We are delighted to be able to open our postponed 2020 show from 1st – 9th May 2021.  We have made every effort to put arrangements in place to ensure you have a safe, as well as happy visit.  Therefore, please work with us to ensure all covid-safety measures are taken to keep you, our staff and other visitors safe.

You will need a mask to enter the pavilion.  Hand sanitiser will be available at certain points but we suggest you bring your own.  Please observe social distancing rules at all times, especially when queuing.

Finding Us

Kingham Lodge, West End, Kingham, OX7 6YL

By Car

Please follow signs to the carpark, there is blue badge parking at Kingham Lodge.

Please do not park on the road, village lanes are narrow with restricted parking which must be left available for permanent residents. Follow signs for the main car park for exhibition visitors.  Please note the car park is in a field, appropriate vehicles and footwear according to the weather are advised.

Click here for directions using Google Maps

By Train

Kingham station is on the Paddington to Hereford line, 90 minutes from London and 20 minutes from Oxford. The station is one mile from the village and an easy walk or short taxi ride (book in advance).

Entrance

For 2021 a free timed ticket must be obtained via our website prior to arrival.

Entrance is free, as are all Oxfordshire Artweeks events, though we welcome donations.

Access

There is blue badge parking at Kingham Lodge which is on gravel.  Once inside the garden everything is level access and firm underfoot.  Strong hands are available to help wheelchairs over the gravel if required.  There is a pushable wheelchair at Kingham Lodge available for visitors to borrow if they decide some extra help would be a good idea when they get here.

WC

For 2021 there will only be WC facilities half way around the planned route (at the pavilion).

Café

For 2021 food can be pre-purchased through our website when you book your timed ticket.  We have a delicious selection of salads, tarts, sandwiches, brownies and our ever-popular scone with cream and jam.

Tea, coffee and water can be purchased on the day by contactless payment only.  (No cash).

There will be limited outdoor seating available on the cafe lawn.  When there is no seating available please take your picnic back to your car, where there is space to picnic in the field.

Please note there is no WC at the cafe; use the facilities at the pavilion which is half way around your route.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome, please keep them on a short lead at all times.

Sales

We accept cash, cheque, cards and on occasion IOU.

Because this is a biennial charity event we aim to keep our costs to the minimum and so operate a paper based sales system.  Please bear with us while we work as quickly and efficiently as possible, which will be slower than the automated systems of commercial sales desks.

Some items can be removed at the point of sale.  This means that as the show progresses, there will be fewer available works of art.  However, there will always be a substantial range of sculptures to view and to buy.

Children’s Activities

We run a popular sculpture trail for children.  Please note for 2021 there will not be any toy tractors available and there will be a no-touch policy across the exhibition as part of our covid-secure arrangements.

Please keep children with your ‘bubble’ and not let them run around the garden.

Additional Activities

Because this is the delayed 2020 show, we are including some of the wonderful plans we had to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day.  Therefore, there will be a display of model aircraft appropriate to World War II in the field at the end of the garden which will include some flights of radio-controlled aircraft.

Route and Flow

Please arrive at the car park no more than 15 minutes before your entry time.  You can enter the garden at any time throughout your 15 minute entry window.  Late arrivals may not be able to enter on a busy day.

A planned route around the garden will be marked by small signs and some roped guidance as well as on a map in your catalogue.  Please keep social distancing in mind as you enjoy the sculptures at your pace.

We have allowed 2 hours for you to walk around the garden including a 30 minute sit in the cafe (subject to tables being available).

Protecting our neighbours

Please do not walk around the village when you visit the show.  Kingham is a small village with a mixed age population at various stages of vaccination and psychological recovery from the pandemic.   Therefore, we ask you to help us minimise the impact of a public event on their daily lives.

Artist Information

Any information we have on the artists is on the exhibitors page of the website.  If we do not have a biography of a Zimbabwean exhibitor it is because we have tried and failed to get further information about them.