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Tim Key Q & A

In the run up to Tim Key’s return to the OFS  this month, we pry into the world of this radio star, film star and performance poet extraordinaire… Tell us … Continue reading

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Longwave preview by Catherine Love

Ahead of his autumn tour across the South East, award-winning theatre maker Chris Goode talks to journalist Catherine Love about revisiting the 2006 production of Longwave, and how it feels … Continue reading

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Calling Mr Aluko

I had the great pleasure of talking to Tayo Aluko, who stars in “Call Mr Robeson“, a one man show this Thursday 30th October at the Old Fire Station. Most … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: Sounds Emergent

http://projectinstrumental.org/about says “Project Instrumental brings thrilling performances to unbounded audiences” Sound Emergents: 5 pieces by contemporary composers and Shostakovitch. I was spellbound. I wrote poetry. I was puzzled. It was … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

12 Artists; 12 Worlds

I’ve now spent 3 days at Oxford Brookes Interdisciplinary Art MA Festival, (entitled LOST/FIND). I have been lucky enough to meet and get to know several of the artists whose … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Barbara Kruger at Modern Art Oxford

Barbara Kruger’s name first cropped up in my art history module at Banbury OCVC. A fleeting photo of a billboard, included in a lesson about pop art & post modernism; … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Zero Hours seems endless

During a week of frantic creativity at the Arebyte Gallery in Hackney Wick I popped over to the Yard Theatre to see a play which looked intriguing: Beyond Caring. I … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thoughts from the rehearsal room

Originally posted on threestreetsproductions:
Thoughts in rehearsals for Wallace Shawn’s Obie Award-winning monologue The Fever.  When The Fever, by American playwright Wallace Shawn, was written nearly twenty-five years ago, the…

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

INTERVIEW: Emma Leigh Artistic Director behind MadCap Theatre’s Twelfth Night

We have a chat with Emma Leigh, artistic director of MadCap Theatre about their upcoming show, Twelfth Night It’s great to have you back at the Old Fire Station! The … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Became of Harley Warren?

New playwright/director (and friend) Russell Anderson’s latest work is an adaptation of ‘The Statement of Randolph Carter’ by H. P. Lovecraft, and provided some genuine scares, as well as a smattering … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playground: 2nd Anniversary Abstract Feast of Ideas

Last week I attended the 2nd birthday party for Oxford’s Playground, a forum for artists and musicians to develop work and socialise.  As well as party snacks we were presented … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Artist Interview with Humphrey ‘Huck’ Astley; One of the Musico-Lyrical beings behind the sounds for ‘Alexander the Great’

Today, the magnificent Folk Operetta ‘Alexander the Great’ will come crashing and morphing and lolloping and flitting and hurtling down George Street, into the doors of the Old Fire Station, … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

STAND – an Oxford Playhouse ‘Plays Out’ Production

Chris Goode & Company | West Oxford Community Association, 29th May- 8th June | #STANDOxford Following on from Soapbox City, a 12 hour event that saw May Day revellers take … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adventures in Lo-Fi: Imagistic Recreations of a Modern Obsession with all things Vintage, Craft, Rustic

“It’s 8:30, according to my (inferior) 90s style digitally-faced Casio watch, and my partner’s (inordinately superior) ‘real’ 70s leather-strapped wrist-piece. We swing by the local artisan bakery, picking up a … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playwright Interview with Toby Parker-Rees: The lauded talent behind the bulging ‘WAIST’

WAIST is showing on March 20th, at 7.30pm: A Splendidly Absurd Time is Guaranteed for All Tickets are on sale, and selling like hot kebabs. Click here to grab one … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Artist Interview with Emma Moxey – All the Familiar Landmarks

All the Familiar Landmarks is an intensely beautiful, and exhilaratingly though-provoking, exhibition at the Gallery at The Old Fire Station from 21st February to 29th March. The painting, printing, and sculpture … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jack Eden’s ‘Axis’ at the Gallery at The Old Fire Station : A Spatial Investigation

An Investigation into this space, and therefore into all space. Jack Eden’s exhibition here at the Old Fire Station gallery was a marvellous success. With the recent opening of the … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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