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News, happenings and goings on from the Old Fire Station, Oxford

Hidden Spire 2015: Before The Tempest

Today’s the day! We’re delighted to unveil the trailer for Before The Tempest: The show is part of Hidden Spire, a project which brings together a team of professional artists to make … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Back…

After their involvement in our Christmas Shop exhibition, Rycotewood Furniture Centre are back in our Gallery this July, showcasing the best of past and present student’s work. As well as beautiful … Continue reading

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ART & MONEY – where’s the CHANGE?

On 16th April 2015, artists, cultural organisations, funders, investors and entrepreneurs gathered at the Old Fire Station to debate. The meeting was part of Marmalade at the Old Fire Station … Continue reading

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Playground is on fire!

Every other month, local artists get together at the Old Fire Station for Playground: a free event which provides a platform to present new work, find collaborators and meet other creative … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oxford Fringe 2015 – OFS staff picks!

The OFS’s Oxford Fringe line-up has been curated by Tom Crawshaw of Underground Venues (who also organises the hugely popular Buxton Fringe). He’s selected some of the best local and … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Vessels exhibition – an article by Sarah Mayhew Craddock

  Some people are born with a story to tell and a sense of the gift they posses that will help them to share that story; whilst others’ stories and … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone

Playwright and director Selma Dimitrijevic is the Artistic Director of Greyscale Theatre Company, who will be at the Old Fire Station on Tuesday 28 April with Gods Are Fallen and All Safety … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bees, Bikes and Independent Businesses!

Shop at the Old Fire Station is (quite literally) buzzing; spring is on the way and we’re lining the shelves with loads of new stock – including some stunning collobarative work … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Re-Fashioned and Feng Ho: New Exhibitions

Our new Making Space programme is well underway here at the Old Fire Station with two brand new exhibitions now up in our Shop and Gallery. Re-Fashioned brings together four UK … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: All Roads Lead To Rome

Chris Dobrowolski has been Visiting Artist at the British Antarctic Survey, has created sculptures from planes, trains and automobiles, and has been described as ‘the greatest living artist in the … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Art and Money – Oxford Marmalade 2015

Another day, another funding cut – in the age of austerity, it can feel as if the arts are in desperate need of a guardian angel. The demands are piling … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Exhibition Preview: HUE and Keep Looking

Here at the Old Fire Station we are busy prepping for our new exhibitions in our Shop and Gallery spaces. HUE, an exhibition exploring colour in its various guises will be … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

September 21, 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

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