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

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

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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

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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

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

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