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

Christmas shows in Oxford

In honour of #LoveTheatreDay, we’re celebrating Oxford’s theatre scene – finish off 2015 with some of the best Christmas shows around. The North Wall Treasure Island, Friday 4 December to Saturday 9 … Continue reading

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Christmas Making Space

Despite having only just celebrated Bonfire Night, preparations are well under way here at the Old Fire Station for the installation of our festive Gallery exhibition, Christmas Making Space. Building … Continue reading

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Interview: Simon Tavener, director of Season’s Greetings

‘Tis the Season to be jolly…. well, for most people! Christmas should be a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy each other’s company. But peace and … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Magic Word from Let’s All Dance

Fantastic dance company Let’s All Dance are at the Old Fire Station on Saturday 24 October with their magical, classical family ballet The Magic Word. We tracked down Orit Sutton, Artistic … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Art in Oxford this Autumn

Collaborative film projects, bold and brilliant prints, delicate Chinese paintings and ephemeral drawings…there’s a lot to see in Oxford this Autumn! Intern Freya has been undercover in Oxford’s galleries, uncovering … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: The Saturday Matinee Company

 A couple want to raise their twin children, Jen and Jake, as complete equals. But — as they grow up and move into the world of work and relationships, there appears to be more … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Coming up in Oxford

Marketing Manager Alex Coke shares her top picks of the shows coming up in Oxford this autumn and winter. We have so many small theatres in Oxford offering great-quality shows … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Cate Nunn, director of Blue Stockings

Victorian Cambridge: at the first women’s college, a group of brilliant young women are fighting for the right to an equal education, and for the chance to determine their own … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff picks for the Autumn/Winter season

We’re delighted to present a new season of theatre, comedy, dance, family shows and more – welcome to Autumn and Winter at the Old Fire Station! We asked the staff … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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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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

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

May 29, 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

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