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Staff picks for the Spring 2016 season

A new season of theatre, comedy, dance, music, workshops, exhibitions and more has been announced at the Old Fire Station. We asked the team what they were most excited to see…


Backstage in Biscuit Land - Cropped 2Sarah Mossop, Visual Arts Programme Manager

“I’ve heard Jess Thom talking on the radio about Tourettes, the neurological condition she has. I’m particularly keen to see her act Backstage in Biscuit Land, because I had a friend at school with the condition and as a teenager I was very confused by the impact it had on our relationship. I think Jess’s performance will be very enlightening, and entertaining!”

Backstage In Biscuit Land: Tuesday 5 April, 7.30pm. £12, £10 concs. More info.


devil_speaks_blankMegan Dawkins, Front of House (Theatre)
Co-ordinator

The Devil Speaks True, it sounds awesome! I love to experience new kinds of theatre and this sounds fantastic. Watch the trailer on our website and you will be too intrigued to miss it…”

The Devil Speaks True: Thursday 17 March, 7.30pm. £14, £12 concs. More info.


Ipswitch to AntarcticaJeremy Spafford, Director

Antarctica. Chris Dobrowolski (who visited us in March 2015 with All Roads Lead To Rome) is a great storyteller and artist. I can’t wait to hear his take on living in Antarctica for over 3 months.  I just know I’ll learn loads and laugh out loud.”

Antarctica: Saturday 23 April, 7.30pm. £12, £1o concs. More info.


C Duncan Press shot 4 2Nick Wood, Front of House (Shop)
Co-ordinator

“Airy and lush dream-pop will always be my genre of choice – and C Duncan‘s Mercury Award-nominated album ‘Architect’ should translate beautifully live on a wintery February evening. A great opportunity to see an artist destined for greatness (and bigger venues!).”

C Duncan: Friday 12 February, 8.15pm. £9 in advance, £12 on the door. More info.


THIS ROOM 1 for listings
Jack Eden, Exhibitions Co-Ordinator

This Room looks to be a really headache-inducingly fascinating and complex look at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the psychology of ‘illness’ and ‘getting better’.”

This Room: Friday 22 April, 7.30pm. £12, £10 concs. More info.


Iron MAM 1 for listingsAlexandra Coke, Marketing Manager

“As a huge video game and Avengers fan, it’s got to be Iron M.A.M. for me – not quite play, not quite TED talk, and all about how the media targets Military Aged Males. I’ve been excited about this show since first reading their application to perform here, and can’t wait to see it.”

Iron M.A.M.: Saturday 26 March, 7.30pm. £12, £10 concs. More info.


Standby for Tape Back Up 2Rowan Padmore, Front of House Manager

“I’m very excited to see Ross Sutherland’s spoken word/theatre show Stand By For Tape Back-Up, as all my friends have raved about its brilliance!”

Standby For Tape Back-Up: Tuesday 23 February, 7.30pm. £12, £10 concs. More info.


IMG_2729 SMALLERBecca Vallins, Deputy Director

“I can’t wait for all things Scratch – comedy, theatre and dance. It’s a great chance to see new works in progress from known and unknown local artists, many of whom have gone on to stage their productions in Oxford.”

Comedy Scratch: Tuesday 16 February, 7.30pm
Theatre Scratch: Tuesday 15 March, 7.30pm
Dance Scratch: Tuesday 19 April, 7.30pm


Ceramic MarblingHarriet Peacock, Retail Co-Ordinator

“Ellen Love’s Ceramic Marbling WorkshopI’m excited to see in person how you use marbling effects in ceramics and to have a go myself! Marbling is really popular in home interiors right now so it will be great to try making something from scratch.”

Ceramic Marbling Workshop: Saturday 23 April, 1-3pm.


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