Old Fire Station Blog

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

The Unhallowed Master

Implexa Dance Company bring new show The Unhallowed Master to the Old Fire Station on Saturday 3 September at 7.30pm. We tracked down Louise Hague, Artistic Director, to see if … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTERVIEW: Simon Jay and Scott Payne from upcoming show, Is He A Bit Simon Jay?

Want to know more about the epic one-man comedy we have coming up this Saturday? Then have read through our interview with the shows writer Scott Payne and the shows … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview: James Bell on his album launch this September

We chatted to James Bell about his upcoming album launch here at the Old Fire Station, asking, what prompted him to do the album now, his reasons for looking into … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interview: Squadron Leader Andy Mitchell on RAFTA’s Much Ado About Nothing

This week, the Royal Air Force Theatrical Association (RAFTA) take over the Old Fire Station and have a five show run of one of the Bard’s best loved comedies, Much … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

INTERVIEW: Gesamtkunstwerk What? An Interview with Jack Goldstein

One Note Forever, an Oxford based music blog dedicated to showcasing new music, reviews, features and video, caught up with Jack Goldstein curator of our upcoming event Gesamtkunstwerk Memetics #1 … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Interview: Emma Leigh, Artistic Director behind MadCap Theatre’s The Taming of the Shrew

We had a last minute chat with Emma Leigh, Artistic Director at MadCap Theatre, the company behind our upcoming show, The Taming of the Shrew. She shares why MadCaps picked … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment