Old Fire Station Blog

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

LiveFriday: Framed!

On Friday 13 May we co-curated a LiveFriday at the Ashmolean Museum! Playground, Oxfordshire Theatre Makers, The Dead Secrets and The Listening Room – all folks who appear in our … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview: Glovebox

Adrian Phillips and Mark Stratford are Glovebox, a music promotion company who present their first season of gigs at the Old Fire Station. We caught up with them to find … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Off Beat – a brand new festival

Ever thought that Oxford could do with a festival of new work to showcase some of the best fringe theatre, comedy, dance and more? Well, so did we. And we … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 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

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

Tuesdays are having a revamp at The Old Fire Station

Tuesday is often said to be the worst day of the week. Memories of the weekend have become but a distant feeling of joy, overrun by the misery of Monday. … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

We set Gloucester Green ablaze!

This weekend, Oxford will be energised and thoroughly well-lit by three days of events across the city. Here at The Old Fire Station, we’ve a plethora of wondrously bright happenings … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Welcome to the Listening Room…

Just over two weeks ago, The Listening Room burst onto the Oxford music scene with performances from Oxford based groups, FREADA, THE SEA THE SEA and KILL MURRAY. A new … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 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: 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

Get into the 1920’s mood…

We have been fantastically busy over the last few weeks with Oxford Fringe and you’d think that following it, things would start to get calmer. How wrong! Our Spring to … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment