Old Fire Station Blog

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

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

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

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

STAND – an Oxford Playhouse ‘Plays Out’ Production

Chris Goode & Company | West Oxford Community Association, 29th May- 8th June | #STANDOxford Following on from Soapbox City, a 12 hour event that saw May Day revellers take … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adventures in Lo-Fi: Imagistic Recreations of a Modern Obsession with all things Vintage, Craft, Rustic

“It’s 8:30, according to my (inferior) 90s style digitally-faced Casio watch, and my partner’s (inordinately superior) ‘real’ 70s leather-strapped wrist-piece. We swing by the local artisan bakery, picking up a … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jewellery Showcase

Extreme good taste is not something always associated with the rush of Christmas shopping, but in the calm yet vibrant environ of the Shop at the Old Fire Station, innovative, … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Excellently Stocked ‘Pop Up Print Shop’

With only a week left, here’s why you shouldn’t miss this month’s Pop Up Print Shop exhibition… Amongst the glut of tatty Christmas pop-up shops that tend to nestle in … Continue reading

November 25, 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

A Year of Scratch

Since July 2012, UnderConstruction Theatre Company has been curating a monthly Theatre Scratch Night here at the Old Fire Station. The night encourages local and emerging theatre makers to show … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment