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Working Christmas: rehearsals

Anne, one of our volunteer ushers, sat in on a rehearsal for festive comedy Working Christmas. She tells us what she thought. I have been a volunteer usher at the Old Fire Station for...

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Working Christmas: rehearsals

Anne, one of our volunteer ushers, sat in on a rehearsal for festive comedy Working Christmas. She tells us what she thought. I have been a volunteer usher at the Old Fire Station for...

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People Of The Eye: Erin Hutching

Erin Siobhan Hutching, writer/performer with The DH Ensemble, tells us about People of the Eye. I first had the idea for this piece just after my sister’s wedding in 2014. My sister is Deaf...

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Hummingbird: Adam Gordan

Adam Gordon of TOOTH+NAIL theatre company tells us more about Hummingbird. Hummingbird was born from a curiosity about crime. It’s the dark side of the perennial question, “What makes people tick?” What pushes people...

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Sawdust: being a trainee

Ali is the Assistant Costume Designer for Sawdust, our 2017 Hidden Spire show. She tells us what it’s been like. I’m the costume trainee. I first got involved when I attended the Hidden Spire design sessions in the...

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Sawdust: Rehearsals

Lizzy McBain is directing Sawdust, our 2017 Hidden Spire show. She tells us more about the show. It is August, and we have just started acting classes for Crisis clients who might like to...

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Sawdust: Set Design

Nomi Everall has been working with clients of the national homeless charity Crisis to design Sawdust, our 2017 Hidden Spire show. She tells us more about the process. I joined the Hidden Spire team just...

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Ada & The Engine: Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor, Artistic Director of ElevenOne Theatre and actor in Ada & The Engine, tells us more about the show. As an actor, director, and all-round theatre lover, what makes the medium so compelling...

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Team Viking: James Rowland

Hello! I’m James Rowland, and I’m going to tell you a story. I’m a performer and writer and on the 14th of September I will be performing my first show, Team Viking, at the...

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Arts Trainee blog

We work together with Crisis to provide training opportunities to their clients (click here to find out more). One of our arts trainees tells us about her experience: I was first introduced to AOFS...

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Marmalade 2017: Art & Power

On 7 April 2017 82 artists, cultural leaders, funders, investors, entrepreneurs and others interested in art and social impact gathered at the Old Fire Station to debate as part of Marmalade 2017. In 2015...

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Making O No! – Jamie Wood

O No! is at the Old Fire Station on Friday 28 April. We asked Jamie Wood to tell us more about how he created the show… 1980 My previous show to O No! is...

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Swallows: Living The Drama

Swallows is the second show brought to the Old Fire Station by Oxford-based company Living The Drama. It’s here 23 & 24 March. Company member Stephanie Connell tells us more about how the play...

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