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Oxford Together Stories

When the COVID-19 lockdown began, Oxford Hub knew it had to act. Within days, Oxford Together had sprung up: the city’s community response to the pandemic, bringing people together to help each other. Oxford...

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Oxford Together Stories

When the COVID-19 lockdown began, Oxford Hub knew it had to act. Within days, Oxford Together had sprung up: the city’s community response to the pandemic, bringing people together to help each other. Oxford...

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The Culture Recovery Fund

We are over the moon to announce that we have been awarded £96,420 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The Old Fire Station is a unique centre for creativity, with our theatre,...

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#LightItInRed

On Monday 6 July, the Old Fire Station took part in national campaign #LightItInRed. The campaign was inspired by Germany’s #NightOfLight2020 and is a joint project created and managed by Clearsound Productions Ltd in...

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The Future of the Arts

22/5/20 Today the UK awoke to a hurricane of headlines about the future of arts industry, and theatre in particular. The voices of venues, thus far lost in the midst of all of the horrors which have...

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Design To Sale: Lucy

Crisis artist Lucy tells us about her experience of a new project, Design To Sale. The Design 2 Sale Course: A Comprehensive Guide The Design to Sale course is a brand new, innovative scheme...

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Design To Sale: Demelza

Crisis artist Demelza tells us about her experience of a new project, Design To Sale. In January, earlier this year, the Old Fire Station and Crisis were starting a new training scheme. It was...

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Microscopic Landscapes

Crisis artist Demelza attended Chris Oakley’s Microscopic Landscapes workshop in February 2020. She tells us what it was like. We first visited the gallery to see Chris’s exhibition, Microscopy of the Union Flag. We...

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Hidden Spire 2020: writing session

Crisis artist Lucy tells us about the Hidden Spire writing day. Hidden Spire is a project which brings professional and homeless artists together to create a brand new show from scratch. Find out more....

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Interview: The Oxford Improvisers

Crisis client George interviews Dan Goren of the Oxford Improvisers. Dan, a trumpeter from the Oxford improviser’s has arranged to meet with me for an interview regarding the extraordinary music his collective produces. I...

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Skylight

Director Matthew Addis tells us about Skylight, here 11 – 15 February. Skylight is nothing if not a personal play. Personal in the way that we as the cast and crew approach it, and...

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Christmas with Boozers

Crisis artist Lucy performed this poem at Crisis Skylight Oxford’s Carol Service, 2019. “Shatter the baubles, all jagged & jinxed”. That set the tone on one Christmas. Her mythic enshroudings, like dragon or sphinx;...

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Review: The Last Noël read-through

Crisis artist Lucy attended a read-through of our new Christmas show for grown-ups, The Last Noël. Here is what she thought: The icy grip of winter may be almost upon us, but this year’s...

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