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Review – Snowflake

Max, who is taking part in our Arts Training Scheme, reviews Snowflake. The build up to Christmas – as nice as it is for some – can be a festive time fraught with anxiety. And...

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Nearly there

Our new website at this address launches in the forthcoming week so keep your eyes peeled for that.  Meanwhile building delays are making things pretty complicated here but we remain undaunted and will open...

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The Old Fire Station Opening!

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Volunteers

We now have two volunteers coordinating our volunteers!  If you want to get involved then contact them at volunteer@oldfirestation.org.uk .  We need help in the shop and gallery, front of house, back stage and...

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Nearly there

It’s been a while since I wrote because we are buried in the detailed business of getting ready to open.  We are heading for an open day on 5th Nov to which everyone is...

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Sell your work

If you want to get involved in the shop at the Old Fire Station, click here and get in touch.

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Botanic Art (again)

I called in at the Botanic Garden today to find 16 homeless people drawing plants, gathering materials and discussing ideas fior the permanent artwork for the reception.    You can learn more at the artists’...

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Interpreting space and botanic art

Sarah Hughes has undertaken a residency at the Old Fire Station during the building process.  Her practice involves the arrangement of material, treating the site as a platform.  She describes her understanding of  space ‘not...

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FF+E

Fixtures Fittings and Equipment – otherwise known as FF+E – are becoming a headache. On a tight budget how do you choose between adequate IT and phones, hanging equipment for the gallery, projection facility...

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So you think you can dance

Oxfringe, who will defintely be at the Old Fire Station next year, comes to an end on Sunday with a dance competition involving local ‘personalities’ performing different styles with professional coaches and being judged. ...

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Dancing from the heart at Pegasus

Last Thursday I performed with DugOut Community Dance Company at Pegasus.  Dancers of all shapes and sizes making and showing work full of humour and feeling.  I was nervous that it would be good...

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Public Art

How do you make a fantastic permanent art work to sit in the new building which will intrigue and inspire for years to come in collaboration with a group of homeless people?  How do...

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General Manager

We have a new General Manager joining the team in June.  She is Becca Vallins and brings experience of working at the Almeida Theatre, the Barbican, National Trust and English Heritage.  Hurray!

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