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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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Site Tour with Dancers – 7th April

We invited some dance leaders to view the site as they think about whether to hire the space for classes and events. Here are some pictures of our new home, as of early April…...

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Call to artists

Twelve artists looked round the building today to help them think about what they could do with a group of homeless people to create a pernmanent artwork for the building.  Submissions have to be in...

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Conundrum

We now have a queue of dance teachers wanting to hire space for classes which is great.  But there are lots of clashes so how do we decide which classes take priority?  And if...

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Call to artists

Do you want to make a permanent art work with a group of homeless or vulnerably housed people to sit in the new Old Fire Station?  This is a fantastic opportunity to make some...

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Running for Pegasus

I’m running to raise funds for Pegasus on 7th May.  I’m part of a team of trustees trying to raise funds for our retiring chair’s bursary to help young carers make use of Pegasus. ...

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Space to make Art or Design – for hire

Hot off the Press! Within the new development will be six purpose built studios available for hire to artists, designers and makers. Each studio is 3mx3m and constructed of 2m high chipboard panels in...

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Humble Boy and Spin

I’m off to see Humble Boy at the Playhouse tomorrow produced by old friends of the Old Fire Station.  And then I’m off to The Spin – one of the best jazz clubs in...

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Money and meaning

My friend Paul Hodgkin who is a GP and runs a social enterprise called Patient Opinion (worth a look) told me I should go to Oxford Jam which is a fringe to the Skoll World Forum. ...

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Homeless Art

Oxford City Council have given us money to commission an artist to work with homeless people and make something brilliant as a permanent feature for the new bulilding.  We met to discuss it today...

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I like it. What is it?

So my first blog.  Welcome to Arts at the Old Fire Station – long awaited and now on its way.  I’ve got the glorious title of director which sounds like I’ve got a big...

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