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ROCKBOTTOM by Doug Lucie

Doug is one of the people we work with who is facing tough times. He went to see ROCKBOTTOM recently as part of the Dancin’ Oxford festival, and wrote this poem in response: When...

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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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The Shop – Revisited

Here’s a post from Emily Alexander, who’s recently joined the team to manage the development of the Old Fire Station shop concept: Having been tasked with turning the current shell that opens up onto...

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The Shop

Emily Alexander has now joined us in a freelance capacity to develop the shop.  This will sell art and design objects made primarily by local artists and makers. Emily will be thinking through how...

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CRISIS in the Arts

From the moment I thought about applying for this job it seemed to me that the most interesting thing about it has always been the opportunity to make what the Arts Company does integral...

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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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