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Offbeat 2019: review round-up

Usher and Crisis artist Mark saw shows all the way through the Offbeat festival – here, he presents his thoughts! Skip Skip Skip Enjoyable, if naive, coming of age story of a ‘young Goth’...

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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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