Archive: Review

Review: Sounds Emergent

http://projectinstrumental.org/about says “Project Instrumental brings thrilling performances to unbounded audiences” Sound Emergents: 5 pieces by contemporary composers and Shostakovitch. I was spellbound. I wrote poetry. I was puzzled. It was epic, in parts.  Here’s...

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Barbara Kruger at Modern Art Oxford

https://38.media.tumblr.com/0cdf40a271c366d8f34c0f6efc05387d/tumblr_naofn91uY11rwu3h0o2_500.gif Barbara Kruger’s name first cropped up in my art history module at Banbury OCVC. A fleeting photo of a billboard, included in a lesson about pop art & post modernism; I was intrigued...

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Zero Hours seems endless

During a week of frantic creativity at the Arebyte Gallery in Hackney Wick I popped over to the Yard Theatre to see a play which looked intriguing: Beyond Caring. I had no money, due...

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What Became of Harley Warren?

New playwright/director (and friend) Russell Anderson’s latest work is an adaptation of ‘The Statement of Randolph Carter’ by H. P. Lovecraft, and provided some genuine scares, as well as a smattering of well-timed laughs. An...

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STAND – an Oxford Playhouse ‘Plays Out’ Production

Chris Goode & Company | West Oxford Community Association, 29th May- 8th June | #STANDOxford Following on from Soapbox City, a 12 hour event that saw May Day revellers take to the microphone and...

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Adventures in Lo-Fi: Imagistic Recreations of a Modern Obsession with all things Vintage, Craft, Rustic

“It’s 8:30, according to my (inferior) 90s style digitally-faced Casio watch, and my partner’s (inordinately superior) ‘real’ 70s leather-strapped wrist-piece. We swing by the local artisan bakery, picking up a couple of campagnaro loaves...

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Jewellery Showcase

Extreme good taste is not something always associated with the rush of Christmas shopping, but in the calm yet vibrant environ of the Shop at the Old Fire Station, innovative, cutting-edge design is very...

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An Excellently Stocked ‘Pop Up Print Shop’

With only a week left, here’s why you shouldn’t miss this month’s Pop Up Print Shop exhibition… Amongst the glut of tatty Christmas pop-up shops that tend to nestle in our cities around this...

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Welcome to the Listening Room…

Just over two weeks ago, The Listening Room burst onto the Oxford music scene with performances from Oxford based groups, FREADA, THE SEA THE SEA and KILL MURRAY. A new regular music night (monthly...

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A Year of Scratch

Since July 2012, UnderConstruction Theatre Company has been curating a monthly Theatre Scratch Night here at the Old Fire Station. The night encourages local and emerging theatre makers to show work-in-progress, testing it out...

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