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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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Phoenix

Richard Marsh tells us about Phoenix, his new musical. Here Saturday 29 June, 12pm. My parents were born in Oxford. I was born in Oxford, then we moved away when I was tiny to...

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SURGE

Chantelle Walker, performer and writer also known as Channie B, tells us about SURGE – here 18 – 20 June for Offbeat 2019. SURGE all began while I was doing my Theatre Masters degree...

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Life Is A Circus – stories

On Sunday 19 May 2020, at 10pm, the BBC will screen Life Is A Circus – the documentary about our 2017 Hidden Spire show, Sawdust. The project is just one of the ways we work...

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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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Review – Flux

Max, who is taking part in our Arts Training Scheme, reviews Flux. Set in the mid-1980s, Kate is seeking to become a world-renowned scientist in a male dominated world. Kate has had this aspiration since...

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Review – Hickory Dickory Murder

Max, who is taking part in our Arts Training Scheme, reviews regular improv comedy night Hickory Dickory Murder. Arriving for the performance and sitting front row centre (not my favourite seat) and straight away...

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An Enemy Of The People

Anna Glynn, Joint Artistic Director of Flintlock Theatre, tells us why they chose to re-imagine Ibsen’s An Enemy Of The People. The show is here 2 – 6 October. We love reaching new audiences...

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Our Place – September

Our Place is an exhibition by Crisis artists, which will open on 16 November. Artist Jordan Vanderhyde is keeping a blog – here’s what he has said so far. So today took an expected, but unexpected turn....

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Learning from stories

Jeremy Spafford, director of Arts at the Old Fire Station, tells us about a new report, and a different way of measuring impact. Evaluation can be such a pain. Like many organisations, we shout...

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30 Christmases: our very own Xmas show

My name’s Jonny Donahoe. I’m a comedian, actor and writer and I’ve lived in and around Oxford all my life. When I’m off on tour, it’s where I come back to – especially around...

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Silver Moon

Compagnie Animotion are here on Saturday 3 December with Silver Moon, a poetic Christmas tale for ages 4 -11. We asked Hayli Clifton (picture left), artistic director, to tell us some more about the show....

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