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Becoming an anti-racist organisation

Since the murder of George Floyd, along with so many others from around the world, we have been reflecting deeply on our failure to be a truly anti-racist organisation despite good intentions. Last summer...

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Hidden Spire: The Drifting

Crisis artist Lucy tells us about the journey so far of the Hidden Spire Creative Collective. A collaborative play/an online world. The last year has seemed straight out of science fiction. Outside, a virus...

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Review: The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Crisis artist Jack reviews The Picture Of Dorian Gray. With opening scenes leaving you in perpetual confusion, it’s hard to grasp what’s to come – leaving the viewer wanting to know more, to have...

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Update: March 2021

Like many others, I’ve been thinking about the past year, the impact it has had on us all and what it means for our future. This long-ish message gives you the headlines about what we’ve been up to, what we’ve...

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Oxford Together Stories

When the COVID-19 lockdown began, Oxford Hub knew it had to act. Within days, Oxford Together had sprung up: the city’s community response to the pandemic, bringing people together to help each other. Oxford...

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The Culture Recovery Fund

We are over the moon to announce that we have been awarded £96,420 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The Old Fire Station is a unique centre for creativity, with our theatre,...

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#LightItInRed

On Monday 6 July, the Old Fire Station took part in national campaign #LightItInRed. The campaign was inspired by Germany’s #NightOfLight2020 and is a joint project created and managed by Clearsound Productions Ltd in...

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The Future of the Arts

22/5/20 Today the UK awoke to a hurricane of headlines about the future of arts industry, and theatre in particular. The voices of venues, thus far lost in the midst of all of the horrors which have...

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Design To Sale: Lucy

Crisis artist Lucy tells us about her experience of a new project, Design To Sale. The Design 2 Sale Course: A Comprehensive Guide The Design to Sale course is a brand new, innovative scheme...

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Design To Sale: Demelza

Crisis artist Demelza tells us about her experience of a new project, Design To Sale. In January, earlier this year, the Old Fire Station and Crisis were starting a new training scheme. It was...

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Microscopic Landscapes

Crisis artist Demelza attended Chris Oakley’s Microscopic Landscapes workshop in February 2020. She tells us what it was like. We first visited the gallery to see Chris’s exhibition, Microscopy of the Union Flag. We...

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Hidden Spire 2020: writing session

Crisis artist Lucy tells us about the Hidden Spire writing day. Hidden Spire is a project which brings professional and homeless artists together to create a brand new show from scratch. Find out more....

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