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Hidden Spire: The Transformation

Atlantis cast member Lucy updates us on the production. For me, Hidden Spire 2021 began another lifetime ago, back in 2019. This was in classes run by Rowan at Crisis Skylight Oxford, on a...

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Wherein review

OFS reviewer and usher Lucy saw Wherein, in June 2021. Written by Emma Webb and directed by Emel Yilmaz Holifield, Wherein is a touching and intelligent look into relationships (with the self, others and...

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Numbers (For Girls) review

OFS reviewer and volunteer usher Lucy saw Numbers (For Girls) in June 2021. Numbers (For Girls) is an art installation which ran for 15 minute segments throughout the Offbeat festival. I booked my slot...

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Review: Baggage

OFS reviewer and volunteer usher Lucy saw Baggage, July 2021. Originally scheduled for November 2020, Oxford Theatre Guild’s production of Bev Clark’s play Baggage was well worth the wait. A winter show that excels...

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Staying safe

Welcome back to the Old Fire Station! We’re so happy to have the building up and running again. You can see exhibitions, grab a treat in our cafe, and watch a show. We can’t...

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Review: Blood Oil

OFS reviewer and volunteer usher Lucy saw Blood Oil, by Mandala Theatre. A balmy evening in June; the sky shining blues, pinks and yellows. Shafts of light caress the stone courtyard and the intriguing...

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Review: Tartmaster

OFS reviewer and volunteer usher Lucy saw Tartmaster: The Cabaret Gameshow, from TART Productions. The first live show I’ve seen since covid-19 crashed the community in 2020 and I was totally unprepared. Uninitiated and...

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Marmalade 2021

Crisis artist Jack joined in with Marmalade 2021 – he tells us how it went. — Today there is more in the air around Christ Church Meadow than just the spring pollen. Today, the...

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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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