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Comedy / Talks
James Veitch: Dot Con
Saturday 28 May

Suspicious emails: un-claimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safety deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign... More info>

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Collaging workshop
Saturday 28 May

Images from science-fiction and architecture, along with the everyday objects found in the garden shed... More info>

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Comedy / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
Late Night Love
Thursday 2 Jun

Somewhere in the static between radio stations, Eggs Collective present Late Night Love, a tender and ridiculous... More info>

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Dance / Family
The Princess & The Frog
Friday 3 Jun

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. She loved playing with her golden... More info>

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Dance / Family
Express Yourself
Saturday 4 Jun

A stunning showcase of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre performed by some of... More info>

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Fashion Statements: Badges and Buttons Workshop
Saturday 4 Jun

Explore badges and buttons as sites of meaning for yourself, and create a small number... More info>

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Music / Talks / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Sound I’m Particular
Tuesday 7 Jun

A series of free talks with an emphasis on sound and listening; from the Surrealists... More info>

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Music
Elaine Mitchener: Industrialising Intimacy
Thursday 9 Jun

A moving, immersive, intimate music theatre experience Using sound, movement, electronics and text, this is... More info>

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Craft Wooden Coat Pegs
Saturday 11 Jun

Experience the tools and techniques involved in making a set of wooden coat pegs. Try... More info>

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Theatre
Perfect
Saturday 11 Jun

Saturdays 11, 18 & 25 June, 12.30pm. Cathy is a cognitive behaviour therapist working in... More info>

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Spoken Word / Literary / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Hammer and Tongue
Tuesday 14 Jun

The Oxford Hammer & Tongue regional final. Hammer & Tongue will return on 11 October,... More info>

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Music
The Listening Room (cancelled)
Tuesday 14 Jun

This event has been cancelled. - Some of the best local emerging bands/artists are hand-picked... More info>

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Featured / Spoken Word / Literary / Talks
Rob Penn
Saturday 18 Jun

Rob Penn discusses his book: The Man Who Made Things Out Of Trees. In 2012 Rob... More info>

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Theatre
Perfect
Saturday 18 Jun

Saturdays 11, 18 & 25 June, 12.30pm. Cathy is a cognitive behaviour therapist working in... More info>

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Leather-working workshop (sold out)
Saturday 18 Jun

Have a go at manipulating, decorating and hand-stitching leather to create your own original accessories.... More info>

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Off Beat / Spoken Word / Literary
Melody
Monday 20 Jun

A lyrical exploration of music and memory told through a journey home from work. Award-winning... More info>

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Off Beat / Spoken Word / Literary
Poor Life Choices
Monday 20 Jun

“We’re all doomed. Once you accept that, things will get a lot easier…” Welcome to... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat
Helen Duff: Come With Me
Monday 20 Jun

Join Fringe First nominated Duff’s “absolutely shameless, boldly ridiculous, embarrassingly funny journey” (★★★★ AUSTRALIA TIMES)... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
CLOUDCUCKOOLANDERS
Monday 20 Jun

In this startling and hilarious show, LaPelle’s Factory tear up the conventions of cinema with... More info>

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Off Beat / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
The Book of Darkness & Light
Tuesday 21 Jun

Legend has it that many years ago a book of terrifying tales was found. Now,... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
Declining The Future
Tuesday 21 Jun

Set in 1816, 1936 and 2007, Declining The Future examines the psychology behind and the... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
Letters To Windsor House
Tuesday 21 Jun

A loophole in the Postal Services Act says you can open other people’s mail under... More info>

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Theatre / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Theatre Scratch Night
Tuesday 21 Jun

A night of work in progress from theatre makers, including discussion and networking opportunities. Come... More info>

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Off Beat / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
Antigona and Me: A Rehearsed Reading
Wednesday 22 Jun

A heart-stopping refugee story by the writer who turned it into an award winning memoir and the refugee who’d have preferred... More info>

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Dance / Off Beat / Theatre
Scary Shit
Wednesday 22 Jun

Scary Shit is a show about friendship, being a woman and asking for help. Quirky... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
Something Borrowed
Wednesday 22 Jun

There’s been a recent engagement in Team Portmanteau, so, naturally, we decided to make a... More info>

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Comedy / Dance / Off Beat / Theatre
Wanna Dance With Somebody! Or, A Guide to Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics
Wednesday 22 Jun

Josh is good at dancing, but not at people. On the other hand he did... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat / Theatre
Shakespeare’s Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon
Wednesday 22 Jun

Oberon’s gone mad. We’re talking full-on Hamlet. The fairy king of Midsummer has kidnapped William... More info>

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Off Beat / Spoken Word / Literary
Til Debt Do Us Part
Wednesday 22 Jun

Is money is a fiction? What’s the difference between the notes in your pocket and... More info>

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Dance / Off Beat / Theatre
Foreign Body
Thursday 23 Jun

A beautifully crafted show about healing and forgiveness following sexual assault. Told from a unique... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat
Angus Dunican: The Vanity Project (Work In Progress)
Thursday 23 Jun

Inspired by collecting stories for a eulogy, Angus examines the evolution of our public selves,... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
The Road To Huntsville
Thursday 23 Jun

“I’m trying to understand why British women fall in love with men on death row. I’m... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
3 Generations
Thursday 23 Jun

Grandmother Brigitta is a Prussian octogenarian. Her granddaughter Verity is a student in her twenties.... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
Queens of Syria
Thursday 23 Jun

“It is like us; we were all queens in our own houses. Then we lost... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat
Goose: Edinburgh Preview
Thursday 23 Jun

One of the best reviewed acts of 2015 are back! “’A fabulous, breakneck performer who... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
Rounds
Thursday 23 Jun

“Giobbe is trying to make the most of the 90 seconds a week he gets... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
Roseacre
Friday 24 Jun

After a body is discovered at a demonstration, a tangled web of deception is unearthed.... More info>

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Off Beat / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
High On The Storm Torn Coast
Friday 24 Jun

“Can you remember where you were on the 11th of September 2001? How about the... More info>

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Dance / Off Beat / Theatre
The Very Important Child
Friday 24 Jun

You are a child. Trapped inside an adult’s body. You learnt to mistrust when you... More info>

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Dance / Music / Off Beat / Spoken Word / Literary
the water scenarios
Friday 24 Jun

the water scenarios is a collage of voices with things to dance, sing and say... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat / Theatre
Shaedates: or how I learned to love myself
Friday 24 Jun

After her award-winning performance in This is Where We Live (Best Play at Fringe NYC... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat
Sajeela Kershi: Sharia’s L.A.W. (Little Asian Women)
Friday 24 Jun

Work-in-progress from this multi-award winning comedian. A show celebrating the kick ass women in all... More info>

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Comedy / Featured / Off Beat / Theatre
Best Of Trygve Wakenshaw
Saturday 25 Jun

The internationally adored physical comedian presents a compilation of his best acting to date for... More info>

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Off Beat / Theatre
Perfect
Saturday 25 Jun

Saturdays 11, 18 & 25 June, 12.30pm. Cathy is a cognitive behaviour therapist working in... More info>

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Garment-weaving Workshop
Saturday 25 Jun

In this workshop session you will be using unwanted, second hand clothing to create a... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat
Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film
Saturday 25 Jun

After a blockbuster 2015, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang. Armed... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat
Viv Groskop: Be More Margo
Saturday 25 Jun

A hilarious new work-in-progress show about class, female role models and excessive gin consumption from... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat
Juliette Burton: Decision Time
Saturday 25 Jun

Award-winning docu-comedian Juliette Burton has to make a BIG decision. Join Juliette as she chooses... More info>

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Family / Off Beat / Theatre
Melancholy
Saturday 25 Jun

Spiral down the stairs to the world of the inventor. Consumed by grief, he undertakes... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling
Saturday 25 Jun

Radio 4 and festival regular Rosie Wilby poignantly interweaves comedy, memoir, love letters, breakup emails... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat
Ruby Thomas: Chick
Sunday 26 Jun

What do a filthy Aristocrat, a Gynaecologist with a heart of gold, a Vlogger, Dominatrix... More info>

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Music / Off Beat / Theatre
ARK
Sunday 26 Jun

Join the last remaining members of the human race aboard the ARK as they flee... More info>

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Comedy / Off Beat
John Hastings: Integrity
Sunday 26 Jun

John’s visa is expiring, his friends are fighting, and there’s been a murder (YES, an... More info>

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Family / Off Beat / Theatre
Nel
Sunday 26 Jun

Meet Nel: a foley artist. Don’t know what that is? Don’t worry, not many do.... More info>

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Family / Off Beat / Theatre
The House At The Edge Of The Universe
Sunday 26 Jun

Join postmen Barry and Larry as they tell you, firsthand, the story of their epic... More info>

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Featured / Off Beat / Theatre
Ross & Rachel
Sunday 26 Jun

Look at all those couples. Which one will leave. Which one will run. Which one... More info>

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Talks
Board Games: Movers and Shakers
Tuesday 28 Jun

Ludo, Snakes & Ladders and Draughts are all popular past-times, but in the last  two... More info>

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Featured / Theatre
10,000 Smarties
Thursday 30 Jun to Saturday 2 Jul

Tell me your age tell me your age tell me your age.  I can’t. We... More info>

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Cane basketry workshop
Saturday 2 Jul

Using the roots of an orchid as inspiration, make a random-weave basket vessel to hold... More info>

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Featured / Theatre
FABRIC
Tuesday 5 Jul

Leah is sorting through all the stuff that has accumulated in her spare room: clothes... More info>

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Comedy / Family / Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday 7 Jul to Friday 8 Jul

Following A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night,  critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions return with... More info>

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Dance
Women GOlive
Wednesday 13 Jul to Saturday 16 Jul

They’re fabulous but flawed, fertile…or is it febrile? Maybe a little freaky or finicky, and... More info>

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Dance / Workshops / Participation
Lunas Dance Project Summer Intensive
Monday 18 Jul to Friday 22 Jul

This is a one-week program design to develop the professional within the student. A rewarding dance... More info>

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Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Oxford Improvisers
Tuesday 19 Jul

A monthly night of improvised and new music from the Oxford Improvisers...

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Multimedia Art Workshop
Saturday 23 Jul

Join artists Jon Lockhart and Lucy Proctor for a creative exploration of the ideas, actions,... More info>

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Dance
Lunas Dance Project: Performance
Saturday 23 Jul

The Lunas Dance Project present their latest contemporary dance production, performed by the dancers who... More info>

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Dance
The Unhallowed Master
Friday 12 Aug

The circus: a glimmering, all-singing, all-dancing spectacle. Clowns, fire eaters and contortionists enchant their audiences,... More info>

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Dance / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Dance Scratch Night
Tuesday 20 Sep

Audiences: See new dance work and give feedback. Dancers: Try out your works-in-progress in a... More info>

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Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Oxford Improvisers
Tuesday 20 Sep

A monthly night of improvised and new music from the Oxford Improvisers...

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Music
The Leisure Society: Acoustic Tour
Saturday 24 Sep

★★★★★ “Exquisitely cadenced melancholia” - Financial Times ★★★★ “A floaty marvel of touch and refinement” - Independent On... More info>

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Gallery Events / Shop Events / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station / Workshops / Participation
Playground
Tuesday 27 Sep

Playground is a platform which encourages development and presentation of new work while introducing a... More info>

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Featured / Theatre
Wrecking Ball
Thursday 6 Oct

A male photographer is taking a photograph of a female celebrity. She wants to be... More info>

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Spoken Word / Literary / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Hammer and Tongue
Tuesday 11 Oct

The heart of Oxford’s live spoken word scene for over a decade, delivering glittering performances... More info>

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Music
Son Of Dave
Friday 14 Oct

Son of Dave isn’t you’re average blues musician. He’s an international cult Bluesman on a... More info>

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Theatre / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Theatre Scratch Night
Tuesday 18 Oct

A night of work in progress from theatre makers, including discussion and networking opportunities. Come... More info>

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Featured / Theatre
Cathy
Thursday 20 Oct

Settled… Until suddenly you’re not… Candid, poignant and intimate, this new play by award-winning playwright... More info>

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Featured / Theatre
In Our Hands
Tuesday 25 Oct

Alf is a trawler fisherman whose experience, camaraderie and loyalty have put him and his... More info>

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Spoken Word / Literary / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Hammer and Tongue
Tuesday 8 Nov

The heart of Oxford’s live spoken word scene for over a decade, delivering glittering performances... More info>

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Featured / Theatre
Key Change
Friday 11 Nov

What do women in prison say to a captured audience of men? Devised with women... More info>

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Comedy / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Comedy Scratch Night
Tuesday 15 Nov

Audiences: Watch brand new comedy happen before your eyes and then help shape it with... More info>

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Gallery Events / Shop Events / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station / Workshops / Participation
Playground
Tuesday 22 Nov

Playground is a platform which encourages development and presentation of new work while introducing a... More info>

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Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Oxford Improvisers
Tuesday 22 Nov

A monthly night of improvised and new music from the Oxford Improvisers...

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Music
Boo Hewerdine + Special guest Dan Whitehouse
Thursday 24 Nov

Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with... More info>

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Family / Theatre
The Silver Moon
Saturday 3 Dec

Using live music, shadow puppetry, cello, and masked play, French company Compagnie Animotion bring us... More info>

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Comedy / Featured
Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter
Saturday 3 Dec

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer and Chortle Best Newcomer 2015 winner, takes her brand new... More info>

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Spoken Word / Literary / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Hammer and Tongue
Tuesday 13 Dec

The heart of Oxford’s live spoken word scene for over a decade, delivering glittering performances... More info>

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Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Oxford Improvisers
Tuesday 13 Dec

A monthly night of improvised and new music from the Oxford Improvisers...

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