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Oxford Fringe 2015
Friday 22 May to Sunday 7 Jun

The Old Fire Station will be the heart of this year’s ever-popular Oxford Fringe. A... More info>

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Gallery Events / Shop Events / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station / Workshops / Participation
Playground
Tuesday 26 May

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

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
As You Psyche It
Tuesday 26 May

Having betrayed the Righteous Brothers with “Unchained Felony”, Foregone Confusion are back with another bad... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015 / Spoken Word / Literary
Fruitcake – Ten Commandments from the Psych Ward
Sunday 24 May to Wednesday 27 May

Comic, poet and reformed psychiatric nurse Rob Gee presents a user-friendly guide to losing the... More info>

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Oxford Fringe 2015 / Theatre
bloominauschwitz
Wednesday 27 May to Friday 29 May

Meet Leopold Bloom. Kidney-loving man of Dublin, hero of James Joyce’s great novel ‘Ulysses’ and... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
Stranded!
Thursday 28 May

An early rattle-through of the third solo show from acclaimed multimedia comic Joseph Morpurgo, with... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
As You Psyche It
Friday 29 May

Having betrayed the Righteous Brothers with “Unchained Felony”, Foregone Confusion are back with another bad... More info>

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Comedy / Family / Oxford Fringe 2015
Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids and Childish Grown-ups!
Friday 29 May

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015 / Spoken Word / Literary
The Beta Males Go Solo: Adam, Richard and The Story Beast
Saturday 30 May to Sunday 31 May

The Beta Males are going solo! Join Adam Blampied (“delightful” British Theatre Guide), Richard Soames... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
As You Psyche It
Saturday 30 May

Having betrayed the Righteous Brothers with “Unchained Felony”, Foregone Confusion are back with another bad... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015 / Theatre
Arthur and Esther
Saturday 30 May to Friday 5 Jun

UK premiere of Ross Howard’s acclaimed dark comedy.  Directed by Abbie Lucas. What happens when... More info>

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Gallery Events / Oxford Fringe 2015 / Theatre
John Cage and Teeny Duchamp Play Chess in Front of a Live Audience
Saturday 30 May to Tuesday 2 Jun

A work of aesthetic mourning in 64 acts which uses, as its starting point, John... More info>

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Comedy / Family / Oxford Fringe 2015
Oliver Meech’s Improvised Magic Show
Saturday 30 May

Oliver creates a unique comedy magic show at the drop of a (top) hat, from... More info>

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Oxford Fringe 2015 / Theatre
Connie’s Colander
Saturday 30 May

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
Harriet Kemsley: Puppy Fat
Sunday 31 May

Award-winning idiot & quirky rising star Harriet Kemsley brings her much anticipated debut show to... More info>

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Comedy / Family / Oxford Fringe 2015
The Kagools
Sunday 31 May

Physical comedy, sketch and film combine to transport you into the weird and weatherproofed world... More info>

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Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Oxford Improvisers
Tuesday 2 Jun

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

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015 / Theatre
Phone Whore (a one-act play with frequent interruptions)
Tuesday 2 Jun to Thursday 4 Jun

Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. Sit back... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
Gary Delaney: Work in Progress
Wednesday 3 Jun

Following on from his successful appearances on Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand and... More info>

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Oxford Fringe 2015 / Theatre
Dark Mirror
Thursday 4 Jun to Saturday 6 Jun

Four short plays by award winning playwright Paul Ekert, presenting a darkly comic view point... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band
Thursday 4 Jun

Preview. A new tale from the road from this Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2013.... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
As You Psyche It
Friday 5 Jun

Having betrayed the Righteous Brothers with “Unchained Felony”, Foregone Confusion are back with another bad... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
Andrew Watts: Feminism for Chaps
Friday 5 Jun

Andrew Watts is an “exquisitely funny” (Time Out) comedian, but he didn’t realise he was... More info>

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Family / Oxford Fringe 2015 / Theatre
Pond Wife
Saturday 6 Jun

It’s 1997, the Spice Girls are at the top of the charts and one fifteen-year-old... More info>

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Family / Gallery Events / Shop Events / Workshops / Participation
Meet the Maker – Kina Gorska
Saturday 6 Jun

Come and hear Kina talk about the process of making work in porcelain, then make your own porcelain fridge magnet that she will fire, ready for you to collect at a later date.

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Music / Oxford Fringe 2015 / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
Soulmates Unanimous: Live New Departures in poetry, music & song
Saturday 6 Jun

Beat & jazz poet Michael Horovitz and singer-lyricist Vanessa Vie have been working together as... More info>

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Oxford Fringe 2015 / Theatre
Connie’s Colander
Saturday 6 Jun

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first... More info>

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Comedy / Family / Oxford Fringe 2015
Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids and Childish Grown-ups!
Saturday 6 Jun

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.... More info>

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Music / Oxford Fringe 2015
The Beatroots and The Ultrasounds
Saturday 6 Jun

A double dose of a cappella! First up: Oxford’s only postgraduate a cappella group, THE... More info>

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Comedy / Oxford Fringe 2015
Chris Fitchew: Ooops!
Saturday 6 Jun

Chris Fitchew returns with his tour-de-force brand new one-man show. This “gifted comedian” (Evening Standard)... More info>

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Featured / Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
The Listening Room
Tuesday 9 Jun

The Listening Room returns for another season of fantastic local music. So come on in,... More info>

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Spoken Word / Literary / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Hammer and Tongue
Tuesday 9 Jun

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

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Dance / Music / Theatre
Blood Brothers
Friday 12 Jun

Performing Arts students from The Oxford Academy have adapted and modernised the story ‘Blood Brothers’. ... More info>

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Featured / Music
O’Hooley & Tidow
Saturday 13 Jun

THE HUM a MOJO Folk Album of the Year 2014 * * * * BBC... More info>

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Theatre / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Theatre Scratch Night
Tuesday 16 Jun

Want to meet up with other Oxfordshire theatre makers to see how we could support... More info>

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Dance / Music
Ran Kan Kan: Congo Cuba Connection
Friday 19 Jun

An exhilarating musical encounter of live music from Congo & Cuba. →   Grupo Lokito –... More info>

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Dance / Featured
Of Myths, Perspectives and Transformations
Saturday 20 Jun

Of Myths, Perspectives and Transformations explores the transformative effects of emotional change: desire and resistance,... More info>

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Playground on Fire & Skyrocket
Thursday 25 Jun to Saturday 27 Jun

Three days of pop-up installations, performances and participatory events organised by PLAYGROUND, an artist-led initiative... More info>

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Comedy / Theatre
Black Comedy
Thursday 25 Jun to Saturday 27 Jun

The Swinging sixties, London. An artist, eager to make his name (and fortune!) and a... More info>

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Comedy / Featured
Amy Howerska & Luke Benson
Tuesday 30 Jun

A double-bill of Edinburgh Fringe previews from two up-and-coming comedians. Amy Howerska – Sasspot They... More info>

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Talks / Theatre
Festival of Word and Image
Friday 3 Jul to Saturday 4 Jul

The Festival of Word and Image brings five days of film, performance, music, photography, poetry,... More info>

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Spoken Word / Literary / Talks
Alice’s Day: Pictures and Conversations
Saturday 4 Jul

A series of short talks on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 2015 is the 150th anniversary... More info>

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Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Oxford Improvisers
Tuesday 7 Jul

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

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Gallery Events / Shop Events / Workshops / Participation
Meet the Maker: Joseph Bray
Saturday 11 Jul

Make a simple coat peg using basic woodworking techniques of drilling, sanding and shaping.

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Featured / Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
The Listening Room
Tuesday 14 Jul

The Listening Room returns for another season of fantastic local music. So come on in,... More info>

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Family / Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thursday 16 Jul to Friday 17 Jul

Following on from the success of ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, Critically... More info>

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Featured / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
The Hundred Years’ War
Saturday 18 Jul

Following on from their highly acclaimed live literature production ‘Being Human’, Midlands Creative Projects in... More info>

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Dance / Workshops / Participation
Lunas Dance Project: Summer Intensive
Monday 20 Jul to Friday 24 Jul

A five-day course to develop the professional within the student. Technique study, a mock audition,... More info>

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Dance / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Dance Scratch Night
Tuesday 21 Jul

On each Scratch Night, local and regional theatre performers, comedians or dance artists will perform... More info>

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Dance
Lunas Dance Project: Summer Intensive Final Performance
Saturday 25 Jul

Lunas Dance Project’ Summer Intensive students and dancers present a compilation of dance pieces and... More info>

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Workshops / Participation
Oxford Open Doors
Saturday 12 Sep

Go behind the scenes at the Old Fire Station with activities and tours to learn... More info>

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Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Oxford Improvisers
Tuesday 15 Sep

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

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

On each Scratch Night, local and regional theatre makers, comedians or dance artists will perform... More info>

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Featured / Theatre
Hidden Spire 2015: Before The Tempest
Thursday 17 Sep to Saturday 19 Sep

Following sell-out Hidden Spire performances in 2012 and 2013, the Old Fire Station is working... More info>

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

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

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Music
Adam Barnes + Chris Ayer
Thursday 1 Oct

Bearded singer/songwriter Adam Barnes heads out on his biggest UK tour to date celebrating the release... More info>

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Comedy / Featured
Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun
Friday 2 Oct

Following last year’s sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, former Police Sergeant turned stand-up... More info>

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Theatre
The Forest
Thursday 8 Oct

An intriguing multi-sensory tale which immerses audiences in a world full of new sights, sounds,... More info>

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Comedy
Sam Brady: Kindness
Friday 9 Oct

Award winning comedian and failed Buddhist monk Sam Brady explores his ongoing struggle to be... More info>

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

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

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Comedy / Featured
Joe Lycett: That’s The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett
Saturday 17 Oct

The self-proclaimed ‘absolute lad’ is back with an all new stand-up show, following appearances on Live... More info>

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

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

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Dance / Family
The Magic Word
Saturday 24 Oct

In a secret, magical forest lives the beautiful Forest Queen. In the summer the forest... More info>

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Comedy / Featured / Theatre
He Had Hairy Hands
Thursday 5 Nov

The year is 1974, the sleepy town is Hemlock-Under-Lye and when werewolf attacks threaten teatime,... More info>

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Spoken Word / Literary / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Hammer and Tongue
Tuesday 10 Nov

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

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Comedy
Phil Buckley’s Big Idea
Thursday 12 Nov

Have you ever had an earth shatteringly good idea? Phil Buckley hasn’t. After meeting a... More info>

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Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Oxford Improvisers
Tuesday 17 Nov

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

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Dance / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Dance Scratch Night
Tuesday 24 Nov

On each Scratch Night, local and regional theatre performers, comedians or dance artists will perform... More info>

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Comedy / Featured
Hardeep Singh Kohli: Big Mouth Strikes Again
Friday 27 Nov

When you’ve a mouth this big, is it any wonder you get into trouble? The... More info>

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Spoken Word / Literary / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Hammer and Tongue
Tuesday 8 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 15 Dec

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

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Theatre
Austen’s Women
Friday 18 Mar

Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of... More info>

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