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

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

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Theatre
Turning Leaves
Tuesday 9 Feb

Crime and the treatment of criminals ought to be black and white. One rule for... More info>

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Comedy
Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wings
Thursday 11 Feb

★★★★★ ‘Britain’s greatest entertainer’ - Time Out ★★★★ ‘One of the most entertaining oddities in years’ - Metro ★★★★ ‘Aczel turns unprofessionalism... More info>

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Music
C Duncan
Friday 12 Feb

A graduate of Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire, C Duncan has emerged as a gifted musician and... More info>

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Music
No Sticky Floors
Saturday 13 Feb

Blackthorn – a six-piece folk-rock band from Oxford playing mainly traditional music of the British... More info>

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Comedy / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Comedy Scratch Night
Tuesday 16 Feb

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

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Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Oxford Improvisers (cancelled)
Tuesday 16 Feb

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

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Featured / Music
The Listening Room: Little Red + Sian Magill + The Seasons In Shorthand
Thursday 18 Feb

Some of the best local emerging bands/artists are hand-picked every season for a night of... More info>

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Family / Music
The Interactive Quartet
Saturday 20 Feb

Experience live classical music up close as St Paul’s Quartet play Haydn’s Opus 20, no. 4,... More info>

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Featured / Spoken Word / Literary / Talks / Theatre
Standby For Tape Back-Up
Tuesday 23 Feb

“Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a... More info>

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Dance / Featured
Paradise
Thursday 25 Feb to Saturday 27 Feb

The Broad Street Dancers are Oxford’s most diverse dance troupe. Made up of students from... More info>

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Dance
Varsity Dance Competition
Saturday 27 Feb

The Broad Street Dancers from Oxford and CUTAZZ from Cambridge invite you to witness their... More info>

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Dance / Featured
Leap Day Dancing
Monday 29 Feb

A special programme of works featuring dance, live music and film to join Dancin’ Oxford’s... More info>

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Music / Talks / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Sound I’m Particular
Tuesday 1 Mar

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

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Comedy / Family / Featured / Theatre
Macbeth
Tuesday 1 Mar

‘When shall we three meet again?’ A two man  MACBETH ‘Something wicked this way comes’... More info>

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Gallery Events
Exhibition opening: Trio
Thursday 3 Mar

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Trio exhibition. Trio draws together engaging new works by... More info>

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Music
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett – The Final Straw
Thursday 3 Mar

A musical duo best served up live and in-yer-face, Otway and Barrett’s bizarre humour, electric... More info>

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Dance
Duet Squared (and more)
Friday 4 Mar to Saturday 5 Mar

Joelle Pappas, director of Tac-au-Tac Dance Theatre, choreographs and directs a programme of contemporary dance pieces... More info>

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

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

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Featured / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
Schlock!
Tuesday 8 Mar

A powerful and subversive solo performance. In the grand tradition of literary terrorism, Hannah has... More info>

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Featured / Music
Hunter & The Bear
Wednesday 9 Mar

Every fledgling band needs their own rehearsal space – the school music room or the... More info>

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Comedy / Featured / Theatre
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Thursday 10 Mar

“Happy 17th birthday, Crookshank…how ‘bout a cup of SUCK IT THE F**K UP?!” With over... More info>

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Theatre / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Theatre Scratch Night
Tuesday 15 Mar

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

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

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

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Dance / Featured / Theatre
The Devil Speaks True
Thursday 17 Mar

A chilling, visceral auditory adventure. You are cast as Banquo from Macbeth, tracing the character’s journey... More info>

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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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Family / Theatre
Animal Farm
Saturday 19 Mar to Sunday 20 Mar

“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” Flintlock Youth Company presents... More info>

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Featured / Music
The Urban Folk Quartet
Friday 25 Mar

In an age where the word “folk” encompasses everything from Laura Marling to traditional music... More info>

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Featured / Talks / Theatre
Iron M.A.M.
Saturday 26 Mar

“I am a predator. I am a reaper. I am an avenger. I will end... More info>

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Gallery Events / Shop Events / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station / Workshops / Participation
Playground
Tuesday 29 Mar

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

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Featured / Talks
Can Science Save…Football?
Thursday 31 Mar

It’s been a terrible time for the glorious game: governing bodies mired in corruption, escalating... More info>

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Music
Kris Drever
Friday 1 Apr

A stalwart of the Scottish contemporary folk scene, Kris Drever is a prolific songwriter and... More info>

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Comedy / Featured
Deborah Frances-White: Rolls The Dice
Saturday 2 Apr

On the back of her hit BBC Radio 4 comedy series of the same name,... More info>

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Music / Talks / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Sound I’m Particular
Tuesday 5 Apr

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

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Comedy / Featured / Theatre
Backstage in Biscuit Land
Tuesday 5 Apr

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day.... More info>

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Comedy / Featured / Music
Jonny & The Baptists: The End Is Nigh
Thursday 7 Apr to Friday 8 Apr

Last year, Jonny accidentally told his four-year-old niece climate change would end the world. To... More info>

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Theatre
Faceless
Saturday 9 Apr

Sixteen-year-old Skye loves Facebook, which provides a distraction from the problems at home, and what... More info>

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Featured / Talks
Marmalade 2016: A Festival of Design
Monday 11 Apr to Friday 15 Apr

Oxford’s very own social enterprise un-conference: a fringe to the Skoll World Forum. Marmalade is... More info>

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Spoken Word / Literary / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Hammer and Tongue
Tuesday 12 Apr

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

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Dance / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Dance Scratch Night
Tuesday 19 Apr

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 19 Apr

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

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Featured / Theatre
This Room
Friday 22 Apr

The clinical diagnosis: Obsessive compulsive disorder. The treatment: Cognitive behavioural therapy. 18 in depth questionnaires;... More info>

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Family / Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Ceramic Marbling Workshop
Saturday 23 Apr

Marble different-coloured clays together to create your own distinctive ceramics – all creations can be... More info>

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Featured / Gallery Events / Talks / Theatre
Antarctica
Saturday 23 Apr

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest place in the world, home to a few scientists, engineers... More info>

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Featured / Music / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
The Listening Room: The August List + guests
Tuesday 26 Apr

Some of the best local emerging bands/artists are hand-picked every season for a night of... More info>

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Comedy / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
Rob Gee: Forget Me Not
Friday 29 Apr

Comic, poet and ex-psychiatric nurse Rob Gee presents a murder mystery set on a dementia... More info>

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Weaving Workshop
Saturday 30 Apr

Join artist Alexandra Pullen for an introduction to weaving. Experiment with a variety of different... More info>

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Dance / Featured / Music
Primavera (Latin Spring)
Saturday 30 Apr

Celebrate spring with an exuberant night of live Latin music. Birmingham-based newcomers Manos pa’ Arriba... More info>

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Music / Talks / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station
Sound I’m Particular
Tuesday 3 May

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

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Comedy / Featured
Megan Ford: Feminasty
Saturday 7 May

The world is a terrible place and it’s all the fault of the corporations who... More info>

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

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

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Theatre
CELL
Thursday 12 May

After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on the trip of a lifetime…and... More info>

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

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 17 May

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

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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Make a wire tool sculpture
Saturday 21 May

The wonderful black and white line illustrations found in old tool catalogues will be used... More info>

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Comedy
Max and Ivan: The End
Saturday 21 May

Welcome to Sudley-on-Sea. Take a look around. You don’t have long. Seriously. Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy... More info>

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Dance
Metamorphoses by Le Marchepied
Saturday 21 May

Myths of transformation, love and loss are brought to life the way the ancient Romans... More info>

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Gallery Events / Shop Events / Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station / Workshops / Participation
Playground
Tuesday 24 May

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

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Comedy / Family / Theatre
Dinosaur Park
Thursday 26 May

This award-winning, laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park is a theatrical celebration of cinematic... More info>

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Dance
mapdance 2016
Friday 27 May

mapdance celebrates its 10th anniversary with an enticingly varied set of exciting commissions of new... 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 / 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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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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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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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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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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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Craft A Small Stool
Saturday 11 Jun

Experience the tools and techniques involved in the making of a small wooden stool. Try... 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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Gallery Events / Workshops / Participation
Leather-working workshop
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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Comedy / Dance / Family / Music / Spoken Word / Literary / Theatre
Off Beat
Monday 20 Jun to Sunday 26 Jun

Applications to perform are now open. Click here to find out more. 7 days jammed... 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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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 / 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 / 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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