Old Fire Station

Old Fire Station
40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ
  • Telephone 01865 263980
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  • Website www.oldfirestation.info
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Arts at the Old Fire Station

This multi-arts venue was originally a fire station from 1894–1971. Since then it has been used as a rehearsal space, nightclub, theatre and gallery before a major refurbishment in 2010. Reopening in 2011 with a shop, gallery, theatre, studios and café as well as incorporating a centre for training homeless people run by Crisis Skylight Oxford.

Conveniently situated next to Gloucester Green bus station or just five minutes walk from Oxford railway station.

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Alternative 'Scapes

Artist John Blythe explores new ways of re-imagining his visual surroundings and making the familiar strange. This workshop offers visitors the opportunity to engage with and subvert traditional photographic representations of landscape into something 'other'. Using old postcards, forgotten holiday brochures and discarded…

Sat 18 Aug

£8 / 01865 263980

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Grace Petrie

Folk music from the Leicester based singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Fri 12 Oct

£14.30 / 01865 263980

Hickory Dickory Murder

Intrigue, deception, betrayal, secret identities and lost gemstones. Or other things entirely. In this improvised Golden Age detective story, Hickory Dickory Murder, award-winning comedy adventurers The Dead Secrets use audience suggestions to propel untrustworthy characters through a world of implausible plot twists…

Wed 1 Aug

£10 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

An Introduction To Modern Calligraphy

Emma Barnes from Emerald Paper Design will be hosting a beginners guide to modern calligraphy on Saturday 28th July 2018.. During the session, key modern calligraphy basics will be covered; how to use the essential tools, mark making drills, and alphabet practices before moving onto whole words. Emma will be giving…

Sat 28 Jul

£54 / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Make Draw Make

For most designers making is their key skill, and is usually the final step in the design process. In Stacey Mead's work "Making" is the inspiration for her creativity. In her workshop you will be guided through the techniques she uses to develop her designs. You will take a seletion of every day household objects such as…

Sat 1 Sep

£8 / 01865 263980

  • 14:00

No Man's An Island

Two men, both eminent and respected in their time: one, the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Gene Tunney; the other the prolific and famously controversial playwright, George Bernard Shaw. These two unlikely friends were devoted to each other, and relished their differences their opinions, and their interest and…

Wed 29 Aug

£10–£16 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Thu 30 Aug

£10–£16 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Fri 31 Aug

£10–£16 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 1 Sep

£10–£16 / 01865 263980

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Bizarre stand-up from the madcap comedian, who discusses the problems experienced by soft-shell crabs and the merits of iceberg lettuce.

Fri 30 Nov

Tickets on sale Feb 23 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

A Purely Selfish Act

A Purely Selfish Act is a series of pieces from designer Stacey Mead. Having recently completed her masters in Surface Pattern Design at Swansea College of Art this will be her first solo exhibition, where she explores the use of pattern in hard materials. The collection includes laser cut and engraved panels that are…

Fri 20 Jul

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 21 Jul

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 24 Jul

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 29 more dates until 1 Sep

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