Old Fire Station
- Telephone 01865 263980
- Website www.oldfirestation.info
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.
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'Christmas Eve, eleven years ago, was the last time we saw Dad. Oh, hello, I'm Jonny. This is my sister Rachel. And this is Paddy, who's… always there.' Jonny and Rachel haven't had a good Christmas in years, but this time they're going to get it right. A joyful and heartfelt comedy about trying to make Christmas happen…
All My Sons
Joe and Kate Keller are a comfortable American couple living with the loss one of their sons in World War II. Joe runs a successful business, while Kate hasn't given up hope that their son will return home one day. But when their surviving son reveals a budding romance, old wounds are opened - and out of the festering…
Admired pop/blues songsmith – founder of cult band The Bible and frequent collaborator with Eddi Reader.
Whether you're an avid stationery fan, a bride-to-be with invitations to scribe, or you simply want to try something new, we'd love you to join us. This beginner's class starts right from the beginning and focuses on modern calligraphy techniques. At the end of the session you'll be well on your way to writing your chosen…
The Conversation explores the notion of the family archive, using a particular a series of ten Polaroid images taken by Holly's grandfather in 1972. Discovered after his death, the images describe a journey from Los Angeles to Sacramento, revealing his personal viewpoint of American at this time. Davey has used these…
Create Ceramic Christmas Decorations
Create your own ceramic Christmas decorations using the agateware technique: marbling different colours of clay together to create a striking pattern. All ceramics will be fired in a kiln, and will be available for collection at a later date. You don't need to have any previous experience with clay - artist Ellen Love is…
The vast treasure troves of anthropological artifacts, zoological specimens and archaeological objects in Oxford's Pitt Rivers, Natural History and Ashmolean museums have provided a rich source of inspiration for talented young local artist Isadora Reeves. Over the past three years she has filled stacks of sketchbooks…
Hope And Social
Hope and Social are a band who do things a little bit differently. They wear blue jackets and play mind-blowing, balls-to-the-floor, anything-for-a-laugh, much-more-for-a-tear, heart-on-your-sleeve, foot-on-your-monitor gigs. They count BBC Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe and BBC Radio 1's Greg James as fans and describe…
Independent Oxford Christmas Market
Knock your Christmas socks right off your feet at this year's Independent Oxford Christmas Gift Market! Find the very best that our wonderful city's independent businesses have to offer, across two of Oxford's brilliant venues. This year the market will have 30 stalls spread across the Old Fire Station and Turl Street…
Josie Long, Jonny & The Baptists, Tiernan Douieb and more
Laugh your festive socks off with some of the UK's top comedians. A night of comedy to raise money for the Old Fire Station's in-house Christmas show, 30 Christmases. Keep an eye out for more acts to be added as the date approaches.
Fri 25 Nov
£20 / 01865 263980
The Listening Room
Some of the best local emerging bands/artists are hand-picked every season for a night of indie, folk-y music in an informal and intimate setting. So come on in, take a seat (or beanbag), grab a glass of something good and listen away… This month: Rosetta Fire will be bringing their unique brand of pop melodies, jazz…
Amy Mason explores her Catholic upbringing, her rejection of faith, and asks questions about religious experience and the value of religious ritual.
Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet
Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.
This award-winning Birmingham-born comedian is fearless in tackling serious subjects. Her comedy is often rooted in personal anecdotes, and whether it's her home city, her marriage-obsessed mother or Jihadists, no one escapes her acerbic tongue unscathed.
A story about friendship at Christmas between a boy and a girl in different circumstances told with live music, shadow puppetry, and masked play.
Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter
The Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner returns with her latest show which combines stand-up and self-deprecating storytelling.
With You Always
A South African proverb says: "Money can't talk, but it can make lies look true." Four women and two men - all committed to "Overseas Aid" in an unnamed African country. Doing no harm must be the easiest thing in the world, right? Sam and Alex - ambitious accountants judging development projects; Claire from Belper - on a…
Learn how to make a natural wreath to hang on your front door in time for Christmas, making the entrance to your house warm and welcoming. We will be using seasonal materials including flowers, herbs and foliages. All materials are included, just bring yourself.