Saturday 29 June
Step into the Live Poetry Jukebox for an intimate and magical experience of poetry, visual art and performance! This interactive installation works like a music jukebox, only with poetry. Look at the beautiful ‘library’ of jars, containing miniature artworks connected to a poem. Choose one and listen to a live performance of it! Stay an hour or 5 mins, the choice is yours.
Join us out in the garden at the Old Fire Station (or art room if it rains!) to enjoy food and drink together, and reflect on the festival. A chance for artists and audiences to meet and share their experiences.
FREE – just come along. The space is small so if it’s too full, we may ask you to come back later.
Ash is the ultimate one-man band: guitarist, pianist, drummer... and dad. But it’s hard to reach stardom when you're constantly walking on Lego.
New musical comedy heartbreaker from Richard Marsh, Fringe First Winner (Dirty Great Love Story) and BBC Audio Drama Award Best Scripted Comedy winner (Love & Sweets) and gold disc-getter Jessica Sharman. Directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson; starring Andy Gallo.
Featuring some of the best Oxfordshire-bands and in association with BBC Introducing, it’s Offbeat Music! Join us in the Gallery for an afternoon of free gigs.
Featuring Roguey Roads, Matt Pearson, Joe Hicks, Anouska, Crandle, Asher Dust and Jali Fily Cissokho,
What do you do when Beyoncé tells you one thing and the Office of National Statistics tells you another? It’s hard celebrating being an independent woman when you don’t earn enough to pay the rent. With game shows, spoken word, and their best Beyoncé dance moves, Nat and Vic will help you explore the stark economics of gender inequality – from pay gap to pink tax. Who runs the world? People with money.
A young man’s journey through the darkly absurd world of “Imprisonment for Public Protection.” It’s Kafka re-imagined by the New Labour Criminal Justice Act, 2003. With vivid and raucous humour, Perry brings us the key players in his life as he moves from comic detachment to manic frustration. From Bayyani Theatre, whose show With You Always played to sold-out audiences at the Old Fire Station in 2016.
Using expressive mark making, ink and unique tools, you will be creating landscapes and abstractifying them in this workshop with artist Rachel Cronin. You will be shown a variety of approaches to drawing as well as capturing tone and atmosphere. Be prepared to work fast and loose!
What will YOU fight for? Watch multi-cultural comedy from this multi-award winning comedian/writer/activist. Trump, terrorists and everything between. It’s time to call out the bulls**t! Are you ready? Do you want to make a difference? Good! Get booking, bring your people. Sajeela’s in town for one night only!
**** The Student
When you discover the power of your voice, what will you use it for? An autobiographical, musical, theatrical storytelling adventure by Marv Radio. Based On A True Story
“Mantra delivers on all fronts” – The Student
“Stunningly beautiful” – The Write Angle
From South London to the Amazon Rainforest - Mantra is a psychedelic journey into the power of words, sound and music. Join beatbox champion, vocalist and storyteller Marv Radio for a high-energy hip-hop musical about mental health, music, healing and shamanism with a powerful self-produced soundtrack.
Join Oxford University academics for a night of extracurricular entertainment as they explore life’s big questions. Linguists, philosophers, ethnographers and psychologists will present four acts of song, drama and stand-up comedy, tackling topics from Nietzsche to neuroscience.
“A Comedian going places”* Join the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he tells you about how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC2 a year later, and what happens when you are being trolled online for not being disabled enough. Aaron is far better at stand-up than standing up and his unique perspective on life - usually of people's belly buttons - gives him a distinctive edge in his performances as well as a sore neck.
*Places with wheelchair access.
Life is terrifying for nearly 25-year-old Ashanti. She has no idea what she’s doing. Unemployed, trapped in her childhood bedroom on a permanent Netflix binge, and attempting to avoid the inevitable “when are you getting a job”? Until a chance arrival encourages her to try and subvert the quarter life crisis and finally find a socially-acceptable answer to “but where are you really from?”…after just one more episode.
Sophie Duker is your Venus, she's your fire, at your desire. Or is she? Silly, sexy and savage stand-up about race, sex and (definitely not) being a goddess. From the host of the Wacky Racists Comedy Club. Star of Channel 4's Riot Girls, as seen on Comedy Central and BBC Three.