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North Wall Arts Centre

South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
01865 319450 www.thenorthwall.com

The North Wall Art Centre was established in 2006 on the campus of St. Edward’s School in the heart of Summertown. It is an Arts centre for live music, theatre and film screenings with an emphasises on new and innovative art. The Art Centre offers a 200-seat theatre space, two intimate studio spaces as well as a public art gallery.

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The North Wall Arts Centre offers Children’s theatre as well as other family friendly activities, including workshops and projects. Examples for previous workshops are: shadow puppetry, origami, Noise Band and pop-up book making.

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April 2017

Bryce Speed: Space Song at North Wall Arts Centre

April 20 - May 5
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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Bryce Speed creates psychological environments of seascapes and turbulent waters in pen and ink, offset by loosely painted geometric shapes and wonderings that interrupt the interiors and landscapes. For him, “line and color represent the forces of nature, like water, fire, and wind that invade and sometimes destroy our living spaces. Architectural forms metaphorically reference both the stability and instability of identity.” In this latest body of work, colour choices mostly centre on quiet neutrals, but here and there acidic…

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The Explorer at North Wall Arts Centre

April 30
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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After crash landing on an unusual island, the brave Explorer encounters wild beasts, rough seas and futuristic technologies. See The Explorer leap, swim, float into space and enjoy a rather bumpy elephant ride as she tries to find a way back home. With original music, stunning visuals and a whole host of surprises, this performance will make imaginations soar. A rare treat to see a delightful marionette show live on stage, performed by puppeteer, Lori Hopkins (We’re Going On A…

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May 2017

Give Me Your Love at North Wall Arts Centre

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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Following the critical success of The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland, Ridiculusmus are back with a funny, fragile and profound fable based on groundbreaking medical research and real-life war testimonies. Ex-soldier and budding rock star Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives offering recovery - in the form of a capsule containing 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine with which he claims to have successfully treated his own posttraumatic stress. Parachuted into their recently fractured…

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Mor Karbasi at North Wall Arts Centre

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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Israeli singer Mor Karbasi burst onto the global world music scene in 2008 with the release of her first album, and has continued to capture audiences internationally with her truly exceptional voice. Her music intertwines Sephardic-Moroccan repertoire with her own compositions in Ladino, Spanish and Hebrew, resulting in an evening as emotional as fado, as enchanting as flamenco, as spicy as melancholic Turkish folk and as mysterious as a Jewish fairy tale.

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Geoff Dunlop & Dean Byass: Time After Time at North Wall Arts Centre

May 9 - May 27
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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"Time – perhaps the most slippery of the essential concepts. Einstein, the great guru of time, even suggested that it was a fiction: “…us physicists believe the separation between past, present and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one.” Two artists meet. Fascinated by each other’s work, despite the lack of obvious correlation, they start a conversation, and discover that the theme of time is a significant point of connection. This exhibition is a continuation of that conversation,…

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Octopus at North Wall Arts Centre

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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Three women have been called in for assessment. Sara looks kind of Asian, Scheherazade kind of Middle Eastern. And Sarah is kind of white. But how British are they? Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a sell-out transfer to London’s Theatre503, Octopus is a post-Brexit satire that explores what it’s like to be treated as a foreigner in your own land... and the power of punk.

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Bubble Schmeisis at North Wall Arts Centre

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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Bubbemeises is Yiddish for a grandmother’s story, a tall story, an old wives’ tale. Straight from sell out runs in London, writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum and his klezmer musicians invite you to enjoy a bubbemeises in the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last authentic bath house. Amongst the steam and ritual Nick will take you on a journey to find the place he belongs. Schlapping through summer camps, barber shops and Spurs games, will Nick find what he was looking for? Bubble Schmeisis is…

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Susan Calman at North Wall Arts Centre

May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and she’s back with a brand new show.  You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock the Week, now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will.  For information Susan is taller than a borrower but shorter than the average thirteen year old child. The show? Well she’s ready to create a storm, to set the record straight, to give it…

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£6 - £8

Higgledy Piggledy Pie

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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When the king asks for a higgledy piggledy pie for his supper the royal chefs are thrown into a spin, especially when they find the cupboard is bare! How many rhymes will it take to make a higgledy piggledy pie, and will it be ready before the dish runs away with the spoon? Higgledy Piggledy Pie is the new show from international award-winning company Noisy Oyster. The show features puppets made from vegetables, a hula hooping butternut squash, Stunty Dumpty…

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Adeliza Mole: The Progression Landscapes at North Wall Arts Centre

May 31 - June 10
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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Adeliza hails from a tradition of landscape painters, being the great great granddaughter of the Victorian watercolourist J H Mole. She was also influenced by a childhood spent in Japan. Whether through watercolour, oil painting or mixed media, her natural propensity is to establish a visionary expressive mode – often making for intriguing results. This exhibition maps the ‘British Landscape’ – its very essence, resonance and future. Themes weave themselves together, appealing both to the soul and a sense of…

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The Progression Landscapes

May 31 - June 10
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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A comprehensive and intimate body of work by the artist Adeliza Mole BA Fine Art ReadingUniversity. A painter whose empathy with the landscape in particular common land resonates painterly works with a sense of time and past places. Oil piantings watercolour and print.

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June 2017
£8 - £10

Garden

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - June 3 @ 9:30 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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“This is Elizabeth. She’s a phytologist. Phytologist means plant scientist. She likes spiders and she hates standing on the edge of cliffs. This is Elizabeth.” Tech leaders and philosophers are convinced we are simulations living in a virtual realm. In a remote research facility, filled with plants, scientists are being funded by a mysterious billionaire to try and escape the virtual world. Poltergeist Theatre presents a new comedy about love, science, and living in a bubble.

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While We’re Here at North Wall Arts Centre

June 6 - June 8
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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On the country’s southern margin, where the land gives way to the English channel, Eddie and Carol search for the centre of their lives. They were lovers once. Their lives went in different directions. Now they meet again on a park bench in a town full of memories, and find something still burns between them. Alice Hamilton’s productions of Barney Norris’s plays Visitors and Eventide for Up In Arms have been described as ‘heartbreaking’ (New York Times), ‘outstanding’ (Times), ‘astonishing’ (Evening Standard)…

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£12 - £14

Spring Storm

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until June 17, 2017

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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Heavenly Critchfield has a choice to make. Her childhood sweetheart, Dick Miles, is a restless, ambitious young man who’s desperate to escape the Mississippi backwater where he was brought up. Dick wants Heavenly to come away with him, but she’s reluctant to leave her family and hometown. Meanwhile, rich, well-bred but painfully shy Arthur Shannon tries to persuade Heavenly to marry him. Heavenly’s tempted – but will Arthur be able to give Heavenly the love and passion that she needs?…

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July 2017
£12 - £14

And Here I Am

July 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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Based on Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story, And Here I Am is an epic voyage of identity and self-discovery. Combining fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy, spanning both the first Palestinian intifada and the second, we follow the protagonist through his transformation from armed resistance fighter to artist, his journey as a refugee in the West Bank to Norway and then back again. In a series of tragicomic episodes, vividly brought to life by award-winning writer Hassan Abdlrazzak,…

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£12

Kathy Lette’s Girls’ Night Out

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
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“Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better.” So says Kathy Lette, funny, feminist author, who invites you to her new show, Girls’ Night Out. It’s a psychological strip tease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage-daughter-wrangling, ageing, toy boys, making the Queen laugh, hiding Julian Assange in her attic and Close Encounters of the George…

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