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North Wall Arts Centre

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

The North Wall is an arts centre with a vibrant public programme of live music, theatre and dance. The programme places an emphasis on new and innovative work, offering an alternative to the mainstream.

The venue is based on the campus of St. Edward’s School in the heart of Summertown. Built on the site of a Victorian swimming pool, the site was converted by leading architects Haworth Tompkins, winning several architectural awards, and opened in 2007.

The arts centre offers a 200-seat theatre space as well as a public art gallery. Exhibitions change every three weeks, and admission is free.

Family Activities

The North Wall Arts Centre offers children’s performances once a month, as well as family-friendly workshops alongside these shows. Examples of previous workshops are: shadow puppetry, origami, Noise Band and pop-up book making.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 12pm – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

Tickets

Gallery – Admission Free
Tickets for performances: from £6 – £16

Facilities

Family friendly

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February 2019

Paul Preece: Cloisters

February 6 @ 10:00 am - March 9 @ 4:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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Admission Free
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Paul Preece is an Oxford based photographer and scientist. In this exhibition, Preece presents photographs of a range of gothic cloisters from Portugal, Spain and England. The exhibition explores the fleeting nature of light as a metaphor for life, set against a backdrop of cold, hard stone that measures time in centuries. Like a beating heart, light is at its most intense in the centre of the cloister. Darkness surrounds it. The light is always within. Until, of course, it’s…

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Simon Munnery: The Wreath

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£11 - £13
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“I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath…”  That’s what came to Simon Munnery, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the story of the joke, the painting, and what happened next. Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner. His stand-up career spanning 32 years has seen him regularly perform all over the world and star in several of his own major television and radio projects. He is…

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Simon Munnery: The Wreath

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£13

“I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath...” That's what came to me, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the story of the joke, the painting and what happened next.’ – Simon Munnery ‘A triumph in delicious escapism’ (Fest Magazine) that explores the simplicity, universality and ownership of a joke, the absurdity of staging a fake funeral in your back garden, and the trials and tribulations of time spent recently working as a cleaner in…

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Voice: How Sweetly You Burn

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£14 - £16
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A programme celebrating women in music as composers, poets and performers from Hildegard of Bingen to the fresh wit of young female composers. A cappella trio Voice perform Hildegard’s sacred devotional music from the 12th century alongside contemporary pieces and commissions of vibrant secular works by modern female composers.  The programme title is taken from the 2014 composition by Emily Levy for the trio, which explores the parallels between the plot of Hildegard’s play, Ordo Virtutem, and imagined experiences of love, betrayal, and loss…

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Drip

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£11 - £13

Liam is fifteen and he’s just signed up for Bev Road Baths’ first ever synchronised swimming team. It’s for his best mate Caz really. She needs to get a team together to win the annual Project Prize at school. She tries every year. She always loses. But Liam’s an optimist, he’s determined to help. There’s just one problem. Liam can’t swim. Drip is a heart-warming one-man musical comedy about friendship, pride, and keeping your head above water.

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Inspiring People: Anita Anand

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£5 - £10
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Journalist and TV and radio presenter Anita Anand tells us the extraordinary story of Sophia Duleep Singh, a princess turned Suffragette. Bold and fearless, Sophia was born into Indian royalty but devoted herself to battling injustice and inequality, and, above all, fighting for women’s rights. This amazing story about the rise of women and the fall of empire, and the key role Sophia played in the first British women getting the vote in the UK was unearthed by Anita Anand…

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March 2019

Julia Biel

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£14 - £16

Described as ‘the best British vocalist to emerge in an age’ by The Independent, the MOBO-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Biel will be showcasing songs from her acclaimed recent self-titled third album in a magical evening of uplifting, stirring and soulful music. Backed by a stellar band and accompanying herself on guitar and piano, her voice evokes the spirituality of gospel music, the joie-de-vivre of soul, the sorrow of the blues and the freedom of jazz whilst her poetic and incisive lyrics…

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BOYS/GIRLS

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£14 - £16
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The PappyShow are a playful physical and visual theatre company. In this double bill, they present their award-winning show BOYS alongside a brand new piece of dance theatre for an all-female ensemble, GIRLS. BOYS is a celebration of manhood. The way we move. The way we talk. The way we think. We want to show you the things about boys that you never get to see. Performed by an ensemble whose communities, families and heritage span across the world, BOYS…

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Mixtape

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£12 - £14

An evening of evocative contemporary flamenco that reflects on the world we live in and keys into the primitive essence that resides inside the flamenco woman. This mixed bill is curated by Dotdotdot Dance and features solo and duet work from dancer/choreographers Magdalena Mannion and Noemí Luz. The company presents work that challenges the flamenco stereotype whilst embracing its rhythms, energy and power. The North Wall are delighted to welcome back Dotdotdot Dance once again following the success of No…

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Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£12 - £14
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A feisty new hour about facing the future, named after Ivo’s fourth favourite Hot Chip song (and a beaut by Phoebe Bridgers). As seen/heard on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, Fighting Talk, The Now Show, It’s Not What You Know,and eating Subway sandwiches in petrol stations.

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The Chit Chat Chalk Show

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£6 - £8
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The Chit Chat Chalk Show follows Kiko, a confused young girl, struggling to understand how she feels about the strange new world she lives in. With the help of her quirky new friends, she embarks upon a quest to discover the mixture of emotions and colours that make her unique. With a cast of skilled performers, the story dances, draws & giggles its way through from beginning to end. The Chit Chat Chalk Show is sure to put a smile on faces, young…

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good dog by Arinzé Kene

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until March 12, 2019

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£14 - £16
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Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. No harsh word, no sudden push to the ground will distract him from growing up to be a good man. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they? good dog – set during the early noughties – tells the story of growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday…

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St Edward’s School: IB Leavers’ Exhibition

March 13 @ 10:00 am - March 30 @ 4:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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Admission Free
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The IB Leaver’s exhibition is a celebration of the fantastic work produced by St Edward’s School students during the IB diploma. The exciting work displayed will see large scale thread portraits, screen printed fabrics, ceramics vessels and Rococo inspired paintings, alongside eco printed panels and large scale charcoal drawings. Pupils will curate and install their own work, to highlight the best work produced over the course. An outstanding exhibition that is one of the highlights of the St Edward’s Visual…

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The Funeral Director

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£14.00
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Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business, a future. Until Tom walks in to organise his boyfriend’s funeral. A snap moral decision, informed by the values of their community and their faith, has profound consequences. Forced to confront a secret she has hidden even from herself, Ayesha must decide who she is – no matter the cost. Winner of the…

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The Trick

March 26 @ 8:00 pm - May 27 @ 10:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£14.00

“Of course you take me away from the world, and who cares…you’re the best reason I know to wake up.” Mira’s husband, Jonah, died seven months ago, but that doesn’t mean that either of them are ready to let him go… For most of her life Jonah has been Mira’s reason to get out of bed in the morning. So when he does his final disappearing act, Mira can’t quite believe her eyes. She knows she should be moving on.…

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Kieran Hodgson: ’75

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£11.00

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2018 Passion. Betrayal. Harold Wilson. Character comedian Kieran Hodgson returns with the epic and surprising tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place. On a deeply personal quest for understanding, Kieran perfects a series of obsolete impressions and discovers that the 70s were about more than just TISWAS, the colour brown and the words ‘Let’s go on strike again’. Kieran Hodgson is a three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, star of Radio 4’s Earwormsand Lance,…

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