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The Old Fire Station

40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
01865 263990

Theatre, comedy, dance, music, visual art and design. The Old Fire Station presents quality art aimed at adults which takes a risk, asks a question and entertains. The Old Fire Station wants to create a fun environment and inspire guests to be open to new ideas and different people.

The Old Fire Station also offers space for performance, exhibitions, rehearsals, meetings, classes, innovation and debate.

They also work closely with the homelessness charity, Crisis, which helps to build the confidence and skills of homeless people through projects and opportunities.

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Events

October 2021

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Cyanotype Workshop

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£25

Artist and educator John A Blythe presents a brief history of one of the earliest forms of photography: the Cyanotype. Use paper and light sensitive paint to create a vivid blue print to take home. Cyanotype is a photographic process, using paper and light sensitive paint to create a vivid blue print. This is workshop is one of a series of artist-led alternative photography workshops coinciding with the Fabric of Photography: Material Matters exhibition, as part of Photo Oxford festival. A…

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November 2021

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - November 6 @ 9:00 pm

Our Country’s Good

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£12 – £16

“The last word will be the play…” The first penal colony in Australia forms the dramatic backdrop to Timberlake Wertenbaker’s modern classic about the redemptive quality of theatre, Our Country’s Good. Britain began transporting its poor and petty criminals to Botany Bay in 1788 under the governorship of Captain Arthur Phillip. Based on a real historical figure, it was he who decided to introduce the brutalized men and women to culture in the form of rehearsing and performing the most popular…

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November 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anthotype Workshop

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£45

Learn how to print photographs using nothing but juice extracted from the pigments from plants. A brief history of Anthotypes will be presented by Nettie Edwards, artist and educator – followed by a description of the process and the ingredients. This workshop is one of a series of artist-led alternative photography workshops coinciding with the Fabric of Photography: Material Matters exhibition, as part of Photo Oxford festival. The workshop will include all materials.

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November 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Chemigrams Workshop

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£45

A brief history of the chemigram will be presented by Alice Cazenave, artist and scientist, plus a hands-on workshop with a focus on more environmentally friendly photographic processes, materials and chemicals. During this workshop participants will work in the light with undeveloped fibre based silver gelatin paper and a range of natural substances and solutions. Participants will be guided through different techniques to gain an understanding of how these can be applied to produce patterns and from images. The workshop…

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November 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Shazia Mirza: Coconut

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£11 – £15

When Shazia was left to starve to death on a deserted Island by Bear Grylls, with nine other ‘celebrities’ she didn’t know, the Island became a microcosm for the world and everything going on outside. “What’s going on? Why is everyone fighting? What is a strong woman and does she really exist? And why are there no women left with real eyebrows?” Shazia explores loyalty and what makes the best leader, masking our dislike for other people and why there is no…

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January 2022

January 14, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

How to live a jellicle life: life lessons from the 2019 hit movie musical ‘cats

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ United Kingdom
£11 – £15

“It’s about cats”   Following 5-star reviews, two sold out runs and a national tour the jellicle show is back! A show that provides a jellicle discussion about the jellicle aspects of the jellicle cats in ‘Cats’ and how you can apply them to your life in order to make it truly jellicle. Expect jellicle laughs, jellicle dance and a very jellicle PowerPoint presentation.   Following the success of “Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve F*cked” (Underbelly Edinburgh 2018, King’s Head Theatre + National Tour 2019) Awkward Productions have returned with yet another show about… sexy animals.   A one man comedic parody that celebrates one of the biggest cinematic flops of recent years. Come along for…

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