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Wed 28 Oct 2020

British Americana 

The emergence of Sunbirds

Having retired from the live scene at the back end of 2016, the former Housemartins drummer and Beautiful South vocalist has been keeping busy with guitarist, songwriter and collaborator Phil Barton. Here, Dave and Phil talk personal words, ‘normal jobs’ and the ruthless industry. 

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Fri 23 Oct 2020

Sam Bennett caught up with playwright and poet Travis Alabanza, who spoke about the effect lockdown has had on their work as well as life in general – doing so from the comfort of their bed.

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Thu 8 Oct 2020

From Caliban to Batman

Shakespeare and superheroes with Inua Ellams

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a UK-based poet, playwright and performer who has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the BBC. The Actual is his fifth poetry release.

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Thu 8 Oct 2020

Not Your Classic Classical

The Oxford Lieder Festival

The Oxford Lieder Festival – an annual music event including performances, artist Q&As, talks and masterclasses – have transformed their event into an online cinematic experience. We spoke to director of the festival, Sholto Kynoch to find out more…

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Thu 8 Oct 2020

Fearne Cotton's 'Happy Place' Signs to Decca Records

Fearne Moves 'Happy Place' Into Music & Curates Album Featuring Emeli Sande, Sam Fender, Dame Helen Mirren & more!

Happy Place out on Decca Records: 30th October    Decca Records are delighted to announce a partnership with Fearne Cotton to release a series of dynamic

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Tue 6 Oct 2020

For 2022 we want to open up the opportunity and give more young people the chance to be the winning designer of the 2022 badge.

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Tue 6 Oct 2020

The Oxford Art Society

Open Exhibition

This October, the Oxford Art Society (OAS) present their annual ‘open exhibition’, into which both the 200-strong membership of the OAS and potential new members were able to submit their work for consideration.

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Mon 5 Oct 2020

Get Up Gregory

Gregory Porter Talks Trauma, Trump and Teaching Black History

Following the release of his sixth studio album, Gregory Porter speaks to us from his home in California about the jazz/soul/blues/gospel-esque record and the meaning behind its frank and sincere

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Mon 5 Oct 2020

An understated Victorian terraced house tucked away in an East Oxford side street seems an unlikely setting for an art gallery. However, at her home on Essex Street, Vanessa Lacey,