Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt celebrates the innovative and rapidly changing design field of videogames. The exhibition explores videogame design since the mid-2000s, when major technological advancements – such as increased access to broadband, social media and newly available means of making – transformed the way games are designed, discussed and played.
There are decent moments in Rufus Norris’ Macbeth, now touring following its run at the National last year, though in the main it feels fairly flat and unadventurous. Despite some moving moments, this National Theatre offering is missing energy and adventure.
2018 proved to be a solid year for cinema. We had huge blockbusters, poignant social commentary and some of the best horror films released in years. 2019 has a lot to live up to, and if anything this year looks set to exceed these expectations
With 2018 behind us it is time to look ahead at what is happening in the publishing world in 2019, and there are plenty of reasons to be cautiously optimistic.
A Sense of Silence
In a quiet garden studio tucked away within Oxford’s ring road, artist Claire Christie Sadler is inspired by the visual music of the west coast of Scotland. Claire, who originally trained as a cellist, is the winner of the 2019 Artweeks Mary Moser Award, an annual award intended to help develop the career of a professional artist who has taken up art as a second career later in life.
The Optimism Feature
This is our Optimism Feature. As such we’ve pulled together some buoyancy from the corners of the OX universe to provide an antidote to the darker nights and impending global political doom.
Mark Williams as Doctor Dolittle
Mark Williams talks strange rooms, puppets and superhuman skills with Toby Hambly. Doctor Dolittle comes to Oxford’s New Theatre from 15-26 January having opened at the Lowry in Salford.
Acts to Watch in 2019
Oxford continues to foment serious musical talent across all genres. Here are three acts that we expect to do great things this year.