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Mon 14 Jan 2019



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.

Fri 11 Jan 2019

“A Time of Hope” 

Oxford Marks Holocaust Memorial Day 

This month Keble College will hold its 12th Holocaust Memorial Day service, which welcomes the sounds of both Keble College Choir and that of the Oxford Jewish Congregation, OxfordShir. The latter is named for the Hebrew word for song, Shir. “It seems to work,” conductor John Dunston says warmly of the wordplay. He and I are both guests of Nevsky Everett, Chaplain at Keble.

Tue 18 Dec 2018


Alice & Bob’s Whopping Christmas Cracker Show/Party

Sitting in its own unique space somewhere in between a pantomime, a sketch show and a party, Alice and Bob’s offering keeps a small but enthused crowd laughing, treating us to pigeon costumes, carols and a full-scale wrapping paper war.

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Stephen K Amos

Prime Season for Decent Comics 

Just days after returning from six weeks “doing stuff in Europe”, stand-up Stephen K Amos talks scary times, James Bond and his new live show with Sam Bennett.

Mon 3 Dec 2018

It's a Fabulous Festive period at New Theatre Oxford, with standout shows including Nativity! the Musical and Jersey Boys...

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Sticky Carpets

and the Snowflake Generation

Generations are at the heart of his new play Snowflake. Set at Christmas, it’s the story of Andy (aged 43) and his daughter Maya (21) who haven’t spoken in the three years since she left home...

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Blenheim Palace:

Festival of Literature, Film and Music 2018

This year’s Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film and Music (to give it its formal title) will as always enhance that legacy, as Jeremy Smith discovers...

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Better For Tragedy

Michael Pennington

2014 saw Pennington play the king on the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn. Out of this came his book, King Lear in Brooklyn, the focus of his appearance at Thame Arts and Literature Festival...

Thu 8 Nov 2018

All Saints

“It’s the whole makeup of your past. It’s nostalgic. It’s important.”

A few questions that I need to know... 90s nostalgic Richard Loftus talks to Natalie Appleton and finds out why you should see All Saints on their winter headline tour.