Old Fire Station, Oxford
Arts at the Old Fire Station is a new charity and social enterprise based in Oxford’s hub for creativity. "We are committed to helping local artists make and showcase their work as well as providing great entertainment and exhibitions. Within our building, you will find a shop selling original artwork, a gallery with a wide range of exhibitions, a theatre and studio for dance, drama and music and workshops for artists. We also have space to hire for classes, rehearsals and meetings."
The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ. 01865 263980.
Season’s Greetings, 1st to 5th December
By Alan Ayckbourn. Christmas should be a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy each other’s company. But peace and goodwill don’t last long at Belinda and Neville’s home. Take a frustrated housewife, a seductive stranger, an eccentric puppeteer and a gun-mad uncle – mix in Santa, too much alcohol and some annoying mechanical toys – and you have a recipe for one truly dysfunctional Christmas. Oxford Theatre Guild returns to the OFS with a riotously entertaining new production of what is considered by many to be Alan Ayckbourn’s funniest play.
The Flint Street Nativity, 17th to 18th December
Mizzis Horrocks’ class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads – and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise: Gabriel wants to play Mary, Herod won’t stop waving to his mum and dad and the subversive Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script. And then the stick insect escapes… An uplifting, fast-paced comedy performed entirely by adults.
For more details
Go to the web site at www.oldfirestation.info.