Category Archives: Art & Theatre Reviews

Shakespeare’s Dead Exhibit

A major exhibition to mark the 400th year since Shakespeare’s death (May 3, 1616) opens in the Weston Library, Oxford and is proving popular with the city’s tourists and locals alike. The Shakespeare exhibition at the Weston gets to the beating heart of the author with important texts displayed chronologically.  Arguably the most important is the […]
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Perfect Theatre of Pantomime

  Winter Solstice in the UK today has arrived along with lots of blue sky.  The Christmas Markets nearby are more fun with the milder weather so it is great to spend time gazing at the craft stalls and carousels.     I spent the night in a medieval Estate house, now a hotel, and got […]
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Display of Genius at Bodleian Library

    Oxford publisher Basil Blackwell was known as the ‘Gaffer’ and has his personal library on display near a featured exhibition of books curated by Sir Thomas Bodley in the Bodleian library. Bodley founded the library that is showing off some brand new architecture that envelops the outside. The new additions to the Bodleian […]
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Ed Paschke

Ed Paschke shows how blurred boundaries provide a useful resource to build strong relationships from. The warmth from the faces such as ‘Hilda’ stare brazenly out at the viewer and could be attested to the close ties Paschke built with colleagues in his studio who supported his creative process.   It is hard to know where the […]
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Upward Mobility

This month the gallery at Modern Art Oxford has a juice bar at the centre of the building to celebrate a new exhibition that looks at how we are never truly private when we walk outside. The barriers between what is personal and what is public are investigated by placing iPads as cameras in garden […]
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April Fooled.. Last of the Literary Fest

  The last few moments of this years Oxford Literary Festival fooled me.  A few pieces of the past were still strewn about town as I walked through but alas the amazing event has just left town.         Thankfully an exhibition in the Vaults cafe celebrates the buzz of the festival that has […]
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Galway Art

    Music on The Water is an exhibition in Galway City Museum of paintings by Artist Maurice Quillinan.  Based in Kildare, Quillinan studied Art at Limerick and later the Royal College of Art.  His work is held in private collections across the globe.  I got lucky and stumbled on a site specific portrayal of […]
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Dynwens Last Symphony – the past is cast

    This photo was taken near a well and reminds me of the region of Wales where Saint Dynwen’s story began.   Tomorrow is the patron saint of Love’s day of celebration.  This celtic Saint has her own island devoted to her near Anglesey in Wales where floral tributes are left.   My new […]
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Water Cycle

Water Cycle by Lita Doolan   CAST   Lou – a journalist Fritz – a young sculptor   A fiction set in the work room of a young sculptor. A journalist tries to get his secrets.     (Fritz sits alone upstage right reading a letter. He hunts for a CD on his person and […]
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how to make theatre absurd

  It’s a familiar question.   Tell us a story when you were going about your own business and something completely ridiculous or inexplicable happened. What did you do? I walked into a familiar space with a ticket to a secret show.  The new fashion across our local theatres is to serve up a play […]
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