The North Wall Arts Centre

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The North Wall Arts Centre is Oxford's newest performing and visual arts venue; we specialise in theatre and performance from dynamic, contemporary theatre companies and artists - shows that challenge and entertain. Our gallery offers a modern, light filled space for artists to show their work.
The North Wall has full disabled access.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Gallery hours: 11am - 4pm Monday - Saturday
Box office Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, or until curtain up on performance days

Admission charges

Gallery exhibitions: Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Emma Hockley

Mind In Flux - Emma Hockley

  • 2 — 12 February 2016 *on now

Tuesday 2nd February to Friday 12th February 2016
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

Earlier this year, Emma was awarded the Oxford Art Prize at the O3 Gallery. Her work fuses elements from religious traditions, personal photographs, nature and topical media images to address existential dilemmas whilst appropriating styles and influences from both her formal art education as well as her many travels.

Emma’s interaction with her work is a physical process. From scraping and burning to stitching and sanding, her quest to find the desired multi-sensory surface is reflective of her inner battles to find comfort and happiness.

The abstract works are more spontaneous, born from her passion for texture and what she finds to be the meditative act of painting. These generally single-colour pieces work as a breathing space from the energy of the busier, more image-packed paintings.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=emma-hockley

Andreea Zahiu

Inner Country - Andreea Zahiu

  • 16 — 27 February 2016

Tuesday 16th February to Saturday 27th February 2016
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

Andreea Zahiu’s art is a journey of the ‘pilgrim’ soul, a narrative of its effort to become and to come where meaning can be found and stone become more than stone, the same way that in poetry, words become more than words. As a foreigner living and working in Oxford she became more and more aware of the way our identity is shaped by language, geography, culture - stripping all off, what is to be found and where lies our true identity?

Andreea was trained in the ancient art of mosaic making in Italy (Ravenna) and France. She works with small pieces of natural stone, each cut individually with a hardie and a hammer. This act of cutting and its rhythmic effort has a meditative effect, bringing body and soul into dialogue, deeply interconnected.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=Andreea-Zahiu

St Edwards

Mixed Years Exhibition - St Edward's School

  • 1 — 19 March 2016

Tuesday 1st March to Saturday 19th March 2016
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

St Edward’s Art Department proudly presents the best work of the year. The Mixed Years exhibition will showcase the breadth and depth of the students’ work across the year groups.

From paintings to print, drawings to textiles and ceramics, the exhibition will illustrate the diversity of the students’ talents and exhibit a magnificent selection of the best work from some of these young and aspiring artists.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=st-edwards-school

Brain Dancing

Brain Dancing - Autism Family Support Oxfordshire

  • 22 March — 2 April 2016

Tuesday 22nd March to Saturday 2nd April 2016
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

An exhibition featuring artists on the autistic spectrum and their family members. Integral to the AFSO Brain Dancing Festival - celebrating the wonders of autism and culminating with World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April - the exhibition will showcase autistic perception and creativity.

The Brain Dancing Festival will include creative workshops, a flash-mob in central Oxford, and showcasing the charity’s award-winning work in the autism community as well as their innovative future plans.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=brain-dancing

Peter Rhoades

Gaza - Peter Rhoades

  • 5 — 23 April 2016

Tuesday 5th April to Saturday 23rd April 2016
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

Peter Rhoades is tutor in Fine Art at Christ Church College, Oxford.

This set of drawings was made in response to press imagery taken from the Israeli assault on Gaza, named “Operation Cast Lead” of 2008-9. Peter was struck by the savagery of the attack by one of the most powerful military forces on earth on a very weakly defended population. His response, at the time, was augmented and focused by a newspaper article by Professor Avi Shlaim of St Antony’s, Oxford, an eminent expert on the Palestine/Israel issue. A subsequent attack, of even worse dimensions, took place in 2014.

The drawings are intended as a testament to the ongoing deprivations and suffering of the Palestinian people.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=peter-rhoades

Hugo Powell

Shapes and Meanings: A Retrospective - Hugo Powell

  • 27 April — 21 May 2016

Wednesday 27th April to Saturday 21st May 2016
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

Powell’s sculpture explores themes of spirituality, symbolism, nature and form, working in stone, clay, wood, bronze, and using found objects. This retrospective brings together work from his whole career for the first time, from early abstractions in wood, through to the magnificent bronze "Dancing Phoenix" completed two weeks before his death in 2014, aged 94.

Exhibited alongside the sculpture are sketches from his time as a field nurse and conscientious objector in the Second World War, maquettes and papers demonstrating his rigorous working practices, and documentary footage of his studio.

Powell’s work has been selected for the Henry Moore Institute's archive and is represented in several respected private collections, including an early self-portrait in the Ruth Borchard Collection. This exhibition showcases the career of a dedicated and passionate sculptor.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=hugo-powell

Shapes and Meanings: A Retrospective - Hugo Powell

  • 27 April — 21 May 2016

Powell’s sculpture explores themes of spirituality, symbolism, nature and form, working in stone, clay, wood, bronze, and using found objects. This retrospective brings together work from his whole career for the first time, from early abstractions in wood, through to the magnificent bronze "Dancing Phoenix" completed two weeks before his death in 2014, aged 94.

Exhibited alongside the sculpture are sketches from his time as a field nurse and conscientious objector in the Second World War, maquettes and papers demonstrating his rigorous working practices, and documentary footage of his studio.

Powell’s work has been selected for the Henry Moore Institute's archive and is represented in several respected private collections, including an early self-portrait in the Ruth Borchard Collection. This exhibition showcases the career of a dedicated and passionate sculptor.

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=hugo-powell

Clive Wright

A Sideways Look - Clive Wright

  • 25 May — 11 June 2016

Wednesday 25th May to Saturday 11th June 2016
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

This is Clive Wright’s fifteenth solo exhibition. Over time the look of his pictures has inevitably changed, although his core interests remain unaltered. He admires many European works of art, especially those that are imbued with layers of meaning. Coupled with this is his long standing enthusiasm for the art of distant lands, especially the Asian countries.

The bold paintings in this exhibition give an immediate impression of exuberance; closer examination of the large canvases often reveals a more complex and unsettling picture.

Clive regularly depicts the somewhat quirky events and people that he sees in the town where he lives. He regards these as little celebrations of local character. Other works reflect his interest in national and international events. Occasionally the two themes fuse but, whatever the subject, the viewer is always aware of his love of seductive colour and lively composition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=clive-wright

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Theatre Land of our Fathers

Land of our Fathers

  • 9 — 10 February 2016 7:30-10pm *on now

Presented by Theatre503, Tara Finney Productions and Wales Millennium Centre

3 May 1979, South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes, Sid Vicious is spinning in his grave and six Welsh miners are trapped down a coal mine.

As the men await their rescue, secrets emerge and accusations fly. Within two weeks, everything they believe in and everything they know will have changed.

Winner of Time Out’s Critic’s Choice and Fringe Show of the Year 2013, Chris Urch's critically acclaimed debut play is packed full of blistering comedy and echoes a generation of lost voices.

“Blisteringly good” ★★★★★ Time Out

“Breathtaking" ★★★★★ The Public Reviews

“Undeniably powerful” ★★★★The Guardian

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=land-of-our-fathers

Ulla's Odyssey

Ulla's Odyssey

  • 12 February 2016 1:30-2:30pm, 7-8pm

Sixteen year old Ulla is attempting to become the youngest person to sail the world single-handedly, with only her cat Binnacle to keep her company.

All is not plain sailing, as our heroine encounters mythical creatures and obstacles on her journey, including Cy-ops, a one-eyed, over-keen robotic customs official who mistakes her cat for smuggled contraband. Meanwhile the voices of the Sirens, Ulla’s friends and family, call out to her from across the waves, tempting her to give up her lonely voyage and come home.

Olivier Award winning OperaUpClose, present this new opera, inspired by Homer's Odyssey. Featuring live music and puppetry, this show is suitable for children aged 7+, families and any adult with a sense of fun and wonder.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£14 (£10 concessions, £8 children)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=ullas-odyssey

Water Pageant "Outlines" Album Launch

  • 18 February 2016 7-10pm

The evening begins in the 19th century Arabian Peninsula as THE OXFORD MAQAM weave their music through the Middle East.

The interval will feature arty foyerisms in the foyer with the evening culminating with the boy/girl electro-dream-folk project that is WATER PAGEANT.

Water Pageant's new album Outlines conjures a world of singed dreams and pasts. Accompanied by DuoTone’s Barney Morse Brown on cello (TBC!), and a projector, they will attempt to measure the immeasurable shadow of nostalgia as it casts its shadow ever longer, ever wider and ever surer.

“Lovely voice…A lot of people seem to be talking about the duo Water Pageant at the moment.” Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3

“Great songs out of nowhere!" Dave Gilyeat, BBC Introducing Oxford
BOOK NOW

Admission

£10 advance, £15 on the door

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=water-pageant

Alex Hawkins

Alexander Hawkins Ensemble

  • 20 February 2016 7:30-10pm

"One of the most unique voices in contemporary music." Clifford Allen, Ni Kantu

A rare home-town gig for one of the most in-demand international jazz pianists. Alex Hawkins’ music combines jazz approaches seamlessly with contemporary composition, blending both forms to draw you into a world which is exciting and unique, frenetic and reflective.

The ensemble is a dazzling mix of musicians, with collective credits including work with Charlie Haden, John Surman, Jack DeJohnette and Sons of Kemet.

“Emotions and melodies that’ll strike awe in the hearts of anyone” The Quietus

Admission

£14 (£10 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=ocm-alexanderhawkins

Lance

Kieran Hodgson: Lance

  • 26 February 2016 8-10pm

“Hodgson has here served up a one-man effort that lets his comedic talents roar as never before… Tour de France? Tour de force, more like” ★★★★ The Telegraph

In 2003, Lance Armstrong won his 5th Tour de France title, and a young boy in West Yorkshire believed in him. Now a character comedian, he (the boy) sets out on tour with a heartfelt and hilarious story of growing up, betrayal by professional athletes, and redemption.

Lance was nominated for Best Show at the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2015 and had a sell-out four-week run in London’s West End last autumn.

Kieran starred in BBC2’s Making Dad’s Army this Christmas, and featured in BBC2’s Count Arthur Strong and the movie Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

“An absolute gem of a comedy show…every line of his script is wired for laughter” ★★★★★ The Guardian

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=lance-kieran-hodgson

Tadpoles

Tadpoles

  • 27 February 2016 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Captain Clever is good at code breaking and problem solving. Captain Conker is superfast and not scared of anything (except spelling).

A tadpole catching competition begins a transformation of the way the superhero duo think about themselves and each other – just in time for them to save (a little bit of) the world…together!

M6’s brand new production is a highly visual, energetic show about rivalry, strengths, weaknesses and…superheroes!

Recommended age: 5+

Suitable for

  • 5-6

Admission

£8 (£6 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=tadpoles-M6-Theatre

The Happiness

The Happiness

  • 2 March 2016 8-10pm

Part of Dancin' Oxford 2016

Fast, fun, thoughtful and physical, The Happiness is a provocative and entertaining adventure, by award-winning choreographer Karla Shacklock.

Using the company's trademark combination of breakneck choreography, spoken word and live sound, The Happiness is an emotional and colourful explosion of joy, grief and confusion, which has been made, and will be performed, through the company's unique artistic practice: the performers decide the structure of the work live in the moment of performance - meaning that each performance is completely unique!

Combining first person stories, case studies from across the globe and referencing a whole host of philosophers and self-proclaimed happiness gurus, the work throws happiness up for all to question, see, experience and, ultimately, feel.

Co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West and Theatre Bristol, with support from Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic and Arnolfini.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£16 (£13 concession)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=the-happiness

Children and Animals

Children and Animals

  • 4 — 5 March 2016 8-10pm

Directed by Tom Bailey
Produced by Ellie Keel and Tim Bano

I don’t get many couples.

Night-time in a hotel room: ever the theatrical petri dish for ethical-experiments-come-catastrophes. A couple share a miniature rosé, hoping that the cash they got out is enough to pay for the sex they don’t want.

Florence Read’s previous work includes Twin Primes, Blow, and A Town Called Freedom; she won the 2015 OUDS New Writing Festival, and has had her work produced nationally and internationally. Read’s work asks difficult questions without ever providing answers, always through the dark and alluring lyricism that has become the hallmark of her writing.

Thomas Bailey’s previous plays include The Pillowman (Oxford Playhouse 2014), Romeo and Juliet (OUDS/Thelma Holt International Tour 2015), and A Town Called Freedom (The North Wall Studio 2015).

Age Suitability: 18+ contains scenes which may be upsetting

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£12 (£8 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=children-and-animals

Living With The Lights On

Living With The Lights On

  • 9 March 2016 8-10pm

"Mark is one of the most compelling, extraordinary and fearless artists I've had the pleasure to work with. This show is a remarkable tour de force." Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of the National Theatre

Meet Mark.

The thing is I’ve got myself into a bit of a mess…

Mark’s an actor.

I keep forgetting my lines. I’ve left my girlfriend and I’m beginning to stink.

Mark was an actor.

And to make matters worse I’ve met the Devil.

Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers, Living with the Lights On is a gripping story of a life lived at the edge.

Mark Lockyer trained at RADA. For the last 30 years he’s been at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Old Vic, Young Vic and the Royal Court working with Ken Campbell, Mark Rylance and Sam Mendes.

Actors Touring Company returns to The North Wall following their acclaimed productions of Martyr, Illusions, Crave, The Events and The Golden Dragon.

Age Suitability: 14+ Contains some strong language

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=mark-lockyer

The Old Woman, the Buffalo and the Lion of Manding

The Old Woman, the Buffalo and the Lion of Manding

  • 11 March 2016 7:30-10pm

The Birth of Sundiata Keita, visionary leader of the great Malian empire, is told across West Africa as a story of kingship and battle. Discover the rarely heard story of Sundiata’s mother, his great-grandmother and the extraordinary circumstances of this legendary leader’s birth.

This inspiring tale reaches across the centuries, from its origins in thirteenth-century Africa to the recent conflicts of our own time when its telling was forbidden.

In an epic and uplifting performance of majesty, humour, and passion, the acclaimed storyteller Jan Blake is accompanied by the virtuoso, award winning, Raymond and Kouame Sereba from Cote d’Ivoire. Delicate and dramatic by turn, their song and music - which includes the extraordinary Dodo mouth bow - cradles the story in an evocative soundscape.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=adverse-camber-lion

Casa Margarita

The House of Love/La Casa del Amor

  • 12 March 2016 8-10pm

Thrilling Spanish music is brought to life in this riveting fusion of stories, song, solo and ensemble pieces that sparkle like gems amidst an extraordinary percussive soundscape where, amidst the sudden clatter of castanets comes the vibrant song of the nightingale. Casa Margarita is a twinkling courtyard that draws captive audiences into the very heart of Seville.

Droll, quaint, witty and passionate, the House of Love is performed by internationally acclaimed musicians, and narrated in English.

“Funny, sad, witty, heartbreaking with adventurous performers, exciting percussion and an untraditional approach, this extraordinary show crosses music and theatre performance genres to reach out to established and new audiences.” Classical Music Magazine

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=casa-margarita

Widdershins

The Elves and the Shoemaker

  • 20 March 2016 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Elvis Schumacher, cobbler and craftsman, has worked all his life creating the most beautiful footwear. But now he’s hit hard times. With one piece of leather left and Bunyan’s factory growing, can anyone help him?

This well-known and well-loved tale has been re-heeled by Theatre of Widdershins in their own inimitable style. Beautifully crafted set and puppets, sublime music, and a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes make this show a magical must-see.

Recommended for ages 3+

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£8 (£6 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=widdershins-elves

Bella Hardy

Bella Hardy

  • 30 March 2016 8-10pm

2015 was a breathless year for Bella Hardy which saw the release of her seventh solo album, With The Dawn, to great critical acclaim. A summer of opening appearances across the UK and Ireland for Grammy Award winning Mary Chapin Carpenter was topped off by a main stage performance at the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival and from there followed a fantastic headlining tour in the autumn.

Now she heads out in the spring of 2016 for a selection of special, scaled back performances across the UK. Performing as a trio with regular stage companions Anna Massie (Blazin' Fiddles) and Tom Gibbs, this is a rare opportunity to hear Bella’s stunning compositions in a more intimate setting. A more reflective sound than ever before, Bella’s soaring kite-like voice is married to lyrics that poetically question everything she’s seen and done up till now, following a year on the road.

"Nothing short of a masterpiece" The Sunday Times
★★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★ Guardian

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=bella-hardy

Pinocchio

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

  • 10 April 2016 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, spring out of a collection of dusty, old, magic books, while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring to life the true story of Pinocchio, no lie.

Who nose? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Come and join him on his incredible journey…you'll have a whale of a time!

Recommended for ages 4+

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£8 (£6 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=pinocchio-lyngo

Iphigenia in Splott

Iphigenia in Splott

  • 11 — 12 April 2016 8-10pm

by Gary Owen
directed by Rachel O’Riordan

“What gets me through is knowing I took this pain, and saved all of you from suffering the same.”

Effie’s life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day - till one night gives her the chance to be something more.

Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, Gary Owen’s powerful drama drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings. Effie will break your heart.

WINNER UK Theatre Award for Best New Play 2015

"By any measure going, this is perfect theatre: intelligent, moving, and horribly, horribly relevant." ★★★★★ The Guardian

"Rachel O'Riordan's production does not put a foot wrong ... This is a furious piece of theatre-making; it is an accusation, an assault, a call to action – essential." ★★★★★ The Stage

Age Suitability: 14+

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=iphigenia-in-splott

OperaUpClose

Music Oft Hath Such A Charm

  • 15 April 2016 7:30-10pm

Shakespeare in Love, in Lust, in Loathing, in Laughter… and all in Music

OperaUpClose mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a performance of songs, operatic arias and ensembles inspired by his plays and poetry, performed in the company’s engaging, intimate and theatrical style.

Spectacular show-stoppers from Verdi’s Macbeth and the quick-witted wordplay of Much Ado About Nothing and Falstaff rub shoulders with well-loved songs like Schubert’s Who is Sylvia? and lesser known operas inspired by the Bard.

These bite-sized jewels of music theatre are performed by a quartet of singers accompanied by a virtuosic pianist, in semi-staged scenes of romance, comedy and drama which will surprise, delight and entertain.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£22 (£18 concessions

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=operaupclose-arias

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas: Trespass

  • 19 — 20 April 2016 7:30-10pm

Trespass carries on from where Mark's previous show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off.

With his usual odd mix of theatre, stand-up comedy, activism, a dash of journalism, and a dollop of mayhem, Mark Thomas asks the question: if the ramblers of the 1930's were here now what would they do to open up the cities? How do we turn the skyscrapers and corporate squares into our playgrounds?

Mark sets out to try and carve a small space in the urban world where mischief and random chance can lurk. No one knows where this show is going to end up.

“A consummate comic and crackerjack storyteller with heroically undimmed principles” ★★★★ The Scotsman

Age Suitability: 16+

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£16 (£13 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=markthomas-trespass

Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie: A Book For Her

  • 27 April 2016 7:30-10pm

Why has Bridget been sending her stained underpants to George Osborne at HM Treasury every month? Which method actor has been playing the character comedian Nigel Farage since 2010? Is Rachel Dolezal black or white? What’s the difference between Eddie Izzard and Caitlyn Jenner? All this and more will be revealed in Bridget’s tenth solo show.

Following her hugely successful, multi award-winning five-star shows A Bic For Her and An Ungrateful Woman, and her first book A Book For Her (Century, Random House), Bridget Christie comes to The North Wall with her brand new show.

“Another cracking show from the current queen of crusading UK comedy.” ★★★★ The Guardian

There will be a book signing post show with books available to purchase at the theatre or you can bring your own well-thumbed copy.

Age Suitability: 16+

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£16

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=bridget-christie

Am I Dead Yet?

Am I Dead Yet?

  • 6 May 2016 8-10pm

Death is no longer a moment. It is a process. A process that can be reversed.

Two friends, talking (and singing) about what happens when we die, how we think about dying, and most importantly, how some of us might be brought back.

Performed by Unlimited founding members Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe, Am I Dead Yet? is filled with stories and songs about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough.

Am I Dead Yet? is inspired by research into contemporary developments in resuscitation science and made in collaboration with Emergency Care professionals.

“Vibrantly theatrical and typically absorbing” ★★★★ Independent

“Chris Thorpe and Jon Spooner’s electric view on the dying process will rewrite your expectations for your final end… an hour of heart-restarting performance." ★★★★ The Stage

Age Suitability: 14+

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=am-i-dead-yet

Fake it 'til you Make it

Fake it 'til you Make it

  • 12 — 13 May 2016 8-10pm

Award-winning artist Bryony Kimmings' heart-breaking and life-affirming new show about clinical depression and men.

Bryony is an outrageous, hilarious and fearless performance artist from London.

Tim is an outrageous, hilarious and fearless account manager from a top advertising agency.

Bryony and Tim are a couple. Bryony spends most of her life on tour, trying her best to change the world. Tim spends most of his life at a desk trying his best to sell the world. Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffers from severe clinical depression. He had kept it a secret for a very long time. Fake it ‘til you Make it is Bryony Kimmings’ new work about clinical depression and men made in collaboration with Tim.

A wickedly warming, brutally honest and heart-breaking show about the wonders and pitfalls of the human brain, being in love and what it takes to be a ‘real man’.

“Deeply affecting” ★★★★★ Evening Standard

“Warm and illuminating… it could even save lives” ★★★★ Telegraph

“This is a life-and-death love story, done with a lot of imagination and self-deprecating charm” ★★★★ The Times

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£16 (£13 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=bryony-kimmings

CALM: Save the Male!

CALM: Save the Male!

  • 14 May 2016 8-10pm

“Being silent isn’t being strong.”

An evening of live music in aid of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - an organisation dedicated to preventing male suicide through challenging masculine stereotypes and encouraging men to talk.

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 40 in the UK, and 78% of all suicides in the UK are male. The Thames Valley has recently become a CALMzone to tackle this urgent issue.

We are delighted to welcome North Wall regular Duotone back to headline this gig. Further acts and full line-up to follow – watch this space!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£14 (£10 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=calm-gig

Meadow

Meadow

  • 15 May 2016 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Created by Little Angel Associate Artist Greta Clough

The grass remembers. It remembers you. It remembers me. And it remembers the animals that called the meadow home.

Time changes everything. In a post human world, only the grass remembers the way things used to be. Meet the animals and insects that lived in the meadow, and see their stories come to life.

Told with handcrafted puppets and a stunning original score by Paul Mosely.

Recommended for ages 3+

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£8 (£6 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=meadow-old-saw

Blind Man's Song

Blind Man's Song

  • 19 May 2016 8-10pm

While a blind man walks around his room with unsteady steps, a story of love, hope, courage and unquenchable vision unfolds.

Ahead of an international tour and following sell-out runs at the 2015 London International Mime Festival, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, critically-acclaimed Theatre Re presents a wordless tale about the power of imagination blending physical theatre, mime, illusions and a live musical score.

"Superb… like a Beckett play designed by Magritte." ★★★★The Stage

“A superbly smooth, nuanced production…beautifully evocative choreography.” ★★★★The List

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£14 (£12 concessions)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=blind-mans-song

The North Wall Arts Centre
South Parade
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 7NN
England

Website

www.thenorthwall.com

E-mail

Gallery/Box Office

waltersa@thenorthwall.com

Telephone

Box office/Gallery

01865 319 450

Administration

01865 319 452

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