WiO at Oxfringe 2010

Oxfringe 2010 (Please check dates and times at Oxfringe website http://oxfringe.com

LATEST, Wednesday 7th-Saturday 10th April

Blue by Heather Dunmore

Venue: OFS Studio
Date: 07/04-10/04
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £8/£6 concs

Blue Productions

Leo: ‘There’s nothing blue about my world. My world is completely grey.’ A moving account of debilitating illness. ‘Heather Dunmore’s Blue, with its ironic humour and palpable despair was gripping, it sent us away with our spirits soaring.’ Thame Gazette. ‘Bold and illuminating…’ Oxford Times.

Wednesday 24th March

Frank Egerton will be reading from his novel Invisible as part of the World Writers at Blackwell series on Wednesday 24th March.

Blackwell, 50 Broad Street, Oxford.  FREE.

Writers in residence: Jane Draycott and Roma Tearne.

Blackwell in association with the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

Email oxford@blackwell.co.uk

Thursday 25th March 

Aspects of Being, organised by WiO’s Jenyth Worsley 

Venue: Vaults & Gardens
Date: 25/03
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £7/£5 concs
BOOKING: Details to be confirmed

Back Room Poets (event poster: Back_room_poets)

From the offbeat to the seriously pyrotechnic, Back Room Poets take a sideways look at the world today through poetry and music. The group promotes members’ work through regular workshops and public performances with guest poets and has appeared at the Faringdon, Botanic Garden, Elder Stubbs and Woodstock festivals. With guest singer Lucy Matheson. 

Monday 29th March 

Ruskin’s Wife: a Victorian scandal

Venue: Malmaison Hotel
Date: 29/03
Time: 12.45pm
Price: FREE

Merryn Williams 

Do books about real people provide the bricks for building history? Biography dominated the Booker. Merryn Williams explores the subject with reference to John Ruskin’s wife, Effie Gray (the collapse of her marriage was the great scandal of 1854 and the inspiration for George Eliot’s Middlemarch). 

Tuesday 30th March 

Jane Bingham 

Venue: Malmaison Hotel
Date: 30/03
Time: to be confirmed
Price: FREE

Oxfordshire author Jane Bingham with her book on the Cotswolds, with images, poetry and other readings.

Wednesday 31st March – Saturday 3rd April

Rob Bailey

Show: Choose the circle, a show by Rob Bailey, the ‘Psychic’ Psychologist
Venue: Upstairs at Copa of Oxford, 9-13 George Street, OX1 2AU
Dates: Wednesday 31st March to Saturday 3rd April
Time: Doors open 8.15pm, for a prompt 8.30pm start. Show time 1 hour.
Tickets: £7 or £6 concessions, from www.wegottickets.com/oxfringe

Prepare to be bamboozled and entertained as Rob Bailey, psychologist and illusionist, demonstrates the amazing powers and delightful errors of the human mind. See supposed acts of mind reading, strategies for influencing others, predictions of future events and learn techniques for unnerving feats of memory. Funny ha ha and peculiar!

More about online tickets from Wegottickets.com:

– Wednesday 31st March

– Thursday 1 April

– Friday 2nd April

– Saturday 3rd April