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
Price: £8/£6 concs
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.
Thursday 25th March
Aspects of Being, organised by WiO’s Jenyth Worsley
Venue: Vaults & Gardens
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
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
Venue: Malmaison Hotel
Time: to be confirmed
Oxfordshire author Jane Bingham with her book on the Cotswolds, with images, poetry and other readings.
Wednesday 31st March – Saturday 3rd April
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