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Avenue Q – The interview!

Adult puppet musical Avenue Q is coming to Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre from Tuesday July 14 to Saturday July 18. Dave Stewart caught up with the puppets and the puppeteers for a chat. (pictures by Richard Wintle) So tell me about Avenue Q? Kate Monster: Avenue Q is a pretty downbeat neighbourhood on the outskirts of New York. It’s full of lots...

Could our British boy take the French Open title?

We’re in the midst of one of the most exciting Grand Slam tournaments, the French Open, and with just a few days to go, many of us have been left surprised by the results.   For fans of the unstoppable force that is Novak Djokovic, all eyes are on the World #1 to stop Nadal from taking his 10th French Open...

New collaborative photographic project with the University of Oxford

Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known contemporary photographers, and President of Magnum, the world-famous photographic agency is currently undertaking a photo-documentary book project.  With the working title of Oxford it is to be a collection of around 100 photographs documenting an academic year in the life of the university. Whilst it will be centred on a selection of colleges,...

George The Poet comes to Oxford this October

Following on from completing a string of sold out headline dates in February and April this year, critically acclaimed spoken word artist George The Poet announces his second nationwide UK tour for 2015. The tour will kick off on 2nd October in Sheffield at The Plug, and from there will travel to Newcastle, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich, Oxford, Bristol,...

TRIUMPHANT 11TH OUTING FOR WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL 2015

Ladysmith Black Mambazo bestowed a fittingly momentous finale for festival-goers on Sunday night at the 11th annual Wychwood Festival. Ending with Shosholoza and deafening cheers from the crowd the revered South African choral group were the last act to perform in a weekend that saw other exciting headline performances from UB40's Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue Reunited and Boney M. 2015 has seen record breaking ticket sales and...

CELEBRATE BEER DAY BRITAIN AT YOUR LOCAL BREWERY!

It's Beer Day Britain on Monday June 15. And at Hook Norton Brewery you can join in with the national ‘Cheers for Beers’ at 12.15pm with Managing Director (brewing) James Clarke giving the toast. Meet the Shire horses, see the steam engine running, admire the vintage fire engine and of course enjoy a pint of any Hooky beer in the brewery bar. June...

Shaun of the Dead pair run riot in the Swindon sunshine ahead of 18 June show

Zombie’s usually make an appearance after dark, but ahead of their Wyvern Theatre show, the cast of Shaun of the Dead LIVE made an unusual foray into the sunlight to recreate the cult film’s famous pub scenes at The Victoria pub in Old Town on 3 June. The show’s two lead characters, ‘Liz’ and ‘Shaun,’ made a full costume and ghostly make-up...

Road Rage!

Are You Talkin’ To Me? A Film column by Jamie Hill Max is still mad. It might be 20 years since we’ve last seen him but he still hasn’t taken a chill pill. He’s not a ‘bit peeved’ Max nor has he become ‘slightly miffed after stubbing his toe’ Max. No he’s still angry as hell. And he’s not going to take...

Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam….

A monthly rant by The Ocelot’s resident Grumpy Gruff The Goat - This month he’s a bit peeved with ‘spam’. When Dante sat down and wrote the Inferno segment of The Divine Comedy in 1314 he would have had a field day filling his eighth circle of hell with the people behind online ‘spam’. For those of you who don’t know,...

A surreal sense of anxiety in Erbil

Off The Grid with Luke Coleman Our Man in Iraq It feels strange to be back. There have been some subtle shifts in life in Erbil during the two weeks I was back in England (bookended by overnights in Beirut on this occasion). Dropping off the bacon, sausages and cheddar ordered by a friend, I noticed a whiteboard next to the front...
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