Arts & Culture Events

Contemporary and fringe performance, music and art at the North Wall

By John Charlton

The North Wall has announced a vibrant and diverse programme of performances for Autumn 2017. There will be familiar faces as companies nurtured by the venue over the last 10 years return with brand new shows.

Theatre highlights include the dazzlingly funny drama Kanye the First by up-and-coming writer Sam Steiner. The Olivier award-winning OperaUpClose return for the seventh time, this time with their take on Poulenc’s heart-breaking, powerful La Voix Humaine. Direct from its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Education, Education, Education is the Wardrobe Ensemble’s funny, irreverent look back on their halcyon 1990s school days. Improbable associate artist Angela Clerkin new show The Secret Keeper is a witty and playful adult fairy tale with a murderous gothic heart.

Music and dance highlights include the Teeside trio with The Young’uns tour to Oxford with an eagerly anticipated new album, ’Strangers’, which is a collection of folk songs for our times – a homage to the outsider, a eulogy for the wayfarer and a hymn for the migrant. Rising stars of the Scottish folk scene Fara journey from their native Orkney to perform a night of vibrant and inventive arrangements for energetic fiddle and driving piano and four-part harmony. Following their sell-out success in 2015, Dotdotdot dance are back with their unique brand of stripped back flamenco in No Frills.

The North Wall will also host exhibitions, talks and workshops for all the family.

The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN.
Tel: 01865 319450 www.thenorthwall.com