March on Walton Street - A cultural extravaganza from Oxford Arts Group

A parade of talent from the city of Oxford and further afield will assemble at the Albion Beatnik in Jericho on 23rd March to engineer plans for a cultural revolution, store by store, street by street, herbal tea by herbal tea. From 3pm. All welcome.

Featuring:

Backroom Poets MC, BBC Radio producer, theatre and opera director, author, poet and Jane Austen great great great niece Jenyth Worsley

Fairydust Arts' rising acoustic guitar star, Sophie Louise McNally

Literary Death Match winner and twice published poetry slam doyen Sophia Blackwell

BBC Radio 2 'Young Folk' award winner Megan Henwood

Edinburgh Fringe festival veteran and frankly, gobsmackingly gifted spoken word sorceress, Lucy Ayrton

Local actor and comedian without portfolio Ashley Curran reads from 'Equus'.

'Mad Mary Dancing.' by Doc Andersen Bloomfield, starring Angharad Andersen-Bloomfiel

'Let them eat cake...'

Teapots, cafe-tea-airs, fine wines, all manner of fancies, good company, books, periodicals and revolutionary pamphlets available.

Card-carrying arts group members: Free entry

Vanguard of the international proletariat....er, three quid.

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  • juliette g.

    Lucy and Sophia were brilliant but i loved both the singing guitarists. Nice wine, Dennis!

    1 · March 24

  • Lorinda

    Great mix of music and poetry that was thought provoking

    1 · March 24

  • Moira L.

    Poetic musical convivial perfect Sunday afternoon in the coolest bookshop i know .

    1 · March 24

  • anna f.

    Going to repeat what Wayne has already said ! Thought Megan and Sophie were wonderful and so original and moving. Brilliant friendly afternoon and Craig held it together perfectly.

    3 · March 23

  • Wayne C.

    Megan and Sophie were brilliant superb voices and songs. They were there to sing, not to speak to the audience! Lucy was great as usual as were the other poets. Olivia was good, but she was let down a bit by the amateur sound technician! Thanks to Craig for stepping in as MC, he did a grand job. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon as usual at the Albion and very good company too.

    4 · March 23

  • Dr. K A.

    I thought Lucy was brilliant . . . both poet and performer. Extremely touching, as testified by the applause. I thought she was five star. Both Megan and Sophie Louise, singers, were truly wonderful to listen to. Perhaps, a little more direction is needed for speaking with the audience? Olivia Fraser-Smith, in "Mad Mary Dancin'" had literally picked up the script this morning, after the rehearsed lead actress had contacted norovirus yesterday. She was very good, considering her age (17) and only two read-throughs beforehand. (Who was that awful sound technician? . . . oh, yeah. That was me! Apologies.) I thought the calibre of the talent, overall, had raised a bar over last year's three star. Loved seeing all-women performers! And, well done to Craig, new MC. A lively and, at times, very touching arts afternoon. Many thanks for the opportunity, Neil. We missed you, Doc

    4 · March 23

  • Kate

    Sorry to cancel, still haven't shaken off my bug.

    March 23

  • sarah

    I'm sorry but I'm not going be able to make it due to still feeling unwell. My +1 has cancelled too. I hope you all have a great time.

    March 23

  • Fiona M

    Due to a domestic disaster,(collapsed chimney)! I'm afraid I'm no longer able to attend.

    March 23

  • Helen L.

    Sorry to change my rsvp, but I've got things I need to sort out at home. Have a great time.

    March 23

  • Cleo C.

    So sorry to miss what sounds like a fun gig. My cold has got the better of me and I shall therefore stay home feeling sorry for myself. I so hate being sensible.......

    March 23

  • kim

    Sorry can't make this now- Have fun everyone x

    March 22

  • Fiona M

    My plus one is not able to come now so another space is freed up, should anyone want it.

    March 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really looking forward to this...

    March 22

  • Charo

    I won't be able to attend.

    March 17

  • Neil

    Sadly, I now won't be able to attend the event, so Craig has offered to compere. Are there any volunteers to help with taking money/selling membership cards on the door? Free tea/coffee/cake/wine as a 'thankyou'.

    March 14

    • Neil

      Yes, I'll have some cards with me. And Merlin's coming along to chat with the group. Thanks Juliette! :)

      March 14

    • Craig P.

      Thanks, Juliette. You are officially appointed Keeper of the Privy Purse.

      2 · March 14

  • Lorinda

    If you need another volunteer.....?

    March 14

    • Neil

      That would be great Lorinda, thank you!

      March 14

  • Alasdair

    I may have tour customers but if not, keen to drop by in costume for the street part and join the Mad hare, White rabbits and friends to make for a havoc tea party!

    March 2

  • Wayne C.

    If there is an event at the Albion there is no contest!

    2 · February 2, 2014

    • juliette g.

      Tend to agree and see the Lit Fest event I have pencilled in for that day about my old schoolteacher Penelope FitzGerald's life, is at noon so can do both!

      1 · February 2, 2014

  • juliette g.

    Did you reckon with Ox Lit Fest same day?

    February 1, 2014

    • Neil

      I had no idea it was on, but let the people decide!

      February 1, 2014

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