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Oxford, Review, Theatre

WAR HORSE UK Tour 2017

Warhorse at the New Theatre Oxford

A review by Nicholas Newman Warhorse is a different type of stage production, there is much to recommend it. Many in the audience including the impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner were full of expectation before […]

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Journalism, Law

Photos at Christmas – How to Spread the Christmas Spirit Properly this Year

Photos at Christmas – How to Spread the Christmas Spirit Properly this Year

Authors Sophia Höttinger, Jonathan Appleby, Copytrack.com 2017 Christmas time is fast approaching, and it’s time to start spreading the Christmas spirit by showing all the festive shoppers what you have to offer. Christmas is the […]

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Europe, farming, Health and Safety, Healthcare, Lifestyle, Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire farmers face fines or jail if they don’t take health and safety seriously

Oxfordshire farmers face fines or jail if they don’t take health and safety seriously

South East farmers face crippling fines or jail if they don’t take health and safety more seriously, warns agricultural expert   6 December 2017 – An agricultural expert fears farmers in the South East are risking […]

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Electricity, Energy, European power markets, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Westmill Solar farm  AGM 2013

BSR chosen to manage pioneering community solar park

Westmill takes BSR’s portfolio of solar under management to 536MW BSR, the leading low carbon service provider, has been appointed to manage Westmill Solar Park, the pioneering community-owned solar project, the companies announced today. Westmill, near […]

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Going Out, Julia Gasper, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

A review by Julia Gasper Welsh National Opera at New Theatre Oxford.   Strauss’s insouciant operetta is a treat at any time of year, but especially suitable for Christmas as the plot revolves around a […]

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Going Out, Julia Gasper, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Jack and the Beanstalk, Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

Jack and the Beanstalk, Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford Playhouse has put on a lot of excellent pantomimes over the past years, but while the lead performers in this one – Ricky Oakley as a handsome, nice though […]

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Electricity, Energy

Amber Kinetics and Hawaiian Electric begin installation and testing of innovative flywheel  energy-storage system

Amber Kinetics and Hawaiian Electric begin installation and testing of innovative flywheel  energy-storage system

(Union City, CA & Honolulu, HI), Nov. 28, 2017 – Amber Kinetics, Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Company today began installation of the world’s first commercially available, four-hour flywheel energy storage system at the utility’s Campbell […]

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Opera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review

FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD by Janacek;
Welsh National Opera;
Wales millennium Centre;
Cardiff;
5 October 2017;
Goryanchikov - Ben McAteer;
Alyeya - Paula Greenwood;
Luka Kuzmich/Filka Morozov - Mark Le Brocq;
Big Convict - Paul Charles Clarke; 
Small Convict - Quentin Hayes;
Commandant - Robert Hayward;
Old Convict - Peter Wilman;
Skuratov - Alan Oke;
Drunken Convict Michael Clifton-Thompson
Chekunov/The Priest - Alastair Moore;
The Cook - Laurence Cole;
The Smith - Martin Lloyd;
Young Convict - Adam Music;
A Whore - Sarah Pope;
Kedril Simon - Crosby Buttle;
Shapkin - Adrian Thompson;
Shishkov - Simon Bailey;
Cherevin/Off Stage Voice - Gareth Dafydd Morris;
Don Juan - Julian Close;
A Guard - Joe Roche;
Four Actors Matthew Batte, Nick Hywell, James Rockey, Dafydd Weeks
Female Child Iona Roderick
Conductor - Tomáš Hanus; 
Director - David Pountney;
Designer - Maria Björnson;
Lighting Designer - Chris Ellis;
Photo credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;

FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD by Janáček.

Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford. A review by Julia Gasper     The Czech composer Leos Janáček based this opera on Dostoevsky’s dark novel written after his own personal experience of life – […]

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Opera, Oxford, Theatre

Tchaikowsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Tchaikowsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Julia Gasper reviews How fortunate we are in Oxford to be visited by the Welsh National Opera with its exciting series of new productions to cheer us up in the dreary days of November. None […]

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Energy, Research, Technology

AD industry welcomes Industrial Strategy White Paper

AD industry welcomes Industrial Strategy White Paper

Paper promises sustainable agriculture to help improve food production Government pledges new Bioeconomy Strategy in support for circular economy AD can play key role in enhancing UK’s industrial capability but concrete support needed The UK […]

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