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Oxfordshire M40 to get new noise barriers

Oxfordshire M40 to get new noise barriers

Work on a highly anticipated £3.5 million plan to cut traffic noise for many people living along a section of the M40 in Buckinghamshire has begun. Highways England is installing new noise reducing barriers at […]

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Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Nutcracker at Oxford’s New Theatre

Nutcracker at Oxford’s New Theatre

A review by Nicholas Newman With its glittering set, fairy-tale transformations and stage wizardry, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is perfect for bringing the magic of the festive season to the stage – small wonder that this tale […]

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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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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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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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Business, Europe, Journalism, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Oxfordshire

WHAT IS THE WORK OF A COPYWRITER?

WHAT IS THE WORK OF A COPYWRITER?

By Nicholas Newman copywriter A copywriter is a professional writer that is paid by businesses and other organisations to research and create appropriate content for meeting a client’s communication needs. This can be done in a […]

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Oxford, Theatre

Mamma Mia the musical at Oxford’s New Theatre

Mamma Mia the musical at Oxford’s New Theatre

A review by Nicholas Newman Last night, it was great to see Mamma Mia the musical at Oxford’s New Theatre. The theatre was absolutely packed to its rafters as the audience waited with anticipation for this […]

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