The North Wall is an Art Centre in Oxford that has been created for the benefit of emerging artists across a range of disciplines. Based on the campus of St Edwards School, its core mission is educational and through its outreach work it aims to bring aspiring artists from across the nation together with cutting edge Theatre, Dance, Film and Music professionals. It seeks to break down barriers to both participation and careers in the arts. It is also a valued resource for the local and wider Oxfordshire community.
Since we opened to the public in 2007, we have programmed a diverse range of work such as comediens Sarah Millican, John Bishop, and Rhod Gilbert, and musicans Camille O’Sullivan, John Tavener, The Unthanks, and Spiers & Boden.
Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.
With vibrant and inventive arrangements, energetic fiddle and driving piano, Fara’s live show is an exciting one. With their mixture of self-penned and traditional tunes, as well as songs with rich four-part harmony vocals, the girls combine musical experiences and friendship to produce an exciting and individual sound.
Fara were nominated for a Horizon Award at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017. Don’t miss the chance to see the band while their star is on the rise.
Daniel Morden transports you to the Land of No Return, his storytelling served by the hypnotic string accompaniment of Sarah Moody and Oliver Wilson-Dickson.
The ensemble will take you on an epic journey, through a dream-like land where you will encounter a king turned to stone, an old woman living in the claw of a giant cockerel and a glass man filled with wasps.
The Devil’s Violin has been breathing new life into the ancient art of storytelling since 2006. The North Wall are delighted to welcome them back to Oxford for the fourth time with their latest spell-binding show.
The Young’uns have cemented their reputation at the forefront of the English folk scene in the last few years. Having taken their uplifting voices, powerful songs, spine tingling harmonies and raucous humour to audiences across the UK and around the world, they won the title of Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2015 and 2016.
The Teesside trio return in 2017 with an extensive October UK tour and 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.