North Wall Arts Centre

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.

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Urban Folk Quartet at The North Wall Arts Centre - Saturday June 23rd, 7:30 pm

In an age where the word “Folk” encompasses everything from Laura Marling to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever.

The Urban Folk Quartet’s distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms.

Urban Folk Quartet

23 June 2018 - 7:30 pm
Tickets

Full Price: £16 + fee*
Concessions: £13 + fee*

Extra information

 *A transaction fee of £2 per booking will be applied to customers booking tickets online (capped at £1 for a single ticket)

Seating for this performance is unreserved

To book tickets: https://www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/urban-folk-quartet/

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Lisa Knapp at The North Wall Arts Centre - Thursday June 7th, 8pm

One of the most inventive musicians around, Lisa Knapp pushes boundaries with her radiant interpretation of traditional folk music. Here, she performs with her band in support of her latest album, Till April is Dead – A Garland of Ritual & Love songs in the Month of May.

The month of May is the focal point for an eruption of traditions, rituals and celebrations across the Northern Hemisphere: summer is coming, the weather is warmer and the promise of long, light evenings provide a perfect excuse to sing, dance and celebrate.

Till April is Dead brings together some of the most beautiful, strange and beguiling ‘May’ songs inspired by weird and wonderful happenings across Britain, as well as folklore hailing from here and distant shores. Alongside these ritualistic ‘May’ songs, Lisa includes beautiful folk songs of love and loss set in the month of May.

Lisa Knapp

7 June 2018 - 8:00 pm
Tickets

Full Price: £15 + fee*
Concessions: £13 + fee*

Extra information

 *A transaction fee of £2 per booking will be applied to customers booking tickets online (capped at £1 for a single ticket)

To book tickets: https://www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/lisa-knapp/

 Links Lisa Knapp

 

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