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Stop Motion!

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We’ve been playing with the new Stop Motion app.

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Recycle Reuse Repurpose

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Recycle Reuse Repurpose

Merryn Haines-Gadd is a product and furniture designer who enjoys a challenge. This image shows what she can do with a bunch of leftover Oxboffice ticket stock.

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She works for a small innovation consultancy, where she designs all graphics and helps them develop new training materials. She also designs and makes new products and furniture in the studio project she runs with other independent creative businesses.

She also helps out front of house at OSJ concerts.

Find out more about Merryn here: www.mezhg.com
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Spell-bound audiences at Music in the Abbey

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Music in the Abbey

The Orchestra of St John’s annual music festival in the beautiful setting of Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, was as ever a feast for the senses!

Music from the Fibonacci Sequence Chamber Ensemble included best loved chamber music favourites (Mendelssohn’s Konzerstuck resounded for me as it’s a piece I learnt at school!).

Rising stars from the Birmingham Conservatoire were superb in their delivery and very impressive in their musicianship and professionalism. The audience gave great feedback.

OSJ performed Beethoven’s 7th Symphony to a crowd who thought they knew it but who’s eyes and ears were opened to the unique and daring interpretation by Musical Director, John Lubbock. Springs in steps everywhere as people left for the journey home.

The festival culminated in the traditional concert by OSJ and OSJ Voices who this year performed Faure’s Requiem so sublimely that you could see people didn’t want to leave!

We took some photos of the beautiful Abbey on the iPhone (view)

OSJ perform Christmas Music by Candlelight in the Abbey on 12 December. Click here for more info and to book.


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Oxboffice takes in the Kenilworth Festival

Esther & Elizabeth

Esther went to the Kenilworth Festival to see Lesley Smith from TV’s “Most Haunted” giving an inimitable account of the life of Queen Elizabeth I. Highlights included an amazing costume with the most uncomfortable looking (but authentic replica) underwear! The Kenilworth Festival must be credited with absolutely brilliant organisation. From crew in the car park to drinks on arrival the Festival was most welcoming and Lesley Smith was extremely gracious allowing us to take a couple of snaps with the iPhone.

Thank you!


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Oxford Folk Festival in the sun!

Oxboffice at the Oxford Folk Festival

Oxboffice, like so many others, booked tickets for the Oxford Folk Festival last weekend and spent an enjoyable day in sunny Oxford with many a Morris Dancer and other folk folk.

We joined up with them in the Holywell Music Room for a concert by the Oxford Concert Party supported by the festival’s very own community choir Rising Voices.

The Holywell Music Room is the oldest custom-built concert hall in Europe and is such a delightful venue. Fairly packed with festival-goers enjoying a wide range of music from around the world introduced hilariously by the Oxford Concert Party with, for one piece, a drunk cellist!

Hats off to the promoters – a big weekend which must’ve taken LOADS of organising. The punters and the musicians all looked like they were having a ball – we know we were!

As ever, we took some snaps on the iPhone: view all photos


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Oxboffice visits Cambridge to hear the award winning Cambridge Chorale

Oxboffice in Cambridge

At the end of March Oxboffice went to Cambridge for a concert promoted by the Cambridge Chorale. In the stunning setting of the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs which was decked out ready for Easter, a performance of sublime choral music dating as far back as the 16th century right up to the 20th.

Musical Director, Julian Wilkins, took a moment to make the excellent point of the rarity of such beautiful singing in a live concert performance and we couldn’t agree more!

The publicity for their performance of Carmina Burana on 27th June is absolutely brilliant – you must take a look here

We took some snaps whilst in Cambridge: view all photos