Tuesday, 6th October 2009
This weekend sees the launch of another artistic avenue for the good good folks at TRUCK."OX4 is a celebration of the artistic talents emerging in and around the postcode of OX4. We've always dreamt about bringing that SXSW vibe to our hometown - and now we have!"It's all taking place on 10th October, 2009 - across 10 venues all situated on The Cowley Road.Danny & The Champions of the World and Ralfe Band both play the Baby Simple venue this Saturday (10/10)OX4 takes place along the entire length of 'The Cowley Road' in Oxford.Ticket info here.With music, comedy and poetry OX4 is jam packed with things to see and do.Your wristband will get you access to all these venues:02 ACADEMY / THE BULLINGDON / EAST OXFORD COMMUNITY CENTRE / BABY SIMPLE / CAFE TARIFA / TREES LOUNGE / THEBRICKWORKSAlongside special shows from:OXFORD FOLK FESTIVAL / CATWEAZLE CLUB / FREE BEER COMEDY / HAMMER & TONGUEZodiac @ the O2 Academy 5pm-10pmTHE BIG PINKDUSTY & THE DREAMING SPIRESCHARLY COOMBES & THE NEW BREEDUTETHE MEDICINEThe Bullingdon Arms 5pm-10.30pmDALEKTHIS TOWN NEEDS GUNSACTION BEATSTRICKEN CITYRICHARD WALTERSEast Oxford Community Centre 5pm-MidnightJONQUILWITCHESBABY GRAVYMR FOGGDIAL F FOR FRANKENSTEINCAT MATADORDEAD JERICHOSTHE SCHOLARSBaby Simple 8pm-3amDANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLDORIGINAL RABBIT FOOT SPASM BANDMR SHAODOWRALFE BANDOX4 COMEDY HOURCafe Tarifa 1pm-7pmTHE OXFORD FOLK FESTIVAL The Oxford Folk Festival Stage will be hosting their own stage at Cafe Tarifa featuring:JALI FILY CISSHOKOMAQAMSUSANNA STARLINGANDY LETCHERTHE SELENITESJANE GRIFFITHS & COLIN FLETCHERTHE REVERENZAZCATWEAZLE CLUB. For those of you who don't know (where have you been?) Catweazle Club is an intimate, magical space that allows musicians, singers, poets, storytellers and performance artists of every imaginable hue to grace the stage of the East Oxford Community Centre every week. A chance to sit, to listen, to connect, to inspire and to be inspired …So bring along your instrument or just yourself and get involved!THE FREE BEER SHOW Oxford's premier comedy promoters have been tempted eastwards and will be bring their usual mix of great comedy and general mayhem. The line up is on it's way - so hold tight!HAMMER & TONGUE Since starting up Hammer & Tongue night six years ago in a city with no grassroots poetry scene, Cowley Road residents Jim Thomas and Steve Larkin's poetry night has grown into the biggest spoken-word slam promoter in the country. At OX4 they will be presenting a youth poetry slam.
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