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Cherwell’s Culture's extended pick of this week's events
Cherwell Culture on Friday 20th January 2012
Photograph: Inez Janusczak

 

Record + CD fair
Town Hall, 21st January
For those still clinging to their antiquated ideas of  physical music ownership, this fair offers the perfect opportunity to top up your collections. 10am-3:30pm

Fairport Convention

Oxford Playhouse, 21st January

The originators of British folk-rock start their UK tour in Oxford, playing old favourites and material from their new album Festival Bell. 7:30, tickets £20

http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=2061

Record + CD fair

 Town Hall, 21st January

For those still clinging to their antiquated ideas of  physical music ownership, this fair offers the perfect opportunity to top up your collections. 10am-3:30pm

http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decTH/Events_Special_Events_Offers_occw.htm

Nigel Kennedy 

Oxford New Theatre, 22nd January 

Violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy performs his own unique take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and marks the world premiere of his new composition The Four Elements. 7:30pm, tickets £35-£45

http://www.atgtickets.com/Nigel-Kennedy-Tickets/245/1218/

Birdsong

BBC1, 22nd January

The two-parter based on Sebastian Faulks’ novel begins as two lovers are both brought together and torn apart by the Second World War. Stars Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy. 9pm-10:25 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9025386/Birdsong-BBC-One-preview.html

 

Sunday Roast

The Cellar, 22nd January

The classic indie clubnight hosts its last event (for now) featuring Haiku Salute, Red Shoe Diaries and King of Cats. Cakes and board games also avilable

Doors 8pm, £4 entry

http://www.facebook.com/events/279666538757305/

 

Luke Wright

Corpus Christi Auditorium, 25th January 

The performance poet Luke Wright gives a reading of new material. See next week's Cherwell for an interview. 7:30. £3 for Oxford Poetry Society members; £5 for nonmembers

http://www.facebook.com/events/173503452757846/

                 
Celebration

Michael Pilch studio, 24th-28th January
Harold Pinter’s last play kicks off the season of student drama, as a dinner party uncovers some unwelcome memories. Doors 7:15pm, Tickets £6/£5
http://www.facebook.com/events/246881765377175/

The Psycopath Test

Out now in paperback
Jon Ronson delves into the world of psychopaths and the mental illness industry, and gives helpful tips to spot psychopaths in your everyday life. 
Reduced to £5.49 in Watersones
http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/jon+ronson/the+psychopath+test/8661884/
Spamalot
 23rd-27th January
The Monty Python musical hits Oxford with Marcus Brigstocke and Bonnie Langford in lead roles. Let all rejoice and say 'NI'!
Doors 2.30/7.30 varying, Tickets £13.50-£38.50.
http://www.atgtickets.com/Spamalot-Tickets/245/1210/

 

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