A treat in store for inveterate  fans of Strictly Come Dancing…  Blackwell’s Bookshop is delighted to welcome to Oxford Craig Revel Horwood, who will be discussing the third instalment of his frank and funny autobiography, In Strictest Confidence at the Sheldonian Theatre.

In Strictest Confidence takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star’s ‘fab-u-lous’ life. The aussie-born judge shares his famously forthright views on the changes in Strictly Come Dancing‘s line up – from Bruce Forsyth and Len Goodman’s departures to the arrival of Claudia Winkleman and Shirley Ballas – as well as the dancers and the stars. (more…)

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Oxford’s vibrant Tango community hosts the 5th annual Oxford Tango Festival this year.  As well as a comprehensive programme of  workshops at all levels the event will open in grand style with a Gala Tango Show to be held at the historic Sheldonian Theatre, part of Oxford University.  This is the first time that Argentine Tango will be danced at this magnificent venue and as well as visiting artists Oxford Tango Academy Performance Group will also be performing.

Oxford Tango Festival is pleased to announce the artists visiting for the V Edition, carefully chosen specially by the Festival team and by popular demand:
NERI PILIU & YANINA QUINONES
MARCELO RAMER & SELVA MASTROTI
TOMAS GALVAN & GIMENA HERRERA
JULIAN VILARDO & DANIELA BARRIA
PABLO MARTINEZ & VERONICA RUE
DANTE CULCUY & MIRIAM ORCUTT

Over the weekend the programme will include 13 workshops including masterclasses and technique for both roles, 6 milongas in total and 4 stands of Tango shoes and clothes.

Opening Gala:  Inspiration Tango: Roots of Buenos Aires

Date: Thursday 2nd March 8.00pm

Venue:  The Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

Tickets: book online for gala performance and workshops here

Further information can be found through the Inspiration Tango Facebook event

or on the Oxford Tango Festival website here

Oxford’s The Occasional Orchestra conducted by Fifi Korda brings together music by Debussy, Richard Strauss and Gershwin with dance by emerging choreographers in the majestic setting of Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre.  Inspired by the flawless merging of art forms in the Ballet Russes, Song and Dance brings you the next generation of Britain’s artistic talent.  The evening will premier a new ballet by the Royal Ballet Choreographic Apprentice Charlotte Edmonds, featuring Emma Farnell-Watson and Kaine Ward dancing to  Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un fauneIt will also feature choreography by former-Royal Ballet School dancer Finn Cooke in Richard Strauss’s 4 Last Songs, alongside upcoming soprano Roxanne Korda.

Date:  Friday 3rd March 8.00pm

Venue:  The Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

Tickets:  £10, £7 concessions

Book online here or call 01865 277299