03 May 2013

Amazing Brookes showcase at Pegasus Theatre

Amazing Brookes Showcase photo

Amazing Acts, Oxford Brookes University's week-long residency at the Pegasus Theatre in Cowley, has now finalised the programme for 2013.

Running from Tuesday May 7th to Saturday May 11th, staff and students from all faculties will present a packed programme including talks on tiger conservation, sonic art exhibitions and drama and computer game design workshops for children.

Every space at the theatre will be part of the takeover – including the cupboards!

Dr Eleanor Lowe, senior lecturer in drama who is organising the event, said: "Amazing Acts is designed to be a showcase for all the incredible things happening at Oxford Brookes and staff and students have been working incredibly hard on the week-long programme. The festival is designed to offer something a little bit different. The shows are half price for Brookes staff and many are free, too, so people are welcome to drop in and soak up the atmosphere."

Highlights include:

  • An evening of new writing with Philip Pullman

    On Thursday May 9th at 5pm on the Philip Pullman stage, the man himself hosts a showcase for students of the university’s Creative Writing MA programme.

  • Claude

    Claude was discovered two months ago in a cupboard at Oxford Brookes. Come down and meet him but please open the door carefully in case he is resting!

  • Free concerts

    Enjoy music (as well as a roll) with your soup - join Oxford Brookes students for free mini music concerts in the Pegasus café throughout the week.

  • Shakespeare workshops

    Oxford Brookes students will be leading drama workshops using poetry and Shakespeare for children aged from five to 11 on Saturday May 11th. The 50-minute sessions will involve physical theatre, storytelling and ensemble work.

  • Computer game design

    Does your son or daughter want to be a games designer? Then join some taster sessions for young people with a passion for games on Saturday May 11th. The sessions will provide a chance to work on the design for a platform game. Leading the session will be lecturer John Twycross.

To book tickets for the events, either visit the Pegasus website or telephone the box office on 01865 812150.