Abingdon's filmmakers have been telling stories for 17 years. For each of those, they have shared their work in a popular annual screening. But this year, live audiences have been cancelled, and the world looks very different. So how have the filmmakers responded? To find out, join some of them on 7 December for the final online screening this term.
To access the screening, please book a ticket below and details will be emailed to you at least 24 hours before the event.
Booking will be available for future AFU screenings closer to the time.
Abingdon Partnerships welcone all secondary age students across Abingdon to join us and renowned Beatboxer/Composer/Musician SK Shlomo for an event like no other. With a strong emphasis on self-confidence and self expression, you will be taking part in a free musical event that you can't afford to miss!
The OA Club in collaboration with Abingdon Arts Partnership presents
Abingdon Arts Forum
Abingdon Arts Forum is a new initiative by the Old Abingdonian Club and Abingdon Arts Partnerships that aims to support those working in the arts and provide insights to the realities of life as an arts professional. It is designed to appeal to both students and the general public alike.
In a series of recorded interviews conducted by senior pupils from schools across Abingdon, actors, writers, directors, producers, filmmakers, comedians and musicians (drawn from the alumni of Abingdon, Fitzharrys, Larkmead and John Mason Schools) will be invited to reveal how they started in their chosen fields, what obstacles they faced and how they overcame them. They will reflect on the skills and attributes required to survive in the arts, and offer advice to those hoping to follow in their footsteps. They will talk about the highs and lows of their careers to date, and – crucially – offer ideas for ways in which the arts community can adapt and respond in the face of the pandemic.
Each interview will last between 30-45 minutes followed by up to 15 minutes of questions submitted in advance from members of the audience. All the events will be free to watch online, but there will be opportunities – for those who can – to make a donation to a relevant charity working to support artists at this challenging time.
Angels Performing Arts Present ‘A Night at the Movies’ Sit back relax and let these amazing talented young students entertain you.
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company.
The critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play War Horse returns to cinemas for the first time this November to mark Remembrance Day.
At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
★★★★★ 'Witty, filthy and supreme.' Guardian
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.
Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.
The hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, was captured live on stage from London’s West End in 2019.
Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre.
The Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and AlexanderCampbell.
Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike sinceits first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined withTchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs tomake this a charming and magical production.
Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet begins in the 19th-century German home of the Stahlbaums, where they are hosting a lively Christmas party. The period setting is captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs, which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that are magically brought to life.
Wright's choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet's original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love
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See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this new play by Simon Woods, captured live in 2019 from the National Theatre in London.
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.
Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night).