Our #OFAvirtual line up is announced!
Today we are delighted to reveal the programme for our 18-day free digital festival, #OFAvirtual. With theatre, dance, art, workshops, jazz, choral and classical music, opera, politics, history, calligraphy, activities for children and even cookery we have plenty to entertain you wherever you can get to a screen!
• Celebrated tenor Joseph Calleja who will be recording himself singing an aria exclusively for the festival
• University of Oxford cultural historian, broadcaster and author Dr Janina Ramirez who will be talking about goddesses the subject of her soon-to-be-published book
• Award-winning vocal ensemble ORA Singers will perform works by English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis paired with new reflections including Sir James MacMillan’s work for 40 voices, premiered exclusively for OFA
• Oxford East MP and Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds in conversation with BBC Political Correspondent Rob Watson
• Professor Suzannah Lipscomb, historian, author, broadcaster, and award-winning professor of history at the University of Roehampton is presenting ‘Women, Sex and Power in the Sixteenth Century’
• There is a fantastic collaboration between OFA, TORCH, Brasenose and Creation Theatre for an hour-long version of Shakespeare’s rarely performed Henry VIII
• Acclaimed cellist Gabriella Swallow will perform a tribute to Jacqueline du Pré (it is the 75th anniversary of her birth this year)
and there is much more besides. For all the details check our What’s On page. All the events are free and we’ll be letting you know where you can see it and how to get involved soon.