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Hidden Spire is a collaboration

Hidden Spire is a project created within the Old Fire Station in central Oxford. This unique building houses two separate organisations, Arts at the Old Fire Station and Crisis Skylight Oxford, under one roof.

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We are a public arts centre:

  • presenting new work across art forms in our theatre, gallery, shop and studios

  • supporting artists to make and showcase their work

  • including people facing tough times as audience, volunteers, trainees, staff and artists.

 

We do this by focussing on:

  • good quality relationships

  • encouraging creativity and risk-taking

  • offering a public space which is welcoming to all.

www.oldfirestation.org.uk

We are the national charity for homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Crisis Skylight Oxford provides:

  • one-to-one support to address each person's individual needs. Our aim is to help people leave homelessness behind for good, whatever their situation.

  • practical and creative workshops and formal learning in a supportive and inspiring environment, helping homeless people to restore their wellbeing, build their basic skills, gain qualifications and raise their aspirations.

  • a café training scheme, building people's confidence and supporting them into employment.

www.crisis.org.uk

Together we offer a public space which is shared by very different people. It helps to break down barriers and promotes solidarity in Oxford.