Thursday 3rd - Monday 7th May 2018
A Grade I, G.F. Bodley designed church and adjoining cloister that forms part of St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University.
Recently updated as a concert venue, SJE has underfloor heating and new lighting, comfortable chairs, a new toilet block, staging, and a Steinway D concert grand piano. The acoustic is superb.
SJE is on the Iffley Road opposite the University Sports Ground. Buses from Oxford city centre stop directly outside. Buses from London stop five minutes' walk away in St Clement's.
Capacity: 400 - 500
Disabled access and toilet.
Bar on site for most events.
A selection of Green Rooms for performers.
Public car parks at St Clement's and behind Tesco on Cowley Road.
Limited parking for performers and Blue Badge holders in the college and, for some events, extra parking for the general public nearby
Walking: approx. 25 mins
By Bus: approx. 15 mins, from Westgate (Stop E1), Bus 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, James Street West Stop. Also X90 and BROOKESbus U5
By car: approx. 5
109a Iffley Road,
Science & Music meet in creative harmony.
Our eleventh festival will again be entirely at the excellent facilities of St. John the Evangelist, Iffley Road. Our core mission remains the same: an authoritative mix of concerts from some of the leading musicians performing in the UK today and exciting lectures from experts in their fields. Science, music and the arts meet in creative harmony.
Once again we will be organising an exhibition throughout the Festival. This consists of folios and gouaches created by George Nama in response to Alfred Brendel’s poetry (previously read by the author at the festival in 2014) and will be hung in the beautiful and restful space of the SJE cloisters.
The festival runs from May 3rd – 7th, with a format of lectures generally starting at 5:30pm and recitals at 8:00pm, except for Bank Holiday Monday, when the events are at 4pm and 6pm. In addition there are early afternoon concerts on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Lecturers include well-known author and broadcaster, Professor Frank Close, who will telling a fascinating true story of scientists, spies, MI5 and music, all taking place in the environs of Oxford. We are delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed artists visiting the Festival for the first time, such as Julian Bliss (clarinet), Craig Ogden (guitar) and the Silver-Garburg piano duo.
A host of other distinguished musicians are returning to the festival including Thomas Carroll, Danny Driver, Simon Oswell, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, Sasha Sitkovetsky, and of course our artistic director, Jack Liebeck.
Full List of Events:
Festival Pass for All Lectures & Concerts: £105 (£95 Concessions). This discount will automatically apply before checkout, once tickets are in your basket.
Festival 3 for 2 Pass - 3 Concerts & 3 Lectures of Your Choice: £50 (£45 Concessions). Concerts and lectures must be specified at time of purchase. Please note, this can't be booked online. Please call us on 01865 305 305.