Arts in Jericho

Since the days of the pre-Raphaelites, Jericho has been a focal point for artistic activity - for painters, writers and more recently TV production.

May 1913 — Nervous commissionaire waits for Jericho kids at the Saturday matinee

Phoenix still flying high

Published - Jun 03 2012

Share your memories

Clare Cochrane with Ted Harris of Combe Road, always a mine of Jericho information.

Opening the heart of Jericho

Published - Dec 03 2011

Clare Cochrane reports on her project to stimulate Jericho stories and memories

Tenniel's original illustration of the Mad Hatter's tea party in Alice in Wonderland

Jericho through the looking glass

Published - May 02 2010

Links with Lewis Carroll

Big bang in Nelson Street

Published - Nov 03 2007

Explosive production

Lyra aboard a canal boat

The Bohemian Republic of Jericho

Published - Jun 02 2006

Philip Pullman on a place made to human measure.

Portrait of the artist. Behind Jim Wright, looking up Jericho Street in the early 1960s, is what was then Tomes’ grocery store (now flats). “They sold everything there, but you had to chase out the rats”.

Making memories

Published - Sep 03 2005

Cine record of the evolution of Jericho

Lyra on a canal boat

Exploring Lyra’s Jericho

Published - Jun 02 2004

Lucy Sholl talks to Philip Pullman who uses Jericho as a setting in his series of best-selling fantasy novels

Kevin Whately (Sergeant Lewis, left) and John Thaw (Inspector Morse, centre) during the filming of The Dead of Jericho.

Inspector Morse in Jericho

Published - Jun 02 2003

Lucy Sholl recalls Combe Road’s starring role in the historic TV series.

In Jericho

Published - Jan 05 2003

A poem

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy in Jericho

Published - Jun 05 2002

Clement Shaw on Jericho's role in Jude the Obscure

Phoenix Picture House in 1998

A new face for the Phoenix

Published - Nov 01 1998

After months shrouded in scaffolding, the Phoenix has finally re-emerged.

Jericho churns out the write stuff

Published - Jan 02 1996

Writing is one of Jericho's growth industries. As well as having one of the world's most famous publishers we also have more than our share of authors.

Did you know?

The history of the Phoenix?

There has been a cinema here since 1913. Orginally it the ‘North Oxford Kinema’, since when it has passed through many hands and names, including the Scala, the New Scala, the Studios 1 and 2, Studio X (a club showing soft porn) and finally in 1977 the Phoenix.

Margaret Thatcher used to live here?

In her Oxford days, she lived at 12 Richmond Road. It is alleged she shared the house with two red-hot communists who lived on a diet of sausages. This may account for her later views on socialists and known dislike of sausages.


Fun Community jazz choir workshop

Sat 14 Apr - 10.00 am

St Barnabas Church

JCA Annual General Meeting

Mon 16 Apr - 7.30 pm

St Barnabas School

My Jericho - coffee, cake and conversation

Maggie Black, my BBC film on Jericho

Thursday 29 March - 5:45 PM

Jericho Community Centre

Simon Bagnelll, a garden conversioin in Worcester College followed by tea and cakes at the college

Wednesday 18 April - 5:45 PM

Jericho Community Centre

Alive and Kicking

Singalong with Jenny Lewis

Monday 26 March - 2:00 PM

Jericho Community Centre

Double Decker – stories about life viewed from an Oxford bus routes

Monday 9 April - 2:00 PM

Jericho Community Centre

JCA monthly meeting

Regular open meeting

Monday 9 April - 8:00 PM

Community Centre

Annual General Meeting

Monday 16 April - 7:30 PM

Community Centre

St Sepulchre’s Garden Group

Wednesday 28 March - 10:00 AM

St. Sepulchre's cemetary

Tuesday 10 April - 10:00 AM

St. Sepulchre's cemetary