ABOUT JERICHO - ARTS

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.

Phoenix still flying high
Share your memories
<p>May 1913 — Nervous commissionaire waits for Jericho kids at the Saturday matinee</p>
Jun 03 2012
Opening the heart of Jericho
Clare Cochrane reports on her project to stimulate Jericho stories and memories
Clare Cochrane with Ted Harris of Combe Road, always a mine of Jericho information.
Dec 03 2011

Jericho through the looking glass
Links with Lewis Carroll
Tenniel's original illustration of the Mad Hatter's tea party in Alice in Wonderland
May 02 2010
Big bang in Nelson Street
Explosive production
Nov 03 2007

The Bohemian Republic of Jericho
Philip Pullman on a place made to human measure.
<p>Lyra aboard a canal boat</p>
Jun 02 2006
Making memories
Cine record of the evolution of Jericho
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”.
Sep 03 2005

Exploring Lyra’s Jericho
Lucy Sholl talks to Philip Pullman who uses Jericho as a setting in his series of best-selling fantasy novels
Lyra on a canal boat
Jun 02 2004
Inspector Morse in Jericho
Lucy Sholl recalls Combe Road’s starring role in the historic TV series.
Kevin Whately (Sergeant Lewis, left) and John Thaw (Inspector Morse, centre) during the filming of The Dead of Jericho.
Jun 02 2003

In Jericho
A poem
Jan 05 2003
Thomas Hardy in Jericho
Clement Shaw on Jericho's role in Jude the Obscure
Thomas Hardy
Jun 05 2002

A new face for the Phoenix
After months shrouded in scaffolding, the Phoenix has finally re-emerged.
Phoenix Picture House in 1998
Nov 01 1998
Jericho churns out the write stuff
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.
Jan 02 1996

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.

How religious we are?

In the 2001 Census, some 50% of Jericho residents said they were Christian, 2.2% Muslim, 1.9% Buddhist and 1.2% professed other religions, while 34% of people said they had no religion. In Oxford as a whole the proportion with no religion was 24%.

Diary

JCA AGM - How the World Made the West
Tue 25 Jun - 7.30 pm
Worcester College
OUP Summer Concert Wed 03 Jul - 7.30 pm
St Barnabas Church
Gospel comes to Jericho Sat 06 Jul - 7.30 pm
St Barnabas Church
St Sepulchre’s Garden Group Caring for Jericho's most peaceful space
Wednesday 26 June -
St. Sepulchre's cemetary

MY JERICHO
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