Oriel Arts Festival

  • Health and Welfare
1 May, 2016

Oriel Art Festival will be taking place throughout second week Trinity (1st-7th May), featuring talks, arts and crafts, dance teaching and more!

The week aims to highlight the artistic talent of Oxford students, as well as allowing people opportunities to become more involved in the arts. 

With finals and prelims approaching, organiser Tallulah Vaughan hopes the week will provide opportunities to relax and de-stress before exams. All proceeds from the Festival are going towards Cardboard Citizens, a charity which uses theatre to improve the lives of people in prison and living on the streets. www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk.

Highlights of the weeks events are the Art Exhibition, to be held on Thursday 5th May from 6pm-8pm in the Harris Seminar Room, and a 'Women in Arts' talk by Marigo Kehoe, which will be held in the Harris Lecture Theatre from 6pm - 7.30pm on Friday 6th May.

About Marigo Kehoe

Marigo Kehoe launched Left Bank Pictures with Andy Harries after an enormously successful tenure at ITV Studios as Head of Production for Drama and Film. At ITV, Marigo was responsible for production on The Queen and the Emmy award-winning return of Prime Suspect as well as Longford, Henry VIII and The Street.

Left Bank Pictures’ first commission was Wallander (BBC), which won seven BAFTAs, and set the company’s benchmark for high-end dramas, going on to produce shows such as Strike Back (HBO/Sky), Mad Dogs (Sky), DCI Banks (ITV), Outlander (Starz/Sony) and The Crown (Netflix). 

In 2011, Left Bank Pictures was honoured as ‘Independent Production Company of the Year’ at the Broadcast Awards and, in 2012, Sony Pictures Television acquired a controlling stake in the company. 

Marigo was also part of a select group of television executives who successfully lobbied the government for a tax rebate for British television production and was awarded the ‘Business Woman of the Year Award’ at the Women in Film & Television Awards at the end of last year.