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Cornerstone will keep creating!

Following government advice about Coronavirus, Cornerstone Arts Centre is currently closed to the public. Visit our blog post for more information on this closure: here.

Cornerstone Arts Centre is still Didcot's community hub even in this unprecedented time where we can't be physically open. We will continue to illuminate theatre, visual arts, community spirit and everything else under our umbrella in the best way we possibly can online. 

For a while, our website is going to look a little different. We are creating pages with details of our new digital initiatives including virtual galleries, streaming theatre and bringing classes into your living rooms so you can enjoy us even during this period. We will continue to be a community resource and we look forward to seeing you again in person when this is all over. 


Flanders & Swan: Oxford's own Duncan Walsh Atkins is coming to Cornerstone

Posted on 1 May 2019

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Duncan Walsh Atkins and Tim Fitzhigham showcase the incredible work of radio comedians Flanders and Swann including fan favourites the Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and many more – plus a few hidden gems along the way in this production. Known as the rolls royce of Flanders and Swann shows having delighted audiences across the globe for the past decade it's not one to miss.

Star of the show Duncan Walsh Atkins is also local to Oxford himself having studied here where he conducted the University Gilbert & Sullivan society before coming to the stage - one of our own shining treasures in theatre in action alongside multi-award winning Tim FitzHighan. 

Over the years, Tim and Duncan have embarked on the largest Flanders and Swann tour since Flanders and Swann toured in the 1960s, playing to the largest Flanders and Swann audiences since the great pair played The Theatre Royal, Haymarket in the 1950s, headlined the International Flanders and Swann festival in Donald Swann’s house, as well as becoming a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

So join us as they starch their beards and trim their finner jackets, ready to bring you the wit and wordplay of those ingenious comedy songsmiths Michael Flanders and Donald Swann tomorrow at Cornerstone!