• It’s a case of once more unto the breach, dear friends… as Creation embarks on its outdoor summer number in the shape of Shakespeare’s Henry V from Saturday.

Marking Creation’s first history play in 17 years, the production will see three actors perform one of Shakespeare’s most popular portrayals of British history. Focusing on the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years’ War, the play follows the young king in Oxford Castle Unlocked’s atmospheric courtyard with the backdrop of the renovated Oxford prison as the prime location for speeches on the nature of warfare and mortality. Just pray it doesn’t rain. It will be performed until September 14.

  • If you fancy doing some modelling or are interested in getting involved in Oxford Fashion Week, then this is a great way to test the water and learn the ropes. As part of DressUp LiveFriday later this month at the Ashmolean Museum, a model casting is being held on Monday at 2pm. Models are being sought for runway shows, photo shoots and exhibitions. Those auditioning will be photographed and asked to walk. Females should bring heels.


  • Do you like to laugh a lot? Do you like to tell stories? Well, performer Mark Curtis does, so if you are aged 10 to 14, join his week-long workshop from Monday at the Burton Taylor Studio that develops your improvisation skills, storytelling abilities and teaches you some very clever tricks from the world of improvisation. Come prepared to move around and laugh lots as you build towards a performance to friends and family on the last day.


  • Fifteen to 18-year-olds might prefer the Dreams of a New World week-long workshop at Magdalen College School. It promises to be a week for idealists, dreamers and magic-makers. Join the organisers as they dig into your imagination and make work that is personal and beautiful, weaving in music, text and hopes for a better world. Tickets are £125. Visit oxfordplayhouse.com or call 01865 305305.


  • Next Thursday, John Otway will be at The Phoenix Picturehouse to answer questions after the screening of Rock And Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway The Movie. In this entirely fan-funded documentary, the UK cult legend returns to his old school to give a hilarious course on survival in the music industry. The frequent lows and spasmodic, spectacular highs of Otway’s career make for an entertaining story of one man’s ongoing reach for stardom. John Otway's live performances are legendary and the movie features classic archive film and TV footage, plus interviews with family and antagonists, the film shows just how much can be made of so little. Analysing the disastrous decisions that led to 25 years out of the limelight, it demonstrates all too well the pitfalls of the rock’n’roll dream. Call the Box Office on 0871 902 5736.