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Divine Schism: Aoife Nessa Frances + John Francis Flynn + Gene Freak

01/09/2021

19:30

Divine Schism: Aoife Nessa Frances + John Francis Flynn + Gene Freak

So happy to be bringing Aoife Nessa Frances back to Oxford after her spellbinding show in April 2019.

The debut album of new Irish auteur Aoife Nessa Frances (pronounced Ee-­‐fa) is shot through with a sense of mystery -­‐an ambiguity and disorientation that illuminates songs with smokey luminescence.“

The album title is a result of a mishearing. Cian Nugent [Aoife’s musical collaborator and co-­‐producer] was telling me about childhood trips he made to Llandudno in Wales, passing through a station called Llandudno Junction,” reveals Frances.

Land of No Junction later became a place in itself. A liminal space -­‐a dark vast landscape to visit in dreams...A place of waiting where I could sit with uncertainty and accept it. Rejecting the distinct and welcoming the uncertain and the unknown.

The songs traverse and inhabit this indeterminate landscape: the beginnings of love, moments of loss, discovery, fragility and strength, all intermingle and interact. On the eponymously titled final song Frances sings “Take me to the land of no junction/Before it fades away/Where the roads can never cross/But go their own way.” It is this search that lies at the heart of the album, recalling journeys towards an ever-­‐shiftingcentre -­‐a centre that cannot hold -­‐where maps are constantly being rewritten.

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Artisan Swap Shop
95 Gloucester Green 28.05.22

Artisan Swap Shop

Artisan Swap Shop
Divine Schism: Oh, Community! Fundraiser Gig for YWMP
Fusion Arts 24.04.22

Divine Schism: Oh, Community! Fundraiser Gig for YWMP

Divine Schism: Oh, Community! Fundraiser Gig for YWMP
Divine Schism: Toodles & the Hectic Pity + Live, Do Nothing + Gold Baby + Give up gig
Fusion Arts 22.03.22

Divine Schism: Toodles & the Hectic Pity + Live, Do Nothing + Gold Baby + Give up gig

Divine Schism: Toodles & the Hectic Pity + Live, Do Nothing + Gold Baby + Give up gig
Material Objects as Black Cultural Expressions of Home - Yvadney Davis and Gayle Hall in Conversation With Junie James
95 Gloucester Green 22.03.22

Material Objects as Black Cultural Expressions of Home - Yvadney Davis and Gayle Hall in Conversation With Junie James

Material Objects as Black Cultural Expressions of Home - Yvadney Davis and Gayle Hall in Conversation With Junie James
Beside the Point - Exhibition Showcase
The #WindowGalleries and 95 Gloucester Green Recurs regularly 04.07.22

Beside the Point - Exhibition Showcase

Beside the Point - Exhibition Showcase
Sensational Books
ST Lee Gallery, Weston Library Recurs regularly 04.07.22

Sensational Books

Sensational Books
A History of Ordinary People in Africa
The #WindowGalleries Recurs regularly 03.06.22

A History of Ordinary People in Africa

A History of Ordinary People in Africa
Contradicting Authenticity - Exhibition by Julius Muraga
95 Gloucester Green Recurs regularly 31.05.22

Contradicting Authenticity - Exhibition by Julius Muraga

Contradicting Authenticity - Exhibition by Julius Muraga
Wetland Arts Community Art Workshop
Other 20.08.22

Wetland Arts Community Art Workshop

Wetland Arts Community Art Workshop
Wetland Arts Drawing Workshop
Other 24.07.22

Wetland Arts Drawing Workshop

Wetland Arts Drawing Workshop
Wetland Arts Drawing Workshop
Other 26.06.22

Wetland Arts Drawing Workshop

Wetland Arts Drawing Workshop
Wetland Arts Family and Open Art Workshop
Other 21.05.22

Wetland Arts Family and Open Art Workshop

Wetland Arts Family and Open Art Workshop

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