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The Hub - Oxford's culture show
The Hub
The Hub is BBC Oxford's Cultural magazine show

'The Hub' produced by Oxford Inspires for BBC Oxford returns for its summer series on 27 June and 11 - 25 July on Sunday nights from 21:00-22:00 BST.

In 2007, this weekly programme focused on contemporary music and was produced by Oxford Contemporary Music.

It has now evolved to become a cultural magazine show about Oxfordshire.

It is produced by Oxford Inspires with volunteer assistance from students at Oxford Brookes University and cultural organisations around the county.

Highlights of the forthcoming series will include: coverage of the CIAO Ark, Cowley Road Carnival, Alice's day, Summerscreen film festival, the Scooter ballet and much more.

There's also features on the Burton Taylor Studio, Sustainable fashion and Music from the Genome where the New London Chamber Choir will be singing their own DNA!!?

As always we'd love to hear from you so do get in touch, we're a friendly and chatty bunch (other than Mondays!!)

Email the team at hubmusic@bbc.co.uk

Scott Cridland-Smith
Scott Cridland-Smith (right) with Zac Goldsmith

Scott Cridland-Smith

Scott has worked as a broadcaster, producer and journalist for the last 18 years at some of the biggest media companies in the UK including BBC Radio 1 / 1xtra, ITV Network, Galaxy Network and Kiss FM to name a few.

As well as his full time job being Marketing and Development Manager at Oxford inspires, Scott finds the time to manage his own multimedia consultancy working locally and nationally on web development, digital marketing and media relations projects.

One of his claims to fame (there are many that he'll bore you with!) was Snoop Doggy Dogg giving him his dj alias in 1996!

Other than playing cricket, cooking, reading and chasing his kids around the garden, Scott enjoys nothing more than a cup of herbal tea with his own homemade biscuits whilst watching the Good Wife during his time off.

Felicity 'Felix' Ford
Felicity 'Felix' Ford

Felicity 'Felix' Ford

Felicity Ford AKA Felix is doing a PhD at Oxford Brookes that looks at creativity, experience and everyday sounds. Especially interested in domestic spaces she can often be found listening to her kettle or recording her broken tap.

Having made The Missability Radio Show in 2007 as her final MA work, and having produced The Fantastical Reality Radio Show in association with Mundane Appreciation in 2008, she is keen to develop further work for radio during 2009.

If she can get her soldering iron repaired, she's planning on building the transistor radio detailed in the Ladybird book from 1972 so that she can listen in using her own handmade receiver.

Victoria Bosher
Victoria Bosher

Victoria Bosher

Vic is the only member of the team to boast the achievement of being Oxfordshire born and bred ...clearly making her the best! She grew up in a musical household and her parents very kindly replaced her and her sister's recorders with a piano at the age of six. She grew up on a small farm and will always be a country gal at heart.

She read English and Drama at the University of Birmingham and now works as General Manager at Oxford Contemporary Music. She likes going to gigs/clubs, travelling, cooking (and eating!), playing her piano and guitar, going skiing, playing squash with her mum and she tells people that she goes to the gym. She still prefers a CD to a download... just one of her many self-confessed granny traits!

She is gifted with the ability to justify any purchase and doesn't trust people who don't like cake.

Helen Statham
Helen Statham

Helen Statham

Helen was born and brought up in the North East of England. She has been gradually migrating south for the last six years.

After studying her BA in Fine Art at Lancaster University, Helen came to Oxford in 2007 to study her Masters degree.

Since moving to Oxford, Helen has been a practising artist taking part in group shows such as the 'Magic Hour' and has created a number of site specific artworks, for example at Oxford Central Library and Oxford Botanic Garden.

After finishing her MA, Helen worked at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

She has recently been appointed the gallery manager of the O3 Gallery at Oxford Castle. Favourite pastimes include Xbox Karaoke (which is a sport she takes very seriously), body boarding and curry.

Rob Hawthorn
Rob Hawthorn

Rob Hawthorn

A half Swiss half Scottish clansman, was born in Bristol and raised in the wilds of Norfolk on a strict diet of House and Techno.

After spending much of his childhood up trees, he went on to study composition at college, and is now at Oxford Brookes University half way through his degree in Sound Technology.

When not cooking curry or preparing for the inevitable zombie invasion, Rob takes time out to write electronic music, be a resident dubstep DJ, and produce The Hub.

He also enjoys building rudimentary analogue synthesizers and audio effects with his soldering iron, but doesn't quite remember Ohm's law.

Despite having had a go at producing almost every genre of music that exists (and some that don't), he can't play a musical instrument to save his life.



After years playing the drums in 'Indie' bands, Loz decided to question the myth that 'drummers were people that hang around with musicians' by taking a degree in music at Oxford Brookes.

Graduating with a First and winning the Oxford Contemporary Music award for his composed dissertation, he's currently enjoying contributing to The Hub whilst clearing a space on his wall for more awards, and looking for work!




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