Just when you thought Oxford’s nightlife scene couldn’t get much bleaker, it has been announced that the building containing Wahoo, the popular club which closed its doors last year, is set to re-open later this month – as Oxford University’s new entrepreneurial centre, The Oxford Foundry.The Foundry is described on the Said Business School’s website as “an eco-system, offering the opportunity of idea generation, experiential learning, and the development of an entrepreneurial mindset”. Developers say it will be used by around 23,000 students, staff, and alumni across a range of disciplines.The change comes after a multi-million pound deal in July 2016 between Nuffield College and Christ Church to transform the area around Frideswide Square. Over the summer the building has been transformed from a bar area and comedy club, famed for hosting Glee nights, to a space that describes its core purpose as “creating more entrepreneurial people”.It is planned that the Foundry will open to entrepreneurs across all of the University in Michaelmas term.Though Wahoo’s management have been reportedly seeking a new venue for the club, none has yet been found.The news comes as another setback to Oxford’s nightclub scene, with campaigners claiming that gentrification of the city centre is eroding Oxford’s nightlife and driving music venues out of the city. In August it was announced that the much-loved nightclub Cellar will close in early 2018 to be turned into a retail space, while Lola Lo’s shut in March.
Of the many greats to pass away in 2016 was singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. He passed away just one month after his final release You Want It Darker, which includes the song in this new video, “Leaving The Table.” The posthumous video features an animated paper cutout of Leonard Cohen flying over the city of Montreal, with real photographers of the artist flashing in and out of the film. “I’m leaving the table,” the haunting lyrics sing. “I’m out of the game / I don’t know the people / In your picture frame.” Cohen’s final masterpiece was recorded with his son, Adam Cohen, marking the singer’s 14th studio album.‘Sincerely, L. Cohen,’ A Live Tribute To The Late Leonard Cohen To Get Official ReleaseThe video was premiered at Monday night’s Polaris Music Prize ceremony, where Cohen’s You Want It Darker was nominated for Canada’s top music award. Watch the music video, which was directed by Christopher Mills, below:
“You have to watch what you say otherwise you are going to get fined,” he added. “What I said, I could have changed maybe two or three words and I wouldn’t have got charged. “My wife, for example, saw the Garry Monk thing and said, ‘Don’t you ever do anything like that or I will be mad at you’. I told her this week, ‘But he didn’t get charged, darling!'” Warnock takes Palace to Old Trafford on Saturday looking to move away from the relegation zone with a victory against a Manchester United side that is also in desperate need of points. Neil Warnock plans to be more boring in the future to avoid any further Football Association raps. Warnock, who has not seen his side win since a 2-0 victory over Leicester on September 27, was also warned as to his future conduct and intends to steer clear of saying anything of note any time soon. “I’m going to be boring from now on,” he said. “(I will) Give you nothing to write about. I know journalists appreciate my comments, but they are not the ones who pay the fines. “The media is part of my job and I have a lot of acquaintances who are journalists and I know how hard they work, so I will always come out and do press conferences. “You just have to learn about the timing of things with the TV. Twenty minutes after a game is very soon so you have to get your thoughts together.” Warnock could have fallen foul of the FA for questioning decisions in the two matches either side of the Chelsea defeat, with the loss at Hull and a 2-2 draw at West Brom also seeing him question certain decisions. He then saw Palace lose 3-1 at home to Sunderland on Monday night in a game where the Eagles were denied at least one clear penalty. The former Sheffield United and Leeds boss reined in his comments following the defeat as he struggles to work out what would constitute an FA charge, having seen Swansea’s Garry Monk avoid a fine for his remarks after a soft penalty was awarded in their game at Stoke. The Crystal Palace boss was fined £9,000 for comments he made about referee Craig Pawson following his side’s defeat at Chelsea last month. The 65-year-old had a personal hearing on Wednesday after denying the charges after saying that Pawson had been ‘influenced’ by Chelsea players to send off Damien Delaney shortly after the Blues had seen Cesar Azpilicueta dismissed. Press Association