What is Playground?

PLAYGROUND is an artist-led platform dedicated to supporting the development and presentation of new work while introducing a space for interaction, discussion and collaboration for artists and creative professionals in and around Oxford. PLAYGROUND events take place every 2 months. At PLAYGROUND you can find the freshest, crispiest and bravest locally grown art practices, from performance to illustration…

Performance mysteries and complex drawings

You probably remember Peta Lloyd from Playground on Fire (like in the photo below) and that time last May that Playground was part of Live Friday, and she’s coming back with a performance that none of you (and none of us) has ever seen before. We also have Diccon James, 3rd year Fine Art student…

Alluring Sounds, Performing with Sticks, Adventures in MAXMSP

TUESDAY 24 MAY, 7pm at the Old Fire Station, Oxford It’s tomorrow and everything is GO! Come to our last PLAYGROUND before we break for summer, celebrate our 4 years in this world and explore the amazing creative shenanigans of: Simon Blackmore who is based in Manchester and makes quite unusual performative sculptures and sound…

Light, intimacy and painting

Time flew and another Playground session is almost upon us! Join us on Tuesday 29 March at 7pm at the Old Fire Station for an exciting, intimate, and colourful evening featuring: Russell Anderson: Russell has been one of the founding members of Playground and currently he is the director of Re: Conception Theatre Company. Russell will…

SEPTEMBER PLAYGROUND – RECAP

What a brilliant way to start off after the summer holidays! Seeing all of your lovely faces again, reignited our faith in why we’ve been running PLAYGROUND all this time. So good to have Alex Newton and Reverend Productions there- both Playground first-timers – as well as Ana Barbour, one of our amazing Skyrocket artists….

25-27 JUNE: PLAYGROUND ON FIRE!

We are now ready to announce the full programme of events that will happen at our 3-day mini-festival Playground on Fire this weekend! Perfectly timed to coincide with Playground’s 3rd birthday, Playground on Fire is an arts festival that brings to light the marvellous, strange and beautiful creative feats of the brilliant Playground artists. More…

March Playground

Two months have flown by since last Playground, and the next session is upon us in less than a week! Join us on Tuesday 24 March, at 7 pm at the Old Fire Station for a night of wonderful delights! Our presenters next time will be: Austin Sherlaw – Johnson is currently undertaking a PhD…