While you’re freeing up your diaries for this month’s PLAYGROUND on Tuesday 25 November, let me tell you the story of what happened last time.

DianaThe evening opened with Diana Moore explaining her new project “A Visitor to the Forest” that is based on Paolo Uccello’s painting “The Hunt in the Forest” (the original painting is based in the Ashmolean). It’s a poem designed to be performed live accompanied by music and Diana got us all involved in the action as she “workshopped” this idea. It involved singing and talking, dogs barking and bells chiming and even a glimpse of the painter’s thoughts on geometry, numbers and maths.

HannahNext up was another new face, Hannah Davis who – as she loves all things painting, drawing and coffee drinking – invited everyone to get involved in a number of drawing activities and workshops she put together in coffee-shops around Oxford as part of a national drawing event called The Big Draw. They took place throughout October and we (and Hannah) would love to hear from all of you who took part!

MikeAll the way from Plymouth, Mike Blow used the best part of his 15 minutes to present the work that he has been making the last year involving buiding instruments,playing sounds with the weather, hiding winds in little drawers and getting people to hug massive blue spheres. The last few minutes he brought one of his “toys” (was it a theremuino?) and even allowed people to have a go!

Thanks to Diana, Hannah, Mike and all of you who were there for another creative, inspiring, funny, unexpected and surprising PLAYGROUND.

Next one on in a couple of weeks’ time. Watch this space for detailed info.

Looking forward to seeing you all there for some more arty shenanigans.

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