November PLAYGROUND Recap

If you weren’t there you missed big time! First of all we were in a new space, the Art Room upstairs at the Old Fire Station. The Art Room is one of the rooms where Crisis (the homeless charity and cohabitant of Arts at the OFS) runs their educational art programmes, and it was really…

TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER: Music, films, stories and arts festivals!

With only a week to go before November’s PLAYGROUND, let me give you a litte teaser about what’s going to happen on Tuesday 25 November, at the Old Fire Station at 7pm. Samuel C. Roberts returns to PLAYGROUND after about a year to keep us up to date with his latest projects and the new things…

PLAYGROUND ep.20 – RECAP

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. The 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…

Let’s not go back to school

Come to Playground instead! Because our brand new season of artists’ get-togethers starts with a blast. Having celebrated our 2nd birthday back in June, we’re now in our 3rd year and we have big plans, big changes and big surprises for all of you. It’s only normal after all: Two-year-olds use their motor skills to…

Where’s the Summer gone?

Yes, the Playmasters have been on holidays for most of August. We know, we missed you, too. Did you get a chance to enjoy the sunshine? Our last one for the summer was such a cool way of wrapping up the Playground season. First of all, it was the first time that Playground was in…

THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE FREE ICE CREAM AT JULY’S PLAYGROUND

  It’s come round again… and this is what we’ve in store: Nimmi Naidoo will be showing a film she made during a residency at Hurst Castle, the soundtrack of which was a collaboration with sound artist and Playground fella Lee Riley. Post screening Nimmi and Lee will talk about how they collaborated, which all fits…

Congratulations and Jubilations

Playground has now entered it’s third year, and to mark this triumph we decided to throw everything out the window and focus on little salty salty snacks in *shapes*, as well as some sugary forms, and to talk about art as a side line, in between handfuls. Like the adults we are made it through the party…

THE TERRIBLE TWOS

  It’s our birthday! We’ve just crossed the threshold, making it two years now of Playground: two sterling years in which we’ve torn through a fairly substantial slice of the many, many forms that art can take. Two years works out to a whole lot of fifteen minutes’ worth of idea sharing, feedback getting, performance making, thought generating,…

A swarm of bees in May

While you are anxiously anticipating next week’s Playground let’s remember what happened in May: The opening game, organized by Playmaster Aya, was a drawing – based version of the all time classic Consequences: We were split into groups of 4 – 5 people each and were given a blank piece of paper. Each member of…

Tuesday 27 May – PLAYGROUND ep. 18

Just a quick reminder about tomorrow’s Playground. Full info on the participating artists and the work they’re going to be presenting throughout the evening follows after the flyer. Laura Boone (from Fairy Dust Arts) will be showing all some bits and pieces from her latest play titled Oxage, a show that promises to take people…

Last month was April

Before we start telling you all about what’s going to happen on the 27th May, let us jog your memory of the last Playground get-together, the one that happened on the second month of Spring, also know as April. Our ice-breaker game this time was one we’ve never played before, run by Aya (the newest…

COMING UP #17: Performance, Zine-making and Photography

Not long now until your next monthly dose of some of the freshest art projects and ideas in Oxford at the moment. On Tuesday 22 April, join us at the Old Fire Station for an exciting mixture of photographic experimentation, performance and zine-making. The three artists with their three 15 minute long slots will be:…