Art moves in mysterious ways

After a much needed August break and an explosive bang with Playground on Fire, we’re now back on track with our regularly monthly sessions. Tuesday 8 October will be our official “Playground Returns” day and it will be full of all things magical. Besides your favourite rounds of Games and Instant Noodles we will also…

hello sun! cheerio playground

  Well, we’ve done it again! Last week’s Playground was a scorcher. Yes, because of the sun, which we ordered especially (he owed us). But also because of the tasty blend of Players, and our dear ole friends as well as another flush of new faces – which was very nice to see. So thank…

How did a year go by? An update on June’s Playground.

What a wonderful evening that was! June’s Playground on the 11th June was the perfect way to start the summer with even if the weather tells you otherwise. Loads of regular players and a bunch of completely new faces filled the Loft at the Old Fire Station with ideas, new projects, music, opportunities for artists and invitations…

Art is Hot, Resilient and Resourceful. Like a Cactus.

June’s Playground is almost here! One more evening of the freshest art in the area and it’s only a few days away. Tuesday 11 June, at 7pm as always, at the LOFT of the Old Fire Station. And here’s the hot, resilient and resourceful image for this month, featuring a cactus and designed by our…

The unusually tiny cupboard

Last week we presented to the world the rejuvenated new and improved formula of Playground which feels and runs in a suspiciously similar way to the old and unimproved formula. We’re creatures of habit, really. But we still braved up to the challenge by taking the amazing opportunity to move Playground to the Loft at…

New Season, New Space, New Date!

Your favourite artists’ new work and collaboration platform in Oxford is getting a face-lift! As you have probably already noticed/heard/read Playground’s new season of monthly events is now supported by the Arts Council England and the Oxford City Council. After receiving this exciting news we started making some changes to Playground so we can make…

Is it the ninth one already?

Ok, guys, as you’ve noticed we’ve sadly decided to stop using semi-witty puns to title each event. That’s mainly because we’ve ran out of semi-witty puns. But also it means that our publicity is now a bit less text-busy and it saves us havingnto typenthe title each month on each new flyer. It makes the…

Aaaaand, we’re back.

After getting a much-needed rest last month, the Playmasters are back for another colourful and vibrant Playground. It happens to -very inappropriately- fall on a date mostly known for the inexplicable effect that it has on paired up individuals to reduce the miracle of love into an exchange of fluffy, pink, heart/bear-shaped mass-produced objects. We’re…

For OFS is a jolly good fellow

As I mentioned last week, the Old Fire Station celebrated its 1st Birthday on the 8th November with a big party in the theatre. The event was really varied and presented an unexpected collection of performance, dance, music, comedy, spoken word, and -of course- Playground. The -almost 3 hours long- programme perfectly showcased everything that…

Do you remember the fourth time?

I struggle to find the words to describe what happened last Thursday at our fourth event at the Old Fire Station! But that’s a very bad sentence to start a post with. Sooo, it was lively and slightly chaotic (but in a good way), with games, pop-up installations, visual experiments and sonic delights, colourful badges,…

Sheep, and smells, and clockworks! Oh my!

So, you do notice when we don’t post! That’s very sweet of you. None of us had ever kept a blog before, and it takes us a while to get into the rhythm of writing weekly posts. We will get better. We’re quick learners. But I know that you didn’t come here to read about…

Third Time’s a Charm

You guys! Have you noticed the weather lately?! Just a quick post to tell you how the festive summer spirit has really put the Playmasters in a playful mood, like never before. We’ve been preparing an amazingly energetic summery edition for you. The next Playground is on the 9th August and it will be full…