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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

Coming up: Sounds on Maps and Bodies in Spaces

A really quick one to say a few words about tomorrow’s Playground. If you’re into field recording, sound processing or mapping, if you have thoughts about your body’s relationship to the physical space that surrounds you and what’s your relationship to it then this evening is for you. Stuart Fowkes will start the evening with a…