TUE 28 MAR // Artists who break borders, glass ceilings and light barriers

TUE 28 MARCH, 7PM Old Fire Station – Gallery FREE For the first Playground of Spring we have Alissar McCreary, Hugh Pryor and Richard Duriez & Shadowlight Artists with work about displacement, unique techniques of using light for photography and award winning filmmaking. Shadowlight Artists are an award winning group of digital artists with learning disabilities,…

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…

This must be the place…

Thank you, yes, we are home – back downstairs from the loft to the gallery, where we began. And what a homecoming – we had more people than chairs. Which is why we got everyone out of them straight off the bat. We started the night as all good nights start, by looking at an eyewateringly…

Wild Places, Familiar Landmarks and Mysterious Art Forums

It’s less than a week to go and since you’re as impatient as we are I’ll keep it short and sweet. Playground will start the new year on Tuesday 25 February, at 7pm at the Gallery at the Old Fire Station. Yes, we’ve changed the date AND the space. We’ll now be on the 4th…

It’s been so long since the 10th December!

Too much food, too much booze and too many parties have kept us distracted for long enough to not manage to update this space sooner. My deepest apologies. But let’s start with common courtesy. Many wishes for this 2014  to be full with the most exciting, unexpected and mind-blowing ideas and people that you have…

NEXT 10 December: Films and Maps and the Art of Asking

Of course it’s not long now until the next Playground. Next session, Tuesday 10 December, will be our last one for 2013 and since we won’t see you now until February (yep, we’re taking a break for January as usual…) you should come and say a celebratory “Hi”.   Catherine Watson will be doing another…

What happened last time, then?

Big high fives to all you brave souls who came to Playground last Thursday! It didn’t stop raining for a single second that day (or night). On our way to the Old Fire Station, we had to cover our projector in bin bags -classy, I know- so it wouldn’t end up being just a big…