Performance mysteries and complex drawings

You probably remember Peta Lloyd from Playground on Fire (like in the photo below) and that time last May that Playground was part of Live Friday, and she’s coming back with a performance that none of you (and none of us) has ever seen before. We also have Diccon James, 3rd year Fine Art student…

Alluring Sounds, Performing with Sticks, Adventures in MAXMSP

TUESDAY 24 MAY, 7pm at the Old Fire Station, Oxford It’s tomorrow and everything is GO! Come to our last PLAYGROUND before we break for summer, celebrate our 4 years in this world and explore the amazing creative shenanigans of: Simon Blackmore who is based in Manchester and makes quite unusual performative sculptures and sound…

SEPTEMBER PLAYGROUND – RECAP

What a brilliant way to start off after the summer holidays! Seeing all of your lovely faces again, reignited our faith in why we’ve been running PLAYGROUND all this time. So good to have Alex Newton and Reverend Productions there- both Playground first-timers – as well as Ana Barbour, one of our amazing Skyrocket artists….

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…

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…

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…

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:…

UPDATE: Playground Episode 16

While we’re putting the final touches to April’s get-together we thought you might want to have a look at what happened in March. The opening game this time was a dose of your favourite Golden Ears, back by popular demand, led by Playmaster (and acclaimed Listening expert) Tim Chatzigiannis.You can see him here explaining the rules of…