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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

Playground On Fire – Open Doors at the Old Fire Station

What happens when you unleash more than 20 artists to take over the Old Fire Station for 7 hours? Playground opens the hatch and comes downstairs from its usual monthly slot in the Loft at the Old Fire Station to take over the whole building as part of the city wide Open Doors event on…

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…

May’s Playground is almost here

I find it so hard to be indoors, typing away, looking at my computer screen when the sunshine and the birds are having the most beautiful dance outside. I am sitting in the dining room (which is at the back of the house) with the back doors wide open to let all the shiny magic…

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…