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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Old Fire Station is ONE year old.

We had texts and facebook posts and emails lately, asking questions like “When’s the next Playground?”/”Can I show something in November?”/ “Why haven’t I still received the newsletter?”/”What kind of present do you want for Christmas?”. Actually I made the last one up, no one has asked this yet, but in case you were going…

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,…