Every other month, local artists get together at the Old Fire Station for Playground: a free event which provides a platform to present new work, find collaborators and meet other creative people. It’s a safe space for artists to ‘play’, try out new ideas, and build connections.
From 25 – 27 June the building will be overrun with artists celebrating art of all kinds with a miniature arts festival, Playground On Fire. Expect installations around every corner, performances popping up where you least expect them, and more – including soundscapes and talks.
Featuring new work from Ana Barbour, Victor Buehring and Dot 23, as well as live performances from Austin Sherlaw-Johnson, Peta Lloyd , Roxanne Claxton, Diana Moore, Karen Kay, Fairy Dust Arts, Ana Barbour and Ross Gordon.
We’re really excited to be hosting the festival. If you have a spare moment and you’re in Oxford City Centre, come on in and let the Playground team set your artistic curiosity on fire.
12 – 4pm GALLERY: CATHERINE WATSON – Drop in Workshop
4pm ROSS GORDON – Electromagnetic Sound Walk
6pm DANCE STUDIO : AUSTIN SHERLAW-JOHNSON – “4 Bells” – Performance Art
6.30 – 9.30 3rd BDAY PARTY
STUART FOWKES with his Sound Installation CITIES AND MEMORY
And performance by ROSS GORDON at 7pm
DJ SET by MR.GLICK
1pm GALLERY: Artist’s Talk – “The Beauty of Rest” – ANA BARBOUR
2.30pm GALLERY: PETA LLOYD – “It Just Is” – performance art
3pm GALLERY: ANA BARBOUR – Dance performance
7pm LOFT: FAIRY DUST ARTS – Extracts from theatre play “Oxage”
8pm LOFT: ROXANNE CLAXTON – “Visible Woman” Screening and performance
1pm Artist’s Talk – ROSS GORDON
2.30pm GALLERY: PETA LLOYD- “Fragile” -performance art
3pm GALLERY: DIANA MOORE- “A visitor to the Forest” Participatory performance with music and poetry
4pm ROSS GORDON: Electromagnetic Sound Walk
5.30pm LOFT: KAREN KAY – “Pianorocketship” Part 1- Music performance
6.30pm LOFT: AUSTIN SHERLAW-JOHNSON – “4 Bells” Performance Art
7pm LOFT: KAREN KAY – “Pianorocketship” Part 2 – Music performance
8pm LOFT: ROSS GORDON – Sound performance
Want to get involved with Playground? The next platform event is on 22 September (click here to find out more), and you can come and say hello at any of the Playground On Fire events.