• Tickets: Click on the links below to book.
  • Ages: 16+
  • Extras: Lunch provided

Details

Ever wanted to try your hand at printmaking or learn to work with clay? Enjoy drawing or curious about cyanotypes? Join us for our creative Sunday workshops!

Each session will be led by a local artist, and will bring people together to be creative, have fun, and try their hand at a different art form.

No experience required. All materials, lunch and refreshments provided.

All events take place in-person at the Old Fire Station. Lunch will be provided.

Standard: £7 | Pay more: £12 | Pay less: £2

Funded by Oxford City Council as part of #WeAreOxford.

Jumping In Puddles: poetry workshop
Sunday 25 July, 10am-3pm
This water themed poetry workshop, led by writer Rowan Padmore, will release your creativity and encourage you to have fun with words. For writers, wannabe-writers and never-had-a-go-before-writers. All welcome.
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Creative Clay
Sunday 1 August, 10am-3pm
Learn how to create with clay with artist Helen Baillie. Explore different techniques, and make and glaze a sculpture that will be kiln fired.
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Image Making
Sunday 8 August, 10am-3pm
Creating images with a mix of drawings, photocopying and collage. Following the session, artist Julia Utreras will make the images into a risograph printed booklet, capturing the creativity of the day.
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Experimental Cyanotypes
Sunday 15 August, 10am-3pm
Cyanoype is a photographic process, using paper and light sensitive paint to create a vivid blue print. Transforming cyanotypes with water, create fluid abstract prints. We will be combining these with found images to express ideas of water. This workshop will be led by artist John Blythe.
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Screenprinting
Sunday 22 August, 10am-3pm
Join artist Jezella Pigott for a screenprinting workshop and make a sea life themed artwork using simple handcut techniques. Inspired by the artwork of m.c escher, use imagery based on sealife to create a tesselation of images for you to take home and enjoy.
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Parking & Access

Parking

There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.

The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.

If you have any questions or concerns, the City Council’s Access Officer can be reached at 01865 249811.

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Access

Disabled patrons are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or 01865 263990.

There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.

Events in the Theatre

There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place).

If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) and we will talk with you about your needs.

Events in the Studio

There is level entry into the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the Studio.

Events in the Loft

There are six steps leading up to the Loft space, with no lift. If you would like to discuss this to find out more, please get in touch.

The Gallery

There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green entrance.

Facilities

Accessible toilet
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).

Hearing assistance system
The Theatre is equipped with a hearing assistance system. If you have any questions about using it, please e-mail us at tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or phone 01865 263980.

Assistance dogs
All types of assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Old Fire Station. It would be great if you could let us know in advance if you will be bringing a working dog to any performances – just e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Strobe lighting
We will warn visitors on the website and in the foyer of the venue if a performance is going to contain strobe lighting. If lighting affects you, and you have any concerns, please call the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Chairs in the theatre
Our chairs are a standard dining-chair size, measuring 40cm deep by 37cm wide, with a metal frame. Some have arms, and some do not. They are all joined together at the sides, to form rows. If this is likely to pose a problem for you, please email tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.