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Playground is on fire!

Playground-On-Fire 2015

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.

Dancer Macarena Ortuzar, Playground On Fire 2014. Photograph: Josh Tomalin

Dancer Macarena Ortuzar, Playground On Fire 2013. Photograph: Josh Tomalin

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.

Schedule

Thursday 25th

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

Musicians Tim Chatzogiannis and Dimitri Batsis, 2014. Photograph: Josh Tomalin.

Musicians Tim Chatzogiannis and Dimitri Batsis, 2013. Photograph: Josh Tomalin.

Friday 26th

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

Artist Sophie Frenzel, 2014. Photograph: Josh Tomalin

Artist Sophie Frenzel, 2013. Photograph: Josh Tomalin

Saturday 27th

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

Artists Felicity Ford with Veronica Cordova as the Mexican Doll and Philippa Jeffery as the Sheep Woman. Photograph: Catherine Watson.

Artists Felicity Ford with Veronica Cordova as the Mexican Doll and Philippa Jeffery as the Sheep Woman. Photograph: Catherine Watson.

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.

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