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Crafty Networking Evening

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Crafty Networking is a collaborative programme between O3 Gallery, the VERVE project at the Pitt Rivers and Darn It & Stitch. Crafty Networking is an Initiative to support craft-workers, designers and artists to make positive connections with like-minded people. We endeavor to put makers, sellers, bloggers, buyers and enthusiasts in touch to discuss their work, share skills and interests, meet people who may be able to help with the commercial success of their work, and connect them with the rich and inspirational collections at the Pitt Rivers. Crafty networking events take places four times a year.

Next Event:

Thursday 4th September 2014, 6-7:30pm
Pitt Rivers Museum

Join O3 Gallery, The Pitt Rivers Museum and Darn It & Stitch at the Pitt Rivers Museum for a relaxed event that will bring together individuals with a vested interest in the development of local and national craft. From buyers for shops and galleries, craft workers and artisans, to design teachers and the crafty curious, we are dedicated to building a network for all those involved and interested in craft and design.

There will be a short talk then visitors will then be invited to connect with fellow guests over a glass of wine.

Display tables will be made available but due to conservation issues, we ask that you don't bring silk, natural wool, untreated organic material or wet products – if in doubt, drop Jozie (jozie.kettle@prm.ox.ac.uk) an email. Cash bar.

O3 Gallery runs Crafty Networking in partnership with The Pitt Rivers Museum and Darn It & Stitch.

Barn the Spoon
In our third networking event of 2014, Barnaby Carder, or ‘Barn the Spoon’ as he is widely known, will give a short talk on his creative practice and business. Barn runs London’s little spoon shop in which he sits and carves functional spoons of all kinds from fresh wood using axes and knives.

Cash bar and entry via the South Door, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road: Click here for Map.

Forthcoming Crafty Networking Events: Thursday 11 December 18.00 -19.30

Knitter and artist Felicity Ford will discuss her practice and the mediums that inform her work. Her particular ‘obsession’ with combing wool and sounds began, in her own words, ‘in 2007 when I knitted a sound system and played the sounds of making my dinner through it…From the moment I cast off, pressed play, and pushed a soft speaker playing sizzling onions to my ears, I knew I was on to something!’
Felicity is interested in everyday things, women’s history and labour, and the home as a specific site of meaning, exploring these obsessions through recording, podcasting, hand-knitting, radio-making, dyeing, spinning, and writing. Cash bar and entry via the South Door, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road: Click here for Map
Visit Felicity’s website for more information on her work



Need/Make/Use Day at Pitt Rivers Museum

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Need Make Use

Saturday 6th September, 11am – 5pm
Free Event

Celebrate the diversity of global creativity and ingenuity represented in the Pitt Rivers Museum’s collections at this one-day summer spectacular. O3 Gallery will be participating in the ‘Handmade Craft Market’ with a range of arty wares from the gallery shop available for sale.

Watch musical performances or learn to play the spoons, explore the family crafts village and have a taste of what’s on offer in the food corner. There’ll also be tours and object trails of the museum…and it’s all free!



Oxford Open Doors

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Oxford Open Doors

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014.
Free event

Oxford Preservation Trust and The University of Oxford welcome you to a weekend when we celebrate Oxford and all that makes it special – its places, spaces and most of all its communities. O3 Gallery will host a 'Creation Station' located at the top entrance to the gallery for one weekend only. We invite our visitors to collect their chalk from the gallery and add their real, historical and fictional happenings in Oxford to our chalkboard map of the city.



The Beach

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Until Monday 15th September 2014, 10am-5pm.

This summer Oxford Castle Quarter invites you to spend the summer making footprints in the sand!

The return of Oxford’s only beach to Oxford Castle Quarter this year will be music to the ears of many. Thirty-two tonnes of sand, palm trees, deckchairs, volleyball nets, peep boards, and cocktail umbrellas will all be making another welcome appearance within the stunning and historic site of Oxford’s former gaol and prison.

There will be BBQ’s, tapas, cocktails, parties, beach games, sunbathing, competitions, and much more as everyone at Oxford Castle Quarter gets ready for another scorcher of a summer.



Dancin' Oxford 2014 presents Clunk

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Oxford Castle Gardens
Sunday 13th July at 11am & 2pm
Suitable for the under 5s and families/carers.

An outdoor, dance-theatre mini gig Clunk features three musicians who will take you on a journey through crazy stories, interpreting them through Balkan music, song, visual imagery and movement. Made for early years audiences and their families the 30 minute shows will feel like a concert and a theatre piece colliding. Inspired by the surreal writing of Russian Daniil Kharms.

The show is created by Peut-être Theatre and Dante or Die.

NB: Numbers are limited, please arrive early.

Visit www.dancinoxford.co.uk for more details

Co-commission by South East Dance and the Foundation for Community Dance for the Big Dance Weekend 2014.




Porthleven: A Peripatetic Encounter - Preview

Bath Spa Porthleven Prize 2014

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Caroline Meynall
Fiona Haines

Friday 10th October 2014, 6-8pm

Join us for a special preview evening of our Porthleven: A Peripatetic Encounter exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artists and curators involved.

Read more about the exhibition here


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