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Community Projects

Now more than ever, Oxford Playhouse recognises the importance of building partnerships with community organisations. Together we can achieve amazing things.

Earlier in the year, prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, we joined forces with the brilliant community partners Age UK, Oxfordshire Association for the Blind and Be Free Young Carers.  We are pleased to announce that with the help of our friends, a number of new projects will be happening over the year, to continue to support Oxfordshire communities whilst our building remains closed.

  • Tea Talks  - with the help of Age UK, our staff are volunteering to help those who are feeling isolated in Oxfordshire. If you feel you would benefit from having a chat on the phone whilst sharing a cuppa, or you know someone that would, please see full details about Tea Talks and how to take part on the above tab.   
  • Be Free Young Carers - Oxford Playhouse has teamed up with the brilliant Be Free Young Carers, to create online drama sessions for young carers. Working with writer James Baldwin, participants will create original scripts to be recorded as short radio and podcast plays to feed into OP Young Players Festival 2021. For full details please see the above tab.
  • Oxford Association for the BlindSound Stories is a new initiative which has been developed in association with Oxford Association for the Blind, specifically for people that live with additional needs, and for whom accessing online video projects may be difficult. For full details please see the above tab.

     

 

 

For more information or to get involved with any of these projects, please email community@oxfordplayhouse.com

Tea Talks run in association with Age UK Oxfordshire

Supported by the Oxfordshire Age Friendly Creative Network (part of Age UK Oxfordshire), Oxford Playhouse is inviting Oxfordshire residents (aged 60+) to join members of our team for a cup of tea and a chat over the phone.

During this time of self-isolation and social distancing, we would love for you to call and chat to one of our friendly team members. We’d like to listen to your life stories; hear about your greatest achievements; share your funniest joke and raise our tea cups to a bright future.

This pilot project will run  from June to July 2020 and we will call you every week for a chat for about 30 minutes. Once the Playhouse’s doors are open again, you will be invited in to meet your new friend and if you’d like, take part in a workshop.

For more information or to get involved, please email community@oxfordplayhouse.com or call 01865 305346 to register.

Oxford Playhouse has teamed up with Be Free Young Carers Oxfordshire and professional writer, director and creative facilitator James Baldwin, to create online drama sessions for young carers.

The project, called Getting There, will see participants creating original scripts which will then be recorded as short radio and podcast plays to feed into Oxford Playhouse Young Players Festival 2021.

Be Free Young Carers is the leading support provider for young carers and their families across Southern Oxfordshire. The Getting There project is open for anyone who identifies as a young carer and is aged 11-15. For more information about the project and how to take part, please contact Charlotte Anthony charlotte.anthony@befreeyc.org.uk

The Getting There project has been made possible with the support of Oxfordshire Cultural Education Partnership.

 

Sound Stories is a new initiative which Oxford Playhouse has developed in partnership with Oxford Association for the Blind, specifically for people who live with additional needs, and for whom it may be difficult to access online video projects.

We have created inclusive, all-ages, audio workshops, which encourage participants to create recordings centered around locations such as the beach, by using their mouths and everyday household objects. We'd love for you take part by listening to our first workshop and then recording your own 'sound story' to send to community@oxfordplayhouse.com.

You can listen to the Sound Story here.

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