Four community groups have been preparing for the Carnival Procession helped by scientists from the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford.
Space is the Place for Cowley Road Carnival 2019
We have been preparing for Carnival 2019 with a project funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council to celebrate the theme Space is the Place for Carnival 2019.
The project has connected four separate groups of Oxford Physics researchers with four community groups each working with artists to co-create four space-themed carnival art structures for the Carnival procession. The design and making of these structures has been running over a six-month period of sustained engagement with the community groups representing a cross-section of people facing barriers to participation in science and who are under-represented within STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.
The community groups are:
- Oxfordshire Mind.
- Ark T Centre’s ‘Children in Need’ Creativity Holiday Camps
- Oxford Against Cutting
- Oxford Spires Academy
You can see the results in the procession which will be the star attraction for Carnival Day on 7 July. Expect a dazzling array of costumes and processional art inspired by the astronomy and space-research carried out here in Oxford.
Oxford Physics researchers and the outreach team will also be leading a draw the Universe activity in the Science Zone on Carnival Day.