ARTS & CULTURE PROJECTS
On the evening of 1 July Cowley Road Works hosted Colossus as he awoke at South Parks before appearing in the procession at the Carnival the following day.
Production in partnership withh Emergency Exit Arts.
Colossus bestrode the carnival procession procession
Young Women’s Music Project
Funded by Arts Council England (ACE), we partnered with the Young Women’s Music Project (YWMP) for young women to learn how to produce a music event, have studio time and record.
Working in partnership with community organisations such as Restore and Tok Tok we are providing opportunities for people including children and disadvantaged groups to work with artists. For example at Templars Square children helped to make artwork for the Cowley Road Carnival and cycle cover making at the Oxford Arts Festival.
Performance of the Spoken Word
Partnering with Cyc du Soleil mobile pedal-powered and solar-powered sound and light system and funded by Arts Council England we provided a full programme of the spoken word at the Cowley Road Carnival including the semi-finals of the national slam poetry competition.
Partnering with Oxford Street Art Collective and artist Mani, Cowley Road Works have been delivering new street art projects to brighten and enlighten the Cowley Road. Jonny and the Oxford Street Art Collective have created two, celebrating the iconic Radcliffe Camera and another celebrating science in Oxford,
Mani, who produced a piece featuring Horns of Plenty just prior to Carnival 2017 has just completed another featuring a poem by Steve Larkin on the corner of Randolph Street. .