Get ready for the weekend of November 19 & 20, 2021- I will keep updating as more information emerges
In central Oxford, the weekend will kick off with the Christmas light switch-on on Friday evening, including a large-scale illumination and a Victorian market on Broad Street and In Gloucester Green.
TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) and Oxford Preservation Trust will be celebrating the 950th anniversary of Oxford Castle with a full-scale son et lumière projection. For the first time in its long history, the Oxford castle will host a full-scale projection on Fri, 19 November 2021- 18:00 – 22:00 GMT. Created by sound and light artists in collaboration with researchers, they will be sharing a video projected onto the side of the Castle as part of a unique and free public event
Register for free here: http://eventbrite.co.uk/…/oxford-castle-at-950-years…
Finding the Light: Lanterns, Lights and Lasers at Florence Park on 2oth November (4.30-9pm): Go down and have a wander around the BandStand field in the Florence park when its usually locked. The trees will look magical, lanterns will be hung up and there is even going to be a laser show from the awesome GloFest hero James Ussher – it is not to be missed!!! (THERE WILL BE NO PARKING, so make appropriate travel arrangments).. AND…….You can go and make lanterns that will go up in the park. Team FloFest will be at the Florence Park Community Centre at 11am on 14th November
Details here: flofest.uk/flo-park-light-festival.html
Following on through the weekend, there will be local light trails, street celebrations, ‘Be the Light’ bus tour, Ark -T Light Garden with lanterns and illuminated sculptures and more!
DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.oxlightfest.com
There will be four main festival neighbourhood hubs at Rose Hill, Cowley, Blackbird Leys, and Cutteslowe.
Cutteslowe Light Trail starts at the Cutteslowe Community Centre and is made up of:
Take a walk in the neighbourhood and spot their creations. Follow your own route using the online trail map, or pick up a paper map of the Cutteslowe Light Trail from Charterville Care Garden Centre or Cutteslowe Community Centre (digital and paper maps both available from Friday 19 November).
Cutteslowe Light Trail Event includes a lantern parade, woodland light walk and outdoor performances. It will run for 30 minutes and starts from Cutteslowe Community Centre, Wren Road, Cutteslowe, Oxford, OX2 7SX, on:
Fri 19 Nov 2021: 4.45pm, 5.30pm, 6.15pm
Sat 20 Nov 2021: 4.45pm, 5.30pm, 6.15pm
It is free, but ticketed. Click the BOOK TICKETS button to take part.
Rose Hill Community Centre is currently hosting Film Oxford and Junior Youth Group with their drop-in workshops in sound, animation, games making and light design. These will lead to a showcase event on Saturday 20th at Rose Hill Community Centre when anyone can have a go. In the evening a ‘sound and vision’ procession will wind its way around Rose Hill and down to the local allotments.
IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival will host a series of Glow Your Own live and online ‘arts and coding’ workshops in the run up to the festival. With members of the neighbourhood communities, they will plan and make a light sculpture for the Blackbird Leys CDI building. The sculpture will be in place over the festival weekend and is inspired by the concept of a 3D ‘curtain’ of light that responds to sunlight, torchlight and sound.
Join the celebration at Ark-T Centre, Cowley, on Friday 19 November, when their Light Garden will be showcasing lanterns, illuminated sculptures and wearable art made by young people from their Creativity Changes Lives programme. Visitors can bring their own lights, share food, join the Creativity Camps procession around Ark-T and dance at the silent disco.If you think something needs updating on this post, please contact us HERE