Category: Children & Young People

Oxford Launches its Programme of Events to Mark Windrush Day 2021

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
  Today (Thursday 22 April) is Stephen Lawrence Memorial Day, a day that both commemorates the short yet impactful life of Stephen Lawrence, who was tragically murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993, and gives us room to reflect on the part we all play in removing racial inequality…

Stories of Trees: Story Makers Project 2020

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
What is the Story Makers project?   Story Makers is a successful creative arts project that has been running since 2011. The project has been developed by Integrative Arts Psychotherapist Helen Edwards and Fusion Arts with funding from BBC Children in Need. Each year, a partnership is forged with an…

Toddler Soundtracking Project

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
Led by Oxfordshire based artist and musician Phil Hanaway Oakley, Toddler Soundtracking aimed to develop musical skills, coordination, phonics, story telling, dance, self expression in toddlers (those under 3 years). Each session focused on the Adventures of Prince Ahmed and the Original Live Score created and performed by Flight of Helios…

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival 2019, Lantern Parade

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
This year we are working to produce lanterns for the Christmas Lights Festival with Oxford County Council. Fusion Arts will be working with artists, schools and community groups to create small and large lanterns to the theme of ‘Discovery’. The lanterns shall be part of the lantern parade on Friday…

Story Makers Family Open Day and Exhibition Launch Celebration

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Story Makers Family Open Day and Exhibition Launch Celebration Public Event, Saturday 18th May 2019  1.00–3.00 pm, at Oxford Botanic Garden Exhibition at Botanic Gardens weekend 18-19th May 2019 and continues at Fusion Arts. 22nd May – 18th June 2019   Imaginative new artwork created by children and staff from Rose Hill, Bayards…

Weekly “Stories in the Garden” Blog – Story Makers Project

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
For the 2019 Story Makers Project, the young people kept a weekly diary of how the project developed over the 12 weeks. You can read their journey below.   Story Makers, a participatory arts approach   Story Makers, conceived in 2010, is a partnership between Helen Edwards and Fusion Arts.…

Story Makers “Stories in the Garden” 2019

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Story Makers, conceived in 2010, is a partnership between Helen Edwards and Fusion Arts. Participating schools to date include Bayards Hill, Cutteslowe, Rose Hill, New Marston and Wood Farm Primary Schools and John Henry Newman Academy School.  Museum partners have been The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, The Pitt…

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival 2018 Lantern Parade

Friday, January 18th, 2019
    During autumn and winter 2018 Fusion Arts worked with eleven primary schools, two secondary schools, three community groups, and ten artists to deliver lantern workshops in schools and community settings. Artists and groups worked together to create designs and make lanterns on the festival theme of ‘Undiscovered Oxford.’…

Illuminating Oxford 2018

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Three nights of spectacular light and sound for Oxford After the success of last year’s “Lost and Found” Illuminating the Museum 2017, Luxmuralis worked alongside staff and curators of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Pitt Rivers Museum, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bodleian Libraries and the…

Drawing Invisible Particles – an investigation into cosmic rays

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Drawing Invisible Particles is a Partnership between Fusion Arts and artist Tom Cox   This project is the public engagement strand of an art project created by artist Tom Cox. The project aims to engage young people and the general public in the understanding of particle physics. Using visual arts…