Since 2001, Fusion Arts has been placing artists in local schools to create artworks with children for the famous Cowley Road Carnival Procession. In 2011, the theme was ‘The Time of Our Lives’.
Oxford Extra Arts 2011
In the run-up to the carnival, artists worked with the children to create colourful costumes, banners, puppets and large-scale artworks for the procession. Working in partnership with Pegasus Theatre and dancers from the theatre, we oversaw this large-scale project alongside teachers and support staff at the schools. At the end of the six weeks, the children took part in the carnival procession alongside carnival professionals, and had the opportunity to wear and carry their own creations.