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OYAP can be found at:



Cemetery Road,


OX26 6BB


Tel: 01869 602560


Whats On:


As a charity, OYAP Trust aims to make participation in the arts accessible to any one who expresses an interest it. Should you find the cost of the project a barrier to taking part, we invite you to email us on [email protected]


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Weds 30th May

11am - 3.30pm:

Paradise Paints with the Big Orange M

(Ages 11-17) | £10 (Concessions Available)

Get your graffiti on and make your mark on Studio2. Explore different mural and wall-art painting styles, including spin painting, stencils and collage to cover OYAP’s new space in unique large-scale artwork!

Thursday 31st May

10.30am - 3pm:

Growing Creativity with Bicester Grassroots

(Ages 7+ )

Join Bicester Grassroots for a morning of outdoor and plant-based creativity inspired their new community garden at Studi02.

Thursday 31st May

1pm - 3pm:

Kites of Kindness

(Ages 7+) | £5 (Concessions Available)

Work with professional artist Miranda Bence-Jones to design and decorate your own kite that tells a story of kindness, as a part of larger community arts project. Share your kindness story with other kite makers at the Bicester Festival Kite Day in June for a grand kite flying event.

Fri 1st June:

10.30am - 3pm:

Scratch Ceilidh Band with Steph West

(Ages 11-17) | £10 (Concessions Available)

Make a band in a day! Get the low-down from professional musicians on how to make people dance with your music, learn some folk music, make some grooves, and write and call your own dances. Be part of the band for our Friday night ceilidh party!

Fri 1st June:

10.30am - 3pm:

Wild Zine with Merlin Porter and Nina Brown 

(Ages 7+) | £10 (Concessions Available)

Make a zine in a day! Zinesters will write poems and stories, paint and draw images plus collage or stencil about any aspect of wildlife to help create an amazing 'zine' celebrating nature. Tackle some big issues and get creative in your response with creative writing and illustration. Check out the first issue of ‘Rise’ zine to see what it’s all about!


Fri 1st June:

6.00 - 8.30pm:

Community Ceilidh!

(ALL AGES - family, friends and neighbours welcome)

£2 entry per person

Join us to celebrate, dance to music made by your very own OYAP Scratch Ceilidh Band, and see the results of the week’s workshops! Snacks and drinks will be available!

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