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Office Address:

OYAP Trust, The Courtyard Youth Arts Centre, Launton Road, Bicester, OX26 6DJ


The Studio Address:

The Studio Bicester, Unit 2 Crown Walk, Bicester,

OX26 6HY

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Whats On:

Arts and Crafts Explorers: Sculpture Club

4.30-6pm | Mondays | @ The Studio | Start Date: 19th June | £40

(4 sessions) | Open to all ages

Are you a budding young artist interested in modelling and animation? Come along to our brand new Sculpture Club to learn to design and create a clay bust of your very own creature or character.


Led by artist Tamarin Wiese



Youth Theatre:

The Twits Pantomime Project

5.30-7pm |Wednesday | @ The Studio | Start Date: 3rd May | £100 per term (10 sessions) | Ages 7-12

The Twits Panto Project: Take part in a pantomime! Join us as we adapt Roald Dahl's The Twits into a pantomime exploring this theatre style through drama, dance/physical theatre and song. Use the concepts of narration, audience participation and song and dance to create a fun, energetic and hilarious version of The Twits.  


Led by theatre facilitator, Amie Johnson


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Digi-Arts: Retro Robots v2.0

4.30-6pm | Thursdays | @ The Studio | Start Date: 4th May | £100 per term (10 sessions) | Ages 7-12

Retro Robots 2.0: Retro Robots returns fully charged up and updated for a new term.  Build and customise your own solar-powered robot! This term we will investigate coding, circuit building and engineering principles while we build our robots. Experiment with the digital arts like animation, photography, green screen and music manipulation to create a short film and share your robot with world!


Led by Adam and the Robonauts from Cooper School


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4.00-5.30pm | Fridays | @ The Studio | Start Date: 5th May | £100 per term (10 sessions) | Ages 7-12

Join a band with our junior  rock school. Bring along your own instrument or play one of ours and learn to play alongside other young musicians. Have fun and gain skills in a creative and friendly environment. No experience necessary.


Led by Bicester’s best young musician, the soon to be world-famous Jack Little!


Junior Rock School:

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5.30-7.30pm | Fridays | @ The Studio | Start Date: 12th May | £100 per term (10 sessions) | Ages 12-17

Write and record an album, with our expert session leaders, and develop your performance skills, meet other young rock musicians, form a band, in our sessions for young musicians.


Led by professional musician Rob Gilmore


Rock School Studio Sessions


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Science and Arts Season

Explore the link between science, art and creativity with OYAP Trust.

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A word from Helen, OYAP’s Director:

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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



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Ages 11-15 | Mon 29th, Tues 30th and Wed 31st May | 11am-5pm

£30 for 3 days

Work with professional designer Helen Cauvy Foster and Science Oxford on our unique and exciting wearable techmnology project.

Create clothes and accessories that use technology to meet a social need and look good. Learn how to create soft circuits, programme and code software while you gain textile and design skills.  


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Ages 14-17 | Thurs 1st and Fri 2nd June  | 11am-5pm | £50 for 2 days

Work with a team of experienced musicians from Readipop - a music and arts charity based in Reading with a strong reputation for delivering innovative and engaging arts projects.

Create a DIY Synth Ensemble. Build your own analog synthasizers from scratch and experiment with sounds. Programme your sounds into your synth and use them write and perform your own original music.


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