Events on 1st Jan 1970

Events for 1st Jan 1970

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  • Grand Opening - Leiden Square

    • Date: 11th November 2017
    • Location: Westgate Centre Thames Street Oxford OX1 1TR
    • Time: 11:30 - 15:00
    • Cost: Free

    Come together with locals and visitors to celebrate the naming of the new Leiden Square!

    To commemorate Oxford's longest-standing twin city link, Westgate Oxford have named their southern square Leiden Square, echoing Bonn Square to the north of the centre.

    On Saturday 11 November 2017, a special event will mark the naming of the square and unveiling of a mosaic commissioned for the centre and created by the international artist group Klick.

    We will be celebrating with music from Leiden's K&G Band, Oxford's Cutting Edge band, dance from Messy Jam, and craft beer brewed specially for the occasion in one of Leiden's finest craft breweries - not to be missed!

  • The first major retrospective of artist Frith Powell: The MuBild of Arte Normale and The Singular Apprenticeship of Fabio Penitente.

    • Date: 29th October 2017 - 16th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: The Barn Gallery, Kendrew Quad, St John’s College. The Barn Gallery, Kendrew Quad, St John’s College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP.
    • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
    • Cost: Free

    For almost 50 years, artist Frith Powell has worked reclusively in his Oxford studio – wrestling with visual and philosophical themes with single-minded dedication. At last, he has been persuaded to show this substantial and remarkable culmination of a life’s work, dedicated to dressing ‘Nothing in Something…giving shape to entities that lie beyond the bounds of sense experience.’ 

    The four-room exhibition explores Frith Powell’s extraordinary range and technical virtuosity.The main body of his work is from the conceptual and enigmatic MuMu collection, which includes beautiful and quietly challenging oil paintings, sculptures and drawings. The final gallery draws the viewer into the magical world of Frith Powell’s alter ego. Entitled The Singular Apprenticeship of Fabio Penitente, this mysterious and enchanting ‘hidden archive’ of small sculptures and drawings comprises an entire and coherent ‘alternative’ culture, replete with its own meticulously sculpted artefacts.