Young volunteers plan #PlayedinOxford event to celebrate Oxford’s musical past

Published: Wednesday, 4th May 2016

The Museum of Oxford will host a fantastic line-up of Oxford bands for a night of live music created by and for 16 to 25-year-olds.

The night, called #PlayedinOxford, will take place in the Old Museum (next to Town Hall) between 7pm and 11pm on Friday 13 May.

Four local bands and artists will perform: Art Theefe, Papa Nui, Jack Little and Three Empty Domes. They will all play a cover song inspired by Oxford’s own musical greats or those who have played landmark gigs in Oxford.

The event has been entirely created and managed by the Museum of Oxford’s young volunteers. It has been designed by 16 to 25-year-olds, but all ages over 16 are welcome.

The event is part of the Museums at Night festivities, which is a national event, organised by Culture24, that will see museums across the city and country open their doors until late.

Volunteer Lisa Price, 17, said: “Working together with other young volunteers on this Museums at Night project has allowed me to gain insight into how both museums and public events are run.

“It has definitely given me the confidence and passion to one day work in the heritage sector.”

David Juler, Development Assistant at the Museum of Oxford, said: “Once again, the young volunteers have banded together to create a unique event.

“Everything about the event has come from them – they have selected and contacted the groups, designed and created the marketing materials, planned a social media programme, and will be managing the event on the night.

“Not only is #PlayedinOxford something very different to what we usually offer, but it is also closely linked to the unique history of the city’s music scene.”

Rosie Clarke, Campaigns Officer of Culture24, said: “The twice-yearly Museums at Night festival aims to inspire new visitors to discover the fascinating cultural and heritage highlights on their doorstep.

“We encourage museums to create exciting after-hours experiences that people will love, and this opportunity to hear brilliant local bands celebrating Oxford’s music scene will be a fantastic night out.

“It’s great that the young volunteers group are planning and promoting this event which they really want to make happen – they’re an inspiration!”

#PlayedinOxford tickets cost £7 (£5 for concessions). All ticket profits will raise money for the next Museums at Night event in October.

For more information about the Museum of Oxford, visit the Museum of Oxford website. For #PlayedinOxford tickets, visit Tickets Oxford.