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A season of celebration: Christmas Light Festival at The Story Museum, Oxford

Thursday 6th November

Christmas Light Festival at The Story Museum, Oxford

It’s the season of celebration at The Story Museum, where the nights are drawing in a Christmas Light Festival is on the way. From 21 – 13 November, the Museum will light up with festive feasting, cracker crafting and more, as well as the re-opening of immersive exhibition 26 Characters.

Friday 21 November

Play with our dressing-up box, ice a gingerbread biscuit and create a keepsake on the Bodleian’s antique printing presses. Hear ‘Rough Music’ from the North Wall’s family band and meet characters from Pegasus Theatre’s The Snow Queen. Most activities are free.

Saturday 22 November

The Story Museum’s immersive exhibition, 26 Characters, re-opens after a two-week period of renovation. Explore the Museum’s atmospheric building, discovering a gallery of favourite authors (including Malorie Blackman, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman and Julia Donaldson) photographed as their story heroes. Walk through the wardrobe into Narnia, dress up and meet a talking throne.

Sound Explorers workshops in association with OCM. Delve into noise with sound artist Dan Fox, creating an audio installation which will play for the rest of the day. Workshops are at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00, and participants can register for free on the day, in The Story Museum’s shop.

Sunday 23 November

Three free concerts will take place at The Story Museum as part of the Day of Song:

11.30 – 12.00: Rock Choir
13.15 – 13.45: Oxford City Singers
15.00 – 15.30: Rising Voices and Chipping Norton Singers

Ends

For more information about The Story Museum, contact Alex: alex.coke:@storymuseum.org.uk or 01865 790050.

Christmas Light Festival
21st – 23rd November 2014
The Christmas Light Festival is an annual event that brings Oxford’s communities together with an exciting programme of art, music, dance and performance. Many of the city’s best loved venues including its museums, galleries and theatres, will be welcoming people in to kick start the festive season with unique late night viewings of their displays, exhibitions and some truly inspiring events as part of the festival. Dozens of these events are free entry so keep your eyes peeled for the website going live where you will be able to build a list of your favourites from the itinerary. Christmas Light Festival is being co-ordinated by Oxford City Council and Ian Nolan Events on behalf of communities and cultural organisations across the city.
For more information, contact: Rebecca Richie-Timms, rritchie-timms@oxford.gov.uk or Chofamba Sithole, csithole@oxford.gov.uk

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