Late Summer Show
Dan Parry-Jones and Veronica Wells
New collections of work from returning artists Dan Parry-Jones and Veronica Wells will be on show at Sarah Wiseman Gallery throughout August.
Dan Parry-Jones’ expressive mixed media landscapes take inspiration from the city, the beach and his travels abroad. Dan’s multi-layered, mixed media works remix his artistic influences and inspirations into new and exciting paintings, which have a distinctly British flavour. Dan returns to Sarah Wiseman Gallery with a new body of work inspired by a recent trip to LA. His subject matter is warm and friendly, with images of children playing by a swimming pool or exploring their surroundings, drawing our attention to the lives of the people around us.
Each of Veronica Wells’ figurative paintings tells a story of popular culture, materialism and fashion. Her paintings depict an idealised world of style, attempted perfection, and characters with attitude. The dramatic world of fashion and materialism in Veronica’s work draws us into the stories behind them, curious to find out more about the characters that she has created. Her depictions of idealised society, especially representations of women, are particularly relevant in contemporary discussion of femininity and privilege.
We’re excited to announce that DJ Kulbir and guests DJ Merran, Jag Deep and DJ Danny Love are bringing us FEEL THE HEAT: a bank holiday special summer festival. We’re here from 2pm til late and will be dancing to the best funky house and feel good music all day long.
Greenbox Food Co are coming back to see us all the way from their new home in London (wahey!) to dish up epic vegan and vegetarian street food.
Entry is free and everyone is welcome! Bring the kids, bring your gran, bring your doggo. Good times guaranteed!
She’s back! Oh yes babaaaayh. Get those bingo dabbers at the ready as Tina gets released amongst the rowers.
Our first evening Steamy Bingo was such a great sell out that Tina’s a comin’ back! This time she’s going nautical, visiting the Bar and Cafe terrace at the City of Oxford Rowing Club. There’s Tina, bingo, tea, booze, pizza (lovely Terrace pizza oven) and prizes – all beside the river Isis. What more could a person want to keep on celebrating this glorious summer.
Join our monthly free walk in Oxford and meet likeminded people, looking to get out in nature, support local businesses and have fun.
We are an independent fitness business based in Oxford and always start and finish these events at other independent businesses.
This month we will start at Buzz Gym Oxford, where we base most of our Personal Training Sessions from.
The walk will take around 2hrs and will be at a pace for all. Those looking to take a slower or faster pace will be advised where to go, there will be two coaches on the walk ensuring you don’t lose the route.
A still life is a view onto the private world of the artist, seeing objects considered by them to have personal, or even cultural significance. Sarah Spackman carefully selects pieces for her paintings because of colour intensity, shape or whatever catches her eye. As Paul Cezanne was once quoted as saying, ‘painting from nature is not copying the object…it is realising one’s sensations.’
‘The subjects of my paintings are mainly organic, things grown on the allotment or in the garden, or simply things I ﬁnd beautiful,’ Sarah explains. In Sarah’s paintings, we share her pleasure in seeing the soft gleam of fruit piled in a dish or stems of flowers propped up in a piece of pottery; all bathed in the clear light that floods her studio.
Her primary concern is close observation, with drawing at the forefront along with the use of colour.
Sarah Spackman is recognised for her pared-back approach, often painting single objects or smaller groups of items from her vast collection of ceramics and glassware. A keen gardener, produce from her allotment often appears in her paintings; the fruit and vegetables which are nurtured by her throughout the year are closely observed and painted in a symbiotic, cyclical process.
‘From Where I Stand’ will also feature some larger works, exploring bigger plant forms, or landscapes featuring the parks and gardens Sarah loves. ‘Every painting is a new discovery of colour relationships, forms and spaces on the canvas,’ says Sarah.
A fully illustrated e-catalogue will be available to view prior to the exhibition opening. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
Bestselling Robert Harris will be in conversation with broadcaster and book fanatic, Howard Bentham, at the Amey Theatre, Abingdon, on Monday 9th September.
Robert Harris, author of bestselling novels such as Fatherland, Pompeii and Munich, will be talking about his new book, The Second Sleep, which will be published on 5th September.
1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts – coins, fragments of glass, human bones – which the old parson used to collect.
Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes – about himself, his faith and the history of his world – is tested to destruction.
Tickets are £20 and include a copy of The Second Sleep (RRP £20).
Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Robert will be signing copies of his book after the event. Refreshments will be available to purchase at the Amey theatre bar.
LinkedIn is the biggest professional network in the world and in the UK alone there are 27m users. It’s the best place to target professionals, particularly senior decision makers, which means it’s the most effective platform for B2B brands.
In this session, I will cover how the platform works, who uses it and why and why you should prioritise it for your brand. You will learn how the algorithm works. Finally, I will teach you the right strategy to succeed on LinkedIn.
You will be provided with best practice examples for your industry/similar industries so you can spend time reflecting on what good looks like, what this means for your strategy, what you are doing wrong and what you need to do more of.
You will come out of this session with simple tips you can implement right away for optimising your profile and a clear understanding of how your strategy needs to evolve for platform success.
Please bring your laptop with you to the session.
On going help is provided via my closed Facebook group for workshop/powerhour attendees only.
Drama and singing workshop for the grown-ups, in a friendly, relaxed, pressure-free environment. No experience necessary.
Regular weekly classes
June 13th to July 18th
September 12th to October 17th
- Thursday 7:15–8:15pm Singing
- Thursday 8:15–9:15pm Drama
Each session is two hours long, usually consisting of one hour of singing followed by an hour of drama. A two-hour class costs £15. If you prefer to take singing or drama on their own, an hour’s session costs £10.
Classes run on a termly basis. You can try your very first class for a one-off payment without obligation to join for the whole term. If you love it, you will have the option to register and pay for the remainder of that term.
Join us for a social morning learning to create a beautiful handtie with the best blooms and foliage the season has to offer. With cake, tea and coffee from our local independent friends Silvie’s and The Missing Bean it’s such a great way to learn a new skill and come away with gorgeous blooms to adorn your home.