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Drama workshop for 25 youngsters 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2139
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  • 1973

The activities were organised by the local drama student Peter Phillips from the Italia Conti School and two of his friends from the London College.

Left to right are Luella Keeble and Candy Westman with Peter. 1973
Two professional theatre workers helped Peter, they were Adam Wright and Nicola Standerwick to help the children with stage make-up and costumes as well as acting, movement and singing.

Bampton Community Archive

The beginnings of West Oxfordshire Arts Association WOAA 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2108
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  • 1973

WOAA got underway with its first exhibitions in the spring of 1973.
Music, drama and dance, film and photography, literature and art were all represented by different panels with its centre in the Gallery of the Town Hall. The panels would meet in various villages and organise exhibitions, lectures, films and live performances involving both amateur and professional talent.

Work by Michael Brockway, a skilled watercolourist were on show along with
Claerwen Holland, using a fusion of drawing with water colour
Ann Hinds, landscapes
John Birkhead, landscapes and chairman of WOAA
Margaret Ralston, (John's wife) exotically decorative panels of Eastern subjects
G.K. Horner, architectural studies
Anthony Bayes, richly coloured work

Bampton Community Archive

Several workshops arranged for adults and children

  • BCA - 2019.2113
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  • 1973

The WOAA literary pane organised several workshop in June and July 1973. They included:-

A drama workshop June 6th at Weald Manor for adults and older children under the guidance of David Thomas with a performance in the evening.

A Children's newspaper and television workshop week commencing July 26th organised by Brian Winston. Aimed in particular at children from ages 8 to 15.

WEA literature course - 10 lectures by Roy Kennedy on C18th literature. This took place in the autumn.

Susan Phillips was the secretary of the literary panel.

Bampton Community Archive

The formation of WOAA May 1973

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  • May 1973

This page gives an outline of when and how the West Oxfordshire Arts Association was formed and how it was to be run initially at least.
Saturday May 26th 1973 was the first day of the first exhibition in the Gallery, the upstairs room in the Town Hall

Bampton Community Archive

Young writers' competition organised by WOAA December 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2143
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  • December 1975

In December 1975 prizes were awarded in the young writers' competition organised by WOAA.
In the picture, judge John Skinner is giving a prize to Liz Matthews of Eynsham who won 2nd prize in the under 14s poetry section.
On the left is Catherine Hooper of Abingdon who won 1st prize.

Bampton Community Archive

Christmas Card competition November 1975

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  • November 1975

WOAA organised and held a Christmas Card competition in November 1975. There were over 150 entrants.
Top picture, Mrs Angela Mulliner is looking at some of the cards with Anderley Moore and Heather Manly.
The lower picture shows 11 year old Tim Manly holding the winner card, which he made. His prize was £5.
The cards were all exhibited in the Gallery.

Bampton Community Archive

Easter Inquirer 1975

  • BCA - 2022.3857
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  • 1975

6 pages magazine produced by group of young people covering news and events in the local Villages Alvescot, Bampton, Kencot, Broadwell and Brize Norton. Published be West Oxfordshire Arts Association Literary panel at Grange Cottage April 1975 costing 15 pence.

Janet Westman

The Bampton Cluster of Schools entered the Art Competition by WOAA 1976.

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  • 1976

Admiring the work on display at the Gallery in the Town Hall are Karen Taylor aged 8, Edward Forester-Walker aged 7 and Tom Woods aged 5.
Six local schools took part.
Works included portraits of Mum, the local librarian and nurses as well as embroidery, bird paintings and a large collage.

Bampton Community Archive

Summer Inquirer 1976 Originals

  • BCA - 2022.3860
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  • 1976

6 pages magazine produced by group of young people covering news and events in the local Villages Alvescot, Bampton, Kencot, and Stanton Harcourt, Published by West Oxfordshire Arts Association Literary panel at Grange Cottage July 1976 costing 15 pence.

Janet Westman

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