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Young writers' competition organised by WOAA December 1975

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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.

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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

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The beginnings of West Oxfordshire Arts Association WOAA 1973

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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

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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.

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Ten potters exhibit in the Gallery April 2006

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  • April 2006

A distinctive collection of contemporary pottery was on show in April 2006 under the appropriate titel 'Pots' and included work from ten artists under the watchful eye of Sue Rangeley. Some of the artists included

Mark Dally
Graham Hudson
Jane Hanson
Kevin de Choisy
Gilles Le Corre
John Jelfs

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Summer Inquirer 1976 Originals

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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

Spring Inquirer Aoril 1978

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  • 1978

6 pages magazine produced by group of young people covering news and events in the local Villages Aston, Bampton, Carterton, Kencot,and Faringdon. Published be West Oxfordshire Arts Association Literary panel at Grange Cottage April 1978 costing 20pence.

Janet Westman

Several workshops arranged for adults and children

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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.

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