Special Events

21 October, 11.00-12.00

East Oxford based community Choir, 'Singing at Ark T', will be on the balcony and in full song on Friday 21 October. Join us for inclusive singing in the galleries, experienced and novice singers welcome. Songs will respond to the collections so expect to expand your knowledge of zulu chants and welcoming songs from the Pacific! The group are part of Sound Resource and meet regularly at Ark T.

29 October, 10.00-16.30

A day celebrating the textile Collections: watch a weaving demonstration amongst the textile displays; go behind the scenes with a curator and discover the secrets of the Sheila Paine textile collection; visit special exhibition ‘Stitch of a Symbol’; drop-in for coffee and cross stitch to create patterns for yourself; have a go on a loom and handle textiles from around the world.

Friday 18 November, 19.00 - 22.00

As part of the national Being Human Festival, this year themed around 'Hopes & Fears', experience two very different museums and get to the bottom of what it is that makes us human. Pitt Rivers Museum will look at how different cultures negotiate hopes and fears around life and death, through ritual, material culture and community. Come along and help us answer what is it that makes YOU human? Oxford University Museum of Natural History will explore hopes and fears through the concepts of extinction and invasion in the animal world. Music, comedy, debate, workshops and a licensed bar. Tickets: £3 or 4 for £10 http://bit.ly/2ce4kce Join the Facebook group for updates on the programme