In 2014, Fusion Arts collaborated with Age UK for Lonely Roads, an intergenerational project designed to promote awareness of loneliness in both old age and youth: the two times when we are most likely to experience loneliness in our lives.
Engaging with the wider Oxfordshire community, Fusion hosted several arts events including One Bowl, a social sculpture performance by Dianne Regisford, as well as workshops to create a clay figurine installation for the Elder Stubbs Festival and the Blackbird Leys Fair. Workshop participants generated ideas, words, and textual material to capture their unique thoughts on isolation and loneliness in youth and old age.
Gathered over two months, these ideas were used by prize-winning poet Charles Bennett and highly-acclaimed British composer Bob Chilcott to inspire a new choral work, A Mass for Our Age, as part of a national campaign to promote awareness of loneliness in these two age groups.
Fusion Arts work with artists, groups and communities from across Oxfordshire and beyond to support a variety of imaginative and socially engaged projects.
A new exciting intergenerational project to bring about a greater sense of community through the arts.
We have been activating empty spaces in Oxford for creative purposes.
Exciting new exhibitions popping up in Friars Entry, Oxford!