Creative Windows for the Jubilee

We are delighted to be participating in the Age UK Creative Windows for the Jubilee project which will be taking place over the next few weeks leading up to the Jubilee bank holiday weekend from 2nd-5th June 2022. Age UK want to bring everyone together for a creative celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. They are asking people of all ages to decorate their windows and gardens with artworks inspired by the Jubilee celebrations, and would love you to photograph your creations to share them on Social Media (or Age UK can visit you to take photographs if preferred) to create legacy for the project. Age UK have worked with our Age Friendly Creative Ambassadors group to design a Creative Windows for the Jubilee Creative Pack (see below) which contains lots of ideas to inspire creativity and useful information about the project. Printed copies of the Creative Windows for the Jubilee Creative Pack are available and can be collected from the following locations during opening hours;

  • The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park Rd, Banbury OX16 5QE
  • Orinoco Scrapstore Banbury, 15, High Street, Banbury OX16 5EE
  • Orinoco Scrapstore Oxford, Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley, Oxford OX4 3XH

There will be free Creative Windows for the Jubilee Project Workshops, led by professional artists, to inspire creativity and bring people together, taking place on the following dates;

  • 2-4pm 18th May 2022: Sanctuary Community Room, East Close, Banbury OX16 3LW with artist Tom Cross
  • 2-4pm 19th May 2022: Online workshop via Zoom with artist Tom Cross
  • 2-4pm 20th May 2022: The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 5QE with artist Sue Green

Workshops are free but booking is required. Please book via The Mill Arts Centre by visiting the Box Office in person or telephoning on 01295 279002 or via the website here –The Mill Arts Centre Jubilee project booking

Arts Award

Orinoco, The Oxfordshire Scrapstore is excited to announce that we have been awarded Arts Award Centre status. This means we are now an accredited centre that can offer Arts Award programmes to support children and young people.

Our mission is to reduce the waste in Oxfordshire using creativity. One way we do this is through education and training. This is why we have gained Arts Award centre status. You may have come to one of our in-shop workshops, seen us out and about at playdays and community events, or we have supported your school or community with an arts project. Now, as an accredited Arts Award Centre, we can also support you in gaining a recognised qualification in the arts.

Our Outreach Co-Ordinator, Sue Smith is a qualified primary teacher and has over 20 years experience of working with schools and families, supporting them in developing hands on experience in the arts and science. As a trained Arts Award Adviser she is able to support you in your school or community group to gain an Arts Award. This means Orinoco can offer schools and communities:

  • Arts Award’s unique qualifications that support children and young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.
  • A programme that develops skills for success in 21st century life including creativity, leadership, reflective thinking and communication skills. Young people also develop knowledge and understanding of their chosen art forms.
  • Arts Award is open to anyone aged 25 and under, and embraces all interests and backgrounds.
  • Through Arts Award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.

If your school or community would like Sue to visit and talk about what Orinoco can offer, please contact us