Jubilee Week activities

Monday 30 May – Saturday 4 June

Welcome to Howard Street Jubilee week and 6 days of fun, film, food and festivities over the half term week! All activities open to Howard Street and neighbours in the surrounding area.

Weekdays

Daytime workshops
From Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June we’re running a programme of free arts workshops open to all ages (animation, filmmaking, street sculpture, banner making, zine design …). See the full list of workshops.
Places are limited so you will need to book by emailing geron@filmoxford.org. Please include your names and ages (if under 18), the title of the workshop(s) you would like to join and any special needs you may have. If you have any queries, please contact Film Oxford on 01865 244274.

Evening events
On weekday evenings we have a number of performance, film and workshop events. These are all free – just turn up to Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street, Oxford OX4 3AH. See the full list of events

Saturday 4 June – Street Party & Poppadom Pictures films

2pm – games, music, cake share and crafty stuff
6 pm – free veggie curry made by the Everest Nepalese. Bring your own bowl (the daal is runny!)
7pm – children’s film indoors – Encanto
9.00pm – family film – Summer of Soul – in Film Oxford’s car park

Find out more about

Let’s make a film!

As part of Howard Street Jubilee week, we are going to make a new film that shows how the street and the residents have changed.

In 2002 and 2004 Film Oxford (OFVM) got together with Howard Street residents to make a film about Howard Street and about the creation of the Community Garden.

We are looking to put together a production team drawn from people who live on Howard Street, everyone welcome.

The production team will devise the content, shoot the film as well as being involved in the post-production. Training on broadcast spec shooting equipment will be given.

The completed film will be screened before the feature film in the Film Oxford car park on the day of the Street Party, Saturday 4 June. Update: the film will now be ready in July and additional filming will take place at the Street Party.

We don’t have much time to make this happen so an initial meeting is planned for Tuesday 10 May 6.30pm at Film Oxford.

It is envisaged that the production period will be between the May 28 and June 3.

If you would like to be part of the production team or have any questions, please contact Gary Shenton gary@filmoxford.org

Below are a couple of links to the previous films made.

Howard Street (9 minutes)
Howard Street Garden (5 minutes)

Howard Street Jubilee Party

Howard Street neighbours, Poppadom Pictures and Film Oxford are planning a Jubilee street party on Howard Street on Saturday 4 June 2022 and we’d be delighted if you’d join us. Everyone is invited!

We’ll be asking the Council for permission to close the road from the junction with Catherine Street up to Iffley Road – like last year.  The road closure will be between 12 mid-day and 9pm and the party will run from 2pm until 8pm. 

If you have any concerns about this event or would like to contact us with suggestions, please email geron@filmoxford.org  We’d also love to hear from you if you’re interested in leading a party activity or performing on the day. Please email us with your ideas.

There will be free refreshments served on the street including a curry meal provided by the Everest Nepalese restaurant in the early evening. We’re planning to finish the party with a screening of a family film on the big screen at Film Oxford.

The street party will be the culmination of a week of free creative activities available to all local residents — many suitable for children — from 30 May to 3 June, at Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street. Film Oxford will be making an updated Howard Street film with a production team of local residents old and new. Find out how to join the film-making crew!

 More details of these activities and how to sign up for them will be available here shortly.

If you would like to be involved in planning the week or have an idea to contribute please do feel free to drop by at Film Oxford any Tuesday evening between 6.30 – 7:30 when the planning group meet.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Arts Council England lottery funding logo - the Queen’s platinum jubilee 2022

All about Poppadom Pictures

Find out more

Our next regular screening is on Friday 7 February 2020 at Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street.

The children’s film will start at 5:00 PM and the adults’ film will start around 7:20 PM.  Food will be available from around 6:35 PM.

Film details are circulated by email.

If you’d like to get in touch, email us at poppadom.pictures [at] gmail.com.

Dates till June 2020

Please note that we have suspended our screenings  until we hear that it’s safe to reschedule them.

We now have confirmed dates for our screenings from February – June 2020. These will be held at Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street as usual.

Friday 7 February

Friday 6 March

CANCELLED

Friday 3 April

Friday 1 May

Friday 5 June

We’ll send out information about the films a couple of weeks before each screening.

If you’re not already on our mailing list ask to join it at poppadom.pictures [at] gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

We’re back on 7 February 2020

We’re back for our next regular film and curry evening on Friday 7 February. This will be held at Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street as usual.

The children’s film starts at 5pm followed by a break for food once the children’s film is over. This will be at around 6.35. The  adults’ film will start at 7.20. We’ll email details of the films and timings before each event.

There’s  no need to book – just show up to Film Oxford at 54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH.

The films are FREE though donations towards running costs are gratefully received.

Curry, supplied by The Everest, is £5 for adults & over 12s. (Pizza is available as an alternative for children.) Suggested donation £3 for children.

If you’re coming to the children’s screening please aim to arrive by 4.45 as this will help us to start at 5pm and allow more time for food between films.

The terms of the licence we use don’t allow us to advertise the films on this website but we’ll be emailing the details out shortly. If you would like to know the film titles, email us at Poppadom.pictures@gmail.com. You can also email us at the same address if you would like to be added to our information list.

This is a community initiative so please be prepared to help with setting up and clearing up so we can all enjoy the evening.
BYO drinks (water is provided).
Please bring plates and cutlery so we can avoid waste.
Take home your rubbish and empties at the end of the evening.

We’re back on 6 September

We’re back for our next regular film and curry evening on Friday 6 September. This will be held at Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street as usual.

The children’s film starts at 5pm followed by a break for food once the children’s film is over. This is usually from 6.30 or so (it depends on how long the film is). The  adults’ film will start at 7.20. We’ll email details of the films and timings before each event.

There’s  no need to book – just show up to Film Oxford at 54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH.

The films are FREE though donations towards running costs are gratefully received.

Curry, supplied by The Everest, is £5 for adults & over 12s. (Pizza is available as an alternative for children.) Suggested donation £3 for children.

If you’re coming to the children’s screening please aim to arrive by 4.45 as this will help us to start at 5pm and allow more time for food between films.

The terms of the licence we use don’t allow us to advertise the films on this website but we’ll be emailing the details out shortly. If you would like to know the film titles, email us at Poppadom.pictures@gmail.com. You can also email us at the same address if you would like to be added to our information list.

This is a community initiative so please be prepared to help with setting up and clearing up so we can all enjoy the evening.
BYO drinks (water is provided).
Please bring plates and cutlery so we can avoid waste.
Take home your rubbish and empties at the end of the evening.

Updates on Florence Park outdoor screenings

Our next planned outdoor screening at Florence Park will be Mary Poppins Returns on Saturday 7 September at 8:15 pm.  As you probably know, we’ve had to cancel  Coco twice due to bad weather but we’ve rescheduled it for later in September on Saturday 21st, also starting at 8:15 pm.  Let’s hope we’re lucky with the weather this time!

Obviously these events are weather dependent, so unless the weather is very settled, do check Film Oxford’s information line on the day:  01865 244274.

Bring a blanket and some popcorn and invite your friends!

Saturday 7 September
Mary Poppins Returns (U, 130 mins)
Start time 8:15 pm

Saturday 21 September
Coco (PG, 109 mins)
Start time 8:15 pm

These free events are run as part of Film Oxford’s Cinema Under the Stars programme and everybody is welcome to come along.