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Stammtisch - Life in a Day
Venue: Port Mahon
82 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW
Date: Thursday 29th December 2011
Time: 8pm
Price: Free - just turn up!
Details: We hope you will join us for the last Stammtisch of 2011 - a screening of Oscar-winning film director Kevin Macdonald's Life in a Day which was born out of a unique partnership between Ridley Scott's 'Scott Free UK' and YouTube. The film is a user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day - July 24, 2010. Enlisted to capture a moment of the day on camera, the global community responded by submitting more than 80,000 videos to YouTube. The videos contained over 4,500 hours of deeply personal, powerful moments shot by contributors from Australia to Zambia, and from the heart of bustling major cities to some of the most remote places on Earth. Life in a Day brings together the most compelling footage from YouTube to create a 90-minute film crafted by Macdonald, executive producer Ridley Scott, producer Liza Marshall, and their teams. The film offers a unique experience that shows?with beauty, humor, and joyful honesty?what it's like to be alive on Earth today.

Stammtisch - Martin Jennings
Venue: Port Mahon
82 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW
Date: Thursday 24th November 2011
Time: 8pm
Price: Free - just turn up!
Details: Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a variety of free events including professional talks, film screenings, performances and discussions that form a series of regular get-togethers for people with an interest in contemporary art. This month...

Royal British Society of Sculptors Fellow Martin Jennings, talks about his practice making portrait sculptures and statues. Jennings? subjects include prominent figures from the worlds of politics, the military, royalty, academia, the arts, industry, medicine and the law. His statue of John Betjeman at St. Pancras station is now a celebrated London landmark. In 2010 his statue of Philip Larkin was erected in the city of Hull. His silver portrait of Lord Bingham, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, was a focus for discussion in a BBC 4 programme on portrait sculpture in the same year. Jennings has recently won the prestigious commission to create a monument on London's South Bank to the Crimean War heroine Mary Seacole.

Stammtisch - Jan Crombie
Venue: Port Mahon
2 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW
Date: Thursday 27th October 2011
Time: 8pm
Price: Free - just turn up!
Details: Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a variety of free events including professional talks, film screenings, performances and discussions that form a series of regular get-togethers for people with an interest in contemporary art. This month... artist Jan Crombie will present her recent work which has come together in two books, The Tower Tribe and the sequel, Semunee. These books use the device of a fictitious community to explore the structure of society and bring together sparse text with rich, evocative imagery.

Please vote for OVADA!
Venue: Online

Date: Sunday 23rd October 2011
Details: OVADA has been severely affected by cuts this year and was forced to vacate our city-centre gallery following 5 years of successful projects. We are actively seeking new premises to re-open an accessible space for contemporary visual art in Oxford.

Please help our fundraising campaign by voting for OVADA HERE by 23 October 2011.

NatWest CommunityForce is a new initiative which works with local communities to support the people, projects and charities making a real difference where you live. OVADA stands to win an award of ?6,000, with the winners decided by public vote in the autumn.

It only takes a minute to vote and could make a real difference to the work we are able to do in your community. If you are able to support us further please also encourage your friends to vote for us.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we sincerely appreciate your continued support.

With best wishes,
from all at OVADA

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