Folk Arts Oxford aims to promote folk and traditional dance, music and song in the Oxfordshire region. In particular we are interested in improving access for those who might face barriers to participation in the arts.

Through our funded project work: children in Headington have learned about local lad William Kimber, and the musical legacy he has left; a new band called Iris has been formed, who accompany all their songs with Makaton signing; children from mainstream and special schools in Oxfordshire have the chance to create music together, and perform on the main stage at Folk Weekend: Oxford.

Alongside our own projects and events, FAO works collaboratively with other local organisations, forging links and creating opportunities for folk artists to work in education and community projects, as well as showcase their talent in local events. 

We are releasing a limited number of public tickets for the BTTQ Launch event on 25th April, so if you want to find out what the project is all about and how you can contribute click here to reserve your free ticket.

The event is being held at The Story Museum, on Pembroke Street, Oxford, at 3.30pm on Friday 25th April. Tickets are free but you must reserve yours in advance if you want to attend.