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Listening Party #12: Music of Spring

Oxford’s Bring Your Own Music night! An open mic style night where the audience brings their favourite tracks to share


What is it?

We love discovering new music, and the best way to discover is to share.

Listening Parties are a space to share the music you’re passionate about. You’ll hear it on a great sound system, discover something new, and meet other music enthusiasts.

How does it work?

Like an open mic, let us know when you arrive if you’ve brought something to share. We’ll have inputs for LP, CD and for minijack, and a computer, so you can bring a track on vinyl, CD, on your phone, or as a name in your head.

We’ll have 2 sessions of music, and ask you to attentively enjoy every offering as you would at a live gig. We’ll limit contributions to 4 minutes each so that we can fit in lots of contributions. If you’d like to introduce your track, we’d like to hear what you love about it.

We’ll also have an open Spotify playlist setup that you can add to during the event, if what you hear inspires you – we’ll play the night’s bespoke playlist during the break and after the formal sharing part of the evening is over.

Refreshments will be available to purchase from the bar.

Edition 12: Music of Spring

This time we’re inspired by the theme of Spring, which has been popular with so many songwriters. After the freezing winter, Spring can be a season of hope and new beginnings. It’s also a delicate time, because harsh frosts can freeze the new buds. You could choose music which is directly about nature or the weather, or something about fresh life and energy. Or music which reflects the mixture of bright sunshine and sudden downpours.

What is the soundtrack to your spring? Tracks from the OCM team to get you started:

Lauren’s choice (The Dance by Kurt Elling):

Isabel’s choice (Daffodil by Florence and the Machine):

The building is just next to the tennis courts, just south of where Cricket Rd becomes Rymer’s Lane. There is a cycle rack between the tennis courts and Flo’s. Please note that the park gates will be locked at 9 pm. When the park is locked, access to and from Rymers Lane is through the smaller gate.
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