Iris Festival of the Future, 25th March 2020

WE ARE VERY SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO THE EVOLVING SITUATION WITH THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19.

WE HOPE TO POSTONE THE FESTIVAL TO THE AUTUMN AND WE WILL UPDATE WITH A NEW DATE AS SOON AS WE CAN.

We are delighted to announce the Iris Festival of the Future on 25th March, 2020.

 This will be a large community event celebrating our Future Season at the Rumble Museum, which explores a range of exciting technologies and themes, and ancient and modern ideas about the future. A full brochure can be downloaded here.

 There will be several discovery zones including: Classics and Archaeology, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Architecture and Design, Environment, and Science Fiction. Each zone will contain activities, stalls, exhibitions, workshops, and a wide range of visiting museums with artefacts to handle and explore. There will be robot shows throughout the event, a driverless car, dance performances, and a cafe serving refreshments and hot and cold drinks.


Pop-up Museum Cafe at St Alban's Church

THE MUSEUM CAFE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION. HOWEVER, WE WILL BE OPENING THE CHURCH BUILDING ON SATURDAYS FROM 10 UNTIL 1PM FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS A QUIET SPACE TO SIT OR A CONVERSATION.

We are running an exciting project to open the historic building of St Alban's Church in East Oxford to the public.Come and explore the fascinating history, art and architecture of this beautiful building, or simply drop to meet up and enjoy tea and cake at our pop-up cafe! Each week, we bring different artefacts and activities from our collections to handle and find out about.

Our March cafes are themed on classical myths connected to nature, and include:

Saturday 7th March, 10am - 1pm
Clytie and Helios: artefacts & activities

Saturday 14th March, 10am - 1pm
Pyramus and Thisbe: artefacts & activities

Saturday 21st March, 10am - 1pm
Demeter and Persephone: artefacts & activities

Saturday 28th March, 10am - 1pm
Pan and Syrinx: artefacts & activities

Saturday 3rd April, 10am - 1pm
Echo and Narcissus: artefacts & activities

This is a secular project to open up a historic building, and develop museum learning and community friendship.

The address of the church is:

St Alban's Church, Charles Street, Oxford, OX4 3AH

The cafe is drop-in, with no need to book  in advance.

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