IT MAY not look much like one now, but this mesh will soon become a polar bear.
The float is destined to be Fusion Arts centre’s entry into the Cowley Road Carnival.
Leigh Bayley, 12, pictured, was among those who worked on the bear’s frame on Wednesday in a session that was part of the centre’s project Culturevators.
It is being led by community artists Helen Jacobs and Emily Cooling and learning assistant Zoe Gray, from Headington.
Ms Gray, 25, said: “The theme this year is ‘Oxford characters’, so we decided to go with creatures from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series.
On the day of the carnival, she said, children from New Marston Primary School would be following the float dressed as spirit animals from Pullman’s series, known as “daemons”.
The next Culturevators meeting will take place in the Fusion Arts centre, behind East Oxford Community Centre in Princes Street, on June 18 at 4pm. All are welcome.
8:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015
THE NUMBER of rapes across the county has gone up by more than 66 per cent and sex offences have increased by 35 per cent in the last year.
11:19am Tuesday 21st April 2015
A BANBURY woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of 23-year-old Kyle Byfield.
9:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015
Michael Appleton has promised he will look players in the eye and tell them straight if they are not in his plans for Oxford United next season.
8:50am Tuesday 21st April 2015
A woman from Banbury who has been charged with the murder of 23-year-old Kyle Byfield will appear in Oxford Crown Court today.
8:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015
FORMER Blackbird Leys councillor Val Smith is being cared for in Sobell House Hospice after a long battle with cancer.
7:51am Tuesday 21st April 2015
Signalling problems that caused delays and cancellations between Oxford and Charlbury yesterday are set to last all of today.
7:20am Tuesday 21st April 2015
WHILE a fire raged at the Randolph Hotel on Friday, next door at the Oxford Playhouse it was a case of “the show must go on”.
7:10am Tuesday 21st April 2015
FORMER Randolph Hotel Maitre D’ Giuseppe Vurchio said he was shocked by Friday’s devastating blaze.
7:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015
THE Randolph Hotel is hoping to reopen by Monday after structural engineers said the building was safe.
6:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015
A MOTHER whose son was refused a place at his two first choice primary schools says she now faces a 40-minute walk to the one allocated by Oxfordshire County Council.
6:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015
PERSONAL references for an armed robber jailed for more than six years came from the Lord Mayor of Oxford and two city councillors.
6:10am Tuesday 21st April 2015
THE trust that will manage the primary school in the new Barton Park development was decided by councillors yesterday.
5:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015
A HOMELESS man given an anti-social behaviour order for trying to spread tuberculosis (TB) has gone on trial in Oxford Crown Court.
8:08am Monday 20th April 2015
THE manager of Oxford’s Randolph Hotel has said the fire caused millions of pounds of damage.