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Pitt Fest
Pitt Fest: Need/Make/Use Day

Saturday 6 September, 11.00-17.00 (FREE)

Celebrate the diversity of global creativity and ingenuity represented in the Museum’s collections at this one-day summer spectacular. Look out for performances from Oxford Ukuleles, Brazilian carnival band Sol Samba, spoon percussionist Jo May, and historical instrument specialists Waytes & Measures among others.

Explore the Family Crafts Village and make an medieval style bell with Oxfordshire Museums Service, have a go at traditional folk games with Folk Weekend Oxford or visit Salisbury Museum’s tent to discover more about archaeology.

Feeling musical? Pop into the Workshop Zone and carve a recorder from a carrot, try playing the spoons for yourself, or visit Waytes & Measures to find out more about historical instruments. Interested in survival techniques? Watch how fires have been made since pre-history, or try making cord with bushcraft specialist Steve Say. Feeling creative? Visit the Friends' stand, watch a demonstration of a pump drill and make a 'push-pull' pecking bird toy. While sculptor Simon Clements will present woodcarving techniques.

Visit Food Corner for some of Oxford’s best street food. As well as Secret Pizza Society and Pukeko Coffee, you can grab a gourmet burger at Streat Food or head to Bar Simple for soft drinks, Pimms and beer. Our Handmade Market will feature a Pop-up Pitt Rivers Shop and local craftspeople selling wares inspired by the Museum's collections.

There’ll also be free tours and special object trails to entice you into the Museum.
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Download the full programme (pdf) and check for updates on the Facebook event page.