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The Exuberant Trust is a local charity which supports young people in Oxfordshire who are developing their interest in the arts: music, drama, dance, art & crafts, multi-media, etc. and who are in need of a small one-off grant (maximum £500) for a specific project or activity.

The Exuberant Trust raises funds by organising concerts throughout the year and from donations received from its supporters. Successful applicants are encouraged to take part in concerts and other activities in support of the Trust.

Next Event:

Music at The Limes

3.00pm, Sunday 3rd December

A panel discussion on the:


Music Therapy Panel Discussion

We hope for a lively discussion about the scope of music therapy, following short presentations by our speakers:

Vicky Paterson, BA Music (Leeds), MA (Guildhall)

Exuberant grantee, now working with Suffolk Music Therapy Services.

Andy Stevens, MA, Music Therapist

at John Radcliffe Hospital, with Rosie’s Rainbow and Thomas’s Fund
and in a special school referral unit.

Steve Pratley, Exuberant Trustee

co-founder of Soundabout and Flash of Splendour Arts, using music as a tool of communication for children and young people with disabilities.

The Pavilion at The Limes

Standlake, Oxfordshire OX29 7RH

Event Flyer

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Music at The Limes events are free and last for one hour.

Donations to the Exuberant Trust (preferably Gift-Aided)
are gratefully accepted, so please bring your cheque books
or you can donate securely online here.

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2017 Programme

Limes 2017 programme

We are extremely grateful to all of our Music at The Limes

concert artists, who perform in aid of the Exuberant Trust for free.

Donations received from the Limes concerts directly fund our small grants programme which exists to support young people (under 30 years)

in Oxfordshire with individual projects, related to any of the arts.

Applications for grants are welcome.

Music for Violin & Piano

Music at the Limes

Past Concerts

6.30pm, Sunday 8th October

Eri Sako - violin and Elizabeth Kreaguer - piano play music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler and Massenet.

Charlie Woodhouse - cello

7pm, Sunday 10th September

Charlie Woodhouse - cello and Peter McMullin - piano play music by Bach, Brahms, Elgar, Schubert and David Popper.

Sex Education

7pm, Thursday 17th August

Cressida Peever's play Sex Education, a comedy which highlights the serious inadequacies of the national sex education curriculum.

Politics of Love

5pm, Sunday 23rd July

Euton Daley reads from his from his performance poetry book Politics of Love, with guest Amantha Edmead.

The Exuberant Trust

Supports the Ebacc Campaign

The Department for Education have announced plans to make a new English Baccalaureate (EBacc) a headline league table for schools

and give it a bigger role in Ofsted inspections.

The Government expect at least 90% of pupils to take it. This would
make it all but compulsory for many students.

The EBacc requires pupils to study a minimum of seven GCSEs, but includes no creative subjects; it risks forcing art, dance, design, drama and music and other creative subjects out of schools.

We need your help to save creativity in schools:

Things you can do to support the campaign:

  • Join the campaign here, along with 100,000+ others.
  • Write to your MP if you are concerned about Ebacc.
  • Spread the word - tell your colleagues, friends and family about the campaign and spread the word through twitter (using the hash tag) #baccforthefuture
  • Use the campaign logos and images - available here
Join the campaign today

Featured Fundraising Product

Albions Glorious Ile ~ £14.99

A set of four historic hand-colouring book of William Hole's fantastical 17th century maps of England and Wales.

Available to buy online here

Albions Glorious Ile is a fundraising publication by the not-for-profit organisation Flash of Splendour and every penny will go towards their upcoming projects working with the creative arts to empower children disadvantaged by diabilities, social positioning and economic hardship.

Oxford chamber choir JUBILATE! introduce choral music to children from local Primary Schools; with follow-on support from the Exuberant Trust

The BBC Ten Pieces initiative is designed to inspire creativity and a love of music in school children. Ten Pieces Champion, Oxford chamber choir JUBILATE! worked and performed with local primary shool children in October 2015 ... Read More...

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Read about the Commedia Project, commissioned by The Exuberant Trust in memory of Sebastian Graham-Jones.

David Horn in Commedia,

photographed by Bill Cooper.

The Exuberant Trust - Registered Charity No. 1095911

Photograph © Chris Andrews Publications Ltd.

2003 - 2017