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Nov
14
Wed
Feltmaking @ The Mix, Wantage
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Feltmaking @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Learn the basics of wet felting in this one-day workshop.
We will take a selection of fibres and use them to make pieces of coloured felt, which we will then use to make a textile representation
of an image of your own choice.
£35 per person
Part funded places £10, and fully funded places also available
thanks to support from sponsors

Places limited, to book contact Jo:
07768 767787 or joharvey100@gmail.com

Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG | Drayton | England | United Kingdom

We now have weekly gardening, building and growing days to begin creating a vegetable garden which will be open to community groups and individuals who are keen to be outdoors, live closer to nature, learn and share skills and make new friends. Tea and homemade soup will be provided!

Join us as we work together to turn a patch of field into an ABUNDANT GARDEN for many to enjoy! We’re in early days of the project and we welcome input, interest and ideas because there are tons of exciting things that could happen here . . .

We welcome people from all backgrounds and all ages. Whatever your experience, there’ll be something for you to enjoy!

Please get in contact if you have accessibility issues or are in need of specific support: darla@stonehillgardens.co.ukrichard@stonehillgardens.co.uk

Beginners knitting course (5 sessions) @ The Mix, Wantage
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beginners knitting course (5 sessions) @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

An introductory course covering all the basic skills: casting on and off, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, how to create stitch patterns using knit and purl, working in rows and rounds, and increasing and decreasing techniques for simple shaping.
By the end of the course we will be following a simple knitting pattern.
5 Sessions: 10th Oct, 17th Oct, 24th Oct, 7th Nov, 14th Nov

Nov
15
Thu
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand!

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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Tumbling Bay Fish Pass info evening @ Seminar Room, West Oxford Community Centre
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm

Changes afoot at Tumbling Bay? Come and find out more this Thursday!

 

The Environment Agency is about to apply for planning permission to install a fish pass at Tumbling Bay (which lies in the north-eastern corner of Botley Park). This would be a small new channel running along the back of the site, mostly quite close to the back fence.

The need for this and further details of the plans are outlined in the attachments.

They are keen to know what local people think, and they have arranged a meeting to explain the proposals and to hear your views.  The meeting is on Thursday 15 November at 8pm in the seminar room at the side of WOCC, with apologies for the short notice.

Some trees and bushes would need to be removed, but they are planning extensive replacement planting. If permission is given, the City Council Parks Department will make sure this is carried out promptly and sensitively.

The City Council will also want to know your views in favour of or against this project, and any concerns you may have. Once the application has been submitted, you are welcome to write to planning@oxford.gov.uk

 

Relevant documents here.

Nov
16
Fri
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand!

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The St Nic’s local produce and craft market is back! Every Friday morning between 11am and 1pm there will be stall in the little garden at the top of Stert Street (in the church if wet) selling fresh veg, local eggs, home-baked cakes and preserves, plants, seedlings and flowers.

Go early to get the best selection!

Even more important, if you have any produce to sell, you can do so at the market provided you collect the money and any unsold items promptly at 1pm, and donate 10% of the takings to St Nicolas Church funds. To join the happy band of producers, email Gilly Osborne ongho@dial.appleinter.net.

We are very happy to support this well-established venture bringing excellent, incredibly fresh local food right into the centre of town. Please help make it a success!

 

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Nov
17
Sat
Talking Shop @ Sandford
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Talking Shop’s Market & Cafe

We sell delicious local produce and run a great cafe every Saturday morning from 9am to midday in the Village Hall, Sandford-on-Thames.

The Saturday Market & Cafe was started as a fundraiser and as an opportunity to investigate the market, to work with and to build up a team of volunteers and to learn about running a shop of sorts.

The Market is run completely by volunteers – we have a pool of about 60 people involved and about 15 work on any Saturday morning to run the market.

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  • Newspapers
  • Fantastic fruit & veg, grown without chemicals, from Ashtrees Farm in Benson
  • Great local pork from Jane and Mark Cooper
  • Fresh bread and pastries from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
  • Local jams, honey, sauces and apple juice
  • Great English cheeses
  • Yoghurt from Woodlands Dairy in the Cotswolds
  • Butter from Netherend Farm

Guest Pitches

We have space for several additional guest pitches. We charge a £10 pitch fee, you keep your takings. We’re always excited to invite new people to join us. If you are an independent local producer, professional or not, and you are interested in selling through the market please do get in touch – email on orders.talkingshop@gmail.com or call on 01865 774661.

Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand.

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ East Oxford Primary School, Oxford
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market is a small, friendly local market which can provide the staples for your weekly shop, all from sources within 30 miles of Oxford: bread, eggs, milk, vegetables, cheese, various meats, refills for cleaning supplies – as well as a range of other products such as jewellery, clothing and secondhand books.

It has been running since August 2006, and is a non-profit making organisation, run by a committee and a group of volunteers.

We are passionate about the market and what it sells. We actively source food from within 30 miles of Oxford and encourage community stalls run by local residents. We also offer Fairtrade produce from further afield and try to make sure it comes to us by land or ship. Further details are available in our Market Manifesto.

The market has a cafe which runs each week selling delicious breakfasts, lunches, cakes and fair-trade teas and coffee. This is a lovely place to meet up and take a break from shopping.

Become a fan of the market on Facebook – see our East Oxford Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

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