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Oct
18
Thu
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Oct 18 @ 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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Crochet for beginners (5 sessions) @ The Mix @ The Mix, Wantage
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crochet for beginners (5 sessions) @ The Mix @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

From how to hold a hook and different sizes of hooks and wools to the basic stitches. By the end of this course you will be crocheting in rows and in rounds, creating granny squares and reading basic patterns.

5 Sessions: 4th Oct, 11th Oct, 25th Oct, 1st Nov, 8th Nov

Oct
19
Fri
Thames WaterBlitz @ Any waterbody in the Thames Catchment
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
Thames WaterBlitz @ Any waterbody in the Thames Catchment | England | United Kingdom

The WaterBlitz is a two-day event where volunteers in the Thames Valley collect as many water quality samples as possible. The purpose is to get an overview of the water quality in lakes, ponds and streams throughout the Thames Valley.

This is a fun learning experience for any volunteer that is interested in their local environment, and would like to learn more about water quality.

This WaterBlitz on 19th and 20th October will be the seventh such event and coincides with the regular Thames sample run undertaken by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) as part of a long-term monitoring programme of the Thames and its tributaries.

This year, we are running a two day WaterBlitz which coincides with the start of half-term for the majority of schools. We hope this will be a good opportunity for schools and families to join in with freshwater research.

Register today, test your local water and be a WaterBlitzer!

Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 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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Oct
20
Sat
Talking Shop @ Sandford
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 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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Pallet DIY workshop @ The Mix, Wantage
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pallet DIY workshop @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Turn pallets and surplus wood into a shoe rack, outdoor plant rack, or other item of your choice in this one day workshop.

Wallingford Local Producers Market
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Weekly market full of locally sourced fresh produce held every Saturday in Wallingford. Including vegetables, beer, bread, cheese and much more! Location changes weekly so please check out Facebook Page for location. https://www.facebook.com/wallingfordlocalproducersmarket/