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Sep
17
Tue
Get to know your sewing machine… a bit more! @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Get to know your sewing machine… a bit more! @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Managing straight stitching but want to branch out a bit?
Come along to have a go at curved seams, buttonholes
and chat through how to follow a pattern.
Bring your own sewing machine and instruction manual (if possible)
as well as thread and fabric scissors.
Fabric will be provided from our Resource Bank.

Sep
19
Thu
Food Surplus Collaborate (Autumn 2019) @ West Oxford Community Centre
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Food Surplus Collaborate (Autumn 2019) @ West Oxford Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

The Food Surplus Collaborate meeting is an opportunity for Community Action Groups (CAGs) involved in projects that work with food surplus to meet up, share and find ways of working together.

The meeting is open to members of the CAG network, as well as other associated, like-minded groups and organisations. We also moderate theme mailing lists for CAGs to communicate with each other between meetings.

As a large network spread across the county, the meetings are an important chance for CAGs to:

  • Discover more about other groups’ activities and achievements
  • Share knowledge and skills
  • Explore opportunities for collaborative projects and funding bids
  • Gain advice and support from The CAG Project staff and other members
  • Network and socialise with other members

Meetings are held biannually across a range of themes – please see our page on Collaborate Groups for more details on next meetings of all the groups.

If you are a member of a group wishing to take part in this meeting then please get in touch with The CAG Project staff team: info@cagoxfordshire.org.uk

If you’re attending, please let us know in advance if you have any accessibility requirements, or if you aren’t sure how best to travel to the venue. Email us info@cagoxfordshire.org.uk and we’ll do our very best to help.

Sep
21
Sat
Didcot Repair Cafe @ Didcot Civic Hall
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Didcot Repair Cafe @ Didcot Civic Hall | Didcot | United Kingdom

Bring along your broken electricals, computers, clothes, toys, clocks, watches, jewellery, and tools for sharpening, and we’ll have expert volunteers waiting to help you fix them!

We also have volunteers to fix bicycles – they will be able to offer advice and fix simple problems – they will be outside (please don’t bring your bike into the Civic Hall).

Tea, cake and coffee available

All for free (donations welcome!)

Please only bring household items that you can carry.

Sep
22
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant NNR @ Aston Rowant NNR
Sep 22 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant NNR @ Aston Rowant NNR | Aston Rowant | England | United Kingdom

Our late Summer visit to our most regular work site: a National Nature Reserve on the Chiltern escarpment just above the Ridgeway footpath. On a clear day there are extensive views across Aylesbury Vale past, and sometimes over, the Red Kites that cruise the updrafts. Whatever the task, we’ll be working with one of the highly-knowledgeable wardens from Natural England. Exact details of the work involved for today’s visit will be announced nearer the time via the OCV email list – so make sure you’re signed up!

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer.

Check the website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.

Zero waste pop-up shop and Clothes Swap – SHARE Oxford @ Makespace Oxford
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Zero waste pop-up shop and Clothes Swap - SHARE Oxford @ Makespace Oxford | England | United Kingdom

The big waste-saving event of 2019 from SHARE Oxford!

Join us for a mini-extravaganza of waste-reduction opportunities

– Scoop zero waste pop-up shop: bring your containers and stock up on all your dry foods, detergents etc without the single-use packaging (full stock list here: http://www.scoopzerowaste.co.uk/products/)
– Clothes Swap: Revamp your wardrobe! Bring up to 5 items of good-quality men’s or women’s clothing and take away some “new” ones. More info coming soon.
– Library of Things: Our Library will be open so you can find out how we can help you to reduce consumption by borrowing instead of buying all those things you will rarely use. Read more at www.shareoxford.org or browse the catalogue at https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/
– Home-baked goodies made from surplus ingredients courtesy of Oxford Food Bank.

Photo credits: Oxford Mail; The Guardian; Scoop Zero Waste; Oxford Food Bank

Sep
23
Mon
Mosaic course @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mosaic course @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Learn how to turn recycled, pre-loved crockery into beautiful mosaics in this 5 week evening course.
5 Sessions: 23rd, 30th September & 7th, 14th, 21st October.

Sep
27
Fri
Letcombe Brook Bat Walk @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Letcombe Brook Bat Walk @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Join us for a first Letcombe Brook Bat Walk!
We will be exploring the banks of Letcombe Brook at night to see what creatures use it after dark. Wear warm waterproof clothing and walking boots or similar. Distance 1mile max, minimum age 7 yrs.
Booking essential and as bat activity is very weather dependent no guarantees can be made!
Meeting at The Mix at 7pm, finishing back at the Mix
for hot drinks and biscuits.

Sep
28
Sat
TVERC Autumn Recorders’ Conference @ Oracle 520
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
TVERC Autumn Recorders' Conference @ Oracle 520 | Reading | United Kingdom

Join us for a day of talks, workshops and updates on biological recording. A great opportunity to meet other local naturalists and share news. There will also be a wildlife bookstall and space for groups to bring displays.
£10 for students/volunteer recorders and £18 corporate/professional rate, includes lunch and refreshments.

Upcycle your T-shirts! @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Upcycle your T-shirts! @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Find out how to make:
no-sew bags
yoga style skirts for girls
turban style head bands
make up remover pads
children’s dress-up cape
and t-shirt yarn.

Pop in with your old t-shirts, or use some from our collection.

This workshop is supported by funding from Oxfordshire County Council to help reduce textile waste. If your t-shirts are no longer wearable come and find out what else
they could become!

Sep
29
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Hedgelaying in Kidlington @ Rectory Farm Fields, Kidlington
Sep 29 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Hedgelaying in Kidlington @ Rectory Farm Fields, Kidlington | England | United Kingdom

Our last hedge-laying task at Rectory Farm Fields back in January took us past the halfway point. The condition of the top-growth heavy hedgeline makes for slow progress but with a good day today we’re hoping to finish the project this winter. We’ll look to lay, stake and bind another 10-15 meter section of hedge and there’ll be a bonfire. We’ll be doing more hedge-laying later in the winter season, so this is a good chance to get your eye (and arm) in early on. If you’ve never done this before come along and give it a go, it’s one of the most enjoyable and satisfying things we do.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer.

Check the website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.