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Oct
13
Sat
Talking Shop @ Sandford
Oct 13 @ 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.

East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ East Oxford Primary School, Oxford
Oct 13 @ 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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Neighbourhood Nosh @ Centre 70
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Come and enjoy good food, meet new people and have a fun evening, on Saturday 13th October at Centre 70 (The Kinecroft) Wallingford, from 6.00 – 8.00pm. Whether you come on your own, bring a friend or bring the family, everyone is welcome. See our posters around Wallingford.

Sustainable Wallingford are putting on this event (using food that would otherwise go to waste), to enable people from all walks of life to enjoy a meal together, and hopefully make new connections.

A suggested donation of £3.50 for adults, and £1.50 for children, to help cover our costs and hopefully enable us to put this type of event on again.

We will need lots of help on the day so if you would like to get involved, in helping us in the afternoon, (from 3.00pm – tea and cake provided during the afternoon) to prepare vegetables, lay tables, decorate the hall or help us cook the meal, do get in touch even if you can only do an hour or two, we would love to hear from you, making this a real feel good event. Contact Caron on 01491 825034.

Buses from Wallingford Market Place, on Sat evening
21.00 arrives Oxford 21.40,
21.45 arrives Oxford 22.25,
22.45 arrives Oxford 23.25.

Wallingford Neighbourhood Nosh @ Centre 70
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wallingford Neighbourhood Nosh @ Centre 70 | England | United Kingdom

Come and enjoy good food, meet new people and have a fun evening, on Saturday 13th October at Centre 70 (The Kinecroft) Wallingford, from 6.00 – 8.00pm. Whether you come on your own, bring a friend or bring the family, everyone is welcome. See our posters around Wallingford.
Sustainable Wallingford are putting on this event(using food that would otherwise go to waste),to enable people from all walks of life to enjoy a meal together, and hopefully make new connections.
A suggested donation of £3.50 for adults, and £1.50 for children, will help cover our costs and hopefully enable us to put this type of event on again.

Film: Tomorrow & Discussion @ Florence Park Community Centre
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm
Film: Tomorrow & Discussion @ Florence Park Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Inspiring and heartwarming film showing us existing examples of positive solutions to climate change and other current problems. https://www.tomorrow-documentary.com
This will be followed by the opportunity for discussion about what we can do practically.
Popcorn, and tea and cake on sale, bar open. Doors open 6.30. Film 7-9pm followed by discussion

Homelands @ Common Ground Workspace
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homelands @ Common Ground Workspace | England | United Kingdom

Poetry can be a powerful way to explore identity, belonging, movement, and one’s environment. Nowhere is that more pertinent than in the work of writers most affected by migration and the refugee experience. Azfa Awad and Mukahang Limbu are two exciting young voices in the poetry world who are themselves from refugee and immigrant backgrounds, whose poetry explores and interrogates these ideas with precision and power. Alan Buckley is a local poet who works closely with refugees at Oxfordshire charity, Refugee Resource. Come hear them share some of their work and discuss their process at this unique event.

Azfa Awad is an award winning page and performance poet who won the Oxford Tower Poetry competiton in 2013 for her poem ‘Origins’ and became the first Oxford Youth Ambassador for Poetry. Her role involved sharing her love for poetry with the young people of Oxford through writing workshops, and collaborating with composers at Oxford University to write an aria for oper. She was also part of ‘Map of Me,’ a two-woman performance poetry show with Rosemary Harris that explored the relationship between a young female refugee and an immigration officer.

Mukahang Limbu is a writer currently living in Oxford. He was the overall winner of the First Story National Competition in 2015, for his poem ‘When I came from Nepal’ and was the winner of the Cheltenham Literature Festival. He was also included in the top 85 commended poets for the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 2016.

Alan Buckley is from Merseyside, and now lives in Oxford. His most recent publication is the pamphlet The Long Haul (HappenStance, 2016). He was highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prizes. He is a poetry editor at Ignition Press, and a school writer-in-residence with First Story. He also works as a psychotherapist for local charity Refugee Resource.

Music will also be provided by the wonderful local songwriter, Samantha Twigg Johnson.

Samantha Twigg Johnson sings songs of love, fury, apocalypse, and wine-soaked compromise. As a performer, she gained her sea-legs on Chicago’s vibrant open mic scene in the 2000s. She has since played in a variety of bright stages and dark corners, and now lives in Oxford. In addition to the flamenco guitar, she plays the Puerto Rican cuatro and the cajón. She is currently working on a new record, ”Flights and Landings”.

Oct
14
Sun
South Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ South Oxford CC
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The South Oxford Farmers and Community Market is a weekly market selling ethically-produced local, seasonaland/or organic food and non-food goods. ‘Local’ means produced within a 30-mile radius of Oxford: ‘produced’ means containing a significant quantity of local ingredients and labour.The market is held in South Oxford Community Centre every Sundays from 9.30am to 12pm.

Making food shopping a much more personal experience!

Come this sunday and meet our vendors!

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OxGrow Work Party @ Hogacre Common Garden, Oxford
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

oxgrowWe meet every Sunday afternoon to garden together, share a cup of tea and cake, learn about growing and take home fresh fruit and veg.

In the darker months of the year (Nov-Apr) we meet from 12-4pm on Sundays and when the days are longer (May-Oct) we meet from 1-5pm on Sundays and from 5-8pm on Wednesdays.

Our garden is free to access and we welcome people of all levels of experience to share the space in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Just drop in on the day, or contact us to find out more on mail@oxgrow.org or by visiting https://www.facebook.com/oxgrow.

 

Oct
16
Tue
Fix It Group at Bullingdon @ Headington, Oxford
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fix It Group at Bullingdon @ Headington, Oxford | Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Bring it along to the friendly Fix It group at Bullingdon Community Centre, every Tuesday 10-12 noon (except school holidays) and we’ll have at helping you fix it or do it for you if we can. Free drinks and biscuits as well.

Phone 07792491350 for more details.

Oct
17
Wed
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
Oct 17 @ 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