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Oct
13
Sat
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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Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 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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Cultivate VegVan @ Summertown, Oxford
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

It’s a shop… in a van! The finest, freshest local and organic fruit and veg Oxfordshire can supply, with additional produce from UK and the rest of Europe.

SUMMERTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET | Sundays 10am-2.30pm | Banbury Road, in front of M&S.

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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
15
Mon
Introduction to Upholstery @ The Mix, Wantage
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Introduction to Upholstery @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

6 sessions (15th Oct, 19th Nov, 3rd Dec, 21st Jan, 4th Feb, 18th Mar)Mondays 9.30am -2.30pm
starting 15th Oct
Learn upholstery techniques while working on your own project
with tutor Kate Powell.

We are able to offer this course for £150 thanks to support from various sponsors

For more info or to book contact Jo
joharvey100@gmail.com / 07768 767787

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

Beginners knitting course (5 sessions) @ The Mix, Wantage
Oct 17 @ 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

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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