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Events, talks and workshops at Makespace Oxford

Sharing Oxford - Activating our Urban Commons with Tom Llewellyn

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Solidarity Economy Association

Date: 21st November – Time: 18:15 – 20:30

The most pressing challenges facing cities today, including wealth inequality, environmental pollution, climate resilience, and social isolation, have the potential to be mitigated by the efficient and equitable sharing of vital resources with each other.

Building upon Shareable’s years of experience covering the ‘sharing ecosystem’ and the 137 model policies and case studies curated for the new book, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons,” Tom Llewellyn, strategic partnerships director of Shareable, will show how the real sharing economy is already connecting people together, empowering community-led disaster recovery efforts, and working under the radar to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Tom Llewellyn is a lifelong sharer, commoner, and storyteller who travels the globe inspiring and empowering communities to share for a more resilient, equitable, and joyful world. He’s the Strategic Partnerships Director for Shareable.net, executive producer and host of the podcast documentary series The Response, and co-editor of the book “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons”.

Following the presentation, attendees will participate in an interactive ‘World Café’ style discussion, working together to evaluate Oxford by exploring the state of things, the available resources, the needs of residents, and what the steps might be to meet those needs together.

This workshop is for anyone interested in exploring how we might activate Oxford’s urban commons together to address some of our city’s most pressing needs. Please bring your enthusiasm, ideas, and any examples of projects you’re already aware of to share and connect with others.

Christmas Fair at Makespace Oxford

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Makespacers

Date: 8th October – Time: 11:00 – 16:00

Crafty, arty and green Christmas Fair hosted in the gallery space at Makespace Oxford.
Come and browse, eat minced pies, drink mulled wine and
support local makers and doers of the Oxford community.

A flavour of the stalls are:
Sabali Pots - hand spun pottery
Merlin Porter Arts - great art works and cards
Young Women's Music Project - calendars and badges by their young women
Orinoco - The Oxfordshire Scrapstore - a plethora of ``new to you`` options for Christmas wrapping and for presents
Cassandra Sabo Designs - amazing loom woven shawls and throws
Newground Coffee - delicious blended roasted coffee, excellent present for coffee lover colleagues.

And many many more!

Please spread the word and drop in.

The Community-led housing drop-in advice clinic

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Oxfordshire Community Land Trust and Oxford Co-housing

Date: Every Tuesday – Time: 9.30 – 11.30 and 14.00 – 16.00

Oxfordshire Community Land Trust and Oxford Cohousing are running free weekly drop in sessions, every Tuesday at Makespace Oxford for anyone seeking advice on community led housing.

We particularly want to support other community-led housing group start-up and make the most of the government's newly announced Community Housing Fund. Now is the time while there is government funding put there. And we need to use it or it will disappear.......

Drop in from 9.30 to 11.30 or from 2-4 on a Tuesday. Or ring Fran 07889 209448 to make alternative appointment.

Sharing Oxford - Activating our Urban Commons with Tom Llewellyn

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Solidarity Economy Association

Date: 21st November – Time: 18:15 – 20:30

The most pressing challenges facing cities today, including wealth inequality, environmental pollution, climate resilience, and social isolation, have the potential to be mitigated by the efficient and equitable sharing of vital resources with each other.

Building upon Shareable’s years of experience covering the ‘sharing ecosystem’ and the 137 model policies and case studies curated for the new book, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons,” Tom Llewellyn, strategic partnerships director of Shareable, will show how the real sharing economy is already connecting people together, empowering community-led disaster recovery efforts, and working under the radar to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Tom Llewellyn is a lifelong sharer, commoner, and storyteller who travels the globe inspiring and empowering communities to share for a more resilient, equitable, and joyful world. He’s the Strategic Partnerships Director for Shareable.net, executive producer and host of the podcast documentary series The Response, and co-editor of the book “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons”.

Following the presentation, attendees will participate in an interactive ‘World Café’ style discussion, working together to evaluate Oxford by exploring the state of things, the available resources, the needs of residents, and what the steps might be to meet those needs together.

This workshop is for anyone interested in exploring how we might activate Oxford’s urban commons together to address some of our city’s most pressing needs. Please bring your enthusiasm, ideas, and any examples of projects you’re already aware of to share and connect with others.

Christmas Fair at Makespace Oxford

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Makespacers

Date: 8th December 2018 11:00 – 16:00

Crafty, arty and green Christmas Fair hosted in the gallery space at Makespace Oxford.
Come and browse, eat minced pies, drink mulled wine and
support local makers and doers of the Oxford community.

A flavour of the stalls are:
Sabali Pots - hand spun pottery
Merlin Porter Arts - great art works and cards
Young Women's Music Project - calendars and badges by their young women
Orinoco - The Oxfordshire Scrapstore - a plethora of ``new to you`` options for Christmas wrapping and for presents
Cassandra Sabo Designs - amazing loom woven shawls and throws
Newground Coffee - delicious blended roasted coffee, excellent present for coffee lover colleagues.

And many many more!

Please spread the word and drop in.

The Community-led Housing Drop-in Advice Clinic

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Oxfordshire Community Land Trust and Oxford Cohousing

Date: Every Tuesday – Time: 9.30-11.30 and 14.00-16.00

Oxfordshire Community Land Trust and Oxford Cohousing are running free weekly drop in sessions, every Tuesday at Makespace Oxford for anyone seeking advice on community led housing.

We particularly want to support other community-led housing group start-up and make the most of the government's newly announced Community Housing Fund. Now is the time while there is government funding put there. And we need to use it or it will disappear.......

Drop in from 9.30 to 11.30 or from 2-4 on a Tuesday. Or ring Fran 07889 209448 to make alternative appointment.