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Events, talks and workshops at Makespace Oxford

Young Women's Music Project HQ Launch Party

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Young Women’s Music Project

Date: Thu 13 September – Time: 7pm – 9pm

Come on in and visit our new head quarters at Makespace Oxford.

We plan to celebrate the achievements of the project and all those who helped us save Young Women's Music Project.

Performance and unveiling by Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

Refreshments available, fully accessible and all inclusive.

Annual Celebration Event

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Oxfordshire Recovery College

Date: Tue 4 September – Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Join us to celebrate another year of community, connection, learning and recovery at the Oxfordshire Recovery College!

Open to students, friends, family and the public. We'll launch our new academic year by hearing from Tutors and Students, telling you about the exciting courses coming up and showcasing some of our amazing partners and their services. We'll be providing a light buffet and refreshments, live music, and a key note speech.

The college has now had the privilege to engage with over 1000 students in it's life span, we hope you'll join us in celebrating the journey made so far, and in looking ahead to some exciting next steps.

Repair Café

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: The Oxford Circular Collective

Date: Sat 18 August – Time: 2pm – 4:30pm

Community Repairs and Advice (Attempts)

Over a nice cup of tea or coffee. We also have cake! 🙂

Donations welcome!

Electrical, IT, mechanical and (hopefully) tool sharpening repairs for things like: laptops, iPods, lamps, drills, stereos, toys, blenders, tools, gardening tools, small furniture items, etc.

Help us to help you! Please bring all parts needed for testing such as: power cords, mains adaptors, CDs, remote controls, etc.

Want to come along to perform your own repairs? We’ve teamed up with EOF Hackspace who are making their hackspace and tools available for you to do so!

Please bear in mind that we can’t promise to repair. We will do our best to bring a second life to your items, and at least advise on alternative local repair options. You may wish to bring petty cash in case our volunteers suggest you purchase any specialised spare parts on the day and return to complete the repair.

Event organised by local grassroots group The Oxford Circular Collective www.circularcollective.org/repaircafe

With support from The CAG Network, Oxfordshire County Councy, Oxford City Council and EOF Hackspace.

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EOF Social

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: EOF Hackspace

Date: Fri 17 August – Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Join us for a light-hearted evening chatting about what's been happening in the making scene over a few drinks.

Upcoming events to chat about:
Hacky Races - How local makers going to EMF Camp are preparing to race in a Frankenstein's monster made from recycled bicycles.
Repair Cafe - The next day we'll be hosting Oxford's Repair Cafe. Have an fixing itch and you need some motivation? We're hosting our very own RYOT (Repair your own things!) in the space. So come down with some tools and your favourite mug and we'll be using the hackspace as a corner away from the public repair cafe so you can fix your own machines in the company of other repairers. How to get involved? Ask us!
Tours of the hackspace - Come see what we're about.
Bring your projects around - Show us what you're currently making!
Events at the Library - Concluding a series of workshops that happened in collaboration with the Library Makerspace and Brookes University

Open Session with SHARE Oxford, a Library of Things

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: SHARE Oxford, a Library of Things

Date: Sun 12 August – Time: 11am – 1pm

SHARE Oxford, a Library of Things – FIRST open day. Come and see where we are and how it will work. Help us sort, clean, mend, categorise things, and enjoy our company, etc.

Please also bring along anything that you could donate to the Library for others to be able to borrow and use.

SHARE Oxford will be running a series of Open Sessions every second Sunday (12th August, 26th August, 9th September)

Everyone welcome, free to attend, no booking required.

Rojava Co-operative Solidarity Workshop

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Organiser: Solidarity Economy Association

Date: Tue 26 June – Time: 10am – 1:30pm

Join the Solidarity Economy Association at Makespace Oxford for a free workshop on the growing co-operative economy in Rojava, Northern Syria, and find out how your co-operative can support the movement there.

The Rojava Revolution taking place in Northern Syria is transitioning the region into a gender equal, and democratic society, based on communes, co-operatives and citizen committees. SEA is urging UK co-ops to support this movement, and is offering free workshops to help those interested find out more.

The event will include a presentation on the historical background to the region, a participatory workshop, and discussions to help co-operators get a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities our fellow co-operators in Northern Syria are facing. They'll be delivered by project coordinator Jo Taylor, who has just returned from her second visit to the region.

The workshops will take place during Co-operatives Fortnight, the annual event promoting the difference that co-ops make to people's lives all around the world. The workshops are free to attend but places will be very limited, so please make sure you reserve a space.

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Young Women's Music Project HQ Launch Party

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Young Women’s Music Project

Date: Thu 13 September – Time: 7pm – 9pm

Come on in and visit our new head quarters at Makespace Oxford.

We plan to celebrate the achievements of the project and all those who helped us save Young Women's Music Project.

Performance and unveiling by Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

Refreshments available, fully accessible and all inclusive.

Annual Celebration Event

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Young Women’s Music Project

Date: Thu 13 September – Time: 7pm – 9pm

Join us to celebrate another year of community, connection, learning and recovery at the Oxfordshire Recovery College!

Open to students, friends, family and the public. We'll launch our new academic year by hearing from Tutors and Students, telling you about the exciting courses coming up and showcasing some of our amazing partners and their services. We'll be providing a light buffet and refreshments, live music, and a key note speech.

The college has now had the privilege to engage with over 1000 students in it's life span, we hope you'll join us in celebrating the journey made so far, and in looking ahead to some exciting next steps.

Repair Café

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: The Oxford Circular Collective

Date: Sat 18 August – Time: 2pm – 4:30pm

Community Repairs and Advice (Attempts)

Over a nice cup of tea or coffee. We also have cake! 🙂

Donations welcome!

Electrical, IT, mechanical and (hopefully) tool sharpening repairs for things like: laptops, iPods, lamps, drills, stereos, toys, blenders, tools, gardening tools, small furniture items, etc.

Help us to help you! Please bring all parts needed for testing such as: power cords, mains adaptors, CDs, remote controls, etc.

Want to come along to perform your own repairs? We’ve teamed up with EOF Hackspace who are making their hackspace and tools available for you to do so!

Please bear in mind that we can’t promise to repair. We will do our best to bring a second life to your items, and at least advise on alternative local repair options. You may wish to bring petty cash in case our volunteers suggest you purchase any specialised spare parts on the day and return to complete the repair.

Event organised by local grassroots group The Oxford Circular Collective www.circularcollective.org/repaircafe

With support from The CAG Network, Oxfordshire County Councy, Oxford City Council and EOF Hackspace.

Tickets

EOF Social

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: EOF Hackspace

Date: Fri 17 August – Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Join us for a light-hearted evening chatting about what's been happening in the making scene over a few drinks.

Upcoming events to chat about:
Hacky Races - How local makers going to EMF Camp are preparing to race in a Frankenstein's monster made from recycled bicycles.
Repair Cafe - The next day we'll be hosting Oxford's Repair Cafe. Have an fixing itch and you need some motivation? We're hosting our very own RYOT (Repair your own things!) in the space. So come down with some tools and your favourite mug and we'll be using the hackspace as a corner away from the public repair cafe so you can fix your own machines in the company of other repairers. How to get involved? Ask us!
Tours of the hackspace - Come see what we're about.
Bring your projects around - Show us what you're currently making!
Events at the Library - Concluding a series of workshops that happened in collaboration with the Library Makerspace and Brookes University

Open Session with SHARE Oxford, a Library of Things

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: SHARE Oxford, a Library of Things

Date: Sun 12 August – Time: 11am – 1pm

SHARE Oxford, a Library of Things – FIRST open day. Come and see where we are and how it will work. Help us sort, clean, mend, categorise things, and enjoy our company, etc.

Please also bring along anything that you could donate to the Library for others to be able to borrow and use.

SHARE Oxford will be running a series of Open Sessions every second Sunday (12th August, 26th August, 9th September)

Everyone welcome, free to attend, no booking required.

Rojava Co-operative Solidarity Workshop

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Organiser: Solidarity Economy Association

Date: Tue 26 June – Time: 10am – 1:30pm

Join the Solidarity Economy Association at Makespace Oxford for a free workshop on the growing co-operative economy in Rojava, Northern Syria, and find out how your co-operative can support the movement there.

The Rojava Revolution taking place in Northern Syria is transitioning the region into a gender equal, and democratic society, based on communes, co-operatives and citizen committees. SEA is urging UK co-ops to support this movement, and is offering free workshops to help those interested find out more.

The event will include a presentation on the historical background to the region, a participatory workshop, and discussions to help co-operators get a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities our fellow co-operators in Northern Syria are facing. They'll be delivered by project coordinator Jo Taylor, who has just returned from her second visit to the region.

The workshops will take place during Co-operatives Fortnight, the annual event promoting the difference that co-ops make to people's lives all around the world. The workshops are free to attend but places will be very limited, so please make sure you reserve a space.

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Ask the Expert: architecture & design that doesn't cost the earth

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Organiser: Transition by Design

Date: Tue 18 June – Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Join Transition by Design & guests for an interactive session on green building and sustainable architecture. A short panel discussion with experts on planning, building, managing and living in low-impact housing will be followed by an interactive Q&A for anyone who is interested in or currently building, renovating, converting or extending their home.

The panel will include experts on Pasivhaus, low-carbon materials and energy efficiency as well as co-housing, cooperatives and other alternative models of housing.

We'll discuss how your house interacts with the environment around it, what questions to ask if you're planning a build, the latest materials and technologies for low-impact design and what the current opportunities are in Oxford for community housing, self build, cooperatives and other alternative models of housing that put people and the planet before profit.

There will be informal networking with members of the panel at The Anchor pub after the event.

This event is part of Oxford Green Week, running from 16th to 24th June. To see the full programme of events, please visit their website

Ask the Expert: architecture & design that doesn't cost the earth

This event has passed

Organiser: Transition by Design

Date: Tue 18 June – Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Join Transition by Design & guests for an interactive session on green building and sustainable architecture. A short panel discussion with experts on planning, building, managing and living in low-impact housing will be followed by an interactive Q&A for anyone who is interested in or currently building, renovating, converting or extending their home.

The panel will include experts on Pasivhaus, low-carbon materials and energy efficiency as well as co-housing, cooperatives and other alternative models of housing.

We'll discuss how your house interacts with the environment around it, what questions to ask if you're planning a build, the latest materials and technologies for low-impact design and what the current opportunities are in Oxford for community housing, self build, cooperatives and other alternative models of housing that put people and the planet before profit.

There will be informal networking with members of the panel at The Anchor pub after the event.

This event is part of Oxford Green Week, running from 16th to 24th June. To see the full programme of events, please visit their website

Open Studio & Launch of Makespace Oxford

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Date: Sat 14th July – Time: 2pm – 6pm

Come and join us for the launch of Makespace Oxford. Join us from 2pm for food, drink and a chance to look inside and see what we've been up to. There will be a series of open studios, talks and performances from the resident makers and creators of Makespace Oxford.

Everyone welcome, free to attend, no booking required.

Open Studio & Launch of Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Makespace Oxford

Date: Sat 14th July – Time: 2pm – 6pm

Come and join us for the launch of Makespace Oxford. Join us from 2pm for food, drink and a chance to look inside and see what we've been up to. There will be a series of open studios, talks and performances from the resident makers and creators of Makespace Oxford.

Everyone welcome, free to attend, no booking required.