Posts archive for 2018

We Need to Talk

Open House Oxford

When it comes to housing and homelessness, we need to talk. Oxford has a big problem with housing and homelessness. You don’t need to read the headlines to notice that there are more people sleeping rough in Oxford than ever before. 2017’s ‘street count’, the way the national government records the number of people sleeping rough found […]

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In-Spire Sounds are making a Christmas album with young carers from across Oxfordshire

Christmas has come early at Makespace Oxford as residents have been gently serenaded with Christmas carols coming from behind the doors of the Inspire Sounds recording studio. In this blog, Kingsley Pratt-Boyden explains why, and how you can support them. Recently, through local charity Be Free Young Carers, we’ve been working with an incredible group of young […]

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A day spent at Makespace Oxford

We’re settling in nicely over here at Makespace Oxford. So what does a day here look like? Well… The larks enjoy the rich smell of New Ground roasting test batches of coffee whilst the night owls tinker in the East Oxford Fabricators ‘Hackspace’. Brides-to-be come and go, their dresses fitted by the expert hands of Oxford Alterations and donations of ‘things’ are […]

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Moving into Makespace

Katie Reilly, Architectural Assistant at Transition by Design writes about the experience of moving a cooperative architecture and design studio into Makespace Oxford.  For the last three and a half years Turl Street Kitchen has been home to the Transition by Design studio where we’ve shared a space with our friends from mental health charity Student Minds. […]

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Makespace Oxford Recognised for Innovation by Local Awards

Makespace Oxford received special recognition last night at the Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards ceremony. The annual event held by the Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) celebrates the achievements of the third sector to a packed audience at the Town Hall.  Makespace Oxford won the “Innovation” award for organisations who have “implemented significant change over the […]

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