Posts archive for 2019

Makespace is a Year Old! Now… What Next?

This Saturday we had a fantastic time celebrating Makespace Oxford’s first birthday with many members of our networks and local community – and looking forward to another incredible year ahead! In just a year we have become a working home to over 30 purpose-driven local businesses, organisations and individuals, and had frequent community events attracting  over 2,000 […]

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Makespace is Throwing a Summer Party!

We’re delighted to invite you to join us to celebrate Makespace Oxford’s 1st Birthday! We’ll be throwing a big Summer Party on Saturday 31st August, featuring open studios and guided tours, drinks by the canal, delicious barbecue from our local Deli, a bar stocked with local delights, exhibitions from our artists, makers and creators, cake competition, face […]

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Makespace Business Breakfast: Autumn Series

At Makespace Oxford we have a friendly and collaborative community of freelancers, social enterprises, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. We’ve started monthly sessions to share experiences, challenges and learn from each other about how to make our organisations grow and work more effectively! At our Business Breakfasts we meet bright and early over coffee and pastries around […]

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Makespace Oxford are recruiting.

We are recruiting maternity cover for the Makespace Oxford Project Coordinator role. A little over a year since its launch, Makespace Oxford is the city’s first truly affordable community working and making space. We’ve built an environment in which the makers, fixers, thinkers and doers who work in our hub space on Aristotle Lane can thrive. We […]

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The Real Story of Makespace Oxford…

This is a guest post called ‘A Space Come True’ from our friend Marta Rossato of Transition Town Reading. Marta interviewed Emma Gordon, co-ordinator here at Makespace Oxford, telling the whole story of how different groups started collaborating to make Makespace Oxford happen.   People and ideas need the right space to thrive. Open, inclusive,  beautiful and […]

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Makespace Oxford Hosts Art Weeks Exhibition

  At Makespace Oxford we are proud to be a home to many vibrant community-run studios, and individual artists – groups who are adding huge value to our community and cultural landscape, but who otherwise struggle to find anything approaching affordable studio workspace in our city. This Oxfordshire Art Weeks we are extremely happy to be hosting […]

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What to do with Oxford’s empty shops?

Emma Gordon, Makespace Coordinator on being part of a community-led and grassroots call to put empty shops to better use. Photos by Youssef Sida. Last night Makespace Oxford attended the “What to do about Oxford’s empty shops”  community discussion group at Open House on Little Clarendon Street and what a turn out! Starting from a little post […]

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