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OPA  – Didcot / Vauxhall Barracks Play & Activity Day 2019

Our Oxfordshire Playdays kick off on Saturday 22nd June with our annual event in Didcot
As usual with our Playday events Entrance and Activities are FREE!!
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Restore

Volunteering information session at Restore – Monday 29th April

Oxfordshire mental health charity Restore is looking for volunteers to help support people in their recovery from mental illness. We are particularly looking for people who can help our members engage in activities such as woodwork, cooking, gardening and arts and crafts. We offer our volunteers the opportunity to learn new skills, be part of a friendly team and to really make a difference. 

Our locations include East Oxford, Cowley, Littlemore, Banbury and Didcot. Volunteers must be 18 or over. 

To find out more please come along to our drop-in information session on Monday 29th April between 12.30pm and 2pm in our Garden Café on Manzil Way, off Cowley Road in Oxford.

For more details contact: : volunteer@restore.org.uk or telephone 01865 455822

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPA – South Abingdon ‘Saturdads’

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Oxford Wood Recycling – Play the 2030 SDGS Game

17 GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD – PLAY THE 2030 SDGS GAME!

A multiplayer, card-based game that simulates taking the “real world” into the year 2030.

In the game participants work together and in groups. We explore how the world can achieve sustainability goals – or fail to.

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org

The workshop will be facilitated by Nathaniel Whitestone and supported by Peter Burke – co-founders of A Fairer Society- https://www.afairersociety.com who are the UK’s first facilitators. It will held on Friday April 12th 9:30am to 12:30pm

This game is hosted by Oxford Wood Recycling. https://www.oxfordwoodrecycling.org.uk

Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR) is a popular and award winning social enterprise based in Abingdon, helping to protect our natural environment and supporting people with disabilities towards working. Having played the SDGs Game themselves OWR were enthusiastic to become a partner in this global movement. CEO Richard Snow told us, “the SDGs provide an inspirational global context for our environmental and social objectives and the Game provides a great opportunity for us to engage further with our local community”.

WHERE HAS THE GAME COME FROM?

The game was made by Imacocollabo, a company that focuses on international collaboration. Designed in Japan in 2016, this experience has become a powerful and impactful social phenomenon in Japan. Earning extensive media coverage and reaching over 30,000 participants last year.

2030 SDGs Game events take place in corporate, governmental, educational, and community settings. There are now over 300 trained facilitators within the community in Japan. Now, due to a growing demand to bring the game to the rest of the world. Imacocollabo have created an English version. The UK is the beginning of introducing to a wider audience globally.

PLAY TO WIN – BUT FOR WHOM?

For more details contact: : elliott@owr.org.uk

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Towcester Watermeadows Fun Day 16/04/19

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Modern Art Oxford

Upcoming performance evening at Modern Art Oxford – Between Anywhere and Nowhere. In this amazing line up, three female artists use performance to explore their connections to and distance from the transient landscapes of cultural heritage, family, tradition and everyday life in the Middle East. 

The night is part of the public programme accompanying the upcoming Akram Zaatari exhibition at the gallery. 

Thursday 18 April 2019  6.30pm — 9.30pm

You can find out more about this evening and book tickets here:  https://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/event/between-anywhere-and-nowhere/ 

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OPA – Rose Hill Play Rangers, Easter 2019

Our BBC Children In Need funded Play Rangers will be back in Rose Hill during the Easter Holidays. We will be running FREE Play sessions from 11am until 3pm on the following dates;
Tuesday 9th April
Wednesday 10th April
Thursday 11th April
Tuesday 16th April
Wednesday 17th April
Thursday 18th April

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Adventure Plus Activity Day

A day of outdoor fun and adventures every half term holiday

A+ Activity Days are specially designed for those children and young people who would like to give our activities a go but would benefit from some extra support, smaller groups and a high ratio of specially qualified instructors. They are a great introduction to our fantastic team of coaches and a great first taste of the fun we have on our Total Adventure holidays.

A+ Activity Days are also a great opportunity for those children and young people who already know A+ to keep in touch and involved with us between our Summer and Easter camps.We are also about to launch a series of activity specific AQA Awards, designed for any young people who would like to work on improving their skills in a particular activity and maybe even learn to encourage and coach others.

Activities will include a selection from: climbing, fencing, archery, bush craft, team games, kayaking, canoeing, circus skills, cycling (tricky trail) and the possibility of individual achievement awards.

Where: The A+ base in Clanfield, OX18 2SN

Age: 8-14 (KS2 and KS3)

Time: 10-4pm

Maximum of 10 spaces with 4 instructors

Cost: £70 a day
(we want every child to have the opportunity to take part, so if cost is an issue please talk to us)

When: Friday 22nd February 2019

Friday 31st May 2019

For more details contact: : aim@adventureplus.org.uk

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Relate in Oxfordshire – looking for rented premises 

Premises needed in/around Oxford for Relate, a charitable organisation providing relationship counselling from Monday to Friday up to 9.00pm each evening (Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm).

An appropriate space would have minimum 3 rooms suitable for counselling and 2 offices for our admin team but we can be flexible. It would be helpful if our new centre was easily accessible by public transport and had some parking space.

For more details please contact Alison Frecknall, Area Manager on 07903 935444 or email alison.frecknall@relate.org.uk

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The Lost Words for every Primary, Infant and Special School in Oxfordshire

A team of three Oxfordshire residents (Rowena Rouse, Angela Wilson and Andy Egan) have come together to launch a crowdfunding campaign on 14th February to raise enough funds to provide a copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris to every primary, infant and special school in Oxfordshire. Our target is to raise £4,000 in 28 days.

As you probably know this award winning book (Children’s Book of the Year 2018) was inspired by the removal of words like acorn, bluebell, conker, kingfisher and otter from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. The Lost Words book combines a series of acrostic spells related to each lost word – intended to be read aloud – with beautiful accompanying illustrations.

We would be very grateful if you could help to promote the crowdfunder with your supporters and through social media. Our Faceboook page and Twitter account are live.

As part of the offer to schools we will also be providing a range of support materials and information to help teachers bring the book to life with their pupils and provide them with more opportunities to feel a close connection to the natural world. This will include a list of local organisations that provide environmental learning opportunities for schools.If this might be relevant for you then please contact us.

Andy Egan    lostwordsoxon@gmail.com

M: 07729802663

Facebook: @lostwordsoxon

Twitter: @LOxfordshire

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OPA Play Training


Please contact us for any of your Play Training requirements, we can offer bespoke Training designed to the individual needs of your workplace / setting in addition to accredited Training.

OPA – Play and Activity Days 2019

We are delighted to confirm the dates and locations for this years OPA Play & Activity Days.
As usual these events will offer both FREE Entrance and FREE Activities to promote an inclusion for ALL.

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Witney Book Circle

SATURDAY, 26TH JANUARY 2019

WITNEY BOOK CIRCLE  Come and join us at Witney Congregational Church, Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JF

We are launching a new Book Circle. All who are interested in sharing their love of books are welcome. Please come and join in. We will meet monthly on Saturdays 10.45am-12pm, talk about the books we are reading and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes for a small charge (optional). Each month the books will be provided by the Oxfordshire Library Service at no charge.

For our first meeting, bring along a book that you have enjoyed reading. Collect a book each month to read during the coming month. For more info ring Kathy on 07900886829.

All are welcome. Just come along and see. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Witney Book Club details

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The King’s Centre

Looking to hire a conference or meeting room at The King’s Centre: http://www.kingscentre.co.uk/

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Workshop/office space/classrooms available in Witney

The Windrush Bike Project has approximately 700 sq feet of flexible space for rent in central Witney (Corn Street). This could be a workshop, offices or classrooms. If you are looking for good value office space, and want to share a building with a like minded organisation please get in touch.

For more details contact: : kath@windrushbikeproject.uk

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My World – looking for rented premises

Looking for Rented Premises for Adults on the Autistic Spectrum

Premises needed around Wheatley, Thame, Chinnor area for My World, a not for profit organisation supporting Autistic Adults daily Monday to Friday, 9-5pm with life skills, activities, social interactions, education and training and so much more
Their current home is being redeveloped in January hence the need for this ad

Somewhere with parking and outside space would be perfect for this eclectic group of people

If you can help and for more details contact: : Ann Bratt 07952232984

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Hill End Outdoor Education Centre – work experience

We have a course available to adults who are looking for some work experience based at Hill End Outdoor Education Centre. It runs for one day a week for up to twelve weeks. It is based around maintaining the site.
Full details are on http://hill-end.org/cando/
As long as the adult is a UK resident, living in Oxfordshhire and is not in work the course is free.
Please refer to the web page or contact me directly if you would like further details or you know of someone who may be interested. Email: kim.base@hill-end.org

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Wolvercote Young People’s Club – daytime tenant needed

Our long-term daytime tenant is leaving and this fabulous space in St Peter’s Road, Wolvercote, OX2 8AU is now available for a sub-tenancy between the hours of 8.00 – 4.30 weekdays. (The county council is our landlord.)

The building would suit a charity, sports club or not-for-profit running day time activities or classes for your clients. You would get a fully serviced building with lovely grounds, including a sports ‘cage’, car parking, equipped kitchen, small office (two workstations), sports hall, meeting room, which could provide further office space, and chill-out areas. See photos and further details of the space and rooms on our website: www.wolvercoteypc.org.uk

Our preference is to negotiate terms with an organisation wanting full daytime occupancy but we would consider long-term hire of individual spaces within the building.
Interested? Write to hello@wolvercoteypc.org.uk and we will be in touch.

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Long-term Office Space to-let in Oxford

580 sq ft Independent Office Space for 8 desks in North Hinksey, just 10 minutes’ walk from Oxford railway station. £1,460pcm including two parking spaces, cleaning, gas, electricity, space maintenance. Shared amenities included. Broadband/phones not included.

You will be sharing the building with the One Eighty charity, OCVA’s Charity of the Year 2017/18.

Interested? Call 01865 236 869 to speak to Angus, Rebekah or Nina at the One Eighty charity or email Angus at angus.fookes@one-eighty.org.uk

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Rooms for hire in Berinsfield


The Berin Centre has rooms available for small meetings, 1:1 consultations and larger rooms suitable for training. Ample free parking right outside the door and a friendly welcome.

For more details contact: Linda – managereag@outlook.com

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OCVA Rooms for Hire

Central Oxford venue hire: 3 rooms available for hire for meetings, interviews, training, one to one sessions, group activities, exhibitions and more. Hire can be for an hour, a day, a week or longer. Discounts available for OCVA members and charitable organisations. Wi-fi is available plus a projector, parking for the planner, disabled parking and use of a kitchen if required. For information, hire rates and online booking: https://ocva.org.uk/services/hire/. For further enquiries: 01865 251946
For more details contact: admin@ocva.org.uk