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Cherwell Theatre Company – fantastic opportunity for young people in Banbury this February half term

After a hugely successful 2019, Banbury’s Cherwell Theatre Company are delighted to announce even more holiday activities throughout 2020, starting with accessible theatre workshops this February half term.
“This is another exciting opportunity for young people to work with industry professionals” said Artistic Director, Tristan Jackson-Pate. “2019 saw our largest number of participants yet with CTC running a packed programme, reaching over 1,500 people. This year, we aim to have activities running throughout every school holiday.”
Participants aged 12 and over can take part in ‘The Shakespeare Sessions’, where they’ll work with Jackson-Pate and Eloise Secker, an actor from the RSC. During the week, young people will explore classic texts, scripts and sonnets resulting in two performances of a Shakespeare style cabaret.
Participants aged 7-11 years will devise a new environmental storytelling play; ‘The Park Ranger’, creating woodland characters and their stories, even creating puppets, and joining in with some gardening!
Sophie Beckinsale, director of ‘The Park Ranger’ play in a week said: “It’s more important now than ever that young people are learning about the environment and the effect us as individuals have on the planet.”
Due to generous support from Cherwell District Council, ‘The Park Ranger’ project will then appear at local local schools and community events this spring as an interactive half day workshop using the stories and characters the participants created.
These ‘play in a week’ workshops will run at Banbury College, Broughton Road from Monday February 17– Friday February 21. The price to take part in the workshop is £50 and bursary places are available to those who need them.
If you are interested in taking part,  email cherwelltheatreworkshops@gmail.com or visit the company’s website
at www.cherwelltheatrecompany.co.uk

 

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Creative Dementia Arts Network Event 10/03/20

Interested in engaging people with dementia through the Creative Arts?

Come to the Creative Dementia Arts Network (CDAN) Special Friends and Supporters Event at St Hugh’s College Oxford on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

Full programme: Advert for Creative Dementia Arts Network Special Event

Creative Dementia Arts Network positively welcome people living with dementia and their carers to the event

So whether you are professionally or personally interested in the transformational impact of the creative arts on the lives of people living with dementia, this inspirational and informative day, is a “must” for you. Do book now on Eventbrite at our Early Bird rate to be sure of a place.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-dementia-arts-network-special-event-tickets-86279495293

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Institute of Fundraising – Corporate Fundraising Training Seminar

There is a training seminar coming up on Friday 7 February on corporate fundraising. It is being held in Banbury and is only £15 a ticket for non-members or £10 for members. 

More details andthe event booking page on Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brave-corporate-partnerships-tickets-88858105987

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Desks available

Oxfordshire Community Foundation is having a re-organisation of desks etc. and have two desks that they wish to dispose of (see photos below) – preferably to a charity. 

They are 180cm length x 120cm width x 70cm height in good condition.

Contact: ocf@oxfordshire.org

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Youth in Mind Conference

A mental health conference for anyone working with Children and Young People on Wednesday 12th February 2020, The King’s Conference Centre, Oxford.

Full details here: YIM-POSTER-2020

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Karcher Accumulator Challenge raising funds for Katharine House Hospice

The Karcher Accumulator Challenge is an amazing project for community groups, schools colleges, businesses to participate in. It raises money for Katharine House Hospice through entrepreneurial projects.  More info on this link:  https://www.kaercher.com/uk/the-kaercher-accumulator-challenge.html

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Office and Desk Space Available at Ethical Property’s Old Music Hall

Ethical Property provide office space exclusively for charities, non-profits, social enterprises and ethical businesses. 

We have a small number of fixed desks available within a shared office at Ethical Property’s Oxford centre, The Old Music Hall on Cowley Road.  Tenancy agreements are very flexible and monthly costs include rent, utilities, WiFi, business rates and on-site staff.  Costs start from

We also have a couple of upcoming vacancies for office space within shared units – Get in touch to find out more. 

Are you interested in a workspace with a supportive community of like-minded individuals? Take a look at our website and get in touch via our enquiry form or call us on 01865 207 810

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Grove Day Centre for the Elderly – Trustees needed

Trustees (Voluntary)

School Lane, Grove, Oxon, OX12 7LB

Tel:  01235 770074

YOUR CENTRE NEEDS YOU!   In order to keep the doors of this important service open

GDCE Notice A5 Trustees

To join our long-standing team.  Ideally, you will have an interest in elderly care, be IT literate and someone community minded, who wants to get involved.  Meeting six times a year (evenings) and carrying out the behind the scenes decision making and management of the charity, we are looking for at least three new Trustees with energy, abilities and commitment, to help us.  Our Treasurer also needs to have backup, so someone with accounts experience would be very useful too.

Please respond to Christine Divall (Manager) on 01235 770074 (Tue & Thurs 09.00-15.30 only) or call in to the Centre for further information.  Alternatively email your C.V. or interest to the Treasurer, Eric Hollinrake at grovedaycentre@hotmail.co.uk

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Free office space for non- profits in Watchfield, Oxfordshire

We’re looking for charities / social enterprises/ non-profit organisations in Oxfordshire who need office space and we are willing to provide it for free.

We’ve recently purchased a large office in Watchfield (6 miles east of Swindon) and have some unused space available that we’re willing to offer for free to a nonprofit charity, social enterprise or similar that is aligned with our ethical/green ethos. There’s 700 square feet free and we’re on the south west corner of Oxfordshire, not far from Swindon.

More details and how to register your interest: https://www.montala.com/freespace

 
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Office Space Available in Oxford 

Central Oxford: Office Space Available

Environmental charity has office space to sublet in central oxford / off Cornmarket.

Up to 10 desk spaces in shared office.

Potentially flexible arrangements possible.

Contact officespace@globalcanopy.org

We’d love to share with organisations who have similar values to our own.

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OPA – South Abingdon ‘Saturdads’

 

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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.

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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