May
17
Fri
Exhibition: Makers & Tools @ Arts at the Old Fire Station
May 17 @ 11:00 am – Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Exhibition: Makers & Tools @ Arts at the Old Fire Station | England | United Kingdom

Makers & Tools is a collaborative making project exploring the relationship between craft makers and their tools.

The project connects six contemporary craft makers in the early stages of their careers, who undertook a non-verbal conversation through an exchange of objects.

The exhibition and programme of events opens up the conversation and asks: “What happens if a maker doesn’t choose their tools? What if they are gifted a tool created by another maker? What effect does this seemingly benign intervention have on their making process, and what possibilities does this allow?”

Join us to discover the results!

Exhibition opening: Thursday 16 May, 6 – 8pm.

About the project

The Makers & Tools project provides makers with the space and time to take risks in their practice, to explore new ways of collaborative working and to develop skills that will contribute to the success of their careers in contemporary craft.  It provides valuable continuing professional development opportunities for makers in the SW and SE, and makes visible the process of craft to a wider public audience.

Makers & Tools is coordinated & curated by Melody Vaughan. It is funded in part by Arts Council England.

Meet The Makers
11am – 6pm (talks at 2pm, 11.30am on 25 May)
Pop into the gallery to meet the makers of the Makers & Tools project. Each maker will be in residence for one day, working in the gallery and on hand to chat about any aspect of the project or their work. Don’t miss the gallery talks – a perfect chance to gain insight into the careers of contemporary craft makers and to learn more about their experiences of the project.

Thurs 23 May: Harriet Elkerton
Sat 25 May: Katy Welsh
Thurs 30 May: Angie Packer
Sat 1 June: Christabel Balfour
Sat 8 June: Rachel Jones-Jones
Thurs 13 June: Tim Evershed

May
26
Sun
Local Food & Craft Market – Dog’s Day Out! @ The Oxford Artisan Distillery
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Local Food & Craft Market - Dog's Day Out! @ The Oxford Artisan Distillery | England | United Kingdom

To celebrate the spirit of South Park and all the residents who walk their dogs here, our market on the 26th May is going to be a Dog’s Day Out! We will be holding a charity dog contest with prizes for Waggiest Tail, Loudest Bark and Dogs who Look Most Like their Owners, to be judged by the local animal shelter 🙂 . All proceeds from the dog show will go to a shelter, and we may even have adoptable dogs at the market too.

The Oxford Artisan Distillery Monthly Markets:

As an organic, sustainable business that only uses locally grown grain, The Oxford Artisan Distillery would like to support local organisations, artists, individuals, charities, farms and businesses who are doing good things for the community in the form of a monthly farmer’s market.

Our market days feature children’s activities (making sessions, face painting, seasonal craft making activities, gardening activities, etc) as well as food vendors, local bands/music, and a special distillery offering. The market also includes local farm produce and products for sale, and is open to local folks who want to showcase their wares or otherwise get the word out about what they are doing.

May
29
Wed
Art at the Bullingdon Cocktail Club: Stencils in the Sun – Featuring local Artist: Tommy Watkins @ The Bullingdon Cocktail Bar
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – May 30 @ 1:00 am
Art at the Bullingdon Cocktail Club: Stencils in the Sun - Featuring local Artist: Tommy Watkins @ The Bullingdon Cocktail Bar | England | United Kingdom

Art at the Bully
FREE monthly art event – 29th May & 26th June 2019
Hosted at The Bullingdon cocktail bar
2-4-1 cocktails

Don’t forget to ask about our collaboration with Blackwells Art and Poster Shop! Discounted offers available here at Art at the Bully.

Art at the Bully is run by local artists and students from Oxford Brookes where everyone is welcome! There will be opportunities to sell your own art, or even just showcase your art, fundraise for local shows including PEEL: Oxford Brooke’s Fine Art Degree Show, alongside creative and fun workshops where we get the opportunity to work collaboratively.

Come and join us in Bully Bar for our fourth event of the year!

This month will involve in an open line up of assorted genre DJs, from Drum and bass to garage and house. A line up of local DJs playing to excite your creativity onto the easel. With the use of watercolour and pencil, show movement and noise.

We will have work shown by Francesca Morris with a small talk on her Art journey, experiences and tips.

Francesca Morris and other local artist work will be up for sale.

We will also have our usual drunken drawing stations set up and have some of our talented artists drawing your portraits for donations.

All materials will be provided but feel free to bring along any of your own, sadly NO PAINT allowed (excluding watercolor paints).

May
30
Thu
Book Club Event with Claire Fuller @ Mostly Books
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Book Club Event with Claire Fuller @ Mostly Books | England | United Kingdom

Claire Fuller’s latest book, Bitter Orange, is published in paperback on 2nd May and we think that it will make a great book club read.   Claire will be at Mostly Books at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th May primed and ready to talk about her book.

Jellico is dying. A man who calls himself the vicar visits, hoping to extract a deathbed confession.

He wants to know what really happened that fateful summer of 1969, when Frances – tasked with surveying a dilapidated country house – first set eyes on the glamorous bohemian couple, Cara and Peter. She recalls the relationship they forged through sweltering days, lavish dinners and elaborate lies, and the Judas hole through which she would spy on the couple. Were the signs there right from the beginning? Or was it impossible to avoid the crime that split their lives open like rotten fruit?

Everyone is welcome – whether you’re already a member of a bookclub or just fancy the idea of a one-off bookclub-style event.    Come along and join in the discussion.

Tickets are £10 and include a copy of the book plus a drink on the night.  Copies of Bitter Orange can be picked up in advance so that you have plenty of time to read the book.

May
31
Fri
Lotus Flow: Shiva Shakti Power! with Deborah Langley @ YogaVenue
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lotus Flow: Shiva Shakti Power! with Deborah Langley @ YogaVenue | England | United Kingdom
Laughing Lotus is Alessandro & Caroline’s home away from home in NYC and we are super excited to share with you one of their amazing teachers, Deborah Langley for an out of the world 90min Yoga experience. The most divine blissful, uplifting, free spirited Yoga class you are going to get this side of the pond this Friday!
Lets find our Shiva Shakti Power! 
The nature of our universe is stillness and movement; everything and nothing. The great yogi’s have shared this knowledge through the concepts of Shiva and Shakti. The timeless teachings of yoga are a doorway to mystic experiences of our cosmic nature. Come and explore the yogi’s dance between Shiva – Shakti. We’ll use stillness and movement, mantra and meditation to get a glimpse of what the seers knew…
This class is for all levels.
Fee: £20 for Friday 90min class, 3 class bundle (includes Fri & Sat) £65.
Start time 7.30pm – 9pm.
About Deborah Langley
Deborah comes to us from Laughing Lotus in New York, where she has been teaching & creating Laughing Lotus Advance Teacher Training programs for the past 4 years. Originally from Australia, Deborah has trained with many global teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Noah Maze, Tiffany Cruickshank, Duncan Peak, and of course Dana Trixie Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi of Laughing Lotus. Deborah has shared vinyasa teachings for 10 years,
and currently travels to India twice a year, hosting both the Laughing Lotus Teacher Trainings as well as her own “Law of Attraction – Pilgrimage to the Masters” Retreat. Deborah’s passion the merging of science and spirituality, and she offers a unique and modern way in to timeless practices.
Jun
1
Sat
Magdalen Arms June Flea Market @ The Magdalen Arms, Gastro Pub
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Magdalen Arms June Flea Market @  The Magdalen Arms, Gastro Pub | England | United Kingdom

The market will be full of second hand treasures, bric a brac, good quality vintage and second hand clothes, hand made children’s clothes, smalls, antiques and furniture, vinyl and music .
The pub kitchen serving from nine, coffee, breakfast baps and pastries, focaccia to buy on the bar, Buck’s Fizz from eleven and lunch from midday. Magdalen village will be bustling with goodness,
As we say join us.

Vest-Top Makers Sewing Workshop *PRINT WEEK* @ Oxford Alterations
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vest-Top Makers Sewing Workshop *PRINT WEEK* @ Oxford Alterations | United Kingdom

Our second Makers Sewing Workshop of 2019, make your own bespoke vest top from a curated selection of natural printed fabrics from contemporary haberdashery, Merchant and Mills.

This workshop will carefully guide six makers through the process of crafting their own vest-top, with a curated range of natural printed fabrics from contemporary Haberdashery, Merchant and Mills.

Oxford pattern maker Christine Eady has created a simple, versatile pattern suitable for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced makers.

Makers have a choice of 3 luxurious fabrics and work in pairs under the guidance of two dedicated staff to help you cut and sew your own bespoke vest top.

Makers leave with their own bespoke vest-top, paper pattern and the skills to make a wardrobe full of their own designs!

Lunch is provided by our local independent deli in the form of Iranian Mezze, so do let us know if you have any dietary requirements or food allergies beforehand.

This series of maker’s workshops offer attendees a unique opportunity to learn traditional skills in contemporary surroundings under the expert guidance of industry professionals. Book a place on this upcoming workshop!

Intelligent weight-loss for smart, busy women over 40 and beyond by Suné @ The Practice Rooms
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Intelligent weight-loss for smart, busy women over 40 and beyond by Suné @ The Practice Rooms | England | United Kingdom

I help smart, busy women over 40, to lose weight, have more energy and experience an overwhelming sense of well-being.

Discover the ‘Invisible forces of weight gain’ and the REAL reasons why smart, busy women struggle to lose weight.

Do you have the time or headspace to sift through another pile of glossy diet books and ‘wellness’ magazines?

If you’ve tried everything to shift that last bit of weight, or if you are struggling to maintain a happy weight and feel frustrated, exhausted and defeated, I get you!

As a nutritionist I know all about the fads, the supplements and juicing regimes but have come to understand that there are just THREE thingsthat have helped me keep my weight and health stable for years.

I’ve just moved to Oxford from London where I worked with hundreds of amazing women just like you through groups, personalised programmes and at my practice on Harley Street and I’m excited to share with you how to get real, lasting results without silly diets, calorie counting or complicated meal plans.

I’ll help you understand how to shift the weight, how you perceive yourself and give you the tools to take control back from food.

I look forward to learning more about YOU and our discussion together. Space is strictly limited, so let me know how many friends you’ll be bringing!

ONLY 10 TICKETS PER SESSION AVAILABLE.

PS. This is not a magic diet or supplement sales pitch. It’s a fundamental approach to weight, self-care, and self-worth that will change the way you think about food and your body forever!

From Ganesha to Shiva: How Gods & Goddesses Align with the Chakra System & Hint at How to Heal! with Deborah Langley @ YogaVenue
Jun 1 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
From Ganesha to Shiva: How Gods & Goddesses Align with the Chakra System & Hint at How to Heal! with Deborah Langley @ YogaVenue | England | United Kingdom

YOGA HEALS AND WE KNOW IT! 

As humans we experience ourselves as both ‘energy’ and “matter’. Our energy substrate forms the blueprint for the physical body, and can be fine-tuned at any time! The myths of the Hindu Deities associated with each of the 7 bodily Chakras (energy vortices), can help us access intelligence of these centers for optimal health, function and freedom!
Join Deborah Langley from Laughing Lotus School of Yoga NYC, Alessandro and Caroline’s home away from home for this informative, energy blocker busting and healing workshop. Expect story-telling, science, pranayama and mantra as we work our way through each chakra with balancing practices.
Level: All levels welcome
Fee: £35, (3 class bundle of £65, includes Fri 7.30pm lotus flow class, Sat workshop and afternoon class).
About Deborah Langley
Deborah comes to us from Laughing Lotus in New York, where she has been teaching & creating Laughing Lotus Advance Teacher Training programs for the past 4 years. Originally from Australia, Deborah has trained with many global teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Noah Maze, Tiffany Cruickshank, Duncan Peak, and of course Dana Trixie Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi of Laughing Lotus. Deborah has shared vinyasa teachings for 10 years, and currently travels to India twice a year, hosting both the Laughing Lotus Teacher Trainings as well as her own “Law of Attraction – Pilgrimage to the Masters” Retreat. Deborah’s passion the merging of science and spirituality, and she offers a unique and modern way in to timeless practices.
Lotus Flow: The Focus Ram & Sita with Deborah Langley @ YogaVenue
Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Lotus Flow: The Focus Ram & Sita with Deborah Langley @ YogaVenue | England | United Kingdom
The last of the 3 classes with Deborah Langley from Laughing Lotus Yoga School NYC, Alessandro and Caroline’s home away from home.
We can’t think of a better way than to end this short but sweet experience with this amazing class.
The journey of the yogi requires great focus, determination and a willingness stay the path. We reign in the mind, train the body, all with the willingness more potently unite with our spirit. The great epic story of the Ramayana tells of the God and Goddess, Ram & Sita, the masculine and feminine archetypes of steady, unwavering determination. We’ll channel this focus in a 90min Lotus Flow practice to hone our ability to focus, strengthen and be a portal for the Divine. Move, sweat, and liberate your highest self.
Level: All levels welcome
Fee: £20, (purchase 3 class bundle for £65).
Time: Saturday 3.30pm – 5pm.
About Deborah Langley
Deborah comes to us from Laughing Lotus in New York, where she has been teaching & creating Laughing Lotus Advance Teacher Training programs for the past 4 years. Originally from Australia, Deborah has trained with many global teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Noah Maze, Tiffany Cruickshank, Duncan Peak, and of course Dana Trixie Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi of Laughing Lotus. Deborah has shared vinyasa teachings for 10 years,
and currently travels to India twice a year, hosting both the Laughing Lotus Teacher Trainings as well as her own “Law of Attraction – Pilgrimage to the Masters” Retreat. Deborah’s passion the merging of science and spirituality, and she offers a unique and modern way in to timeless practices.
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