Mar
2
Sat
Karólína Lárusdóttir: Wondrous Happenings at Sarah Wiseman Gallery @ Sarah Wiseman Gallery
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm
Karólína Lárusdóttir:  Wondrous Happenings at Sarah Wiseman Gallery @ Sarah Wiseman Gallery | England | United Kingdom

Karólína Lárusdóttir:
Wondrous Happenings

Granddaughter to the strongman of a travelling circus and owner of Reykjavik’s first grand hotel,  Karólína Lárusdóttir ‘s distinctive work is greatly inspired by her Icelandic upbringing

 

Sarah Wiseman Gallery is proud to present Wondrous Happenings , a rare chance to see works by the renowned Icelandic artist Karólína Lárusdóttir as we celebrate her 75th birthday. ‘Wondrous Happenings’ will be the first solo exhibition of  Karólína ‘s work in nine years.

Born and raised in Iceland, Karólína Lárusdóttir moved to Oxford to study at the prestigious Ruskin School of Art at Oxford University, graduating in 1967. Despite remaining in the UK for many years, Karólína admits, “everything in my work is to do with Iceland: the landscape, the people, the way I remember life as a child”.

In this exhibition of etchings, the artist shares strange yet engaging scenes that convey her childhood impressions of a country that remains faithful to ancient customs and traditions to this day. It is said that many Icelanders regard self-sufficiency and independence as important personal qualities to have. Coupled with a national pride in their Viking heritage and for many, a belief in a ‘hidden people,’ Iceland’s traditions are a curious blend of no-nonsense stoicism, with the indubitable acceptance of the existence of other forces.

As the granddaughter to a strongman of a travelling circus and owner of Hotel Borg, Reykjavik’s first grand hotel, Karólína Lárusdóttir’s work is greatly inspired by her unusual Icelandic upbringing. With regular visits to the Hotel, she was witness to many gatherings and social encounters. Hotel Borg was at one time central to Reykjavik’s social calendar, where society parties and dinners took place.  Much of the social custom and their peculiarities are typical subject matter for Lárusdóttir’s etchings; her imagery is often populated by chefs and chambermaids, customers taking tea or dancing, referencing characters frequenting the hotel.  Faces are unsmiling yet expressive and intense, relating to one another as if in tacit understanding. “There’s nothing worse than seeing a picture of a smiling person”, says Larusdottir, “there&rsquo! ;s always more going on than you think”. Despite drawing on a bank of her personal memories and imagination, she does not want the etchings to become too sentimental.

Karólína’s work is underpinned by the other-worldly and mystic elements of Icelandic culture. Using wry humour, she enhances the surreal and timeless qualities of different happenings, depicting stern-looking angels and other mysterious characters that appear in her painterly and colourful etchings.

Karólína Lárusdóttir’s quietly captivating works are held in collections around the world, including the Vatican Collection, Rome, the Royal Collection of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, the British Museum and the Iceland National Collection in Reykjavik.

‘Wondrous Happenings’ will be Karólína Lárusdóttir’s second solo exhibition with Sarah Wiseman Gallery, having exhibited with the gallery in 2004. Her last solo exhibition at The Contemporary Art Gallery in Reykjavik in 2010.

Mar
28
Thu
Business workshop: How to find your brand voice @ Turl Street Kitchen
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Business workshop: How to find your brand voice @ Turl Street Kitchen | England | United Kingdom

Do you use words to tell people about your business?! Then this workshop is for you…

Whether it’s on your website, in an email or blog, on a flyer, or in a Facebook post, your writing is communicating something about who your company is – and it’s not just about what you say, but how you say it. Ultimately the way you talk to your customers or clients can be the deciding factor for whether or not people will buy into what you’re selling.

So come join brand voice crafter and wordsmith extraordinaire Bethany Joy for an intensive session on brand voice. Merrily throwing marketing jargon out of the window and keeping things simple and fun, she’ll be offering you a practical guide to shaping the language your business uses so that through it people get a better sense of your organisational personality – and are inspired to engage with you.

** Light refreshments are included in the ticket price

You’ll leave with:

New inspiration about the power of language and how it can make or break your business
A simple but clearly defined brand voice for your business
Some mini guidelines to help you consistently write in a way that brings that voice to life

** Only 10 tickets available, so book now! **

Businesses who’ve come to this brand voice workshop say…

“Well-presented, fascinating and hugely practical – every business should be thinking about this stuff.”

“Beth’s workshop was super engaging and informative, yet with a relaxed and friendly environment – I learnt a lot!”

“This session really opened my eyes and made me look at our company’s language in a completely new light. It’s made me realise how much needs to change, but in an encouraging way that’s also shown me what the positive opportunities are.”

About Bethany Joy

A brand voice crafter and wordsmith extraordinaire, Beth helps passionate people with big ideas find the words they need to get got!

She began her working life in charity communications just over a decade ago, before moving on to comms and brand consultancy and then copywriting for a creative agency. Beth now puts bread (and bacon, always bacon) on the table by helping organisations find a writing style and voice that truly shows the passion and personality of their business, as well as creating gettable and irresistible copy for their websites, campaigns, leaflets and blogs.

You can check her out at bethanyjoy.org

Business Workshop: Make 2019 The Best Yet @ The Giftware Association
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Business Workshop: Make 2019 The Best Yet @ The Giftware Association | England | United Kingdom

A pragmatic, inspiring workshop hosted by Independent Oxford Business Services Member Penny Tunnell to help you set powerful goals and create a clear plan for 2019. Ideal for small businesses with big ambition. You will develop the tools and know-how to create, communicate and achieve inspiring goals for the year ahead.

Clarify your purpose and vision

• Structured reflection on learnings of the past
• Proven methodology for setting meaningful goals
• How to understand your customer better
• How to develop a clear sales plan
• Dealing with mind-set and motivation
• How to overcome barriers and make it happen
• Accountability and measuring performance

WORKSHOP CONTENT:

Sharing of ideas with other people in the same boat
Practical exercises for your business
A unique blend of coaching and training
Aligning of personal and professional goals
Feel empowered, confident and on track for a great 2019!

Networking Lunch included.

Taste Tibet at Silvie @ Silvie
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Taste Tibet at Silvie @ Silvie | England | United Kingdom

Local street food sensation Taste Tibet is back at East Oxford cafe Silvie! Join us for the best Tibetan food this side of the Himalayas every Thursday evening from January 17th, 2018.

Feast on:

* our legendary momo dumplings
* our hearty Himalayan curries
* some amazing weekly specials

Taste Tibet is vegan friendly, and all our curries are gluten free!

EAT IN OR TAKEAWAY – 100% recyclable/compostable containers, or bring your own.

Now taking card payments.

Currently no bookings except for large groups – please contact Taste Tibet for more details.

Pickled Supper Club! With Guest chef Jack Denning @ Hamblin Bread
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Pickled Supper Club! With Guest chef Jack Denning @ Hamblin Bread | England | United Kingdom

Cranston Pickles’ as you’ve never seen them before!!

An evening at Hamblin Bread, showcasing a variety of Cranston Pickles’ produce incorporated into a delicious 8 course menu, co-curated by guest chef (and good friend) Jack Denning.

All the ingredients are locally sourced, following the principles of Cranston Pickles, sourcing our meat from Waterperry Farm Shop, Sandy Lane Farm for organic fresh fruit & vegetables and our dairy from North Aston Dairy Farm- just to name a few.

Tickets include the 8 course pickliscious meal, with a drink on arrival, (complete with a pickle – of course), to get the pickle party started! Beers from Tap Social Movement will be available to purchase throughout the evening && there will be bottomless pickles and fresh Hamblin Bread to keep you topped up all evening!

The evening is not currently catering for vegetarians but please get in touch if you want to join the pickle party and we will see what we can do!

Mar
29
Fri
Business Workshop: Establishing a sociable brand online with the right content strategy @ Jury's Inn Oxford
Mar 29 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm
Business Workshop: Establishing a sociable brand online with the right content strategy @ Jury's Inn Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Social media isn’t a one-way marketing channel. It’s a conversational space and only sociable brands will succeed. By adding value and building relationships you establish trust with your target audience and turn people not just into one-time customers but into loyal brand ambassadors. But how do you go about doing this?

It’s crucial to share the right content and have the right conversations in the right way. But it can be hard to know where to start. Knowing what to share, what to say and how to say it can be daunting.

Content is changing the relationship between the brand and the consumer. Content marketing used to be a way for brands to stand out from the crowd but it has become the new ‘normal’. It has evolved what customers expect from the brands they interact with. In today’s competitive market, not doing content marketing is a big risk.

Content is king on social media but for many brands, it’s a challenge to understand what content they should share, in what format and for what purpose. For smaller brands with limited budgets, there is the added struggle of finding the time and resources to devote to their content strategy.

In this session, I’ll take you through a tried and tested framework for building a sociable brand that communicates your brand essence whilst building authentic relationships with your customers. Your sociable brand guides the rest of your social strategy and you’ll learn the best practice for content marketing, how to craft the right content strategy for your brand and will focus on affordable ideas for manageable content strategies.

You will come out of this session with your very own unique sociable brand and content strategy ideas to take forward that will guide your success on social media.

Mar
30
Sat
Free Group Yoga Teacher Mentoring, Sutras Chat and Chanting @ Yoga Quota
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Group Yoga Teacher Mentoring, Sutras Chat and Chanting @ Yoga Quota | England | United Kingdom

Calling all yoga teachers, teacher trainees ♥ responding to demand from our amazing community, we’ve decided to start holiday semi-regular group mentoring sessions which also include a chat about some Yoga Sutras and a mini-chant.

It’s perfect if you’re looking to connect with a community of yoga teachers, seek support from other like-minded professionals and do a bit of casual socialising.

Running order:
1. Opening Meditation
2. Group Mentoring/Sharing/Discussion
3. Yoga Sutras Discussion
4. Chanting
5. Socialising

This is a FREE event.

Likely that we’ll arrange a dinner booking afterwards if you’d like to join!

Apr
4
Thu
Good Food Oxford Network Meeting @ Turl Street Kitchen
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Good Food Oxford Network Meeting @ Turl Street Kitchen | England | United Kingdom

Join us for an informal meet up of Good Food Oxford members. If you are interested in becoming a member please feel free to get in touch (mail@goodfoodoxford.org) or come to this event.

Taste Tibet at Silvie @ Silvie
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Taste Tibet at Silvie @ Silvie | England | United Kingdom

Local street food sensation Taste Tibet is back at East Oxford cafe Silvie! Join us for the best Tibetan food this side of the Himalayas every Thursday evening from January 17th, 2018.

Feast on:

* our legendary momo dumplings
* our hearty Himalayan curries
* some amazing weekly specials

Taste Tibet is vegan friendly, and all our curries are gluten free!

EAT IN OR TAKEAWAY – 100% recyclable/compostable containers, or bring your own.

Now taking card payments.

Currently no bookings except for large groups – please contact Taste Tibet for more details.

Apr
5
Fri
Gin & Giggles @ The Oxford Artisan Distillery
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gin & Giggles @ The Oxford Artisan Distillery  | England | United Kingdom

Experience gin tasting with a twist this April.

With special guests from TOAD and Jericho Comedy Productions. Tickets include entry, 3 beverages to sample and entertainment. £10 Per person.

Buy your tickets at www.jerichocomedy.com

FRILFORD HEATH I ABINGDON I OXON I OX13 5NW

Further details available with: events@frilfordheath.co.uk

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