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Indie Oxford Interview: Grape Minds

Today on the blog we chat to Graeme from Grape Minds in Summertown, who has just celebrated their 1st anniversary in the shop! We talk wine (obvs), community and Christmas tipples! >>

Oxford Christmas Market Is Back!

Today marks the beginning of the 10th Oxford Christmas Market, a celebration of festivities in the heart of the city on Broad Street. The market was set up by Oxford resident Nicole Rahimi, who missed the sights and sounds of traditional german markets from her childhood, so decided to set up her own right here in Oxford!

In Review: My First Home: A Body Positivity Workshop for Mothers from Mum’s the Word

I first met the lovely Kate Thirlwall of Mum’s the Word when I was five months pregnant and she had an exhibition at Silvie - The Newborn Mother: Illustrated Poems. The exhibition was the result of a creative exchange between Kate and her friend, artist Tim Smyth, as they embarked on parenthood in two different [...]


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