10 Events from Oxford Indies this July 2020

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It’s been an up and down few weeks, particularly for independent businesses, following the re-opening of shops on the 15th June and the recent Government announcement regarding hospitality businesses. Part of it feels like things are “getting back to normal”, part of it doesn’t…

However, whether you’re someone who is keen to get out of the house or if you’re someone who for various reasons is staying in-in, we’ve got 10 cracking events from independents taking place this July.

Arts, Craft & Culture

4th July to 1st Aug: “Pool Party” Exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery  – Take an actual trip to an actual gallery (now that we can!) and immerse yourself in “Pool Party” the summer exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, inspired by life at the poolside – whether that’s the urban glamour of Los Angeles or a local British lido.

2nd July: Open Stage Arts Virtual Monologue Meet Up – Over the course of lockdown, Claire of Open Stage Arts has been setting her students a challenge to source, rehearse and film a monologue, to initally be shared privately with the group.
They’re now brave enough to share their monologues with you!

4th July: Stone Set Metal Clay Rings Workshop or Beads with Beads Online Workshop – Join Amy Surman on her first courses for July. Delivered by Zoom, the first course is designed for people wanting to improve their Metal Clay skills, the second to get you working with round beads.

5th July: Virtual Cowley Road Carnival. A firm date in the Oxford event calendar, this year Cowley Road Carnival can’t take place on the road, so they are taking the festivities online. They want as many of you as possible to join them online where they will be streaming Carnival vibes straight to your home.

17th July: Jericho Comedy Drive In at The Oxford Artisan Distillery. Jericho Comedy present their drive in comedy club, a social distancing safe way to enjoy stand-up comedy like never before.

Anna Marrow, Shadow and Reflection from the "Pool Party" exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery


Every Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun: Strength & Conditioning Classes with The Project PT.

Various Dates: Free Kids Adventure Fitness Classes with The Project PT – when Alexa and Ajaye realised schools were going to be closed they knew we had to offer some fun fitness classes for kids!

The PT Project Oxford kids classes

Business Support

30th June: Food & Drink Social:Networking for Socially Conscious Businesses. This panel discussion and networking event will bring together social impact businesses from Oxfordshire’s Food & Drink and Hospitality sectors to share ideas, find support and explore opportunities for collaboration and innovation during this challenging time.

2nd July: Indie Oxford Meet Up with Penny Tunnell and Stephen Spencer“Reset your Business Purpose and Customer Experience”. Now that many of our shops, and suppliers, are open again, the challenge for all is how can we make money whilst keeping ourselves and our customers safe? Customer Experience expert Stephen Spencer and Business Coach Penny Tunnell will share ideas and strategies to make your business a place to visit again and again.

9th July: From What Is to What If – in conversation with Rob Hopkins. Rob will frame his talk around his book ‘From What Is To What If’ with an emphasis on shaping society to our ideas of change formed amidst the covid pandemic.

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