Get creative the Indie Oxford way…

 In Events, Inspiration

You know it, we all know it – the next few months are going to be hectic! It’s that C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S thing rearing it’s head as you rush from one social engagement to another while frantically trying to get all of the present buying done in time.

This is where our Christmas Market workshops come in. Use them as time out for an hour or two and get absorbed in learning a new craft. Or kill two bird with one stone and use them to make someone a Christmas present. Here’s what’s on offer…


11am: Modern Calligraphy Workshop at the Old Fire Station with Merrie & Bright. £30. Click here to book.

A modern calligraphy workshop for beginners where you will learn everything you need to get started with beautiful hand-lettering. You will learn the basics of modern calligraphy and how to use a traditional dip pen and ink to create beautiful thin and thick strokes as an introduction to the alphabet. Make sure you also check out the Merrie & Bright stall in the main theatre at the Old Fire Station!


12.30pm: Christmas Wreath Workshop at Turl Street Kitchen with Petite Fleur Oxford. £25. Click here to book.

Join Oxford based florist Lucy Bartlett for this 2 hour workshop to learn how to make your own festive wreath using seasonal foliage and fragrant herbs. You’ll leave with a lovely wreath to kick-off the festive season and it’s a great


1pm: Make Your Own Mini Christmas Banner at the Old Fire Station with Create! by Simmonds and Holchester. £10. Click here to book.

Decorate a festive mini Christmas banner with a wide range of materials. This is suitable for all skill levels – if you’re not feeling creative, Rachel and Emma can help get the ideas going! A colourful collaboration between Oxfordshire based Handmade By Holchester and Em Makes and Bakes. Make sure you check out the Handmade by Holchester stall in the main theatre at the Old Fire Station!


3.30pm: Painting & Gilding a Church Candlestick Workshop with the Annie Sloan Shop at Turl Street Kitchen. £35. Click here to book.

Join Chloe Horner from the Annie Sloan for a fantastic festive workshop! There will be a demonstration on how to use the paint if anyone hasn’t used it before, and plenty of time to personalise your own candlestick. Attendees will get an Annie Sloan goodie bag (including a 10% off voucher for the shop and an Annie Sloan Candle – RRP£20) as well as their Candle Stick to take home. Don’t forget to visit the Annie Sloan Shop stand at Turl Street Kitchen!


We hope at least one of these fabulous workshops tempts you to get creative and also take some time out from all of the Christmas madness…

Love Anna & Rosie

x x x

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