workshops

The workshops have all taken place now. Thank you to those that attended and facilitated these sessions which complimented the exhibtion. 

Share Oxford Repair CafÉ

 

Saturday 18th September

1PM-4pm

Old Fire Station

Share Oxford are hosting a Repair Cafe for sewing repairs and mechanical/battery operated electrical items in Gloucester Green outside the Old Fire Station. Please book your tickets to manage numbers to ensure social distancing. Our aim is to help you to learn how to mend your own things so do come prepared to watch and learn!

If you're not sure whether your item would be suitable for repair at this event, drop us an email at repaircafe@shareoxford.org and we'll let you know.

Booking essential.

Book here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/share-oxford-repair-cafe-at-gloucester-green-sewing-mechanical-repairs-tickets-169171477443 

Climate conversations 

 

Saturday 18th September 

3PM-4pm

 

Old Fire Station

In this workshop, you will learn why interpersonal conversations about climate change (and any other social and political issue) can be a powerful and accessible tool for driving social change and political action. You will practice evidence-based strategies for holding successful climate conversations with family, friends, and even strangers, as well as how to tailor your communication approach for different audiences. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the 26,000 Climate Conversations campaign – a new Oxford student-founded initiative that seeks to inspire and track 26k climate chats in the run-up to COP26.

Booking essential.

Book here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-conversations-workshop-in-person-booking-required-tickets-170120445833 

Lost Words Poetry Workshop 

 

Saturday 25th September

 

10am–1pm

 

Old Fire Station 

£5 per person

Oxford Poetry Library is delighted to bring its highly-rated nature poetry workshop to the Old Fire Station. This workshop is based on the award-winning book ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris, which aims to bring the natural world back into the lives of children through poetry.

Ideal for 7-14 year olds and their parents/guardians, this is a 3-hour session which combines nature identification skills, vocabulary building, and imaginative description using all five senses to explore nature. After a chat about the kind of creatures, creepy-crawlies, and all manner of living things we might be seeing (and a bit of binocular training!), we will head out into a nearby green space to explore. Local nature experts will lead the walk, teaching participants how to look and listen and notice the living world around us. We then return inside to create our own Lost Words-inspired poetry with the help of poet Phoebe Nicholson.

Book here:

https://oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on/the-lost-words/

Broken Spoke Bike Repair Workshop 

 

ThURSdAY 30th SEPTEMber

 

6:15-7:30pm

 

Old Fire Station

FREE

Come join us to learn about fixing a flat and other useful things! Experienced bike mechanic Kat will take you through the basics to get to know your bike. We’ll be working through a demo bike together, exploring how different parts of bikes work and identifying problems, with a practical in fixing a flat.

 

Book here:

https://oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on/broken-spoke-bike-repair-workshop/

Lost Words Nature Walk and Poetry Workshop 

 

Saturday 9th October

 

10am-1pm

Kingfisher Green & West Oxford Community Centre

FREE

This workshop is based on the award-winning book ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris, which aims to bring the natural world back into the lives of children through poetry.

Ideal for 7-14 year olds and their parents/guardians, this is a 3-hour family session which combines nature identification skills, vocabulary building, and imaginative description using all five senses to explore nature. 

Book here: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-lost-words-nature-poetry-free-workshop-tickets-170626146397

Natural Pigment Workshop 

 

Saturday 9th October 

 

11am–1pm

 

Old Fire Station

£4-£10

Make pigments from plants.  

 

This workshop lets you discover how to extract colour from plants and how to turn this into shelf-stable natural pigments. Starting with a demonstration of a simple brew extraction, the participants will have the opportunity to make their own pigments using non-toxic materials.  All materials and equipment provided. This workshop will be led by artist Jules Bishop. 

Book here: 

https://oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on/pigment-making-workshop/