Calendar

May
10
Fri
Arts & Craftivism @ Open House
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Weekly arts and craft session. Free and good for all ages.

May
11
Sat
Coffee Morning @ Open House
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each Saturday we’ll be talking about a theme to do with housing and homelessness. These coffee mornings are informal and friendly and a good way of finding out more about Open House.

May
15
Wed
‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Like to play with words? So do we!

Come hang out with our poet-in-residence and have a go at some writing games, techniques and activities – or just curl up with a cup of tea and a book! We will have plenty of resources, materials, and poetry for you to get stuck into so just drop in – no need to register.

The sessions run weekly on Wednesdays from 5 December between 10am and noon – and will carry on into the new year, too.

Spread the word!

Sing-a-long workshop with the Street Choir
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
May
17
Fri
Arts & Craftivism @ Open House
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Weekly arts and craft session. Free and good for all ages.

May
18
Sat
Understanding our neighbourhood better: the streets and spaces we call home
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

A workshop using the RIBA Urban Futures game to explore what an Oxford shaped by it’s citizens might look like.

Free and open to all. Lunch is provided.

Coffee Morning @ Open House
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each Saturday we’ll be talking about a theme to do with housing and homelessness. These coffee mornings are informal and friendly and a good way of finding out more about Open House.

Challenging Thresholds Design Exhibition
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Physical and psychological thresholds are real obstacles when coming to reconsider ‘other ways’ of inhabiting the city. Open House is a unique example of a place which challenges the status quo: located on a commercial Street, it does not sell anything. In a context of a noisy city it invites people to talk and be listened to. This semester, interior architecture students from Oxford Brookes University were asked to consider the city, the street, the façade and the shop in order to find ways which will ease the participation of people in this new model of urban interaction. They will present the  ideas and design schemes through models and design reports at the Open House and use the opportunity to discuss issues of inclusion and participation in the city as means of thriving for more socially driven design solutions.

May
20
Mon
The Chav Solidarity Book Tour @ Open House
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

D Hunter presents his book “Chav Solidarity” s part autobiography, part meditation on trauma, class and identity, part one finger salute into the face of respectability politics, but mostly an articulation of the contradictory heart of Chavvy shit heads across the U.K. Hunter will read excerpts from the book, as well as discussing it’s origins and surrounding issues. This will be followed by a question and answer session and open discussion regarding the issues raised in the book.

May
22
Wed
‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Like to play with words? So do we!

Come hang out with our poet-in-residence and have a go at some writing games, techniques and activities – or just curl up with a cup of tea and a book! We will have plenty of resources, materials, and poetry for you to get stuck into so just drop in – no need to register.

The sessions run weekly on Wednesdays from 5 December between 10am and noon – and will carry on into the new year, too.

Spread the word!