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‘Oxford is My Home’ – Can we create a magazine in a day?
‘Oxford is My Home’ – Can we create a magazine in a day?
Oct 19 all-day
Do you call Oxford your home? And what does the word ‘home’ mean to you? We want to give voice to the diverse experiences of finding, building and maybe even losing a home in Oxford in a new community zine called ‘Oxford is my home’. After the amazing response to the first issue, and the fun had in making it, we’re doing it all again! Whether you’re new to the city, born-and-bred, or anywhere in between, you’re invited to join together on 19th October at Open House. Come by any time between 10am and 4pm to collaborate & create art,
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5:30 pm Community-led Housing Clinic
Community-led Housing Clinic
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Looking to set up a housing coop? Interested in community-led housing? Dreaming of building your own home? If so, come and drop in to Open House anytime between 5.30 and 7.30 pm for expert advice and support on any stage of your community-led housing journey. We’ll be joined by folks from local architecture and design cooperative Transition by Design and Collaborative Housing to answer any questions you may have on finding a group, planning a project, working your way through planning, designing and building and in seeking finance for your project. This session is free and open to all.
10:00 am ‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
Oct 16 @ 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!
7:00 pm I’m Not Dancing // a panel discussion on queer space and LGBTQIA+ housing & homelessness
I’m Not Dancing // a panel discussion on queer space and LGBTQIA+ housing & homelessness
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
LGBTQIA+ people are disproportionately affected by poor housing and homelessness in the UK. Research by the Albert Kennedy Foundation has found that up to a third of young people experiencing homelessness identify in some way as LGBTQIA+ and Stonewall Housing’s work highlights how as a group already disproportionally impacted by austerity and the hostile environment, LGBTQIA+ people find it harder to access housing, are less able to afford average rents, and have a more difficult time navigating support systems. On 16th October we’ll be delving into the some of the reasons behind these trends and their impact on LGBTQIA+ people;
6:00 pm A People’s History of the Cowley Road // Scanning Party!
A People’s History of the Cowley Road // Scanning Party!
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring your photos and stories of Oxford’s favourite road, past and present to help us build a people’s history of the Cowley Road.
10:00 am Arts & Craftivism @ Open House
Arts & Craftivism @ Open House
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly arts and craft session. Free and good for all ages.
6:30 pm Renters Organise! Oxford Tenants Union Meetup
Renters Organise! Oxford Tenants Union Meetup
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and join a group of local activists fighting to make renting more affordable and more secure in Oxford.
11:00 am Coffee Morning @ Open House
Coffee Morning @ Open House
Oct 19 @ 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.