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‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in 10:00 am
‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
Oct 2 @ 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!
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A Home of Her Own, women’s experiences of housing and homelssness 7:00 pm
A Home of Her Own, women’s experiences of housing and homelssness
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
When the Women’s Budget Group published their A Home of Her Own, Housing & Women report in July 2019, their findings were stark. The report found housing to be unaffordable to the majority of women in every UK county. Across England as a whole average rents take 43% of women’s median earnings aompared to 28% of men’s. Women now need over 12 times their annual salaries to be able to buy a home in England, while men need just over eight times of theirs. Women make up 60% of housing benefit claimants and so are being disproportionately affected by public
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Arts & Craftivism 10:00 am
Arts & Craftivism @ Open House
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly arts and craft session. Free and good for all ages.
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Coffee Morning 11:00 am
Coffee Morning @ Open House
Oct 5 @ 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.
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STREETPARTY! Print your own tote bag with Lisa Made It
STREETPARTY! Print your own tote bag with Lisa Made It
Oct 6 all-day
If you’re visiting the Little Clarendon Street ‘Octoberfest’ drop into Open house for a print your own tote-bag with local illustrator and designer Lisa Made It.
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‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in 10:00 am
‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
Oct 9 @ 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!
WE LOVE SOCIAL HOUSING! (But just how do we make more of it happen…?) 7:00 pm
WE LOVE SOCIAL HOUSING! (But just how do we make more of it happen…?)
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Two thousand and nineteen marks the one hundred year anniversary of the Addison Act, the legislation which would deliver ‘Homes fit for heroes’ and kick start decades of the mass-provision of state-owned social housing. These homes were designed by top architects and built with their occupants welfare in mind. They were homes for life, housing people from a mix of social classes and backgrounds in secure and truly affordable rental tenancies. With more then one million households across the UK currently waiting for council housing, it is unsurprising that high-profile campaigners such as George Clarke are joining the likes of
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World Homeless Day @ Open House
World Homeless Day @ Open House
Oct 10 all-day
Come along and find out about the Oxford Homeless Movement, how people across the city are coming together to make sure that no person should have to sleep rough on our streets. You can also find out about how you can get involved.  
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Arts & Craftivism 10:00 am
Arts & Craftivism @ Open House
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly arts and craft session. Free and good for all ages.
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Coffee Morning 11:00 am
Coffee Morning @ Open House
Oct 12 @ 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.
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Community-led Housing Clinic 5:30 pm
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.
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‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in 10:00 am
‘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!
I’m Not Dancing // a panel discussion on queer space and LGBTQIA+ housing & homelessness 7:00 pm
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;
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A People’s History of the Cowley Road // Scanning Party! 6:00 pm
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.
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Arts & Craftivism 10:00 am
Arts & Craftivism @ Open House
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly arts and craft session. Free and good for all ages.
Renters Organise! Oxford Tenants Union Meetup 6:30 pm
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.
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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,
Coffee Morning 11:00 am
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.
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Pop-Up Tomorrow: Reimagining Oxford City Centre 2:00 pm
Pop-Up Tomorrow: Reimagining Oxford City Centre
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop Up Tomorrow is a series of events inspired by Transition Network across the UK, imagining future communities. ////// POP UP TOMORROW: RE-IMAGINING OXFORD CITY CENTRE //// Sun 20th October, 2-5pm Open House Oxford Free entrance Join us for a creative afternoon at Open House Oxford – where together we will reimagine what Oxford City Centre could look like. Please sign up on this page or on the eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/73967220949/ Places are free but there is limited space in the venue so places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis! “Pop Up Tomorrow will be a time of
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‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in 10:00 am
‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
Oct 23 @ 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!
CANCELLED: Can a Home Solve Homelessness? 7:00 pm
CANCELLED: Can a Home Solve Homelessness?
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  This event has been postponed to a future date. Panel discussion with Tom Wynne-Morgan of Homes England and local architects Transition by Design on how architects and designers are engaging with the issues surrounding homelessness.
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Panel: Homelessness and Rough Sleeping in Oxford 7:30 pm
Panel: Homelessness and Rough Sleeping in Oxford
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Organised by Oxford University’s Student Labour Group.
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Arts & Craftivism 10:00 am
Arts & Craftivism @ Open House
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly arts and craft session. Free and good for all ages.
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Coffee Morning 11:00 am
Coffee Morning @ Open House
Oct 26 @ 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.
Renters Rights workshop & panel discussion 2:00 pm
Renters Rights workshop & panel discussion
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm
Renters rights workshop with the London Renters Union followed by a panel discussion with Hanna Wheatley of the New Economics Foundation and local campaigners.
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Open House Closing Party 7:00 pm
Open House Closing Party
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
With poems, stories and perfoemances from contributors to Oxford is My Home community magazine.
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‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in 10:00 am
‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
Oct 30 @ 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!
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