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  • The Writers' Greenhouse Summer of Writing: Sunday retreats in August - write in peace at author's home  
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    Doc Brown: The Weird Way Round The Glee Club Thu 25 Sep: Doors: 6.45pm

    Ian McEwan: In Conversation Sheldonian Theatre Thu 4 Sep: 7pm

    The Merry Widow St Mary's Church, Kidlington, OX5 2AZ Wed 22 Oct: 7.30pm

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    Harvest Hideaway - Meditative Canal Break
    Book by Thu, 21 August

    (Starts Fri, 22 August)

    Live Jazz
    Book by Fri, 22 August

    (Starts Sat, 23 August)

    Oxford Town Hall Heritage Tours
    Book by Fri, 22 August

    (Starts Sat, 23 August)

    Flowers at Oxford
    Book by Fri, 22 August

    (Starts Fri, 22 August)

    Yoga Lovin' Saturday Workshops
    Book by Sat, 23 August

    (Starts Sat, 23 August)

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    Wednesday 20th August 2014 Hide

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    Wednesday Coffee Mornings Oxford Irish Society

    Everyone welcome to this weekly community social morning. Bingo 12.30pm.

    11am-1pm Free

    Black Swan, Crown Street, (opposite Tesco, Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1QG

    Email Me 01865 247926

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    Backgammon

    For anyone who wants to play or learn backgammon. Bring board if you have one.

    7.30pm Free

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU

    www.meetup.com/Oxford-Backgammon/

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    Pubs, Meeting, Games, Today, This Week, Learning

    Oxfordshire Mind's pop up shop comes to Abingdon Oxfordshire Mind

    Drop into the shop (opp H.Samuels) in Abingdon's precinct to meet our team & find out more

    10-4 Free

    Community shop (opp H.Samuels) in Abingdon Precinct

    www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Email Me 01865263735

    No need to book!

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    Courses and WorkshopsWednesday 20th August 2014 Hide

    Knit Club Oxford Yarn Store

    Knitters and crocheters of all abilities meet informally at Oxford Yarn Store.

    10am-12pm Free

    Oxford Yarn Store, 3 North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, Mon - Sat 10am-6pm, late opening Thu -8pm. Closed Sundays.

    oxfordyarnstore.co.uk Email Me 01865 604112

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    Oxford Pipe Band Practise

    Meet every Wednesday night.

    6.30-9pm Free

    Silver Band Hall, Temple Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford, (near car park, behind Temple Cowley Swimming Pool) OX4 2EZ

    Email Me 01865 434887

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    Concert, Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Music, Today, This Week

    Thursday 21st August 2014 Hide

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    The anti-war movement Oxford Communist Corresponding Society

    A public meeting featuring a brief talk followed by questions and discussion. All welcome.

    7:30pm to 9:00pm, free

    Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

    www.communistcorrespondingsociety.org oxford@communistcorrespondingsociety.org

    Meeting, This Week, Politics, War

    Slimming World Blackbird Leys Slimming World

    Come along and start your weight loss journey with us.

    5 & 7pm £4.95 (£4.65)

    Blackbird Leys Youth & Community Centre, Blackbird Leys Road, Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 6HW

    Email Me 01865 400455

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    Weekly Knit & Crochet Groups The Fibreworks Oxford

    Free weekly knit/crochet group on Cowley Road. The kettle's on - bring your knitting!

    2-4pm Free

    The Fibreworks Oxford, 116 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE, Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm, late on Tuesdays

    www.thefibreworksoxford.co.uk Email Me 01865 803653

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    Knit Club Oxford Yarn Store

    Knitters and crocheters of all abilities meet informally.

    6-9pm Free

    Oxford Yarn Store, 3 North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, Mon - Sat 10am-6pm, late opening Thu -8pm. Closed Sundays.

    oxfordyarnstore.co.uk Email Me 01865 604112

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    Oxfordshire Mind's pop up shop comes to Abingdon Oxfordshire Mind

    Drop into the shop (opp H.Samuels) in Abingdon's precinct to meet our team & find out more

    10-4 Free

    Community shop (opp H.Samuels) in Abingdon Precinct

    www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Email Me 01865263735

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    SPEAK - The Voice for the Rights of Animals SPEAK

    What is happening to animals in Oxford University research laboratories? Find out here.

    1-5pm Free

    Opposite Oxford University Animal Research Lab, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS

    speakcampaigns.org/ info@speakcampaigns.org

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    Courses and WorkshopsThursday 21st August 2014 Hide

    Oxford ISIS Speakers Club Toastmasters

    Self development through public speaking in a safe and friendly environment!

    7-9:30pm Free

    Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

    www.oxford-isisspeakers.co.uk Email Me 07973 837575

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    ArtThursday 21st August 2014 Hide

    Thames: Dark River, Still Shining

    Photography exhibition documenting communities living along the River Thames

    6-9pm Free

    The Isis Farmhouse, Haystacks Corner, The Towing Path, Iffley Lock, Oxford OX4 4EL, Summer (April - August): Mon-Wed closed; Thu 4-11; Fri 12-11; Sat 10:30-11; Sun 10:30-9; BH Mondays 10:30-9. Winter (September - March): Mon-Thu closed; Fri 12-11; Sat 10:30-11; Sun 10:30-8.

    www.tomfarmerphotography.com Email Me

    Exhibition, Meeting, Photography, Art, This Week

    ClassesThursday 21st August 2014 Hide

    Mindfulness & Guided Meditation every Thu eve Silvia Siret - Change Catalyst

    We share, practice Mindfulness and meditate in a lovely private space in South Abingdon.

    7.30-9pm £5

    South Abingdon. Venue revealed on request.

    ...meetup.com... Email Me

    Booking advised by 30 May 2014

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    Friday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    MeetingFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Oxfordshire Mind's pop up shop comes to Abingdon Oxfordshire Mind

    Drop into the shop (opp H.Samuels) in Abingdon's precinct to meet our team & find out more

    10-4 Free

    Community shop (opp H.Samuels) in Abingdon Precinct

    www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Email Me 01865263735

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    MarketFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Headington Farmers' Market

    Crafts, produce, meats, fish, seafood, preserves, cheese, juices, eggs, etc.

    8am–1.30pm

    Kennet Road, Headington

    www.headington.org.uk/market/ Email Me

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    It's a shame this small but well-formed farmers' market only happens on the fourth Friday of the month - I'm sure...read more

    Eco, Meeting, Market, Food, Craft, This Week, Farmers Market

    Saturday 23rd August 2014 Hide

    ClassesSaturday 23rd August 2014 Hide

    The Writers' Greenhouse Summer of Writing: workshops and writing days this August with Megan Kerr

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    Every weekend in August: Saturday workshops and Sunday writing days. Learn, & have space to write in peace. Sunday am or pm sessions can be booked singly. Price reductions for multiple bookings. Will this be the summer you write your novel?

    10am - 4pm. Topic: Plotting £60

    Private house in Upper Wolvercote

    www.thewritersgreenhouse.co.uk

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    I found this course via Google after hunting high and low for a local writing course that didn't focus on the academic side...read more

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Books, New Writing, This Week, Classes

    Sunday 24th August 2014 Hide

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    Weekly Sunday Night Quiz The Marsh Harrier

    Come and test your brain power. Everyone welcome.

    8pm £1

    Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HH

    www.themarshharrier.com info@themarshharrier.com 01865 718225

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    Volunteer Conservation Work Oxford Conservation Volunteers

    Path erosion revetments at Shotover Country Park, Oxford.

    all day Free

    Minibus pick-up in Oxford

    www.ocv.org.uk Email Me

    Eco, Nature, Meeting, This Week

    ClassesSunday 24th August 2014 Hide

    The Writers' Greenhouse Summer of Writing: Sunday retreats in August - write in peace at author's home

    Reviews

    Every weekend in August: Saturday workshops and Sunday writing days. Learn, & have space to write in peace. Sunday am or pm sessions can be booked singly. Price reductions for multiple bookings. Will this be the summer you write your novel?

    10am - 4pm £30

    Private house in Upper Wolvercote

    www.thewritersgreenhouse.co.uk

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    I found this course via Google after hunting high and low for a local writing course that didn't focus on the academic side...read more

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    Cream Teas and Cakes

    Reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere. Children's playground nearby on the Village Green.

    3pm - 5pm

    Stadhampton Village Hall at St John's, St. John's Church, Milton Rd, Stadhampton, Oxford OX44 9DF, Monday to Saturday: 8:30am - midnight (events take place between 9:00am and 11:30pm).

    01865 890880

    Family Friendly, Meeting, Food, This Week

    Sports and FitnessMonday 25th August 2014 Hide

    Cowley Workers' Chess Club Cowley Workers Chess Club

    Casual chess in social club with bar. Quick social matches over Summer, league from Oct.

    7.30pm Guest sign-in for club venue, no charge for chess

    Cowley Workers Social Club, 21 Between Towns Road, Cowley OX4 3LZ

    twitter.com/CowleyWorkers2 Email Me

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    Competition, Meeting, Sports and Fitness, Games, This Week

    Tuesday 26th August 2014 Hide

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    Oriental board-game Go/ Baduk/ WeiQi/ 囲碁/ 바둑/ 围棋/ 圍棋 Oxford City Go Club

    All welcome - beginners to 7 dan/pro! Spectators welcome. Check website for late news.

    7.30-11.30pm Free

    Freud, 119 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AH

    www.britgo.org/clubs/oxford_c.html/ Email Me 01865 248775

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    Meeting, Chinese, Japanese, Games, This Week

    Oxford Worker Cooperatives Meetup

    Interested in starting a co-op? Not sure what one is? In one already? Come along!

    7pm - 9pm free

    Old Music Hall, The Old Music Hall, 106 Cowley Road OX4 1JE

    www.meetup.com/oxcoop/events/181436042/ Email Me

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    Weekly Knit & Crochet Groups The Fibreworks Oxford

    Free weekly knit/crochet group on Cowley Road. The kettle's on - bring your knitting!

    6-8pm Free

    The Fibreworks Oxford, 116 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE, Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm, late on Tuesdays

    www.thefibreworksoxford.co.uk Email Me 01865 803653

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    Meditation The Yoga Beat.co.uk

    Breathing, walking and mantra meditations in small Summertown studio

    6-7pm £7 / £5 ten class purchase

    The Beat Studio, Summertown

    www.theyogabeat.co.uk Email Me 0740 212 6826

    Must book by 08 Apr 2014

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    Meeting, Sports and Fitness, Meditation, This Week, Wellbeing

    ArtTuesday 26th August 2014 Hide

    Knitting Group Jam Factory Knitters

    No cost, all ages and abilities welcome.

    5.30-7.30pm Free

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU

    margaretpargeter317@btinternet.com

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