Friday, 23 June 2017

Picnic on the Glebe, St Mary's Vicarage, Ambrosden - Saturday 1st July 2017


Army and You - Sizzling Summer Giveaways

To see more great giveaways and to enter please follow http://armyandyou.co.uk/enter-our-summer-2017-giveaways/

Dance Festival Volunteer - Saturday 15th July 2017

Dance Festival Volunteer - Saturday 15 July 2017

Closing Date: 
Monday, 10 July, 2017
James Wilton Dance
Are you interested in watching dance? Dancin’ Oxford (dance festival) is looking for dance enthusiasts to join our stewarding team for this year’s exciting outdoor Summer Festival event on Saturday 15 July 2017.
Dancin’ On The Green is a fantastic free event (for all the family) bringing the very best in dance to the heart of the city.. This year we have a fantastic programme planned, and we need you!
If you enjoy interacting with a wide variety of people and are interested in gaining experience of working in events, then why not consider volunteering with us. We have a job that would suit you.

We are looking for some volunteers to:
- Assist with stewarding at the event
- Assist with artist liaison
- Be a friendly public face of Dancin’ Oxford
- Answer any questions members of the public may have regarding the event
No previous stewarding experience is necessary..
This promises to be a vibrant event with a fantastic atmosphere. So, if you'd like to see some amazing performances and be part of a great team, then this is the job for you!
The event runs from 12-4pm - volunteers would need to arrive on site by 11am.

Contact Details: 
If you're interested, please send an e-mail to: info@dancinoxford.co.uk

Thames Valley Police - Water Safety Warning

This hot weather has encouraged people to cool off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries and lakes. Please be mindful that this can be very dangerous.

Dangers of open water:
  • The water may look calm on the surface, but there can be strong undercurrents that could pull even a strong swimmer under the water.
  • The water may feel warm on the surface, but just a few feet below the surface it can be icy cold.  The cold water can affect stamina and strength of swimmers.

Key safety tips for staying safe near water:
 
  • Alcohol and swimming do not mix! Stay out of the water if you have been drinking.
  • Never let any children swim in unsupervised areas like quarries, canals or ponds.
  • Never interfere with lifesaving equipment - you might need it yourself.
  • Swimming anywhere other than at purpose built and supervised swimming pools is highly dangerous and is not recommended, unless as part of an organised club.

Parents please make sure your children are aware of the dangers!

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Modern Art Oxford are looking for a Visitor Service Volunteer

Visitor Service Volunteer

Salary / Fee: 
N/A
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 16 July, 2017
We have some exciting exhibitions coming up for the summer.
Would you like to get behind the scenes?
If you enjoy art, meeting new people and working as part of a team, we would like to hear from you!
Contact Details: 
Call, email or pop in!
Phone: 01865 813812
Email: Joe Wilson - Volunteering@modernartoxford.org.uk

Are you an Artist? Are you looking for a Summer Residency Programme?

Summer Residency Programme

Salary / Fee: 
£150 materials fee / studio space provided in-kind
Closing Date: 
Friday, 30 June, 2017
Following the success of OVADA’s 2016 Summer Residency, we are offering free studio space and a small materials fee for Oxfordshire artists to take part in this year’s programme in August 2017. OVADA will select up to 4 artists at any stage of their career, including recent graduates.
The aim of this programme is to provide uninterrupted time and space for the development of new work in a stimulating creative environment. Residencies can be developed around a particular project, used as a way to experiment with new ways of working or to explore working on a larger scale in OVADA’s unique warehouse space.
The opportunity is open to contemporary visual artists in Oxfordshire demonstrating a serious commitment to their practice. This is a chance for artists to work independently in an alternative space. Priority will be given to creative practitioners who do not currently have a studio/production space and to those who can maximise usage of the space during the residency period.
The residency will provide time and space for research, experimentation, reflection, dialogue and creative risk-taking. It is important to note that there is no prescribed outcome for this residency; the opportunity is solely focused on the development of the artist’s practice rather than a completed artwork.
Residencies will take place at OVADA warehouse in central Oxford (14A Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ). The warehouse space will be loosely divided into areas based on individual artist’s needs. Please note that these are open workspaces in view of other residency artists and building-users. We anticipate that artists will informally exchange their knowledge and experiences with each other and meet OVADA’s studio artists/team in order to make new contacts.
Artists will receive £150 towards the cost of their materials at the start of the project, paid upon invoice, and will also receive free Associate Membership for one year.
For further information and application details visit our website: www.ovada.org.uk/summer-residencies
Contact Details: 

Age UK looking for people to take part in Cowley Road Carnival

Age UK Oxforshire @ Cowley Road Carnival

Closing Date: 
Sunday, 2 July, 2017
Age UK Oxfordshire are coming to Cowley Road Carnival! For the first year, we are working in partnership to encourage more people to take part and enjoy a great day out. We have our own dedicated space, with a chance to sit down and have a cuppa. We are looking for creative ideas to run during the event that people we work with will enjoy.
If you currently run activities for older people and would like the chance to reach new audiences, then please do get in touch. If you are keen to expand your audience to older people locally, then we want to hear from you. If you enjoy drinking tea and helping people to enjoy creative activities, then we definitely need you there! We have no funds to pay for activities, but we welcome everyone who would like to kindly volunteer their time. It could be a great way for you to do some consultation about your work, make some new partners, recruit some new participants- and will be a great day out. There is no obligation to stay for the full event, you can dip in and out of our space or just come along for an hour.
If you can offer your time and ideas then please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
Contact Details: 

AFF reassured about housing safety for Army families




AFF reassured about housing safety for Army families

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London, the Army families Federation (AFF) has approached the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to clarify whether multi-storey Service Families Accommodation (SFA) features any external cladding, which would potentially present a fire risk.

Safety assured
DIO checked the position of this issue and were able to inform AFF that multi-storey buildings are predominantly brick construction. The external wall insulation used on recent energy efficiency upgrades to military housing has also been confirmed as meeting all relevant building and fire regulations.

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder said, “Ensuring the safety of our Army families is paramount and AFF has received assurances of safety from all relevant parties involved. DIO has also advised us that a review will now be carried out of all non-habitable areas such as stairwells, plant rooms and communal areas, to confirm the safety of the Army families living there.”

Contact AFF
If families are at all concerned about safety in their SFA, they should contact housing maintenance and repairs contractor CarillionAmey (CA) directly on 0800 707 6000 or contact AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder on housing@aff.org.uk

To find out more about AFF’s work in support of Army families, visit www.aff.org.uk

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final – Wembley August 2017 – 40% Off – LIMITED TIME ONLY




Watch the climax of one of Rugby League’s biggest day's out at the iconic Wembley Stadium. This day is LIKE NOTHING ELSE with a full day of back to back entertainment and this August they are taking it to another level with the introduction of Club Wembley ticket access, adult tickets from £12 and junior tickets from £5.

Visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk for details or log in to the free mobile app and search for Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final....