Friday, 22 September 2017

Illuminated Weekends at Fairytale Farm


Abingdon Craft Fairs - 2017/2018

 

 Abingdon Craft Fair

The Abingdon-on-Thames Craft Market takes place at Abingdon Market Place in the summer and at Christmas, 
Dates looking ahead are 9th December 2017, 28th July and 8th December 2018.
Local craftmakers showcase and sell their high-quality, handmade crafts, including jewellery, woodturned items, textiles, leather goods, preserves, cakes, photography, and glass items.
There are also craft stalls at the quarterly Local Excellence markets but the specialist events have so much to look at and a special atmosphere especially for Christmas shopping with unique, well-designed local items for lovely gifts.
For further information about this event, please see the town calendar or email events@abingdonchamber.co.uk

Other craft fairs in town include Abingdon traditional craft fair in the Abbey buildings (which has information on the Civic Society's website) 3rd to 5th November 2017. 
This is followed by a series of events as we approach Christmas,  the NSPCC craft fair at Northcourt and events in St Nicolas, St Helen, Trinity churches and each community centre in town.
The mistletoe fair planned for late October and the two four day events of past years have amalgamated into the 3rd to 5th November event.

Apple Day @ Langford Community Orchard - Sunday 24th September 2017




This Sunday at Langford Community Orchard, Apple Day will run from 2pm – 4pm.
Activities for all the family include apple bobbing and apple pressing, woodwork fun and a nature hunt. Refreshments, including free apple juice, will be available.
The orchard is located opposite Dunlin Court along the footpath running between Mallards Way and London Road (see map).

Making Bicester Rocks.  Join in the phenomena that is sweeping the town of beautifully painted rocks to hide and discover all over the place.

Bring some stones or rocks along to paint with the Grassroots Bicester team.

UTC Oxfordshire - Partnership UIpdate - Summer 2017

Welcome from the Principal

Dear all,

Our second partnership newsletter gives a great feel for the vibrancy of our summer term here at UTC Oxfordshire.

There have been so many positive opportunities and achievements, many of which have only been made possible by the consistent input and contributions from many of our local partners and contacts - many thanks to all of you who have played a part in that.

As we look towards our first public examination results, we are delighted by the outstanding destinations that so many of our students will be moving on to - you can see some of their stories on our website and we are looking forward to celebrating with them as their places are confirmed after the results are out!

Owain Johns
Principal

To read the full newlsetter please follow this link 

OxOnArts.info - Employment Opportunity - Administration Assistant

Administration Assistant

Salary / Fee: 
£10,500 (0.6 fte of £17,500)
Closing Date: 
Monday, 9 October, 2017
Arts at the Old Fire Station Logo
AOFS has grown substantially and now has a range of office and data imputting functions that need meticulous support across the areas of Bookings, Participation, Marketing and Finance. Working 3 days a week, this role will be a key support for departments with data entry requirements. We use a highly detailed Event Management System, Box Office Software and Financial software. Your role will be to use these functions to help us improve input into systems and tell the story of the organisation.
Please see our website www.oldfirestation.org.uk/vacancies for more details.
We are an equal opportunities employer, and we’re working hard to make sure that the people we work with are representative of our diverse community. We are particularly keen to recruit more talented staff who identify as BAME and/or disabled to work with us, as people from those groups are currently underrepresented in our staff team. We are committed to meeting access requirements; just let us know what you need.
Contact Details: 
recruitment@oldfirestation.org.uk
Old Fire Station
40 George Street
Oxford OX1 2AQ

OxOnArts.info - Employment Opportunity - Theatre Technician


Theatre Technician


Salary / Fee: 
£8,750.00 (0.5 full-time equivalent £17,500)
Closing Date: 
Monday, 2 October, 2017
Arts at the Old Fire Station Logo
Arts at the Old Fire Station is looking for a Theatre Technician to join the team and support the Technical Manager in ensuring a high quality service for events in the Theatre and wider building.
We need someone with proven theatre technical experience in both lights and sound, with a commitment to health and safety, and high standards of customer service who can work flexibly in a small team.
Arts at the Old Fire Station (AOFS) is an arts centre in the heart of Oxford. We focus on four things:
• Great art for the public
• Professional development of artists
• Building the confidence and skills of homeless people
• Creating an inclusive public space

The Old Fire Station building is shared by AOFS and Crisis Skylight Oxford who operate separate businesses but have a shared mission. Crisis Skylight is a service providing training and support to homeless people.
Essential to delivering our shared mission is the participation of Crisis members (homeless people using Crisis’ services) in our work.
Please see our website for further details:
Www.oldfirestation.org.uk/vacancies

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we’re working hard to make sure that the people we work with are representative of our diverse community. We are particularly keen to recruit more talented staff who identify as BAME and/or disabled to work with us, as people from those groups are currently underrepresented in our staff team. We are committed to meeting access requirements; just let us know what you need.
Contact Details: 
recruitment@oldfirestation.org.uk
Old Fire Station
40 George Street
Oxford OX1 2AQ

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

SEN Inflatable Play Session at Didcot!





Exclusively for children with Special Educational needs and their families. 
(Music will be turned off and maximum numbers will be significantly lowered)

Open 10am-11:15pm on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Didcot Leisure Centre .

Your children will enjoy 1.5 hours of fun on around 8 different inflatables, including: Obstacle Courses, Giant Slides, Multi-Play Castles, Disco Domes/Castles, Bounce n Slides, Soft Play, Ride-Ons and more!

PRICE: £5.50 per child

Suitable for children aged 18months-12years. (
There will always be inflatables & Soft Play just for children aged under 5)

THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT.

Please follow this link - please note there are other sessions that are not SEN Specific

Oxfordshire Mind - Building On Our Strengths at RAF Brize Norton - Thursday 5th October 2017


Oxfordshire Museums Service - Bicester Lantern Parade Project


White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre, Abingdon - Block Swim sessions

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

 A block of 10 swims will cost £33.30  or £4.65 for a singular swim.
The cost of the 10 for 9 swims is still currently on the old pricing this price is due to change.
Swimming includes access to the sauna and steam room also.

For younger families, a Parent and Toddler swim is £3.40 and a family swim is £9.50 - 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Junior swims are £2.75 for 4 to 15 year olds.

We do apply a strict rule that all children under 8 must be supervised by an adult in the water and around the centre. 
The ratio for this is 1 competent adult swimmer to 2 under 8's or non-swimmers under 16.

To find out more about the Liesure Centre please follow  this link