Session at Brookes Climb.
Those who have your own gear - sign up as normal! For those who have some climbing experience but need instruction and gear - sign up to the Adult NICAS Open Session. £15, 8-9.30pm
Meet at the entrance at 7:45pm
Oxford Brookes Cheney Lane Headington Oxford OX3 0GB
Ellie has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.
Ark-T are a cultural hub for Oxford's Christmas Lights Festival, which launches on Friday, so last night they called in GoodGym to get the play space and back garden fully dressed with fairy lights in preparation for the event.
Everyone got very creative - trees, shrubs, fences, and boulders were all artfully draped in fairy lights - but biggest KUDOS goes to Hattie for spelling out ARK T in fairy lights on the play space fence!
We worked away for an hour or so, sweeping up leaves in garden and play space, uncoiling and detangling strings of lights, scratching our heads a little over making sure all the links connected correctly, and trying to ensure we didn't create any trip hazards. The big switch-on of the power was our reward, as the garden and play space turned into a magical kingdom of twinkling lights. It'll look beautiful on Friday.
The Ark-T centre are a cultural hub for Oxford's Christmas Lights Festival. The lights need to be set up by 19th November for the evening launch. Tonight we will be getting our twinkle on dressing the Ark-T playspace and back garden with fairy lights!
* Anyone wishing to run to the task as a group please meet in the car park of the Richard Benson Hall, 276b Cowley Rd at 6pm. There won’t be a bag drop available but we can use the toilets there. It's a little over a mile to Ark-T from there.
* If you would prefer to meet at the task please meet us at 6:15pm at the Ark-T Centre
For the first time in its long history, the Oxford castle will host a full-scale projection to mark it’s 950th year. Created by sound and light artists in collaboration with researchers, a video projection will be beamed onto the side of the Castle as part of a unique and free public event. There will also be socially-distanced interactive games for your amusement.
Oxford Castle – 950 years - Different roads lead to the same castle George R. R. Martin
To join us at this FREE open air event book your ticket on Eventbrite here.
Meet outside the Central Library at 6:30pm if you would like to walk down to the Castle together. The entrance is the revolving doors at the Westgate entrance opposite Bonn Square.
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Over 50 people came to the Cycling Festival in Rose Hill 2021
Over 30 people got their bike registered with Thames Valley Police (and many recieved a free D Lock!)
Loads of people got their bike fixed with help from Broken Spoke!
About 10 or more people came to the Rides lead by Cowley Condors, Joy Riders and Trev lead a social ride with help from Sarah and Ruth
Many kids played balance games with tennis balls, chalked hopscotch and golf balls thrown into a bike basket lead by Joy Riders. They also rode a course set out on the field and older kids helps make the course more difficult!
Some adults (Kathy and Phillipa from RHILC) tried the Bike course, and some adults (including Ruth, Ellie, Amy and Matty) also tried balancing the tennis ball to win a sticker! Matty failed to do it whilst eating a biscuit but did win a leopard sticked eventually! He also found a lucky rubber band on the ride which apparently you are meant to post into a post box to cheer up the postmen (they are always loosing them apparently!)!
Refreshments were expertly made by Eleanor and Chris From RHILC plus Emily and Trev making Hot chocolate for kids.
On our social ride we met a mule named Falco who is training for Walk for Earth, Ecocide!
Merlin a local artist came and did a quick painting of some of the action!
The sun shone and fair to say we all cycled home pretty happily exhausted Enjoy your bikes guys :) Trev