Barracks Lane Community Garden

A beautiful green space at the heart of a growing community

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Groups

A variety of different groups meet at the garden on a regular basis and welcome new members. Please contact the groups directly for further information, not the garden. If you can’t see the right group for you, why not start your own? We're always pleased to welcome new group bookings as well as bookings for one off events. Contact the co-ordinator at barrackslanegarden@yahoo.co.uk to discuss your ideas.

Chanting in the Cabin

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Meet: Monthly - Fridays 7.30-9.30pm - see below for 2017 dates

Description:

Dates for 2017 :

Jan 27
Feb 24
Mar 24
Apr 21
May 26
Jun 30
Jul 28

A mix of easy to follow songs & chants from various Indian traditions, all of which have different flavours - some more tuneful and uplifting and some more deep & grounding. Most have guitar or harmonium accompaniment, and sometimes other instruments show up as well. We also favour the non-pitch perfect experimental approach and spend some of the session just making the sounds that want to be made, with no structure or accompaniment, seeing where it wants to go. We also love to sit and absorb the echo for a while after making sound.

It's a great opportunity to relax, enjoy your voice and make sound without the pressure to get it right or be musically great. There are also many known health benefits and good reasons to do this, and it's also a lovely way to hang out with community.

Donations to good causes. We provide refreshments. No experience needed.

Contact: Josh: 07747 610539 joshuaknightmusic@yahoo.co.uk

Drop In? Yes just turn up.

Name It

Meet: Saturday evening from 6 - 9pm

Description:

Name  It young people’s project:  Meets Saturdays.  For young people 11 – 19 years old.  A chill out space open 6 – 9 pm.  Come along, share your ideas. More details from nameit1@hotmail.co.uk  Tel: 07763478011

Contact: Tel: 07763478011 nameit1@hotmail.co.uk

Drop In? Yes just turn up.

Open garden with Quiltbag crafternoon

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Meet: We meet 2-5pm usually the second Sunday of the month.

Description:

Quiltbag stands for

Queer/Questioning Undicided Intersex Lesbian Trans Bisexual Asexual/agender Gay

A crafternoon is a shared making and creative space

We seek to make a no pressure art and social space, where no one will police or question our identities

We bring some refreshments, a couple of games, yarn, drawing materials, colouring books and any other crafty things that take our fancy. Feel free to bring along your own snacks, art projects, games, or just yourself!

Entry is by donation – pay what you like to support the garden.

Dates for 2017:

Jan 15
Feb 12
March 12
April 16 
May 14
June 11
July 16
Aug 13
Sept 10
Oct 8
Nov 12
Dec 10

Contact: Email quiltbagcabaret@gmail.com quiltbagcabaret@gmail.com

Drop In? Yes just turn up.

Qigong for Health with Zoe

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Meet: Thursdays starting 12 January 7.45-9pm

Description:

Qigong with Zoe continues into the New Year with a series of classes designed to support your body and being through the turning of winter, with attention to nourishing the organs associated with this season, and a grounding practice of Shibashi Set 1 to help detox your system and allow your body’s natural healing energy to flow more smoothly and efficiently. Suitable for beginners, and those with some experience of Qigong who would like a refresher. Zoe Bicat is a qualified and insured teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi who has taught seasonal cycles of Qigong classes in Oxford since 2014.

Please book rather than just turning up.

Contact: Zoe Bicat 07954 371 368 zoebicat@gmail.com

Drop In? No please contact the group first.

Saturday social gardening group for joy, health and wellbeing! Starts April 2017

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Meet: Every Saturday from April 1st - end Sept 2017 11am - 4pm

Description:

Saturday social gardening group for joy, health and wellbeing!

 Barracks Lane Community Garden in OX4 East Oxford / Cowley
 
Come and join our friendly drop in gardening group with tasks suitable for all levels of physical mobility in our lovely community garden.  
Relax with coffee and papers in the morning in our warm indoor space for those wishing to be rather than do!
The group runs every Saturday 11am – 4pm from April 1st to Oct 2nd 2017.  Fully accessible.  All welcome.  Free.
For more information about the garden and directions visit http://barrackslanegarden.org.uk/


The group is suitable for all – whatever your experience or physical fitness or mobility. You can just turn up and you are welcome to come for all or just some of the time. Please wear suitable clothes and bring a packed lunch if you are staying for the day. Tea and coffee provided.

Contact: 07729 655543 barrackslanegarden@yahoo.co.uk

Drop In? Yes just turn up.

Groups

Would you like to host your own group at the Garden? Go to the Booking the Garden page for details.

Can’t see the right group for you? Why not start your own! Contact us to discuss your ideas.

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