Join us this weekend for a Midsummer Meander – our river themed celebration taking place all around West Oxford. Right across the community, people are getting creative, with over 20 locations signed up, and getting crafty in preparation for the weekend event.
Download your free map
A downloadable map of the participating locations is now available online here. Please note last minute locations may be added over the final couple of days. We already have confirmation of upcycled fishy art at the hydro, a new twist on the iconic ‘ENOUGH’ letters that featured during the 2007 West Oxford floods and giant kingfishers taking flight at the community centre.
The event is co-hosted by Low Carbon West Oxford and Osney Lock Hydro and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It’s just part of a year long celebration our our community’s centuries old relationship with the river.
Free crafting at the Fun Day
On Saturday 13th July the celebrations also include river themed crafting activities at the West Oxford Fun Day in Botley Park – which has also embraced the river theme.
As part of the project we’d also like to know which plants or animal you think best represent West Oxford and our river side ecology. These will help inspire the creation of a ‘human sundial’ which will be installed at the hydro in the summer of 2020. Please use this form to let us know which plant or animal you’d nominate to be featured on the sun dial.