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New Theatre Oxford- Out of order

 (Tue 27th- Sat 1st July- Book here)


Ray Cooney’s Out of Order came to the New Theatre Oxford this week and it didn’t disappoint. The play was surprisingly politically relevant with great banter about the current political landscape in Westminster today.

The show itself is formed around the discovery of a body on the windowsill of a hotel room, a room booked by a married Junior Minister to liaise with a typist called Jane played by Susie Amy, at the Westminster hotel. Good on Susie too who spent most of the show in her underwear and being thrown in & out of doors & windows, although so did the rest of the cast!

What follows is a show full of drama, comedy, shocks, surprises and a window that has a life of its own. With stand out performances from Shaun Williamson who plays a put-upon secretary called George & James Holmes, the waiter, this show is a must see. Well done to David Warwick for playing a convincing dead body too!

It’s guaranteed not to disappoint with its old school comedy style, refreshing modern commentary and glorious innuendos.

Book online or call: 0844 871 3020


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June 9th- Door open 7:30pm- Rose Hill Community centre.
Price: £10 for Hafla alone or book as part of one of the workshop combo’s.

Click below for more information and further links:

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FREE- Money saving course

A useful set of sessions that will help people who are struggling after the Christmas spend. We’ve been running the CAP Money course in Oxford for a number of years, and during the last week of January and then over two more weeks it will be held in Westbury Crescent, just outside Rose Hill.

The course is designed to help people get a handle on their personal finances. Many tens of thousands across the country have benefited from this training. It’s free and open to anyone. Each of the three sessions lasts two hours.

We recommend the course as debt prevention to anyone struggling with personal money management, though all kinds of people attend from the curious to the heavily indebted. Delegates don’t need to share personal information, no financial knowledge is required, and this is not just for people with a church connection.

The best way to register is to visit the website www.capmoneycourse.org and to search by postcode.

For more information take a look at the leaflet below:

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The Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir are actively recruiting!

On Thursday July 21st the choir are holding an open rehearsal to find new members by giving a taste of singing with one of Oxfordshire’s oldest choirs.

Rehearsals are every Thursday night from 7:30- 9:30pm, throughout the year and they perform concerts at least one a month in venues ranging from small halls and churches to the Royal Albert Hall. There’s an annual subscription which is surprisingly low, working out at less than £1.50 at week compared with many other hobbies and activities.

No auditions, no sight reading and no experience is necessary and you don’t have to be Welsh either, but you do have to be male. You just need to be able to hold a  note, enjoy singing and be free on Thursday nights for weekly rehearsals. From under 18 to over 80, studying, working unemployed or retired, everyone is welcome. No matter if you’re a novice who can’t read music or an experienced musician you’ll be made welcome.

They’re a fun, sociable bunch too; after most concerts a good number of the choristers reprise the evening at an “afterglow” with more singing in a nearby pub. They also have an annual dinner and summer and Christmas gatherings which include partners.

Phone or email to register – 07966 088606  or  owmvc.taster@gmail.co.uk

You can find also more information at www.oxwelshmvc.org/taster

or www.facebook.com/Oxfordwelsh




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Email: watts.eleanor@yahoo.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosehillandiffleylowcarbon/?fref=ts



Two amazing new Youth Clubs in Rose Hill




Youth ambition, in partnership with Rose Hill’s Junior Youth, hosted a joint launch of two new youth clubs last month, (February).

Leonard Sackey, the youth participation officer for Youth Ambition told us:

“The joint launch event was very successful with high numbers from the community attending the event. We were able to engage with lots of young people through activities such as dodgeball, tchoukball, table tennis, badminton and board games. Most of the young people who attended the launch also came to our half term activities on Monday and Wednesday in Rose Hill Community Centre.”

Youth Ambitions aim is to build meaningful relationships with young people aged 10-21 years old, (or up to 25 if they have physical or learning difficulties), who are from Oxford’s regeneration areas.

The second and new youth club for 11-14 years, aptly named ‘Roshillians Youth Club’, by the young people themselves has also started successfully.

A soft launch was held at the beginning of February with a large turnout, where the young people were asked what sort of things they wanted from a youth club and they even set their own rules!

Roshillians Youth Club Coordinator, Lizzie Carline said: “The youth club has started really strong with nearly 20 members already signed up, it’s a great space for them to have fun, talk to friends, and get support. We are looking forward to lots of trips too!”

The Youth Ambition team will be delivering a youth club on Mondays in Rose Hill Community Centre 5-7pm, for age 14+ and we are hoping that the launch has encouraged all those who attended to join and bring along their friends. And RoseHillians will be from 6:00-7:30pm on Thursday’s.









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   Rivermead Wildlife Project update








We hope that local people are starting to recognize the improvements on site at Rivermead. We have been working hard to open up the areas around the pond to allow more light in for water loving plants. We have also created an outdoor learning area which we hope will be used by Rose Hill Primary School. New interpretation signs have also been installed which help to explain the importance of the site.

The fly tipping situation does seem to have improved but we would still encourage local people to help us with this and let us know if they see anyone fly tipping. We would like to encourage people who walk their dogs on the site to please respect other users and clear up after their dogs. There is a problem with dog mess being left on the site, this makes it difficult for volunteers and also when working with children.

We will work to improve the site further this year and will continue to work with Rose Hill Primary to construct some ‘living doorways’ made from willow to create a more welcoming feel at the site.

Andy Gunn (Wild Oxford Project Officer.)

-Thanks to all the volunteers for all of their hard work on site.

sport Oxford Academy’s Sport Relief fundraiser!

On Friday 18th March, the Oxford Academy will be raising money for Sport Relief by taking part in a Bubble football tournament!

School statement:

‘The Oxford Academy students will be taking on their own challenge by getting involved in a ‘Bubble Football Tournament’. Students will attempt to raise cash and beat the goalie wearing giant inflatable bubble suits. The tournaments will take place every day and students will pay to play. There will also be a Question of Sport Quiz on Friday 18th March where both students and staff will test out their sporting knowledge for Sport Relief’.

PE teacher, Anneka Fowler said: “Students at the Oxford Academy love taking part in Sport Relief. It’s an excellent way to bring staff, students and the community together and get active, have fun and raise money for a great cause!”

Those schools that haven’t already signed up can still get involved in Sport Relief 2016. As always, schools can organize a Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Friday 18th March, but there are lots of other ways to join the fun and games too. Teacher can sign up for a free fundraising resource back by visiting: sportrelief.com/schoolstuff


Anneka Fowler, PE Teacher,The Oxford Academy

E: anneka.fowler@theoxfordacademy.org.uk   T: 01865 774311

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                                  Giving a Lifeline


Sean Qualter at MYOX4

MYOX4 are bringing their services to the community of Rose Hill in March, check out the video below to see what they can offer you.








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                                    Amazing Annie


Above: The cast of Annie who performed on 26th/ 27th January.

The Oxford Academy held showings of the hit musical Annie last month to family, friends and the community. Auditions were held for the roles back in July 2015, and were soon taken up by some talented pupils!
Bethany Lovegrove starred as Annie in one of the lead roles, whilst Rececka Kemae played the character, Grace Farrell. They even had a member of staff join in on the fun as Alex Rogers played Daddy Warbucks!


The shows were a great success, the singing, acting and dancing were a total triumph. The pupils performed to 200 primary school students in their first matinee performance, and were fully sold out on both nights.

Hannah Powell, subject leader for the performing arts said: “I have never been so proud of working with such talented actors and performers.” She added, “The show was by far the best one we have done so far, and we look forward to the next!”

                   Go to the source


Information drop in sessions start from Tuesday 15th March, at the community centre in Rose Hill, situated in the foyer. Contact details below.







                                    Interview with JYC 



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At the first session back this new year, we spoke to three children from Junior Youth Club to get their reactions on the new community centre. They loved it! Take a look at our video.

Thanks to Trevor Williams for the music: www.trevwilliams.co.uk 



                                          Get Groovy!


With all the evidence and health benefits of exercise, and in particular exercising in a group, why not make 2016 the year you try something new?


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Generation Games classes:

ZUMBA GOLD– Wednesdays: 10-11am at the new Rose Hill Community centre. First session is free and then £4 per. (Starts 24th February)


EXERCISE TO MUSIC- Thursdays:10.15 – 11.15 am at the new Rose Hill Community centre. First session is free and then £4 per.

Contact: www.generationgames.org.uk or 01235 849403 or info@generationgames.org.uk for more details, we hope to see lots of you there.


Opening Doors


Lord Mayor Rae Humberstone and Bill Buckingham open the new centre.








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                                   Planting for the future


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By Aimee Winkfield.

It was an exciting day yesterday at Rose Hill Primary school! Sixty volunteers from Nicholsons Plants Forestry Landscapes turned up at 7:30 am to install a forest site in the school field. Despite the cold weather, the volunteers managed to install a pond, a fire-pit, an array of plants, trees, boulders and logs; as well as seating and tepee areas for shelter and outdoor learning. This is a fantastic addition to the primary school and the children were so excited watching it all being built for them. The construction was filmed for the new Rose Hill News online site and  we would like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers for their amazing work!

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