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Welcome to our events page. We have all sorts of activities happening in the market from live music, quiz nights, craft workshops, book talks, chess nights, tastings and more!

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Introducing this week’s featured activity:

8pm, Sat 25May  – The Chamberries – Central Sq w/The Market Tap

This week as part of Love Your Local Market The Market Tap welcomes wonderful west Oxfordshire band The Chamberries for their Covered Market debut.   The central sq will come alive to the sounds of  The Chamberries original blend of jazz, blues, soul, and gypsy jazz.

FREE!

REGULAR FIXTURES

Every Tues – Queer Craft Club  – 2pm – 4pm – The Woolhound
Free
All welcome. There’s nothing like crafting with friends and meeting new people too.

1st Thurs of the month – Hoyle’s *Chess and Cheers –  7pm – The Market Tap.
Everyone is welcome from newbies to solo chess strategists. Hire our classic chess boards and pieces for a redeemable £5 ticket per person (or feel free to bring your own for complimentary entry)
The Market Tap event page

Every Thurs and Sat – Stitch n Bitch – 4:30-6:30 – The Woolhound
Free
Bring your project and join us for a chat, snacks, and knitting/crochet support if you need it!
The Woolhound event page

2nd Thurs of the month – Hoyle’s We Are Go! – 7pm – The Market Tap
Explore the game Go! with Hoyle’s and players from the Oxford Uni and City clubs.
Further details head to Hoyle’s info page here.

3rd Thurs of month: Hoyle’s Backgammon & Beers – 7pm – The Market Tap
Whether you’re a solitary tactician or coming with another backgammon aficionado, all are invited to join. Don’t know how to play? Hoyle’s will teach you!
Further details head to Hoyle’s info page here.

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Three different images. Three people playing instruments, one chess board, three people sitting on stools discussing a book

Every Fri – The ‘not-very-literary’ quiz’  – 8pm – Gulp Fiction
£1 per person
Bring a team, your game faces and maybe you’ll win! Quizzing you across a multitude of topics.
Gulp Fiction event page

1st Fri of the month – A Night of Music: Open Mic – 8pm Central Sq with The Market Tap & Nash’s Tune Trove
Free
Come and simply enjoy a huge range of music, everyone and every music style welcome. Performers sign up on the night.
For Info head to Nash’s Tune Trove Instagram

Every Thurs and Sat – Stitch n Bitch – 4:30-6:30 – The Woolhound
Free
Bring your project and join us for a chat, snacks, and knitting/crochet support if you need it!
The Woolhound event page

Every Sun – Craft Kids Do Sundays! Free – 10am – 12pm – The Market Tap
Free
Bring the kids to The Market Tap by Tap Social for colouring, puzzles, painting, moulding, sticking building…for babies, toddlers and young creative geniuses. Plus the first Sunday of the month it’s Crafty Kids Go To Space with the Space Store.
The Market Tap event page

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More events and market experiences…

There’s so much happening every week in the market. As well as one off events some traders also offer other experiences you can treat a friend or that special someone to.  Here’s how to keep on top of what’s on and when:

The Market Tap events diary – for gigs, tastings, chess nights, and all kinds of other activities.

The Woolhound events diary – for wool and crochet bases workshops, craft classes and warm friendly socials

Gulp Fiction events diary – for book talks, quiz nights, comedy and live music

Y.O.U Underwear events diary – for workshops, talks and more all shaped to help us live a more sustainable lifestyle

The Oxford Soap Company – for soap-making workshops

The Space Store – for virtual reality moonwalks and more