Exciting stuff – earlier in the year we applied for a £75,000 grant from the landfill company WREN, money they offer to projects on community buildings like ours. We just found out they are awarding us the full £50,000 plus the extra £25,000 they offer for exceptional projects. Fantastic news for the project – £75,000 from WREN plus the £100,000 we’ve been awarded by South Oxfordshire District Council.

See us in the local press here

Talking Shop has raised over £20,000 for the project too so far.


The whole build is estimated at about £500,000. The bulk of the balance is being sought through grants but our local fundraising is vital.

Please join us and bring your friends, for our great Jazz Evening on 14th September.

Great pop up street food from the fantastic Shredded Meat Co. and Emma Haynes (one of our favourite local chefs). Cash bar with delicious local wine and ale, plus soft drinks.

Food and bar from 7pm. Concert from 8pm.

Get your tickets asap – from contacts.talkingshop@gmail.com / phone Abi on 07989 503657 or buy at the market. £6 in advance, £8 on the door and £20 for a family deal (2 adults and 2 kids).

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