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Jul
20
Sat
Needy Cat Games: Finishing Your Game
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Needy Cat Games: Finishing Your Game @ MinorOak

Have you ever wanted to design your own tabletop game? Got a great idea for a board game, but haven’t got a clue how to go about making one? Have you designed their first game, but can’t figure out why it isn’t working like you want it to? Do you just want to know more about how we design games? Join us for our Introduction to Game Design Courses and we’ll tell you want you want to know!

This ticket grants you access to a full day with Sophie and James from Needy Cat Games. If you don’t know, they’re the brains behind bestselling tabletop games such as Hellboy: The Board Game, Blitz Bowl, Adeptus Titanicus and many more!

This is the third of three courses designed to give you an insight into our design process and help you achieve your own game design goals. Each one is limited to twelve places, so you’ll have plenty of time to engage with us directly and ask us any questions you have!

SOLD OUT. MORE DATES HERE

Jul
25
Thu
MMM: Member Massages By Melanie
Jul 25 @ 12:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Name, please


MinorOak members only: click above to book a meeting room massage with Melanie. E-mail Melanie or contact her through her Facebook Page to pin down a time.

Melanie has worked in healthcare for over a decade and is passionate about making massage therapy accessible to everyone. Melanie has many clients with disabilities and combines a medical background with training from the London School of Massage in Swedish and deep tissue therapy. If you have injuries or other medical issues, Melanie can tailor a treatment for you. Melanie is body positive and inclusive in her practice.

Appointment times:
12:15pm, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm

Dee’s review

SO highly recommended.

I’d been moving furniture around for two days, and I was feeling sore and fed up. I’ve had many therapeutic massages before, and this was one of the best. Definitely an effective deep tissue massage. It just erased my lower back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Melanie has a medical background and often works with people who have disabilities. It was obvious that she knew what she was doing, including how to deal with my artificial hip and the issues it creates. Thanks, Melanie!

Book with Melanie.

Jul
28
Sun
Ink it Over: Rainbow feather mono and screen printing workshop, morning
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Just 6 places. Reserve a spot by paying through the link below. Your reservation will be under the name on the Paypal account or card. There will be another workshop from 2-4pm.




What’s Involved:

Back by popular demand, we are bringing back our introduction to screen printing alongside rainbow mono printing as a colourful celebration following the Nottingham Pride march this month. You will use simple stencil techniques using both processes in an experimental way guided by Sarah and Clare. you don’t need any prior Art experience, just a willingness to experiment and some protective clothing!

What you need to bring:

You will need to provide your own aprons or protective clothing. If you wish to print onto anything specific, you need to also bring that. We will be providing pre-cut stencils due to time restraint; however, you can bring your own templates if you have a strong desire to print your own design.

Ink it Over: Rainbow feather mono and screen printing workshop, afternoon
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Just 6 places. Reserve a spot by paying through the link below. Your reservation will be under the name on the Paypal account or card. There will be another workshop from 11am to 1pm.




What’s Involved:

Back by popular demand, we are bringing back our introduction to screen printing alongside rainbow mono printing as a colourful celebration following the Nottingham Pride march this month. You will use simple stencil techniques using both processes in an experimental way guided by Sarah and Clare. you don’t need any prior Art experience, just a willingness to experiment and some protective clothing!

What you need to bring:

You will need to provide your own aprons or protective clothing. If you wish to print onto anything specific, you need to also bring that. We will be providing pre-cut stencils due to time restraint; however, you can bring your own templates if you have a strong desire to print your own design.

Aug
2
Fri
Pop-Up Dining Room: Light Disciples & Cocktail Lab
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come one, come all! August’s pop-up dining room will feature Melanie’s singing debut with the Light Disciples!

£4 Ticket = Cocktail + Reservation (£5-£7 at the door)

Your cocktail ticket(s) will be reserved under the name and for the time you indicate below.  You can choose how many £4 cocktails you want once you click the “Pay Now” button. Payments are handled by Paypal. If some of the people in your party would prefer other types of drinks, please indicate the total number of people in the ‘reservation: name and time’ field and the no-cocktail people can pay for their drinks at the door.


Reservation: Name and Time


You can bring food in – probably from the food trucks on the square, but your own food is okay too. All cocktails and mocktails will be vegan-friendly. MinorOak will be set up as a restaurant dining room: a comfy place to sit and eat with drinks and live music.

Sneinton Market Fridays: the first Friday of every month during the warmer months, and the next one is coming up fast. These are great events with a fabulous vibe!

There will be food trucks and market stalls on the square, but limited seating – and not very comfy. Earlier this summer, I found myself deciding against getting dinner from a food truck because I wanted to sit down and have a nice, pleasant, chatty dinner – not be stuck standing in the square, trying to juggle take-out containers, cutlery and a drink.

Here’s the solution: On Sneinton Market Fridays, MinorOak is a pop-up dining room. Our front room will be set up like a pop-up restaurant, and…

  • MinorOak’s Cocktail Lab was a hit on Light Night, and we’re bringing it back!
  • The Light Disciples have a chilled sound that’s perfect for a Friday night in Sneinton Market. They’ll be providing live music at MinorOak!

Buy cocktails in advance for £4 (£5 to £7 value). Buy multiple advance cocktails and send me a message (Dee: dee@minoroak.com), and I can reserve a table for you if you let me know your preferred time and number of people.

Cheers, and meet you at the MinorOak!

Aug
5
Mon
Open Coworking Day (free day)
Aug 5 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Open Coworking Day (free day) @ MinorOak Coworking

Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak give everyone in Nottingham’s community of independent workers access to MinorOak and the benefits of coworking without the cost of membership and without commitment. Freelancers, independent professionals, and entrepreneurs from every industry are welcome. Great networking and a chance to get some work done, too. Just bring your laptop and phone.

We have 28-inch monitors for you to hook up to, printers, private phone rooms, coffee, tea, snacks, a meeting room and more. Open Coworking Day is basically a free day pass. Come in the morning and stay as long as you want.

Minor Oak Coworking is a local, independent coworking space that is focused on community. Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak are always free of charge.

Aug
10
Sat
Workshop: Monster Making for Beginners
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm
Workshop: Monster Making for Beginners @ MinorOak

This workshop is 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Ever wanted to learn how to sculpt monsters, but had no idea where to start? Have a burning idea for an amazing creature, but don’t know how to make it happen?

Warploque Miniatures are delighted to offer a brand new weekend course, designed to teach you the basics of sculpting your own monsters from scratch!

Find out more on the Warploque Miniatures Website!

Sep
2
Mon
Open Coworking Day (free day)
Sep 2 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Open Coworking Day (free day) @ MinorOak Coworking

Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak give everyone in Nottingham’s community of independent workers access to MinorOak and the benefits of coworking without the cost of membership and without commitment. Freelancers, independent professionals, and entrepreneurs from every industry are welcome. Great networking and a chance to get some work done, too. Just bring your laptop and phone.

We have 28-inch monitors for you to hook up to, printers, private phone rooms, coffee, tea, snacks, a meeting room and more. Open Coworking Day is basically a free day pass. Come in the morning and stay as long as you want.

Minor Oak Coworking is a local, independent coworking space that is focused on community. Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak are always free of charge.

Sep
6
Fri
N.Expert Connect: Companies, Website Edition
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Company Reps: click below to reserve a space.


Website professionals: e-mail events@minoroak.com with your portfolio URL.

Nottingham Businesses: Meet Nottingham Talent.

N.Expert Connect is a speed networking event that aims to bring Nottingham businesses and local talent together. The first event will focus on website design, development and content. It will be a combination of casual networking and speed networking and will include a complimentary beer, wine, or soft drink, and a light mezze buffet.

You’ll meet:

  • Website designers and developers
  • Copywriters and ghostwriters
  • Photographers and videographers
  • Consultants that offer training on topics like disability access and website DIY
  • Website marketing and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) experts

Perhaps you’ve been thinking of adding some video to your existing site and need a good photographer or videographer. Maybe you haven’t been publishing as many blog posts as you’d like and could use a ghostwriter. Are you happy with the number of people who are finding you through your website? If not, you may benefit from the services of a website marketer or SEO expert. It may even be time for a new site or a full refresh.

You will meet a variety of local experts and have an opportunity for a short chat with each one. You’ll be able to review their portfolios in advance, as well.

MinorOak will provide space for casual chats and semi-private meetings, as well as fast wifi. You can show the work you need done and see what they have to offer, online and on the spot.

Schedule:

  • 6:00 pm – casual networking, mezze and drinks
  • 6:30 pm – speed networking
  • 7:30 pm – casual networking, casual meetings

N.Expert Connect: Website Edition is aimed at businesses who can pay market rates for high-quality work from reputable local professionals. We plan to host a skill-swap speed networking session (Micros4Micros) later this year.


If help with your website isn’t what you’re looking for at the moment, please consider signing up for our mailing list so you’ll hear about future events with different themes.

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N.Expert Connect: Talent, Website Edition
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Website Professionals:

Click below to reserve your spot.

Please only register if you’ve been invited.

Thanks!




Nottingham Talent: Meet local Businesses.

N.Expert Connect is a speed networking event that aims to bring Nottingham businesses and local talent together. The first event will focus on website design, development and content. It will be a combination of casual networking and speed networking and will include a complimentary beer, wine, or soft drink, and a light mezze buffet.

If you’re here, you’re a perfect part of the mix for this event. Welcome!

We’d like to introduce you to a variety of local small businesses. We’re focusing on companies from a mix of industries with five to 50 employees: hopefully large enough to be stable clients, but small enough to lack in-house expertise.

You will meet Nottingham company reps and have an opportunity for a short chat with each one. We’ll let you know who they are in advance so you can review their websites.

We’re aiming for a mix of:

  • Website designers and developers
  • Copywriters and ghostwriters
  • Photographers and videographers
  • Consultants that offer training on topics like disability access and website DIY
  • Website marketing and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) experts

That would be you.

MinorOak will provide space for casual chats and semi-private meetings, as well as fast wifi. You can show off your online portfolio, find out what they need done – and make suggestions!

Schedule:

  • 6:00 pm – casual networking, mezze and drinks
  • 6:30 pm – speed networking
  • 7:30 pm – casual networking, casual meetings

N.Expert Connect: Website Edition is aimed at businesses who can pay market rates for high-quality work from reputable local professionals. We plan to host a skill-swap speed networking session (Micros4Micros) later this year.


Please consider signing up for our mailing list so you’ll hear about future events with different themes.

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Sep
7
Sat
Needlework Supplies Market No.2
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Needlework Supplies Market No.2 @ MinorOak

RESCUE AND REUSE

This market is for Nott’s community of needlework artists and hobbyists.

FOR BUYERS: It’s an opportunity to get ready for the crafting season with incredible bargains on the supplies you want and need. You can feel good about reusing rather than buying new. There will be pre-purchased and gently used items available, and who knows what you’ll find!

FOR SELLERS: This market will give you a chance to refocus, clean up shop and give others the opportunity to buy wool, yarn, and supplies that you no longer have a place for. Please e-mail dee@minoroak.com or use the website contact form if you’d like to be a seller.

FOR EVERYONE: This is going to be more than just a market. It will be a community event. We’ll have tables set up on Avenue A for sitting and visiting if the weather is nice, and free coffee, tea and snacks. The meeting room will be converted into a lounge.

MinorOak’s ground floor is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair accessible toilet.

This event is, of course, free of charge. You can let us know you’re coming on the Facebook Event. You can also join the Facebook Group if you’d like to have a say and be kept informed as we develop more events.

Sep
11
Wed
Learn SEO with Zena Goldman
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tickets



Do you have an awesome small business but you’re not getting much traffic or customers from Google? Want to know how to improve your small business seo with tried and tested techniques to gain more visibility online?

By attending this SEO course you will learn easy to use, practical SEO tips you can implement straight away.  You will create a personalised action plan to help you attract more customers to your website and generate more traffic from Google.

What You Will Get With This Small Business SEO Course

  • A half-day tailored training course
  • Coffee, tea and biscuits provided
  • Create a personalised action plan
  • Follow up support
  • A half-day coworking pass (worth £8) to use on the day or good for a month
  • Small group (max 8 people)

SEO Course Timetable

  • 9am to 1pm: SEO Training
  • 1pm to 2pm: Lunch (bring your own or eat locally)
  • 2pm to 6pm: Co-work on your SEO with the instructor and other participants in MinorOak’s front room (casual and optional)

You can use the half day coworking pass at Minor Oak Coworking Space to begin working on your website analysis and SEO action plan.  The course trainer will be available during these hours to provide additional support if required.

SEO Course Outcomes

  • Understand the factors that affect your website
  • How to carry out an SEO audit/website analysis
  • How to analyse the competition and how this can help your search engine optimisation
  • How to use images to boost your SEO
  • How website structure boosts SEO
  • How to use keywords effectively and the importance of content marketing
  • Techniques that will help you continue to improve your SEO and generate more traffic
  • Which free SEO tools can help you to grow your business

Who is the Beginner SEO workshop for?

This SEO course is perfect for small business owners who have just launched their website or have had one for a while but want to generate more traffic.

This course would also help bloggers who want to learn SEO techniques to drive traffic to their website.

It would also help freelancers who want to learn SEO techniques to support clients with digital marketing for websites.

About Zena Goldman

Zena Goldman runs a well-known family travel blog called Zena’s Suitcase which has been established for over 5 years and receives 20,000 page views per month.  She has successfully used SEO techniques to triple her Google traffic and rank for over 10,000 keywords in the search engines in less than 3 months.  Google featured her website in 1.88million search results in the last 6 months alone.  Zena is also an experienced trainer and influencer marketing campaign manager.

You can attend this course for £50 with a £8 discount for available to Minor Oak members

This course will take place on Wednesday 11th September at 9am

Sep
14
Sat
Needy Cat Games, Course 1: Starting Your Game
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Needy Cat Games, Course 1: Starting Your Game @ MinorOak

Have you ever wanted to design your own tabletop game? Got a great idea for a board game, but haven’t got a clue how to go about making one? Have you designed their first game, but can’t figure out why it isn’t working like you want it to? Do you just want to know more about how we design games? Join us for our Introduction to Game Design Courses and we’ll tell you what you want to know!

This ticket grants you access to a full day with Sophie and James from Needy Cat Games. If you don’t know, they’re the brains behind bestselling tabletop games such as Hellboy: The Board Game, Blitz Bowl, Devil May Cry: The Bloody Palace and many more!

This is the first of three courses designed to give you an insight into our design process and help you achieve your own game design goals. Each one is limited to twelve places, so you’ll have plenty of time to engage with us directly and ask us any questions you have!

Oct
7
Mon
Open Coworking Day (free day)
Oct 7 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Open Coworking Day (free day) @ MinorOak Coworking

Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak give everyone in Nottingham’s community of independent workers access to MinorOak and the benefits of coworking without the cost of membership and without commitment. Freelancers, independent professionals, and entrepreneurs from every industry are welcome. Great networking and a chance to get some work done, too. Just bring your laptop and phone.

We have 28-inch monitors for you to hook up to, printers, private phone rooms, coffee, tea, snacks, a meeting room and more. Open Coworking Day is basically a free day pass. Come in the morning and stay as long as you want.

Minor Oak Coworking is a local, independent coworking space that is focused on community. Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak are always free of charge.

Oct
12
Sat
Needy Cat Games, Course 2: Refining Your Game
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Needy Cat Games, Course 2: Refining Your Game @ MinorOak

Have you ever wanted to design your own tabletop game? Got a great idea for a board game, but haven’t got a clue how to go about making one? Have you designed their first game, but can’t figure out why it isn’t working like you want it to? Do you just want to know more about how we design games? Join us for our Introduction to Game Design Courses and we’ll tell you what you want to know!

This ticket grants you access to a full day with Sophie and James from Needy Cat Games. If you don’t know, they’re the brains behind bestselling tabletop games such as Hellboy: The Board Game, Blitz Bowl, Devil May Cry: The Bloody Palace and many more!

This is the first of three courses designed to give you an insight into our design process and help you achieve your own game design goals. Each one is limited to twelve places, so you’ll have plenty of time to engage with us directly and ask us any questions you have!

Find out more

Nov
4
Mon
Open Coworking Day (free day)
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Open Coworking Day (free day) @ MinorOak Coworking

Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak give everyone in Nottingham’s community of independent workers access to MinorOak and the benefits of coworking without the cost of membership and without commitment. Freelancers, independent professionals, and entrepreneurs from every industry are welcome. Great networking and a chance to get some work done, too. Just bring your laptop and phone.

We have 28-inch monitors for you to hook up to, printers, private phone rooms, coffee, tea, snacks, a meeting room and more. Open Coworking Day is basically a free day pass. Come in the morning and stay as long as you want.

Minor Oak Coworking is a local, independent coworking space that is focused on community. Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak are always free of charge.

Nov
9
Sat
Needy Cat Games, Course 3: Finishing Your Game
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Needy Cat Games, Course 3: Finishing Your Game @ MinorOak

Have you ever wanted to design your own tabletop game? Got a great idea for a board game, but haven’t got a clue how to go about making one? Have you designed their first game, but can’t figure out why it isn’t working like you want it to? Do you just want to know more about how we design games? Join us for our Introduction to Game Design Courses and we’ll tell you what you want to know!

This ticket grants you access to a full day with Sophie and James from Needy Cat Games. If you don’t know, they’re the brains behind bestselling tabletop games such as Hellboy: The Board Game, Blitz Bowl, Devil May Cry: The Bloody Palace and many more!

This is the first of three courses designed to give you an insight into our design process and help you achieve your own game design goals. Each one is limited to twelve places, so you’ll have plenty of time to engage with us directly and ask us any questions you have!

Find Out More…

Dec
2
Mon
Open Coworking Day (free day)
Dec 2 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Open Coworking Day (free day) @ MinorOak Coworking

Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak give everyone in Nottingham’s community of independent workers access to MinorOak and the benefits of coworking without the cost of membership and without commitment. Freelancers, independent professionals, and entrepreneurs from every industry are welcome. Great networking and a chance to get some work done, too. Just bring your laptop and phone.

We have 28-inch monitors for you to hook up to, printers, private phone rooms, coffee, tea, snacks, a meeting room and more. Open Coworking Day is basically a free day pass. Come in the morning and stay as long as you want.

Minor Oak Coworking is a local, independent coworking space that is focused on community. Open Coworking Days at Minor Oak are always free of charge.