Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG)

Everything you need to know about Charlbury Refugee Action Group

You will also find ongoing refugee news at where we post regularly updated information about what the group is doing, news about the refugee situation, and how you can help. The Facebook page is accessible even if you are not signed up to Facebook, though you will get more out of it if you are. (If you join Facebook, you do not have to use it for any other purposes, nor do you have to publish any personal information.)

Relevant information for local residents can be found on the District Council website.

If you would like to join the membership / mailing list for Charlbury Refugee Action Group, please sign up at here. This will keep you fully up to date with what we are doing, and the events we put on. We welcome your help and enthusiasm too!

Membership is free.


Our audited accounts for 2016/17 are here: please click to download.


Our season of forthcoming concerts is below. The proceeds from all our concerts and other fundraising events go to refugee relief, usually in France or Greece where charities including Help Refugees help fund grassroots, mainly volunteer organisations operating where the international NGOs often have no access.

Other events are planned this autumn and will be announced here shortly, as well under the appropriate dates on

If you wish to make a donation yourself, with the opportunity to add Gift Aid (which increases the value of your donation by 25%), please donate using this link: We cannot add Gift Aid to money paid for entry to an event.

You can also click these links to see
Our Sunday Tea Concert programme for 2017/18
The CRAG constitution
Minutes of CRAG committee meeting held on May 8 2017
Minutes of CRAG committee meeting held on September 11 2017


Charlbury Tea Concerts: Spring Series 2018

Each concert is held in the Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm. Doors open at 2.30. Concerts last approximately one hour. Tickets are £10 and include FREE TEA AND CAKE (under 15s, £5) and may be reserved by emailing For general enquiries phone 01608 811378.

Reserved tickets should be collected and paid for at the door by 15 minutes before the performance. Otherwise seats cannot be guaranteed.

Subject to availability, tickets may be bought on the door.

Future concerts are listed below with our other events:


Saturday February 10

Bring and Buy

In the Friends Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury from 10-1.

Serving teas, coffee, cakes.

Donations welcome from 9.30

We welcome
# unwanted or unneeded gifts
# new and previously loved clothing
# packaged unopened electrical goods
# packaged unopened food within its date
# new household goods, toiletries, books, DVDs, toys and more!


Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action to raise funds for refugee aid.

To donate items in advance, call 01608 811402.


Sunday March 25

Richard Boothby: Viola da Gamba recital

In the Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm

We are honoured to welcome the internationally renowned viola da gamba player Richard Boothby who will be making a return visit to Charlbury after his extremely popular recital for CRAG in 2017. Founder and Director of the Fretwork Viol Consort and professor of viola da gamba at the Royal College of Music, Richard Boothby is a distinguished player who has recorded over 80 CDs.

This will be a rare opportunity to hear some rarely heard gems of the French solo viola da gamba repertoire, introduced by the soloist. The hour-long recital will be followed by homemade cakes and tea, when there will be an opportunity to meet the artist and buy copies of his CDs.

The works played will include:

# Nicholas Hotman (before 1614-1663)
Suite in D minor: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Air, Gigue.

# Sieur de Machy
Suite in G major (1685): Prelude, Allemande,, Sarabande, Gavotte en Rondeau, Chaconne.

# Jean de Sainte-Colombe (fl. 1658 - 1689)
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Chaconne.

# Sainte-Colombe le fils
Prelude in E minor.
Tombeau pour M. de Ste-Colombe le Pere.

# Philippe Hersant (b.1948)
Le Chemin de Jérusalem

Tickets £10 (under 15, £5) include tea and cake. Please email to book a ticket, buy a ticket at Charlbury Post Office or Cotswold Frames, or take your chance on the door (space permitting).


We shall be listing more events here soon. Our Sunday Tea Concerts will resume in the autumn.

Last updated: Tue 6 Feb

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