What’s on

Fri 26 Sep: Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning will be on Friday 26th September 10.00-12.30 pm at The Quaker Meeting House in Market Street . Bring and Buy ,Bric a Brac, Raffle, Competitions.

Please support us by coming along ,helping and donating-all much appreciated.
Contact Liz and Bob Tait if you can help us.
elizabethtait@msn.com 01608 810150

Exciting news. We have been kindly donated a luxury cottage, which sleeps 6, on the north Norfolk coast for a week (low season)-available until the end of March 2015.Please send bids by e-mail to elizabethtait@msn.com or by post to Elizabeth Tait,Brice House ,Thames Street, Charlbury, OX7 3QQ.The Highest bidder will be announced at 12.00 pm sharp on 26TH September at the Coffee Morning.

PLEASE BE GENEROUS

Bob Tait · Link


Sat 27 Sep: CHURCH BAZAAR - MEMORIAL HALL - 10 am to 12.30

St Teresa's Church Bazaar

Saturday 27 September
from 10 am to 12.30

Charlbury Memorial Hall

Bottle stall - Home Produce
Christmas Cards and Wrapping paper
Raffle
Books - Plants - Bric a Brac
Handbags and Scarves
Café
Special Christmas Hamper (separate raffle this year)
Fairtrade Goods

All welcome.

For more info contact : Madeleine Wheare 01608 810092 / 07811 496 102
mad@wheare.org

Madeleine Wheare · Link



Sat 27 Sep: Southill Solar

We need you - and your brightly coloured brolly!

On Saturday 27th September at 15.00 we are aiming to have at least 100 people at the site to form 'lines of visibility' - people with their umbrellas lined up across the site along lines we have already identified. These lines will be photographed from the five key viewing points around the site.

There is very limited parking and turning space at the lay-by so we are proposing to organise coach travel from the bus stop at The Playing Close, up to two trips departing at 2.25pm and 2.45pm, and then returning as soon as we have finished.

There will be an opportunity to make a voluntary contribution towards the costs of the coach hire.

Liz Reason · Link


Sun 28 Sep: Big Apple Take-Away on the Playing Close

2.30pm until the apples run out, come early to have the best choice. Free apples - all welcome. Apples are picked from local gardens at the invitation of the kind owners who don't like to see their fruit fall on the ground and be wasted.

Contact 01608 811057 or sharecroppers@charlburygreenhub.org.uk if you have spare fruit to be picked and given away. We also make windfalls into cider to raise money at local events.

Christine Elliott · Link



Thu 2 Oct: Sunset Over Selungo - free film screening + Q&A with director

Film screening of 'Sunset Over Selungo' - documentary by local filmmaker
7.30pm, October 2nd at the Friends Meeting House
Free to attend, donations to Penan Peace Park fund encouraged

Please come to this screening of a 30-minute film by local filmmaker Ross Harrison.

"From a remote village, deep in the rainforest of Borneo, comes an inspiring true story about freedom and belonging. Following Dennis, Unyang and Sia of the Penan tribe, Sunset Over Selungo is an intimate insight into an isolated way of life built upon centuries of jungle survival. Though hunting for breakfast and living without internet are difficult to imagine for most of us, Sia's daily concerns are just the same as anybody else's - for his family and his community - and he is determined to protect them."

Find out more at www.selungo.com.

Ross Harrison · Link


Tue 7 Oct: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your unfinished knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you have on the go), have a good chat & unwind over a glass of wine.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners (yarn, crochet hooks & knitting needles can be provided). No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by.

Venue update: after some uncertainty, it's been confirmed that the Yack & Yarn meetings will continue to be held at The Bell.

Please contact Louise for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com.

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 11 Oct: The Charlbury Variety Show

Memorial Hall, 7.30-11pm, Saturday 11th October
As a fundraising event for the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal, we have organised a variety show, featuring some of the amazing talent that there is in Charlbury and surrounding villages.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE IN THE CHARLBURY POST OFFICE priced £10 to include a light snack (slice of pizza. There will be a licensed bar.

We have an amazing line up of talented local people with a large variety of musical and comedy acts as well as poetry and dance.

Please contact Tanya Stevenson to register interest or for more information: billandtanya@outlook.com or mobile: 07871 795748.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sun 12 Oct: "The Artist and the Model" - ChOC's film of the month

Showing in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm, bar and doors open 6.45.

Cert 12A, 1hr 40mins

In 1943 an old sculptor and his wife live in a small town on the border between occupied France and Franco's Spain. 80 year-old Marc Cros has not sculpted for years; disillusioned by two world wars, the artist has lost all faith in art, life and humanity.

But when his wife Lea finds a Spanish woman, Merce, on the run from Franco's army and offers her the chance to live in the artist's studio, Marc inadvertently finds himself with an attractive young model for what will be his last sculpture.

In the quiet of his mountain workshop the artist and the model talk simply and openly about life and the world around them. Slowly a beautiful relationship develops between the young girl, just starting out in life, and the old man who senses his end is approaching.

Fernando Trueba (director of Oscar-winning BELLE EPOQUE and Oscar-nominated CHICO AND RITA) collaborates with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere to present this exquisite tale of a quest for beauty and artistic inspiration. Sumptuously shot in black and white by Cinematographer Daniel Vilar, and with captivating performances from Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale and Chus Lampreave, THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL is a delicately crafted contemplation on life, death and art that won Trueba the Best Director award at San Sebastian Film Festival..

Based on a true life story. Subtitled (though there is not a lot of dialogue).

More information to follow. Tickets £5 on the door, kids 12-15 £3.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 12 Oct: 6 o'clock worship (this month at the Baptist Church), Dyers Hill

You are invited to an informal contemporary evening service with music and reflection. Arrive at 5.45pm for refreshments and cookies.

Do join us for an hour of space to spend time in God's presence.

The 6 o'clock worship team is made up of Christians from churches in Charlbury and surrounding villages.

For more information contact Pippa on 811797 or visit our website www.6oclockworship.org.uk

Pippa Nash · Link


Sun 12 Oct: CAS AGM followed by Watercolour Demonstration by Rod Craig

Inspiration for Rod's paintings comes from his passion for architecture, landscape and the elements. He creates atmospheric pieces rather than representational studies.

7.30pm in the Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury

Members free, Visitors most welcome £3

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Wed 15 Oct: Charlbury WI October meeting - The Hidden History of Nursery Rhymes

Our October speaker will be revealing the hidden meanings behind nursery rhymes. Seemingly nonsensical rhymes for children are often hangovers of more serious things in the past: changes in law or religion, ways to remind children of their heritage, poking fun at unpopular members of important families or even recalling sinister events such as a murder. While the bubonic plague is thought to be immortalised in 'Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses', the rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty' is considered to refer not to an egg, but to a huge cannon used by the Royalists defending the town of Colchester during the civil war. Do join us for the evening to find out more. Newcomers are always very welcome.

If you're considering how to fill the autumn evenings, then please come along & try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2014 (see Community/Social page for details), a growing membership (of all ages) & always have delicious home-made cake at meetings!

Charlbury WI meet at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month in the Cornbury Room just behind The Bell (look out for the 'Welcome' sign on the door). Keep up to date with what we're up to: follow us on Twitter (@CharlburyWI) or Like us on Facebook (Charlbury WI, Oxfordshire).

Louise Cashman · Link


Fri 17 Oct: Charlbury Garden Society AGM & Harvest Supper

7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. The AGM is followed by the Harvest Supper. This is an excellent social event with food, wine, beer, and soft drinks, music and a quiz with prizes. Entry is just £4.

Membership of the Charlbury Garden Society is £3 a year and gives you discount at local garden centres.

Christine Elliott · Link


Fri 17 Oct: Unwanted Textile Collection

We are pleased to announce another textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for Charlbury Primary School.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles - this can include adults' and children's clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains and bedding (not duvets or pillows). The school will receive £500 per tonne or £0.50/kg which will be a great boost for our fundraising. In addition it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.
Donation bags are available from school; however you can use any bag to donate your items, don't forget to ask friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well! Bags need to be brought to the front of school on the morning of 17th October before 9am, please ensure that they are tied up.

Charlbury Primary School · Link


Sat 18 Oct: SING ALONG MESSIAH in aid of the Charlbury Community Centre

Our 3rd sing along Messiah with full orchestra and soloists will be run along the same lines as previously, with the added attraction of an auction of art to be held in the evening.

Start time will be 9.30am with rehearsals with and without the orchestra, followed by a performance in the evening. Scores will be available

For more information or to register, e-mail hilda.reed@btopenworld.com;
nicolamorgan50@gmail.com;
or telephone Nicola on 01608 811507
We will also be at Charlbury Street Fair (20th Sept), where the art will be displayed and the auction will begin, with silent bids being placed from then until the day of the concert.

All proceeds will go to the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal.

Liz Leffman · Link




Sat 25 Oct: CADS COFFEE MORNING SAT 25 OCTOBER 10 till 12 noon

CHARLBURY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY

are hosting their

AUTUMN COFFEE MORNING

to support their November productIon of

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Saturday 25 October from 10 am till 12 noon

Home Produce, Plants, Bric a brac, a RAFFLE as well as
GREAT coffee and tea

ALL WELCOME!

Madeleine Wheare · Link



Fri 31 Oct: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Introducing....the monthly

CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Music, poetry and more....

Launch session
The Shed
Friday 31st October
@ 20.00

Entry £5.00 on the door
Bring your own drinks

For more information: 01608 810857 or 810828

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Tue 4 Nov: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell (in the rooms around the end of the bar) on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your unfinished knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you have on the go), have a good chat & unwind over a glass of wine.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners (yarn, crochet hooks & knitting needles can be provided). No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by.

Please contact Louise for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com.

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 8 Nov: Charlbury Cricket Club Bonfire & Fireworks evening

The annual Cricket Club fireworks evening will this year take place on Saturday 8th November - time TBC.

The Cricket Club will be selling advance tickets at a special rate on it's stall at the Street Fair, so please pay us a visit!

  • **Advance Ticket purchase prices at the Street Fair
    Adults £5
    Children under 12 - Free (on the gate price £2)

Richard Nash · Link


Sun 9 Nov: "Philomena" - ChOC's film of the month

Cert 12A, 1 hr 35mins.

Showing in Charlbury Memorial Hall at 7.30pm, doors and bar 6.45pm.

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan play unlikely friends in this moving, funny and at times shocking true story of one woman's search for a lost son.

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a "fallen woman". When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him but with no success. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story.

Together they set off to America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena's son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin.

The film is a compelling narrative of human love and loss that ultimately celebrates life, showing that there is laughter even in the darkest places.

Tickets £5 on the door, kids 12-15 £3.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 12 Nov: The Art Society presents an Illustrated Talk by Professor Anthony Slinn

With wit and intelligence and meticulous research, Anthony illuminates Van Gogh.

7.30pm in the Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury
Members free, Visitors most welcome £3

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 13 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society Talk "The Flora (and a few Fauna) of Rwanda”

8pm in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall. An illustrated talk "The Flora (and a few Fauna) of Rwanda".") by Nick Johnson this replaces "Butterflies in the Garden" by Martin Gascoigne-Pees who has had to cancel.

£2 entry which includes raffle ticket and refreshments afterwards. Non-members and new members very welcome.

Membership of the Charlbury Garden Society is just £3 a year which gives you discount at local garden centres.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 15 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society Plant Sale

Coffee morning and plant sale at the Corner House from 9.30am.

If you have any spare plants which you would like to donate to the Society to sell on the day, then please bring them along before 9.30am, but do ensure they have well established roots.

Membership of the Charlbury Garden Society is just £3 a year and gives you discount at local garden centres.

Christine Elliott · Link


Fri 21 Nov: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Tonight's the night!

CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Music, poetry and more....

Mid-autumn session
The Shed
Friday 21 November
@ 20.00

Entry £5.00 on the door
Bring your own drinks

For more information: 01608 810857 or 810828

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Thu 27 Nov-Sat 29 Nov: CADS presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

CHARLBURY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY

presents

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

directed by Glena Chadwick

The Memorial Hall, Browns Lane, Charlbury

Thurs 27, Fri 28 and Saturday 29 November

Ticket prices and times TBC

Madeleine Wheare · Link


Sat 29 Nov: Charlbury WI Coffee Morning

Charlbury WI will be holding a fund-raising Coffee Morning in the Corner House from 9.30-11.30am. Please support us by stopping by at our 'café' for coffee or tea and home-made biscuits before purchasing some of the delicious cakes, mince pies, jams and chutneys that will be on sale.

Louise Cashman · Link


Tue 2 Dec: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell (in the rooms around the end of the bar) on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your unfinished knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you have on the go), have a good chat & unwind over a glass of wine.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners (yarn, crochet hooks & knitting needles can be provided). No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by.

Please contact Louise for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com.

Louise Cashman · Link


Fri 5 Dec: The Chamber Music Co from ChOClive

The Chamber Music Company performs a classical repertoire played with flair and imagination.

Our programme for the evening features three very different pieces: -

Mozart E Major Trio
Beethoven Ghost Trio
Salomon Jadassohn's Piano Trio in E major

Memorial Hall, Charlbury. Performance begins at 7.45pm. Doors and licensed bar from 7pm.

Tickets for the event, £10 / Students & U16s £6, will go on sale mid October.

Jackie Hague · Link


Fri 19 Dec: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Get into the Christmas mood!

CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Open Session - No need to book: just come and play or recite something...

The Shed
Friday 31st October
@ 20.00

Entry £3.00 on the door (performers free)
Bring your own mulled wine and Christmas cake (?)

More information: 01608 810857 or 810828

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Weekly calendar

Monday
9am: Morning Prayer, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am (termtime): Toddler group, Memorial Hall
1.30pm-3pm: Tennis club
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
5pm-9pm: Rico's Pizzas, Spendlove

Tuesday
9am: Morning Prayer, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
Afternoon: Fish van, Market Street
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
6pm: Bowls club
8pm: Wychwayz Morris, Scout Hut
9pm: Pub quiz, Three Horseshoes

Wednesday
9am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
5pm: Karate, Memorial Hall
5pm-8pm: Thai to Go, Spendlove
7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's

Thursday
9.30am-11.30am: Font Cafe, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am: Intermediate Yoga, Corner Ho
11.15am: Gentle Yoga, Corner House
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
7pm-9pm: Tennis club

Friday
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
11.30am: Exercise Class, Memorial Hall
5pm-8pm: Fish and chip van, Spendlove
6pm (termtime): RAD Club for 8-11s, Baptist Church
7pm: Choir practice, St Mary's
August 10am-12pm: Museum open

Saturday
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am: Wychwood Road Club ride, from Spendlove
10am-12pm: Tennis club
Morning: Coffee Morning, Corner House
Summer 10am-12pm: Museum open

Sunday
8am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
9.45am: Parish Communion, St Mary's
10.30am: Quaker Meeting
10.30am: Baptist Church Service
10.30am: Methodist Church Service
11am: Mass, St Teresa's
2pm-5pm: Tennis club
2.30pm: Canoe club
Summer 2.30pm-4.30pm: Museum open

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