What’s on

Wed 19 Sep: Charlbury WI - September meeting and talk, 'Corsetry & Couture'

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm

Student Rosie Dennington received world-wide recognition when actress Helena Bonham-Carter wore one of her flamboyant corset creations to a Vanity Fair photoshoot. She now runs her own business specialising in costume design and corsetry.

Visitors are welcome to join us for the evening and following the talk enjoy a cuppa and a slice of delicious home-made cake.

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 19 Sep: Quiz at the Community Centre

Our September monthly quiz will be held on 19th at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
The host this time will be Simon Walker. There will be hot and cold, alcoholic and soft drinks for sale as well as crisps, cakes etc.
Tickets, £5 per person, are available from the Community Centre reception desk. Please don't leave it until the last minute to buy them, or you might be disappointed. Tables are for a maximum of 6, but you do not need a whole table of people to come - we will put you with others where necessary to make up the numbers.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 19 Sep: Charlbury Art Society

Coach Outing to Cardiff
Wednesday 19th September 2018

The Art Society has arranged a trip to the National Museum Cardiff. Situated in the heart of Cardiff, it houses Wales' national art, geology and natural history collections. The art collection includes one of Europe's best collections of impressionist art.

There is a restaurant within the Museum serving hot and cold food, (menu available online) as well as a Coffee Shop.

The return coach fare is £12.00 for members and £14.00 for non-members.
Entry to the Museum is free.

The coach will leave the Spendlove Car Park at 08.30am sharp and will leave at 4.30pm for the return journey.

If you are interested in joining us on this interesting outing to visit the museum or just to look around the city centre, please contact:
Julia Reid (Tel 01993 868 457)

marion coates · Link


Wed 19 Sep: Tai Chi classes

TAI CHI Classes

The new term for Tai Chi classes begins this Wednesday 19th January.
Tai Chi is brilliant for overall physical health and relaxation - and a popular, not too energetic way to gain both!
Yang Style Tai Chi is from 10.00 - 11.30 at £13 per session or £130 for 12 week
Qigong and Tai Chi principles is from 11.45 - 12.45 at £9 per session or £85 for 12 weeks.
Do come and join us.

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Thu 20 Sep: THE MAKER’S MONTHLY MARKET

BAR
POP UP STREET FOOD
A FABULOUS SELECTION OF FOOD & CRAFT STALLS

5-8PM 3rd Thursday of every month

Charlbury Memorial Hall
OX7 3QW

Run by the Freeman Collective

CONTACT: patriciafreeman5@googlemail.com

Patricia Freeman · Link


Thu 20 Sep: Baby Massage Course

During this five week course you will learn how to give your baby a full body massage, as well as techniques to sooth common infant problems, such as Colic, Reflux, Constipation and Teething Pain.
The class is very supportive, and we have time to discuss things such as feeding, routines, crying and other challenges for new parents!
Come along and meet other new Mums and learn a new skill.

Ruth Saville · Link


Thu 20 Sep: History of Art: ARTISTS' LOVERS

History of Art classes - ARTISTS' LOVERS

This week on Thursday 20th September, Juliet will be looking at how artists from the past up to the present painted their own lovers or spouses. Was it always with affection?
Charlbury Community Centre, 3.00pm - 5.00pm, £10 with a break for tea at the centre's cafe.
Juliet Heslewood Sun 16 Sep, 20:50 Link Edit Remove Change picture

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Fri 21 Sep: “Should it be a crime to rescue refugees?” — a talk by Frances Webber

How volunteers who rescue people fleeing violence and death are being turned into criminals while the refugees are left to die.

European member states subject those who rescue refugees to criminal investigation, impound boats, turn away boats full of vulnerable rescued people … how does this square with international duties of rescue, and with Europe's Enlightenment values?

Human rights lawyer Frances Webber, CRAG member and vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations, kicks off the discussion with a description of recent developments in the criminalisation of solidarity actions in Europe.

Come to CRAG's discussion meeting on Friday 21 September at 8pm in Friends' House, Market Street, Charlbury. Admission free, all welcome.

Info: email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link



Fri 21 Sep-Sat 29 Sep: Macmillan Cancer Care Fundraiser: Grand Auction

MACMILLAN CANCER CARE FUNDRAISING SPECTACULAR

I expect you have already heard about the Macmillan Cancer Care Coffee Morning, to be held at the Friends' Meeting House Market Street starting at 10.00 am on 27 September.

This year's GRAND AUCTION in aid of the wonderful Macmillan charity is open and will close at midnight on Saturday 29 September.

On offer this year are many spectacular lots. The confirmed list to date, with more to come, includes:

  • A WEEK IN A BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE in France's Golden Triangle, in the Tarn near Albi. This is the home of the famous Gaillac wine and fantastic South Western gastronomy
  • A CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING LESSON for two with the county's best teachers at the Oxfordshire Shooting School, Enstone
  • AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVING EXPERIENCE in the latest model Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Courtney of The Firs Garage, Hook Norton
  • A DAY OF MORGANEERING.. Be driven in a classic Morgan Plus Four sports car to Morgan's celebrated factory in Malvern, Worcestershire. Enjoy a fascinating tour of the last independent, family owned company building beautiful sports cars by hand. Try your hand in the driver's seat of the unique Three Wheeler and be driven home in the late afternoon.
  • TEA FOR TWO AT THE HOUSE OF HOUSE OF LORDS and a tour of this fascinating and historic place, accompanied by Lord Black of Brentwood.
  • A TOUR OF OXFORD FOR ONE TO TEN PEOPLE. Hear the story of the City and Colleges on an easy amble through our famous university town accompanied by Green Badge tourist guide David Pollock.
  • A TOUR FOR TWO OF THE WONDERFUL HOOK NORTON BREWERY. Don't miss the chance to go behind the scenes at the home of our best- loved local ale!..
  • TWO TICKETS FOR OCEANIA, this year's blockbuster show at the Royal Academy, London, courtesy of MIck Rooney RA.

BIDS may be registered confidentially by email or telephone .

PLEASE DON'T HESITATE.

Email Davidpollock1000@outlook.com
or telephone 07590486671.

Please be generous. This wonderful Charity needs your support.

David Pollock · Link


Sat 22 Sep-Sun 23 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM

The Museum will be open on Saturday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and on Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. All welcome, townspeople, campers, tourists, children and adults alike. This year's exhibition focuses on Wychwood Forest and the Wychwood Project, A Walk on the Wild Side. The photo shows Harvest Festival in the Methodist Church in 1960.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sun 23 Sep: Big Apple Take-Away

2.30pm on the Playing Close every other Sunday afternoon from September through to November. All welcome, please come along and help yourself to FREE fruit.

9th & 23rd September, 7th & 21st October, 4th & 18th November

This year we expect to have over 50 varieties of apple, also plums, grapes, pears, and quinces. This week we will have at least 6 different eaters and maybe 8 types of cookers.

If you have spare apples (or grapes, plums, pears, quinces and medlars) for picking and you'd like them to be given away free at these events throughout the autumn, please contact sharecroppers@charlburygreeenhub.org.uk or 01608-811057 - we pick fruit from within an 8 mile radius from Charlbury. Enormous thanks to everyone who offers their surplus fruit for picking and redistribution every year rather than see it wasted - we couldn't do this without your generosity.

In 2017, Charlbury Sharecroppers' received the OCVA Environmental Award from the Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action organisation at Oxford Town Hall. This is county-wide recognition that what we are doing in Charlbury is a really good model for other communities to follow.

2018 is Charlbury Sharecroppers' 11th year - last year we redistributed about 2 tonnes of apples, do you remember your favourite varieties and when they were available? The fruit is given away FREE and you can take it for eating fresh, cooking, or storing.

When to eat apples and pears?

Early season apples don't store well fresh and need eating or cooking straight away but varieties that ripen in October will store for several weeks, keep them in the salad draw in your fridge or in a cold garage - perforated plastic bags are good to stop russets shrivelling. Pears need to be stored in fridge and brought out a few at a time to room temperature for a few days until they are soft enough to eat - test by pressing the neck or if gentle pressure of thumb nail goes through the skin - then they will be divine - an unripe crunchy pear is such a wasted opportunity!

Christine Elliott · Link


Sun 23 Sep: Come and sing Choral Evensong at St Mary's

A service of traditional Choral Evensong for Harvest.

  • Canticles: Ralph Vaughan Williams in C (RVW 60th anniversary year)
  • Anthem: 'My eyes for beauty pine' (Herbert Howells)
  • Responses: William Smith
  • Psalm 126

The service is at 6pm and lasts around an hour - all are welcome.

Would you like to sing? This is our annual 'Come and sing' Evensong and all are welcome to the rehearsal - 4pm in St Mary's. Experience the distinctive service of the Church of England as part of the choir!

Service led by Revd Mike Williams. Choir leader: Denise Summers. Organist: Richard Fairhurst.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 23 Sep: Harvest Festival

Come along to the Harvest Festival at St Mary's Church. 9.45am. All welcome.

This year we are collecting for TOOLS WITH A MISSION and we are collecting Tools and Scholar Packs.

Tools: They can be old tools but not broken tools. They can be agricultural, horticultural, builders, plumbing, electrical, engineering, automotive tools or knitting needles and sewing machines. The charity refurbishes these tools then sends them to wherever they are needed in the world … or supplies them to those in need in the UK but who cannot afford to buy their own.

Scholar Packs: For many years TWAM has sent out Scholar Packs for children in mainly poor rural schools. Scholar Packs aim to give each child everything they need for their early education, all put together in a colourful A4 folder. St Mary's and the Baptist Church want to send 50 Scholar Packs.
Please can you bring to church one or all of the following items of stationery:
A4 Writing Pad
Pack of Pencils and Biro Pens
Pack of Colouring Pencils, (not felt tip)
Rubber, Pencil Sharpener
Geometry Set. i.e. ruler, protractor and square
Small Solar-powered Calculator

Many thanks for your help.

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 24 Sep: BINGO at Charlbury Bowls Club - all welcome

Autumn BINGO - lower entry and bigger prizes.
Arrive early to secure table for this great evening.

Shaun Morley · Link


Mon 24 Sep: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet on Monday 24th September in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting will start at 8pm unless members are to be addressed by an external speaker in which case the start time will be brought forward to 7:30pm.
For further details see the Town Council page www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Tue 25 Sep: MF Martial Arts Charlbury - New School Launch

⭐️EXCITING NEWS⭐️

Brand new classes are OPENING in CHARLBURY on a TUESDAY evening!

Launching TUESDAY 25th September - BOOK your limited free class now!

Charlbury Memorial Hall
Market Street
Charlbury
OX7 3QW

• Mighty matts class (3-6 years) 4.30-5.15pm
• Family class (7+years) 5.30-6.30pm
• Ladies only class (14+years) 6.45-7.45pm

Getting in touch with us couldn't be easier. For details of our classes in Charlbury or to book a free trial class: call Mrs Clarkson 07979636414.

FREE CLASSES and a FREE UNIFORM!

Rachel Clarkson · Link


Wed 26 Sep: Author Talk by Geoffrey Strachan

'Andreï Makine and the Joy of Living in the Moment' : Geoffrey Strachan talks about and reads from his translations of the French novelist's luminous stories of twentieth century Russian lives.

This is the first of what we plan to be a series of talks by local authors held in the library at 7.30pm. £5 to include a glass of wine.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 26 Sep: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 26th September.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.
10 minutes are available at the start of the meeting for members of the public who wish to address the Council by prior arrangement with the Town Clerk. If you wish to address the council during this time please contact the Town Clerk on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com as soon as possible.
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Thu 27 Sep: Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

The Friends Meeting House,Market Street Charlbury

10.30 - 12.30 a.m.

Cakes,Produce,Bric a brac,Raffle Prizes,Auction.

Come yourself and bring friends.

Contribute goodies,give generously and support this wonderful charity.

Please contact Suzanne Flynn 01608811301 for contributions.

Suzanne Flynn · Link


Thu 27 Sep: Comedy Ladder @ Rose & Crown

Seven of the best up and coming comics on the scene.

£5 on the door or in advance to guarantee a seat

Tommy Longfellow · Link


Thu 27 Sep: Font Cafe at St Mary's Church

At this Font Cafe we will be saying thank you to all our Leaflet road deliverers, with free tea, coffee and cake. Do come along or let us know if you can't make it and would like to come another week for your freebie.
Also we will be supporting Macmillan Cancer support with a Macmillan coffee morning.
Home-made cake and all types of coffee, cappuccino, latte, Americano, a wide range of teas.
10am - 12noon in St Mary's Church. All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 28 Sep: Book launch ‘A not so foreign correspondent in Ireland’ by Kieran Cooke

Kieran, a locally based writer and journalist, will be launching his new book at The Rose and Crown pub at 6 pm The book is an often whimsical and amusing account of the characters and events encountered during his time as a foreign correspondent in Ireland.

Gene Teo Cooke · Link


Sat 29 Sep: Electrical items for next week's Bring & Take

The Bring & Take is next Saturday on 6 October but please bring your plug-in electrical items this Saturday to Janet's house at 23 The Green between 11am and 12 noon ONLY (no other time please). This will enable them to be PAT-tested in advance and made available next week - this is because there are usually too many to be PAT-tested on the day itself. Please do not bring old-style big TVs, no-one wants them and they need to be taken direct to Dix Pit for recycling.

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 29 Sep-Sun 30 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Last chance to visit before Christmas

For the last time this season, the Museum will be open on Saturday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and on Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. All welcome, townspeople, campers, tourists, children and adults alike. This year's exhibition focuses on Wychwood Forest and the Wychwood Project, A Walk on the Wild Side.

The museum now closes for the winter while our volunteers prepare to reopen in April 2019 with a new exhibition. Special visits may be arranged for a small charge, by appointment via the Curator, Celia Faulkner, tel 810656.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 29 Sep: Barryoke 2!

Karaoke night at the Three Horseshoes with an acoustic set from Paul Ellis and Rob Hemingway. £5 on the door. 8 til late. All proceeds to Charlbury School music department.

Liz Soar · Link



Sun 30 Sep: Newcomers Tea

Have you moved into Charlbury during the last year? If so, you and your family are warmly invited to tea to meet other Newcomers on Sunday 30th September at 4pm in St. Mary's Church. Please contact the Parish Office 810230 or parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk by Friday 28th Sept.

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 6 Oct: Bring & Take in Memorial Hall

BRING items from between 9.30 and 10.30am and TAKE anything you want free of charge from between 10am and 12 noon.

BRING spare but usable items you no longer want: household items, clothes, children's toys, DVDs, books, bikes, curtains, garden tools, flower & vegetable seeds, etc, etc. Bring a photo of large items to put on the notice board.

IMPORTANT CHANGES:

  • Electrical items to be delivered a week in advance on Saturday 29 September to 23 The Green from 11-12 so they can be PAT-tested beforehand.
  • When you want paint etc, then have a look at our DIY Spares web page first to see what you could get for FREE here in Charlbury.

You can also bring along old spectacles, batteries, printer cartridges, water filters, and broken lightbulbs, please put them in the boxes by the door so they can be recycled. We are also collecting bras for Oxfam's Big Bra Hunt, so please bring any along - whatever the condition - and put them in the big pink trug near the door.

Items are given and taken FREE so please respect this community spirit by not taking things for resale or scrap value. Leftovers are given to charities or Freecycled.

Organised by the Charlbury Green Hub. If you would like to help sort things out as they are brought in and put things onto tables, and more importantly help sort stuff out at the end, then please contact Christine on 01608 811057. Photos might be taken during the event, so if you don't want to be photographed then please contact Christine.

Join OLIO The Food Sharing Revolution

Food in your cupboard you're not going to use? Upload a photo to OLIO to find someone else locally who would love to use it.
Article in Charlbury Chronicle March 2018. OLIO is available as a phone app, but can NOW BE USED ON THE WEB to upload a new listing as well a view items available locally.

People are usually shocked by how much food they throw out. On average, a family with children spends £680 every year on food that ends up in the bin. Nearly half of what is thrown away is fresh fruit and vegetables. Bread, dairy produce, rice and pasta also make the top five on the most wasted food list. Article explaining about 'Use By' and 'Best Before' Dates in Charlbury Chronicle June 2010.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 6 Oct: Town Councillor Surgery

Town councillors will be available between 10am and noon in the Corner House (Morris Room) to hear your comments and answer your questions. No appointment necessary - just come along!
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sun 7 Oct: Tea Concert: Flute and Piano recital

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The first CRAG tea concert of the season!

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Philippa Davies, flute. Maggie Cole, piano

"Davies is an intrepid, inquiring and a superb flautist. We hang upon her every note: her playing is warm, fluid, various and as richly vocal as could be." (Financial Times)

Since her celebrated performance of Mozart's Concerto in D major at the BBC Proms in 1988, Philippa Davies has established an international reputation as one of the finest flautists currently performing. She gives recitals and broadcasts throughout the world and has performed concertos in the UK, Europe and North and South America

She is a member of the Nash Ensemble and London Winds and plays as regular guest principal flute with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.

Philippa will be joined by the eminent American-born harpsichordist and pianist Maggie Cole, described in The New York Times as "A graceful, vital musician with an elegant technique and a razor-sharp feeling for phrasing and accent".

The programme will include

JS Bach - Sonata in B minor BWV 1030

Debussy - 'Syrinx' for solo flute

Ravel - 'Les Oiseaux Tristes' for solo piano

Fauré - 'Morceau de Concours'

Poulenc - Sonata for flute and piano

Philippa and Maggie's recording of the Bach Flute Sonatas was released by Avie records in 2006. You can listen to them playing it here: youtu.be/QnNJPNXNm24

The concert is in the Memorial Hall at 3pm, followed by free tea and cake.

Tickets £12 from Cotswold Frames or Larcum's nearer the date, or reserve by emailing charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

SEASON TICKETS to all five concerts of the 2018/19 winter season will be available on the door or in advance, price £50. Advance enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 7 Oct: Discussion Evening

Why it's hard today to believe in God.
A talk and discussion over supper by the Revd Dr Chris O'Neill, former Head of Religious Studies at Charterhouse. Sunday 7th October at 6pm in St Mary's. All welcome. To book your place at the supper please contact the parish office: parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk or 810230

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 9 Oct: Charlbury Primary School Open Morning

Do you have a child who will be starting Primary School in September 2019? If you would like to find out more about Charlbury Primary School, then please come along to the open morning planned for today.
The timings for this session will be 9.20am for a 9.30am start and it will run for about an hour. You will be given a tour of the school, find out how our school works and have a chance to ask any questions you may have.
Please ring or email to book onto this session. The School Office can be contacted on 01608 810354 or office.2100@charlbury.oxon.sch.uk

Charlbury Primary School · Link



Thu 11 Oct: Evenlode Jazz at the Rose and Crown

Evenlode jazz will be playing at the Rose and Crown again on Thursday 11th October.
A mix of Swing, Latin, Blues with vocals from Cliff Cross and Lizzie.
We'll start at 8.30 and carry on until we have to stop.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Fri 12 Oct: Wildlife in the Cotswolds fifty years ago and now

The first in The Charlbury Society's new season of talks

Camilla Lambrick and Alan Larkman explore how the wildlife of the Cotswolds has changed over the last half century in their talk 'Birds, bellflowers and beetles: Wildlife in the Cotswolds fifty years ago and now'.

Memorial Hall, 7.30 for 8.00 pm

Members and under 16s free
Visitors are welcome for a £3 donation

Refreshments available

Judy Dod · Link



Sat 13 Oct: Charlbury Garden Society

Coffee Morning & Plant Sale
Saturday 13 October 2018 Corner House 9.30 am

Susan Dunstall · Link


Sun 14 Oct: "Back To Burgundy" - ChOC Film of the Month, talk and wine tasting

Please note earlier start time for talk and wine tasting

Cert. 15 / 1hr 50mins.

After a decade abroad, Jean learns of his father's failing health and returns to run the family vineyard with his strong-willed sister, Juliette, and his responsible younger brother, Jeremie. As four seasons and two harvests go by in picturesque Burgundy, the siblings have to reinvent their relationship and learn to trust each other in this tender and finely-textured saga. (In French, shown with subtitles).

The film will be preceded by a complimentary wine* tasting and talk George Byrne of Haynes, Hanson & Clark.

  • After the film, George will be happy to take orders for any wines that may appeal to you.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7pm
Doors open from 6.15pm.

Admission: £5

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 14 Oct: Harvest Evening Prayer at Shorthampton

6pm at All Saints Shorthampton. All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 14 Oct: Cornbury Classic 5k and 1mile Fun Run

"The Cornbury Classic" is back! Slightly different to previous years, this event is now either a 5k run around the beautiful Cornbury Park, through areas otherwise closed to the public, or (for the children), a mile run - all within sight of adults at the start and finish. This event is being run by Finstock and Leafield Schools, and registration is via the PTA-Event page found below.

Things you need to know:

This is an event not to be missed! The opportunity to walk or run around these parts of Cornbury Estate do not come around very often, so come along and make the most of the freedom. It is a "fun run" which can be completed at any pace, by anyone.
- Adult entry for the 5K is £10 if booked in advance, £12 on the day. This fee includes parking.
- Child entry (Under 16's) for either the 5k or the 1 mile is £5 in advance, £6 on the day.
- The event is being held in Cornbury Park - entry via the Finstock entrance (200m up from Finstock train station).
- Registration on the day opens at 8:30am (it closes for the 1 mile run at 9:45am and for the 5k run at 10:15am).
- The 1 mile fun-run starts at 10am.
- The 5k fun-run starts at 10:30am.
- There will be prizes for the winners of various categories in both runs.
- There will be spot prizes up for grabs throughout the morning.
- Refreshments, including tea and coffee, bacon sarnies and cakes will be available throughout the morning.
- Toilets available on-site.
- Official photographers will be at the event
- Race numbers must be collected on the morning of the fun run - they will not be sent out. Please leave enough time to collect your race number on the day.
- There will be medals for all finishers.
- You can sign up for the event at www.pta-events.co.uk/fols.

This will be a great day and a really good opportunity to raise lots of money for the local schools. It is open to anyone who would like to take part. U16s can sign up for the 5k, but must be accompanied by a fully paying adult. The terrain of the 5k route is hilly and uneven in parts so we recommend caution. For the more serious runners amongst you, this is not a PB course! We will have a tail-walker, who will be at the back of the run/walk at all times, and who will be walking. Run times will be sent out on the afternoon of the event. They will be gun-times, not chip-times (ie. timing will start when the gun goes off, not when you cross the start line).

Sign up today at www.pta-events.co.uk/fols

Caroline Stevenson · Link


Tue 16 Oct: The ROSY Christmas Fair

Come to the ROSY Christmas Fair in aid of Respite Nursing for Oxfordshire's Sick Youngsters. Browse our beautiful, unique and handmade Christmas gifts for sale in a private home in Charlbury, while sipping a coffee or something stronger. Gifts for all ages including interiors, jewellery, clothes, toys, monogrammed and luxury. 10am-8pm at Long Meadow, Church Street, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PP. Parking in The Bell Car Park or along the street.

Kate Awad · Link


Wed 17 Oct: Charlbury Primary School Open Morning

Do you have a child who will be starting Primary School in September 2019? If you would like to find out more about Charlbury Primary School, then please come along to the open morning planned for today.
The timings for this session will be 9.20am for a 9.30am start and it will run for about an hour. You will be given a tour of the school, find out how our school works and have a chance to ask any questions you may have.
Please ring or email to book onto this session. The School Office can be contacted on 01608 810354 or office.2100@charlbury.oxon.sch.uk

Charlbury Primary School · Link


Thu 18 Oct: Harvest Supper & AGM

Charlbury Garden Society

Thursday 18 October Harvest Supper & AGM, Memorial Hall, 7.30 pm

The AGM will be followed by the harvest supper, which is an excellent social event with food, wine, beer, soft drinks, music, and a quiz

Susan Dunstall · Link


Fri 19 Oct-Sun 21 Oct: Exhibition CAS 30: Charlbury Art Society celebrates 30 years

A stunning exhibition showcasing the talents and skills of CAS members. In the Cornbury Room, Bell Hotel, Charlbury.
Vernissage 19 October in the evening
Exhibition open Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Kati Eidenbenz · Link



Sat 20 Oct: Family Ceilidh

Do come along to a Family Ceilidh in the Memorial Hall at 6pm to 10pm, to raise funds for St Mary's Church. This is a family event for everyone from one to 100.
The Banbury Country Dance band will led the dancing.
£6 per person. Under 12's free. Refreshments available to purchase. Tickets on the door or contact the Parish Office on parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk or 810230

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 22 Oct: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet on Monday 22nd October in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting will start at 8pm unless members are to be addressed by an external speaker in which case the start time will be brought forward to 7:30pm.
For further details see the Town Council page www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 24 Oct: Quiz at the Community Centre

Our October monthly quiz will be held on 24th at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
The host this time will be Andrew Chapman. There will be hot and cold, alcoholic and soft drinks for sale as well as crisps, cakes etc.
Tickets, £5 per person, are available from the Community Centre reception desk. Please don't leave it until the last minute to buy them, or you might be disappointed. Tables are for a maximum of 6, but you do not need a whole table of people to come - we will put you with others where necessary to make up the numbers.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 24 Oct: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th October.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.
10 minutes are available at the start of the meeting for members of the public who wish to address the Council by prior arrangement with the Town Clerk. If you wish to address the council during this time please contact the Town Clerk on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com as soon as possible.
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sat 27 Oct: Handel's Messiah - A dramatic staging by John Ramster

The Merry Opera Company are performing Handel's Messiah. This professional touring production has been seen by over 9,000 people. 7.30pm in St Mary's Church. £12. Box Office: www.merryopera.com or 03336 664 466.

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 31 Oct: Charlbury Primary School Open Morning

Do you have a child who will be starting Primary School in September 2019? If you would like to find out more about Charlbury Primary School, then please come along to the open morning planned for today.
The timings for this session will be 9.20am for a 9.30am start and it will run for about an hour. You will be given a tour of the school, find out how our school works and have a chance to ask any questions you may have.
Please ring or email to book onto this session. The School Office can be contacted on 01608 810354 or office.2100@charlbury.oxon.sch.uk

Charlbury Primary School · Link


Sat 3 Nov: Cricket Club Annual Fireworks Display

A date for your diaries - the annual Cricket Club bonfire night will take place on Saturday 3rd November. Gates will open at 5.30pm, with the bonfire lit at 6.15pm and the firework display at approximately 6.45. We are pleased to say ticket prices are held at 2017 prices, which are on the gate £5 for adults, £2 for children. Children's tickets are free if purchased in advance.

There will be a licenced bar, BBQ and hot and cold drinks available.

Further details will follow soon, including where to purchase tickets, so please check back for further details.

Rich Nash · Link


Sun 4 Nov: Tea Concert: 'Fretwork' Consort of Viols

This well-known early music ensemble, the consort of viols 'Fretwork', was founded in 1986, since when they have performed all over the world and recorded over 40 albums. Today's concert will include works by Gibbons, Ferrabosco and Lupo..

Fretwork's founder member Richard Boothby will be appearing for the third time at the CRAG tea concerts.

'Fretwork is the finest viol consort on the planet.' Stephen Pettitt, The London Evening Standard

To listen to some of their music, go to www.fretwork.co.uk/listen/

In the Memorial Hall at 3pm, followed by free tea and cake.

Tickets £12 from Cotswold Frames or Larcum's nearer the date, or reserve by emailing charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 4 Nov: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - ChOC Film of the Month

Cert. 15 / 1hr 55mins.

Furious at a lack of progress in the police investigation into the murder of her teenage daughter seven months earlier, single mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) rents three disused billboards outside her small Missouri hometown and uses them to display a highly provocative message. This upsets many of the townspeople, especially as the man singled out for heel-dragging, Chief of Police William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), is known to be dying from pancreatic cancer. Willoughby's second-in-command, violent and bigoted mummy's boy Jason Dixon (Sam Rockwell), takes the accusation on the billboards almost as a personal insult, and his determination to clear his superior's name puts him on a collision course with an increasingly reckless Hayes.

Written and directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a controversial, unflinching and deeply touching film. But it also operates as a blistering satire of small-town America and contains some genuinely hilarious dialogue. The movie is beautifully photographed and lovingly made and features a superb performance from Harrelson and career-defining ones from Oscar winners McDormand and Rockwell.
A complete departure from recent ChOC offerings, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a devastating portrait of a woman's grief and of the consequences when that grief mutates unstoppably into anger and retribution.

Please note: this film contains very strong language throughout.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7pm
Doors and licensed bar from 6.15pm
Admission: £5

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 4 Nov: Messy Church for All Saints

Join us at Messy Church at St Mary's. 9am for breakfast and messy crafts, followed by a communion service and more messy crafts. Everyone welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 4 Nov: All Souls Service

Service of Thanksgiving For the Departed. Come, light a candle and remember a loved one. 4pm in St Mary's Church.
All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 6 Nov: Charlbury Primary School Open Morning

Do you have a child who will be starting Primary School in September 2019? If you would like to find out more about Charlbury Primary School, then please come along to the open morning planned for today.
The timings for this session will be 9.20am for a 9.30am start and it will run for about an hour. You will be given a tour of the school, find out how our school works and have a chance to ask any questions you may have.
Please ring or email to book onto this session. The School Office can be contacted on 01608 810354 or office.2100@charlbury.oxon.sch.uk

Charlbury Primary School · Link


Sat 10 Nov: Charlbury Variety Show

Back due to popular demand and again in aid of the Charlbury Community Centre. We already have some new acts, but would be interested to hear from anyone who would like to perform anything from songs, music, dance, comedy, magic etc. It's great to have a real variety.
It will be held in the Memorial Hall from 7.30pm on Sat 10th November. More details to follow.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Mon 12 Nov: Charlbury Refugee Action Group AGM

Annual General Meeting of the Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Reports on the year's activities, election of officers, and afterwards an opportunity for questions from members and non-members alike and a discussion about how we in Charlbury can best respond to the refugee crisis and help those in need.

In the Quaker Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury at 8pm. All welcome.

Info: charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 14 Nov: Charlbury Art Society: AGM and Chinese Artist Chen Zizhuang

Vivian Leng in conversation with Philippa Phelan on the chinese Artist Chen Zizhuang
7:30 Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link



Sun 18 Nov: Ignite - formerly 6 O'clock worship

A contemporary service in St Mary's Church at 6pm. Join us for coffee and cake at 5.45pm.

Jo Paton · Link



Mon 26 Nov: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet on Monday 26th November in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting will start at 8pm unless members are to be addressed by an external speaker in which case the start time will be brought forward to 7:30pm.
For further details see the Town Council page www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 28 Nov: Quiz at the Community Centre

Our November monthly quiz will be held on 28th at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
The host this time will be Derek Collett. There will be hot and cold, alcoholic and soft drinks for sale as well as crisps, cakes etc.
Tickets, £5 per person, are available from the Community Centre reception desk. Please don't leave it until the last minute to buy them, or you might be disappointed. Tables are for a maximum of 6, but you do not need a whole table of people to come - we will put you with others where necessary to make up the numbers.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 28 Nov: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 28th November.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.
10 minutes are available at the start of the meeting for members of the public who wish to address the Council by prior arrangement with the Town Clerk. If you wish to address the council during this time please contact the Town Clerk on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com as soon as possible.
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sat 1 Dec: Baroque Classics - vOx Chamber Choir

vOx return to Charlbury with a programme of baroque classics, including Vivaldi's Gloria, Handel's Zadok the Priest and Bach motets Komm, Jesu, Komm and Lobet den Herrn. There will be some not-so-well-known gems by contemporaries of Bach. Check out www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk/concerts for more information.

Andrew Chim · Link


Sat 1 Dec: Town Councillor Surgery

Town councillors will be available between 10am and noon in the Corner House (Morris Room) to hear your comments and answer your questions. No appointment necessary - just come along!
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sun 2 Dec: Choral Evensong

6pm in St Mary's Church. All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link




Wed 12 Dec: Charlbury Town Council – Precept Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 8pm on Wednesday 12th December. NOTE: This is NOT a full council meeting.

The sole purpose of this meeting is to consider the council's budget for 2019/20 and to recommend a precept for that year. Any recommendation will be considered for approval by resolution at the full council meeting on 19th December.

This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sun 16 Dec: The Family Matinee at Christmas - ChOC

Details to follow.

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 16 Dec: Messy Church Nativity

Join us at 9am for Messy Church Nativity. Breakfast and messy crafts and a nativity play. More details to follow.

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 17 Dec: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet on Monday 17th December in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting will start at 8pm unless members are to be addressed by an external speaker in which case the start time will be brought forward to 7:30pm.
For further details see the Town Council page www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 19 Dec: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 19th December.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.
10 minutes are available at the start of the meeting for members of the public who wish to address the Council by prior arrangement with the Town Clerk. If you wish to address the council during this time please contact the Town Clerk on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com as soon as possible.
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sun 6 Jan 2019: Tea Concert: An afternoon with Brian Boothby

An exceptional creator and performer of words and music.

Discover more at www.brianboothby.co.uk

Programme information to follow.

In the Memorial Hall at 3pm, followed by free tea and cake.
Tickets £12 from Cotswold Frames or Larcum's nearer the date, or reserve by emailing charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 9 Jan 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Jill Colchester

Sketching the Figure - experimental drawing
7:30 at the Memorial Hall Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sat 12 Jan 2019: Bring and Buy

A Bring and Buy in the Quaker Meeting House, 9.30 - 12.

Please bring donations on the Friday evening if convenient, or email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com for other arrangements.

All proceeds will go to refugee relief.

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link



Wed 13 Feb 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Dr Emily Crane

Wworkshops Round the World
7:30 at the Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sun 17 Feb 2019: Tea Concert: Bach, Goldberg Variations

Alastair Ross (harpsichord)

In the Memorial Hall at 3pm, followed by free tea and cake.

Tickets £12 from Cotswold Frames or Larcum's nearer the date, or reserve by emailing charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 13 Mar 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Martin Andrews

Allen W. Seaby, colour woodcut printing
7:30 at the Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sun 24 Mar 2019: Tea Concert: Flute and Harpsichord Recital

Rachel Beckett (flute and recorder) and Alastair Ross (harpsichord)

Programme information to follow.

'...[Rachel Beckett's] solo which she played almost senza vibrato, was purest joy. She played her melodies with the most wonderful intimacy and calmness.' Hamburger Abendblatt

In the Memorial Hall at 3pm, followed by free tea and cake.

Tickets £12 from Cotswold Frames or Larcum's nearer the date, or reserve by emailing charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Fri 5 Apr-Sat 6 Apr 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Spring Show

Spring Exhibition shared with the Garden Society
at the Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Wed 10 Apr 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Mary Acton

How to look at Sculpture
7:30 at the Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link



Wed 8 May 2019: Charlbury Art Society: George Speake

Saxon Art and Archaeology
7:30 at Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link



Sat 8 Jun-Sun 16 Jun 2019: Charlbury Art Society: CHARLBURY FESTIVAL

Exciting events throughout the week - Music, Poetry, Steamroller, Literature, Theatre, Sculpture, Film

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sat 29 Jun 2019: Charlbury Beer Festival

The 2019 Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Saturday 29 June at Charlbury Cricket Club, just three minutes' walk from Charlbury station.

Please put the date in your diaries, with the promise of live music and other entertainment, good food (including vegan options), children's activities, and 50 real ales, as well as ciders, perries and fine wine, the World Open Singles Aunt Sally Championship, and the Culture Club tent with a range of talks and discussions, as well as a repeat appearance by the Choirs of Charlbury Primary School. All proceeds go directly to good causes, both locally and in the developing world.

As always, we are grateful to our generous sponsors, and we would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in sponsoring a barrel to mark a special event such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary.

Edward Fenton · Link


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