What’s on

Mon 21 Aug: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (NOW in the Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Monday 21st August. The main business of the meeting will be to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only. If you have any comments that you want the Town Council to consider regarding any planning application, please send these to the Town Clerk at charlburytc@btinternet.com WELL BEFORE the meeting

NOTE: Regrettably, Claire King of GWR is no longer able to attend this meeting but will instead come to the September planning meeting. Nevertheless, this meeting will still commence at 7:30pm.

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 23 Aug: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 23rd August.
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 and who have previously informed 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



Fri 25 Aug-Mon 28 Aug: Charlbury Museum's long August weekends

Your museum will be open on Friday and Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon, and on Sunday and Monday afternoons from 2.30 - 4.30 pm. You will be most welcome when you visit.

Janet Jeffs · Link



Sun 27 Aug: Vinyl Solution XVII

So Wilderness, Cornbury and Riverside have all come and gone. It's time for Vinyl Solution to return after our summer break, and for the 17th time share our love of vinyl.

Don't forget - it's up to you to make what you want of the night, so BRING RECORDS!

David McCutcheon · Link


Sat 2 Sep: Charlbury Garden Society Annual Show

This is the centrepiece of the horticultural year and the show for all the family. There are classes for fruit, vegetables, cookery, jam, handicrafts and photographs. Again there are several classes for children judged in two age groups 4-7 years and 8-14 years. There are now a magnificent 17 cups to be awarded at this show, as well as substantial prize money.
The full schedule including entry forms will be available at the Railway Station, the Pharmacy and the Post Office. It is also available online.

For Annual Show Schedule including timings, click www.charlbury.info/files/474/2017AnnualShow.docx

For Annual Show Entry Forms click www.charlbury.info/files/474/AnnualShow2017EntryForm.docx

Geoff Holmberg · Link



Tue 5 Sep: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your ongoing knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you enjoy), 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 Cashman for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com

Louise Cashman · Link



Sat 9 Sep: Charlbury Carnival of Cycling

A day of fun cycling-themed activities to celebrate the Tour of Britain's visit to Charlbury. If you would like to get involved organising the activities, please email richard@systemeD.net.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Sat 9 Sep: Tour of Britain cycle race

The Tour of Britain - Britain's only elite cycle stage race - will be coming to Charlbury.

The penultimate stage of the nine-day race will pass through Charlbury on Saturday 9th September. The racers will be riding from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham, before a finish in Cardiff the next day. The Tour of Britain attracts many of the greatest bike riders in the world who in previous years have included Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome.

The route will enter via the Woodstock Road, then pass along Park Street, Church Street and Market Street before leaving via Dyers Hill. It is expected to pass around lunchtime. From Charlbury the race goes on to Shipton, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton, Stow, Winchcombe and Cheltenham. Roads will be closed either side of the riders' passage through the town and cars should be moved off the road.

To show the town at its best to riders, visitors and TV cameras, the Street Fair bunting will be strung up and a Big Town Tidy event is in the offing. On the day itself, we are hoping to organise family cycling events, stalls and rides. If you would like to help, please drop me a line (richard@systemeD.net, or 11 Market Street). Given Charlbury's location on the railway line from London and Oxford, and the Saturday timing, we are expecting big crowds!

Richard Fairhurst · Link



Sat 9 Sep: Ride and Stride

Over 500 churches and chapels in Oxfordshire will be open.
Help preserve the history on your doorstep by taking part in a sponsored cycle, walk or horse ride around Oxfordshire's churches.
All funds raised go toOxfordshire Historic Churches Trust and 50% can be passed on to a church of your choice.
Sponsorship forms available from Sarah Potter Tel: 810388 or visit www.ohct.org.uk/ride-stride

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 9 Sep: Children's Cycle Rally

On Yer Bike" or a Scooter!
Mass cycle rally by Charlbury's children will follow the Tour of Britain
Children's Ride the Tour joins the Ride and Stride on 9 September 2017.
At about 2pm after the cycle Tour of Britain has passed through Charlbury there will be a cycle rally for children covering some of the Tour route through the town calling in at the town's churches and chapels. This junior 'Ride the Tour' event is organised jointly by the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust and the Windrush Bike Project. There will be different routes for different age categories, and balance bikes and scooters will be eligible for the youngest route. Routes will start at St Mary's churchyard gate and end at the WBP tent on the Playing Close where all children who complete their route will receive certificates and prizes.
OHCT's annual sponsored Ride and Stride that day will go ahead as usual. Sign up now. You may prefer to do this online.
This year's StRide will also be joined by those following preplanned circular fun ride Ride the Tour cycle routes starting at Charlbury and other points in the county along the Tour of Britain route. Routes (including also a 30 mile route from Charlbury) will be available on ohct.org.uk.
Watch our websites (ohct.org.uk and windrushbikeproject.u)and the Charlbury Forum for details.

Basil Eastwood · Link


Sat 9 Sep: Charlbury Museum Tour of Britain Cycle Race?

Your museum will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on the Tour of Britain Cycle Race Day.
Our penny farthing belonged to the admirable Fred Gardner, who rode it the 15 hilly miles to Banbury.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sun 10 Sep: "Lion" - ChOC Film of the Month

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm

Cert. PG / 115mins

Based on Saroo Brierley's memoir 'A Long Way Home', and starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, Lion tells the amazing story of the five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who mistakenly boards a decommissioned train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo learns to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Doors and licensed bar from 6.45pm

Admission: Adults £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Fri 15 Sep: Street Fair event

The annual egg-throwing competition takes place outside The Rose & Crown from 6:30 to Dusk. Come and join in the fun - everyone welcome!

Maureen Sparling · Link



Sun 17 Sep: The Stately Car Boot Sale at Cornbury Park

Come and bag a bargain at The Stately Car Boot Sale at Cornbury Park. Offering fine antiques and forgotten bygones, the Stately Car Boot will bring you sunshine (hopefully!) and, as always, an array of delicious tea and cake. All in aid of ROSY (Respite Care for Oxfordshire's Sick Youngsters)

Time: (Vendors 7am) Attendees 9am until 3pm

Cost: £5 entrance £50 for a pitch

www.statelycarboot.com

Kate Awad · Link


Wed 20 Sep: Charlbury WI - Scrapbooking Workshop

Scrapbooking is a creative and personal way of documenting memories using photographs, journal entries, memorabilia and embellishments. Workshop leader Joy Aitman will explain the basic techniques to help you create attractive page layouts using an array of materials to start off your scrapbook album.

Charlbury WI meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Visitors are very welcome to come along to meetings to try us out without any pressure to join.

Contact Louise Cashman for more information: charlburywi@outlook.com/mob 07867 880237.

Louise Cashman · Link


Wed 20 Sep: Charlbury Primary School Open Morning

Do you have a child who will be starting Primary School in September 2018? 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


Fri 29 Sep: Macmillan Coffee Morning

Regretfully Sally Pollack and I are both unable to host this years Coffee Morning due to unavoidable family commitments.We shall,of course be back next year
.
If anyone out there would like to take that on this year please don't hesitate to get in touch and I can give you all the details that you will need to run it or alternatively you could run your own event from your home with friends and family joining in to raise money for this wonderful cause.
Suzanne Flynn
Tel: 01608811301

Suzanne Flynn · Link



Tue 3 Oct: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your ongoing knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you enjoy), 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 Cashman for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 7 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


Sat 7 Oct: Spendlove School Reunion

Massive school reunion for anyone who was a pupil between 1958 and 1982. See poster for details

Lynn Gorton · Link


Sun 8 Oct: "Sully: Miracle on the Hudson" - ChOC Film of the month

Cert.12A / 96mins

Based on true events, this award winning film directed by Clint Eastwood tells of how on 15th January 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) attempted an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese. Miraculously, all 155 passengers and crew survived the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger became a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. However, despite these accolades, the famed pilot faced an investigation that threatened to destroy his career and reputation.

Memorial Hall at 7.30pm
Doors and licensed bar from 6.45pm.

Admission: Adults £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 11 Oct: CHARLBURY DEBATING SOCIETY

Early autumn session!

"DESPITE EVERYTHING, WE ARE GRADUALLY GETTING BETTER AS A SOCIETY"

Proposer: Glena Chadwick - Teacher, director, art expert
Opposer: Peter Whitfield - Writer, poet, historian
Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore

Come and reflect!

Morris Room
Corner House
Wednesday, 11th October
@ 20.00

Tickets £ 3.00 (free for under-21s) on the door

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Sat 14 Oct: Charlbury Garden Society Coffee Morning

On Saturday 14 October the Charlbury Garden Society will be holding a Coffee Morning & Plant Sale, at the Corner House, at 9.30am Please bring any spare plants you may have for sale on the morning of the sale.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Sun 15 Oct: Improviso: a Charlbury Tea Concert

At 3pm in Charlbury Memorial Hall

Tickets £10 including tea and cake (under 15s, £5)

* Fatima Lahham recorders

  • Elin White baroque violin
  • Florence Petit baroque cello
  • Johan Löfving theorbo

    .
    Improviso will perform works by composers including G.P. Telemann and Dario Castello, alongside their own improvisations.

    Described as "the Elizabethan rock'n'roll" (Juliet Stevenson) at their concert debut at Middle Temple Hall, London, Improviso are a UK-based period music ensemble.

    Their name derives both from their fascination with historical improvisation practices as well as their passion for exploring unusual repertories and presenting unexpected programmes of music from the fourteenth century onwards.

    Improviso's members met while studying at the Royal College of Music in London. They are one of the young ensembles on the Brighton Early Music Festival Live! Scheme for 2017-18, and will perform as part of the festival's showcase in November 2017. They have also been selected for a two-week residency at Snape Maltings in 2018 as part of their Chamber Music Residencies scheme, a series that offers exceptional emerging chamber ensembles coaching and two concerts at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh.

    They have already appeared at a number of festivals and venues in the UK and Europe, including the Styriarte Festival, Graz, Austria, the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, Handel & Hendrix, London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival 2016, the Wigmore Hall as one of the Hall's Chamber Tots Ensembles 2016-17, and Bad Liebenwerda, Germany, in a performance as one of the finalists of the International Graun Competition 2016.

    Tickets in advance on 01608 811558 or charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

    In aid of Charlbury Refugee Action Group

    Jon Carpenter · Link


  • Tue 17 Oct-Wed 18 Oct: The ROSY Christmas Fair

    Come and browse luxury and unique gifts for Christmas while tasting some of the finest artisan food and drink. Stalls include clothing, interiors, accessories, jewellery, food, drink and much more.

    Long Meadow
    Park Street
    Charlbury
    OX7 3PP

    17th Oct 5-8pm
    18th Oct 9-4pm

    Entrance: £5

    10% of all proceeds go to ROSY (Respite Nursing for Oxfordshire's Sick Youngsters)

    Kate Awad · Link


    Wed 18 Oct: Charlbury WI - Making Wine Make Sense

    Our October meeting is a talk by Neil (Monty) Phillips, wine expert, presenter and columnist. He'll be sharing his ten top tips for choosing and enjoying wines, followed by a wine tasting.

    Charlbury WI meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Visitors are very welcome to come along to meetings to try us out without any pressure to join. Contact Louise for more information: charlburywi@outlook.com or 07867 880237.

    Louise Cashman · Link


    Wed 18 Oct: Charlbury Primary School Open Morning

    Do you have a child who will be starting Primary School in September 2018? 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



    Sun 5 Nov: Tea Concert: Clarinet Trios

    Clarinet trios with Antony Pay and friends

    Esteemed international clarinet soloist Antony Pay will be joined by 'cellist
    Gabriel Amherst and pianist Hugh Petter to perform Brahms' Clarinet trio in A minor, Beethoven's Clarinet trio in Bb op11 and excerpts from Messiaen's Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps.

    More information nearer the day.

    In Charlbury Memorial Hall at 3pm. Doors open at 2.30. Tickets £10 including tea and cake. Under 15s £5.

    To book tickets in advance, email www.facebook.com/charlburyrefugee

    In aid of Charlbury Refugee Action Group

    Jon Carpenter · Link


    Tue 7 Nov: Yack & Yarn

    Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your ongoing knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you enjoy), 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 Cashman for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com

    Louise Cashman · Link


    Thu 9 Nov: Charlbury Primary School Open Morning

    Do you have a child who will be starting Primary School in September 2018? 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


    Wed 15 Nov: Charlbury WI - Evidence Based Medicine in Everyday Life

    Our November speaker, Dr. Lynda Ware, is a retired GP and now works for Oxford based Cochrane UK who aim to make information about health issues and treatment choices readily available and accessible. Lynda's particular interests are women's health and psychology. "An engaging and entertaining speaker who clearly knows her stuff."

    Charlbury WI meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Visitors are very welcome to come along to meetings to try us out without any pressure to join.

    Contact Louise Cashman for more information: charlburywi@outlook.com/mob 07867 880237.

    Louise Cashman · Link



    Fri 17 Nov: DO POPES STILL HAVE POWER?

    "Vicars of Christ" have undoubtedly helped shape the course of history - not just in the Church but in the world as a whole. But do they still wield real clout today - and if so what kind, and how do they use it?

    Come and discuss it with..
    Suze Mathews, Early medieval historian
    Jonathan Luxmoore, Church journalist and writer

    @ 20.00-21.30
    Morris Room, Corner House, Charlbury

    Tickets £ 5.00 (free for under-21s) on the door

    This event is in support of Aid to the Church in Need

    Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


    Sat 25 Nov: Charlbury WI Coffee Morning & Cake Sale

    Drop by at the Corner House this morning to warm up with coffee and home-made biscuits at our 'pop-up' cafe and to choose some delicious home-baked items from our cake sale to take home to enjoy over the week-end (9.30-11.30am).

    Louise Cashman · Link



    Sun 3 Dec: Tea Concert: Harpsichord Recital by Alastair Ross

    Alastair Ross, principal keyboard player for the Academy of Ancient Music and The Sixteen, will play Bach, Haydn and Soler on a wonderful harpsichord kindly provided and tuned by Simon Neal from Oxford.

    In Charlbury Memorial Hall at 3pm, doors open at 2.30.

    Tickets £10 to include tea and cake. Under 15s £5.

    More details nearer the day.

    To book tickets in advance, email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com now.

    In aid of Charlbury Refugee Action Group

    Jon Carpenter · Link


    Tue 5 Dec: Yack & Yarn

    Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your ongoing knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you enjoy), 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 Cashman for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com

    Louise Cashman · 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
    6.30pm-7.30pm: Silent reflection, Quaker Meeting House

    Tuesday
    9am: Morning Prayer, St Mary's
    9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
    Lunch: Golden Years special, The Bell
    2.30pm-4pm: 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
    9.15am: Pebbles (under-5s), 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
    6pm-10pm: Quiz, The Bell
    Evening: Pie night, The Bell
    7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's

    Thursday
    10am-12pm: 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
    Evening: Fish & chip night, The Bell

    Friday
    9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
    9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
    11.30am: Exercise Class, Memorial Hall
    5pm-8pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
    7pm: Choir practice, St Mary's
    Evening: Tapas, The Bell
    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 Ho
    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

    Contact us with changes to this listing.

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