What’s on

Fri 15 Dec: SANTA’S GROTTO!

Join us at The Bell Inn as we get involved with Charlbury's late night shopping evening on December 15th! Santa's Grotto, stalls and mulled wine accompanied by live music from the Charlbury Ukelele Group!

Gemma Eynon · Link


Fri 15 Dec: Christmas Community Carol Singing

Once again this year staff, friends and parents of Charlbury Primary School will be coming together to sing traditional carols in four part harmony. The final route around town with timings will be finalised and published nearer the time. Rehearsals will be at the school on Wednesday 6th & 13th December at 6pm. We would like to welcome anyone who enjoys singing! For more details please contact the school on 01608 810354.

Charlbury Primary School · Link


Fri 15 Dec: LATE NIGHT SHOPPING AT CHARLBURY MUSEUM

The Museum will be open from 6 to 8 pm during Late Night Shopping. Do call in and buy our book about Charlbury and the First World War, or School Rules tea towels, cards, etc.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Fri 15 Dec: Christmas Community Carol Party

8pm - 9.15pm at Charlbury Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to join us for festive singing, mulled wine and mince pies. Come along after late night shopping and carol singing with the school. Sponsored by St Mary's Church.

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 15 Dec: Late night Christmas Shopping

Come and get all your Christmas gifts from your local shops in Charlbury.
Where the shops will be open till 8pm Friday 15th December
See you there

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Fri 15 Dec: Late night shopping at Clarimore Beautique

Join us on the evening of 15th December for our late night shopping, take the opportunity to browse through our wide selection of beauty gifts while enjoying festive refreshments.

Becky Claridge · Link


Fri 15 Dec: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

A pre-Christmas Speakeasy special. Original music (and some jazz standards), singing, verse, prose, drama and humour in a programme curated and hosted by Alan Fraser. Guests include Jess Goyder, Michael Hadley, Maureen Hole, Kate Maroney and a tinsel-laden Mingus Tree. Get into the seasonal holiday mood. There's a slight risk of mince pies but even if they don't materialise, you can certainly bring your own!

The Shed, Nine Acres. Entry is £7.50 on the night (no advance booking) and doors open at 8pm sharp. BYO.

Simon Fenn · Link


Fri 15 Dec: Late night shopping - Community Book Store and Shop open

The Community Book Store and Shop in the Corner House will be open on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm.

Complimentary hot beverages: teas, coffees, hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Jackie Hague · Link



Sat 16 Dec: Sports Quiz

Come along to the Memorial Hall on the 16th December and test your sporting knowledge.
Teams of up to 4 people, £5 per person.
Trophy and Cash Prize for winning team
Cash bar will be open
The quiz starts at 6pm

martin · Link


Sat 16 Dec-Sun 17 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

Open this weekend. Come and choose a Christmas tree from the thousands growing in the field. Bring the family to choose your tree, have it cut and netted and then take it home to decorate.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 16 Dec: Spelsbury WI Coffee Morning 9.30 - 12.00, The Corner house

Spelsbury WI invite you to join them for their Christmas Coffee morning this Saturday. After a mince pie and cup of tea why not peruse the Christmas selection of plants, crafts and cakes and don't forget your raffle ticket!

Josie Stone · Link


Sun 17 Dec: Carol Service

St Teresa's Parish Carol Service followed by refreshments, on Gaudete Sunday, 17th December 2017, 3pm at St. Teresa's RC Church, Charlbury (corner of Fisher's Lane and Sheep Street).

All are very welcome.

Alison O · Link


Sun 17 Dec: "Elf" - The Family Matinee at Christmas from ChOC

Made in 2003, ELF is fast becoming the film to see at Christmas!
Cert. PG / 93mins.

Buddy (Will Ferrell) accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler is raised among Santa's elves. Now grown up, Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan). After a DNA test Walter reluctantly begins a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

"A movie full of Yuletide cheer, Elf is a spirited, good-natured family comedy" - Critics Consensus.

Free popcorn and mince pies!

Prizes for the best dressed elves

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm
(doors and licensed bar from 2.15pm)

Admission: Adults £5 / U15s £3 / Family £12 (2 adults and 1 or 2 children)

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 17 Dec: Messy Church No-Rehearsal Nativity

Please join us for our Messy Church and No-Rehearsal Nativity!
Sunday 17th December at 9am in St Mary's Church for breakfast, crafts and a nativity play for everyone to join in!
Come dressed as your favourite nativity figure or ready to dress up.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 17 Dec: Traditional Carol Service at All Saints Shorthampton

Join us for traditional carols and readings. 3pm at All Saints.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 17 Dec: Carols by candleight - Charlbury Methodist Church, Fishers Lane

Come and join us for "Carols by Candlelight on Sunday 17th Dec at 6pm. Followed by coffee and mince pies.

ALISON COLLINS · Link



Mon 18 Dec: CHARLBURY BLUES WORKSHOP

The Blues Workshop returns for a pre-Christmas blow. All welcome, musicians and supporters. Come and play, listen or dance.

From 20:00 to 22:00 at the Shed, Nine Acres.

Guitarists, no need to bring hefty amplifiers - there'll be amps you can use.

If you've any questions, call or text
Simon 07828 076358 • Paul 07939 467632 • Fred 07903 800555

Simon Fenn · Link


Mon 18 Dec: BINGO at Charlbury Bowls Club

Doors 6.30pm, start 7.30pm. Prizes for one line, two lines and full house. 10 games plus special.
Charlbury Bowls Club, Ticknell PIece Road.

Shaun Morley · Link


Mon 18 Dec: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet at 8pm on Monday 18th December to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers. If you have any comments that you want the Town Council to consider regarding any planning application under discussion, please send these to the Town Clerk at charlburytc@btinternet.com WELL BEFORE the meeting. You may also address your comments on an application directly to the meeting (maximum of 3 minutes per presentation) by arrangement with the clerk before noon on the day of the meeting.

Peter Kenrick · Link


Tue 19 Dec: Not the Office Xmas Party

For those who don't have the luxury of a kiss in the stationery cupboard, join us in The Bell's Cornbury Rooms on Tuesday 19th December at 6.30 for finger buffet and bar. Price £6.95 to be paid directly to The Bell - book in advance, pay on the night - tell your friends and see you there. Ho Ho Ho!

Nicola Morgan · Link


Wed 20 Dec: The August List plus support at the Shed 8pm

Three acts, all brilliant live. The August List, featuring The Rose and Crown's very own Tommy Longfellow on drums, and their sister band The Great Western Tears, are amazing. Both are Oxford-based 'Americana' bands. Warming us up is Andy Pickard, a talented singer-songwriter and founder of Riverside Festival.
Get your tickets now from Charlbury Pre-School or at the Rose and Crown. Only £7.
Weds 20th December, 8pm, the Shed, bring a bottle. Fundraiser for Charlbury Pre-School. Questions? James 07792 375423

James Styring · Link


Wed 20 Dec: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 20th 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


Thu 21 Dec-Fri 22 Dec: Activity Sessions for Young People

On 21st and 22nd December, Charlbury Community Centre will be offering multi-activity sessions for people aged 5-16. The morning session 9.30-12noon is for primary school children and the afternoon session, 1.30-4pm is for young people of secondary school age. These will be run by PE teacher and sports trainer Paul Quibell-Smith and some helpers. There will be many sports on offer in the main hall as well as Christmas themed games and crafts in the Thomas Gifford Room. Children can be left with us (while you finish your Christmas shopping?)and the price is £5 per child for 2.5 hours.
To book, please ring 811878 or contact us through the website: charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sat 23 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

Today is your last opportunity to buy a Christmas tree from the thousands growing in the field. We are open today 9.30am - 4pm. So if you haven't got a tree yet, please come and visit us.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sun 24 Dec: Carols by Candlelight in St Mary's Church

Do join us for the popular Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve. 5.30pm in St Mary's Church.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 24 Dec: Midnight Eucharist

11.30pm in St Mary's Church. All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 25 Dec: The day to remember …

Welcome a refugee for Christmas!

Charlbury Refugee Action Group invites you to make a space at your Christmas table, by leaving an empty chair in which a refugee would be welcome.

If it represents one refugee, we invite a contribution of £10 or more. If it represents a family, we suggest £30.

If your Christmas visitors want to contribute too, the more the merrier!

The money we raise will go to groups of volunteers supported by the charity Help Refugees and working with refugees mostly in France and Greece.

There are more details on our donation page. And in the new year we will let you know how much we raise.

So here's how to make a space at your table …

(1) Visit our new fundraising site. Just click here and choose your amount. (Or call us on 01608 811378.)

(2) Please add Gift Aid if you are eligible, as it adds 25% to the total you give.

(3) Keep in touch on our new website here and stay up to date with what we are doing. Discover how we can all best help people in desperate need. You can sign up for our newsletters, and get information about our future events (including our concert programme) and collections.

(4) You can join our mailing list now by clicking here.

Thank you so much for what you do!

Find us at www.charlbury.info/community/88 and on Facebook

Jon Carpenter · Link


Mon 25 Dec: Christmas Day Service in St Marys and All Saints

8am Holy Communion in St Mary's
9am Holy Communion in All Saints Shorthampton
10.30am Christmas Day Parish Communion in St Mary's

Jo Paton · Link


Thu 28 Dec: Open Mic Night at The Rose & Crown!

Once again, The Rose & Crown presents its annual Christmas Week Open Mic Night! If you'd like to perform, add your name to the list behind the bar.
It will start at around 8.30pm.
And ... as they say ... BREAK A LEG!

Charlie M · Link


Tue 2 Jan: 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 crochet project (or any other craft you enjoy), have a good chat and unwind over a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners. 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 6 Jan: 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!

SORRY, NO JUMBLE OR USED ELECTRICAL GOODS

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action to raise funds for refugee aid. To donate items in advance, call 01608 811402.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sat 6 Jan: Wychwood Project: Conservation Volunteering: Hedgelaying

Provisional activity: The Saltway Charlbury. Hedgelaying. See Facebook for updates nearer the time.

Wychwood Project · Link


Sat 6 Jan: DANCE CLASSES

"Strictly" returns to Charlbury in 2018. Come along and enjoy learning some new steps and burn off Christmas indulgence.

Where: The Memorial Hall
When: Sat 6th & Sat 20th January. 10.00 - 11.30am
How much: £8 p/person (pre-paid). £9 p/person on the day

Please could you pre-book your place by contacting Debbie on 01865 460269 or 07749 402694 before the 22nd December

Jenny Howe · Link


Sun 7 Jan: "The Martian" - ChOC Film of the Month

The Martian - Cert 12 / 2 hrs 20mins
The award winning critically acclaimed film directed by Ridley Scott is based on the best selling book by Andy Weir.

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meagre amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilise his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet.

"Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book" - Critics Consensus

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7pm
(doors & licensed bar from 6.15pm)

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 10 Jan: Jackie Garner - Uncovering Ancient Egypt

Charlbury Art Society present a talk by Jackie Garner on the discoveries of a wildlife art detective, uncovering ancient Egypt.

The Memorial Hall, 7.30pm
Members free, Visitors most welcome £3,
all under 25 year-olds FREE entry
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 13 Jan: Free Yoga class (10-11am) at the Community Centre

To celebrate National Iyengar Yoga Day 2018 there will be a free one hour taster class for beginners, or those new to Iyengar Yoga, at the brand new Charlbury Community Centre. The class will be taught by Matthew Greenfield from the Charlbury Yoga Studio. All ages (16+) and abilities welcome. Please call or email Matthew to let him know you are attending.

Phone:
01608-819049
E-mail:
info@matthewgreenfield.com

You can find out more about National Iyengar Yoga day at:
iyengaryoga.org.uk/conventions-events/national-iyengar-yoga-day-2017/

To find out more about the Charlbury Yoga Studio please visit:
charlburyyogastudio.co.uk

(Regular class will start week beginning 8th January 2018)

Matthew Greenfield · Link


Sat 13 Jan: Jewellery classes 2018

I'm running some jewellery classes in my workshop in 2018 dates are below.

If you'd like to book a place on any of these please email me: sarah@sarahpulvertaft.com for more information and availability.

Classes are for a maximum of 4 people and cost £70 per person with an additional charge for silver which doesn't usually exceed £5.

I welcome makers of all levels of experience or none. You can book as a group of friends or individually and they take place in my workshop and run from 10am - 4pm.

I now have lovely gift vouchers if you think that someone you know might enjoy this!

2018 Class dates:

Saturday January 13th
Saturday February 3rd
Saturday March 2nd
Saturday April 21st
Saturday May 19th

Sarah Pulvertaft · Link


Sun 14 Jan: A piano recital by Margaret Fingerhut

At 3pm in the Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Tickets £10 (under 15, £5) include tea and cake. Please email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com to book.

Appropriately for the occasion, all three composers can be said to have been 'migrants' in some way or other. Haydn felt isolated and very unhappy during the years he had to live in rural Hungary at the Esterhazy Estate, Chopin of course was always yearning for the homeland which he could never see again, and Rachmaninov likewise had to leave Russia after the revolution …

~ Haydn: Sonata No.60 in C major Hob.XVI, 50

~ Chopin: Nocturne in F sharp minor Op.48 No.2; Mazurka in C sharp minor Op.50 No. 3; Ballade No.3 in A flat Op.47

~ Rachmaninov: Two Moments Musicaux Op.16: No.1 in B flat minor, No.4 in E minor

Margaret Fingerhut is regarded as one of the UK's most distinguished and poetic pianists, renowned for her exploration of the highways and byways of the repertoire.

As a concerto soloist she has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players, in major venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican.

She is often heard on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and many radio stations worldwide.

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group. All proceeds will go to refugee relief.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 17 Jan: Charlbury WI - Days For Girls charity

Our speaker Claire Codling will be telling us about the work of the Days For Girls charity which provides kits for girls to use during their periods in countries where there is limited or no access to hygienic feminine protection. We are hoping to follow this up with a separate sewing workshop to make some of the kits.

Charlbury WI meet at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month at the Memorial Hall. If you've not been before, then please come along and try us out. We have a interesting & varied programme for 2018, a growing membership & always have delicious home-made cake at meetings. Keep up to date with all our news on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (@CharlburyWI) and check out our website at www.charlburywi.org

Louise Cashman · Link


Thu 18 Jan: Charlbury Garden Society Talk - Gardener's Question Time

Gardener's Question Time in the Memorial Hall @8pm

A panel of Charlbury garden sages including Peter Bridgman, John Moore and Nick Johnson will answer your questions.

Susan Dunstall · Link



Fri 19 Jan: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space for details!

Simon Fenn · Link


Fri 19 Jan: “What makes a refugee?”

"What makes a refugee? And why are there 60 million of them worldwide?"

Come to a discussion of the causes of the growing numbers of refugees across the world, with human rights and environmental campaigner Nick Hildyard, Dr Patricia Sellick of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, and CRAG's Frances Webber.

In the Friends Meeting House, Market Street at 8pm.

(Note change of venue.)

Admission free, collection to cover costs.

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sat 20 Jan: DRY - play by Human Story Theatre and accompanying Q&A

CHARLBURY MEMORIAL HALL January 20th 7.30pm

For tickets please visit:humanstorytheatre.com

Human Story Theatre is an Oxfordshire based charity who only tour new writing about health and social care issues. Commissioned by the NHS to write a play about alcoholism, DRY is a one-hour play with music about parenting, disappointment and middle-age drinking. Written by Human Story Theatre's Gaye Poole, music composed by ARne Richards (Oxford Concert Party - Flat 73) and directed by Anna Tolputt. Cast: Bryonie Pritchard, Paul Ansdell and cellist Rachel Watson.

The Wilsons maybe middle class and middle aged but there is nothing middling about their alcohol intake. Can they keep the 'toxic' out of 'intoxicated' and keep the family together, or is it a case of sorrows drowned?
DRY is supported by Turning Point who deliver the Oxfordshire Road to Recovery service for people who want to make positive change in their lives, and other local counselling services. Like with all Human Story Theatre productions there will be a Q&A after each show with guest professionals from Turning Point and other organisations to discuss the issues of the play and the impact of alcohol on our communities as well as to signpost people to services.

"We are inspired by possibility and believe that every person has the ability to change. Turning Point support DRY as it helps bring awareness around the harm alcohol costs to our society".

(Oliver Sampson, Recovery Worker Oxford Hub)

"For us, Human Story Theatre are a valuable and useful addition to our programme, tack-ling social and community issues but doing so with engaging, well made pieces of theatre."

(John Terry, Artistic Director, The Theatre Chipping Norton)

"… they produce the kind of work that we are keen to present: new, well written, well exe-cuted, thought provoking and reaching out to new audiences."

(Jeremy Spafford, Director, Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford)

Gaye Poole · Link


Sat 20 Jan: Dance Class

"Strictly" returns to Charlbury in 2018. Come along and enjoy learning some new steps and burn off Christmas indulgence.

Where: The Memorial Hall
When: Sat 6th & Sat 20th January. 10.00 - 11.30am
How much: £8 p/person (pre-paid). £9 p/person on the day

Please could you pre-book your place by contacting Debbie on 01865 460269 or 07749 402694 before the 22nd December

Jenny Howe · Link


Sat 3 Feb: Wychwood Project: Conservation Volunteering: Coppicing

Beevis Farm, Stonesfield Lane, Charlbury. Coppicing: A traditional method of woodland management.
Call the office for details of the meeting point (07584262437 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).

Wychwood Project · Link


Sun 4 Feb: Kismet

Charlbury welcomes the much-loved, Oxford-based contemporary folk band Kismet (Melissa Holding, Jon Fletcher, Jackie Singer and Kath Lucas) who combine accordion, clarinet, koto, fiddle, guitar, keyboards and voices to bring you a unique and diverse musical experience.

With music from Celtic to Eastern European genres as well as their own compositions, Kismet have been described by the Oxford Folk Festival as 'balm for the soul'.

In Charlbury Memorial Hall at 3pm. Tickets £10 (under 15s, £5) include free tea and cake! To reserve tickets in advance, email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com, arrive by 2.45 and pay on the door.

Listen to Kismet by clicking here.

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group. All proceeds will go to refugee relief.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Tue 6 Feb: 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 crochet project (or any other craft you enjoy), have a good chat and unwind over a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners. 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 10 Feb: Six Nations Rugby Live at the Memorial Hall

Come along and watch the matches live on the big screen

Round Two of this year's Championships start with Ireland v Italy k.o. 2.15pm,
followed by England v Wales k.o. 4.45pm.

Doors open from 1.30pm onwards.

Admission free

Snacks available

Licensed bar

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 11 Feb: "Brief Encounter" - ChOC Classic Cinema

Cert PG / 86mins

The opening entry in ChOC's new 'Classic Cinema' strand is the black-and-white masterpiece Brief Encounter (1945).

Celia Johnson is middle-class suburban housewife Laura Jesson. Returning from her weekly shopping trip one afternoon, a chance meeting in a railway station buffet with Dr Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard) is the spark for a casual friendship that soon combusts into something more passionate. But as Laura and Alec are both happily married with children, and this is pre-war England, how can their relationship develop without ending in disaster?

Featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Celia Johnson, the film is also notable for the comic relief provided by Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey and Irene Handl, among others. With its superlative photography, atmospheric location sequences filmed at Carnforth railway station, assured direction from David Lean and the haunting music of Rachmaninov, Brief Encounter is a nostalgic and poignant treat for the senses.

Voted the second greatest British movie of all time by the British Film Institute, Brief Encounter has long been enshrined in cinema history as one of the finest 'weepies' ever made.

War Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7pm
Doors & licensed bar from 6.15pm

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 14 Feb: Creativity in Prisons

Charlbury Art Society presents a talk by Isabel Knowland and Arne Richards on working with prisoners to release their creativity.

The Memorial Hall, 7.30pm
Members free, Visitors most welcome £3,
all under 25 year-olds FREE entry

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 15 Feb: Wychwood Project: Conservation Volunteering: Coppicing

Beevis Farm, Stonesfield Lane, Charlbury. Coppicing: a traditional method of woodland management. Call the office for details of the meeting point. (07584262437 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).

Wychwood Project · Link



Fri 16 Feb: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space for details!

Simon Fenn · Link


Wed 21 Feb: Charlbury WI - The Loan Soldier

Ex-soldier Bruce Duncan will be recounting life as a British army family living abroad in numerous different countries outside the UK. His talk includes the devastating personal impact of being resident in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion of 1990.

Charlbury WI meet at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month at the Memorial Hall. If you've not been before, then please come along and try us out. We have a interesting & varied programme for 2018, a growing membership & always have delicious home-made cake at meetings. Keep up to date with all our news on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (@CharlburyWI) and check out our website at www.charlburywi.org

Louise Cashman · Link


Tue 6 Mar: 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 crochet project (or any other craft you enjoy), have a good chat and unwind over a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners. 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


Wed 14 Mar: Tribal Textiles

Charlbury Art Society presents a talk by David Pollock on Tribal Textiles

Memorial Hall, 7.30pm
Members free, Visitors most welcome £3,
all under 25 year-olds FREE entry
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 15 Mar: Wychwood Project: Conservation Volunteering: Logs for Labour

Woodstock Water Meadow. Logs for Labour site tidy, possibly a bonfire. Meet at the garages at the foot of Brook Hill (by the A44), and take home firewood.

Wychwood Project · Link



Fri 16 Mar: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space for details!

Simon Fenn · Link


Wed 21 Mar: Charlbury WI - A Puppet's Tale

An amusing and lively speaker, Angela Collins promises a fun filled evening with her puppetry presentation. Her early career in the textile industry taught her the sewing and design skills that led to a full time life of puppet making and putting on shows. (Note: our March meeting is also our AGM).

Charlbury WI meet at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month at the Memorial Hall. If you've not been before, then please come along and try us out. We have a interesting & varied programme for 2018, a growing membership & always have delicious home-made cake at meetings. Keep up to date with all our news on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (@CharlburyWI) and check out our website at www.charlburywi.org

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 24 Mar: Charlbury WI Coffee Morning & Cake Sale

Drop by at the Corner House this morning (9.30-11.30am) to enjoy tea & coffee served with home-made biscuits at our pop-up cafe before buying a delicious cake to take home & enjoy over the week-end.

Louise Cashman · Link


Sun 25 Mar: Richard Boothby: Viola da Gamba

In the Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm

Tickets £10 (under 15, £5) include tea and cake. Please email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com to book a ticket.

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

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group. All proceeds will go to refugee relief

Jon Carpenter · Link


Tue 3 Apr: 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 crochet project (or any other craft you enjoy), have a good chat and unwind over a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners. 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


Wed 11 Apr: Pam Franklin

Charlbury Art Society presents Pam Franklin: Her painting and the impact of Art History Post Graduate Studies on her practice.
7.30pm The Memorial Hall
All welcome £3 entrance to non members, under 25s free
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Wed 18 Apr: Charlbury WI - Medical Detection Dogs

Our speaker Heather Shute will be telling us about bio-detection dogs that are trained to detect minute changes in samples such as urine, breath and swabs to alert an individual of an impending medical event.

Charlbury WI meet at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month at the Memorial Hall. If you've not been before, then please come along and try us out. We have a interesting & varied programme for 2018, a growing membership & always have delicious home-made cake at meetings. Keep up to date with all our news on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (@CharlburyWI) and check out our website at www.charlburywi.org

Louise Cashman · Link



Fri 20 Apr: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space for details...!

Simon Fenn · Link


Wed 9 May: Cornelia Parker

Charlbury Art Society presents a talk by Juliet Heslewood on the sculptor and installation artist, Cornelia Park.

The Memorial Hall, 7.30pm
Members free, Visitors most welcome £3,
all under 25 year-olds FREE entry
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link



Fri 18 May: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

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Simon Fenn · Link



Fri 15 Jun: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

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Simon Fenn · Link


Sat 30 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival 2018

The date for the twenty-first annual Charlbury Beer Festival has been fixed for Saturday 30 June 2018. More details will follow, but in the meantime please put the date in your diaries!

Edward Fenton · Link


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