What’s on

Thu 29 Jan: Mindfulness for Beginners -- a 9-week experiential course

Friends Meeting House, Thurs 7.30--9.30, from 29 Jan to 26 Mar.

Find out how mindfulness can help you to free yourself from unnecessary stress by learning a new way of relating to your experience.

The course is taught by Brigid Avison, who has been practising meditation and mindfulness since the early 1990s and has been teaching mindfulness courses in Oxford since 2008.

Contact: Brigid Avison (bavison@phonecoop.coop; 811940) for more information and an application form.

Brigid Avison · Link


Tue 3 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 unfinished knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you have on the go), have a good chat & unwind over a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners (yarn, crochet hooks & knitting needles can be provided). No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by.
Please contact Louise for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com.

Louise Cashman · Link


Sun 8 Feb: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" - ChOC film of the Month

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Cert. 15 / 1hr 37mins. The film recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune set against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm

Doors & licensed bar from 6.45pm

Tickets:£5 on sale at the door.

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 11 Feb: Kieran Stiles - Demonstration of Techniques

Charlbury Art Society presents a lecture and filmed practical demonstration by the artist Kieran Stiles, focusing on his recent paintings currently in exhibition at Browse and Darby,Cork Street, London.
One of the main aspects of Kieran's work is the experimental use of paint with all its curious touches and surprising textures.

Kieran will explain the correlation between the objects in the landscape and the paint.

Held in the Memorial Hall, Browns Lane at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 February. Members free, Visitors most welcome - £3.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Fri 13 Feb: Charlbury Society: : The role of the country carrier.

Talk to be given by Martin Greenwood

Memorial Hall 8 p.m. Refreshments 7.30 p.m.
All welcome. Non-members £3.00 Under 18 free

Martin Greenwood has been a regular lecturer for the WEA and for local historical societies. He has written a number of books on local historical topics, three of which were published by Jon Carpenter at the Wychwood Press in Charlbury. The talk is about the role of the Banburyshire carriers in the 19th century and their links with the local villages. At their peak some 200 carriers linked Banbury to 140 villages. He will also focus on the role of the Charlbury carriers and some others local to Charlbury - looking at their various functions, method of operation, the families involved, and assessing their importance.

Gerald Draper · Link


Sat 14 Feb: Valentine’s Day

Treat your "Significant Other" to a night out and lift the post-Christmas Blues!
Book now for Dinner on Valentine's Day at The Bull Inn Charlbury.

2 courses for £19 or 3 courses for £24 per person.
Plus â€" to mark the occasion - £5 off a bottle of Prosecco! (When taken in conjunction with dinner for a minimum of 2 people.)

See our website, call or ask at the Bar for details.
Pre-booking is essential.

www.bullinn-charlbury.com
Tel: 01608 810689

Alix Blumsom · Link


Sat 14 Feb: Coffee Morning and Marmalade Sale

Charlbury Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning and marmalade sale in the Corner house - there will homemade marmalade, cakes, biscuits, scones etc. We're also doing bacon rolls and toast, so come along for a late breakfast!

Celia Faulkner · Link


Wed 18 Feb: Charlbury WI February meeting - Craft Workshop (patchwork lavender bags)

Our February meeting is a hands-on craft session where we'll be aspiring to make a patchwork lavender bag in an evening! Using pretty material offcuts, we'll be hand sewing bags of simple patchwork design, embellishing with buttons and ribbons, and filling them with home-grown lavender. No sewing skills required, just meant to be creative & fun. Take home to hang in your wardrobe or give as a present with the personal touch. Small donation required towards costs. Please bring along sewing scissors and any fabric or decorative pieces you would like to incorporate into your design.

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2015 (see Community/Social page for full details), a growing membership (of all ages) and always have delicious home-made cake at meetings!

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

Louise Cashman · Link


Fri 20 Feb: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Friday 20th February, The Shed, Nine Acres Lane, Charlbury

Bring your own drinks, bring some friends or come your own, and enjoy another relaxed evening of live music and spoken word performances in the inimitable atmosphere of The Shed.

Doors open at 8pm. Tickets £5 at the door.

Simon Fenn · Link


Thu 26 Feb: CHARLBURY DEBATING SOCIETY

Late winter session!

"BRITISH CHILDREN SHOULD MOSTLY STUDY BRITISH HISTORY"

Proposer: Dominic Sandbrook - Historian and broadcaster
Opposer: Charlotte Roueche - Byzantine Studies professor
Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore and Jolanta Babiuch

Come and get stuck in!

Morris Room
Corner House
Thursday, 26th February
@ 20.00

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

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Tue 3 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 unfinished knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you have on the go), have a good chat & unwind over a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners (yarn, crochet hooks & knitting needles can be provided). No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by.
Please contact Louise for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com.

Louise Cashman · Link


Wed 11 Mar: 'Leonardo's Anatomy'

Charlbury Art Society present an illustrated talk by Ken Wise entitled "Leonardo's Anatomy". Held in The Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 March. Members free, Visitors most welcome - £3.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Fri 13 Mar: Charlbury Society: "Great medical discoveries: 800 Years of Oxford innovation."

Talk to be given by Conrad Keating

Memorial Hall 8 p.m. Refreshments 7.30 p.m.
All welcome. Non-members £3.00 Under 18 free

Gerald Draper · Link


Sat 14 Mar: Farmers Market

On the Playing Close.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Sun 15 Mar: 6 o'clock worship (this month at the Baptist Church), Dyers Hill

You are invited to a contemporary evening service led by the 6 o'clock worship team.

We are made up from churches in West Oxfordshire whose heart is to worship God and provide some time in God's presence with time to reflect, worship and pray. Open to all denominations (or none).

Come along to be in God's presence for an hour before the next week begins. Arrive at 5.45pm for refreshments.

We run services every month (alternating in Charlbury and Stonesfield). For more information contact Pippa on 01608 811797.

To listen to the songs we've played before or join our mailing list to get an email about our up and coming services go to www.6oclockworship.org.uk/

Pippa Nash · Link


Wed 18 Mar: Charlbury WI March meeting - Bomb Disposal

Our speaker, Ian Jones, has spent 40 years involved with bomb disposal operations. His first Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tour of duty was as a corporal in Northern Ireland in 1974. He then gained a commission, returned to the Province in 1982 and, as a captain, was responsible for all bomb disposal operations in Belfast. In 1992, as a major, he was Officer Commanding 321 Company RAOC, responsible for all bomb disposal operations in the whole Province. This was followed by a year in an intelligence post gathering information on Improvised Explosive Devices worldwide. He left the Army in 1994 and joined the Anti-terrorist Branch of the Metropolitan Police where, working shifts, he served as an Explosives Officer dealing with all incidents involving explosives in London. He answered over 2,000 calls for assistance in the following 18 years before retiring after the Olympics. His talk will take a mainly light-hearted look at some of the incidents he attended. Please note: the March meeting is also our AGM so there will be a certain amount of business prior to Ian's talk.

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2015 (see Community/Social page for full details), a growing membership (of all ages) and always have delicious home-made cake at meetings!

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

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 21 Mar: Hank Wangford and friends in Concert from ChOClive

ChOClive in association with Good Night Out is pleased to welcome to Charlbury Hank Wangford, with friends Andy Roberts and Anna Robinson in concert.

'Hank Wangford is though, and has been for many years, the best British pure country music musician out there' -Maverick

Full details to follow.

Jackie Hague · Link



Tue 7 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 unfinished knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you have on the go), have a good chat & unwind over a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners (yarn, crochet hooks & knitting needles can be provided). No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by.
Please contact Louise for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com.

Louise Cashman · Link


Wed 8 Apr: "Creativity" - CAS Talk by Tony Lloyd

Charlbury Art Society presents an illustrated talk by Tony Lloyd entitled "Creativity: The Creative Mindset and Creative Processes". Held in The Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 April. Members free, Visitors most welcome - £3.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 9 Apr: Charlbury Debating Society

PRE-ELECTION HUSTINGS!!

Come and hear parliamentary candidates and representatives from the Witney constituency set out their priorities and answer questions on local, national and international issues....

Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore, Jolanta Babiuch and Liz Reason

Memorial Hall
Browns Lane, Charlbury
Thursday, 9th April
@ 20.00

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

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Fri 10 Apr: Charlbury Society: "Oxford’s historic waterways – from legend to leisure."

Talk to be given by Mark Davies

Memorial Hall 8 p.m. Refreshments 7.30 p.m.
All welcome. Non-members £3.00 Under 18 free

Gerald Draper · Link


Wed 15 Apr: Charlbury WI April meeting – A Passion for Pearls

'A Passion for Pearls' is a lively and entertaining talk about the history, science, myths and legends of the world's most secretive and only living gemstone. Going back over 5000 years, pearls have been associated with wisdom, power, wealth and beauty. Frances Benton is an experienced speaker and promises you a fascinating and sometimes hilarious glimpse into a world of beautiful jewellery and mystery through story-telling and entertainment. Her collections of pearl jewellery, which she sources and makes herself, will be offered for sale after the talk, with profits to charity.

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2015 (see Community/Social page for full details), a growing membership (of all ages) and always have delicious home-made cake at meetings!

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

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 2 May-Sun 10 May: ARTWEEKS OPEN STUDIOS IN CHARLBURY

Around 30 artists will be opening their studios or exhibiting in groups in larger venues around Charlbury. This year our dates include Monday 4th which is a Bank Holiday so we look forward to welcoming lots of visitors to our town, to enjoy a wide range of amazing artwork.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Fri 8 May: Charlbury Society: Annual General Meeting

Memorial Hall 8 p.m.
All welcome.

Gerald Draper · Link


Wed 13 May: "Arts & Crafts Movement in Chipping Campden"

CAS present an illustrated talk by Alan Crawford: "C.R. Ashbee and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Chipping Campden". Held in The Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13 May. Members free, Visitors most welcome - £3.

Maureen Sparling · Link



Sun 17 May: 6 o'clock worship (this month at the Baptist Church), Dyers Hill

You are invited to a contemporary evening service led by the 6 o'clock worship team.

We are made up from churches in West Oxfordshire whose heart is to worship God and provide some time in God's presence with time to reflect, worship and pray. Open to all denominations (or none).

Come along to be in God's presence for an hour before the next week begins.

We run services every month (alternating in Charlbury and Stonesfield). For more information contact Pippa on 01608 811797.

To listen to the songs we've played before or join our mailing list to get an email about our up and coming services go to www.6oclockworship.org.uk/

Follow us on Twitter @6oclockworship

Pippa Nash · Link


Sat 13 Jun: Farmers Market

On the Playing Close.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Sat 27 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival

The eighteenth Charlbury Beer Festival will be held at the cricket pitch (three minutes' walk from Charlbury station) on Saturday 27 June, from midday. There will be live music and other entertainment, good food, children's activities, and 50+ real ales, as well as ciders, perries and fine wines, and the World Open Singles Aunt Sally Championship. As always, all money raised will go directly to good causes. For more details, visit our new website www.charlburybeerfestival.org/

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


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

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

Wednesday
9am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
5pm: Karate, Memorial Hall
5pm-8pm: Thai to Go, Spendlove
6pm-10pm: Quiz, The Bell
7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's

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

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

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

Sunday
8am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
9.45am: Parish Communion, St Mary's
10.30am: Quaker Meeting
10.30am: Baptist Church Service
10.30am: Methodist Church Service
11am: Mass, St Teresa's
2pm-5pm: Tennis club
2.30pm: Canoe club
5pm-9pm: Rico's Pizzas, Spendlove
Summer 2.30pm-4.30pm: Museum open

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