What’s on

Wed 28 Jun: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 28th June.
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


Wed 28 Jun: ChOC - AGM

The ChOC AGM will be held in the Larcum Kendal Room at the Corner House at 8pm.

Charlbury's Community Cinema has been in existence since 2005 and in order to ensure that it continues to flourish, we would welcome more volunteers to join the committee and take on some of the monthly tasks.

If you are interested in bringing films to Charlbury and would like to join the committee or assist in any way, please contact Richard Cocks on 01608 810032 or come along to the AGM and enjoy a glass of wine with us.

Jackie Hague · Link


Fri 30 Jun: The Scaramouche Duo - International Flute and Harp Artists

Anna- Rosa Mari and Eira Lynn Jones are returning to Charlbury on 30 June to perfom music by: Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Rutter, Debussey, Tansmen and others.

The concert will be held at St. Mary's at 8:00pm and will benefit the All Saints Shorthampton Roof Fund. Tickets Prices £12 (Concessions £10)
to include an interval refreshment.

Tickets available from Cotswold Frames or the Post Office.

dine glasgow · Link


Sat 1 Jul: Tool Sharpening at Spendlove

9am-1pm. Bring along your old tools to get them sharpened rather than throw them away and buy new. They also have a supply of organic horse manure in bags.

Sharpening Services from Eynsham (07831 261082) are coming to the Spendlove the first Saturdays in April, May, June and July this year. They sharpen secateurs, shears, loppers, knives, scissors, saws, screwdrivers, hoes, spades, & planes. They can also arrange to sharpen and service lawn mowers for you. Price list

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 1 Jul: GUIDED VISIT TO WINCHESTER

A GUIDED VISIT TO THE ANGLO-SAXON CAPITAL OF WESSEX: WINCHESTER

SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 - £35 per person, this includes, return coach, guided commentaries, visit to the Cathedral and a small donation to ACN.

In our visit to Alfred's capital in the Kingdom of Wessex, we will consider Alfred and his dynasty's achievements by exploring facets of this city and the power complex Alfred created (at one time the largest on the Western side of the Alps): the Cathedral and old cloisters (the Close), the sites of the two previous Cathedrals, the High Street, Westgate, the Castle and of course that evocative statue of Alfred himself standing outside St. Mary's Abbey Gardens (Nunnaminster- a convent founded by Alfred's sister). There will be some free time for you to explore Winchester on your own or simply sit and absorb the Cathedral's beauty.
This event is being organised to raise funds so that ACN may continue to help and support persecuted Christians, particularly in Syria
WHEN: SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 . We will be collected by coach from the carpark at the Spendlove Centre, Charlbury at 0830 and arrive at Winchester at about 1000 traffic permitting).

PLEASE CONTACT:
Suze Mathews 01993 891720
E-MAIL: suzemathews899@btinternet.com

Suze Mathews · Link


Sat 1 Jul-Sun 2 Jul: Charlbury Museum's Sewing Bee

'Sewing Bee' Weekend ~ July 1 & 2 Morris Room, Corner House Sat. 11- 4.30, Sun. 1.30 -4.30 Charlbury Museum presents a special weekend of creative crafts for adults & children, inspired by the textiles in the current exhibition. Demonstrations ~ Pop-Up Studios ~ Mini Classes ~ Exhibits
Plus more! Learn a craft and have a go. Inspiring ideas to try! Entry: Corner House: £3, children free (ticket includes museum entry). For more information, please contact: sue.rangeley@btinternet.com.

And don't miss Charlbury WI's Vintage Pop-up Tea Room in the Anne Downer Room at the Corner House on Sunday afternoon July 2nd, after your visit to the Museum and the Sewing Bee.

Janet Jeffs · Link



Sun 2 Jul: Afternoon Teas

Charlbury WI will be serving afternoon tea and cake in a pop-up vintage tea room setting in the Anne Downer Room and Corner House garden from 2.30-4.30pm. Enjoy as part of your visit to the Museum and Sewing Bee, or simply drop in as you're out and about the town.

Louise Cashman · Link


Mon 3 Jul: Labyrinth Workshop

St Mary's Church at 2pm. Join Rev Sally Welch as she introduces you to the Labyrinth. This is a postponed workshop from the Charlbury Festival. Email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 4 Jul: 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


Wed 5 Jul: CHARLBURY DEBATING SOCIETY

Mid-summer post-election session!

"WE NEED MORE HOUSING EVERYWHERE"

Proposer: Andy Graham, District Councillor
Opposer: Liz Reason, energy expert and campaigner
Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore

Come and have your say!

Morris Room
Corner House
Thursday 1st June
@ 20.00
Admission £ 3.00 (free for under-21s) on the door

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link



Sat 8 Jul: What happens in this building?

Find out at the Corner House Open House, Saturday, 8th July, 10AM - 1PM.

Enjoy a free coffee or tea and biscuits while you meet many of the groups and clubs that help make our town vibrant and interesting.

Richard Broughton · Link


Sun 9 Jul: "A United Kingdom" - ChOC Film of the Month

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm

Cert.12A / 108 mins

A United Kingdom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker whom he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

"With terrific warmth and idealism and irresistible storytelling relish director Amma Asante gives us a romantic true story from our dowdy postwar past." - Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian

Doors and licensed bar from 6.45pm

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 15 Jul: Pre School is 40

Please do come and join us at the Pre School from 12 till 8pm. We have something for everyone and its a wonderful location to enjoy a catch up with friends, family and neighbors.

Liz Gupta · Link


Sun 16 Jul: Table Top Sale

Charlbury Primary School are hosting a table top sale.

£5 per table if you would like to sell your items.

Entry will be £1 per adult with children free of charge.

Opens at 10am until 12pm. Refreshments will be available on the day.

To book a table please contact Shelley Parsons via this website.

Shelley Parsons · Link


Wed 19 Jul: Charlbury WI - Pottery Talk & Demonstration

Our July speaker is Cotswold potter, Neil Alcock. Having spent years learning and working at potteries in the UK, France and Belgium, he set up his own business (Vineyard Pottery, near Winchcombe) in 1998. He now produces hand crafted domestic stoneware, with English and Japanese potters, shapes and glazes being the major influences on his work. Neil will accompany his talk with a pottery demonstration.

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 19 Jul-Wed 26 Jul: YOGA SUMMER SCHOOL (click for more)



Sat 29 Jul-Sun 30 Jul: Riverside Festival 2017

Riverside is a FREE family-friendly music festival in an idyllic riverside setting, with more than 40 acts playing across 3 stages including; rock, indie, jazz and folk. Plenty of activities for children, food and drink stalls, crafts, and a beer tent selling local ale.

Saturday 29th July: 12noon-10pm
Sunday 30th July: 11am-8pm

Address: The Mill Field, Dyers Hill, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3QG

Website: www.riversidefestival.charlbury.com

Ruth Brice · Link


Sat 29 Jul: Day Centre Coffee Morning 10am-12noon

Please come along to the Corner House to support our coffee morning in aid of Charlbury Day Centre. The volunteers make lots of lovely cakes, pies and bread to sell and there will be freshly baked scones and cream to enjoy with your tea. Why not come on your way to the Riverside Festival?
There will also be some of Pam's beautiful hand-knitted soft toys for sale as well some plants and a raffle.
We would also be grateful for donations of cakes, raffle prizes and surplus plants. Please contact Tanya by clicking on the name on this message if you can help, or simply bring them along in the morning.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Tue 1 Aug: 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


Tue 1 Aug-Fri 4 Aug: Charlbury Churches Holiday Club

"Watt-a-lot Castle: Knights in action!"
Join us as we transform the church into a knights castle complete with treasure chest. Learn what it takes to be a knight and see whether Sleep Tight, the trainee knight ever gets knighted!
Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th August 10am - 12.30pm. All school children aged 4 - 11 years are invited to join us for lots of fun, songs and craft.
£10 per child, £8 per additional sibling. To book a place email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk or call 810230.

Jo Paton · Link



Sat 5 Aug: Charlbury Museum Coffee Morning and Bric a Brac Sale

Join us for a cup of coffee and shop early for Christmas at the Bric a Brac Sale, from 9.30 am to 11.45 am.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sun 6 Aug: Charlbury Churches Holiday Club Sunday Service

Family Celebration at St Mary's Church. 9.45am. Join us to find out what's been happening during the week at holiday club.

Jo Paton · 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, the Post Office and outside the library.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


Fri 8 Sep: Finstock Charity Race Night and Beer festival preview

Charity Race Night at Finstock Village Hall - free entry - with access to all 22 beers and at least six ciders. Part of the Finstock Ale weekend. No need to book in advance.

Shaun Morley · 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




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


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 8pm 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

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    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


    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


    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


    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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