What’s on



Sat 10 Dec-Sun 11 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

Open this weekend so come and choose a tree. There are thousands of trees growing in the field and they have really benefitted from the weather of the past 12 months. We have Norway Spruce and low needle drop Belgian spruce in a range of heights from 4 foot to 9 foot and beyond.Make a visit to choose your tree watch it cut and take it home part of your Christmas. we look forward to seeing you. Charlbury Christmas Trees.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 10 Dec: Charlbury Farmers Market

Charlbury Farmers Market returns on Saturday 10th December. Over thirty stalls including locally produced meat, veg, cheese, eggs, baked goods, cider, fish, flowers and plants, table and kitchenware, cakes, treats, snacks, Indian food, honey, preserves and much more. Guest producers from a little further afield with specialist products. Charlbury Pre School will be supplying teas, coffees, bacon and egg sarnies in a much bigger tent! We'll also have live music, children's treasure hunt and loads more! Stock up on your essentials for Christmas and find that unique Christmas gift. All are welcome. 9am-1pm.

Lee McCallum · Link



Sat 10 Dec: Corner House Coffee Morning

Christmas themed Coffee Morning on behalf of the Corner House and War Memorial Hall - decorations, raffle and Ken's special coffee!

Stephen Andrews · Link


Sat 10 Dec: Roland Chadwick at The Rose & Crown!

Saturday night sees the welcome return of Roland Chadwick to the Rose & Crown! His superb musicianship features everything between classical and blues, and he is a wonderful raconteur as well.
The music starts around 9pm.

Charlie M · Link


Sun 11 Dec: "The BFG" The Family Matinee at Christmas from ChOC

The BFG - Cert PG / 1hr 57mins.

A treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince the Queen to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

"Mark Rylance makes Roald Dahl's big softie completely believable in Steven Spielberg's winning adaptation" - Mark Kermode / The Guardian.

Free popcorn and mince pies.

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

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm.
Doors and licensed bar from 2.15pm.

Jackie Hague · Link


Mon 12 Dec: Strings & Pipes Recorder Concert

Strings & Pipes invite you to our Christmas Concert in aid of Crisis (charity for the homeless). It will be held in Charlbury Baptist Church on Monday 12 December at 7.30pm. The concert will be followed by refreshments and a retiring collection. Do come and support us!

Celia Faulkner · Link


Mon 12 Dec-Fri 16 Dec: Christmas Craft Make and Take @ Banbury Hill Farm

Christmas is in the air up @ Banbury Hill Farm.

Parents you are invited to bring along your children and spend some time helping them create some Christmas craft goodies to take away.

The Elves have sprinkled their magic and transformed the barn into a craft barn.
Children swap your ticket for your own bag of bits and bobs in the shop.Then in our craft barn you will find all you need to create and make your own bit of Christmas magic, perhaps with just a little help from your grown ups. Visit the animals on your way through our own enchanted forest. Find the clues to fill in your entry form for a chance to win a weekend camping break at Cotswold View Caravan & Camping Park before heading to THE OLD SHED for your hot drink and Christmas biscuit.

Tickets are £7.50 per child and are available from the 1st of December from The Old Shed and from the Reception shop.
Ticket price includes:all items for activities,Competition entry form,Voucher for hot drink and biscuit

Sessions are as follows:
Monday 12th December ,10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm
Tuesday 13th December ,10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 14th December, 10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm
Thursday 15th December, 10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm
Friday 16th December, 10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm

There are a limited number of tickets for each session and they will be sold on a first come first served basis. The activities are aimed at children aged 3-10 years, although we believe any age will enjoy a bit of Christmas Sparkle (with parental supervision).

The Old Shed · Link


Tue 13 Dec: Afternoon Carols

Just for those who would like to come to a carol service but don't want to be out after dark OR those who just like singing carols!

Starts at 2.30pm at Charlbury Baptist Church and is a service full of traditional carols and readings. Followed by mince pies and tea.

Jean Andrews · Link


Wed 14 Dec: Charlbury Art Society present.....

Local Young Artists - Bursary students and local young artists: A PV opportunity to show and talk about their work with wine and discussion.
Will Harvey, studied at Abingdon & Witney College
Claire Taylor, MSc in Medical Art, Dundee 2015
Luke Daniels, BA Illustration, Oxford Brookes 2014

7.30pm in the Memorial Hall
All welcome - £3, members and under 25s free

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Fri 16 Dec: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

A Christmas cracker at the Shed...

Simon Fenn · Link


Fri 16 Dec: Late Night Christmas Shopping

Late Night Christmas Shopping Friday 16th December 6pm-8pm come along and get in the festive spirit and buy those last minute Christmas gifts from your local shops

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link




Sat 17 Dec-Sun 18 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

This is the last weekend before Christmas and the last weekend that we are open. So if you haven't already got your tree do come and visit us and choose a tree. There are thousands of trees growing in the field and they have really benefitted from the weather of the past 12 months. We have Norway Spruce and low needle drop Belgian spruce in a range of heights from 4 foot to 9 foot and beyond.Make a visit to choose your tree watch it cut and take it home part of your Christmas. we look forward to seeing you. Charlbury Christmas Trees.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 17 Dec: Christmas Coffee Morning

In aid of "SANDS" Stillbirth & neonatal death Charity
at the corner house 9.30 am - 12 pm
all the usual goodies you would expect from the Spelsbury WI
cakes,scones,biscuits,bric a brac raffle plants crafts etc
all welcome

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Sun 18 Dec: Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

and a selection of popular carols

St Mary's Church, Charlbury, 5pm. Tickets £15, students £5

One of Britten's best-known works, this celebration of mediaeval Christmastide poetry is performed by the celebrated Oxford chamber choir, vOx.

Musical director David Crown

Accompanied by Jenny Broome (harp).

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 18 Dec: Nativity Carol Service

Come to a carol service where you are the participants in the story. Come along dressed as any of the characters in the Christmas Story, and you will take part in the service (this includes adults and children). Traditional carols will be sung and it will all be followed by refreshments - even angels need a drink after all of that singing!

Jean Andrews · Link


Mon 19 Dec: Christmas BINGO at Charlbury Bowls Club

Come and join us for our annual Christmas bingo at Charlbury Bowls Club, Ticknell Piece Road, Charlbury. Doors open at 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm. We are well known for our fantastic prizes on 1 & 2 lines as well as a full house.

EVERYONE WELCOME

Call 01993 878828 for further info.

Heather Hill · Link



Mon 19 Dec-Fri 23 Dec: Christmas Craft Make and Take @ Banbury Hill Farm

Christmas is in the air up at Banbury Hill Farm.

Parents you are invited to bring along your children
and spend some time helping them create some
Christmas craft goodies to take away.

The Elves have sprinkled their magic and transformed the barn into a craft barn.

Children swap your ticket for your own bag of bits and bobs in the shop. Then in our craft barn you will find all you need to create and make your own bit of Christmas magic, perhaps with just a little help from your grown ups.

Visit the animals on your way through our own 'enchanting' forest. Find the clues to fill in your entry form for a chance to win a weekend camping break at Cotswold View Caravan & Camping Park before heading to THe OLD SHED for
your hot drink and Christmas biscuit.

Tickets are £7.50 per child and are available from the 1st of December from THE OLD SHED and from the Reception shop.

Ticket price includes: all items for activities,
Competition entry form, Voucher for hot drink and biscuit.

Sessions are as follows:
Monday 19th December, 10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm
Tuesday 20th December, 10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 21st December, 10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm
Thursday 22nd December, 10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm
Friday 23rd December, 10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm

There are a limited number of tickets for each session and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.
The activities are aimed at children aged 3-10 years although we believe any age will enjoy a bit of Christmas Sparkle (with parental supervision).

The Old Shed · Link


Mon 26 Dec: Charlbury Town Football & Sports Club Boxing Day Fundraiser.

Charlbury Town Football & sports Club
Christmas fun at the Memorial Hall
Boxing Day 12pm till 11pm

With games Food Bar
ALL WELCOME!

mandy · Link


Wed 28 Dec: Vinyl Solution XIII

Yes, we're back with a Christmas edition, starting at 8pm.

Note that Slade, Cliff Richard and The Pogues can only be played given prior consent!

David McCutcheon · Link


Tue 3 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 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


Sun 8 Jan: "Florence Foster Jenkins" - ChOC Film of the Month

Florence Foster Jenkins Cert PG / 1hr 48mins.

In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is simply awful. Her husband St. Clair (Hugh Grant) goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how bad she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he's facing his greatest challenge yet.

"Florence Foster Jenkins makes poignant, crowd-pleasing dramedy out of its stranger-than-fiction tale, with a reliably terrific turn from star Meryl Streep" - Critics Concensus

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

Admission: Adults £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 11 Jan: Charlbury Art Society presents

'TED Talk' Evening
Patricia Freeman - silversmithing - raising a bowl
Linda Mowat - plaited baskets
George Lewis - wood sculpture technique.
In the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm
All welcome - £3, members and under 25s free

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 14 Jan: Southill Solar planting party and site visit

We're seeking volunteers to join Southill Community Energy when it plants hedgerow and orchard trees on the Southill Solar site. We'll be working with contractor Nicholsons and only planting whips - very young trees - so no major digging involved.

All welcome. And we'll give all volunteers a tour of the site. A chance to see up close and learn how it all works. Please let Guy Parker know if you're coming: guy@wychwoodbiodiversity.co.uk

Liz Reason · Link


Sun 15 Jan: Tea Concert: Oboe and Harpsichord Recital

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Baroque recital in aid of CRAG

Jane Downer (baroque oboe) and Warwick Cole (harpsichord) will perform works by J.S. Bach, Gottfried August Homilius and Johann Ludwig Krebs.

In the Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm.

Tickets £10 (under 16, £5) including tea and cake, on sale from December. To reserve a ticket in advance, phone Val and Nick on 01608 811558.

In aid of Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Tue 7 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 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 8 Feb: 'Scottish Colourists'

Charlbury Art Society presents a talk by art historian, Alice Foster
In the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm
All welcome - £3, members and under 25s free
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 11 Feb: Cocktails and Cabaret

An evening of music, entertainment and cabaret

With bar, cheese board, dancing and jazz karaoke

In the Memorial Hall from 8 till late

Organised by Rob Hemingway and Liz Soar in collaboration with Charlbury Speakeasy

Tickets on sale nearer the time (prices tbc), or email hemingwayrob@hotmail.com

A Valentine's special in aid of Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 12 Feb: "Eye In The Sky" - ChOC Film of the Month

Eye In The Sky Cert 15 / 1hr 42mins, starring Helen Mirren and the late Alan Rickman in his final screen role

Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government.

"As taut as it is timely, Eye in the Sky offers a powerfully acted, and unusually cerebral, spin on the modern wartime political thriller" - Critics Consensus

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

Admission: £5 at the door

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 26 Feb: "Eight in a Bar"

An award-winning vocal group from Chipping Norton, Eight in a Bar will perform a variety of both serious and lighter choral music

Choirmaster Bernard West.

Bernard is assistant musical director of the Chipping Norton Choral Society, of which Eight in a Bar is an offshoot. He also directs the Brize Singers and the Wychwood Chorale.

The third in a series of Sunday tea concerts in the Memorial Hall.

Tickets £10 (under 15s £5) two weeks in advance from Charlbury PO and Cotswold Frames, or on the door. To reserve tickets, please phone Val or Nick on 01608 811558.

[Photo courtesy of Chipping Norton Music Festival]

All proceeds go to Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Thu 2 Mar: Charlbury Garden Society - Gardeners Question Time

On Thursday 2nd march at 8.00 in the Memorial hall, Garden Room, the Garden Society hosts a Panel of Experts who will try to answer your questions on any aspect of gardening or garden design.

Feel free to bring questions on the night or submit them in advance, in writing, to Nick Johnson, Wormwood Cottage, Playing Close Charlbury.
Admission free to members - non-members £2.00. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits afterwards.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Tue 7 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 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 8 Mar: 'The Moving Figure'

Charlbury Art Society presents a demonstration by artist, Jill Colchester
In the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm
All welcome - £3, members and under 25s free
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 8 Apr-Sun 9 Apr: Spring Show Exhibition

Charlbury Art Society presents their Spring exhibition of members work - many for sale.

In the Memorial Hall
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 8 Apr: Charlbury Garden Society and Spring Show

On Saturday 8th April in the Memorial Hall the Garden Society will again be holding its Spring Show, in conjunction with the Charlbury Art Society.

Lots of classes for daffodils and other Spring flowers.

Schedules will be available for a couple of weeks before the Show at the Pharmacy, in the lobby of the Corner House, the Post Office (hopefully) and the Railway station

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Wed 12 Apr: 'Trees in Art'

Charlbury Art Society presents a talk by art historian, Juliet Heslewood

In the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm
All welcome - £3, members and under 25s free

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 29 Apr: Classical Concert from ChOC Live

Keep the date free for a spring concert in the Memorial Hall

Full details to follow.

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 10 May: 'Contemporary Tibetan Art'

Charlbury Art Society presents a talk by Professor Clare Harris

In the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm
All welcome - £3, members and under 25s free

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 13 May-Sun 21 May: Artweeks in Charlbury

Many artists and craftspeople open their studios around the town to join with the whole of Oxfordshire in a feast of artistic talent.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 24 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Saturday 24 June 2017. Further details will follow, but in the meantime please put the date in your diaries! Preparations are already under way.

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
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

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