What’s on


Sat 3 Sep: Charlbury Garden Society Annual Flower and Produce Show

The Charlbury Garden Society Annual Flower and Produce Show will take place on Saturday 3rd September at 1.30 in the Memorial Hall, Charlbury.
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.
Class 62 is a new novice class in the Section D Collections where a novice is defined as an exhibitor who has never won a prize in Class 60 or 61.
Entry forms will be available from the Pharmacist, the Library, the Post Office and Charlbury Station or from members' annual schedule. The Annual Show Schedule can be downloaded by clicking www.ow.ly/SeUr303iKKW

They should be completed and returned with entry fees to the Show Secretary, Mrs N Morgan, c/o Wormwood Cottage, The Playing Close, on or before Friday 2 September 2016 if possible. Mrs Morgan can be contacted on 01608 811507. Late entries will be accepted on the morning of the Show up to 10.00am only, subject to space constraints, but we would request that exhibitors submit entries as early as possible
Staging is from 8.30am - 10.45am
The Show will be open to public from 1.30pm - 4.00pm and admission is : 50p (children FREE)
The presentation of awards is at 3.45pm and prize money will be available for collection after 3.00pm

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Tue 6 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 10 Sep: Charlbury Farmers Market

Charlbury Farmers Market returns to the Playing Close on Saturday 10th September for it's quarterly appearance. Between 9am-1pm you'll find the best local produce including meat, veg, eggs, honey, cakes, cider, plants, flowers, handcrafted table and oven ware, curries, chutneys and preserves, handmade soap, baked goods, pies, rapeseed oil, mustard, olives, fresh fish, cheese, gin and much more including community stalls supporting local organisations. Everything sold at the market has been reared, made, produced and grown by the people on the stalls. Produce comes from within a 30 mile radius and we also have a number of guest producers. All enquiries to Lee McCallum: farmersmarketmanager@ymail.com or 07779400421

Lee McCallum · Link


Sun 11 Sep: The Stately Car Boot Sale at Cornbury Park

ROSY (Respite Care for Oxfordshire's Sick Youngsters) will be holding their annual Stately Car Boot Sale at Cornbury Park on 11th September from 8.30am-2pm.

Pitches cost £50 each and tickets to enter cost £5.

Go to www.statelycarboot.com to book a pitch and find out more!

Kate Awad · Link


Wed 14 Sep: TAI CHI CLASSES

Tai Chi classes at the Methodist Chapel School Room in Charlbury begin again on Wednesdays on 14th September:
10.00 - 11.30 am Yang Style Tai Chi - suitable for all ages
11.45 - 12.45 pm Tai Chi for the over 50's
As one long-standing student says, Tai Chi is a gentle, elegant and healthy form of exercise.
Both classes will have a 12 week term (half term honoured).
Please contact Alan Baker on:
taichialan@gmail.com

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Fri 16 Sep: Street Fair Egg Throwing

This exciting event takes place as usual on the Friday evening of the Street Fair in the street outside the Rose and Crown. Fun for all the family. Check out the website for more details and previous photos: www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


Fri 16 Sep: The Charlbury Challenge

The Charlbury Challenge kicks off the Street Fair events and takes place on Nine Acres Recreation Ground on Friday afternoon. It is organised by the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal - a fun event for all ages.
Come along at 3:30-5pm.

For more info: www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 17 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair

This annual community event takes once place again in Church Street. This year Russell Grant, well known Strictly contestant and actor, will aide the judging of the Children's Fancy Dress at 1.30pm and open the fair at 2pm.

Among the events:
Art Exhibition by Charlbury Art Society and the Primary School, Silent Auction, Children's Fancy Dress, Classic Cars, Food & Refreshments, Fun Fair, Grand Draw, plus many more Stalls lining both sides of the street.
Check out the website for more information: www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · Link



Wed 21 Sep: Charlbury WI - Buying and Selling at Auction

The title of our talk in September is "Buying and Selling at Auctions with tales from the Auction Rooms" which will be given by Steven Bruce. He is also happy for people to bring small items to value, jewellery, china, small pieces of furniture, paintings etc. Maybe your painting given to you from Auntie Flo could be worth a fortune!

If you've been thinking of joining Charlbury WI, then please do come along and try one of our meetings as a visitor. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Cornbury Suite behind The Bell at 7.30pm

Susie Finch · Link


Sat 24 Sep: COFFEE MORNING - Sat 24 SEPTEMBER - 10-12 noon

St Teresa's Church is hosting A

COFFEE MORNING

Saturday 24 September

10 to 12 noon

Corner House, Charlbury

Tea, Coffee, Cakes,

Raffle, Bric-a-Brac stall
and SO much more!

FOR MORE INFO contact: Madeleine
on 07811 496 102 or mad@wheare.org

Madeleine Wheare · Link


Fri 30 Sep: MACMILLAN CANCER CARE COFFEE MORNING

Please put this date in your diary and come and support this wonderful charity.

30 SEPTEMBER 10.30 - 12.30 am

THE FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE MARKET ST.

We need your help with contributions:

CAKES,QUALITY BRIC A BRAC,RAFFLE PRIZES AUCTION LOTS

Please contact SUZANNE FLYNN 01608 811301
suzanneflynn756@btinternet.com

or SALLY POLLOCK 07960960298

Suzanne Flynn · Link


Sat 1 Oct: A Feast of the Middle East

Raising funds for Charlbury Refugee Action Group, please join us for an atmospheric evening with mouth-watering food to include a selection of traditional starters, a variety of appetising main courses such as spiced chicken and delicious slow-cooked lamb, as well as inspired Middle-Eastern vegetarian dishes and salads.

7:30 for 8pm
In the Morris Room, Corner House, Market St, Charlbury
OX7 3PN
£25 per person
Bring your own drinks
To book and discuss dietary requirements, please call Alison:
07788745878

Felicity Brooks · Link


Tue 4 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 8 Oct: Coffee, Cake and Picture Sale

Memorial Hall 2-4pm.
Teas, coffees, home-made cakes and cream teas will be served in aid of Charlbury Community Centre Appeal. There will also be a display of prints and pictures for sale. Please contact us if you have any pictures you would like to donate.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sun 9 Oct: "Dad's Army" - ChOC film of the Month

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm
Doors & licensed bar from 6.45pm

Dad's Army - Cert. PG / 1hr 40mins.

Toby Jones. leads a cast of fine British actors including Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Alison Steadman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as our favourite Home Guard platoon helps MI5 to uncover a German spy.

Tickets at the door: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 15 Oct: Street Fair Quiz Night

Street Fair Quiz Night in The Memorial Hall - doors open 7pm.
Watch this space or look at the website for more information: www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · Link



Sun 16 Oct: The Modern Middle East and its Christian Communities


THE THIRD SUNDAY TALK

The Modern Middle East and its Christian Communities

a talk by Anthony O'Mahony

4pm Sunday 16. October
All are most welcome

We meet for tea at 4pm at Redding Wyck House, The Old Glove Factory, Market Street, Charlbury OX7 3PJ and then move over to the Quaker Meeting House opposite for the talk and discussion at 4.30pm.

Anthony O'Mahony is among the world's leading scholars of Middle Eastern Christianity. He lectures in Theology and the History of Christianity at Heythrop College at the University of London and was founding director of Heythrop's Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue and now serves as director of Heythrop's Centre for Eastern Christianity. His numerous publications include Christianity in the Middle East: Studies in Modern History, Politics and Theology (2008) and the co-edited volumes Eastern Christianity in the Modern Middle East (2009), Christianity and Jerusalem: Studies in Theology and Politics in the Modern Holy Land(2010), and The Catholic Church in the Contemporary Middle East(2010).

This will be the first of a planned series of three
Third Sunday Talks given in aid of Cecily's Fund. This charity, based in Witney, was founded by Alison and Basil Eastwood and is celebrating its 20th year. A donation of £10 would be much appreciated.

Enquiries to Alison Eastwood (stableyardalison@gmail.com)

Alison Eastwood · Link


Fri 21 Oct: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Back after a summer break.

Watch this space for details....!

Simon Fenn · Link


Tue 1 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


Sat 12 Nov: Charlbury Variety Show

Memorial Hall from 7.30pm.
Charlbury Community Centre Appeal will again be holding a Variety Show, showcasing some of the amazing talent that is to be found in and around Charlbury. Supper will be included and there will be a bar. We are currently looking for acts, so please let us know if you would like to have a 5-10 minute slot in the show.
Tickets will be on sale nearer the time, probably through the Post Office. Please do ot leave it too late to buy them - we have been sold out in previous years.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sat 12 Nov: Charlbury Variety Show

Memorial Hall from 7.30pm.
Charlbury Community Centre Appeal will again be holding a Variety Show, showcasing some of the amazing talent that is to be found in and around Charlbury. Supper will be included and there will be a bar. We are currently looking for acts, so please let us know if you would like to have a 5-10 minute slot in the show. You need to be over 16.
Tickets will be on sale nearer the time, probably through the Post Office. Please do not leave it too late to buy them - we have been sold out in previous years.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Fri 18 Nov: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space for the lowdown...!

Simon Fenn · Link


Tue 6 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


Fri 16 Dec: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

A Christmas cracker at the Shed...

Simon Fenn · 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

Contact us with changes to this listing.

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