What’s on

Sat 21 Jan: Burns Night Supper and Dance

On Saturday 21st January from 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall,
Charlbury Community Centre Appeal will again be celebrating Burns Night with haggis, neeps and tatties followed by dancing. There will be vegetarian and gluten free options available, though it would help if you can let us know if you need this at the email link below.
There will be a live band and caller and the Post Office has kindly agreed to sell tickets from the beginning of January.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sat 21 Jan: Jewellery Class

I have a couple of places available on a jewellery class this Saturday January 21st. Maximum of 4 people in a class all levels of ability and experience welcome so if you've always wanted to have a go at making a silver ring or a pair of earrings now's your chance!

Class runs 10am - 4pm and costs £70 with additional material cost which doesn't usually exceed £5.

If you'd like more information or to book a place contact Sarah at sarah@sarahpulvertaft.com or 01608 810221.

Sarah Pulvertaft · Link


Sat 21 Jan: Warren James at The Rose & Crown!

This Saturday, we bid a warm welcome back to Warren James, a man whose life mirrors that of the old bluesmen - he lives on the road.
Warren James' unique brand of turbo charged acoustic-roots, rock-a-billy, skiffle & blues is proving to be an exciting act at global music events where the well traveled young guitarist and banjo player sure knows how to excite the crowds.
Come along and welcome Warren James to The Rose & Crown on Saturday!
The music starts around 9pm.

Charlie M · Link


Sun 22 Jan: Taizé Prayer

A service of song, silence and contemplation at St Mary's Church 6pm

Maureen Sparling · Link


Mon 23 Jan: Charlbury Town Council Planning Meeting

The town council will meet at 8pm in the Corner House (Anne Downer Room) to consider pending planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting is open to members of the public as observers only. If you have comments on any application that you would like the Town Council to consider please send them to the Town Clerk at charlburytc@btinternet.com

A list of planning applications to be considered will be posted on the town council notice boards and on the town council page of this website ahead of the meeting. See www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 25 Jan: Charlbury Town Council - Full Council Meeting

Charlbury Town Council will meet at 7:30pm in the Corner House (Morris Room). The meeting is open to members of the public as observers and all are welcome.

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 on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com

The meeting agenda will be posted on the town council notice boards and on the town council page of this website ahead of the meeting See www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sat 28 Jan: Charlbury Town Football Club Disco

Disco at the Memorial Hall, Charlbury on Saturday 28th January. Doors open at 7pm, £5 admission can be paid on entry. Over 18's only. All welcome.

Russell Jefferies · Link


Sat 28 Jan: Coffee Morning Sat 28 January 2017 from 10 to 12 noon

Meet your friends and have a hot cuppa
at our fundraiser Coffee Morning.

The Corner House, Charlbury

Saturday 28 January 2017

10 to 12 noon

Real Coffee (caf and decaf)
and many choices of Tea (Herbal, Fruit and Decaf available)

Cake and Home Produce stall - Raffle Prizes

All proceeds to St Teresa's Church, Charlbury

For more details please contact: Madeleine Wheare
07811 496 102 or mad@wheare.org

Madeleine Wheare · Link



Sat 4 Feb: Coffee Morning for Dogs for Good 10 - 11.30 am

Charlbury Beaver Scouts invite you to a
Coffee Morning to raise funds for Dogs for Good
(assistance dog charity).

Saturday 4 February, 10 - 11.30 am

Come along to the Corner House, Charlbury, for delicious cakes, bakes, coffee and tea, plus raffle prizes.

Contact Cheryl Horsey, BSL on
cheryl@1stcharlburyscoutgroup.co.uk

Cheryl Horsey · 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: Evenlode Jazz at the Three Horseshoes

Evenlode Jazz will be returning, as promised, on Wednesday 8th February at the Three Horseshoes.
No entry fee of course, just enjoy some good beer.
Or other drinks.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Wed 8 Feb: 'Scottish Colourists' by Alice Foster

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


Fri 10 Feb-Sat 11 Feb: Ethometric Museum

Ray Lee's award winning performance 'Ethometric Museum' comes to The Shed in Charlbury. Premiered at the Museum for the History of Science, Oxford it has since toured extensively nationally and internationally winning Ray the prestigious British Composer of the Year award for sonic art. Appearing to be artefacts from a hitherto unknown branch of science, Ethometric Instruments are curious and beguiling relics from a bygone age. Fascinating, compelling and hauntingly beautiful, Ethometric Museum is an immersive theatrical journey into a hypnotic and mesmerising world of whirling devices, pulsing drones and proper science.

Fri 10th Feb 7pm & 8.30pm
Sat 11th Feb 4pm, 7pm & 8.30pm
The Shed, Nineacres Lane, Charlbury OX7 3QZ
Buy tickets: tinyurl.com/ethometric
(Performances last 40mins. Limited capacity, booking essential! Suitable for ages 5 " 105)
more info:
invisible-forces.com/projects/ethometric_museum/

Ray Lee · Link


Sat 11 Feb: Cocktails and Cabaret

An evening of music, entertainment and cabaret

With bar and cocktail bar, cheese board, dancing and jazz karaoke

In the Memorial Hall from 8 till late

Liza Minnelli meets Stephane Grappelli with a bit of Michael Flanders thrown in for good measure.

CRAG, in conjunction with the Charlbury Speakeasy, invites you to an evening of cocktails and cabaret in Charlbury's very own Kit Kat Club (aka the Memorial Hall). Gypsy swing from house band Manouche Etcetera (http://www.manoucheetcetera.com), a cappella vocals and comedy songs, cocktail and drinks bars -- plus artisan cheese boards for sustenance.

There'll be a chance to dance and, for all those wannabe Sinatras, jazz karaoke. So put your glad rags on and join us for a Valentine's date to remember.

Tickets £10 on sale nearer the time.

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

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sat 11 Feb: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

A special Speakeasy collaboration with CHARLBURY REFUGEE ACTION GROUP in place of our normal monthly Friday event.

Watch out for the publicity!

Simon Fenn · 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


Wed 15 Feb: Charlbury WI - Make-up demonstration

Stuck in a 'make-up rut' and need advice on choosing and applying new make-up? Our February meeting will be light hearted but informative as beauty therapist Laura Hodges gives easy step-by-step advice on how to use make-up to suit your colouring and age, using a volunteer to give a 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


Fri 24 Feb: Charlbury Debating Society

Late winter session!

"GIVEN CURRENT SECURITY CHALLENGES, 'SOFT POWER' HAS HAD ITS DAY"

Proposer: Suze Mathews, Brookes University
Opposer: Basil Eastbourn, Former Ambassador
Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore

Come and discuss the future!

Morris Room
Corner House
Friday, 24th February
@ 20.00

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

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link



Sat 25 Feb: Pop up Italian Restaurant: One night only

Think of it as a very short Italian mini-break without having to fly!
Following last year's delicious and impromptu Valentine's meal, this year we have an evening of Italian fine dining presented by our master chef.
For one night only, a romantic dinner to be held in the Memorial Hall Garden Room. Four courses with a welcome drink, coffee and extras. Numbers strictly limited, please book in tables of 2, 4 or 6. Pre-booking and full pre-payment essential. E-mail nicolamorgan50@gmail.com or call 01608 811507 with your menu choice from the list below. Payment can be made by cheque to CCCA, c/o M Glasgow, Noah's Ark, Market St, by latest 17th February.

MENU CHOICE:

• Welcome cocktail

• Zuppa di Minestrone with biscotti al formaggio (v)
• Insalata di Niçoise

• Amuse bouche (v)

• Pollo à limone with patate rosmarino al forno and winter salad
• Pork medaglione in creamy mushroom sauce with papardelle and green vegetables
• Butternut squash lasagna (v)

• Torte al cioccolata with mascarpone ice cream and salted caramel sauce
• Caramelised oranges in syrup with brandy snaps
• Italian formaggio and accompaniments

• Coffee or tea with almond kisses

Kate Smith · 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

At 3pm in the Memorial Hall

Conductor 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 11 Mar: Charlbury WI - Coffee Morning & Cake Sale

Drop by at the Corner House this morning to warm up with coffee and home-made biscuits at our 'pop-up' cafe and to choose some delicious home-baked items from our cake sale to take home to enjoy over the week-end.

Contact Louise Cashman for more information: charlburywi@outlook.com/mob 07867 880237.

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 11 Mar: Street Fair Quiz

Quiz to raise funds for the Charlbury Street Fair
Sausage and mash supper and raffle.
Memorial Hall at 7pm
To book your table of 6 contact Carolyn Ashton:
07880718536
Carolyn.Ashton@gmail.com
www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


Wed 15 Mar: Charlbury WI - Chocolate Demonstration

We're looking forward to a truly indulgent evening at our March meeting when Shelley Chocolates will be giving us a demonstration of hand-made artisan chocolates. We'll be seeing hand crafted truffles created using a Belgian chocolate base made to a bespoke design and recipe. A fun evening with tasting samples for all to enjoy.

Please note: our March meeting is also our AGM so there will be some business at the beginning of the evening.

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


Fri 17 Mar: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space..!

Simon Fenn · Link



Sat 25 Mar: Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem and other glories of the Renaissance

vOx Chamber Choir
Musical Director, David Crown

St Mary's Church, 7.30pm
Tickets £15, students £5

www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 2 Apr: Jenny Larsen and friends

Charlbury-born singer-songwriter Jenny Larsen presents a selection of her most recent compositions backed by a vocal group of local singers - Camille Robineau, Jennie Grierson, Maria Jurd, Suzanna Starling and Kath Lucas.

The fourth in a series of Tea Concerts on Sundays at 3pm in the Memorial Hall, Charlbury.

Tickets £10 (under 15s £5) including tea and cake, from Cotswold Frames or Charlbury PO, or on the door.

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group for refugee relief

Jon Carpenter · 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


Wed 19 Apr: Charlbury WI - A Captain at Work . . the Human Aspects of Airline Command

Our April speaker will be sharing the trials, thrills and excitement of being in command of a modern jet airliner. A former commercial airline captain, Tornado fighter pilot and RAF flight navigator, Cyril Mannion will be describing what happens 'behind the scenes' on a flight deck and the skills demanded of air crew to deal with the unexpected.

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


Fri 21 Apr: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space!

Simon Fenn · 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


Wed 17 May: Charlbury WI - Charlbury Museum's Summer Exhibition, Resolutions Debate & Pudding Tasting

Charlbury Museum curator, Celia Faulkner, will be giving us a short introductory talk on the museum's 2017 summer exhibition about Allen's Drapery, formerly in Church Street, Charlbury. The drapery lasted for about 100 years through generations of the Allen family selling a wide range of textiles, wools, carpets, furniture, hats and clothing to local people. The talk will be followed by a lively discussion of the 2017 Women's Institute's shortlisted campaign resolutions accompanied by some serious pudding tasting!

Charlbury WI meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR MAY MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE CORNER HOUSE & NOT 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


Fri 19 May: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space!

Simon Fenn · Link


Sun 4 Jun: Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes

A Sunday Tea Concert in the Memorial Hall at 3pm

Giles Dawson will be joined by seven singers and pianists Emma Lowe and Peter Foster to perform Brahms' 'Liebeslieder' Waltzes op.52. Solo songs of summer by Schubert and Weber will complete the programme.

The programme will also include songs of summer by Schubert and Weber. Accompanied on the piano by Emma Lowe and Peter Foster.

Tickets £10 (under 16s £5) include tea and cake. Buy nearer the day from Charlbury PO or Cotswold Frames, or on the door. To reserve tickets in advance, phone Val or Nick on 01608 811558.

All proceeds go to Charlbury Refugee Action Group for refugee aid

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 11 Jun: Open Gardens

Open Gardens in aid of the Charlbury Street Fair
www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


Fri 16 Jun: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch carefully!

Simon Fenn · Link


Wed 21 Jun: Charlbury WI - Craft Workshop

Our June meeting will be one of our popular evening craft workshops for both members and visitors. Details to be posted nearer the time.

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 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


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 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


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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