What’s on

Wed 3 Sep: Supper and Quiz Night at The Bull Inn

Our next Quiz Night is on Wednesday 3rd September, with food served from 6:30 to 9pm and the Quiz answers around 10pm.

This month's Supper will be Thai Green Chicken Curry (a Vegetarian alternative will be available). All that and a great evening's entertainment with the Quiz - for just £10 per person.

Please pre-book by Monday 1st September. Pop into the bar or call 01608 810689.

Alix Blumsom · Link



Sat 6 Sep: Charlbury Garden Society Annual Show

The Annual Flower and Produce Show is open in the Memorial Hall from 2pm to 4.30pm. Admission 50p, children free. This is the centrepiece of the horticultural year and the show for all the family - as well as flowers there are also classes for fruit, vegetables, cookery, jam, handicrafts and photographs. Everyone is welcome to bring something to the show, the Annual Show Schedule and Annual Show Entry Form are available on the website, also the Station, Pharmacy, Library and Post Office - you don't have to be a member to exhibit.

The history of the Cups awarded at the Shows makes interesting reading.

There is also a plant stall, so if you have any spare plants which you would like to donate to the Society to sell on the day, then please bring them along before 11am, but do ensure they have well established roots.

Membership of the Charlbury Garden Society is just £3 a year and gives you discount at local garden centres.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 6 Sep: Charlbury Museum Coffee Morning & Bric-a-Brac Sale

The coffee morning will be held at the Corner House from 9.30 am to 12 noon. There will be delicious home-made cakes and scones, garden produce and a bric-a-brac stall in the Museum Garden, all in aid of museum funds. Do come along and join us.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sun 7 Sep: Wychwood Forest Fair at Cornbury Park

11am-5pm. The Wychwood Forest Fair, is a major fundraising event to support the local wildlife and landscape conservation work of the Wychwood Project. A wide range of rural crafts are on display - some of which allow you to 'have a go'.

Typical activities at the Fair each year include displays by the Wychwood Project, the local Wildlife Trust, the Wychwood Pond group, and many other local conservation and community groups. As well as an arts and crafts tent, there is a children's Fun Fair, a Green Man children's story teller, and both Charlbury Morris and Wychwayz Border Morris dancing sides. There are plenty of local food suppliers and farm produce, lots of refreshments, locally produced ice cream and - last but not least - a beer tent selling beer from the local Wychwood Brewery, based in Witney. Photos from 2013 Fair

This year, the fair returns to Cornbury Park near Charlbury and Finstock and next year will move on to another parish within the Wychwood Project area.

Entry £7.00, under 16's free.

Christine Elliott · Link


Wed 10 Sep: The Art Society presents an Illustrated Talk by Chris Christoforou

'The Beauty in your Backyard'
This talk illustrates the sheer beauty and wealth of incredible reference material that can be taken within the vicinity of your own backyard. This slide show presentation is informative, inspiring and useful to all that have an interest in art and the world around them.

7.30pm in the Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury
Members free, Visitors most welcome £3

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link




Sun 14 Sep: "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" -- ChOC film of the month

Cert PG13, 2hrs 20min plus interval.

Showing in Charlbury Memorial Hall at 7pm (note earlier start than usual)

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography, this film chronicles his early life, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela in an inspirational story depicting the political and emotional development of a talented and passionately committed man. It is compelling viewing and evokes both joy and despair. We learn about the intelligent and patient dignity of Mandela and the suffering of his family, and the long-awaited positive outcome after the many years of repression.

The rest is history…

Tickets £5 on the door, kids 13-15 £3.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 14 Sep: Finstock 10k & 1 mile fun run, Cornbury Park

10km race within Cornbury Park, by kind permission of Lord and Lady Rotherwick. 1 mile fun run for children. Funds raised will go to Friends of Finstock School. For further details and online entry please see:

https://sites.google.com/site/finstock10k/

Sally Howard · Link


Wed 17 Sep: Charlbury WI September meeting - An Introduction to Sugarcraft

If you've ever stopped by The Cake Shop in Oxford's covered market to marvel at the skill and creativity involved in their custom designed cakes, you'll find our September meeting of particular interest! Lynne Hooper will be giving a talk and demonstration on the basics of three dimensional cake decorating or 'sugarcraft', focusing on the amazingly lifelike & botanically correct flowers that can be made from sugarpaste or fondant.

Lynne Hooper teaches sugarcraft & cake decorating evening classes for Oxfordshire County Council, both at beginner & intermediary level, where she helps students acquire & build on basic cake decorating skills and knowledge to produce professional looking celebration cakes.

If you're considering how to fill the autumn evenings, then please come along & try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2014 (see Community/Social page for details), a growing membership (of all ages) & 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) or Like us on Facebook (Charlbury WI, Oxfordshire).

Louise Cashman · Link


Fri 19 Sep: Annual Egg Throwing

From 6:30pm outside the Rose and Crown to get Street Fair weekend off to a cracking start.

Peter Kenrick · Link


Fri 19 Sep-Sat 20 Sep: CHARLBURY ART EXHIBITION at THE STREET FAIR

Charlbury Art Society Exhibition of members' work. Most artwork will be for sale.

There will also be a display of all the children's 'Flying Heroes' Street Fair competition entries. The 3 winning entries will be exhibited in the window of Cotswold Frames.

Friday 19 September 7-9.30pm
Saturday 20 September 9.30-6pm

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Held in the Memorial Hall, in conjunction with the Charlbury Street Fair.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 20 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair

The main event!
Children's Fancy Dress Parade and Art Competition, stalls, food, games, entertainment, fun-fair and so much more.
Evening entertainment to include "The Village Idiots" back for a third year by popular demand!

If you love it, be part of it! Contact us at info@charlburystreetfair.org

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sun 21 Sep: Street Fair Fun Runs & Walk

Annual 5k & 10k runs plus walk through Glorious Cornbury Park subject to the kind per permission of Lord & Lady Rotherwick.

More details to follow

Peter Kenrick · Link


Fri 26 Sep: Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning will be on Friday 26th September 10.00-12.30 pm at The Quaker Meeting House in Market Street . Bring and Buy ,Bric a Brac, Raffle, Competitions.

Please support us by coming along ,helping and donating-all much appreciated.
Contact Liz and Bob Tait if you can help us.
elizabethtait@msn.com 01608 810150

Exciting news. We have been kindly donated a luxury cottage, which sleeps 6, on the north Norfolk coast for a week (low season)-available until the end of March 2015.Please send bids by e-mail to elizabethtait@msn.com or by post to Elizabeth Tait,Brice House ,Thames Street, Charlbury, OX7 3QQ.The Highest bidder will be announced at 12.00 pm sharp on 26TH September at the Coffee Morning.

PLEASE BE GENEROUS

Bob Tait · Link




Tue 7 Oct: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell (in the rooms around the end of the bar) 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


Sat 11 Oct: The Charlbury Variety Show

Calling all talented people!
As a fundraising event for the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal, we will be hosting a variety show, featuring some of the amazing talent that there is in Charlbury and surrounding villages.
If you are a singer, musician, comedian, dancer, magician or have any other talents that could entertain people, and are aged 16 or over, we would like to hear from you. There will be up to 30 four-minute slots and we hope to have a wide variety of performers. The audience will sit at tables and be served with drinks and snacks during the performance.
This is not a competition, there will be no criticism, positive or negative, apart from riotous applause!
Please contact Tanya Stevenson to register interest or for more information: billandtanya@outlook.com or mobile: 07871 795748.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sun 12 Oct: "The Artist and the Model" - ChOC's film of the month

Showing in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm, bar and doors open 6.45.

Cert 12A, 1hr 40mins

In 1943 an old sculptor and his wife live in a small town on the border between occupied France and Franco's Spain. 80 year-old Marc Cros has not sculpted for years; disillusioned by two world wars, the artist has lost all faith in art, life and humanity.

But when his wife Lea finds a Spanish woman, Merce, on the run from Franco's army and offers her the chance to live in the artist's studio, Marc inadvertently finds himself with an attractive young model for what will be his last sculpture.

In the quiet of his mountain workshop the artist and the model talk simply and openly about life and the world around them. Slowly a beautiful relationship develops between the young girl, just starting out in life, and the old man who senses his end is approaching.

Fernando Trueba (director of Oscar-winning BELLE EPOQUE and Oscar-nominated CHICO AND RITA) collaborates with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere to present this exquisite tale of a quest for beauty and artistic inspiration. Sumptuously shot in black and white by Cinematographer Daniel Vilar, and with captivating performances from Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale and Chus Lampreave, THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL is a delicately crafted contemplation on life, death and art that won Trueba the Best Director award at San Sebastian Film Festival..

Based on a true life story. Subtitled (though there is not a lot of dialogue).

More information to follow. Tickets £5 on the door, kids 12-15 £3.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 12 Oct: 6 o'clock worship (this month at the Baptist Church), Dyers Hill

You are invited to an informal contemporary evening service with music and reflection. Arrive at 5.45pm for refreshments and cookies.

Do join us for an hour of space to spend time in God's presence.

The 6 o'clock worship team is made up of Christians from churches in Charlbury and surrounding villages.

For more information contact Pippa on 811797 or visit our website www.6oclockworship.org.uk

Pippa Nash · Link


Sun 12 Oct: CAS AGM followed by Watercolour Demonstration by Rod Craig

Inspiration for Rod's paintings comes from his passion for architecture, landscape and the elements. He creates atmospheric pieces rather than representational studies.

7.30pm in the Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury

Members free, Visitors most welcome £3

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Wed 15 Oct: Charlbury WI October meeting - The Hidden History of Nursery Rhymes

Our October speaker will be revealing the hidden meanings behind nursery rhymes. Seemingly nonsensical rhymes for children are often hangovers of more serious things in the past: changes in law or religion, ways to remind children of their heritage, poking fun at unpopular members of important families or even recalling sinister events such as a murder. While the bubonic plague is thought to be immortalised in 'Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses', the rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty' is considered to refer not to an egg, but to a huge cannon used by the Royalists defending the town of Colchester during the civil war. Do join us for the evening to find out more. Newcomers are always very welcome.

If you're considering how to fill the autumn evenings, then please come along & try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2014 (see Community/Social page for details), a growing membership (of all ages) & 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) or Like us on Facebook (Charlbury WI, Oxfordshire).

Louise Cashman · Link


Fri 17 Oct: Charlbury Garden Society AGM & Harvest Supper

7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. The AGM is followed by the Harvest Supper. This is an excellent social event with food, wine, beer, and soft drinks, music and a quiz with prizes. Entry is just £4.

Membership of the Charlbury Garden Society is £3 a year and gives you discount at local garden centres.

Christine Elliott · Link


Fri 17 Oct: Unwanted Textile Collection

We are pleased to announce another textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for Charlbury Primary School.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles - this can include adults' and children's clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains and bedding (not duvets or pillows). The school will receive £500 per tonne or £0.50/kg which will be a great boost for our fundraising. In addition it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.
Donation bags are available from school; however you can use any bag to donate your items, don't forget to ask friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well! Bags need to be brought to the front of school on the morning of 17th October before 9am, please ensure that they are tied up.

Charlbury Primary School · Link


Sat 18 Oct: SING ALONG MESSIAH in aid of the Charlbury Community Centre

Our 3rd sing along Messiah with full orchestra and soloists will be run along the same lines as previously, with the added attraction of an auction of art to be held in the evening.

Start time will be 9.30am with rehearsals with and without the orchestra, followed by a performance in the evening. Scores will be available

For more information or to register, e-mail hilda.reed@btopenworld.com;
nicolamorgan50@gmail.com;
or telephone Nicola on 01608 811507
We will also be at Charlbury Street Fair (20th Sept), where the art will be displayed and the auction will begin, with silent bids being placed from then until the day of the concert.

All proceeds will go to the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal.

Liz Leffman · Link



Sat 25 Oct: CADS COFFEE MORNING SAT 25 OCTOBER 10 till 12 noon

CHARLBURY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY

are hosting their

AUTUMN COFFEE MORNING

to support their November productIon of

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Saturday 25 October from 10 am till 12 noon

Home Produce, Plants, Bric a brac, a RAFFLE as well as
GREAT coffee and tea

ALL WELCOME!

Madeleine Wheare · Link



Tue 4 Nov: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell (in the rooms around the end of the bar) 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


Sat 8 Nov: Charlbury Cricket Club Bonfire & Fireworks evening

The annual Cricket Club fireworks evening will this year take place on Saturday 8th November - time TBC.

The Cricket Club will be selling advance tickets at a special rate on it's stall at the Street Fair, so please pay us a visit!

Richard Nash · Link


Sun 9 Nov: "Philomena" - ChOC's film of the month

Cert 12A, 1 hr 35mins.

Showing in Charlbury Memorial Hall at 7.30pm, doors and bar 6.45pm.

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan play unlikely friends in this moving, funny and at times shocking true story of one woman's search for a lost son.

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a "fallen woman". When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him but with no success. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story.

Together they set off to America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena's son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin.

The film is a compelling narrative of human love and loss that ultimately celebrates life, showing that there is laughter even in the darkest places.

Tickets £5 on the door, kids 12-15 £3.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 12 Nov: The Art Society presents an Illustrated Talk by Professor Anthony Slinn

With wit and intelligence and meticulous research, Anthony illuminates Van Gogh.

7.30pm in the Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury
Members free, Visitors most welcome £3

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 13 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society Talk "Butterflies in the Garden"

8pm in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall. An illustrated talk "Butterflies in the Garden" by Martin Gascoigne-Pees.

£2 entry which includes raffle ticket and refreshments afterwards. Non-members and new members very welcome.

Membership of the Charlbury Garden Society is just £3 a year which gives you discount at local garden centres.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 15 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society Plant Sale

Coffee morning and plant sale at the Corner House from 9.30am.

If you have any spare plants which you would like to donate to the Society to sell on the day, then please bring them along before 9.30am, but do ensure they have well established roots.

Membership of the Charlbury Garden Society is just £3 a year and gives you discount at local garden centres.

Christine Elliott · Link


Thu 27 Nov-Sat 29 Nov: CADS presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

CHARLBURY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY

presents

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

directed by Glena Chadwick

The Memorial Hall, Browns Lane, Charlbury

Thurs 27, Fri 28 and Saturday 29 November

Ticket prices and times TBC

Madeleine Wheare · Link


Sat 29 Nov: Charlbury WI Coffee Morning

Charlbury WI will be holding a fund-raising Coffee Morning in the Corner House from 9.30-11.30am. Please support us by stopping by at our 'café' for coffee or tea and home-made biscuits before purchasing some of the delicious cakes, mince pies, jams and chutneys that will be on sale.

Louise Cashman · Link


Tue 2 Dec: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell (in the rooms around the end of the bar) 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


Fri 5 Dec: The Chamber Music Co from ChOClive

The Chamber Music Company performs a classical repertoire played with flair and imagination.

Our programme for the evening features three very different pieces: -

Mozart E Major Trio
Beethoven Ghost Trio
Salomon Jadassohn's Piano Trio in E major

Memorial Hall, Charlbury. Performance begins at 7.45pm. Doors and licensed bar from 7pm.

Tickets for the event, £10 / Students & U16s £6, will go on sale mid October.

Jackie Hague · 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

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
7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's
8pm: Pub quiz, The Bull

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
3.30pm (termtime): RAD Club for 8-11s, Baptist Church
11.30am: Exercise Class, Memorial Hall
5pm-8pm: Fish and chip van, Spendlove
7pm: Choir practice, St Mary's

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

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

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