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Sat 30 Apr-Mon 2 May: Banbury Hill Farm 'Pop Up Cafe' - This Bank Holiday Weekend!

At a loose end this weekend?
Why not 'pop up' to Banbury Hill Farm and visit our 'Pop Up Cafe' The Old Shed?

Families, Cyclists and walkers* welcome.
Take a stroll around the Farm and Forest trails; see our spring lambs and piglets and then why not stop off for some refreshments in The Old Shed where we will be serving a selection of coffees, teas, cold beverages, home made cakes and light snacks.
10am until 5pm Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May.

  • Dogs are welcome on site and in the garden of The Old Shed

See you soon!
Banbury Hill Farm
Enstone Road
Banbury
OX7 3JH

Josie Stone · Link


Sun 1 May: Annual Parish Boundary Walk

As usual the walk will take place on Rogation Sunday which this year is Sunday 1st May
The walk starts at 10am at the old Boundary Oak tree on the Forest Road (B4437 to Burford).Lifts to the start of the walk will be available from 9.45 in the station car park

The walk is about 10 miles in total although it is possible to join and leave the walk at several points. The walk finishes outside the Corner house and we would normally be back at around 4.00 pm
Thanks to local landowners parts of the walk and in particular the first section of the parish boundary through Cornbury Park are on paths not normally accessible to the public
The walk sets off to the south across Cornbury land and continues in an anti-clockwise direction.
The lunch break is on the eastern boundary at Model Farm, Ditchley. We expect to be there by 1.00pm We then return to Charlbury through Spelsbury and finally the Mill Field and back to the Corner House.
Dogs may be brought but must be on a lead at all times. Children must be with adults. Stout footwear recommended -the path is muddy in parts
This year the walk will be led by Tony Merry and Peter Kenrick
The route may be found HERE drive.google.com/file/d/0B67OfH41hZf_T0FMVHhoLWIyQTA/view?usp=sharing

Tony H Merry · Link


Tue 3 May: 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 6 May: Quiz & Chilli night

Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG) presents

Quiz & Chilli night

Charlbury Memorial Hall
Doors open 7pm for 7.30

Come and have fun! Pit your wits against your neighbours.

Come as a team (max. 6) or join a team on the night.

We have 7 quiz rounds, a picture round, a "What Comes Next" round, and a special doughnut round!!

PRIZES *** RAFFLE *** BAR

Tickets ONLY £10 per person, to include snacks, HELEN'S HOMEMADE CHILLI (meat or veggie) and FLOSS'S HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE.

There is a licensed bar.

Advance booking essential. Tickets from Charlbury Post Office and Cotswold Frames.

Reservations/info: annacolgan@me.com - Telephone: 01608 811351

Derek Collett · Link




Sat 7 May: 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 and June this year. They sharpen secateurs, shears, loppers, knives, scissors, saws, screwdrivers, spades, & planes. They can also arrange to sharpen and service lawn mowers for you. Price list

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub

Christine Elliott · Link


Sun 8 May: "The Lady In The Van" - ChOC film of the month

The Lady in The Van (Cert. 12 / 1hr 40mins).

Based on real events, Maggie Smith stars as the vagrant who for fifteen years lived in her van parked on the driveway of the playwright, Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings).

Memorial Hall, Browns Lane, Charlbury

Film begins at 7.30pm
(doors & licensed bar 6.45pm)

Admission: £5 / U15s £3.

For further information about ChOC send an email to secretary.chocfilms@gmail.com

Jackie Hague · Link



Tue 10 May: THE SECRET FOREST OF WYCHWOOD

A circular walk of about 8 miles led by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens Tony Graeme and Harriet Baldwin. Includes parts of Wychwood Forest away from public rights of way and returning through Cornbury Park. By kind permission of Lord Rotherwick
Start 10.00 am from Spendlove car park. Bring packed lunch.

Tony Graeme · Link


Wed 11 May: “Spontaneity”

Charlbury Art Society presents a Talk by Mary Knowland.

Mary has lived and worked in and around Oxford for most of my life as an artist and teacher.

Through a major change in her life, she learned a great deal more about the human physical form and the inner self. Her work as an artist has preoccupied this, our individual place in the world and the process of time.

The Memorial Hall at 7.30pm

Members free, Visitors most welcome £3,
all under 25 year-olds FREE entry

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 12 May: Thomas Gifford Trust - AGM

The trustees of The Thomas Gifford Trust will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 12th May 2016 at 8pm at the Charlbury Memorial Hall. This meeting will be an opportunity to find out the latest developments regarding the Charlbury Community Centre. We look forward to seeing you there.
Marjorie Glasgow, Chair of Trustees

daniela jenkins · Link


Fri 13 May: Charlbury Society: Annual General Meeting

Memorial Hall 7.30 p.m.
All welcome.

The AGM will be followed by a short talk by Derek Collett on his recent book on the life of Nigel Balchin. There will be drinks and refreshments.

Gerald Draper · Link



Wed 18 May: Charlbury WI May meeting - Blood Bikes

Alistair Borland from SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) will give us some insight into the Blood Bikes charity based in England, whose volunteers provide a motorcycle courier service, free of charge to the National Health Service and will be giving us a talk on what they do.

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2016 (see Community/Social page for full details), a growing membership (of all ages) and 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) and Like us on Facebook (Charlbury WI, Oxfordshire

Susie Finch · Link


Wed 18 May: Secure Paper Shredding, One Village, Forest Road, Charlbury

6.30-7.30pm. Reduce the risk of identity theft, bring confidential paper waste for secure shredding, fund raiser for the Community Centre Appeal.

Bring your bags to the One Village warehouse on the trading estate just over the railway bridge on Forest Road (OX7 3HH). Cost is £5 per bag with 50% going to the Community Centre Appeal. Please phone Christine Elliott on 811057 for more information. Grateful thanks to One Village for letting us use their premises.

Heavy duty polypropylene sacks able to hold 20kg of paper are available free at Charlbury Post Office.

No need to remove staples, paperclips or plastic spines, but please DO NOT include plastic sleeves, folders or CDs.

The fee for shredding each sack is £5.00 payable when you drop the sacks off for shredding and £2.50 of this goes to the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal. Certificate of destruction provided if required. The paper gets reprocessed into paper products within just a few weeks.

Shredding by Datashredders Ltd

Organised every May and November by Charlbury Green Hub. Since 2009, when this event was first arranged in Charlbury, 4,438kg of paper have been shredded which is equivalent to 66.6 trees and over £1,000 has been raised for Charlbury charities.

Christine Elliott · Link


Thu 19 May-Sat 21 May: CADS Presents " Dancing at Lughnasa"

CADS are proud to present " Dancing at Lughnasa" this multi-award winning play is about five impoverished spinster sisters in a remote part of Ireland in 1936. With them lives Michael son of the youngest sister Also their brother, Jack, who has returned from missionary work in Africa. The events of that summer are related by the grown-up Michael, unfolding a tender study of these women's lives in rural Ireland.
This has been made into a film, with Meryl Streep

Tickets available from Cotswold Frames, the Charlbury Post Office, www.wegottickets/cads or Box office 01608 676642
Curtain up 7.30pm each night

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Fri 20 May: The Charlbury Speakeasy

The Speakeasy starts at 8:30 pm and the doors open at 8pm. Tickets are £3 on the door. Bring your own drinks.

It's the final Open Programme event of the season. Previous open evenings have provided really good entertainment in the relaxed vibe of the Speakeasy so we really hope you'll come along and listen.

And if you're a performer, this is your chance! Musician, poet, writer or story-teller, comic, singer, duo, trio, quartet or whatever you are, do get in touch with us to put yourself forward.

Call Jonathan on 07870 571709. The Speakeasy stage awaits you!

Simon Fenn · Link



Sat 21 May-Mon 30 May: Artweeks in Charlbury

Ten days of Artweeks in Charlbury, 21-30 May, including the Bank Holiday Monday.
Small groups, larger groups, individual artists, Schools, Churches - in all about 30 exhibitors this year. Potters, painters, sculptors, jewellery-makers, weavers. Come for a fabulous day out in Charlbury!
Download a copy of the Trailmap here: https://www.artweeks.org/sites/default/files/manual/2016-trail-charlbury.pdf

Maureen Sparling · Link



Mon 30 May: The Art Café is back on Bank Holiday Monday!

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The Art Café is back in St Mary's today, the last day of Artweeks

We are serving scrummy homemade cakes and bakes, soup and sandwiches, teas and coffee.

Available all day from 11 to 5.

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group

All proceeds to refugee aid agencies

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sat 4 Jun: Cancer Research Designer Shoe Sale

Local Cancer Research Ladies Designer Shoe Sale on Saturday 4th June at the Memorial Hall from 10am to 12noon. Brand new boxed designer shoes priced from £10 - £20. Proceeds to go to Kennington Cancer Fund who directly support Prof. Harris in his cancer research work at the Churchill Hospital. Raffle and refreshments. Entry: 20p

Come early for a bargain!!!!

Susie Finch · Link


Sat 4 Jun: Plant Sale and Coffee Morning

We are holding our Plant Sale in the Museum Garden on Saturday 4 June, from 10-12. Plants can be taken to the museum on the night before, between 6.30 and 7, or given on the day. The museum will be open as usual, and there will be coffee, home-made cakes and a gift stall at the Corner House. Please support us!

Celia Faulkner · Link



Tue 7 Jun: 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 10 Jun-Sun 12 Jun: FIELD & COUNTRY FAIR at Cornbury Park

The Field & Country Fair, celebrating the British countryside and field sports takes place in June on the Cornbury Park Estate. It is presented by Time Inc. UK, home to a stable of iconic country and sporting titles: The Field, Shooting Gazette, Shooting Times, Sporting Gun, Country Life and Horse & Hound.

Alison Wright · Link


Sun 12 Jun: Street Fair Open Gardens

From 2-6pm. Once again we will be holding our ever popular Open Gardens event offering a unique opportunity to view a variety of interesting gardens in and around the centre of the town. Tickets available from the Corner House on the day.

This year we are delighted to be running our event alongside the "Royal 90" festival of flowers that is being organised by St Mary's church as part of the national celebrations of the Queen's 90th birthday. A perfect opportunity to enjoy both events in a single afternoon! As usual, we will be offering refreshing tea and delicious cakes in the Memorial Hall throughout the afternoon. We look forward to seeing you there!

More information can be found at www.charlburystreetfair.org

Susie Finch · Link


Sun 12 Jun: Football Fun Day

Why don't you get a team together and enter the Football Fun Day on Sunday 12th June. Taking place at Wychwood Paddocks playing field the afternoon will consist of short 6-a-side matches. Refreshments and a BBQ will be available, so supporters can come and enjoy themselves too. Entry fee is £10 per player, over 16s only. Contact lgorton66@outlook.com for an entry form. This event is being held by Charlbury Town Youth FC to raise money for maintaining the football pitches on Nineacres playing fields.

Lynn Gorton · Link


Wed 15 Jun: Charlbury WI June meeting - Papercraft

Paper cutting is the on trend craft of the moment, but it dates back many years. Christine Green, a tutor from Denman College, has been cutting for five years and has developed a technique which even the most non creative person can enjoy. Should be interesting!

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2016 (see Community/Social page for full details), a growing membership (of all ages) and 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) and Like us on Facebook (Charlbury WI, Oxfordshire).

Susie Finch · Link


Fri 17 Jun: The Charlbury Speakeasy

This is the final Speakeasy of the season.
Watch this space for details...

Simon Fenn · Link




Sat 25 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival

The 2016 Charlbury Beer Festival will be held at the cricket pitch (three minutes' walk from Charlbury station) on Saturday 25 June, from midday. There will be live music and other entertainment, good food, children's activities, and 50+ real ales, as well as ciders, perries and fine wine, the World Open Singles Aunt Sally Championship, and the Culture Club tent with a range of talks, drop-in workshops and comedy. Last year we raised a record amount of money for good causes in the local area and beyond, and we hope to do even better this year. For full details, visit our new website www.charlburybeerfestival.org/

As always, we are grateful to our generous sponsors, and we would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in sponsoring a barrel to mark a special event such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary.

Edward Fenton · Link



Tue 5 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



Fri 22 Jul: Nightime Safari at Blenheim Farm Nature Reserve, off The Slade, Charlbury

8.00-10.30pm. Come along for an evening of wildlife discovery at Blenheim Farm our local BBOWT Nature Reserve.

Join Mark from BBOWT to investigate the bats and moths on the site and to have a nightime look into the pond.

The reserve is signposted east from The Slade (bottom of the dip) in Charlbury Grid ref: SP365195 aerial photo. Sorry no dogs for this event.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 23 Jul-Sun 24 Jul: Charlbury Riverside Festival

Oxfordshire's favourite family-friendly festival turns 21!

The Riverside Festival turns 21 this year and now attracts thousands of music lovers to Charlbury's Mill Field, and yet is still the friendliest, most relaxed music festival in Oxfordshire and, astonishingly, is still completely FREE to enter. With great music and masses of kids' activities, the festival is famed for showcasing Oxfordshire's music talent with more than 40 acts playing across three stages, including rock, indie, jazz, and folk.

Come and join us - the entrance is down Mill Lane opposite Charlbury train station. Like all festivals, festival goers cannot bring bottles and cans onto the site - the two bars and other refreshment stalls will be selling drinks at very reasonable prices and there's a fantastic range of food stalls.

Gates are open from 12pm - 10pm on Saturday 23 July and 11am to 8pm on Sunday 24 July. Please leave dogs at home, only assistance dogs will be allowed in.

HOW TO GET THERE
Location: The Mill Field, Dyers Hill, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3QG
Entrance to the Festival site is down Mill Lane, virtually opposite Charlbury railway station. The station is on the First Great Western London Paddington to Hereford and Worcester line, 15 minutes from Oxford. On the Saturday there are buses to and from Oxford, Woodstock, Witney, Chipping Norton and Banbury to the centre of Charlbury, five minutes' walk from the Festival.

WHERE TO STAY
No camping onsite but local campsites are available. For information on these and local hotels and B&Bs click on STAY at the top of the page

More information on the Riverside Festival at www.riversidefestival.charlbury.com
Twitter: @Riversidefest
Facebook: Charlbury Riverside Festival or on.fb.me/RiversideFestival

Ruth Brice · Link


Sun 14 Aug: "Brooklyn" ChOC Film of the month

Details to follow

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
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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