What’s on

Sun 23 Aug-Mon 31 Aug: DRAW WITH LIGHT Cyanotype print workshop for teens


2 - 5 Sun 23 August
2 - 5 Sun 30 August
10 - 1 Mon 31 August 


£25


Age 12 upwards


RIng 01608 811997 or 07769 723328 to book a place on one of the three workshops. These are small group classes with a maximum of 5 places.

Overlay Studio 
Spelsbury Road Workshops 
Charlbury 
OX7 3LL

This 3 hour workshop combines observational drawing and a printmaking process invented in the 19th century called cyanotype. Working in the local landscape we will draw images and gather small finds from nature to bring back to the studio. We will use the objects we have found to compose images on paper that is pre-prepared with a solution of iron salts which when exposed to sunlight will print photogram silhouettes and interesting shapes. Once dry we will then develop these intriguing compositions by combining them with drawing and mono-printing. This workshop is ideal for a student who enjoys art and who wants to develop their drawing skills and to learn a rare but fascinating printmaking technique. 
Please note all paper will be pre-prepared and no chemicals will be handled by the students. 


www.ruralgraffiti.co.uk

Clare Carswell · Link


Tue 25 Aug-Mon 31 Aug: Summer fun with Little Wild Things

Fancy a family day out with a difference this summer? Then why not head down to the woods with Little Wild Things, who run exciting school holiday adventures for all the family.

Tuesday 25th August - Wild Den Building Workshop - Learn knots, lashings and tons of other den building skills plus take home your very own den building starter kit!

Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th August - Fairytales - Climb Rupunzel's hair, creep past the troll, shoot Robin Hood's arrows and lots more.

Friday 28th & Bank Holiday Monday 31st - End of Summer Party - Bundles of fun to celebrate the last days of the holidays!

Alongside the activities, visitors to the woods can enjoy the tree swing, the mud kitchen and the tiny tepees, plus all the fantastic things that woodlands were made for like hide and seek, bug hunting and tree climbing.

There's also the chance to bring along a picnic to enjoy in the woods and there are always cold drinks, tea, biscuits and delicious homemade cake included in the price, so why not come out to play!

See the website for price and time details and to book your place. www.littlewildthings.org.uk

Christine Donaldson · Link


Sun 30 Aug: Bank Holiday BBQ

Charlbury Town Football Sports & Social Club.
Hope to see you there. Everyone welcome.

jenna siford · Link


Sun 30 Aug: Vinyl Solution V

The next installment of our sonic explorations is on Sunday 30th August (Bank Holiday weekend), starting at 20.00.

David McCutcheon · Link


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Tue 1 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 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. (NB This month's meeting marks our first Y&Y birthday!).

Please contact Louise for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com.

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 5 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



Sun 6 Sep: W.I. Teas for NGS open gardens

The Priory garden and the garden at Gothic House, two very special Charlbury gardens, will be open to visitors as part of the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 6th September from 2 to 5 p.m.

Charlbury W.I. will serve teas to coincide with this event in the Memorial Hall Everyone is welcome for tea!

Please note not in St Mary's Church as stated in the brochure.

Louise Cashman · Link


Sun 6 Sep: Wychwood Forest Fair

From morris dancers to ferret racing and bee keeping to basket making, this year's fair promises to the be a great family day out offering a wide range of entertainment, rural craft demonstrations, music, food and much, much more,

All proceeds from this event go towards the charity's work of "Restoring Landscapes, Inspiring People" in the Wychwood area.

Tickets are £7 on the gate

Wychwood Forest Fair
Lodge Farm, Ditchley Estate (off the B4437)
Sunday 6th September, 11am to 5pm
Free on-site parking

sharon Williams · Link


Sun 6 Sep: Messy Church

Join us for Breakfast, Messy Crafts and Storytelling!
Unlikely Hereos: Moses
Sunday 6th September, 8.45am - 10am.
St. Mary's Church.

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 8 Sep: Defibrillator training

Make sure you're prepared if someone you love suffers cardiac arrest. Free training on Charlbury's new defibrillator. 4pm and 7pm; venue tbc, probably the Memorial Hall.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Wed 9 Sep: Judith Yarrow's Illustrated Talk

Charlbury Art Society present an illustrated talk by Judith Yarrow about her personal journey through art.
Memorial Hall on Wednesday 9 September at 7.30pm.
Members free, visitors most welcome £3.
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Wed 9 Sep: Charlbury Neighbourhood Watch meeting - all welcome

Wednesday September 9th 7pm.
Anne Downer Room, The Corner House.
We have arranged a Neighbourhood Watch Meeting for the residents of Charlbury. Many residents have shown an interest and requested that we re-vamp the existing NHW Scheme for the town.
Everybody is welcome to come alone, whether you are currently in a scheme, would like to join one or would be interested in setting one up for your Street/area.
It will be an opportunity to meet some of the Neighbourhood Officers and Regional Watch Co-ordinator.
There will be short talks by Thames Valley Police and Trading Standards. If you have any questions prior to the meeting please contact The Watch Office, Witney Police Station. Tel: 01993 893917

Carolyn Sloan · Link




Sat 12 Sep: Rushy Bank Exhibition of development proposals

A revised planning application has recently been lodged for the Rushy Bank site next to the employment area near the station in Forest Road, Charlbury. An exhibition of the proposals will take place at the Corner House from 10am until noon on Saturday 12th September. Please come along and meet the Oxfordshire based charity Young Dementia UK Homes and the Beacon group of local residents who are promoting the development proposals. The proposals have been revised from the previous application to respond to feedback we had from previous consultation events.

Ian Cox · Link


Sun 13 Sep: Finstock 10k Fun Run at Cornbury Park

A multi-terrain run set in the grounds of Cornbury Park.

The run is organised by Friends of Finstock School to raise funds for Finstock CE Primary School.

Alison Wright · Link


Sun 13 Sep: "Woman in Gold" - ChOC Film of the Month

Woman in Gold Cert PG / 1hr 50mins.

Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis. Among them is a famous portrait of Maria's beloved Aunt Adele: Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." With the help of young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), Maria embarks upon a lengthy legal battle to recover this painting and several others, but it will not be easy, for Austria considers them national treasures.

Prior to the screening, in association with Art Insights, Clare Carswell will conduct a Q&A session with Steve Mitchell, scenic artist, who painted the artwork used in the film. Steve has worked on a large number of features including, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Brothers Bloom, About A Boy, and Captain Corelli's Mandolin..

Q & A session: 7pm
Film programme: 7.30pm

Memorial Hall, Charlbury
Doors & licensed bar 6.15pm
Tickets: £5 / U15s £3, at the door.

Jackie Hague · Link



Wed 16 Sep: Charlbury Garden Society Summer Outing

This year we are going to the Worcestershire gardens of Bretforton Manor and The Tynings, which are not normally open to the public, and Pershore College.

Cost £26 includes tea at The Tynings. Sandwich and cake lunch £9 available at Pershore College (booked in advance) - or bring a picnic.

Coach leaves Spendlove car park PROMPTLY at 9am.

ALL welcome. To register and for further details contact Angela Gwatkin (811378) or email treasurer@charlburygardensociety.org.uk.

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

Christine Elliott · Link


Wed 16 Sep: Charlbury WI Sept Meeting - WI Centenary with Waitrose Cheese tasting

Celebrate the WI's Centenary with a truly cheesy evening! Karen from Waitrose will provide a variety of cheeses for us to try. There will be information and activities for a fact and fun filled evening related to cheese. Of course there will also be tea and delicious cake as always.
If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme (see Community/Social page for full details) and a growing membership (of all ages).
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).

Louise Cashman · Link


Wed 16 Sep-Sat 19 Sep: Charlbury Youth Theatre back at The Shed

Wednesday 16th September The first week of creativity as 4 age groups 11-14,6pm-7.15pm and 14-18 year olds 7.30pm-9pm
and Saturday 19th September 6-8 yearolds 10-11am and 8-11 year olds 11.15-12.30pm
Let's get creative again!Email andyg2439@gmail.com for more info

Andy Graham · Link


Sat 19 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair 2015

Street Fair 2015 will happen on Saturday 19 September. This year Street Fair will celebrate the bi-centenary of Charlbury school. This really is a remarkable event in the history of education as a mark of civil society. If you would like to know more about Street Fair 2015 and how you might participate and support our aims please contact Charlbury Street Fair, c/o Corner House, Charlbury, or email: csfchairman@charlburystreetfair.org
Up-date: Street Fair approaches and we're very pleased with the sheer number of enquiries we've had from stall-holders, almost too many to accommodate. Some innovations this year include (we hope - depends on funding) a new stage especially for children's events in The Bell garden. We are in discussions with Charlbury museum about their special focus on education and the Arts Society are planning a special exhibition in the new facilities in the War Memorial Hall and new attractions provided by Charlbury Sports & Social Club (to be confirmed).
We are also very pleased at the interest that Street Fair has generated among young families and people who will carry on the tradition of celebrating Charlbury's Royal Charter into the future. If you would like to get involved email csfchairman@charlburystreetfair.org

john hole · Link


Sun 20 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair 10K run through Cornbury Park

Annual 10k run through Cornbury Park. Further details from info@charlburystreetfair.org

Alison Wright · Link


Thu 24 Sep: Mindfulness for Beginners

A 9-week experiential course in Charlbury

Starts Thursday 24 Sept, 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House. Find out how mindfulness can help you to free yourself from unnecessary stress by learning a new way of relating to your experience.

The course is taught by Brigid Avison, who has been practising meditation and mindfulness since the early 1990s and has been teaching mindfulness courses in Oxford since 2008.

Contact: Brigid Avison (bavison@phonecoop.coop) 811940 for further information and an application form.

Brigid Avison · Link


Fri 25 Sep: Quiz Night at Charlbury Bowls Club

Come and join us for a quiz night at the Bowls Club, Ticknell Piece Road, Charlbury. Starts at 7.30pm, doors open from 6.30pm.

Teams of no more than 6 people. Only £5 per person.

Full bar, raffle, car parking. Prize for the winner.

It promises to be a fun night.
Everyone welcome.

Call 810229 for more details.

Heather Hill · Link


Fri 25 Sep: McMillan Coffee Morningq

Fund raising coffee morning for McMillan nursing care
Coffee and cakes
Bric a brac
Raffle
Auction
Bottle stall
Games
In the Friends Meeting House
10-12.30
Helpers needed. Please contact Sally Simpson ..sallyogilvie55@gmail.com

sally Simpson · Link


Sat 26 Sep: Run Or Dye at Cornbury Park

RUN OR DYE IS THE WORLD'S MOST COLOURFUL 5K

This is your chance to have THE most colour-filled day of your life with family and friends as you celebrate life, friendship, fitness, and fun.

Registration here: www.runordye.co.uk

Alison Wright · Link


Tue 6 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 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 9 Oct: John Grain Quiz Night

SAVE THE DATE! - Charlbury School Association and Charlbury Town Youth Football Club will be hosting another joint Quiz Night on Friday 9th October at Charlbury Primary School. More details will be posted in due course.

Charlbury Primary School · Link


Sun 11 Oct:

The Imitation Game Cert 12 / 1hr 52mins

Benedict Cumberbatch leads a stellar cast in this biopic about the life of Alan Turing and the nail-biting race against time for Turing (Cumberbatch) and his fellow team of code breakers at Bletchley Park to crack the Enigma code during the Second World War. In a more sinister twist in the story, parallels are drawn between the need for governments to keep secrets and the need for to Turing to keep secret his own sexuality.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury
Film begins 7.30pm. Doors & licensed bar from 6.45pm

Admission: £5 / U15s £3, at the door.

Jackie Hague · Link


Fri 16 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 charge.

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

Christine Elliott · Link


Fri 16 Oct: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space for details!

Simon Fenn · Link



Wed 21 Oct: Charlbury W.I. October Meeting The History and Art of Corn Dollies

We are very pleased to welcome Robert Longstaff, tutor at Denman College and expert on sustainable and heritage crafts. He will demonstrate and tell us about the history and art of Corn Dolly making.

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury W.I. We have a really good programme (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).

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 24 Oct: 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


Tue 3 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 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


Sun 8 Nov: "Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance" - ChOC film of the month

Dark Horse Cert PG / 1hr 25mins
Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival 2015

Louise Ormond's documentary feature, set in a former mining village in Wales, is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.

N.B. Film begins at 7pm.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury
Doors & licensed bar 6.15pm

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Thu 12 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society Talk

8pm in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall. Details not yet confirmed.

£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


Wed 18 Nov: Charlbury W.I. November Meeting - Rag Wreaths

Make your own Rag Wreath. All materials will be provided, though a small fee may be charged towards costs, or bring your own fabric scraps in the colours of your choice. Perhaps you want colours to suit your decor or you might choose red/green/gold for Christmas! Two of our members will instruct and guide us while we get creative.
Contact Louise if you need further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com.

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme (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).

Louise Cashman · Link


Fri 20 Nov: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch here for details....

Simon Fenn · Link



Sat 28 Nov: Charlbury Variety Show

7.30-10.30pm, Memorial Hall, Charlbury.

After a sell out last year, Charlbury Community Centre Appeal is hosting another 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 20 short slots and a wide variety of performers.
Tickets will be available for sale nearer the time.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Tue 1 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 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 18 Dec: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Details coming soon....

Simon Fenn · 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
6:30pm-9pm: Gourmet Burgers, The Bull
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
6pm-10pm: Quiz, The Bell
6.30pm-9pm: Fish & Fizz, The Bull
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
6.30pm-9pm: Curry Club, The Bull
7pm-9pm: Tennis club

Friday
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
11.30am: Exercise Class, Memorial Hall
5pm-8pm: Fish and chip van, Spendlove
6pm (termtime): RAD Club for 8-11s, Baptist Church
6:30pm-9pm: Steak Night, The Bull
7pm: Choir practice, St Mary's
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 House
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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