What’s on

Sun 26 Feb: Come and cheer up your Sunday afternoon with the next CRAG tea concert!

'Eight in a Bar' conducted by Bernard West

The third in this very popular series of Sunday tea concerts in the Memorial Hall

Eight in a Bar comprises some of our most talented local singers, who will present a lively programme of music for voices and piano including works by Carly Simon, Fats Waller, George Gershwin and Gustav Holst.

The conductor, Bernard West, directs the Brize Singers and the Wychwood Chorale and is assistant musical director of the Chipping Norton Choral Society,.

Concert at 3-4pm, followed as always by delicious home-made cakes and tea.

Tickets £10 (under 15s £5) 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


Sun 26 Feb: Church and Politics

St. Mary's Church, Charlbury

GOD and CAESAR
The Church and Politics
Sunday 26th February
The Revd John Witheridge, FRHistS
Hon.Chaplain, Christ Church, Oxford
Will preach on this subject at the 9.45 am Parish communion, and then lead a discussion at 6pm in the Memorial Chapel.
The discussion will take place during a supper. Places are limited, and for catering purposes, please email by 19th February, if you would like to join us. parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

ALL WELCOME

sarah witheridge · Link


Wed 1 Mar: Today is the Deadline for booking your Quiz Nite table!

Street Fair Quiz Nite will take place on 11 March.
Includes sausage and mash supper - Prizes for first and last! Also a raffle.
Memorial Hall at 7 for 7.30pm
To book your table of 6 contact Carolyn Ashton:
07880718536
Carolyn.Ashton@gmail.com
www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · 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.

For further information on the Garden Society, including a membership form, go to www.charlbury.info/community/30?category=32

Geoff Holmberg · Link



Fri 3 Mar: Lent lunch

A simple lunch of soup, bread and cheese will be provided in St Mary's Parish Church from 12 to 2 pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with refugees.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Fri 3 Mar: Gauguin's Women - Art History Talk by Juliet Heslewood

Gauguin's women - are you immediately thinking of his paintings of naked Tahitian girls? These were mostly imagined. So, who were the women in the life of this fascinating French artist?
A fundraising event for the Charlbury Festival at 7.30 at the Memorial Hall. Bar open from 7pm. Click here to read more: charlburyarts.co.uk/event/gauguins-women-art-history-talk-by-juliet-heslewood/

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sat 4 Mar: Bring & Take in Memorial Hall

BRING items from between 9.30 and 11.00am and TAKE anything you want free of charge from between 10am and 12 noon.

BRING spare but usable items you no longer want: household items, clothes, children's toys, DVDs, books, bikes, curtains, paint, garden tools, flower & vegetable seeds, etc, etc.

Small electrical items can be brought along but they have to be PAT tested first on-site before they can be taken.

Bring a photo of large items to put on the notice board.

You can also bring along old spectacles, batteries and broken lightbulbs, please put them in the boxes by the door so they can be recycled. We are also collecting bras for Oxfam's Big Bra Hunt, so please bring any along - whatever the condition - and put them in the big pink trug near the door.

Items are given and taken FREE so please respect this community spirit by not taking things for resale or scrap value. Leftovers are given to charities or Freecycled.

PAINT
Paint needs to be in a usable condition and usable quantities. It needs to be in the container it was bought in; the container must be in good condition, with no leaks, and a secure fitting lid.

Gloss/eggshell paints:
More than half litre in a 1 litre container
More than 2 litres in a larger (eg 5 litre) container

Emulsion paints:
1 litre or more

Organised by the Charlbury Green Hub. If you would like to help sort things out as they are brought in and put things onto tables, and more importantly help sort stuff out at the end, then please contact Christine on 01608 811057. Photos might be taken during the event, so if you don't want to be photographed then please contact Christine.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 4 Mar: Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning at the Cornerhouse Charlbury on Saturday 4th March,9.30am-12pm lots of homemade cakes,biscuits and scones, also books and bric a brac,plants and crafts etc hosted by Spelsbury WI

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Sun 5 Mar: "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week" - Film of the month at ChOC

Cert. 12 / 1hr 55mins

In 1962 four young men - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - came together to form the 20th century musical phenomenon known as 'The Beatles'. The band stormed Europe in 1963 and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However, the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame (which in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil) led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Master storyteller and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone always wants to know: What was it like to be there?
Copyright 2016 Apple Corps Limited. Distributed by STUDIOCANAL LIMITED.

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

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Mon 6 Mar: CHARLBURY BLUES WORKSHOP

This is the first session of what we hope will be a regular monthly event for people who are interested in playing the blues.

Whether you're a regular singer or player or whether you just fancy having a go at the blues, come and see what's happening. Bring your instrument or your voice and if you feel like it you can join in with the "house band" and have a jam! It's totally informal and totally cool. Come and find out!

This month we'll be playing "Sweet Home Chicago" and "Rock Me Baby".

If you want to talk about it first, call or text...

Simon 07828 076358 - Paul 07939 467632 - Fred 07903 800555

Simon Fenn · 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


Tue 7 Mar: Only One Earth

Tuesday 7 March at 8 pm in St Mary's Parish Church. 'Connecting environment, science and Christianity' The first in the series of talks for Lent linking environment and faith will be given by the Rev Dr John Weaver from the John Ray Initiative,an educational charity which brings together scientific and Christian understanding of the environment. Dr Weaver will outline the present environmental situation, examine Biblical teaching about caring for the natural world, explore Christian responsibility and suggest practical action for us all.

Talks arranged by Churches Together in Charlbury.
All welcome. Doors open 7.30 pm.
Admission free. Donations towards expenses.

Rosalind Scott · 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


Wed 8 Mar: UNA: Talk by Andy Bird, economist:

PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE AND VENUE OF THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 8th MARCH IN CORNER HOUSE (to avoid a clash with a different event on 7th)

Please join us for a talk by economist Andy Bird: "Government Plans, Projects and Budgets �" a Development Merry-Go-Round?"

Drawing from his experience in Africa, Asia, and SE Europe.

This meeting will be held in the Morris Room, Corner House, Charlbury.

Wednesday 8th March, 8pm prompt
Contact: Neil Pakenham-Walsh neil@hifa.org

Neil Pakenham-Walsh · Link


Thu 9 Mar: Launch of Good Neighbour Scheme for the town - All Together In Charlbury (ATIC)

Responses to the town survey organised by the Charlbury Neighbourhood Forum show that there is clear local interest in setting up a Good Neighbour Scheme for Charlbury.

A Good Neighbour Scheme (GNS) is a voluntary group which aims to provide informal help and support to people in the community who need it by linking them up with someone who has offered some of their time to enable the Scheme to meet requests. A Scheme aims to be available to residents of all ages and circumstances

The kinds of help that can be available through a GNS will depend on local needs and the interests of the range of volunteers who have come forward. A key service is usually providing transport to hospital or other medical/health/care appointments but people may also want to ask for transport for another purpose - to get to the shops or hairdresser, for example, to take part in a local activity or club or to visit someone in hospital or a care home.

Some GNS also offer help with:
• getting shopping or collecting prescriptions
• household tasks (such as changing a light bulb or smoke detector battery) or gardening
• visiting or befriending
• help with pets
• letter writing or simple form-filling
• reading for people who have difficulty reading for themselves.

The scope of All Together in Charlbury (ATIC) (the proposed name for our Good Neighbour Scheme) will be decided by those interested locally. The way forward and how the scheme should operate will be discussed at a public meeting to be held on Thursday, 9 March 2017 at 7.15 p.m. in the Methodist Church Hall, Fishers Lane.

Representatives of Volunteer LinkUp, a charity based in Witney which promotes and supports GNS, will be present at the meeting on 9 March to provide information about how ATIC can be run and to answer any queries.

If you are interested in finding out more about ATIC or would be willing to be involved as a volunteer, do come along to the meeting. If you cannot come along then (or even if you can), we would be pleased to hear from you either by email (charlburydf@gmail.com) or by phone to Meryl Smith (810192).

Meryl Smith · Link


Fri 10 Mar: Lent lunch

A simple meal of soup. bread and cheese will be served in the Methodist Church upper room (lift available) on Friday 10 March from 12 to 2 pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge but donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with refugees.

Rosalind Scott · Link



Fri 10 Mar: The Charlbury Society talk: The Water Gypsy

Local historian Julie Ann Godson tells the true story of how a Thames fishergirl became a Viscountess.

Memorial Hall
Doors open 7.30 pm for 8 pm start
Members free, visitors £3 each

Judy Dod · 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. We will be fund raising for both the Riding for the Disabled centre at New Yatt and the West Oxfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau.

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

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 11 Mar: Charlbury Farmers Market

Local market showcasing the best in local produce; over thirty stalls with meat, venison, veg, cheese, bread, pies, cakes, fish, eggs, honey, flowers, plants, treats, savouries, chocolate, olives, cider, gin, preserves, chutneys, curry, soap, rapeseed oil and much much more.

Charlbury Pre School will be supplying teas, coffees, bacon rolls, etc and Charlbury Green Hub will also be attending.

Market is open 9am-1pm

Lee McCallum · Link


Sat 11 Mar: Street Fair Quiz Nite

Street Fair Quiz Nite
Includes sausage and mash supper - Prizes for first and last! Also a raffle.
Memorial Hall at 7 for 7.30pm
To book your table of 6 contact Carolyn Ashton:
07880718536
Carolyn.Ashton@gmail.com
www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


Tue 14 Mar: Only One Earth

Tuesday 14 March at 8 pm in St Mary's Parish Church.
'Sustainable Living' The second in the series of talks for Lent linking environment and faith will be given by Maranda St John Nicolle, World Development advisor for the Diocese of Oxford. Maranda will explore how we can live a good life within the finite resources of our planet.

Talks arranged by Churches Together in Charlbury.
All welcome. Doors open 7.30 pm.
Admission free. Donations towards expenses.

Rosalind Scott · 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


Thu 16 Mar: Launch of Town Survey Follow-Up Groups

Charlbury Community Action Plan: where do we go from here?

We've had the Town Survey and the results are now being published. Key issues have been identified and views on needs have been expressed: so what are we going to do about them? Come along to the Memorial Hall on 16 March at 7.30 p.m. and get involved!

The Charlbury Community Action Plan Group (CCAPG) of the Neighbourhood Forum is working to draft an Action Plan focussing on action that the community needs to take (with outside help, if necessary) in response to the views expressed in the survey.

The CCAP Group needs interested local residents to come forward to lend a hand with exploring solutions and improvements that would benefit them and others in the town. The more people we can get involved, the less time will be needed from each person interested in following-up a particular issue. Follow-up will be a joint effort.

The CCAPG is setting up a number of Follow-Up Groups for this purpose, as follows

Living Well in Charlbury
How can we help residents access help and health and care services when they need them? What will enable us all to live as well and independently as we can in the community?
There is interest in different types of housing: Supported, Affordable, Downsizing, Self-build, Flats/bedsits. Can we learn from imaginative community-led housing projects elsewhere?

Keep Charlbury's Heart Beating
How can we support and improve a vibrant town centre offering access to a range of services and attracting visits by all sections of the community as well as people from outside the town? How can we promote business activity?
There may be better ways of using (sharing) the town centre space to provide a more congenial community focal point.

Getting Around and Street Space
How can we ensure that we maintain and improve access to and use of transport other than the private car (to get around town and, when necessary, to get out for access to services and activities elsewhere)?
There is widespread concern about the availability of parking for residents and visitors and about the management of traffic flow through and around the town. We need to find out what could be done.

Let's Get Together, including Learning on our Doorstep
There are lots of ideas for new clubs, interest groups and shared activities coming from the survey. There is also some sense that there should be more opportunities to meet up with others.
There is a clear demand for Charlbury to be a local centre for informal learning and opportunities to pick up, share and improve a range of skills. How can we use local talents as well as expertise from outside?

Katering for Kids and Kin
Do we need more facilities/activities for young people and their families?

The Community Action Plan Group is organizing a launch event for the Groups on Thursday, 16 March 2017 in the Memorial Hall starting at 7.30 p.m. Come along and hear more about the Groups' role and join a Group of your choice, if you want to have a say in how particular survey issues should be followed up.

If you are interested in joining a Group but cannot come along on 16 March, please email: info@charlburyneighbourhoodforum.org.uk or phone Meryl Smith on 810192

Meryl Smith · Link


Fri 17 Mar: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

A very welcome return to the Speakeasy by THE KNIGHTS OF MENTIS.
If you didn't catch them last year, you missed a rare experience: nine musicians packed onto the stage of the Shed, filling the room with their gutsy, bluesy, rootsy music which swells and retreats like a slow sea or the contented breathing of a tipsy giant... It was wonderful and you'd be mad to miss it.

Joining them, Madeleine Wheare will be reading a fine selection of verse and prose.

It's at the Shed, Nine Acres, Charlbury. Entry is £7.50 on the door and you can bring your own drinks. Doors open at 8pm.

Simon Fenn · Link



Fri 17 Mar: Lent lunch

A simple meal of soup, bread and cheese will be provided in the Baptist Church on Friday 17 March, 12 to 2 pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with refugees.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Fri 17 Mar: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY (poster)

Here's the poster

Simon Fenn · Link


Tue 21 Mar: Only One Earth

Tuesday 21 March at 8 pm in St Mary's Parish Church.
'Justice and Climate Change' The third in the series of talks for Lent linking environment and faith will be given by David Soward speaking for Christian Aid about the campaign for human rights and climate justice. David will discuss the links between ecology, poverty and refugees and show a short film of a young mother from the Marshall Islands, which are threatened by rising sea level, addressing the United Nations general assembly.
Talks arranged by Churches Together in Charlbury.
All welcome. Doors open 7.30 pm.
Admission free. Donations towards expenses.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Thu 23 Mar: Charlbury Community Centre Presentation Evening

On Thursday March 23rd we will be holding another public meeting to update people on the progress of the Community Centre and to answer any questions you may have. We feel it is important to keep this dialogue open and to discuss again how the centre will best serve the needs of the Community. So please come along to ask your questions. The meeting will be held in the Memorial Hall from 7.30pm.

daniela jenkins · Link


Fri 24 Mar: Charlbury Museum Stewards' Evening

The generous Charlbury folk who welcome visitors to Charlbury Museum between April and September each year are invited to their annual Stewards' Evening on Friday 24th March, from 6.30 pm in the Museum, for a preview of the new Exhibition and a celebratory glass of wine. If you would like to join them, please contact Janet Jeffs on 810709 and sign up on the rota. Learn about William and Henry and Annie Allen who ran their department store from the late 1790s until the early 1910s,selling everything from A to Z, and dressing the whole town from the cradle to the grave, for work and play.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Fri 24 Mar: Lent lunch

A simple meal of soup, bread and cheese will be served by members of St Teresa's church in the Friends Meeting House,
Market Street on Friday 24 March from 12 to 2 pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with refugees.

Rosalind Scott · 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



Tue 28 Mar: Only One Earth

Tuesday 28 March at 8 pm in St Mary's Parish Church.
'Pope Francis and the Environment' The fourth in the series of talks for Lent linking environment and faith will be given by Mary Grey, Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Wales. Professor Grey will explore the implications of the Pope's 2015 encyclical 'Laudato Si', subtitled 'On care for our common home'. In the encyclical the Pope calls on all the people of the world to take swift and unified global action to tackle environmental degradation and global warming.
Talks arranged by Churches Together in Charlbury.
All welcome. Doors open 7.30 pm.
Admission free, Donations towards expenses.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Fri 31 Mar: Lent lunch

A simple meal of soup, bread and cheese will be provided in the Friends Meeting House on Friday 31 March, 12 to 2 pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with refugees.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Sat 1 Apr: Charlbury Museum reopens for the 2017 season

From 1st April at 10 am, Charlbury Museum reopens with a new exhibition. What? You have never entered the place? Now is your chance. There are five rooms packed with Charlbury history, not to mention our hidden stores. There was life here before 1900. Admission only £1, accompanied children free. For more details see the Community pages.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sun 2 Apr: Jenny Larsen and friends

Charlbury-born singer-songwriter Jenny Larsen presents a selection of her most recent compositions. Jenny will be joined by Camille Robineau, Jennie Grierson, Maria Jurd, Suzanna Starling and Kath Lucas and instrumentalists Adrian Hunter and Nick Parker.

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


Tue 4 Apr: Only One Earth

Tuesday 4 April at 8 pm in St Mary's Parish Church.
'Eco Church' The last in the series of talks for lent linking environment and faith will be given by Martin Hodson speaking for A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world.
A Rocha was started in Portugal and the name means 'a rock'. Martin will say why Christians should care about the environment, what we can do to protect it and how local churches can be involved.
Talks arranged by Churches Together in Charlbury.
All welcome. Doors open 7.30 pm.
Admission free. Donations towards expenses.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Tue 4 Apr: 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 7 Apr: Lent lunch

A simple meal of soup, bread and cheese will be provided in St Mary's Parish Church on Friday 7 April, from 12 to 2 pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with refugees.

Rosalind Scott · 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 Art Society 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 are available online on the Garden Society website.

For Spring Show Schedule Click www.charlbury.info/files/474/SpringShow2017noentryform.docx

For Spring Show Entry Form Click www.charlbury.info/files/474/Spring2017EntryForm.docx

Paper copies 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



Sat 8 Apr: Charity Coffee Morning

CHARITY COFFEE MORNING

Saturday 8th April, The Corner House, 10am - 12noon
Come and enjoy coffee, tea and delicious hot-crossed buns
also on sale: Home-made cakes & produce and a Special Easter Raffle
All proceeds to local Cancer Research. For more information contact Linda Akers on 01608 810012

Linda Akers · Link



Sun 9 Apr: “La Famille Bélier” - ChOC film of the month

Cert 12 / 1hr 43mins

In the Bélier family, sixteen-year-old Paula is an indispensable interpreter for her deaf parents and brother on a daily basis, especially in the running of the family farm. At school, a music teacher discovers her gift for singing and encourages Paula to participate in a prestigious singing contest in Paris, which will secure her a place at a renowned music school. However, this decision would mean leaving her family and taking her first steps towards adulthood. (Shown with subtitles)

'This cheery French comedy-drama works on many levels: as a rites-of-passage story, a rustic family tale, a movie about deafness, a film about singing and a study in small-town politics.' - Geoffrey McNab/The Independent

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

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Mon 10 Apr: EASTER BINGO AT CHARLBURY BOWLS CLUB

Join us for our twice yearly bingo, well known for great prizes. Doors open at 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm.

Charlbury Bowls Club
Ticknell Piece Road
Charlbury

Tel. 01993 878828 for more information.

Heather Hill · 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

Music from 10cc's lead singer, MICK WILSON. More details to follow!

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


Tue 2 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


Sat 6 May: Children's second hand sale

At the shed - more details to follow.

Liz Gupta · 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


Sat 13 May: Charlbury Garden Society Annual Plant sale

This event is at 9.30am Plant Sale Memorial Hall
This is the Society's Annual Plant Sale and it sells out faster than Harrods' Sale. Queuing starts from 9.00 onwards. Don't be late. Plenty of annuals, perennials, vegetables, patio plants etc.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Sun 14 May: The Art Café

Charlbury Refugee Action Group is holding another Art Café in St Mary's to coincide with Artweeks, when there will be an exhibition in the church and other locations round town.

We are serving coffees, teas, cakes and light lunches.

Come out for the day! Come and see the exhibitions. Meet up with friends.

Summer is here...

You are very welcome at the café any time between 12 and 5. All proceeds to refugee aid.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 14 May: "A Street Cat Named Bob" - ChOC film of the month

Cert 12A / 1hr 40mins

Based on the international best selling book by James Bowen and directed by Roger Spottiswoode, the film tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker (JamesBowen), played by Luke Treadaway, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

'The man-and-moggy partnership provides a warm backdrop to a solid, responsible and never preachy chronicle of homelessness, addiction and recovery' - Terry Staunton / Radio Times

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

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · 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

Cool classically-infused jazz from the ROB TERRY TRIO. More details to follow!

Simon Fenn · Link


Sun 4 Jun: Cello and Piano Recital

Enjoy a Sunday Tea Concert in the Memorial Hall at 3pm

Schumann 3 : Phantasie Stücke

Shostakovich : Cello sonata

Manuel de Falla : 7 Canciones Populares Espagnolas, arranged for cello and piano

Jacqueline Johnson (cello) graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. During her studies there she took part in masterclasses with cellists Rohan da Sarem, Anner Bylsma and Paul Tortelier. She was a full time member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, played with the Australian Opera and Ballet companies and broadcast and recorded recitals for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She gave many solo and chamber recitals throughout Australia, and also in China and Hong Kong and made several recordings and CDs. On moving to the United Kingdom in 1990, Jacqueline undertook further study with Christopher Bunting, Colin Carr and Pedro de Alcantara, and has also had coaching from Steven Isserlis. Now based in Oxford, Jacqueline works free lance, combining chamber music and solo performances with orchestral work and teaching. Recent concerto performances include Brahms Double and Finzi Concertos.

Emma Lowe (piano) trained at the Guildhall School of Music and then the Royal Academy of Music. She has played for recitals with instrumentalists, singers and her piano duo in Britain and on the continent. As a repetiteur she has worked for The Mayerlismann Opera Centre; Stowe Opera; British Youth Opera and was a pianist and coach for several years at L'Institut pour le developpement de da Voix, in Paris. Although classically trained Emma has also enjoyed playing for a more diverse range of music including 'Les Miserables,' and The British Film Awards. She has taken part in several musical shows such as 'The Magic Carpet Ride;' 'And the Mice will play…' with Moving Theatre; Diva Delight and 'Chantons sous les ans' at La Veille Grille, in Paris.

Emma now lives in Oxford with her husband and daughter. As well as playing for a choir and doing some freelance work, she teaches piano at the Dragon School and at home and is part of the Music Box Oxford team which teaches Kodaly based music to young children.

If you would like to join the membership list for Charlbury Refugee Action Group, please sign up at eepurl.com/bCX1bz

All proceeds go to Charlbury Refugee Action Group for refugee aid

Jon Carpenter · Link


Tue 6 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


Sun 11 Jun: Charlbury Open Gardens

Charlbury Open Gardens, organised by the Street Fair team, offers a variety of fabulous gardens open for your delight from 2pm until 6pm. Tea and cakes plus plant sales will be available all afternoon at the Memorial Hall.

Admission to all gardens will be by programme available on the day from 1:30pm from the Corner House garden. The cost will be £5 per person with FREE entry for children under 12. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep and improvement of the Corner House and Memorial Hall community buildings. Other attractions during the afternoon will include a quiz for children and a raffle with great prizes.

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


Sat 15 Jul: 40th birthday Celebraton

The Pre School turns 40 and everyone is invited to join the celebration. More details to follow

Liz Gupta · 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


Sat 29 Jul-Sun 30 Jul: Riverside Festival 2017

Riverside is a FREE family-friendly music festival in an idyllic riverside setting, with more than 40 acts playing across 3 stages including; rock, indie, jazz and folk. Plenty of activities for children, food and drink stalls, crafts, and a beer tent selling local ale.

Saturday 29th July: 12noon-10pm
Sunday 30th July: 11am-8pm

Address: The Mill Field, Dyers Hill, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3QG

Website: www.riversidefestival.charlbury.com

Ruth Brice · Link


Thu 3 Aug-Sun 6 Aug: Wilderness Festival

Details tbc.

Richard Fairhurst · 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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