What’s on

Wed 22 Jul-Thu 30 Jul: 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.

Wed 22nd & Thur 23rd July - Pixies & Trolls - an adventure of magic and mischief!

Mon 27th & Tues 28th July - Gruffalo - Join us in the deep dark woods for a wild Gruffalo hunt.

Thur 20th July - Campfire Fun workshop - Cook yummy snacks on your own campfire - fun for ages 6+.

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 2 Aug: Jazz Picnic at Ditchley Park

Sunday 2nd August there will a Jazz Picnic at Ditchley Park to raise funds for Spelsbury Church.

The Band will be local musicians from Charlbury - Alan Fraser, John Lanyon, Nick Potter and Geoff Holmberg.

Details on poster.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Mon 3 Aug-Wed 5 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.

Monday 3rd August - Natural Art Workshop - Spend the morning creating some wonderful artwork!

Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th August - Woodland Olympics â€" Take on the challenges set by our woodland animals and win your very own medal to take home!

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


Tue 4 Aug: 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


Tue 4 Aug-Sun 9 Aug: HOLIDAY CLUB - SHIP AHOY - ages 4 to 11

CHARLBURY'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY CLUB

SHIP AHOY!
All aboard for adventures on the five seas…
Holiday Club

Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th August
10:00am to 12:30pm
St. Mary's Church

Suitable for 4 to 11 year olds.

£10 per child, £8 for further siblings.

Celebration Service: held on Sunday 9th August 9:45am at St Mary's.

Contact Christine Pearce on 810846 for more information.
Or Madeleine Wheare on mad@wheare.org

Madeleine Wheare · Link


Thu 6 Aug-Sun 9 Aug: Wilderness Festival 2015

Wilderness is returning to Cornbury Park in August. Tickets are available from Charlbury Post Office or online at www.wildernessfestival.com

Alison Wright · Link


Sun 16 Aug: "The Lunchbox" - ChOC film of the month

"The Lunchbox" Cert PG / duration 1hr 43mins.

This charming film set in Mumbai, revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas (lunchbox service) of Mumbai. Housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband's lack of response, Ila adds a note to the next day's lunchbox, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person. (Shown with subtitles).

" a real charmer of a film: a wry and gently comic drama with a level of quiet observation that rekindles memories of Bill Forsyth in his prime" - Geoffrey McNab, The Independent

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm
Doors & licensed bar from 6.45pm
Tickets: £5 / U15s £3, on sale at the door.

Jackie Hague · Link


Tue 18 Aug: Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity

Charlbury Dental Practice will be holding a coffee morning and afternoon in support of the Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity on 18 August 2015. Everyone is welcome at the Spendlove Centre from 10.00am onwards.

kam patel · 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


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.

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 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.

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. .

Woman in Gold - 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: Gustave Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." With the help of young lawyer Randy Schoeberg (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.

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


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

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


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: "ChOC - Film of the Month"

Details to follow.

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


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


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


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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