What’s on

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

CHARLBURY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY

are hosting their

AUTUMN COFFEE MORNING

to support their November productIon of

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Saturday 25 October from 10 am till 12 noon

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

ALL WELCOME!

Madeleine Wheare · Link



Sat 25 Oct: Guided walk with the Cotswold Wardens

A 6 mile guided walk through Walcot and Wychwood Forest, starting at 10:00 from the Spendlove car park. Led by Harriet Baldwin and Tony Graeme

Harriet Baldwin · Link



Sun 26 Oct: Big Apple Take-Away on the Playing Close

2.30pm come and get FREE locally picked apples and pears. All welcome but please come at the start to avoid disappointment. Very few Bramley trees produced apples this year so if you know of any Bramleys or any other tree we can pick then please contact 01608 811057 or sharecroppers@charlburygreenhub.org.uk

Christine Elliott · Link


Mon 27 Oct-Fri 31 Oct: Get the kids outdoors this autumn!

Fancy a family day out with a difference? Then why not head down to the wild woods with Little Wild Things, a Charlbury based organisation that is all about outdoor nature play for children. Run in a very special patch of local woodland, by kind permission of the Ditchley estate, Little Wild Things runs exciting school holiday adventures for all the family.

Join them in the deep dark wood this half term for a wild pirate adventure or some spooky Halloween fun!

On Monday 27th October kids will be challenged to find all the buried treasure, navigate the shark infested swamp and make their own pirate sword! On Tuesday 28th and Friday 31st October, children can clamber through a giant spiders web, paint with slime and discover the bones in an owl pellet, plus make their very own willow wand to take home…….wild fun not to be missed!

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


Fri 31 Oct: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Introducing....the monthly

CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Music, poetry and more....

Launch session
The Shed
Friday 31st October
@ 20.00

Entry £5.00 on the door
Bring your own drinks

For more information: 01608 810857 or 810828

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Mon 3 Nov: Corner House & War Memorial Hall AGM

All welcome. Annual reports and plans for the future. Election of Trustees and Officers.
Larcum Kendall Room 8pm

Stephen Andrews · Link


Tue 4 Nov: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell (in the rooms around the end of the bar) on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your unfinished knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you have on the go), have a good chat & unwind over a glass of wine.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners (yarn, crochet hooks & knitting needles can be provided). No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by.

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

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 8 Nov: Charlbury Cricket Club Bonfire & Fireworks evening

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

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

  • **Advance Ticket purchase prices at the Street Fair
    Adults £5
    Children under 12 - Free (on the gate price £2)

Richard Nash · Link


Sat 8 Nov: CHARLBURY SCOUT GROUP TABLE TOP SALE


Saturday 8th November, 11am-2pm
Scout Hut, Nine Acres Lane, Charlbury
Tea, cakes and bacon sandwiches
If you would like a table, please register at
1stcharlburyscoutgroup.co.uk/fundraising/table-top-sale/
£5 per table

Cheryl Horsey · Link


Sat 8 Nov: Annual Charity Christmas Card Sale

Christmas card sale and coffee morning will be held in the Memorial Hall 10am - 12 noon. Various different charities will be selling cards and gifts for Christmas. Teas, coffees, cakes and delicious mince pies will be served throughout the morning.
Contact Clare Elson 810310

Clare Elson · Link


Sat 8 Nov: North Cotswold Chamber Choir - At the setting of the sun...

The choir sings a concert on the theme of Remembrance. Featuring Faure Requiem, and music by Elgar, Parry, Lauridsen and Michael Nyman. 7.30pm in St Mary's Church. Tickets at www.wegottickets.com/event/290600, or from Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Café in Chipping Norton. More details at www.nc3.org.uk/20141108.asp

David Clover · Link


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

Cert 12A, 1 hr 35mins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jon Carpenter · Link


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

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

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

www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 13 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society Talk "The Flora (and a few Fauna) of Rwanda”

8pm in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall. An illustrated talk "The Flora (and a few Fauna) of Rwanda".") by Nick Johnson this replaces "Butterflies in the Garden" by Martin Gascoigne-Pees who has had to cancel.

£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 14 Nov: Charlbury Society: "Non-Christmas Carols"

Talk to be given by Charles Menteith

Memorial Hall 8 p.m. Refreshments 7.30 p.m.
All welcome. Non-members £3.00 Under 18 free

Gerald Draper · Link


Sat 15 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society Plant Sale

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

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

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

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 15 Nov: Live Cuban Salsa Music & Dance

In association with the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal, Ran Kan Kan, the Oxford based Cuban Style Big Band, present an evening of live music & dance at The Memorial Hall.
We start with a dance workshop at 6.30 to sharpen up your moves, led by an experienced teacher, and then the evening is yours to perfect your technique and enjoy the music. Tickets are £10:00, available locally, & include a light supper. We also have a bar to slake the inevitable thirst.

Jim Holah · Link



Wed 19 Nov: Charlbury WI November meeting - The Mitford Sisters

We'll be finding out about the world of the Mitford sisters at our November meeting. Our speaker, Gillian Cane, says of them: 'The Mitford family, local to Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, were an amazing bunch. There were six sisters, all of whom did something extraordinary in their lives, and one son who died at the end of World War Two. Their parents and relatives were also remarkably eccentric. Among their friends and relatives were Winston Churchill, Evelyn Waugh and Adolf Hitler. They are endlessly appalling, fascinating, shocking, but some of them were also very funny.' Do join us for the evening to find out more. Newcomers are always very welcome.

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

Louise Cashman · Link


Thu 20 Nov: CHARLBURY DEBATING SOCIETY

Charlbury Debating Society

New autumn session!
"Law and morality should be treated separately"

Proposer: Nick Johnson - Institute of Legal Practice, Rwanda
Opposer: Paul Craig - Professor of Law, Oxford University
Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore and Jolanta Babiuch

Make your views known!

Morris Room
Corner House
Thursday, 20th November
@ 20.00

Tickets £ 3.00 (free for under-21s) on the door
More information: 01608 810857

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Sat 22 Nov-Sun 23 Nov: Christmas Artweeks in Charlbury

A number of artists will be opening their studios and galleries in Charlbury on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd of November, when more than a hundred venues across the county will re-open their doors and invite you in for some inspired Christmas shopping! www.artweeks.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


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

CHARLBURY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY

presents

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare
directed by Glena Chadwick

The Memorial Hall, Browns Lane, Charlbury

Thurs 27, Fri 28 and Sat 29 November
7.45 pm

Tickets: £9 Full price and £7 concessions

Box Office: 01608 811 805

'An enchanting (in every sense of the word) comedy. In the wood fairies rule but they themselves are quarrelling. Lovers flee there to escape from the restrictions of Athens and workmen come to get some peace to rehearse their play. When the fairy king tries to help sort out the lovers' emotional problems everything goes horribly and hilariously wrong. The workmen also get involved in the fairy world and undergo experiences that they could only ever have dreamed of. In the end harmony is restored, true love triumphs and the workmen present their play to the court at the wedding celebrations-----that it is rather rough and shambolic only adds to the enjoyment. This will be a fast moving physical comedy is suitable for everyone..

Madeleine Wheare · Link


Sat 29 Nov: Charlbury WI Coffee Morning

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

Louise Cashman · Link




Tue 2 Dec: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell (in the rooms around the end of the bar) on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your unfinished knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you have on the go), have a good chat & unwind over a glass of wine.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners (yarn, crochet hooks & knitting needles can be provided). No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by.

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

Louise Cashman · Link


Thu 4 Dec: The Art Society presents an Illustrated Talk by Juliet Heslewood

Juliet Heslewood gives an illustrated talk about her newest publication "This is Me!" - the art of self portraiture on Wednesday 4 December at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Members free, visitors most welcome £5. The talk will be followed by wine and mince pies!
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Fri 5 Dec: The Chamber Music Co from ChOClive

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

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

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

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

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

Jackie Hague · Link


Fri 12 Dec: Charlbury Society: " Sister Edith Appleton – Front Line nurse and diarist in the Great War."

Talk to be given by Dick Robinson

Memorial Hall 8 p.m. Refreshments 7.30 p.m.
All welcome. Non-members £3.00 Under 18 free

Gerald Draper · Link


Fri 12 Dec: Late Night Christmas Shopping

Charlbury late night Christmas shopping is on Friday 12th December 6-8pm, why not come on down to the town centre and buy your Christmas gifts locally and enjoy the seasonal atmosphere hope to see you all there.

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Sat 13 Dec: Famers Market

Charlbury Farmers Market is held on the playing close on the second saturday in March, June, September and December.

Liz Gupta · Link



Sun 14 Dec: ADVENT CAROL SERVICE - ST Teresa's Church

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE

St Teresa's Church, Fisher's Lane

3 pm

A service of Advent carols and readings

followed by
Mulled wine and mince pies

AND

the Christmas Hamper Raffle Draw

for more details: contact Madeleine Wheare 01608 810092

Madeleine Wheare · Link


Fri 19 Dec: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Get into the Christmas mood!

CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Open Session - No need to book: just come and play or recite something...

The Shed
Friday 31st October
@ 20.00

Entry £3.00 on the door (performers free)
Bring your own mulled wine and Christmas cake (?)

More information: 01608 810857 or 810828

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link



Fri 9 Jan: Charlbury Society: " Dad’s Underground Army – British Resistance in WWII"

Talk to be given by Bill King and Helen Bessemer-Clark

Memorial Hall 8 p.m. Refreshments 7.30 p.m.
All welcome. Non-members £3.00 Under 18 free

Gerald Draper · Link


Fri 13 Feb: Charlbury Society: "The role of the country carrier"

Talk to be given by Martin Greenwood

Memorial Hall 8 p.m. Refreshments 7.30 p.m.
All welcome. Non-members £3.00 Under 18 free

Gerald Draper · Link


Fri 13 Mar: Charlbury Society: "Great medical discoveries: 800 Years of Oxford innovation."

Talk to be given by Conrad Keating

Memorial Hall 8 p.m. Refreshments 7.30 p.m.
All welcome. Non-members £3.00 Under 18 free

Gerald Draper · Link


Fri 10 Apr: Charlbury Society: "Oxford’s historic waterways – from legend to leisure."

Talk to be given by Mark Davies

Memorial Hall 8 p.m. Refreshments 7.30 p.m.
All welcome. Non-members £3.00 Under 18 free

Gerald Draper · Link


Fri 8 May: Charlbury Society: Annual General Meeting

Memorial Hall 8 p.m.
All welcome.

Gerald Draper · Link


Weekly calendar

Monday
9am: Morning Prayer, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am (termtime): Toddler group, Memorial Hall
1.30pm-3pm: Tennis club
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
5pm-9pm: Rico's Pizzas, Spendlove

Tuesday
9am: Morning Prayer, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
Afternoon: Fish van, Market Street
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
6pm: Bowls club
8pm: Wychwayz Morris, Scout Hut
9pm: Pub quiz, Three Horseshoes

Wednesday
9am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
5pm: Karate, Memorial Hall
5pm-8pm: Thai to Go, Spendlove
7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's

Thursday
9.30am-11.30am: Font Cafe, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am: Intermediate Yoga, Corner Ho
11.15am: Gentle Yoga, Corner House
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
7pm-9pm: Tennis club

Friday
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
11.30am: Exercise Class, Memorial Hall
5pm-8pm: Fish and chip van, Spendlove
6pm (termtime): RAD Club for 8-11s, Baptist Church
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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