What’s on


Sat 2 Jul: Charlbury Day Centre Coffee Morning

Charlbury Day Centre would like to invite you to a coffee morning at the Corner House on Saturday 2nd July from 10am-12 noon.
We will be serving fresh home made scones and cream.
There will be a cake stall selling home-made cakes, quiches, jams and other goodies, a raffle and beautiful knitted toys for sale, which are made by one of our talented members.
We hope to have some plants and home-grown produce for sale too.
Offers of help/cakes/plants/garden produce and raffle prizes welcome, but most importantly please come along and bring your friends!

Tanya Stevenson · Link




Sat 2 Jul: Charlbury Garden Society Summer Show

The Society's Summer Show takes place in the Memorial Hall in Charlbury and is open to the public at 2.00.
You don't have to be a member to enter. The entry forms and details are in your schedule if you are a member but if not entry forms will be available a week or so before the Show at the Chemists, at the Post Office, at the Corner House and at the Station.

There are 7 cups to be won as well as some significant prize money.

There are classes for roses, sweet peas, flower arrangements, vegetables and cut flowers.

It only costs 10p per class to enter.
Exhibits should be brought to the memorial hall between 8.30 and 10.45 the morning of the Show.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Sun 3 Jul: Choral Evensong at St Mary's

St Mary's is blessed with a talented organist and choir so do come along to our Choral Evensong at 6pm on Sunday 3 July. This special event only happens three times a year!

Preces and Responses: Humphrey Clucas
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in D - Herbert Sumsion
Anthem: Jubilate - Mozart (arr. Alan Bullard)
ORGANIST - RICHARD FAIRHURST
ST MARY'S CHOIR CONDUCTED BY GARETH MILLER

Maureen Sparling · Link


Tue 5 Jul: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your ongoing knitting or crocheting project (or any other craft you enjoy), have a good chat & unwind over a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners (yarn, crochet hooks & knitting needles can be provided). No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by.

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

Louise Cashman · Link


Wed 6 Jul: No such thing as a free lunch? Probus Charlbury

There's no such thing as a free lunch - or is there? The Probus Club of Charlbury would like to invite people from Charlbury to join us for lunch at the restaurant of Witney Lakes Resort on the first Wednesday of every month. If you are interested in joining us then we invite you to come along and meet an interesting and diverse group of people who enjoy dining together and enjoying an interesting talk which follows. The only requirement is that you are male (women should not worry there is also a corresponding club for women), you live in Charlbury or one of the surrounding villages and that you can make it for lunch once a month. Your first visit will be absolutely free and there is no pressure to join although we do hope you will.
Every month we have a talk on a subject after the meal for 30 - 40 minutes. The talks are very varied and cover a wide range of subjects and have recently included The Development of Computing, History of the VW Beetle and The Work of the Cotswolds AONB all given by experts in the subject.
So if you if you are free on Wednesday 7th July and are feeling hungry why not come along for a nice free lunch?All you need to do is get in touch before Monday 5th July as we have to give them numbers by then.
Phone Tony Merry 811022 or email for more details

Tony H Merry · Link


Wed 6 Jul: Charlbury Netwalk: midday from opposite Co-op

Are you a homeworker looking for a lunchtime excuse to:

- get away from your desk
- get some exercise
- meet new people
- discover new walking routes
- chat about homeworking?

This 'netwalking' group has homeworkers in mind, but all are welcome, including well-behaved dogs. It's a very informal group and is basically a regular time and meeting place to allow people to join together. Members will take it in turns to lead a walk of 1 - 1.5 hours (achievable over a lunch break).
Start and finish point is the old fountain on the Playing Close opposite the Co-op.
There's no need to sign up, just turn up on the day.
Details of the route will be posted here nearer the time. We look forward to meeting you.
Walks take place at midday every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Helen Holwill · Link


Sat 9 Jul: The Charlbury Challenge!

Come along to the Playing Close for an afternoon of outdoor family fun. This is a fundraiser for our new Community Centre.

Jenny Chambers · Link


Sun 10 Jul: "They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music In Exile - ChOC Film of the month

(Cert. 15 / 1hr 40mins)

In the summer of 2012, a coalition of jihadist forces allied with Tuareg tribesmen overran the northern cities of Mali in West Africa, sparking global outrage. The world watched in anguish as Timbuktu, the legendary crossroads of culture deep in the interior, suffered a brutal puritan purge. Less widely chronicled was the Shariah-based prohibition on performance, song and dance, a particularly cruel restriction in a land celebrated throughout the region, and the world, for its music.

"Schwartz's documentary details how several different Malian musicians struggle to survive the privations and strains of civil war and the ban on music and performance. For Malians particularly, such a ban is as monstrously absurd and as cruel as stopping Americans from watching television or Brits from complaining in queues." - Leslie Felperin / The Guardian

We are delighted that the film's director, Johanna Schwartz, named as one of the Leading Global Figures in 2015 by Foreign Policy, will be joining us for a Q&A session after the screening.

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

Admission: £5

Jackie Hague · Link


Thu 14 Jul:

CADS do hereby invite you to cometh &
Audition for our next production
To be held at the
Methodist Church rooms
Fishers Lane, Charlbury
To be held at 7.30pm
Thursday 14th July and Tuesday 19th July
Directed by Glena Chadwick
As You Like It
Another winter and another Shakespeare comedy
Set in a forest (mainly) what could be more appropriate for us Wychwood folks and in this year of the bard ?
'As You Like It' is one of Shakespeare's richest and most popular comedies. The cast covers a wide range of ages from young people in love to the very old. The characters also range from posh courtiers coping (up to a point !)
with rural life (sounds familiar ?) to sturdy shepherds and country maidens.
This contrast is the source of much of the comedy.
There are at least four love affairs, most going not at all smoothly.
I will (what's new ?) do some clever (I hope) cutting so that we have a fast paced trim production----modernish costumes (30s perhaps ?)
some gender blind casting and a dog !
Come to the auditions and join in the fun. If you've never done Shakespeare
before don't be scared----as he said 'the best in these kind are but shadows' !
Performance dates are 24th/25th/26th November

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link



Tue 19 Jul: "As You Like it" Auditions last chance !

CADS do hereby invite you to cometh &
Audition for our next production
To be held at the
Methodist Church rooms
Fishers Lane, Charlbury
To be held at 7.30pm
Tuesday 19th July (your last chance to audition)

Directed by Glena Chadwick
As You Like It
Another winter and another Shakespeare comedy
Set in a forest (mainly) what could be more appropriate for us Wychwood folks and in this year of the bard ?
'As You Like It' is one of Shakespeare's richest and most popular comedies. The cast covers a wide range of ages from young people in love to the very old. The characters also range from posh courtiers coping (up to a point !)
with rural life (sounds familiar ?) to sturdy shepherds and country maidens.
This contrast is the source of much of the comedy.
There are at least four love affairs, most going not at all smoothly.
I will (what's new ?) do some clever (I hope) cutting so that we have a fast paced trim production----modernish costumes (30s perhaps ?)
some gender blind casting and a dog !
Come to the auditions and join in the fun. If you've never done Shakespeare
before don't be scared----as he said 'the best in these kind are but shadows' !
Performance dates are 24th/25th/26th November

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Wed 20 Jul: Charlbury Network: midday from opposite the Co-op

Are you a homeworker looking for a lunchtime excuse to:

- get away from your desk
- get some exercise
- meet new people
- discover new walking routes
- chat about homeworking?

This 'netwalking' group has homeworkers in mind, but all are welcome, including well-behaved dogs. It's a very informal group and is basically a regular time and meeting place to allow people to join together. Members will take it in turns to lead a walk of 1 - 1.5 hours (achievable over a lunch break).
Start and finish point is the old fountain on the Playing Close opposite the Co-op.
There's no need to sign up, just turn up on the day.
Details of the route will be posted here nearer the time. We look forward to meeting you.
Walks take place at midday every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Helen Holwill · Link


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

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

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

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

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 23 Jul-Sun 24 Jul: Charlbury Riverside Festival

Oxfordshire's favourite family-friendly festival turns 21!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth Brice · Link



Tue 2 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 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


Wed 3 Aug: Charlbury Netwalk: midday from opposite Co-op

Are you a homeworker looking for a lunchtime excuse to:

- get away from your desk
- get some exercise
- meet new people
- discover new walking routes
- chat about homeworking?

This 'netwalking' group has homeworkers in mind, but all are welcome, including well-behaved dogs. It's a very informal group and is basically a regular time and meeting place to allow people to join together. Members will take it in turns to lead a walk of 1 - 1.5 hours (achievable over a lunch break).
Start and finish point is the old fountain on the Playing Close opposite the Co-op.
There's no need to sign up, just turn up on the day.
Details of the route will be posted here nearer the time. We look forward to meeting you.
Walks take place at midday every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Helen Holwill · Link


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

(Cert.12 / 1hr 49mins)

This lovely film, adapted from Colm Tóibín's equally lovely novel, revolves around Irish immigrant, Ellis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), in 1950s New York who falls for a tough Italian plumber (Emory Cohen), but faces temptation from another man (Domhnall Gleeson) when she returns to her homeland for a visit.

"pulse-quickeningly good" - Tim Robey / The Telegraph

"moving, emotionally intelligent" - Mark Kermode / The Guardian

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

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 17 Aug: Charlbury Netwalk: midday from opposite Co-op

Are you a homeworker looking for a lunchtime excuse to:

- get away from your desk
- get some exercise
- meet new people
- discover new walking routes
- chat about homeworking?

This 'netwalking' group has homeworkers in mind, but all are welcome, including well-behaved dogs. It's a very informal group and is basically a regular time and meeting place to allow people to join together. Members will take it in turns to lead a walk of 1 - 1.5 hours (achievable over a lunch break).
Start and finish point is the old fountain on the Playing Close opposite the Co-op.
There's no need to sign up, just turn up on the day.
Details of the route will be posted here nearer the time. We look forward to meeting you.
Walks take place at midday every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Helen Holwill · Link



Tue 6 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 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 16 Sep: Street Fair Egg Throwing

This exciting event takes place as usual on the Friday evening of the Street Fair. Watch this space for more information or check out the website: www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 17 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair

This annual community event takes once place again in Church Street. Among the events:
Art Exhibition by Charlbury Art Society and the Primary School, Silent Auction, Children's Fancy Dress, Classic Cars, Food & Refreshments, Fun Fair, Grand Draw, Punch & Judy Show plus many Stalls lining both sides of the street.
Check out the website for more information: www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 15 Oct: Street Fair Quiz Night

Street Fair Quiz Night in The Memorial Hall - doors open 7pm.
Watch this space or look at the website for more information: www.charlburystreetfair.org

Maureen Sparling · 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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