What’s on

Thu 25 May-Sat 27 May: Kiss me Kate (click for more)

Thu 25 May-Sun 4 Jun: Thy Kingdom Come

A nationwide prayer initiative designed to "join in prayer" with whole family of God based on the Lord's prayer.
9am - 6pm each day in St Mary's Church.
Interactive prayer stations on the theme of the Lord's prayer, and "Pray for Five" activities. Do come along.

Jo Paton · Link

Sat 27 May-Mon 29 May: Charlbury Museum Bank Holiday opening

Another Bank Holiday? The ideal chance to visit your Museum in Market Street, open Saturday 10 am to 12 noon, Sunday and Monday 2.30 to 4.30 pm. Escape from elections and visit this year's excellent summer exhibition, Bonnets and Bloomers, Bracea and Bowlers.

Janet Jeffs · Link

Sat 27 May: Rik van den Bosch at The Rose & Crown!

On Saturday night we welcome Rik van den Bosch to The Rose & Crown for the first time!
Guitarist Rik writes, sings, and plays his own songs, drawing from a wide influence of styles: folk and blues from way back, sixties' rock 'n' roll, and pure rock rhythms - with a bit of gypsy and Spanish influence thrown in for good measure!
Rik is a one-man-band, armed with a variety of tools to create a full and interesting sound, from his slide and harmonica to his incredible vocal range. He is a storyteller, both in and between the songs in his set.
Music starts around 9pm.

Charlie M · Link

Sun 28 May: Vinyl Solution XVI

The next installment, so why not bring along your Record Store Day goodies!

David McCutcheon · Link

Sun 28 May: CHARLBURY TOWN FOOTBALL & SPORT'S CLUB. Aunt Sally competition

CTFSC Aunt Sally Competition
Sunday 28th May
At The Bell Inn Charlbury
3pm for 3.30pm start.
BBQ . Face painting.

mandy · Link

Wed 31 May: Charlbury Buildings: House Detective

An illustrated talk by David Pollock.
David will review the history of the town as revealed in its plan and architecture and share with us the results of his investigations into selected buildings.
This is a fund raising event for The Charlbury Festival starting at 7.30 p.m in the Friends Meeting House.
£5 pay on the door.

Ann Lloyd · Link

Sat 3 Jun: Tool Sharpening at Spendlove

9am-1pm. Bring along your old tools to get them sharpened rather than throw them away and buy new. They also have a supply of organic horse manure in bags.

Sharpening Services from Eynsham (07831 261082) are coming to the Spendlove the first Saturdays in April, May and June this year. They sharpen secateurs, shears, loppers, knives, scissors, saws, screwdrivers, hoes, spades, & planes. They can also arrange to sharpen and service lawn mowers for you. Price list

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub

Christine Elliott · Link

Sat 3 Jun: Town Councillor Surgery

Town councillors will be available between 10am and noon in the Corner House (Morris Room) to hear your comments and answer your questions. No appointment necessary - just come along!

For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · 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 www.eepurl.com/bCX1bz

Tickets £10 (including tea and cake) available from the PO and Cotswold Frames in the fortnight before the event. Or phone 01608 811558 or email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com now to reserve seats.

All proceeds go to Charlbury Refugee Action Group for refugee aid

Jon Carpenter · Link


We'll be taking a holiday over the summer so don't miss the last Blues Workshop of the season!

The Shed, from 8pm.

Simon Fenn · 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

Sat 10 Jun: Worldwide Knit in Public Day on The Playing Close

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group will be hosting their third annual WWKiPD event at the June farmers' market. Come along with your knitting, crocheting or other yarny craft and something to sit on and join in. Our event is one of several kicking off the start to Charlbury's week long Arts Festival (10-18 June). Find us in the purple gazebo in the centre of the market. 9am-1pm. Free. Adults only.
Contact Louise Cashman (charlburywi@outlook.com) for more info. https://www.wwkipday.com/

Louise Cashman · Link

Sat 10 Jun: Oxford Concert Party

Take three hundred years of music from around the world, turn it upside down, infuse it with humour, energy, passion and pathos and you have the recipe with which the Oxford Concert Party charms and delights its audiences wherever it goes. Described as "totally different, crazy and triumphant with a peculiar vitality" by BBC Radio, they create a rich, colourful and expressive sound and their vibrant virtuosity, and zany offbeat humour, makes for an unforgettable performance.
St Mary's Church 7.30
Tickets £10 from Cotswold Frames

Ann Lloyd · Link

Sat 10 Jun-Sun 18 Jun: Charlbury Festival

The Charlbury Art Society has organised a comprehensive programme of entertainment. This will include classical, jazz and cabaret evenings and lunchtime recitals, theatre, literature, poetry, cinema, singing, art lectures, storytelling, pilgrimage and heritage walks, a sculpture trail and performance art.
There will be an extensive range of workshops for all ages and abilities. The festival aims to be inclusive, friendly and welcoming and we hope it will be challenging, stimulating and fun.
We will deliver a detailed programme to every household in the town as well as making them freely available for visitors. Events will be publicised on this website and on posters and notice boards.

Contact: Kati Eidenbenz secretary@charlburyarts.co.uk

Ann Lloyd · Link

Sat 10 Jun: Charlbury Museum Plant Sale and Coffee Morning

The Annual Plant Sale will begin at 10 am in the Museum Garden, and the Coffee Morning will run from 9.30 - 11.45 am in the Corner House, while the Museum itself will be open from 10 am to 12 noon. Do come and join us for our major fund-raising event.

Janet Jeffs · Link

Sat 10 Jun: Extra opening time at Charlbury Museum for the Festival

The Museum will be open not only from 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday, but also in the afternoon from 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm. Join the Guided Tours of the Museum at 2.30 amd 3.30 on Saturday with Sue Rangeley.

The Sunday afternoon opening time (2.30 - 4.30pm) is unchanged.

Janet Jeffs · Link

Sat 10 Jun: Charlbury Farmers Market

The hugely popular farmers market returns in June with a wide range of local producers selling meat, veg, baked goods, eggs, cheese, fish, fruit, plants, tableware, preserves, chocolates, cider, cakes, gin, sauerkraut, kimchi, granola, fudge, biscuits, spices, olives, punjabi cuisine, pies, soaps, skincare, rapeseed oil, arrancini, salads and much, much more!

Plus Charlbury Green Hub, Charlbury Fair Trade, Charlbury Pre School, activities for children, storytelling, hot food, tea, coffee, live entertainment... phew..!

Market is open 9am-1pm and takes place on the village green/Playing Close opposite the CoOp.

All are welcome. See you there.

Lee McCallum · 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.


Maureen Sparling · Link

Sun 11 Jun: Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet - ChOC film in the Charlbury Festival

Cert U. / 90mins.

From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world's favourite artist through his own words.
Based on over 2500 letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to Impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Monet's life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.

Shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots he painted, I, Claude Monet is a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration of some of the most loved and iconic scenes in western art.

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

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Come and help give the Charlbury Festival a lift with some open-air Jazz and Folk - with Men from the Mingus Tree and The Jesters...

Outside The Bell Inn
From 14.00 onwards

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link

Sun 11 Jun: Charlbury Football Fun Day

This year the annual Charlbury Football Fun Day (for over 17's) is being held on Sunday 11th June. Taking place at 1pm on Nine Acres playing fields, the afternoon will consist of short 6-a-side matches. Refreshments will be available, so supporters can come and enjoy themselves too. This event is being held by Charlbury Town Youth FC to raise money to purchase new goals for use in the Community Centre.

Lynn Gorton · Link

Mon 12 Jun: Literature Discussion

'To be a pilgrim' Writing about pilgrimage
A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to a sacred place and has been a rich source of inspiration for both ction and non- ction authors through the ages.
In conversation, Sally Welch and Sarah Meyrick discuss pilgrimage writing with particular reference to their own work.
St Mary's Church 6.30
Free, church donations welcome

Ann Lloyd · Link

Mon 12 Jun: Strings and Pipes

Strings & Pipes is a group of recorder players (and one violin player!) from Charlbury and the villages around who play for pleasure. We also have friends who take part in our concerts by singing or reading for us. We put on two concerts a year for various charities, and this year our summer concert will be part of the Charlbury Festival. Our theme is 'Past Times and Good Company' and we'll be taking a trip through Charlbury's history by way of music, readings and songs.
St Mary's Church 8.00
Retiring collection for charity

Ann Lloyd · Link

Tue 13 Jun: William Morris in the Cotswolds

An art history lecture by Juliet Heslewood

As a designer of fabric and wallpapers, William Morris is known throughout the world. He often escaped London and came to the Cotswolds where his love of local architecture became the foundation of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

Many familiar local scenes accompany Juliet's talk.

The Memorial Hall 7.30
Tickets £5 on the door

Ann Lloyd · Link

Tue 13 Jun: The Art and Craft of Violin Making

Lunchtime talk and demonstration by David Ouvry.
David is one of the UK's leading violin makers and many top players have strongly commended his work. He will cover every aspect from growing tree to nished product.
Bring your lunch to eat before or after the talk
The Memorial Hall 1.00 Tickets £3 on the door

Ann Lloyd · Link

Tue 13 Jun: Introduction to the Labyrinth

A presentation that is part of the Charlbury Festival, organised by Charlbury Art Society:
at St Mary's Church, 10.00-11.30
Free, church donations welcome
A labyrinth is a single pathway, turning and twisting upon itself in a complex pattern to a single central point. Evidence of their use for reflection and meditation dates from prehistoric times and across all continents.
Sally Welch will discuss the history and current use of the labyrinth and invite participants to walk Charlbury's new canvas labyrinth, based on an 11th century design.

Kati Eidenbenz · Link

Wed 14 Jun: Literary Charlbury – An evening with local writers

Veronica Stallwood, Peter Whitfield, Alan Fraser Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore
Come and listen to some prominent local writers as they reflect on how they discovered their talent and developed their craft, their fortunes in the publishing world and views about the current book market, and how they find Charlbury as a place for working, thinking and imagining.
We'll hear from crime novelist Veronica Stallwood, the historian and poet, Peter Whifield, and the children's author and jazz lyricist Alan Fraser and there'll be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, make points and probe the genres.
Friends Meeting House, Market Street 8.00
Tickets £5 on the door

Ann Lloyd · Link

Wed 14 Jun: Lunchtime Organ Recital

Richard Fairhurst will play British and French organ music from the 20th and 21st centuries on the two-manual Wyvern organ.
Bring your lunch, tea and coffee available.
St Mary's Church 1.00
Free, church donations welcome

Ann Lloyd · Link

Wed 14 Jun: Pilgrim Journeys - a circular walk via Finstock and Wychwood Forest

Charlbury Festival Event
Meet at St Mary's Church, 9.30am
Free, no need to book
Join Sally Welch for a practical introduction to pilgrimage, its history and practice. This six mile walk has some hilly areas and can be muddy. Please bring appropriate clothing, footwear and refreshments.

Kati Eidenbenz · Link

Thu 15 Jun: Open Air Performance in the Garden

Poetry and Prose
Freddie and Jennie Jones, two actors, formerly such very happy Charlburians for a fruitful thirty years, return humbly to offer a few readings.

Poems Between Friends
Five years ago, four Charlbury friends brought their poetry together in the anthology A Funny Way with Words, described by the Sunday Telegraph as 'a jolly collection of squibs'. Since then Adrian Lancini, Ed Fenton, John Lanyon and Rob Stepney have taken their successful shows to all the local festivals and have staged two sellout events at the Shed. Tonight they will be presenting new material along with some old favourites.

Spring Cottage, Sheep Street
by kind invitation of Helen Bessemer-Clark
Tickets £5 from Cotswold Frames
Bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden during the extended interval.

Ann Lloyd · Link

Fri 16 Jun: L’invitation au Jardin

A CADS open air theatre production directed by Sue Haffenden
There can be nothing more romantic than a summer evening in the garden; a picnic on the grass, wine flowing, and then the local drama group performing a pot-pourri of dramatic scenes for your entertainment. CADS will be
performing scenes from Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Boucicault to Coward, with songs as appropriate.
Spring Cottage, Sheep Street
by kind invitation of Helen Bessemer-Clark
7.30 (garden open from 6.30)
Bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden before the performance.
Tickets £5 from Cotswold Frames

Ann Lloyd · Link

Fri 16 Jun: Lunchtime Piano Recital

A programme of Spanish and French music with Daphne Clark.
Bring your lunch to eat before or after the recital.
The Memorial Hall 1.00
Tickets £3 on the door

Ann Lloyd · Link


The June Speakeasy is moving to Saturday as the culminating event of the Charlbury Festival. It's also moving to the Memorial Hall for an expanded programme of music, poetry and dancing, possibly all at the same time. Watch this space for more details!

Simon Fenn · Link

Sat 17 Jun: Extra opening time at Charlbury Museum today for the Festival

The Museum will be open not only from 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday, but also from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Join Sue Rangeley at 2.30 or 3.30 on Saturday for Guided Tours of the Museum and archives from the Allen collection.

The Sunday afternoon opening (2.30 pm - 4.30 pm) is unchanged.

Janet Jeffs · Link

Sat 17 Jun: Charlbury Youth Theatre – Open Air Performance

Charlbury Youth Theatre presents: Around the World in Eighty Days or Mysterious Worlds. A humorous journey which depicts cultural diversity and challenges stereotypes. CYT present their outdoor fully participatory production in 30 minutes of sheer magical theatre.
Spring Cottage, Sheep Street 2.00
by kind invitation of Helen Bessemer-Clark
Bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden before or after the performance. Tickets £5 on the door.

Ann Lloyd · Link


Memorial Hall, 7:30 to 11:00pm

To help round off the Charlbury Festival, the Charlbury Speakeasy is moving to the Memorial Hall (and from a Friday to a Saturday) for a special one-off programme of music, poetry and dance.

There'll be jazz from Alan Fraser's Men From The Mingus Tree and space for you to dance! Better still there'll be experts from Just Jive on hand to show you how it's done. Maybe you'll be tempted to try your hand at Lindy Hop!

Still more excitement: there'll be a full scale Poetry Slam led by performance poet Lucy Ayrton. If you've never been to a poetry slam, it's huge fun. See poets competing for the audience's approval and hear some great verse into the bargain.

It'll start earlier than usual (the doors open at 7pm) so feel free to bring a picnic and drinks with you.

Tickets are £10 and you can buy them at the door (no advance booking).

Simon Fenn · Link

Sun 18 Jun: Festival Finale

An evening of wit and humour in words and music featuring, among others: Geoffrey Strachan & Barbara Ingham in songs by Noël Coward, Julian Slade, Jake Thackray, Kurt Weil, Sandy Wilson and Victoria Wood, Giles Dawson in
the "Nightmare" Song from Iolanthe, and Ann Mansbridge & Amanda Cooper in
Rossini's "Cats Duet" with Lyndsay Winpenny at the piano.
Also featuring Henderson: Hooper on fiddle and guitar play self-penned tunes, and tunes from various traditions; and Bernard West on piano plays Philip Buckle's "The Lone Arranger".
The Memorial Hall 7.30
Tickets £5 from Cotswold Frames
Cash bar

Ann Lloyd · Link

Wed 21 Jun: Charlbury WI - Craft Workshop

We'll be putting on one of our popular have-a-go craft workshops for both members and visitors at our June meeting. Come along and try your hand at making papercraft flowers, macramé candle lantern holders (bring a jam jar), fabric brooches or decopatch. A fun and relaxing way to discover new crafts and pick up some new skills.

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 23 Jun: An evening with Sir Ben Kingsley

At All Saints Church, Spelsbury

See poster for details

Jim Holah · 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 24 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival 2017

Charlbury Beer Festival 24th June 2017
Help Hit The £200k
Charlbury Beer Festival supporters are rightly proud of the sum of money raised over the last 20 years totalling almost £200,000 to support good causes, in particular education and well-being, at home and abroad where strong connections with Charlbury are to be found. We hope to exceed the "200 in 20" mark by reaching £200,000+ in this, our 20th year. Our success exemplifies the spirit, commitment, vision and generosity of our community. We hope you may consider joining the Charlbury Beer Festival movement by becoming a sponsor or a supporter or simply coming along on the 24th June 2017 for a celebration of our own community and its sense of common purpose with those we aim to support.
Please visit our web-site for up to date information on our work.


On behalf of the Trustees of
Charlbury Beer Festival 2017

Registered Charity no: 1110285

john hole · Link

Mon 26 Jun: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet at 7:30pm on Monday 26th June in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room). The main business of the meeting will be to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. Before this, members will hear an update from Tom Pierpoint on GWR's ideas for a car park extension at Charlbury station.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only. If you have any comments that you want the Town Council to consider regarding any planning application, please send these to the Town Clerk at charlburytc@btinternet.com WELL BEFORE the meeting.

Peter Kenrick · Link


Tuesday 27th June - CHARLBURY GARDEN SOCIETY OUTING to Chenies Manor House Garden near Amersham (inc. coffee and biscuits) and Kingsbridge garden, Steeple Claydon (inc. tea and scones) £29.

Booking essential.

Depart 9am from Spendlove. Details and booing - from Sarah Potter 01608 810388/sarahpotter@btinternet.com

Geoff Holmberg · Link

Tue 27 Jun: Charlbury Garden Society Outing

On Tuesday 27th June there will be a coach outing to Chenies Manor House Garden near Amersham and Kingsbridge garden, Steeple Claydon.
The cost is (including coach, gardens entry and tea and scones) £29.

For bookings and further details please contact Sarah Potter on leesrestfarm@gmail.com or telephone 01608 810388

Geoff Holmberg · Link

Tue 27 Jun: Charlbury Garden Society - Summer Outing

Summer Outing
On Tuesday 27th June there will be a coach outing to Chenies Manor House Garden near Amersham and Kingsbridge garden, Steeple Claydon.
The cost is £29 (including coach, gardens entry and tea and scones.

For bookings and further details please contact Sarah Potter on leesrestfarm@gmail.com or telephone 01608 810388

Geoff Holmberg · Link

Wed 28 Jun: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 28th June.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.
10 minutes are available at the start of the meeting for members of the public who wish to address the Council and who have previously informed the Town Clerk. If you wish to address the council during this time please contact the Town Clerk on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com as soon as possible.
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link



SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 - £35 per person, this includes, return coach, guided commentaries, visit to the Cathedral and a small donation to ACN.

In our visit to Alfred's capital in the Kingdom of Wessex, we will consider Alfred and his dynasty's achievements by exploring facets of this city and the power complex Alfred created (at one time the largest on the Western side of the Alps): the Cathedral and old cloisters (the Close), the sites of the two previous Cathedrals, the High Street, Westgate, the Castle and of course that evocative statue of Alfred himself standing outside St. Mary's Abbey Gardens (Nunnaminster- a convent founded by Alfred's sister). There will be some free time for you to explore Winchester on your own or simply sit and absorb the Cathedral's beauty.
This event is being organised to raise funds so that ACN may continue to help and support persecuted Christians, particularly in Syria
WHEN: SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 . We will be collected by coach from the carpark at the Spendlove Centre, Charlbury at 0830 and arrive at Winchester at about 1000 traffic permitting).

Suze Mathews 01993 891720
E-MAIL: suzemathews899@btinternet.com

Suze Mathews · Link

Sat 1 Jul-Sun 2 Jul: Charlbury Museum's Sewing Bee

'Sewing Bee' Weekend ~ July 1 & 2 Morris Room, Corner House Sat. 11- 4.30, Sun. 1.30 -4.30 Charlbury Museum presents a special weekend of creative crafts for adults & children, inspired by the textiles in the current exhibition. Demonstrations ~ Pop-Up Studios ~ Mini Classes ~ Exhibits
Plus more! Learn a craft and have a go. Inspiring ideas to try! Entry: Corner House: £3, children free (ticket includes museum entry). For more information, please contact: sue.rangeley@btinternet.com.

And don't miss Charlbury WI's Vintage Pop-up Tea Room in the Anne Downer Room at the Corner House on Sunday afternoon July 2nd, after your visit to the Museum and the Sewing Bee.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Mid-summer post-election session!


Proposer: Andy Graham, District Councillor
Opposer: Liz Reason, energy expert and campaigner
Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore

Come and have your say!

Morris Room
Corner House
Thursday 1st June
@ 20.00
Admission £ 3.00 (free for under-21s) on the door

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link

Sun 9 Jul: "A United Kingdom" - ChOC Film of the Month

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm

Cert.12A / 108 mins

A United Kingdom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker whom he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

"With terrific warmth and idealism and irresistible storytelling relish director Amma Asante gives us a romantic true story from our dowdy postwar past." - Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian

Doors and licensed bar from 6.45pm

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · 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

Sat 5 Aug: Charlbury Museum Coffee Morning and Bric a Brac Sale

Join us for a cup of coffee and shop early for Christmas at the Bric a Brac Sale, from 9.30 am to 11.45 am.

Janet Jeffs · Link

Fri 8 Sep: Finstock Charity Race Night and Beer festival preview

Charity Race Night at Finstock Village Hall - free entry - with access to all 22 beers and at least six ciders. Part of the Finstock Ale weekend. No need to book in advance.

Shaun Morley · Link

Sat 9 Sep: Charlbury Carnival of Cycling

A day of fun cycling-themed activities to celebrate the Tour of Britain's visit to Charlbury. If you would like to get involved organising the activities, please email richard@systemeD.net.

Richard Fairhurst · Link

Sat 9 Sep: Tour of Britain cycle race

The Tour of Britain - Britain's only elite cycle stage race - will be coming to Charlbury.

The penultimate stage of the nine-day race will pass through Charlbury on Saturday 9th September. The racers will be riding from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham, before a finish in Cardiff the next day. The Tour of Britain attracts many of the greatest bike riders in the world who in previous years have included Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome.

The route will enter via the Woodstock Road, then pass along Park Street, Church Street and Market Street before leaving via Dyers Hill. It is expected to pass around lunchtime. From Charlbury the race goes on to Shipton, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton, Stow, Winchcombe and Cheltenham. Roads will be closed either side of the riders' passage through the town and cars should be moved off the road.

To show the town at its best to riders, visitors and TV cameras, the Street Fair bunting will be strung up and a Big Town Tidy event is in the offing. On the day itself, we are hoping to organise family cycling events, stalls and rides. If you would like to help, please drop me a line (richard@systemeD.net, or 11 Market Street). Given Charlbury's location on the railway line from London and Oxford, and the Saturday timing, we are expecting big crowds!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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