What’s on

Tue 3 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 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 3 Mar: Julian of Norwich

Tonight In St Mary's at 8pm

Jon Carpenter · Link



Sat 7 Mar: Freeing the spine workshop

Saturday 7th March 11.30 - 3.30pm , Charlbury Corner House. This is a pain relieving , movement and yoga workshop. You will explore ways to bring more flexibility into the spine and strengthen the lower back . You will use breathing and relaxation techniques as well as movements to release tension and free the spine to move naturally as it was designed to do.

nikki Jackson · Link


Sat 7 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 for Vision Aid Overseas, broken lightbulbs, waste CDs and 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. Photos will be taken during the event, so if you don't want your photo taken then please tell one of the organisers wearing an orange waistcoat.

Items left over are given to charity shops 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. We take anything left over on the day to Orinoco in Headington where it is used for the charity Oxford Community Repaint. They redistribute paint to community and voluntary groups and charities, but anyone can call in to the paintstore at Orinoco if they need paint.

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 and put things onto tables, or help sort stuff out at the end, then please contact Christine Elliott 01608 811057.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 7 Mar: TEA, COFFEE AND CAKES - COFFEE MORNING - CORNER HOUSE

Come and relax over Tea Coffee and Cake in the CORNER HOUSE....

This Saturday 7 March

10-12 noon

after you've dropped off your stuff at the Bring and Take!

Home Produce (Cakes and Jams) and Raffle as well!

All proceeds to St Teresa's Church, Charlbury

Madeleine Wheare · Link


Sat 7 Mar: Bike Repairs at Spendlove Carpark

9.30 - 1pm Back on Trax will be on site to repair and service bikes. If you want a second hand bike, look at their website, contact them and they will bring it to Charlbury for you to try out.

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub

Christine Elliott · Link


Sun 8 Mar: "What We Did On Our Holiday" - ChOC Film of the Month

"What We Did On Our Holiday" Cert 12A / 1hr 33mins.
Doug, David Tennant, and Abi, Rosamund Pike, together with their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for the birthday of Doug's father, Gordie, Billy Connolly. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.
A heart-warming, uplifting comedy for all the family.
"It's impossible not to enjoy this big-hearted and sweet-natured British family movie from Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin" - Peter Bradshaw

Tickets: £5 / U15s £3 on sale at the door.

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

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 11 Mar: 'Leonardo's Anatomy'

Charlbury Art Society present an illustrated talk by Ken Wise entitled "Leonardo's Anatomy". Held in The Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 March. Members free, Visitors most welcome - £3.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Wed 11 Mar: Shared space / hot desking in Corner House

This event has arisen from the thread on the Forum. The Corner House were already looking into alternative uses once the Community Centre had been built. So please do come along. Ann Downer Room, Corner House at 8pm on 11 March. Queries contact Susie Finch at susanna_finch@hotmail.com

Susie Finch · Link


Thu 12 Mar: CADS AGM

CADS AGM at the Methodist church hall, Fishers lane at 7.45pm
Why not come along and meet the members and find out what CADS have been doing the past year, we are always looking for new members both behind the scenes and on stage so do come along if your able to.

Tim at Cotswold Frames · 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


Sat 14 Mar: Farmers Market

On the Playing Close.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Sat 14 Mar: Street Fair Quiz Night

Teams of 6 required for our popular Quiz Night in the Memorial Hall. Doors open at 7pm for a prompt 7:30 start. Licenced Bar available.

Price £9 per head inclusive of a Bangers & Mash Supper (Vegetarian and Gluten/Dairy-free options available).

Email csfchairman@charlburystreetfair.org for a booking form

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sun 15 Mar: 6 o'clock worship (this month at the Baptist Church), Dyers Hill

You are invited to a contemporary evening service led by the 6 o'clock worship team.

We are made up from churches in West Oxfordshire whose heart is to worship God and provide some time in God's presence with time to reflect, worship and pray. Open to all denominations (or none).

Come along to be in God's presence for an hour before the next week begins. Arrive at 5.45pm for refreshments.

We run services every month (alternating in Charlbury and Stonesfield). For more information contact Pippa on 01608 811797.

To listen to the songs we've played before or join our mailing list to get an email about our up and coming services go to www.6oclockworship.org.uk/

Pippa Nash · Link


Wed 18 Mar: Charlbury WI March meeting - Bomb Disposal

Our speaker, Ian Jones, has spent 40 years involved with bomb disposal operations. His first Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tour of duty was as a corporal in Northern Ireland in 1974. He then gained a commission, returned to the Province in 1982 and, as a captain, was responsible for all bomb disposal operations in Belfast. In 1992, as a major, he was Officer Commanding 321 Company RAOC, responsible for all bomb disposal operations in the whole Province. This was followed by a year in an intelligence post gathering information on Improvised Explosive Devices worldwide. He left the Army in 1994 and joined the Anti-terrorist Branch of the Metropolitan Police where, working shifts, he served as an Explosives Officer dealing with all incidents involving explosives in London. He answered over 2,000 calls for assistance in the following 18 years before retiring after the Olympics. His talk will take a mainly light-hearted look at some of the incidents he attended. Please note: the March meeting is also our AGM so there will be a certain amount of business prior to Ian's talk.

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2015 (see Community/Social page for full 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) and Like us on Facebook (Charlbury WI, Oxfordshire).

Louise Cashman · Link


Thu 19 Mar: Charlbury Garden Society "Garden Design for the Small Garden"

8pm in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall.

Talk by Jonathon Ford.

£2 entry which includes raffle ticket and refreshments afterwards. Non-members and new members very welcome.

Organised by the Charlbury & District Gardening Society, membership of which is just £3 a year which gives you discount at local garden centres.

Christine Elliott · Link


Fri 20 Mar: Charlbury Museum Annual Stewards' Evening

From 6 pm in the Museum, Market Street. Preview of the exhibition re two hundred years of Charlbury School, followed by a talk by John Stewart. You too can join the stewards; just get in touch to give two hours of your time between April and September.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Fri 20 Mar: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY - OPEN EVENING

Friday 20th March, The Shed, Nine Acres Lane, Charlbury

The Open Evening format allows us more open programming and provides a showcase for more artists. So expect an interesting mix of players and performers. And if you'd like to talk to us about performing, do contact us on CharlburySpeakeasy@gmail.com.

Bring your own drinks, bring some friends (or come your own) and enjoy another relaxed evening of live music and spoken word performances in the inimitable atmosphere of The Shed.

Doors open at 8pm. Tickets £3 at the door.

Simon Fenn · Link


Sat 21 Mar: "The Wangford Trio Down Your Way" from ChOClive

Renowned British country music star Hank Wangford is joined by Andy Roberts and Anna Robinson on his extensive round Britain touring show, No Hall Too Small. This critically acclaimed show features country music and honky-tonk laced with superb harmonies.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 8pm
Doors and licensed bar from 7.15pm

Tickets: £10 / Students and U16s £8

Tickets on sale now at Charlbury Post Office and on-line at www.wegottickets.com (booking fee applies).
Reserve by email: rubymaud@gmail.com (payment due prior to the performance).
Unsold tickets (if any) will be on sale at the door.

"Hank Wangford is, and has been for many years, the best British pure country music musician out there" - Maverick

This concert is brought to Charlbury by ChOC LiVE and Good Night Out, Oxfordshire's Rural Touring Scheme.

Jackie Hague · Link



Sat 21 Mar: Jewellery Classes

I'm offering some jewellery making classes and have space for 4 people in my freshly redecorated workshop.
I welcome learners with any level of experience and classes are taylored to those who sign up, so from ring making to stone setting, content is negotiable.
As well as Saturday 21st March I'm also offering a class on Sunday 23rd, 10am - 4pm and an option to do both days with a small discount for those who want longer at the bench.
Also available for the first time 4 x Friday mornings in March, 10am - 1pm, on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
For prices and availability please email or call Sarah at the workshop.
sarah@sarahpulvertaft.com / 01608 810221 / 07914 582688

Sarah Pulvertaft · Link




Tue 7 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 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


Wed 8 Apr: "Creativity" - CAS Talk by Tony Lloyd

Charlbury Art Society presents an illustrated talk by Tony Lloyd entitled "Creativity: The Creative Mindset and Creative Processes". Held in The Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 April. Members free, Visitors most welcome - £3.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 9 Apr: Charlbury Debating Society

PRE-ELECTION MEETING!!

Come and hear parliamentary candidates for the Witney constituency set out their priorities and answer questions on local, national and international issues....

Featuring the Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, UKIP, Greens and the NHS Party.

Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore, Jolanta Babiuch and Liz Reason

Memorial Hall
Browns Lane, Charlbury
Thursday, 9th April
@ 20.00

Free for all (donations on the door

Jonathan Luxmoore · 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


Sat 11 Apr: Charlbury Garden Society Spring Show

The Spring Show is open in the Memorial Hall from 12 noon to 4pm. Admission 50p, children free. Everyone is welcome to bring something to the show, the schedule of classes and 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.

The Society's project for children this year involves them growing plants themselves. If the bulbs flower too early, take a photo of them. If they are a bit late then bring them into the warm a couple of weeks before the show to give them a boost.

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 and discounts on the Suttons catalogue.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 11 Apr: Charlbury Art Society Spring Exhibition

Charlbury Art Society present their Spring Exhibition of Members work in the Morris Room of The Corner House, 9.30am-5pm

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 11 Apr: CCCA & CBF presents : The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band

The Charlbury Community Centre Appeal and Charlbury Beer Festival are pleased to present an evening of excellent music, with profits from ticket sales and the bar going to the Community Centre Appeal Fund.

The venue is the Charlbury War Memorial Hall on Browns Lane. Parking at the Spendlove / Coop car park.

Doors open at 7pm for refreshments at the Beer Festival Bar offering real ale, wine, soft drinks and bar snacks.

Support act to be announced.

Tickets on sale at the door £10:00

Advance sales information to follow

Jim Holah · Link


Sun 12 Apr: "The Book Thief" - ChOC Film of the Month

"The Book Thief" - Cert 12 / 2hrs 6mins.
A life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.

Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nélisse The Book Thief is based on the international bestselling book. Liesel (Nélisse) an extraordinary and courageous young girl is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. Liesel can't read much at first but develops a passion for books, a passion that will remain throughout her life and one encouraged by her new 'papa' and the Jewish boy, Max, who is hiding from the Nazi's in their cellar. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them.
"… mesmerising … a fantastic film "

Tickets: £5 / U15s £3 on sale at the door.

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

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 15 Apr: Charlbury WI April meeting – A Passion for Pearls

'A Passion for Pearls' is a lively and entertaining talk about the history, science, myths and legends of the world's most secretive and only living gemstone. Going back over 5000 years, pearls have been associated with wisdom, power, wealth and beauty. Frances Benton is an experienced speaker and promises you a fascinating and sometimes hilarious glimpse into a world of beautiful jewellery and mystery through story-telling and entertainment. Her collections of pearl jewellery, which she sources and makes herself, will be offered for sale after the talk, with profits to charity.

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2015 (see Community/Social page for full 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) and Like us on Facebook (Charlbury WI, Oxfordshire).

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 18 Apr: Monster Race at Cornbury Park


"...a MUST for your diary next season" Run 247

"The perfect event for obstacle racing first-timers." Mudstacle

"A great day out for everyone, a beautiful setting and great trail run with swims, mud and obstacles added in" Muddy Races

Registration at www.monsterrace.co.uk/

Alison Wright · Link


Sat 18 Apr: Open Day At Charlbury Bowls Club

Come along to our open day which starts at 2pm. Whether you've bowled before or have never tried it why not have a go bowling on the green.

We will loan you the equipment. All we ask is that you wear flat shoes.

We have a fully licensed bar in our large, roomy clubhouse and a large veranda if you just want to watch. There's plenty of parking so come on, what you waiting for.

For more information call Heather or Ray on 01608 810229.

Heather Hill · Link


Sun 19 Apr: Pond Dipping at Blenheim Farm Nature Reserve

2.30-4pm Come along for an afternoon of wildlife discovery in the underwater world of Porters Pond. Dip into the pond with Mark from BBOWT and help to record all the species that have made this habitat their home.

Family friendly but no dogs please.

Blenheim Farm Nature Reserve is accessed either by the footpath heading east from the dip at the bottom of the Slade, or from Centenary Woodland.

Contact Christine for more information.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 2 May-Sun 10 May: ARTWEEKS OPEN STUDIOS IN CHARLBURY

Around 30 artists will be opening their studios or exhibiting in groups in larger venues around Charlbury. This year our dates include Monday 4th which is a Bank Holiday so we look forward to welcoming lots of visitors to our town, to enjoy a wide range of amazing artwork.

  • PLEASE NOTE: the dates for Artweek in Charlbury are as above and not as stated in The Chronicle.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Tue 5 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 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 8 May: Charlbury Society: Annual General Meeting

Memorial Hall 7.30 p.m.
All welcome.

Gerald Draper · Link


Fri 8 May: Quiz Night

SAVE THE DATE! Charlbury School Association & Charlbury Town Youth Football Club will be hosting a joint quiz at Charlbury Primary School on Friday 8th May. More details to follow.

Charlbury Primary School · Link


Sat 9 May: Charlbury Garden Society Plant Sale

Bedding plants for your pots and hanging baskets, vegetable plants and some herbaceous. Doors open 9.30am in the Memorial Hall. The queue starts before it opens, so come early to avoid disappointment.

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 at 9am, 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 10 May: "The Hundred-Foot Journey" - ChOC Film of the Month

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" - Cert PG / 2hrs.
Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin starred restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments.
".. good-natured, undemanding fun" - Michael Hann.

Tickets: £5 / U15s £3 on sale at the door.

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

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 13 May: "Arts & Crafts Movement in Chipping Campden"

CAS present an illustrated talk by Alan Crawford: "C.R. Ashbee and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Chipping Campden". Held in The Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13 May. Members free, Visitors most welcome - £3.

Maureen Sparling · Link



Sun 17 May: 6 o'clock worship (this month at the Baptist Church), Dyers Hill

You are invited to a contemporary evening service led by the 6 o'clock worship team.

We are made up from churches in West Oxfordshire whose heart is to worship God and provide some time in God's presence with time to reflect, worship and pray. Open to all denominations (or none).

Come along to be in God's presence for an hour before the next week begins.

We run services every month (alternating in Charlbury and Stonesfield). For more information contact Pippa on 01608 811797.

To listen to the songs we've played before or join our mailing list to get an email about our up and coming services go to www.6oclockworship.org.uk/

Follow us on Twitter @6oclockworship

Pippa Nash · Link


Wed 20 May: Charlbury WI May meeting - Behind the Scenes of The Great British Bake Off

Our May speaker, Christine Wallace, was a contestant on the 4th series of the BBC's The Great British Bake Off. The show's format is familiar to many: 14 amateur bakers are set 3 challenges in each episode with one being eliminated every week until only three remain, a winner & 2 runners-up. Christine will be talking about how and why she decided to apply for the Bake Off and the telephone call from the programme's researcher when she had long forgotten about her application. She'll be shedding light on the selection and audition processes and be sharing stories of what life is really like in 'the tent'. Her talk is a fascinating insight into both behind-the-scenes television and baking, even if you have never watched the show. As well as being kept busy giving talks, judging baking competitions & attending fund raising events, Christine also has her own BBC Oxford radio show on Sundays called Garden Café.

If you've not been before, then please come along and try Charlbury WI. We have a really good programme for 2015 (see Community/Social page for full 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) and Like us on Facebook (Charlbury WI, Oxfordshire).

Louise Cashman · Link



Fri 22 May-Wed 27 May: The Caravan Club’s National at Cornbury Park

The Caravan Club is delighted to be holding this years' event at Cornbury Park.

The National is a highlight within The Club's calendar, with a host of family fun and great entertainment. This year's evening acts include Bee Gees and Buddy Holly tribute acts and the fabulous Beyond the Barricade show featuring songs from the great musicals. Daytime fun includes; arena displays, workshops, hundreds of trade stands and loads of outdoor activities, including the now famous, tug-of-war competition!

Nick Lomas, Director General of The Caravan Club, says "If you've not been to The National before, make it in 2015 and you're in for a real treat. There really is something for everyone. This year we have opened the event to day visitors from the local area. There is no need to be a member or even a caravanner, it is a great day out for all."

This year the event is open to day visitors from the local area, with free of charge entry after 5pm.*

Day Entry
£5.00 Club Members
£7.50 non-members

For more information please visit: www.caravanclub.co.uk/thenational

Alison Wright · Link




Sun 7 Jun: Street Fair Open Gardens

Your chance to view and enjoy a range of inspirational gardens in and around the centre of Charlbury. Gardens open from 2pm to 6pm.

Teas and Cakes available in the Memorial Hall all afternoon.
Great Raffle Prizes. Quiz for Children

£5 per adult for entry to all gardens - under 12s FREE. Tickets available on the day.

If you want your garden to be considered for inclusion, please contact csfchairman@charlburystreetfair.com

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sat 13 Jun: Farmers Market

On the Playing Close.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Sun 14 Jun: ChOC Film of the Month

Details to follow

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 27 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival

The eighteenth Charlbury Beer Festival will be held at the cricket pitch (three minutes' walk from Charlbury station) on Saturday 27 June, from midday. There will be live music and other entertainment, good food, children's activities, and 50+ real ales, as well as ciders, perries and fine wines, and the World Open Singles Aunt Sally Championship. As always, all money raised will go directly to good causes. For more details, visit our new website www.charlburybeerfestival.org/

As always, we are grateful to our generous sponsors, and we would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in sponsoring a barrel to mark a special event such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary.

Edward Fenton · Link


Sat 27 Jun: Race For Life Pretty Muddy 5K at Cornbury Park

Race for Life Pretty Muddy is Cancer Research UK's brilliant 5K muddy obstacle course. The route takes in the views of the lake, the wildlife, fields and woods on the Cornbury Park estate. The course is multi-terrain and undulating in areas going across paths, grass, woods and tracks.

More info and registration here:

raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/choose-your-event/events/pretty-muddy-oxfordshire-5k-2015-06-27.html

Alison Wright · Link


Sat 4 Jul: Charlbury Garden Society Summer Show

The Summer Show is open in the Memorial Hall from 2pm to 4.30pm. Admission 50p, children free. This is a wonderful display of roses, sweet peas, other flowers, and early vegetables. Everyone is welcome to bring something to the show, the schedule of classes and 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 12 Jul: "Paddington" Matinee. ChOC film of the month

An afternoon of fun for the family. Children bring along your teddy bears and other family members to see Paddington.

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in the Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the London train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry, Hugh Bonneville, and Mary Brown, Sally Hawkins.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm.
Doors open from 2.15pm

Cert. PG / 1hr 35 mins

Admission: £5 / U15s £3
Family admission: £12 (2 adults and one or two children)

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 25 Jul-Sun 26 Jul: Riverside Festival

RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL, CHARLBURY 25-26 July 2015

Oxfordshire's favourite family-friendly festival

The Riverside Festival began life 21 years ago as a jazz picnic for friends. It 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 children's activities, Riverside is one of the most popular events in the Oxfordshire music calendar with families.

The festival is famed for showcasing Oxfordshire's music talent with more than 40 acts playing across three stages, rock, indie, jazz, and folk on the main two stages and all sorts on the Riverside Fringe stage.

Saturday 25 July (12pm-10pm) Sunday 26 July (11am-8pm)

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.

First Great Western have kindly waived their car parking fees at Charlbury train station over the weekend, so if you are coming by car you are welcome to park there.

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

Volunteering: The Riverside Festival team are always looking for more volunteer help, whether this be; helping set up and break down the festival the week prior to and after the festival, helping our recycling team during the weekend, pulling pints behind the bar, helping in the children's area… we appreciate any help. For as little as an hour to as much as you can offer! It all helps to keep our local festival free, and we try to make it as fun as possible. Get in touch with us - Email: admin@riversidefestival.charlbury.com

To get the latest on Riverside visit riversidefestival.charlbury.com

Twitter: @Riversidefest

Facebook: Charlbury Riverside Festival or on.fb.me/RiversideFestival

Visit our website (www.riversidefestival.charlbury.com)

Ruth Brice · 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


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


Fri 11 Sep-Sat 12 Sep: Finstock Ale Beer Festival

Finstock Playing Field
Friday 11 September - Comedy Night from 7.30pm, £10 with Beer Festival preview and full access to all beers and ciders.
Saturday 12 September - Beer Festival from 12.00 noon to later with numerous attractions.

Shaun Morley · 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 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


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


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


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


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


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
6pm-10pm: Quiz, The Bell
6.30pm-9pm: Fish & Fizz, The Bull
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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