What’s on

Tue 11 Jan-Sun 16 Jan: Reverse Advent Calendar boxes

You can still fill your filled reverse advent calendar boxes, or bags if easier, till Sunday 16th January. Bring to Cornerstone or to St Mary's Church. Many thanks. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 15 Jan-Sat 22 Jan: STONE CARVING WORKSHOPS with Catherine Binnie

Saturday mornings 10am-12.30pm 

Saturday January 15, 22, 28 February 5,12,19 

£156 for a block of six mornings plus a charge for the piece of stone of your choice, at cost ( approx £10-£40)

At RAILWAY STUDIOS, Forest road, Charlbury OX73HH (on the trading estate next to the station)

Come and explore your creativity!

 In these workshops we will working with blocks of natural limestone and you will be given enough guidance, at every step, to create a small sculpture or relief carving. No experience necessary and no pressure to create a masterpiece! Come with an idea or wait to see what the stone suggests. 

Places are limited to six . Tea/coffee &biscuits, and use of tools,included. 

Railway studios are spacious, bright and airy and there is plenty of parking. 

To book, or for more details please email Cathy -binniecatherine@gmail.com

Tel.0745313032

Two spaces left! 

Catherine Binnie · Link


Sun 16 Jan: Evening Worship at St Mary's

A bi-monthly (every other month) hour of worship at St Mary's led by John Partington. All are welcome.

John Partington · Link


Mon 17 Jan: Scrabble at the Community Centre

Our Monday Scrabble sessions have restarted. If you fancy a relaxed game with others, just come along at 2pm on Monday. We ask for a voluntary £2 contribution towards the cost of the room hire.

Charlbury Community Centre · Link


Mon 17 Jan: Charlbury Wildlife Talks

7.30 pm Eynsham's Nature Recovery Network 

Catriona Bass and Kevan Martin talk about Eynsham's community-led nature recovery movement highlighting some of its successes in creating a better local environment while addressing the ecological and climate crises. 

Contact CharlburyWildlifeSociety@gmail.com for membership and attendance. 

Flora Gregory · Link


Wed 19 Jan: Charlbury WI - January meeting and talk

7.30pm in the Memorial Hall

"Confessions of a Butlins Redcoat"  Martin Hannant will be entertaining us as he talks about his life as a Red Coat in the 1970s.

The talk will begin just after 7.30pm and, after a short Q&A session when refreshments will be served, we will have our monthly housekeeping session. 

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 19 Jan: CBY Music Club - Pink Floyd Night

Every Wednesday in the back bar of the Rose & Crown.

Starting tonight at 8pm, not 8:30pm as usual.

Needing absolutely no introduction. Pink Floyd are one of the greatest (progressive) rock bands of all time. A listen through time of all their best hits from 1967 - 1994.

Come and enjoy the music and some fine ales with a great group of friendly, like-minded music lovers.

Anyone & Everyone welcome.

FREE ENTRY / NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

Suggestions for weekly themes appreciated. Contact Jos at cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Thu 20 Jan: Gardening for Wildlife, a talk by John Tyler

The Charlbury Garden Society is very excited to welcome John Tyler, former Wildlife Warden and former Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, to share his knowledge on Gardening for Wildlife.

This will be a Zoom talk, starting at 7.30pm.

An email containing the Zoom link will be sent to all current members a few days before the event. There is no need to register beforehand.

You can find out more about this talk and other upcoming events at http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/events.

If you are not a member currently and haven't yet renewed your membership, see our membership page for information about how to join/renew.

Geneviève Hug · Link


Fri 21 Jan: Stay at Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 22 Jan: Get ready for gardening!

Get ready for the 2022 gardening season by joining or renewing your membership with the Garden Society at the Community Centre, on Saturday 22nd January 10am-11am. Cash, card and cheque accepted.

Membership costs £7 for the entire year (or £10 for two adults at the same address) and you will immediately get your Membership Card listing all the events planned for 2022. Membership covers all children living in the same household.

The Membership Card enables discounts at various local Garden Centres.

Members also get free admission to our talks and priority for other events.

See http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/membership/ for more information about membership and the list of garden centres offering a discount.

See http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/events/ for the events planned for 2022!

Contact membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk for any queries.

Geneviève Hug · Link


Wed 26 Jan: CBY Music Club - "Oh! Oxford" Night

Music club continues into 2022!

Every Wednesday in the back bar of the Rose & Crown from 8:30pm.

Celebrating some of the best bands to have ever emerged from Oxford including Radiohead, Supergrass, Foals, Ride, Glass Animals, Mr Big & Dreaming Spires.

Come and enjoy the music and some fine ales with a great group of friendly, like-minded music lovers.

Anyone & Everyone welcome.

FREE ENTRY / NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

Suggestions for weekly themes appreciated. Contact Jos at cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Fri 28 Jan: Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 28 Jan: Evenlode Jazz at the Three Horseshoes Charlbury

Evenlode jazz will be playing at the Three Horseshoes on Friday 28th January at 8.30 courtesy of Barry.

The usual mix of Latin, jazz standards, blues, swing and ballads with vocalists Lizzie and Cliff.

Hope to see you all there after a 2 year lay off.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Mon 31 Jan: Grief Encounters

Meeting on the last Monday of the month at the Bowls Club. 

2pm - 3pm. 

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 1 Feb: NEW Seniors' Specialist Fitness Classes - start delayed until 1st Feb!

Strength, Stability, Flexibility

'Build balance confidence and strength to engage in your everyday activities, safely and independently, without getting unduly tired.'
'A good way to meet others.'

At Charlbury Community Centre

Tuesdays at 3.00 pm (1 hr) - Start delayed until 1st Feb 2022

To Book your place:  07879 685579 / louisebarnespt@gmail.com

£6 per class

Louise Barnes FCIMSPA, Senior Activity and Health Practitioner/Personal Trainer, Fitness4Seniors

Fellow member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sports & Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Louise Barnes · Link


Wed 2 Feb: Charlbury Yack & Yarn

The Three Horseshoes, Sheep Street, Charlbury

7.30pm - 9.30pm On the first Wednesday of each month

Our first meeting after almost 2 years is in a new venue, The Three Horseshoes. It is open to anyone who is interested in needlecraft - knitting, crocheting, sewing etc

Contact - Miriam Evans 07766604782 or Louise Cashman 07867880237

Miriam Evans · Link


Fri 4 Feb: Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club 

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 7 Feb: Memory Cafe

Meeting on first Monday of the month at the Bowls Club. 2pm - 3.30pm. 

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 9 Feb: Charlbury Art Society

Geoffrey Bawa

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5 on the door

David Pollock will share his admiration for Geoffrey Bawa, the Sri Lankan architect. Bawa was among the most influential Asian architects of his generation. He is the principal force behind what is today known globally as "tropical modernism".

From the parliament building in the administrative capital of Kotte and the school buildings in Colombo, to the luxury hotels on the coast and Bawa’s own tropical paradise on a former rubber plantation. You can’t really avoid Bawa on Sri Lanka.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 11 Feb: Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 13 Feb: Charlbury Refugee Action Sunday Concerts

DORIAN FORD Jazz Piano

Charlbury Memorial Hall Sunday 13 February 3 pm (doors open 2.30).

Dorian enraptured us two years ago with his rendition of Keith Jarret's famous Koln Concert, and we are delighted that he will be returning, this time to offer us an hour of his own original improvisations. It should be a treat and is not to be missed!

His last concert was a sellout so book early as places may be limited depending on Covid safety requirements.

Tickets £12 (£6 under 16s) will be available at Cotswold Frames from mid January. Bookable now by phoning 01608 811558 or email nick.parker@cooptel.net

There will be complimentary take-away cake. We hope to resume refreshments soon. The hall will be well ventilated and the audience will be in socially distanced bubbles. Please bring a mask and wrap warmly. Numbers will be limited so purchase or book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

Visit our webpage here to read our Covid Safety precautions. To join our mailing list or to donate to CRAG please click here.

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Thu 17 Feb: The herbaceous border at Waterperry

'The herbaceous border at Waterperry through the year', a talk by Rob Jacob, Horticultural Manager at Waterperry, organised by the Charlbury Garden Society.

Made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies here from 1932 to 1971, Waterperry Gardens is now home to 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens.

17 February 2022 7:30 p.m.

We are hoping that this talk can take place in the Memorial Hall, but it may be moved to Zoom if necessary. Please check here nearer the date.

You can find out more about this talk and other upcoming events at http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/events.

If you are not a member currently and haven't yet renewed your membership, see our membership page for information about how to join/renew.

Geneviève Hug · Link


Fri 18 Feb: Relaxing Stress Buster Gong and Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath

 Kick Start your Weekend with a Relaxing Stress Buster Gong and Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath with Teena from Aurora Sound Therapy and Reiki CENTRE. Rinse away the week’s burdens and immerse yourself in this peaceful Sound journey that will send you away for a wonderful night’s sleep. Wake up refreshed to a Saturday morning full of potential and opportunity. What’s not to like? Arrive by 7.15pm to bag your socially distanced position… Bring a yoga mat, blanket and cushion… There will be a few Yoga mats to hire for £1.00 on the night…I can’t wait to treat you all to a beautiful relaxing journey through sound And help you find inner peace and healing.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/relaxing-stress-buster-gong-and-tibetan-singing-bowl-sound-bath-tickets-244791807887?aff=erelpanelorg

nikki page · Link


Fri 18 Feb: Relaxing Stress Buster Gong and Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath

Kick Start your Weekend with a Relaxing Stress Buster Gong and Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath with Teena from Aurora Sound Therapy and Reiki CENTRE. Rinse away the week’s burdens and immerse yourself in this peaceful Sound journey that will send you away for a wonderful night’s sleep. Wake up refreshed to a Saturday morning full of potential and opportunity. What’s not to like? Arrive by 7.15pm to bag your socially distanced position… Bring a yoga mat, blanket and cushion… There will be a few Yoga mats to hire for £1.00 on the night…I can’t wait to treat you all to a beautiful relaxing journey through sound And help you find inner peace and healing.

nikki page · Link


Fri 18 Feb: Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club 

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 21 Feb: Charlbury Wildlife Talks

7.30 pm The Evenlode Catchment Partnership

A welcome opportunity to hear all about about the vision for an Evenlode with improved water quality, enhanced flood management, enriched biodiversity, and greater community engagement.

Contact CharlburyWildlifeSociety@gmail.com for membership and attendance.

Flora Gregory · Link


Fri 25 Feb: No Stay and Play

No Stay and Play this week because of half term

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 25 Feb: LIVE MUSIC: KRIS DOLLIMORE AT THE ROSE & CROWN!

On Friday 25th February at The Rose & Crown we welcome back one of the most astounding blues musicians ever to appear here: Kris Dollimore! (Kris is also a veteran of The Godfathers, and top 20 bands The Damned and Del Amitri.)

You can expect a night of powerful raw traditional blues, together with some of Kris's own fine songs, and musicianship beyond compare! As someone said, "when he is playing, if you didn't realise it was just him, you'd think it was THREE people!".

The music starts at around 9pm.

Charlie M · Link


Fri 4 Mar: Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 7 Mar: Memory Cafe

Meeting on first Monday of the month at the Bowls Club. 2pm - 3.30pm

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 9 Mar: Charlbury Art Society

Susie Lawson- Branch Arts

Susie will talk about art marketing - connecting art to the people that will appreciate it most.

Susie has worked in the arts for over 20 years. She co-founded Branch Arts in 2017 to marry her experience as a communications specialist with her established reputation for realising partnerships and sharing her extensive network of creatives.

Branch Arts, based here in Charlbury,  is an holistic agency working with galleries to help them develop strategically and instigate partnerships. 

They also work directly with artists and collectors to help them connect with each other.

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 11 Mar: Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club

Jo Paton · Link


Thu 17 Mar: Wild flowers of the Cotswolds

'Wild flowers of the Cotswolds', a talk by Craig Blackwell, former County Ecologist for Oxfordshire, organised by the Charlbury Garden Society.

Memorial Hall, Thursday 17th March, 7.30pm

This talk will be free to members. Entry £3 for non-members.

You can find out more about it and other upcoming events at http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/events.

If you are not a member currently and haven't yet renewed your membership, see our membership page for information about how to join/renew.

Geneviève Hug · Link


Fri 18 Mar: Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 20 Mar: Charlbury Refugee Action Sunday Concerts

Mozart oboe quartet with James Eastaway, Lucy Russell and friends

Charlbury Memorial Hall, Sunday 20 March 3 pm (doors open 2.30).

The oboe quartet is one of Mozart's most exquisite pieces, and will be played for us by a group of early music specialists playing on original classical instruments.

Tickets £12 (£6 under 16s) will be available at Cotswold Frames from mid February. Bookable now by phoning 01608 811558 or email nick.parker@cooptel.net

Visit Charlbury Refugee Action Group’s webpage here to read our Covid Safety precautions. To join our mailing list or to donate to CRAG please click here.

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Mon 21 Mar: Charlbury Wildlife Talks

7.30 pm Reviving Rattty.

Lucy Stoddart, Mammal Field Officer at BBOWT, will talk about water voles and what we can do to support them, in advance of surveying for them in and around Charlbury and the Evenlode.

Contact: CharlburyWildlifeSociety@gmail.com to register attendance and to join Charlbury Wildlife.

Flora Gregory · Link


Fri 25 Mar: Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 1 Apr: Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play at the Bowls Club

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 3 Apr: Charlbury Refugee Action Sunday Concerts

Fretwork Viol Concert

We are very honoured that this renowned ensemble are returning to Charlbury to play for CRAG, this time with a concert of period and contemporary music. Their last concert was a runaway success so definitely not to be missed.

Charlbury Memorial Hall, 3 pm (doors open 2.30).

Fretwork, a consort of viols with Emilia Benjamin, Emily Aston, Joanna Levine, Sam Stadlen and Richard Boothby, they will play works by Matthew Locke, John Jenkins and Henry Purcell.

Tickets £12 (£6 under 16s) can be purchased at Cotswold Frames (from early March), or bookable in advance by phoning 01608 811558 or email nick.parker@cooptel.net

Limited tickets may also be available on the door.

Visit our webpage here to read our Covid Safety precautions. To sign up to our mailing list (so you never miss an event) or to donate to CRAG click here.

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Mon 4 Apr: Memory Cafe

Meeting on first Monday of the month at the Bowls Club. 2pm - 3.30pm

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 13 Apr: Charlbury Art Society

A talk by David Crosby on artistic influences in the films of FW Murnau

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt.

His epic American romance Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) is often considered not only to be one of the greatest films of the silent era but of cinema as a whole. Meanwhile, his terrifying take on Dracula, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors (1922), is a long-established member of the horror genre’s pantheon.

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 22 Apr: Festival Fundraiser

Juliet Heslewood will give a lecture on Vincent van Gogh to introduce the current exhibition at The Courtauld. 

The first ever exhibition devoted to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits across his entire career will take place at The Courtauld Gallery from 3 Feb – 8 May 2022. 

Van Gogh Self-Portraits takes as its springboard Van Gogh’s iconic Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, one of the most celebrated works in The Courtauld’s collection, and will bring together around half of the self-portraits Van Gogh created during his short years as a painter – an exciting opportunity, given that many of these works are rarely lent.

Memorial Hall 7.30

£5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Mon 2 May: Memory Cafe

Meeting on first Monday of the month at the Bowls Club. 2pm - 3.30pm

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 11 May: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 21 May-Sun 29 May: Artweeks in Charlbury

A big year for Artweeks.  It is celebrating it’s 40th!  Artists will be exhibiting around Charlbury in open studios and shared spaces, all within walking distance of each other.

www.artweeks.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


Fri 10 Jun-Sun 19 Jun: Charlbury Festival

Charlbury Festival 2022 

Art, Theatre, Literature, Music, Workshops and Talks.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 19 Jun: Charlbury Open Gardens 2022

After our colourful Virtual Open Gardens in 2020, and sadly the cancellation of the event in 2021, we are planning a bumper event on the 19th June 2022, in conjunction with the Arts Society, on the 2nd Sunday of the Charlbury Festival (10th to 19th June 2022).

More information nearer the date!

To know more about the Charlbury Garden Society and how to become a member, see our website: http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/

Geneviève Hug · Link


Weekly calendar

Please note that many of these events are suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monday

  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 9.30am (termtime): Toddler group, Memorial Hall
  • 1.30pm-3pm: Tennis club
  • 1.15pm and 2.30pm: Strength & Balance, Community Centre
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 7pm-8.30pm: Scouts, Scout Hut
  • 8pm-10pm: Badminton, Community Centre

Tuesday

  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 9.30am-10.30am: Pilates, Bowls Club
  • 10am-11am: Bump to Two, Community Centre
  • 11am-12pm: Well Baby Clinic, Community Centre
  • 2.30pm-4pm: Fish van, Market Street
  • 5pm-9pm: Copper Pot Catering, Spendlove
  • 6pm: Bowls club
  • 8pm: Wychwayz Morris, Scout Hut

Wednesday

  • 9am-10am: Lean Gym, Community Centre
  • 10am-11am: Stay & Play, Community Centre
  • 10am-11.30am: Tai Chi, Methodist Hall
  • 11.15am-12pm: Toddler Gym, Community Centre
  • 11.45am-12.45pm: Qigong and Tai Chi, Methodist Hall
  • 2.15pm-2.45pm: Rhyme Time, Charlbury Library
  • 2.30pm-4pm: Walking Football, Community Centre
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 6pm-7pm: Adoration, St Teresa’s
  • 7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's
  • 8pm: CBY Music Club, Rose & Crown
  • 8pm-10pm: Volleyball, Community Centre

Thursday

  • 9.15am: Hatha Yoga, Memorial Hall
  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 9.30am-10.30am: Pilates, Memorial Hall
  • 10am-12pm: Font Cafe, St Mary's
  • 10.45am-11.45am: Pilates, Memorial Hall
  • 11am: Therapeutic Yoga, Memorial Hall
  • 4pm-5pm: Junior Sports Club (8-11), Community Centre
  • 5pm-6pm: Basketball (11+), Community Centre
  • 5pm-6.15pm: Beavers, Scout Hut
  • 6.30pm-8pm: Cubs, Scout Hut
  • 6.30pm-7.30pm: Circuit Training, Community Centre
  • 7pm-9pm: Tennis club
  • 8pm-9pm: Walking Football, Community Centre

Friday

  • 9.30am-12pm: Donate and Take, Corner House
  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s with Adoration/Benediction to follow
  • 9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
  • 9.30am-11am (term time): Stay and Play, Bowls Club
  • 10am-12pm: Coffee Club, Community Centre
  • 2pm-5pm: Tennis Club
  • 5pm-8pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
  • 7pm: Choir practice, St Mary's
  • 7pm-9pm: Youth Club, Community Centre
  • August 10am-12pm: Museum open

Saturday

  • 9.30am-12.30pm: Donate and Take, Corner House
  • Morning: Coffee Morning, Corner Ho
  • Summer 10.30am-12.30pm: Museum open
  • 4.30pm-8.30pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove

Sunday

  • 8am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
  • 9.15am: Parish Mass, St Teresa's
  • 9.45am: Parish Communion, St Mary's
  • 10am-11am: Circuit Training, Community Centre
  • 10.30am: Quaker Meeting
  • 10.30am: Baptist Church Service
  • 10.30am: Methodist Church Service
  • 2pm-5pm: Tennis club
  • 2.30pm: Canoe club
  • 4.30pm-8.30pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
  • Summer 2.30pm-4.30pm: Museum open

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