What’s on

Fri 17 Sep-Sat 25 Sep: PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE DELI

Extended until further notice

Howard Sherwood · Link


Sun 19 Sep-Sat 25 Sep: Book now for Christmas Tree Festival

Now is the time to book a tree for the third Christmas Tree Festival to be held THURSDAY 9 - MONDAY 27 DECEMBER. We have fifty rooted trees which individuals or organisations can decorate and all profits will go to St Mary's Church appeal. The children's trees will be displayed inside St Mary's to give more scope for homemade decorations but the adult sponsored trees will be outside as this was so successful last year. Download your application form below.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Tue 21 Sep: Town traffic survey (day 2)

To address issues such as speeding, dangerous junctions, lack of amenity in the town centre, and parking and commuter traffic, the Town Council needs to have a clear picture of traffic movements within and through the town, including vehicles parking to access shops. To do this, we’re conducting a traffic survey and we're asking for volunteers to HELP us.

We’re doing two surveys (term time and not): Tuesday 31 August and Tuesday 21 September. Thank you to the 25 who have volunteered so far for 21 September! We need a few more though please to make this work. Can you help us at any of the sessions 07:00–09:00; 12:00–14:00; or 16:30–18:30? If you fancy helping make Charlbury an even better place, get involved! It's quite good fun, and it will make a difference. More info at https://www.charlburytowncouncil.co.uk/journeys-working-group/. Contact Cllr James Styring via this site or on 07792 375423.

James Styring · Link


Wed 22 Sep: Your weekly Farmers Market - midnight deadline for ordering fresh veg, trout, cheese, eggs, etc collected outside Community Centre on Saturday MORNING (& SESI refills)

WHAT'S IN SEASON? Plums, strawberries, rhubarb, tomatoes, cucumbers, new potatoes, spring greens! Order deadline midnight Wednesday (actually 7am Thursday if you get up early enough!) for collection the following SATURDAY MORNING 9.30-10.30am.  Order your produce from StyanFamilyProduce.co.uk and pay online. In addition to a wide range of fresh fruit and veg from Worcestershire, you can also order Bibury trout (1st & 3rd Saturdays), Stainswick Farm oils and dressings, Charlbury Halcyon honey, preserves, free-range eggs and a range of Smarts single and double Gloucester cheeses. New customers always welcome, there is no minimum spend and no commitment to order every week - just place an order whenever it suits you.

Vegbox collection is now SATURDAY MORNING any time between 9.30am and 10.30am, the boxes will be arranged in alphabetical order alongside the community centre. A notification email will be sent out on Friday morning to everyone who has placed an order. Please maintain social distancing while collecting your box.

  • Please bring your own bag to transfer produce from the box and please return egg boxes and apple juice bottles for reuse.

Styan Family Produce come to Charlbury Farmers Market every 3 months from near Evesham, but since April 2020 we have been fortunate that they are delivering farmers market produce for collection in Charlbury every Saturday. The early tomatoes are from biomass heated glasshouses. Throughout the summer we can enjoy cherries, and wonderful plums together with courgettes, broad beans, peas, spinach, chard, salad bags, rocket, spring onions, sweetcorn, beetroot, cucumber, strawberries, etc, etc - all freshly harvested from Worcestershire. The Styan family farm was covered in a BBC1 programme about Farmers Markets on 4 January - Charlbury collections even get a mention!

Dairy Kefir grains

Available free of charge, please email info@charlburygreenhub.org uk to request some and bring a very small jam jar of milk to take some grains away.

SESI Refills

If you need refills for SESI household detergents then please drop off your clean empty bottles on Saturday morning during the veg box collection outside the Community Centre. These will be refilled during the week and be ready for collection the following Saturday. Any refills dropped off at the Farmers Market can also be collected here.

Secure Paper Shredding

Collect free sacks for your paper waste from The Cornerstone at The Corner House (open 10-1 Mon-Sat) . The next paper shredding collection will be in November.

Local food suppliers

Check our useful summary of local food suppliers

Check CharlburyCAN Instagram for favourite recipes using seasonal food throughout the year and for tips to avoid food waste.

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub in conjunction with Janet Burroughs from Charlbury Farmers Market, Nikki Rycroft from Patients Participation Group, and Tanya Stevenson from the Community Centre.

Christine Elliott · Link


Thu 23 Sep: 2040 Film Showing and Green Drinks

Award-winning director, Damon Gameau, motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, embarks on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers ..

A story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKn3EE-WZyw ;

The film is preceded by Green Drinks - a chance to come and meet new people and chat about all things green.

Booking/Info: kath@songspace.co.uk

Kath 01993 868487 07854514102

Katherine Lucas · Link


Sun 26 Sep: Ignite - Evening service at St Mary's Church

Sunday 26th September - 6pm - St Mary's Church

Ignite is a friendly and informal worship service - we're delighted that we will be back on Sunday 26th September with our first service since lockdown. We focus on bringing vibrant, contemporary songs of worship to God in a relaxed aind informal style, with space to reflect and meet with God.

Absolutely everyone is welcome - whether you are part of any church or none at all we'd love you to join us as we come into God's presence in praise and worship.

Refreshements will be served beforehand from 5:45. If you'd like to know more you can visit our website at https://www.igniteworship.org.uk

Chris O'Shea · Link


Mon 27 Sep: Grief Encounters

Do come and join us at the Bowls Club. 

Jo Paton · Link



Sat 2 Oct: Coffee & Cake Morning & Plant Swop

The Charlbury Garden Society is organising a Coffee & Cake Morning and Plant Swop on Saturday 2nd October 9.30 am to 12 noon.

Corner House Garden

Everyone welcome!

Donations of plants to add to the selection will be most welcome.

Plants will be free but we will be asking for donations to the Garden Society, to help us with our greening projects.

For more information, see our website:

http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/events/coffee-cake-morning-plant-swop/

Or email secretary@charlburygardensociety.org.uk for enquiries.

Geneviève Hug · Link


Sun 3 Oct: CRAG Sunday Concert

Charlbury Refugee Action Group Sunday Concert. New season begins.

Beethoven and Brahms piano trios with Bethe Levvy (piano), Jaqui Miles (violin) and Trevor Burley (cello).

Memorial Hall Charlbury Sunday 3 October at 3 pm (Doors open 2.30 pm)

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

Limited tickets will also be available on the door.

Unfortunately no refreshments can be served as space is needed for socially distanced seating. We will resume complimentary tea and cake after concerts as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. Please bring a mask.

Visit our webpage here. All proceeds go to refugee relief.

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Sun 3 Oct: Messy Church - Dinosaurs

Come and join us for the next Messy Church for families - Dinosaurs! 

Booking is required - one space per person. Please book at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/messy-creation-tickets-171867639737

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 4 Oct: Memory Cafe

This group started very successfully last month - do come along. 

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 13 Oct: Max Hale - Abstracts Create Better Artists

Charlbury Art Society 

7.30 Memorial Hall

Max's base has always been drawing, the root of all visual art. Whatever an artist's work, it relies so much on the confidence of the 'seeing' process developed when you can draw. It's the one vital element which enables the visualisation process as the painting process takes on its own identity.

As a tonal painter, the extraordinary paintings of Dutch master Rembrandt inspire and invigorate him by the emotion and strength of each piece.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 15 Oct-Sat 16 Oct: 23rd Charlbury Beer Festival: Oktoberfest

The 23rd Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October at the Charlbury War Memorial Hall, Oxfordshire. We have decided to run our very own Oktoberfest with three separate four-hour 'sessions', each with a capacity of 180 visitors. Each session will have a distinct musical ambience.

Friday 15th: 6pm–10pm, covers night, band to be confirmed

Saturday 16th: Noon–4pm, acoustic session – Dave Oates and Jess Marshall

Saturday 16th: 6pm–10pm, featuring Beer Festival favourites, ska sensations Hope and Glory

We reckon we all deserve some special entertainment, especially as we cancelled both our 2020 and 2021 events, so why not come along and enjoy yourselves, with the added attraction of supporting good causes at the same time!

We hope to be able to incorporate around 30 real ales, a range of ciders, wine, plus soft drinks; a great selection of food; and of course, live music throughout. Naturally, we will abide by the latest Covid guidelines in place at the time.

We must thank those generous sponsors who are financing the beers, and of course, the beers themselves, plus the many hours that committee members and other volunteers put in. Cheers all round!

The Beer Festival raises money for community projects, both in the Charlbury area and overseas. We have now taken our total of funds raised for good causes to well over £250,000. How amazing is that? There have been donations to fifty local organisations, ranging from Charlbury Primary School and the town’s Pre-School, to local sports clubs, Charlbury’s Day Centre and Community Centre, and twelve overseas projects in Africa, India and South America.

Over-18s only admission by pre-booking online tickets for a specific session only, and limited to four tickets per booking.

To book your place, please visit the Charlbury Beer Festival website at: www.charlburybeerfestival.org/

Edward Fenton · Link



Sat 16 Oct-Sun 17 Oct: Charlbury Art Society Exhibition

This Art Society exhibition will be on the theme Together. Members will show one or two pieces of work based on this theme. The show will include painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and photography. 

The exhibition will be in the Wilcote Arts Studios new display space.  

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 21 Oct: Charlbury Garden Society AGM and Talk, 7.30pm

Charlbury Garden Society's annual AGM, followed by 'Earthworms', a talk by David Knight.

For logistical reasons and to allow maximum participation from our members, it has been decided to hold the AGM + talk on Zoom.

For this reason, it will be for members only. An invitation to join the event will be sent out a few days beforehand to all members.

David Knight studied earthworms and composting for his PhD and has remained fascinated by earthworms ever since. He is a past director of Northumberland Wildlife Trust and and is currently a trustee for the Wild Oxfordshire Charity.

For more information, see the Charlbury Garden Society website:

http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk

To find out how to join the Garden Society, see our membership page:

http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/membership

Geneviève Hug · Link


Fri 22 Oct: Charlbury Deli shareholders' meeting

Our wonderful community Deli is doing well and we are holding a shareholders meeting on Friday 22 October-6.30pm  at the  Memorial Hall.

We will be discussing ideas for forming the Deli into a community interest company and future plans. Important for all of us in Charlbury that we have a thriving local deli- the recent lockdown showed just how important that was!

Sir Stephen Bubb

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Fri 5 Nov-Fri 12 Nov: STONE CARVING WORKSHOPS WITH CATHERINE BINNIE

A COURSE OF SIX STONE CARVING WORKSHOPS 

Friday mornings: November 5, 12, 19 ,26  December 3,10 - 10.15am-12.45pm

Saturday mornings: November 6, 13 , 20, 27, December 4, 11 -10am-12.30pm 

At RAILWAY STUDIOS, Charlbury (next to the train station) 

COST- £156 for six mornings plus choice of stone at cost (£10-£40)

Working in groups of no more than six, these workshops will give you the opportunity to create a small sculpture. One to one guidance will be given at every stage of the process. Come with an idea or wait to see what the stone suggests. No experience necessary and no pressure to produce a masterpiece! 

Use of tools, coffee/tea and biscuits included. 

RAILWAY STUDIOS are large and airy and there is parking. 

For more details or to book please email Cathy: binniecatherine@gmail.com

Catherine Binnie · Link


Wed 10 Nov: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall

7.30

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 20 Nov-Sun 21 Nov: Christmas Artweeks

Twelve artists will be exhibiting for Christmas Artweeks in Charlbury over the weekend of 20-21 November, or thereabouts.  Some may exhibit longer but you will see individual details in November.  A great opportunity to buy unique Christmas gifts by local artists. A trailmap and more details will be available nearer the time. www.artweeks.org

Maureen Sparling · Link


Wed 8 Dec: Charlbury Art Society

Desert Island Art

Memorial Hall

7.30

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 9 Dec-Sun 12 Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

We shall be holding the popular Christmas Tree Festival again this year at St Mary's Church starting on Thursday 9 December and continuing through to Monday 27 December.  There will be events running in the Church over the first weekend, (more information to follow). The decorated trees will remain lit up each day until just after Christmas.  Download your Booking Form here.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Wed 12 Jan 2022: Charlbury Art Society

7.30 Memorial Hall

Non members welcome £5 on the door

Juliet Heslewood

The Art of Friendship

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 9 Feb 2022: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 9 Mar 2022: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 13 Apr 2022: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 11 May 2022: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 10 Jun-Sun 19 Jun 2022: Charlbury Festival

Charlbury Festival 2022 

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

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 19 Jun 2022: 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
  • 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
  • 7pm: Mass, St Teresa’s with Adoration to follow
  • 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
  • 10am-12pm: Font Cafe, St Mary's
  • 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
  • 7pm-9pm: Velo Pizzeria, Rose & Crown
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.45am: 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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