What’s on

Sun 8 Dec: Songs of Praise at St Mary's Church

Songs of Praise Event supported by St Mary's Choir and soloist in St Mary's Church  6.00pm – 7.00pm

A lovely selection of popular hymns and songs have been chosen by the community so do come along and sing with us among the Christmas Trees.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sun 8 Dec: 🎵 Christmas Concert by the Somerville College choir

A seasonal choral concert by the choir of Somerville College, Oxford, one of the finest mixed-voice choirs in the city.

🌲 Here's the programme for today: 🌲

  • Peacock: Venite Gaudete
  • McDowall: O Oriens
  • *Reading/Solo
  • Holst: Ave Maria
  • Clements: The Angel Gabriel
  • Arr. Cleobury: Joys Seven
  • See amid the winter snow (with audience participation)
  • Mathias: A babe is born
  • Victoria: O Magnum mysterium
  • Gardner: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
  • *Reading/Solo
  • Miskinis: Dum medium silentium
  • Ward: We may well see
  • Lassus: Omnes de Saba
  • We Three Kings (with audience participation)
  • arr Gritton: Follow that Star
  • arr. Humphris: The twelve days of Christmas
  • arr. Wilberg: Ding Dong merrily on high

🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲

Hear the choir on YouTube here and here.

Concerts are given in the Memorial Hall and begin at 3pm. Admission is first come, first seated, so we recommend you arrive when doors open at 2.30. 

Tickets £12, under 15s £5, on the door, or in advance from Cotswold Frames. Or email nick.parker@cooptel.net or phone 01608 811558 to reserve.

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert. 

All proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief. 

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 8 Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

Your last opportunity to see this magical event.  Nearly 40 trees each sponsored and decorated by societies and organisations in our community in aid of the Church Roof Fund.  The cafe is open from 11am to 4pm this afternoon so do come along and vote for your favourite tree.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Tue 10 Dec: Charlbury WI's Family Carol Service

Join us for a Family Carol Service at St Mary's Church at 7pm

All welcome!

Stay afterwards and enjoy a lovely glass of mulled wine, tea or coffee and mince pie.

Collection in aid of THRIVE, based in Chipping Norton, supporting low income families.   http://www.thrive-northox.co.uk

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 11 Dec-Sun 15 Dec: Zuleika Gallery Pop Up Exibition

Zuleika Gallery is holding a pop-up Cotswold Christmas exhibition in Charlbury. It runs from December 4 to December 22, Wednesdays to Sundays.

As well as Oxforshire artists and artists from the Zuleika stable, there are prints on sale from an extraordinary range of recent artists, including Howard Hodgkin, Nigel Hall, Barbara Hepworth, David Shrigley, Norman Ackroyd, Antony Gormley, Elizabeth Blackadder, Martin Creed, Michael Craig-Martin, William Scott and Sandra Blow.

It will also include some original posters produced in 1950s by Picasso, Cocteau, Miro and Calder from Mourlot editions.

Old Farmhouse Gallery, Sheep Street, Charlbury, OX7 3RR

Wednesday – Friday 12 – 5 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 11 – 4 pm

Enquiries: lizzie@zuleikagallery.com or 07939 566085

Lizzie Collins · Link


Wed 11 Dec-Thu 12 Dec: Fashion and Art

Fashion label Captain Tortue will be holding a sale during the Zuleika Gallery pop-up exhibition on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th December. Opening hours 12-5pm.  Please come and see us at The Old Farmhouse Gallery on Sheep Street. Enquiries: lizzie@zuleikagallery.com 

Lizzie Collins · Link


Wed 11 Dec: CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - Musicals Night

In the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown from 8pm.

All the greatest songs from our favourite Musicals – including Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Chess, Starlight Express, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more!

Come and join us for a few hours away from life's hectic schedule to enjoy some great music, company and fine ales.

For more info. or to be added to our mailing list email Jos on cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Wed 11 Dec: Desert Island Art

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

David and Sally Pollock will share the art they have selected to take with them to their desert island 

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 12 Dec: Alan Fraser Jazz - Live at Barry's

Tunes with grooves at Sheep Street's home -from-home, The Three Horseshoes, with Alan Fraser, Simon Fenn, Ian Phillips and John Lanyon and Barry on the pumps. Music from 9.00pm. We'd love to see ya.

John Lanyon · Link


Fri 13 Dec: Pizza and Quiz Night @ The Old Shed

Last few tables remaining.

Why not join us for a fun evening!

Book your table now by emailing info@theoldshedcharlbury.co.uk

The Old Shed · Link


Fri 13 Dec: Carol singing round town and at the Community Centre

Everyone is welcome to join Charlbury Primary School’s Christmas Carol Singing, which starts at 6pm outside the Co-op. The group ends up at Charlbury Community Centre at around 7.45pm, where there will be mulled wine and mince pies as well as more carols to get you in the spirit! You can travel round with the school or just come for the indoor bit.

Tanya Stevenson · Link



Fri 13 Dec: Neil Pakenham Walsh: Healthcare Information for All

The December meeting of the Charlbury Society focuses on the work of HIFA - Health Information for All which operates out of the office in the Corner House in Charlbury.  Co-founded in 2006 by Neil Pakenham Walsh, HIFA aims to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in low- and middle-income countries. 

Every day, tens of thousands of children and adults die needlessly for want of simple, low-cost interventions through lack of knowledge and information.  Come along and hear what Neil and his 19,000 supporters (health workers, librarians, publishers) are doing to spread information and ensure that everyone, wherever they live, has access to the healthcare knowledge they need.  

Memorial Hall 7.30 for 8pm  

Members and under 18s free.  Visitors welcome £3 each

Judy Dod · Link


Sat 14 Dec: "A Christmas Carol" - Gala Evening at Ditchley Park

Join us for fizz, canapés and festive storytelling to celebrate our 20th anniversary in the splendid surroundings of Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire.

British actors, Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss and Jemma Powell will read from Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' followed by carol singing from local choir "8-in-a-bar" and their conductor, Bernard West.

Eight in a Bar is a group of local singers, originally set up over drinks in the Fox in Chipping Norton one evening in 2005 in order to take part in that year’s Chipping Norton Music Festival. Seven of the original eight singers still sing regularly with the group, though it now draws from a larger pool of singers, making the number in the name rather misleading. They meet irregularly, mainly to enjoy singing through music accompanied by copious food and drink, but also frequently sing at fundraising events in Oxfordshire and beyond.

A prize raffle will be drawn at the end of the evening in the Great Hall. - Raffle tickets also available  https://www.lawrencehomenursing.org/events/raffle-tickets-on-sale/

Refreshments will be served in the Saloon and Drawing Rooms from 7 pm before we take our seats in the Great Hall at 8 pm to hear a welcome speech from Christian Lawrence, the son of the late, Dr Martin Lawrence, a Chipping Norton GP, who established the charity in 1999.

Dress Code: Festive frocks and lounge suits.

Tickets, £75, to include lots of fizz and canapés are available https://www.lawrencehomenursing.org/events/gala-evening-at-ditchley-park/

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 14 Dec: Christmas Farmers Market

The Christmas Farmers Market will take place on The Playing Close 9am to 1pm. Come and browse the stalls for food and drink for Christmas, Christmas wreaths and baskets and pots planted with flowers for Christmas, and for that gift with a difference from our craft stalls. You will also be able to enjoy a bacon roll and a cup of coffee or teas from the Football and Sports Club stall. 

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 14 Dec-Sun 15 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

Come and choose your Christmas tree from the thousands growing in the field. You can choose and tag a tree for collection on a weekend closer to Christmas or have it cut and take it home.

Remember to wear wellingtons and to bring gloves with you.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 14 Dec: Charlbury Green Hub providing SESI detergent refill station at Farmers Market

9am-1pm. Charlbury Green Hub provides a pop-up SESI detergent refill station for household cleaning products at the Farmers Market on the Playing Close (second Saturday in March, June, September and December). We will have their full range for refilling your own bottles together with new bottles of product for buying this time (50p for the bottle) and refilling another time. In the eight months that don't have a Farmers Market, the pop-up refill station is the second Thursday of the month at the Spendlove carpark, next to Deep's sourdough bread stall (3.30-5.30pm). If you need some SESI products more urgently, then please contact Christine on 01608 811057 or info@charlburygreenhub.org.uk

Refill price per litre + 50p for initial bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (spiced ginger) - 500ml bottle
£2.50/litre Non-bio laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£3.00/litre Biological laundry liquid (fragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£2.00/litre Fabric conditioner (cologne) - 1 litre bottle
£2.80/litre Delicate and hand laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre All purpose cleaner (lavender & rosemary) - 500ml bottle
£3.00/litre Cream cleanser (fragranced) - 500ml bottle
£1.00/litre White vinegar for cleaning - 1 litre bottle
£1.50/litre Window and glass cleaner (sea grass) - 500ml spray bottle
£2.40/litre Toilet cleaner (lotus & sea salt) - 1 litre bottle
£2.00/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers - 1 litre bottle
£6.00/litre Fig hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser
£6.00/litre English rose hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser

We also collect things for reuse or recycling - water filters, printer cartridges, mobile phones, spectacles, bras, batteries, light bulbs.

Also kefir grains available free of charge - just bring a very small jar of milk to take some grains away in.

Pick up special bags for collecting confidential paper waste ready for shredding each May and November.

Summary of Farmers Markets in this area and other local food opportunities

Christine Elliott · Link


Sun 15 Dec: "Arthur Christmas" - The Family Matinee from ChOC

Cert. U / 97 mins.

Join us on a trip to the North Pole and discover exactly how Santa Claus makes Christmas magic happen every year in this imaginative comedy for the entire family. This fun-filled holiday film introduces viewers to Santa's mischievous son Arthur, who races to complete an important mission in time to ensure that this year's Christmas celebrations will go off without a hitch. 

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. When the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It's up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa's youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten child before Christmas morning dawns.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury; doors & licensed bar from 2.15pm.

Free popcorn for children and mince pies for adults.

Family ticket (2 adults & 1 or 2 children) £12; adults £5; U15s £3.

Arthur Christmas - “a cracking festive fairytale” - Robbie Collin – Daily Telegraph

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 15 Dec: Messy Nativity

Come along and join us for a messy nativity - breakfast and messy crafts at 9am followed by a nativity story. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 15 Dec: LOCAL BAND 'BANDANA' AT ROSE AND CROWN

Local Band 'Bandana' at Rose and Crown on Sunday 15th December   12-2pm.  3 Singer Songwriters singing own compositions with a couple of covers in their own style thrown in. Close harmony Rock genre with influences from Beatles, Elton John, Dire Straits, Eagles and loads more.

sarah snelling · Link


Sun 15 Dec: St Teresa's Advent Carol Service

Join us for our annual Advent Carol Service for Gaudete Sunday on 15th December at 3pm, St. Teresa's RC Church, Fisher's Lane, Charlbury, followed by refreshments. All are welcome.

Alison O · Link


Mon 16 Dec-Sun 22 Dec: Zuleika Gallery Pop Up Exibition

The pop up exhibition from Zuleika Gallery continues until the 22nd December.

Please join us on the 22nd for a glass of prosecco and a mince pie from 1-4pm.

RSVP: lizzie@zuleikagallery.com or 07939 566085

www.zuleikagallery.com

Lizzie Collins · Link


Mon 16 Dec: BINGO at the Bowls Club

Ticknell Piece Road. Great prizes.

Doors and bar from 6.00pm, first call 7.00pm. Raffle.

Arrive early for a table - the Xmas Bingo is always very busy! 

Shaun Morley · Link



Wed 18 Dec: CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - Abba Night

In the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown from 8pm.

A night celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest ever pop acts. Come and hear all the classics!

Come and join us for a few hours away from life's hectic schedule to enjoy some great music, company and fine ales.

For more info. or to be added to our mailing list email Jos on cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Fri 20 Dec: Winter Solstice Celebration

The Winter Solstice celebration in Charlbury  is now in its 19th year!  Thoughtfully and generously hosted by Voices Unlimited Charlbury's Community Choir and female group Laveroc -  come and listen to and join in songs of darkness and joy to mark this turning point in the year.

Katherine Lucas · Link


Fri 20 Dec: Children's Activities at Charlbury Community Centre, 10am and 2pm

There are 3 things happening for primary school children today:

1. 10am-12pm: Multi-sports session run by Jason and helpers. Children can be left with us and will do various sports and high energy Christmas games. Price £10 per child.

2. 10am-12pm: Kids Runaround. Soft play and equipment will be provided as usual. Parents or carers must stay and supervise their children. Price £2 per child.

3. 2pm: Christmas Crafts. A free session of glue, glitter and sparkly creativity organised by Philippa Phelan. Parents or carers must stay and help.

Throughout the holidays there will be junior rates available on all racquet sports, table tennis, table football, basketball etc. The Bump-to-Two session will run on Chrsitmas eve (but not on New Year's Eve). There will be another Kids Runaround on Friday 27th December 10am-12pm.

Over Christmas the Community Centre is open 10am-4pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sat 21 Dec: CBY Music Club - All Request Christmas Dance Party

from 8pm 'til Midnight in the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown.

Kick off the festive Christmas week dancing the night away to all your favourite Christmas, party and dance tunes from across the decades. 

To request your favourites in advance, for more info or to be added to our mailing list, contact Jos at cbymusicclub@gmail.com 

Jos Foulston · Link


Sat 21 Dec: Spelbury WI Coffee Morning, The Corner House, 9.30am -12pm

Spelsbury WI are pleased to invite you to their Christmas Coffee Morning: Christmas Goodies , Tea and Mince Pies galore!

Josie Stone · Link


Sat 21 Dec-Sun 22 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

Your last chance to come and choose your Christmas tree from the thousands growing in the field.  Come and select a tree, watch it cut and take it home.

Remember to wear wellingtons and to bring gloves with you.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sun 22 Dec: Traditional Carol Service

3pm at All Saints Shorthampton. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 22 Dec: Christmas Family Circuits at the Community Centre, 10-11am

Bring all the family, for a fun-filled fast and furious circuits session that everyone can enjoy. Price £7 for adults, £3 for juniors. Under 11's must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a towel and clean indoor sports shoes to change into before entering the sports hall. (Grit from outside shoes is very damaging to our expensive floor).

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Tue 24 Dec: Christmas Eve Services at St Mary's Church

Do join us at our Christmas Eve services

5.30pm Carols by candlelight 

11.30pm Midnight Communion 

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 24 Dec: Mass of Christmas Night with Carols

Join us for the Mass of Christmas Night with Carols at 8.30pm on Christmas Eve at St. Teresa's Church, Fisher's Lane, Charlbury - All Welcome!

Alison O · Link


Wed 25 Dec: Christmas Day Mass - St Teresa's

All are welcome at St.Teresa's Christmas Day Mass, 9.15am, St.Teresa's RC Church, Fisher's Lane.

Alison O · Link


Wed 25 Dec: Christmas Day Services at St Mary's Church and All Saints

Come and celebrate Christmas with us

8am Holy Communion in St Mary's Church

9am Holy Communion at All Saints, Shorthampton

10.30am Christmas Morning Parish Communion in St Mary's Church

Jo Paton · Link


Thu 26 Dec: Boxing Day Morris dancing

What better way to carry on the holiday festivities than to turn out for Charlbury's annual Boxing Day Morris fest featuring Charlbury Finstock Morris and Wychwayz Border Morris. Nothing like a good chill to get those dancers moving, and it can be even more entertaining if there is snow on the ground. Behind the Bell Hotel, 1:00 pm.  Grab yourself a beverage of choice and join us around the back.

Richard Broughton · Link


Fri 27 Dec: Kids Runaround at the Community Centre, 10am-12pm

Soft play and equipment will be provided as usual. Parents or carers must stay and supervise their children. Price £2 per child.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sun 29 Dec: Post Christmas Blowout! Family Circuits 10-11am

Charlbury Community Centre's post Christmas Sunday Circuit Session. Bring all the family, for a fun-filled fast and furious circuit session that everyone can enjoy. Price £7 for adults, £3 for juniors. Under 11's must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a towel and clean indoor sports shoes to change into before entering the sports hall. (Grit from outside shoes is very damaging to our expensive floor).

Work off that Christmas pudding!

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Tue 7 Jan 2020: Yack & Yarn

All crafters are welcome to bring along any project that they have on the go and enjoy a drink and chat as part of a friendly group as they stitch, sew, knit or crochet. Organised on a drop-in basis with no fee or need to book. Bring a portable lamp if you have one. 7.30pm, first Tuesday of each month at The Bell.

https://www.charlbury.info/community/84

Louise Cashman · Link


Wed 8 Jan 2020: Creative Techniques and Processes

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Hyper real Charcoal Drawing - Tracy de Bernhardt Wood

Screen Printing Techniques - Gabriele Kern

Making a Book - from concept to completion - Priscilla Frost

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 8 Jan 2020: Yoga beginners course

Starting on 8th January 2020, a six week yoga course suitable for complete beginners or those wanting to try Iyengar Yoga. This will take place at the Charlbury Yoga Studio and cost £48 for the six weeks. The classes will be taught by Senior Iyengar teacher Matthew Greenfield. Places are limited so please email me through this site or call 01608-819049 to book your place. More details can be found at:

 https://charlburyyogastudio.co.uk

Matthew Greenfield · Link


Thu 9 Jan 2020: Monthly Pop-up SESI Detergent Refilll Station

3.30-5.30pm. Charlbury Green Hub will be providing a pop-up SESI detergent refill station at the Spendlove carpark on the second Thursday of the month (this replaces our spot at the previous Makers Market). We will be sharing the vendor space with Deep's sourdough bread stall.

PLEASE NOTE: Four times a year, in March, June, September and December we will instead be at the Charlbury Farmers Market (9am-1pm). The Farmers Market is the second Saturday of those months so will REPLACE our second Thursday spot at the Spendlove.

We will have their full range for refilling your own bottles together with new bottles of product for buying this time (50p for the bottle) and refilling another time. Please contact Christine in advance to order what you want to buy to make sure we have enough supplies. Phone 01608 811057 or email info@charlburygreenhub.org.uk

Refill price per litre + 50p for initial bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (spiced ginger) - 500ml bottle
£2.50/litre Non-bio laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£3.00/litre Biological laundry liquid (fragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£2.00/litre Fabric conditioner (cologne) - 1 litre bottle
£2.80/litre Delicate and hand laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre All purpose cleaner (lavender & rosemary) - 500ml bottle
£3.00/litre Cream cleanser (fragranced) - 500ml bottle
£1.00/litre White vinegar for cleaning - 1 litre bottle
£1.50/litre Window and glass cleaner (sea grass) - 500ml spray bottle
£2.40/litre Toilet cleaner (lotus & sea salt) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers - 1 litre bottle
£6.00/litre Fig hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser
£6.00/litre English rose hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser

We also collect things for reuse or recycling - water filters, printer cartridges, mobile phones, spectacles, bras, batteries, light bulbs.

Pick up special bags for collecting confidential paper waste ready for shredding each May and November.

Kefir grains also available on request - please contact Christine.

Summary of Farmers Markets in this area and other local food opportunities

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 11 Jan 2020: 🛍 The annual CRAG Bring and Buy !

🎁 Save those unwanted Christmas presents! 

CRAG's annual Bring & Buy sale is on 11 January at 10am in the Friends Meeting House, Market Street. You can phone Fran on 01608 811402 to arrange collection, or just bring them along to the Meeting House at around 9.30 on the day. 

And the proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief.

It's an ideal opportunity to get rid of unwanted gifts and other treasures, to pick up bargains, and to sample our delicious coffee and home-made cakes. 

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 12 Jan 2020: 🎵 CRAG Tea Concert: Flute and Harpsichord Recital

Rachel Beckett - flute and recorder

Alastair Ross - harpsichord

Alastair and Rachel have the following programme in mind:

  • CPE Bach  G minor sonata for flute and obligato harpsichord
  • Telemann  Fantasia for solo flute
  • Handel  Sonata for flute
  • Vivaldi  Recorder Sonata in G minor
  • Couperin  'Pièce de Clavecin' for harpsichord

Alastair will once again be playing on the wonderful harpsichord donated and tuned by Simon Neal.

Concerts are given in the Memorial Hall and begin at 3pm. Admission is first come, first seated, so we recommend you arrive when doors open at 2.30. 

Tickets £12, under 15s £5, on the door, or in advance from Cotswold Frames. Or email nick.parker@cooptel.net or phone 01608 811558 to reserve.

☕️🍰 Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert. 

All proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 15 Jan 2020: DRAWING MORNINGS with Artist Catherine Binnie

DRAWING MORNINGS

WEDNESDAYS 10am-12.30pm

15th,22nd,29th Jan. 5th,12th Feb

at RAILWAY STUDIOS

-Explore different drawing techniques-pencil,charcoal,ink and pastel.

-Materials provided, or bring your own if you prefer.

-No experience necessary, guidance if wanted.

-Relaxed and inspiring studio setting.

-Good coffee and biscuits!

-five mornings £100.

RAILWAY STUDIOS can be found on the trading estate, first left after the station, leaving Charlbury.

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

Catherine Binnie · Link


Thu 16 Jan 2020: The gardens at Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford

7.30 pm Memorial Hall (talk starts 8 pm)

Charlbury Garden Society presents a talk by Tim Miles, head gardener at Cotswold Wildlife Park.

These magnificent gardens with their exotic plants were recently featured on BBC Gardeners’ World. Tim will show how the planting scheme is designed not just with the animals in mind but also to give a dramatic year round display of plants and flowers.

Renew your membership for 2020 and collect your new membership card. New members and visitors very welcome. 

Members free, guests £3.00. Includes refreshments.

Membership enquiries: membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Membership £5 single or £8 joint. 

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Sat 18 Jan 2020: Bandeoke is back for Charlbury Pre-School

Yes. Bandeoke is back by popular demand.

Join our live supergroup and sing one of your favourite songs! 

It's like Karaoke, but better. 

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bandeoke-tickets-82932002853

All money raised will go to Charlbury Pre-School, which is a charity.

jackie daish · Link


Thu 23 Jan-Sat 25 Jan 2020: CADS Present

Fun for all the Family with this years CADS production of Treasure Island Thursday 23rd / Friday 24th & Saturday 25th January @ 7.30pm

With a Saturday matinee @ 2.30pm

At the Memorial Hall Charlbury.

With additional shows at the Chadlington Village Hall

Saturday 1st February @ 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm

Tickets £10.00 ~ Concession £8.00

Matinee shows only Children £5.00

Doors open @7pm and 2pm for the Matinees

Tickets from Cotswold frames, Market St, Charlbury

www.wegotticket.com/cads

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Tue 28 Jan 2020: Grief Encounters

A monthly bereavement support group at Charlbury Community Centre on the last Tuesday of each month from 2pm - 3pm.

No matter how long ago you have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to meet over a cup of tea with others in a friendly and supportive environment, to share experiences and advice.

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 4 Feb 2020: Yack & Yarn

All crafters are welcome to bring along any project that they have on the go and enjoy a drink and chat as part of a friendly group as they stitch, sew, knit or crochet. Organised on a drop-in basis with no fee or need to book. Bring a portable lamp if you have one. 7.30pm, first Tuesday of each month at The Bell.

https://www.charlbury.info/community/84

Louise Cashman · Link


Sun 16 Feb 2020: The Köln Concert

Dorian Ford reprises Keith Jarrett's famous improvisation.

Dorian writes:

This is a piano concert unlike any other. It’s like a jazz piano concert but it’s not improvised. It’s solo piano music but it has grooves, riffs, and song-form chord changes, like jazz or rock. It is steeped in the German classical piano tradition like a big sonata by Schubert or an emotionally programmatic journey through the soul like a Mahler symphony. But it could only come from the USA. Fearlessly eclectic, one might think of it like an Ives piano sonata and yet it obviously inhabits the jazz, folk, rock, blues landscape of American music, which is essentially improvised.

(The Köln Concert was a live recording of solo piano improvisations performed by Keith Jarrett at the Opera House in Cologne on 24th January 1975. The double-vinyl album was released in the autumn of 1975 by ECM Records and went on to become the best-selling solo album in jazz history, and the all-time best-selling piano album with sales of more than 3.5 million.)

All funds go to Charlbury Refugee Action Group and are used to support refugees, mainly in Greece and northern France. 

CRAG Tea Concerts begin at 3pm and last about an hour. Seats are not reserved, so to get a good choice we recommend you arrive in good time. Doors open at 2.30. Tickets are £12 on the door (under 15s £5) and include tea and cake.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Thu 20 Feb 2020: Gardeners’ Question Time

7.30 pm Memorial Hall (questions start at 8 pm)

Charlbury Garden Society invites members and guests to bring along their horticultural queries to the ever popular Gardeners’ Question Time. There will be a panel of experienced local gardeners to answer your questions.

New members and visitors very welcome. Includes refreshments from 7.30.

Members free, visitors £3.00.

Membership enquiries: membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Membership £5 single or £8 joint

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Tue 3 Mar 2020: Yack & Yarn

All crafters are welcome to bring along any project that they have on the go and enjoy a drink and chat as part of a friendly group as they stitch, sew, knit or crochet. Organised on a drop-in basis with no fee or need to book. Bring a portable lamp if you have one. 7.30pm, first Tuesday of each month at The Bell.

https://www.charlbury.info/community/84

Louise Cashman · Link


Mon 9 Mar-Sat 14 Mar 2020: Sheep Street & Park Street overnight road closures

Between 6.30pm and 6am every night for patching and resurfacing work.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Wed 11 Mar 2020: The Wonder that was Syria

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

A talk by Denise Derbyshire

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 14 Mar 2020: Charlbury Street Fair Quiz

Charlbury Street Fair St Patrick’s Day Quiz

Doors open at  7pm, Quiz starts at 7.30pm

More info to follow soon

Rachael Lunney · Link


Sun 15 Mar 2020: Piano, flute and cello recital (CRAG tea concert)

Maggie Cole, piano

Philippa Davies, flute

Sebastian Comberti, cello

Music by Haydn, Jean Françaix and Villa-Lobos

CRAG Tea Concerts begin at 3pm and last about an hour. Seats are not reserved, so to get a good choice we recommend you arrive in good time. Doors open at 2.30. Tickets are £12 on the door (under 15s £5) and include tea and cake.

All funds go to Charlbury Refugee Action Group and are used to support refugees, mainly in Greece and northern France.

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert.

Enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sat 4 Apr-Sun 5 Apr 2020: Charlbury Art Society Spring Show

Charlbury Art Society present their spring show in conjunction with the Garden Society

Tony Lloyd · Link



Wed 13 May 2020: Alfred Wallis and how he influenced Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Alice Foster will talk about Alfred Wallis and how he influenced Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 27 Jun 2020: Charlbury Beer Festival

We are pleased to announce the date of the twenty-third annual Charlbury Beer Festival, which will take place at Charlbury Cricket Club on Saturday 27 June 2020, from noon till late. As always there will be around fifty real ales, along with cider, lager, Pimm's, wine, good quality soft drinks, tea and cakes, and a range of good food, including vegetarian and vegan. 

For entertainment, there will be live music throughout the day, children's activities, the World Open Aunt Sally Singles Championship, and more music as well as drama and a variety of stimulating talks and discussions in the Culture tent. All proceeds go direct to good causes both locally and in the developing world. Please put the date in your diaries!

Edward Fenton · Link


Weekly calendar

Monday

  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 5pm-8pm: Thai to Go, Spendlove
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 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: 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
  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • Morning: Coffee Morning, Corner Ho
  • Summer 10.30am-12.30pm: Museum open

Sunday

  • 8am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
  • 9.15am: 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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