What’s on

Wed 22 May: Quiz at the Communty Centre

May's quiz will be hosted by Bill and Tanya Stevenson. Doors open at 7.15pm and the quiz starts at 7.45pm prompt.
Tickets are available from the Community Centre reception desk; £5 each. They often sell out as numbers are limited, so please buy them in good time.
Teams of 6, but you don't need a whole team to come - we will put you with others if you come in singles and pairs. (Please be aware that if you have not got a whole table we may sit someone with you as we only have 9 tables).
Bar and all the usual cafe snacks are available.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 22 May: Film Showing at Charlbury Community Centre, 2pm

Age UK will show a film every month on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2pm. We are not allowed to publicise which film is to be shown under the terms of the licence, but you can find out  by looking at the noticeboard at the Community Centre, or picking up a leaflet there. This event is free, refreshments are available from the cafe.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 22 May: Charlbury Town Council – Annual Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd May.
This is the Annual Meeting of the council at which the council elects a chairman and vice-chairman, elects council representatives to local committees and other bodies and assigns reporting duties for the coming year.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.

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

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 22 May: CRAG Café for Artweeks

In St Mary's

Teas, coffee and cakes 11.00-4.30.

  • All proceeds will go to Refugee Community Kitchen, serving hot meals to homeless refugees and asylum seekers mainly in northern France.

Organized by Charlbury Refugee Action Group.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Thu 23 May: CRAG Café for Artweeks

In St Mary's Church

Teas, coffee and cakes 12.00-4.30

  • All proceeds will go to Refugee Community Kitchen, serving hot meals to homeless refugees and asylum seekers mainly in northern France.

Organized by Charlbury Refugee Action Group.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Thu 23 May: The Makers' Monthly Market in May

There will be no market in May due to family commitments and artworks.

Patricia Freeman · Link


Thu 23 May: An introduction to making bacon

Details

Start: 10am, Finish 12.30pm

Cost: £35.00

Location: The Curiosities Company, 39 Sheep Street, Charlbury

Hands on Course

Our bacon course will teach you how to turn a pork belly into a delicious piece of meat which will keep for a long period of time in your home fridge. You'll create a cure, add some optional flavour, and take home some belly to turn into bacon. Once dried, it will provide you with approximately 30 slices of bacon.

Meat is a treat. All our pork is Organic from Helen Browning's Organic, Bishopstone, Wiltshire and possibly some from Cling Clang Farm in Enstone, just a few miles up the road.

The salt used for curing is from Halen Mon on Anglesey.

Most of our flavours are Organic from Just Ingredients, locally foraged or grown in our own or some of our friends gardens.

Course Content

Safety - how to keep and make safe bacon

Some history - a bit about the history of bacon making and its origins

Why do we make bacon?

How are the different types of bacon made? - there are a number of different processes, we're concentrating on one simple one.

What are the goals? - fabulous tasty bacon :)

Some science - how does curing work?

Some mystery - a bit about the mystery of bacon, and wowing your friends

Hands on.. - we get practical and cut up some pork and make a cure

Experimentation - what you can do to experiment with your own recipes at home

Try some.. - cook a bit of Curious Bacon and see what you think

Ingredients and suppliers - where to buy the ingredients you'll need

Simon Himmens-Warrick · Link


Fri 24 May: Low Impact 50+ Aerobics Class

Come along to a safe, effective and fun Low Impact 50 + Aerobics Class which takes place every Friday morning in the Memorial Hall from 9.30am until 10.30am. The cost is £5.00 and you pay on the day. Resistance bands and mats provided. Turn up on the day or ring Sue Richmond on 07745 501364 for more details.

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 24 May: CRAG Café for Artweeks

In St Mary's Church

Teas, coffee and cakes 11.00-4.30

  • All proceeds will go to Refugee Community Kitchen, serving hot meals to homeless refugees and asylum seekers mainly in northern France.

Organized by Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sat 25 May: An introduction to sourdough baking

Details

Start: 10am, Finish 12.30pm

Cost: £30.00

Location: The Curiosities Company, 39 Sheep Street, Charlbury

Information

More and more people are finding that shop bread is making them ill. Seeking a better bread I started making sourdough a few years ago. On this course I teach a fool proof method to make amazing sourdough at home. You get to take home some dough and continue the proving at home, baking a wonderful loaf the following morning.

Why not sandwich some of our Curious Bacon™ between two slices of bread you've just baked. You'll really appreciate the difference and not want to go back to shop bread and preservative stuffed bacon ever again.

Course Content

What is Sourdough?

How is it different from normal shop bread?

Making a starter

Making dough

Baking your loaf

Sourcing ingredients

Experiments

You'll need...

Bring with you to the course:

- An apron - silly ones are more fun :)

- A jar for taking your starter home

- A bowl for taking your dough home

- A banneton is useful for proving your bread

Simon Himmens-Warrick · Link


Sat 25 May-Mon 27 May: CHARLBURY MUSEUM

The Town Museum will be open on Saturday from 10.30 to 12.30 pm, and on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.  Bring the family and enjoy exploring the five rooms and the garden.  

The photograph shows an unusual visitor to Nine Acres in 1986.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 25 May: CRAG Café for Artweeks (with tasty lunches)

In St Mary's parish church.

Freshly home-cooked light lunches with a Middle Eastern flavour from 12.00

Teas, coffee and cakes 11.00-4.30

The CRAG team of cooks has created a delicious mezze menu. We've made everything ourselves. Come and enjoy warm homemade flatbread and your choice of mezze dishes.

  • All proceeds will go to Refugee Community Kitchen, serving hot meals to homeless refugees and asylum seekers mainly in northern France.

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group. 

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sat 25 May: Charlbury Finstock and Fawler Conservatives Coffee Morning

Charlbury Finstock and Fawler Conservatives Coffee Morning 

The Corner House

Charlbury

Saturday 25th May 2019

10am – 12pm

Coffee and Biscuits, cakes, jams, produce for sale.

Raffle

All welcome! 

P Honey · Link



Sun 26 May: Charlbury Annual Parish Boundary Walk 2019

Sunday 26th May 10 am

Start at lay-by at top of Forest Road (1)

Full route 10.5 miles-about 6 hours including lunch but you can just do part of it

A chance to join in an old tradition and to walk on paths not normally open to the public by kind permission of landowners

Note The route is mostly dry but the ground is uneven in places and goes through nettles and brambles so suitable bots and clothing required

This is a guided walk which follows the parish boundary through part of the Cornbury Estate, past Ditchley Farm where there will be a lunch stop courtesy of Rob and Maxine Hobhill – please bring packed lunch

Return to Charlbury via Spelsbury

The complete walk is 10½ miles (around 6 hours including lunch) but you can leave and join the walk at various points

Cornbury Bridge (4) , Layby by Solar Farm (7), Saltway/ Woodstock Road crossing (10), Ditchley Farm (11) and Enstone Road crossing (12) – see map of route

Tony H Merry · Link


Sun 26 May: Teas in St Mary's Church

Come down for teas in St Mary's Church between 2pm and 4pm during Art week. 

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 27 May: CRAG Café for Artweeks

In St Mary's Church

Teas, coffee and cakes 11.00-4.30

  • All proceeds will go to Refugee Community Kitchen, serving hot meals to homeless refugees and asylum seekers mainly in northern France.

Organized by Charlbury Refugee Action Group.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Tue 28 May: Half Term Activity Session for Kids, 2-4pm

Jason will be running some more multi-sport camps on Tuesday and Thursday of half term week from 2-4pm. For 5-11 year olds. £10 per child for the two hour session. Please bring clean indoor sports shoes and, if you have not been to one of our sessions before, come in enough time to fill out a parental consent form/health questionnaire.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 29 May: BRIDGE AT THE BULL: WEDNESDAY 29 MAY

Andrew Robson's bridge lessons are currently being taught in Oxford and practised at supervised weekly play sessions at The Trout in Godstow and in Islip Village Hall under the expert direction of Jonathan Davis, a longstanding friend and kindred bridge spirit of the famous Times bridge correspondent.  (For more details, see https://arb-oxf.uk).   A number of people have suggested that there might be demand in Charlbury for some organized bridge to be played here, and Jonathan has agreed to hold a trial session on the morning of Wednesday 29 May from 9.45 to 12.30 pm at The Bull, Charlbury.

For this first meeting it is proposed that a number of pre-dealt hands will be played, with Jonathan on hand to talk them through and assist and offer advice as needed.  These would be suitable for players of all standards, from novice to expert, although some knowledge of bidding and playing will be needed.  Future sessions, which it is hoped could be held regularly, could then be tailored to match the demand and requirements of participants, with a combination of teaching and supervised play. 

The cost for the first session will be £5 per person, which will include a coffee or tea from the bar.  All are welcome and individuals who come alone will be paired with a playing partner.  If you would like to attend on 29 May, or to register interest for future sessions at Charlbury, or if you have any questions, please contact Jonathan at arb.oxford@gmail.com.

peter durrant · Link


Wed 29 May: Extinction or Rebellion? Facing the Climate Emergency

The Climate Emergency has risen up the national agenda very rapidly. That’s partly because of the steady flow of research findings, including the UN’s IPCC report last autumn, but especially because of the actions of the group Extinction Rebellion (XR) who put forward three simple demands and are getting very prominent coverage for them, with support from many well-known figures.

The XR podcasts are an invaluable insight into XR's ideas and how they work. They are in your podcast app (search for Extinction Rebellion) or here. You will find lots of other useful links there too.

XR put a great deal of information and resource material on their website at https://rebellion.earth.

Some local people who took part in, or supported, the demonstrations in London last month will be meeting on Wednesday May 29 at 7.30pm in the Friends Meeting House, Market Street to share our thoughts and feelings with one another and with anyone else who would like to join us. 

The meeting will be open to anyone who wants to come along and think about what it means to live in a world where we threaten our own species with extinction as a result of our own decisions and choices. This is a process which (if we allow it) could be irreversible within 5 to 10 years.

We can also ask what people who live here can do to mitigate that situation? Can we turn an emergency into an opportunity -- to create a new kind of world and a new way of living and relating? And if so, how? And would it be quickly enough?

The meeting is not a talk or a lecture, nor is it intended to be an argument. It is for people to share thoughts, feelings, emotions and ideas at what many find an extremely challenging time. 

And to look ahead, towards how we can actually change what we do (and the values we hold) both individually and also as a country and a global species, to prevent disaster. 

Any answers are likely to be both personal and political. What is for sure is that we don't have long to come up with them, and to ensure that where necessary the world's governments act on them.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 29 May: Kids' Runabout, Community Centre 11am-12

To replace Stay and Play and Toddler gym in half term, we are again offering to put some equipment out in the main hall and allow children to run around and play between 11 and 12 am, for only £1 per child. Parents or carers must stay and be responsible for their children. This allows older siblings of your toddlers (who would normally be at school) to join in the fun.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Thu 30 May: Half Term Activity Session for Kids, 2-4pm

Jason will be running some more multi-sport camps on Tuesday and Thursday of half term week from 2-4pm. For 5-11 year olds. £10 per child for the two hour session. Please bring clean indoor sports shoes and, if you have not been to one of our sessions before, come in enough time to fill out a parental consent form/health questionnaire. Booking recommneded 811878.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Fri 31 May: Evenlode Jazz at the Rose and Crown

Evenlode jazz will be playing at the Rose and  Crown commencing aropund 8.30.

The usual mix of swing jazz, Latin, blues and songs with vocalists Cliff  and Lizzie

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Fri 31 May: Giant Puppet Making at The Shed

Join Andy Graham and Charlbury Youth Theatre members working with Tito from Peru and the Gozart , London based organisation in a giant puppet masking day. (In preparation fo an appearance in an outdoor show, King Cod and the Whispering Knights-Charlbury Festival and Beer festivals

Learn how to make ,paint and operate a giant puppet

Young people aged 6-13 years of age

Free to members of the youth theatre

10 pounds for non members (10 am -3pm)

Bring a packed lunch. 

Apply in advance by contacting andyg@snaptheatre.co.uk

Andy Graham · Link


Sat 1 Jun: What Chloe Cooked Next - A Supper Club in Charlbury

Start time: 7.30, Location: Pooles Lane

Summer 2019 sees me launch my first Supper Club in Charlbury. This is my first public foray back into food since I sold my café, Oxfork to Turl Street Kitchen in 2014. Two children and some travelling now under my belt, I’m really excited to get back in the kitchen and to share my passion for cooking, seasonality and great ingredients.

With stints cooking at The Magdalen Arms, Natural Bread Company, Burford Garden Company, Silvie, The Potting Shed and The Straw Kitchen as well as cooking for a number of private clients including Annie Sloan and Riverford Organic I haven’t been exactly been resting on my laurels, but It’ll be great to get back in my kitchen!

Expect delicious, vibrant local food, good music and delectable company. You’ll be seated on large tables, so feel free to come alone or in a small group. Good quality produce is at the heart of my cooking, much of it is organic (and not fiddled about with too much), using and name-checking local suppliers.

The ticket price includes four courses, bread, coffee and a sweet treat. Please bring your own booze – we’re happy to keep anything cool for you. I'm happy to cater for dietary requirements but will need at least 7 days notice.

For tickets and example menu: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-chloe-cooked-next-a-supperclub-in-charlbury-tickets-60529330858?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button&fbclid=IwAR1liAVMQ0egKX6eAPY4d7ClZh93pw-LmaSkHIJyylvdeJtrR5K3pyPesWk

For more about what i do:

www.instagram.com/chloecookednext/ www.facebook.com/whatchloecookednext

Please contact me if you have any questions: whatchloecookednext@gmail.com

Chloe Horner · Link


Sat 1 Jun: Charlbury Museum Plant Sale

The museum's popular plant sale is taking place in the museum garden on Saturday 1st June at 10.00am.  Come and queue early to snap up the best plants - there is always a good selection to choose from, generously given by green-fingered Charlbury gardeners.  

And when you have bought your plants, come and relax over a cup of coffee in the Corner House.  Coffee and tea will be served from 9.30am.

If you have any plants which you could donate to the sale, please bring them to the museum on Friday 31st May between 5.30 and 6.30pm or by 9.30 on the morning of the sale.  All contributions will be very much appreciated.

Contact Julia Caston 01608 810240

Judy Dod · Link


Sat 1 Jun-Sun 2 Jun: CHARLBURY MUSEUM

Visit the Town Museum on Saturday from 10.30 to 12.30 pm.  Wend your way through the Plant Sale in the garden, and explore the five rooms in the museum.   Then take coffee in the Corner House at the Museum's coffee morning, and go home with a home-baked cake.   This is one of of the fund-raising events which keep the museum running.  

For a more peaceful visit, try Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.  Admission only £1, children free.  

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 1 Jun: Charity Ladies Designer Shoe Sale

Charity Ladies Designer Shoe Sale – Sat 1st June 10am – 12.

Designer shoes from £5.00 - £20.00 . Last chance for a bargain!

Entry 20p

Also on sale: Jewellery, ‘Nearly New’ clothes, Teas and Coffees and a raffle.

All proceeds to the Kennington Cancer Fund who directly support Professor Harris and his cancer research work at the Churchill hospital.

Further information from Linda Akers on 01608 810012

Linda Akers · Link


Tue 4 Jun: 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


Fri 7 Jun: Charlbury Primary School Choir

St Mary's Church 5.00 

Free

Charlbury Primary School Choir has built up a large repertoire of carefully selected songs. 

The choir focuses on acquiring good vocal technique and extending the children's basic musical skills under the guidance of Jennie Grierson.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 8 Jun: Brickwork Lizards, The Four Wordsmen together with A Fab Cooks Moroccan Meal

Memorial Hall 7.30 (doors open 7.00) 

Tickets £30.00 on sale now from Charlbury Deli and Cafe (cash only)  

Brickwork Lizards is an Arabic jazz fusion ensemble based in Oxford. The Oxford Times said: "they are one of the most creative, and certainly eclectic bands the city has ever produced." 

The Four Wordsmen Ed Fenton, Adrian Lancini, John Lanyon and Rob Stepney, will share the love they have for letting words go out to play. www.fourwordsmen.com 

Fab Cooks will create an evening of Moroccan food starting with meze - flat bread, with three bowls of home made houmous , baba ghanoush (aubergine dip), and cacik (yogurt and cucumber). The main course will be Tagine Bil Bartok Wal Loz (tagine of lamb with prunes and almonds) plus the vegetarian option which will be garbanzos con spinaci (chickpeas and spinach, saffron and smoked paprika) and couscous with herbs. 

Cash Bar: wine and beer £3.00 per glass

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 8 Jun: CHARLBURY ARTS - LIVE MUSIC

Start the Festival with the BUSKERS!!

Andy Pickard, Lee and Che, Noodle Tuesday, Jesters, 

Mark Atherton and Friends, Nick and Nina

Jazz, blues, folk and rock to celebrate summer!

14.00-18.00 - behind the Bell Hotel

Free entry, flowing beer, dancing space...

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Sat 8 Jun-Sun 9 Jun: CHARLBURY MUSEUM

A chance to spend more time at your Museum, opening not only from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, but also from 2.30 to 4.30 pm to Saturday 8th June, and from 2.30 to 4.30 pm on Sunday 9th June.  Run entirely by volunteers, the Museum celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019, with glimpses into the working and family lives of the townspeople over the centuries, from football to farming, gardening to gloving, shopping to schooling.  

Do you remember the levelling of Nine Acres?  The photograph shows the kick-off for the first match on the new pitch in 1953.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 8 Jun: Creativity at the Farmers' Market

Come to the market and bring your children and your knitting to join in the free Festival activities. 

Creativity Corner 10.00 - 12.00 Get creative with paint and glue and make a mask in the Charlbury Guides Tent. Make angels, stars and stick men with Little Wild Things who, together with the Riverside Festival team, will provide all the necessary materials, help and encouragement. 

Storytelling 10.00 - 12.00. Join Alison Eastwood and Rachel Gallagher in the storytelling tent. There will be a series of short storytelling sessions for children. Check the board for start times, then just drop in. 

Worldwide Knit in Public 9.00 - 1.00 Knit with the Charlbury WI on World Wide Knit in Public Day. WWKiP began in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each others' company. In the last decade local knitting groups have flourished in pubs, cafes and homes but WWKiP Day remains unique, in that it's the largest knitter run event in the world. We invite you to bring along your knitting (crocheting, spinning or other woolly craft) and something to sit on and join in the celebration. 

 Masked Procession from the Playing Close to the Bell Inn in at 2.00

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 8 Jun: Festival Printmaking and Music

Printmaking and Music Behind The Bell Inn 

2.00 - 4.00   Free admission 

Steamroller Printmaking

Colin and Claire Bellamy will drive their steamroller from Witney to enable us to make giant linocut and monotype prints outside The Bell Inn. Their Wallis and Steevens Road Roller was made in Basingstoke in 1929. It worked in Catford, London for Wadhams, a local company. Prints will include a giant linocut made by local artists, monotype prints with the theme of rivers made by Charlbury Primary School and prints made from brass instruments after flattening them with the steamroller. 

The Charlbury Buskers 

The Bell Inn 2.00 - 6.00 

Come and hear some of the finest folk and contemporary musicians from Charlbury and surrounding villages, on an outdoor stage at this iconic town-centre setting. Suitable for all ages and tastes!

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 8 Jun: Charlbury Green Hub providing SESI detergent refill station at Farmers Market

Charlbury Green Hub will be providing a pop-up SESI refill station for household cleaning products at the Farmers Market on the Playing Close. 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.

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.

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

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 8 Jun-Sun 16 Jun: Charlbury Art Society: CHARLBURY FESTIVAL

Exciting events throughout the week - Music, Poetry, Steamroller, Literature, Theatre, Sculpture, Film

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sat 8 Jun-Sun 16 Jun: Farming Exhibition Charlbury Museum

Farming Exhibition Charlbury Museum 

Extended afternoon opening Saturdays 8th & 15th , 10.30 – 12.30 and 2.30 – 4.30 Sundays 2.30-4.30 as normal. 

A special exhibition tells the history of farming in Charlbury. 

Come and discover the stories of the men and women who cultivated the rather unforgiving soil of the area

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 8 Jun: An introduction to sourdough baking

Details

Start: 10am, Finish 12.30pm

Cost: £30.00

Location: The Curiosities Company, 39 Sheep Street, Charlbury

Information

More and more people are finding that shop bread is making them ill. Seeking a better bread I started making sourdough a few years ago. On this course I teach a fool proof method to make amazing sourdough at home. You get to take home some dough and continue the proving at home, baking a wonderful loaf the following morning.

Why not sandwich some of our Curious Bacon™ between two slices of bread you've just baked. You'll really appreciate the difference and not want to go back to shop bread and preservative stuffed bacon ever again.

Course Content

What is Sourdough?

How is it different from normal shop bread?

Making a starter

Making dough

Baking your loaf

Sourcing ingredients

Experiments

You'll need...

Bring with you to the course:

- An apron - silly ones are more fun :)

- A jar for taking your starter home

- A bowl for taking your dough home

- A banneton is useful for proving your bread

Simon Himmens-Warrick · Link


Sat 8 Jun-Sat 15 Jun: The Secret Exhibition

The Secret Exhibition 

Charlbury Deli & Cafe 

Saturday 8th - Saturday 15th    8.30 - 5.00 

Come along to see an exhibition of mini masterpieces by local artists. 

There will be painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and ceramics with around one hundred pieces on show. 

Purchase one of these original pieces of art ready mounted and framed for just £20 and the artist will then be identified. 

We would like to say a big thank you to all the artists who so generously donated their work to raise funds in support of the festival.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 8 Jun-Sat 15 Jun: Revealing the History of Charlbury through Maps

Revealing the History of Charlbury through Maps 

St Mary’s Church 

Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th June 11.00 - 5.00  

An exhibition of Charlbury maps dating from 1674 onwards. 

There will be detailed town maps for you to pore over, and large whole parish maps, most with their accompanying lists of owners and occupiers. Some maps will show how the town's land was used. 

Come and find out what the town centre layout looked like 200+ years ago, and how it has changed. Who owned/occupied the houses in 1820? 1847? 1910? Where was New Road? Look for the Ropewalk, and the Bleaching Ground. Find the pigsty next to the British School on the Playing Close. And much, much more to discover.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 8 Jun-Sun 9 Jun: Photography Competition

Photography Competition 

St Mary's Church 

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 11.00-5.00 

An open photography competition for adults and children. 

The six adult themes are 

Red

Transport

Textures

Doors & Windows

Flowers or Gardens

Churches or Buildings.

The children's theme is My Favourite ... 

FOR DETAILS CONTACT : Julia Reid 01993 868457 or julia_d_reid@yahoo.com

The size of the photograph(s) submitted should be either 8” x 6” or 7” x 5”, mounted in the centre of white A4 paper, with your name (and age if under 16yrs),contact details, and category on the reverse of the paper. 

You may enter as many categories as you like and there is no limit on number of photographs you can enter. The entry fee is 50 pence per photo for adults (over 16yrs) and 20 pence per entry for children (under 16yrs) 

There will be prizes for each theme and an opportunity for visitors to vote for their personal favourite. 

Hand-in on Thursday 6th June between 4.00 and 6.00 and Friday 7th June between 9.30 and 11.00 in St Mary’s Church 

Tony Lloyd · Link



Sun 9 Jun: Choral Evensong at St Mary's Church

Come and listen to St Mary's Choir sing the traditional music of Choral Evensong with the words of the Book of Common Prayer. 6pm on Pentecost (9th June) for around one hour. Including music by Herbert Howells.

Choir led by Denise Summers, organist Richard Fairhurst. All welcome.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Sun 9 Jun: CHARLBURY TOWN YOUTH FC 6-A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

On Sunday June 9 on Nine Acres Playing Fields teams from all over Oxfordshire and beyond will come together to compete in our annual youth 6-a-side football tournament.  It's always a great day so please come along and support our town's teams.  Refreshments, including bbq, will be available.

Helen Harrison · Link


Sun 9 Jun: ChOC Film Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso

Cert.U / 90mins. 

 Memorial Hall 7.30 (Doors and licensed bar from 6.45) 

 Tickets on the door £7.00 / U15's £4.00 

 Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with the later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? 

 Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. 

 The film explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 9 Jun: Heritage Town Walk

Meet at the Museum 11.00 

 Free, no need to book 

The walk will be led by local historian Barbara Allison A chance to walk around and through the town centre and investigate how we can tell it is a medieval town. On the way, we can also look at a few indications that it is older, possibly Anglo-Saxon. 

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 9 Jun-Sun 16 Jun: Sculpture Trail

Sculpture in the Corner House and the Memorial Hall gardens 

Open daily 12.00 - 6.00         Free 

Sculptors have responded to the spaces around the Corner House and the Memorial Hall. 

Take a guide and follow the trail to discover all sorts of surprises. 

See how artists have used light, sound, stone, wood, glass, paper, steel, plaster and found objects in imaginative and challenging ways. 

The sculptors include: Jane Crane, Patricia Freeman, Anna Gillespie, Liz Judge, Isabel Knowland, Briony Lawson, George Lewis, Anthony Lloyd, Matthew Roman, Andrew Stevens, James Styring, Bridget Tennent, George Taylor, Janice Thwaites and Chris Wray.

Ann Lloyd · Link


Mon 10 Jun: Lifting the Latch

Memorial Hall 1.00 

Tickets £3.00 on the door 

Lifting the Latch: A Life on the Land is a book based on the life of Mont Abbott of Enstone 

In this extraordinary piece of social history, Sheila Stewart takes us into the life of Mont Abbott, who for nearly eighty years lived and worked on the land near the parish of Enstone. 

Created from a series of taped conversations, Lifting the Latch is a record of the joys of a country life that no longer exists and of the memorable cast of characters who took part in it, as well as a document that paints a grimmer picture of personal tragedy and rural hardship before the existence of the welfare state. 

After an introduction from the book's publisher Ed Fenton, the acclaimed actor Sam Dastor will read extracts from the book

Tony Lloyd · Link


Mon 10 Jun: Meet the Authors

Charlbury Deli and Cafe 6.00 

Admission free  

Presentations and readings by Kieran Cooke and Anna Cherry. A mix of humorous Irish recollections and quality of life insights from two of Charlbury's many published authors

Tony Lloyd · Link


Mon 10 Jun: Charlbury Recorders

Baptist Church 7.30 

Retiring collection for charity 

Charlbury Recorders are a group of friends who get together to play for pleasure. 

They have descant, treble, tenor and bass recorder players. This concert will be on the theme of 'The Countryside', which will be celebrated in words and music. 

A retiring collection this year will be for Cancer Research in memory of Jacky Hopkins, one of their long-time members. 

Tony Lloyd · Link


Mon 10 Jun: Pilgrimage Walk to Shorthampton Church

Meet at St Mary’s Church 2.30 

Join Sally Welch for a practical introduction to pilgrimage, its history and practise. 

This five mile walk has some hilly areas and can be muddy. 

Please bring appropriate clothing, footwear and refreshments. Dogs on leads are welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Mon 10 Jun-Fri 14 Jun: Charlbury Authors Exhibition

Charlbury Authors 

 Charlbury Library 

 Monday 10th - Friday 14th  

 Drop in during the week and take a look at some of the titles published in various fields by the town's many literary residents. 

 There'll be a chance to meet and talk to some of the authors as well - and to pick up a book that you like the look of and enjoy reading it with a coffee.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Tue 11 Jun: Meet the Author

Charlbury Library 6.00 

Admission free 

Award-winning translator Geoffrey Strachan will read from Russian-French writer Andreï Makine's new novel, The Archipelago of Another Life, due to be published in July 2019.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Tue 11 Jun: Lunchtime Organ Recital

St Mary's Church 1.00 

Free, church donations welcome 

Richard Fairhurst, organist at St Mary's Church, will play organ music from the 20th and 21st centuries inspired by places in Britain and France.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Tue 11 Jun: Voices Unlimited

The Memorial Hall 7.30 

Tickets £5.00 on the door 

Come and join Voices Unlimited for an evening of uplifting harmony singing. 

Many will be familiar with Voices Unlimited/community singing…it is all accessible and enjoyable to seasoned singers and first timers alike. 

They will be thinking around themes of summer, the land, nature, people…world folk as a loose genre. No music reading is necessary. 

There will be a break for cake and tea. All in a friendly relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 12 Jun: Meet the Author

Charlbury Deli & Cafe 

6.00 Admission free 

Presentation/reading by Nick Millea A journey into the world of maps old and new by the Bodleian's Map Librarian. 

Nick has curated a major new "Talking Maps" exhibition at the Bodleian opening on 6th July.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 12 Jun: OVO Women's Tour cycle race in Charlbury

The prestigious WorldTour race will be coming through Charlbury on its way to a stage finish at Blenheim Palace. More details to come.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Wed 12 Jun: We need to talk about Islamism

Lunchtime Lecture by Basil Eastwood 

Friends Meeting House 

12.30 (note earlier time to allow people to watch the cycle race coming through Charlbury at 14.12) 

Tickets £3.00 on the door 

Basil Eastwood studied Arabic and Turkish at Oxford and served as British Ambassador to Syria and to Switzerland after a 38-year career focussed mainly on the Middle East and Europe. 

After retirement he worked as a consultant for the Foreign Office on Arabic extremist websites and for three years was a member of an unofficial group talking to senior Islamist figures from the Middle East.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 12 Jun: Talking Jazz

The Shed 8.00 

Tickets £6.00 on the door 

Bring your own drinks

Alan Fraser Jazz discussion - Alan Fraser in conversation with Reg James followed by a short concert by Alan Fraser's Mingus Tree

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 13 Jun: Literature Evening - Charlbury's Women Writers

Friends Meeting House, Market Street 

8.00   £5.00 tickets on the door 

Felicity Brooks, Juliet Heslewood and Veronica Stallwood 

Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore 

Come and listen to some prominent local writers reflect on how they discovered their talent and developed their craft, their fortunes in the publishing world and views about the current book market, and how they find Charlbury as a place for working, thinking and imagining - with an opportunity to ask questions, make points and probe the genres.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 13 Jun: Meet the Poets

Charlbury Library 6.00 

Admission free 

Poetry presentations/readings by Patricia Huth Ellis and Robert Fraser 

Two of Charlbury's finest poets recite and talk about their work.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 13 Jun-Fri 14 Jun: The Makers’ Monthly Market 5-7.30

Part of the Charlbury Arts Festival, the last festival for the summer.  We start again in September.

We will have our usual mix of craft and food stalls.  We have treats in store,  the Fab Cooks are going to make a vegan delight Vietnamese rolls - wraps of rice paper with bean sprouts , cucumber, carrot, courgette and rice noodles a delicious fresh taste of summer and for the carnivores thinly sliced steak.  kath and her friends are going to play for us.  It should be a fun evening, and an easy way to get supper before going onto the literary event.

Patricia Freeman · Link


Thu 13 Jun: Walkers are Welcome

Meet at the Bell Inn car park 2.30 

Charlbury Walkers are Welcome will lead a guided walk along two new footpaths that have been improved as part of the Cotswold Gateway project. 

We will be accompanied by wildlife expert Craig Blackwell who established the Charlbury Nature Reserve. 

The walk will start from the Bell Inn car park and go to the Old Shed Café where refreshments will be available. 

The walk will take about two hours. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 13 Jun: Lunchtime Piano Recital

Memorial Hall 1.00 

Tickets £3.00 on the door 

A selection of piano music played by Daphne Clark. 

The programme will include works by Joseph Haydn (pictured), Edvard Grieg and Nikolai Medtner with some familiar and some less familiar pieces.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 14 Jun: The Many Faces of Frida Kahlo

Lunchtime Lecture by Juliet Heslewood 

The Memorial Hall 1.00 

Tickets £3.00 on the door 

Frida Kahlo was one of Mexico’s most prominent artists and remains identified with the country she loved where she lived most of her life. 

When, as a young girl, she suffered an almost fatal accident, she bravely confronted immobility by turning to her art – and her striking face.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 14 Jun: Mambo Night at the Charlbury Speakeasy!

A Speakeasy Latin Music Evening at The Shed 

Doors open 8.00 

Tickets £10.00 in advance from Charlbury Deli & Cafe (cash only)  or, if space available, on the door 

Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets on sale now

For one night only, specially for the Charlbury Festival, The Speakeasy goes south of the border for: An evening of Latin music and dance 

Bring your own drinks

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 14 Jun: Faith Discussion

Corner House, Morris Room 

6.00 Tickets £3.00 on the door 

Charlbury is home to five flourishing Christian communities - Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist and Quaker. 

Come and hear a representative of each outline why they are what they are - with a resident agnostic explaining why he prefers to keep his distance.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 15 Jun: Shadow of the Desert

The Memorial Hall 7.30

Tickets £10.00 now on sale at Charlbury Deli & Cafe (cash only)  

or 01993 891217; 07795 441986; andrew.tacon@outlook.com  

Doors open 7.00 to see the exhibition and enjoy a drink from the bar

Shadow of the Desert - What happened to Lawrence after Arabia?

Written by David Lines

Directed by Becki Sherlaw-Johnson

T. E. Lawrence achieved international celebrity almost as soon as he returned from the desert. Thanks to his work attempting to create an independent Arab state he also created enemies in the establishment. But haunted by his experiences in the desert, and considering Lawrence of Arabia to be a failure, Lawrence sought to escape the icon he had become.

With the threat of another war growing; media harassment, politics, government agents, doomed relationships and a man who cannot escape his past, contribute to a powerful play about personal freedom.

David Lines’ critically acclaimed radio play will be performed as if for a live recording and there will be an exhibition about Lawrence’s life in the bar.

‘A crunchy, rolling, crisp and exciting play.’

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 15 Jun: Talk - The History of Charlbury through Maps

St Mary's Church 5.00 

An early evening talk to accompany the maps exhibition given by members of the History Group. 

Come and hear how we discovered our maps and their schedules, some familiar to Charlbury residents and some possibly not. 

Learn what the maps can tell us about life in the town years ago. 

Each of the speakers will take a different map and share their thoughts about it and what they found of interest. 

These topics may encompass the mill, malt-houses, agricultural use, property ownership and more.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 15 Jun-Sun 16 Jun: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Note extra opening hours!

After exploring the Local & Family History Day, call at the Town Museum next door to see the fascinating exhibits in all five rooms.  Run entirely by volunteers, the Museum opens from 10.30 to 12.30 pm and 2.30 to 4.30 pm on Saturday, and from 2.30 to 4.30 pm on Sunday.  Children admitted free can try the quiz, with help from adults who pay an admission fee of £1 towards running expenses.

The photograph shows Crawborough many years before the school arrived there.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 15 Jun: Charlbury Museum Local and Family History Event

Corner House, Anne Downer Room 

10.00 - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4.00 

An opportunity to come in and see some of the museum’s large collection of local archives that are not usually on display - land and buildings deeds, maps, surveys, photographs, shop billheads and accounts, school records, poor law records and more. 

We will also have access to family history databases. If you have a particular query, including your non-local ancestry, we will do our best to help. 

No charge, but a donation to museum funds would be appreciated. 

Enquiries to Diana or Peter Bennett, 01608 810197.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 15 Jun: Heritage Field Walk

Meet at the Memorial Hall 10.00 

Free, no need to book 

This walk will be led by Christine Elliott who will share her interest in local and natural history. 

A three mile walk taking in the creation of the toll road at Enstone crossroads, the old open fields to the east of the town, and the old route to Woodstock along Quarry Lane. 

Christine will reflect on changes in the sights and sounds of the countryside over the past 300 years. Sorry no dogs.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 15 Jun: Children's Art

St Mary's Churchyard 10.00 - 12.00 

Free drop in workshop for children (weather permitting)

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 15 Jun: Open Air Performance: King Cod and the Whispering Knights

Spring Cottage, Sheep Street by kind invitation of Helen Bessemer-Clark 

Performances at 2.00 and 4.00

Tickets £5.00 on the door 

Charlbury Youth Theatre presents: King Cod and the Whispering Knights. 

An adventure based on the Rollright Stones mystery. with a narrative line underpinning the cultural heritage of the Cotswolds. 

CYT present their outdoor fully participatory production in 30 minutes of sheer magical theatre. 

Please bring your own chair and a picnic to enjoy in the garden before or after the performance 

Tony Lloyd · Link



Sun 16 Jun: Ignite - Contemporary worship

Contemporary worship at St Mary's Church, Charlbury at 6pm. All welcome. Join us at 5.45pm for coffee and cake. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 16 Jun: Messy Church for Fathers Day

Join us at 9am at St Mary's Church for breakfast followed by messy crafts and a family service. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 16 Jun: Festival Finale

The Memorial Hall 7.30 

£8.00 Tickets from Charlbury Deli & Cafe for sale now (cash only).

Cash Bar 

An evening of wit and humour in words and music featuring, among others: 

Geoffrey Strachan, Giles Dawson, Ann Mansbridge 

Nick Hooper and Judith Henderson with their Boot Band 

Some of the cast of Chipping Norton Amateur Operatic Society 

Mike Bardsley and Jon Drake on piano 

A surprise amusing dance number with some faces you may recognise 

The evening will be compèred by Charlbury favourite, Alan Fraser

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 16 Jun: Story Telling

Memorial Hall Green Room 

3-5 year olds: 2.00pm - 2.30pm 

5-8 year olds: 2.45pm - 3.30pm 

8+ year olds: 4.00pm - 5.00pm 

Tickets £1.00 per child from Charlbury Deli and Cafe on sale now (cash only).

All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

"A story, a story: let it come, let it go!" Get carried away with tales of midsummer trickery and mayhem, captivatingly told by storyteller Georgie Steele.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 16 Jun: Heritage Walk

Meet at the Museum 11.00 

Free, no need to book 

On this heritage walk around Charlbury we will be led by Jody O'Reilly who is an expert on recording and assessing historic buildings. 

Jody will focus on the 19th-century additions to Charlbury's townscape.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 16 Jun: Charlbury Open Gardens

Start at the Corner House 2.00 - 6.00 

Entry by programme £5.00 Children under 12 free 

The Garden Society has arranged a tour of nine gardens to include the Museum and the Sculpture Trail and a Father's day quiz for children. 

Teas, cakes and plants at Memorial Hall. 

All proceeds will go to the Street Fair which supports the Corner House and the Memorial Hall.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 22 Jun: St Mary's Church Traditional Summer Fete

In St Mary's Churchyard, 2pm - 4.30pm. 

Stalls, teas, games, tombola, family fun

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 26 Jun: Quiz at the Community Centre

June's quiz will be hosted by Gordon Cutting. Doors open at 7.15pm and the quiz starts at 7.45pm prompt.
Tickets are available from the Community Centre reception desk; £5 each. They often sell out as numbers are limited, so please buy them in good time.
Teams of 6, but you don't need a whole team to come - we will put you with others if you come in singles and pairs. (Please be aware that if you have not got a whole table we may sit someone with you as we only have 9 tables).
Bar and all the usual cafe snacks are available.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Thu 27 Jun: The Charlbury Garden Society Annual Outing

Coach outing to the The Courts Garden (NT), Holt and to Abbey House Garden, Malmesbury. 

The Courts Garden is a hidden gem of a curious country garden, shaped by the vision of past owners includes herbaceous borders, topiary, a peaceful water garden, statuary, an arboretum, kitchen garden and a sunken garden. Click here for more information.

Abbey House Garden takes inspiration from the site's monastic and pagan past and uses microclimates to reflect the antiquity of its site. Borders are packed with 2,000 roses and sculpture is a defining feature with a recent emphasis on organic and sustainable practices. More information here.

The coach will leave promptly at 9 am from the Spendlove car park. 

Cost: £30 (£22 NT members). For further information and to book contact Sarah Potter on 01608 810388 or email sarahpotter@btinternet.com.

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Sat 29 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival

The 2019 Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Saturday 29 June at Charlbury Cricket Club, just three minutes' walk from Charlbury station.

Please put the date in your diaries, with the promise of live music and other entertainment, good food (including vegan options), children's activities, and 50 real ales, as well as ciders, perries and fine wine, the World Open Singles Aunt Sally Championship, and the Culture Club tent with a range of talks and discussions, as well as a repeat appearance by the Choirs of Charlbury Primary School. All proceeds go directly to good causes, both locally and in the developing world.

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



Sun 7 Jul: Discussion Evening

Discussion evening with Dr Alan Chapman. 6pm at St Mary's Church. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 13 Jul: What Chloe Cooked Next - A Supper Club in Charlbury

Start time: 7.30, Location: Pooles Lane

Summer 2019 sees me launch my first Supper Club in Charlbury. This is my first public foray back into food since I sold my café, Oxfork to Turl Street Kitchen in 2014. Two children and some travelling now under my belt, I’m really excited to get back in the kitchen and to share my passion for cooking, seasonality and great ingredients.

With stints cooking at The Magdalen Arms, Natural Bread Company, Burford Garden Company, Silvie, The Potting Shed and The Straw Kitchen as well as cooking for a number of private clients including Annie Sloan and Riverford Organic I haven’t been exactly been resting on my laurels, but It’ll be great to get back in my kitchen!

Expect delicious, vibrant local food, good music and delectable company. You’ll be seated on large tables, so feel free to come alone or in a small group. Good quality produce is at the heart of my cooking, much of it is organic (and not fiddled about with too much), using and name-checking local suppliers.

The ticket price includes four courses, bread, coffee and a sweet treat. Please bring your own booze – we’re happy to keep anything cool for you. I'm happy to cater for dietary requirements but will need at least 7 days notice.

For tickets and example menu: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-chloe-cooked-next-a-supperclub-in-charlbury-tickets-60529330858?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button&fbclid=IwAR1liAVMQ0egKX6eAPY4d7ClZh93pw-LmaSkHIJyylvdeJtrR5K3pyPesWk

For more about what i do:

www.instagram.com/chloecookednext/ www.facebook.com/whatchloecookednext

Please contact me if you have any questions: whatchloecookednext@gmail.com

Chloe Horner · Link


Sun 14 Jul: "Fisherman's Friends" - ChOC Film of the Month

Cert. 12A / 112mins.

Inspired by the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, an all-male acapella folk singing group from Port Isaac in Cornwall who in the noughties became an unexpected hit for their authentic sea shanties.

Danny (Daniel Mays) is a music executive who travels to Cornwall on a stag weekend with his mates and he’s pranked by them into offering to sign up the local sea shanty singers, led by Jim (James Purefoy), Jago (David Hayman) and Leadville (Dave Johns). Something in the music speaks to Danny’s romantic soul, and he makes it his mission to bring the Fisherman’s Friends and their music to the world. 

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm (doors & licensed bar from 6.45pm)

Admission: Adults £5 / U15s £3.

“… this gentle, sweet-natured comedy has warmth and a certain X factor of likability, helped by big-hearted performances from a cast including Daniel Mays and Tuppence Middleton." = Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 20 Jul-Sun 21 Jul: Riverside Festival

FREE family-friendly music festival with more than 40 acts playing across four stages, rock, indie, jazz, and folk on the main two stages and all sorts on the Fringe and Buskers stages!. This year’s theme is pixies in homage to US rock band Pixies. Other varieties of fairy folk including elves, goblins and brownies will, of course, be welcome. Entrance is opposite Charlbury railway station. With limited festival parking at the station, it’s recommended you walk to the festival, or take public transport. Like all festivals, festival goers cannot bring bottles and cans onto the site, but the bars and refreshment stalls sell drinks and food at very reasonable prices. Please leave dogs at home, only assistance dogs will be allowed in.

Saturday 20 July (12pm – 10pm) Sunday 21 July (11am-8pm)

For the latest festival info go to riversidefestival.charlbury.com

Kathryn Custance · Link


Wed 24 Jul: Quiz at the Community Centre

July's quiz will be hosted by Clive Gibson-Leitch. Doors open at 7.15pm and the quiz starts at 7.45pm prompt.
Tickets are available from the Community Centre reception desk; £5 each. They often sell out as numbers are limited, so please buy them in good time.
Teams of 6, but you don't need a whole team to come - we will put you with others if you come in singles and pairs. (Please be aware that if you have not got a whole table we may sit someone with you as we only have 9 tables).
Bar and all the usual cafe snacks are available.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Mon 29 Jul-Fri 2 Aug: Camp Wilderness (click for more)


Tue 30 Jul-Fri 2 Aug: Charlbury Churches Holiday Club

Join us for the annual Church Holiday Club. Children aged 4 -11 are very welcome to join us for four days of fun, singing, Bible stories, games and crafts. 10am - 12.30 Tuesday to Friday. We aim to link up with sports sessions at the Community Centre in the afternoons again.  More details to follow. 

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 28 Aug: Quiz at the Community Centre

August's quiz will be hosted by Nicola Morgan. Doors open at 7.15pm and the quiz starts at 7.45pm prompt.
Tickets are available from the Community Centre reception desk; £5 each. They often sell out as numbers are limited, so please buy them in good time.
Teams of 6, but you don't need a whole team to come - we will put you with others if you come in singles and pairs. (Please be aware that if you have not got a whole table we may sit someone with you as we only have 9 tables).
Bar and all the usual cafe snacks are available.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sat 7 Sep: Charlbury Garden Society Annual Flower and Produce Show

Our largest show of the year featuring baking and crafts as well as many flower, fruit and vegetable classes.

There is a range of wonderful cups to be won and good amounts of prize money too.

Download the schedule here: www.charlbury.info/community/30?category=32

Printed schedules will be available a week before the show from the pharmacy, Larcums, Charlbury railway station and the Corner House.

Email enquiries: showsecretary@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Sun 15 Sep: Messy Church for Harvest

Join us at 9am for breakfast and messy crafts followed by a family service. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 21 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair

All the fun of the Fair! This year's theme is TIME. More details to follow

Susie Finch · Link


Sun 3 Nov: Messy Church - Saints and Angels

Join us at 9am for breakfast and messy crafts on saints and angels, followed by a family service. All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 24 Nov: Charlbury Christmas Fair

This year's Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday 24th November 2019 from 10:30am-3:30pm. 

There will be lots of wonderful stalls again this year and we'll be asking Santa to stop by and visit too! More info nearer the time, but get the date in your diary now!

Nikki Frankum · Link


Thu 5 Dec-Sun 8 Dec: Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary's Church

The church will be adorned with over 30 trees, each sponsored and decorated by a Charlbury business or society. There will be music, singing and a Christmas market. More details to follow shortly!

Jo Paton · 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


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
  • Evening: Burger night, The Bull
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's
  • 8pm-10pm: Volleyball, Community Centre

Thursday

  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 10am-12pm: Font Cafe, St Mary's
  • 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: 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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