What’s on


Tue 27 Feb: Modern Prophets - Visions of a better tomorrow

The second in a series of talks about people who have changed our world for the better will be given by the Revd David Haslam on Tuesday 27 February at 8 pm in St Mary's Parish Church. Doors open 7.30 pm.
The subject is Dr Pauline Webb,a lay leader in the Methodist Church and a pioneer of women's ministry. She was the first woman to be elected an officer of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches where, as Vice-Moderator (1968-1975), she played a leading role in its programme to combat racism and was thrown out of South Africa for her outspoken views. She was later appointed organiser of Religious Broadcasting for the BBC World Service, and was a regular contributor to Pause for Thought on Radio 2 and Thought for the Day on Radio 4. She died last year.
Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted to cover expenses and for Christian Aid's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees. Everyone is welcome.
Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Wed 28 Feb: Thomas Gifford Trust - Public Meeting

The trustees of the Thomas Gifford Trust would like to invite you to a Public Meeting on Wednesday, 28th February at 7.30pm at Charlbury Community Centre. All are welcome!

daniela jenkins · Link


Thu 1 Mar: Rubbish & recycling - what next? 8pm-9.30pm, The Morris Room, Corner House

What influences what WODC chooses to collect or not?
What relationship do neighbouring authorities have with one another in relation to recycling?
What influences are coming down the line, such as China's decision to stop taking our waste plastics?
What does the future hold?
Rachel Burns of Oxfordshire County Council and Claire Locke of WODC will speak at this meeting organised by Sustainable Charlbury.

Liz Reason · Link


Thu 1 Mar: Jazz at The Three Horseshoes

More strange fruit from Mingus Tree. Music 2100-2200.Original compositions that swing. With Alan Fraser(sax,tpt), John Lanyon (guit.),Paul Deane (bs.)Simon Fenn (drms.). New York has 52nd Street, Charlbury has Sheep St.

John Lanyon · Link


Fri 2 Mar: Women's World Day of Prayer

A service for the Women's World Day of Prayer will be held at the Friends Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury on Friday 2 March at 11 am. The service has been prepared by women in Suriname, a tropical country on the north coast of South America. The theme is 'All God's Creation is Very Good'. Everyone is welcome.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Fri 2 Mar: Lent lunch

Soup, bread and cheese lunch will be provided at the Methodist Church, Fishers Lane on Friday 2 March from 12 to 2 pm. The lunch is hosted by members of St Teresa's church.
Donations will be given to Christian Aid's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Everyone is welcome.
Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Sat 3 Mar: Bring & Take in Memorial Hall

BRING items from between 9.30 and 10.30am and TAKE anything you want free of charge from between 10am and 12 noon.

BRING spare but usable items you no longer want: household items, clothes, children's toys, DVDs, books, bikes, curtains, garden tools, flower & vegetable seeds, etc, etc.

IMPORTANT CHANGES:

  • Electrical items to be delivered a week in advance on Sat 24 February to 23 The Green from 11-12 so they can be PAT-tested beforehand.
  • When you want paint etc, then have a look at our DIY Spares web page first to see what you could get for free here in Charlbury.

Bring a photo of large items to put on the notice board.

You can also bring along old spectacles, batteries and broken lightbulbs, please put them in the boxes by the door so they can be recycled. We are also collecting bras for Oxfam's Big Bra Hunt, so please bring any along - whatever the condition - and put them in the big pink trug near the door.

Items are given and taken FREE so please respect this community spirit by not taking things for resale or scrap value. Leftovers are given to charities or Freecycled.

Organised by the Charlbury Green Hub. If you would like to help sort things out as they are brought in and put things onto tables, and more importantly help sort stuff out at the end, then please contact Christine on 01608 811057. Photos might be taken during the event, so if you don't want to be photographed then please contact Christine.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 3 Mar: Spelsbury Coffee Morning Saturday 3rd March, 930am -12.00pm

Come and join the ladies of the Spelsbury WI in the Corner house for tea and biscuits and much, much more!

Josie Stone · Link


Mon 5 Mar: The Artwork and its Context: How an Artwork is affected by its Frame

Tony Lloyd will repeat the talk he recently gave to the Charlbury Art Society. He will discuss how our perception of an artwork is influenced by how and where we experience the work.
This is an event of the Oxford Guild of Printers and takes place at the Bull Hotel
Monday 5th March 8.00
Free, everybody welcome.

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Mon 5 Mar: Monday Box, 6-7pm, Community Centre

Starting today - a weekly non-contact boxing and circuit workout at Charlbury Community Centre from 6-7pm. Price £7 for adults £3 for juniors aged 13 and over. For more details or to book a place, please contact jason@charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk or phone 811878.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Tue 6 Mar: Yack & Yarn

Charlbury's Yack & Yarn group meet at The Bell on the first Tuesday of the month (7.30-9.30pm). Bring along your ongoing knitting or crochet project (or any other craft you enjoy), have a good chat and unwind over a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, including complete beginners. No fee to pay, no commitment, just drop by. **Please bring a portable craft lamp to work by**

Please contact Louise Cashman for further information: mob 07867 880237 or charlburywi@outlook.com

Louise Cashman · Link


Tue 6 Mar: Modern Prophets - Visions of a better tomorrow

For the third week of the Lent series about people who have made our world a better place, we will show a film, 'Summer in the Forest', about Paul Vanier, a Roman Catholic academic, philosopher and theologian who started the L'Arche communities for people with disabilities.
The film will be shown in St Mary's Parish Church on Tuesday 6 March at 8 pm. Doors open 7.30 pm.
In 1964 when Vanier was living in France, he invited two men with developmental disabilities to leave their institution and come and live with him. The film will show how his ideas spread until now there are 147 L'Arche communities in 37 countries.
Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted to cover expenses and for Christian Aid's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees. Everyone is welcome.
Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Thu 8 Mar: CHARLBURY DEBATING SOCIETY

Pre-Spring session!

"THE WEST CAN NO LONGER RELY ON AMERICAN LEADERSHIP"

Proposer: Frances Webber, Human rights lawyer
Opposer: Michael Flanagan, Campaigner and retailer
Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore

A dilemma for our times!

Morris Room
Corner House
Thursday, 8th March
@ 20.00

Admission £ 4.00 (free for under-21s) on the door

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Thu 8 Mar: Work Party at Blenheim Farm Nature Reserve

Noon onwards. Come along to help cut back some of the vegetation encroaching on the grassland from the shrub margins at Blenheim Farm our local BBOWT nature reserve.

All welcome. Please wear strong footwear, gardening gloves, and bring a warm drink etc.

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

Contact Christine for more information.

Christine Elliott · Link


Fri 9 Mar: Lent lunch

Soup, bread and cheese lunch will be provided at the Friends Meeting House on Friday 9 March from 12 to 2 pm.
Donations will be given to Christian Aid's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Everyone is welcome.
Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Fri 9 Mar: Oxford's base and brickish skirt: the development of the suburbs, 1850-1914

Charlbury Society talk by Liz Woolley

In 1850 Oxford was still contained largely within its medieval walls. Just over sixty years later thousands of new brick terraced houses had been built and the suburbs had "grown up around Oxford on every side like a huge swelling which needs to be cured". This talk examines why the suburbs grew so rapidly, how they developed differently in different areas of the city, and the effects they had on Oxford and its residents.

The picture shows Kingston Road, North Oxford

Memorial Hall 8pm
Refreshments available from 7.30pm
Members free, non-members £3

Judy Dod · Link


Sat 10 Mar: DANCE CLASSES

Charlbury's "Strictly" announces new March, April & May dates. Come along and enjoy learning some new steps.

Where: The Memorial Hall
When: March: Sat 10th & Sat 17th
April: Sat 7th & Sat 14th
May: Sat 5th & Sat 19th
Time: 10.00 - 11.30am

How much: £8 p/person (pre-paid). £9 p/person on the day

Please could you pre-book your place by contacting Debbie on 01865 460269 or 07749 402694

Jenny Howe · Link


Sat 10 Mar-Sun 11 Mar: Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

For that someone special...

The Old Shed · Link


Sat 10 Mar: Sepia Swing Show Twins at The Rose & Crown!

Last time here, the Sepia Swing Show Twins gave us a fabulous evening of old-style blues and jazz, so come on down and give them a big welcome, and be prepared for another great night!
The Sepia Swing Show Twins consist of UK Blues award nominee, David Raphael on Harp/Guitar/Vocals and internationally acclaimed Guitarist/Vocalist, Nick Hyde.
The twins deliver 'jaw dropping harmonica, magical guitars and awesome harmonies', covering a seamless set of Blues / Jug / Roots / Folk and Jazzy grooves (circa: 1840 â€" current day).
This is "toe tapping and table banging stuff and most of all, audience participation time".
Dave & Nick have played all over Europe with the likes of Lazy Lester, Little Jimmy Reed, The Bayou Brothers from San Diego…..from Finland to Portugal, France to Norway, Denmark to Spain. These guys have shared the biggest festival stages with many of the finest around.
The music starts at around 9pm.

Charlie M · Link


Sun 11 Mar: "Hidden Figures" - ChOC Film of the Month

Hidden Figures
Cert. PG / 2hrs

Inspired by Margot Lee Shetterly's book, the film tells the incredible story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

"A space-race segregation drama full of star power. Hidden in the sense of historically obscured… their contributions to the space race whilst neglected and marginalised … this trio of Nasa employees had key roles to play in getting John Glenn into orbit in the early 1960s, and safely back". - Tim Robey / Daily Telegraph

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

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

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 11 Mar: Messy Church for Mothering Sunday

Do join us for Messy Church for Mothering Sunday at St Mary's Church. 9am for breakfast, messy crafts and a family service. All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 13 Mar: Modern Prophets - Visions of a better tomorrow

The fourth in a series of talks about people who have changed our world for the better will be given by the Revd. Elizabeth Koepping on Tuesday 13 March at 8 pm in St Mary's Parish Church. Doors open 7.30 pm.

The subject of the talk is Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor, theologian, spy, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. Well known for his theological writings, Bonhoeffer made no secret of his staunch resistance to Nazi dictatorship, including vocal opposition to Hitler's euthanasia programme and genocidal persecution of the Jews. He was arrested in April 1943 by the Gestapo and after being accused of being associated with the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, he was quickly tried, along with other accused plotters, and then executed by hanging on 9 April 1945.
His influence lives on through his writings on Christianity's role in the secular world and his book 'The Cost of Discipleship' has become a modern classic.

Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted to cover expenses and for Christian Aid's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees. Everyone is welcome.
Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Wed 14 Mar: Tribal Textiles

Charlbury Art Society presents a talk by David Pollock on Tribal Textiles - Traditional Treasures from the Looms of Laos

Memorial Hall, 7.30pm
Members free, Visitors most welcome £3,
all under 25 year-olds FREE entry
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link



Thu 15 Mar: Social and therapeutic horticulture

Charlbury Garden Society presents an evening with Ian Gourlay, who practices social and therapeutic horticulture at Bridewell Gardens. He will give an illustrated talk about their work in the garden at Wilcote.

8pm in the Green Room, Charlbury Memorial Hall
Doors and refreshments from 7.45pm
Members free, visitors £2

Membership enquiries: membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk
Website: www.charlbury.info/community/30

Susan Dunstall · Link



Fri 16 Mar: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

The Knights of Mentis

This will be the third year running for the Knights but their music and the atmosphere they bring is so perfect for the Speakeasy and the Shed, we couldn't resist asking them back again.

The music is wonderfully louche, rootsy, blues-inflected Americana. The vibe is â€" well, like that really.

Find them at www.knightsofmentis.com/

Simon Fenn · Link


Fri 16 Mar: Lent lunch

Soup, bread and cheese lunch will be provided at St Mary's Parish Church on Friday 16 March from 12 to 2 pm.
Donations will be given to Christian Aid's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Everyone is welcome.
Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Fri 16 Mar: CHARLBURY MUSEUM STEWARDS' EVENING

Preview of the new exhibition on Wychwood Forest, for our wonderful volunteer stewards, from 6.30 pm at the Museum (part of the Corner House) in Market Street. The museum opens to the public every weekend from Easter Saturday till the end of September, thanks to our small army. Do come along and sign up to welcome visitors to Charlbury's history.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 17 Mar: Street Fair St. Patrick's Day QUIZ

Come and join us on St Patrick's Day for our Charlbury Street Fair Annual Quiz Night

Saturday 17th March

7pm for 7.30pm

Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Teams of 6 @ £12 per head entry fee - Includes St Patrick Day Dinner!

Prize for first and last!

Licensed bar

Please get your Entry Forms (to be returned no later than Wednesday 7th of March) from the Corner House, or from our Treasurer Carolyn Ashton

Email Carolyn.ashton@gmail.com; Mob. 07880 718536

John Dora · Link


Sat 17 Mar: DANCE CLASSES

Charlbury's "Strictly" announces new March, April & May dates. Come along and enjoy learning some new steps.

Where: The Memorial Hall
When: March: Sat 10th & Sat 17th
April: Sat 7th & Sat 14th
May: Sat 5th & Sat 19th
Time: 10.00 - 11.30am

How much: £8 p/person (pre-paid). £9 p/person on the day

Please could you pre-book your place by contacting Debbie on 01865 460269 or 07749 402694

Jenny Howe · Link


Tue 20 Mar: Modern Prophets - Visions of a better tomorrow

The last in a series of talks about people who have changed our word for the better will be given by Professor Tom Buchanan on Tuesday 20 March at 8 pm in St Mary's Parish Church. Doors open 7.30 pm.
In May 1961 Peter Benenson's newspaper article "The Forgotten Prisoners" inspired the formation of Amnesty International - the epitome of the modern human rights NGO. Remarkably, Amnesty took off almost immediately as not only a national but also an international organisation. However, this instant success had deep roots, and grew out of the development of Benenson's ideas about politics, the law and religion over more than a decade. Tom Buchanan will explore the founding and early years of Amnesty in this talk. He has written a number of influential articles on the history of Amnesty, and is currently writing a book on the history of human rights activism in Britain.
Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted to cover expenses and for Christian Aid's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees. Everyone is welcome.
Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Wed 21 Mar: Charlbury WI - A Puppet's Tale

An amusing and lively speaker, Angela Collins promises a fun filled evening with her puppetry presentation. Her early career in the textile industry taught her the sewing and design skills that led to a full time life of puppet making and putting on shows. (Note: our March meeting is also our AGM).

Charlbury WI meet at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month at the Memorial Hall. If you've not been before, then please come along and try us out. We have a interesting & varied programme for 2018, a growing membership & always have delicious home-made cake at meetings. Keep up to date with all our news on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (@CharlburyWI) and check out our website at www.charlburywi.org

Louise Cashman · Link


Wed 21 Mar: Alexander Technique, Introductory Evening Course, session 1

What IS the Alexander Technique? How can it help you?

Discover, or re-discover, how this gentle, practical discipline can improve your posture, breathing and movement.
(And that's only the beginning...)

A course of four weekly sessions, 7:30 to 9pm, starting Wed 21 March, at the Corner House, Charlbury.

Contact
Simon Fenn
07828 076358
simonfennAT@gmail.com

www.simonfennalexandertechnique.co.uk

Simon Fenn · Link


Thu 22 Mar: Alexander Technique, Introductory Morning Course, session 1

What IS the Alexander Technique? How can it help you?

Discover, or re-discover, how this gentle, practical discipline can improve your posture, breathing and movement.
(And that's only the beginning...)

A course of four weekly morning sessions, 10 to 11:30am, starting Thu 22 March, at the Corner House, Charlbury.

Contact
Simon Fenn
07828 076358
simonfennAT@gmail.com

www.simonfennalexandertechnique.co.uk

Simon Fenn · Link


Fri 23 Mar: Words Go Out to Play, live at the Shed

Four Wordsmen present an evening of poetry, sketches, storytelling and music, with very special guests - full details to follow.

Edward Fenton · Link


Fri 23 Mar: Lent lunch

Soup, bread and cheese lunch will be provided at the Methodist Church on Friday 23 March from 12 to 2 pm.
Donations will be given to Christian Aid's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Everyone is welcome.
Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Sat 24 Mar: Charlbury WI Coffee Morning & Cake Sale

Drop by at the Corner House this morning (9.30-11.30am) to enjoy tea & coffee served with home-made biscuits at our pop-up cafe before buying a delicious cake to take home & enjoy over the week-end.

Louise Cashman · Link


Sat 24 Mar: Words Go Out to Play, live at the Shed

Four Wordsmen present a second evening of poetry, sketches, storytelling and music, with very special guests - full details to follow.

Edward Fenton · Link


Sat 24 Mar: Spring Art Exhibition and Flower Show

Charlbury's Art Society and Garden Society invite you to their joint Spring Show. Come along and see members' artwork with many for sale as well as the Garden Society's beautiful floral exhibits in the Memorial Hall 12am - 5pm.
Teas 2 - 4pm, presentation of awards 3.45pm
www.charlburyarts.co.uk
www.charlbury.info/community/30

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sun 25 Mar: Asako Morikawa & Richard Boothby, Bass Viols

In the Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm

Tickets £10 (under 15, £5) include tea and cake. Please email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com to book a ticket.

We are honoured to welcome the internationally renowned viola da gamba players Asako Morikawa and Richard Boothby. The latter will be making a return visit to Charlbury after his extremely popular recital for CRAG in 2017.

Founder and Director of the Fretwork Viol Consort and professor of viola da gamba at the Royal College of Music, Richard Boothby is a distinguished player who has recorded over 80 CDs.

This will be a rare opportunity to hear some seldom heard gems of the French viola da gamba repertoire, introduced by the soloists. The hour-long recital will be followed by homemade cakes and tea, when there will be an opportunity to meet the artists and buy copies of their CDs.

The works played will include:

Jean de Ste Colombe: Le Retour; Le Raporté; Tombeau: Les Regrets
François Couperin: Douzième Concert - pointé-coulé; Badinage; Lentement, et patétiquement; Air
Marin Marais: Les Folies d'Espagne

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group. All proceeds will go to refugee relief

Jon Carpenter · Link



Mon 26 Mar: Easter BINGO at Charlbury Bowls Club

Great Prizes, bar.

Shaun Morley · Link


Wed 28 Mar: Alexander Technique Evening Course session 2/4

What IS the Alexander Technique? How can it help you?

Discover, or re-discover, how this gentle, practical discipline can improve your posture, breathing and movement.
(And that's only the beginning...)

A course of four weekly sessions, 7:30 to 9pm, starting Wed 21 March, at the Corner House, Charlbury.

Contact
Simon Fenn
07828 076358
simonfennAT@gmail.com

www.simonfennalexandertechnique.co.uk

Simon Fenn · Link


Wed 28 Mar: Day Centre Open Morning

Please come and visit Charlbury Day Centre on Wednesday 28th March between 10.30am and 12noon in the Garden Room of the Memorial Hall. This year we are celebrating our 21st birthday. There will be tea/coffee and cakes as well as a raffle and sales of Pam's lovely knitted toys plus some extra cakes to buy.
We are actively looking for new members and this is a good way of finding out whether the day Centre is for you - or just to come and support us generally. We look forward to meeting you.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Thu 29 Mar: Alexander Technique Morning Course session 2/4

What IS the Alexander Technique? How can it help you?

Discover, or re-discover, how this gentle, practical discipline can improve your posture, breathing and movement.
(And that's only the beginning...)

A course of four weekly morning sessions, 10 to 11:30am, starting Thu 22 March, at the Corner House, Charlbury.

Contact
Simon Fenn
07828 076358
simonfennAT@gmail.com

www.simonfennalexandertechnique.co.uk

Simon Fenn · Link


Sat 31 Mar: CHARLBURY MUSEUM REOPENS

Charlbury Museum reopens on Easter Saturday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, with a new exhibition on Charlbury and the Forest (Wychwood, that is), the foresters, the poachers, the glovers and the natural history.

Please note the new morning opening hours, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays. Afternoon opening hours on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays remain the same, 2.30 - 4.30 pm. You will be very welcome at the museum, open from Easter Saturday to Easter Monday, and then every weekend till the end of September.

New volunteers to work as stewards are always welcome.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Wed 4 Apr: Alexander Technique Evening Course session 3/4

What IS the Alexander Technique? How can it help you?

Discover, or re-discover, how this gentle, practical discipline can improve your posture, breathing and movement.
(And that's only the beginning...)

A course of four weekly sessions, 7:30 to 9pm, starting Wed 21 March, at the Corner House, Charlbury.

Contact
Simon Fenn
07828 076358
simonfennAT@gmail.com

www.simonfennalexandertechnique.co.uk

Simon Fenn · Link


Thu 5 Apr: Alexander Technique Morning Course session 3/4

What IS the Alexander Technique? How can it help you?

Discover, or re-discover, how this gentle, practical discipline can improve your posture, breathing and movement.
(And that's only the beginning...)

A course of four weekly morning sessions, 10 to 11:30am, starting Thu 22 March, at the Corner House, Charlbury.

Contact
Simon Fenn
07828 076358
simonfennAT@gmail.com

www.simonfennalexandertechnique.co.uk

Simon Fenn · Link


Sat 7 Apr: DANCE CLASSES

Charlbury's "Strictly" announces new March, April & May dates. Come along and enjoy learning some new steps.

Where: The Memorial Hall
When: March: Sat 10th & Sat 17th
April: Sat 7th & Sat 14th
May: Sat 5th & Sat 19th
Time: 10.00 - 11.30am

How much: £8 p/person (pre-paid). £9 p/person on the day

Please could you pre-book your place by contacting Debbie on 01865 460269 or 07749 402694

Jenny Howe · Link


Sun 8 Apr: "Victoria & Abdul" - ChOC film of the Month

Victoria & Abdul
Cert 12 / 109 mins.

The unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Dame Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

"Judi Dench's Oscar-worthy second turn as Queen Victoria is a poignant portrait of fading power and human connection". - Rotten Tomatoes

Admission: £5 / U15s £3

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

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 11 Apr: Pam Franklin

Charlbury Art Society presents Pam Franklin: Her painting and the impact of Art History Post Graduate Studies on her practice.
7.30pm The Memorial Hall
All welcome £3 entrance to non members, under 25s free
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Wed 11 Apr: Alexander Technique Evening Course final session

What IS the Alexander Technique? How can it help you?

Discover, or re-discover, how this gentle, practical discipline can improve your posture, breathing and movement.
(And that's only the beginning...)

A course of four weekly sessions, 7:30 to 9pm, starting Wed 21 March, at the Corner House, Charlbury.

Contact
Simon Fenn
07828 076358
simonfennAT@gmail.com

www.simonfennalexandertechnique.co.uk

Simon Fenn · Link


Thu 12 Apr: Alexander Technique Morning Course final session

What IS the Alexander Technique? How can it help you?

Discover, or re-discover, how this gentle, practical discipline can improve your posture, breathing and movement.
(And that's only the beginning...)

A course of four weekly morning sessions, 10 to 11:30am, starting Thu 22 March, at the Corner House, Charlbury.

Contact
Simon Fenn
07828 076358
simonfennAT@gmail.com

www.simonfennalexandertechnique.co.uk

Simon Fenn · Link


Fri 13 Apr: Evenlode Jazz at the Three Horseshoes

Evenlode will be back at the Three Horseshoes on Friday April 13th - and will be starting at 8.30 (slightly later than usual)
The usual mix of Swing, Latin, Blues plus vocals from Cliff and Special Guest vocalist Lizzie.

As usual free entry and good beer.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Sat 14 Apr: DANCE CLASSES

Charlbury's "Strictly" announces new March, April & May dates. Come along and enjoy learning some new steps.

Where: The Memorial Hall
When: March: Sat 10th & Sat 17th
April: Sat 7th & Sat 14th
May: Sat 5th & Sat 19th
Time: 10.00 - 11.30am

How much: £8 p/person (pre-paid). £9 p/person on the day

Please could you pre-book your place by contacting Debbie on 01865 460269 or 07749 402694

Jenny Howe · Link



Fri 20 Apr: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier

A real treat here: Pete Oxley's and Nic Meier's unique guitar-based work has been taking them all over the country this year to rave reviews. Dave Gelly in the Guardian said "this duet of guitar virtuosi comes close to perfection."

Read the article at /https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/feb/05/pete-oxley-nicolas-meier-colours-of-time-review/

They've been going down a storm in venues big and small but we think the Speakeasy will be perfect for their very special brand of intimate virtuosity. Don't miss this. Really.

Simon Fenn · Link


Fri 27 Apr: Film showing: La La Land

Age UK are putting on a series of film showings on the last Friday of each month at Charlbury Community Centre.
Doors open 12.50pm. Film starts promptly at 1.10pm. Price £3.50 including the film show, tea or coffee and cake. For more information, please contact Sian on 07827 235448 or sianwhitlock@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sat 28 Apr: Charlbury Bowls Club Open Day

2.00pm, 74 Ticknell Piece Road, Charlbury.

Did you know that bowls is the ninth most popular participation sport in England with more players than many higher profile sports like rugby and cricket?
Do you like a game of skill, but one anyone can play?
And did you know it was a game for all ages - our youngest member is 17 - oldest 92.
Then come along to our Bowls Open day - just turn up - all you need is a pair of flat-soled sport shoes or trainers. You will be made most welcome.

See our website at www.charlburybowls.co.uk

Shaun Morley · Link


Sat 5 May: Pond Dipping at Blenheim Farm Nature Reserve

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

Family friendly but no dogs please.

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

Contact Christine for more information.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 5 May: DANCE CLASSES

Charlbury's "Strictly" announces new March, April & May dates. Come along and enjoy learning some new steps.

Where: The Memorial Hall
When: March: Sat 10th & Sat 17th
April: Sat 7th & Sat 14th
May: Sat 5th & Sat 19th
Time: 10.00 - 11.30am

How much: £8 p/person (pre-paid). £9 p/person on the day

Please could you pre-book your place by contacting Debbie on 01865 460269 or 07749 402694

Jenny Howe · Link


Sun 6 May: Charlbury Bowls Club Open Day

2.00pm, 74 Ticknell Piece Road, Charlbury.Our second open day of the season.

Did you know that bowls is the ninth most popular participation sport in England with more players than many higher profile sports like rugby and cricket?
Do you like a game of skill, but one anyone can play?
And did you know it was a game for all ages - our youngest member is 17 - oldest 92.
Then come along to our Bowls Open day - just turn up - all you need is a pair of flat-soled sport shoes or trainers. You will be made most welcome.

See our website at www.charlburybowls.co.uk

Shaun Morley · Link


Wed 9 May: Cornelia Parker

Charlbury Art Society presents a talk by Juliet Heslewood on the sculptor and installation artist, Cornelia Park.

The Memorial Hall, 7.30pm
Members free, Visitors most welcome £3,
all under 25 year-olds FREE entry
www.charlburyarts.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link



Sun 13 May: Bird ID walk (looking and listening) with local ornithologists Louise Spicer and Tony Powell

Meet at the Spendlove Centre car park for a three hour gentle walk around Charlbury identifying birds by sight and sound. This event is organised by the Wychwood Project, is open to all, and booking is recommended. 07584 262437 / info@wychwoodproject.org.uk

Wychwood Project · Link


Sun 13 May: "Two Days, One Night" - ChOC Film of the Month

Cert. 15 / 1hr 35mins.

The critically acclaimed and award winning Belgian film from the Dardennes brothers stars Marion Cotillard as Sandra who has just been released from hospital only to find that she no longer has a job at the Solar Panel factory. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. (In French, shown with subtitles).

"The latest from the Dardennes brothers: A small-town tale with a universal punch … an intimate drama with thriller-like intensity". -Xan Brooks / The Guardian

Admission: £5

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

Jackie Hague · Link



Fri 18 May: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space for details...!

Simon Fenn · Link


Fri 18 May: Brize Singers in Concert

Making a welcome return to Charlbury the Brize Singers, accompanied by Bernard West on the piano, performing a fundraising concert in aid of the Corner House and War Memorial Hall.

Tickets priced at £6 will go on sale from the beginning of May.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm
(Doors open from 7pm).

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 19 May: DANCE CLASSES

Charlbury's "Strictly" announces new March, April & May dates. Come along and enjoy learning some new steps.

Where: The Memorial Hall
When: March: Sat 10th & Sat 17th
April: Sat 7th & Sat 14th
May: Sat 5th & Sat 19th
Time: 10.00 - 11.30am

How much: £8 p/person (pre-paid). £9 p/person on the day

Please could you pre-book your place by contacting Debbie on 01865 460269 or 07749 402694

Jenny Howe · Link


Fri 25 May: Film showing: The Railway Children

Age UK are putting on a series of film showings on the last Friday of each month at Charlbury Community Centre.
Doors open 12.50pm. Film starts promptly at 1.10pm. Price £3.50 including the film show, tea or coffee and cake. For more information, please contact Sian on 07827 235448 or sianwhitlock@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sun 10 Jun: Charlbury Open Gardens 2018

Charlbury Open Gardens, organised by the Street Fair team, offers a variety of fabulous gardens open for your delight from 2pm until 6pm. Tea and cakes plus plant sales will be available all afternoon at the Memorial Hall.

Admission to all gardens will be by programme available on the day from 1:30pm from the Corner House garden. The cost will be £5 per person with FREE entry for children under 12. Other attractions during the afternoon will include a quiz for children, a raffle and a plant stall.

All proceeds will go towards the upkeep and improvement of the Corner House and Memorial Hall community buildings.

Steve Jones · Link



Fri 15 Jun: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

Watch this space for details...!

Simon Fenn · Link


Sat 30 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival 2018

The date for the twenty-first annual Charlbury Beer Festival has been fixed for Saturday 30 June 2018. More details will follow, but in the meantime please put the date in your diaries!

Edward Fenton · Link


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