What’s on

Sat 17 Nov: Christmas Photo Shoot

Why not come along and get those family photos you've always meant to have done. Be they full on festive, just fun or a little more formal the choice is yours. It will be in the side room, between 10am and 4pm in the friendly surroundings of the Deli & Cafe where you can always get a bite to eat or a have a drink. Maybe after the photo session would be best. For more info go to www.drumstudio-photos.com/pop-up-mini-photoshoots

Jo Murphy · Link


Sat 17 Nov-Sun 25 Nov: Christmas Artweek Open Weekends Catherine Binnie and Christine Thornton

mailchi.mp/ca24a9d2ae07/invitation-to-open-weekends-in-november

TWO OPEN WEEKENDS
17-18th November
24-25th November
11am-5pm

7 DYERS HILL CHARLBURY
tea-coffee-mulled wine-
part of Charlbury Christmas ARTWEEKS

Catherine Binnie · Link


Sat 17 Nov: Urgent delivery of aid to Lesvos

The response to this appeal has been amazing. Thank you all so much. As a result of your generosity, we now have as much as we can possibly sort and pack in the time. We have to ask you not to bring further donations on this occasion, and apologise if this causes you inconvenience.

We are at the Quaker Meeting House in Market Street all day.

We are getting some stuff that is not suitable, either categories we didn't ask for, or clothing not suitable for refugees in outdoor camp environments.

So another way you could help is by coming and collecting bags of such items and taking them away to dispose of (e.g. recycling, charity shops).

Thank you from Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sat 17 Nov-Sun 25 Nov: Artweeks Open Studios

Marion Coates is exhibiting from home this November, so come and peruse paintings, plus a proliferation of personalised pocket-money presents at 20 The Playing Close! Two weekends, 17/18th and 24/25th November, 11am to 5pm.

marion coates · Link


Sat 17 Nov-Sun 25 Nov: Briony Lawson Open Studio

Briony will be exhibiting her sculptures as part of Christmas Art Weekends 2018

17/18th November

24/25th November

11am - 5pm

Gothic House, Church Street, Charlbury

All welcome

Judy Dod · Link


Sat 17 Nov: CTFC RACE NIGHT

See photo
All welcome

jenna siford · Link


Sun 18 Nov: Big Apple Take-Away

2.30pm on the Playing Close every other Sunday afternoon from September through to November. All welcome, please come along and help yourself to FREE fruit.

9th & 23rd September, 7th & 21st October, 4th & 18th November

This year we expect to have over 50 varieties of apple, also plums, grapes, pears, quinces, and medlars. This week, now we are into the late season, we won't have so many apples as in October, but there are still several different varieties and also lots and lots of wonderful QUINCES which can be used to make QUINCE JAM and lots of OTHER QUINCE RECIPES. There will also be MEDLARS which will need bletting before making MEDLAR JELLY OR CHUTNEY.

If you have spare apples (or grapes, plums, pears, quinces and medlars) for picking and you'd like them to be given away free at these events throughout the autumn, please contact sharecroppers@charlburygreeenhub.org.uk or 01608-811057 - we pick fruit from within an 8 mile radius from Charlbury. Enormous thanks to everyone who offers their surplus fruit for picking and redistribution every year rather than see it wasted - we couldn't do this without your generosity.

In 2017, Charlbury Sharecroppers' received the OCVA Environmental Award from the Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action organisation at Oxford Town Hall. This is county-wide recognition that what we are doing in Charlbury is a really good model for other communities to follow.

2018 is Charlbury Sharecroppers' 11th year - last year we redistributed about 2 tonnes of apples, do you remember your favourite varieties and when they were available? The fruit is given away FREE and you can take it for eating fresh, cooking, or storing.

When to eat apples and pears?

Early season apples don't store well fresh and need eating or cooking straight away but varieties that ripen in October will store for several weeks, keep them in the salad draw in your fridge or in a cold garage - perforated plastic bags are good to stop russets shrivelling. Pears need to be stored in fridge and brought out a few at a time to room temperature for a few days until they are soft enough to eat - test by pressing the neck or if gentle pressure of thumb nail goes through the skin - then they will be divine - an unripe crunchy pear is such a wasted opportunity!

Christine Elliott · Link


Sun 18 Nov: Ignite - formerly 6 O'clock worship

A contemporary service in St Mary's Church at 6pm. Join us for coffee and cake at 5.45pm.

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 21 Nov: Secure Paper Shredding, One Village, Forest Road, Charlbury

6.30-7.00pm. Reduce the risk of identity theft, bring confidential paper waste for secure shredding, fund raiser for the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal and also for hiring the Memorial Hall for next Bring & Take.

Bring your bags to the One Village warehouse on the trading estate just over the railway bridge on Forest Road (OX7 3HH). Cost is £5 per bag with 50% going towards local causes. Please phone Christine Elliott on 811057 for more information. Grateful thanks to One Village for letting us use their premises.

Heavy duty polypropylene sacks able to hold 20kg of paper are available free at Larcum's Gallery (ex-Post Office).

No need to remove staples, paperclips or plastic spines, but please DO NOT include plastic sleeves, folders or CDs.

Certificate of destruction provided if required. The paper gets reprocessed into paper products within just a few weeks.

Shredding by Datashredders Ltd

Organised every May and November by Charlbury Green Hub. Since 2009, when this event was first arranged in Charlbury, 7,400kg of paper have been shredded which is equivalent to 110 trees and over £1,700 has been raised for Charlbury charities.

Christine Elliott · Link


Wed 21 Nov: Charlbury WI November meeting and talk - Lost Villages of Oxfordshire

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm

Muriel Pilkington is our guest speaker for November, giving a talk on the Lost villages of Oxfordshire - A hundred villages in Oxfordshire that were listed in the Domesday Book are no longer in existence. Muriel will explain why villages such as Widford near Swinbrook have disappeared from maps.

Charlbury WI is a flourishing group with over 40 members. We welcome visitors to our meetings, come along, chat to members, hear the talk and afterwards enjoy a slice of homemade cake and tea or coffee.

Jackie Hague · Link


Fri 23 Nov: Comedy: Adrian Lancini is Gaz Pacho.

Extraordinary singer songwriter Gaz Pacho, 'on tour' in the backroom of the Three Horseshoes for four nights in November, performing his album 'Please Don't Make Me Stroke Your Dog' in its entirety.

Tickets are now available from Cotswold Frames for £5 (cash only and the correct money if possible please!). Limited space on each night so here at Gaz Pacho HQ we recommend you move swiftly in purchasing your favoured date.

The pub is open from 7pm - backroom opens 8.45pm and Gaz Pacho will perform shortly after so please arrive in good time to get the drinks in and soak up the pre-gig vibes.

Gaz Pacho Facts:
His debut performance (then known as Dylan Hyperspace) amassed over 285 views on YouTube in JUST 4 years.
There are no other Gaz Pacho facts currently available.

www.adrianlancini.com

Adrian Lancini · Link


Fri 23 Nov-Sat 24 Nov: Pick your own Christmas tree at Charlbury Christmas Trees

Our 2018 season starts on Saturday November 2018. We are open this weekend for early birds who want to come to choose and tag a tree for cutting and collection in December. Please note that we will not be cutting trees this weekend.

Our trees have benefitted from the wet spring and have put on growth. There are plenty to choose from in our mini forest, Norway Spruce and Belgian Spruce, and all sizes. So do come and have a look.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 24 Nov: Comedy: Adrian Lancini is Gaz Pacho.

Extraordinary singer songwriter Gaz Pacho, 'on tour' in the backroom of the Three Horseshoes for four nights in November, performing his album 'Please Don't Make Me Stroke Your Dog' in its entirety.

Tickets are now available from Cotswold Frames for £5 (cash only and the correct money if possible please!). Limited space on each night so here at Gaz Pacho HQ we recommend you move swiftly in purchasing your favoured date.

The pub is open from 7pm - backroom opens 8.45pm and Gaz Pacho will perform shortly after so please arrive in good time to get the drinks in and soak up the pre-gig vibes.

Gaz Pacho Facts:
His debut performance (then known as Dylan Hyperspace) amassed over 285 views on YouTube in JUST 4 years.
There are no other Gaz Pacho facts currently available.

www.adrianlancini.com

Adrian Lancini · Link


Sat 24 Nov-Sun 25 Nov: Art Exhibition

Wendy Wilson, Wendy Clifford and Tony Lloyd are exhibiting in the Cornbury Room at the Bell Inn
You are warmly invited to join us for drinks on Saturday 24th November between midday and 3pm
The Exhibition continues on Sunday 25th November 10.30am - 6pm
The Bell Inn will be open for coffee, drinks and meals
Please note that there is parking behind the Bell Inn and wheelchair access
For further Information Wendy Clifford wmf.clifford@talktalk.net

Ann Lloyd · Link


Sat 24 Nov-Sun 25 Nov: Christmas Open Studio - Anna Gillespie Glass

You are warmly invited to my Open Studio as part of Christmas Artweeks. I shall be open 11am-5pm at
6 Tanners Court
Charlbury OX7 3RP
I shall be selling glass Christmas decorations, handmade Christmas cards, musical gifts made in fused glass and stained glass panels to hang in a window.
No purchase necessary, just come and see my work.
Contact: anna@annagillespieglass.co.uk
Look out for the Artweeks trail map.

Anna Gillespie · Link



Mon 26 Nov: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet on Monday 26th November in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting will start at 8pm unless members are to be addressed by an external speaker in which case the start time will be brought forward to 7:30pm.
For further details see the Town Council page www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 28 Nov: Quiz at the Community Centre

Our November monthly quiz will be held on 28th at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
The host this time will be Derek Collett. There will be hot and cold, alcoholic and soft drinks for sale as well as crisps, cakes etc.
Tickets, £5 per person, are available from the Community Centre reception desk. Please don't leave it until the last minute to buy them, or you might be disappointed. Tables are for a maximum of 6, but you do not need a whole table of people to come - we will put you with others where necessary to make up the numbers.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 28 Nov: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 28th November.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.
10 minutes are available at the start of the meeting for members of the public who wish to address the Council by prior arrangement with the Town Clerk. If you wish to address the council during this time please contact the Town Clerk on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com as soon as possible.
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Thu 29 Nov: Comedy Ladder @ Rose & Crown

Live comedy in the back room. £5 entry

Don't forget: Thursday nights are also cheap wine night and pizza nights!

Tommy Longfellow · Link


Thu 29 Nov: All Together In Charlbury (ATIC) AGM

Come along to hear what ATIC has been doing to help local Charlbury residents since it began its services in Autumn 2017 and to give feedback on local needs.

AGM is open to ATIC members and non-members " all interested organisations and individuals welcome. 7.30 p.m., Garden Room, Memorial Hall.

More information from ATIC: charlburyalltogether@gmail.com or 07487 413892

Meryl Smith · Link


Fri 30 Nov: Age UK Film Showing at Community Centre, 2pm

These have been re-instated! Age UK will show a film every month on the last Friday of the month at 2pm (with the exception of December). Anybody can come, regardless of age. We are not allowed to publicise the film to be shown under the terms of the licence, but the film on November 30th has a Christmas theme, and you can find out in the Community Centre what it will be. In future participants may be given a choice of films. This event is free, refreshments are available from the Community Centre cafe and you are encouraged to stay afterwards to have a drink and chat about the film.

Future film club dates:

Friday 25th January 2019
Friday 22nd February 2019
Friday 29th March 2019

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Fri 30 Nov: CHARLBURY SPEAKEASY

The music of THE LOST ART is original, melodic, sophisticated and funky and we're really looking forward to having them on stage at the Speakeasy. You can hear them online at www.thelostartduo.com. Do come along and hear them live.

Alongside the music will be a special unique edition of From Our (Very) Own Correspondent featuring reports from a team of seasoned foreign correspondents now based in Charlbury....

Entry is £8 at the door from 8pm and you can bring your own drinks (plastic glasses provided).

Simon Fenn · Link


Sat 1 Dec: Town Councillor Surgery

Town councillors will be available between 10am and noon in the Corner House (Morris Room) to hear your comments and answer your questions. No appointment necessary - just come along!
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sat 1 Dec: St Mary's Church Christmas Bazaar

10am - 12noon in the Memorial Hall in aid of St. Mary's Church. Join us for sausage butties with tea or coffee and popular stalls including Cakes, Gifts, Toiletries, White Elephant, Plants, Raffle, Jewellery, Books, Toys, Bottles, Christmas Decorations and Flamingo Paperie cards.

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 1 Dec: For family carers and friends/neighbours of people living with dementia and memory loss

An information session aimed at helping you be more confident in providing care and support for someone living with dementia and memory loss. Saturday, 1 December from 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. in the Memorial Hall.

The session is for family carers or friends/neighbours looking out for someone living with memory and thinking problems and will be run by a local dementia care professional. Come and join us at this event to find out more about dementia and dementia care and to meet others in similar circumstances.

More information from Dementia Friendly Charlbury: charlburydf@gmail.com or phone 810192.

Meryl Smith · Link


Sat 1 Dec: Baroque Classics - vOx Chamber Choir

vOx return to Charlbury with a programme of baroque classics, including Vivaldi's Gloria, Handel's Zadok the Priest and Bach motets Komm, Jesu, Komm and Lobet den Herrn. There will be some not-so-well-known gems by contemporaries of Bach. Check out www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk/concerts for more information. Concert starts at 7:30.

Andrew Chim · Link


Sat 1 Dec: Baroque Classics - vOx Chamber Choir

vOx return to St Mary's Charlbury with a programme of baroque classics, including Vivaldi's Gloria, Handel's Zadok the Priest and Bach motets Komm, Jesu, Komm and Lobet den Herrn. There will be some not-so-well-known gems by contemporaries of Bach. Check out www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk/concerts for more information. Concert starts at 7:30.

Andrew Chim · Link



Sun 2 Dec: Choral Evensong

6pm in St Mary's Church. All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 2 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Fair

Charlbury Street Fair is excited to announce their second annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 2nd December, 11am-4pm at the Memorial Hall.

Lots of lovely gift ideas, hot and cold refreshments and wonderful raffle prizes!

Nikki Frankum · Link



Tue 4 Dec: Swifts in Charlbury

Swifts expert Chris Mason will talk about encouraging swifts to come and nest in Charlbury and fill the sky during the summer months.
7.30 in the Thomas Gifford Room at the Community Centre. £5 on the door to include a glass of wine.
This is a fundraising event to support the Swifts Community Art Project. You can now see the installation of 50 mosaic swifts in the courtyard outside.

Ann Lloyd · Link


Wed 5 Dec: Day Centre Christmas Open Morning

We'd love to see you between 10.30am and noon for our annual festive open morning. It's a chance for you to help our members celebrate Christmas and to find out more about the Day Centre. We hope to have some scrumptious home made cakes for sale as well.

Tanya Stevenson · Link



Fri 7 Dec: CHARLBURY DEBATING SOCIETY

Please come to the big pre-Christmas special:

"BREXIT - WE NOW NEED A PEOPLE'S VOTE"

Proposer: Liz Leffman, Trustee and campaigner
Opposer: Alasdair Ross, Journalist and researcher

Chaired by Jonathan Luxmoore

Morris Room, Corner House, Charlbury
@ 20.00

Bring your own arguments!

£3.00 on the door (free for under-21s)

Jonathan Luxmoore · Link


Sun 9 Dec: Free Lunchtime Concert, 1-2.30pm

Guinguette D'Oxford will be playing in the café at Charlbury Community Centre on Sunday 9th December 1-2.30pm. This group plays beautiful French Guinguette music and comprise of a singer, two accordions, a guitar, a fiddle and a bass.
There is no entry fee and the café will be serving wine, beer, coffee light lunches and all the usual goodies. Please come along for a relaxing Sunday lunchtime.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Mon 10 Dec: Christmas concert

Strings & Pipes & Friends' Christmas concert will be held on Monday 10 December at 7.30pm in the Baptist Church. This will be followed by refreshments and a retiring collection for Crisis at Christmas. All very welcome.

Celia Faulkner · Link



Wed 12 Dec: Charlbury Town Council – Precept Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 8pm on Wednesday 12th December. NOTE: This is NOT a full council meeting.

The sole purpose of this meeting is to consider the council's budget for 2019/20 and to recommend a precept for that year. Any recommendation will be considered for approval by resolution at the full council meeting on 19th December.

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

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 12 Dec: Christmas Quiz at the Community Centre

Our monthly quiz night will be earlier this month (Wednesday 12th) as everyone gets busy nearer to Christmas. Doors open at 7.30pm, the quiz starts promptly at 8pm. There will be a bar and - this month only - mince pies(and maybe mulled wine)!
Quiz master is Tom Smith. Tickets, £5 each will be available from the Community Centre from 28th November (the date of the previous quiz).

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Thu 13 Dec: Not the office party

The party for those who work from home. Paid, unpaid, full or part time, appreciated and unappreciated!
7.30 at The Bell. Buffet and bar, £7.50 per head, book and or pay in advance directly to The Bell (payment can be taken over the phone).
Any questions call Nicola on 07968381335

Nicola Morgan · Link


Thu 13 Dec: "A Year at Great Dixter"

Charlbury Garden Society presents an illustrated talk by Henry Witheridge

Henry Witheridge was awarded the Christopher Lloyd scholarship for 2017-18, and spent a year working in the garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex, learning practical skills and developing a deeper understanding of the craft of traditional flower gardening.

Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. It is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturalists from across the world.

You'll find more information at www.greatdixter.co.uk

This talk has been rescheduled from November.

Charlbury Memorial Hall at 8pm. Doors open 7.30 and talk starts at 8.00.
Non-members £3, free to members (includes mulled wine and mince pies).

Jon Carpenter · Link


Fri 14 Dec: A Community Christmas Carol Party

On late opening night in Charlbury the primary school choir will be touring the town singing in various locations. They will end up at the Community Centre (at around 8pm), where there will be more carols, mince pies, mulled wine and festive fun! Please join us - everyone is welcome.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sun 16 Dec: Messy Church Nativity

Join us at 9am for Messy Church Nativity. Breakfast and messy crafts and a nativity play. More details to follow.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 16 Dec: Traditional Carol Service at All Saints Shorthampton

3pm in All Saints Church, Shorthampton. All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 16 Dec: "Paddington 2" - the Family Matinee at Christmas from ChOC

Cert. PG / 103mins
A film for the whole family to enjoy together.

Following on from his adventures after his move to London, Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Free popcorn for children and mince pies for adults.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm. Doors and licensed bar from 2.15pm

Admission: Family Ticket (2 adults and one or two children), £12. Adults, £5. U15s, £3.

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 16 Dec: Advent Carol Service

Come and join us on Gaudete Sunday, the 16th December, at 3pm for our annual Advent Carol Service - St Teresa's Church, on the corner of Fisher's Lane and Sheep Street.

All are very welcome

Alison O · Link


Mon 17 Dec: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet on Monday 17th December in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting will start at 8pm unless members are to be addressed by an external speaker in which case the start time will be brought forward to 7:30pm.
For further details see the Town Council page www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 19 Dec: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 19th December.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.
10 minutes are available at the start of the meeting for members of the public who wish to address the Council by prior arrangement with the Town Clerk. If you wish to address the council during this time please contact the Town Clerk on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com as soon as possible.
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Thu 20 Dec: The Makers’ Monthly Market

Christmas market

Patricia Freeman · Link


Thu 20 Dec: SESI Detergent Refilll Station at Makers' Monthly Market

Charlbury Green Hub will be providing a pop-up SESI refill station for household cleaning products at the Makers' Monthly Market in the Memorial Hall (5-8pm) on the third Thursday of every month. This month, we will have unfragranced washing-up liquid and non-bio laundry liquid for refilling your own bottles and also bottles of their full range so you can buy a bottle of product this time (50p deposit for the bottle) and refill again another month. We need to find out which are the popular lines so that we can stock larger quantities for refilling.

Refill price per litre + 50p deposit 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 - 1 litre bottle
£3.00/litre Biological laundry liquid - 1 litre bottle
£2.00/litre Fabric conditioner - 1 litre bottle
£2.80/litre Delicate and hand laundry liquid - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre Surface cleaner (lavender & rosemary) - 500ml bottle
£3.00/litre Cream cleanser - 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

Christine Elliott · Link


Fri 21 Dec: Evenlode Jazz at the Three Horseshoes

Evenlode Jazz will be playing a pre Christmas gig at the Three Horseshoes with their usual mix of swing jazz, Latin and well known songs with guest vocalists.

8.30 till late - free entry.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Mon 24 Dec: Carols by Candlelight in St Mary's Church

Join us for our annual carols by candlelight service at 5.30pm in St Mary's. Everyone is very welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 24 Dec: Midnight Eucharist

Holy Communion Christmas Eve service in St Mary's Church at 11.30pm.

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 24 Dec: Mass of Christmas Night with Carols

All are welcome to the Mass of Christmas Night with Carols (in place of Midnight Mass) - 8.30pm, St.Teresa's Church, on the corner of Sheep Street and Fisher's Lane.

Alison O · Link


Tue 25 Dec: Christmas Day Service in St Marys and All Saints

8am Holy Communion in St Mary's Church
9am Holy Communion in All Saints' Shorthampton
10.30am Christmas Morning Holy Communion in St Mary's Church

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 25 Dec: Christmas Day Mass

Christmas Day Mass at St.Teresa's is at 9.15am - all are welcome.

Alison O · Link


Sun 6 Jan 2019: Tea Concert: An afternoon with Brian Boothby

An exceptional creator and performer of words and music.

Singer/songwriter Brian Boothby will perform original works from his latest album 'Firegazing'. Describing the collection as 'lyrical, story-weaving songs of land, loss, vision and valediction' Brian hopes to inspire contemplation fitting for the season of reflection on the past year and looking forward to the next.

Discover more at www.brianboothby.co.uk

In the Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm, followed by free tea and cake.
Tickets £12 from Cotswold Frames or Larcum's nearer the date, or reserve by emailing charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 9 Jan 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Jill Colchester

Sketching the Figure - experimental drawing
7:30 at the Memorial Hall Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sat 12 Jan 2019: Bring and Buy

A Bring and Buy in the Quaker Meeting House, 9.30 - 12.

Please bring donations on the Friday evening if convenient, or email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com for other arrangements.

All proceeds will go to refugee relief.

Organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 13 Jan 2019: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" - ChOC Film of the month

Cert.12A / 124mins.
London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter.
As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet's growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7pm.
(doors & licensed bar from 6.15pm)

Admission: Adults, £5 / U15s, £3

Jackie Hague · Link



Sat 26 Jan 2019: Charlbuy Street Fair First Meeting

First Meeting for 2019 Street Fair
5pm Cornbury Room Bell Hotel.

Rachael Lunney · Link


Sun 10 Feb 2019: "Some Like It Hot" - ChOC Classic Cinema

Cert. 12 / 116mins

Last February, the first entry in our new ChOC Classic Cinema strand, Brief Encounter, attracted a large and very attentive audience, who braved a chilly winter's evening to reappraise one of the best British films ever made.


2019's ChOC Classic hails from the other side of the Atlantic. Made in 1959 by the legendary Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as two down-at-heel Chicagoan jazz musicians who inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre. They succeed in escaping the clutches of a vicious mob run by the sinister 'Spats' Colombo (George Raft) by securing jobs with a touring band of female musicians in the new guises of 'Josephine' and 'Daphne'. On a train to Miami, they make the acquaintance of the bewitching 'Sugar' Kane (Marilyn Monroe) and Josephine (Curtis) quickly falls in love with her, later pursuing her in Florida disguised as an oil magnate. Daphne catches the eye of wealthy playboy Osgood Fielding the Third (Joe E. Brown) and so, for a while, our heroes' major dilemma involves trying to extricate themselves from the romances that their enforced cross-dressing have embroiled them in. But when Colombo's mobsters arrive on the scene, Josephine and Daphne have to face up to the rather more pressing task of saving their own necks.

A genuine cinematic classic, Some Like It Hot is an hilarious comedy drama illuminated by superb performances from Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe. This is a film guaranteed to warm the cockles in the depths of winter so please join us to enjoy ChOC Classic Cinema Part 2.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7pm.
(doors & licensed bar from 6.15pm)

Admission: Adults £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 13 Feb 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Dr Emily Crane

Wworkshops Round the World
7:30 at the Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sun 17 Feb 2019: Tea Concert: Bach, Goldberg Variations

Alastair Ross (harpsichord)

In the Memorial Hall at 3pm, followed by free tea and cake.

A tribute concert in memory of Maurice Cochrane and Roger Pensom

Alastair Ross was a chorister at Christ Church, and an organ scholar at New College, Oxford, where he gained a First in Music. He has worked as a freelance harpsichordist and organist for thirty five years. He is principal keyboard player of the Academy of Ancient Music and The Sixteen, with whom he played a Handel Organ Concerto in the 2009 BBC Proms. He also plays with Canzona, with whose director, Theresa Caudle, he teaches every year on courses of baroque chamber music at Benslow and Jackdaws.

"In my twenties, I wanted to be an organist. I was organ scholar at New College, Oxford; studied in America; and had church jobs at High Wycombe Parish Church and St Margaret's, Westminster. I passionately love that repertoire, but gave it up when I realised that I'd rather drag my young children into the Chiltern Hills than into church on Sunday mornings."

Tickets £12 from Cotswold Frames or Larcum's nearer the date, or reserve by emailing charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 13 Mar 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Martin Andrews

Allen W. Seaby, colour woodcut printing
7:30 at the Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sun 24 Mar 2019: Tea Concert: Flute and Harpsichord Recital

Rachel Beckett (flute and recorder) and Alastair Ross (harpsichord)

Programme information to follow.

'...[Rachel Beckett's] solo which she played almost senza vibrato, was purest joy. She played her melodies with the most wonderful intimacy and calmness.' Hamburger Abendblatt

In the Memorial Hall at 3pm, followed by free tea and cake.

Tickets £12 from Cotswold Frames or Larcum's nearer the date, or reserve by emailing charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Jon Carpenter · Link


Fri 5 Apr-Sat 6 Apr 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Spring Show

Spring Exhibition shared with the Garden Society
at the Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Wed 10 Apr 2019: Charlbury Art Society: Mary Acton

How to look at Sculpture
7:30 at the Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link



Sat 20 Apr-Mon 22 Apr 2019: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Four wheels on our wagon!

Charlbury Museum will reopen for the 2019 season on Easter Saturday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. The new exhibition will star the newly restored wagon in the room built with the generous donations of Charlbury people and organisations in 2002.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Wed 8 May 2019: Charlbury Art Society: George Speake

Saxon Art and Archaeology
7:30 at Memorial Hall, Charlbury

Kati Eidenbenz · Link



Sat 8 Jun-Sun 16 Jun 2019: Charlbury Art Society: CHARLBURY FESTIVAL

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

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sat 29 Jun 2019: 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


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