What’s on

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


Sat 20 Jul-Sun 21 Jul: CHARLBURY MUSEUM 2019 exhibition: Wool, Wheat and Wagons

The Museum will be open on Saturday from 10.30 to 12.30 pm, and on Sunday from 2.30 - 4.30 pm.   The Visitors' Book is full of names from Canada, New Zealand, Western Australia,  and many UK counties.  Add your name to the list and explore all five rooms for treasures.

One hundred years ago this weekend, Charlbury celebrated the end of the Great War with a Peace Carnival.  Pouring rain hampered the children's sports, but the lunch for returned warriors and the evening dance went ahead in the Town Hall.  On Monday 21st July the sports were completed, a cricket match (married v single) was held, and the  Carnival proper began, with children's and adults' fancy dress and decorated vehicles.  All proceeded from "the sports field" to Nine Acres and then to Lees Rest for a bonfire and fireworks which lit up the country for miles.  See more photos inside the Museum.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 20 Jul: British Legion Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning at The Corner House 9.45am to 11.45am

Patricia Cavell · Link


Sun 21 Jul: In Search of Old Mont

A walk with Cotswold Voluntary Wardens led by Tony Graeme.

Sunday 21st July Starting at 2.30 from Enstone Cemetery.

About 4 miles (2 hours).  Sorry, no dogs please.

We will visit the places where Mont lived and worked including Enstone, Fulwell and Clevely.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Mon 22 Jul: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) at 7:30pm.  The main business of the meeting will be to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. Before this, the assistant estate manager for Cornbury Park will be present to discuss and answer questions on estate matters of interest or concern to Charlbury.

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

Peter Kenrick · Link


Tue 23 Jul: Greener, healthier, cosy homes - survey results

Tuesday, 23rd July at 7:15pm, The Cornbury Room, The Bell, Charlbury - all welcome!

Alice Brander · Link


Wed 24 Jul: ChOC AGM 2019 - Revised Date

The AGM will be held in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall starting at 7.45pm.

Do come along and learn more about your local community cinema. 

If you have an interest in film and would like to join our small band either as a committee member or as a volunteer on film nights you'd be very welcome.

Wine and nibbles will be served following the AGM.

Any questions please call Jackie on 01608 810713 or email: secretary.chocfilms@gmail.com

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 24 Jul: Quiz at the Community Centre

July'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


Wed 24 Jul: CBY MUSIC CLUB - Weekly Music Nights - US Alternative/Indie Rock Night

WEDNESDAY 24th JULY

in the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown

from 8pm

Come and join our merry gathering to listen to a greatest hits selection of two fantastic US alternative/indie rock bands:

Pixies &

The Black Keys

plus a selection of hits from other similar bands including The White Stripes, The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age & Kings of Leon.

Escape life's relentless schedule and relax over a pint or two whilst listening to some great music with a bunch of friendly, like-minded music lovers.

Anyone & Everyone Welcome!

FREE ENTRY / NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

For any queries/questions or to be added to our mailing list please contact Jos on: cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Wed 24 Jul: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th July.

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 http://www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 24 Jul: What's Changing in Charlbury Medical Practice

Patients of Charlbury Medical Practice. This is your opportunity to find out what's changing in your Medical Practice. Topics will include Primary Care Networks - Charlbury is part of the Rural West PCN; staffing; social prescribing.  The event is organised by Charlbury Patient Participation Group and will be supported by the Practice Manager

Date: Wednesday 24 July

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Charlbury Medical Centre

susan smith · Link


Thu 25 Jul: SESI Detergent Refilll Station at Makers' Monthly Market

The next Makers Market is Thursday 26 September and the next Farmers Market is on 14 September, so if you need some SESI products before then, please contact Christine on 01608 811057 or info@charlburygreenhub.org.uk

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 (5-7.30pm) on the fourth Thursday of every month (except May, July and August). 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) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers - 1 litre bottle
£6.00/litre Fig hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser
£6.00/litre English rose hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser

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

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

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 27 Jul-Sun 28 Jul: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Wool, Wheat and Wagons

Opening as usual Saturday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and Sunday 2.30 to 4.30 pm.  Admission only £1 for adults, children free.   See our special exhibition on Charlbury's farms and farmers., and explore the other rooms for Charlbury's history.  

This week's photo shows the Aquatic Sports held in 1908 at the Bathing Place in Watery Lane.  

Janet Jeffs · 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 31 Jul: CBY MUSIC CLUB - Weekly Music Nights - Blues Night

WEDNESDAY 31st JULY

in the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown

from 8pm

An evening dedicated to all The Blues greats including classics from:

Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, 

BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jon Mayall, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix

and many many more!

Escape life's relentless schedule and relax with a pint or two whilst listening to some great music with a bunch of friendly, like-minded music lovers.

Anyone & Everyone Welcome!

FREE ENTRY / NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

For any queries/questions or to be added to our mailing list please contact Jos on: cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Thu 1 Aug: BRIDGE AT THE CORNER HOUSE

1.00 - 4.00 pm

Bridge session at the Corner House, hosted by Jonathan Davis from Andrew Robson Bridge in Oxford.

1.00-2.00 pm:  lesson and practice session.  £8 pp

2.00-4.00 pm:  supervised play.  £7 pp

For further information and to confirm attendance please contact Jonathan on arb.oxford@gmail.com    However all are welcome to arrive (and pay) on the day.

Refreshments provided.

peter durrant · Link


Sat 3 Aug-Sun 4 Aug: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Extra opening plus Bric a Brac, Coffee and Cakes

Opening Saturday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm <and> 2.30 - 4.30 pm.  Also Sunday 2.30 to 4.30 pm.   Saturday morning only - our coffee morning in the Corner House, and Bric a Brac sale in the museum garden.

Adults £1, Children free.  

The exhibition features Wool, Wheat and Wagons, stories of Charlbury's farms and farmers, and the associated industries..  This photo shows Coldron Mill, Spelsbury in 1937.  The museum's wagon was found at Coldron Mill and donated to the museum in 1964 by Miss Elsie Corbett and Miss Susan Thomson of Spelsbury.  It is due to return to the museum's Wagon Room  later this summer after restoration.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 3 Aug: 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 http://www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Tue 6 Aug-Wed 7 Aug: Steep Pans workshop

Two day workshop 10am - 12noon, at St Mary's Church Charlbury. For 8 year olds and over. £10 for the two day course. 

Bookings on 01608 810230 or email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 6 Aug: 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


Tue 20 Aug: Scrabble at the Community Centre, 2.30pm

A monthly Scrabble session for everyone. All abilities welcome. Cost is only £2 to help with the room hire costs. Drinks available from the cafe. We usually play two or three games with different people each time. Please jon us! 2.30-5pm.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Thu 22 Aug: BRIDGE AT THE CORNER HOUSE

1.00 - 4.00 pm

Bridge session at the Corner House, hosted by Jonathan Davis from Andrew Robson Bridge in Oxford.

1.00-2.00 pm:  lesson and practice session.  £8 pp

2.00-4.00 pm:  supervised play.  £7 pp

For further information and to confirm attendance please contact Jonathan on arb.oxford@gmail.com    However all are welcome to arrive (and pay) on the day.

Refreshments provided.

peter durrant · 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

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


Sat 14 Sep: Ride and Stride for churches

Ride and Stride - a good day out for all the family

 Whether on bike, roller skates or Shank’s Pony this is for YOU!!

 On Saturday 14 September the roads of Oxfordshire will see hundreds of cyclists and walkers taking part in the annual sponsored Ride and Stride for the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust.  Whatever the weather they visit as many churches as they can to raise money to help maintain Oxfordshire’s churches of all denominations.

These buildings are focal points in our communities. They connect us with past and future generations, and we all expect them to be there for the major events in our lives, but they receive no government funding and cost a lot to maintain.

 The annual Ride and Stride is not just a good way of raising money for a very good cause; it is also good exercise and good fun for all the family. You set your own target, and, just when you think your lungs cannot cope with any more, you reach another church offering refreshments, encouragement and an excuse to stop and have a look round.

You do not have to be a churchgoer to take part and enjoy a really good day out. You can sign up online at ohct.org.uk/ride-stride/ and get all the information you need or there will be sign-up and sponsorship forms in each of Charlbury’s churches.

And for the third year in succession... for children of Primary School age there will again be a junior version – a bike rally round the five churches of Charlbury. Some forty children took part last year and enjoyed it enormously. Let’s hope for great weather this year! See details below.

We really look forward to having you with us! Put the date in your diary!!

 Alison Eastwood 0787 089 3223 stableyardalison@gmail.com

Basil Eastwood   0796 997  0003   basil.eastwood@gmail.com

Basil Eastwood · Link


Sat 14 Sep: Charlbury Children's Bike Rally

Third Great Charlbury Childrens' Bike Rally!

Basil Eastwood · Link


Sat 14 Sep: 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. Also kefir grains available free of charge - just bring a very small jar of milk to take some grains away in.

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

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 14 Sep: Last Night of the Proms Party

Charlbury Street Fair's  Last Night of the Proms Party in the Memorial Hall.

Put the date in your diary - details to follow.

Jackie Hague · 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


Sat 21 Sep: Street Fair Art and Craft Exhibition

Charlbury Memorial Hall

11.00 - 5.00

An exhibition by local artists which will also raise funds for the Street Fair

Tony Lloyd · Link



Sat 26 Oct-Sun 27 Oct: Charlbury Art Society Exhibition

The Cornbury Room at the Bell Inn

The theme for this exhibition is Relationships.

Members will show two pieces of work that relate to each other in some way. 

They could be paintings, prints, sculpture or ceramics. The pieces might relate by subject, medium, colour size, shape or concept.

All welcome

Tony Lloyd · 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


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

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...

Maureen Sparling · 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
  • 5pm-9pm: Pizza, The Bull
  • 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
  • 6pm-9pm: Velo Pizzeria, Rose & Crown
  • 6.30pm-8pm: Cubs, Scout Hut
  • 6.30pm-7.30pm: Circuit Training, Community Centre
  • 7pm-9pm: Tennis club
  • 8pm-9pm: Walking Football, Community Centre

Friday

  • 9.30am-12pm: Donate and Take, Corner House
  • 9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
  • 10am-12pm: Coffee Club, Community Centre
  • 2pm-5pm: Tennis Club
  • 5pm-8pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
  • 5pm-9pm: Pizza, The Bull
  • 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
  • 5pm-9pm: Pizza, The Bull
  • Summer 2.30pm-4.30pm: Museum open

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