What’s on

Tue 25 Feb: Grief Encounters

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

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

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 26 Feb: Quiz at the Community Centre

Our monthly quizzes are on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 7.15pm and the quiz will start promptly at 7.45pm and be over by 10pm. This month's quizmaster is Andrew Chapman.

Teams are a maximum of 6, but don't worry if you don't have 6 people - we will sit you with others who need extras on their team. Tickets are available from reception in advance or on the night as long as we don't sell out.

Drinks and snacks are available from the bar/cafe.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 26 Feb: Film Showing at Charlbury Community Centre, 2pm

Our monthly film shows, screened by Age UK are on the fourth Wednesday of each month and are free. People of any age can attend. In accordance with the terms of Age UK's licence we are not allowed to publicise which film will be shown outside of the venue. So you can find out from the Community Centre; on the noticeboard by the front door, or by picking up a leaflet in the centre, or by ringing 811878.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 26 Feb: POSTPONED - CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - 50's Rock n Roll

Due to a family bereavement, there will be no CBY Music Club Music Night this Wednesday 26th February.

The '50s Rock n Roll Night planned for this week will now take place next week on Wednesday 4th March.

Thank you all for your understanding.

For further info on future nights, to suggest themes or to be added to our mailing list please contact Jos on cbymusicclub@gmail.com 

Jos Foulston · Link


Wed 26 Feb: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 26th February.

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 26 Feb: Ash Wednesday Services

9am Holy Communion in Shorthampton

7.30pm Holy Communion with imposition of ashes in St Mary's Church

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 26 Feb: DRAWING AND PAINTING MORNINGS with artist Catherine Binnie at RAILWAY STUDIOS

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS     10am-12.30

February 26th, March 4th,11th,18th, 25th, April 1st

Six Mornings    £120

COME AND BE CREATIVE!

Explore different materials and techniques - Pencil, Charcoal, Ink, Pastel and Paint.

No experience necessary, guidance if wanted.

Materials provided or bring your own if you prefer.

Relaxed and inspiring studio setting.

Good coffee/Tea and biscuits!

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

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

Booking confirmed on receipt of payment.

Catherine Binnie · Link


Thu 27 Feb: Alan Fraser Jazz - Live at Barry's

Great tunes and infectious grooves from Alan Fraser (saxophone, cornet, vocal), John Lanyon (guitar), Ian Phillips (bass guitar) and Simon Fenn (drums) at The Three Horseshoes on Sheep Street. Music from 9.00pm. Free. We would love to see you.

John Lanyon · Link


Fri 28 Feb: FRIDAY MORNING STONE CARVING WORKSHOPS with artist Catherine Binnie at RAILWAY STUDIOS

Six mornings - £180

Fridays 10am - 12:30pm
28th February
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March
3rd April

(one space left!)

Working in small groups these workshops will give you the opportunity to create a sculpture over six weeks. One-to-one guidance will be given at all stages of the process.

Stone carving workshops will cover:

Discussion of preliminary ideas - if you have ideas of what you would like to carve do bring these with you, equally it is fine if you would like to wait and see what the stone suggests!

Demonstration of stone carving techniques and use of hand tools - mallets, chisels, rasps & sandpaper.

Working on own piece with one-to-one guidance at every stage, from 'roughing out' the basic three-dimensional form to completion.

Advice on finishing the surface of the stone.

A good lunch (weekend workshops) and refreshments included.

No experience necessary.

A block of beautiful Maltese limestone & use of tools included (further blocks available at cost price) Eye protection, dust masks and gloves provided, if wanted.

Dusty! - work clothes recommended.

Limited places – To book, or for more information about this and other workshops contact Cathy at:

binniecatherine@gmail.com

07450313032

Booking confirmed on receipt of payment.

RAILWAY STUDIOS, UNIT 6, FOREST RD, CHARLBURY, CHIPPING NORTON, OX7 3HH

Catherine Binnie · Link


Fri 28 Feb: Stay and Play

Every Friday in term time. 9.30 – 11am. For carers and children under 5 years old. At Charlbury Bowls club. Run by St Mary's Church. 

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 28 Feb: Friday Fizz - new morning workout class

Jason's circuit training sessions have been so popular that we are adding a new one to the range. Called "Friday Fizz" this is a total body conditioning and toning class aimed at all abilites and fitness levels. It starts on 28th Feb 8.30-9.30am. Price £7 per class. Please bring CLEAN indoor trainers.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sat 29 Feb: 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. Bring a photo of large items to put on the notice board.

IMPORTANT CHANGES:

  • Electrical items to be delivered a week in advance on Saturday 22 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.

You can also bring along old spectacles, batteries, printer cartridges, water filters, 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 29 Feb: Spirit of People and Place

Celebrate Leap Day with an evening of poetry and music based on the new Charlbury anthology published in support of Shorthampton Church. 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. BYOB. £5 entry, or £10 entry including a copy of the book. To reserve a place please contact robstepney@outlook.com or anthonylandale@aol.com

Rob Stepney · Link


Sun 1 Mar: Hedgerow tree planting at Southill Solar Farm: 2pm onwards

Come and join us for an afternoon planting whips (small trees) into the gaps in the hedgerows at Southill Solar.

Bring your own spade, and make sure to wear wellies and gloves as well as warm clothes and waterproofs: after all this rain, it is bound to be a bit damp out in the fields!

Meet in the lay-by at 2pm on Sunday 1st. All welcome.

Anne Miller · Link


Tue 3 Mar: Yack & Yarn

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

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

Louise Cashman · Link



Wed 4 Mar: CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - '50s Rock n Roll

From 8pm in the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown.

The decade that changed the world? Quite possibly – come and enjoy the likes of Bill Hayley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard & of course, Elvis!

We are a friendly bunch of like-minded music lovers, who meet EVERY WEDNESDAY for a couple of hours to get away from life's hectic schedule and listen to music over a few fine ales.

Anyone & Everyone welcome! Come and join us!

To request tracks for the playlist, for more info, to suggest themes/artists or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Jos on cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Thu 5 Mar: KRIS DOLLIMORE AT THE ROSE & CROWN!

On Thursday 5th March at at The Rose & Crown we welcome back one of the most astounding blues musicians ever to appear here: Kris Dollimore! (Kris is also a veteran of top 20 bands The Damned and Del Amitri, as well as The Godfathers.)

You can expect a night of powerful raw traditional blues, together with some of Kris's own fine songs, and musicianship beyond compare! As someone said, "when he is playing, if you didn't realise it was just him, you'd think it was THREE people!".

The music starts at around 9pm.

Be there!

Charlie M · Link



Sat 7 Mar: Browns Lane closed

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Charlbury, Browns Lane

A request has been received from for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of A-Plant Lux Traffic whilst safety for Engineer to work on underground structure works are carried out.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate on 07 March 2020. This closure will operate between 09:30 and 15:30 hours.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor.

TTRO Team, Network Management, Communities, Oxfordshire County Council – TTRORequests@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Sun 8 Mar: English Medieval Decorated Church Window Tracery. 1250-1350

A talk by Hugh Williams, a former mathematician who has studied tracery for over 30 years. Friends Meeting House 3.30pm. £5 donations encouraged to Cecily's Fund.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


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

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

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Tue 10 Mar: Scrabble at the Community Centre, 2.30pm

Please join us for two or three games of Scrabble on Tuesday 10th March, 2.30-5pm. We meet on the second Tesday of every month in the TG room at Charlbury Community Centre. There is a small charge of £2 to help cover the costs of the room. No particular skill or experience needed.

The next session will be on 14th April.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 11 Mar: Charlbury Art Society

The Wonder that was Syria

Denise Derbyshire

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link



Sat 14 Mar: Spring Farmers Market

The Spring Farmers Market will take place on Saturday 14th March, 9am to 1pm. There will be food and drink for sale, and also flowers and crafts. You can stock up on your household products at the SESI Refill stall. And Charlbury Football and Sports Club will be providing hot drinks and bacon rolls to raise funds for their new building. Look forward to seeing you there. 

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 14 Mar: Charlbury Street Fair Quiz

Charlbury Street Fair Quiz 2020

Rachael Lunney · Link


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

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

Refill price per litre + 50p for initial bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (spiced ginger) - 500ml bottle
£2.50/litre Non-bio laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£3.00/litre Biological laundry liquid (fragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£2.00/litre Fabric conditioner (cologne) - 1 litre bottle
£7.00/litre Delicate and hand laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre All purpose cleaner (lavender & rosemary) - 500ml bottle
£3.00/litre Cream cleanser (fragranced) - 500ml bottle
£1.00/litre White vinegar for cleaning - 1 litre bottle
£1.50/litre Window and glass cleaner (sea grass) - 500ml spray bottle
£2.40/litre Toilet cleaner (lotus & sea salt) - 1 litre bottle
£2.00/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers - 1 litre bottle
£6.00/litre Fig hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser
£6.00/litre English rose hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser

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

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

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

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

Christine Elliott · Link


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

Maggie Cole, piano

Philippa Davies, flute

Sebastian Comberti, cello

Music by Haydn, Jean Françaix and Villa-Lobos

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

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

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert.

Enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

Jon Carpenter · Link


Thu 19 Mar: Charlbury Garden Society

Memorial Hall, 7.30 for 8pm

A year in the life of the allotment.

Illustrated talk by Jim and Jan Holah, local allotment holders and past winners of the best allotment in Charlbury.

New members and visitors very welcome.

Members free, guests £3.00.

Includes refreshments from 7.30.

Renew your membership (£5 single or £8 joint) and collect your 2020 card.

Membership enquiries: membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Geneviève Hug · Link


Sat 21 Mar: A Flash Do in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Memorial Hall

The Flash Do is at The Memorial Hall and features a night of  Charlbury's finest purveyors of Country, Blues, Jazz and Acoustic Rock on one night and on one stage. Featuring 1000 Mile Highway, The Mingus Tree, Bandana, and the debut of a new Charlbury Supergroup, JD and the Vodka Shots featuring Kieran Stiles, Jeremy Dale and Charlie Schmidt. All the performers are predominantly Charlbury folk and there will be a bar, so whats not to like?? Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Doors 7pm. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support

Dave Oates · Link


Sun 22 Mar: Choral Evensong

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

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 22 Mar: Sugarplum Sponsored Dog Walk

Calling on all keen walkers of both the two and four-legged variety!

Join us for the 2nd year of this exciting event! A 5km sponsored walk through the breathtaking grounds of Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, and help to not only raise funds to find the cure for type 1 diabetes, but also to raise awareness of this life-changing condition.

Arrive 10.30am (brunch and hot drinks will be served from 10.30)

Walk starts 11am

Dog show (with celebrity judges!)–12.15- 12.45pm

To celebrate Mother’s day we will be giving every mother who attends a beautiful posey of flowers, so why not attend as a family before going out for a spoiling mother’s day lunch locally (we are approaching all the local pubs and restaurants for a sugarplum Mother’s Day Deal so please watch this space!)

As there is no entry fee for your doggies, we would be thrilled if you can get your dog(s) sponsored and help to raise money for our cause, the sponsorship form can be downloaded. If you don’t have a real dog, please feel free to sponsor yourself.

Hannah Taylor · Link


Sun 22 Mar: Messy Church for Mothering Sunday

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

Jo Paton · Link



Sat 28 Mar: WEEKEND STONE CARVING WORKSHOPS with artist Catherine Binnie at RAILWAY STUDIOS

Two days - £170
10am - 4pm
28th, 29th March

Two days- £170
10am - 4pm
2nd, 3rd May

On these two-day workshops you will be working with blocks of natural Maltese limestone, and will be given enough guidance through the process of stone carving to complete a small sculpture. A good lunch is included!

Stone carving workshops will cover:

Discussion of preliminary ideas - if you have ideas of what you would like to carve do bring these with you, equally it is fine if you would like to wait and see what the stone suggests!

Demonstration of stone carving techniques and use of hand tools - mallets, chisels, rasps & sandpaper.

Working on own piece with one-to-one guidance at every stage, from 'roughing out' the basic three-dimensional form to completion.

Advice on finishing the surface of the stone.

A good lunch (weekend workshops) and refreshments included.

No experience necessary.

A block of beautiful Maltese limestone & use of tools included (further blocks available at cost price) Eye protection, dust masks and gloves provided, if wanted.

Dusty! - work clothes recommended.

Limited places – To book, or for more information about this and other workshops contact Cathy at:

binniecatherine@gmail.com

07450313032

Booking confirmed on receipt of payment.

RAILWAY STUDIOS, UNIT 6, FOREST RD, CHARLBURY, CHIPPING NORTON, OX7 3HH

Catherine Binnie · Link


Sat 28 Mar: Morris dancing taster session

We are a very friendly and relaxed group of Morris dancers dancing the traditional border style of dance with sticks and wearing rag/tatter jackets. We are looking for new dancers and musicians of all ages and abilities to join us, no previous dancing experience required. You could soon be dancing out and having fun at local fetes, fairs and festivals.

Come and have a chat, tea and cake and give Morris dancing a try.
Charlbury Memorial Hall 2-4.30pm
For further information contact Teresa on 07881 963328 or t.laughton768@btinternet.com

Teresa Duester · Link


Tue 31 Mar: Grief Encounters

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

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

Jo Paton · Link




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

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

Tony Lloyd · Link



Sat 4 Apr: Singet Ein Neues Lied - JS Bach The Motets - vOx Chamber Choir

A concert featuring the complete motets of JS Bach performed by vOx Chamber Choir and conducted by David Crown

Venue St Mary's Church, Charlbury, Concert Starts 7.30 pm

Tickets Priced £15/£5 Students, are available on the door and in advance via our website www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk

Email: info@vox-choir-oxford.co.uk

Karen Benny · Link


Mon 6 Apr: Easter BINGO at the Bowls Club

Brilliant night out at the Easter Bingo. Seats 120 - arrive early to secure table seat. Bar, raffle.

Charlbury Bowls Club, 74 Ticknell Piece Road, OX7 3TW

8 Games
6 books - £8
1 book - £1.50
2 Specials

6 game   - £1 per game

1 game   - 20p per game


Shaun Morley · Link


Mon 6 Apr-Wed 8 Apr: Compline in Holy Week

7.30pm in St Mary's Church.

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 6 Apr: Drop in Memory Cafe

A new monthly venture beginning on Monday 6th April from 2pm-3.30pm, for people who are experiencing memory and thinking problems and their carers, if they have one. This will take place at Charlbury Bowls Club, Ticknell Piece Road, where there is plenty of parking. Come along and chat, make new friends or meet other carers. Craft activity, reminiscence bag, relax over a book, and enjoy a free cream tea!

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 8 Apr: Charlbury Art Society

Wordsmith: From Chef to Letter Carver in Stone

Matthew Roman Kopinski

Charlbury Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 9 Apr: Monthly Pop-up SESI Detergent Refilll Station

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

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

We will have their full range for refilling your own bottles together with new bottles of product for buying this time (50p for the bottle) and refilling another time. If you want large quantities, please contact Christine in advance to order what you want,  phone 01608 811057 or email info@charlburygreenhub.org.uk

Refill price per litre + 50p for initial bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (spiced ginger) - 500ml bottle
£2.50/litre Non-bio laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£3.00/litre Biological laundry liquid (fragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£2.00/litre Fabric conditioner (cologne) - 1 litre bottle
£7.00/litre Delicate and hand laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre All purpose cleaner (lavender & rosemary) - 500ml bottle
£3.00/litre Cream cleanser (fragranced) - 500ml bottle
£1.00/litre White vinegar for cleaning - 1 litre bottle
£1.50/litre Window and glass cleaner (sea grass) - 500ml spray bottle
£2.40/litre Toilet cleaner (lotus & sea salt) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers - 1 litre bottle
£6.00/litre Fig hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser
£6.00/litre English rose hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser

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

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

Kefir grains also available on request - please contact Christine.

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

Christine Elliott · Link


Thu 9 Apr: Maundy Thursday Service

7.30pm in St Mary's Church. 

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 10 Apr: Good Friday services at St Mary's Church

9am Holy Communion

10am Children's messy church

2pm An hour at the foot of the cross

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 10 Apr: Good Friday messy childrens service

Join us at 10am in St Mary's for children's activities looking at the events of Easter week. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 12 Apr: Easter Day Services

8am Holy Communion

9am Holy Communion at Shorthampton

9.45am Easter Day Parish Communion

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 14 Apr: Scrabble at the Community Centre, 2.30pm

Please join us for two or three games of Scrabble on Tuesday 14th April, 2.30-5pm. We meet on the second Tesday of every month in the TG room at Charlbury Community Centre. There is a small charge of £2 to help cover the costs of the room. No particular skill or experience needed.

The next session will be on 12th May.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sat 18 Apr: Charlbury Bowls Club Open Day

All welcome - come and try bowls. All ages welcome.

Shaun Morley · Link


Sat 18 Apr: Quiz Night at St Mary's

Feeling Quizzy?   

Come to St Mary’s Church on Sat, 18 April at 7PM and be dazzled by Quizmaster Extraordinaire Patrick Derham (Head Master, Westminster School). 

All funds raised will support St Mary’s, Charlbury and All Saints, Shorthampton.  Supper will be served. Teams will be up to 6 people each.

If you would like to buy tickets for a team, or team up with others, please email Dine Glasgow (dglasgow@theridgegroup.com). 

dine glasgow · Link


Sun 19 Apr: Ignite - Contemporary worship service

6pm in St Mary's church. Join us for refreshments at 5.45pm

Jo Paton · Link



Sat 25 Apr: The Charlbury Food Festival -Food for the Future

At the festival you will be able to sample delicious food cooked by local people using sustainable, low-carbon ingredients. Advice on recipes will be provided to help you cook the same food at home. You will be able to talk to local producers about how they produce food and how this can contribute to a lower-carbon diet. You will be able to get ideas and inspiration on how to reduce food waste. There will be talks on what sustainable food production means in the context of climate change.

The festival will take place in the Memorial Hall between 12 and 3pm. Free entry. Free food!

John Lanyon · Link


Sat 25 Apr: Charlbury Bowls Club Open Day

All welcome - come and try bowls. All ages welcome.

Shaun Morley · Link


Sat 2 May-Sun 3 May: WEEKEND STONE CARVING WORKSHOPS with artist Catherine Binnie

Two days- £170
10am - 4pm
2nd, 3rd  May

On these two-day workshops you will be working with blocks of natural Maltese limestone, and will be given enough guidance through the process of stone carving to complete a small sculpture. A good lunch is included!

Stone carving workshops will cover:

Discussion of preliminary ideas - if you have ideas of what you would like to carve do bring these with you, equally it is fine if you would like to wait and see what the stone suggests!

Demonstration of stone carving techniques and use of hand tools - mallets, chisels, rasps & sandpaper.

Working on own piece with one-to-one guidance at every stage, from 'roughing out' the basic three-dimensional form to completion.

Advice on finishing the surface of the stone.

A good lunch (weekend workshops) and refreshments included.

No experience necessary.

A block of beautiful Maltese limestone & use of tools included (further blocks available at cost price) Eye protection, dust masks and gloves provided, if wanted.

Dusty! - work clothes recommended.

Limited places – To book, or for more information about this and other workshops contact Cathy at:

binniecatherine@gmail.com

07450313032

Booking confirmed on receipt of payment.

RAILWAY STUDIOS, UNIT 6, FOREST RD, CHARLBURY, CHIPPING NORTON, OX7 3HH

Catherine Binnie · Link


Sun 10 May: Choral Evensong

6pm in All Saints Shorthampton. 

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 12 May: Scrabble at the Community Centre, 2.30pm

Please join us for two or three games of Scrabble on Tuesday 12th May, 2.30-5pm. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month in the TG room at Charlbury Community Centre. There is a small charge of £2 to help cover the costs of the room. No particular skill or experience needed.

The next session will be on 9th June.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 13 May: Charlbury Art Society

Abstracts Create Better Artists

Max Hale

A talk on the way figurative artists lose out from not trying the ultimate

Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 13 May: Charlbury Bowls Club Open Day

All welcome - come and try bowls. All ages welcome.

Shaun Morley · Link


Sun 7 Jun-Sun 14 Jun: Bible Story Week

A week of events in St Mary's Church exploring the Bible. For all ages. More details nearer the time. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 14 Jun: Messy Church in Bible Story week

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

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 20 Jun: St Marys Church Summer Fete

St Mary's Church will hold their summer fete - more details to follow. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 21 Jun: Ignite - Contemporary worship service

6pm in St Mary's church. Join us for refreshments at 5.45pm

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 27 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival

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

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

Edward Fenton · Link


Tue 28 Jul-Fri 31 Jul: Charlbury Churches Holiday Club

Join us for a fun week. 10am - 12.30pm in St Mary's Church for school children aged 4 -11. Afternoon sports sessions at the Community Centre available each day. 

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 9 Sep: Charlbury Art Society

Industrial Art

Geoff Walton will share some of his fascinating collection of industrial art and talk about the artists who created these and some of the other works he admires.

7.30 Charlbury Memorial Hall

Non members welcome, £5 

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 20 Sep: Ignite - Contemporary worship service

6pm in St Mary's church. Join us for refreshments at 5.45pm

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 21 Sep: Autumn BINGO at the Bowls Club

Brilliant night out at the Autumn Bingo. Seats 120 - arrive early to secure table seat. Bar, raffle.

Charlbury Bowls Club, 74 Ticknell Piece Road, OX7 3TW

8 Games

6 books - £8

1 book - £1.50

2 Specials

6 game - £1 per game

1 game - 20p per game

Shaun Morley · Link


Sun 27 Sep: Messy Church for Harvest

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

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 4 Oct: Choral Evensong

6pm in St Mary's. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 14 Oct: Charlbury Art Society

The Art of the Poster

Graham Tremlow

7.30 Charlbury Memorial Hall

Non members welcome £5

With a particular passion for the history of illustrated posters, retired University academic Dr Graham Twemlow writes and lectures on subjects relating to the decorative arts and design history.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 8 Nov: Messy Church

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

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 11 Nov: Charlbury Art Society

Inspirational Cornwall

Kieran Styles will share some of the inspirational artists and places that make Cornwall such a positive influence on his own work

Charlbury Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 15 Nov: Ignite - Contemporary worship service

6pm in St Mary's church. Join us for refreshments at 5.45pm

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 4 Dec: JAZZ EVENING

Details to follow.

Ann Lloyd · Link


Sat 5 Dec: CHRISTMAS MISCELLANY

Details to follow.

Ann Lloyd · Link


Sun 6 Dec: Choral Evensong

6pm in St Mary's. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 9 Dec: Charlbury Art Society

An Evening with Elena Piras

Elena will talk about her life and play some of the music she has written as well as other work she finds inspiring

Elena Piras is an award-winning solo artist specialising in traditional Gaelic and Scots folk music. She has performed live extensively, including at the Opera North Twilight Season in Leeds in 2015 and the Box Full of Treasures festival in Italy in 2013, which was also the year she released her debut album ‘Journey’ to critical acclaim.

In more recent years, she has continued to make music despite near-death experiences (plural), multiple sensory loss, chronic pain and the inevitable highs and lows that go along with trying to make a success of a creative life in troubled times. Happily, she is now well on the way to completing her second studio album ‘Where the Wind Blows’ and is still an in-demand name on the live folk circuit. Some of this new material has already enjoyed radio play on the BBC Introducing in Oxford show.

Elena cites Charlbury’s incredible community as her foremost reason for settling here. The varied connections and support she has received - both in and out of music - have proven invaluable to her and she looks forward to making a few more after her talk and performance!

Charlbury Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 13 Dec: Messy Nativity

Join us at 9am for breakfast and messy crafts followed by a pop up nativity and family service.

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
  • 8pm-10pm: Badminton, Community Centre

Tuesday

  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 10am-11am: Bump to Two, Community Centre
  • 11am-12pm: Well Baby Clinic, Community Centre
  • 2.30pm-4pm: Fish van, Market Street
  • 6pm: Bowls club
  • 8pm: Wychwayz Morris, Scout Hut

Wednesday

  • 9am-10am: Lean Gym, Community Centre
  • 10am-11am: Stay & Play, Community Centre
  • 10am-11.30am: Tai Chi, Methodist Hall
  • 11.15am-12pm: Toddler Gym, Community Centre
  • 11.45am-12.45pm: Qigong and Tai Chi, Methodist Hall
  • 2.15pm-2.45pm: Rhyme Time, Charlbury Library
  • 2.30pm-4pm: Walking Football, Community Centre
  • 5pm-8pm: Thai to Go, Spendlove
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's
  • 8pm: CBY Music Club, Rose & Crown
  • 8pm-10pm: Volleyball, Community Centre

Thursday

  • 9.15am: Hatha Yoga, Memorial Hall
  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 10am-12pm: Font Cafe, St Mary's
  • 11am: Therapeutic Yoga, Memorial Hall
  • 4pm-5pm: Junior Sports Club (8-11), Community Centre
  • 5pm-6pm: Basketball (11+), Community Centre
  • 5pm-6.15pm: Beavers, Scout Hut
  • 7pm-9pm: Velo Pizzeria, Rose & Crown
  • 6.30pm-8pm: Cubs, Scout Hut
  • 6.30pm-7.30pm: Circuit Training, Community Centre
  • 7pm-9pm: Tennis club
  • 8pm-9pm: Walking Football, Community Centre

Friday

  • 9.30am-12pm: Donate and Take, Corner House
  • 9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
  • 10am-12pm: Coffee Club, Community Centre
  • 2pm-5pm: Tennis Club
  • 5pm-8pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
  • 7pm: Choir practice, St Mary's
  • 7pm-9pm: Youth Club, Community Centre
  • August 10am-12pm: Museum open

Saturday

  • 9.30am-12.30pm: Donate and Take, Corner House
  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • Morning: Coffee Morning, Corner Ho
  • Summer 10.30am-12.30pm: Museum open
  • 4.30pm-8.30pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove

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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