What’s on

Wed 21 Aug: CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - Woodstock '69 50th Anniversary

WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST from 8pm in the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown.

Celebrating those 3 days of love, peace and music from the summer of '69. Including hits from the original playlists from the likes of Santana, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Sly & The Family Stone & Jimi Hendrix!

Come and relax over a pint or two listening to some great music with a friendly bunch of like-minded music lovers.

FREE ENTRY / NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

To be added to our mailing list please contact Jos on either cbymusicclub@gmail.com or 07468 690059.

Jos Foulston · Link


Wed 21 Aug: Feldenkrais Free Taster class.

An hour-long class at the Community Centre, to give you a taste of Awareness Through Movement. 

1.30 pm to 2.30pm 

Contact me at ed@asenseofmovement.com if you would like to attend. 

Bring a mat or blanket, and warm comfortable clothing. 

Ed Woodall · Link


Wed 21 Aug: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 21st August.

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 21 Aug: Kid's Runabout at Community Centre, 10am-12

Between 10am and 12 noon each Wednesday of the school holidays there will be a kids runabout session in the main hall. Parents or carers need to stay and supervise as this is not staffed. Some play equipment will be provided and the children have the whole sports hall to run around in.

Aimed at toddlers to 10 year olds. This session replaces Stay and Play and Toddler Gym sessions, allowing older siblings to take part too.

Cost: £2 per child for two hours.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 21 Aug: Space Chase Stories & Crafts at the Library

In conjunction with Oxfordshire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge, we are holding a session of Space Stories and Crafts at Charlbury Library.  Places are limited so pop into the library soon or phone 01608 811104 to reserve your child's free ticket.

Julie Ward · Link


Thu 22 Aug: NO Makers' Monthly Market tonight - Arrangements for SESI Detergent Refillls

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


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


Fri 23 Aug-Mon 26 Aug: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Open 4 days Friday to Monday

Opening hours:  Friday and Saturday 10.30  am - 12.30 pm, Sunday and Monday 2.30 - 4.30 pm.  

Admission:  Children free, adults £1.  

Wool, Wheat and Wagons;  The special exhibition on Charlbury's farms and farming people in the Wagon Room.  The five rooms are also packed with the town's history and a large archive of photographs.  

The photograph shows Spendlove School pupils on a trip to the Royal Albert Hall.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 24 Aug: Charlbury Street Fair Grand Draw Tickets on Sale

Charlbury Street Fair Grand Draw Ticket will be on sale for the first time from 9.30am to 12pm outside the Corner House  

Rachael Lunney · Link


Sun 25 Aug: Big Apple Take-Away

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

25th August, 8th & 22nd September, 6th & 20th October, 3rd November

This year we are starting two weeks earlier than normal to catch the early apple varieties which have been ripening early for the past few years. During the season we expect to have over 50 varieties of apple, also plums, grapes, and pears.

Later in October we will get 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.

2019 is Charlbury Sharecroppers' 12th 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


Wed 28 Aug: Kid's Runabout at Community Centre, 10am-12

This is the last kids runabout session of the school summer holidays. Parents or carers need to stay and supervise as this is not staffed. Some play equipment will be provided and the children have the whole sports hall to run around in.

Aimed at toddlers to 10 year olds. This session replaces Stay and Play and Toddler Gym sessions, allowing older siblings to take part too.

Cost: £2 per child for two hours.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 28 Aug: A tour of Ditchley: in aid of The Friends of All Saints Church, Spelsbury

A rare opportunity to have a guided tour of Ditchley House at 2pm, followed by a cream tea at 3.30 and a stroll in the grounds.

Contact Chris & Gillie Galloway on 01608 684234 or www.tinyurl.com/Ditchley2019 for tickets.

Jim Holah · Link


Wed 28 Aug: CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - Vocal Duos: Carpenters + Simon & Garfunkel

WEDNESDAY 28th AUGUST from 8pm in the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown.

All the essentials from two of the best vocal duos from the 60s & 70s – the distinctive soft musical style of Karen & Richard Carpenter and the wonderful folk-rock of Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel.

Come and relax over a pint or two listening to some great music with a friendly bunch of like-minded music lovers.

FREE ENTRY / NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

To be added to our mailing list please contact Jos on either cbymusicclub@gmail.com or 07468 690059.

Jos Foulston · Link


Thu 29 Aug: GONG BATH

My next Gong Bath will be taking place in the Memorial Hall on Thursday 29 August - 7.30-9pm. Cost £15

Come along to an evening of sound healing. Please wear warm comfortable clothing and bring something comfortable to lie on along with a blanket, pillow and any back support if necessary.

Book online at www.carolelove.com or call Carole on 07766 562400

NADINE MILLS · Link


Fri 30 Aug-Sun 1 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Opening hours:  Friday and Saturday 10.30 - 12.30 pm, Sunday 2.30 - 4.30 pm.  

Admission:  Children free, adults £1.  Try  a quiz to find items in the five rooms.  Search the photographs of people, places and events.  See the special exhibition on farming - Wool, Wheat and Wagons.

The photograph shows the School Gardens in their prime (now the site of the Co-op, Community Centre and Medical Centre).  

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 31 Aug: Coffee Morning at the Corner House

Do come along and join us for a cuppa anytime between 9.30am and noon.

Produce and Cake Sale - come early for cakes!

Raffle

Donate and Take shop open too

All Proceeds to the Corner House and War Memorial Hall

Jackie Hague · Link



Sun 1 Sep: Lawrence Home Nursing at Wychwood Forest Fair

The Wychwood Project has asked Lawrence Home Nursing Team to provide teas and cakes at the Forest Fair this year.

In addition to cake donations, volunteers are needed to help on the stall from 11am to 5pm on the day.

If you are able to donate a cake and / or assist on the day please contact Sarah on 01608 811274 or email sarahdarnell@hotmail.com

Arrangements can be made for cakes to be collected from in and around Charlbury.

All funds raised will support the LHNT nursing care team.

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 1 Sep: Wychwood Forest Fair at Cornbury Park

What's at the fair

Typical activities at the Fair each year include displays by the Wychwood Project, the Wychwood Barn Owl and Flora groups, and many other local conservation and community groups. A wide range of rural crafts, some of which allow you to ‘have a go’, are on display. The Wychwood Project second-hand book stall is a must for book-lovers.

As well as an arts and crafts tent, there is a children’s Fun Fair, local Morris dancing sides, Witney Town Band, a horse logging demonstration and fun family dog show and other entertainers. There are plenty of local food suppliers and farm produce, lots of refreshments, locally produced ice cream and - last but not least - a beer tent selling beer from the local Wychwood Brewery, based in Witney.

Local food, farm produce, arts and crafts, rural craftsmen and women, trade stands, Hatwell's Fun Fair.. what more could you ask for

Rural skills

Each year the modern Fair, which tries to avoid much of the commercialisation of so many modern country shows, emphasises local environmental activities, revived rural skills and locally produced food.

The 2019 Forest Fair will be held on Sunday 1 September, at Cornbury Park from 11am - 5pm,

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Tue 3 Sep: 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 Sep: CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - Stevie Wonder & Marvin Gaye

WEDNESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER from 8pm in the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown.

Quite simply two of the greatest R&B/Soul singers ever. We track all their greatest hits from when they both hit the big time back in the mid 60s.

Come and relax over a pint or two listening to some great music with a friendly bunch of like-minded music lovers.

FREE ENTRY / NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

To be added to our mailing list please contact Jos on either cbymusicclub@gmail.com or 07468 690059.

Jos Foulston · Link


Wed 4 Sep: Feldenkrais Free Taster class.

An opportunity to try Awareness Through Movement before the regular classes start at the Charlbury Community Centre. 

12.30-1.30pm Thomas Gifford Room 

Contact Ed at ed@asenseofmovement if you would like to come. 

Bring a mat or blanket and warm, comfortable clothing. 

Ed Woodall · Link


Sat 7 Sep: Annual Flower and Produce Show

Charlbury Garden Society presents:

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

Charlbury Memorial Hall 2 - 4 pm, Awards 3.45 pm

Exhibitors entries 8.30 - 10 am

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 Corner House, Larcums, the Library, the Pharmacy and the railway station.

Email enquiries: showsecretary@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Sat 7 Sep-Sun 8 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Open on Saturday and Sunday

Wool, Wheat and Wagons.  The museum will be open on Saturday from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm, and on Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.   Adults' admission only £1, children free.  All are welcome.

The photograph shows the crowd at Charlbury Flower Show in the 1920s.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sun 8 Sep: The Old Man & The Gun - ChOC Film of the Month

Cert. 12 / 1hr 33 mins.

An elderly man is driving down a Texan freeway when he sees a woman whose car has broken down. He offers her a lift and she accepts. They start talking and soon strike up a rapport. She asks him what he has been doing. He replies ‘robbing a bank’.  She laughs, as most of us would.  But what he says is true.  The man is Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), a career criminal who has recently escaped from San Quentin prison and is responsible for a string of bank robberies across the USA over the course of many decades.

Based on a true story, and widely reputed to be the last movie of Redford’s illustrious career, The Old Man & the Gun is a warm and charming film with an old-fashioned feel somewhat redolent of 1980s cinema.  It features a masterful central performance by Redford and acts as a fitting swansong for the great Hollywood star.

Memorial Hall Charlbury at 7.30pm

(doors & licensed bar from 6.45pm)

Admission: Adults £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


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

Our monthly Scrabble sessions from now on will be on the second Tuesday of the month between 2.30 and 5pm. Please come along and have a game. It's a friendly and non-competitive group - all ages and abilites are welcome.

Cost £2 per session. Refreshments are available from the cafe.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 11 Sep: 'Back to the Drawing Board' with artist Catherine Binnie

Introducing RAILWAY STUDIOS 

 An exciting new Art Space two minutes’ walk from Charlbury station.

Come and enjoy being creative -day, evening and weekend workshops.

  •  Wednesday Mornings 10am – 12:30pm 

  • Explore different drawing techniques

    - pencil, charcoal, ink and pastel.

  • Drawing materials provided, or bring your own, if you prefer.

  • No experience necessary, guidance if wanted.

  • Relaxed and inspiring studio setting.

  • Good coffee and biscuits !

 Six drawing mornings - 11th Sept - 16th Oct - £120

 Six drawing mornings -   6th Nov - 11th Dec - £120

Limited places – To book, or for more information about this and other workshops and one-to-one tuition, contact Catherine at:

binniecatherine@gmail.com

Catherine Binnie · Link


Wed 11 Sep: One Hundred Years of War Artists

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Philippa Phelan will discuss one hundred years of war artists. As well as being a painter herself, Philippa has spent many years in the army.

Artists record military activities in ways that cameras and the written word cannot. Their art collects and distils the experiences of the men and women who endured it.

These can include combatants who are artists and choose to record their experiences, non-combatants who are witnesses of war, and prisoners of war who may voluntarily record the conditions or be appointed war artists by senior officers

Non members welcome.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 12 Sep: Panto Workshop

CADS

Charlbury Amateur Dramatic Society

Panto Workshop

Thursday 12th September

7.30 - 9.30pm

Chadlington Village Hall

Chapel Road, OX7 3NX

Workshop will include mime, movement & improvisation around the chosen Pantomime for CADS in January 2020

Treasure Island

Free of charge workshop for all abilities and all ages with complimentary light refreshments.

Auditions for Treasure Island will be held on

Thursday 19th & Tuesday 24th September

At the Methodist Hall, Fishers Lane, Charlbury, OX7 3RX

For more details contact

Sue Haffenden

01608 676642

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Fri 13 Sep: Community Centre's Second Birthday Party! 5-7pm

Charlbury Community Centre is two years old! More and more people are using the centre and enjoying its facilities and warm welcoming atmosphere. So we would like to invite everybody to celebrate our second birthday at 5-7pm on Friday 13th September. We are delighted that Charlbury School Choir will give another of their delightful performances and there will be other musicians called L'Amusette playing French tunes on accordion, violin and guitar.

Barbecue food and the licensed bar/cafe will be available for refreshments.

Tanya Stevenson · 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 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

Last Night of the Proms streamed live from The Royal Albert Hall 

Come along to the War Memorial Hall and spend the evening with other promenaders.  Tables of 4 or six may be reserved by email - see below

Evening or fancy dress optional

 Bring along your own picnic to enjoy during the evening.

Doors and licensed bar open from 7.30pm 

Entry is by ticket only, priced at £5, and includes a small glass of wine or prosecco, or a soft drink, and table nibbles.

Also being streamed live to the Green Room for those who wish to sit quietly in the early part of the evening.

Tickets in advance at Larcum’s or by email to Carolyn Ashton carolyn.ashton@gmail.com

This is a Charlbury Street Fair event - all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Corner House and War Memorial Hall.

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 14 Sep-Sun 15 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Open Saturday and Sunday

Opening hours Saturday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, Sunday 2.30 to 4.30 pm.  Ride,  Stride or Promenade to see the contents of our five rooms.  Admission £1 for adults, free for children.  

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 14 Sep: Charlbury Children's Bike Rally

Third Great Charlbury Childrens' Bike Rally!

On Yer Bike – or a Scooter!

For Third Charlbury Children’s Bike Rally

round Charlbury’s five churches

11.30 am Saturday 14 September

Last year’s rally was enjoyed by some 40 children (and panting parents) despite the weather. This year it will again be organised jointly by the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust and the Windrush Bike Project but will also be raising money for Charlbury School and OHCT.

Balance bikes and scooters will be eligible for the youngest category. Like last year the routes will start at St Mary’s churchyard gate and end at the Windrush Bike Project tent on the Playing Close where all children who complete their route will receive certificates and prizes. Over 8s will have a longer course via Park Street, 5-Ways and Hixet Wood.

Registration from 10am. Minimum donation £3 per child on the day or, better, sign up online in advance and provide URL of online sponsorship page. See https://ohct.org.uk/ride-stride/take-part/ for details

Basil Eastwood · 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


Wed 18 Sep: Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi classes will begin in mid-September at the Methodist Church school room.

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Thu 19 Sep: Treasure Island auditions

CADS are holding open auditions for Treasure Island will be held on

Thursday 19th & Tuesday 24th September

At the Methodist Hall, Fishers Lane, Charlbury, OX7 3RX

All welcome 

For more details contact

Sue Haffenden

01608 676642

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Sat 21 Sep: STREET FAIR ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION

Charlbury Memorial Hall 11.00 - 5.00

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

All artists (not only members of the Art Society) are invited to book screens or tables to display their work.  Charlbury Art Society will put up the screens and tables for the participating artists.  

 Book in advance by 14th September.  Screens are £ 5 per side, tables, small £ 5, large, £10.  All these proceeds will go to Charlbury Street Fair but artists will keep all their sales takings.  

 Exhibiting artists will be responsible for hanging their work, pricing and labeling, stewarding during the exhibition and managing sales.

If you would like to participate please contact Tony Lloyd.

t.lloyd@live.co.uk

Tony Lloyd · 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-Sun 22 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Open all day for Street Fair

Plenty of time to visit your town museum:  on Saturday from 10.30 am to 5 pm, and on Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.  Admission £1, adults free.  Don't forget the extra exhibition in the Anne Downer Room next door from 1.30 to 5 pm on Saturday with special emphasis on Street Fairs old and new.

The photograph shows the first Street Fair in September 1955, held to raise funds towards the new War Memorial Hall which opened in 1956.  

Janet Jeffs · Link



Sat 21 Sep: Charlbury has fun: past Street Fairs and carnivals

On Street Fair day, Charlbury Museum are putting on a special display in the Corner House.  Re-live old memories of past Street Fairs – you might spot yourself or your children in the fancy dress parade, or taking part in the slow bicycle or pram race.  See how the Fair has changed over the years, while other things have stayed remarkably the same.  

We will also have photographs of Charlbury in the '50s and '60s to browse through to take you back to life in the town 50+ years ago.

Open 1.30 - 5pm. Anne Downer room, Corner House

The museum itself will be open all day from 10.30am, so take this chance to see the farming exhibition before we close for the season at the end of the month.

Judy Dod · Link


Sun 22 Sep: CORNBURY CLASSIC FAMILY FUN RUN

Calling all runners, joggers and walkers, whatever your age or ability, sign up for the return of the ever popular family friendly Cornbury Classic. Set in the idyllic grounds of Cornbury Estate, we'd love you to come along and help us raise funds for Finstock and Leafield Primary Schools together with the Oxford Hospitals Charity.

Runners have taken part from all over Oxfordshire and we are hoping to attract even more participants this year as it remains a popular run for all ability of runners and age groups.

The one-mile children's race is again a circuit course, carefully manned by a large number of encouraging marshals who are set to inspire, cheer and point everyone in the right direction.

To find out more and sign up today for the early-bird registration, visit www.cornbury-classic.co.uk to secure your place.

 All finishers receive medals and winners of their categories will receive trophies. There are spot-prizes, cakes, bacon sarnies and hot drinks.

Michelle Heather · Link


Tue 24 Sep: Treasure Island auditions last chance

Last chance for CADS open auditions for Treasure Island the Panto which will be held on

Thursday 19th & Tuesday 24th September

At the Methodist Hall, Fishers Lane, Charlbury, OX7 3RX

All welcome

For more details contact

Sue Haffenden

01608 676642

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Wed 25 Sep: Film Showing at Charlbury Community Centre, 2pm

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

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 25 Sep: Quiz at the Community Centre

After a break in August, our monthly quiz resumes tonight. Doors open at 7.15pm and the quiz starts promptly at 7.45pm. You do not need a whole team to come - we will match you up with others. Teams are of a maximum of six people. A licensed bar/cafe is available. The quiz has a different host each month and September's host is Rob Hemmingway. Tickets, priced £5 can be bought from recpetion at the Community Centre or over the phone: 811878.

Tanya Stevenson · Link




Sat 28 Sep-Sun 29 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM 70th anniversary year, final weekend opening

The museum will open for the last weekend of the season - on Saturday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and on Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.    Adults £1 admission, children free.  

From 30 September the museum will close until the spring for reorganisation and renewal.  The plan is for the restored Farm Wagon to return to the Museum's Wagon Room from mid October 2019 - a fitting close to the Museum's 70th anniversary.  More news to follow....

The photograph shows the Wagon Room and parts of the Wagon itself this summer.  

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 28 Sep: Family Supper Club for Charlbury Pre-School

Save the Date! 

A relaxed family supper club followed by a film.

Full details and ticket info coming soon. 

All proceeds go to Charlbury Pre-School which is a charity. 

jackie daish · Link


Tue 8 Oct: Scrabble at the Community Centre, 2.30pm

Our monthly Scrabble sessions from now on will be on the second Tuesday of the month between 2.30 and 5pm. Please come along and have a game. It's a friendly and non-competitive group - all ages and abilites are welcome.

Cost £2 per session. Refreshments are available from the cafe.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 9 Oct: Images into Words

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall, 7.30

A Poetry Sequence around the collection of Victorian Pictures in the Royal Holloway College Art Gallery

Emeritus Professor Robert Fraser, The Open University.

Shrouded in winter light, a frost-bitten painter breathes on his finger-tips to stir them into life. In a debtors’ prison in London, two sisters whisper of shame, exclusion and disgrace. A dog barks at a press-gang. Bound for a cathedral city, some storm-tossed travellers bicker about the meaning of existence. 

Obliquely, sometimes surprisingly, this sequence of poems explores thirty-two of the pictures, including Edwin Long’s The Babylonian Marriage Market (1875), donated by the philanthropist Thomas Holloway (1800-83), to the college he endowed in memory of his wife, Jane (1814-1875).

Robert Fraser has been writing poetry about paintings since his response to Camille Pissarro’s Fox Hill in the Snow appeared in the National Poetry Competition anthology. 

His many books include biographies of two twentieth-century English poets, and he has taught at Royal Holloway and at the universities of Cambridge and Leeds. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 11 Oct: Charlbury Society: Peculiar Ground - A Wychwood Story

The first Charlbury Society talk of the season features author Lucy Hughes-Hallett talking about her book 'Peculiar Ground'. Her historical novel is set in Cornbury Park and the Wychwood Forest so there are lots of familiar landmarks and features to look out for. It explores a place where past and present are inextricably linked by stories, legends, and history — and by one patch of peculiar ground. 

Memorial Hall, 8pm. Refreshments from 7.30pm.

Members and under-18s free. Visitors welcome, £3 each

Judy Dod · Link


Sat 12 Oct: Garden Society Plant Sale & Coffee Morning

Corner House, Market Street at 9.30 am.

Plenty of plants outside and freshly brewed coffee and tea inside.

If you’re digging up or dividing plants and have some to donate please bring them along first thing.

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Sun 13 Oct: The Keeper - ChOC Film of the Month

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar (Freya Mavor), the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann (David Kross). Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs.  

In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction, Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who, despite having fled the Nazis, publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert. 

“A really watchable film, more substantial than most sports movies and many postwar dramas …” Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm

(doors & licensed bar from 6.45pm)

Admission: £5

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 13 Oct: CRAG Tea Concert: 'Quartet for the End of Time'

Our fourth concert series opens today with a performance of Messiaen's epic work Quartet for the End of Time, played by the clarinettist Tony Pay and friends. 

Many of you will remember Tony’s evocative rendition of the solo clarinet movement from this piece at his concert two years ago, so don't miss the work in full.

Concerts are given in the Memorial Hall and begin at 3pm. Admission is first come, first seated, so we recommend you arrive when doors open at 2.30.

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert.

Enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com 

Jon Carpenter · Link


Thu 17 Oct: Charlbury Garden Society Harvest Supper and AGM

7.30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

Everyone is invited to the Garden Society’s AGM and harvest supper. 

Come and find out what your local garden club has been doing over the past year and hear about its plans for the future. 

Buffet is £5 and includes wine, beer and soft drinks and a fun quiz.  

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Wed 23 Oct: Quiz at the Community Centre

Charlbury Community Centre's monthly quiz night is the fourth Wednesday of each month. Doors open at 7.15pm and the quiz starts promptly at 7.45pm. Teams of up to six people, but you do not need a whole team to come - we will sit you with others. Tickets, priced £5 can be bought from reception at the Community Centre or over the phone: 01608 811878.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 23 Oct: Film Showing at Charlbury Community Centre, 2pm

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

Tanya Stevenson · Link


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


Fri 1 Nov: Children's Halloween Disco - Save the Date!

Save the date for Charlbury Pre-School's spooky Halloween Disco! 

Watch this space -- Full details coming soon. 

All proceeds will go to Charlbury Pre-School, which is a charity. 

jackie daish · 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 3 Nov: CRAG Tea Concert: Mozart Divertimento for String Trio

With Clare Hoffman (violin), Lisa Cochrane (viola) and Jane Fentons (cello).

Concerts are given in the Memorial Hall and begin at 3pm. Admission is first come, first seated, so we recommend you arrive when doors open at 2.30.

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert.

All proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief.

Enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 10 Nov: Yesterday - ChOC Film of the Month

Cert. 12 / 116 mins.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a frustrated musician whose musical career is going nowhere despite the faith that his friend/manager Ellie Appleton has in him. However, on the night Jack decides to give up, the whole world is momentarily hit with a massive blackout during which Jack is hit by a bus. Upon regaining consciousness, Jack learns to his astonishment that he is apparently now the only one who knows the music of the Beatles. After this realisation, Jack begins playing the music of the greatest of the rock bands, claiming it as his own.

“A hopeless songwriter wakes up to find he’s the only person who can remember the Fab Four’s hits in a wacky, winning comedy directed by Danny Boyle” - Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7pm

(doors & licensed bar from 6.15pm)

Admission: Adults £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


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

Our monthly Scrabble sessions from now on will be on the second Tuesday of the month between 2.30 and 5pm. Please come along and have a game. It's a friendly and non-competitive group - all ages and abilites are welcome.

Cost £2 per session. Refreshments are available from the cafe.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 13 Nov: The Potato Town Story

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

A living, breathing hub of creativity, Potato Town in Swerford is home to artist Pam Franklin and furniture maker John Callen. 

An immersive space that celebrates contemporary arts and crafts on the Great Tew Estate, Potato Town comprises artists’ studios, gallery space and a holiday let, Field End, designed and built by John.

Pam Franklin will tell the story of Potato Farm and share some of her work with us.

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 21 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society demonstration

7.30 pm in the Memorial Hall (Talk starts 8 pm)

Christmas decorations with plants and winter foliage.

This will also be a chance to renew your membership for 2020. New members very welcome. 

Membership info: membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Angela Gwatkin · 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


Wed 27 Nov: Quiz at the Community Centre

Charlbury Community Centre's monthly quiz night is the fourth Wednesday of each month. Doors open at 7.15pm and the quiz starts promptly at 7.45pm. Teams of up to six people, but you do not need a whole team to come - we will sit you with others. Tickets, priced £5 can be bought from reception at the Community Centre or over the phone: 01608 811878.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 27 Nov: Film Showing at Charlbury Community Centre, 2pm

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

Tanya Stevenson · Link


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...

Maureen Sparling · Link


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

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

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 8 Dec: Christmas Concert by the Somerville College choir

A seasonal choral concert by the choir of Somerville College. Oxford, one of the finest mixed-voice choirs in the city.

Hear the choir on YouTube here and here.

Concerts are given in the Memorial Hall and begin at 3pm. Admission is first come, first seated, so we recommend you arrive when doors open at 2.30. 

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert. 

All proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief. 

Enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 11 Dec: Desert Island Art

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

David and Sally Pollock will share the art they have selected to take with them to their desert island 

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · 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


Wed 8 Jan 2020: Creative Techniques and Processes

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Hyper real Charcoal Drawing - Tracy de Bernhardt Wood

Screen Printing Techniques - Gabriele Kern

Making a Book - from concept to completion - Priscilla Frost

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 11 Mar 2020: The Wonder that was Syria

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

A talk by Denise Derbyshire

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 4 Apr-Sun 5 Apr 2020: Charlbury Art Society Spring Show

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

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 13 May 2020: Alfred Wallis and how he influenced Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Alice Foster will talk about Alfred Wallis and how he influenced Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · 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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