What’s on

Thu 21 Mar: The Shaded Garden

Struggling to know what to plant in a shady garden?

Duncan Coombs, former Pershore College lecturer and horticultural advisor for the RHS, will share his knowledge and give advice on plant selection for shaded places. Illustrated talk with plants for sale from Pershore College.

Talk organised by Charlbury Garden Society

Charlbury Memorial Hall

Doors 7.30, talk starts 8 pm.
Free to members, £3 visitors.
Light refreshments included.

Information and membership: www.charlbury.info/community/30

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Thu 21 Mar: Mingus Tree at The Three Horseshoes

Jazz up your Thursday evening with Mingus Tree at Barry's home-from-home on Sheep Street. Music from 21.00

John Lanyon · Link


Fri 22 Mar: Lent lunch

A simple lunch of homemade soup, bread and cheese will be provided in the Methodist Church upper room on Friday 22 March from 12 to 1.30pm, hosted by members of St Teresa's.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with people of all faiths or none. Christian Aid is a partnership of people, churches and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide.

Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury

Rosalind Scott · Link


Sat 23 Mar: vOx Chamber Choir - Miserere

vOx Chamber Choir and their conductor David Crown return to St Mary's Church, Charlbury to present a programme juxtaposing two Misereres -- Gregorio Allegri's famous setting of Psalm 51 with James Macmillan's. 

This glorious yet solemn programme of music will also include music from Byrd, Lobo and rising star composer Alexander Campkin. Tickets at https://www.wegottickets.com/voxchamberchoir

Not to be missed.

Concert starts 7:30pm at St Mary's, Charlbury.
Tickets cost £15 (£5 for students).

Andrew Chim · Link


Sat 23 Mar: St Mary’s Church and Churchyard Clean Up

9am – 12.30pm. All welcome for the whole or part of the time. Please bring tools. Refreshments available.

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 23 Mar: Charlbury Pre-School presents 'The Magical Island'

The Magical Island is an interactive storytelling experience which flows through theatre-play and craft activities, inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest. Led by Jenn Kidd from Seedbed Theatre. 

Saturday 23rd March, 10 to 11.30am including snack break. Children aged 3 -7 welcome with an accompanying adult. £5 per child. 

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

Tickets for this event have now sold out. Thank you for your support. 

jackie daish · Link


Sat 23 Mar: Charlbury Street Fair Quiz Night

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start

Teams of 6, £12 per head (Includes dinner)

Prizes for first & last!

Licensed Bar

Entry forms from
Carolyn Ashton,
Email: Carolyn.ashton@gmail..com 07880 718536

To be returned by Wednesday 13th March

All money raised goes to the upkeep of The Corner House and Memorial Hall

Rachael Lunney · Link


Sat 23 Mar: How Others See Us: Putting Beliefs into Words

10:00-12:00 Friends Meeting House

 Charlbury Quakers have been holding a series of winter evening meetings exploring the language that we use to describe our experiences of being a Quaker, under the title 'How Others See Us'.

In our final session of this series we could like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who might be interested or curious about us to join us for Coffee and Tea in the Friends Meeting House at 10 am this Saturday as we endeavour to put our beliefs into words. 

Come along if you want to know more about us, whether you are a member of CTC, another church or faith or indeed have no fixed belief but are simply curious about what goes on in the meeting house other than the choir or art classes with which you may be more familiar!

Anne Miller · Link


Sun 24 Mar: Guinguette d'Oxford - free concert at Charlbury Community Centre

A free concert of French cafe style music featuring a singer, accordion, violin, guitar and bass. The cafe will be open and serving all its usual goodies plus ham or cheese baguettes (priced at £3). Come along for a relaxing light Sunday lunch, or just to hear the music.
Guinguette d'Oxford will be playing between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Sun 24 Mar: CRAG Tea Concert postponed

The Charlbury Refugee Action Group Tea Concert originally announced for today has been unavoidably postponed, and will now take place on Sunday May 12. 

Please see the entry on that date.

Charlbury Refugee Action Group apologises for any inconvenience and disappointment. 

Jon Carpenter · Link


Mon 25 Mar: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet on Monday 25th March in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting will start at 8pm unless members are to be addressed by an external speaker in which case the start time will be brought forward to 7:30pm.
For further details see the Town Council page www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Tue 26 Mar: Grief Encounters

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

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


Tue 26 Mar: 'In those days...' - Lent talks 2019

'In those days...' is a series of talks about the world at the start of the Christian Era and the ideas that influenced thinking at the time. They will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in St Mary's Parish Church, Charlbury.

The third talk will be given by Dr Richard Ounsworth O.P. and is entitled 'The world is just a great big onion: Temple, land, earth and heaven in first century Judaism'. Father Richard teaches Biblical studies at Blackfriars,the Oxford home of the Dominican Friars, and at Oxford University.

Everyone is welcome. Doors open 7pm. There is no charge but donations towards expenses will be gratefully received.

Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury

Rosalind Scott · Link


Tue 26 Mar: Scrabble Drive, 2.30-5pm

Charlbury Community Centre TG room. The idea of this is to play Scrabble with different people during the afternoon. We will play two or three games and people will move tables after each one. Cost £2 per player. Refreshments are available from the cafe. (There are two Scrabble sets at the Community Centre, which you can use if you want to meet friends and have a game at any time the Centre is open).

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 27 Mar: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 27th March.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.
10 minutes are available at the start of the meeting for members of the public who wish to address the Council by prior arrangement with the Town Clerk. If you wish to address the council during this time please contact the Town Clerk on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com as soon as possible.
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 27 Mar: Quiz at the Community Centre - cancelled

We have decided not to host a quiz in March because the street fair quiz is on Saturday 23rd and we hope you'll all be going to that (as we will). I'm assuming you won't want two quizzes in one week. Back into the regular slot on 24th April.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 27 Mar: 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 27 Mar: Hour of silence for Lent

St Mary's church will be open on Wednesdays in Lent between 6.30pm and 7.30pm offering space for silent prayer. Prayer stations, candles and suggestions for prayer. Do drop in for as long as you like.

Jo Paton · Link


Thu 28 Mar: The Makers’ Monthly Market 5-7.30pm.

We have a treat in store for you a carribean carnival with reggae beats  with our disc jockey Mal Huff with his newly revived Jamaican sound system.  To accompany that our food will be a cuban black beans, fried plantain, mashed roast sweet potato, rice and peas and a Jamaican lamb curry.  There will be dancing in the aisles...

Our stall holders will be among the usual collection of stalwart food makers, sweet fancies, 'What Chloe Makes Next' gluten free as well as some other delicious sweeties.  Simon Weaver Organic Cheese, the 2 Jolly Cooks and their take away food.  The Curiosities fancy bacon.  We will have a new and very exciting potter Jeanne Jackson. The list could go on and on, you will have to come and sample it.

Patricia Freeman · Link


Thu 28 Mar: Wigwell Friends Meeting

The Wigwell Friends are holding their annual meeting at 7:30pm in the Corner House (Morris Room).  All are Welcome!

Wigwell is an important and valued wildlife site on the north edge of the town  managed by the Wychwood Project with the help of local and other volunteers.  If you are interested in the site and/or in wildlife conservation please come along to find out more and get involved.

The new CEO of the Wychwood Project, Neil Clennell, will be with us to lead a discussion of ideas for further enhancing wildlife conservation on the site in future years so this is your chance to have your say!

We hope to see you there. 

Peter Kenrick · Link


Thu 28 Mar: SESI Detergent Refilll Station at Makers' Monthly Market

Charlbury Green Hub will be providing a pop-up SESI refill station for household cleaning products at the Makers' Monthly Market in the Memorial Hall (5-7.30pm) on the fourth Thursday of every month. 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.

Christine Elliott · Link


Fri 29 Mar: Lent lunch

A simple lunch of homemade soup, bread and cheese will be provided in the Baptist Church, Dyers Hill on Friday 29 March from 12 to 1.30pm.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with people of all faiths or none. Christian Aid is a partnership of people, churches and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide.

Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury

Rosalind Scott · Link


Fri 29 Mar: Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish meeting will be held at 8pm in the Memorial Hall - all are welcome.

Please come along to meet your Councillors, to hear what we have been doing on your behalf over the past year and what plans we have for the next twelve months. There will also be an opportunity for you to raise questions with councillors at the meeting and if you have a resolution that you wish to be considered by the meeting, this can also be arranged by submitting it in writing, to the Town Clerk at least 7 days prior to the meeting

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sat 30 Mar: Charlbury WI Coffee Morning

Charlbury WI Spring Coffee Morning from 9.30am until noon, at the Corner House.

Do come along and join us, have a cuppa, catch up with friends and buy delicious home-made cakes, preserves and produce.  

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 30 Mar: March Morris Mayhem

Want to try something new, fun and exciting?
Why not try Morris Dancing!

Wychwayz and Charlbury & Finstock Morris invite you to come and try two different styles of Morris dancing. Border Morris (rag jackets and sticks) and traditional Cotswold Morris (white shirts and hankies).

Come and give it a go.
Two left feet? Not a problem.Not particularly fit? No need to be.Dances are simple and easy to learn and you can make it as energetic as you like.

Everyone welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).
Musicians who would like to play or learn some traditional folk tunes also welcome.

Tea/Coffee and cake will be served.

Where – Charlbury Memorial Hall
When – Saturday 30th March 2.30 – 5pm

For further details:email: claire_elizabeth_sampson@hotmail.comcall: 01608 810934 (evenings/weekends)

Teresa Duester · Link



Sat 30 Mar: A Spring Party for Charlbury Pre-School

Join us for a mellow night of music with firepits, delicious food, drink and open mic sessions in the Charlbury Pre-School garden to celebrate the spring equinox.

Saturday 30th March, from 8pm. Tickets £12 includes live music, food and a drink under the stars... 

Tickets available from Charlbury Pre-School, Cotswold Frames or by contacting committee.charlburypreschool@gmail.com

All proceeds go to Charlbury Pre-School. Registered charity 273783

jackie daish · Link



Sun 31 Mar: Messy Church for Mothering Sunday

Join us for breakfast and Messy Crafts at 9am, followed by a family service. 

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 2 Apr: 'In those days...' - Lent talks 2019

'In those days...' is a series of talks about the world at the start of the Christian Era and the ideas that influenced thinking at the time. They will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in St Mary's Parish Church, Charlbury.

The fourth talk will be given by Dr Rebecca Dean on 'Religion and philosophy in the ancient world'. Dr Dean is tutor in New Testament studies at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.

Everyone is welcome. Doors open 7pm. There is no charge but donations towards expenses will be gratefully received.

Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Tue 2 Apr: 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 3 Apr: Managing Tricky Behaviours Behaviour Workshop

Join me at The Shed for a behaviour workshop to collaboratively develop a toolkit to manage tricky behaviours. I will speak about the impact of today’s society on children’s neurological development and the concepts of attachment to highlight the communication behind the behaviour.

The workshop will be interactive and informal and a time to discuss various ways of managing tricky behaviour whilst ensuring all have a positive and productive experience.

£15pp and £25 per couple.

Please email lb.unique@aol.co.uk to secure your place or purchase a ticket at

https://paypal.me/LaurenBondUnique?locale.x=en_GB

Hope to see you there.

http://linkedin.com/in/lauren-bond-behaviour-consultancy

Lauren Bond · Link


Wed 3 Apr: Hour of silence for Lent

St Mary's church will be open on Wednesdays in Lent between 6.30pm and 7.30pm offering space for silent prayer. Prayer stations, candles and suggestions for prayer. Do drop in for as long as you like.

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 5 Apr: Lent lunch

A simple lunch of homemade soup, bread and cheese will be provided in the Friends Meeting House on Friday 5 April from 12 to 1.30pm.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with people of all faiths or none. Christian Aid is a partnership of people, churches and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide.

Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury

Rosalind Scott · Link


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

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

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Fri 5 Apr: King Size Slim at The Rose & Crown!

On Friday 5th April we celebrate the return of a Rose & Crown favourite, the amazing King Size Slim, winner of the inaugural Emerging Artist Award sponsored by "Blues in Britain" magazine, who will be ripping it up all night!

If you've not heard Slim play before, then you're in or a treat!

The music starts around 9pm.

Charlie M · Link



Sat 6 Apr: Tool Sharpening at Spendlove

9am-1pm. Bring along your old tools to get them sharpened rather than throw them away and buy new. They also have a supply of organic horse manure in bags.

Sharpening Services from Eynsham (07831 261082) are coming to the Spendlove the first Saturdays in April, May, and June this year. They sharpen secateurs, shears, loppers, knives, scissors, saws, screwdrivers, hoes, spades, & planes. They can also arrange to sharpen and service lawn mowers for you. Price list

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 6 Apr: Charity Coffee Morning

CHARITY COFFEE MORNING

Saturday 6th April

THE CORNER HOUSE, CHARLBURY

10am – 12noon

Come and enjoy coffee, tea and delicious hot-crossed buns

also on sale:

HOME-MADE CAKES & PRODUCE, SPECIAL EASTER RAFFLE

All proceeds to the Kennington Cancer Fund who directly support Prof. Harris in his Cancer Research work at the Churchill Hospital

For any offers of raffle prizes or further information please contact Linda Akers on 01608 810012

Linda Akers · Link



Sat 6 Apr: Charlbury Garden Society Spring Show

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Organised in conjunction with the Charlbury Art Society spring exhibition in the Memorial Hall.

Admission is free to both exhibitions.

Plant exhibit staging 9.30 - 10.45 am.
Show is open 12 noon - 4 pm.Presentations: 3.45 pm.

Anyone can submit as many exhibits as they like and it is free to enter.

Download schedule and entry form here.

Printed schedules are now available from Larcums, Cotswold Frames or Charlbury station.

Email the show secretary here.

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Sat 6 Apr: Town Councillor Surgery

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

Peter Kenrick · Link


Sun 7 Apr: An Introduction to Sacred Chant

An informal introduction to at least 3 chanting traditions, including local groups from Nichiren Buddhism and Taizé. Live music and Kirtan with Carlo Douglas and Jess Goyder. Come and join in or simply listen and be transported.

With tea and cake.

At Friends Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury, OX7 3PH

Tickets £6 in advance or £8 at the door at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-sacred-chant-tickets-57345724606 

For any questions, if you would like to be involved or would be happy to help volunteer, please contact jess@jessgoyder.com.

Jess Goyder · Link


Tue 9 Apr: Easter Holiday Activities for Children, 2-4pm

Jason will run a couple of multi-sports sessions in the first week of the Easter holidays (Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th April 2-4pm). This is for children aged 5-11. They will be split into smaller groups by age and given appropriate, fun sporting activities and games. Cost £10 per session. Please bring clean trainers.

In the second week of the Easter holidays there will be some tennis coaching from Breakpoint tennis academy for 4-7 year olds.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Tue 9 Apr: 'In those days...' - Lent talks 2019

'In those days...' is a series of talks about the world at the start of the Christian Era and the ideas that influenced thinking at the time. They will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in St Mary's Parish Church, Charlbury.

The final talk will be given by the Rev. Dr Elizabeth Koepping and is entitled 'Kinship, family and marriage'. Dr Koepping is an Anglican priest and an honorary fellow in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.

Everyone is welcome. Doors open 7pm. There is no charge but donations towards expenses will be gratefully received.

Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.

Rosalind Scott · Link


Wed 10 Apr: Hour of silence for Lent

St Mary's church will be open on Wednesdays in Lent between 6.30pm and 7.30pm offering space for silent prayer. Prayer stations, candles and suggestions for prayer. Do drop in for as long as you like.

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 10 Apr: Charlbury Art Society: Mary Acton

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

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Thu 11 Apr: Easter Holiday Activities for Children, 2-4pm

Jason is running the second of his multi-sports sessions today from 2-4pm. This is for children aged 5-11. They will be split into smaller groups by age and given appropriate, fun sporting activities and games. Cost £10 per session. Please bring clean trainers.

In the second week of the Easter holidays there will be some tennis coaching from Breakpoint tennis academy for 4-7 year olds.

Tanya Stevenson · Link



Fri 12 Apr: Lent lunch

A simple lunch of homemade soup, bread and cheese will be provided in St Mary's Parish Church on Friday 12 April from 12 to 1.30pm.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Donations are requested for Christian Aid's work with people of all faiths or none. Christian Aid is a partnership of people, churches and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide.

Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury

Rosalind Scott · Link


Sun 14 Apr: Ignite - Contemporary worship

Join us at St Mary's Church for a contemporary worship service. All welcome. Coffee and cake at 5.45pm. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 14 Apr: "A Star Is Born" - ChOC Film of the Month

Cert.15 / 2hrs 10mins.

Our film this month is the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated, A Star Is Born.

Musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm.
Doors & licensed bar from 6.5pm

Admission: £5

Jackie Hague · Link



Mon 15 Apr-Wed 17 Apr: Compline in Holy Week

7.30pm in St Mary's Church. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 15 Apr-Thu 18 Apr: Easter Holiday Junior Tennis Course

Breakpoint Tennis Academy are offering short coaching sessions for young children in the second week of the Easter holidays. All equipment is provided and children will learn to play, rally and score.

Sessions are in the sports hall at Charlbury Community Centre on Monday 15th-Thursday 18th as follows:

4-5 year olds 2-2.45pm

6-8 year olds 2.45-3.30pm

Cost £7 per session or £24 for the week (4 sessions)

Places are limited, so please reserve by emailing: Suzy.breakpointtennis@gmail.com.

More information about the academy can be found here: www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/BreakpointTennisAcademy

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Tue 16 Apr: A Charlbury Festival Fundraising Event

Backing into the Limelight: The Enigma of Lawrence of Arabia

Friends Meeting House 7.30
£5 on the door

This talk is in advance of a performance of Shadow of the Desert, a radio play by David Lines which, after a very successful run in Stonesfield last year, is being staged on 15 June as part of the Charlbury Arts Festival.

The speakers are David Lines and Becki Sherlaw-Johnson (the play's director).

Many of us know something about T.E. Lawrence, usually from seeing David Lean's film Lawrence of Arabia. Perhaps you have managed to read Lawrence's famous book Seven Pillars of Wisdom, widely regarded as a definitive work when attempting to understand the Middle East, but who was this enigmatic hero and icon?

As we researched and prepared the script, we found a brilliant Oxford scholar, archaeologist, tactician and adventurer alongside a shy, very private man who lived the life of an ascetic. The popular image of Lawrence revolves round two intense years of fighting in the desert, behind that lies a man who was, and largely remains, an enigma despite the many attempts that have been made to understand who and what he was.

This talk aims to shed some light on both the man and the influences and politics that inspired him.

Ann Lloyd · Link


Thu 18 Apr: Maundy Thursday Service

Join us at 7.30pm for the Maundy Thursday Last Supper service in St Mary's Church. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 19 Apr: Messy Church on Good Friday

Join us at 10am on Good Friday for Messy Church - work your way round the activity stations in church to get stamps in your passport. Followed by hot cross buns. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 19 Apr: Good Friday service

Last hour on the cross. A reflective service. 2pm at St Mary's Church. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 20 Apr-Mon 22 Apr: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Seventy years since our founding. Four wheels on our wagon!

Founded in 1949, Charlbury Museum will reopen for the 2019 season on Easter Saturday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. The exhibition will feature farmers and farming in Charlbury, and the newly restored wagon will return in August to the room built for it with the generous donations of Charlbury people and organisations in 2002.  Visitors will also see the painting by William Bowly of Duck Shooting in Cornbury Park, repaired and restored in 2018.  

Janet Jeffs · Link



Sat 20 Apr-Sat 27 Apr: Open Day at Charlbury Bowls Club

Open Days at the Oxbrew Bowls Green, 74 Ticknell Piece Road, Charlbury, OX7 3TW, from 2.00pm

Saturday 20 April and Saturday 27 April

Enjoy a game of skill, but which anyone of any age can play? Like being outdoors, in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere? Looking for a summer sport or social activity? Or just want to find out what happens at a bowls club? Then come along to an open day and roll up a few bowls. All ages welcome. No obligation, but you might enjoy it and want to play more! All equipment provided ?" just turn up and bring a pair of flat soled sports shoes or trainers. For more information email enquiries@charlburybowls.co.uk or checkout our website at www.charlburybowls.co.uk

Shaun Morley · Link


Sat 20 Apr: Shorthampton Spring cleaning and churchyard tidy

Join us in the morning at All Saints church. Please bring your own coffee and tools!.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 21 Apr: Easter Day Services

8am Holy Communion at St Mary's Church

9am Holy Communion at All Saints Church, Shorthampton

9.45am Parish Communion service at St Mary's Church. 

All welcome to come and celebrate with us on Easter Day. 

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 23 Apr: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet on Tuesday 23rd April in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting will start at 8pm unless members are to be addressed by an external speaker in which case the start time will be brought forward to 7:30pm.
For further details see the Town Council page www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 24 Apr: Charlbury Town Council – Full Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th April.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend as observers only.
10 minutes are available at the start of the meeting for members of the public who wish to address the Council by prior arrangement with the Town Clerk. If you wish to address the council during this time please contact the Town Clerk on 01608 810608 or at charlburytc@btinternet.com as soon as possible.
For further details see the Town Council page at www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 24 Apr: Quiz at the Community Centre

April's quiz will be hosted by Alison Pritchard. 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 Apr: 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 25 Apr: The Makers' Monthly Market 5-7.30pm

Tired of Easter?  Where is the MMM going to next?   Will it be Italy or Indonesia?  There's a whisper it will be Bluegrass sounds, Cajun food and the Knights of Mentis.  All be clear soon!

Patricia Freeman · Link




Sat 27 Apr: Bowls Club Open Day

Open Days at the Oxbrew Bowls Green, 74 Ticknell Piece Road, Charlbury, OX7 3TW, from 2.00pm

Saturday 20 April and Saturday 27 April

Enjoy a game of skill, but which anyone of any age can play? Like being outdoors, in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere? Looking for a summer sport or social activity? Or just want to find out what happens at a bowls club? Then come along to an open day and roll up a few bowls. All ages welcome. No obligation, but you might enjoy it and want to play more! All equipment provided ?" just turn up and bring a pair of flat soled sports shoes or trainers. For more information email enquiries@charlburybowls.co.uk or checkout our website at www.charlburybowls.co.uk

Shaun Morley · Link


Fri 3 May: A Charlbury Festival Fundraising Event

Juliet Heslewood's talk, 'England's Green and Pleasant Land' will explore
landscape painting.

Memorial Hall 7.30 p.m.

£5 on the door

Ann Lloyd · Link


Tue 7 May: 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 8 May: Charlbury Art Society: George Speake

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

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Fri 10 May: The Charlbury Speakeasy

This Speakeasy brings you the chance to hear acclaimed Canadian performance poet Rose Condo and her hugely entertaining take on life. (Check her out at <www.rosecondo.net> or on YouTube.)

The music of the award-winning Mingus Tree may be familiar to Speakeasy regulars in many contexts but here's a chance to hear the compositions and lyrics of Alan Fraser and John Lanyon as they were meant to be performed.

It'll be mischievous musical lyricism all the way. Don't miss it!

As always we'll be at The Shed, Nine Acres Lane, Charlbury with doors open from 8pm.  Eight quid will get you in but bring your own drinks.

Simon Fenn · Link


Sat 11 May: Charlbury Garden Society Plant Sale

Good quality, reasonably priced plants.

These include annuals, vegetables and fruits, hanging baskets and donations from local gardens.

Be sure to get there early for the 9.30 am start as we normally sell out very quickly!

If you have any spare plants you would like to donate then please bring them along before 9.30 am.

Enquiries: secretary@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Sat 11 May: May 11th 6.30pm Fab Cooks pop up Italian Banquet

In the Green Room, elegantly decorated in Italian theme. A vegetarian taster menu to tintillate your palate with matching wine. 6.30 for 7pm.

One long u-shaped banquet table (meet new people, make new friends)

starter   Aubergine alla Parmigiana          Pecorino wine

main      Porcini and truffle oil ravioli,  side salad          monte pulciano

pudding Pear, Gorgonzola, honey & walnut tart.     passito

£25 with a bar

book by email thefreemancollective@gmail.com

Patricia Freeman · Link


Sun 12 May: Pond Dipping at Blenheim Farm Nature Reserve

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

Family friendly but no dogs please.

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

Contact Christine for more information.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sun 12 May: Tea Concert: Flute and Harpsichord Recital (revised date)

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

The last of this season's ever popular CRAG concerts will feature a recital by the baroque flute and recorder player Rachel Beckett, accompanied by the harpsichord player Alastair Ross. The latter makes his third appearance at the CRAG tea concerts.

Rachel Beckett is principal flute and recorder with Sir John Eliot Gardiner's English Baroque Soloists, principal recorder with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and regular guest principal with other period orchestras such as the Academy of Ancient Music.

She is a frequent soloist on the legendary English Baroque Soloists Bach Cantata Pilgrimage recordings, made during Bach's anniversary year. More recent recordings include Monteverdi's opera Il Ritorno d'Ulisse, Bach's B Minor Mass, St Matthew Passion, and Cantata 151 Süßer Trost.

The programme will include:

Sonata in F major op 1 no 4 for recorder and continuo - Handel

Sonata in a minor for solo flute Wq 132 - CPE Bach

Sonata in C major op 1 no 3 for recorder and continuo - Handel

Sonata in b minor BWV for flute and obbligato harpsichord - JS Bach

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

In the Memorial Hall at 3pm, followed by free tea and cake. Doors open at 2.30 and seating will be strictly first come, first seated.

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

Photo: Michael Niesemann

All proceeds to Charlbury Refugee Action Group. This concert will raise money for the Asylum Welcome hardship fund. Asylum Welcome helps resettle refugees and asylum seekers in Oxford, and the hardship fund supports the increasing number of vulnerable asylum seekers in the city, many of whom are homeless and destitute when they lose all support and accommodation on turning eighteen.

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 15 May: A Charlbury Festival Fundraising Event

'Behind Closed Doors' a peek into the past: Charlbury's artists, writers and craftsmen.
Discover more about their lives and their creative work.
Illustrated talk by Sue Rangeley referencing artefacts in Charlbury Museum.

The Corner House Morris Room 7.30p.m.

£5 on the door

Ann Lloyd · Link




Sat 18 May-Mon 27 May: Charlbury Artweeks

This year Charlbury will have 12 venues full of art and artists. Look out for the Artweeks guides, which will appear at the end of March. A trail map will be provided.

Anna Gillespie · Link


Mon 20 May: Charlbury Town Council – Planning Meeting

The Town Council will meet on Monday 20th May in the Corner House (Ann Downer Room) to consider recently submitted planning applications relating to Charlbury. The meeting will start at 8pm unless members are to be addressed by an external speaker in which case the start time will be brought forward to 7:30pm.
For further details see the Town Council page www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link


Wed 22 May: 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 22 May: Charlbury Town Council – Annual Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet in the Corner House (Morris Room) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd May.
This is the Annual Meeting of the council at which the council elects a chairman and vice-chairman, elects council representatives to local committees and other bodies and assigns reporting duties for the coming year.

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

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

Peter Kenrick · Link


Thu 23 May: The Makers' Monthly Market in May

There will be no market in May due to family commitments and artworks.

Patricia Freeman · Link


Sun 26 May: Teas in St Mary's Church

Come down for teas in St Mary's Church between 2pm and 4pm during Art week. 

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 4 Jun: 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


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

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

Kati Eidenbenz · Link


Sun 9 Jun: Choral Evensong at St Mary's Church

Come and listen to St Mary's Choir sing the traditional music of Choral Evensong with the words of the Book of Common Prayer. 6pm on Pentecost (9th June) for around one hour. Including music by Herbert Howells.

Choir led by Denise Summers, organist Richard Fairhurst. All welcome.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Wed 12 Jun: OVO Women's Tour cycle race in Charlbury

The prestigious WorldTour race will be coming through Charlbury on its way to a stage finish at Blenheim Palace. More details to come.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Sat 15 Jun: Shadow of the Desert

Memorial Hall 8.00. Doors open 7.00 to see the exhibition and enjoy a drink from the bar

Shadow of the Desert - What happened to Lawrence after Arabia?

Written by David Lines

Directed by Becki Sherlaw-Johnson

T. E. Lawrence achieved international celebrity almost as soon as he returned from the desert. Thanks to his work attempting to create an independent Arab state he also created enemies in the establishment. But haunted by his experiences in the desert, and considering Lawrence of Arabia to be a failure, Lawrence sought to escape the icon he had become.

With the threat of another war growing; media harassment, politics, government agents, doomed relationships and a man who cannot escape his past, contribute to a powerful play about personal freedom.

David Lines’ critically acclaimed radio play will be performed as if for a live recording and there will be an exhibition about Lawrence’s life in the bar.

‘A crunchy, rolling, crisp and exciting play.’

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 16 Jun: Messy Church for Fathers Day

Join us at 9am at St Mary's Church for breakfast followed by messy crafts and a family service. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 16 Jun: Ignite - Contemporary worship

Contemporary worship at St Mary's Church, Charlbury at 6pm. All welcome. Join us at 5.45pm for coffee and cake. 

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 22 Jun: St Mary's Church Traditional Summer Fete

In St Mary's Churchyard, 2pm - 4.30pm. 

Stalls, teas, games, tombola, family fun

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 29 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival

The 2019 Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Saturday 29 June at Charlbury Cricket Club, just three minutes' walk from Charlbury station.

Please put the date in your diaries, with the promise of live music and other entertainment, good food (including vegan options), children's activities, and 50 real ales, as well as ciders, perries and fine wine, the World Open Singles Aunt Sally Championship, and the Culture Club tent with a range of talks and discussions, as well as a repeat appearance by the Choirs of Charlbury Primary School. All proceeds go directly to good causes, both locally and in the developing world.

As always, we are grateful to our generous sponsors, and we would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in sponsoring a barrel to mark a special event such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary.

Edward Fenton · Link


Sun 7 Jul: Discussion Evening

Discussion evening with Dr Alan Chapman. 6pm at St Mary's Church. 

Jo Paton · 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


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: www.charlbury.info/community/30?category=32

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


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


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


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
  • 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-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
  • 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: 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: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • Morning: Coffee Morning, Corner Ho
  • Summer 10am-12pm: 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
  • Summer 2.30pm-4.30pm: Museum open

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