What’s on

Tue 18 Jun-Tue 25 Jun: After School Clay Club at Railway Studios, Charlbury

Clay Club is running on Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:20 pm for children in years 5-8. 18th, 25th June, 2nd, 9th July. £15 per class. All work is glazed and fired in a kiln. Summer workshops also running for children, adults and family groups. Please contact Martha for more details.  hello@marthaevans.me 

Martha Evans · Link


Tue 25 Jun: Mums & Women's Choir Hour - free or by donation this term.

Tuesdays @ 10-11am in St Marys Church. Women welcome to bring along their children or you're welcome to come along by yourself for a nice daytime sing (with the odd toddler-based disruption!)

A great chance to meet friends and have a giggle and a sing together.

Use it or lose it!

Jenny Larsen · Link


Tue 25 Jun: Butterfly guided walk at Blenheim Farm Nature Reserve, off The Slade, Charlbury

11am -12.30pm. Come along for a guided walk with Peter Philp from the Upper Thames branch of Butterfly Conservation at Blenheim Farm our local BBOWT Nature Reserve. Book here and more information

The reserve is signposted east from The Slade (bottom of the dip) in Charlbury Grid ref: SP365195

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Christine Elliott · Link


Tue 25 Jun: ENGLAND VS SLOVENIA - EURO 2024

Come and join us to watch England VS Slovenia Tuesday 25th June! KO 8pm ⚽️🍻

Bethan Reed · Link


Wed 26 Jun: Rhymetime in Charlbury Library - Wednesdays, 2pm-2.30pm

Calling all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers (and their carers!). Drop in to Charlbury Library for a free Rhymetime session, every Wednesday, term-time only. See poster for details.

Charlbury Library · Link


Wed 26 Jun: Songbirds Toddler & Baby Singing Group

CALLING ALL TODDLERS! Come sing with us at 10.15am on Wednesdays in the community centre.

Age: 0-5

Price: £8 drop in rate (£4 for additional siblings) or full term discount.

Book your place here: www.jennymahler.co.uk/contact

(This class is accessible to everyone. If you cannot afford the fee, get in touch with me confidentially via the contact page to arrange a subsidy.)

Jenny Larsen · Link



Sat 29 Jun: SESI Detergent Refills at Styan Veg Stall outside Community Centre

SESI household detergent refills Drop off your clean empty bottles (with your name & contact number) on Saturday morning into the Charlbury Green Hub container near the Styan vegetable stall by the Community Centre OR at the quarterly Farmers Market. These will be refilled and ready for collection the following Wednesday from my house in Crawborough. Payment by cash or bank transfer.

Charlbury Green Hub has been running this local refill service for detergents since 2018. Use your own bottles for refill or buy a new filled SESI bottle for easy refilling.

Email sesi@charlburygreenhub.org.uk if you want to buy a new bottle for subsequent refilling.

Refill price per litre (from April 2024)
£2.70/litre Washing-up liquid (unfragranced) (New 500ml bottle £1.85)
£2.80/litre Washing-up liquid (spiced ginger) (New 500ml bottle £1.90)
£3.40/litre Non-bio laundry liquid (unfragranced) (New 1 litre bottle £3.90)
£4.80/litre Biological laundry liquid (fragranced) (New 1 litre bottle £5.30)
£2.40/litre Fabric conditioner (cologne) (New 1 litre bottle £2.90)
£7.50/litre Delicate & hand laundry liquid (unfragranced) (New 500ml bottle £4.25)
£2.80/litre All purpose cleaner (lavender & rosemary) (New 500ml bottle £1.90)
£3.90/litre Cream cleanser (fragranced) (New 500ml bottle £2.45) Unavailable for now
£1.80/litre Spirit vinegar for cleaning (New 1 litre bottle £2.30)
£2.10/litre Window and glass cleaner (sea grass) (New 500ml spray bottle £1.80)
£2.60/litre Toilet cleaner (lotus & sea salt) (New 1 litre bottle £3.10)
£5.40/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers (New 500ml bottle 3.20)
£5.00/litre Hand soap (Fig) (New 500ml pump dispenser £3.25)
£5.00/litre Hand soap (English Rose) (New 500ml pump dispenser £3.25)

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 29 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival

The 2024 Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Saturday 29 June at Charlbury Cricket Club, from noon till late. There will be around 60 real ales, a variety of craft beers, a range of ciders and perries, wine, gin, and Pimm’s; a great selection of food (including vegan options); tea, cake and soft drinks; live music throughout; the Culture Club tent with its varied programme of performances and talks; children’s entertainment and activities; and high-octane sport with the World Aunt Sally Singles Championships.

All money raised by the Beer Festival is given out to community projects, both in the Charlbury area and overseas. We have now taken our total of funds raised for good causes to around £300,000. There have been donations to over fifty local organisations, ranging from Charlbury Primary School and the town’s Pre-School, to local sports clubs, Charlbury’s Day Centre and Community Centre, and overseas projects in Africa, India, South America and elsewhere.

We must thank those generous sponsors who finance the beers and the entertainment tents, and of course, the beers themselves, plus the many hours that committee members and other volunteers put in. Cheers all round!

Charlbury Cricket Club provides a glorious setting, just across the road from Charlbury Station. There are excellent all-day (including late night) bus and train services to and from Charlbury to Oxford, Chipping Norton, Reading, Witney, Worcester and London, so you don’t even need to drive if you want to have a drink.

To keep up to date with the festival, please visit our website and follow our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

Edward Fenton · Link


Mon 1 Jul: Evenlode Voices Choir

Evenlode Voices meet every Monday in the Charlbury Methodist Church @ 7.30-9ish.

Pop along for a joyful sing!

£8 on the door or discounted term price. Bursaries available to those who need it.

Jenny Larsen · Link


Tue 2 Jul: Mums & Women's Choir Hour - free or by donation this term.

Tuesdays @ 10-11am in St Marys Church. Women welcome to bring along their children or you're welcome to come along by yourself for a nice daytime sing (with the odd toddler-based disruption!)

A great chance to meet friends and have a giggle and a sing together.

Use it or lose it!

Jenny Larsen · Link


Wed 3 Jul: Songbirds Toddler & Baby Singing Group

CALLING ALL TODDLERS! Come sing with us at 10.15am on Wednesdays in the community centre.

Age: 0-5

Price: £8 drop in rate (£4 for additional siblings) or full term discount.

Book your place here: www.jennymahler.co.uk/contact

(This class is accessible to everyone. If you cannot afford the fee, get in touch with me confidentially via the contact page to arrange a subsidy.)

Jenny Larsen · Link



Mon 8 Jul: Mums & Women's Choir Hour - free or by donation this term.

Tuesdays @ 10-11am in St Marys Church. Women welcome to bring along their children or you're welcome to come along by yourself for a nice daytime sing (with the odd toddler-based disruption!)

A great chance to meet friends and have a giggle and a sing together.

Use it or lose it!

Jenny Larsen · Link


Mon 8 Jul: Come Sing! Evenlode Voices

Evenlode Voices meet every Monday in the Charlbury Methodist Church @ 7.30-9ish.

Pop along for a joyful sing!

£8 on the door or discounted term price. Bursaries available to those who need it.

Jenny Larsen · Link


Wed 10 Jul: Songbirds Toddler & Baby Singing Group

CALLING ALL TODDLERS! Come sing with us at 10.15am on Wednesdays in the community centre.

Age: 0-5

Price: £8 drop in rate (£4 for additional siblings).

Book your place here: www.jennymahler.co.uk/contact

(This class is accessible to everyone. If you cannot afford the fee, get in touch with me confidentially via the contact page to arrange a subsidy.)

Jenny Larsen · Link


Wed 10 Jul: Rhymetime in Charlbury Library - Wednesdays, 2pm-2.30pm

Calling all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers (and their carers!). Drop in to Charlbury Library for a free Rhymetime session, every Wednesday, term-time only. See poster for details.

Charlbury Library · Link



Mon 15 Jul: Come Sing! Evenlode Voices Choir.

Evenlode Voices meet every Monday in the Charlbury Methodist Church @ 7.30-9ish.

Pop along for a joyful sing!

£8 on the door or discounted term price. Bursaries available to those who need it.

Jenny Larsen · Link


Tue 16 Jul: Mums & Women's Choir Hour - free or by donation this term.

Tuesdays @ 10-11am in St Marys Church. Women welcome to bring along their children or you're welcome to come along by yourself for a nice daytime sing (with the odd toddler-based disruption!)

A great chance to meet friends and have a giggle and a sing together.

Use it or lose it!

Jenny Larsen · Link


Wed 17 Jul: Songbirds Toddler & Baby Singing Group

CALLING ALL TODDLERS! Come sing with us at 10.15am on Wednesdays in the community centre.

Age: 0-5

Price: £8 drop in rate (£4 for additional siblings) or full term discount.

Book your place here: www.jennymahler.co.uk/contact

(This class is accessible to everyone. If you cannot afford the fee, get in touch with me confidentially via the contact page to arrange a subsidy.)

Jenny Larsen · Link


Wed 17 Jul: Rhymetime in Charlbury Library - Wednesdays, 2pm-2.30pm

Calling all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers (and their carers!). Drop in to Charlbury Library for a free Rhymetime session, every Wednesday, term-time only. See poster for details.

Charlbury Library · Link


Fri 19 Jul: LIVE MUSIC: LIAM WARD & MARK COLE AT THE ROSE & CROWN!

On Friday 19th July, Liam Ward and Mark Cole play The Rose & Crown!

Liam Ward is one of the UK’s most respected harmonica players. He is a winner of the National Harmonica League Player of the Year, and fronts his own band. Tonight he is accompanied by the powerful, passionate vocals and honest uncluttered slide and rhythm guitar of Mark Cole.

Mark has played with and supported many top blues and roots artists including Pinetop Perkins, Dr. Feelgood, Richard Thompson and Alvin Lee. A set from these two takes a "pass-the-parcel" approach with each given a chance to share their own styles. If you ask for an encore, you might even hear a harp duel between the two of them!

Charlie M · Link


Sat 20 Jul-Sun 21 Jul: Riverside Festival 2024

Riverside 2024

Sat 20 July - 1pm to 10pm

Sun 21 July - 11am to 8pm

Riverside Festival is back this year for two days of brilliant local music and arts and family festival fun on the Millfield. We’re so proud to (still!) be Oxfordshire’s biggest and best FREE festival.

The music

We’re looking forward to bringing you around 50 bands on our three music stages - rock, indie, folk and blues. Watch this space for the line-up!

Festival fun

  • Children’s tent - lots of crafts and fun activities to keep the little Riversiders busy
  • Busker’s Stage - spot the next big musical star, or step up and show us what you’ve got
  • Greenfields - craft demos and have-a-go sessions, from stone masonry to blacksmithing
  • Food and feasting - championing the best local food businesses
  • Pints in the sunshine - from our two bars, beautifully stocked up by Hook Norton brewery
  • Our fabulous gin bar - for all you discerning gin lovers
  • Riverside shopping - all our lovely traders open for business

The volunteers

Riverside famously runs on generosity, goodwill, gaffer tape and 100% volunteer power. Everyone, from the bands to the bar staff, donates their time, energy and expertise. If you’d like to help out this year, we’d absolutely love to have you along - please fill in our volunteer form and we’ll be in touch. Thank you!

Angela Moore · Link


Sat 20 Jul: Dry Stone Walling Day with Wychwood Forest Trust

The 4,000 miles of dry stone walls that snake across the Cotswolds are an instantly recognisable feature of our landscape. Dry stone walls are not just lovely to look at. They also provide amazing habitats and wildlife corridors. Sadly, many are now in a state of disrepair and the number of professional wallers is dwindling.

Join our Countryside and Reserves Manager, Toby Swift, to learn the basics of Cotswolds Dry Stone Walling. The course will cover: site preparation, tools, materials, building and completion. It will take place at our popular nature reserve Foxburrow Wood, near Witney, in West Oxfordshire.

To find out more and book your spot, go to https://www.wychwoodforesttrust.co.uk/whats-on

Help us keep this traditional rural skill alive!

Maeve Bradbury · Link


Sat 20 Jul: Craft & Cuppa

Bring along your craft, enjoy a chat and laugh, coffee/tea and biscuits, socialise and make new friends. Share ideas and inspiration and swap hints, tips and skills. Everyone welcome.

The third Saturday morning of each month 10.30-12.30 at Charlbury Bowls Club. Free parking. £3.50 per session to cover costs.

Louise Cashman · Link


Mon 22 Jul: Come Sing! Evenlode Voices Choir.

Evenlode Voices meet every Monday (during school term times) in the Charlbury Methodist Church @ 7.30-9ish.

Pop along for a joyful sing tonight or join us when we restart in September!

£8 on the door or discounted term price. Bursaries available to those who need it.

Jenny Larsen · Link


Tue 23 Jul: Mums & Women's Choir Hour - free or by donation this term.

Tuesdays @ 10-11am in St Marys Church. Women welcome to bring along their children or you're welcome to come along by yourself for a nice daytime sing (with the odd toddler-based disruption!)

A great chance to meet friends and have a giggle and a sing together.

Use it or lose it!

Jenny Larsen · Link


Wed 31 Jul: CRAG Feast at Chloe's: From Europe Heading East

CRAG will be putting on a European feast with an Eastern flavour at Chloe's! We will be serving a delicious meal, with a range of different dishes to enjoy. 

To book a place please email info@charlburyrefugee.org.uk. Tickets are £30 per person including one vodka cocktail. There will also be drinks from the bar.

All proceeds to refugee relief - see https://www.charlburyrefugee.org.uk/

Vicky Buser · Link


Sat 17 Aug: Craft & Cuppa

Bring along your craft, enjoy a chat and laugh, coffee/tea and biscuits, socialise and make new friends. Share ideas and inspiration and swap hints, tips and skills. Everyone welcome.

The third Saturday morning of each month 10.30-12.30 at Charlbury Bowls Club. Free parking. £3.50 per session to cover costs.

Louise Cashman · Link


Fri 23 Aug: Travels with my Art

Memorial Hall 1.00

TRAVELS WITH MY ART

Juliet leaves teaching behind to present an informal journey across the years from her student days to when she led tours throughout France. Including photos of her own, she lightly describes the joys and trials of the art expert, revealing her personal favourite works en route.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 23 Aug: Jarisel Concert

Memorial Hall 7.30

An evening of music from Jarisel

Four musicians playing music from six countries on ten instruments. Jarisel is a newly formed group of four local musicians each with an international reputation. They will be playing a variety of instruments including the bandoneon, cello, Hardanger fiddle, bohdran, guitar and accordion. They will present an exhilarating feast of folk music from around the world, including songs and tunes from the Celtic, French, Finnish, Latin American and Bulgarian traditions. 

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 24 Aug: Saturday Night Cabaret

Memorial Hall 6.30

The evening will begin with a meal "Aperitivo Fabrizio"

This cabaret-style event will showcase a variety of our amazing local talent. 

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 25 Aug: Harpsichord Recital

Memorial Hall 3.00

Arne Richards will give a harpsichord recital followed by tea and cakes

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 25 Aug: Heritage Walk

Playing Close 11.00

Sue Rangeley will lead us on a walk around the Playing Close to learn about the fascinating history of this part of Charlbury

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 25 Aug: An Evening of Poetry and Music

Uses and Abuses of Poetry

The Old Farmhouse, The Playing Close

7.00 doors open 6.30

Come and enjoy a lively and brilliant evening of poetry selected by Nick Johnson and read by Angela Vincent and Steve Hay with wonderful music from internationally acclaimed pianist, Lionel Sainsbury.

Your hosts will be Deborah and Mark Hofman and the ticket price includes wine in the interval in their beautiful garden.

Ticket Price £12

Tony Lloyd · Link


Mon 26 Aug: Wildflower Walk

Meet at the Memorial Hall 3.00

Christine Elliot will help us to discover and learn about the many plants around the streets of Charlbury.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Mon 26 Aug: The Four Wordsmen and Mingus Tree

Memorial Hall 8.00

The Four Wordsmen of the Apostrophe will be joined by Alan Fraser's Mingus Tree

Tony Lloyd · Link


Mon 26 Aug: Charlbury CC v Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Come and join us and . celebrate our 150th year as we play the iconic MCC. Gates open at 11am. Festivities include

Ability to have lunch and tea with the players

Morris Dancing

Jazz Band

Parade of the Hook Norton Shire Horses

Childrens games and activities

Full Details to follow

Paul D Jenkins · Link


Sat 31 Aug: Annual Flower & Produce Show 2024

This is the Charlbury Garden Society's largest show, featuring baking and crafts as well as many flower, fruit and vegetable classes. We also have children's classes and there are prize cards and a range of wonderful cups to be won.

 Memorial Hall - 2pm to 4pm

We have simplified the schedule this year, hoping to encourage more of you to enter exhibits, and there are no forms to fill in. We will do our best to advise and assist on the day, so don't be put off entering if you are not too sure which class your exhibits belong to!

Shows are free and open to everyone, members and non-members.

At the show, anyone joining the Garden Society for 2025 will be given free membership for the rest of 2024.

  • Date: Saturday 31st August 2024
  • Location: Memorial Hall, Brown’s Lane, Charlbury, OX7 3QW
  • No entry fees for exhibitors
  • Staging: 9am - 10.45am
  • Judging: 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Open to public: 2pm - 4pm
  • Free admission to public
  • Presentation of awards: 3.45pm
CHILDREN'S CORNER

The children's classes include one aspect of 'growing', plus craft and cookery. Some entries will need to be planned for or prepared in advance!

There will be two age groups for judging the children's categories: 4-10 years; and 10-16 years.

SCHEDULE AND ENTRY FORM

For the schedule and additional information, please see the Garden Society website:https://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/events/annual-flower-and-produce-show-2024/

Geneviève Hug · Link


Wed 11 Sep: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

All welcome, non members £5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 11 Sep-Fri 13 Sep: Temporary Road Closure, Charlbury, Park Street


Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction at Charlbury, Park Street

In the interests of public safety, it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road and impose a ‘No Waiting’ restriction as detailed above to facilitate carriageway resurfacing and white line reinstatement.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 11 September 2024.

The anticipated completion date is 13 September 2024, 20:00 to 06:00 each night.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and restriction and will operate on the days shown above.

Please note that Notices for urgent works can last up to 5 consecutive days only.

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

Lisa Wilkinson · Link


Sat 14 Sep: Craft & Cuppa

Bring along your craft, enjoy a chat and laugh, coffee/tea and biscuits, socialise and make new friends. Share ideas and inspiration and swap hints, tips and skills. Everyone welcome.

The third Saturday morning of each month 10.30-12.30 at Charlbury Bowls Club. Free parking. £3.50 per session to cover costs.

Louise Cashman · Link



Wed 18 Sep-Thu 19 Sep: Church St closed

TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic

Regulation Act, 1984, that the Oxfordshire County Council

TEMPORARILY PROHIBITS THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY

BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

LOCATION: Charlbury, Church Street

REASON: To facilitate carriageway surface remedial works

DURATION: Starting on 18 September 2024

The anticipated completion date is 19 September 2024 (date included), 24 hours per day

ACCESS: Limited access will be maintained for emergency service

vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of

road, subject to the progress of the works

SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:via signed diversion route-please

follow diversion signs

Lisa Wilkinson · Link


Sat 21 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair

This year’s Fair will take place on Saturday 21st September.

Tilly Beaumont · Link


Wed 9 Oct: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

All welcome, non members £5 on the door

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 13 Nov: Charlbury Art Society

Creativity with Children

Isabel Knowland and Tony Lloyd will share some of their experiences at primary schools in and around Oxford. This will be followed by a practical session making some of the things that the children created.

Charlbury Memorial Hall 7.30

All welcome, non-members £5

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 11 Dec: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

All welcome, non members £5 on the door

Desert Island Art

Art Society members will share the work they would choose to take to their desert island

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 5 Apr 2025: Noye's Fludde, St Mary's Church

The Oxford Concert Party are mounting a performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in St. Mary’s Church.

Conducted by Ben Goodall, who conducts the Chipping Norton Choral Society, and directed by Pat Winslow.

Noye’s Fludde is a wonderful community opera based on a Chester Miracle play and the story of Noah’s Ark. 

With a chorus of animals, four teenage girls who are Mrs Noye’s Gossips,  Noye’s sons and their wives, Noye and Mrs Noye, a string orchestra, a group of recorder players, bugles and handbells players this amazing spectacle will fill the church .

Matinee 2.00

Evening 7.00

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 6 Apr 2025: Noye's Fludde, St Mary's Church

2.00 Performance

Tony Lloyd · Link


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