What’s on


Wed 17 Aug: Charlbury WI talk

A talk on what monuments and features you may see in the landscape. From Stonehenge to medieval farming come and find out what you can see in the land around us all ladies welcome

Jo Murphy · Link


Wed 17 Aug: CBY Music Club: 3 Classic Albums

CBY Music Club meets in the back bar of the Rose & Crown from 8pm.

Tonight we listen to three classic albums from the '70s - Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the '80s - Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms and the '90s - The Verve's Urban Hymns.

Anyone and everyone welcome.

Free Entry / No Membership Fee

For weekly theme suggesttions, please contact Jos at cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Thu 18 Aug: Order fresh veg & eggs by 7pm to collect outside Community Centre Sat 9.30-10.30

It’s two years since we started the weekly delivery of farmers market produce by StyanFamilyProduce.co.uk  when it was difficult to get to shops or farmers markets at the start of the Pandemic. We are so pleased that Charlbury has embraced this way of buying fresh local produce, and many have realised the exceptional value it offers.

WHAT'S IN SEASON? Plum season has started! Also new potatoes,  strawberries, kales, spinach, swiss chard, purple sprouting broccoli, french beans, runner beans, kohlrabi, radishes, beetroot, carrots, onions, and tomatoes where the season started early in biomass heated glasshouses! Order deadline 7pm Thursday for collection the following SATURDAY MORNING 9.30-10.30am.  Order your produce from StyanFamilyProduce.co.uk and pay online. In addition to a wide range of fresh fruit and veg from Worcestershire, you can also order Stainswick Farm oils and dressings, Charlbury Halcyon honey, preserves, free-range eggs and a range of Smarts single and double Gloucester cheeses. New customers always welcome, just order whatever items you want, there is no minimum spend and no commitment to order every week - just place an order whenever it suits you.

Sadly, Bibury Trout have decided to give up on Farmers Markets and just sell online and from their shop at Bibury. The online shop delivers to your house but the delivery charge is a standard £9.50 - so maybe we should think about combining bulk orders and freezing stuff?

Vegbox collection is SATURDAY MORNING any time between 9.30am and 10.30am, the boxes will be arranged in alphabetical order alongside the community centre. A notification email will be sent out on Friday morning to everyone who has placed an order. 

  • Please bring your own bag to transfer produce from the box and please return egg boxes and apple juice bottles for reuse.

Styan Family Produce come to Charlbury Farmers Market every 3 months from near Evesham. Early tomatoes are from biomass heated glasshouses. Through the summer we enjoy cherries and plums together with courgettes, broad beans, peas, spinach, chard, salad bags, rocket, spring onions, sweetcorn, beetroot, tomatoes, cucumber, strawberries, etc, etc - all freshly harvested from Worcestershire. The Styan family farm was covered in a BBC1 programme about Farmers Markets on 4 January 2021 - Charlbury collections even get a mention!

Dairy Kefir grains - Available free of charge, please email info@charlburygreenhub.org uk to request some and bring a very small jam jar of milk to take some grains away.

SESI Refills - If you need refills for SESI household detergents then please drop off your clean empty bottles on Saturday morning during the veg box collection outside the Community Centre. These will be refilled during the week and be ready for collection the following Saturday. Any refills dropped off at the Farmers Market can also be collected here.

Secure Paper Shredding - Collect free sacks for your paper waste from The Cornerstone at The Corner House (open 10-1 Mon-Sat) . The next paper shredding collection will be 4 May 2022.

Local food suppliers - Check our useful summary of local food suppliers

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub in conjunction with Janet Burroughs from Charlbury Farmers Market, Nikki Rycroft from Patients Participation Group, and Tanya Stevenson from the Community Centre.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sun 21 Aug: 21st Century ABBA at Cornbury Park

Following on from last year’s sell out shows, this is an evening of hit after hit with songs you know and love from Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper to many, many more!

Bring picnic blankets or fold up chairs, or just come ready to dance the night away.

The site and our open air bar will be open from 60 mins before each performance.

Gourmet Burgers and Fries available for purchase onsite from Ranch Burger.

For full information and to book tickets, click here.

Tess Brice · Link


Wed 24 Aug: Stories & Craft at Charlbury Library - FREE

The Summer Reading Challenge Stories & Craft session in July proved a great success with lots of children listening to some great stories and taking home a very cool and colourful robot they had made.

Our next event is at 2.30pm on Wednesday 24th August.  Please note that as numbers are limited you do need to book a place for your child(ren) and carers must stay.  See the poster for full details.

Julie Ward · Link


Wed 24 Aug: CBY Music Club: Americana Night

CBY Music Club meets in the back bar of the Rose & Crown from 8pm.

This week, an evening dedicated to the amalgam of American traditions including folk, gospel, blues, country, R&B, rock & roll and bluegrass.

Anyone & everyone welcome.

Free Entry / No Membership Fee

For weekly theme suggestions, please contact Jos at cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Wed 31 Aug: CBY Music Club: Female Jazz Legends

CBY Music Club meets in the back bar of the Rose & Crown at 8pm.

This week we celabrate the legendary females of jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington and more!

Anyone and everyone welcome.

Free Entry / No Membership Fee

For weekly theme suggestions, please contact Jos at cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Tue 6 Sep: History of Art in Themes

On Tuesday afternoons in September, Juliet Heslewood will be holding informal classes on specific themes in art, looking at a small selection of slides to discuss together.  The first is on WORK.

Tuesday 6th September, 3.30 - 5.00pm at the Community Centre.  £10 a session.

Bring or buy your own tea at the café.

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Wed 7 Sep: Probus lunch and talk

The next Probus lunch will be On Wednesday 7th September at Witney Lakes Resort

This month following the lunch there will be a talk from Liz Reason on 

The New Charlbury Town Council - First Year

Liz Reason is currently the chair of Charlbury Town Council and will be presenting a review of the activities of the Town Council since the election of many new members in May 2021.  She will explain the current vision and mission of the Town Council.  The priorities during the last year will be explained along with the ways in which these will be accomplished.  This will be an excellent opportunity to find out more about our Town Council

Probus lunches are now open to all and women are particularly welcome. They are an excellent opportunity to meet people over an enjoyable lunch and listen to an interesting talk. The atmosphere is very informal and dress is smart casual.

So whether you are new to Charlbury or would just like to find out more about us please consider coming along

Lunch cost £24 for visitors but is free for anyone who is thinking of joining Probus who wants to come along and see what we do.

For more information contact Simon Handley Charlbury Probus Secretary, at simon.handley8@icloud.com

Tony H Merry · Link


Fri 9 Sep: Stay and Play

Stay and Play starts again at the Bowls Club each morning in term time. 

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 9 Sep-Fri 16 Sep: STONE CARVING with CATHERINE BINNIE at RAILWAY STUDIOS, CHARLBURY

FRIDAY AFTERNOON 1.30-4pm 

September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14

Or

SATURDAY MORNING 10am 12.30pm 

September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 

Cost- £160 for six sessions 

If there is the odd morning/afternoon that you can’t make there is some flexibility between sessions.

RAILWAY STUDIOS are on the trading estate, first left after the station leaving Charlbury. The studios are spacious, bright and airy and there is plenty of parking. Workshops will take place outside when the weather permits it!

In these courses of six morning/afternoon workshops you will be working with blocks of natural limestone, and will be given enough guidance through the process of stone carving to complete a small sculpture.

Stone carving workshops will cover:

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

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

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

Advice on finishing the surface of the stone.

No experience necessary and no pressure to create a masterpiece..but it may well happen!

Coffee/tea and biscuits provided

For more details and dates of upcoming workshops, please see my website: www.catherinebinnieartist.com

Email- binniecatherine@gmail.com

Catherine Binnie · Link


Sat 10 Sep: Annual Flower & Produce Show 2022

Following on from the success of the Spring Show 2022 with wonderful new entries, we want to encourage all gardeners, including children, to have a go at entering flowers, vegetables and produce for a bumper Annual Show in the Memorial Hall this autumn.

There has been some sort of horticultural show in Charlbury since the late 1800’s and so, in this historic year, we hope that you will help us to continue this tradition. For those of you who came to the Spring Show, we hope you feel very confident in entering an exhibit. It really is fun and very easy. So please look at the schedule and plan what you might exhibit this year.

Shows are open to everyone, members and non-members!

The children's classes (4-7 years and 8-12 years) include at least one aspect of 'growing', plus some craft or cookery. Some entries will need to be planned for or prepared well in advance!

  • Date: Saturday 10 September 2022
  • Location: Memorial Hall, Brown’s Lane, Charlbury
  • Entry fees: 10p per entry, no fees for children’s classes
  • Staging: 8.30am - 10.45am
  • Open to public: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Admission: 50p (free for children)
  • Presentation of awards: 3.45pm
  • Prize money: Available for collection after 2.00pm

At the show, anyone joining the Garden Society for 2023 will be given free membership for the rest of 2022.

For the schedule, entry form and additional information, please see the Garden Society website: http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/events/annual-flower-and-produce-show-2022/

Geneviève Hug · Link


Sat 10 Sep: Charlbury Green Hub at Farmers Market - Hedgerow & tree surveys (& SESI detergent refills)

Come and visit our stall at Charlbury Farmers Market (9am-1pm) to find out about the local hedgerow and tree surveys that need updating.

SESI household cleaning products - empty bottles for refilling can be dropped off at the our stall at the Farmers Market for collection the following Saturday MORNING at the weekly Styan produce collection. NEW FULL BOTTLES FOR REFILLING ANOTHER TIME CAN BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE BY EMAILING sesi@charlburygreenhub.org.uk. Every Saturday you can drop off your clean empty bottles between 9.30-10.30am outside the Community Centre at the Styan produce collection. These will then be refilled during the week and be ready for collection the following Saturday MORNING.

Refill price per litre (price for new refillable bottle including product)
£2.30/litre Washing-up liquid (unfragranced) (500ml bottle £1.65)
£2.50/litre Washing-up liquid (spiced ginger) (500ml bottle £1.75)
£2.75/litre Non-bio laundry liquid (unfragranced) (1 litre bottle £3.25)
£3.70/litre Biological laundry liquid (fragranced) (1 litre bottle £4.20)
£2.20/litre Fabric conditioner (cologne) (1 litre bottle £2.70)
£6.00/litre Delicate and hand laundry liquid (unfragranced) (500ml bottle £3.50)
£3.00/litre All purpose cleaner (lavender & rosemary) (500ml bottle £2.00)
£3.60/litre Cream cleanser (fragranced) (500ml bottle £2.30)
£1.20/litre White vinegar for cleaning (1 litre bottle £1.70)
£1.50/litre Window and glass cleaner (sea grass) (500ml spray bottle £1.50)
£2.60/litre Toilet cleaner (lotus & sea salt) (1 litre bottle £3.10)
£3.70/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers (1 litre bottle £2.35)
£5.00/litre Hand soap (Fig) (500ml pump dispenser £3.00)
£5.00/litre Hand soap (English Rose) (500ml pump dispenser £3.00)

Also dairy kefir grains available free of charge - please contact me in advance and 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 10 Sep: Charlbury Ride and Stride and BikeFest

10 September - a good day out for all the family

The annual Ride and Stride

It’s time to get involved!

 

Saturday 10 September is not just the date for Charlbury’s Children’s Bike Rally. The Rally is part of OHCT’s annual sponsored Ride and Stride when the roads of Oxfordshire will see hundreds of cyclists and walkers visiting as many churches as they can to raise money to help maintain Oxfordshire’s churches of all denominations.

It 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 at ohct.org.uk/ride-stride/ and start getting sponsorship online. There are also sign-up and sponsorship forms in each of Charlbury’s churches.

 

Charlbury’s Children’s Sponsored Bike Rally and BikeFest is organised this year by the Town Council. More information will be posted here separately but will also be available on https://ohct.org.uk/ride-and-stride/take-part/charlbury-kids-rally/

 

Basil Eastwood · Link



Mon 12 Sep: Charlbury Town Football & Sports Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the club will be held on Monday 12th September in the Club House starting at 7:30.

It is an opportunity for everyone to come along and find out how the club has performed over the past year and for members and prospective members to ask questions and provide ideas for the year ahead.

The election of the new committee will also take place with the opportunity for new people to put themselves forward to join.

Refreshments will be provided

Carl A Perkins · Link


Tue 13 Sep: History of Art in Themes

Another informal class with Juliet Heslewood where we look at the theme of LEISURE in the History of Art.

Tuesday 13th September, 3.30 - 5.00 pm at the Community Centre.

£10 a session.

Bring or buy your own tea at the café!

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Wed 14 Sep: Charlbury Art Society

Martin Hubbard

The Language of Film

Memorial Hall 7.30

All welcome, non-members £5

One of Martin's particular interests concerns the relation between what we imagine and how we tell the stories we tell. Film is an extraordinarily artificial medium yet we easily read its language, barely noticing its grammar. 

In this talk he will to look closely at the components of film language and discuss how this resembles and differs from our private experience of imagining or dreaming. 

He will give us an introduction to film language with clips that we can all discuss. "If it is sometimes claimed that the pictures are better on radio, what sort of pictures might we be comparing?"

Martin lives in Spelsbury and has recently retired from teaching. He taught Art History and Cultural Theory at Falmouth University between 1998 and 2021. He lectured on several art degree courses including film, photography, fine art, theatre, and graphic design.

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 17 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair 2022

This year’s Fair will take place on Saturday 17th September.

Please save this date! 

Charlbury Street Fair is starting with Egg Throwing on Friday 16th outside the Rose and Crown in Church Street. 6.30pm to dusk. 

The main event on 17th starts with the Children’s Fancy Dress competition and parade. The judging starts at 1.30pm. Then the Grand Opening and prize giving at 2pm, with lots of stalls, entertainment including Classic Cars, Fire Engine Display, Music, Sea Shanties, Morris Dancing - and Dancing in the Street in the evening, with the Draw being held at 5pm. 

Watch out for the ever-popular Silent Auction with fab prizes donated by local businesses and individuals.

See you all there!

If you’d like to know more, or to volunteer in any capacity, even just for a couple of hours on the Fair day, do please contact me at csfchairman@charlburystreetfair.org.

As with many things, please do ‘watch this space’ and consult www.charlbury.info, Twitter and FaceBook for information.

Please keep safe and well,

Professor John Dora

Chair, CSF Committee

John Dora · Link


Tue 20 Sep: Art History in Themes

Another informal class with Juliet Heslewood where we look at the theme of WAR in the History of Art.

Tuesday 20th September, 3.30 - 5.00 pm at the Community Centre.

£10 a session.  Bring or buy your own tea at the café.

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Sat 24 Sep: Art History Talk

THE SEA! THE SEASIDE!

Artists' views across the years

A talk to raise funds for the conservation of the Pembrokeshire coast by

Juliet Heslewood

Saturday 24th September, 2022

Charlbury Memorial Hall

7.30 pm

There is no fixed entry fee, but donations will be most welcome and will be forwarded to Sea Trust Wales, Registered Charity No.1186160

The sea has fascinated artists since ancient times when it was believed to be the home of gods and goddesses. It served as the location for fabulous stories inspiring illustration from many including the PreRaphaelites and Picasso. Battles at sea, ferocious storms and the security of harbours have all been represented by painters as diverse as Rembrandt, Turner and the Newlyn group. Artists such as Friedrich and Nolde revealed their own responses towards the sea's unique beauty and how human beings relate to it. Today the sea suffers an unnatural kind of peril well known on British coasts - pollution - encouraging alternative ways to represent its sadly threatened life.

"So much plastic trash is flowing into the oceans that 90 percent of seabirds eat it now and virtually every one will be consuming it by 2050".

National Geographic

"A third of fish caught in the UK contain plastic.  Seabirds die due to plastic clogging up their digestive systems."

Mike Perry, Pembrokeshire artist featured in the talk.

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Tue 27 Sep: History of Art in Themes

Another informal class with Juliet Heslewood where we look at the theme of EMOTIONS in the History of Art.

Tuesday 27th September, 3.30 - 5.00 pm at the Community Centre

£10 a session

Bring or buy your own tea at the café

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Wed 28 Sep: Mental Health Awareness Taster

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TASTER

How to stay well in challenging times

Develop the tools to keep yourself well

Recognise the early signs of mental health conditions

Support family, friends, neighbours

Charlbury Community Centre & online via zoom

Wednesday 28th Sept 7pm – 9pm

Cost - £30 (Please talk to us about discounted places)

This session is aimed at anyone - who wants to learn more about mental health!

The Trainers:

Liz Maughn - Background in general nursing & social worker in mental health. Currently Mental Health First Aid instructor

Nikki Jackson - NHS background in mental health as occupational therapist. Currently Mindfulness for Stress trainer, Yoga therapy teacher trainer.

For more information & to book your place contact:

Liz - info@empowermht.co.uk or Nikki - nikki@yogafocus.co.uk

Ring - 07503 198720

Liz Maughn · Link


Sun 2 Oct: Messy Church

Messy Church at St Marys 

3pm 

Booking Required 

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 12 Oct: Charlbury Art Society

David Whittaker

St Ives Allure: Engagements with Art & Place in West Cornwall

7.30 Memorial Hall

All welcome, non-members £5

The name of St Ives has been synonymous with the visual arts since early in the last century, and in particular with more experimental artists since the arrival of Hepworth, Nicholson and Gabo in 1939.

The little harbour town also acts as a portal to the wider enchanting and mysterious Land’s End peninsula. David Whittaker, who has been exploring the region for four decades, portrays an assortment of colourful figures who were lured to the area, thereby having their lives and work enriched and transformed, including Bryan Wynter, Tony O’Malley, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Jeremy Le Grice, Breon O’Casey, Michael Canney (Curator of Newlyn Art Gallery), Michael Snow, Nancy Wynne-Jones and her husband, the Irish sculptor Conor Fallon; the Lamorna trio of reclusive eccentrics – Marlow Moss, Ithell Colquhoun and John Tunnard; and the poet Sydney Graham (recording his fruitful relationships with painters).

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 5 Nov: Firework Night at Charlbury CC

After a long wait due to covid disruptions, we are really excited to announce that we will be having the annual firework night this year on the 5th November!! Save the date and share the news with friends and family - looking forward to getting back to a bit more of normality this year! - more details will be shared nearer to the date 

A Westbury · Link


Wed 9 Nov: Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

All welcome, non-members £5

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 4 Dec: Messy Nativity

Messy Church at St Marys. 3pm 

Booking required. 

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 14 Dec: Charlbury Art Society

Desert Island Art

Memorial Hall 7.30

All welcome, non-members £5

A number of Art Society members will talk about the art they would choose to take to their desert island

Tony Lloyd · Link


Weekly calendar

Please note that many of these events are suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monday

  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 9.30am (termtime): Toddler group, Memorial Hall
  • 1.30pm-3pm: Tennis club
  • 1.15pm and 2.30pm: Strength & Balance, Community Centre
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 7pm-8.30pm: Scouts, Scout Hut
  • 8pm-10pm: Badminton, Community Centre

Tuesday

  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 9.30am-10.30am: Pilates, Bowls Club
  • 10am-11am: Bump to Two, Community Centre
  • 11am-12pm: Well Baby Clinic, Community Centre
  • 2.30pm-4pm: Fish van, Market Street
  • 5pm-9pm: Copper Pot Catering, Spendlove
  • 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
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 6pm-7pm: Adoration, St Teresa’s
  • 7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's
  • 8pm: CBY Music Club, Rose & Crown
  • 8pm-10pm: Volleyball, Community Centre

Thursday

  • 9.15am: Hatha Yoga, Memorial Hall
  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 9.30am-10.30am: Pilates, Memorial Hall
  • 10am-12pm: Font Cafe, St Mary's
  • 10.45am-11.45am: Pilates, Memorial Hall
  • 11am: Therapeutic Yoga, Memorial Hall
  • 4pm-5pm: Junior Sports Club (8-11), Community Centre
  • 5pm-6pm: Basketball (11+), Community Centre
  • 5pm-6.15pm: Beavers, Scout Hut
  • 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: Mass, St Teresa’s with Adoration/Benediction to follow
  • 9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
  • 9.30am-11am (term time): Stay and Play, Bowls Club
  • 10am-12pm: Coffee Club, Community Centre
  • 2pm-5pm: Tennis Club
  • 5pm-8pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
  • 7pm: Choir practice, St Mary's
  • 7pm-9pm: Youth Club, Community Centre
  • August 10am-12pm: Museum open

Saturday

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

Sunday

  • 8am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
  • 9.15am: Parish 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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