What’s on

Thu 21 Nov: Christmas wreath-making demonstration

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

Charlbury Garden Society presents a Christmas wreath-making demonstration using seasonal foliage. 

Demonstration by Adam Prest who trained with Pulbrook & Gould in London and now lives in the Cotswolds where he practices biodynamic gardening. The wreaths will be raffled and the proceeds will go to a local charity.

This is a Christmas get-together so we will have mince pies and mulled wine (non-alcoholic also) to toast the season.

Renew your membership for 2020, help yourself to free seeds collected from members' gardens and catch up with gardening friends and fellow plant lovers. 

Members free, non-members very welcome £4.00. (To join membership is £5 single or £8 joint.)

Membership info: membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Thu 21 Nov: The Breadshed 3.30-5pm

We will be in our usual spot outside the Co-op on Thursday unless it's raining - then we will be in the Community Centre.  Don't miss out come and find us there.

Come and see what wonders Deep will have baked.  Last week we had Nan with yoghurt - delicious.  Beetroot seems to be a favourite. 

Patricia Freeman · Link


Fri 22 Nov: The Charlbury Speakeasy (in support of CRAG)

Plum Busby are a wonderfully energetic London band who deliver an exuberant cabaret mix of jazz, calypso, blues and music hall.   For this Speakeasy show, not only are they venturing out of the capital into the Cotswolds but generously they've asked for the lion's share of the door receipts to be donated to Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG). So come along to enjoy the show and to support CRAG.

To enrich the mix there'll be traveller's tales and stories drawn from Kieran Cooke's journalistic career.  

The Shed, Nine Acres Lane OX7 3QZ.  Doors open at 8pm.  Tickets £9 on the night.  (Sorry, none in advance.)  Bring your own drinks!

Simon Fenn · Link


Sat 23 Nov-Sun 24 Nov: Artweeks Exhibition

Christmas Artweeks Weekends

Marion Coates' and Lee Belcher'  artworks will be exhibited at 20, The Playing Close, for a second weekend.

Open 23/24th November 11am – 5 pm.

From Lee's lovely oil paintings and greetings cards, to Marion's calligraphic creations - practical, amusing, inspirational or simply decorative - there will be an original and affordable gift for everyone on your Christmas list.

marion coates · Link


Sat 23 Nov-Sun 24 Nov: 7 DYERS HILL CHRISTMAS ARTWEEK EXHIBITION

CATHERINE BINNIE - Sculpture, Painting ,Drawing , Prints and Cards,

Details of stone carving, drawing and painting workshops for 2020

CHRISTINE THORNTON - Hand thrown and decorated Pottery,

mugs, jugs, bowls, teapots, lamps and more.

7 DYERS HILL CHARLBURY

23rd&24th November 11am-5pm

Come and join us for tea/coffee/mulled wine and mince pies.

open by appointment until 21st December

email.binniecatherine@gmail.com

Catherine Binnie · 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


Sun 24 Nov: Free Lunchtime Concert, 12.30-2pm, Community Centre

L’Amusette is a little group of local people who play French café style music and will be offering us a free concert on Sunday 24th November at Charlbury Community Centre.  They have done a couple of such events before, which have been very well received. The cafe will be serving home made quiche and  soup as well as coffee, wine, beer and all the usual goodies. Please join us for a relaxing Sunday lunchtime.

(Charlbury Christmas Fair is also on that day, so it will be a nice day to spend in town!)

Tanya Stevenson · Link



Tue 26 Nov: Grief Encounters

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

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

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 27 Nov: CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - Southern Rock Essentials

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

All the very best from America’s Southern rockers, including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eagles, JJ Cale, Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top!

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

Anyone & Everyone welcome! Come and join us!

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

Jos Foulston · Link


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

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

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 27 Nov: Quiz at the Community Centre

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

This month’s quizmaster is James Whitehead. 

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Thu 28 Nov: All Together In Charlbury (ATIC) AGM and Social

Come along to hear and celebrate what ATIC – our local Good Neighbour Scheme - has been doing over the past 12 months. ATIC members and non-members – and service users - are all welcome. This will also be an opportunity to find out more about ATIC, if you are thinking you might like to join our team of volunteers – or if you think you might like ATIC’s help.

In the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall on Thursday, 28 November at 7.30 p.m. 

 If you need a lift to the meeting, call ATIC on 01993 776277.

For more about ATIC see our page in the Community section of this website (Charity and World)

Meryl Smith · Link


Fri 29 Nov: Sound Meditation Group Gong Bath. Charlbury Memorial Hall 7.30pm until 9pm

Sound Meditation Group Gong Bath on Friday 29 November.

Taking place in Charlbury Memorial Hall 7.30pm until 9pm. Booking essential, please use the link below or contact Carole on 0776 656 2400 or at carolelove.com

app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=12898005&appointmentType=8907353

Please make sure you bring your own comfortable yoga mat or comfortable base to lie on along with cushions, blanket and back support if necessary. If lying down is uncomfortable then sitting on a chair is perfectly fine. Some people do like to bring their own if comfort is an issue.

'Gong Baths' comprise of gongs generating waves of sound that intersperse with and bathe your entire body, re-aligning our cells and pressing the re-set button as it were! These powerful gongs are invaluable tools for stress reduction & personal transformation. Allow yourself to rediscover your true sense of self and re-connect to your own inner peace.

NADINE MILLS · Link


Fri 29 Nov: Evenlode Jazz at the Rose and Crown

Evenlode Jazz are delighted to be playing again at the Rose and Crown on Friday 29th November.

Nick Brown on Alto sax, Mike West on Tenor Sax, Nick Potter on drums, Cliff Cross on keyboards and vocals, Lizzie on vocals and Geoff Holmberg on Bass.

Start around 8.30.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Sat 30 Nov: Charlbury WI Coffee Morning at the Corner House

From 9.30am 'til 12pm.

Do pop along for a cuppa and a mince pie and learn about our programme for 2020.

Lots of lovely cakes and jams on sale too.

Raffle

Interested in joining? Come along and talk to any of the members present.

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 30 Nov-Sun 1 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

Come and choose your Christmas tree from the thousands growing in the field. You can choose and tag a tree for collection on a weekend closer to Christmas or have it cut and take it home.

Remember to wear wellingtons and to bring gloves with you.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Tue 3 Dec: Yack & Yarn

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

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

Louise Cashman · Link


Wed 4 Dec: Sound Meditation Group Gong Bath. Wednesday 4 December

Sound Meditation Group Gong Bath on Wednesday 4th December.

Taking place in Charlbury Memorial Hall 7.30pm until 9pm. Booking essential, please use the link below or contact Carole on 0776 656 2400 or at carolelove.com

app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=12898005&appointmentType=8907353

Please make sure you bring your own comfortable yoga mat or comfortable base to lie on along with cushions, blanket and back support if necessary. If lying down is uncomfortable then sitting on a chair is perfectly fine. Some people do like to bring their own if comfort is an issue.

'Gong Baths' comprise of gongs generating waves of sound that intersperse with and bathe your entire body, re-aligning our cells and pressing the re-set button as it were! These powerful gongs are invaluable tools for stress reduction & personal transformation. Allow yourself to rediscover your true sense of self and re-connect to your own inner peace.

NADINE MILLS · Link


Wed 4 Dec: Local Authors Talk - Andrew Lawson - A Life in Books. 7.30pm

The third in Charlbury Community Centre's series called "Local Authors Talk". This time we welcome the artist Andrew Lawson.  He will tell the unexpected story of how he first became involved in producing books based on his photography. He will use images to guide us through his extraordinary career, which has involved meeting and working with the owners of some of the most extraordinary gardens all over the world and producing beautiful books of photographs of those gardens.

Starts 7.30pm

Cost £5 to include a glass of wine or a soft drink. Tickets are available on the door or in advance from Community Centre reception desk.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 4 Dec: Day Centre Christmas Open Day, 10.30-12

Please come along to the Garden Room in the Memorial hall between 10.30am and 12 noon to join us for mince pies and drinks. There will also be a raffle and some of Pam's wonderful knitted toys and Christmassy things for sale to raise a bit of money for the Day Centre, but the main objective is for the members of the centre and the people of Charlbury to meet, chat and have a little celebration together.

It is also a good time to come and meet us if you are thinking of becoming a volunteer or a member.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


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

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

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 5 Dec-Sun 8 Dec: CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Detailed list of events at St Mary's in aid of the roof appeal.

THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER

Festival & cafe open 10am-4pm

Font cafe 10-12 noon

FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

Festival & cafe open 10am-4pm

School choir concert 1.30

Opening party, jazz & canapes 6-8pm

Buy your tickets from the Deli!

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

Festival & cafe open 10am-4pm

Christmas market - A variety of stalls for all the family Gluhwein, hot dogs & Father Christmas 10am-3pm

Festive concert 7.30-9.30pm

Buy your tickets from the Deli!

SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER

St Mary's morning services 8am and 9.45am

Festival & cafe open 11am-4pm

Songs of Praise service for the community 6-7pm

Maureen Sparling · Link


Thu 5 Dec-Sun 8 Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

A magical four-day event in aid of St Mary's Roof Appeal.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Fri 6 Dec: Charlbury Town Football And Sports Club Xmas Bingo

Charlbury Town Football And Sports Club 

Are holding a Christmas Bingo 

On Friday 6th December 7pm 

Doors open at 6pm eyes down at 7pm

Bar Coffee and Tea will be available. 

Mandy cooper · Link


Fri 6 Dec: Charlbury Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening

Charlbury Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening

Friday 6th Dec shops open until 8pm come and support your local shops by buying all your Christmas goodies locally, you are really spoilt for choice for what is available down in the town centre, so give the internet giants the boot this year and let your legs do the walking.

See you all there….

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Fri 6 Dec: St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival

School Choir Concert 1.30pm

Opening party 6.00-8.00pm

  • Canapés and bubbly & jazz
  • Tickets £15.00 available from the Deli from 6th November

Café throughout the day

www.stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sat 7 Dec: Coffee Morning and Sale in the Memorial Hall

9.15am to 11.45am

Join us in the Memorial Hall where we'll be serving serving teas, coffees and mince pies

  • Vintage jewellery and handbags 
  • A Wonderful Teddy Bear Collection on sale
  • Christmas Bric-a-Brac
  • Raffle
  • Cakes

All proceeds to the Corner House and War Memorial Hall

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 7 Dec: A Festive Family Concert with the Oxford Concert Party

7.30pm in St Mary's Church

Tickets £15 from Charlbury Deli and Cafe from 6th November

The Oxford Concert Party will provide a feast of festive music from Baroque to Tango played by Arne Richards (harpsichord and accordion) and Isabel Knowland (violin) with readings by historian and broadcaster Tim Healey. All welcome!

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 7 Dec: St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas market 10.00am – 3.00pm

Mulled wine, hot dogs, gifts, stalls, raffle and Father Christmas

Oxford Concert Party Festive Concert 7.30pm

Family concert including interval drinks

Tickets £15.00 available from the deli from 6th November

Café throughout the day

www.stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link



Sat 7 Dec-Sun 8 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

Come and choose your Christmas tree from the thousands growing in the field. You can choose and tag a tree for collection on a weekend closer to Christmas or have it cut and take it home.

Remember to wear wellingtons and to bring gloves with you.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 7 Dec: 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 http://www.charlbury.info/community/31

Peter Kenrick · Link



Sun 8 Dec: 🎵 Christmas Concert by the Somerville College choir

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

🌲 Here's the programme for today: 🌲

  • Peacock: Venite Gaudete
  • McDowall: O Oriens
  • *Reading/Solo
  • Holst: Ave Maria
  • Clements: The Angel Gabriel
  • Arr. Cleobury: Joys Seven
  • See amid the winter snow (with audience participation)
  • Mathias: A babe is born
  • Victoria: O Magnum mysterium
  • Gardner: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
  • *Reading/Solo
  • Miskinis: Dum medium silentium
  • Ward: We may well see
  • Lassus: Omnes de Saba
  • We Three Kings (with audience participation)
  • arr Gritton: Follow that Star
  • arr. Humphris: The twelve days of Christmas
  • arr. Wilberg: Ding Dong merrily on high

🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲⛄️🌲

Hear the choir on YouTube here and here.

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

Tickets £12, under 15s £5, on the door, or in advance from Cotswold Frames. Or email nick.parker@cooptel.net or phone 01608 811558 to reserve.

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert. 

All proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief. 

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 8 Dec: St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival

8.00am & 9.45am morning services at S Mary’s

Songs of praise service 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Hymns and carols to be decided by community and church vote

Café throughout the day

www.stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sun 8 Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

Songs of Praise Event supported by St Mary's Choir and soloist in St Mary's Church  6.00pm – 7.00pm

Hymns and Carols to be chosen by the community (voting boxes in The Deli and in St Mary's, as well as on-line)

Café throughout the day

Maureen Sparling · Link


Tue 10 Dec: Charlbury WI's Family Carol Service

Join us for a Family Carol Service at St Mary's Church at 7pm

All welcome!

Stay afterwards and enjoy a lovely glass of mulled wine, tea or coffee and mince pie.

Collection in aid of THRIVE, based in Chipping Norton, supporting low income families.   http://www.thrive-northox.co.uk

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 11 Dec: Desert Island Art

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

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

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 14 Dec: Christmas Farmers Market

The Christmas Farmers Market will take place on The Playing Close 9am to 1pm. Come and browse the stalls for food and drink for Christmas, Christmas wreaths and baskets and pots planted with flowers for Christmas, and for that gift with a difference from our craft stalls. You will also be able to enjoy a bacon roll and a cup of coffee or teas from the Football and Sports Club stall. 

Janet Burroughs · Link


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

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

Refill price per litre + 50p for initial bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre Washing-up liquid (spiced ginger) - 500ml bottle
£2.50/litre Non-bio laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£3.00/litre Biological laundry liquid (fragranced) - 1 litre bottle
£2.00/litre Fabric conditioner (cologne) - 1 litre bottle
£2.80/litre Delicate and hand laundry liquid (unfragranced) - 500ml bottle
£2.00/litre All purpose cleaner (lavender & rosemary) - 500ml bottle
£3.00/litre Cream cleanser (fragranced) - 500ml bottle
£1.00/litre White vinegar for cleaning - 1 litre bottle
£1.50/litre Window and glass cleaner (sea grass) - 500ml spray bottle
£2.40/litre Toilet cleaner (lotus & sea salt) - 1 litre bottle
£2.00/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers - 1 litre bottle
£6.00/litre Fig hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser
£6.00/litre English rose hand soap - 500ml pump dispenser

We also collect things for reuse or recycling - water filters, printer cartridges, mobile phones, spectacles, bras, batteries, light bulbs. Also kefir grains available free of charge - just bring a very small jar of milk to take some grains away in.

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

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 14 Dec-Sun 15 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

Come and choose your Christmas tree from the thousands growing in the field. You can choose and tag a tree for collection on a weekend closer to Christmas or have it cut and take it home.

Remember to wear wellingtons and to bring gloves with you.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sun 15 Dec: "Arthur Christmas" - The Family Matinee from ChOC

Cert. U / 97 mins.

Join us on a trip to the North Pole and discover exactly how Santa Claus makes Christmas magic happen every year in this imaginative comedy for the entire family. This fun-filled holiday film introduces viewers to Santa's mischievous son Arthur, who races to complete an important mission in time to ensure that this year's Christmas celebrations will go off without a hitch. 

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. When the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It's up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa's youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten child before Christmas morning dawns.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury; doors & licensed bar from 2.15pm.

Free popcorn for children and mince pies for adults.

Family ticket (2 adults & 1 or 2 children) £12; adults £5; U15s £3.

Arthur Christmas - “a cracking festive fairytale” - Robbie Collin – Daily Telegraph

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 15 Dec: St Teresa's Advent Carol Service

Join us for our annual Advent Carol Service for Gaudete Sunday on 15th December at 3pm, St. Teresa's RC Church, Fisher's Lane, Charlbury, followed by refreshments. All are welcome.

Alison O · 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


Sat 21 Dec-Sun 22 Dec: Charlbury Christmas Trees

Your last chance to come and choose your Christmas tree from the thousands growing in the field.  Come and select a tree, watch it cut and take it home.

Remember to wear wellingtons and to bring gloves with you.

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 21 Dec: CBY Music Club - All Request Christmas Dance Party

from 8pm 'til Midnight in the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown.

Kick off the festive Christmas week dancing the night away to all your favourite Christmas, party and dance tunes from across the decades. 

To request your favourites in advance, for more info or to be added to our mailing list, contact Jos at cbymusicclub@gmail.com 

Jos Foulston · Link


Sun 22 Dec: Traditional Carol Service

3pm at All Saints Shorthampton. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 24 Dec: Christmas Eve Services at St Mary's Church

Do join us at our Christmas Eve services

5.30pm Carols by candlelight 

11.30pm Midnight Communion 

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 24 Dec: Mass of Christmas Night with Carols

Join us for the Mass of Christmas Night with Carols at 8.30pm on Christmas Eve at St. Teresa's Church, Fisher's Lane, Charlbury - All Welcome!

Alison O · Link


Wed 25 Dec: Christmas Day Services at St Mary's Church and All Saints

Come and celebrate Christmas with us

8am Holy Communion in St Mary's Church

9am Holy Communion at All Saints, Shorthampton

10.30am Christmas Morning Parish Communion in St Mary's Church

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 25 Dec: Christmas Day Mass - St Teresa's

All are welcome at St.Teresa's Christmas Day Mass, 9.15am, St.Teresa's RC Church, Fisher's Lane.

Alison O · Link


Thu 26 Dec: Boxing Day Morris dancing

What better way to carry on the holiday festivities than to turn out for Charlbury's annual Boxing Day Morris fest featuring Charlbury Finstock Morris and Wychwayz Border Morris. Nothing like a good chill to get those dancers moving, and it can be even more entertaining if there is snow on the ground. Behind the Bell Hotel, 1:00 pm.  Grab yourself a beverage of choice and join us around the back.

Richard Broughton · Link


Tue 7 Jan 2020: 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 Jan 2020: Creative Techniques and Processes

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

Hyper real Charcoal Drawing - Tracy de Bernhardt Wood

Screen Printing Techniques - Gabriele Kern

Making a Book - from concept to completion - Priscilla Frost

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 11 Jan 2020: 🛍 The annual CRAG Bring and Buy !

🎁 Save those unwanted Christmas presents! 

CRAG's annual Bring & Buy sale is on 11 January at 10am in the Friends Meeting House, Market Street. You can phone Fran on 01608 811402 to arrange collection, or just bring them along to the Meeting House at around 9.30 on the day. 

And the proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief.

It's an ideal opportunity to get rid of unwanted gifts and other treasures, to pick up bargains, and to sample our delicious coffee and home-made cakes. 

Jon Carpenter · Link


Sun 12 Jan 2020: 🎵 CRAG Tea Concert: Flute and Harpsichord Recital

Rachel Beckett - flute and recorder

Alastair Ross - harpsichord

Alastair and Rachel have the following programme in mind:

  • CPE Bach  G minor sonata for flute and obligato harpsichord
  • Telemann  Fantasia for solo flute
  • Handel  Sonata for flute
  • Vivaldi  Recorder Sonata in G minor
  • Couperin  'Pièce de Clavecin' for harpsichord

Alastair will once again be playing on the wonderful harpsichord donated and tuned by Simon Neal.

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

Tickets £12, under 15s £5, on the door, or in advance from Cotswold Frames. Or email nick.parker@cooptel.net or phone 01608 811558 to reserve.

☕️🍰 Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert. 

All proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief

Jon Carpenter · Link


Thu 16 Jan 2020: The gardens at Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford

7.30 pm Memorial Hall (talk starts 8 pm)

Charlbury Garden Society presents a talk by Tim Miles, head gardener at Cotswold Wildlife Park.

These magnificent gardens with their exotic plants were recently featured on BBC Gardeners’ World. Tim will show how the planting scheme is designed not just with the animals in mind but also to give a dramatic year round display of plants and flowers.

Renew your membership for 2020 and collect your new membership card. New members and visitors very welcome. 

Members free, guests £3.00. Includes refreshments.

Membership enquiries: membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Membership £5 single or £8 joint. 

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Tue 28 Jan 2020: Grief Encounters

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

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

Jo Paton · Link


Tue 4 Feb 2020: 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


Sun 16 Feb 2020: The Köln Concert

Dorian Ford reprises Keith Jarrett's famous improvisation.

Dorian writes:

This is a piano concert unlike any other. It’s like a jazz piano concert but it’s not improvised. It’s solo piano music but it has grooves, riffs, and song-form chord changes, like jazz or rock. It is steeped in the German classical piano tradition like a big sonata by Schubert or an emotionally programmatic journey through the soul like a Mahler symphony. But it could only come from the USA. Fearlessly eclectic, one might think of it like an Ives piano sonata and yet it obviously inhabits the jazz, folk, rock, blues landscape of American music, which is essentially improvised.

(The Köln Concert was a live recording of solo piano improvisations performed by Keith Jarrett at the Opera House in Cologne on 24th January 1975. The double-vinyl album was released in the autumn of 1975 by ECM Records and went on to become the best-selling solo album in jazz history, and the all-time best-selling piano album with sales of more than 3.5 million.)

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

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

Jon Carpenter · Link


Thu 20 Feb 2020: Gardeners’ Question Time

7.30 pm Memorial Hall (questions start at 8 pm)

Charlbury Garden Society invites members and guests to bring along their horticultural queries to the ever popular Gardeners’ Question Time. There will be a panel of experienced local gardeners to answer your questions.

New members and visitors very welcome. Includes refreshments from 7.30.

Members free, visitors £3.00.

Membership enquiries: membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Membership £5 single or £8 joint

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Tue 3 Mar 2020: 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


Mon 9 Mar-Sat 14 Mar 2020: Sheep Street & Park Street overnight road closures

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

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Wed 11 Mar 2020: The Wonder that was Syria

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

A talk by Denise Derbyshire

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sun 15 Mar 2020: Piano, flute and cello recital (CRAG tea concert)

Maggie Cole, piano

Philippa Davies, flute

Sebastian Comberti, cello

Music by Haydn, Jean Françaix and Villa-Lobos

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

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

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert.

Enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

Jon Carpenter · Link


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

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

Tony Lloyd · Link


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

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

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

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 27 Jun 2020: Charlbury Beer Festival

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

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

Edward Fenton · Link


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: CBY Music Club, Rose & Crown
  • 8pm-10pm: Volleyball, Community Centre

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

  • 9.30am-12.30pm: Donate and Take, Corner House
  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • Morning: Coffee Morning, Corner Ho
  • Summer 10.30am-12.30pm: Museum open

Sunday

  • 8am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
  • 9.15am: Mass, St Teresa's
  • 9.45am: Parish Communion, St Mary's
  • 10am-11am: Circuit Training, Community Centre
  • 10.30am: Quaker Meeting
  • 10.30am: Baptist Church Service
  • 10.30am: Methodist Church Service
  • 2pm-5pm: Tennis club
  • 2.30pm: Canoe club
  • 4.30pm-8.30pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
  • Summer 2.30pm-4.30pm: Museum open

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