What’s on

Mon 1 Mar-Mon 8 Mar: The Bull at Home

Please click on the below link for The Bull at Home.

https://order.storekit.com/the-bull-at-home/menu

We are taking orders for collection on Friday.

Best wishes 

The Bull Inn 

Charles Crossley · Link


Wed 3 Mar-Mon 8 Mar: GREETINGS CARDS

Greetings cards by artist Catherine Binnie on display at 7 Dyers Hill, Charlbury 

A card for every occasion.

Fifteen images to choose from- blank inside. 

Gift boxes made up with your choice of designs.

Printed on 100% recycled card and all packaging is fully recyclable.

£2 each - six cards £10 - gift boxes of eight cards £15

Delivery, postage and doorstep pick up, all possible!

Please email Cathy;  binniecatherine@gmail.com for details.

Catherine Binnie · Link


Tue 9 Mar: Books of the Bible

A weekly series of introductions to each of the books of the Bible, followed by discussion. 10.30am weekly. Run by St Mary's Church. 

All events will be held on Zoom. To take part email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 10 Mar: Charlbury Art Society

Sources of Inspiration

How to Stay Creative in Challenging Times

A discussion forum to share creative tips, ideas and approaches.

Three local artists - Amanda Cooper, Jane Crane and Jody O'Reilly will share some of the ways they find inspiration. This will be followed by a general discussion and exchange of ideas.

Zoom 7.30

Art Society members will be sent a link. If you are not a member and would like to join the discussion contact Phil Roberts on:<charlburyarts@outlook.com>

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 10 Mar: Your weekly Farmers Market - midnight deadline for ordering fresh veg, trout, cheese, eggs, etc collected outside Community Centre on Saturday (& SESI refills)

Find out more about where your fresh veg comes from - the Styan family farm was covered in a BBC1 programme about Farmers Markets on 4 January - Charlbury collections even get a mention!

Order deadline midnight Wednesday (actually 7am Thursday if you get up early enough!) for collection the following Saturday.  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 Bibury trout, Stainswick Farm oils and dressings, Charlbury honey, preserves, free-range eggs and a range of Smarts single and double Gloucester cheeses. New customers always welcome, there is no minimum spend and no commitment to order every week - just place an order whenever it suits you.

Please check your email on Sat morning for your collection timeslot in the afternoon between 2-3pm. To enable the safe collection of the pre-ordered boxes, there are 10 minute timeslots for people to collect from different collection points alongside the Community Centre. Boxes are organised by the surname used for the order. Notifications are sent out on Saturday morning by email to everyone who has placed an order. Considering the increased infectiousness of the new variant, please be particularly careful about social distancing. Please keep your 2m social distance (at least) and ensure there is only one person at each collection point at any one time. PLEASE ALSO WEAR A MASK.

  • Items ordered will all be in your box EXCEPT the pre-ordered TROUT which needs to be collected from the Bibury Trout Farm van which will be on site. If you have just ordered trout without any fruit or veg then there won't be a box or a timeslot and you can collect your items anytime between 2-3pm. THE BIBURY TROUT FARM VAN WILL BE ON THE WAY BACK FROM A FARMERS' MARKETS WITH EXTRA ITEMS FOR SALE eg QUICHE FLANS, CRUMBLES, COLD SMOKED TROUT - SO JUST ASK ABOUT WHAT'S AVAILABLE - EVEN IF YOU HAVEN'T ORDERED IN ADVANCE.
  • Please bring your own bag to transfer produce from the box and please return egg boxes and apple juice bottles for reuse - there is a national shortage of egg boxes.
  • To reduce contacts maybe arrange to collect for friends and neighbours -if you are doing this please email info@charlburygreenhub.org.uk and provide details so we can group your boxes together in the shade of the big tree by the entrance to the community centre for collection any time 2-3pm rather than have a specific timeslot.
  • House-bound and need your box delivered? Call the Community Centre on 01608 811878 or if engaged try 01608 819253 (weekdays only) or email your request to info@charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk. These boxes will also be under the shade of the tree and can be collected the pre-arranged volunteers any time 2-3pm rather than a specific timeslot - BUT WE NEED TO KNOW THE SURNAME USED FOR PLACING THE ORDER SO WE CAN LOCATE THE BOX FOR COLLECTION BY THE VOLUNTEER.

Styan Family Produce come to Charlbury Farmers Market every 3 months from near Evesham, but since April 2020 we have been fortunate that they are delivering farmers market produce for collection in Charlbury every Saturday afternoon. Throughout the summer we have enjoyed asparagus, cherries, and wonderful plums together with tomatoes, carrots, courgettes, curly kales, broad beans, peas, spinach, chard, salad bags, rocket, spring onions, sweetcorn, beetroot, cucumber, strawberries, etc, etc - all freshly harvested from Worcestershire. 

See CharlburyCAN Instagram for favourite recipes using seasonal food throughout the year and for tips to avoid food waste. Use #charlburyCAN etc hashtags to share your own favourites.

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 afternoon during the veg box collection outside the Community Centre. These will be refilled during the week and be ready for collection the following Saturday afternoon. 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 which will be in Spring 2021.

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


Thu 11 Mar: Oxford Swift City Project

Thursday 11th March 19.30

Many of us know about the Oxford University Museum Swift Tower, the best recorded nesting site in the country. You are warmly invited to meet Rachel Pearson, a volunteer with the community Oxford Swift City Project. Rachel will tell us about the work that the project is doing to create new nesting sites in the City, and to support these extraordinary iconic birds. 

The meeting will be on Zoom. Please email Flora at CharlburyWildlife@Charlburygreenhub.org.uk if you would like to attend and a link will be sent to you.

Contributions are welcome - to help maintain and extend swift nesting sites in Charlbury.  

Illustration by Andrew Lawson. 

Flora Gregory · Link


Fri 12 Mar: Readings and Discussions on Four British Poets with Robert Fraser.

A Feast of Thomas's will introduce and air the work of four British poets who share more than a name.

They are Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Edward Thomas (1878-1917), R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) and Dylan Thomas (1914-1953).

Readings, discussion and friendly argument, catering for the needs of all: from philistines to philosophers.

Fridays in March 2pm - 3.30pm - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. .

Run by St Marys Church.

To join and receive the Zoom link please email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Jo Paton · Link


Sat 13 Mar: Charlbury Farmers Market

Our Spring Farmers Market will be taking place on The Playing Close 9am to 1pm. 

 Do come and support our members who have continued to trade throughout the past year. Due to lockdown continuing, the traders attending this market will be those selling essential items (food and drink). Traders selling plants and flowers are also able to attend. So you will also be able to buy floral gifts for Mothers Day (Sunday 14th March). Looking forward to seeing you. 

Janet Burroughs · Link


Sat 13 Mar: Charlbury Green Hub at Farmers Market - Hedgehog map of the town & SESI detergent refills)

If you've seen any hedgehogs in Charlbury then please come along and plot your sighting on our Charlbury Hedgehog Map. Also find out how you can help them get around better in our town to find food and mates, so maybe next year we can reverse their decline.

SESI household cleaning products - empty bottles for refilling can be dropped off at the CGH stall at the Farmers Market for collection the following Saturday afternoon 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 on 1.30-3pm 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 afternoon.

Refill price per litre (price for new refillable bottle including product)
£2.10/litre Washing-up liquid (unfragranced) (500ml bottle £1.55)
£2.20/litre Washing-up liquid (spiced ginger) (500ml bottle £1.60)
£2.50/litre Non-bio laundry liquid (unfragranced) (1 litre bottle £3.00)
£3.50/litre Biological laundry liquid (fragranced) (1 litre bottle £4.00)
£2.00/litre Fabric conditioner (cologne) (1 litre bottle £2.50)
£4.00/litre Delicate and hand laundry liquid (unfragranced) (500ml bottle £2.50)
£2.80/litre All purpose cleaner (lavender & rosemary) (500ml bottle £1.90)
£3.00/litre Cream cleanser (fragranced) (500ml bottle £2.00)
£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)
£2.50/litre Toilet cleaner (lotus & sea salt) (1 litre bottle £3.00)
£2.00/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers (1 litre bottle £2.50)
£6.00/litre Hand soap (Fig) (500ml pump dispenser £3.50)
£6.00/litre Hand soap (English Rose) (500ml pump dispenser £3.50)

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


Tue 16 Mar: Books of the Bible - Zoom

A weekly series of introductions to each of the books of the Bible, followed by discussion. 10.30am weekly. Run by St Mary's Church.

All events will be held on Zoom. To take part email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 17 Mar: Emerging from Hibernation

As we prepare to start socialising again, maybe you have lost your fashion mojo and forgotten how to wear anything other than lounge wear!

This workshop on Zoom will explain the fashion trends for Spring/ Summer 2021 and show you how to make them wearable.

Costs £15 which includes a goody bag with a useful summary sheet as well as treats for you!

 Time 7.30pm.  Book by contacting liz@cotswolds.style/07800744787

Elisabeth Partington · Link


Thu 18 Mar: Local Food for Local Folk

A talk by Emma Harris-Bass of the Kitchen Garden People in Chadlington

18 March 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Emma, Christine and Dan, of The Kitchen Garden People, run the Honeydale Kitchen Garden at Honeydale Farm near Shipton-under-Wychwood. This is a Community Supported Agriculture Scheme (CSA), helping to revolutionise the way that food reaches consumers.

​‘CSA’s are a way of being able to supply vegetables and other fresh produce to local people, eliminating waste and unnecessary packaging; it’s a partnership between farmers and the local community in which the risks and rewards of the whole process are shared,’ explains Emma.

This talk will be held on Zoom and will be available free for all members.

An email containing the Zoom link will be sent to all members a couple of days before the event.

It is really important to us that you are able to join the Zoom meetings if you wish to. If you have a problem, please let us know and we can put you in touch with someone to support you and/or to set it up.

If you would like to join the Garden Society, visit our membership page.

http://www.charlburygardensociety.org.uk/membership/

Geneviève Hug · Link


Fri 19 Mar: Readings and Discussions on Four British Poets with Robert Fraser.

A Feast of Thomas's will introduce and air the work of four British poets who share more than a name.

They are Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Edward Thomas (1878-1917), R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) and Dylan Thomas (1914-1953).

Readings, discussion and friendly argument, catering for the needs of all: from philistines to philosophers.

Fridays in March 2pm - 3.30pm - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. .

Run by St Marys Church.

To join and receive the Zoom link please email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Jo Paton · Link


Mon 22 Mar: Portrait Workshop

Monday 22nd March 10.00 on Zoom

Jill Colchester will lead a portrait workshop with the opportunity to complete your own portrait and have personal feedback from Jill a couple of weeks later.

Jill is a practising artist and tutor based in Chadlington. Her works are generally, though not exclusively, drawings and paintings based on the figure. She also works collaboratively on community-based projects

The diverse quality of line is what attracts Jill to drawing, from the economy of minimal line drawing, sparse in appearance, to dynamic mark-making, rich in tones.

If you would like to join this workshop contact Phil Roberts <charlburyarts@outlook.com> for a Zoom link

Tony Lloyd · Link


Tue 23 Mar: Books of the Bible - Zoom

A weekly series of introductions to each of the books of the Bible, followed by discussion. 10.30am weekly. Run by St Mary's Church.

All events will be held on Zoom. To take part email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Jo Paton · Link


Fri 26 Mar: Readings and Discussions on Four British Poets with Robert Fraser.

A Feast of Thomas's will introduce and air the work of four British poets who share more than a name.

They are Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Edward Thomas (1878-1917), R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) and Dylan Thomas (1914-1953).

Readings, discussion and friendly argument, catering for the needs of all: from philistines to philosophers.

Fridays in March 2pm - 3.30pm - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. .

Run by St Marys Church.

To join and receive the Zoom link please email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk

Jo Paton · Link


Wed 14 Apr: The Great British Poster Artists

Charlbury Art Society

Zoom 7.30

Graham Twemlow will take us on a journey through the history of British poster art, celebrating the work of the artists who pioneered this creative movement.

Graham writes and lectures on a range of subjects relating to the decorative arts, with a special interest in the history of illustrated posters.

One of the leading poster artists was Frank Sherwin whose work is seen here. Sherwin's daughter, Sarah Castle, has long been one of our most active members.

Non members are welcome to join the evening. Contact Phil Roberts for a link on

charlburyarts@outlook.com

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 24 Apr: Spring Show

Saturday 24th April

Art Society and Garden Society Spring Show

Memorial Hall

Tony Lloyd · Link


Thu 6 May: Town Council elections

Provisional date. Postponed from May 2020.

District and county council elections will also take place on this date.

Richard Fairhurst · Link


Wed 12 May: Seeing the Light with Kieran Stiles

7.30 on Zoom

A presentation by Kieran Stiles about light in painting.

Why is it used? 

How does it work? 

What does it say?  

Exploring the idea that practical process is the key vehicle in painting for conveying meaning, without which thorough understanding cannot be accessed.

Placing ideas and concepts in a historical context with practical demonstrations, Kieran will refer to artists including Corot, Hopper, Michelangelo, Morandi and Seurat, and include illustrations of how he approaches the subject in his own work.

Art Society members will be sent a link. Non-members are welcome too, please contact Phil Roberts:

<charlburyarts@outlook.com>

Tony Lloyd · Link


Wed 9 Jun: Alfred Wallis

Wednesday 9th June at 7.30 on Zoom

Alice Foster will share her love of Alfred Wallis and show us how he influenced other Cornish artists including Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood.

Art Society members will be sent a link. Non members are welcome to. Please contact Phil Roberts for a link on: 

charlburyarts@outlook.com

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 26 Jun: Charlbury Beer Festival

The Charlbury Beer Festival will be back in 2021 - once again at Charlbury Cricket Club, just three minutes' walk from Charlbury station. There will be the usual fare 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 will 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.

http://charlburybeerfestival.org/

Edward Fenton · Link


Thu 9 Sep: Charlbury Art Society

Industrial Art

Geoff Walton will share some of his fascinating collection of industrial art and talk about the artists who created these and some of the other works he admires.

7.30 Charlbury Memorial Hall

Non members welcome, £5 

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
  • 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
  • 7pm: Mass, St Teresa’s with Adoration to follow
  • 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
  • 10am-12pm: Font Cafe, St Mary's
  • 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
  • 7pm-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: Mass, St Teresa’s with Adoration/Benediction to follow
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.45am: 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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