What’s on

Fri 7 Aug-Sun 16 Aug: Creativity in a Closed Time

Twenty-five Art Society members have entered work for Creativity in a Closed Time, an exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and photographs made during lockdown. 

The work will be on shown in the windows of ten locations around town throughout August. See map for details.

Tony Lloyd · Link

Fri 7 Aug-Sat 15 Aug: Children’s Art Competition

Calling all Primary School age children (4-11 years)

This year the Street Fair Committee would like you to draw or paint a picture of your Superhero or heroes. It might be Superman or Spiderman, or perhaps it's the NHS or other Key Workers or Captain Tom Moore, Joe Wicks, your favourite sports person, or someone in your family... the possibilities are endless!

You can use felt tip pens, colouring pencils, paint or even collage materials, but please make your picture no bigger than A4.

When you have finished your picture, take it along to Tim at Cotswold Frames in Market Street by Saturday 15th August. Please don't forget to put your name, age and a contact phone number on the back.

There are great prizes to be won, kindly donated by Charlbury Art Society and Cotswold Frames. So get drawing and GOOD LUCK!

Maureen Sparling · Link

Mon 10 Aug-Wed 19 Aug: The Summer Reading Challenge - Silly Squad!

The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to introduce Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020; a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter.  This Challenge will run right through Summer until September.

The Silly Squad is a loveable bunch of animals who run a fantastic fun house. But beware: a mysterious baddy is waiting to spoil the fun!  

During the Challenge, children will find out more about the fantastic characters and will unlock digital prizes, activities and video content as rewards for their reading.  See Poster for more information.

Julie Ward · Link

Sat 15 Aug: TODAY IS THE DEADLINE for the Children's Art Entries!


Primary School children

Draw, paint or collage on A4 paper. 

Put your name and contact number on the back.

Take to Cotswold Frames by 15 August.

Maureen Sparling · Link

Sat 15 Aug: 75th Commemoration of VJ Day


Playing Close 15th August for

Last post at 11am

Two minutes silence



National Anthem


Royal British Legion

stephen cavell · Link

Sat 15 Aug: Collection Timeslots for pre-ordered fresh veg, fruit, fish, cheese, eggs, etc from outside Community Centre (& SESI refills)

Order deadline midnight Wednesday (actually 7am Thursday if you get up early enough!) for collection the following Saturday.  Order your box from StyanFamilyProduce.co.uk and pay online. In addition to the fresh fruit and veg from Worcestershire - including PLUMS - you can also order Bibury fish, Stainswick Farm oils and dressings, Charlbury honey, preserves, free-range eggs and a range of Smarts cheeses.

Please check your email on Sat morning for your collection timeslot in the afternoon. To enable the safe collection of the pre-ordered boxes, there are 10 minute timeslots for up to 6 people to collect from 6 different collection points alongside the Community Centre organised by surname (name used for the order). Notifications are sent out on Saturday morning by email to everyone who has ordered a box. Please keep your 2m social distance and ensure only one person at each collection point at any time.

Items ordered will all be in your box EXCEPT the pre-ordered FISH which needs to be collected from the Bibury Fish Farm van which will be on site. If you have just ordered fish 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 FISH VAN WILL BE ON THE WAY BACK FROM A FARMERS' MARKETS WITH EXTRA ITEMS FOR SALE eg QUICHE FLANS OR CRUMBLES - 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.

Normally Styan come to Charlbury Farmers Market every 3 months from near Evesham, but since April we have been fortunate that they are making up veg boxes for collection in Charlbury every Saturday afternoon. There is a £6 box with a selection of seasonal vegetables but everything is able to be ordered separately to give you maximum choice. Asparagus and cherries are now over but there are tomatoes, carrots, courgettes, curly kales, broad beans, peas, spinach, chard, salad bags, rocket, spring onions, sweetcorn, beetroot, cucumber, strawberries, AND NOW PLUMS - all 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.

NEW - Secure Paper Shredding - collect free sacks for your paper waste on Saturday afternoon during the veg box collection and then take them along to One Village on Wednesday 19 August for secure shredding.

Looking for local food supplies? Check out 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

Sat 15 Aug: Charlbury Street Fair CHILDREN'S ART COMPETITION

Calling all Primary School age children (4-11 years)

This year the Street Fair Committee would like you to draw or paint a picture of your  Superhero or heroes. It might be Superman or Spiderman, or perhaps it's the NHS or other Key Workers or Captain Tom Moore, Joe Wicks, your favourite sports person, or someone in your family... the possibilities are endless!

You can use felt tip pens, colouring pencils, paint or even collage materials, but please make your picture no bigger than A4.

When you have finished your picture, take it along to Tim at Cotswold Frames in Market Street by Saturday 15th August.  Please don't forget to put your name, age and a contact phone number on the back.

There are great prizes to be won, kindly donated by Charlbury Art Society and Cotswold Frames.  So get drawing and GOOD LUCK!

Christine Pearce · Link

Mon 17 Aug: Deadline for Charlbury Street Fair Superhero (Scarecrow) Competition

10pm Deadline to entry CSF Superhero (Scarecrow) Competition 

Rachael Lunney · Link

Tue 18 Aug: Kids Summer Club 1-5pm

Charlbury Community Centre is offering three Tuesday afternoons of activities for primary school children. This is the second session. Numbers are limited to 12, so please contact the centre soon if you would like to book your children in. (01608 811878)

Tanya Stevenson · Link

Wed 19 Aug: Secure Paper Shredding, One Village, Forest Road, Charlbury

Reduce the risk of identity theft, bring confidential paper waste for secure shredding.

To reduce the number of people coming at the same time, we are suggesting two timeslots according to your surname:
surnames A-M, please come between  6.30-7pm
surname N-Z, please come between 7-7.30pm

Bring your bags to the One Village warehouse on the trading estate just over the railway bridge on Forest Road (OX7 3HH). Cost is £5 per bag with 50% going towards local causes. Please phone Christine Elliott on 811057 for more information. Grateful thanks to One Village for letting us use their premises.

Heavy duty polypropylene sacks able to hold 20kg of paper are available FREE from Christine at the weekly collection of Styan fruit and veg boxes outside the community centre every Saturday afternoon 1.30-3pm. Sacks are also available from The Cornerstone at The Corner House.

No need to remove staples, paperclips or plastic spines, but please DO NOT include plastic sleeves, folders or CDs.

Certificate of destruction provided if required. The paper gets reprocessed into paper products within just a few weeks.

Shredding by Datashredders Ltd

Organised every May and November by Charlbury Green Hub. Since 2009, when this event was first arranged in Charlbury, 7,400kg of paper have been shredded which is equivalent to 110 trees and over £1,700 has been raised for Charlbury charities.

Christine Elliott · Link

Sat 22 Aug: Charlbury Street Fair raffle ticket selling

First chance to buy Charlbury street Fair raffle ticketds

10am till 12pm outside the corner house

First prize £350 kindly donated by Andrew Shaw fairfax and co

Secound prize £100 kindly donated by TIm at Cotsworld frames

£5 a book  all money raised goes to the corner house and memioral hall

Rachael Lunney · Link

Tue 25 Aug: Kids Summer Club 1-5pm

Charlbury Community Centre is offering three Tuesday afternoons of activities for primary school children. This is the last one. Numbers are limited to 12, so please contact the centre soon if you would like to book your children in. (01608 811878)

Tanya Stevenson · Link

Sat 12 Sep: Ride and Stride

The Ride and Stride is bouncing back out of lockdown!


A good day out for all the family


Whether on bike, roller skates or Shank’s Pony this is for YOU!!


On Saturday 12 September the roads of Oxfordshire will again see hundreds of cyclists and walkers taking part in OHCT’s annual sponsored Ride and Stride.  Whatever the weather they visit as many churches as they can to raise money to help maintain Oxfordshire’s churches of all denominations.

These buildings are focal points in our communities. They connect us with past and future generations, and we all expect them to be there for the major events in our lives, but they receive no government funding and cost a lot to maintain.

The annual Ride and Stride 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 online at ohct.org.uk/ride-stride/ and get all the information you need or there will be sign-up and sponsorship forms in each of Charlbury’s churches.


And for the fourth year in succession... for children of Primary School age there will again be a junior version – a bike rally round the five churches of Charlbury. Some forty children took part last year and enjoyed it enormously. This year it will be bigger and better and culminate in Charlbury’s first ever Bike Gymkhana and a mass family picnic on the school playing field. All welcome! See details below.


We really look forward to having you with us! Some details may have to be adapted to conform with the latest Covid-19 regulations. So watch this space for more details later but put the date in your diary now!!


Alison Eastwood 0787 089 3223 stableyardalison@gmail.com

Basil Eastwood   0796 997  0003   basil.eastwood@gmail.com

Basil Eastwood · Link

Sat 12 Sep: Charlbury Children’s Bike Rally and Gymkhana

On Yer Bike – or a Scooter!


Fourth Charlbury Children’s Bike Rally

round Charlbury’s five churches

followed by

Picnics and Charlbury’s first ever Bike Gymkhana

on School Playing Field

on Saturday 12 September

starts from 11.45 till about 12.45

Covid-19 permitting the rally will again be happening this year but with some changes and improvements. To preserve some social distancing the children and accompanying adults will set off at one minute intervals, and at the end the there will be the first ever Charlbury Bike Gymkhana.

Balance bikes and scooters will be eligible for the youngest category. Like last year the routes will start at St Mary’s churchyard gate. After the initial circuit round Market Street, Dyer’s Hill and Church Lane children up to 7 will go up Church  Street, Sheep Street and Fisher’s Lane, while the over 8s will go  via Park Street, 5-Ways and Hixet Wood. This year we are extending both routes up to the Finish on the School Playing Field.

There the Windrush Bike Project will be organising a Gymkhana, (a series of fun tests of children’s bike skills) in the middle of the field while the CSA hopes that, to celebrate  the end of lockdown and the restart of schooling,  parents will come to watch and eat their own suitably distanced picnics around the field – weather permitting of course!.

Why not get online sponsorship for your child’s efforts? This will enable grandparents, uncles and aunts, and friends to lend support even if they cannot come and join in the fun themselves – and raise more money.

All children who complete their route will receive certificates and prizes. Register from 10am at St Mary’s and book your start time. Minimum donation £3 per child on the day or, better, sign up online in advance and provide URL of online sponsorship page. See https://ohct.org.uk/ride-stride/take-part/ for details.

The event will again be organised jointly by the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust, the Windrush Bike Project and the Charlbury School Association and it will again be raising money for Charlbury School and OHCT.

Any changes to take account of government regulations or the weather will be announced on the charlbury.info website.

Basil Eastwood · Link

Sat 12 Sep: Charlbury Green Hub providing SESI detergent refill station at Farmers Market

CV lockdown - SESI Refills - if you need refills for SESI household cleaning products then please drop off your clean empty bottles on Saturday afternoon from 1.30-3pm outside the Community Centre. These will then be refilled during the week and be ready for collection the following Saturday afternoon. Empty bottles can also be dropped off at the CGH stall at the Farmers Market for collection the following Saturday afternoon at the veg box collection. New full bottles for refill another time can also be purchased if ordered in advance by emailing sesi@charlburygreenhub.org.uk.

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 £1.50)
£6.00/litre Hand soap (Fig) (500ml pump dispenser £3.50)
£6.00/litre Hand soap (English Rose) (500ml pump dispenser £3.50)

Also 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

Sun 13 Sep: Charlbury Methodist Church re-opens at 10.30 am for Sunday Worship

Sunday Services will be resuming in our spruced up church and everyone is welcome.

The necessary arrangements will be in place to ensure a safer environment - thorough cleaning, hand sanitisers, a one way system and spaced seating. We're sure that these now familiar features of public life will not get in the way of warm fellowship.

Lite Bites monthly lunch, discussing topical issues, is not yet due to resume.

Susan Tokumine · Link

Wed 16 Sep: Charlbury Art Society

Kieran Stiles

The history of the use of line and mark making in drawing 

A really curious and unexpected journey from cave painting and Michelangelo to Cezanne and contemporary.

7.30 on Zoom

To register contact Phil Roberts 


Tony Lloyd · Link

Sat 19 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair

Hopefully will be back but a bit reduced size.  Do all come along and support the Corner House and Memorial Hall.  More to follow.   

Susie Finch · Link

Sat 19 Sep: Street Fair

Thanks to all the groups and businesses who have already booked a stall. We are looking forward to a fun day! The deadline for stall applications is 4th September as we need time to work out the socially distanced  arrangement of the stalls this year.  Contact me at   csfstalls2020@outlook.com  or by phone 07800 744787. Thanks Liz Partington

Elisabeth Partington · Link

Mon 21 Sep: Autumn BINGO at the Bowls Club

Brilliant night out at the Autumn Bingo. Seats 120 - arrive early to secure table seat. Bar, raffle.

Charlbury Bowls Club, 74 Ticknell Piece Road, OX7 3TW

8 Games

6 books - £8

1 book - £1.50

2 Specials

6 game - £1 per game

1 game - 20p per game

Shaun Morley · Link

Wed 14 Oct: Charlbury Art Society

AGM followed by

Displacement Exhibition 

Private View

A virtual tour of the Displacement exhibition with images of each work with a description and a discussion with the artist. 

7.30 on Zoom

There is no need for members to register for this event, all members will be sent a Zoom link. 

If you are not a member contact Phil Roberts on charlburyarts@outlook.com 

The Displacement exhibition will open in the Cornbury Room at the Bell Hotel three days later on 17th-18th October

Tony Lloyd · Link

Sat 17 Oct-Sun 18 Oct: Charlbury Art Society Autumn Show

Cornbury Room, Bell Hotel


An exhibition of work by Charlbury Art Society members

Tony Lloyd · Link

Wed 11 Nov: Charlbury Art Society

Kieran Stiles

A history of the different meanings used still life

From Roman Tomb painting to Michal Craig-Martin RA

A Zoom talk and demonstration

To register contact Phil Roberts <charlburyarts@outlook.com>

Tony Lloyd · Link

Sun 6 Dec: Choral Evensong

6pm in St Mary's. All welcome. 

Jo Paton · Link

Wed 9 Dec: Charlbury Art Society

An Evening with Elena Piras

Elena will talk about her life and play some of the music she has written as well as other work she finds inspiring

Elena Piras is an award-winning solo artist specialising in traditional Gaelic and Scots folk music. She has performed live extensively, including at the Opera North Twilight Season in Leeds in 2015 and the Box Full of Treasures festival in Italy in 2013, which was also the year she released her debut album ‘Journey’ to critical acclaim.

In more recent years, she has continued to make music despite near-death experiences (plural), multiple sensory loss, chronic pain and the inevitable highs and lows that go along with trying to make a success of a creative life in troubled times. Happily, she is now well on the way to completing her second studio album ‘Where the Wind Blows’ and is still an in-demand name on the live folk circuit. Some of this new material has already enjoyed radio play on the BBC Introducing in Oxford show.

Elena cites Charlbury’s incredible community as her foremost reason for settling here. The varied connections and support she has received - both in and out of music - have proven invaluable to her and she looks forward to making a few more after her talk and performance!

Charlbury Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5

Tony Lloyd · Link

Sun 13 Dec: Messy Nativity

Join us at 9am for breakfast and messy crafts followed by a pop up nativity and family service.

Jo Paton · Link

Thu 6 May 2021: Town Council elections

Provisional date. Postponed from May 2020.

Richard Fairhurst · Link

Sat 26 Jun 2021: 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.


Edward Fenton · Link

Thu 9 Sep 2021: 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • 4.30pm-8.30pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove


  • 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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