What’s on

Wed 18 Sep: Charlbury WI September meeting and Talk

Our speaker this month is Lorna Gray author of The Shadow of Winter.

Lorna will be speaking about her experiences writing books, and, in addition, demonstrating the art of book-binding.

Do come along, we are always pleased to welcome new faces and we'd be delighted if you'd stay and enjoy a cuppa and cake with us too.

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm

https://www.facebook.com/MsLornaGray/

Jackie Hague · Link


Wed 18 Sep: Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi classes will begin in mid-September at the Methodist Church school room.

Juliet Heslewood · Link


Wed 18 Sep: CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - Divas Night

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

A night for the ladies! Celebrating the greatest female artists from across the decades. With Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Alison Moyet and many more.

Come and enjoy a couple of hours away from life's hectic schedule with a friendly bunch of like-minded music lovers and a few pints.

FREE ENTRY / NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

To be added to our mailing list, for further info or to make any weekly them suggestions contact Jos at cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Thu 19 Sep: Alan Fraser Jazz - Live at Barry's

Great tunes and deep grooves  at The Three Horseshoes, Sheep Street's premier nite-spot. Music from 9pm. Come and hear what it's all about.

John Lanyon · Link


Thu 19 Sep: Treasure Island auditions

CADS are holding open auditions for Treasure Island will be held on

Thursday 19th & Tuesday 24th September

At the Methodist Hall, Fishers Lane, Charlbury, OX7 3RX

All welcome 

For more details contact

Sue Haffenden

01608 676642

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Thu 19 Sep: CORNER HOUSE BRIDGE

The next regular bridge session will be held on Thursday September 19th  from 1.45 – 4.45 pm at the Corner House.

As usual, this will be run by Jonathan Davis, a longstanding friend and kindred bridge spirit of the famous Times bridge correspondent Andrew Robson.  (For more details, see https://arb-oxf.uk).   

The session will comprise an hour of instruction and practice, followed by 2 hours of supervised play.  The cost is £7 for the lesson and £8 for the play.  Feel free to come to either or both parts. Refreshments will be provided.

The session is suitable for players of all standards, from novice to expert, although some knowledge of bidding and playing will be needed.  All are welcome and individuals who come alone will be paired with a playing partner.  

If you would like to attend, or to register interest for future sessions at Charlbury, or if you have any questions, please contact Jonathan at arb.oxford@gmail.com  where you can  also pay on line.

Sessions will be held (more or less) every week, every Thursday, and will be notified on the Charlbury website.

peter durrant · Link


Thu 19 Sep: Dave Sharp at the Rose & Crown!

On 19th September the Rose & Crown welcomes back Dave Sharp, former guitarist with The Alarm.

His previous gigs here have been highlights of the R & C Musical Year, and with his eclectic and infectious mix of styles and songs, ranging from country though blues to rock, another great night is guaranteed.

Do NOT miss this absolutely top-drawer musician!

The music starts around 9pm

Charlie M · Link


Fri 20 Sep: Information Fair

Why not come along and join us between 10am and 12noon as a selection of organisations come together to introduce the support and opportunities they offer to all those living in Charlbury. This event is organised by Age UK in conjunction with Charlbury Community Centre. Refreshments will be available from the Community Centre Café.

daniela jenkins · Link


Sat 21 Sep: STREET FAIR ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION

Charlbury Memorial Hall 11.00 - 5.00

An exhibition by local artists and craftsmen which will also raise funds for the Street Fair.

All artists (not only members of the Art Society) are invited to book screens or tables to display their work.  Charlbury Art Society will put up the screens and tables for the participating artists.  

 Book in advance by 14th September.  Screens are £ 5 per side, tables, small £ 5, large, £10.  All these proceeds will go to Charlbury Street Fair but artists will keep all their sales takings.  

 Exhibiting artists will be responsible for hanging their work, pricing and labeling, stewarding during the exhibition and managing sales.

If you would like to participate please contact Tony Lloyd.

t.lloyd@live.co.uk

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 21 Sep: Street Fair Cake Competition

To be delivered before 11.30 for the competition. Any design on the theme of "TIME". Entries for the competition must be presented on a board or plate clearly on the bottom with name and contact number, entered for either under 16 or over 16 age groups. Prizes for both categories. General cake donations are also welcome.

Steve Jones · Link



Sat 21 Sep: Fancy Dress Parade at Charlbury Street Fair

Are you a Time Lord, White Rabbit, Peter Pan Crocodile, Marty McFly, Time Bandit, Big Ben, Tardis, Cuckoo Clock, or other TIME character and are you marking TIME ready for the Street Fair Fancy Dress Parade?

If you haven't already guessed, this year's theme is TIME.  

Charlbury's very own Larcum Kendall was born 300 years ago today and Street Fair's theme celebrates the birth of the renowned watch maker.

Children of all ages are welcome to join in the fun.  

Lots of great prizes to win too!

Meet at the Playing Close at 1.15pm. 

Jackie Hague · Link


Sat 21 Sep: Charlbury has fun: past Street Fairs and carnivals

On Street Fair day, Charlbury Museum are putting on a special display in the Corner House.  Re-live old memories of past Street Fairs – you might spot yourself or your children in the fancy dress parade, or taking part in the slow bicycle or pram race.  See how the Fair has changed over the years, while other things have stayed remarkably the same.  

We will also have photographs of Charlbury in the '50s and '60s to browse through to take you back to life in the town 50+ years ago.

Open 1.30 - 5pm. Anne Downer room, Corner House

The museum itself will be open all day from 10.30am, so take this chance to see the farming exhibition before we close for the season at the end of the month.

Judy Dod · Link


Sat 21 Sep: Charlbury Street Fair

All the fun of the Fair! This year's theme is TIME. More details to follow

Susie Finch · Link


Sat 21 Sep-Sun 22 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Open all day for Street Fair

Plenty of time to visit your town museum:  on Saturday from 10.30 am to 5 pm, and on Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.  Admission £1, adults free.  Don't forget the extra exhibition in the Anne Downer Room next door from 1.30 to 5 pm on Saturday with special emphasis on Street Fairs old and new.

The photograph shows the first Street Fair in September 1955, held to raise funds towards the new War Memorial Hall which opened in 1956.  

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sun 22 Sep: CORNBURY CLASSIC FAMILY FUN RUN

Calling all runners, joggers and walkers, whatever your age or ability, sign up for the return of the ever popular family friendly Cornbury Classic. Set in the idyllic grounds of Cornbury Estate, we'd love you to come along and help us raise funds for Finstock and Leafield Primary Schools together with the Oxford Hospitals Charity.

Runners have taken part from all over Oxfordshire and we are hoping to attract even more participants this year as it remains a popular run for all ability of runners and age groups.

The one-mile children's race is again a circuit course, carefully manned by a large number of encouraging marshals who are set to inspire, cheer and point everyone in the right direction.

To find out more and sign up today for the early-bird registration, visit www.cornbury-classic.co.uk to secure your place.

 All finishers receive medals and winners of their categories will receive trophies. There are spot-prizes, cakes, bacon sarnies and hot drinks.

Michelle Heather · Link


Sun 22 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM open on Sunday as well as Saturday

The museum will be open from 2.30 to 4.30 pm on Sunday 22nd September. Admission £1 for adults, free for children.  Next weekend (28th and 29th September) will be the last open weekend of the season, and the museum will reopen on Easter Saturday 2020.    

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sun 22 Sep: Come and Sing! Choral Evensong

Do join with us to sing Choral Evensong at St Mary's Church.  

All are very welcome.  The rehearsal is at 3.45pm for a 6pm Service.

Music: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Stanford in C, Responses: Smith, Anthem: 'Thou visitest the earth' (Greene)

More details and sheet music available from Richard: Richard@systemed.net.

Maureen Sparling · Link


Sun 22 Sep: Big Apple Take-Away (also spare garden veg)

2.30pm on the Playing Close every other Sunday afternoon from end of August through to November. All welcome, please come along and help yourself to FREE fruit.

25th August, 8th & 22nd September, 6th & 20th October, 3rd November

This year we are starting two weeks earlier than normal to catch the early apple varieties which have been ripening early for the past few years. During the season we expect to have over 50 varieties of apple, also plums, grapes, and pears.

Often people bring along spare veg they have grown in their gardens so that it doesn't go to waste - if you have anything spare please bring it along, someone will love to take it. Also take the opportunity to bring Christine any empty SESI bottles you need refilling for collection later.

Later in October we will get wonderful QUINCES which can be used to make QUINCE JAM and lots of OTHER QUINCE RECIPES. There will also be MEDLARS which will need bletting before making MEDLAR JELLY OR CHUTNEY.

If you have spare apples (or grapes, plums, pears, quinces and medlars) for picking and you'd like them to be given away free at these events throughout the autumn, please contact sharecroppers@charlburygreeenhub.org.uk or 01608-811057 - we pick fruit from within an 8 mile radius from Charlbury. Enormous thanks to everyone who offers their surplus fruit for picking and redistribution every year rather than see it wasted - we couldn't do this without your generosity.

In 2017, Charlbury Sharecroppers' received the OCVA Environmental Award from the Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action organisation at Oxford Town Hall. This is county-wide recognition that what we are doing in Charlbury is a really good model for other communities to follow.

2019 is Charlbury Sharecroppers' 12th year - last year we redistributed about 2 tonnes of apples, do you remember your favourite varieties and when they were available? The fruit is given away FREE and you can take it for eating fresh, cooking, or storing.

When to eat apples and pears?

Early season apples don't store well fresh and need eating or cooking straight away but varieties that ripen in October will store for several weeks, keep them in the salad draw in your fridge or in a cold garage - perforated plastic bags are good to stop russets shrivelling. Pears need to be stored in fridge and brought out a few at a time to room temperature for a few days until they are soft enough to eat - test by pressing the neck or if gentle pressure of thumb nail goes through the skin - then they will be divine - an unripe crunchy pear is such a wasted opportunity!

Christine Elliott · Link


Mon 23 Sep: Digital Helper Session at the Library

If you would like some one-to-one help to get the most out of using a computer, or for help with your smart phone, tablet or laptop, our free monthly Digital Helper sessions are back.  Pop into the library, or phone, to reserve a space.  See poster for details.

Julie Ward · Link


Mon 23 Sep-Mon 30 Sep: Charlbury Youth Theatre

Charlbury Youth Theatre has run successfully for the youth of the town by Andy Graham and Geoff Gibbons both arts practitioners. 

This term starts tonight but we need to recruit and engage more young people in order for this to continue. So , please pass on the word.  The youth theatre is running acting classes for the next 4 weeks 5.15- 6.30pm at The Shed in Nine Acres Lane for 6-12 year olds. 

These are taster sessions for young people to just try it out.

Thereafter we are staging a unique production to be loosely based on The Twits with a production next February.

Use it or lose it, Come and talk to us on a Monday. Get your children involved

Ring 07908832632 for further information

Andy Graham · Link


Mon 23 Sep: BINGO at the Bowls Club

74 Ticknell Piece Road, Charlbury, OX7 3TW.

All welcome

Shaun Morley · Link


Tue 24 Sep: Treasure Island auditions last chance

Last chance for CADS open auditions for Treasure Island the Panto which will be held on

Thursday 19th & Tuesday 24th September

At the Methodist Hall, Fishers Lane, Charlbury, OX7 3RX

All welcome

For more details contact

Sue Haffenden

01608 676642

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Link


Tue 24 Sep: Learn to Line Dance!

Jason will be teaching a new line dancing class from September 24th. He describes it as “the most fun you’ll have with your boots on”! Though boots are not required – you can wear anything you feel comfortable in!

  • Tuesdays 12.15-1pm (please note - no class on 8th Oct due to a prior booking)
  • Price £5 but only £3 for over 65s

Gentle exercise, lots of fun and good for the co-ordination and the memory

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Tue 24 Sep: Grief Encounters

A monthly bereavement support group held at the Charlbury Community Centre on the last Tuesday of each month. 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 25 Sep: 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 25 Sep: Quiz at the Community Centre

After a break in August, our monthly quiz resumes tonight. Doors open at 7.15pm and the quiz starts promptly at 7.45pm. You do not need a whole team to come - we will match you up with others. Teams are of a maximum of six people. A licensed bar/cafe is available. The quiz has a different host each month and September's host is Rob Hemingway. Tickets, priced £5 can be bought from recpetion at the Community Centre or over the phone: 811878.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 25 Sep: CBY Music Club - Weekly Music Night - All Request Guilty Pleasures

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

All your favourite tracks that you will never admit to loving. You know, Chesney Hawkes, Bananarama, Aqua…

Email in advance or text on the night. Anonymity guaranteed!

Come and enjoy a couple of hours away from life's hectic schedule with a friendly bunch of like-minded music lovers and a few pints.

FREE ENTRY / NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

To be added to our mailing list, for further info or to make any weekly them suggestions contact Jos at cbymusicclub@gmail.com

Jos Foulston · Link


Thu 26 Sep: Sustaining a Calm Mindset

There has been a significant rise in mental health problems and suicide rates within the last decade. Anxiety is increasingly referred to as an epidemic amongst adults, adolescents and children.

Join me for an interactive discussion where we will discuss the causes, repercussions and sustainable remedies in an increasingly complex existence.

We will be occupying the downstairs section of the Rose and Crown and entry will be through the lower gates. It’s half price wine night as well so feel free to grab a drink at the bar en route.

Start time 8pm to end by 10pm.

Lauren Bond · Link


Thu 26 Sep: CORNER HOUSE BRIDGE

CORNER HOUSE BRIDGE

The next regular bridge session will be held on Thursday September 26th  from 1.45 – 4.45 pm at the Corner House.

As usual, this will be run by Jonathan Davis, a longstanding friend and kindred bridge spirit of the famous Times bridge correspondent Andrew Robson.  (For more details, see https://arb-oxf.uk).   

The session will comprise an hour of instruction and practice, followed by 2 hours of supervised play.  The cost is £7 for the lesson and £8 for the play.  Feel free to come to either or both parts. Refreshments will be provided.

The session is suitable for players of all standards, from novice to expert, although some knowledge of bidding and playing will be needed.  All are welcome and individuals who come alone will be paired with a playing partner.  

If you would like to attend, or to register interest for future sessions at Charlbury, or if you have any questions, please contact Jonathan at arb.oxford@gmail.com  where you can  also pay on line.

Sessions will be held (more or less) every week, every Thursday, and will be notified on the Charlbury website.

peter durrant · Link



Fri 27 Sep: Evenlode Jazz at the Three Horseshoes

Evenlode Jazz will be playing on Friday  27th September at the Three Horshoes.

 A mix of Latin, Blues and jazz with vocals from Lizzie and Cliff

Starting around 8.30. The usual bon homie and good drinks from Barry and his team.

Geoff Holmberg · Link


Fri 27 Sep: Learn how to make stained glass

This term I am offering a number of opportunities for you to learn how to make a stained glass panel, and how to use traditional glass paints. Also: making a decorative mirror, and fused glass Christmas decorations. 

Tuition is 1:1 or 1:2 in my studio.  More details on my website: annagillespieglass.co.uk/teaching.

Anna Gillespie · Link



Sat 28 Sep: Electrical items for next week's Bring & Take

The Bring & Take is next Saturday on 5 October but please bring your plug-in electrical items this Saturday to Janet's house at 23 The Green between 11am and 12 noon ONLY (no other time please). This will enable them to be PAT-tested in advance and made available next week - this is because there are usually too many to be PAT-tested on the day itself. Please do not bring old-style big TVs, no-one wants them and they need to be taken direct to Dix Pit for recycling.

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sat 28 Sep-Sun 29 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM 70th anniversary year, final weekend opening

The museum will open for the last weekend of the season - on Saturday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and on Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.    Adults £1 admission, children free.  

From 30 September the museum will close until the spring for reorganisation and renewal.  The plan is for the restored Farm Wagon to return to the Museum's Wagon Room from mid October 2019 - a fitting close to the Museum's 70th anniversary.  More news to follow....

The photograph shows the Wagon Room and parts of the Wagon itself this summer.  

Janet Jeffs · Link


Sat 28 Sep: Family Supper Club for Charlbury Pre-School

Saturday 28th September, 4 to 7pm, Charlbury Memorial Hall

Charlbury Pre-School is hosting a relaxed Family Supper Club.

Supper will be cooked by Charlbury's fantastic chef, Chloe 

instagram.com/chloecookednext

Tickets: 

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/charlburypreschool/298097?fbclid=IwAR2WHWvfk-OvZusFPVSeFlSh51RPd9nUDdUJqohJsvsh8JN_wEU7ftZDGE4

Thank you for your support. 

jackie daish · Link


Sun 29 Sep: CHARLBURY MUSEUM Open on Sunday for the last time this year

The town's museum will be open on Sunday 29th September from 2.30 to 4.30 pm, admission a mere £1 for adults, children free.  Look for the last time this season at the five rooms in the museum, the farming exhibition, the WI centenary, Charlbury's glove trade, the blacksmith's forge, the newly-restored painting by Charlbury's artist, William Bowly, silhouettes of the Albright family, photographs of your ancestors  and your streets over the years. 

After reorganisation and refreshment, the museum will reopen on Easter Saturday 2020.

Janet Jeffs · Link


Thu 3 Oct-Thu 10 Oct: YOGA CLASSES

Thursdays in The Green room of Memorial Hall.  

9.15 - 10.45 Hatha Flow yoga - best suited for those with previous experience

11 - 12.15 Therapeutic yoga - best suited for those managing a chronic health condition

Tuition by Nikki Jackson ( 25 yrs teaching experience and Yoga Teacher Trainer in Yoga herapy). 

Contact: nikki@yogafocus.co.uk  or visit websie www.yogafocus.co.uk

nikki Jackson · Link


Sat 5 Oct: Bring & Take in Memorial Hall

BRING items from between 9.30 and 10.30am and TAKE anything you want free of charge from between 10am and 12 noon.

BRING spare but usable items you no longer want: household items, clothes, children's toys, DVDs, books, bikes, curtains, garden tools, flower & vegetable seeds, etc, etc. Bring a photo of large items to put on the notice board.

IMPORTANT CHANGES:

  • Electrical items to be delivered a week in advance on Saturday 28 September to 23 The Green from 11-12 so they can be PAT-tested beforehand.
  • When you want paint etc, then have a look at our DIY Spares web page first to see what you could get for FREE here in Charlbury.

You can also bring along old spectacles, batteries, printer cartridges, water filters, and broken lightbulbs, please put them in the boxes by the door so they can be recycled. We are also collecting bras for Oxfam's Big Bra Hunt, so please bring any along - whatever the condition - and put them in the big pink trug near the door.

Items are given and taken FREE so please respect this community spirit by not taking things for resale or scrap value. Leftovers are given to charities or Freecycled.

Organised by the Charlbury Green Hub. If you would like to help sort things out as they are brought in and put things onto tables, and more importantly help sort stuff out at the end, then please contact Christine on 01608 811057. Photos might be taken during the event, so if you don't want to be photographed then please contact Christine.

Christine Elliott · Link


Sun 6 Oct: Talk - The Feminisation of the Monarchy

Charlbury's Dr Frank Prochaska - Historian of Modern British History, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society Presents:

The Feminisation of the Monarchy

Sunday 6th October 3:30 PM at the Quaker Meeting House

Suggested Donation: £5 to Cecily's Fund.

Educating Young Zambians for a Brighter Future

Alison Eastwood · Link


Tue 8 Oct: Scrabble at the Community Centre, 2.30pm

Our monthly Scrabble sessions from now on will be on the second Tuesday of the month between 2.30 and 5pm. Please come along and have a game. It's a friendly and non-competitive group - all ages and abilites are welcome.

Cost £2 per session. Refreshments are available from the cafe.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 9 Oct: Images into Words

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall, 7.30

A Poetry Sequence around the collection of Victorian Pictures in the Royal Holloway College Art Gallery

Emeritus Professor Robert Fraser, The Open University.

Shrouded in winter light, a frost-bitten painter breathes on his finger-tips to stir them into life. In a debtors’ prison in London, two sisters whisper of shame, exclusion and disgrace. A dog barks at a press-gang. Bound for a cathedral city, some storm-tossed travellers bicker about the meaning of existence. 

Obliquely, sometimes surprisingly, this sequence of poems explores thirty-two of the pictures, including Edwin Long’s The Babylonian Marriage Market (1875), donated by the philanthropist Thomas Holloway (1800-83), to the college he endowed in memory of his wife, Jane (1814-1875).

Robert Fraser has been writing poetry about paintings since his response to Camille Pissarro’s Fox Hill in the Snow appeared in the National Poetry Competition anthology. 

His many books include biographies of two twentieth-century English poets, and he has taught at Royal Holloway and at the universities of Cambridge and Leeds. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Fri 11 Oct: Charlbury Society: Peculiar Ground - A Wychwood Story

The first Charlbury Society talk of the season features author Lucy Hughes-Hallett talking about her book 'Peculiar Ground'. Her historical novel is set in Cornbury Park and the Wychwood Forest so there are lots of familiar landmarks and features to look out for. It explores a place where past and present are inextricably linked by stories, legends, and history — and by one patch of peculiar ground. 

Memorial Hall, 8pm. Refreshments from 7.30pm.

Members and under-18s free. Visitors welcome, £3 each

Judy Dod · Link


Sat 12 Oct: Garden Society Plant Sale & Coffee Morning

Corner House, Market Street at 9.30 am.

Plenty of plants outside and freshly brewed coffee and tea inside.

If you’re digging up or dividing plants and have some to donate please bring them along first thing.

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Sat 12 Oct: Happy Even After

7.30pm Memorial Hall

Human Story Theatre present a new one hour play plus 20 mins post-show Q&A

Happy Even After
by Gaye Poole
Directed by Anna Tolputt

Ebullient Peter, a hard-working policeman and all round ‘good egg’ finds love a second time around with cautious Kate, an office worker who finds it hard to trust again. Ash a charming and ambitious history lecturer and caring Naomi a talented, aspiring dress designer marry on the same fateful day as Peter and Kate. We go inside their lives over several anniversaries, sharing happy and more difficult moments with them, ‘for better for worse, to love and to cherish, ‘til death us do part.’ 

Domestic abuse comes in too many forms and is hidden from too many people. Should I leave? Where will I go? What will they do to me? Who should I tell? Should I report my neighbour?

In the accompanying Q&A, people with lived experience and professionals who work in the area of domestic abuse help us all to be more alert to unhealthy relationships and know when and how to help so that more people can achieve a ‘happy even after’.

'Pay what you can' tickets (suggested donation £10) -wym-1568714182615

Amelia Thornber · Link


Sun 13 Oct: The Keeper - ChOC Film of the Month

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar (Freya Mavor), the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann (David Kross). Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs.  

In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction, Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who, despite having fled the Nazis, publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert. 

“A really watchable film, more substantial than most sports movies and many postwar dramas …” Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7.30pm

(doors & licensed bar from 6.45pm)

Admission: £5

Jackie Hague · Link


Sun 13 Oct: CRAG Tea Concert: 'Quartet for the End of Time'

Our fourth concert series opens today with a performance of Messiaen's epic work Quartet for the End of Time, played by the clarinettist Tony Pay and friends.

Many of you will remember Tony’s evocative rendition of the solo clarinet movement from this piece at his concert two years ago, so don't miss the work in full.

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.

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert.

Enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

Jon Carpenter · Link


Thu 17 Oct: Charlbury Garden Society Harvest Supper and AGM

7.30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

Everyone is invited to the Garden Society’s AGM and harvest supper. 

Come and find out what your local garden club has been doing over the past year and hear about its plans for the future. 

Buffet is £5 and includes wine, beer and soft drinks and a fun quiz.  

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Fri 18 Oct: The Charlbury Speakeasy

The 2019/2020 season opens with Our Atlantic Roots, a fine fresh duo from Cornwall whose voices blend in an extraordinary way. We think the warmth of their music, and of them as performers, will work beautifully in the Shed and we really hope you'll come along to enjoy it and to get the season started in style.

The Shed, Nine Acres, Charlbury

 Doors open at 8pm.  Tickets are £9 at the door.  No advance sales.  Bring your own drinks.

Simon Fenn · Link



Wed 23 Oct: 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.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 23 Oct: 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


Sat 26 Oct: Yogi Mama's Proper Indian Dinner -Pop Up at the Memorial Hall

Yogi Mama's Indian kitchen are having a pop up Indian Dinner on 26th October 2019, in the Memorial Hall, Charlbury! Book by 11th Oct. 

To book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yogi-mamas-proper-indian-dinner-tickets-71485104873?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Unnati Humby · Link


Sat 26 Oct-Sun 27 Oct: Charlbury Art Society Exhibition

The Cornbury Room at the Bell Inn

The theme for this exhibition is Relationships.

Members will show two pieces of work that relate to each other in some way. 

They could be paintings, prints, sculpture or ceramics. The pieces might relate by subject, medium, colour size, shape or concept.

All welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Tue 29 Oct: 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


Fri 1 Nov: Children's Halloween Disco

Charlbury Pre-School's spooky Halloween Disco! 

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/charlburypreschool/301157

All proceeds will go to Charlbury Pre-School, which is a charity. 

jackie daish · Link


Sat 2 Nov: Information session for carers of people living with dementia

Dementia Friendly Charlbury is running an information session for family and friends of people living with dementia aimed at helping you to be more confident in providing care and support.

The event will take place on Saturday, 2nd November from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm in the Thomas Gifford Room at the Charlbury Community Centre and will be run by a local dementia care professional.

If you are a family carer or a friend or neighbour looking out for someone living with dementia, we hope that you will join us to find out more about dementia care and to meet others in similar circumstances. The emphasis of the information session will be on dealing with common questions and scenarios – “What should I do, if…”.

DFC will welcome carers from Chipping Norton and surrounding villages as well as from Charlbury. To express interest or get more information contact DFC: charlburydf@gmail.com or 01608 810192.

Meryl Smith · Link


Sun 3 Nov: Messy Church - Saints and Angels

Join us at 9am for breakfast and messy crafts on saints and angels, followed by a family service. All welcome.

Jo Paton · Link


Sun 3 Nov: CRAG Tea Concert: Mozart Divertimento for String Trio

With Clare Hoffman (violin), Lisa Cochrane (viola) and Jane Fentons (cello).

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.

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert.

All proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief.

Enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

Jon Carpenter · Link


Wed 6 Nov: ‘Back to the Drawing Board’ with artist Catherine Binnie

A drawing workshop at RAILWAY STUDIOS, an exciting new Art Space two minutes’ walk from Charlbury station.

  •  Wednesday Mornings 10am – 12:30pm

  • Explore different drawing techniques

    - pencil, charcoal, ink and pastel.

  • Drawing materials provided, or bring your own

  • No experience necessary, guidance if wanted.

  • Relaxed and inspiring studio setting.

  • Good coffee and biscuits included!

6th Nov - 11th Dec - £120

Limited places – To book, or for more information about this and other workshops including one-to-one tuition, contact Catherine at:

binniecatherine@gmail.com

Catherine Binnie · Link


Sun 10 Nov: Yesterday - ChOC Film of the Month

Cert. 12 / 116 mins.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a frustrated musician whose musical career is going nowhere despite the faith that his friend/manager Ellie Appleton has in him. However, on the night Jack decides to give up, the whole world is momentarily hit with a massive blackout during which Jack is hit by a bus. Upon regaining consciousness, Jack learns to his astonishment that he is apparently now the only one who knows the music of the Beatles. After this realisation, Jack begins playing the music of the greatest of the rock bands, claiming it as his own.

“A hopeless songwriter wakes up to find he’s the only person who can remember the Fab Four’s hits in a wacky, winning comedy directed by Danny Boyle” - Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian

Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 7pm

(doors & licensed bar from 6.15pm)

Admission: Adults £5 / U15s £3

Jackie Hague · Link


Tue 12 Nov: Scrabble at the Community Centre, 2.30pm

Our monthly Scrabble sessions from now on will be on the second Tuesday of the month between 2.30 and 5pm. Please come along and have a game. It's a friendly and non-competitive group - all ages and abilites are welcome.

Cost £2 per session. Refreshments are available from the cafe.

Tanya Stevenson · Link


Wed 13 Nov: The Potato Town Story

Charlbury Art Society

Memorial Hall 7.30

A living, breathing hub of creativity, Potato Town in Swerford is home to artist Pam Franklin and furniture maker John Callen. 

An immersive space that celebrates contemporary arts and crafts on the Great Tew Estate, Potato Town comprises artists’ studios, gallery space and a holiday let, Field End, designed and built by John.

Pam Franklin will tell the story of Potato Farm and share some of her work with us.

Non members welcome

Tony Lloyd · Link


Sat 16 Nov-Sun 17 Nov: Christmas Artsweeks

Various venues in Charlbury will be exhibiting a selection of Artworks. Look out for posters and flyers around the town.

Also some venues open on 23/24th November

WendyMF Clifford · Link


Thu 21 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society demonstration

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

Christmas decorations with plants and winter foliage.

This will also be a chance to renew your membership for 2020. New members very welcome. 

Membership info: membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk

Angela Gwatkin · Link


Fri 22 Nov: The Charlbury Speakeasy

Details shortly.

Simon Fenn · 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



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.

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


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


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


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


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.

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. 

Complimentary tea and cakes are served after the concert. 

All proceeds go to refugee and asylum seeker relief. 

Enquiries to charlburyrefugee@gmail.com

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


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

Charlbury Green Hub will be providing a pop-up SESI refill station for household cleaning products at the Farmers Market on the Playing Close. 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. Between markets, if you need some SESI products, 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


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


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


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


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
  • 5pm-9pm: Pizza, The Bull
  • 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
  • Evening: Burger night, The Bull
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's
  • 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
  • 5pm-9pm: Pizza, The Bull
  • 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
  • 5pm-9pm: Pizza, The Bull
  • Summer 2.30pm-4.30pm: Museum open

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