We want to make 2019’s Fair one to remember as we celebrate Larcum Kendal’s 300th birthday on Street Fair Day, 21st September. Kendal was a pioneer of watchmaking, making a copy of John Harrison’s first chronometer which was used by Captain Cook to aid accurate navigation on his second major voyage.
So, this year’s theme will be ‘Time’…
If you are able and willing, then please do come along to the Cornbury Room behind the Bell on Saturday 26th January at 5PM. We’d like volunteers to bring fresh ideas as well as to help with the Quiz (23rd March) and Open Gardens (16th June) events. Some ideas could include street-by-street events and a Fun Run and extra pairs of hands to arrange extra events will be most welcome!
The Committee isn’t about long meetings and talking – it is a nice way of meeting people in Charlbury, helping the community and raising money for the Corner House and the Memorial Hall. Above all, it makes the most entertaining days for the whole town happen!
Irish band Slâinte, who many of you may remember from previous years are also now confirmed to playon Saturday evening. Slâinte are a five-piece band specialising in Celtic music. They have built up a massive following among fans in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland , America, Portugal and Italy. Slâinte features five members who between them play an extraordinary variety of instruments – harp, penny whistles, flute, fiddles, guitars, banjo, electric bass, mandolin, bodhran, bouzouki and a range of harmonic voices – which means a huge range of sounds.
The well supported and popular Street Fair, Quiz Night and Open Gardens, raised more than £11,000 in support of the War Memorial Hall and Corner House in 2015.
The Street Fair has been staged every year since 1953, is a great community event and acts as a showcase for many activities, clubs and Charlbury societies.
None of these events organise themselves and we particularly need new blood and a bigger team in order to sustain Street Fair this year. We need volunteers who will act as team leaders covering the necessary areas of advance work in mounting the event, such as publicity seeking sponsorship, running the auction and Grand Draw, organising entertainment, and then on the day putting up (and taking down) the stalls.
There is much existing experience to draw on, so do not be shy in putting yourself forward to help.
Charlbury Street Fair Committee held a useful meeting on Monday 18th January. We were able to appoint new and returning people to the Street Fair 2016 committee. However, we still need to fill several important committee roles including Stalls Co-ordinator/team members and fundraisers. In April we shall also need to appoint a new Chairperson, as the current one will be standing down at the end of March.
If the committee roles are not for you but you would still like to help make Street Fair 2016 at least as successful as 2015, join our logistics, catering or marshalling teams. If you have been part of this small army in the past and are happy to carry on, or would like to volunteer, please get in touch (see email/post addresses below).
Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Monday each month at the Corner House at 8pm (20.00) finishing 9.30 (21.30). Please let us know via addresses below if you wish to attend or have any questions about Street Fair 2016.
We hope you will help keep Street Fair alive and kicking so that we can put on another grand show.
Charlbury Street Fair this year marked Charlbury School’s Bi-Centenary. With the usual range of stalls, performances and events by people of all ages, we believe we can call Charlbury Street Fair 2015 a genuine celebration of our town as a thriving and energetic community.
We are pleased to report that Street Fair 2015 also had great success in achieving the twin goals of raising our spirits and quite a lot of money – at the time of writing this, the sum of money raised on the day at Street Fair 2015 exceeds £8,000!
Adding the £3000+ accruing from Quiz Night and Open Gardens, the total for Street Fair events in 2015 exceeds £11,000 in support of the town’s assets, in particular The War Memorial Hall and Corner House.
Street Fair 2015 – what a fantastic weekend!
Thanks to all who made it possible and came along to support us, and a beautiful warm sunny day was the ‘cream on the cake’.
Charlbury Street Fair aims to bring the community together for a day of fun and entertainment to raise money for the upkeep of the Corner House and the War Memorial Hall – two community buildings that play an important role in the lives of so many people in and around Charlbury.
The winners of the Charlbury Street Fair 10K Fun Run
1st Male Jonathan Lichfield 40.05
2nd Male Nick Hutchings 40.47
1st Female Jessica Vinluan 48.29
2nd Female Loiuse Whitehead 50.04…
The winners of the 5K
1st Boy Tom Whitehead 20.24
1st Girl Maya Swabey 23.16 Thanks to Drumstudio Photography for the winners picture.
A busy and successful opening evening in the Memorial Hall this evening with 4 paintings sold plus a sculpture and many cards. Children seemed delighted to see their paintings on the wall… especially those who got highly commended. Another full day tomorrow – STREET FAIR DAY!