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!
We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Children’s Art Competition!
The theme this year is The Wizard of Oz and a big thank you to the children of Charlbury Primary School for taking part again this year. All the artwork will be mounted in an exhibition in The Memorial Hall during Artweeks so do go along and take a look.
The First, Second and Third entries will be on display in Cotswold Frames. Tim Widdows has kindly offered to frame the winning entry and prizes will be presented to all three winners at the opening of the Street Fair at 2pm on 15 September.
First Prize: Amber Hayden – aged 8
Second Prize: Eva Wawrzyniak – aged 10
Third Prize: Robin Fairhurst Jones – aged 5
Charlbury Street Fair 2018 – Seeking Key Volunteer
Preparations are well in hand for our 2018 Street Fair and we are starting to think about 2019!!
As Hannen Beith our stalwart Secretary is standing down after this year’s event, we will very much welcome a volunteer with good administrative skills to join us. Between Hannen and myself we would ideally like to arrange a handover September/ October time so we can start the 2019 arrangements smoothly!
Well, the Accounts are almost completed and very many thanks to Carolyn Ashton (Treasurer) for all her hard work. Thanks, too, to all sponsors, givers, and volunteers. The Corner House and War Memorial Hall are now over £9,300 better off.
A fantastic result given that this year’s committee were mostly newbies (but acknowledge the generous and wise advice from their predecessors). Also, the sound system and stage cost over £1000 more than last year but we’ve had nothing but praise for it. And, the stalls takings were down (we’re looking into that). 2018 promises to be a record breaking year.
If you’d like to volunteer, in any capacity, even just for a couple of hours on the day, please contact our Secretary – Hannen Beith either via this site or direct on firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to garner a large group of volunteers this year, to spread the load, and to have even more fun!
John Dora (Chair).
Do go along to the Memorial Hall to see the Exhibition of all the children’s entries to the Street Fair Art Competition! The theme of course is “Alice in Wonderland” and the children from the Primary School have really embraced this subject with some wonderful vibrant images. As judging is always so difficult, there are quite a few “highly commended” so do go and see if yours is among them. Open Saturday 10-5.30, Sunday 10-4.30.
Here’s a preview of some of the exciting lots everyone can bid on at the Silent Auction this Saturday. Bidding opens at 2pm and closes at 4.45pm. Find us outside the Rose and Crown by the Grand Draw, opposite the Hog Roast. Look forward to seeing you there, don’t miss the opportunity to win something special!
1 hour private yoga class, 20 minute flight round the Cotswolds for two in a twin engined aircraft, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park family ticket, Biomechanical screening and an hour-long Pilates mat lesson, Blenheim Palace family day pass, Bottle of House of Commons White Wine signed by Robert Courts MP, Choc family cinema ticket, Clarimore traditional manicure, Cogges Manor Farm family ticket, Cotswold Falconry Centre family ticket, Cotswold Motoring Museum family ticket, Cotswold Wildlife Park family ticket, Cottage in Charlbury for a Cotswold break, Crocodiles of the World family ticket, Eynsham Hall Afternoon Tea for 2, Fairy Tale Farm family ticket, Oxford Ice Rink family skate ticket, PGA Professional 1 hour private golf lesson, Ride to Stow on the Wold in a Morgan with breakfast, Royal Oak Printing whole day course with lunch, Wilderness tickets, Wychwood Brewery VIP Tour for 12.
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.