Slainte join the evening line-up

Slâinte

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.

Silent Auction Lots 2017

Fairy Tale Farm 1 x family ticket
Crocodiles of the World 1 x adult & 1 x child ticket
Cogges Manor Farm 1 x family day pass
Clarimore Beauty Therapy, Charlbury, 1 x manicure voucher
The Cotswold Wildlife Farm, 1 x adult & 1 x child ticket
The Cotswold Falconry Centre 1 x family ticket
The Cotswold Motoring Museum 1 x family ticket
The Oxford Ice Rink 1 x skating voucher
Blenheim Palace 1 x family day ticket
Eynsham Hall afternoon tea for two
Wychwood Brewery VIP tour for 12
Wilderness Festival 2 x full weekend camping tickets
Matthew Greenfield 1 hour private yoga lesson
Paddy Gallagher ride to Stow on the Wold in a Morgan, with breakfast
Michele Marrietta 1 hour private pilates lesson
Royal Oak Printing whole day printing course with lunch

For further details and to make a bid, please come along on Street Fair Day, Saturday 16th September.

Bids will be accepted on the Auction Stall in Church Street, Charlbury, from 2pm till 5pm.

Children’s Art Competition Winners!

The theme of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ produced a very high standard of artwork which made the judges choice particularly difficult this year!  However, we are very pleased to announce our three winners of the Street Fair Art competition.

1st Alfie Thorpe, aged 9 yrs
2nd Genevieve Walkden, aged 6 yrs
3rd Jack O’Reilley, aged 7 yrs

The three winning entries will go to Tim to be framed/mounted as usual for display in the window of Cotswold Frames.   Alfie, Genevieve and Jack will be awarded prizes by the Chairman of The Art Society at The Street Fair.  All the remaining work will be mounted to exhibit alongside the work of the Charlbury Art Society in the Memorial Hall at the Street Fair. 

 

Children’s writer, Cas Lester will be opening The Street Fair this year!

We are delighted to have Cas to open our Street Fair this year and to judge the Children’s Fancy Dress.

Cas Lester used to make children’s television programmes for CBBC children’s drama like JACKANORY, KERCHING, BIG KIDS and THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER. But then CBBC moved to Manchester and Cas didn’t! She couldn’t, because her family are happily settled and rooted in Oxfordshire. So now Cas is writing books for children instead. Which is great because it means she can spend more time with her four children, and get to do lots of school visits and workshops, which she loves. Cas is Patron of Reading at Edward Field School in Oxon.

1000 Mile Highway playing at Street Fair

Back at the Street Fair for the first time in several years, 1000 Mile Highway were formed in early 2009 from local musicians from Charlbury and quickly put together a set of American roots music, country and country rock that immediately won them a massive fan base which now numbers in the 100’s!! We have played at several Festivals (including being the only band to play at every Wilderness, along with Cornbury, Riverside,  Nor Lye, Witney Music Festival and LibFest as well as some of Oxfordshires finest venues including The Bullingdon, Fat Lil’s,  Jericho Tavern, The Skittle Alley and The Wheatsheaf.
 Playing a mix of original songs and covers from the likes of Johnny Cash, Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen, the band also take original songs from the American traditional songbook and add their own flavour to guarantee a night of foot-stomping country.
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