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Pilates – book your place now!!

Monday, June 20th, 2011


A series of strenghth & flexibility exercises that focus on breathing & body awareness that leads to core stability & leaner muscles.

New to the Carterton Community Centre – Small Hall.

Starting in 2012 on  Wednesday 4th January        Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm                 Cost: £5.00 per session*

* Or buy a block of 6 for the price of 5

Booking required – Contact: Debbie on     or call: 07827 949155

Carterton Lions & Witney Area Music School concert

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Carterton Lions Club presented a  music concert featuring Witney Area Music School on Friday 17th June at the Carterton Community Centre. The evening was a huge success & was extremely well attended by over 200 people.                               

The children played their instruments fantastically & an enjoyable evening was had by all.

Proceeds from the concert will go to Witney Area Music School & Carterton Community Centre.

Alice in Wonderland by Oxfordshire Theatre Company Tuesday 18th January 2011

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

We were visited by the Oxfordshire Theatre Company on Tuesday 18th January 2011. The cast gave a brilliant performance of Alice in Wonderland to a full house.This proved to be a fantastic evening  thoroughly enjoyed by everyone but especially the children in the audience as they were able to interact as the adventure unfolded.

Carterton Lions Club presents: Carterton Open Art Exhibition 2011

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Carterton Lions Club presents Carterton Open Art Exhibition 2011

This was held at the Carterton Community Centre during half term week.

Entry was free  & Exhibits were for Sale.

The Art Exhibition was a huge success again this year. The artwork was fantastic and this year also included artwork from local schools over the weekend.

Thank you to everyone who came along & supported the event.

Christmas Craft & Gift Fair Saturday 27th November

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

The Christmas Craft & Gift Fair was a great success. Thank you to everyone that came along & supported us. We had a lovely selection of Craft & Gift stalls & lots of Christmas gifts were purchased.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped to run the Cafe for as it was really busy & everyone enjoyed the hot food & drinks.

VERTIGO by Oxfordshire Theatre Company

Monday, November 8th, 2010


Performance date was November 2nd. We had a great attendance. The production was extremely professional & the acting was fantastic. We now look forward to the next visit by the Oxfordshire Theatre Company on Tuesday 18th January 2011 with their production of Alice in Wonderland. Tickets available from Carterton Community Centre on 01993 842807.

Vertigo by Jonathan Holloway

 Made famous by the Alfred Hitchcock film, experience the stage play about a man trapped by his past and crippled by his fear of heights….

We joined Dr Jacques Ballard as he introduced the fascinating case of Roger Flavieres, a man who’s compelling story of obsession, murder, manipulation and deceit would have you on the edge of your seat.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of Paris in the 1940’s, Roger Flavieres, a retired police officer, is hired to follow the wife of an old friend. The mysterious Madeleine captivates his heart, but is the relationship what is seems or something far more sinister?

Oxfordshire Theatre Company, the county’s leading professional touring company, was pleased to present this psychological crime thriller of deception and intrigue, based on the original French novel, “D’Entre les Morts” by Boileau and Narcejac. With an exceptional cast including regular West End musical theatre actress, Sophia Thierens, as the leading lady, this was a performance not to be missed.


Witney Area Music School

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Music School Concert 

Carterton Lions are delighted to be able to host the Witney Area Music School concerts at the Carterton Community Centre each year.

West Oxfordshire has certainly got talent and each June around eighty musical youngsters – ages ranging from 12 to 18 – perform a wide variety of pieces, ranging from classical, through “standards”, right up to date with rock and pop on the programme.    This is the culmination of a year of attendance each Saturday at the music school in Witney – run by the Oxfordshire County Council music service.  Here they are under professional guidance to improve and learn the joys of playing in a full orchestra or a small group or band.

The Community Centre is an ideal venue; good acoustics enhance the music.  A large stage allows maximum visibility for proud parents as well as the whole audience.   Excellent sound-proofing allows those not performing to relax or practice in the adjacent rooms.    The Lions are able to provide refreshments before the event as well as during the interval – and there is plenty of room to host a raffle and advertising for other events too.


Carterton Community “Growing together…” mural

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Carterton Community “Growing together…” mural

The “Growing together…” mural was created by the imagination and creativity of the 2008-10 BTEC students at Carterton Community College. It was completed as a culmination of their two year BTEC course in their professional practice unit. 

This huge mural was a collaborative outcome of their “Floral” project, in which they decided against one single design but instead they split the area into twenty four equal parts and each selected a culture to inspire their own section. It is certainly an impressive, colourful, inspirational piece, celebrating all of nature coming together.

The mural was officially opened by our Town Mayor Cllr Norman MacRae MBE on the 15th July 2010 as part of the year 11 End of Year GCSE & BTEC Exhibition, which was a real celebration of the talent and creativity our young people have and we wish each one every success in the future. The art students are predicted huge success in Art with 100% pass rate in BTEC Art & Design and 84% A-C at GCSE.

We applaud the amount of hard work and thought these young people have put into creating this local piece of Art for all the community to enjoy. It is situated in the café area of the Carterton Community Centre on Shilton Park.

 A huge thank you goes to all the students for their hard work throughout the course, the parents for their support and also to the Carterton Lions and the local Co-operative for their generous donations to fund this large scale work. And especially a big thank you goes to Michael Lowe, Gill Carver, Bryan and Maxine Crossland for their appreciation and support of the talents of our young people in our community.

Mr A Masih. Curriculum Leader of Art

Recent WODC volunteer groups and support groups afternoon.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

West Oxfordshire District Council held an event recently which was also extremely successful. It was attended in the afternoon by members of the public who were able to gain information regarding a variety of volunteer groups and support groups.

Continental Market & Local Craft Fair

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

The recent Continental Market & Local Craft Fair was a huge success. The Community came together to support the event and everyone commented on the lovely atmosphere and would like this to become a regular event.

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