What’s on this week?

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GIGS, Christmas concerts and more...

Friday, December 7

Riff Raff

The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, 9pm, free

Dave Surman

GF Club, Banbury, 9pm, members free, guests £1

The Curvy Love Dogz

The Dolphin Inn, Middleton Cheney, 9pm, free

Alphabet Backwards

AKA, Banbury, 9pm, free

Saturday, December 8


GF Club, Banbury, 9pm, members free, guests £1

Dark Side of the Wall - Pink Floyd tribute

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, 8.30pm, £11 in advance (£12 on the door)


Banbury Trades and Labour Club, 9pm, £2

Sunday, December 9

Tony Caspar

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm, £2 members, £4 non-members

Monday, December 10

Mike Sanchez

The Norman Knight, Whichford, 9pm, free


Saturday, December 8

Banbury Choral Society: Handel’s Messiah

St Mary’s Church, Banbury, Venue, 7.45pm, £12 adults (£8 students and free for accompanied under 12s)

As part of the choir’s 70th anniversary celebration year.

Tickets are available from One Man Band, Banbury Tourist Information or on the door.

For more information go to www.banburychoralsoc.co.uk

Stour Singers: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio parts 1,2 and 3

St Edmund’s Church, Shipston-on-Stour, 7.30pm, £12.50 (free for accompanied children)

A quartet of international soloists together with Cherwell Orchestra and organist Rachel Bird. Those who buy tickets to this event can also buy tickets for the Great Carol-Sing concert in Townsend Hall on December 14 for £5 (£7 original price). Tickets can be obtained from R. Clarke, 27 High Street, Shipston-on-Stour.


Banbury Odeon

Rise of the Guardians 3D (PG)

Sat-Sun: 11.10am, 1.30pm, 6.15pm

Fri-Weds: 6.15pm

Thurs: 2.15pm

Rise of the Guardians 2D (PG)

Fri-Weds: 4pm

Thurs: 12.10pm

Skyfall (12A)

Fri-Weds: 8.45

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (12A)

Fri-Weds: 8pm

Nativity 2 - Danger in the Manger (U)

Sat-Sun: 12.45pm, 3.15pm, 5.45pm

Fri, Mon-Weds: 3.15pm, 5.45pm

Thurs: 4.30pm

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (12A)

Thurs: 12.20pm, 4.10pm, 8pm

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2D (12A)

Thurs: 7pm

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (12A)

Weds: 11am

Senior Screen

Hotel Transylvania (U)

Sat-Sun: 10.45am

Odeon Kids


Today, December 6-Wednesday, December 12

Journeys into Middle-Earth: paintings by leading Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith

Banbury Museum, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, free

The exhibition is family friendly with a dressing up area and accompanying activities that include a dragon treasure and a prize trail. Visit www. banburymuseum.org for further details

Other events

Saturday, December 8

Vintage and second hand clothes sale

Sheldon Bosley Hub, Shipston-on-Stour, 9.30am-12.30pm, free

In aid of Shipston Home Nursing. Call Rebecca on 01608 674929 for more details.