What’s on this week?


Cinema, exhibitions, concerts and much more...

Today (Thursday)

Blue Coupe: 
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, 8:30pm, £15

Friday (February 1)

John Anson: 
GF Club, Banbury, 9pm, members free, guests £1 
The Duckworths: 
The Dolphin Inn, Middleton Cheney, 9pm, free

Saturday (February 2)

Nick James and Michelle Nova:

Banbury Trades and Labour Club, 8pm, £2

Taylor’d Country: 
GF Club, Banbury, 9pm, members free, guests £1 
Declan Gaynor: 
Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm, members £2, guests £4 
The Horse and Jockey, Bodicote, 9pm, free
Steve Roux and the White Knuckle Blues Band:
The Brasenose Arms, Cropredy, 9:30pm, free
Sunday (February 3)

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm, members £2, guests £4

Wednesday (February 6)

Luke May presents:
AKA, Banbury, 9pm, free
With a range of guest performances



Django: Unchained (Cert: 18)

Fri - Sat: 5:30pm, 9pm
Sun- Tue: 4:50pm, 8:15pm
Wed: 5:30pm
Thu: 4:50pm, 8:15pm

Pitch Perfect (Cert: 12A)

Fri - Thur: 1:45pm

Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings (Cert: U)

Sat - Sun: 11:30am

Les Miserables (Cert: 12A)

Fri: 4:30pm, 7:45pm
Sat - Sun: 11:30am

Quartet (Cert: 12A)

Fri: 2:15pm
Mon - Thur: 2:15pm

Paranorman (Cert: 12A)

Odeon Kids
Sat - Sun: 10:45am

Trouble with the Curve (Cert 12A)

Senior Screen
Wed: 11am


Love Crime (Crime D’Amour) (Cert: 15)

Thur: 7:30pm

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

Sat: 7:30pm

Life of PI 2D (PG)

Sun, Tues and Wed: 7:30pm


Friday (February 1)

Jo Caulfield:

Nominated as ‘Funniest Woman’ (LAFTA Awards) and ‘Best Female Stand- Up’ (Chortle Awards), Jo Caulfield is one of the most popular and successful female stand up comedians in the country
At Chipping Norton Theatre, 7:45pm, tickets £15 (£13 concessions) from 01608 642350
Julie Matthews:

In 2006, Julie Matthews was one of a handful of invited songwriters to take part in a brand new project, The BBC Radio 2 Radio Ballads. 
Julie wrote 14 songs for The Ballad of the Games and is now bringing those songs, along with the recorded interviews that inspired them, to the stage.
She will be appearing at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury at 8pm, tickets £12 from 01295 279002.

Friday (February 1) and Saturday 
(February 2)

Why The Lion Danced:
All the excitement, colour and sounds of the Chinese New Year are brought to the audience in this inventive production featuring live music, song and dance – the perfect introduction to this ancient culture for children.
At Chipping Norton Theatre, Friday: 1:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am, tickets £8:50 from 01608 642350.

Saturday (February 2)

Secret Police:
The Secret Police is the UK’s longest running and most respected tribute to The Police and are the only ‘police band’ endorsed by the official Police fan club.
The band will appear at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury at 8:30pm, tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door


Saturday (February 2)

An Evening’s Musical Entertainment:

Ian Colling - Baritone accompanied by Andrew King, with Sue Blunsdon (mezzo), Ian Blunsdon (organ), Nick Planas (flute), Stuart Hubble (tenor) and Jen Hubble (cello)

At the Chapel of St James and St John, Magdalen College School, Brackley
Programme includes Vaughan-Williams’ Songs of Travel, Phantom of the Opera, Rejoice, Spirituals and You’re Still You.
Tickets cost £10 (£5 concessions) from 01280 846300.

All funds raised go to Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK.


Until Saturday (February 2)

Journeys into Middle-Earth:
Last chance to view paintings by leading Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith.
Enter the world of The Hobbit with artwork inspired by Tolkien’s Middle-earth including a selection of original paintings and limited edition prints from internationally acclaimed Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith.
Also on show are original hand-written letters by Tolkien.

At Banbury Museum in Castle Quay, 10am - 5pm.

Sunday (February 3)

George Grosz - The Big No:
A Hayward touring exhibition from South Bank Centre, London.
The work of the satirical artist George Grosz who criticised the German establishment between the two world wars.
The exhibition is held at the Michael Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney, 2pm-4pm. 
It also runs Monday to Thursday at 9am-5pm.

Until February 11

Cotswold - An Exhibition by Rupert Aker:
Rupert is a Cotswold landscape painter who is based at his studio in Painswick. 
Working mainly in oils, he aims to capture the effect of the light on the land on textured papers and larger canvases.

At Chipping Norton Theatre Gallery, which is open during performances and films and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am - 3pm unless otherwise stated in the programmed listings.

For more information visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com or call the box office on 01608 642350.

other events

Friday (February 1)

Feel Good Friday - feeling good for The Samaritans:
£5 will be donated to The Samaritans for every reiki, reflexology or massage treatment carried out. Booking is required; call Becky on 01295 268690 or visit www.rebeccanichol.com
At Blackwood Place, Bodicote, 9:30am-2:30pm.

Saturday (February 2)

Enamelling with Catherine Baum:
This one day beginners’ class covers preparation, sifting and masking techniques. 
Students will design jewellery and pictures to take home. At The Mill, Banbury, 10:30am - 4pm, tickets £35 from 01295 279002.
Finnley’s Day:
Gemma and Luke Froude organise the annual Finnley’s Day in memory of their son. The event will take place in Banbury Town Hall from 9am to 5pm; to raise money for the Support for the Sick Newborn and Their Parents charity.

Saturday (February 2) and Sunday (February 3)

Introduction to Digital Photography with Becky Moyce:
This two day workshop introduces SLR digital camera users to the various methods used in professional photography. At The Mill, Banbury, 10:30am - 4pm both days, tickets £60 from 01295 279002.