What’s on this week?

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Music and ale festival, cinema listings and much more...

Friday (June 7)

Music and Alefest:

The Butchers Arms, Balscote
An evening of local bands and fine beers

Mike Nelson:

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

Matti Fantasi:

The Dolphin Inn, Middleton Cheney, 9pm, free

Stand In Stones:

The Musketeer, Banbury, 8.30pm, free

Saturday (June 8)

Jenny Joy and Mike James:

Banbury Trades and Labour Club, 8.30pm, £2

Move It:

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


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

Chaffe Stock 2:

The Wheatsheaf, Banbury, 5.30pm, charity event - donation at the door

Jenna Witts:

The Butchers Arms, Balscote, 8pm, free
Sunday (June 9)

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

Wednesday (June 12)

The Wednesday Music Lounge with Fiddle Bop:
The Butchers Arms, Balscote, 8.30pm, free

Special guest night with Luke Jackson and support Holly Perkins:
Banbury Folk Club, The Mill Arts Centre, 8.30pm, £8/£7 concessions
Luke is a rising 18-year-old Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Luke took part in our the club’s performer’s concert at Banbury Folk Festival last year and blew everyone away. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. 
Supporting Luke is Holly Perkins, a popular performer in Banbury, who performed at the club’s Open Stage night last November.



The following films are currently showing at the cinema. Times are subject to change, visit www.odeon.co.uk or call 01295 278212 for up to date details.

After Earth (12A)
Epic 2D (U)
Epic 3D (U)

The Great Gatsby (12A)

The Great Gatsby 3D (12A)NT Live: The Audience (TBC)

Arbitrage (15)
Senior Screen on Wed 11am

The Croods (U)
Odeon Kids on Sat-Sun 11am


Man Of Steel 2D (TBC)

Fri 14/06: 2pm
Sat 15/06-Sun 16/06: 10.45am
Mon 17/06-Thu 20/06: 2pm

Man Of Steel 3D (TBC)

Fri 14/06: 5.20pm, 8.40pm
Mon 17/06-Thu 20/06: 5.20pm, 8.40pm


Saturday (June 8)

Sounds Good summer concerts - wedding favourites for organ played by Jonathan Kingston:

St Peter and St Paul Church, King’s Sutton, 7pm, £8/£5
Jonathan Kingston, one time organist at the church and music teacher at Stowe and Bromsgrove Schools will be playing a programme of organ music associated with weddings - see if you recognise yours! Music chosen by members of King’s Sutton parish. Part of the Celebration of Marriage Weekend - come early to view the displays of wedding dresses and other memorabilia. 
On Sunday, June 9 there will also be a short celebration service and tea at 3pm in the church which is open to all.


Saturday-Sunday (June 8-9)

North Oxfordshire Quaker clocks exhibition:

The Institute, Adderbury, 10.30am-5.30pm, £5
Adderbury History Association is hosting an exhibition featuring about 60 locally made Quaker clocks. In the 18th Century, Adderbury was at the heart of North Oxfordshire clock-making tradition of iron-posted hoop and spike clocks, with a distinctive ring and zigzag engraved details. In conjunction with the exhibition, Adderbury’s Quaker Meeting House will be open on both days. The beautiful, historic building was erected in 1675 and is one of only a handful Quaker meeting houses left in England still in its original state with some of its original furniture and still in use.

Until Saturday (June 15)

Graduate Art & Design Exhibition: Then & Now:

Banbury Museum, Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm (bank holidays 10.30am - 4.30pm), free
An exhibition featuring a selection of the best artwork from former graduates of Oxfordshire School of Creative Arts in Banbury. Includes Fine Art, Design Crafts and Graphic Design and Illustration.

Until Tuesday (June 25)

CAFE 10th anniversary art exhibition:

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, 12pm-5pm Sun, free
CAFE (Creative Activities for Elderly people) was created in 2003 to facilitate art and craft sessions in care homes, sheltered housing and day care centres. The charity trains volunteers with the aim for the therapeutic sessions to be enjoyable and accessible to all residents, whatever their limitations. This exhibition reflects their creative works including large collages, salt dough, glass painting, and work in ceramics. Disabled access.
For more information visit www.cafecharity.org.uk

Until Saturday (June 29)

Spring at Forge 2:

Forge 2 Gallery, Culworth, Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm, free
Featuring work by BA Design Crafts undergraduates. Visit www.forge2.org.uk for more information.

other events

Friday (June 7)

Talk by Roger Rosewell:
Hornton Parish Church, 7.30pm, £3.50 which includes a glass of wine
Award-winning author, lecturer and photographer Roger Rosewell will be talking about the church’s famous medieval ‘doom’ wall painting.

Saturday (June 8)

Tour of the battle of Edgehill led by Simon Marsh:
The Castle Inn, near Ratley, 2.30pm, £5/£7 for couples and free for under 18s and Battlefield Trust members
The tour of the Battle of Edgehill, the first battle of the English Civil War, will last about 2.5 hours and will involve at least one steep climb. For more information, contact mercia@battlefieldstrust.com or 01844 274112.

Saturday-Sunday (June 8-9)

Flower festival:
Boddington Church, 10.30am-5pm
The theme of the festival is ‘my favourite book’ and there will be more than 30 flower arrangements for people to come and have a look at. The festival is being held to raise money to replace the lead that was stolen from the church roof in November. There will also be a Songs of Praise service at 6.30pm on the Sunday.

Sunday (June 9)

Open Farm Sunday:
Hornton Grounds Farm, 11am-1.30pm There will be guided walks around the fascinating farm and a chance to see its rare breeds.

Hornton Open Gardens:
Various locations, 12pm-6pm
Ten gardens and the village allotments will be open in aid of Hornton Pavilion, the Methodist Church annex and Katharine House Hospice. There will be tea and cakes.

Steeple Aston Open Gardens:
Various locations, from 11.30am, £5
Eight private gardens will be open under the National Garden Scheme. Teas will be available in the village hall from 1pm.