What’s on listings

The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury
The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury

Here is a list of what is going on in and around Banburyshire this week.

Friday (March 20)

Tim Says No:

The Dolphin Inn, Middleton Cheney, 9pm, free

Kevin Quips:

GF Club, Banbury, 8pm, members free, guests £1

Shipcote and Friends:

The Gate Inn, Brailes 9pm, free

Pre Banbury Blues & Roots Festival warm-up with country-swing band on tour from the north-east.

FiddleBop: 
The Norman knight, Whichford, 8.30pm, Hot jazz swing... with that gypsy zing. The popular locally-based gypsy jazz group will be moving feet and warming souls with improvised musical fluidity, inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

The Barron Knights:

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, 7.30pm, £17/£15.

The legendary entertainers are back with their unique mix of music and humour. 
For tickets and more information, go to www.themillartscentre.co.uk

Saturday (March 21)

Claude:

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

Now & Then:

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

Molly Makes Mistakes:

The Pepper Pot, Banbury, 8pm, free

Bringing back the Winter Gardens:

GF Club, Banbury, 7.30pm, £10

Featuring bands from the 1960s including Roadknights, Teenbeats, Lee Malvern 4 and Double R. Raising money for Katharine House Hospice and Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Banbury Blues & Roots Festival 2015:

The Mill Arts Centre, 2pm-midnight, afternoon and evening tickets available: 01295 279002

Over 30 musicians on 3 stages including The Kokomo Kings, Pete Boss And The Blue Hearts, The SpikeDrivers, Red Butler, Matt Woosey, Nuala Honan, Matt Woosey, Steve Morrison, and many more.
Sunday (March 22)

Swarb 50 years on the Road:

The Mill Arts Centre, 8pm, £15

Dave Swarbrick, one of England’s most revered and well-loved folk musicians celebrates 50 years of playing music. For tickets and more information, go to www.themillartscentre.co.uk

Malcolm James:

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

Tuesday (March 24)

Tuesday Jazz Jam: 
Also Known As, Banbury, 9pm, free
A weekly jazz improvisation session.

Wednesday (March 25)

The Rachel Hamer Band supported by Pete Watkins: 
Banbury Folk Club, the Banbury Cross Inn, Butchers Row, 8pm, admission is £7/£6 concs
The Rachel Hamer Band is an exciting new four piece folk band based in Newcastle. Supporting them will be local hero Pete Watkins, who has just launched a solo album of his own material. For more details go to www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk

CINEMA

The following films are among those currently showing at the cinema. 
Times are subject to change, visit www.odeon.co.uk or call 0871 22 44 007 for up-to-date details.

ODEON

Friday (March 20) - Thursday (March 26):
Home 2d (u)

Home 3d (U)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent 2d (12a)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent 3d (12A)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

Odeon Silver Screen:

Unbroken (15)

Wed: 11am

Exodus: Gods & Kings (12A)
Thu: 11am
Odeon Kids: How To Train Your Dragon (U)

Sat-Sun: 10am

NT Live: A View From the Bridge

Thurs: 7pm

concerts

Saturday (March 28)

Black Dyke Band:

St Mary’s Church, Horsefair, Banbury, 7.30pm, £20 
Fundraising concert for Katharine House Hospice. Tickets from the hospice fundraising office on 01295 812161 or by downloading an application form from www.khh.org.uk

Theatre

Thursday (March 19)

The Government Inspector:

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, 7.30pm, £13/£11 concessions

Flintlock Theatre presents Gogol’s hilarious satire reinvented in a high-energy production featuring four actors swapping characters at break-neck speed. 
For tickets and more information, go to www.themillartscentre.co.uk

Thursday to Saturday (March 19-21)

LipService presents The Picture of Doreen Gray:

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm, £14/£12 concessions
Award winning Chippy favourites return in the revealing story of Doreen Gray and a cast including some local actors.
For tickets call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com

Thursday (March 26)

Andy Parsons:

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm, £16

The comedian is back on tour with his show, Live and Unleashed – but naturally cautious. Tickets can only be bought in person or by calling 01608 642350

Friday (March27)

Penelope Retold:

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm, £14/£12 concessions
A solo show from Caroline Horton, star of Mess and You’re Not Like The Other Girls, Chrissy.
For tickets call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com

exhibitions

Until March 23

John Bellars Oxfordshire Craftsmen:

Owen Mumford Gallery, Chipping Norton Theatre, open during performance times and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-3pm unless stated differently A series of striking portraits of Oxfordshire-based people who take pride in what they produce with their own hands. The pictures are testimony not only to the beauty of the things they make but to the pride clearly visible in their faces. As an artist photographer John Bellars relates to that quest for perfection and spent eighteen months visiting workshops to understand and capture the pride and passion driving these individuals.

Until March 26

Mark 5 Exhibition One:

Michael Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, 9am-5pm weekdays, 2pm-4pm on Sunday, March 15
Drawing, painting, photography and printmaking with Stuart Jones, Maria Merridan, Ruth Mitchell, Jude O’Sullivan and Kirsty Wagstaff.

OTHER EVENTS

Sunday (March 22)
Ramblers walk – non ramblers welcome:

Meet at 10am in Shutford near the cemetery, for an nine-mile circular walk to Tadmarton, Fulling Mill and lost village of Hazelford. Dogs on short leads please. Optional pub stop at end of walk for refreshments. For more info: 01295 279656 and 01295 710143.

Ramblers walk – non ramblers welcome:

Meet at 10am in Cherington in the pub’s car park for a four-and-a-half-mile circular walk to Weston Park and Margetts Hill. Dogs on short leads please. Optional pub stop at end of walk for refreshments. For more info: 01295 279656 and 01295 710143.

Wednesday (March 25)

Ramblers walk – non ramblers welcome:

Meet at 2pm in Croughton, on lane to Hinton-in-the-Hedges for a flat five mile circular walk with only one stile. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656