What's on where around Banbury: listings, April 28 edition

Here's your guide to what's on where around Banbury over the coming week. Please email [email protected] with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you'd like them to appear.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th April 2016, 7:54 am
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2016, 8:59 am
What's On
What's On


Friday April 29

Fairwarp, Winderton Road, Lower Brailes OX15 5JB, doors open 7pm

Cellist Beth Porter performs with two of her touring groups. Tickets cost £15. Call 01608 685332 to book.

The Sun Inn, Hook Norton, 8pm

Popular gypsy jazz group FiddleBop will bring melodious toe-tapping rhythms from the 1930s Paris dance halls to the Sun. Visit fiddlebop.org for more information.

The Dolphin Inn, Middleton Cheney,9pm

Chunk. Free entry.

Saturday April 30

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

The Montanas, 50’s to 70’s classic rock & rock ‘n’ roll covers band.

Wild Lime Bar, 38 Bridge Street, Banbury, between M&S and HMV, 8pm to late

Motown & Soul Night, with DJs Charlie Mc, Gilko, Steve Milsom and Topsey Turvey. All music is played using original vinyl records. Free entry.

Broughton Grange Estate, Wykham Lane, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5DS, 10am until 4pm

Thames Valley Air Ambulance Open Garden Scheme. The gardens of Broughton Grange are beautifully set in 350 acres of parkland, farmland and open meadow, with planting that owes its origins to the Victorian era. In the early 20th century and under the ownership of Lady Ottoline and Philip Morrell, figures such as Bertrand Russell and Lytton Strachey were entertained on the estate. Broughton Grange now represents one of the most significantly private contemporary gardens in Britain. The tree collection at Broughton includes a wide range of

interesting species and cultivars, covering an area of approximately 80 acres. Adults £7, children free. Call 0300 999 0135 or email [email protected] for more information.

Sunday May 1

Rock the Atic, Butchers Row, Banbury

Sam Duckworth, formerly known as Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and now performing as Recreations.

Country Music Club, Cornhill Centre, Banbury, doors open 7pm

Irene and Tom. Admission £5.

Saturday May 7

GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, 9pm

Mid Sensation, seven-piece soul & Tamla Motown band

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Mark Wright & Friends, 60s to current pop & rock party band

Blue Boar, Chipping Norton, 9.30pm

Brighton Riot, 60s to 90s mod and rock covers band


ODEON (Friday April 29 to Thursday May 5)

The Jungle Book 2D (PG)

2D Captain America: The Civil War (12A)

3D Captain America: The Civil War (12A)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (U)

Golden Years (12A)

Joy (12A)


Today (Thursday April 28)

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Whole Life Living: The Middleton Eco House. An illustrated talk by Jane Bullock and Chris Charles. Adult £6, child £3, includes wine and soft drinks.

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 6.45pm in The Square at Lower Heyford for a three mile walk along the canalside to Upper Heyford and back across the fields. Registered assistance dogs only. Optional pub stop at end. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Saturday April 30

Warmington Village Hall

Another Brick in the Wall Jumble Sale. All money raised goes to the Church Wall Fund. Collectors and trade from 10am to 1pm, £5 entry and public 2pm to 5pm, £1 entry. Call 01295 690467 or 01295 690960 for more details.

Brackley Town Hall, 12 noon to 6pm

The 8th Brackley Wine Festival. Taste and buy new wines from merchants where quality and flavour take precedence over brands and mass production. Stallholders include members of the Association of Small Direct Wine Merchants and local independent suppliers. Entrance £5 in support of Brackley Rotary charities. See www.brackleywinefestival.co.uk for more information.

April 30 and May 1

Blenheim Palace

Enjoy ‘Capability’ Brown’s landscaped ground by horse and carriage at Blenheim Palace. Admission £25 for adults, £14.90 for children, £6.90 for park and gardens ticket.

Visit blenheimpalace.com for more information.

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 10am in Chackmore, Main Street car park for a five mile walk including parts of Stowe Park. Optional pub stop at end, For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Sunday May 1 to Sunday July 3

Broughton Castle

Using the castle’s landscapes and gardens as their inspiration, members of the Banbury & District Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, who meet in St Mary’s House, Broughton, have interpreted them with fabric and thread to produce unique pieces of work, which will be displayed throughout the castle. Visit www.broughtoncastle.com for information about opening times, and www.banburydistricteg.com for more information about the guild.

Monday May 2


May Day celebrations, including the procession of the May King and Queen down the hill at 2pm and the crowning at about 2.15pm.

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 10am in Brailes village hall car park for our version of the 3-hills walk. Six miles in all with some quite steep hills but wonderful views. Optional pub stop at end. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Wednesday May 4

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm

Nick Hancock, the host of the TV show They Think It’s All Over, is joined by an entourage of special guests for an evening of frolicking fun and games. Enjoy classic sporting moments, confessions from the dressing room and some new quizzes and games. Tickets cost £18. Call 01608 642350 to book.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 2pm in Steeple Barton, near the church for a five mile walk in the area. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656.

Thursday 5 May

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Film at the Library: Shaun the Sheep.

Adults £6, children £4, including ice-cream.

Thursday May 5 to Saturday May 7

Middleton Cheney Village Hall

The Lynden Players present 9 to 5: The Musical, featuring the music of Dolly Parton. There are evening performances at 7.30pm on all nights and a matinee performance on Saturday at 2pm. Visit www.lyndenplayers.wordpress.com or call 07849 062739 to book or for more information.

Friday May 6

St Mary’s church, Adderbury, 7pm

A one-off chance to listen to Under Milk Wood, the 1954 radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, commissioned by the BBC and later adapted for the stage. All proceeds go to help keep the library open.

Tickets £10 from: Adderbury Library or by emailing [email protected]

Friday May 6

Banbury Museum, 2.30pm

The museum hosts a special screening of the documentary Banbury’s Explosive Role in the First World War.

Limited number of tickets available from the Museum Shop on the day. Admission free.