What's on where around Banbury: listings, March 24 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.

Thursday, 24th March 2016, 6:30 am
What's On


Today (Thursday)

The Warriner School, Bloxham Grove Road, Bloxham

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Hunter And The Bear, the four-piece folk-rock band who supported Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton on their last UK arena tours, perform. Tickets cost £8.50 for adults. Visit www.

seetickets.com to book.

Saturday March 26

Wild Lime bar, between M&S and HMV, Banbury, 8pm to 2am

Motown and soul night with DJs Charlie Mc, Gilko and Steve Milsom playing original vinyl records. Free Admission.

The Plough, Bodicote, 9pm

Barrelhouse Riders. Free entry.

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Original funk band Repro Jam Squad.

Blue Boar, Chipping Norton, 9.30pm

Indie rock covers band Gunslingers.

Brasenose Arms, Cropredy, 9.30pm

Original acoustic country rock band Palmerston.

Cuttle Inn, Long Itchington, 9.30pm

Pink Floyd tribute band Simply Floyd.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm

Billy J. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Monday March 28

Cherington Arms, Cherington, 9pm

Mike Sanchez, ex front man with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, and the Big Town Playboys with their boogie and rock’n’roll piano. Free entry.

Friday April 1

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

The Young Elvis Presley starring Mark Summer, direct from the West End. Tickets: £16.50. Call 01295 279002

Saturday April 2

GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, 9pm

Pop, r&b and rock ‘n’ roll covers band 40 Watt.


ODEON (Friday March 25 to

Thursday March 31)

2D Batman Vs Superman (12A)

3D Batman Vs Superman (12A)

2D Kung Fu Panda 3 (Pg)

2D Zootropolis (U)

Odeon Kids

Capture the Flag (PG)

1h34m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Fri 09:00

Sat -Sun 10:00

Mon-Thu 09:00


Thursday March 24

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm

Critically acclaimed comic artist Jess Thom will be performing her first live show Backstage in Biscuitland. Jess created the character ‘Touretteshero’ to celebrate the creative side of Tourette’s – a neurological condition that means she says ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. The two-woman show, which also features award-winning performer Jess Mabel Jones, combines storytelling, comedy and puppetry, and offers an insight into what it’s like to live with such an unpredictable disorder. Call 01608 642350 or visit chippingnortontheatre.com

Thursday March 24 to Thursday April 21

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group and the Rollright Trust are holding a combined exhibition of pictures in the gallery of the theatre. The astronomical exhibits include detailed pictures of solar system and deep space objects taken by CNAAG astrophotographers. The Rollright Trust will also have a comprehensive display showing the its work plus historical and archeological information about the site and recent discoveries . The exhibition will be formally declared open on Tuesday followed by a special showing of the documentary Starmen followed by a talk by astrophycist and telescope expert Dr Frazer Clarke from the Department of Astrophysics, Oxford University. CNAAG and Rollright Trust members will be on hand to talk to. The exhibition will be open before , during and after every show at the theatre and from 1pm to 3pm on Saturdays. Visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com for more information.

Until Saturday March 26

Oxford Playhouse

Alan Bennett’s award-winning comedy, Single Spies, explores our fascination with Russian spies and royalty. A double-bill of full of forgery, fraud and comic blunders, it chronicles the lives of two members of the notorious 1950s ‘Cambridge Five’ spy ring, travelling across the globe from Moscow to London. This is a glimpse into a life full of espionage, secret identities and even an interrogation by the Queen. Tickets start from £15. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.

oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Friday March 25

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm

Bikeology, a new show featuring the face of ITV’s Tour de France coverage, Ned Boulting. Ned promises to present a breakneck descent through the history of the sport followed by a lung-bursting climb into the present day. Tickets cost £11.50. Call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 10am in Stow-on-the-Wold, Tesco’s car park for an eight mile circular walk to Broadwell, Donnington, Upper and Lower Swell, with an optional pub stop at end. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Friday March 25 to Monday March 28

Upton House

Families will be invited to unleash their inner explorer with a Wellington boot hunt in the gardens, with children rewarded with a chocolate treat at the end of each completed hunt. There is a charge of £2.50 per hunt and normal admission prices apply. For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house

Saturday March 26

The Mill, Banbury, 6.30pm

Following performances in the UK, USA, Russia and Australia, Gavin Robertson focuses his attention on the James Bond phenomenon. The show sees Bond encounter his greatest arch villain yet - Ian Fleming himself - courtesy of a time machine. Tickets £14 standard, £12 concessions. Call 279002 to book.

Sunday March 27

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 10am at Wroxton duck pond for a 10-mile circular walk to Broughton and Drayton with an optional pub stop at end. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Monday March 28

New Theatre, Oxford

Collabro, the musical theatre vocal group who won Britain’s Got Talent in 2014, perform at the venue.

Wednesday March 30

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 2pm in Tingewick. Half-mile West on old main road to Finmere for a five mile walk to Water Stratford and Finmere. For more info: (01295) 710143

Wednesday March 30 to Saturday April 2

Oxford Playhouse

Musical Youth Company of Oxford tap their way onto the stage with timeless classic 42nd Street. This award-winning teenage musical group, based in Oxford, have over 50 members and are known for performing musical theatre productions throughout their 27-year history. The show is a musical comedy with showstopping routines, and some unforgettable songs. 42nd Street has won Tony and Olivier awards for Best Musical and features songs including We’re in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway and Forty-Second Street,. Tickets start from £11.50 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or by visiting www.oxfordplayhouse.com