Your guide to events you must not miss this month in Banburyshire

Looking for something to do? Here is our guide to events you must not miss this month.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 12:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 12:09 pm
Rock for Heroes.
Rock for Heroes.

1 ART

Tactile Fusion, Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney, January 12 to February 12

A feast for the eyes is promised this month at the Heseltine Gallery. Tactile Fusion features the work of seven regional artists, with the exhibition focusing on traditional and contemporary textile methods with a wide array of styles.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Abigail Bury, who uses hand processes to create fabric designs for interiors, Charlotte Relf, a recent graduate from Birmingham City University, who has an interest in embroidery and constructed textiles, and Linda Westerman, whose work reflects her interest in history and archaeology and is interpreted through hand stitched embroidery and mixed media.

Other artists involved include Lis Mann, who produces work that has an autobiographical nature and is influenced by her own experiences. Bev James takes an interest in eco printing and felt making, creating a variety of handmade scarves. Stella Benford, who uses a diverse range of materials including ceramics and metalwork to produce intriguing sculptural structures is paired with Annabel Goodwin, also a ceramicist who has a raw, natural quality to her work, and has a love for the human form, nature and organic structures. Project manager Katie Boyce said: “As a community hub, the gallery has been asking visitors for feedback and inviting them to contribute to future exhibition ideas. Textiles and sculpture were among the most popular media alongside photography, which will follow in the spring. We are really excited to bring the community something that they have asked for to start the New Year off.”

2 MUSIC

Rock for Heroes, The Mill, Banbury, January 17

With music from artists such as Queen, The Eagles, David Bowie, Van Halen, Toto, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Dire Straits and many more, the evening promises to be a rocking good way to raise money for Help the Heroes.

3 MAGIC

Tom Brace: Brace of Spades, The Mill, Banbury, January 18

Featuring Tom’s unique blend of comedy and magic, the show promises to have a little something for everybody.

4 COMEDY

Jo Brand – Work in Progress, The Theatre, Chipping Norton, January 27

Join Jo Brand as she takes to the road trying out new material along with her special guest, Andy Robinson. The show is sold out but it may be worth checking for returns – it’s a chance to see one of Britain’s most popular comics close-up.

5 THEATRE

Merrily We Roll Along, Oxford Playhouse, January 29 to February 1

Set in the glittering world of American showbiz, Merrily We Roll Along follows the journey of three extraordinary friends as they grow up, and grow apart. University of Oxford students present Stephen Sondheim’s rarely performed musical masterpiece.