What’ on where around Banbury: listings, January 7 edition

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Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Banbury over the coming week. Please email editorial@banburyguardian.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.


Friday January 8

GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 8pm to 11pm

Decland Gaynor. Members free, nonmembers £1.

Saturday January 9

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Billy de Laine. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 9pm to midnight

Southern Culture. Members free, nonmembers £1.

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Supreme Queen’s live show pays homage to the theatrical rock band, with 20 years of experience in entertaining the crowds. The group’s attention to detail extends to their use of identical equipment used by Queen on stage at the height of their career. Tickets cost £18.50 each. Visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk or call 01295 279002 to book.

Sunday January 10

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Tommy Cavanagh. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

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

The Dorne Valley Country Band. Admission £5.


ODEON (Friday January 8 to

Thursday January 14)

2D Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A)

2D Snoopy And Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie (U)

The Danish Girl (15)

Odeon KIds

2d Minions (U)

1h42m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Fri-Sun 10:00

Odeon silver cinema

Everest (12A)

2h01m – £3.50 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Miss You Already (12A)

1h52m – £3.50 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00

*All advertised film start and running times exclude adverts and trailers. During busy performances you may be required to queue outside until the auditorium is ready. Please check the cinema’s website for the most up to date films and times available for booking.


Friday January 8

Ramblers walk - non ramblers welcome.

Meet at 10.30am in Chacombe near the George& Dragon for a three mile introductory Ramblers walk in the area. Aimed at people who do little or no walking and would like to sample a ramblers walk. Health walkers very welcome. N.B. The fields will be very wet & muddy. For more info: (01295) 710143

Friday January 8 to Sunday January 17

Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy

Banbury’s only professional theatre company stages its new, sparkling version of Cinderella.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £8 for children. Visit www.cherwelltheatre

company.co.uk to book.

Until January 9

Banbury Museum

The museum’s exhibition sees a return of artwork by Sir Terry Frost RA, one of Britain’s most successful and acclaimed abstract artists of the 20th century.

During the 1960s and early 1970s he lived in Banbury and this exhibition, marking what would have been his 100th birthday, celebrates the personal side of his life.

It includes original paintings and artefacts on loan from Terry Frost’s family. Visit www.banburymuseum.org

Until Sunday January 10

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

The Theatre ventures into Sherwood with this charismatic new version of Robin Hood. Full-price tickets £26. Call 01608 642 350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.

Monday January 11

Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm

Sunspots taking a look at our “friend in the sky”, the sun. After four years of writing, travelling, and researching our neighbourhood star, Simon Barraclough brings his latest poetry collection and new live touring show. Taking key poems from his book, Barraclough guides us through the journey of the sun, tracing its life and passage through time, through a poetic, musical and visual journey. Tickets cost £10.Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Tuesday January 12 and Wednesday January 13

Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm

Rove, a new collaborative piece of tales lost and found, is winding its way to The Burton Taylor Studio. This is for anyone who has ever tried to unravel a family anecdote, or wished they knew more about where they came from. J Fergus Evans is accompanied by mesmerising live music from Rhiannon Armstrong. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Wednesday January 13

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet in the Great Barn car park in Swalcliffe for a four-mile circular walk in the area. Please note the fields will be very wet and muddy. For more info: (01295) 710143

Thursday January 14

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Film at the Library: Woman in Gold. Adults £6, child £4, including ice


The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Banbury Cross Players are holding open auditions for their April 2016 production of the classic Agatha Christie thriller The Hollow. Roles available are Henrietta Angkatell, Sir Henry Angkatell, Lady Angkatell, Gudgeon (butler), Midge Harvey, Edward Angkatell, Doris (maid), Gerda Cristow, Dr John Cristow, Vernoica Craye, Inspector Colquhoun and Sgt Penny. Casting is flexible with ages ranging from 30s to 70s. Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Thursdays from January to April. You do not have to be a member to audition but will be required to join if cast. Performance dates are April 20 to 23 and you will need to be available for technical and dress rehearsals from 17 April onwards. For further details see www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk or email mail@banburycrossplayers.org.uk.

Friday January 15

Oxford Playhouse

Stewart Lee returns to Oxford Playhouse with A Room With a Stew, a live show that will become the fourth series of BBC 2’s Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Tickets cost £21. Call 01865 305305 to book.

Saturday January 16

The Playhouse, Oxford, 7.30pm

Star of Eight Out Of Ten Cats, Mock The Week and QI, the razor sharp Canadian comic Katherine Ryan comes to Oxford with a highly anticipated new show. Tickets cost £20.50. Call 01865 305305 to book.

Thursday January 21 and Friday January 22

The Playhouse, Oxford, 7.30pm

Josh Widdicombe returns with his new stand-up show What Do I Do Now? Described as “priceless” by the Times, Widdicombe’s Channel 4 show The Last Leg has been nominated for numerous awards and won a Royal Television Society Award. . His brand new sitcom, Josh, starts on BBC3 in November 2015. Tickets cost £17.50. Call 01865 305305 to book.

Saturday January 23

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Hal Cruttenden performs his latest show Straight Outta Cruttenden.

Tickets cost £16. To book call 01608 642350.

The Playhouse, Oxford, 7.30pm

Showstopper!, a playful improvised musical show that changes every single night with comic consequences. This on-the-spot performance relies on audience suggestions to craft and create the piece that very night. Tickets cost £16. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Thursday January 28

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Illustrated talk on ‘How to survive as a Freelance Sports Photographer’ with Steve Bond. Adults £7, children £4, including refreshments.