What’s on where around Banbury: listings, April 14 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 April 15

Bicester Courtyard Youth Arts Centre, doors open 6.30pm

Charity festival to raise money for the OYAP Trust, an Oxfordshire-based charity which supports youth arts. The line-up includes Vera Grace, The Reaper and Fault Line. Tickets: £5. Buy on the door or visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/courtyard-charity-fest-tickets-24109212303 to book.

Artyard Cafe, Enstone, 8.30pm

Popular gypsy jazz group FiddleBop will bring their unique sound to the recently-opened Artyard Cafe. FiddleBop are a locally-based four-piece jazz group who play and sing the music of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and his musical colleague Stephane Grappelli. See artyardcafe.uk for more.

Saturday April 16

The Mill, Banbury

You’ve Got A Friend is a new concert-style show based on the friendship and music of Carole King and James Taylor, a heart-warming story intertwined with the music that shaped a generation. Featuring classic hits such as I Feel The Earth Move, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Fire & Rain, You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman), Sweet Baby James, and You’ve Got A Friend. The cast includes seasoned West End performer Emily Jollands as Carole King, Bill Lennon as James Taylor, and also features a full cast of talented actor-musicians who help narrate the show. Tickets: £17.50. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Third Degree Leburn (original r&b, funk & soul band)

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm

Double R. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Sunday April 17

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm

Mr Bojangles. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

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

Hombre. Admission £5

Saturday April 23

Blue Boar, Chipping Norton, 9.30pm

Taylor’d Country (country & western covers band)

Brasenose Arms, Cropredy, 9.30pm

Kate Gee Band (original r&b band)


ODEON (Friday April 15 to Thursday April 21)

Batman V Superman 2D (12A)

Eddie The Eagle (PG)

The Huntsman: Winters War (12A)

The Jungle Book 2D (PG)

Zootropolis 2D (PG)

Odeon Kids

Inside Out 2D (U)

1h42m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Sat-Sun 10:00

Odeon silver cinema

The Danish Girl (15)

1h59m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Odeon silver cinema

In the Heart of the Sea (12A)

2h02m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00


Until Saturday April 16

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Stones In His Pockets is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a tour coming to the venue .Two actors play a vast array of eccentric and lovable characters in the play. Tickets for the show cost between £13 and £15 with performances at various times. Visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com or call 01608 642350 to book.

Thursday April 14

Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm

Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, performs in X&Y, a show about the very big and the very small - an abstract world of theatre and mathematics. Tickets start at £13. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.

oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Film at the Library: Suite Francaise.

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

Friday April 15

Oxford Playhouse, 8pm

Verging on nearly four decades of stand-up, Jeremy Hardy will be appearing on the Oxford Playhouse stage. Known for his appearances on multiple panel shows, the host of Radio 4 show Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation is one of the UK’s foremost and respected comedians, with a Perrier Award under his belt from the Edinburgh Fringe, and multiple sell out tours across the UK and Ireland. An essential member of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, he is also a regular columnist in ES Magazine and The Guardian, unafraid to highlight his socialist politics. Tickets cost £15.

Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Saturday April 16

Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm

Swing, the lovable comedy from Ireland’s premiere new writing company Fishamble, will take to the stage. An international hit from New York, Paris and Edinburgh, this two-hander, starring Arthur Riordan and Gene Rooney as Joe and May, revolves around a pair of very ordinary people who meet at a Dublin dance class. Taking place over a year this is a play about second chances, being brave, and falling in love. Tickets start from £13. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Sunday April 17

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 10am in Epwell at the Well opposite Chandlers Arms for an eight mile walk to Swalcliffe and Shutford. Optional pub stop at end. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 279656 /710143

Cropredy Village Hall, 11am to 4pm

Cropredy Painting Group will be exhibiting over 90 new paintings by its members who come from many villages around Banbury. Entrance is free. There are refreshments available, a prize competition for younger viewer and a raffle for a watercolour picture of a local scene by Tony Pearson.

Monday April 18 to Saturday April 23

New Theatre, Oxford

911 and The Big Reunion star Lee Brennan will make his musical theatre debut when he joins the cast of Footloose: The Musical. The show is based on the 1984 film and features Featuring classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and the title track. Call 0844 871 3020 or visit www.atgtickets.com/oxford for tickets.

Wednesday April 20

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 2pm in Cropredy sports field car park for a four-and-a-half mile walk to Williamscote and back along the canal. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Wednesday April 20 to Saturday April 23

The Mill, Banbury, 7.45pm

Banbury Cross Players present Agatha Christie’s classic thriller The Hollow, set in the Art Deco era. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk/cms/event/90952 to book.

Thursday April 21 to Saturday April 23

Bodicote Village Hall, 7.30pm

Bodicote Players present the farce Love & Money by Raymond Hopkins. Tickets available from Bodicote Stores and Wacky Wardrobes Banbury or by phoning 07854 368190.