What’s on where around Banbury: listings, August 13 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.


Today (Thursday August 13) to Saturday August 15

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention

Three days of some of the best folk music at the popular annual shindig. Performers include Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Level 42, The Proclaimers, Fish, Paul Carrack, Toyah Willcox and Fairport Convention themselves. Tickets will be available at the gate. 
See www.fairportconvention.com

Friday August 14

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

Lee Rivers. Members free, non-members £1.

Saturday August 15

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Stephen Cesari. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

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

Jay Kay ‘60s band. Members free, non-members £1.

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Jamie Felton and his band. Banbury’s Got Talent winner with special guests. Rock, pop classics and original material. Tickets £10 online or on the door.

Sunday August 16

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Tony Roberts. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Monday August 17

The George Inn, Barford St Michael

Post-Cropredy chillout with Freeway Jam. Free admission

Saturday August 22

The Blues at Broom Hill festival

The festival has an American theme for 2015, and features a varied line-up of music artists who reflect the influence American music has around the world.

Headline act The Zen Hussies are due to showcase an inimitable sound by delivering their unique blend of traditional jazz, blues, ska, rock n’ roll and swing music.

Also taking to the stage are The New Essex Bluegrass Band and acoustic duo The Peas, who were a recent highlight of the Shipston Proms festival.

The music will be accompanied by craft stalls, high quality food and ale, as well as a series of musical workshops for children.

The festival takes place on a site between Compton Wynyates and Epwell, starting at 2pm.

For tickets, call 0777 564 4073 or visit www.bluesatbroomhill.co.uk


ODEON (Friday August 14 to
Thursday August 20)

Fantastic Four (12A)

Inside Out 2D (U)

Minions 2D (U)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (12A)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (12A)

Odeon Kids

Shaun The Sheep (U)

1H25m – £2.50 Per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Fri - Thu 10:00

Odeon Silver Screen

The Longest Ride (12A)

2H18m – £3.50 Per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Autism Friendly Screening – Pixels (12A)

1H06m – Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Sun 11:30


Thursday August 13

The Mill, Banbury

Poet and canal resident Jo Bell will commemorate the end of her time as the ‘Canals and Rivers Trust Laureate’ with a performance.

She will be reading from her new collection ‘Kith’, which was published just last month by Nine Arches Press.

The publication contains poems on a diverse array of subjects and she will seek to impress her audience by exploring everything from the song of the nightingale to the sexual etiquette of ducks.

Tickets cost £5 each (£3 for open mic performers). 
To book, go to www.themillartscentre.co.uk or call the box office on 01295 279002.

The Pig Place, NB Acres, Adderbury OX17 3NU, 7pm

Mikron Theatre presents Raising Agents, set around Bunnington WI, a branch that is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood – initially.There is no need to buy a ticket as a collection will be taken by the company after the performance.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 6.45 pm in Evenley, near the Red Lion four and a half mile evening walk to Mixbury. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

Friday August 14 and Saturday August 15

Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy, 7.30pm

Hot off the heels of being awarded the prestigious NODA Flame Award for their 2014 production of ‘13 the Musical’, the talented YOBOS (Youth of Banbury Operatic Society) return with their production of Grease. The popular show follows working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values and love. 
The performances start at 7.30pm both nights, with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday as well. 
Tickets, adults £10 and under-16s £8, are on sale at Anker & Partner Estate Agents, 31 High Street, Banbury OX16 5ER or online at: www.yobos.co.uk

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 10.30 am Charlton, near the cemetary for a four mile walk to Rainsborough Camp and Walton Grounds with an optional pub stop for refreshments at end of walk. 
This walk is part of a new initiative to get people walking for health and well-being. For more information call (01295) 710143 & 279656

Tuesday August 18 to Thursday August 20

The Studio, Crown Walk, Banbury, 11am to 4pm

Young people’s charity OYAP isbrunning a course called Youtubes. 
Working alongside professional musicians, recording artists and film-makers you will produce a song and shoot a music video, ready to release on YouTube. Beginners are welcome. 
It’s aimed at ages 10-15. Cost: £45 for three days. Contact amie@oyap.org.uk / 01869 602560 for more information.

Sunday August 16

Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon

Thousands of BMWs will converge at the Heritage Motor Centrewhen it hosts the annual BMW Car Club Festival. The focal point of the event will be the arena, where there will be a master of ceremonies, Steve Deeks. Other activities will include radio controlled cars, tombola, wheel changing challenge and special ‘show only’ promotions. Tickets: £15 for adults, £8 for children (under 5’s are free). See www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk

Wednesday August 26

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock, 11am to 3pm

Brilliant Beads! Make a friendship bracelet like the beautiful things made in Oxfordshire by Second World War POWs. Ages 5+ Drop in. Up to four children free with one paying adult or concession. 
Includes entry to the galleries. Call 01993 810213 or visit www.sofo.org.uk

August to September

A range of craft classes are being held in and around Banbury. Visit http://www.craftcourses.com/search?query=banbury for more information.

Until September 13

Compton Verney

The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now. Visit www.comptonverney. org.uk for more.