What’s on where around Banbury: listings, August 27 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 August 28

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

Tequila. Members free, non-members £1.

Bank holiday weekend

CANCELLED: Hornton Music Festival.

Saturday August 29

GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 9pm

40 Watt (pop, r&b & rock n roll covers band).

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Soulmofunk (soul, Motown & funk covers band)

Blue Boar Inn, Chipping Norton, 9.30pm

Gunslingers (indie rock covers band)

Cuttle Inn, Long Itchington Long Itchington, 9.30pm

Blue Bishops (London rock blues original band)

Banbury Trades & Labour club, West Bar St, doors open 7.30pm

Dale Diamond. £2 on the door.

Sunday August 30

Red Lion. Brackley, 12 noon until late

Bank Holiday Music & Beer Festival. BBQ, bouncy castle, beer garden, real ale & live music from 3pm featuring EYE2EYE (pop duo) at 6pm & Nico’ZZ (r&b blues band from France on UK tour) at 8.45pm

Bonito’s Annual Soul All-Dayer, 6-7 White Lion Walk, Banbury, 2pm to 2am

All local DJs playing the very best in across-the-board soul music. Free admission.

The Wine Vaults, Parsons Street, Banbury

The pub hosts its annual Vaultstock music festival for the sixth consecutive year. This time they will be raising money for the Frank Wise School for special needs children in Banbury. The day of music features a variety of live acts performing from 2pm-11pm, with a range of musical styles to cater for all tastes.There will also be plenty of food and drink on offer.

Entry is free and all proceeds will be donated to Frank Wise.

Cromwell Lodge Hotel, North Bar Street, Banbury

The hotel is welcoming families of all ages through its doors for a family fun day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be games and activities for children, including face painting and penalty shoot-outs.

A barbecue will be available, costing £6.99 for adults and £5.99 for children including a dessert and drink.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/CromwellLodge or call 01295 259781.

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

Bear-Faced Country. Admission £5.

Wednesday September 2

Rock the Atic, Butchers Row, Banbury, 7.30pm to midnight

Acoustic night for the Let’s Play project, featuring Acoustic Journey, Joe Dolman, Rosie Samaras, The Skeptics, Tess Jones and Erin Tiger Lilley.

Also includes a Carribean barbecue and raffle. Tickets: £8 in advance or £10 on the door.

Call 07970 545125 and see page 52 for more information.

Friday September 4

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Acclaimed folk singer Cara Dillon performs at the venue, joined by her husband and collaborator Sam Lakeman. Tickets cost £20 plus £1.50 booking fee. To book, call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk

Saturday September 5

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Southside Jimmy (rock covers band)

Blue Boar, Chipping Norton, 9.30pm

Nico’ZZ (r&b blues band from France on UK tour)

Monday September 7

Whichford, near Shipston, 9pm

Norman Knight, Nico’ZZ (r&b blues band from France on UK tour) at 9.00pm


ODEON (Friday August 28 to

Thursday September 3)

Hitman: Agent 47 (15)

Inside Out 2D (U)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (12A)

Nt Live: The Beaux Stratagem (TBC)

Pixels (12A)

Sinister 2 (15)

Odeon Kids

Cinderella (U)

1h53m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Fri - Wed 10:00

Odeon silver screen

Suite Francaise (15)

1h57m - £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

San Andreas (12A)

2h04m – £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00


Today (Thursday)

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 6.30 pm in Cropedy near the Brasenose P.H. for a three and a half mile evening walk to the Bourtons and back along the canal. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

Friday August 28 to Sunday August 30

Alex James’ farm near Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ

Jamie Oliver and Alex James present The Big Feastival, with music from acts including Groove Armada, the Cuban Brothers and Heaven 17.

Celebrity chefs making an appearance include Monica Galetti, Gennaro Contaldo, Raymond Blanc and Jamie himself. Adult weekend ticket (18+) – £129.50 (£125.00 face value plus £4.50 booking fee).

Visit www.jamieoliver.com/thebigfeastival for more information.

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.

Wednesday September 2

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 2pm South Newington near the church for a five mile walk to Barford and Milcombe. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

Friday September 4 and Saturday September 5

Middleton Cheney Village Hall

The Lynden Players present three episodes of Fawlty Towers at a supper show. The society will present A Touch of Class, Communication Problems and The Hotel Inspector.

Supper will be served during the interval. Tickets cost £15 and are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/lyndenplayers or by calling O7849 062739.

Saturday September 5 and Sunday September 6

Chipping Norton Cricket Club

Summer Festival for Emma’s Trust, which was formed in 2005 in memory of 18-year-old Emma Curtis-Smith, who died suddenly following complications triggered by her asthma. Since its inception, the trust has awarded over £100,000 to 9,000 young people and organisations with a connection to Emma’s two passions – sport and the performing arts.

The weekend is a family-friendly affair and will be jam-packed with activities that people of all ages can enjoy. In addition to the live music, dance, fairground rides and community market, Chipping Norton Theatre are also getting involved by offering Drama Tots sessions for the little ones.

Entry to the Saturday festival is free and tickets for the Sunday Gala concert start from £10.

To book, visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com or call 01608 642 350.

More information about Emma’s story can be found at: www.emmastrust.com

Until September 13

Compton Verney

The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now. Visit www.comptonverney. org.uk for more. The exhibit traces the origins, legacy and enduring appeal of the historic Arts and Crafts Movement and its fascination with the creation of the home. It looks at the work and ideas of John Ruskin and William Morris, among others.

Another, exhibition, titled The Hart Silversmiths: A Living Tradition, tells the story of four generations of the Hart family, who still produce handmade silver in the Cotswolds today.

Thursdays in termtime

Milltown Singers sing a wide variety of songs ranging from songs from popular shows to spirituals, folk and rock. They meet at the Chasewell Centre, Cherwell Heights on Thursdays in term times from 8pm to 9.30pm.

Email Val Webster: valew29@hotmail.co.uk