What’s on where around Banbury: listings, August 4 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 5

Townsend Hall, Sheep Street, Shipston-on-Stour, 7.30pm

Acclaimed young blues guitarist Laurence Jones launches his new album with a concert. Visit www.laurencejonesmusic.com for more.

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

Cody. Members free, non-members £1.

Saturday August 6

Marston St Lawrence church, 7.30pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Spiro are performing as part of the Marston Concerts season, which is raising money for the Grade I-listed church. Tickets cost £15. Visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/marstonconcerts or call 713652 to book.

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

Scott Bro’s. Members free, non-members £1.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Steve L. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Saturday August 6 and Sunday

August 7

Silver Street North, Chacombe

The Chacombury Music & Cider Festival, with live music, 25 traditional ciders, ales and perries, food stalls, face painting, glitter tattoos, belly dancers and children’s entertainment. Bands include One Eyed Jacks, Loud Mountains, Red Crow, Mississipi Disco, Leader and Beyond Trepidation. Visit www.facebook.com/Chacombebury for more information.

Sunday August 7

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

Sapphire. Admission £5.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Bob James. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

St Mary the Virgin church, Fawsley, NN11 3BA, 7.30pm

Fiori Musicali Quartet, with flute player Lina Leon, plays music by Mozart, Pergolesi, Boccherini and Giordani. Directed by Penelope Rapson. Tickets £20 and £15. Visit www.fiori-musicali.com or call 0333 666 3366 to book.

Thursday August 11 to Saturday

August 13


Fairport’s Cropredy Convention returns, with headliners Madness, The Bootleg Beatles and Fairport Convention. Tickets cost £125 for three days, £115 for two days and £75 for single days. Under-12s are admitted free of charge. Visit www.fairportconvention.com to book.

Friday August 12

The Dolhin Inn, Middleton Cheney, 9pm

Blues2go. Free admisison.

Sunday August 14

Famington Farm, Barcheston, Shipston-on-Stour

Recital with flautist Lindsay Martin, soprano Wendy Whyte and pianist Antoine Mitchell, playing works by Bach, Faure, Gaubert, Chausson,Poulenc,Hahn,Debussy, De Severac, Chopin,Satie and Schubert. Admission £25. All proceeds to Shipston Home Nursing. Call 07976 703619 to book.


ODEON (Friday August 5 to Thursday August 11 )

2d Suicide Squad (12A)

2D Finding Dory (PG)

Jason Bourne (12A)

2D The Secret Life of Pets (U)

Odeon Kids

2D Alvin And The Chipmunks (U)

1h42m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time – No Wheelchair Access

Fri -Thu 09:45

Odeon silver cinema

Midnight Special (12A)

2h22m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00


Until September 3

Banbury Museum

Experience a playful exhibition by International light-artist Tine Bech. Tine is renowned for her innovative and interactive projects, and her work has been presented in leading museums and galleries such as The V&A and The Science Museum. The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Wristband tickets are available on the day from the museum shop, priced £1.50 per person.

Thursday August 4

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome

Meet 6.45pm in Sulgrave near The Star pub for a brisk five-mile walk to Greatworth and Stuchbury, For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Thursday August 4 to Sunday August 7

Blenheim Palace

Countryfile Live, featuring discussions and activities centred around rural life. Visit countryfilelive.com for details.

Sunday August 7

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 10am in Epwell opposite Chandlers Arms pub for a five and a half mile walk to Shenington and Alkerton. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 279656 / 710143

Monday August 8

Adderbury Library, 4pm for 4.30pm

Meet the Author event with Clare Mackintosh. Clare was a police officer for twelve years with time in the CID and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant and is now a full-time author. Her first novel, I Let You Go, was published in 2015. It was listed as a Sunday Times Bestseller and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in this year. It has been selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV’s Loose Women’s Loose Books. Her second book is called I See You and is due to be published in August. She will be signing copies at the event Tickets cost £8 per head including tea and cakes. Call 810545 for more information.

Wednesday August 10

The Mill, Banbury, 1pm to 8pm

Free open day, with dance performances by Motionhouse, Cherwell Theatre Company and Young Anjali Dance Company. . Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk for details.

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 2pm in Farnborough, North of village hall for a four and a half mile undulating walk in area finishing at the village hall for tea and cakes (small charge). For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Thursday August 11

The Gate Hangs High, Hook Norton

Classic car, bike, scooter, and vehicle meet.

Friday August 12 and Saturday

August 13

Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy, 7.30pm with extra 2.30pm on the Saturday

Youth of Banbury Operatice Society presents the award-winning musical Legally Blonde.Tickets cost £10 for adults and £8 for under-16s. Visit www.yobos.co.uk or visit Anker & Partner Estate Agents, 31 High Street, Banbury OX16 5ER to book.

Friday August 12 to Sunday August 14

Oxford Playhouse

The world premiere of Peter Pan in Scarlet, the best-selling official sequel to JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, written by Carnegie Medal and three times Whitbread Children’s Book Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean. Tickets start from £11.50. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Saturday August 13

The Mill, Banbury, 7.30pm

Banbury’s Cherwell Theatre Company presents Remote, a contemporary play by Stef Smith as part of a Play in a Week workshop. Young people will have the opportunity to develop their acting, movement and voice skills, as well as gaining experience in the technical disciplines of theatre. Email cherwelltheatre@live.co.uk or visit www.cherwelltheatrecompany.co.uk for more information.