What’s on where around Banbury: listings, August 6 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 7

The Dolphin Inn, Middleton Cheney, 9pm

Jenny Joy. Free admisison.

Saturday August 8

Bicester Folk Festival, Garth Park, Bicester, noon to 5pm

Bicester’s first ever folk festival, with some of Britain’s leading musicians heading the line-up. The event will begin with free family fun for everyone in Bicester’s Garth Park featuring an arts and crafts market, music workshops and a range of other fun activities throughout the day. A variety of local and regional musicians will play on the bandstand in the park grounds. See www.bicestertowncouncil.co.uk for more.

The Reindeer Inn, Banbury, 9pm

The Duckworths. Free admission.

King’s Sutton parish church, 7pm

The 2014 Champion Barbershop Chorus, Hallmark of Harmony from Sheffield, are to perform. Alongside them will be 2013 Champion Barbershop Quartet The Emerald Guard. Tickets are £10 (with children under 12 free) on the door. To book call 01295 810967 to arrange collection. See page 47 for more.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Paul D Hopkins (country & western). Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Garth Park, Bicester, noon to 10.30pm

Bicester Folk Festival. The event will begin with free family fun for everyone in Bicester’s Garth Park featuring an arts and crafts market, music workshops and a range of other fun activities throughout the day. A variety of local and regional musicians will play on the bandstand in the park grounds. Full details of the day and evening programme are on the website. Visit www.bicestertowncouncil.co.uk and see page 51 for more.

Sunday August 9

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Paul Ashfield. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Monday August 10 and Tuesday August 11,

The Mill, 8pm

Join Fairport Convention and friends for their traditional pre-Cropredy Festival warm-up shows at The Mill.

Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has been one of Britain’s best-loved bands for nearly 50 years. Tickets: £24.50. Call the box office on 01295 279002.

Saturday August 15

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

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

Sunday August 16

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

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


ODEON (Friday August 7 to

Thursday August 13)

Inside Out 2D (U)

Minions 2D (PG)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (12A)

Fantastic four (12A)

Odeon Kids

Big Hero 6 (U)

1h48m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Fri - Thu 10:00

Odeon silver screen

Danny Collins (15)

1h56m – £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00


Saturday August 8

The Poleaxe, South Newington, 2pm

The annual South Newington Flower and Produce Show. This much loved annual event will present some 500 entries spanning flower displays, fruit and vegetables, preserves, cookery, photography and other crafts, all beautifully presented in the show’s grand marquee.

Cream teas will be served on the village green to the sound of a traditional silver band, while all around there will be events for the whole family including a fun dog show, children’s games, raffle, stalls and sideshows, and an auction of donated exhibits at the close of the show.

Full details of classes are presented in the show schedule which is available on the village website at www.southnewington.com, or a copy can be picked up from the

South Newington church porch.

The grand marquee will be open for the staging of exhibits by entrants from 8.30am to 10am and will close at 10.15am for judging.

Results will be revealed when the show opens at 2pm.

Tuesday August 11

Adderbury Library, 10.30am to 11.15pm

Wacky Wheels, a stories and craft session for children. Go along and have some fun.

The Dassett Country Show is being held in Avon Dassett from midday to 5pm.

It’s a traditional country show, with a Main Ring (this year with dog show, sheep shearing, Gateridge Farm and their Suffolk Punch horses, Warwickshire Hounds and Terrier Racing) a Best In Show competition, over 50 exhibitors, traditional craft demo’s such as pottery, wood turning and an old forge, our favourite attractions such as welly wanging, coconut shy, the famous Dassett Mare and new for this year; Cabbage Catapult.

There is also a Flamegrill, licensed bar and Tea and Cake Tent. It’s free entry and free parking.

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.

Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock, 2pm to 4pm

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum - Trash Talking.Join a junk modelling jamboree, linking wartime thrift with TOM’s Treasures from Trash exhibition. Ages 5+ Drop-in 2-4pm Children £2, adults or concessions free. Discounted entry to the galleries.

Until September 13

Compton Verney

The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now 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.

Landscape designer Dan Pearson has created a unique grounds commission inspired William Morris. Compton Verney’s West Lawn has now been transformed into a newly-developed wildflower meadow which has been mown and planted with an adaptation of the Trellis design.

Visit www.comptonverney. org.uk for more.

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