What’s on where around Banbury: listings, December 3 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.


Saturday December 5

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Take 2. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

St Peter’s Church, Hook Norton, 7.30pm

Hook Norton Brass Band Christmas concert. Free admission, retiring collection in aid of band funds .

Sunday December 6

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

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

Wednesday December 9

Banbury Cross pub, Butcher’s Row, Banbury, 7.30pm

For their annual Christmas Show, Banbury Folk Club is staging a Music Hall night entitled ‘A Victorian Christmas’. Banbury Folk Club’s show will feature many of the elements of the popular show The Good Old Days and is inviting the audience to enter into the spirit of the occasion by coming in Victorian costume. Tickets cost £5 and booking is advised. Call 01295 709881 to reserve tickets and visit www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk for more information.

Saturday December 12

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Johnny Marks (Country & Western). Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Sunday December 13

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Chris Richards. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.


ODEON (Friday December 4 to

Thursday December 10)

2D The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,Part 2 (12A)

2D The Good Dinosaur (Pg)

Spectre (12A)

The Lady In The Van

Bolshoi: The Lady Of The Camellias (Live) 2015 (Tbc)

198M – Prompt Start Time

Sun 15:00

Royal Opera House: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Live) 2015 (Tbc)

180M – Prompt Start Time

Thu 19:15

NtTLive: Jane Eyre -

225M – Prompt Start Time

Tue 19:00

Odeon Kids

Cinderella (Pg)

113M – £2.50 Per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Sat-Sun 10:00

Odeon Silver Cinema

The Honourable Rebel (Pg) 1H37m – £3.50 Per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00Am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Irrational Man (15)

1H35m – £3.50 Per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00Am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00


Today (Thursday December 3_

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Film at the Library: The Hundred Foot Journey. Adults £6, children £4, including ice-cream.

Until Friday December 4

The Mill, Banbury

A new musical, The Return of Neverland, comes to the venue. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are struggling to keep the spirit of Neverland alive. Over the past 30 years the magic in Neverland has rapidly decreased, leaving Peter Pan and The Lost Boys grounded and Captain Hook and his crew docked. With nothing to fight for and no adventures to be had, Neverland has come to a standstill with no hope of a revival – or is there? Tickets cost £15 for adults, £13 for concessions and £10 for children. Call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

Friday December 4

Shipston-on-Stour town square, 6pm to 8pm

Shipston Rotary Club’s Victorian Evening, with stalls, music, food and Father Christmas.

Millennium Memorial Hall, King’s Sutton Football Club

Comedy comes to to the Millennium Memorial Hall with Jay McGee performing in aid of King’s Sutton Football Club from 7.30pm. Advance tickets only. Tickets cost £10 each and are available from by calling 07803 598810, 07401 030999 or 07970 640425.

Friday December 4 to Sunday December 6

Bloxham Christmas Tree Festival

See the spectacle of St Mary’s church, Bloxham, full of decorated Christmas trees. Open 10.30am to 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday and from 11am to 5.30pm on Sunday. Festival service on Sunday at 6pm. Live musical performances, children’s activities, refreshments, prayer and memorial trees, vote for the People’s Choice. Admission £2.50, free for under-16s.

Friday December 4 to Sunday December 13 (except Thursday December 10)

Canons Ashby

Explore the stories of how Christmas has been celebrated over the last 500 years in this welcoming family home set in the Northamptonshire countryside.The house is traditionally decorated and full of costumed characters who are delighted to share the magic of Christmas past, and festive music echoes around the house. Christmas at Canons Ashby is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm. General admission to the whole property: adults £10.20, children £5.10, family £25.50. Call 01327 861901 for details.

Saturday December 5

St Peter’s Church, Brackley, 7.30pm

Brackley’s Jubilee Choir will be singing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle. The evening promises lovely music of singing, accompanied by the unusual combination of piano and harmonium. The soloists are Rebecca Moseley-Morgan, soprano, Felicity Hope, contralto, Michael Solomon Williams, tenor, and Richard Moore, bass. The piano and harmonium will be played by Cathy Bowker and Jeremy Meager. The performance is conducted by Stuart Hubble. Ticket prices are £10 and £5 for under 16s. Tickets may be purchased from choir members, or phone Karen on 01280 706692. They may also be purchased at the door.

Saturday December 5 to Sunday

December 6

Upton House, near Banbury

The venue is hosting a Wartime Christmas Fayre. The event is part of a bigger WWII exhibition at Upton House and the property has been fully decorated using typical 1940s crafts and materials, creating a truly nostalgic Christmas. Visitors will be able to speak to re-enactors, browse stalls selling local food and vintage gifts as well as seeing the house fully decorated for Christmas. There will also be lots of delicious wartime and festive treats to enjoy including mulled wine, mince pies as well as a local beer and food tent.For prices and more information about the event, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house or call 01295 670266.

Sunday December 6

Little Amsterdam, North Bar, Banbury, 7pm

Banbury Presents and Honest Comedy host Five for a Fiver, showcasing five stand-up acts. Admission: £5.

Monday December 8 until Saturday January 2, 7.30pm

The Mill, Banbury

A festive version of Alice in Wonderland. Call 01295 279002 for information.

Until December 20

Blenheim Palace

A new exhibition by American artist and founding figure of Conceptual Art, Lawrence Weiner. Visit www.blenheimpalace.com for details.

Until January 9

Banbury Museum

The museum’s new exhibition sees a return of artwork by Sir Terry Frost RA, one of Britain’s most successful and acclaimed abstract artists of the 20th century. During the 1960s and early 1970s he lived in Banbury and this exhibition, marking what would have been his 100th birthday, celebrates the personal side of his life.

It includes original paintings and artefacts on loan from Terry Frost’s family. Visit www.banburymuseum.org

Until Sunday January 10

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

The Theatre ventures into Sherwood with this charismatic new version of

Robin Hood. Full-price tickets £26. Call 01608 642 350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.