What’s on where around Banbury: listings, February 18 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.

MUSIC

Friday February 19

Also Known As, Parson’s Street,

Banbury, doors open 7pm

Eliza and the Bear, whose single It Gets Cold has been playlisted by BBC Radio One , play at the venue. Their sound is sound is rich in defiant sing-a-long choruses, rousing trumpets and thumping arena-sized drums. See www.elizaandthebear.com for more.

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

Sam Richards. Members free, non-members £1.

Saturday February 20

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

The Dorne Valley Country Band. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

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

Double R. Members free, non-members £1.

Sunday February 21

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

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

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

Declan Gaynor. Admission £5.

Monday February 22

The Norman Knight, Whichford, near Shipston-on-Stour, 9pm

Kent Duchaine, American blues singer with Leadbessie, his guitar. Support by The Cut Throats. Free entry.

Wednesday February 24

Banbury Folk Club, Banbury Cross Inn, Butchers Row, 8pm

Amy Kakoura and Andrew Sharpe, who are best known on the folk scene as the singer and pianist with the jazz and ceilidh band Steamchicken. The support act will be local group 25 Years Late, featuring singer/songwriter Kevin West, who will be joined by musicians Stevie Matt Cooper, Tim Marris, Mike Moyse and Dave Lovick. Expect some familiar songs and a few surprises. Tickets: £7/ £6 concessions. Tickets can be reserved, to be paid for on the door, by calling 01295 709881 and leaving a message and contact phone number or by messaging Banbury Folk Club on Facebook.

CINEMA

ODEON (Friday February 19 to

Thursday February 25)

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Road Chip (U)

Dad’s Army (PG)

Deadpool (15)

Goosebumps (PG)

Grimsby (Cert TBC)

The Revenant (15)

Odeon Kids

Kung Fu Panda (U)

1h31m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Fri-Sun 10:00

Odeon silver cinema

Brooklyn (12A)

1h52m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Suffragette (12A)

1h46m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00

Odeon Events

NT LIVE: As you like it (Cert TBC)

3h00m - Wheelchair Access Available Prompt Start Time, Late admissions will not be accepted

Thu 19:00

OTHER

Until Sunday February 21 (excluding Thursday)

Upton House

Visitors to Upton House will be able to explore the property and hear all about the love stories which evolved during the Second World War. In the house, visitors can get involved in the Banking for Victory exhibition by knitting, typing letters and sharing memories of the war. Families visiting Upton House for this half term will also be to explore the grounds with a new Land Army Trail. Children can learn more about the contributions of Land Girls to the war. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house or call 01295 670266.

Saturday February 20

Brackley Library, 8pm

Quiz night, £3 per person

Until Sunday February 21

RSC, Stratford

A week of half-term activities for children, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sing songs inspired by Shakespeare’s mystical play, create your own version in a day with help from an RSC expert, explore a range of props, costumes and accessories based on the fairies and Athenian court and more. Visit www.rsc.org.uk/events/february-half-term-activities for details.

Until Saturday February 20

Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy

Banbury Operatic Society stages the hit musical Sister Act. The show is a tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music, telling the story of a nightclub singer whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody, she is hidden in the last place she is likely to be found – a convent. Visit www.banburyoperaticsociety.co.uk/tickets or pop into Anker & Partner Estate Agents, High Street, Banbury, OX16 5ER for tickets.

Oxford Playhouse

Richard Bean’s critically acclaimed drama, Toast. Starring Olivier Award-winning actor Matthew Kelly and Alan Partridge’s Simon Greenall, this big-hearted Toast takes place on a Sunday shift amongst the repetitious humming and thumping of a Hull bread factory. Matthew Kelly plays Nellie, a long-suffering employee who has spent years making a lot of dough for the factory, but not for himself. But this shift is going to be different. Tickets range from £15 to £31. Call 01865 305305 to book.

Sunday February 21

Ramblers walk - non ramblers welcome.

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

Monday February 22 to Saturday

February 29

Oxford Playhouse

Hailed as ‘Play of the Year’ by critics, Oxford Playhouse gives a right royal welcome to the arrival of King Charles III. Winner of both the Olivier Award and Critics Circle Award for Best New Play 2015, and included in Michael Billington’s book of the greatest 101 plays ever written, playwright Mike Bartlett gives us a bold insight into the throne room. Featuring a cast including Robert Powell.

Tickets start at £15. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Wednesday February 24

Brackley Library, 7.30pm to 9pm

Adult colouring, Donations welcome.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 1.30pm in Hook Norton near Pear Tree pub for a five mile circular walk. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143

Thursday February 25

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Banbury Cross Players are holding auditions for their 2016 Festival Play The Regina Monologues. There will be a read through of the play on Tuesday February 23 at The Mill Arts Centre at 8pm. For information or if you are unable to attend the audition but are interested in being involved, email contactus@banburycrossplayers.org.uk.

The Castle at Edgehill, doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.30pm

Funhouse Comedy Club presents Adam Kay, Rhodri Rhys and El Baldinho. Compere Dave Bryon. Tickets £10 in advance. Visit www.funhosecomedy.co.uk for tickets and more information.

Brackley Library, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Mad For Maths - KS2. Call 0300 126 1000 for details.