What’s on where around Banbury: listings, February 25 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 February 26

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

Cody. Members free, non-members £1.

Saturday February 27

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Michael Jay. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

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

Michael Jay. Members free, non-members £1.

Radway Village Hall

Critically acclaimed acoustic trio Whalebone are coming to Radway. The group, who have won several awards internationally for their music, have a passionate belief in bringing their professional and entertaining show to community venues. Whalebone’s show comprises high-energy acoustic music alongside haunting atmospheric tunes, and features instruments including a five-string violin and an eight-string baritone guitar.

Tickets are £8 and are available by calling 01295 670662 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/whalebone. For more information see www.whalebone-music.com, or follow Whalebone on Facebook or Twitter.

Sunday February 28

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

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


ODEON (Friday February 26 to

Thursday March 3)

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip (U)

Dad’s Army (Pg)

Deadpool (15)

Goosebumps (Pg)

Grimsby (15)

Odeon Kids

Kung Fu Panda (U)

Fri-Sun 10:00

Odeon silver cinema

2D The Martian (12A)

Thu 11:00

Brooklyn (12A)

Wed 11:00

Odeon Events

NT LIVE 2016: Hangmen (15)

Thu 19:00


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.

Friday February 26

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

After volunteering for a brain-imaging experiment with University College London (UCL) that aimed to locate the part of the brain that lights up when you’re in love, comedian Robert Newman is now returning to the stage with more questions on neuroscience than answers in his new show, The Brain Show. Tickets are £15 and can be ordered online at www.themillartscentre.co.uk or by calling 01295 279002.

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Poetic Licence present Devout Coward. An evening of words and music celebrating the life of Noel Coward, a man who combined the talents of playwright, poet, actor, singer and songwriter. A favourite of the famous, friend of stars of stage and screen, entertainer of the troops all over the world during the Second World War, he may be regarded today as the man for whom the word ‘celebrity’ may well have been invented. This entertainment, devised and written by Sonia Blinkhorn, explores his full and exciting life, with extracts from his plays and performances of some of his many, still familiar and well-loved, songs. Tickets £8 for adults and £4 for children, including wine and soft drinks. Email midlib@northamptonshire.gov.uk or call 0300 126 1000 to book.

Saturday February 27

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Just as well recognised for his brightly coloured turbans as he is for his one-liners and strong opinions, Hardeep Singh Kohli is a unique and highly outspoken performer and comedian. Big Mouth Strikes Again Big Mouth Strikes Again serves up a unique hour-long show in which the comedian reminisces on the times where his big mouth has got him into trouble. Expect an evening of hilarious, heart-warming and occasional naughty laughs.

Tickets are £15.50 and can be ordered online at www.themillartscentre.co.uk or by calling 01295 279002.

Brackley Library, 2pm to 3pm

Roald Dahl Club. Call 0300 126 1000.

Sunday February 28

Rock The Atic, Butcher’s Row, Banbury

Three comedians will preview new material for their forthcoming Edinburgh Festival shows. Tom Ward has made a name for himself in comedy as a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014, Leicester Square New Comedian Final 2013 and NATY Final 2014. Darren Harriott, originally from Birmingham and now living in London, is a hit on the live circuit and a regular at clubs such as The Stand, The Glee Club and Angel Comedy. Jonathan Elston has been described by Gary Delaney as “one of the best new acts I have seen in recent years” and “a young comic with incredible talent & natural warmth” by the Guardian. Tickets cost £5 plus booking fee. Visit www.wegottickets.com to book.

Ramblers walk - non ramblers welcome.

Meet at 10am Duns Tew, near the White Horse pub for a nine-and-a-half mile walk in peaceful countryside. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Monday February 29

Brackley Library

Jewellery workshop, £6 per person. Call 0300 126 1000 for details.

Wednesday March 2

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Harrisons Lane, Woodstock

An evening with Hugo Brunner, My father and I. All Lieutenant Felix Brunner’s letters from the Western Front to his parents and sister have survived. They are a vividrecord of the experiences of a junior officer in the Royal Field Artillery, from April 1917 to January 1919. Aged 19, he fought in the battle of Messines and participated in the Hundred Days campaign which brought the war to a bloody but successful conclusion. Tickets £15. Call 01993 810 211 or email fundraising@sofo.org.uk to book or for more information.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 2pm in Turweston, Versions Farm for a four mile walk tacking the HS2. Permission granted to use farm track and park near the farm shop. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143.

Wednesday March 2 and Thursday March 3

Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm

The Oxfordshire Dixieland Jazz Band

join the acrobat musicians of French company Circa Tsuica, which is coming to Oxford as a part of a nine-venue tour of its hit show Opus 7, a feel-good blend of daredevil acrobatics and ripping brass rhythm - with added local flavour.

Tickets £15. Call 01865 305 305 to book.