Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Banbury over the coming week. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.
Friday February 5
GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 8pm to 11pm
Jason Pegg. Members free, non-members £1.
GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 9pm to midnight
Dirty Buzziness. Members free, non-members £1.
Sunday February 7
Country Music Club, Cornhill Centre, Banbury, 7pm
Johnny Marks. Admission £5.
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 and Radio , play at the venue. Their sound is sound is rich n defiant sing-a-long choruses, rousing trumpets and thumping arena-sized drums. Seewww.elizaandthebear.com for more.
Until Saturday February 6
The Mill, Banbury, 7.45pm
Banbury Cross Players present Ray Cooney’s farce It Runs in the Family.
Four talented actors are making their debut for the company in this production, which is directed by Terry Gallager. –
Tickets cost £11 or £10. Call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk/cms/event/81951 to book.
Thursday February 4
Brackley Town FC Social Club, 7.30pm
The Saints Community Project pantomime, written by Cynthia Hilton will be performed at the Park Suite. Food will be served from 6.30pm.
Tickets are available from the bar for £5 per person or by contacting Kim on 01280 704077.
Saturday February 6
Brackley Library, 10am to 1pm
Family history drop-in event. Call 0300 126 1000 for more information.
Sunday February 7
Ramblers walk - non ramblers welcome.
Meet at 10am in Woodstock, Hensington Rd. car park (OX20 1JQ) for a nine and a half mile walk to Wooton, Coombe and Blenheim Park. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656
Tuesday February 9 to Thursday 11
Pupils at Sibford School will be stepping out on the yellow brick road when they present The Wizard of Oz.
The popular musical is a combined effort between the Drama and Music departments with help from Art (scenery) and Textiles (costumes).
Tickets cost £5 and are available from the school on 01295 781200 or on-line at www.sibfordschool.co.uk/news-events/whats-on/.
Tuesday February 9 to Saturday February 13
Straight from a sell-out West End season, best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson’s story of plucky Hetty Feather comes to life at Oxford Playhouse. Set in Victorian London, accompany Hetty on her many adventures in this Olivier- nominated extravaganza. Tickets start from £12. Call 01865 305305 to book.
Wednesday February 10
Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.
Meet at 1.30 pm in Chadlington, near bend in Church Road for a four and a half mile walk along Wychwood Way returning via Hawk Stone and Dean. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143
Thursday February 11
Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm
Film at the library: Captain Phillips. Adult £6, child £4, including ice-cream.
Friday February 12
The Mill, Banbury, 8pm
Following the release of his new album Written in the Stars, featuring Wishbone Ash founder member and lead vocalist Martin Turner, showcases brand new music alongside stage favourites and classic album cuts from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire. Tickets: £17.50. Call 01295 279002 to book.
Saturday February 13
Brackley Library, 2pm to 3pm
First meeting of the Roald Dahl Club. Call 0300 126 1000 for more information.
The Mill, Banbury, 8pm
Hells Bells, one of Britain’s leading AC/DC tribute bands. Renowned for their energetic performances and authentic sound, this is an act not to be missed by fans of the original Australian rockers. Tickets: £15.50. Call 01295 279002 to book.
Monday February 15 to Sunday February 21
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.
Tuesday February 16 to Saturday February 20
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.