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 January 29
Also Known As, Parson’s Street, Banbury
“Blistering and melodic” Reading rock quartet The Amazons perform at the venue.
They have won support throughout the year from top DJs Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Annie Mac.
GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 8pm to 11pm
Paul Gibbard. Members free, non-members £1.
Saturday January 30
GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 9pm to midnight
L’Amour. Members free, non-members £1.
ODEON (Friday January 29 to
Thursday February 4)
Ride Along 2 (12A)
Star wars: The Force Awakens 2D (12A)
The Danish Girl (15)
The Good Dinosaur (PG)
The Revenant (15)
Pan 2D (U)
1h51m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time
Odeon silver cinema
The Intern (12A)
Royal Opera House: La Traviata LIVE 2016 (Cert TBC)
*All advertised film start and running times exclude adverts and trailers. During busy performances you may be required to queue outside until the auditorium is ready. Please check the cinema’s website for the most up to date films and times available for booking.
Today (Thursday January 28)
Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm
Illustrated talk on How to survive as a Freelance Sports Photographer with Steve Bond. Adults £7, children £4, including refreshments.
Today (Thursday January 28) and Friday January 29
Adderbury Institute, The Green, Adderbury, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Adderbury Theatre Workshop presents Sleeping Beauty Untold, told from the perspective of Maleficent. The pantomime is set in the fictional lands of Adderbrasia and Suttonia in an unspecified timeline. Most of the adventure takes place in the forest of Adderbrasia or the castle of King Clarkson. Tickets cost £8 for evening performances and £5 for the Saturday matinee.
Tickets are available from Adderbury Stores, High Street, Adderbury.
Until Saturday January 30
Memorial Hall, Hook Norton
Hooky Players Drama Group present the pantomime Dick Whittington.
The pantomime follows closely the traditional story of Dick Whittington’s journey to London to find fame and fortune, where he has many adventures on the way.
There’s evil King Rat doing battle with Fairy Bow Bells, Fitzwarren’s Shop, a Shipwreck and the Sultan’s Palace where there will be plenty of fun and action. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for children and concessions.
Call 01608 730355 or email email@example.com to book or for more information.
Rent, the multi-award winning rock musical by Jonathan Larson, comes to the Oxford Playhouse. Performed by Oxford University students in its 20th anniversary year, the show is full of explosive energy and emotion as the characters learn to find happiness even in the most unlikely places.
Set in 1990s New York, eight young artists dream of a life where love, art and hope triumph over the shadow of poverty as they struggle to pay their rent and create a life for themselves under the shadow of HIV/Aids.
Tickets cost £11.50.
Call 01865 305305 or visit www.
oxfordplayhouse.com to book.
Sunday January 31
Ramblers walk - non ramblers welcome.
Meet at 10am in the A44 lay-by near Salford Mill for a seven-mile walk to Cornwell and Little Rollright. Dogs welcome. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656
Tuesday February 2
to Saturday February 6
Flare Path, from one of Britain’s most popular 20th century dramatists, comes to the stage at Oxford Playhouse. Based on Terence Rattigan’s own experiences as a tail gunner, and taking inspiration from the Britain all around him, this Second World War production was written, set and staged in this momentous and turbulent era.
Rattigan paints a vivid and moving portrayal of the conflict between duty and desire, with even Winston Churchill declaring he “was very moved by this play”. Tickets start from £11.50 and are available by calling 01865 305305 visiting at www.oxfordplayhouse.com
Wednesday February 3
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 7pm to 8.30pm
Colonel John Bridgeman presents a lecture entitled From the Black Prince to Winston Churchill, from Poitiers to Present Day – 600 years of Oxfordshire Yeomanry’.
Tickets cost £5.
Call 01993 810 210 or visit www.sofo.org.uk for more information.
Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.
Meet at 1.30pm on Kirtlington village Green for a five-mile walk in area. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143
Wednesday February 3 to 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.
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/.
Thursday February 11
Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm
Film at the library: Captain Phillips. Adult £6, child £4, including ice-cream.
Saturday February 13
Brackley Library, 2pm to 3pm
First meeting of the Roald Dahl Club. Call 0300 126 1000 for more information.