What’s on where around Banbury: Listings, July 16 edition

Rehearsals for Dracula at The Mill
Rehearsals for Dracula at The Mill

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 (July 17)

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

Redwing Country. Members free, non-members £1.

Brackley Town FC, 8pm to midnight

Memory Lane, 1960s and 1970s disco music. £5, pay on the door.

Saturday (July 18)

Banbury Trades & Labour Club

Dance til Dawn. Doors open 7pm. Members free, guests £2

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Steve Chilton. Admission £2 members £4 non members.

Sunday (July 19)

The Old Wharf, Appletree Lane, Cropredy, OX17 1PZ, 1pm to 8pm

The Banbury & Cherwell Green Party is hosting a free afternoon of fun and music in a flower meadow just outside Cropredy. Five well-known Oxfordshire based bands and musicians are performing over six hours. The line-up includes The Psychedelic Raiders, The Barrelhouse Riders, Barney Newman, Joe Chapman and Mutanta. Free car parking, camping, toilets, children’s play area and games, face painting, raffle, Indian food, tea, coffee and cake. Places are limited to a maximum of 200. Visit www.facebook.com/banburyandcherwellgreenparty

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

Cutting Edge. Members free, non-members £1.

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

Double Barrel . Admission for all persons now £5.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Bob James. Admission £2 members £4 non members.

Wednesday (July 22)

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

Lincolnshire duo Winter Wilson. See page 46 for details.

Friday July 24

The Mill, Banbury, doors open 7.30pm

Led Zeppelin tribute act Whole Lotta Led. See page 49 for details.

Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26

Riverside Festival, The Mill Field, Dyers Hill, Charlbury OX7 3QG

Music, food and drink aplenty. Visit 
riversidefestival.charlbury.com for more information.


ODEON (Friday July 17 to Thursday July 23)

Andre Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert Live (tbc)

Antman 2d (12A)

Antman 3d (12a)

Minions 2d (PG)

RSC The Merchant of Venice - Live (tbc)

TED 2 (15)

Odeon Kids

Penguins of Madagascar (U)

1h32m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Sat –Sun 10:00

Wed 10:00

Odeon silver screen

Focus (15)

1h55m – £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

*All advertised film start and running times include adverts and trailers. During busy performances you may be required to queue outside until the auditorium is ready.


Today (Thursday)

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome. Meet at 7pm in Steeple Barton near the church for a four and half walk in area. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

Sunday (July 19) to Wednesday (July15)

The Mill, Banbury, Wednesday (July 15) to July 17, 7.45pm

Banbury Cross Players bring the legend of Dracula to life on stage.

The stylish stage play was adapted by Jane Thornton and John Godber and follows Professor Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker and Dr Seward as they embark upon a quest to defeat Dracula once and for all. Tickets £12.00/£ 11.00 (no concessions Fri/Sat). See www.themillartscentre.co.uk or call 01295 279002.

Friday July 17

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm

Musical comedy stars Jonny & the Baptists return to Chipping Norton with this exclusive preview of their new show, The End Is Nigh.

Last year, Jonny accidentally told his four-year-old niece that climate change was going to end the world. To stop her crying, he then promised he would fix it. The show is presented by the multi-award-nominated stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show and The Infinite Monkey Cage. Tickets: £13. Suitable for ages 14+. To book call the Box Office on 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7pm

Murder At The Mansion: A Theatrical Murder-Mystery Experience at Ditchley Park. It is Friday 17th July 1942. Winston Churchill is escaping the dangers of London and is arriving at Ditchley Park this evening for a party thrown in his honour. 
However, the night will not quite go to plan, and the head of Churchill’s security will meet a very sticky end. Join Detective Inspector Essio as together you question the suspects and solve the murder before the PM arrives, and save the honour and safety of Ditchley Park forever.

1940s dress is encouraged but not compulsory.

Bring a picnic and eat in the fabulous grounds of Ditchley Park from 5pm. Please note: This is an interactive theatre experience with limited access to seating. All Tickets £25. To book call the box office on 01608 642350 www.chippingnortontheatre.com

Until Saturday July 18

Merton College Gardens, Merton Street, Oxford, 7.30pm (also 2.30pm Saturday July 11; no performance Sunday July 12)

King Lear by William Shakespeare, directed by Alistair Nunn. Tickets: £15/ £12 concessions, £9 for under 16s. Box office: 01865 260666.

Saturday July 18

Middleton Cheney Library, 2.30pm

‘Fashionable Stitches’, an illustrated talk by Nicola Jarvis, an artist/embroiderer. Nicola will take visitors on a journey through the decade when she was an embroiderer in the fashion industry. Adult £8/child £4. Tea, coffee and cakes available.

Middleton Cheney library, 2.30pm

‘Fashionable Stitches’, an illustrated talk by Nicola Jarvis, artist/embroiderer. Nicola will take visitors on a journey through the decade when she was an embroiderer in the fashion industry.

Adult £8/Child £4, tea, coffee, cakes.

Full details & tickets from Middleton Cheney library, email midlib@northamptonshire.gov.uk or visit www.middletoncheney.org and click on Library Supporters.

Norris Playing Field, Hinton in the Hedges, 1pm to 4pm

Village fete, with traction engine rides, white elephant, cakes, tombola, book stall, icecreams and many old fashioned games, barbecue (good quality burgers and sausages from Brackley Butchers), teas, music and more.

Free entry.

Money raised will be split between the Church and the Playing field.

Tuesday July 21, and Wednesday July 22, and 2pm

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 2pm and 4pm (Tuesday) and 11am and 2pm (Wednesday)

Les Enfants Terribles present Dr Longitudes Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie.