What’s on where around Banbury: listings, July 28 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 July 29

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

Deano. Members free, non-members £1.

Saturday July 30

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

Brandy. Members free, non-members £1.

Wild Lime Bar, Banbury, 8pm to late

Motown and soul night. Music played using original vinyl records by local soul DJs. Free entry.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Pete Campbell. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Sunday July 31

Banbury Cross pub courtyard, 1pm to 6pm

A free afternoon of folk music to promote Banbury Folk Club and Banbury Folk Festival. Five acts will perform. Visit www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk for more.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

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

Friday August 5

Townsend Hall, Sheep Street, Shipston-on-Stour, 7.30pm

Acclaimed young blues guitarist Laurence Jones launches his new album with a concert. Visit www.laurencejonesmusic.com for more.

Saturday August 6

Marston St Lawrence church, 7.30pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Spiro are performing as part of the Marston Concerts season, which is raising money for the Grade I-listed church. Tickets cost £15. Visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/marstonconcerts or call 713652 to book.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Steve L. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Saturday August 6 and Sunday August 7

Silver Street North, Chacombe

The Chacombury Music & Cider Festival, with live music, 25 traditional ciders, ales and perries, food stalls, face painting, glitter tattoos, belly dancers and children’s entertainment. Bands include One Eyed Jacks, Loud Mountains, Red Crow, Mississipi Disco, Leader and Beyond Trepidation. Visit www.facebook.com/Chacombebury for more information.

Sunday August 7

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

Sapphire. Admission £5.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

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


ODEON (Friday July 29 to Thursday August 5 )

2D Finding Dory (PG)

Jason Bourne (12A)

2D Star Trek: Beyond (12A)

2D The Secret Life of Pets (U)

Odeon Kids

2D Ratchet and Clank (U)

1h34m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time – No Wheelchair Access

Fri -Thu 10:00

Odeon silver cinema

A Hologram for the King (12A)

1h37m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00


Until September 3

Banbury Museum

Experience a playful exhibition by International light-artist Tine Bech. Tine is renowned for her innovative and interactive projects, and her work has been presented in leading museums and galleries such as The V&A and The Science Museum. The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Wristband tickets are available on the day from the museum shop, priced £1.50 per person.

Thursday July 28

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 6.45pm in Cherington near the Cherington Arms pub for a four-and-a-half-mile walk to Weston Park and Margett’s Hill. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30

Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy

Odyssey Youth present Loserville: The Musical. The show is co-written by James Bourne, who is best known for appearing in the bands Busted and Son of Dork and for his songwriting credits with McFly and Boyzone. The show is centred around Michael Dork, aged 17, who is branded a geek and a loser by his peers. Constantly picked on, Michael is desperate to find an escape through his computer - and when new girl Holly arrives, he is introduced to a whole new world. Tickets cost £9 or £6 for concessions. Call 267342 or visit www.odyssey-youth.co.uk to book.

Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31

Broughton Castle

Cherwell Theatre Company’s youth theatre group has split into two to perform in the picturesque gardens and medieval Great Hall. Almira Brion is directing Listen, which takes place on the Saturday evening. Michael Deacon directs the second group’s Shakespeare: 400-and-a-half Years Later, which is being performed on the Sunday. Tickets on the gate cost £4 or £3 for concessions. Visit cherwelltheatrecompany.co.uk for more information.

Sunday July 31

British Motor Museum, Gaydon

A family day of art and science a themed around the great British car. There are plenty of workshops and drop-in activities to keep everyone entertained including Keep Calm and Carry on British Car Making, Balloon Modelling and Storytime with Veronica Lamond, the author of Landy. There is a chance to meet Mr Carter & Jim the bus driver, try drumming with car parts and make clay models with Aardman. Call 01926 641188 for more information about the event.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 10am in Shutford, near the George & Dragon pub for a ten and a half mile walk via Broughton, North Newington, Wroxton and Balscote. For more info: (01295) 279656 / 710143

Wednesday August 3

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet in Adderbury, half way up St Mary’s Road (OX17 3HA), for a four-and-a-half-mile walk to Coombe Hill returning via Adderbury Grounds. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Thursday August 4 to Sunday August 7

Blenheim Palace

Countryfile Live, featuring discussions and activities centred around rural life. Visit countryfilelive.com for details.

Monday August 8

Adderbury Library, 4pm for 4.30pm

Meet the Author event with Clare Mackintosh. Clare was a police officer for twelve years with time in the CID and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant and is now a full-time author. Her first novel, I Let You Go, was published in 2015. It was listed as a Sunday Times Bestseller and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in this year. It has been selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV’s Loose Women’s Loose Books. Her second book is called I See You and is due to be published in August. She will be signing copies at the event Tickets cost £8 per head including tea and cakes. Call 810545 for more information.

Thursday August 11

The Gate Hangs High, Hook Norton

Classic car, bike, scooter, and vehicle meet.