What’s on where around Banbury: listings, July 7 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 8

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Kimbers Men present their distinctive take on sea shanties. Tickets £14.50. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

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

Chris Richards. Members free, non-members £1.

Friday July 8 to Sunday July 10

Great Tew Park

The Cornbury Music Festival, headlined by Bryan Ferry and Jamie Cullum and also featuring Beverley Knight, Soul II Soul, Wilko Johnson and many more. Visit www.cornburyfestival.com for more information.

Saturday July 9

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Sinatra Jukebox is a show full of surprises as Gary Williams performs whatever the audience requests from 100 of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ best loved hits. Tickets £15.50. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

St Mary’s church, Bloxham, 7.30pm

Warriner Choral Society present Elizabeth – 90 Glorious Year . The concert will celebrate the music of British composers from every decade of the Queen’s life, including music from Vaughan Williams, John Rutter and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Admission £12. Accompanied 16 and under free.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Aaron Ritchie. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

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

Now & Then. Members free, non-members £1.

Sunday July 10

Chris Richards. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

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

Logic. Admission £5.

Monday July 11

Norman Knight, Whichford, near Shipston-on-Stour , 9pm

Guitarist The Reverend Robert from Charleston, Illinois, will be joined by local musicians for a night of acoustic ragtime, blues, Hawaiian, and Caribbean music.


ODEON (Friday July 8 to Thursday July 15)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15)

2D Ice Age: Collision Course (U)

Now You See Me 2 (12A)

2D The Secret Life of Pets (U)

Odeon Kids: Zootropolis (PG)

1h48m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time – No Wheelchair Access

Sat -Sun10:00

Odeon silver cinema

Eye in the Sky (15)

1h42m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

The Man Who Knew Infinity (12A)

1h09m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00


Thursday July 7

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 7pm in Broughton near Castle Lodge, for a four mile walk to N Newington and Wroxton with an optional pub stop at end for refreshments. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Friday July 8

Middleton Cheney Library, 7pm

Summer Garden Party, hosted by Anne and Charles Woolland at 1 Moors Drive, Middleton Cheney. Putting competition, quizzes, wine and soft drinks,

finger buffet and background music.

Tickets £8 each. Call 0300 126 1000.

Adderbury Village Institute, 7.30pm

Sing for the Somme, an evening of the music that united so many through one of the darkest chapters of human history. Listen to the rousing house brass band, the love letters of the Tommy and the infamous writers from the era whilst canapés are provided and locally brewed Hook Norton ale is served. All proceeds to The Royal British Legion and to the Katherine House Hospice. Led by the Royal Academy of Music’s Joseph Cummings, a chorus of local actors and musicians will be performing. Period dress is encouraged. Tickets costs £10, including canapés and nibbles. Email singingforthesomme@gmail.com or call 075324 46665 to book.

Saturday July 9

St Mary’s church, Banbury, 10am to 2pm

Fete with stalls selling bric-a-brac, plants, books and cakes, as well as children’s games/activities and face-painting. There will also be a dance display from Joanne Mills School of Dance and a martial arts display from Freestyle Martial Arts, along with a barbecue and refreshments. Free entry.

Upton House, 7pm to 9.30pm

The house hosts its annual jazz party, with tunes from Debbie Arthur’s Sweet Rhythm and dancing demo from Hoppin’ Mad. Tickets are £15 for adults or £7.50 for children if booked in advance. Call 670266 for more.

Sunday July 10

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

North Oxfordshire Green Party are hosts a day of free entertainment for everyone. Six local bands are on the bill, with food stalls, face-painting, body art, Thai head massage, reflexology and more. Entry is free.

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 10am on North Aston village green for a nine mile walk to Somerton Crossing, Upper Heyford and Steeple Aston with an optional pub stop for refreshments. For more info: (01295) 279656 / 710143.

Wednesday July 13

Ramblers walks - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet in Adderbury, half way up St Mary’s Road (OX17 3HA) for a five mile walk in the area. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Wednesday July 13 to Saturday July 16

The Mill, Banbury, 7.45pm

In a change from the single full length play, Banbury Cross Players’ new production consists of three one-act plays: David Tristram’s Peas and The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish, followed by Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

Thursday July 14

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

People & Places in Nursery Rhymes: an illustrated talk by Irene Page. Adults £6, children £3, includes refreshments.

Thursday July 14 to Saturday July 16

Prescote Manor, Cropredy

The Cropredy Harlequins are staging Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in the open air. After last year’s successful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Harlequins are presenting another classic Shakespearian comedy - this time setting it in the Napoleonic era. Delicate ladies in Jane Austen style dresses will be contrasting with rough and ready piratical types, but of course all is resolved happily in the end. The production will feature live music from members of the Old Mettle Band. Tickets cost £6. Call 758224 to book. Audiences are asked to bring their own chairs. Licensed bar.

Saturday July 16, until September

Banbury Museum

The museum stages family-friendly exhibition Play of Light by international light-artist Tine Bech. Her playful work has been exhibited in leading galleries and festivals around the world including The V&A and The Science Museum in London, The Playable City (Brazil), Jerusalem’s Season of Culture, Visit Reykjavik and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Visit www.banburymuseum.org or call 753752 for more.