What’s on where around Banbury: listings, June 11 edition

Tribute act Dreaming of Kate is coming to The Mill
Tribute act Dreaming of Kate is coming to The Mill

Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Banbury in the coming week. Please email editorial@banburyguardian.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before publication. Thank you.


Friday (June 12)

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm

After nearly 50 years on the road Fairport Convention, the originators of British folk-rock music, remain one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene. This year’s Spring Tour, featuring all five members of Fairport, will showcase brand new songs and tunes from the band’s 2015 album Myths and Heroes. However, favourites from the band’s back catalogue will not be forgotten. Tickets cost £21. To book call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnorton

The White Horse, North Bar, 9pm

Fiddle Bop

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

Double R. Members free, non-members £1.

Saturday (June 13)

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

The Dorne Valley Country Band. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Deddington Church, 7.30pm

Akeman Voices, North Oxfordshire’s leading chamber choir will be presenting their first concert since the 2013 Christmas concert. Acclaimed musical director Martin Quinn and the choir are back, doing what they do best, presenting an evening of choral gems. Admission costs £14 for adults. The performance is part of the Deddington Festival, which runs until June 20 and offers a range of music from choral to jazz, from rock to baroque; a magical morning for children with the Carl & Dave Magic Act, much mirth from the Cotswold Comedy Club, and other performing and visual arts events for Deddington and the surrounding area. Visit www.deddingtonfestival.org.uk

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7pm

Ballet Central 2015 features a dazzling programme of ballet, neoclassical, contemporary and narrative dance. The company’s young and dynamic dancers will showcase their talent with a diverse performance of newly commissioned works and celebrated revivals. This family-friendly show is ideal for dance enthusiasts as well as those new to ballet. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these highly talented and vibrant dancers as they launch their professional careers. Tickets £15 and £13 for concessions. To book call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

With a remarkable resemblance to Kate Bush in vocal style and appearance, the extraordinary singer and performer Maaike Breijman brings the music of Kate Bush to live stages all over Europe. A fantastic live band who have worked with a range of major international artists, numerous costume changes, dance routines and stage props help Maaike amaze her audience as she effortlessly performs songs spanning the whole of Kate Bush’s career. Kate’s albums remain popular to this very day, Dreaming of Kate is a rare opportunity for the audience to see Kate Bush’s songs brought to life in a show with the attention to detail her music so deserves. Tickets cost £19. The event is seated. Call 01295 279002.

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

The Sapphires. Members free, non-members £1.

Sunday (June 14)

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Bill James. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Canons Ashby, 7.30pm

Fiori Musicali open their summer series with music by England’s greatest baroque composer, Henry Purcell. Like Mozart, the English composer Purcell died young, but not before he had written some of the finest music this country has ever produced. Add in some lively Restoration music performed by well known musical ensemble Fiori Musicali and the world of the 17th century comes to life. Tickets cost £20. Call 0333 666 3366 or email Fiori@fiori-musicali.com for details.


ODEON (Friday June 12 to Thursday June 18)

Jurassic World 2D (12A)

Jurassic World 3D (12A)

Pitch Perfect 2 (12A)

San andreas 2d (12A)

Spy (15)

Odeon Kids

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG)

1h38m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Sat –Sun 10:00

Odeon silver screen

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

2h18m – £3.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Odeon silver screen

Whiplash (15)

2h15m – £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00


Friday June 12 to Sunday June 14

Purston Manor, Brackley

For the first time, the Grade II*-listed Jacobean era Purston Manor will be open to the public for a botanically-themed art show set within the beautiful house and gardens. Hamish Mackie will to unveil a brand-new giant horse sculpture, acclaimed light artist Chris Levine will show his works, surrealist flower lithographs from Dali and further lithographs from Calder will be included for sale at the show and botanical painter Victoria Fletcher has also joined the exhibition. Botanicae, curated by Van Kos Art, will present new works from major and up-and-coming artists and sculptors. The show explores the representation of flora and nature in art in a variety of forms and media from bronze and wooden sculptures to acrylic and oil paintings. Highlights include Emma Levine’s delicate paper trees on vivid silk, Hamish Mackie’s wonderful, tactile animal sculptures, fresh from a major London commission, plus Bridget McCrum’s abstract bird sculptures and Veronica Ward’s exquisite flowers on vellum, and the much anticipated first show for breakthrough artist Jane Davies. The exhibition, which will be held from June 12 to 14 will support the charity Ronald McDonald House at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. This facility provides home away from home accommodation to families who have children being treated at the hospital. Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14 (pm only) are open to the public for free – however please register with www.botanicae.co.uk or Hermione@hermionecrawford.co.uk.


Sunday (June 14)

The Windmill Centre, Deddington, 11am

Award winning duo Carl & Dave are a truly original comedy magic illusion act for children. Using fast-paced comedy twists before their amazing magic, they keep their audience in suspense and in stitches. Admission £10 for adults, £7.50 for children or £30 for a family of four. The performance is part of the Deddington Festival. Visit www.deddington

Thursday (June 18)

The Windmill Centre, Deddington, 8pm

A big hit last at last year’s festival, the Cotswold Comedy Club this year brings Nick Page, Jon Wagstaffe & Jon Coleman to rural Oxfordshire, as three professional comedians from the world of stand-up comedy. £10 per adult (over 18s only). The performance is part of the Deddington Festival. Visit www.

Tuesdays until June 23

The Dupuis Centre, Dashwood Road, Banbury, OX16 9AF, 1.3opm to 3.45pm

Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service is soon be running a four-week Meditation & Tai Chi course on Tuesdays until June 23. The course is free of charge, but booking is essential via 01993 702 999.