What’s on where around Banbury: listings, June 16 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.


Thursday June 16

The Brasenose Arms, Station Road, Cropredy, 8.30pm

The Canalboat Crew, who are touring the area by canal, host a relaxed, all-inclusive session of acoustic music. Call 07887 607008 for details.

Friday June 17

The Folly Inn, Folly Lane, Napton, 8.30pm

The Canalboat Crew, who are touring the area by canal, host a relaxed, all-inclusive session of acoustic music. Call 07887 607008 for details.

Townsend Hall, Shipston-on-Stour

This year’s Shipston Proms starts with a big Launch Party Night with Duke, a beatbox band who play at festivals up and down the country, local 2015 Fame Contest winning local band Brixton Alley and local DJ Dirty Harry.

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

Dave Surman. Members free, non-members £1.

Friday June 17 to Sunday June 19


The 2016 Deddington Festival, with music, talks and other events. Visit www.deddingtonfestival.org.uk for more.

Friday June 17 to Saturday July 2


The Shipston Proms, with two weeks of live music from all genres. Visit www.shipstonproms.org for more.

Saturday June 18

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Memphis Blue (50s & 60s rock & roll covers band) 9.30pm

Greatworth Methodist Church, 7.30pm

Music from classical to folk and the musicals to pop with Serendipity, featuring guitar, flute and percussion. Admission £10 including refreshments. Pay on the door or call 711082.

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7,45pm

Leading jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth presents Shakespeare and All That Jazz. Jacqui will revisit the musical settings of Shakespeare’s poetry inspired by, and taken from, the seminal 1964 album Shakespeare and All That Jazz composed by her late father, Sir John Dankworth, for her mother, Dame Cleo Laine. Tickets £18. Call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.

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

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

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Travis Logan. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members

Sunday June 19

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Dave Surman. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members

Tuesday June 21

Brailes Village Hall, 2pm

A new jazz group called Incognito is being launched. Admission costs £5 on the door.


ODEON (Friday June 17 to Thursday June 23)

Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG)

Independence Day: Resurgence (12A)

Me Before You (12A)

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case (15)

The Secret Life Of Pets (U)

Autism Friendly Screening - Thomas & Friends: The Great Race (U)

Odeon Kids: The Jungle Book (PG)

Odeon silver cinema: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (12A)

Odeon silver cinema: Eddie The Eagle (PG)


Until Sunday July 3

Broughton Castle

Using the castle’s landscapes and gardens as their inspiration, members of the Banbury & District Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, who meet at St Mary’s House, Broughton, have interpreted them with fabric and thread to produce unique pieces of work, which will be displayed throughout the castle. Visit www.broughtoncastle.com for information about opening times, and www.banburydistricteg.com for more information about the guild.

Until Saturday June 18

Oxford Playhouse

Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited will be appearing in its first large-scale stage production. Tickets start at £15. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

The Mill, Banbury, 7.30pm

West End and Blood Brothers star Daniel Taylor stars as Tommy Cooper in a show about the comedian’s life. Tickets are £16.50. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Michael Morpurgo’s An Elephant in the Garden is brought to the stage. Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions. It is suitable for ages nine and above. Call 01608 642350 to book.

Friday June 17 to Sunday June 19

Park Farm, Compton Verney

The Also Festival, featured in the Sunday Times top 40 Summer Festivals and the Evening Standard and Time Out’s top 10. It brings to life the biggest, boldest and most exciting ideas from art, science, psychology and philosophy in immersive talks and experiences over the summer solstice weekend. Tickets start at £75. For more information visit www.also-festival.com.

Blenheim Palace

The Blenheim Palace Flower Show, which will be opened by Sir Ian McKellen. Advance tickets are priced from £12 for adults and £5.50 for children. Visit www.blenheimflowershow.co.uk for more information.

Saturday June 18

The Manor House Park, Shutford, 1pm to 10.30pm

The Shutford Festival, with a visit from the Crocodiles of the World zoo, fairground rides, live music, stalls and more. Admission £2 during the afternoon and £7 from 4pm. Visit www.shutfordvillage.com

The Mill, Banbury, 2pm

Image Musical Theatre presents a musical version of The Railway Children. Tickets cost £8.50. Call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19

Upton House, 11am to 4pm

Vintage Transport Weekend will showcase some of the vehicles that would have been used up to the late 1940s. Singer Amanda Beaumont will be serenading visitors on the South Lawn with wartime tunes. Call 670266 for more.

Sunday June 19

The Mill, Banbury

Baby Boogie is coming to the Mill. Toddlers and grown-ups are invited to grab some space on the dance-floor and let the music take them away. Disco and workshop, 2pm, £6. Disco only, 2.45pm. £4. Call 279002.

Warmington, 2pm to 5.30pm

Eight very individual village gardens will be open for The National Gardens Scheme. Home-made teas will be served in the village hall.

Tuesday June 21

The Mill, Banbury, 7.30pm

The four-strong all-male HandleBards company perform Shakespeare’s Richard III in fast-paced, irreverent and bicycle-powered fashion. Tickets £14 adults and £12 concessions. Call 279002.

Wednesday June 22

Holly House Garden, Sibford School, 7.30pm

Rain or Shine Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Audiences are requested to bring along low-backed seating or rugs and a picnic. Call 781216 or visit www.rainorshine.co.uk to book.

Wednesday June 22 to Wednesday June 29

Banbury and Bicester College’s Arts and Media centres, Broughton Road. Banbury, 10am to 4pm

An exhibition of work by students studing art, design, fashion and photography. Visit www.banbury-bicester.ac.uk/here-now for more information.