What’s On Where around Banbury: listings, June 18 edition

Joanne Harris, whose novel Chocolat became an award-winning film, will be at the Also Festival in Compton Verney
Joanne Harris, whose novel Chocolat became an award-winning film, will be at the Also Festival in Compton Verney

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 19)

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

Andy Stone. Members free, non-members £1.

Brackley Town FC, 8pm until late

1960s disco evening. £5 on the door.

Dolphin Inn, Middleton Cheney, 9pm

Bushfieldsmith. Free entry.

Bonito’s, White Lion Walk, Banbury, 8.30pm

Reggae night, playing many favourite tracks. Call 01295 277766 for details.

The Townsend Hall, Shipston, 7pm to 11.30pm

Shipston’s Proms festival starts with a bang with the Launch Night featuring The Copycats, The Average Wyatt Band, and Kinky Farnham. Full information at www.shipstonproms.org

Saturday (June 20)

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Enzo. Admission £2 members and £4 non-members.

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

Curvy Love Dogz. Members free, non-members £1.

Brackley Town Football Club, 8 until late

Super soul night, all vinyl, top sounds with Nick, Mick and Frank, the best of motown and northern soul played by DJs who were there back in the day, talc friendly venue, £5 on the door.

Shipston Sports Club, 1pm

Children’s Musical Picnic followed by bands appearing on stage at 5pm. Part of the Shipston Proms. Full information at www.shipstonproms.org

Sunday (June 21)

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Kevin J. Admission £2 members and £4 non-members.

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

Declan Gaynor. Admission £5.

St Edburg’s church. Bicester, 3.45pm

British violinist Joo Yeon Sir is the soloist in the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 to be performed with locally-based Trinity Camerata orchestra. Korean-born Joo Yeon goes to Bicester following huge successes both as a performer and as a composer, her work being widely broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Trinity Camerata is a small, high quality orchestra which has made its home at St. Edburg’s church in Bicester, and performs there on a regular basis. The orchestra is supported by “Making Music”, an organisation which helps young professionals such as Joo Yeon to begin their musical careers. This coming Sunday afternoon concert, conducted by Sam Laughton, will also include Verdi’s “Nabucco” Overture, and Symphony No 6 by Dvorak. Tickets, £10, are available on the door.

Monday (June 22)

Cherington Arms, Cherington, 8.30pm.

A unique performance by Incandescendo with Emily Burridge, cello, Felix Gibbons, percussion, and guest Marco Campos from Rio de Janeiro, on 10-string guitar. They will play arrangements of Brazilian classical and popular music. Entry free. Part of the Shipston Proms. Full information at www.shipstonproms.org

Wednesday (June 24)

Banbury Folk Club, Banbury Cross Inn, Butchers Row

Singer-songwriter John Connolly. See page 46 for details.


ODEON (Friday June 19 to Thursday June 25)

Jurassic World 2D (12a)

Jurassic World 3D (12a)

Pitch Perfect 2 (12A)

Spy (15)

Odeon Kids

Shaun the Sheep (U)

1h25m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Sat –Sun 10:00

Odeon silver screen

Cinderella (U)

2h03m – £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Odeon silver screen

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

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

Thu 11:00

Odeon silver screen

The Crucible (Encore) (12A)

3h38m – £6.50 per ticket Standard Seat – Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 14:00

*All of our 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. Please check our website for the most up to date films and times available for booking.


Today (Thursday)

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.


Friday (June 19)

Middleton Cheney Library, 6.30pm to 9pm

Valuation evening of antiques, collectables and quirky items, with expert valuer Simon Davies plus refreshments and competitions. Valuations cost £2 for the first item and £5 for three items. All proceeds will go towards supporting the library. Visit www.middletoncheney.org for more information.

Adderbury Party in the Park

See page 46 for details.

Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21

Also Festival, Park Farm, Compton Verney

Leading writers, academics and experts are coming to Compton Verney from June 19 to 21 for the Also Festival. The event welcomes Chocolat author Joanne Harris, offers the chance for everyone to sing at its Rockaoke session, and enjoy a closing party with DJ Greg Wilson. Supervised wild swimming sessions take place twice a day, while food will be served by the likes of The Black Cab Coffee Co and Nina, with a Great Indian Food Feast on the Saturday night. Children can go on a bat walk and learn to DJ, dance bhangra, hoopercise or knit. Weekend tickets start at £75 and cost £170 for a family of four (including camping). Visit http://also-festival.com

Saturday June 20, 11am to 10pm and Sunday June 21. 11am to 5pm

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park: Summer Solstice celebration with a festival of music, food and drink. There will be live music by popular Warwickshire musicians, fairground rides, beer and cider tents and festival food. The Hook Norton Shire Horses and Dray will join the festival on Saturday 20 June.

Festival-goers can enjoy fairground rides, face painting, stilt walkers and a range of craft and children’s activities. Drink tents offer Hook Norton beers and cider. Food available includes Paella, a BBQ with a twist, Crêpes, Candy Floss, Popcorn and strawberries and cream. On Father’s Day, all dads and grandads get free admission when they visit with their family. Tickets cost £8 for adults.. Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for more.

Sunday (June 21)

Warmington, 2pm to 5.30pm

Ten village gardens will be open under the National Gardens Scheme. Home made teas will be served in the village hall. Entry £5, children free.

Wednesday (June 24)

Windmill Centre, Deddington, 7.30pm

Dick Ferguson and Rupert Clark are holding seminar about the defence of the Hougoumont. It’s being run in conjunction with the local history societies and pays particular attention to local personalities who participated within the