What’s on where around Banbury: listings, June 25 edition

Judy Tzuke is performing at The Mill
Judy Tzuke is performing at The Mill

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 (June 26)

Dolphin Inn, Middleton Cheney, 9pm

The Duckworths.

The White Horse, North Bar, Banbury, 9pm

Bush-Field-Smith. Entrance free.

Saturday (June 27)

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Ronnie. Admission £2 members £4 non members.

St Mary’s church, Banbury, 7.30pm

Banbury Symphony Orchestra’s summer concert will be much more than an evening of fabulous music. The orchestra will be joined on stage by Anjali, the Banbury-based dance company – and the performance will feature the world premiere of a new work by local composer Nick Planas. In addition, the event – Music To Make You Dance - will raise money for The British Heart Foundation and Anjali.

The programme will include Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and music from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Tickets cost £10 (under 18s are free but must apply for a ticket). They are available from Julie Hieatt by emailing juliefon@btinternet.com or by calling 07539 210607. Tickets are also available from the town hall during normal office hours.

Jubilee Hall, Bloxham, 11am to 2pm

Quality local crafts and a tombola stall in aid of Bloxham C of E Primary School.

Pop up tea room serving tea and homemade cakes. Free Entry and parking.

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Judie Tzuke is back on the road for a special gig, performing acoustically at The Mill Arts Centre. The event is part of her ‘Songs and Stories’ tour, which promises to be an intimate evening of old favourites and new songs and tales from across her life and career. Judie Tzuke is described as one of the UK’s finest singer/songwriters and is known all over the world for her timeless song Stay With Me Till Dawn, with many top 10 albums, including Welcome to the Cruise and her exquisite live shows. Tickets cost £21.50. It’s a seated event. Call 01295 279002.

Sunday (June 28)

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

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

King’s Sutton Parish Church, 3pm

Take a journey back in time to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Local artists will perform a selection of works down the centuries, going ‘back to Bach’. A group of talented Kings Sutton musicians, with Oxford tenor, Felix Leach, are preparing this ‘Back to Bach’ concert. The programme will also feature Mendelssohn, Haydn, Brahms and others. Free entry with tea and cakes available.

Saturday July 4

St Mary’s Church, Bloxham, 7.30pm

Celebrating the music of the New World, Warriner Choral Society will run the gamut of musical styles with something for everyone, from Aaron Copeland’s Spirituals and Eric Whitacre’s Seal Lullaby to Officer Krupke of West Side Story and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, not forgetting Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Tickets, £12, are available from The Joiners Arms, Bloxham, or by calling 01295 367441, by going online to www.warrinerchoralsociety.co.uk or in person on the door.


ODEON (Friday June 26 to Thursday July 2)

Minions 2D (PG)

Minions 3D (PG)

Jurassic World 2D (12a)

Jurassic World 3D (12a)

Odeon Kids

Home (U)

1h25m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Sat –Sun 10:00

Odeon silver screen

American Sniper (15)

2h13m – £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Odeon silver screen

Cinderella (U)

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

Thu 11:00

*All 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.


Today (Thursday)

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 6.45pm in Middleton Cheney library car park for a four mile walk to Warkworth and Overthorpe. Dogs on short leads please. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

Saturday (June 27)

Banbury town centre

One of the world’s most famous military bands will march through Banbury on Armed Forces Day. The Band of the Irish Guards will lead a parade from High Street to Horsefair where the Freedom of Banbury will be conferred on town-based 142 Vehicle Squadron. This will be followed a Trooping the Colour ceremony. The parade, starting at 3.30pm, will be the climax of an event that will start at 9.30am when the town mayor’s civic cadets raise the Armed Forces Flag at the town hall. Stalls and military displays in the area surrounding the town hall will provide entertainment until 3pm when the area will be cleared for the arrival from London of the Irish Guards. The Band of the Irish Guards is one of five army bands who are part of the Household Division whose main role is to guard the Queen while also serving on operational tours and in wars abroad. Three members of the band served in the first Gulf War in 1990/91, and in June 1999 the band deployed to Kosovo as part of a NATO force. The band undertook an 11-week tour of North America in 2010.In 2012, the band was privileged to be part of the Massed Bands of the Foot Guards Fanfare Team, playing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in London, as well as part of the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. The band is currently based at Wellington Barracks in London and provides the musical support for all major ceremonial events in London and Windsor.

Sunday (June 28)

Adderbury, 2pm to 6pm

Three Adderbury gardens open for the National Gardens Scheme. Teas available.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 10am in Thorpe Mandeville pub car park for a four-and-a-half-mile walk to Culworth and back. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

Wednesday July 1

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 2pm in Adderbury, St Mary’s Road near the right hand bend for a four mile circular walk in area. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

Thursday July 2

The Mill, 8pm

Open Auditions for the Banbury Cross Players’ 2015/16 season opening production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular. The roles available are Sidney & Jane – late 20s/30s, Geoffrey & Eva – 40s and Ronald and Marion – 50s. The “uproarious and agonisingly funny” comedy is to be performed at The Mill from October 21 to 24. Further information is available from director, Brenda Williams on brenda@hazelgold.co.uk or 01295 271345.

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Into The Breach, a one-man show written, directed and acted by Mark Carey

The show promises to make audiences “ laugh, cry and enjoy a debate on Shakespeare”. Adult £8/Child £4, with drinks.