What’s on where around Banbury: listings, June 30 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 30

Marston St Lawrence church, 7.30pm

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, who stole the show at last year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, perform at the historic church. The acclaimed duo won the award for ‘Best Duo’ in 2015. Tickets cost £15. Visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/marstonconcerts or call 01295 713652 to book. Bar and parking available.

Friday July 1

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Limehouse Lizzy keeps the spirit of Celtic rock icon Phil Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive and kicking. New to the show is a tribute to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist and world-renowned solo artist Gary Moore. Tickets: £17.50. Standing event. Call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

The Wheatsheaf, George Street, Banbury, doors open 6pm

Folk-punk act Ferocious Dog, featuring Lee Carter, formerly of Carter USM. Tickets: £13.75. Visit www.seetickets.com to book.

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

Steve O’Conner. Members free, non-members £1.

Saturday July 2

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

L.A.J (country and western). Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

The Mill, Banbury, 7.30pm

Opera Dudes, blending opera, swing, musical theatre and a dose of good clean ‘Carry On’ fun. Tickets £15.50. Seated event. Call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

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

Redwing. Members free, non-members £1.

Marlborough Road Methodist Church, Banbury, 7.30pm

Banbury Choral Society will be performing Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Fauré’s best-known and well-loved work, Requiem in D Minor. The choir will be joined by soprano Mollie Smith and bass James Gower. Tickets cost £10 adults and £5 for under 16s. Tickets can be bought in advance from Banbury Tourist Information Centre in Castle Quay Shopping Centre or by calling 07721 204734. Tickets will also be available on the door.

Wild Lime bar, Banbury, 8pm to late

Motown and Soul Night, with music played using original vinyl records by local soul DJs. Free entry. Food available.

Sunday July 3

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Jackie Faye. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

St Peter and St Paul’s church, King’s Sutton, 3.30pm and 6pm.

JS Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello. An informal performance by Kath Sharman, who will play Suites 1, 2 and 3 at 3.30pm and Suites 4, 5 & 6 at 6pm. Audiences are welcome to listen to every suite, or pick and choose their favourites, drop in for a bit and dipping in and out. There will be breaks, snacks and drink provided. This double concert is to raise funds for the Parish Church and Spire Restoration Appeal

Free entry and donations


ODEON (Friday July 1 to Thursday July 7)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15)

Independence Day: Resurgence (12A)

Me Before You (12A)

2D The Secret Life of Pets (U)

Odeon Kids: Robinson Crusoe (U)

Odeon silver cinema: The Man Who Knew Infinity (12A)

Odeon silver cinema: Hail, Caesar (12A)

Odeon Event cinema: Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet


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.

Thursday June 30

The Mill, Banbury, 7.30pm

Banbury Cross Players hold open Auditions for their forthcoming production of Arthur Miller’s challenging play, The Crucible. Focussing on the fate of those caught up in the persecution surrounding the 1692 Salem witch trials and originally reflecting Senator McCarthy’s hunt for Communists in 1950s America, it centres on the themes of hysteria, fear of differences and hunting out those who think differently. Performance dates are November 2 to 5. 2016 at The Mill Arts Centre. You do not have to be a member to audition but will be required to join if cast. Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings from August 1. For more information, or if you are interested but cannot attend the audition, call 01295 810412 or email chrissiegarrett@btinternet.com.

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

An evening with Ronnie Johnson: Further tales from Star Travel. Adults £6, children£3, including refreshments.

Friday July 1

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm

Jonny & The Baptists Eat The Poor. Multi-award-nominated musical comedy stars Jonny & the Baptists take on the gap between rich and poor in a silly, surreal and satirical new show. Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber, the King of Bhutan, a passionate love story and a small amount of actual economics. As featured on Radio 4’s The Now Show and the BBC’s Live at Television Centre. Tickets: £12. Call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.

Friday July 1 and Sunday July 3, from 6pm

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

In The Footsteps Of The Mitfords at Asthall Manor. A literary walk. Theatre group Scary Little Girls brings the experiences, opinions and relationships of the celebrated sisters to life. The Mitford sisters were writers, travellers and political activists with dramatically differing views. Discover performances drawn from the sisters’ letters, fiction and memoirs on our specially prepared walkers route around the setting of their childhood home, Asthall Manor, near Burford. Walks last about 90 minutes and depart every 20 minutes from 6pm to 9pm. Dress for all weathers. Pre-booking essential. Tickets: £15.50. Call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.

Saturday July 2

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 2pm

Bad Guys. Derek, Ernie & Dick are really bored of being good. But being an evil scientist, pirate or cowboy is trickier than they thought. Join Comedy Club 4 Kids and CBeebies Spot Bots stars the Three Half Pints as they trip and stumble their way through a brand new comic misadventure, packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and accidental derring do. Suitable for ages 5 and above. Tickets £8.50. Call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.

Shotteswell, 2pm to 5pm

Summer fete with stalls, games, live band, vintage tractors, military vehicles, fire engine, water zorbing, wild creatures and falconry as well as a beer festival and teas, barbecue and more. Free entry.

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Quintet Present The Ronnie Scott’s Story.

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars combine world class live jazz, narration and rare archive footage creating. Tickets £19. Call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.

Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3

Bicester Heritage

Flywheel, the family-friendly weekend of historic motoring, aviation and military entertainment. Featuring a vast array of historic cars and bikes in action on the specially-designed demonstration circuit, spectacular flying displays from vintage aircraft and a live tank display arena, Flywheel is complemented by a traditional funfair, vintage trade fair and live music entertainment. Advance tickets cost £23 for adults and £7 for children. Visit www.flywheelfestival.com to book.