What’s on where around Banbury: listings, March 10 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.


Today (Thursday March 10)

The Mill, Banbury

Fay Hield is a multi-award-winning folk artist who has won the BBC Radio 2 folk award, been nominated for BBC Radio 2’s Horizon award and is also recognised in the world of academia as a lecturer in Music at The University of Sheffield. Fay will be coming to The Mill Arts Centre, along with her six-piece band, The Hurricane Party, with songs from her new album, Old Adam, which takes traditional folk songs and twists them to appeal to a modern day audience and asks audiences to think about how we relate to them. Tickets: £17.50. Call 01295 279002 to book.

Saturday March 12

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Ivor James. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Ye Olde Reindeer Inn, Parsons Street, Banbury, 9pm

The Popes’ guitarist and piano player Ian Bramble will be playing his blend of indie, blues and Irish rock with local guitarist Richie ‘Machine Gun’ Hoy from the popular local band Big Eyed Fish, and Nicky Bramble on vocals. The Banned will be playing music from their debut album Hurricane Ride and their follow up album recorded with Status Quo’s John Coghlan as well as songs from The Popes and Pogues set list. Free admission.

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Joanna Eden: Joni & Me. Talented singer and personal mentor to Sam Smith, Joanna Eden will grace audiences with her vocals and heartfelt musical tribute to Joni Mitchell. Joanna Eden will reflect upon the singer’s life and how Joni Mitchell’s music influenced Joanna within her own career. Tickets: £15. Call 01295 279002 to book.

Sunday March 13

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Paul Ashfield. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

St Edburg’s Church, Bicester, 3.45pm

Bicester-based oboeist Maddy Aldis-Evans will be playing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C major and Klughardt’s Konzertstück for Oboe and Orchestra at Trinity Camerata’s Spring Concert. The concert will open with Mendelssohn’s Overture The Fair Melusina and will also include Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 (The London Symphony). Tickets available on the door, costing £10 for adults.

Wednesday March 16

Banbury Folk Club, Banbury Cross Inn, Butcher’s Row, 8pm

Banbury Folk Club is getting into the Irish spirit the night before St Patrick’s Day with Cliodhna. The band comprise five musicians with experience of playing traditional music and song, and feature Anne Tarrant on fiddle, Bill McKinnon on vocals and guitar, Paul Hancock with whistle-playing Stephen Sindell on bodhran and Lefty Wright on cajon. Expect jigs, reels and songs not only full of warmth and vigour but also the perfect backdrop to a pint or two of the ‘black stuff’. There will be a prize for the best Irish costume. Tickets are available on the door, costing £7 or £6 for concessions. Call 01295 709881 to book. Visit www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk for more information.


ODEON (Friday March 11 to

Thursday March 17)

2D Kung Fu Panda 3

Autism Friendly - 2D Kung Fu Panda 3


The Revenant


Bridge Of Spies

The Divergent Series: The Allegiant

London Has Fallen

2D The Good Dinosaur

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Contact cinema for full listings and film times


Until Saturday March 12

Oxford Playhouse

The theatre opens its doors to the timeless Jane Austen story of Sense and Sensibility. Witty and tender, it charts the story of the two very different Dashwood sisters, left almost penniless in a society where wealth and status are everything. When change is thrust upon them, both sisters plough head first into the path of love. Tickets start from £11.50. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Today (Thursday March 10)

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Film at the Library: Mr Holmes. Adults £6, children £4, including ice-cream.

Friday February 11

Ramblers walk - non ramblers welcome

Meet at 10.30am near The New Inn, Middleton Cheney for a three and a half mile Introductory Ramblers walk at a leisurely pace to the Thenford estate to see the spring flowers, church and village. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656.

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Join heady 1950s-inspired Scottish Burlesque dancer, Missy Malone, as she brings to the stage a variety of acts that range from dance to magic. Missy Malone was named in the 21st Century Burlesque International’s top 50 Burlesque Dancers and has been branded by Cotswold Style Magazine as a “Burlesque phenomenon”. Tickets: £18.50. Call 01295 279002 to book.

Sunday March 13

Ramblers walk - non ramblers welcome

Meet at 10am in Kineton village centre for a nine-mile walk to Compton Verney, Combrook and Butlers Marston. Please park nr. St. Peter’s church on B4086. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656.

Wednesday March 16

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 2pm near Burdrop village hall for a five mile walk to Epwell. For more info: (01295) 710143.

Middleton Cheney Village Hall

A ‘pop-up planetarium’ show will be held in support of British Science Week. The show is a celebration of the best of British science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events across the UK. There will be a quick tour of the solar system, followed by an immersive 360 degree science film. Performances are scheduled at regular intervals from 3.45pm.

Booking is required. Tickets are available from Middleton Cheney library or Middleton Cheney Primary Academy during school hours.

Friday March 18

Adderbury Library, 2pm

Blenheim - an insight into the lives of Sarah the first Duchess and Winston Churchill. The private resources of Blenheim Palace are drawn upon to afford new and refreshing insights into this remarkable man and Sarah, the first duchess, who was a passionate woman who at times favoured or alienated all around her.

Tickets £5 from the library. Tea and cakes will be available to buy separately. All proceeds go help keep the library open.

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

The Thinking Drinkers are award-winning drinks writers and comedy performers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. Together they have also written and performed The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol, a unique comedic drinking show that debuted at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe. Following sell-out shows and excellent reviews, it returned to Edinburgh in 2012 and later transferred to the Soho Theatre.

Their most recent show, The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to the Legends of Liquor, sold out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014 and 2015. The show subsequently inspired an award-winning book, The Thinking Drinkers: An Enlightened Imbibers Guide to Alcohol. Rumours that their success is down to the fact that every ticket holder is entitled to five free drinks remain unsubstantiated.

Tickets: £15.50. Call 01295 279002.