What’s on where around Banbury: listings, March 3 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 3)

Kineton Sports and Social Club

Locust Honey String Band are playing as part of their UK and Ireland tour. The band, who hail from North Carolina, are led by Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson and are renowned for their playing of the authentic sound of Appalachian Mountain music. Playing a mix of bluegrass, pre-war blues and original material using fiddle, banjos and guitar, and accompanied with vintage vocal harmonies, the band create a sound that is hard driving, high energy ‘old time’ music. Further details from Alan Hill 01926 641024 or www.kinetonssc.org.uk

Friday March 4

Lower Brailes

Eleanor McEvoy plays a house concert. all 01608 685332 for information and tickets.

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

Tequila. Members free, non-members £1.

Saturday March 5

Banbury Soul Club, Banbury Trades & Labour Club (use side entrance by car park) West Bar Street, Banbury, 8pm to late

The music played on the night will be Motown & Northern Soul, all played on original vinyl records. Guest DJ on the night is Wayne Sibthorpe. Wayne is a local Banbury man now resident in Exeter and promotes Exeter Soul Club & Crazy For Soul.The night also features residents DJs Charlie Mc, Steve Milsom and Tom Howard. There’s a large wooden dance floor for those that love to dance and a really friendly atmosphere. Admission £5 payable on the door. Call 07528 285977 or 07943 793417.

Steeple Aston Village Hall, 7.30pm for 8pm start

Daniel Smith Blues Band. Daniel Smith is regarded as a serious challenger to Jools Holland as Britain’s number one boogie pianist. His band performs music from the jazzy end of the blues spectrum through to boogie woogie, ragtime and down–home Chicago–style blues. Licensed bar available. Tickets cost £10. Call 01869 340423 to book.

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

Rocking Dinosaurs. Members free, non-members £1.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Nightshift duo. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Sunday March 6

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

L.A.J (Lynda and Arthur James). Admission £5

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Pete Wayre. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Monday March 7

Cherington Arms, Cherington, near Shipston-on-Stour, 9pm

Keith Thompson Band. Admission free.

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.


Today (Thursday March 3)

Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm

The Oxfordshire Dixieland Jazz Band join the acrobat musicians of French company Circa Tsuica, which is coming to Oxford as a part of a nine-venue tour of its hit show Opus 7, a feel-good blend of daredevil acrobatics and ripping brass rhythm - with added local flavour.

Tickets £15. Call 01865 305 305 to book.

Sibford School, Sibford Ferris, 6.15pm

How we protect Britain’s endangered wildlife will be the topic under discussion at Sibford School’s next Café Scientifique. Guest speaker will be Peter Newbold, a senior ecologist with the Oxford office of environmental consultants BSG Ecology. Peter holds Natural England survey licences for the great crested newt, dormouse, smooth snake and sand lizard and has worked on variety of projects including housing developments, solar farms and quarry proposals. He is currently managing the licenced translocation of great crested newts for a major rail improvement scheme. Café Scientifique takes place at Sibford School in Sibford Ferris near Banbury once a term. The café welcomes members of the public as well as pupils from the school.

Friday March 4

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Oh! Carol celebrates the songwriting genius of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, the most successful songwriting partnership of all time. Tickets: £17.50. Call 01295 279002 to book.

Friday March 4 and Saturday March 5

Oxford Playhouse

Thomas Noone’s Medea is a dance adaptation of Euripides’ ancient tragedy Tickets start from £11.50. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Saturday March 5

The Dupuis Centre, Dashwood Road, Banbury, 7.30pm

Fun quiz by North Oxfordshire Green Party. All welcome. £3 per person. Maximum six per team. Teams can be formed on the night. Cash prizes, licensed bar and raffle. Email a.j.haywood@hotmail.co.uk to book.

Sunday March 6

Upton House, near Banbury

Experience a 1940s beauty demonstration on Mothering Sunday. Visitors will be able to enjoy the beautiful art of 1940s hair styling with an expert vintage demo. The stylist will choose a lucky guest from the audience to receive a full make over including a classic victory rolls style and forces sweetheart make-up look. Each ticket costs £8 and includes a knitted corsage broach to take home. Inside the house visitors will also be able to get involved in the Banking for Victory exhibition by knitting, typing letters and sharing memories of the Second World War. Booking is essential. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house for details.

Monday March 7

Mercure Hotel, Banbury, 7.30pm

Clairvoyant mediums Steve Holbrook demonstrates his ‘gift’. He will explain how he “hears the voices of our loved ones who have passed away”. Steve says that he was always aware from being a child that life existed beyond the grave, when he awoke to find five soldiers marching through his bedroom, but could only see the top half of them floating through the room. Tickets cost £17 in advance or £18 on the door. Call 01733 588822 to book.

Thursday March 10

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

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