Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Banbury over the coming week. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.
Friday May 13
GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 8pm to 11pm
Tequila. Members free, non-members £1.
Saturday May 14
Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm
Crush, 1960s to current saxophone driven pop & rock covers band.
GF Clup, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 8pm to 11pm
Phil King & The Royals. Members free, non-members £1.
Blue Boar, Chipping Norton, 9.30pm
Soulmofunk, seven-piece soul and funk covers band at 9.30pm
St Peter and St Paul church, Deddington, 7.30pm
Warriner Choral Society, joined by the Akeman Chamber Orchestra, sing Elgar’s Sea Pictures and The Music Makers. Tickets cost £12. Call 01295 367441 or visit Hamptons in Deddington to book.
The Atic, Butchers Row, Banbury, 10pm
Film and TV star Andrew Shim will DJ to celebrate the venue’s first anniversary. Andrew is best known for his role as Milky in British drama This Is England and will be playing all his favourite indie, rock and hip hop tracks. Visit www.facebook.com/rocktheatic for more.
Sunday May 15
Banbury Country Music Club, Cornhill Centre, doors open 7pm
The Danny Lee Band. Admission £5.
Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm
Bob James. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members .
Saturday May 21
GF Social Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 7.30pm to 1am
Winter Gardens Revival, featuring four very different bands.
ODEON (Friday May 13 to Thursday May 19)
Bad Neighbours 2 (15)
2D Captain America: The Civil War (12A)
Florence Foster Jenkins (Pg)
2D The Jungle Book 2D (Pg)
2D X-Men Apocalypse (12A)
3D X-Men Apocalypse (12A)
The |Royal Ballet: Frankenstein 2016 (Live)
2D Goosebumps (PG)
1h43m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available
Odeon silver cinema
Dads Army (PG)
1h40m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available
2h09m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available
*All of advertised film start and running times exclude adverts and trailers. During busy performances you may be required to queue outside until the auditorium is ready. Please check the cinema’s website for the most up to date films and times available for booking.
Until Saturday May 14
John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men. Set in the Great Depression, two migrant farm workers venture across California, looking for a slice of life and land to call their own. Tickets start from £11.50. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.
Until Sunday July 3
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 May 12
Banbury Museum, 7pm
Professor Anne Curry presents The Agincourt Lecture. The Battle of Agincourt in Northern France took place just over 600 years ago in 1415, and was a major English victory in the Hundred Years War. Prof Curry, professor of Medieval History at Southampton University, has published extensively on Agincourt, and is chair of the trustees of Agincourt 600. Admission £10 per person, includes drink on arrival.
Sunday May 15
British Motor Museum, Gaydon
The nostalgic Gaydon Spring Classic gathering takes place . Owners of classic cars, aged 20 years and over, are encouraged to come along and display their cars at the event. Classics can arrive anytime from 9:30am. The café will be open serving breakfast and refreshments. The museum will open at 10am and the Collections Centre at 11am. Call 01926 645105 or visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk for more information.
The Atic, Butchers Row, Banbury
Comedy show to mark the Atic’s first anniversary, featuring Mike Gunn, Nathan Caton, Paul Pirie and Jack Barry. Advance tickets £10, available from the bar. Visit www.facebook.com/rocktheatic for more.
Tuesday May 17 to Saturday May 21
Bruce Norris’s gripping and comic Clybourne Park. It has won major awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including Best Play at the Tony Awards and the Olivier Awards. Tickets start from £11.50. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.
Wednesday May 18
Tysoe village hall, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tea and cakes with Tysoe WI. Adults £2.50, children £1.
Thursday May 19
Compton Verney Art Gallery, 2pm
Sarah Rutherford, author of The World of Capability Brown, gives a talk on how she discovered Brown and his world through visiting his family places, letters, plans and design drawings. Tickets: adults £25, concessions £23.50. Booking required. Call 01926 645 500. Includes exhibition, collections and park admission.
Saturday May 21
The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm
Gyles Brandreth, the former MP turned radio and television personality, brings his new show Word Power to the venue. Tickets cost £20.50.Call 01608 642 350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.
Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22
Middleton Cheney Library, 2.30pm to 5.30pm
The First Great Tiddlywink Challenge. Adult £3, children £1.50 per round. Refreshments available. Lots of prizes to be won, donated by local businesses.
Sunday May 22
St Michael’s church, Whichford, 6.45pm, with a drinks reception at Whichford House at 6pm
The Diva And The Fiddler: Diana Jacklin, soprano, and Hartmut Ometzberger, violin, present a gala concert given in support of the ground-breaking research into gynaecological cancer treatment funded by the Gynaecological Cancer Fund. The husband-and-wife duo are from Vienna and enjoy an international reputation. Tickets cost £25. Email email@example.com for more information.
Thursday May 26
The Castle At Edgehill, Banbury, doors open 7.30pm for 8.30pm start
Funhouse Comedy returns, headlined by Andrew Bird. Compere for the night will be Francis Jenking. Tickets are £10 in advance. Visit www.funhousecomedy.co.uk for more information.