Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Banbury over the coming week. Please email email@example.com with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.
Friday November 20
The Mill, Banbury, 8pm
T.Rex tribute act T.Rextasy will bring their trademark charisma to Banbury - and they promise to show the crowds exactly what a concert by the glam rock stars was like in the 1970s. Tickets cost £18.50 each and it is standing room only. To book, visit: www.themillartscentre.co.uk or call the box office on 01295 279002.
Saturday November 21
Ye Olde Reindeer Inn, Parsons Street, Banbury, 9pm
dirtyjACkDC will belting out the tunes and riffs from AC/DC’s songbook.
Brasenose Arms, Cropredy, 9pm
Blues/roots trio Stark, this is a chance to catch an exciting young band, with a unique sound, on their way up. Visit www.starkband.com for more. Free entry.
Deddington Church, 7.30pm
Banbury Symphony Orchestra’s autumn concert will feature a work for piano as well as orchestral works. The orchestra welcomes Romanian pianist Madalina Rusu who will join the orchestra for a performance of Dohnanyi’s Variations on a Nursery Song. The concert begins with Brahms’ rousing Academic Festival Overture and includes Liszt’s Symphonic and Schumann’s 4th Symphony. Tickets cost £10 for adults, with under 18s free. Visit Banbury Tourist Information Centre or www.wegottickets.com or call 01608 645589 for tickets and more information.
Sunday November 22
Cherwell Country Music Club, Cornhill Centre, Banbury, doors open 7pm
Mickey Page. Admission £5.
ODEON (Friday November 20 to
Thursday November 26)
Hotel Transylvania 2 2D (U)
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (12a)
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale (Tbc)
Home 2D (PG)
1h44m – £2.50 per ticket – prompt start Time
Odeon silver cinema
No Escape (15)
1h43m – £3.50 per ticket – doors open 10:00am - prompt start time – wheelchair access available
A Walk in the Woods (15)
1h44m – £3.50 per ticket – doors open 10:00am - prompt start time – wheelchair access available
*All of 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. Please check the Odeon website for the most up-to-date films and times available for booking.
Today (Thursday November 19)
The Mill, Banbury
Acclaimed theatre company Hotbuckle Productions present the story of Jane Austen’s much-loved heroine, Emma Woodhouse, in Emma. Telling the tale of a rich, clever and handsome young lady who enjoys meddling in the love lives of others, Hotbuckle have taken their adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma to the annual Jane Austen festival in Bath and features a cast of four playing 12 roles. Tickets are £14 for adults and £12 for concessions. Visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk or call 01295 279002 to book.
Friday November 20
Hook Norton Sports and Social Club, 8pm
Rog and Bex Quiz Night, in aid of Bladder Cancer Charity and St Peter’s Church. Teams of four, £10. Call Bex on 07855 791108 for details.
Bodicote Parish Church, 7pm
Jazz in an autumn evening. An evening of traditional jazz by the Porterhouse Six. By popular demand the band is returning for a fourth time. Tickets on the door £10, includes free entry in door prize draw and glass of wine. More information and tickets from 01295-596719.
Saturday November 21
St John’s Primary School Hall, Avocet Way, Chatsworth Drive, Banbury, 7.30pm
St John’s Drama Group raise money for Katherine House Hospice in an evening of comedy and music in One Night Only Goes Fourth. Featuring a mixture of adults and children from Banbury, this year’s show has a ‘media’ theme, with videos of the group recreating famous music videos. Also included is an interesting spin on Irish dancing, a Stars in their Eyes parody sketch and a musical theatre medley. This year’s performance is particularly poignant for the group, who lost their founder and Banbury pantomime regular Tom Greening this summer after a battle with cancer. Tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for concessions with all proceeds to Katherine House Hospice. Visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/stjohnsdramagroup to book.
Saturday November 21 and Sunday November 22
St Mary’s Lodge, Church Street, Bloxham, 2pm to 5pm
Paintings, prints, drawing and collages by Belinda Ellis, Shirley O’Neill, Jenny Eadon, Gemma Challenger, Lavinia Gallie and Christine O’Sullivan. Call 01295 720 302 for details.
Sunday November 22
Kineton Sports & Social Club, 7pm
The club presents its first ever performance of a play supported by the Live and Local organisation. The play, a festive-themed, whodunnit comedy by New Perspectives Theatre titled ‘He Wore a Red Hat’ was written by Jack McNamara and is suitable for ages 12 and up. Tickets cost £7.50 (ages 15 to 59) and £5 (under 14 and over 60) and are available from Alan Hill (01926 641024), the club’s bar or from HC Lewis butchers, Kineton.
Thursday November 26
Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm
Spoken word artist Chloe of the Midnight Storytellers presents Lost Legends of Britain, vividly re imagined traditional bristling with dark humour, romance and sharp justice, with no script. Suitable for ages 10 and above. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £4 for children, including mulled wine and mince pies. Call 01295 712949 or visit www.middeltoncheney.org to book or for more information.
Saturday November 28 and Sunday November 29, 10am to 4pm
The Old Mission Hall Studios, Sibford Gower
Local artists Sue Wightman and Lyndsay Madigan are holding their first Open Studio Weekend. The exhibition will include paintings, prints, drawing and installations. Call 01295 264360 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Until December 20
A new exhibition by American artist and founding figure of Conceptual Art, Lawrence Weiner. Visit www.blenheimpalace.com for details.
Until January 9
The museum’s new exhibition sees a return of artwork by Sir Terry Frost RA, one of Britain’s most successful and acclaimed abstract artists of the 20th century. During the 1960s and early 1970s he lived in Banbury and this exhibition, marking what would have been his 100th birthday, celebrates the personal side of his life.
It includes original paintings and artefacts on loan from Terry Frost’s family. Visit www.banburymuseum.org
Until Sunday January 10
The Theatre, Chipping Norton
The Theatre ventures into Sherwood with this charismatic new version of
Robin Hood. Full-price tickets £26. Call 01608 642 350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com to book.