What’s on where around Banbury: listings, November 26 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.


Friday November 27

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

Lee Rivers. Members free, non-members £1.

Saturday November 28

Rock The Atic, Butchers Row, Banbury, 7pm

The venue will be hosting a local bands showcase in association with The Strummer Room Project Presents, The evening will be headlined by garage rockers Ravens, supported by melodic indie rockers Webs and Marionettes, as well as the lead singer of Banbury rock band Punch Drunk Monkey Club, Bradley Taylor who will be performing a solo set of covers and originals. Entry is free.

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

Mustang. Members free, non-members £1.

St Mary’s church, Banbury, 7.30pm

Led by musical director Julian Harris, Banbury Choral Society takes on Orff’s choral work Carmina Burana. The Ragazzi choir, formed from local school children, will join the choir in Part III and the singers will be accompanied by Joe Cummings on the piano and percussionists. Banbury Choral will open the concert with John Rutter’s choral work, Gloria. Tickets cost £12.50 for adults and £5 for under-16s. Call 07721 204734 or visit Banbury Tourist Information Centre in Castle Quay Shopping Centre for tickets.


ODEON (Friday November 27 to

Thursday December 3)

2D The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (12A)

3D The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,Part 2 (12A)

2D The Good Dinosaur (PG)

Autism Friendly – 2D The Good Dinosaur (PG)

Spectre (12A)

Odeon Kids

Strange Magic (U)

99m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Sat-Sun 10:00

Odeon silver cinema

Irrational Man (15)

1h35m – £3.50 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

No Escape (15)

1h43m – £3.50 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00


Today (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

St Peter’s Church, Hanwell, 7.30pm

Banbury Cross Players will be performing extracts from their 2014 production of Twelfth Night with original music from the show and there will even be the opportunity for some audience participation. The performance is part of the Hanfestive event. Tickets cost £10, with under-16s free. The price includes a glass of prosecco on arrival and a hot meal. There is also a Christmas market from 10.30am to 5.30pm on Saturday and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday,

For further details and to book tickets, visit www.hanfest.co.uk

Blenheim Palace

To celebrate Sir Winston Churchill’s birthday, Blenheim Palace will have a day full of commemorative activities; from a Churchill impersonator in attendance to exploring the new Memorial Garden designed by Kim Wilkie and opened by Her Grace, The Duchess of Cornwall in June 2015, Churchill Afternoon Tea and the reinvigorated Churchill Exhibition. Palace, Park & Gardens ticket required: Adults £23, children £12.50. See www.blenheimpalace.com for more information

Saturday November 28 and Sunday November 29

The Old Mission Hall Studios, Sibford Gower, 10am to 4pm

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 email susiepugwash@btinternet.com for more information.

Sunday November 29

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 10am Middle Tysoe, near the Peacock Inn for a six and a half mile walk to Shenington and back with an optional lunch and social at end. Call (01295) 710143 for more information.

Wednesday December 2

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 7pm to 8.30pm

Above the Dreaming Spires: Oxfordshire’s Great War Aviation Story. Peter Dye, former director general of the RAF Museum Hendon, who curated the museum’s exhibition Above the Dreaming Spires, presents an evening of high-flying adventure with stories of the men and fascinating facts about the technological advancements that came with the emergence of the Royal Flying Corps and the romance of flying. Tickets: £10. Booking essential. Visit www.sofo.org.uk or call 01993 810 211.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 1.30pm in Upper Wardington on the village green for five-mile walk in the area. Call (01295) 710143 for more information.

Wednesday December 2

Tysoe village hall, 7pm

Tysoe Women’s Institute is holding a Christmas Shopping Evening. Lots of stalls selling a variety of gifts and cards. Entry £3.50, including mulled wine and mince pie.

Wednesday December 2 to Friday December 4

The Mill, Banbury

A new musical, The Return of Neverland, comes to the venue. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are struggling to keep the spirit of Neverland alive. Over the past 30 years the magic in Neverland has rapidly decreased, leaving Peter Pan and The Lost Boys grounded and Captain Hook and his crew docked. With nothing to fight for and no adventures to be had, Neverland has come to a standstill with no hope of a revival – or is there? Tickets cost £15 for adults, £13 for concessions and £10 for children. Call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

Thursday December 3

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Film at the Library: The Hundred Foot Journey. Adults £6, children £4, including ice-cream.

Friday December 4

Shipston-on-Stour town square, 6pm to 8pm

Shipston Rotary Club’s Victorian Evening, with stalls, music, food and Father Christmas.

Friday December 4 to Sunday December 6

Bloxham Christmas Tree Festival

See the spectacle of St Mary’s church, Bloxham, full of decorated Christmas trees. Open 10.30am to 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday and from 11am to 5.30pm on Sunday. Festival service on Sunday at 6pm. Live musical performances, children’s activities, refreshments, prayer and memorial trees, vote for the People’s Choice. Admission £2.50, free for under-16s.

Until December 20

Blenheim Palace

A new exhibition by American artist and founding figure of Conceptual Art, Lawrence Weiner. Visit www.blenheimpalace.com for details.

Until January 9

Banbury Museum

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.