What’s on where around Banbury: listings, October 15 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 October 16

Gate Inn, Upper Brailes, 8.30pm

Open mic. All musicians welcome. Entry free.

Saturday October 17

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Double R. Admission £2 for members and £4 for non-members.

St Edberg’s Church, Bicester

The Lincoln Noel Trio, led by pianist Lincoln Noel, perform their toe-tapping sounds at an informal evening where people can enjoy a drink from the licensed bar as they listen to the music, chat with friends and enjoy the splendid surroundings of Bicester’s oldest and finest building. Tickets are available at Coles Bookshop in Bicester and cost £10. Admission on the door will cost £12 or £3 for under-18s.

Sunday October 18

Fairwarp, Winderton Road, Lower Brailes, workshop 4.30pm and house concert 7.45pm

Grammy Award-winning American roots guitarist Mike Dowling runs a workshop and performs. Workshop tickets cost £15 (under-17s £10) and concert tickets cost £12. Call 01608 685332 to book.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm

Tony Roberts. Admission £2 for members and £4 for non-members.

Monday October 19

Cherington Arms, Shipston-on-Stour, 9pm

Dutch musician Arthur Ebeling. Entry free.


ODEON (Friday October 16 to

Thursday October 22)

Hotel Transylvania 2 2D (U)

Hotel Transylvania 2 3D (U)

The Martian 2D (12A)

The Martian 3D (12A)

Pan 2D (pg)

Pan 3D (PG)

Sicario (15)

Odeon Kids

Two By Two (U)

1h52m – £2.50 per ticket – prompt start time

Sat - Sun 10:00

Odeon silver screen

The Man From U.N.C.L.E (12A)

2h06m – £3.50 per ticket– prompt start time – wheelchair access available

Wed 11:00

Jurassic World (12A)

2h10m – £3.50 per ticket– prompt start time – wheelchair access available

Thu 11:00

ODEON Events

RSC: Henry V

3h30m – prompt start time – wheelchair access available

Wed 19:00


Today (Thursday)

The Mill, Banbury, 1pm and 7pm

New Old Friends Theatre presents The Falcon’s Malteser. A comic mystery by master author of suspense, Anthony Horrowitz, The Falcon’s Malteser centres on the Diamond brothers’ detective agency run by two hapless brothers. Comic family adventure ensues featuring slapstick, songs and just four cast members playing 20 characters. Tickets cost £13 and £ 11 concessions. Call 01295 279002 or visit https://www.themillartscentre.co.uk/cms to book.

Friday October 16

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Patrick Kielty: Help! The Mill welcomes the star of Live at The Apollo, Dave’s One Night Stand and host of the BBC New Comedy Award as he attempts to write a modern rulebook for love, life and happiness, issues the former psychology graduate has studied in depth and built his stand-up routine upon. The show is sold out but check with the venue for returns.

Warriner School, Bloxham, 7.30pm

Baked Alaska, a deliciously entertaining new show from Riding Lights Theatre

Company. Interconnecting stories of the wild and unpredictable effects of climate change from the four corners of the earth are combined into a rich recipe of hope with lashings of vibrant music, high energy storytelling and laughter. Tickets cost £12 for adults, £9 for concessions. Call 01904 655317 to book.

Friday October 16, 1.30pm and Saturday October 17, 11.30am

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

What To Do When You Find A Dinosaur, a family show. In 1824 an eccentric scientist, William Buckland, discovered a bone from a creature that no one had ever seen before. He named it the Megalosaurus, and he was desperate to tell the world about it. Oxford Playhouse presents the UK’s very own prehistoric story in this “boneshaking, music-making, silly show” which will make history come alive. All tickets cost £8.50. To book call 01608 642350 or visit www.


Friday October 16, Saturday October 17 and Sunday October 18

Middleton Cheney Library

The library hosts the Moving Pictures programme which begins on the evening of October 16 with a showcase of early movies and animation made by the community as part of the Big Draw event. It will celebrate the stained glass artwork made by William Morris in Middleton Cheney Church in 1870 and the birth of moving pictures which led to the development of the movie industry in 1895. There will also be animation and drawing workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.arts-sn.org.uk for more.

Saturday October 17

The Mill, Banbury

Join Joel Coombes on a nostalgic journey through decades of Elton John’s greatest hits. He combines his experience and skills as a talented pianist and vocalist to perform hits including Your Song, Crocodile Rock, Daniel, Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting), Rocket Man and many more. Tickets cost £16. Call 01295 279002 or visit https://www.themillartscentre.co.uk/cms to book.

Dupuis centre, Dashwood Road,

Banbury, 7.30pm

Fun Quiz Night. Tickets £2 a head. Licensed bar. Maximum six per team. These can be arranged on the night. Tickets from John Critchfield 01295 811583.

The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7.45pm

Django A La Creole. European gypsy swing meets the music and rhythms of “le monde Creole” in this seductive and captivating project led by New Orleans-based Evan Christopher, regarded by some as the greatest jazz clarinettist of all time. Django à la Créole spices up the hot gypsy swing pioneered by Django Reinhardt with the cool Creole rhythms of New Orleans and beyond. A quartet of double bass, two guitars and the clarinet artfully contrasts virtuosity with an acoustic, intimate approach. This jazz concert sold out on its last visit in 2010, filling the theatre with the sound and sizzling heat of New Orleans. Tickets: Adults £16, concessions £14. To book call 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com

Saturday October 17 and Sunday October 18

Kings Sutton Millennium Memorial Hall, Astrop Road, Kings Sutton

Art and craft exhibition and market.

Patchwork, quilting and stitching exhibition along with unique and unusual gifts for sale from local crafters, refreshments and light lunches available. Adults £1 entry. In aid of Air Ambulance. Open 11am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

October 21 to 24

The Mill, Banbury

Banbury Cross Players present Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular. Tickets cost £11. Call 279002.

Until October 31

Old Town Cafe, Parsons Street, Banbury

Banbury & District Art Society Autumn Members’ Art Exhibition, 9am to 4pm. daily, 5pm on Saturdays.