What’s on where around Banbury: listings, October 29 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 30

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

Mike Nelson. Members free, non-members £1.

Banbury United FC, 7.30pm

Under the Covers & Puritans Radio. £2 entry on door, free to members.

Sulgrave Manor, 4pm.

Violinist Pauline Nobes talks to Fiori Musicali’s Director Penelope Rapson before they perform baroque music. Tickets £15 (including cream tea afterwards). Visit www.fiori-musicali.com or 0333 666 3366

Saturday October 31

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

Rondean Duo. Members free, non-members £1.

Ye Olde Reindeer, Parsons Street, Banbury, 9pm

The SKAlectrics. Free entry.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm

The Dorne Valley Country Band. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

King’s Sutton Parish Church, 7.45pm

Fundraising concert for the church spire, which needs urgent repair work at an estimated cost of more than £90,000. Featuring music by Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann. Viv McLean plays the piano,accompanied by members of the Adderbury Ensemble. Tickets £15 on the door.

Sunday November 1

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm

Bill James. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Tuesday November 3 and Wednesday November 4

Banbury Folk Club, Banbury Cross pub, Butchers Row, Banbury

A Double Dose of AJ & Peggy - Anthony John Clarke and Dave Pegg, supported by Sheena McCormack and Kim Hobday. Popular singer-songwriter Anthony John Clarke teams up with local hero Dave Pegg of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention fame for a welcome visit to the club. Admission £10. Call 01295 709881 to book.


ODEON (Friday October 30 to Thursday November 5)

Hotel Transylvania 2 2D (U)

Pan 2D (PG)

Spectre (12A)

Odeon Kids

Inside Out (U)

1h42m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Fri - Sun 10:00

Odeon silver cinema

Ricki And The Flash (12A)

1h51m – £3.50 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

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

2h06m – £3.50 per Ticket– Doors Open at 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00


Today (Thursday October 29)

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Celebrated King’s Sutton-based artist Margot Bell will be delivering an illustrated talk and demonstration on the techniques of block printing. Mrs Bell’s work has been exhibited in England, France and Germany in group shows and solo exhibitions. Entry costs £6 (adults) or £3 (children) including wine and soft drinks. Visit www.kingssutton.org for details.

Today (Thursday) to Saturday October 31

Bishop Loveday School, White Post Road, Banbury

Bodicote Church Youth Drama Group performs Seussical the Musical at Bishop Loveday School – performances on October 29 at 7.30pm, October 30 at 7.30pm and October 31 at 2.30pm, and 7.30pm. Tickets are all £7 apart from Saturday matinee, which costs £6.

Until Saturday October 31

RSC, Stratford

The RSC in Stratford is holding a range of activities. Highlights include a chance to make and decorate your own Halloween inspired biscuit, joining Peter Pan’s friends, the Lost Boys and Tink, to help them find their toys as part of a free trail around the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and learning a range of East Asian paper making-skills and techniques as part of a new workshop. Call 01789 403493 to book.

Old Town Cafe, Parsons Street, Banbury

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

Sulgrave Manor

The manor is preparing itself to host a really spooky Halloween this October half term. The activities on offer include a chance for children to make their own pumpkin mask, bat mobiles, lanterns and have a go at pumpkin carving plus Sulgrave Manor’s very own version of ‘Trick or Treat’.

There will also be a chance to explore and discover the gardens by following the Pumpkin Trail. It runs from 10am until 4pm. Adults free, children £5. For more details visit www.sulgravemanor.org.uk or call 01295 760205.

Saturday October 31

The George and Dragon, Shutford, 8.30pm

Honest Comedy returns with four top comedians: President Obonjo, Chris Norton Walker, Sonia Aste, Winter Foenander and Fred Ferenczi. No admission fee but donations invited.

The George & Dragon, Chacombe, 7.30pm

Charity horse racing night. Eight races, £1 per tote. Cash prizes to be won in every race, plus a raffle and barbecue. £3 per ticket. All proceeds go to Chacombe FC and the Chacombe church window fund.

Until Sunday November 1

Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon

The centre hosts a week of family fun workshops to tell your own car stories. The programme includes Popbang Colour workshops, a chance for visitors to create their own car story comic and the return of the Large Model Aircraft Show. All activities are free of charge but normal museum entry fees apply. For more information, visit www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk or call 01926 641188.

Canons Ashby

Spend an autumnal afternoon with the family, hunting pumpkins round the stunning terraced gardens for historic clues, and discover who’s haunting Miss Alice in the house.

The family fun tent will be full of creepy crafts and colouring for you to try your hand at. Pick up the pumpkin trail and haunted house trail in reception from 10.30am and show your spooky craft skills from 12 noon to 3pm. House open from 1pm. For more info please call 01327 861900 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canonsashby

Sunday November 1

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 10am in Epwell, The Well (opposite the Chandler’s Arms) for an eight- mile circular walk to Swalcliffe and Shutford, with an optional pub stop for refreshments. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

Wednesday November 4

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome.

Meet at 1.30 pm on a minor road near Great Bourton (Map Ref. 457403) for a five-mile circular walk in the area. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

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. As a leading abstract painter he exhibited regularly in London and throughout the world, including major retrospectives at the Royal Academy of Arts and Tate St Ives. 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 and some of those who knew him well. Visit www.

banburymuseum.org for more.

fo call 01295 710143 & 279656