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 September 18
The Olde Auctioneer, Parson’s Street, Banbury, 10pm
The Banned, with Ian Bramble from Irish rockers The Popes and local musician Richy ‘Machine Gun’ Hoy for a night of slide blues and rock. Admission free.
Also Known As, Parson’s Street, Banbury
Local alt/rock band Zurich are playing the first in a string of shows in their tour promoting debut EP ‘Small Wars’ which was recorded locally with producer, Gary Stevenson (Spandau Ballet, ABC, Rick Astley and Beverly Craven). They also have Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie performing on the record. Their debut single Alone’ featured on BBC6 Music, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio as well as worldwide internet radio in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Russia and Australia. They played at Cornbury Festival and Charlbury Riverside this summer. Their record will be released on September 21 via iTunes, Amazon and Spotify but CDs will be available at their live shows, starting at AKA. They are being supported by local acts Hot City Symphony and Katy Jackson. Visit www.zurichofficial.co.uk for more.
Saturday September 19
Banbury Trades & Labour Club, West Bar Street, doors open 7.30pm
Miss CJ Soul & Steve Curtis. £2 on the door.
The Park Suite, Brackley Town FC, 8pm ‘til late
Summer Soul Night, the best of Motown and Northern Soul played by DJs Frank, Mick and Nick, all on vinyl. Talc friendly. £5 on the door.
Sunday September 20
All Saints’ Church, Wroxton, 3.30pm
The First Wroxton Tea Concert, featuring Simon Mayor and Hilary James. Hilary and Simon are a very unusual professional duo - mandolin/violin/guitar/bass mandolin and voice, described as “a witty captivating mix of folk,blues, swing and classical with humour”.
Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm
Tommy Cavanagh. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.
The one-day Chippy Jazz and Music Festival. The streets, pubs, cafes and wine bars of Chipping Norton will resound with mellow notes and blue notes, with the unmistakable sounds of jazz, blown, plucked, scraped and sung. It takes place in venues throughout the town centre, with outside performances too. All money raised goes to charity. For more information, see http://chippyjazz.com
Wednesday September 23
The Banbury Cross Inn, Butchers Row, 8pm
Banbury Folk Club welcomes its patron, TV personality and folk singer Isla St Clair. Call 01295 709881 to reserve tickets. Admission on the door costs £9 or£8 for concessions. For more details, visit the club website www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk or call 01295 709881.
Saturday September 26
The Mill, Banbury
Marrakesh Express, a tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, play their first show in Banbury. Tickets are £15 and are available from the venue on 01295 279002 or online from www.themillartscentre.co.uk
Further details are available at www.themarrakeshexpress.co.uk
Banbury Trades & Labour Club, West Bar Street, Banbury, doors open 7.30pm
Mandy & Ian March. £2 on the door.
ODEON (Friday September 18 to
Thursday September 24)
2D Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (12A)
2D Home (U)
1h34m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available
Sat - Sun 10:00
Odeon silver screen
Love And Mercy (12A)
2h01m – £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available
A Royal Night Out (12A)
1h47m – £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available
*All 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 cinema’s website for the most up to date films and times available for booking.
Friday September 18 to Saturday September 26
The Theatre, Chipping Norton
RSC actor Greg Hicks stars in a gripping one-man play. The Olivier-nominated actor will appear in The Kreutzer Sonata - a complex thriller with themes of love, lust, jealousy and murder. It is based on Leo Tolstoy’s novella and was adapted for the stage by Irish playwright Nancy Harris in 2009.
Hicks’ performance will be accompanied by the musical talents of Hannah Watson on piano and Justin Wilman on violin, as Beethoven’s Sonata resonates throughout the production.
Tickets cost £15 each (£13 concessions), available from 01608 642350 or online at www.chippingnortontheatre.com
Saturday September 19
The Brailes annual photography competition
Open to all amateurs. Over 20 classes to enter, all sponsored by local businesses or organisations. Entries are required before September 17, exhibition of entries open 10am to 1pm on September 19 in Brailes Village Hall.
Further details from Susan Gilkes on 01608 686248.
Tuesday September 22
The Mill, Banbury, 7.30pm
Banbury Cross Players are offering free places at their 2015-2016 Season Preview event.
The evening opens with a performance of Diane Raffles’ spine-tingling drama The Canary Cage. The rest of the evening is given over to short presentations by season directors.
Call Helena Boughton on 01327 860006 or 07767 810173 or email Helena.email@example.com for more information.
Thursday September 24
Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm
Always the Children, an illustrated talk by Anne Watts.
Anne has led a fascinating life: from traditional nurse and midwife training in the 1960s, her chosen path took her on a journey of extremes.
From war zones to refugee camps, burning deserts to frozen tundra, the beauty of the Himalayas to tropical sunsets, she has learned lessons not taught in any school room.
For more details of her experiences visit annewatts.co.uk. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for children, including drinks.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
Saturday September 26
Chenderit School, Archery Road, Banbury, 9.30am to 3pm
Middleton Cheney Library is running a workshop for The Big Draw called Moving Pictures’: Creative Images with paper & Film at the school.
Email email@example.com or visit www.middletoncheney.org for more information.
Until October 13
The Michael Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney
Horse, Woman, Tree, Moon – an exhibition of paintings by George Wagstaffe. Open 9am to 5pm weekdays and on Sundays September 13 and 27, and October 11 from 10am to 4pm.