What’s on where around Banbury: listings, September 3 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 September 4

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Acclaimed folk singer Cara Dillon performs at the venue, joined by her husband and collaborator Sam Lakeman. Tickets cost £20 plus £1.50 booking fee. She’s supported by Oxfordshire singer-songwriter Matt Carter.To book, call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk

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

Phil Allen. Members free, non-members £1

Saturday September 5

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Southside Jimmy (rock covers band)

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

4 More Inc. Members free, non-members £1

Blue Boar, Chipping Norton, 9.30pm

Nico’ZZ (r&b blues band from France on UK tour)

Banbury Trades & Labour Club

Singer in the bar: Ray Moore. Free admission.

Banbury Trades & Labour Club, 8pm to 1am

Banbury Soul Club playing Northern Soul, Motown, R&B and modern music, all on original vinyl records. £5 on the door. Now at its new venue Banbury Trades & Labour Club, West Bar Street Banbury (entry via side entrance). A friendly atmosphere, large wooden dance floor for those who love to dance and plenty of seating. Local DJs Charlie Mc, Steve and Tom plus special guest.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm.

The Andy Bell Sound (country and western). Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Sunday September 6

Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm.

Kenny Sinclaire. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members.

Monday September 7

Whichford, near Shipston, 9pm

Norman Knight, Nico’ZZ (r&b blues band from France on UK tour) at 9pm

Wednesday September 9

Banbury Folk Club, Banbury Cross Inn, Butchers Row, 8pm

Banbury Folk Club is showcasing local performer Pete Watkins’ latest album of self-penned material entitled Iron, Stone & Steel. Pete’s original songs combine thought-provoking lyrics with beautiful and highly memorable, even ear-worm-quality, melodies. The result is a unique sound which brings together folk, acoustic roots and a hint of jazz and blues. Admission costs £6. For more details look at the club website www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk or telephone 01295 709881.

Saturday September 12

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Memphis Blue (50’s-60’s rock n roll band).

St Mary’s church, Banbury, 7pm

LiveArts at St Mary’s: Last Night of the Proms. With bubbly and canapés. Tickets £10 on the door.


ODEON (Friday September 4 to

Thursday September 10)

Hitman: Agent 47 (15)

Inside Out 2D (U)

Legend (TBC)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (TBC)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (12A)

No Escape (15)

Pixels (12A)

Odeon Kids

Two by Two (U)

1h27m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Sat - Sun 10:00

Autism friendly screening

Strange Magic (U)


Sun 11:30

Odeon silver screen

Far From The Madding Crowd (12A)

2h09m – £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Suite Francaise (15)

1h57m - £3.50 per Ticket– Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00


Today (Thursday September 3)

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 6.30pm in Adderbury near The Green for a three and a half mile walk in the area. This is the penultimate evening walk of the season and dogs are welcome on short leads. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656.

Friday September 4 and Saturday September 5

Middleton Cheney village hall

The Lynden Players present three episodes of Fawlty Towers at a supper show. The society will present A Touch of Class, Communication Problems and The Hotel Inspector.

Supper will be served during the interval. Tickets cost £15 and are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/lyndenplayers or by calling O849 062739.

Saturday September 5

Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

One of the country’s biggest one-day agricultural shows, with more than 2,000 animals, attractions for all the family, fashion, the finest local food and the best in fruit, vegetables and handicafts. Farming, food, fashion and fun - it’s the countryside in a day. Visit www.moretonshow.co.uk for more information.

Saturday September 5 and Sunday September 6

Chipping Norton Cricket Club

Summer Festival for Emma’s Trust, which was formed in 2005 in memory of 18-year-old Emma Curtis-Smith, who died suddenly following complications triggered by her asthma. Since its inception, the trust has awarded over £100,000 to 9,000 young people and organisations with a connection to Emma’s two passions – sport and the performing arts. The weekend is a family-friendly affair and will be jam-packed with activities that people of all ages can enjoy. In addition to the live music, dance, fairground rides and community market, Chipping Norton Theatre are also getting involved by offering Drama Tots sessions for the little ones.

Entry to the Saturday festival is free and tickets for the Sunday Gala concert start from £10. To book, visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com or call 01608 642 350. More information about Emma’s story can be found at: www.emmastrust.com

Sunday September 6

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 10am in Chipping Norton New Street car park for an 11 mile walk to Bliss Tweed Mill, Sarsden, Chadlington and back. Dogs welcome on short leads. For more info: (01295) 710143 & 279656

Warmington Fete, 2pm to 5pm

Stalls and fun games for all the family including cakes, jams, garden produce and garden tools. Tea and cakes in the marquee on the Green.

Wednesday September 9

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 2pm in Chacombe near the village hall for a really interesting four and a half mile walk lead by a local leader to Middleton Cheney and back.

For more information, call (01295) 710143 & 279656

Thursday September 10

The Mill, Banbury, 7.30pm

Our Friends, The Enemy is an account of the Christmas Truce, an event that symbolised peace and humanity during a savage and desperate war.

Tickets £14 or £12 for concessions.

Visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Film at the library: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Adult £6, child £4, includes ice-cream.

Saturday September 12

Marsh Gibbon Village Hall, Clements Lane, Marsh Gibbon, Bicester, OX27 0HG, 1pm to late

Marsh Gibbon Beer Festival, with 17 beers and 8 ciders, live music, barbecue and pig roast and family fun day. Free entry,

Until September 12

Adderbury Library

Record Breakers – The summer reading challenge for 2015. Collect rewards as you discover astonishing real life achievements and world records.

There is one for children and one for adults. Visit the library and check out the fantastic collection of new books or visit www.record-breakers.org.uk

Until September 13

Compton Verney

The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now. Visit www.comptonverney. org.uk for more. The exhibit traces the origins, legacy and enduring appeal of the historic Arts and Crafts Movement and its fascination with the creation of the home. It looks at the work and ideas of John Ruskin and William Morris, among others.

Another, exhibition, titled The Hart Silversmiths: A Living Tradition, tells the story of four generations of the Hart family, who still produce handmade silver in the Cotswolds today.

Thursdays in termtime

Milltown Singers sing a wide variety of songs ranging from songs from popular shows to spirituals, folk and rock. They meet at the Chasewell Centre, Cherwell Heights on Thursdays in term times from 8pm to 9.30pm.

Email Val Webster: valew29@hotmail.co.uk