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 July 15
GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 8pm to 11pm
Bob James. Members, non-members £1.
Saturday July 16
Wild Lime bar, Banbury, 8pm to late
An 80s night with five local DJs. Free entry. Food available.
Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm
Bear Faced Country. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members
GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, 9pm to midnight
Move It. Members, non-members £1.
Sunday July 17
Brackley Chamber Music Club celebrates its ten-year anniversary with a Shakespeare-themed performance. Visit www.stowehouse.org or call 01280 825710 to book.
Middleton Cheney Social Club, doors open 7pm
Steve Perry. Admission £2 members, £4 non-members
All Saints’ church, Wroxton, 3.30pm
Friday July 22
The Mill, Banbury, 7.30pm
Noel Coward and Friends Live in Las Vegas , an affectionate tribute to Noel Coward, Ivor Novello and Gertrude Lawrence. The evening promises comedy and music in one tasteful and traditional evening. Songs include I’ll See You Again, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and We’ll Gather Lilacs. Tickets: £14 standard, £12 concessions. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.
Also Known As, Parsons Street, Banbury
Manchester-based four-piece Lake Komo perform. Their recent EP, Ritual, showcases bold arrangements with lush electronic soundscapes for their emotionally driven songs with soulful vocals. Visitwww.songkick.com for more.
Broughton Castle, 7pm
The George Huxley Jazz Men will entertain with their very own brand of traditional jazz . George will be joined by Gordon Whitworth on trumpet, Ron Hills on trombone, John Fellowes on bass and sousaphone and Brian Mellor on banjo and guitar. Bring your picnic, drinks, chairs, rugs and umbrellas (just in case) to enjoy an evening of traditional jazz in this beautiful setting. Tickets £15 per person available from Age UK Oxfordshire White Lion Walk, Banbury. Call 01295 278040
Saturday July 23
The Mill, Banbury, 8pm
Bee Gees tribute band Stayin’ Alive UK recreate the music of the Gibb Brothers,covering hits from all the decades. Tickets are £16.50. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.
ODEON (Friday July 15 to Thursday July 21)
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15)
2D Ice Age: Collision Course (U)
2D Ghostbusters (12A)
Now You See Me 2 (12A)
The Legend Of Tarzan (12A)
2D The Secret Life Of Pets (U)
2D The Jungle Book (PG)
1h46m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time – No Wheelchair Access
Sat -Sun 10:00
Odeon silver cinema
2h04m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available
Eye in the Sky (15)
1h42m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available
All of the advertised film start and running times exclude adverts and trailers. During busy performances you may be required to queue outside until the auditorium is ready. Please check the Odeon website for the most up to date films and times available for booking.
Until Saturday July 16
The Mill, Banbury, 7.45pm
In a change from the single full length play, Banbury Cross Players’ new production consists of three one-act plays: David Tristram’s Peas and The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish, followed by Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.
Thursday July 14
Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm
People & Places in Nursery Rhymes: an illustrated talk by Irene Page. Adults £6, children £3, includes refreshments.
Thursday July 14 to Saturday July 16
Prescote Manor, Cropredy
The Cropredy Harlequins are staging Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in the open air. After last year’s successful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Harlequins are presenting another classic Shakespearian comedy - this time setting it in the Napoleonic era. Delicate ladies in Jane Austen style dresses will be contrasting with rough and ready piratical types, but of course all is resolved happily in the end. The production will feature live music from members of the Old Mettle Band. Tickets cost £6. Call 758224 to book. Audiences are asked to bring their own chairs. Licensed bar.
Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17
All Saints’ church, Middleton Cheney, from 2pm
Exhibition by village organisations, interpreting the Queen’s life, interests and enthusiasm over 90 years. Entry free.
Saturday July 16, until September
The museum stages family-friendly exhibition Play of Light by international light-artist Tine Bech. Her playful work has been exhibited in leading galleries and festivals around the world including The V&A and The Science Museum in London, The Playable City (Brazil), Jerusalem’s Season of Culture, Visit Reykjavik and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Visit www.banburymuseum.org or call 753752 for more.
Tuesday July 19 to Saturday July 23
New Theatre, Oxford
Antony Costa stars in Save the Last Dance for Me, a nostalgic, feel-good journey through the summer of ’63. It features the hits of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, including A Teenager in Love, Sweets for my Sweet, Turn Me Loose, Here I Go Again, Viva Las Vegas, Little Sister, His Latest Flame and Suspicion. Call 0844 871 3020 or see www.atgtickets.com/oxford to book.
Tuesday July 19 to Sunday July 31
Bodleian Old Schools Quadrangle, Oxford
The renowned Globe Theatre present their new outdoor production The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Placed in the unique outdoor setting of the Old Schools Quadrangle this annual summer performance will showcase one of Shakespeare’s most charming and witty comedies. The “riotous” new production, performed outdoors as Shakespeare intended, features songs, romance and chaos, hurling this anarchic comedy into the 21st century. Tickets start at £22. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.
Thursday July 21
The Mill, Banbury
Join Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade in an evening of intrigue, amazement and amusement in Holmes & Watson: The Farewell Tour. The audience is invited to pit its deductive skills against those of the Great Detective as an unsolved case unfolds before their eyes. Tickets are £14 or £12 for concessions. Call 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.