Big few weeks lined up at the Mill Arts Centre

Joanna Eden
Joanna Eden

Drinking, Bond and burlesque make intriguing bedfellows – and that is just some of the entertainment coming this month to The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

First up is a concert today (Thursday) from award winning folk singer Fay Hield.

Her first two solo albums, Looking Glass and Orfeo, received great critical acclaim, which won her nominations for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Folk Singer of the Year in 2013.

For those wanting something a little more risqué, Missy Malone can be seen tomorrow (Friday).

There will be dance and magic plus much more. She was named in the 21st Century Burlesque International’s top 50 burlesque dancers and has been branded by Cotswold Style Magazine as a “burlesque phenomenon”.

And the following day will see a concert from a personal mentor to Oscar winning musician Sam Smith.

Joanna Eden’s show Joni & Me will be a heartfelt musical tribute to her icon Joni Mitchell.

She will reflect upon the singer’s life and how Joni Mitchell’s music influenced Joanna within her own career.

From music to comedy and you might be intoxicated in several different ways when Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland come to Banbury.

They present The Thinking Drinkers’ Guide to The Legends of Liquor on Friday, March 18, and look at the liquid lives of some of the world’s most extraordinary drinkers including James Bond and Jesus Christ. Slip onto the bar stool of discovery as The Thinking Drinkers delight with free deluxe drinks, where you will get tipsy and wowed watching a show that has sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s Soho Theatre.

The final show for March is entitled Bond as Gavin Robertson turns his attention to the Bond phenomenon which has dominated the big screen for 50 years, on Saturday, March 26.

Bond will encounter his greatest arch villain yet – Ian Fleming himself courtesy of a time machine. The show also features the smallest car chase (n)ever seen!

For more details or to book tickets call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk.