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Middleton Cheney Parish Council

Serving the people of Middleton Cheney

All Saints Church 1920

Clerk: Mrs Valerie Furniss
Parish Meeting Rooms
Middleton Cheney, Banbury
Oxon OX17 2LR

Tel: 01295 713500

Middleton Cheney Library Supporters Group was formed in 2011 to provide support and funding to Northamptonshire County Council in its efforts to maintain a full library service throughout the County.

As an informal body of volunteers for Middleton's library we have been successful in providing equipment that allows it to be used by more people from Middleton and surrounding villages.

Whilst library staff continue to offer the full range of modern library services, we have been able to programme and underwrite some twenty events a year – notably Author Talks and regular Films. With the County we are currently exploring the possibility of expanding the building to allow for larger audiences and more activities.

In the past year we can highlight the success of a Valuation evening and especially the October weekend Big Draw. With the support of, what we are told was. The only Arts Council grant to a local library we offered a family-oriented drawing experience to some fifty people of all ages. We plan to repeat our role in the National Big Draw experience next year.

Our activities - most of which are held in the library – are widely advertised and tickets are usually available at the library. Yet another reason to use this valuable local asset and to join the Supporters in their activities.

Events may be cancelled, if ticket sales do not meet a break-even point, one week before the published date.

- To avoid disappointment please book tickets early.

Welcome to the Autumn programme.

In addition to being able to purchase tickets for these events from the library, if it is more convenient you can purchase on-line at no extra cost, (unless you require tickets posted to you), otherwise you just print off your own tickets, please contact -


New Events for 2017

Friday 15 September – 6.30 to 8.30 pm
PRIVATE VIEW & LAUNCH OF An Exhibition of Drawings, Paintings & Prints by John Sprakes ROI RBA MAFA at the Michael Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School
Sponsored by Town & Country Plumbing & Heating with support from South Northants Council (Community Grants)

16 September to 15 October
The above exhibition will be open Mon to Fri 10 am to 4 pm and on the following weekends 15/16 Sept, 30 Sept/1 Oct & 14/15 Oct – 1.30 to 4.30 pm
Admission will be free.
This is a selling display & free catalogue will be available'

16 September to 15 October
Running across all events, tickets will be available at the Library and at Chenderit School,
Tickets £2 each, full details and list of prizes at both venues.

Thursday 21 September ay 7.30 pm
Adult £6 / Child £4, including ice-cream.

Sunday 1 October – 1.30 to 4.30 pm
TALK/DEMONSTRATION by John Sprakes ROI RBA MAFA, he will explain the way he works, the techniques he uses and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Doors open at 1 pm, there will be musical interludes and at half time, tea & cakes, all taking place in the Michael Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School.
Adult £6 /Child £3.

Thursday 5 October at 7.30 pm
AN EVENING WITH CHRIS BEARDSHAW at Chenderit School, doors open at 6.30 pm.
For full details pick up a leaflet from the Library, where you can also buy tickets, £15 each.
Tickets on sale from 1 July or details & tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/MCLSG from 1 July.
This event is presented by Library Supporters Group & Garden Club of Middleton Cheney
This event is sponsored by RUSSELL & BUTLER Independent Estate Agents Tel: 01280 706832 and supported by C J CHARLES & SONS LTD Tel: 01295 710359
For more details e-mail midlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

13/14/15 October 2017
Full details to follow.

Sunday 29 October at 7 pm
JAMES HORNSBY presents a performance of Bram Stoker's 'DRACULA'
This will be the fourth 'one-man' show that James has given at the library and is likely to be a sell out.
Adult £8 / Child £4, including wine & soft drinks.
DRACULA is not suitable for children under 12.
Running time of the show is 1hr 40m, plus an interval.

Thursday 9 November at 7.30 pm
The 2016 American musical romantic comedy-drama which broke all records during its first year, and takes you away from all the current worries.
Adult £6 / Child £4, including ice-cream.

Friday 1 December at 7.30 pm
Open to all the family, start your festivities here.
Adult £7 / Child £4, including mulled wine, soft drinks & mince pies.
PLUS the Grand Christmas Hamper Draw.

Tickets & further information from the library or purchase on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/MCLSG

Other events may be added, and TBC events may be withdrawn. Fuller details for each event will be published when appropriate. All events to take place at the library unless specified.

Tickets for all events will be on sale in the library.


NEW opening times for the Library from 7 March 2016.Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri – 2pm to 6pm Wed/Sat – 10am to 2 pm Sun – 11am to 2pm

We are always looking for new members, both for the 'committee' and to help with fund raising, sales and at events. If you can help please leave a message with Henderson in the Library or call Brian Goodey (Joint-Chair!) at 01295710554