Summer of Fun at Lock29


Summer of Fun at Lock29

It doesn’t really matter what your passion is on life, Lock29 has something for you.  Whether it’s live music, comedy, independent shopping, great food or exciting workshops, it’s all here in July. 

Two new stores have just opened at the venue Chicken Shed and Flower Funky.

From the team behind Lock29’s Nori-shed, comes Chicken Shed.  Chicken Burgers on another level created by two friends and amazing chefs who have worked in some of the UK’s finest restaurants before starting their own business. The menu includes their signature Nori-Burger, Caesar Burger and Pesto Burger, which you can top with extras including bacon and smoked cheese! Let’s not forget the sides either including their utterly Moorish Tata Tots. 

Kate’s pop-up at Lock29 was so successful that Flower Funky is now a permanent store.  Proving just as popular since she opened, her vintage clothing is going down an absolute storm, including some designer pieces.  You’ll also find embellished denim jackets and fabric broaches made from recycled fabric 

Chris Catford, General Manager of Lock29 said: “Banbury has just turned up the dial on summer fun with the opening of The Light.  Lock29 is right opposite just across the canal, so together it’s the perfect play for a day or evening out.” 

We have a fully stocked bar with lots of seating, plus Banbury’s finest street food vendors; we’re talking sourdough base pizza, smashed burgers, bubble tea, wings, poke bowls, chicken burgers, a coffee bar, ice cream and waffles, afternoon tea, Mexican and Greek … delicious!”

There’s plenty happening within Lock29 this July too. Professional DJ Martin Herity is playing the monthly DJ spot on Friday 1st July.  His eclectic selection of laid-back grooves is the perfect gateway to the weekend.  Later in the month, the venue will host Electronic Odyssey on Saturday 23rd when their Ibiza Chill set will definitely set the tone for a laid back Saturday afternoon.

There will be lots going on around Lock29 when Castle Quay celebrates the official launch of the Waterfront on Saturday 2nd July.  Enjoy movie inspired fun, iconic character impersonators and vehicles inspired by classic films, as well as authentic movie sets ideal for selfies! 

Following two sell out events, the next Lock29 Comedy Night is 15th July.  Tap Social Movement and Ryan Mold Comedy are bringing the best comedic talent to Banbury.  So if you fancy a laugh get your tickets before it sells out again. 

The July line-up includes Good Kids, named the Best Alternative Act at the Midlands Comedy Awards in both 2019 and 2021. Arielle Souma "Punchy, blunt, accessible, empowering and with attitude" (Chortle).  She was a Leicester Mercury Award Nominee in 2021 while Andy Gleeks has been named as ‘one to watch’ by House of Stand-up.

For anyone that loves handmade jewellery, you can make your own unique pendant on 16th July with jewellery artist Jem Hawkes. Whether you’re making it for someone special or gifting it to yourself this all day workshop will give you the material and skills to create something stunning.  Tickets can be found via Jem Hawkes Facebook page and the Lock29 website.

All this on top of live music every Saturday and guest pop-ups, it’s going to be a great summer at Lock29.


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