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Thurning Feast 2019

Thurning Feast 2019

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Thursday 25 Jul 20195:00pm Book Now (advance sales till 24th July)

Thurning Feast


Thursday, 25th July 2019


5pm - 12:30am


Thurning Village Hall

Clopton Rd, PE8 5RE


Tickets:  £5 in advance, Under 12s FREE


If you choose the option of collecting tickets from the Oundle Festival Office (Oundle Box Office) please make sure that you collect them as you won't be able to collect them from the gate on the day. Otherwise, please choose to have them delivered by post.



Come and join the fun at Thurning Feast! This is a spectacular festival, which takes place on …whichever day the 25th of July falls on!


This vibrant village feast brings the local community together in aid of raising funds for the upkeep of Thurning Village Hall and the Church of St James. Thurning receives help from residents of surrounding villages and in turn raises funds to support their villages and chosen charities.


Alongside great live music, a funfair and children’s entertainment, Thurning Feast also offers a variety of multi-national foods and a fabulous selection of locally made cakes and teas for a quintessentially English experience.


Ursula Buchan: Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps

Ursula Buchan: Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps

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Thursday 1 Aug 20197:45pm Book Now (Early bird till 25th July)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Ursula Buchan

Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps


Thursday, 1st August


7:45pm - 8:45pm


St Peter's Church

North Street, PE8 4AL


Tickets: £8/£6

Early bird £1 off till 25th July


Ursula Buchan will be in conversation with Adam Begley, author of Updike and The Great Nadar, on her life of John Buchan and the art of writing biography.


Written with unprecedented access to documents, papers and photographs held by Buchan’s family, Ursula Buchan brings her grandfather John Buchan to life in a major new biography of the man who created the modern spy thriller.


John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past one hundred years the classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio and stage, beginning with the celebrated version by Alfred Hitchcock.


Yet there was vastly more to 'JB'. He wrote more than a hundred books - fiction and non-fiction - and a thousand articles for newspapers and magazines. He was a scholar, antiquarian, barrister, colonial administrator, journal editor, literary critic, publisher, war correspondent, director of wartime propaganda, member of parliament and imperial proconsul - given a state funeral when he died, a deeply admired and loved Governor-General of Canada.


Ursula is an award-winning journalist and author, having written eighteen books and contributed regularly to the Spectator, Observer, Independent, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Telegraph and The Garden.


A Music Night

A Music Night

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Sunday 4 Aug 20196:30pm Book Now

A Music Night


Sunday 4 August          


6.30-8.30pm


The Kingfisher Café, Barnwell Country Park


Tickets: £10


…in aid of RHYCO (Real Hope Youth Community Organisation) Street Kids Drop-in Centre in Kawangware, Nairobi.


Bring your own drink (and picnic if you wish) – the café will be serving hot drinks and cakes…


Raffle on the night



Green Meadows Festival

Green Meadows Festival

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Friday 9th August 3pm - Midnight 11th August 2019Book Now (Event Cancelled)

Green Meadows Festival


Friday 9th August - Midnight 11th August


Elton Hall Estate

Cambridgeshire, PE8 6SJ


Please choose your tickets:


Adult weekend ticket (18+) £75

Youth weekend ticket (13-17) £30 (must be accompanied by a ticket holder over the age of 21)

Child weekend ticket (4-12) £20 ( must be accompanied by a ticket holder over the age of 21)


Children (0 - 4) free ( must be accompanied by a ticket holder over the age of 21)


Caravan/ Caravan pass £25 - no need for a parking ticket


Adult day ticket (18+) £30-£35 (depending on the day - Friday doors open at 4pm so they are cheaper, Sat/Sun - doors open at 10am)

Youth day ticket (13-17) £15

Child day ticket (4-12) £10


All day tickets count for one day. Gates open 4pm on Friday and 10am on Sat and Sun.


Please note there is a £5 car parking charge payable on the gate.


Full terms and conditions please read on www.greenmeadowsfestival.org.



Green Meadows Festival is a family friendly event that is now in it’s 7th year. Situated on the beautiful Elton Estate we provide a weekend of fun, activities and entertainment for all the family.


Sports, arts, crafts, workshops, inflatables, Zumba, animal encounters, kids disco, yoga classes and more are all free activities for familys.


Entertainment is on 4 stages in 3 separate areas  The Meadow Field has the main stage and The Den which provides cocktails and d.j’s, this is also where the main children activities are situated.


The Village has the acoustic stage, food, other stalls and The Health and Wellbeing area. The Electric Garden is where the main d.j. stage and The Danish Quarter is situated. The Danish Quarter is a bar built by Carlsberg that they normally use at bigger festivals like Latitude.


Event begins 3 pm Friday 9th August and finishes Midnight Sunday 11th August.



UPDATE 15TH JULY: EVENT CANCELLED!

Piano Recital Mary Stuart - A legacy of strong women

Piano Recital Mary Stuart - A legacy of strong women

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Saturday 31 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Friends of Fotheringhay Church present


Annual Piano Recital


Mary Stuart – A legacy of strong women


Recital by Valentin Schiedermair


Saturday 31st August, at 7.30pm


Fotheringhay Church,  PE8 5 HZ


Tickets: advance £10.00 / on the door £12.50


Valentin is a London-based German pianist who engages with his audience and draws on all his exceptional background and experience to take them on a musical journey. His objective is simple - to share the joy and excitement of music with his audience.  


Of interest to him at Fotheringhay is that his ancestor was Friedrich Schiller, who wrote the play in 1800, recently made into a film about the imaginary meeting between Elizabeth 1st and Mary Queen of Scots.


PROGRAMME

 

Fitzwilliam Virginal Book:


Byrd               Coranto

Anon.             Muscadin

Anon.             The Irishe Ho-Hoane



Bach              'Bist Du bei mir' BWV 508

                     Prelude & Fugue in G sharp minor WTC II


Mozart           Sonata in D major K.311


                             INTERVAL


Schumann     Sonata in F sharp minor Op.11, 1st movement


C. Schumann Romance in B minor


Brahms          Intermezzo in B flat minor Op.117/2


Chopin           ‘Raindrop Prelude’ in D flat major Op.28/15

                     Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60




Proceeds after expenses go towards the running of this church.

The Skampa Quartet

The Skampa Quartet

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Thursday 12 Sep 20195:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival in association with Oundle School Music Department presents


The Škampa Quartet


Thursday, 12th September


Oundle School Great Hall

12 New Street, PE8 4GH


5:30pm The Škampa Quartet in concert


7:30pm Oundle School Chamber Orchestra with The Škampa Quartet


Tickets: £10 Adults. Free for pupils. One free ticket for each performing pupil


Helena Jiřikovská – violin

Adéla Štajnochrová – violin

Martin Stupka – viola

Lukáš Polák – violoncello


The Škampa Quartet is among the very finest of an outstanding group of current Czech string quartets that has represented their country in major Concert Halls around the world for twenty-five years. Through their mentors, the legendary Smetana Quartet, they trace their roots to the earliest quartets - such as the Bohemian Quartet - in a land described in 18th century as the Conservatoire of Europe and that remains, to this day, the very cradle of European chamber Music.


Education has long been an important facet of their work, and one that they find particularly rewarding. they teach in many places around the world but particularly at the Royal Academy of Music in London where they were appointed Visitng Professors of Chamber Music in 2001.


As they focus on their Wigmore Hall concert, we are fortunate to be hosting The Škampa Quartet to work with our chamber musicians ahead of our tour to Prague in February. After their 5:30pm concert, the quartet will coach our ensembles on Brahms Sextet, Clarinet Quintet and a movement from Mozar't Oboe Quartet, before more pupils unite with Ďvořák’s Serenade for Strings, first movement in the evening.

Last Night of the Proms, Rushden Town Band

Last Night of the Proms, Rushden Town Band

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Saturday 14 Sep 20196:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival in association with Oundle Music School Department presents


Last Night of the Proms


Saturday 14 September, 6pm


Oundle School Great Hall

12 New Street, PE8 4GH


TICKETS: £10 / £4 U18


Rushden Town Band

Adele Hudson conductor


Following the huge success of the 2018 concert, we again join

forces with Oundle School Music Department and Rushden Town Band, directed by Adele Hudson, to celebrate one of the great British institutions, the Last Night of the Proms.


Our concert is a warm up for the relay from the Royal Albert Hall and the early start will give you plenty of time to get home to watch it live on television! Enjoy singing of perennial favourites, Jerusalem, I Vow to Thee My Country and, of course, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia!

Prize-winning Poet Charles Bennett: Cloud River

Prize-winning Poet Charles Bennett: Cloud River

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Friday 20 Sep 20197:00pm Book Now (Ticket includes light supper)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Prize-winning Poet Charles Bennett


Cloud River


Friday, 20th September


19:00 - 20:30


The Old Barn at Wadenhoe

Mill Lane, PE8 5XD


Tickets £10 to include light supper


Tickets are  non-allocated


Tables seat  4 - 6 and a couple of tables seat two. If you purchase 4 tickets you might appreciate that if tables of 4 are fully booked then another couple may be added to your table.


Cloud River is a book of lyrical landscape poetry set in the Cambridgeshire Fens.The startling originality of the book stems from its mission to revise and overturn these impressions.


Through an examination of lines (on fields, maps, the sky and the page), it slowly but powerfully reveals the intrinsic interest, peculiarity and dynamism of the Fens and in its flowing music, exemplifies how a confrontation with level lands, straight rivers and big skies can result in a balancing of spirit and a fresh appreciation of England’s lowest and newest landscape.


“Charles Bennett writes so beautifully: a poet who really seems to have his own kingdom, with its quiet moments- of sun, fruit and weather - which he catches with a peculiar loveliness.” Alison Brackenbury


Before establishing himself as an academic Charles Bennett was the Creative Director of Ledbury Poetry Festival and has acted as writer-in-residence for Wicken Fen. Additionally, his work with choral composer Bob Chilcott has seen him hailed as a memorable and mesmerising librettist. He is currently Associate Professor of Poetry at the University of Northampton where he leads the BA in Creative Writing.


A light supper is included, and you may take your own drinks or purchase hot or soft drinks at the venue.



Air, Sea and Land

Air, Sea and Land

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Saturday 21 Sep 20197:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

Air, Sea and Land


Saturday 21st September 2019 at 7:30 p.m.


Oakham School Chapel, Oakham

Chapel Close, Market Place LE15 6DT


Tickets:

£12 Adult advance (£14 on door)

£10 Concession advance (£12 on door)

£3 Children and students under 18

£3 Students in full time education  


Conductor                Paul Hilliam

Mezzo Soprano        Deborah Bideau


Programme


Walton                        Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Elgar                        Sea Pictures

Vaughan Williams        Symphony No. 5


The work of the Air Ambulance is recognised in our first concert with music conjuring images of Air, Sea and Land. Walton’s score for the film The First of the Few soon found its way into the concert hall, transformed into his Spitfire Prelude and Fugue. In contrast to this stirring opening, Elgar’s beautiful Sea Pictures set a series of poems by different authors, including one by his wife Alice. Completing this programme is Vaughan Williams’ 5th Symphony, dedicated to Sibelius, another nationalist composer. Of all Vaughan Williams’ symphonies this is perhaps the most indefinably ‘English’.


There will be a retiring collection for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.


Reasonable access to the chapel and separate WC facilities nearby.  Please note that whilst the attendance of wheelchair users at the concert is welcomed, it would be helpful to have advance notice of their coming so suitable places can be prepared in advance to better cater for them.

Terry Waite: Travels with a Primate

Terry Waite: Travels with a Primate

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Friday 27 Sep 20197:45pm Book Now (Early Bird £1 off till 20th Sept)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Terry Waite


Travels with a Primate


Friday, 27th September, at 7:45pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

North Street,  PE8 4AL


Tickets:


General £9/ Concessions £7


Early bird discount £1 till 20th September.


We join the Archbishop, Terry and a host of other colourful characters as they travel around the world. Along the way, the Archbishop meets the Pope in Ghana, has a photo call with koalas, and meets the crowd via an ‘archmobile’ in Canada. He and his staff experience extreme weather conditions as well as some rather unusual local customs, entertainment and souvenir gifts, and an array of unfamiliar food and drink.


Whether navigating huge crowds or temperamental sound systems or dealing with the fact that their party has arrived at the wrong place or on the wrong day, the Archbishop remains affable and good natured, even when, despite Terry’s and the team’s best efforts, events descend into – in Runcie’s own words – ‘a bit of a shambles’. Terry’s engaging narrative also sheds light on the history of Lambeth Palace and the way in which the role of Archbishop of Canterbury has evolved over the years.


Terry Waite CBE was Advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1992.


He is the author of Taken on Trust, Solitude, and, We join the Archbishop, Terry and a host of other colourful characters as they travel around the world. Along the way, the Archbishop meets the Pope in Ghana, has a photo call with koalas, and meets the crowd via an ‘archmobile’ in Canada. He and his staff experience extreme weather conditions as well as some rather unusual local customs, entertainment and souvenir gifts, and an array of unfamiliar food and drink.


Whether navigating huge crowds or temperamental sound systems or dealing with the fact that their party has arrived at the wrong place or on the wrong day, the Archbishop remains affable and good natured, even when, despite Terry’s and the team’s best efforts, events descend into – in Runcie’s own words – ‘a bit of a shambles’. Terry’s engaging narrative also sheds light on the history of Lambeth Palace and the way in which the role of Archbishop of Canterbury has evolved over the years.


Terry Waite CBE was Advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1992.


He is the author of Taken on Trust, Solitude, and Out of the Silence, a cofounder of Hostage UK and Y Care International, and President of Emmaus UK.


Terry Waite will be in conversation with Viv Gascoine, Head of Laxton House, teacher of Religious Studies and lay chaplain at Oundle School.


a cofounder of Hostage UK and Y Care International, and President of Emmaus UK.


Terry Waite will be in conversation with Viv Gascoine, Head of Laxton House, teacher of Religious Studies and lay chaplain at Oundle School.


An Evening with Alice Roberts: Digging into Britain's Past

An Evening with Alice Roberts: Digging into Britain's Past

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Monday 7 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


An Evening with Alice Roberts:


Digging into Britain's Past


Monday, 7th October


7:30pm - 9:30pm


The Great Hall, Oundle

New Street, PE8 4GH


Tickets: General £20/ Concessions £18



We are delighted to announce that anthropologist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts is coming to Oundle as part of her national tour.


Alice has been delving into Britain’s past, and making archaeology programmes, for nearly twenty years. She joined Time Team as a bone expert before going on to present anthropology and archaeology stories on BBC Two’s immensely popular Coast series and co-presenting The Celts in 2015. Alice has presented seven series of Digging for Britain, sharing new archaeological discoveries from across the UK on BBC Four, and she has explored the history of our towns and cities in Britain’s Most Historic Towns on Channel 4 - which will be back with a second series in 2019.


She has written eight popular science and archaeology books, including Tamed: Ten species that changed our World and The Celts: Search for a Civilisation.


In this exclusive tour, Alice will share insights, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories from her personal journey to explore Britain’s past, with footage from her programmes and excerpts from her books. Each show will finish with 20 minutes Q&A.


This is a two-hour event including a twenty-minute interval. Suitable for all ages.


Concert with Yarwell and Nassington Britannia Band

Concert with Yarwell and Nassington Britannia Band

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Friday 11 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival in association with the Oundle School Music Department presents


Concert with Yarwell and Nassington Britannia Brass Band,

Schola Cantorum and the Oundle Consort


Friday, 11th October at 7:30pm


Nassington Church

Station Rd, Nassington, PE8 6QB


Tickets: £10, includes bar and raffle


Always a warming thrill to be out and about, and into the extended communities, we join forces for another special evening with the Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band, contrasting (and uniting) with the beautiful sounds of our Schola Cantorum and The Oundle Consort. Directed by John Hudson and Quentin Thomas, expect dazzling dynamics and flourishes from the brass, with the more evocative, poignant from the vocal forces. As the colder evenings draw on in, we focus on raising money in aid of the Peterborough Winter Night Shelter.



Peterborough Opera: Mozart's The Magic Flute

Peterborough Opera: Mozart's The Magic Flute

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Friday 25 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now (Early bird £2 off till 31st Aug.)
Saturday 26 Oct 20194:00pm Book Now (Early bird £2 off till 31st Aug.)

Peterborough Opera presents


Mozart's The Magic Flute


Friday, 25th October, at 7:30pm


Saturday 25th October, at 4:00pm


Tickets:


£15 General / £10 Under 19


Early bird discount till 31st August: £13 General / £8 Under 19



A young Prince travels to a land in search of adventure. He meets a bird-catcher, and a Queen attended by three feisty ladies.  She shows him a picture of her kidnapped daughter, and he falls in love. She sends him and the bird-catcher to rescue her daughter.


When the Prince arrives he finds a temple. He meets the man who snatched the princess, and finds him more benevolent than wicked. The princess hearing of the Prince, falls in love without having seen him.


The Prince and the bird-catcher are prepared to be inducted to the temple band. They are set trials – the Prince does well, but the bird-catcher finds them much more difficult, and he really isn’t bothered about joining the temple band. He just wants to find food, wine and a wife.


For the final trials of fire and water, the princess joins her lover, and they win the approval of the temple.  All therefore ends happily, except for the Queen and her ladies.


In this production, the characters turn up for a first rehearsal, not knowing which part they will sing, and they are chosen with the toss of a coin………


Keir Giles, Moscow Rules:What Drives Russia to Confront the West

Keir Giles, Moscow Rules:What Drives Russia to Confront the West

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Friday 8 Nov 20197:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 1st Nov.)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Keir Giles


Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West


Friday, 8th November 2019, at 7:45pm


Fletton House, The Oundle Suite

Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, PE8 4JA


Tickets: £8/£6

Early bird discount £1 off till 1st November


This book is for anyone that cannot understand why Russia and its leaders behave as they do.


Russia and the West are like neighbours who never seem able to understand each other. A major reason, this book argues, is that Western leaders tend to think that Russia should act as a "rational" Western nation.


Keir Giles describes how Russian leaders have used consistent doctrinal and strategic approaches to the rest of the world. These approaches may seem deeply alien in the West but understanding them is essential for successful engagement with Moscow. Giles argues that understanding how Moscow's leaders think--not just Vladimir Putin but his predecessors and eventual successors--will help their counterparts in the West develop a less crisis-prone and more productive relationship with Russia.


“Keir Giles has explained with clarity, concision, and deep knowledge why Russia cannot be understood by Western criteria alone. His book is a much-needed antidote to simplistic judgements. It should be required reading for all who deal with Western policy towards Russia.”

—Sir Roderic Lyne, UK ambassador to Moscow 2000–04


Keir Giles's work has appeared in a wide range of academic and military publications across Europe and in North America, and he is a regular contributor and commentator on Russian affairs for international print and broadcast media. He is a Senior Consulting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), as well as the Director of the Conflict Studies Research Centre (CSRC), a group of deep subject matter experts on Eurasian security formerly attached to the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence.


The Eroica in Oundle

The Eroica in Oundle

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Saturday 23 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

The Eroica in Oundle


Saturday 23rd November 2019 at 7:30 p.m.


St. Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets:

£12 Adult advance (£14 on door)

£10 Concession advance (£12 on door)

£3 Children and students under 18

£3 Students in full time education  


Conductor                Paul Hilliam

Oboe                        Tim Rundle


Programme


Mozart                        Overture - The Marriage of Figaro

Richard Strauss        Oboe Concerto

Beethoven                Symphony No.3 'Eroica'


Our first visit to Oundle in the autumn includes Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony Eroica. A few years back the BBC asked over 100 of the world’s most well-known conductors to name their three favourite symphonies. This was their clear top choice! We are also playing the Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss – a late work, commissioned by a young American soldier who met the elderly composer in Germany at the end of the Second World War. On this occasion though we are very privileged to be joined by Tim Rundle, principal oboist with the Philharmonia Orchestra. The concert opens with Mozart's well known overture from The Marriage of Figaro.


Good access to the church. Also disabled access toilet facilities availble in the church. Please note that whilst the attendance of wheelchair users at the concert is welcomed, it would be helpful to have advance notice of their coming so suitable places can be prepared in advance to better cater for them.

Sonia Purnell, A Woman of No Importance

Sonia Purnell, A Woman of No Importance

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Tuesday 3 Dec 20197:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 26th Nov)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Sonia Purnell


A Woman of No Importance


Tuesday, 3rd December at 7:45pm


Fletton House, Oundle Suite

Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, PE8 4JA


Tickets: £8/£6


Early bird £1 off till 26th November




This book is a true-life thriller and breath-taking account of female heroism in WWII. It is a rich, deeply researched exploration of how the most unlikely of spies defied all the odds to triumph over the Gestapo; and how one woman broke through convention and prejudice to save Allied intelligence in France.


In 1942, the Gestapo would stop at nothing to track down a mysterious 'limping lady' who was fighting for the freedom of France. The Nazi chiefs issued a simple but urgent command: 'She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.'


Their target was Virginia Hall, a glamorous American with a wooden leg who broke through the barriers against her gender and disability to be the first woman to infiltrate Vichy France for the SOE. In so doing she helped turn the course of the intelligence war.


Based on years of painstaking research and the release of previously secret sources, the incomparable story of Virginia Hall reveals how she confounded her detractors to become one of the greatest Allied agents of the war and an inspiration to her successors in the field to this day.

Sonia Purnell is a biographer and journalist who has worked for The Economist, Daily Telegraph, and Sunday Times. Her book First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill was chosen as a book of the year by the Daily Telegraph, Independent and Lenny Letter, and was shortlisted for the Plutarch Award for Best Biography. Her first book, Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition, was longlisted for the Orwell prize.


Saturday Night at the Movies

Saturday Night at the Movies

Book Tickets

Saturday 14 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

Saturday Night at the Movies


Saturday 14th March 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


Oakham School Chapel, Oakham

Chapel Close, Market Place LE15 6DT


Tickets:

£12 Adult advance (£14 on door)

£10 Concession advance (£12 on door)

£3 Children and students under 18

£3 Students in full time education


Conductor                David Calow

Violin                        Katherine Collison


Programme


Star Wars

The Lord of the Rings

Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission

Theme from Schindler's List

Disney at the Movies

Star Trek Suite

Out of Africa

Theme from the Godfather

James Bond 007 Suite

Ladies in Lavender

The Big Country

Moon River

Cinema Paradiso

The Pink Panther

Dances with Wolves

Pirates of the Caribbean


Going to the cinema is probably the closest many children and adults get to experiencing an orchestra but you have the chance to see and hear some amazing Oscar-winning film scores played live at Saturday Night at the Movies!  The Sinfonia’s own leader, Katherine Collison will be the soloist in two film favourites, Schindler’s List and Ladies in Lavender. Book early as David's concerts are always really popular and this programme looks a winner!


Reasonable access to the chapel and separate WC facilities nearby.  Please note that whilst the attendance of wheelchair users at the concert is welcomed, it would be helpful to have advance notice of their coming so suitable places can be prepared in advance to better cater for them.


American Adventures!

American Adventures!

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Saturday 9 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

American Adventures!


Saturday 9th May 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


St Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets:

£12 Adult advance (£14 on door)

£10 Concession advance (£12 on door)

£3 Children and students under 18

£3 Students in full time education



Conductor                Paul Hilliam

Piano                        Anne Bolt


Programme


Bernstein                Overture Candide

Barber                        Adagio

Gershwin                Rhapsody in Blue

Copland                Rodeo

Piazzolla                Libertango

Moncayo                Huapango

Márquez                Danzón No 2                


We hope Oundle is ready for our American bonanza! In our season finale, popular and well-known ‘classics’ including the overture to Candide, Barber’s Adagio and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue are followed by a riot of colour and drama as we travel north to south! Piazzolla’s Libertango and Márquez’s Danzón No 2 are sure to get your feet tapping.


Good access to the church. Also disabled access toilet facilities availble in the church. Please note that whilst the attendance of wheelchair users at the concert is welcomed, it would be helpful to have advance notice of their coming so suitable places can be prepared in advance to better cater for them.

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Rushden Town Band

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Rushden Town Band

Book Tickets

Saturday 9 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


RUSHDEN TOWN BAND


Saturday, 9th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (not sold through Oundle Box Office), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.


Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Reflection Strings

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Reflection Strings

Book Tickets

Wednesday 13 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


REFLECTION STRINGS

Wednesday, 13th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (not sold through Oundle Box Office), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.


Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Chris Pearce's Frenchmen

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music,  Chris Pearce's Frenchmen

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Friday 15 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


CHRIS PEARCE'S FRENCHMEN STREET JAZZ BAND

Friday, 15th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (sold through www.fiori-musicali.com), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Rutland Wind Ensemble

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Rutland Wind Ensemble

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Saturday 16 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


RUTLAND WIND ENSEMBLE

Saturday, 16th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (sold through www.fiori-musicali.com), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Chris Bannister

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Chris Bannister

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Wednesday 20 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


CHRIS BANNISTER

Wednesday, 20th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (sold through www.fiori-musicali.com), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.