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Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society, Aladdin

Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society, Aladdin

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Thursday 28 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now
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Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society presents


Aladdin


Catworth Village Hall

Church Rd, PE28 0PA


Tickets:


Adults £7 / Children £3.50


Doors open at 7:30pm for evening performances starting at 8pm


Doors open at 2pm for Saturday matinee starting at 2:30pm


Evening performances finish by 10pm


Matinee will finish by 4:30pm



Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (12A)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Thursday 4 Apr 20196:00pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (12A)


Thursday 4th April (6pm - Note time)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ

 

Cast:                Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law

Director:        David Yates

Released:        2018

Run Time        2hr 15min


The second instalment of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series sees Gellert Grindelwald escape from custody and gather followers, most of whom are unsuspecting of his true agenda:  for pure blood wizards to rise up and rule over non-magical beings.  Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander aim to thwart Grindelwald’s plan. In a divided wizarding world, love and loyalties are put to the test.  


‘…with Colleen Atwood-designed costumes to die for, sets you want to live in, and dazzlingly imaginative visual effects…’ 

Robbie Collin, The Telegraph


Barnwell Entertainers, Fishing for Clues

Barnwell Entertainers, Fishing for Clues

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Thursday 4 Apr 20197:30pm Book Now
Friday 5 Apr 20197:30pm Book Now
Saturday 6 Apr 20197:30pm Book Now

Barnwell Entertainers present


Fishing for Clues


4th, 5th & 6th April 2019


7:30pm - 10pm

(doors open at 7pm)


Barnwell Village Hall

Hemington Rd, PE8 5QD


Tickets: £6


When Lady Rosemary Huntley arranges for her Russian internet date to visit on the evening of a talk given by prominent Member of Parliament, Ewart Stewart, little does she imagine that her new gentleman friend is not long for this world.


The Foreign Office and some offshoot of the KGB are soon in attendance, along with the ever-enthusiastic PC Pendlebury and the less than enthusiastic Detective Inspector Trench, unimpressed at having his fishing holiday interrupted. Trench is determined to get back to the river bank as soon as possible despite finding himself having to sort through a diverse cast of characters each of whom has a motive and opportunity for committing the deadly crime.

Oundle Festival of Music and Drama Festival Concert

Oundle Festival of Music and Drama Festival Concert

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Saturday 6 Apr 20197:00pm Book Now

Oundle Festival of Music and Drama


Festival Concert


Saturday, 6th April  


7pm - 9pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets:

Adult £7/ Under 16 £2.50

Discounts for sponsors and patrons.


The Festival Concert will celebrate the 101st competitive festival to be held in Oundle.  


The competition for Oundle Young Musician of the Year 2019 will take place during the concert.  Oundle Young Singer 2019 and the Oundle Town Council Drama Prize Winners will also perform. The Allegra Singers from Thrapston, cup winners in 2018, will be joining the line up.


Oundle & Disctrict Choral Society, Vivaldi & Tippett

Oundle & Disctrict Choral Society, Vivaldi & Tippett

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Saturday 13 Apr 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle & District Choral Society are pleased to present


Spring Concert

Vivaldi " Gloria " & Tippett "Five Negro Spirituals"


Saturday 13th April at 7:30pm.


St Peter’s Church, Oundle

North Street, Oundle


Tickets: £10


The varied programme will include:

-        Antonio Vivaldi’s outstandingly popular setting of the Gloria, which has been the subject of over 100 CD recordings since it was “re-discovered” in 1939, 225 years after Vivaldi wrote the piece


-        Sir Michael Tippett’s moving adaptations of 5 negro spirituals from his Oratorio A Child of our Time.  Tippett used the spirituals in the same way as Bach did with the chorales in his Passions, to provide the audience with well-known melodies to bind the overall work together


-        A selection of modern secular works from composers ranging from Karl Jenkins to Ēriks Ešenvalds and including Samuel Barber’s  perennial favourite Adagio for Strings

The Society will be accompanied by the Oundle Choral Society Ensemble, who so ably performed Handel’s Messiah for us at Christmas last and will welcome our usual high standard of vocal soloists to brighten the evening for everyone.  


The Society would like to thank Oundle Town Council for their continuing support for our efforts.  


This concert is also supported by VSHLaw solicitors of Thrapston.


We look forward to seeing you!


DOCS+ Nae Pasaran (12A)

DOCS+ Nae Pasaran

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Wednesday 17 Apr 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema dOCs+ series present


Wednesday 17th April (7.30pm)


NAE PASARAN (12A)


Fletton House, Oundle

Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, PE8 4JA


Director:  Felipe Bustos Sierra

Release:  2018

Runtime:  1hr 36min


Edinburgh-based Chilean filmmaker Felipe Bustos Sierra successfully explores political protest in this wonderfully humane documentary about the Rolls Royce factory workers in East Kilbride who showed their solidarity with the people of Chile by refusing to fix the fighter jet engines used by Pinochet in the military coup of 1973. The film explores this modest act of rebellion in an admirably low-key way that emphasises the fundamental decency of the men who took a stand.  Reuniting the key players who risked their careers, the film shows how an act of oppression in a part of the world to which these men had no personal ties was still like a red rag to a bull.


‘But what makes the film special is Sierra’s ability to trace the real-world effect these men had by picking up the story in Chile.’

Alistair Harkness, Scotsman


Post-film Q & A session.



Rupert Shortt, Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?

Rupert Shortt, Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?

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Friday 26 Apr 20197:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 19/04)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Rupert Shortt


Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?


Friday, 26th April, 7:45pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

North St, PE8 4AL



History is littered with wars and atrocities apparently inspired by religion, and today there seems no end to reports of cruelty and violence carried out in the name of God. But is it belief in God that motivates these evils? Or do they spring from other motives?


At the same time, history testifies to numerous benefits to humanity brought about by religious individuals and movements. But despite these positive outcomes might it be true, as some atheists suggest, that religion in general does more harm than good? Is religion itself inherently toxic?


Or could it simply be that there is good religion and there is bad religion, and we just need to learn to tell the difference?


Are the major spiritual traditions greater sources of discord than harmony? Or are conflicts widely blamed on faith differences fundamentally social and political?


In this rich but highly succinct book, Rupert Shortt offers even-handed guidance on one of the most disputed questions of our time.


Rupert Shortt is religion editor of The Times Literary Supplement.


Come along and see if you agree with Rupert Shortt’s views.


Mission Impossible: Fallout (12)

Mission Impossible: Fallout

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Sunday 28 Apr 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


MISSION:  IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT (12)


Sunday 28th April (7.30pm)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Release: 2018

Runtime:  2hr 27min


Two years after Ethan Hunt (Cruise) successfully captured Solomon Lane, the remnants of the Syndicate have reformed into a new organisation:  the Apostles. Under the leadership of a mysterious fundamentalist known only as John Lark, the Apostles are planning to acquire three plutonium cores. Ethan and his team are sent to Berlin to intercept them, but the mission fails and the Apostles escape with the plutonium. With CIA agent August Walker (Cavill) joining the team, Ethan and his allies must now find the plutonium cores before it's too late.


‘A combination of thrilling stunts, insane daring and clever writing make this a stunning piece of action cinema. Just be sure to take your heart meds first, and hold on tight.’

Empire


Incredibles 2 (PG)

Incredibles 2

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Sunday 5 May 20196:00pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


INCREDIBLES 2 (PG)


Sunday 5th May (6pm - Note time)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Cast:  Holly Hunter

Director:  Brad Bird

Release:  2018

Runtime:  1hr 58min


It’s not easy being a superhero when the public turns against you, but it’s even harder being a stay at home dad, as Mr Incredible quickly discovers when Mrs Incredible gets promoted.  There’s lots of goings on, with villains and chases, crashes and bangs;  all great for the kids but we reckon you’ll spend your time sympathising with Mr Incredible as he loses sleep, shaking your head sadly as he lets the housekeeping get out of control, and sharing his bewilderment as superbaby Jack-Jack begins to show what superbabies can do. That’s wreak havoc by the way. Deeply enjoyable.


‘Slapstick genius, profound social comment and a monstrously funny infant combine to conjure a magical second outing for the superhero family.’

Mark Kermode, The Guardian


Duncan Barrett: Hitler's British Isles

Duncan Barrett: Hitler's British Isles

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Thursday 9 May 20197:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 2nd May)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Duncan Barrett: Hitler's British Isles


Thursday, 9th May at 7:45pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle


North Street, PE8 4AL


Tickets: £8/£6 (early bird £1 off till 2nd May)


In the summer of 1940, Britain stood perilously close to invasion. One by one, the Allied nations of Europe had fallen to the unstoppable German Blitzkrieg, and Hitler had his sights set on Britain. The attack was being exhaustively planned by the Nazis under the codename ‘Operation Sealion’. Yet the promised invasion never happened due to our success in the Battle of Britain, and the prospect of German jackboots on British soil retreated into the realm of collective nightmares – and mainland Britain never had to face the reality of life under the Nazis.


For the residents of the Channel Islands, occupation wasn’t just the terrifying outcome if the war against the Germans was lost, it was the day-to-day reality of their lives. The story of how these men and women, and their children, coped under such difficult and dangerous circumstances is an important, but neglected, part of our own history of the Second World War. This book tells the story of life under Nazi occupation.


Duncan Barrett studied English at Cambridge University and now works as a writer and editor, specialising in biography and memoir. He is also the author of The Sugar Girls, GI Brides, and, The Girls Who Went to War, all of which were top 10 Sunday Times bestsellers.


A Summer Party Brass Band Concert

A Summer Party Brass  Band Concert

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Friday 10 May 20197:45pm Book Now

Yarwell  and Nassington Britannia Band presents


"A Summer Party" Brass Band Concert


Friday, 10th May 2019


7:45pm - 10pm


Nassington Church

Church Street, PE8 6QG


Tickets: £10




Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band are returning to Nassington Church to perform a concert of light-hearted brass band music to celebrate the beginning of summer. This year’s theme is “A Summer Party”. There will be complementary canapes and a glass of prosecco on arrival with doors opening at 7:00pm


We are raising funds for the Nene Valley Care Trust who do fantastic work locally to provide “Brighter futures for young people leaving care”.


Come and enjoy a glass of wine and sit back and listen to some great brass band music.


Sponsored by Nene Valley Care Trust

Mozart and Mahler in Vienna!

Mozart and Mahler in Vienna!

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Saturday 11 May 20197:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

Rutland Sinfonia presents


Mozart and Mahler in Vienna

Saturday, 11th May 2019, 7.30 p.m.


St. Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets


In advance: Adults £12 / Concessions £10

On the door: Adults £14 / Concessions £12

Full time students and U18s £3


The concert is sponsored by Bulley Davey


Conductor        Paul Hilliam

Piano                Anne Bolt


Programme


Mozart                Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466

Mahler                Symphony No.5


The Rutland Sinfonia returns to Oundle in May to perform Mahler’s mighty Fifth Symphony - you may well have heard our performance of Mahler’s First Symphony in Oundle two seasons ago. Like a number of other fifth symphonies by well known composers such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, Mahler's Fifth Symphony moves from dark tragedy in minor keys at the start to blazing triumph in major keys in its closing bars. In this symphony Mahler explores emotional extremes starting with a first movement Funeral March, but the most famous movement is the Adagietto for harp and strings.

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor starts this concert, with Anne Bolt joining us again as soloist. The concerto was first performed in 1785 with Mozart himself as the soloist.


Anne Bolt was born in Leicestershire and returned to her home area in 2001, having studied at the University of Oxford, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Indiana University in America. She  is now Head of Piano at Oakham School.


A retiring collection will be taken for 'Shine'.


DOCS+ Three Identical Strangers (12A)

DOCS+ Three Identical Strangers

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Wednesday 15 May 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema dOCs+ series presents


THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (12A)


Wednesday 15th May (7.30pm)


Fletton House, Oundle

Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, PE8 4JA


Director:  Tim Wardle

Release:  2018

Runtime:  1hr 36min


In 1961 a team of psychiatrists led by Peter Neubauer worked with an adoption agency in the United States to split up a set of identical triplet boys, born to a teenage girl, and place them with families from different socio-economic backgrounds; they wanted to know how three boys with identical DNA would be affected by being brought up in different environments.  This documentary by British film director Tim Wardle traces the extraordinary lives of the triplets, who knew nothing of one another until being reunited by chance at the age of 19.


‘That old adage of truth being stranger than fiction has never been more apt, nor so artfully explored, as in Tim Wardle's fascinating documentary.’

Nikki Baughan, The List


Post-film general discussion.



Echoes of the Plantagenets

Echoes of the Plantagenets

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Saturday 25 May 20197:00pm Book Now (ALL SEATING IS NON-ALLOCATED)


Echoes of the Plantagenets


recreating Fotheringhay’s rich musical heritage

       

Saturday 25 May 2019 at 7pm              


Church of St Mary and All Saints

Fotheringhay PE8 5HZ


Tickets: £25 / £20 (restricted view) - both non-allocated seating


Ticket only admission - please purchase in advance to avoid disappointment.

This special concert promises to provide a magical experience!


-  Acclaimed Cambridge Academic and Choral Director Dr

David Skinner

conducts his new vocal ensemble The Alamire Scholars

assembled from the very cream of Cambridge’s young vocal talent                                        

-  James Parsons plays the Wingfield ‘Early English’ organ  

-  redoubtable and entertaining historian Dr David Starkey paints the scene


Together they seek to rediscover Fotheringhay’s rich musical heritage.

Fotheringhay Church draws visitors from all over the world!

Impressive as it is, the building is now just a fragment of an impressive royal establishment nurtured by the Dukes of York. By the 1440’s, Fotheringhay was a College of Singing Priests, living in a large, well-appointed College. Their community included eight singing men and thirteen choir boys.

Music at the College must have been impressive and there were two organs. Composers who lived there or visited included Hugh Aston, Richard Davy and Christopher Tye. Later, Fotheringhay and Oundle schoolmaster John Sadler collected these composers’ key works in his PartBooks (now in the Bodleian Library).


Hear these remarkable compositions, in glorious polyphonic blend, on 25 May!

And in the second half – revel in the richly expressive choral compositions of our great English muses Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, dating from the 16th century when, after St Mary’s College Fotheringhay College had been disbanded (thanks to Henry VIII’s reforms!), church music composers were required to write in English – for fear of the Tower of London!

A special feature of this special concert will be James’s organ solos, played on a small organ just like the organs of mediaeval Fotheringhay. We are thrilled to be hosting a residency of the Wingfield Organ, on loan from the Royal College of Organists; it is precisely modelled upon surviving pieces of a 16th century instrument found in Suffolk – high pitched and hauntingly beautiful in tone.

Eminent historian Dr David Starkey should prove an added attraction, as he paints the scene in his inimitable sparky style!

Join us for an unusual and memorable evening.


Proceeds from the concert go to the church.





The Happy Prince (15)

The Happy Prince

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Sunday 2 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


THE HAPPY PRINCE (15)


Sunday 2nd June (7.30pm)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Cast:  Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

Director:  Rupert Everett

Release:  2018

1hr 45min


The last days of Oscar Wilde - and the ghosts that haunted them - are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett's directorial debut. Everett gives a career-defining performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.


‘Everett’s movie is expertly interspersed with flashbacks to Wilde’s great days.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Sunday 9 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (12A)


Sunday 9th June (7.30pm)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Cast:  Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee

Director:  Bryan Singer

Release:  2018

Runtime: 2hr 14min


Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, its music and its extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most loved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through its iconic songs and revolutionary sound, its near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and its triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid. Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music, in the process cementing the legacy of a band that was always more like a family and which continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music-lovers to this day.


‘The music sequences in this drama (especially the Live Aid performance) are electrifying, and Malek is magnetic...’

Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media


Victoria Hislop: Those Who Are Loved

Victoria Hislop: Those Who Are Loved

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Monday 17 Jun 20197:45pm Book Now (£1 off early bird till 10th June)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Victoria Hislop


Those Who Are Loved


Monday, 17th June


St Peter's Church

North Street, PE8 4AL


Tickets: £8/£6

£1 off early bird till 10th June


Those Who Are Loved is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars.


Themis is part of a family bitterly divided by politics and, as a young woman, her fury with those who have collaborated with the Nazis, drives her to fight for the communists.


Themis is eventually imprisoned on the notorious islands of exile, Makronisos and Trikeri, and has to make a life or death decision. She is proud of having fought, but for the rest of her life is haunted by some of her actions. Forty years after the end of the civil war, she finally achieves catharsis.


Victoria Hislop sheds light on the complexity of Greece’s traumatic past and weaves it into the dynamic tale of a woman who is both hero and villain, and her lifelong fight for justice.

Her first novel, The Island, held the number one slot in the Sunday Times paperback charts for eight consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies worldwide. It won the Richard & Judy Summer Read competition.


Other books include The Return, The Thread, The Last Dance and other Stories, The Sunrise and Cartes Postales from Greece. Victoria Hislop's last book, Cartes Postales from Greece, is fiction illustrated with photographs. It was a Sunday Times bestseller and one of the biggest-selling books of 2016.


Raynor Winn, The Salt Path

Raynor Winn, The Salt Path

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Saturday 22 Jun 20197:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 15th June)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Raynor Winn


The Salt Path


Saturday, 22nd June, at 7:45pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

North Street, PE8 4AL


Tickets: £8/£6 (Early bird, £1 off till 15th June)


The remarkable and life-affirming true story of one couple’s 630-mile journey around the South West Coast Path. The Salt Path is a beautiful, powerfully honest and deeply moving memoir about overcoming adversity, the redemptive qualities of walking and nature, about survival, the meaning of ‘home’ and above all, about love.

In one devastating week, Raynor and her husband Moth lost their home of 20 years, just as a terminal diagnosis threatened to take away their future together. With nowhere else to go, they decided to walk the South West Coast Path: a 630-mile sea-swept trail from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.


This ancient, wind-battered landscape strips them of every comfort they had previously known. With very little money for food or shelter, Raynor and Moth carry only the essentials for survival on their backs.

This book gives insight to one woman’s journey that spans not only the entire South West Coast Path, but also an emotional journey of redemption. In The Salt Path, Raynor Winn allows us to discover the healing powers found in nature and the simple act of walking forward.


Shortlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book 2018

Now a Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller.


Music for a Summer's Evening, Burghley House

Music for a Summer's Evening, Burghley House

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Wednesday 26 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Music School presents


Music for a Summer's Evening


Wednesday 26th June


Performance:


6:30pm for 7:30pm start


Burghley House, Stamford



We are thrilled to return to Burghley for one of our best nights of the year. Through celebrating and focusing on our talented leavers, we feature many ensembles and music most appropriate to the setting of this resplendent House.


Schola Cantorum and members of the Chamber Orchestra will be appearing, along with members of the OSJOs who will set the scene and pace in the Courtyard on entry.


Bach: Brandenburg No.3


Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto


Marcello: Oboe Concerto


A moment from Hayden's Creation


Romance: Svendsen's


Weber: Concertino


Tickets:


£15 including drinks.


Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Golf and Treasure Hunt

Golf and Treasure Hunt

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Thursday 4 Jul 20196:00pm Book Now

Oundle Fringe Festival presents


Golf and Treasure Hunt Competition


6pm Oundle Golf Club

Benefield Rd, PE8 4EZ


Competition entry fee: £2.50 per person


BBQ: £10 Adult / £7.50 Child


A golfing treasure hunt with a difference for teams of two with a BBQ half way round.


When buying tickets please choose entry fee per person plus the number of adult/child BBQ accordingly.



Festivals' Ceilidh

Festivals' Ceilidh

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Thursday 4 Jul 20198:15pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival and Oundle Fringe Festival present


Festivals’ Ceilidh


Thursday 4 July


8.15pm Victoria Hall

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:  


£8 in adv / £9 on the door / £6 u17


We join forces with Oundle Fringe Festival to get the 2019 festivals off to a rousing start. If you are not sure of the moves, don’t worry, an expert caller will make sure your arms and feet go in the right direction! So don your kilts, take your partners ready to Strip the Willow and join the reel!


The Ronnie Scott's 60th Anniversary Tour

The Ronnie Scott's 60th Anniversary Tour

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Friday 5 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now


Oundle International Festival presents


The Ronnie Scott's 60th Anniversary Tour


The Ronnie Scott's Story


Friday 5 July


7.30pm Stahl Theatre

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:  £22 & £19.50 adult / £6 u17 (ID may be requested)


Following their sell-out performance in 2017, we are delighted to welcome back the Ronnie Scotts’ All Stars to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of perhaps the world's most iconic music venue. Led by the club's musical director, James Pearson, the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, take you on a musical tour of the history of this incredible institution.


Featuring music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, the show includes projected images and video footage, tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians and police raids. ....


The Ronnie Scott’s Story is a glimpse into this unique world and its incredible history.


Outstanding players ... they’re a joy to listen to The Observer


Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm


Supported by Penelope Escombe


A Passion for Opera: The Duchess and the Georgian Stage

A Passion for Opera: The Duchess and the Georgian Stage

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Saturday 6 Jul 20192:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival in association with Boughton House presents


A Passion for Opera: The Duchess and the Georgian Stage


Saturday 6 July


Boughton House

Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 1BJ


2pm-3.30pm Symposium


5pm-9.30pm Tours, reception and concert


Tickets:


£50 (includes house and exhibition tour, champagne reception and concert)

£55 (also includes the symposium, tea and cake, tours, reception& concert)

£10 (symposium only including tea and cake)


An exclusive black tie event, hosted by the Duke of Buccleuch, in the magnificent surroundings of Boughton House.


Guided visits to the house and a pre-opening preview of the summer exhibition are followed by a champagne and canapés before the concert by the rising stars of Opera Prelude and an ensemble of leading period instrument specialists. The performance is built around Domenico Corri’s extraordinary 1810 bel canto singing manual dedicated to Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch, and offers a rare opportunity to discover hidden treasures of eighteenth-century Italian opera unearthed from the Montagu Music collection alongside familiar favourites by Mozart and Rossini.


From 2pm a separate symposium explores the musical life of Elizabeth and her family within the context of London’s opera scene, which will reveal some extraordinary archival discoveries.


Presented in association with Boughton House www.boughtonhouse.co.uk


ShooShooBaby, The Great Cabaret Safari

ShooShooBaby, The Great Cabaret Safari

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Saturday 6 Jul 20198:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


ShooShooBaby


The Great Cabaret Safari


Saturday 6 July


8pm Stahl Theatre

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:  £16 adult / £6 u17 (ID may be requested)


Ladies and Gentlemen, hold on to your top hats, The Great Cabaret Safari is coming to Oundle! Expect water-tight harmonising on a wonderful array of original cabaret songs with music from composers including Verdi, Ed Sheeran, The Proclaimers and Ennio Morricone. The musical saw, the zither, the Indian harmonium and the kazoo are just a few of the instruments that feature in this eclectic and witty show. The “effortlessly funny” ShooShooBaby have earned a reputation for their excellent singing and musicianship and their show been appreciated all over the world.


"What sets ShooShooBaby apart is their musical wit and superb harmony... A sheer delight. tight, clever and totally enjoyable" The Scotsman


Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm


14th Annual T S Eliot Festival

14th Annual T S Eliot Festival

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Sunday 7 Jul 201910:30am Book Now

14th Annual T S Eliot Festival


Sunday, 7th July


10:30am - 4:30pm


Little Gidding

Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 5RJ


Tickets:

General £40

TS Member/Friend of Little Gidding £30

Students £20


“If you came this way…”


T S ELIOT AT LITTLE GIDDING


An inspirational day of talks, readings, and discussions near the dull façade, and the tombstone—all made famous by

Eliot’s great poem.


The annual Little Gidding Lecture, sponsored by the T S Eliot International Summer School, will be delivered by Robert Von Hallberg, Professor of English Language and Literature at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.


Michael Hrebeniak, college lecturer at Wolfson and Magdalene, Cambridge, will talk about “The Epoch of Space: The Waste Land as Collage”.


Mary Ann Lund, Associate Professor in Renaissance English Literature at the University of Leicester, will present, “Meditating on Little Gidding, Part 1”.


An annual tradition continues: ‘My favourite Eliot’, with contributions from the audience.


The programme concludes with Ali Smith reading “Little Gidding.” Sebastian Barry has described Smith, the author of ten novels and five collections of short stories, as “Scotland’s Nobel laureate-in-waiting.”


The Festival takes place in the garden of Ferrar House at Little Gidding, in Cambridgeshire. In addition to the programme of Eliot-related events, morning coffee, a two-course buffet lunch, and afternoon tea will be served. Doors open at 10:30am, and the Festival concludes at 4:30pm.


For information about tickets, please visit littlegidding.org.uk/eliotfestival

Fringe Festival Quiz

Fringe Festival Quiz

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Sunday 7 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Fringe Festival presents


Fringe Festival Quiz


Sunday 7th July


7.30pm Queen Victoria Hall

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:

£5 in advance / £6 on the door


Test your music and literary knowledge!


Come with friends or join a table on the night.


Bring your own bar, nibbles provided.



Lunchtime Recital, George Garnett, percussion

Lunchtime Recital, George Garnett, percussion

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Monday 8 Jul 20191:00pm Book Now (Buy 3 + Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Oundle International Festival presents


Lunchtime Recital


George Garnett percussion


Monday 8 July


1.00pm St Peter’s Church

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets:  £6.50 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


Opening our lunchtime recital series is George Garnett, winner of the coveted title of Oundle Young Musician of the Year 2018. George, who is the youngest musician ever to have won the title, studies at the Royal Academy of Music and is looking forward to a musical career.


His programme – the first percussion recital in the lunchtime series – includes music specially written for marimba, vibraphone and snare drum by Mark Glentworth, Eric Sammut and Eugene Novotney.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Supported by Francis and Rachel Terry


Wagner Wrap! Quentin Thomas & Alec Hone

Wagner Wrap! Quentin Thomas & Alec Hone

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Monday 8 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Wagner Wrap!

Quentin Thomas & Alec Hone


Monday 8th July


7.30pm Oundle School Chapel

Milton Road, PE8 4AB


Tickets: £16 adult / £6 u17


Quentin Thomas and Alec Hone formed a now legendary duet partnership a few years ago. THJose who have heard them know that their virtuosic and enthusiastic playing is jaw-droppingly brilliant.  


They will perform a wide variety of four-hands repertoire for both one and two pianos including works by Wagner, Bach, Schumann and Liszt, and many others besides!

Book early!


The Kawai concert grand for this evening’s performance has kindly been sponsored by Coach House Pianos


Performance ends approximately at 9.30pm


Lunchtime Recital, Jeremy Filsell, organ

Lunchtime Recital, Jeremy Filsell, organ

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Tuesday 9 Jul 20191:00pm Book Now (Buy 3+ Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Oundle International Festival presents


Lunchtime Recital


Jeremy Filsell organ


Tuesday 9 July


1.00pm  Oundle School Chapel

Milton Road, PE8 4AB


Tickets:  £6.50 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


From April 2019 Jeremy Filsell is Director of Music at the world-famous St Thomas’ Church 5th Avenue, New York and we are delighted to welcome him to Oundle both as a tutor on the Oundle for Organists summer school and as a performer.


This recital is built around the French organist and composer Gaston Litaize’s Messe de la Toussaint and also features works by Buxtehude and Francis Pott.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


The Handlebards, Much Ado About Nothing

The Handlebards, Much Ado About Nothing

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Tuesday 9 Jul 20196:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


The HandleBards

Much Ado About Nothing


Tuesday 9th July


6.30 Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden, PE8 5AT


Tickets:

£39 Family ticket (two adults & two children)

£16 adult / £6 u17


The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Join their all-male troupe in the atmospheric setting of Lyveden for a bicycle-powered production like none other of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. In typical HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter when a group of soldiers returns from the war to a household in Messina causing the kindling of new love interests and the re-kindling of old rivalries. There’s plotting, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty.


This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!


We perform whatever the weather: a performance will only be cancelled on Health & Safety grounds, judgement of which lies with the event management team on the day.


Performance ends at approximately 8.30pm


In association with National Trust


Down County Boys Show

Down County Boys Show

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Tuesday 9 Jul 20197:00pm Book Now

Oundle Fringe Festival presents


Down County Boys Show


Tuesday, 9th July


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:

£8 advance sales / £9 on the door


7pm Young Performers A chance to introduce young local

performers to the big stage.


8pm Irene Rae Local girl, “The one to watch” (Maverick Magazine) with a new album “The Light Games”


9pm Down County Boys Ray Duffy brings one of the finest

Bluegrass bands to Oundle.

Lunchtime Recital, Bo Lyu, piano

Lunchtime Recital, Bo Lyu, piano

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Wednesday 10 Jul 20191:00pm Book Now (Buy 3+ Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Oundle International Festival presents


Lunchtime Recital


Bo Lyu  piano


Wednesday 10 July


1.00pm St Peter’s Church

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets:  £6.50 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


The first of two recitals featuring students from the Royal Academy of Music is given by young Chinese pianist, Bo Lyu who is already making a name for himself on the international stage.


First prize winner of the 2018 Norah Sande Award, Bo’s programme will include Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata and  Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes as well as music by Bartok and Mompou.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Supported by Ewan and Jenny Harper


The Bach Walk - Martin Baker, organ & David Goode, organ

The Bach Walk - Martin Baker, organ & David Goode, organ

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Wednesday 10 Jul 20195:45pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


THE BACH WALK


Martin Baker (Fotheringhay) organ

David Goode (Woodnewton) organ


Wednesday 10th July


5.45pm - 10.30pm WOODNEWTON / FOTHERINGHAY

St Mary's Church Woodnewton, Main Street, PE8 5EB

St Mary's Church Fotheringhay, PE8 5HZ


TICKETS:

£35 walk, supper and concerts

£20 walk and concerts

£10 early or late concert only


5.45pm Meet at The White Swan, Woodnewton

Walk to Fotheringhay

7.00pm Concert in St Mary’s Church, Fotheringhay

7.30pm Walk back to Woodnewton

8.15pm Supper at The White Swan

10.00pm Late-night, candlelit concert in

St Mary’s Church, Woodnewton


Inspired by J S Bach’s 560 mile round trip walk to hear Buxtehude play the organ, we invite you to join us on our annual, shorter and more gentle stroll between two of East Northamptonshire’s beautiful villages. Supper tickets include a delicious two-course meal (food only) at The White Swan.


We are delighted to welcome two outstanding organists, Martin

Baker and David Googe, who are also tutors on the Oundle for

Organists course. They will present contrasting programmes to

reflect the qualities of each instrument including Bach, Buxtehude and improvisation in Fotheringhay, with Mendelssohn, Parry and Schumann in Woodnewton. The walk will continue whatever the weather!


Evening ends at approximately 10.30pm


Sponsored by Nene Living

Lunchtime Recital, Yoanna Prodanova & Mihai Ritivoiu

Lunchtime Recital,  Yoanna Prodanova & Mihai Ritivoiu

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Thursday 11 Jul 20191:00pm Book Now (Buy 3+ Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Oundle International Festival presents


Lunchtime Recital


Yoanna Prodanova cello

Mihai Ritivoiu piano


Thursday 11th July


1.00pm ST PETER’S CHURCH

Church Street, PE8 4EE


TICKETS: £6.50 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


The second of our two Royal Academy of Music recitals is given by the young Bulgarian cellist, Yoanna Prodanova and Romanian pianist Mihai Ritivoiu, both already regular international prize winners and performers.


Their programme will include Fauré’s Elegie, Janáček’s Pohádka and Shostakovich’s passionate and virtuosic Sonata for Cello and Piano.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm

Supported by Ewan and Jenny Harper

Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

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Thursday 11 Jul 20195:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Gansta Granny

David Walliams, adapted by David Kerby-Kendall


Thursday 11th July


5.00pm Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Rd, PE8 5PB


Tickets:  

£39 Family ticket (two adults & two children)

£16 adult / £6 u17


Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber, fed up with spending his Friday nights at his Granny’s. All she wants to do is play scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun! Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret… Ben’s Granny is an international jewel thief and she needs his help to pull off her biggest heist yet: stealing the crown jewels!


This family-friendly open-air theatre event is a highlight of the diary for of all ages. Bring your picnic and low-backed chairs or rugs - no seating provided. There will be a selection of food and drink available in the Kingfisher Cafe.


Running time (approx): 2h (including 15 minute interval)

All ages welcome


Performance ends at approximately 7.00pm


We perform whatever the weather: a performance will only be cancelled on Health & Safety grounds, judgement of which lies with the event management team on the day.


Pay & Display car parking available


In association with Barnwell Country Park


Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

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Thursday 11 Jul 20198:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening


Thursday 11th July


8pm Stahl Theatre

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:

£22/£19.50 adult, £6 U17


Musicians from Northumberland, Scotland, Ireland and England

invoke the dark, powerful, shamanic sounds of Ancient

Northumbria. Inspiration comes from the wild, dramatic, weatherbitten countryside along Hadrian’s Wall. In a welcome return to Oundle, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening bring some of the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs to life, intermingling them with new material and binding it all together with contemporary resonance and attitude.


Kathryn is the world’s foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She is joined by Cormac Byrne (percussion), Joe Truswell (drums), Kate Young (fiddle, voice), Amy Thatcher (accordion, synths, voice, clog dancing) and Kieran Szifris (octave mandolin).


Performance ends at approximately 10.00pm

Lunchtime Recital, Bethany Peck & Alec Hone

Lunchtime Recital, Bethany Peck & Alec Hone

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Friday 12 Jul 20191:00pm Book Now (Buy 3 + Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Oundle International Festival presents


Lunchtime Recital


Bethany Peck trombone

Alec Hone piano


Friday 12th July


1 pm Oundle School Chapel

Milton Road, PE8 4AB


TICKETS:

£6.50 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


Born into a musical family, it was almost inevitable that Bethany Peck would pursue music studies. After Oundle School, she is now a student at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and is also Principal Trombone of the City of Cardiff Championship Brass Band.                      


Bethany’s programme will include Weber’s Romance and the Sonatine by Jacques Castérède. Be prepared to be blown away!


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Supported by Kate Wishart

The Big Bach Project, James McVinnie, piano

The Big Bach Project, James McVinnie, piano

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Friday 12 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


The Big Bach Project


James McVinnie piano


Friday, 12th July


7.30pm Oundle School Chapel

Milton Road, PE8 4AB


Tickets: £16 adult / £6 U17


James McVinnie is a rare creature in that he is both an organist and a concert pianist of international reputation. He has been a regular tutor on Oundle for Organists, and enjoys a career which takes him to the world’s greatest concert halls. This year we present him as pianist as he embarks on an ambitious five-year project to play all the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach.


Launching his Big Bach Project at the 2019 Festival, he begins this amazing undertaking with the Prelude & Fugue in B minor BWV 869 which closes book one of the Well-tempered Clavier, as well as the French Suite No 5 and the French Overture in B Minor BWV 831.


Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm

Party at the Wharf, Starring Abbamania

Party at the Wharf, Starring Abbamania

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Saturday 13 Jul 20195:00pm Book Now (Discount till 22nd June )

Oundle International Festival presents



Party at the Wharf


Starring Abbamania


Saturday 13 July


Oundle Wharf

Station Rd, PE8 4DE



2.00pm   Set up your gazebo pitch (if applicable)

4.00pm   Gates open

5.00pm   Let the fun begin!

10.45pm The party's over... till next year!


Tickets:        


In advance if booked by 22 June 2019: £19 Adult / £10 u17*

In advance from 23 June 2019: £22.50 Adult / £12.50 u17*

On the day (if available): £25 Adult / £15 u17*


U12s free but must be booked and accompanied by a paying adult.


All under 17s must be booked and accompanied by a paying adult.


Gazebo sites (3mx3m) limited availability:

£75 for site and 2 Adult tickets




Join us for Oundle’s “party of the year” - a fantastic evening of music and fun under the stars. Whether you just want to relax with friends, enjoy your own picnic, visit one of the food stalls or let the kids enjoy some of the extra entertainments, the Wharf is the place to be. A bar stocked with drinks, including beers from Nene Valley Brewery will also be ready to serve.


This year we are proud to give star billing to ABBAMANIA, the ultimate ABBA tribute band, featuring all of ABBA’s most memorable hits including Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Take a Chance, Money Money Money, Chiquitita, Voulez Vous and The Winner Takes it All, to name but a few. They are supported by Funk Soul Brother who offer a slick and sophisticated performance of iconic songs from the likes of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin through to modern classics by Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk. Other support acts are the popular local band Acoustic Supper Club, and local start-up band, Likuid Lemon will feature from 5pm.


Supported by Nene Valley Brewery and Tap & Kitchen



PAW

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!

Terry Waite: Travels with a Primate

Terry Waite: Travels with a Primate

Book Tickets

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.