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Opera Gala

Opera Gala

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Sunday, 5th March 2017, 15:00Book Now
City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with Peterborough Opera are proud to present:

Spring Opera Gala

Sunday 5th March, at 3pm

Voyager Concert Hall, Mountsteven Ave., Walton, PE4 6HX

Tickets: Full £12.50, Concession £10.50, Accompanied schoolchildren FREE

GLAMOUR AND PASSION.

What could be more glamorous than a night at the opera? Well, perhaps an afternoon at the opera in the company of the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra (CPSO) and Peterborough Opera (Director Kate Wishart) under the baton of Steve Bingham! One of the most exciting collaborations in Peterborough’s music scene is set to offer a wonderful concert of operatic favourites accompanied by full orchestra - a first for Peterborough.

An Opera Gala can only scratch the surface of the wonderful world of opera, but this concert certainly travels!

Starting with the grandeur of Wagner’s Mastersingers, an opera about the strength and solidity of renaissance German society, we move on to perhaps the most famous opera of all, Carmen, a story of forbidden love, passion and obsession set in Spain round Seville.

Then let’s move to Italy for excerpts from a comedy of manners, with glorious music delightfully pointing up a hilarious and absurd story highlighting human frailty exposed by worldly wisdom. And then to perhaps the greatest of operatic composers, Verdi, the Italian composer of famous songs known by so many people who don’t always know where they came from.

Even this selection travels! First we go to Egypt and the opera Aida, represented by the famous Grand March. Then back to Italy, with a complex voice ensemble covering three simultaneous conversations about misguided love, planned revenge and downright skulduggery - it must be heard to be believed!. Lastly, we return to Spain for the famous anvil’s chorus, a lighter interval in a story of mistaken identity and grim retribution.

Opera has it all, and we are delighted to showcase for you some of the very best of it. Don’t miss it!

An Author Event with Miriam Halahmy: The Emergency Zoo

An Author Event with Miriam Halahmy: The Emergency Zoo

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Saturday, 11th March 2017, 14:30Book Now
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

An Author Event with Miriam Halahmy: The Emergency Zoo

Saturday, 11th March, 2:30pm

The Great Hall, New Street, Oundle, PE8 4GH

Recommended for 7 - 12 year olds.

Miriam is an experienced writer and poet whose work has been met with great praise. She has published four novels and three collections of poetry, as well as short stories and education resources. Her young-adult novel, Hidden, was a Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week and nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

Miriam leads creative writing workshops and is a frequent guest at literary festivals, conferences, schools and universities in the UK and on the Continent.

Her latest novel, The Emergency Zoo, was published in May 2016 and is inspired by real events during the Second World War, when around 750,000 pets were destroyed at the start of the war. When twelve-year-old Tilly and her best friend Rosy find out that their pets will be taken to the vet to be put down, they decide to take action. The two girls come up with the idea of hiding them in the woods and when other children find out and start bringing their pets, their secret den turns into an emergency zoo.This is a touching tale of courage, resourcefulness and camaraderie in desperate times, as well as a stirring defence of animal welfare. A lovely, emotional book.

Miriam is based in London.

This event is sponsored by Oundle Veterinary Surgery.

An Evening with Matt Dickinson

An Evening with Matt Dickinson

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Saturday, 11th March 2017, 19:30Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 4th March)
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

An Evening with Matt Dickinson, award-winning writer and filmmaker.

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 19:30

The Great Hall, Oundle, PE8 4GH

Matt Dickinson is best known for his award winning novels and his documentary work for National Geographic Television, Discovery Channel, Channel 4 and the BBC.

Matt was one of the climbers caught in the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. In the pre-monsoon Everest season of 1996, amid the worst weather conditions on record, Dickinson made a successful ascent of Mount Everest's notorious North Face, with Alan Hinkes, Britain's foremost high-altitude climber.

He became one of the first British film-makers to film on the summit and return alive, and his film called Summit Fever has now been seen by more than twenty million people worldwide. It is acclaimed as a compelling story of human triumph and disaster. His written account of the same expedition, The Death Zone, has been published to critical acclaim in more than fifteen different countries.

Recently Matt has started writing fiction for teenage readers. His debut thriller series Mortal Chaos was well received by critics and readers alike. Matt has followed this up with The Everest Files, a dramatic and popular trilogy set on the world’s highest mountain. Lie Kill Walk Away is his latest teen thriller. When he’s not writing, Matt tours the UK, speaking at schools and colleges and inspiring a new generation of adventurers.

Rutland Sinfonia - Anniversary Celebration!

Rutland Sinfonia - Anniversary Celebration!

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Saturday, 11th March 2017, 19:30Book Now
Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, 11th March 2017

19:30 - 21:30

Oakham School Chapel, Oakham

Paul Hilliam - Conductor

Barry Collett - Conductor*

Eduardo Vassallo - Cello

Diego Vassallo - Violin

Peter Davis - Organ

Programme

Weber- Euryanthe Overture*
Brahms - Double Concerto for violin and cello
Holst - A Fugal Overture
Elgar - Sursum Corda*
Elgar - Air de Ballet* (First performance since 1882)
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture*

For the Sinfonia's 40th Anniversary Concert in March, Eduardo Vassallo (our Musical Patron) is joined by his son Diego for a special performance of the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello by Brahms.

We are delighted that Barry Collett, the Rutland Sinfonia's founding conductor will also be taking part in the concert, conducting music by the composer most associated with the Sinfonia, Sir Edward Elgar. The programme features one of Elgar's early works, 'Air de Ballet', previously listed as 'lost' and which has not been performed since 1882! 'Sursum Corda' was written for a special service to welcome the future George V to Worcester Cathedral and is scored for strings, brass and organ.

The concert begins with Weber's Overture to his opera 'Euryanthe' which was first performed in 1823, includes Holst's brilliant 'A Fugal Overture' and ends with 'Cockaigne', Elgar's ebullient depiction of Edwardian London.

dOCs+ Almost Holy (15)

dOCs+ Almost Holy

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 19:45Book Now
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ALMOST HOLY (15)

Wednesday, 15th March, 7:45pm

Fletton House, Fletton Way, PE8 4JA

Director: Steve Hoover
Runtime: 1hr 36min

The fall of the Soviet Union left Ukraine in social and political upheaval, with little hope. However, Gennadiy Mokhnenko, a pastor and civic leader from Mariupol, tried to solve some of its problems by ‘abducting’ homeless, drug-addicted kids from the streets of his city and rehabilitating them through the children’s home he founded called Pilgrim Republic. Thanks to this and Mokhnenko’s quasi-vigilante approach to sorting out local drug dealers, the city has improved immeasurably over the years.

‘A compelling study of a controversial Ukrainian pastor whose forceful approach borders on vigilantism.’ Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Friday Night with the Jazz Bands at Elton

Friday Night with the Jazz Bands at Elton

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Friday, 17th March 2017, 19:30Book Now
Friday Night with the Jazz Bands at Elton

Friday 17th March

This needs little introduction other than encouragement to pick up the phone and order tickets as soon as possible for they sell out rapidly!

Venue
Highgate Hall, Elton

Performance
7.30pm

Tickets
£10 (includes a glass of wine and canapés)

MISP - Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher

MISP - Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher

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Saturday, 18th March 2017, 20:00Book Now (Closed)
Music in Special Places

Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher

Saturday, 18th March 2017, 8pm

St Peter’s Church, Oundle, PE8 4EE

Northumbrian piper and composer Kathryn Tickell performs with her long-time collaborator Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). Evocative slow airs that could break your heart move seamlessly into rapid-fire jigs and reels. Amy’s clog steps provide a joyous percussive element. A very special evening is in store with this sparkling duo.

Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes. She is a composer, performer, educator and recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She has released 15 of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, Penguin Café Orchestra, Jon Lord, Evelyn Glennie, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and many others. In 2015 she was awarded the OBE for services to folk music.

Amy Thatcher is an accordionist and clog dancer who has worked with Kathryn on various projects including ‘JigHop’ a multi-genre spectacular commissioned for the 2012 Olympics celebrations. Amy is also a member of The Shee and The Monster Ceilidh Band.

I can’t remember feeling so exhilarated by such a match of music and landscape. Richard Morrison, The Times

Sponsored by Just Lets

Kathryn’s musical exuberance and regional rootedness endow her music with originality, power and joy. Songlines

Tickets

£14/ £12 concessions / £4 under 18

Tables - £10 each

15th February UPDATE:

Tables and tickets have now been sold out!

However, we have got a waiting list for both, so please do contact us on 01832 274734 and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Sunday, 19th March 2017, 18:00Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (12A)

Sunday, 19th March, 6pm

Stahl Theatre, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
Director: David Yates
Release: 2016
Runtime:2hr 13 min

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. The year is 1926 and Newt has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds...

‘This highly entertaining twist on jazz-age America breathes fresh life into the Potter franchise - and, with its themes of society divided and the persecution of minorities, the film finds itself to be perfectly timed.’ Wendy Ide, Observer

Fish Eye

Fish Eye

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Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 19:45Book Now
Fish Eye

Confessions of a Super Snooper

21st March. Post-show discussion

by Daniel Jamieson

Pam’s already got a low opinion of her neighbours. So when someone pinches her Elizabethan sideboard, it’s all-out war: she becomes a one-woman MI6, ramping up her operation from curtain twitching to spy cameras hidden in hand-knitted novelties. But what Pam unearths is what she already suspects - that everyone around her is a thief, a pervert or a terrorist...

Join Pam as she lets you in on her covert operations. Let her amuse, intrigue and bewilder you as she shares her tale of nosiness gone wild...This production features original live music and film projection.

For adults from 14+

Running time
50 minutes. No interval.

Venue
The Stahl Theatre

Performance
7.45pm

Tickets
£12 Adults / £10 Concessions

Write about what You Know

Write about what You Know

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Barnwell Entertainers present

Write about what You Know

A comedy by Paul Gisby

30th & 31st March and 1st April 2017

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start

Barnwell Village Hall, Hemington Rd, PE8 5QD

Tickets: £6

A painfully comic evocation of a writers’ circle where members struggle with a variety of literary forms and with each other.

They meet each month in the local scout hut to discuss their work, exchange tips and seek mutual encouragement.

But closer examination of this disparate group reveals a whirlwind of love affairs, petty jealousy, rivalry and literary one upmanship.

Anthropoid (15)

Anthropoid

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Thursday, 30th March 2017, 19:45Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

ANTHROPOID (15)

Thursday, 30th March, 7:45pm

Stahl Theatre, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Jamie Dorman, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones
Director: Sean Ellis
Release: 2016
Runtime: 2hr

A film based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution. As the Reich's third-in-command after Hitler and Himmler and leader of the occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia, Heydrich’s reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.

‘An intelligent, tough, and gripping movie.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Little Red Riding Hood (Pantomime)

Little Red Riding Hood (Pantomime)

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Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society presents

Little Red Riding Hood (Pantomime)

Catworth Village Hall, Church Road, PE28 0PA

30th and 31st March at 8pm

1st April, matinee at 2:30pm, evening at 8pm

Tickets: Adults £6.50/ U16 £3.50

Cakes, cakes, where are my cakes?’ cries Grannie Hood, one of the cast members of the 2017 CATS Pantomime, Red Riding Hood.

Set in Dark Wood, the story intertwines the Red Riding Hood fairy tale with the Robin Hood fable and is set against a backdrop of a topical baking themed feud between Michelin star chef, Heston Lupus and the delectable Nigella Hood.

Come and see how Nigella thwarts Heston’s plans to dominate the Dark Wood Dessert economy and wince at the yeast addicted and cantankerous Grannie Hood. Watch as Red Riding Hood handles the charms of the Grey Wolf and marvel at the tracking skills of the Dark Wood wolf hunters.

Laugh at the hapless Marcus and Miranda as they try to scheme their way to owning their own restaurant. Join the Dark Wood ramblers as they search for Nigella’s large portions and cheer as Robin Hood and his politically correct merry men evade the nasty Sheriff of Peterborough and fight for the rights of the humble consumer.

Sing along with Alana A Dale’s awful madrigals, groan at the villager’s bad jokes and smile at Gwendolyn’s infernal cheerfulness. With twists and turns, songs, sound effects and wonderful costumes, this original pantomime written by Scott Millington, is a treat for all ages.

Baroque Masterworks at Peterborough Cathedral

Baroque Masterworks at Peterborough Cathedral

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Saturday, 1st April 2017, 19:30Book Now
Peterborough Cathedral presents

Baroque Masterworks

Saturday, 1st April 2017 at 19:30

Peterborough Cathedral, Mister Precincts, PE1 1XS

Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus, with Instruments of Time and Truth, directed by Steven Grahl perform:

Baroque Masterworks

Handel, Coronation Anthems
Vivaldi, Gloria

Tickets:

£20, £15 (U18s half price)

Accompanied disabled people in wheelchairs can obtain tickets at a reduced price by contacting the Oundle Box Office on 01832 274734.

Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

Bridget Jones's Baby

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Thursday, 13th April 2017, 19:45Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

BRIDGET JONES’S BABY (15)

Thursday, 13th April, 7:45pm

Stahl Theatre, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent
Director: Sharon Maguire
Released: 2016
Runtime: 2hr 3min

Bridget has broken up with Mark Darcy, who has remarried. Now in her early forties, she decides to concentrate on her career as a top news producer. However, she falls for the dashing and handsome American, Jack Quant; life couldn't be better. But then Bridget discovers she is pregnant. Who is the father: Jack, or Mark - with whom she had a one-night-stand after Mark announced he was planning to divorce his new wife?

'A solid and satisfying comeback.' Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

dOCs+ Paper Lanterns

dOCs+ Paper Lanterns

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Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 19:45Book Now
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PAPER LANTERNS

Wednesday, 19th April, 7:45pm

Fletton House, Fletton Way, PE8 4JA

Director: Barry Frechette
Release: 2016
Runtime: 1hr

Few people know that among the estimated 140,000 casualties of the devastating bombing of Hiroshima were twelve US bomber crew, captured just days before the attack and held at Military Police Headquarters. For decades, the families of these Americans were never informed as to the fates of their loved ones. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Shigeaki Mori, himself a hibakusha (A-bomb survivor), their names are now part of the Hiroshima Peace Museum. His work has contributed to wider personal and political reconciliation; Paper Lanterns documents Mori’s dream of reaching out to the relatives of these lost airmen.

The Girl on the Train (15)

The Girl on the Train

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Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 19:45Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (15)

Sunday, 23rd April, 7:45pm

Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson
Release: 2016
Runtime: 1hr 52min

Every day divorcee Rachel Watson takes the train to work in New York, and every day the train passes her old house where her ex-husband still lives with his new wife and child. As Rachel attempts to focus on something other than her pain, she starts to watch a couple who live a few houses down. One day, as the train passes, she witnesses a shocking event and consequently becomes embroiled in a missing persons investigation.

‘Retaining the British accent that makes her even more of an outsider in this scary New World, Blunt convinces completely as a drunken fish out of water.’ Mark Kermode, Observer

How to Read Water: An Evening with Tristan Gooley

How to Read Water: An Evening with Tristan Gooley

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Friday, 28th April 2017, 19:45Book Now
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

How to Read Water: An Evening with Tristan Gooley, The Natural Navigator.

Friday, 28th April 2017, 19:45

St Peter's Church, Oundle, PE8 4AL

A must-have book for walkers, sailors, anglers, swimmers, photographers, artists and everyone interested in the natural world, How to Read Water unlocks the hidden secrets of water. Tristan shares knowledge, skills, tips and useful observations from his experiences of wild swimming in Sussex, to canoeing in Borneo to reveal the secrets of ponds, puddles, oceans and more to help you enjoy the landscape, and gives you the skills, tips and observations to help you understand the water around you.

Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling books, The Natural Navigator (2010), The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (2014) and How to Read Water (2016), three of the world’s only books covering natural navigation.

He has appeared on TV and radio programmes in the UK and internationally, including The Today Programme, Night Waves, Countryfile, BBC Stargazing Live, Country Tracks, Ramblings, Open Country, Shipwrecks, The One Show and All Roads Lead Home.

Tristan is a global authority on natural navigation and has led expeditions in five continents and climbed mountains in Europe, Africa and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society.

Julieta (15)

Julieta

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Sunday, 30th April 2017, 19:45Book Now (Subtitled)
Oundle Cinema presents

JULIETA (15)

Sunday, 30th April, 7:45pm

Stahl Theatre, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Released: 2016
Runtime: 1hr 37min

In Spanish with English subtitles

Recently widowed Julieta plans to escape Madrid for a new life in Portugal, but a chance meeting with a childhood friend of her estranged daughter, Antía, turns her plans on their head. Antía has disappeared and so Julieta vows to put aside her grief and do all she can to find her daughter. The more she searches, the more Julieta realises she doesn't really know her daughter at all.

‘Told in flashback over 30 years of guilt and grief, this tender melodrama is Pedro Almodóvar’s best film in a decade.’ Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (12A)

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

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Thursday, 4th May 2017, 19:30Book Now
Peterborough Cathedral presents:

Movie Nights in The Nave

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (12A)

Thursday, 4th May 2017 at 7:30pm

Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts, PE1 1XS

Tickets:

£6 Adults
£4 children (16 and under)
£18 families (2 adults and up to 3 children)

After the success of our Christmas Movie Nights, there’s another chance to watch a film in the spectacular surroundings of the Cathedral Nave.

This time we celebrate ‘May the fourth’ with the most recent entry in the main Star Wars saga on the big screen, so you can catch up with the adventures of Rey, Finn and BB-8 prior to the next installment later this year.

Refreshments will be on available to buy; unrestricted seating.

Keep your eyes open as there may even be some costumed characters lurking around!

Classical Reflection

Classical Reflection

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Saturday, 13th May 2017, 19:00Book Now
Peterborough Cathedral presents

Classical Reflection

Album Launch Concert

Saturday, 13th May 2017 at 19:00

Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts, PE1 1XS

Tickets: Adults £15 / Concession £12

Join us for an evening of music with Peterborough twins and Stars of BBC 1's The Voice, Naomi & Hannah Moxon.

This promises to be a spectacular concert of classical and light opera. Their mesmerising and angelic voices, plus superb special guests, make this a concert not to be missed.

Refreshments will be on sale during the interval; unreserved seating.

Rutland Sinfonia - Vienna Gold

Rutland Sinfonia - Vienna Gold

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Saturday, 13th May 2017, 19:30Book Now
Vienna Gold

Saturday,13th May 2017

19:30 - 21:30

St. Peter's Church, Oundle

Paul Hilliam - Conductor

Freya Goldmark - Violin

Programme

Lehár -Gold and Silver Waltz
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Mahler - Symphony No. 1 'Titan'

Local soloist and rising star, Freya Goldmark, makes her Rutland Sinfonia debut in May with Mendelssohn's ever popularViolin Concerto, premiered in 1845 and considered one of the first Romantic era concertos.

The concert begins by taking us to the Viennese ball to hear Lehár's glittering 'Gold and Silver' waltz and concludes with a performance of the first of Mahler's massive symphonies, originally called 'Titan'. This is a work of great contrasts from the ethereal beginning evoking nature, to the funeral dirge of Frère Jacques on a solo double bass, the lively Scherzo and the heroic finale with the horn section standing with their bells up for extra dramatic effect!

dOCs+ The Eagle Huntress (U)

dOCs+ The Eagle Huntress

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Wednesday, 17th May 2017, 19:45Book Now
dOCs+ at Fletton House

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS (U)

Wednesday, 17th May, 7:45pm

Fletton House, Fletton Way, PE8 4JA

Director: Otto Bell
Release: 2016
Runtime: 1hr 27min

‘Stunning’, ‘Inspiring’, ‘Enchanting’, ‘Thrilling’... just some of the epithets used to characterise The Eagle Huntress. And yes, it is a documentary! Set in the bare and forbidding Mongolian mountains, the film follows a 13-year-old girl’s quest to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Aisholpan fights against tradition, but also to prove herself. It is a story that gives insight into a nomadic society that still has very little in material things and yet has a great sense of self. It is also a story of a golden eagle and its place in between nature and humanity.

‘...one of the most magical stretches of nonfiction filmmaking in recent years.’ Entertainment Weekly

The Light between Oceans (12A)

The Light between Oceans

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Thursday, 1st June 2017, 19:45Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (12A)

Thursday, 1st June, 7:45pm

Stahl Theatre, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Release: 2016
Runtime: 2hr 13min

Tom is a World War I veteran who maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant is washed ashore in a rowing boat. They decide to keep the child and bring it up as their own. The unfolding story behind the child’s arrival forces Tom and Isabel to make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people.

‘Unashamedly and even ruthlessly sentimental, this film tugs away at your heartstrings like it’s ringing in the new year.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Caprice Duo: Helen Smith & Ben Smith

Caprice Duo: Helen Smith & Ben Smith

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Friday, 2nd June 2017, 19:30Book Now
Music in Special Places

Caprice Duo

Helen Smith (violin) & Ben Smith (accordion)

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 7:30pm

The Barn, Thorpe Castle House, Thorpe Waterville, NN14 3ED

Caprice Duo plays all kinds of cafe music including tangos, musette walzes, folk dances and cafe favourites from around Europe and beyond. You will recognise almost every tune (but probably only know the names of a few).

In the glorious setting of The Old Barn at Thorpe Castle house, this really is a special place to enjoy an early summer glass of wine while listening to music which will bring a smile to your face and a tap to your toe!

Tickets

£14/ £12 concessions / £4 under 18

Queen of Katwe (PG)

Queen of Katwe

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Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 19:45Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

QUEEN OF KATWE (PG)

Wednesday, 7th June, 7:45pm

Stahl Theatre, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga
Director: Mira Nair
Release: 2016
Runtime: 2hr 4min

Queen of Katwe is the colourful, true story of a 10-year-old girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world changes rapidly when she is introduced to the game of chess. Life for Phiona Mutesi’s family is a constant struggle. When she meets Robert Katende, a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated and immediately shows potential. Recognising her natural aptitude and the fighting spirit she has inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor Phiona, but her mother is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed.

‘If you want to see film stardom look as easy as laughter, watch Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo in Queen of Katwe. The twosome give Mira Nair’s rainbow-toned pick-me-up about a young Ugandan chess prodigy exactly the magnetic charge it needs to stick.’ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

The Toll

The Toll

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Friday, 9th June 2017, 19:45Book Now
The Toll

9th June

By Luke Wright

After the Fringe First-winning success of What I Learned from Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright is back with a stunning new spoken word show - The Toll.

Fresh from supporting John Cooper Clarke on tour, Wright is here to subject the English language to a series of degrading yet delightful tricks, all for your amusement.

The poems in The Toll tour the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain. They struggle with doubt, duty and a score of half-cut nights spent shouting impotently at Question Time.

Spend an evening with a raconteur at the top of his game as he spits out visceral, inventive verse that sweats, bleeds and sings.

Venue
The Stahl Theatre

Performance
7.45pm

Tickets
£12 Adults £10 Concessions

Timely, touching and consistently funny. Scotsman

A rip-roaring raconteur, evoking a Larkin-esque sense of commuter belt ennui Metro

A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)

A Street Cat Named Bob

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Sunday, 18th June 2017, 19:45Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB (12A)

Sunday, 18th June, 7:45pm, Stahl Theatre, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Bob the Cat
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Released: 2016
Runtime: 1hr 43min

Based on the international best-selling book, and starring the real Bob, this is the true, feel-good story of how James Bowen, a homeless young busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when a stray ginger cat walked into his life. The duo soon become inseparable, giving James the motivation to turn his life around; a moving, uplifting and often humorous story.

‘Treadaway may be sympathetic and charming as the struggling musician, but this is Bob's show, all the way.’ Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly

Music for a Summer's Evening at Burghley House

Music for a Summer's Evening at Burghley House

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Wednesday, 28th June 2017, 19:30Book Now
Music for a Summer’s Evening

Wednesday, 28th June

We end our year much as we started it - with a focus on our very able pupils. On this occasion, we hone in on our parting Upper Sixth musicians, a particularly splendid cohort of enthusiastic and talented individuals who have brought much joy and contributed many notes to our music-making over their years. Concerto movements, virtuosic moments and swansongs will abound from orchestral ensembles and choirs, aided by as many younger musicians as we can accommodate in this stunning venue. Please bring a picnic and come in smart attire. A fine evening awaits.

Venue
Burghley House

Performance
6.30pm for 7.30pm

Tickets
£15 including drinks. Please book well in advance: limited number available.

Canopy Site for Party at the Wharf 17

Canopy Site for Party at the Wharf 17

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Saturday, 15th July 2017, 11:00amBook Now
Canopy site purchase for Party at the Wharf.

Price: £20 per site

For more detailed location and plan please have a look at the bottom of the Party at the Wharf event description.

Party at the Wharf 2017

Party at the Wharf 2017

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Saturday, 15th July 2017, 17:00Book Now
Party at the Wharf 2017

Starring Absolute Bowie and The Houndogs

OUNDLE WHARF, STATION ROAD, PE8 4DE

TICKETS:

Friends booking opens 28 November
Public booking opens 5 December

In advance if booked by 30 June 2017: £18 Adult / £10 U18
In advance from 1 July 2017: £20 adult / £10 U18
On the door (if available): £25 Adult / £15 U18
U12s free but must be booked and accompanied by a paying adult.

Canopy site: £20 (site only)

11.00am Set up your Canopy Pitch (Limited availability - book early to avoid disappointment)
4.00pm Gates open
5.00pm Let the fun begin!
10.45pm The party's over... until next year!

Oundle’s Party of the year! Fun for all the family with a range of entertainments for the kids while the grown ups dance the night away. The bar will be stocked with local Nene Valley Brewery beers and there will be a variety of food stalls or you can bring your own picnic.

This year we are proud give star billing to Absolute Bowie supported by The Houndogs. Local bands (to be announced) will feature from 5pm.

While there will only ever be one David Bowie - he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions - Absolute Bowie, Europe’s finest David Bowie tribute band, continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show.

The five piece has toured all over Europe for the last 8 years, faithfully performing the Bowie’s music with uncanny accuracy. Come on a journey to experience the different personas of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane through to The Thin White Duke and the late 80's.

Absolute Bowie has been voted one of the best tribute bands in the UK with their energetic (and theatrical!) stage show. Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.

"Absolutely wicked. As one who was there, watching AB put me back there again. For anyone who missed it or fans who want to relive it I definitely recommend it. As close to the real thing that you'll get. Enjoy." - Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars)

The Houndogs are quite simply one of the best Rock and Roll bands in the UK. The band was formed by the three Wilsonbrothers nearly 15 years ago, and since then they have built up a wide reputation for their exhilarating live performances. Their wild energy has to be seen to be believed and includes members of the band jumping off the drum kit, standing on the double bass and even setting fire to the cymbals! The guys always give 110% to their performances and have the crowd begging for more.

Supported by Tap and Kitchen and Nene Valley Brewery.

To purchase canopy site please click on canopy sites "BOOK NOW" button separately. Have a look at the canopy setup on the plan below!