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Wednesday 21 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now (Buy all 3 dOCs+ at £20)

Oundle Cinema dOCs+ series present


Between the Folds


Wednesday, 21st November, at 7:30pm


Fletton House, Oundle

Fletton Way, Glapthorn Road, PE8 4JA


Tickets: £8 or £20 for all three dOCs+ series screenings


Director:          Vanessa Gould

Release:          2009                                

Runtime:          56min

Although Origami may seem to be an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world, fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders.


Between the Folds chronicles ten of their stories, opening with three of the world's foremost origami artists - a former sculptor in France, a scientist who walked away from a physics career, and an artisanal papermaker working with the material which he makes from scratch.  Folding a simple blank, uncut paper square emerges as a resounding metaphor for the creative potential for transformation in all of us.


‘Probably the first documentary I've ever watched that I hoped would never end.’  George Heymont, The Huffington Post


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The FB Pocket Orchestra, Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz and Dances

The FB Pocket Orchestra, Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz and Dances

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Saturday 24 Nov 20187:00pm Book Now

Music in Special Places presents


The FB Pocket Orchestra


Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz, Songs and Dances from long ago


Saturday, 24 November, 7.00pm


All Saints and Saint James Church

Hall Yard, Kings Cliffe PE8 6XQ


Tickets:

£15 / £12.50 concessions; £4 u18


Working backwards from the 1930s, the FB Pocket

Orchestra explores repertoire that formed the embryo of

what is now known as popular music.


The members originally began playing together simply as

an exercise in exploring heritage repertoire, taking on a few

informal performances and recording dates as schedules

allowed. The FBPO became an ‘official’ project in the spring

of 2012 and released its first album in October.


The orchestra presents a contemporary slant on popular

acoustic music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.


“Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs

will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago.

The style, glamour and ‘fabulousness’ of this era is captured

beautifully on the album.” Claire Anderson, Jazz FM

Tchaikovsky in Oundle

Tchaikovsky in Oundle

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Saturday 1 Dec 20187:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

Rutland Sinfonia presents


Tchaikovsky in Oundle


Saturday, 1st December 2018, 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


Conductor        Paul Hilliam

Violin                Diego Vassallo


Programme


Borodin        Overture - 'Prince Igor'

Brahms        Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky        Symphony No.2 'Little Russian'


Diego Vassallo is the second soloist we are looking forward to working with again, this time in the Violin Concerto by Brahms, written in 1878 and dedicated to his friend the violinist Joseph Joachim. Born in Birmingham in 1993, Diego Vassallo began to play music aged 7. He frequently plays in many chamber music and orchestral ensembles, and as a soloist he has performed in several cities in both Argentina and the UK.


Folk-inspired music features in Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony known as the ‘Little Russian’, which was well received at its first performance and has been popular ever since.


Our first Oundle concert of the season gets off to a rousing start with Borodin’s Overture ‘Prince Igor’.


UPDATE: ROAD RESTRICTIONS ON THE DAY


Please note this concert coincides with Oundle's Christmas Market in the centre of the town, therefore parking will be more difficult than usual. You are strongly advised to allow more time to park and walk to the church.


More information on  the road restrictions please click on: "Members click here for more information" on:


http://rutlandsinfonia.org.uk/rutlandsinfonia/Welcome.html



Frumenty, God Rest Ye Merry (12)

Frumenty, God Rest Ye Merry

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Sunday 2 Dec 20183:00pm Book Now (Ticket includes refreshments)

Frumenty presents


God Rest Ye Merry


Sunday, 2nd December 2018


3pm - 4:30pm


St Mary's & All Saints Church, Fotheringhay

PE8 5HZ


Tickets: £10 to include refreshment (tea, coffee, cake etc.)


An entertainment for people of 12 years and over.



Fourth year of the presentation of “God Rest Ye Merry” comes to the beautiful setting of Fotheringhay church.


Frumenty is composed of four traditional musicians and storytellers who cast an eye over many facets of the festive season.


Here are new arrangements of traditional music, original songs by the players, modern parodies and spoken word from nationally-known and local writers.


With its blend of the sacred and secular, reflective or humorous items, there will be something here to represent the “true meaning of  Christmas” to all folk.

Adam Hart-Davis, Very Heath Robinson

Adam Hart-Davis, Very Heath Robinson

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Wednesday 5 Dec 20187:45pm Book Now (Early Bird £1off till 28th Nov.)

Oundle Festival of Literature present


Adam Hart-Davis


Very Heath Robinson


Wednesday, 5th December, at 19:45


St Peter's Church, Oundle

North Street, PE8 4AL




This book takes a nostalgic look back to the imaginative world of William Heath Robinson, one of the few artists to have given his name to the English language. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the expression Heath Robinson is used to describe ‘any absurdly ingenious and impracticable device’. Very Heath Robinson is full of quirky contraptions for lighting cigars, making coffee, extinguishing candles and generally making everyday life easy. You can even mow the lawn in comfort thanks to the super deluxe Ransomes’ motor mower, complete with wireless, drinks cabinet and tiffin table.

 

A dozen collections of Heath Robinson’s work have been published over the last 80 years, starting in his lifetime, but most have been compilations of pictures with minimal text. Very Heath Robinson is the first to explain the technical and social background out of which the pictures grew and to weave art and history into a connected story.


Adam Hart-Davis is the perfect person to set the artist’s mechanical fantasies in context, to tell the stories of rapid technological and social change that lay behind Heath Robinson’s idiosyncratic brand of satire and to laugh along with the jokes. He has even built his own Heath Robinson-style machine.


Oundle & District Choral Society, Christmas Concert

Oundle & District Choral Society, Christmas Concert

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Saturday 8 Dec 20187:30pm Book Now

Oundle & District Choral Society presents



The Messiah (Part I) – George Frideric HANDEL


Carols for Advent and Christmas



Saturday, 8th December 2018, 7.30 p.m.


St. Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE



Tickets in advance or on the door: £10


Oundle Choral Society Orchestra

Conductor - Jenny Firth


Maureen Brathwaite - Soprano

Lucy Stevens - Mezzo - Soprano

Andrew Kennedy - Tenor

Jack Sandison - Bass


Programme


We hail the start of the Christmas season with Handel’s superb oratorio, Messiah, performing the first part, which contains many of the most familiar and well-loved choruses and arias from the work.


We are combining the work with a selection of Advent and Christmas carols performed by the chorus and a number of virtuoso works from our experienced soloists.


Our intention is to sing our way into Christmas and we hope that you will be able to join us in this celebration of wonderful music.


Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

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Thursday 27 Dec 20184:00pm Book Now (Note earlier start )

Oundle International Festival in association with Oundle Cinema present


Matthew Bourne's Cinderella


Thursday, 27th December, at 4pm (note time)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Ticket prices for this Christmas Spacial: £12.50 adult / £5 U18


Runtime:        1hr 50min


Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets and lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score.


‘A dazzling spectacle.’  The Times


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Joe Shute, The Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven

Joe Shute, The Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven

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Friday 18 Jan 20197:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 11th Jan.)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Joe Shute


The Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven


Friday, 18th January, 7:45pm


The Oundle Suite, Fletton House, Oundle

Glapthorn Road, Fletton Way, PE8 4JA


Legend has it that the fate of the nation rests upon the raven, and should the resident birds ever leave the Tower of London then the entire kingdom will fall. While so much of our wildlife is vanishing, ravens are returning to their former habitats after centuries of exile, moving back from their outposts at the very edge of the country, to the city streets. In the past decade there has been a remarkable comeback. Raven numbers have increased by 134% since the turn of the millennium and there are now well over 12,000 breeding pairs across the country.


In A Shadow Above, Joe Shute follows ravens across their new hunting grounds, travelling to every corner of the UK, examining our complicated and challenging relationship with these birds. He meets people who live alongside the raven in conflict and peace, unpicks their fierce intelligence, and ponders what the raven’s successful return might come to symbolise for humans.


Joe Shute is an author and journalist with a passion for the natural world. He studied history at Leeds University, and currently works as a senior staff feature writer at The Telegraph. Before joining the newspaper, Joe was the crime correspondent for The Yorkshire Post.


Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society, ALADDIN

Oundle Amateur Theatrical Society, ALADDIN

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Oundle Theatrical Society Presents


Aladdin


Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle

7 West St, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:


Wed/Thur: £8 for all


Fri/Sat: £12 general/ £10 concessions (senior citizens/under 13s)


Somewhere in a far-off land, the evil Abananza plots to find a lamp that will unlock a fortune. But first – by fair means or foul - he needs to secure the help of Aladdin, a simple boy who works in his mother’s laundry in old Peking.


Book early to secure your place at this popular local pantomime featuring some familiar and new local faces, plus a live band.  


Song and Dance!

Song and Dance!

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Saturday 16 Mar 20197:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

Rutland Sinfonia presents


Song and Dance!


Saturday, 16th March 2019, 7.30 p.m.


Oakham School Chapel, Oakham

Chapel Close, LE15 6DT



Tickets


In advance: Adults £12 / Concessions £10

On the door: Adults £14 / Concessions £12

Full time students and U18s £3



Conductor        David Calow

Soprano        Caroline Trutz


Programme


Song


Dvorák - Song to the Moon, Rachmaninov - Vocalise, Puccini - O Mio Babbino, Over the Rainbow, Memory and many more!


Dance


Shostakovich - March, Waltz and Dance from Jazz Suite No.2

Kander and Ebb- Chicago Suite

Glazunov- Suite from The Seasons

1 - Barcarolle - Summer

2 - La Glace (ice) - Winter

3 - Bacchanal - Autumn

Bernstein - West Side Story Suite

Stravinsky- Berceuse and Finale from 'The Firebird'

Hardiman - Lord of the Dance


Associate Conductor David Calow gives us “Song and Dance!” in our March Oakham concert.  Dance-inspired music from Ballet, Theatre and Musicals contrasts with songs from the stage and concert hall sung by local soprano Caroline Trutz.


Caroline Trutz studied in Paris and London and has sung many roles in opera and operetta in the UK and France, and given many song recitals.


This will be a very popular concert, so book early!


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.


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.


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'.