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dOCs+ The Congo Tribunal

dOCs+ The Congo Tribunal

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Wednesday 19 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now (Buy all 3 dOCs+ at £20) (Tickets Available on the Door)

Oundle Cinema dOCs+ series present


The Congo Tribunal


Wednesday, 19th September, at 7:30pm


Fletton House, Oundle

Fletton Way, Glapthorn Road, PE8 4JA


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


Director:        Milo Rau

Release:        2017

Subtitled                                                

Runtime:          100 mins


The Congo – a country as large as Europe where, for more than 20 years, a forgotten war has been occurring that has claimed six million lives. It is a war no longer based on ethnic difference, rather for economic dominance in pursuit of high-tech raw materials – gold and coltan: raw materials essential for our global communications industry. This powerful and condemnatory film charts the fate of individuals and communities, as well as the role of governments, in prolonging this tragedy. It seeks the truth - and finds it.


‘What is the cost of a laptop or cellphone in terms of human life?’ Lost Dramaturgin International


Dr Janina Ramirez - The World in a Hazelnut

Dr Janina Ramirez - The World in a Hazelnut

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Friday 21 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now (includes one drink after talk)

Dr Janina Ramirez


The World in a Hazelnut: Medieval Wisdom and Mysticism


Peterborough Cathedral


Friday 21 September 2018


19:30 - 21:30


The broadcaster and writer is coming to the Cathedral to give a special lecture (presented in collaboration with Peterborough Theological Society and the Peterborough Eco-Faith Network).


Mediaevalist and TV presenter Dr Janina Ramirez invites us into the fascinating world of mediaeval ideas and spirituality – not least their ideas about our place in the natural world, and what we can learn from them for our own day and age.


Tickets

£12, £10 concessions (includes a complimentary glass of wine / soft drink after the talk).


NB: Members of the Peterborough Theological Society and Peterborough Eco-Faith Network will be able to get tickets at the concessionary price.

Andrew Bibby: Back Roads Through Middle England

Andrew Bibby: Back Roads Through Middle England

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Friday 21 Sep 20187:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 14th Sept)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Andrew Bibby


Back Roads Through Middle England


Friday, 21st September 2018


7:45pm - 8:45pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

North Street, PE8 4AL


Tickets £8 adult/ £6 concession

Early bird £1 off till 14th September


Author Andrew Bibby sets out to cycle from the English Channel to the Humber, following the great stone belt of ‘cotswold’ limestone which has left its mark so powerfully on the countryside.


This is a journey of discovery into a very special landscape, and the author draws on themes as varied as social history, literature, land usage, agriculture and rural life today to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that shape the land. This wonderful book celebrates the beauty of this area of England, but also does very much more. Thoughtful, well-informed, sometimes provocative, Andrew goes beyond the superficial to reveal a Middle England which is considerably more complex than many might imagine. Includes chapters on Wellingborough, Corby and Oundle, and Stamford.


‘lf you asked your friends what route they'd recommend for an eight-day ride in the UK, pedalling the 430 miles from the Dorset coast to the Humber would probably not feature in their suggestions. That's one of the fascinating aspects of Andrew Bibby's journey to try to discover 'middle England', Duncan Dollimore, Cycle Magazine, (Book of the Month Feb/March 2018)




Claire Colton and V12 Jazz

Claire Colton and V12 Jazz

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Saturday 22 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now

Claire Colton & Viz Jazz


Saturday, 22nd September

19:30 - 21:30


St Peter's Church,

Church Street, Oundle,PE8 4AL


Tickets:

Pre-sale: £10

On the door: £12.50


Clare Colton, vocals

Julian Hunt, piano

Bill Coleman, string bass

Alan Boynton, drums

Adrian Bullers, saxophone, clarinet



Claire Colton is a versatile performer working with Big Bands, combos and solo instrumentalists in the UK and elsewhere,

notably in Spain.


Accompanied with renowned musicians: Julian Hunt, Bill Coleman, and Alan Boynton.


Claire will be singing jazz standards from Great American Songbook including Gershwin and Cole Porter.

Virtuoso!

Virtuoso!

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Saturday 22 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

Rutland Sinfonia presents


Virtuoso!


Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 7:30pm


Oakham School Chapel,

Chapel Close, Market Place, LE15 6DT



Tickets


In advance: Adults £12 / Concessions £10

On the door: Adults £14 / Concessions £12

Full time students and U18s £3



Conductor        Paul Hilliam

Violin                Freya Goldmark


Programme


Lutoslawski        Little Suite

Bruch                Violin Concerto

Sibelius        Symphony No.1


The first concert in the Rutland Sinfonia’s 42nd season is a short piece by a composer new to the Orchestra. Lutoslawski’s ‘Little Suite’ is only 11 minutes long, but its rhythmic drive and strong folk-based thematic material will leave you wanting to hear more from Poland’s outstanding 20th century composer.


We then welcome back Freya Goldmark to play Bruch’s popular Violin Concerto, dating from 1866.


The concert ends with Sibelius’ First Symphony, completed in 1900. An 1897 performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 ‘Pathetique’ in Helsinki had an influence on Sibelius, but the mature Sibelius is already powerfully evident in this early work. "His symphony, a work full of unrestrained strength, full of passionate vivacity and astonishing audacity is – to state the matter plainly – a remarkable work, one that steps out on new paths, or rather rushes forward like an intoxicated god," wrote Ferdinand Pfol, the famous German music critic, on hearing it.


Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

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Sunday 23 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)


Sunday, 23rd September, at 7:30pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £6.50 adult / £3 U18




Cast:                Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham

Director:          Paul McGuigan

Release:        2017        

Runtime:            1hr 45min

The Oscar-winning Hollywood star Gloria Grahame really did go to Liverpool at a desperate stage in her life;  truth is stranger than fiction. Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame and Jamie Bell (all grown up since Billy Elliott) as the struggling young actor Peter bring this warm and heart-breaking story to life. Julie Walters and Kenneth Cranham are Peter’s down-to-earth Liverpudlian parents, astonished, sceptical, coping.


‘The movie makes the right decision to focus on the humanity and compassion. It’s a beguiling story and Bell and Bening are tremendous as the star-crossed lovers.’  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Friendly Friday, David Milsted

Friendly Friday, David Milsted

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Friday 28 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now

Friendly Friday


Friday, 28th September at 7:30pm


St Mary's & All Saints' Church

Fotheringhay, PE8 5HZ


Tickets: £9 pre-sales / £10 on the door


David Milsted and his friends invite you to an evening of music and song.


Friends include Stephen Johnston, tenor, Daisy Jackson, soprano and Alec Hone, piano.


Among the items for the evening are -

Stephen is singing  the Gerald Finzi song cycle "Before and After Summer " op16 with Alec on the piano


David is playing "Frensham Pond" by William Lloyd Webber ( father of Andrew!)," Song of the Shepherd Lell" by Rimsky Korsakoff and "Csardas" by Vittorio Monti ( accompanied by Alec)


David, Daisy and Alec will be performing The Shepherd on the Rock by Schubert.


This will be a very entertaining musical evening for everyone.


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Sunday 30 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Sunday, 30th September, at 7:30pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £6.50 adult / £3 U18


Cast:                        Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

Director:                Martin McDonagh

Release:                2017                

Runtime:                  1hr 55min

A darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh. After months have passed without a culprit being identified in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three huge signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.


‘Frances McDormand gives her best performance since Fargo as a plucky vigilante who confronts both the police and the tragedy of her daughter’s death by erecting roadside monuments to her grief and rage.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian





W. B. Bartlett: Richard the Lionheart - The Crusader King

W. B. Bartlett: Richard the Lionheart - The Crusader King

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Friday 5 Oct 20187:45pm Book Now (Early Bird £1 off till 28th Sept)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


W. B. Bartlett


Richard the Lionheart - The Crusader King of England


Friday, 5th October


19:45 - 20:45


St Peter's Church - Oundle

North Street, PE8 4AL


Tickets: £8 / £6



This is the first full length biography of Richard I for forty years. He was known to history as 'Richard the Lionheart', after his reputation for bravery exhibited fighting the 'Saracens' whilst crusading in the Holy Land.


Whilst Richard I is one of medieval England’s most famous kings he is also the most controversial. He has variously been considered a great warrior but a poor king, a man driven by the quest for fame and glory but also lacking in self-discipline and prone to throwing away the short-term advantages that his military successes brought him. In this reassessment W B Bartlett looks at his deeds and achievements in a new light. The result is a re-evaluation of ‘The Lionheart’ which finds that the King is every bit as remarkable as his medieval contemporaries found him to be.


W. B. Bartlett has worked across the globe in almost twenty countries and has spent time in over fifty. He is the author of many history books for Amberley Publishing including titles on the Titanic, Medieval History and Dam Busters.


Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

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Friday 12 Oct 20187:45pm Book Now

Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band present


Friday Night at the Movies


Friday, 12th October, at 7:45pm


Nassington Church

Church St, Nassington PE8 6QG


Tickets: £10


Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band are returning to perform their very popular Last Night of the Proms concert in Nassington Church entitled “Friday Night at the Movies” with a programme of music from the greatest films. Whether from Pinewood or Hollywood there will be tunes that you love.


We are raising funds for Communicare who are supplying vital equipment for local surgeries. Come and enjoy a glass of wine and sit back and listen to some great brass band music.


Battle of the Sexes (12A)

Battle of the Sexes

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Sunday 14 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Battle of the Sexes (12A)


Sunday, 14th October, at 7:30pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £6.50 adult / £3 U18



Cast:                Emma Stone, Steve Carell        

Directors:        Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Release:        2017                

Runtime:        2hr 1min

Remarkable recreation of the 1973 challenge match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and the outrageous Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).  But much more than tennis was at stake. The tremendous supporting cast includes Elizabeth Shue as Bobby’s memorable wife, and Alan Cummings enjoying himself as the dress designer.

‘… Battle of the Sexes tells us next to nothing about tennis but contrives to say a fair amount about gender discrimination and homophobia in the guise of a feelgood comedy.’  BFI


‘…less a tennis match than a seismic sociological standoff.’  Mark Kermode,The Guardian



dOCs+ Merija’s Journey

dOCs+ Merija’s Journey

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Wednesday 17 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now (Buy all 3 dOCs+ at £20)

Oundle Cinema dOCs+ series present


Mērija’s Journey


Wednesday, 17th October, at 7:30pm


Fletton House, Oundle

Fletton Way, Glapthorn Road, PE8 4JA


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


Director:        Kristīne Želve

Release:          2018        

Subtitled                

Runtime:        1hr 20min


In 1944, as the Nazi occupiers retreated from Latvia, they stole the treasures of Latvian museums, loading them onto trains bound for Czechoslovakia. Mērija Grīnberga, the only employee who volunteered to accompany their journey, became the saviour of the collection and oversaw its return into the hands of the Soviet occupiers. As a reward she was sacked from her job at the museum and a new reality ensued, vividly evoked through her mother’s diaries.


Supported by the Embassy of Latvia, marking Latvia’s Centenary celebrations.


The Post (12A)

The Post

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Thursday 18 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


The Post (12A)


Thursday, 18th October, at 7:30pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £6.50 adult / £3 U18


Cast:                Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson

Director:            Steven Spielberg

Release:        2017                                

Runtime:        1hr 56min

When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realises the depths of the US government's deceptions about the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive exposé on the Papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg and a complete copy of the Papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for contempt. Now, Graham must decide whether to back down or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press.


‘Spielberg's thrilling Pentagon Papers drama gives Meryl Streep her richest role in years.’  Robbie Collin, The Telegraph



Early Man (PG)

Early Man

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Thursday 25 Oct 20186:00pm Book Now (Note earlier start)

Oundle Cinema presents


Early Man (PG)


Thursday, 25th October, at 6pm (note time)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £6.50 adult / £3 U18


Cast:                  Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall

Director:         Nick Park

Release:         2018                          

Runtime:         1hr 27min

A plucky cave man named Dug, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of their tribe face a grave threat to their simple existence. Lord Nooth plans to take over their land and transform it into a giant mine, forcing Dug and his clan to dig for precious metals. Not ready to go down without a fight, Dug and Hognob must unite their people in an epic quest to defeat a mighty enemy -- the Bronze Age.

‘Nick Park pits British cavemen against bronze age interlopers in his gloriously funny take on the prehistoric birth of the beautiful game.’  Mark Kermode, The Guardian


Peterborough Opera, Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus

Peterborough Opera, Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus

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Thursday 25 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now
Friday 26 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now
Saturday 27 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now


Peterborough Opera invites you to have a ball with a bat!


7:30pm - 10:15pm


Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle

7 West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: Adults £15, U19s £10



Following their recent successful performances of Verdi’s A Masked Ball and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, Peterborough Opera invites you to attend their production of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.


Strauss’ light-hearted opera tells the story of mistaken identities, flirtation and mischief at a nobleman’s party. The cast is led by Martin Muir (Eisenstein), Liz Williams (Rosalinda), Anna Murgatroyd (Adele), Julie van Haperen (Orlofsky), Adrian Wall (Alfred), Mike Hammond (Dr Falke), Laurence Lewis (Dr Blind), Glyn Jones (Frank), and Helen Reece (Ida). The production will be directed by Jan Haylock, with Kate Wishart as Musical Director.


Eisenstein, about to be sent to prison, secretly decides instead to attend one of Prince Orlofsky’s magnificent parties, famous for flowing champagne and beautiful dancing girls. Thinking that her husband has gone to prison, Rosalinda’s former lover, Alfred, decides to visit her for the evening, until they’re interrupted by the prison governor who is looking for Eisenstein! Meanwhile, her maid, Adele, also plans to attend the ball, but pretends to her mistress that she must visit her sick aunt. At the ball, the guests are in various guises, and champagne celebrations lead to frivolous flirting and fun.


The morning after the night before…


Eisenstein hands himself over to the prison governor, where confusion mounts. When Rosalinda and the other guests arrive, the mayhem from the night before comes to light, leading to some sheepish realisations…



For more information about Peterborough Opera's future events, go to www.peterboroughopera.co.uk or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


St Peter's Singers, Fauré and Elgar

St Peter's Singers, Fauré and Elgar

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Saturday 27 Oct 20187:00pm Book Now

Music in Special Places presents


Fauré and Elgar


St Peter’s Singers


Jeremy Jepson conductor


Saturday, 27 October, 7.00pm


St Mary’s Church

Church Street, Titchmarsh, NN14 3DB


Tickets:

£15 / £12.50 concessions; £4 u18



With Gabriel Fauré’s much-loved and beautiful Requiem

paired with Sir Edward Elgar’s The Spirit of England, which

is dedicated “to the memory of our glorious men”, the St

Peter’s Singers commemorate the end of the First World

War. Based in Peterborough they are a mixed chamber

choir of 25 voices which regularly sings Choral Evensong

at Peterborough and other neighbouring Cathedrals as well

as the annual Service of Lessons and Carols at St Mary & All

Saints, Fotheringhay.


Darkest Hour (PG)

Darkest Hour

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Sunday 28 Oct 20187:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Darkest Hour (PG)


Sunday, 28th October, at 7:30pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £6.50 adult / £3 U18



Cast:                Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

Director:        Joe Wright

Release:        2017                

Runtime:          2hr 5min


During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour. As the threat of invasion looms, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. While manoeuvring his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost, or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. This is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 when Churchill’s courage changed the course of world history.


‘Gary Oldman carries off a tremendous performance here, and it’s impossible not to enjoy it.’  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer

Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer

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Thursday 1 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer


Thursday, 1st November 2018


19:30 - 21:30


The Great Hall, Oundle School

New Street, Oundle, PE8 4GH


Tickets: Adults £16 / Concessions £13


We are delighted to announce that Benedict Allen, one of the world’s most renowned adventurer-explorers, will be coming to Oundle as part of his brand-new tour of the UK.


Benedict Allen will tell the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become    concerned for his wellbeing.


Benedict will recall the highs and lows of this awe-inspiring trip, tell exhilarating tales from his life as an explorer and show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe.


‘Part of history of television’ – Mark Thompson, Former Director General, BBC


‘This is a hugely exciting venture for me. I can’t wait to travel the UK and share my experiences of some of the most testing, but also wonderfully inspiring, corners of the globe’  - Benedict Allen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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


Journey's End (12A)

Journey's End

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Sunday 4 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Journey's End (12A)


Sunday, 4th November, at 7:30pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £6.50 adult / £3 U18



Cast:                Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Toby Jones

Director:        Saul Dibb

Release:        2017                        

Runtime:          1hr 47min

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, this is the story of a company of British soldiers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer, Stanhope, who await their fate as the German army prepares an offensive.


‘This new version of RC Sherriff’s classic play about the futility and slaughter of the first world war is powerful, passionate and superbly acted.’  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Sunday 18 Nov 20187:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)


Sunday, 18th November, at 7:30pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £6.50 adult / £3 U18


Cast:                Glen Powell, Lily James, Matthew Goode, Michiel Huisman

Director:        Mike Newell

Release:        2018                

Runtime:        2hr 4min

Based on the bestselling novel, writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII. From the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with an all-star British cast, comes a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart.


‘…this handsomely shot, elegant and engaging film by and large avoids the cloying winsomeness of its title to paint a vivid portrait of an era.’  Matthew Norman, Evening Standard


dOCs+ Between the Folds

dOCs+ Between the Folds

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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


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’.


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.


Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Book Tickets

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



Song and Dance!

Song and Dance!

Book Tickets

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

Delibes - Music from Sylvia

Glazunov - 'Autumn' from The Seasons

Bernstein - West Side Story Suite

John/Zimmer - The Lion King Suite

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!


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'.