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Teyr - Folk trio Gavin - Henderson - Black-Roff

Teyr - Folk trio Gavin - Henderson - Black-Roff

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Friday 8 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now

Music in Special Places presents


TEYR


Folk trio James Gavin - Dominic Henderson - Tommie Black-Roff


Friday, 8th June 2018


19:30 - 21:30


St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Yaxley, PE7 3LH


Tickets: £15 / £12.50 concessions; £4 u18


Folk trio TEYR evolved out of London’s thriving session scene, combining bothy ballads, focal shanties, folk tunes and Irish poetry. Their unique blend of voices and instruments draws links between the many sounds of the Celtic and British isles. Featuring close vocal harmonies, fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar, low whistle and accordion, and influenced by the great folk musicians who've come before, TEYR (‘3’ in the Cornish language) have honed their craft and thrive on weaving their diverse threads together.


Their acclaimed debut release Far From The Tree is a distillation of two years of playing, writing and wrangling (!), the “excellent debut album” (The Independent) blends originals and reworked ballads, displaying the full breadth of the trio’s innovative and distinctive sound.


Described by Folk Radio UK as “High-energy brilliance”, James Gavin, Dominic Henderson and Tommie Black-Roff are three of London’s finest new breed of folk musician. After extensive touring in England, Scotland and Ireland, they look set to establish their name and unique musical mix on the world in the year to come.


“If you only see one thing today, see TEYR” The Independent


”With a debut like this, UK folk music is in good hands” Maverick Magazine ****


Paddington 2 (PG)

Paddington 2

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Sunday 10 Jun 20186:00pm Book Now (Please note earlier start)
Oundle Cinema presents

PADDINGTON 2

Sunday, 10th June, 6pm (Please note earlier time)

THE STAHL THEATRE
West St., Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant

Director: Paul King

Released: 2017

Run Time: 1hr 43min

This sequel to the big-hearted film debut of the small bear from darkest Peru is a full-on charm offensive of a movie. And Paddington, with his ingrained decency, generosity of spirit and unshakable faith in the value of good manners, cements himself as a slightly sticky beacon of hope for these unsettled times.

Paddington is living happily with the Brown family and is a popular member of the local community, picking up odd jobs to afford a present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday. When the present is stolen, Paddington must retrieve it and unmask the thief.

‘...a deliciously funny Hugh Grant makes the bear’s sequel impossible to resist.’ Tim Robey, The Daily Telegraph

Sponsored by Big Bear Outdoors

900 Years of Church Music: a Whistle-Stop Tour

900 Years of Church Music: a Whistle-Stop Tour

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Friday 15 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now

Peterborough Cathedral presents


900 Years of Church Music: a Whistle-Stop Tour


Peterborough Cathedral


Friday, 15 June 2018

19:30 - 21:00


Come along to this special evening in the company of Steven Grahl, the Cathedral’s Director of Music, as part of Peterborough Heritage Festival.


Have you ever imagined hearing the monks singing their daily services in the abbey church? Or wondered what the music sounded like when Cardinal Wolsey celebrated Easter at Peterborough Abbey in 1530?


Steven Grahl, the Cathedral’s Director of Music, will be your expert guide through nine centuries of church music, right up to the present day, and the Cathedral Choir will be on hand to sing the illustrations. The evening will last around 70 minutes.


Tickets

£10, £8 concessions.


OSJO - Midsummer Jazz at Sudborough - Meal Ticket

OSJO - Midsummer Jazz at Sudborough - Meal Ticket

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Friday 22 Jun 20186:00pm Book Now (Meal Ticket for OSJO )

Oundle School Jazz Orchestras


Midsummer Jazz - Food


Friday, 22nd June 2018

18:00 - 22:00


THE OLD RECTORY

Main St, Sudborough, NN14 3BX


Meal Tickets: £10


These meal tickets are to purchase sandwich platters on the evening of the OSJO Midsummer Jazz concert on 22nd June 2018.  They are in addition to the concert entry tickets.


Each meal ticket can be redeemed for a sandwich platter which will have a mixture of smoked salmon and cheese and tomato sandwiches with crisps, olives etc, designed to serve four.


Alcoholic and soft beverages will also be available at a pay bar on the evening.


Guests should ensure that they keep their meal tickets separate from their entry tickets – the latter will be collected as you first come into the Old Rectory Gardens.


Oundle School Jazz Orchestras, Midsummer Jazz

Oundle School Jazz Orchestras, Midsummer Jazz

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Friday 22 Jun 20186:00pm Book Now
Oundle School Jazz Orchestras

Midsummer Jazz

Friday, 22nd June 2018

18:00 - 22:00

THE OLD RECTORY
Main St, Sudborough, NN14 3BX

Tickets: £10

The Oundle School Jazz Orchestras are playing a concert at The Old Rectory in Sudborough, in aid of the Lakelands Hospice, Corby and All Saints’ Church, Sudborough.

The Orchestras are made up of students from Oundle School, one of Britain’s leading public schools, whose music department has an enviable reputation for producing excellent musicians. Both Orchestras perform regularly in the area and tour extensively. Both are very highly regarded, and their concerts are always extremely popular.

The gardens at The Old Rectory, with their famous walled Potager designed by Rosemary Verey, are internationally recognised and usually only open to invited special interest groups or as part of the National Garden Scheme. The organising committee are therefore very grateful to Guy & Kate Toller for allowing the use of the gardens for our concert.

The concert will be held in a large marquee set within the grounds. Prior to the start of the concert, concertgoers can explore the gardens and woodland or take advantage of the tables set out on the sweeping lawns to have a pre-concert glass of wine and sandwich platter (see separate event entry to order food).

All Saints' Church, which is within a stone's throw of The Old Rectory, will be open to anyone who wishes to visit its medieval interior and learn of its history.

The gardens will open at 6.00pm, with the junior Orchestra playing at 7.30pm for approximately 45 minutes, followed by an interval and then the senior Orchestra will play its set until approximately 9.30pm.

Sponsored by VSH Law and Anstee & Co., Ellacotts Chartered Accountants and Lycetts Insurance Brokers

www.theoldrectorygardens.co.uk

Music for a Summer's Evening.

Music for a Summer's Evening.

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Thursday 28 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now (Low (Call Box Office))
Music for a Summer’s Evening

Thursday, 28th June

Boughton House, Kettering

Performance: 6.30pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets: £15 including drinks
(limited number available)

This is perhaps the loveliest and most moving of all our concerts. We focus on leavers, whilst show-casing the most mature of our chamber ensembles and choirs in the form of solos, concerto movements and well-loved classics.

A shame we can only accommodate an audience of 100, but a delight to be back in the sumptuous grounds of Boughton House for an intimate and celebratory evening.

Boughton House - Music and Memory

Boughton House - Music and Memory

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Saturday 30 Jun 201811:00am Book Now (Only 20 Early Bird tickets)

“Music and Memory”


Saturday, 30th June 2018


11am - 5pm

2pm start if concert only


Boughton House

Geddington, Kettering, NN14 1BJ


Tickets:

Early bird limited number on full price at £65

Full price (talk, lunch, concert & event) at £75

Concert only at £50


The Duke of Buccleuch will host this unique event, and will welcome guests from 11.30 am when a series of distinguished speakers including  the CEO of the Alzheimers Society will talk briefly on memory and its loss. Lunch is followed by a curator-guided tour of the intriguing “Memory” exhibition, where we share contrasting experiences of memory and highlight how essential it is to the human experience. Inspired by Boughton’s fabled collections and with music and family history as key guiding threads, the exhibition ranges from classical Greece, 17th century exploits in the Caribbean, Van Dyck’s paintings on wood, treasures from Versailles, 18th century opera and dance, through Boughton’s WW2 role as a prisoner of war camp and safe haven for some of the nation’s treasures, and a glamorous 1950’s, royalty-attended family wedding.


The Aurora Orchestra of London will perform Mozart’s 40th symphony from memory in the great Hall at 2pm and 3.15pm. A tour of the magnificent 17thC staterooms is followed by tea and an opportunity to linger in the exhibition or to have a leisurely garden walk.


Talks:


Robert McCrum:  “The Mind’s Construction: Shakespeare and memory.”


Jeremy Hughes: ‘From Research to Practice - Changing lives of people with dementia through music’.



Oundle Classic Bike Ride

Oundle Classic Bike Ride

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Saturday 7 Jul 201812:30pm Book Now (50 MILE ROUTE)
Saturday 7 Jul 20181:30pm Book Now (25 MILE ROUTE)

Saturday, 7th July


Oundle Classic Bike Rally


Entry fee: £10


Registration at Oundle Wharf: from 11.30am


50 mile route departs Oundle Wharf at 12.30pm

25 mile route departs Oundle Wharf at 1.30pm


Arrive at Barnwell Country Park: 4.00pm approx for judging at 4.30pm


Parade back to Oundle Wharf: 5.30pm


Bike enthusiasts are invited to join the rallied throng and show off their prized classic bikes (and perhaps their outfits to match!). Choose between two routes (of 25 or 50 miles) through the delightful Northamptonshire countryside and explore the lanes and beautiful villages with like-minded participants. The rally will set off after a quick lunch at the renowned Tap & Kitchen for those who want it and return to Barnwell Country Park to join the brass band extravaganza (see above) during which well-deserved prizes for the best turned out bikes and riders will be presented. A processional ride through the town back to Oundle Wharf will bring this wonderful event to a close.


Numbers are limited to 150 so get registration in soon!

For more details and to see the routes, please visit www.oundleclassicbikerally.co.uk


By making this booking you are agreeing to our event rules.


Burghley House Battle Proms Concert 2018

Burghley House Battle Proms Concert 2018

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Saturday 7 Jul 20184:30pm Book Now (Early bird Adult till 30th April)

Burghley House Battle Proms Picnic Concert


Saturday, 7th July 2018


Gates open 4:30pm

Entertainment from 6:15pm

Finish time approx. 10:30pm


Adult:        

£36.00 between 1 February and 30 April

£39.00 from 1 May until 6 July

£44.00 on the day on the door


Child aged 5 to 15:

£18.00 (children aged 4 and under are free, and do not require a ticket)


Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY


Disabled parking and wheelchair accessible toilets. Concert is on flat grass.


A summer celebration with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks!


Pack up the hampers and champers and join thousands of loyal fans for an exceptional afternoon and evening of entertainment at the 14th annual Burghley House Battle Proms Concert.


Enjoy a full 2 hour programme of captivating classical music from the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes. The extensive programme of entertainments also includes toe-tapping vintage vocals, breathtaking Spitfire display to Elgar’s Nimrod, sensational freefall demonstration by The Red Devils parachute team, dramatic WWI cavalry display, and groundshaking live fire from over 200 cannons!


In a stunning setting overlooking the grand Elizabethan architecture of Burghley House, this quintessentially British ‘party in the park’ features magnificent musical firework displays, culminating in a flag waving, sing-a-long spectacular including all the ‘last night of the proms’ finale favourites such as Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.


The Battle Proms is still believed to be the only opportunity in the world to see their signature piece – Beethoven’s ‘Battle Symphony’ – performed as he composed it: with 193 live firing Napoleonic cannons providing a thunderous percussion!


The Battle Proms team are delighted to announce that in 2018 they will be supporting SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, who provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families, whenever and wherever they are needed. Since 2004, through audience donations and contributions from concert profits, the Battle Proms events have raised over £330,000 for military charities.





King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story Starring Atila

King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story Starring Atila

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Saturday 7 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now

Saturday, 7th July


King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story

Starring Atila


7.30pm Stahl Theatre

West Street, Oundle, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:  £16 adult / £5 u18


Acclaimed jazz vocalist, Atila, and his stellar group of musicians have wowed packed audiences in London’s Hippodrome and Ronnie Scott’s, with their unique tribute to one of music’s all-time greats. Featuring many of Nat King Cole’s most loved songs, including Nature Boy, Unforgettable and When I Fall in Love, alongside stylish re-workings of his lesser-known gems, their show celebrates one of the defining voices of the twentieth century and uses music, narration and archive footage to take a fresh look at the life and work of one of the most iconic vocalists of all time.


Atila rose to fame as a vocalist for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra before being asked to tour the world’s top jazz venues with the legendary Buddy Greco. He makes regular appearances in London’s top iazz venues and collaborates on recordings and live performances with some of the UK’s most highly regarded musicians.


“I was knocked out by Atila. He has the voice and the class to show the world what great music is all about.” Buddy Greco


Sponsored by Penelope Escombe


Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm


Lunchtime Recital, Raffaella Watson, violin

Lunchtime Recital, Raffaella Watson, violin

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Monday 9 Jul 20181:00pm Book Now (3+ different Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Monday, 9th July


Lunchtime Recital


Raffaella Watson violin


Alec Hone piano


1.00pm St Peter’s Church

Church Street, Oundle, PE8 4EE


Tickets:  £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more different Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


Opening our lunchtime recital series is the winner of the coveted title of Oundle Young Musician of the Year 2017, Raffaella Watson. Featuring Prokofiev’s Five Melodies, exquisitely shaped miniatures for violin and piano, Raffaella’s recital will also include music by Beethoven and César Frank.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Sponsored by Francis & Rachel Terry


Kabantu

Kabantu

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Monday 9 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now

Monday, 9th July


Kabantu


7.30pm Stahl Theatre

West Street, Oundle, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £16 adult / £5 u18


Re-inventors of global sounds, rewriters of rulebooks and winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2017, Kabantu (previously Project Jam Sandwich) is a five-piece band hailing from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe to celebrate the space where different cultures meet. Vocal harmonies from South Africa coalesce with everything from Celtic reels to Brazilian samba and beyond.


They have performed all over the UK including the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, Bridgewater Hall, Celtic Connections and Cambridge Folk Festival. Their Oundle International Festival performance in Elton in 2016 was a sell out, so we recommend you book your seat as soon as you can for this highly entertaining evening.


Ends at approximately 9.30pm


Sponsored by Waterland Associates

Lunchtime Recital, Nurry Lee, piano

Lunchtime Recital, Nurry Lee, piano

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Tuesday 10 Jul 20181:00pm Book Now (3+ different Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Tuesday, 10th July


Lunchtime Recital


Nurry Lee piano


1.00pm  St Peter’s Church

Church Street, Oundle, PE8 4EE


Tickets:  £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more different Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


Nurry Lee is a South Korean pianist who began learning the piano at the age of six and gained her grade 8 distinction piano when she was eleven. She studied at Wells Cathedral School, winning the concerto competition with the Shostakovich Piano Concerto. She now studies at the Royal College of Music and has won many prizes and competitions.


Her recital will include Mozart’s final piano sonata K576, often called ‘The Hunt’ and the Bach-Busoni Chaconne along with music by Stravinsky.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Sponsored by Ewan and Jenny Harper


The Bach Walk 2018

The Bach Walk 2018

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Tuesday 10 Jul 20185:45pm Book Now

Tuesday, 10th July


The Bach Walk


William Whitehead organ

John Mark Ainsley tenor


5.45pm - 10.30pm Cotterstock / Oundle


Tickets:


£30 walk, supper and concerts


We have extended further 20 spaces at Dexter's for £30 ticket price. Please note that due to their venue, Dexter's will be serving food for the remaining customers in their outdoor area under a canopy.


£20 walk and concerts

£15 both concerts only

£10 early or late concert only


5.45pm   Meet at Oundle School Chapel, Milton Road, Oundle, PE8 4AB


            Walk to Cotterstock        


7.00pm  Concert in St Andrew’s Church, Cotterstock, PE8 5HH


7.30pm  Walk back to Oundle


8.15pm  Supper at Dexter's, Oundle, PE8 4BQ


10.00pm Late-night, candlelit concert in Oundle School Chapel


Part of this year’s Big Bach Walk, we invite you to join us on our annual, shorter and more gentle stroll between Cotterstock and Oundle. We are delighted to welcome the great British tenor, John Mark Ainsley, who joins William Whitehead in Cotterstock for this special evening. John Mark, who has appeared with all of the world’s great orchestras and opera companies, will sing songs from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena. At Oundle School Chapel, students on the Oundle for Organists course will sing some of the chorales which inspired Bach. This is sure to be a very special evening and early booking is strongly advised.


Supper tickets include a delicious two-course meal (food only) at Dexter's.


Evening ends at approximately 10.30pm


Lunchtime Recital, Cuerda Quartet

Lunchtime Recital, Cuerda Quartet

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Wednesday 11 Jul 20181:00pm Book Now (3+ different Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Wednesday, 11th July


Lunchtime Recital


Cuerda Quartet


Cleo Annandale violin

Matthew Chadbond violin

Nicholas Pegg viola

Ellen Porter cello


1.00pm St Peter’s Church

Church Street, Oundle, PE8 4EE


Tickets:  £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more different Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


Talented young cellist and previous winner of Oundle Young Musician of the Year Ellen Porter returns to her home town to perform with three of her contemporaries from the Royal Northern College of Music as the Cuerda Quartet.  First violin, Cleo, is also from Northamptonshire, demonstrating the strength of music-making in the county. Their programme features Debussy’s sensual string quartet and Glazunov’s third, the “Slavonic”.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Sponsored by Kate Wishart


William Howard: In love with the piano

William Howard: In love with the piano

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Wednesday 11 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now

Wednesday, 11th July


William Howard: In love with the piano


7.30pm Oundle School Chapel

Milton Rd, Oundle, PE8 4AB


Tickets:  £16 adult / £5 u18


Special offer: combine with EUCO concert on Thursday 12 July and pay just £14 for each concert


William Howard is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 countries and the world’s major concert halls. He also can be heard frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.


William’s programme will include some of the great 19th and early 20th century love songs for piano by Suk, Granados and Liszt, Chopin’s Byronic B flat minor Scherzo and the monumental Ballade no 1, as well as five of the short contemporary love songs he has commissioned to continue that tradition into the 21st century.


‘...a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility’ The Independent


Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm


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

Lunchtime Recital - Margaret Phillips, organ

Lunchtime Recital -  Margaret Phillips, organ

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Thursday 12 Jul 20181:00pm Book Now (3+ different Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Thursday, 12th July


Lunchtime Recital


Margaret Phillips organ


1.00pm  Oundle School Chapel

Milton Rd, Oundle, PE8 4AB


Tickets:  £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more different Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


Acknowledged as one of Britain's outstanding concert organists and teachers, Margaret Phillips made her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in 1972 and soon gained an international reputation as a soloist. Since 1996 she has been Professor of Organ at the Royal College of Music in London and is a tutor on this year’s Oundle for Organists course. Her recital will show off the strengths of the Frobenius organ with music ranging from Buxtehude and Couperin to the present day.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Chicago Master Singers

Chicago Master Singers

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Thursday 12 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now

Peterborough Cathedral presents


Chicago Master Singers


Peterborough Cathedral


Thursday, 12 July 2018


19:30 - 21:30


One of the foremost choirs in the United States presents 'Peace and Comfort'.


Come and witness a magical performance from The Chicago Master Singers (under the baton of Alan Heatherington)  as they celebrate ‘the triumph of resurrection, faith and hope’ with a stunning a cappella programme, including Howells’ Requiem and Valiant For Truth by Ralph Vaughan Williams.


The proceeds of this event will go to support Peterborough Cathedral.


Tickets

£10, £8 concessions

European Union Chamber Orchestra.

European Union Chamber Orchestra.

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Thursday 12 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now (£2 off Adult with W.Howard 11/7)

Thursday, 12th July


European Union Chamber Orchestra


7.30pm Oundle School Chapel

Milton Road, Oundle, PE8 4AB


Tickets:  £16 adult / £5 u18


Special offer: combine with In love with the piano on Wednesday 11 July and pay just £14 for each concert


Hans-Peter Hoffman conductor

Daniel Lebhardt piano

The Rusty Players of Oundle


We are delighted to welcome the wonderful EUCO back to Oundle with a lively, contrasting programme including Grieg’s heart-warming Holberg Suite, a spirited Mozart Divertimento, a short new work, A light exists, by BBC Proms Young Composer Anna Disley-Simpson, for which EUCO will be joined by the Rusty Players of Oundle, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.12  with Hungarian soloist, Daniel Lebhardt. Daniel won the First Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in Paris and New York and has given debut concerts at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Palais Lichtenau in Potsdam and Steirisches Kammermusikfestival. He has recorded for Decca and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 with future engagements including recitals at Wigmore Hall and the Louvre in Paris.


Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm

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


Lunchtime Recital - Thomas Fountain, trumpet

Lunchtime Recital - Thomas Fountain, trumpet

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Friday 13 Jul 20181:00pm Book Now (3+ different Lunchtime @ £5 each)

Friday, 13th July


Lunchtime Recital


Thomas Fountain trumpet

TBA  piano


1.00pm St Peter’s Church


Tickets:  £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more different Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)


Thomas started playing the cornet at the age of 3. He progressed through the Northamptonshire County Music Service and is now studying at the Royal Academy of Music. His programme will include Dvořák’s hauntingly beautiful Song to the Moon, Peter Maxwell Davies’ Sonatina and Geodicke’s famous trumpet showpiece, the Concert Etude.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm.

The Midnight Gang, David Walliams, adapted by D.Kerby-Kendall

The Midnight Gang, David Walliams, adapted by D.Kerby-Kendall

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Friday 13 Jul 20185:00pm Book Now

Friday, 13th July


The Midnight Gang

David Walliams, adapted by David Kerby-Kendall


5.00pm Barnwell Country Park


Tickets:  £36 Family ticket (two adults & two children) / £16 adult / £5 u18


At midnight most children are fast asleep, but for the Midnight Gang the adventure is just beginning.


Five children are in hospital. Something strange is going on… Enter the world of David Walliams to discover this heart-warming and dynamic story where friendships are forged and fun and frolic ensue at midnight when the tyrannical Matron assumes they are sweetly sleeping. Since making his debut into the world of children’s literature in 2008, David Walliams has celebrated exceptional success. His global sales total over 17 million copies and his work has been translated into over 53 languages. In 2016, The Midnight Gang went straight to No.1 in the book charts, remained there for seven weeks and was the first children’s novel to top the Christmas book charts since Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows in 2008.


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


Pay & Display car parking available


In association with Barnwell Country Park

Alexander Scriabin's Ragtime Band, David Gordon Trio

Alexander Scriabin's Ragtime Band, David Gordon Trio

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Friday 13 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now

Friday, 13th July


Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band

David Gordon Trio


7.30pm Stahl Theatre

West Street, Oundle, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:  £16 adult / £5 u18


The David Gordon Trio has appeared on BBC Radio 3, at King’s Place, Copenhagen’s Jazzhouse and in the London Jazz Festival; they are also regular performers at London’s 606 club. Their music is characterised by searingly beautiful melodies, free-flowing improvisation and quick-fire humour which is no more evident than in their recent project ‘Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band’ which has received across-the-board praise from jazz critics around the world.


Inspired by the Russian pianist/composer genius, this remarkable trio has produced exquisite jazz interpretations of Scriabin's miniatures – his billets-doux to eternity - and of pieces by Debussy, Irving Berlin and WC Handy. Jazz will love truly outstanding performance.


'Gordon takes an unlikely concept and makes it work superbly. The broad mix of musical styles keeps both band and audience on their toes and the playing is infused with wit and wisdom throughout' thejazzmann.com


Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm


Party at the Wharf 2018

Party at the Wharf 2018

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Saturday 14 Jul 20185:00pm Book Now (Early bird £2 off Adult -23 Jun )

Saturday, 14th July


Party at the Wharf


Starring Toploader and Austin Gold


Oundle Wharf

Station Road, PE8 4DE


2.00pm   Set up your Canopy Pitch (Limited availability - book early to avoid disappointment)

4.00pm   Gates open

5.00pm   Fun begins!

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


Tickets:        


In advance if booked by 23rd June 2018: £18 Adult / £10 u18

In advance from 24th June 2018: £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) - SOLD OUT


Oundle’s “party of the year” is a fantastic and memorable night of musical entertainment under the stars. Whether you just want to relax with friends, enjoy your own picnic, or visit one of the many food stalls, the Wharf is the place to be. The bar will be stocked with local beers from Nene Valley Brewery on sale throughout the event.


Event headliners, Toploader…. Joining them will be Austin Gold, as well as the ever-popular local band, Desperate Measures.


Sponsored by Ross Thain Architects


Supported by Nene Valley Brewery, Tap & Kitchen


The tickets for the CANOPY SITES HAVE NOW ALL BEEN SOLD OUT.


Thurning Feast 2018 - 40th Anniversary

Thurning Feast 2018 - 40th Anniversary

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Wednesday 25 Jul 20184:30pm Book Now (advance sales closes 23/07)

Our 40th Anniversary


Thurning Feast


Wednesday, 25th July 2018


4:30pm - 12:30am


Thurning Village Hall

Clopton Road, Thurning, PE8 5RE


Tickets:

In advance: Adults £5 / Under 12s free (closes on 23rd July)

On the gate: Adults £6 / Under 12s free


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


This vibrant village feast brings the local community together in aid of raising funds for the upkeep of Thurning Village Hall and the Church of St James.


Thurning receives help from residents of surrounding villages and in turn raises funds to support their villages and chosen charities.


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


Sponsored by Gents Glass, Top Notch Joinery & Digfield Ales

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)




Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer

Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer

Book Tickets

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.