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Julieta (15)

Julieta

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Sunday, 30th April 2017, 19:45Book Now (Subtitled) (Tickets Available on the Door)
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!

Local Authors Event feat. J. Isaac, H. Gould & P. Morrell

Local Authors Event feat. J. Isaac, H. Gould & P. Morrell

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Friday, 5th May 2017, 19:30Book Now
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

Local Authors Event featuring Jane Isaac, Helen Gould and Peter Morrell

Friday, 5th May at 7:30pm

St Peter's Church, Oundle, PE8 4AL

The Festival of Literature is very pleased to support and promote several of our very talented local authors. We have a very rich and varied group of authors in this area so please come along and find out more about them and their books; perhaps you will be inspired to read a new book or motivated to put pen to paper yourself!

Jane Isaac: The Lies Within

The Lies Within is the third novel in Jane’s second series. Grace Bannister is distraught after her daughter's body is found in the Leicestershire country lane. DI Will Jackman delves into the case but when the police discover another victim, the spotlight falls on Grace. Can Jackman find the killer, before Grace is convicted of a crime she didn't commit?

Helen Claire Gould: Floodtide

Floodtide is set on icy Naxada, the Shiranu farm in lava tubes under a dormant volcano, avoiding hunter tribe the Sargussi. But the mutually-hostile tribes’ world will soon be torn apart by natural forces. Planetary geologist and astronomer Jordas Krata, part of a team observing an incoming asteroid, enters this precarious balance of nature to rescue both tribes from the destruction about to rain down on them and help resettle them on a safer planet.

Peter Morrell: The Honourable Member of Pepynbridge

In Peter’s third novel Ralph Waters QC, is The Honourable Member for the constituency of Pepynbridge Forest. Ralph asks the rector, to marry him and his partner Pascal in St Aidan’s Abbey. When Herbie points out that it would be against the law, Ralph announces he is piloting a Private Members’ Bill through the House of Commons to force the Church of England to recognise and conduct same gender marriages. Ralph’s request is discussed by a deeply divided Parochial Church Council.

Showcase Organ Recital by James Parsons

Showcase Organ Recital by James Parsons

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Friday, 12th May 2017, 19:30Book Now
Northamptonshire Village Church Organs Project (NVCOP) presents

Showcase Organ Recital by James Parsons

Friday, 12th May 2017, 19:30 - 21:30

St Mary’s Church, Finedon, NN9 5NR

Tickets:

£15 Adults
£10 Concessions (children, students OAP)

It celebrates the 300th anniversary of the famous historic Father Smith organ, moved to St Mary’s in 1717 and recently restored to its former glory.

The concert is held by kind permission of the organist and PCC.

James Parsons is an accomplished teacher and recitalist who has made many recordings on CD. Founder of the famous Oundle for Organists courses, he is now organist at Fotheringhay church.

The programme features organ music by Handel, John Stanley, Bach, Herbert Howells, James Macmillan and Mendelssohn. The ticket price includes interval refreshments (a glass of wine or soft drink and snacks).

NVCOP is a local charity which assists parish churches with organ refurbishment or replacement projects through technical consultancy and seed-corn funding. Its aim is: Promoting pipe organs in Northamptonshire.

Six churches have so far been assisted in this way; another project is in progress. All proceeds from this concert go towards its work.

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

Fotheringhay Annual Piano Recital - Jill Crossland

Fotheringhay Annual Piano Recital - Jill Crossland

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Saturday 20 May 20177:30pm Book Now
Fotheringhay Annual Piano Recital

Jill Crossland, piano

Saturday, 20th May 2017, 19:30

St Mary's and All Saints Church
Fotheringhay, PE8 5HZ

Tickets: £9 (pre-sale), £10 (on the door).

Programme:

J S Bach, Partita No. 1 in B flat Major
Rameau, Keyboard Suites
Mozart, Sonata in C, K330
Chopin, Nocturnos

Jill Crossland purses an active concert and recording career, including a number of appearances at London's Wigmore Hall and the South Bank, Vienns Musikverin and Vienna Konzerthaus; St George's in Bristol, The Sage in Gateshead, Bridgewater Hall, and Fairfield, Cadogan and Blackheath Halls, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Jill's recordings include the Bach Goldenberg Variations on Warner Classics Apex, which reached the classical charts on release. Her complete Bach 's Well-tempered Clavier was released to critical acclaim. Jill has also recorded Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, and Scarlatti on piano and fortepiano. Her recent recodrdings of Rammeau's keyboard music was much praised. Her latest recordings are of Chopin's Nocturnes and Ballades.

Jill has appeared played for radio, TV, including BBC Radios 3 & 4 and has been featured on Classic FM Hall of Fame.

Find more information on www.jillcrossland.com

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

King Lear in Brooklyn: An Evening with Michael Pennington

King Lear in Brooklyn: An Evening with Michael Pennington

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Sunday, 4th June 2017, 19:00Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 27th May)
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

King Lear in Brooklyn: An Evening with Michael Pennington

Sunday, 4th June 2017, 19:00

St Peter's Church, Oundle, PE8 4AL

Come and hear one of the world’s leading Shakespearean actors, Michael Pennington who appeared triumphantly as King Lear in New York in 2014, talk about his latest book for one evening only in Oundle.

King Lear in Brooklyn, published in June 2016, is Pennington’s meditations on grappling with Shakespeare’s greatest role, and gives a fascinating insight into the punishing mental and physical impact the role can have on those who are brave enough to take on the challenge.

Pennington examines the relationships between the cast and the characters they play, and explores the director’s approach to Lear and that of the other actors. We see the production develop and unfurl through the eyes of an English actor playing the lead in an otherwise all-American cast.

Funny, personal and deeply honest, Pennington’s account is also probing and scholarly - there is no greater insight into Shakespeare’s greatest role. This is the work of one of our most sublime actor-writers at the top of his game.

Michael Pennington has played Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Berowne, Angelo, Richard II, Coriolanus, Macbeth, Henry V and Leontes in The Winter’s Tale. Together with director Michael Bogdanov, he founded the English Shakespeare Company in 1986 and was its Joint Artistic Director until 1992.

In April 2004 he became the second actor to deliver the British Academy’s annual Shakespeare lecture. The lecture was entitled Barnadine's Straw: The Devil in Shakespeare's Detail.

Summer Music Festival: Iain Farrington's Animal Parade

Summer Music Festival: Iain Farrington's Animal Parade

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Monday, 5th June 2017, 14:00Book Now
Summer Music Festival: Iain Farrington's Animal Parade

Cathedral Nave

Monday, 5th June 2017, 14:00 - 14:30

Tickets: £5 (£4 concessions) Unreserved seating

Steven Grahl gives a pre-Festival performance of Iain Farrington's 'Animal Parade' on the Cathedral organ.

A fun adventure for ten animals, at the conclusion of a music event for schools. All are welcome.

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

"New" Nature Writing Workshop with Bridget Holding

"New" Nature Writing Workshop with Bridget Holding

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Friday, 9th June 2017, 18:30Book Now (Only 20 spaces available)
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

"New" Nature Writing Workshop with Bridget Holding

Friday, 9th June 2017, 18:30

The Kingfisher Café
Barnwell Country Park, Barnwell Rd, Oundle, PE8 5PB

Tickets: £16

Bridget is a tutor in creative writing for the University of Exeter, as well as a writer, and psychotherapist. She also runs Wild Words which explores the connections between the writer, their words and the natural world.

Nature writing is now one of the fastest growing genres; the new generation of nature writers are selling like hot cakes. Come and find out about the market, and how to write for it.

It’s no longer the idealised rural life and landscapes of the pastoral poetry tradition. It’s raw, edgy, groundbreaking, thought-provoking, politically challenging, and society changing. It takes in poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction. It fuses nature writing, travel writing, philosophy and psychology. Its writers heal and find meaning through contact with nature, and so do its readers.

"With her focus on learning from nature, and the embodied, holistic experience of the storyteller, university tutor and psychotherapist Bridget Holding is revitalising traditional creative writing teaching." The London School of Economics Literary Festival 2017

Bridget is a former screenwriter, whose articles have appeared in Writing Magazine and The Psychotherapist, among other publications. She is also a UKCP registered psychotherapist. She’s a former associate lecturer for the Open University, and has been a tutor of creative writing for the University of Exeter since 2008.

Summer Music Festival: David Briggs Organ Recital

Summer Music Festival: David Briggs Organ Recital

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Friday, 9th June 2017, 19:30Book Now
Summer Music Festival: David Briggs Organ Recital

Cathedral Nave

Friday, 9th June 2017, 19:30 - 21:30

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions). Unreserved seating.

Virtuoso organist David Briggs gives the Opening Recital of our Summer Music Festival.

David Briggs is regarded as one of the world's finest improvisers and his virtuoso performances thrill and entertain their audience in equal measure. Once described as a magical musical millipede, he is definitely one to watch as well as listen to! There will be a video link between the organ loft and a big screen in the nave. Tickets - booking opens soon

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

Summer Music Festival: Into the Organ Loft

Summer Music Festival: Into the Organ Loft

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Saturday, 10th June 2017, 10:30Book Now
Summer Music Festival: Into the Organ Loft

Cathedral

Saturday, 10th June 2017, 10:30 - 11:30

Tickets: £5 (£4 concessions). Unreserved seating.

A fascinating on-screen tour of the workings of the Cathedral organ.

See what happens when those stops are pulled! The Cathedral’s organists get in amongst the organ pipes at high level in the Cathedral to give a virtual tour, shown on screen to the audience down below, demonstrating how the organ works.

Summer Music Festival: Hauptwerk and the Cathedral organ

Summer Music Festival: Hauptwerk and the Cathedral organ

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Saturday, 10th June 2017, 15:00Book Now
Summer Music Festival: Hauptwerk and the Cathedral organ

The Knights' Chamber (entrance via the Visitor Centre)

Saturday, 10th June 2017, 15:00 - 16:00

Tickets: £5 (£4 concessions) Unreserved seating.

Ben Trenchard discusses and demonstrates Hauptwerk, the amazing pipe-organ software used in the recent re-pitching

Former Peterborough Cathedral chorister, Ben Trenchard, will introduce Hauptwerk, the leading virtual pipe organ software. Permission was granted to undertake the re-pitch of the Cathedral organ only on condition that a recording was made of every single note at its original pitch.

Ben will show how it is possible, using this recording and Hauptwerk software, to create a virtual instrument on which to play ‘Peterborough Cathedral organ’ at its original pitch.

Summer Music Festival: Festival Concert

Summer Music Festival: Festival Concert

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Saturday, 10th June 2017, 19:30Book Now
Summer Music Festival: Festival Concert

Cathedral Nave

Saturday, 10th June 2017, 19:30 - 22:00

The programme for choir, organ and orchestra includes Poulenc Organ Concerto and Barber Toccata Festiva, alongside a commissioned work by Toby Young, and music by Parry and Fauré.

The concert will be directed by Grammy Award winning conductor, David Hill.

The Bristol Ensemble
Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus
Peterborough Choral Society
Steven Grahl, organist.

Tickets: £25, £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.

Organ Recital with World Premiere

Organ Recital with World Premiere

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Sunday 11 Jun 20171:30pm Book Now
Summer Music Festival:

ORGAN RECITAL WITH WORLD PREMIERE

Tu es Petrus by David Briggs

Cathedral

Sunday, 11th June 2017, 13:30 - 14:15

Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions). Unreserved seating.

David Humphreys, Assistant Director of Music, will perform a new composition by David Briggs, commissioned especially for the Festival.

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

Oundle Fringe - Quiz Night!

Oundle Fringe - Quiz Night!

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Friday, 23rd June 2017, 19:30Book Now
Oundle Fringe presents

QUIZ NIGHT!

When: 7:30 pm | Friday | 23 June 2017

Act: Quiz Night - Pre Fringe Fundraising Evening.

Style: Quizzical questions, nibbles, drinks and good fun

Venue: Queen Victoria Hall, West Street, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

New this year! Fringe’s first-ever quiz night.

A chance to show off your knowledge of film, music, literature etc. Come in teams, singly or in pairs.

Bring nibbles and drinks and enjoy a fun evening of head-scratching and more....

Ceilidh with Five String Thing

Ceilidh with Five String Thing

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Saturday, 24th June 2017, 20:00Book Now
Oundle Fringe presents

Fringe Ceilidh with Five String Thing

Saturday, 24th June 2017

20:00 - 23:00

Victoria Hall
West Street, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Tickets: Adults £7 / U15s £5

The Ceilidh is a fundraising event for the Oundle Fringe 2017.

Come and enjoy music and dancing to Five String Thing. The band all come from around the Oundle area and will play you a toe-tapping selection of traditional tunes from around the British Isles.

You don't have to be an expert dancer as the caller Chris Sanders will take you through each dance and help you along the way. Just put on your comfortable dancing shoes and Strip the Willow, do the Gay Gordon's, Ninepins and many more !!!

We will be joined by French band Tourdion, to take you through a few French dances as well.

There will be crisps and nibbles on the table.

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.

Jive Workshop and the glorious One Eyed Cats

Jive Workshop and the glorious One Eyed Cats

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Friday, 30th June 2017, 19:00Book Now
Oundle Fringe presents

Jive Workshop and the glorious One Eyed Cats

Friday, 30th June 2017

19:00 - 23:00

Victoria Hall
West Street, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Tickets: Adults £7 / U15s £5

Whether it’s high-octane rock n roll perfect for jiving and jumping, cool blues or hair-down sing-along, the CATS always deliver...and incredibly well!

Their large line-up guarantees a huge sound, with a fiery brass section, rocking guitar and rolling piano. They are fine musicians and the music they make is accomplished, energetic and very entertaining and they always lift the roof off the place!

Come and Learn to Jive (7:00-8:00) then get ready to bop away the rest of the evening to the glorious One Eyed Cats.

The Ronnie Scott's All Stars

The Ronnie Scott's All Stars

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Friday, 7th July 2017, 19:30Book Now (Sold Out)
THE RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS present

The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook

Friday, 7th July 2017

7.30pm STAHL THEATRE
West Street, PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £16.50 adult / £5 u18

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars entertain with their unique combination of live jazz, narration and rare archive images celebrating the history of this legendary British institution.

Since its humble beginnings as a basement music bar through to the internationally acclaimed music venue it is today, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club is known for showcasing influential artists such as Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Michael Bublé. Led by the Club’s Musical Director, James Pearson, and featuring the vocal talents of Natalie Williams, "one of the UK’s hottest singers" (Time Out), this ode to the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s is a must for any music fan.

Outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they’re a joy to listen to. The Observer

Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm

Sponsored by Schoolblazer

UPDATE 12th April: TICKETS SOLD OUT!

Battle Proms Picnic Concert 2017

Battle Proms Picnic Concert 2017

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Saturday, 8th July 2017, 18:15Book Now (Early bird £3off till 30 April )
Battle Proms Picnic Concert

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Gates open 4.30pm, entertainments from approx. 6.15pm
Finish approx. 10.30pm

PRICES:

Adult (age 16 and over) £35 early booking price before 1 May 2017
£38 from 1 May 2017
£43 on the day of the concert (subject to availability)

Child aged 5-15 £18 (Age 4 and under are free and do not require a ticket.)

Celebrate 20 years of Britain’s premier classical open-air concert series with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks!

Pack up the hampers and champers and join the crowd at the annual Battle Proms Concert, returning to the stunning grounds overlooking Burghley House on Saturday 8 July in 2017.

Last year over 7,000 people attended this very special event, now a firmly established favourite in the local calendar. Approaching its 13th year at Burghley, the series itself is celebrating 20 years since the first Battle Proms was staged, and there’s a reason it continues to grow year on year.

Concert-goers will be treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of entertainment at this party in the park with a difference.

The full 2 hour orchestral concert from the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes, will include a host of well-known classical pieces and conclude with a ‘last night of the proms’ sing-along with favourites such as Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and more.

The musical programme will be augmented by a toe-tapping warm-up act, thrilling Napoleonic cavalry displays, a meticulously choreographed aerial display from a WWII Spitfire, The Red Devils parachute display team, live firing cannons and, of course, spectacular fireworks. 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 Napoleonic cannon providing a thunderous percussion!

Visit the Battle Proms website for further information www.battleproms.com

European Union Chamber Orchestra

European Union Chamber Orchestra

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Saturday, 8th July 2017, 19:30Book Now
EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Saturday, 8th July 2017

7.30pm OUNDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Milton Road, PE8 4AB

TICKETS: £15 adult / £5 u18

The prestigious EUCO is one of the official musical ambassadors of the European Union. Its players are among the finest young European professional musicians. The orchestra regularly performs in major concert halls across Europe and has regualrly toured around the world.

This concert features the young and remarkably talented horn soloist, Benjamin Goldscheider, one of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 finalists. Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto,is the centrepiece of this concert which also includes Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Haydn’s Symphony No 42 and Bartok’s Hungarian Dances as well as a short new work for horn and orchestra by the English composer, Diana Burrell.

A demanding and richly varied programme brought great pleasure to the listeners who could only go home consumed by the music. Rheinische Post

Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm

Sponsored by Douglas and Margaret Butler

Supported by The Leche Trust

Canopy site: Back to the Future (PG)

Canopy site: Back to the Future

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Outdoor Cinema, Back to the Future (PG)

Saturday, 8th Jyly 2017, 8pm

Oundle Wharf, PE8 4DE

Price: £10 per site only (bring your own gazebo)

OUTDOOR CINEMA: Back to the Future (PG)

OUTDOOR CINEMA: Back to the Future

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OUTDOOR CINEMA - BACK TO THE FUTURE (PG)

Saturday, 8th July 2017

OUNDLE WHARF
The Wharf, Station Rd, PE8 4DE

Gates open: 8.00pm
Film starts: 9.50pm

TICKETS:

Advance Tickets: £10 adult / £7.50 u18
On the gate: £12.50 adult / £9 u18

Limited canopy spaces at £10 (site only - bring your own gazebo)

When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction that could vaporize his future and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time!

The bar will be stocked with local Nene Valley Brewery beers available for purchase or you are welcome to bring your own drinks and picnic. Enjoy a chance to picnic under the stars to watch this much loved film.

Performance ends at approximately 11.50pm

Screened by LUNA FLIX, outdoor cinema

Oundle Open Gardens 2017

Oundle Open Gardens 2017

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Sunday, 9th July 2017, 11:00Book Now
Oundle Open Gardens

Sunday, 9th July 2017

11.00am - 5.00pm, Around Oundle

Map and Garden Guide £5 on the day from:
The Hub, Fletton House, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4AJ.

Tickets may be purchased in advance and exchanged for a Map and Garden Guide on the day.

Make the most of this opportunity to stroll around many of the town’s exquisite private gardens. Each featured garden was chosen for its emphasis on ‘grow your own’ and ‘cultivate to enjoy’ practices, which highlight this year’s theme of Beautiful and Edible.

As you walk around town, visit some of the short concerts being given as part of Oundle on Show.

Please note: not all the gardens are fully accessible.

Arranged by Transition Oundle

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Robert Burton & Stephen Ostler

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Robert Burton & Stephen Ostler

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Monday, 10th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3 + Lunchtime recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Robert Burton saxophone

Stephen Ostler piano

Monday, 10th July 2017

1.00pm ST PETER’S CHURCH
Church St., PE8 4EE

TICKETS: £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more 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 2016, Robert Burton. His programme includes music specially written for the saxophone by a wide range of 19th and 20th century composers, including Rudy Wiedhoft’s Valse Vanite, Paule Maurice’s Tableaux de Provence and Paul Creston’s Sonata Op 19. This recital is designed to showcase Burton’s talent and tremendous range and beauty of the saxophone.

Performance ends at approximately .45pm

Sponsored by Francis and Rachel Terry

An Evening with Reverend Richard Coles

An Evening with Reverend Richard Coles

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Monday, 10th July 2017, 19:30Book Now (Sold Out)
AN EVENING WITH REVEREND RICHARD COLES

Monday, 10th July 2017

7.30pm STAHL THEATRE

West St, PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £10 adult / £5 u18

Interviewed by Adam Begley

The irrepressible Reverend Richard Coles is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and can often be seen on celebrity panel shows such as QI and Have I Got News For You. He is Parish Priest of St Mary’s Church, Finedon, and a national treasure. Friend and author, Adam Begley (whose new book - The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera - about the fabled 19th century Parisian photographer, adventurer and pioneer is published on 11 July) interviews Richard about his extraordinary life which he has written about with searing honesty in Fathomless Riches and Bringing in the Sheaves, the story of his personal pilgrimage from the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll days of the Communards to his life as a parish priest and broadcaster. This event is sure to be fascinating, candid and highly entertaining.

Ends at approximately 8.45pm

Sponsored by The Oundle Bookshop - Colemans

UPDATE 12th April: TICKETS SOLD OUT!

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Guy Cutting & Hannah Ely

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Guy Cutting & Hannah Ely

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Tuesday, 11th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3 + Lunchtime Recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Guy Cutting tenor

Hannah Ely piano

Tuesday, 11th July 2017

1.00pm ST PETER’S CHURCH
Church St, PE8 4EE

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

A brilliant song recital by the talented young tenor, Guy Cutting, accompanied by Hannah Ely. Guy’s impressive programme celebrates the extraordinary flowering of English song which took place in the first half of the 20th century and features two of the great English song cycles, George Butterworth’s A Shrophire Lad and Gerald Finzi’s Let Us Garlands Bring, as well as music by Ivor Gurney and Herbert Howells.

Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm

The Bach Walk 2017

The Bach Walk 2017

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Tuesday, 11th July 2017, 17:45pmBook Now
THE BACH WALK

Luba Tunnicliffe viola

Oliver Wass harp

Tuesday, 11th July 2017

5.45pm - 10:30pm SUDBOROUGH / LOWICK

Venues:
All Saints Church, Sudborough Rd, Sudborough, NN14 3BX
The Old Rectory, Sudborough Rd, Sudborough, NN14 3BX
St Peter's Church, Main St, Lowick, NN14 3BH

TICKETS:

£30 walk, supper and concerts
£20 walk and concerts (bring your own picnic)
£15 both concerts only
£10 one concert only (7pm or 10pm)

Tickets include free entry from 4pm to the beautiful gardens of The Old Rectory.

5.45pm Meet at The Old Rectory, Sudborough
Walk to Lowick
7.00pm Concert in Lowick Church
7.30pm Walk back to Sudborough
8.15pm Supper at The Old Rectory Barn or The Vane Arms
(check ticket for supper venue)
10.00pm Late-night concert in All Saints Church, Sudborough

Supper tickets include a delicious two-course meal (food only) in The Old Rectory Barn Courtyard (main course with vegetarian option and pudding, accompanied by seasonal vegetables and fruits grown in the garden) or The Vane Arms (fish pie or Iberian bean stew and pudding)

Inspired by J S Bach’s 560 mile round trip walk to hear Buxtehude play the organ, we invite you to join us on our annual, shorter and more gentle stroll between two of East Northamptonshire’s beautiful villages. Supper tickets include a delicious two-course meal (food only) at The Old Rectory Barn or The Vane Arms, or bring a picnic supper to eat in the delightful garden of the The Old Rectory. Drinks will be available to purchase as will tea and cake before the walk.

Two outstanding young musicians, Oliver Wass (the fi rst harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal, the Guildhall School of Music’s most prestigious prize) and Luba Tunnicliffe (First Prize winner in the 2016 St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition) join forces to play music by Bach, Bax, Britten and Tchaikovsky.

Evening ends at approximately 10.30pm

Supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and The Old Rectory Gardens.

www.theoldrectorygardens.co.uk

Sponsored by Nene Living

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LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Christian Lane

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Christian Lane

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Wednesday, 12th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3 + Lunchtime Recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Christian Lane organ

Wednesday, 12th July 2017

1.00pm OUNDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Milton Rd, PE8 4AB

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

Winner of the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition and director of Boston Organ Studio, Christian Lane is one of America’s most accomplished, respected and dynamic concert organists. He puts Oundle School Chapel’s famous Frobenius organ through its paces with a wide ranging programme including music by Buxtehude, J S Bach, Mendelssohn, Ned Rorem, Percy Whitlock, James MacMillan, Guy Bovet and Thierry Escaich.

Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm

Verdi, IL TROVATORE (encore screening)

Verdi, IL TROVATORE (encore screening)

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Wednesday, 12th July 2017, 19:00Book Now
IL TROVATORE (ENCORE SCREENING)

Wednesday, 12th July 2017

7.00pm STAHL THEATRE
West St,PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £15 adult / £5 u18

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece endures as one of the most popular operas in the world today. A riveting storyline, filled with jealousy, kidnapping, murder and revenge, combined with fiery and emotional music, including the famous Anvil Chorus, make this screening a thrilling must-see. The production, which was recorded at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden, features four of the most celebrated opera singers in the world. Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo with Marina Prudenskaya and Gaston Rivera, lead the impressive ensemble, directed by Daniel Barenboim.

Anna Netrebko, in devastating form (The Times), draws a compelling and immediate portrait of Leonora from beginning to end. Plácido Domingo, stars for the first time as Conte di Luna, with his magical stage presence [that] ennobles every evening of opera (Die Welt). Daniel Barenboim’s conducting of this work is positively sensational (Berliner Zeitung).

Screening ends at approximately 10.00pm

In association with Oundle Cinema

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Francisco Vilar

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Francisco Vilar

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Thursday, 13th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3 + Lunchtime Recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Francisco Vilar piano

Thursday, 13th July 2017

1.00pm ST PETER’S CHURCH
Church St, PE8 4EE

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

Born in Porto, Francisco is a young pianist who has already won many international and national prizes including the Alexander Scriabin Competition, Paris (2nd Prize) and the Fundao International Piano Competition, Portugal (1st Prize). Vilar is acclaimed for his fluid technique, refined musicianship and a natural sense of projection, which his programme, including Schumann’s Fantasie in C and three of Debussy’s Préludes, will amply demonstrate.

Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm

Illyria Children's Theatre, The Emperor's New Clothes

Illyria Children's Theatre, The Emperor's New Clothes

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Thursday, 13th July 2017, 17:00Book Now
ILLYRIA CHILDREN’S THEATRE

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Oliver Gray

Thursday, 13th July 2017

5.00pm BARNWELL COUNTRY PARK
Barnwell Rd, PE8 5JA

TICKETS:
£35 Family ticket (two adults & two children)
£15 adult / £5 u18

llyria’s cheekiest show ever! Set against the backdrop of one of the area’s most popular public parks, the always-entertaining Illyria present their hilarious take on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic story of an Emperor on his “revealing” quest for wisdom. The Emperor’s New Clothes was critic’s choice at the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe festival and attracted multiple 5-star reviews on a sell-out UK tour.

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.

All ages welcome. Recommended viewing age 5+.
Pay & Display car parking available.

Performance ends at approximately 6.40pm (includes 20 minute interval)

In association with Barnwell Country Park

BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA

BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA

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Thursday, 13th July 2017, 20:00Book Now
BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA

Thursday, 13th July 2017

8.00pm STAHL THEATRE
West St, PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £15 adult / £5 u18

This vibrant and thrilling band is led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick who played on the soundtrack of Poldark. Their uplifting style entertains with traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas and beautiful ballads, such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Andy Statman’s beautiful Flatbush Waltz, feature in this enchanting live performance. Evoking vivid images of tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest cafe life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - the hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship of the BCO will inspire you to book a holiday on the Danube!

...the audience leaves grinning as well as musically impressed and satisfied. The Herald

Performance ends at approximately 9.45pm

Sponsored by Waterland Associates Architects

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Minerva Piano Trio

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Minerva Piano Trio

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Friday, 14th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3+ Lunchtime Recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Minerva Piano Trio

Friday, 14th July 2017

1.00pm ST PETER’S CHURCH
Church St, PE8 4EE

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

Selected by St John’s Smith Square as Young Artists 2016/17, the Minerva Piano Trio is an innovative and exciting ensemble. Known for their passion for new music, historical research, and creative collaborations, the trio create beautiful, energetic and technically immaculate music. Their programme includes Mozart’s exuberant B flat major trio K 502 along with Scenes from Daphnis and Chloe by Ravel in an arrangement specially commissioned from the composer, David Knotts, as well as Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s elegant My Fleeting Angel, based on Sylvia Plath’s short story, The Wishing Box.

Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm

Sponsored by Kate Wishart

RUISI QUARTET- Haydn's Legacy

RUISI QUARTET- Haydn's Legacy

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Friday, 14th July 2017, 19:30Book Now
RUISI QUARTET

Haydn’s Legacy

Friday, 14th July 2017

7.30pm STAHL THEATRE
West St, PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £15 adult / £5 u18

Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young British String Players in 2015, the Ruisi Quartet is a gem of its generation.

Founded in 2012 by brothers Alessandro and Max, the quartet performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe, including at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Kings Place.

A cornerstone of the classical period, Haydn’s influence can be found in many works of the three musical giants of the time: Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. Featuring a quartet by each of them, Mozart’s Dissonance, Beethoven’s Op 18 No 1 and Schubert’s Quartettsatz, as well as Haydn’s Op 50 No 1, this programme, presented chronologically, is a rare opportunity to hear the musical thread running through these masterpieces.

Strikingly immediate, committed and direct. Chichester Observer

Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm

Sponsored by The Countess Howe

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 (Sold Out)
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:

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, bring your own gazebo)

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.

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Thurning Feast 2017

Thurning Feast 2017

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Tuesday, 25th July 2017, 17:00Book Now
Presented by Thurning Village

THURNING FEAST

TUESDAY, 25th July 2016

5:00PM - 12:30AM - Thurning Village Hall

Hall Close, Clopton Road, Thurning, Peterborough, PE8 5RE

TICKETS:
Adult £5, Accompanied Under 15 - FREE
£6 on the door on the night

This is a spectacular festival, which takes place on ....whichever day the 25th of July falls on! Thurning Feast is a unique annual event that takes place in July, in East Northamptonshire in a small village called Thurning.

There are many historical references to the Feasts held in centuries past, however the current event has continued with the same theme since it was revived in the 1970s after a long interruption caused by WWII. Thurning Feast is a medieval festival and was resurrected 40 years ago to raise funds for the church roof, over the years it has steadily grown, into the successful event it is today.

Attracting around 5,000 visitors, which come from miles around. This vibrant village feast brings the local community together in aid of raising funds now 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 Digfield Ales, Gents Glass and Top Notch Joinery.