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Presented by: Oundle St Peter's Church, Oundle Cinema dOCs+, Hope Into Action, Transition Oundle
Ai Weiwei's Human Flow
Saturday, 24th February, 6:30pm
St Peter's Church, Oundle
Tickets: £5 (price includes refreshments)
Proceeds from the film go to Hope Into Action
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.
Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.
Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?
Directed by Ai Weiwei, Human Flow is produced by Ai Weiwei, Chin-Chin Yap and Heino Deckert and executive produced by Andrew Cohen of AC Films with Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media.
Ticket update 23rd February:
Tickets are still available on the door on the night at the Church.
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (PG)
Sunday, 25th February, 6pm (Please note earlier time)
THE STAHL THEATRE
West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ
Director: Claude Barras
Cast: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
Runtime 1hr 6min
This multi-award winning, stop-motion animation gained international critical acclaim and narrowly missed out on the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. A gentle, tender film, it tells the story of a 9-year-old boy (Courgette) who is removed from his unhappy home life and taken to an orphanage. At first he struggles to find his place in the strange and at times hostile environment, but as friendships develop with other children they come to terms with the unkind cards they have been dealt and their new home becomes a place of shared experience, refuge and freedom.
‘Think of ‘My Life as a Courgette’ as less of a children’s film than a film about childhood which children can watch, and you’ll have some idea of the quietly extraordinary tone it manages to strike.’ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
Sponsored by Playheroes
Ticket update 23rd February:
Tickets still available on the door on the night at the Stahl.
The House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown
Friday, 2nd March
19:45 - 20:45
FLETTON HOUSE, Oundle Suite
Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, PE8 4JA
The Wars of the Roses were a tumultuous period in English history, with family fighting family over the greatest prize in the kingdom - the throne of England. Many families were involved but none symbolised the volatile nature of the period quite like the House of Beaufort. Their rise, fall, and rise again is the story of England during the fifteenth century, a dramatic century of war, intrigue and scandal both at home and abroad. Many books have been written about individual members of the dynasty, but never has the whole family been explored as one.
The hopes and fortunes of the family gradually came to rest upon the shoulders of a teenage widow named Margaret Beaufort and her young son Henry. From Margaret would rise the House of Tudor, the most famous of all England's royal houses and a dynasty that owed its crown to the blood of its forebears, the House of Beaufort. From bastards to princes, the Beauforts are medieval England's most captivating family.
Nathen is also the founder of the Henry Tudor Society and has featured discussing the Tudors on BBC radio and television, as well as in print and online media across the UK.
Festival of Literature presents
Ed Clarke: Rowan Oakwing (Children's Event)
Saturday, 10th March
2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Great Hall, Oundle School
New Street, PE8 4GH
Tickets: £6 (early bird 1 off till 3rd March)
Suitable for ages 7 – 11 years old.
Being a fairy is a lot more dangerous than you think . . . There's a strange magic to London's parks. When the sun sets and the gates are closed, tiny winged creatures come to life. The only way to meet them is to become one. And if you become one, there's no way back.
Seven years ago, Rowan's mother left their London home and never returned. On the anniversary of her mum's disappearance, Rowan cries herself to sleep in Hyde Park and wakes up ten centimetres tall, with tiny oak-leaf wings. She's about to go on an adventure in the hidden world of fairies and foxes. But Rowan's quest will be perilous, with fearsome enemies at her heels. If she wants to get home, she'll need to find the courage she never knew she had, and discover powers she'd never even imagined . . .
Have you got what it takes to be a fairy, come along and find out!
When he isn't writing books, Ed works as Head of Film and Television at Shoebox Films.
‘Set to be a modern classic, a fresh fairy story that shows its readers there is much more to being a fairy than there would seem at face value.’ Armadillo
Peterborough Cathedral Choir presents
J. S. Bach, St John Passion
Saturday 10 March 2018
19:30 - 22:00
A concert performance of the sacred oratorio.
Under the direction of Steven Grahl, Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus, together with Peterborough Choral Society, orchestra and soloist, give a concert performance of Bach’s famous masterpiece.
An evening not to be missed.
Orchestra: Instruments of Time and Truth
Evangelist: Nick Pritchard
Allocated: £20 / £15
Non-allocated restricted view tickets £12 to be sold on the door on the night only.
Accompanied disabled people in wheelchairs can obtain tickets at a reduced price by contacting the Oundle Box Office on 01832 274734.
Saturday, 10th March 2018
19:30 - 21:30
Oakham School Chapel, Oakham
Chapel Close, Market, Place, Oakham, LE15 6DT
Paul Hilliam - conductor
Sam Thomas - trumpet
Henry Newton - trombone
Thomas Penny - trumpet
Morgan Overton - piano
Brown, The Irish Brigade - Premiere performance
Neruda, Trumpet Concerto
David, Trombone Concerto 1st Movement
Larsson, Trumpet Concerto
Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
Márquez, Conga del fuego
Full price: on the door £13, in advance £11
Concessions: on the door £11, in advance £9.
Children and students under 18, and students in full time education £3
Our Young Soloists’ Concert includes three terrific brass concertos and a number of American pieces. It doesn’t get more American than Gershwin’s 'Rhapsody in Blue' and those of you who came to our recent ‘Post Cards from America’ concert will share our excitement about hearing more music by Márquez - this time an arrangement of the Conga! Starting this concert, is the premiere of ‘The Irish Brigade’ by local composer George Brown - the American connection being that these troops fought at Gettysburg.
The Rutland Sinfonia welcomes wheelchair users to its concerts but so as to better prepare for their easier access and accommodation, if possible, we would be grateful if you could let us know you are planning to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Oundle School Jazz Orchestra and Schola Cantorum
Friday, 16th March
19:30 - 21:30
All Saints & St James' Church, King's Cliffe
Hall Yard, King's Cliffe, PE8 6XQ
Tickets: Adults £10 / 5 - 18s £5
Including a glass of wine (or a soft drink) and nibbles
Friday Night Jazz & Vocals at King’s Cliffe
Oundle School Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Adele Hudson and on their second outing of the year, visit the beautiful King's Cliffe Church for the evening.
We are delighted to have the Schola Cantorum in tow, directed by Quentin Thomas, in one of their first concerts offering close harmony and some lighter numbers, and interspersed by vocal solos.
We are expecting this concert to sell out speedily so be sure to get those tickets booked.
Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust, Rutland Music and Peterborough Music Hub present
Saturday, 17th March 2018
19:00 - 21:30
Written by local composer Benjamin Till, ‘Nene’ celebrates the people, places and history of the River Nene as it flows from Northamptonshire, through Peterborough and out to the sea.
Premiered last November at the ‘Music for Youth Proms’ in the Royal Albert Hall, the piece will feature youth orchestras and choirs from around the region.
£15 Nave seats (£10 concessions)
£10 Side aisle seats (£8 concessions) - RESTRICTED VIEW.
ALL AREAS - UNRESERVED SEATING.
In order to book the seats just click on red "BOOK NOW" button next to the description of event. You will then have two options: either click on "NAVE - Book Now" or on "SIDE AISLE - Book Now" to proceed with the booking and choose the desired number of adult and/or concession tickets. Later proceed as instructed on webpage.
North and South Transepts are NOT OPEN FOR BOOKING.
City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents:
Our greatest English composers ponder the past, the present and the future
Britten/Rossini – Matinees Musicales
Elgar – Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams – Symphony No.5
Sunday 18th March 2018 at 3pm
The Queen Katharine Academy Concert Hall
(was the Voyager Concert Hall)
Mountsteven Ave, Walton, PE4 6HX
Adult + one or two children at £13.50 total
Concessions/Students £11.50 /Students/U18 £5
Britten celebrating Rossini, Elgar still in shock after WW1 and Vaughan Williams’ vision of eternity. A feast of passion and feeling. Benjamin Britten, the greatest English opera composer of his time celebrated Rossini, the greatest Italian opera composer of his own time, in his “Matinees Musicales”, after Rossini’s “Soirees Musicales” based on tunes from William Tell. The suite combines the wit and tunefulness of Rossini with the exquisite and brilliant orchestration of Britten. Edward Elgar’s unique and intimate cello concerto is rooted in a moment of time. In 1919, disillusioned by the war, Elgar poured his feelings into the concerto. It was a lament for a lost world, haunted by autumnal sadness, but the sadness of compassion, not pessimism, with a heart-rending slow movement that rivals Nimrod in its intensity.
We are delighted to welcome Charlotte McAuliffe as soloist, one of our city’s foremost musicians, winner of Peterborough (2007), Oundle (2010) and King’s School (2011) Young Musician of the Year awards.
Seen as a response to WW1, in his Symphony No. 5 Vaughan Williams describes the nature of true peace in the hearts of those, who, like Christian in The Pilgrim’s Progress, have faced their conflicts and survived. The symphony reflects the visionary side of the composer’s genius and remains the most complete statement of his fundamental faith. The cor anglais speaks of arrival in a heavenly place of ultimate peace, and we finally arrive in heaven with all pain banished, as the strings weave harmoniously skywards into ethereal bliss.
Monday, 19th March
Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park
By John Godber
Directed by Adrian McDougall
Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher.
Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good.
Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions? Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razorsharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever - a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.
Suitable for age 11+
The Stahl Theatre
7.45pm (Running time 110 minutes approx including interval)
"A hilarious and timeless production" Film & TV Now
Wednesday, 21st March, 7.30pm
Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, PE8 4JA
Directors: David McIlvride, Roger Williams
Runtime: 1hr 35mins
RiverBlue follows international conservationist, Mark Angelo, and spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most polluting industries - fashion. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and toxic chemical waste, one of the world’s favourite, iconic products - denim - has destroyed rivers and changed the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.
Narrated by clean-water supporter Jason Priestley, this ground-breaking documentary shines light on the damage to the world’s rivers and demands significant changes from the textile industry, yet also suggests solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
‘...it is a powerful film that I urge everybody who wears clothes to watch.’ The Panoptic
Sponsored by Transition Oundle
Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society presents:
Catworth Village Hall
Church Road, PE28 0PA
Tickets: Adult £6.50, Under 16 £4.00
In this traditional pantomime by Phil Ward, Princess Aurora is betrothed from an early age to Prince Philip only son of King Presley of Gracelandia. The evil Fairy Maleficent curses the baby princess to an early death should she prick her finger before her 18th birthday. Luckily the good fairies, Flora, Fauna, and Mayweather save the day by changing the curse to a long sleep rather than death, and suggest they look after her until she turns 18. Mayweather is a late stand-in for her cousin Merryweather who has flu, FLU.
Prince Philip and his Royal Aide Harry are wandering in the forest when they meet Rose; beautiful and young of course and the Prince falls in love with her. Maleficent manages to ensure Aurora pricks her finger and the fairies hide the sleeping Aurora in the castle. In an epic fight, Prince Philip and Harry escape from capture by Maleficent then slay the evil fairy with help from Flora, Fauna and Mayweather. The Princess is awoken by a kiss and turns out to be Rose the young girl that Prince Philip met in the forest. They all live happily ever, after more twists than you can shake a stick at.
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VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG)
Thursday, 22nd March, 7.30pm
THE STAHL THEATRE
West St., Oundle, PE8 4EJM
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard
Runtime: 1hr 51mins
Adapted from the book by Shrabani Basu. Queen Victoria (Dench), is old, bored and constrained by convention. When Abdul Karim (Fazal) travels to London from India to deliver a ceremonial coin as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, he quickly finds favour with her and is made her personal footman. Despite the reservations of Victoria's closest advisers, the pair go on to form a strong bond, with Abdul rising through the ranks and becoming one of the Queen's most trusted allies. As their friendship grows, Victoria learns to see the world through new eyes and begins to approach life with renewed vigour.
‘Dench is captivating as the cantankerous queen.’ Simran Hans, The Observer
Sponsored by The Fox Directories