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Claire Fuller: Swimming Lessons

Claire Fuller: Swimming Lessons

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Thursday 5 Oct 20177:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 29th Sept)
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

Claire Fuller: Swimming Lessons

Thursday, 5th October, 7:45PM

St Peter's Church, Oundle
Church Street, PE8 4AL

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, presumed drowned, leaving behind her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan.
Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window, Flora, who has existed in a limbo of hope and grief, imagination and fact, wants answers. She returns home to care for her father and to try to finally discover what happened to Ingrid, not realising that what she’s looking for is hidden in the books that surround her.

Scandalous and whip-smart, Swimming Lessons holds the Coleman family up to the light, exposing the mysterious truths of a passionate and troubled marriage.

Claire’s short stories have been published in many literary journals and shortlisted in prizes. Baker, Emily and Me, won the 2014 BBC Opening Lines competition and my story, A Quiet Tidy Man, won the Royal Academy and Pin Drop short story award 2016.

Claire is the author of Swimming Lessons (published 2017), and Our Endless Numbered Days (2015) which won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction and was a 2016 Richard and Judy Book Club Pick.

Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening

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Saturday 7 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now
Some Enchanted Evening; a Rodgers and Hammerstein Spectacular

Saturday, 7th October 2017

19:30 - 21:30

Oakham School Chapel
Chapel Close, Market, Place, Oakham, LE15 6DT

David Calow - conductor
Caroline Trutz - soprano
Michael Lessiter - bass-baritone

Programme

Music and songs from:

Oklahoma!
The King and I
South Pacific
Carousel
and The Sound of Music sing-along finale!

TICKETS:
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

Associate Conductor David Calow opens our season with ‘Some Enchanted Evening; a Rodgers and Hammerstein Spectacular!’. Come and hear all of your ‘favourite things’ from ‘Carousel’, ‘The King and I’, ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘South Pacific’ and take part in a ‘Sound of Music’ sing-along finale! We will also be performing other works by Richard Rodgers including the music to the ballet 'Slaughter on Tenth Avenue'. Our vocal soloists are local soprano Caroline Trutz, making a welcome return to sing with us, and bass-baritone Michael Lessiter from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The previous Sinfonia Musicals concerts were very popular so book early!

Denial (12A)

Denial

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Sunday 8 Oct 20177:45pm Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

DENIAL (12A)

Sunday, 8th October, 7.45pm

STAHL THEATRE
West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall
Director: Mick Jackson
Release: 2016
Runtime: 1hr 49 min

Denial recounts the true story of Deborah Lipstadt's legal battle for historical truth against the notorious Holocaust denier David Irving, who accused her of libel when she denounced him in her acclaimed book, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. With the burden of proof in English defamation law falling upon the defendant, it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. With a screenplay by David Hare this is gripping courtroom drama at its best.

‘One of the most spectacular aspects of the film are the court hearings as they are simultaneously almost unbelievable and yet lifted, verbatim, from the records.’ Lochley Shaddock, Filmlink

Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band: An American Prom Concert

Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band: An American Prom Concert

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Friday 13 Oct 20177:45pm Book Now
Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band present

An American Prom Concert

Friday, 13th October

7:45pm - 10:00pm

Nassington Church
Church Street, Nassington, PE8 6QG

Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band are returning to perform their very popular Last Night of the Proms concert in Nassington Church. This year there is an American theme and we are raising funds for The Nene Valley Care Trust, a very worthwhile local charity.

Whether stars and stripes or union flags, it will be a musical evening with a lot of fun.

CPSO Autumn Concert - From the New World

CPSO  Autumn Concert - From the New World

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Sunday 15 Oct 20173:00pm Book Now
City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents

Autumn Concert - From the New World

Sunday, 15th October, 3PM - 5PM

Queen Katharine Academy Hall ( previously Voyager Hall)

Mountsteven Ave, Walton, Peterborough, PE4 6HX

The Romantic Orchestra

Humperdinck - Overture to Hansel and Gretel
Glazounov - Saxophone Concerto, Soloist: Gillian Blair
Dvorak - Symphony no. 9, The New World

Tickets:
£13.50 adult / £11.50 concession & full time student
£5 U18 / up to two U18s free if accompanied by one paying adult

Welcome to CPSO’s new season and after the novelty of new ideas and initiatives during last year’s ground breaking season under Steve Bingham, we are pleased to bring you this wonderful romantic and dramatic repertoire in our autumn concert. This concert is not without its novelty; the Saxophone Concerto by Alexander Glazounov is another CPSO first, played by the brilliant virtuoso, Gillian Blair. The saxophone probably best known for its impact on the big swing bands, also has a deeply lyrical and expressive tone which is the aspect that Glazounov brings out beautifully in his thoughtful concerto - a sound not to be missed.

The concert starts with Humperdinck’s Overture to Hansel and Gretel, depicting the famous fairy tale which reaches its happy ending after various wild and sinister goings on, incorporating many melodies that you will all recognise.

Finally to America and Dvorak; the brilliant Czech composer’s The New World symphony. Who cannot listen to these stirring, exciting sounds of adventure without a tingle down the spine, noting the wistful American-Indian melodies along the way. The renowned slow movement with its brooding chorale start, its famous cor-anglais solo and shimmering high woodwind expressing the frisson of wind in the trees is just stunning; as is the wild whirlwind furiant dance of the third movement. The heroic sounds of the full orchestra bring this tremendously and rightly popular symphony to a triumphant conclusion under the inspired leadership of Steve Bingham.

Don’t miss out on this brilliant concert, book your tickets today!

dOCs+ Estate, a Reverie (U)

dOCs+ Estate, a Reverie

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Wednesday 18 Oct 20177:45pm Book Now (Buy 3 dOCs+ films at £6 each)
dOCs+ at Fletton House

ESTATE, A REVERIE (U)

Wednesday, 18th October, 7.45pm

Fletton House
Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, PE8 4JA

Director: Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Release: 2015
Runtime: 1hr 23 min

A deeply moving portrait of a community in East London living on the Haggerston Estate - built on land that was originally part of the estate of the astronomer Edmond Halley, later demolished and recreated in the 1930s as a model housing estate for London’s working class. The estate’s constituent blocks are named after characters from Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa. The film mixes lyricism, literary recreation, gritty realism and music. It is poignant and real, deeply felt and important... a paean to survival, dignity, solidarity, a paean to a community in the face of erosion.

‘An enthralling and uplifting celebration of the resilience of humanity in flux.’ Andrew Kottin

The Young Offenders (15)

The Young Offenders

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Thursday 19 Oct 20177:45pm Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

THE YOUNG OFFENDERS (15)

Thursday, 18th October, 7.45pm

STAHL THEATRE
West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose
Director: Peter Foott
Release: 2016
Runtime: 1hr 23 min

A comedy about best friends, Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork. Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat and mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth seven million euros, are seized, word gets out that one bale has disappeared. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find the missing bale which they can sell so as to escape their troubled home lives...But Sergeant Healy is in hot pursuit.

‘It's the most perceptive comic portrait of the adolescent male since The Inbetweeners, but with a naturalism that is unexpectedly disarming.’ Wendy Ide, Observer

N.B. There is a typo on p.3 of the Cinema brochure where it states that this film is on Thursday, 18th October. It should state Thursday, 19th October. Apologies for any inconvenience.

G. Verdi, A Masked Ball performed by Peterborough Opera

G. Verdi, A Masked Ball performed by Peterborough Opera

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Friday 27 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now
Saturday 28 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now
A Masked Ball - opera by Giuseppe Verdi, performed by Peterborough Opera

A fully staged performance in English with orchestra.

27 and 28 October at 7.30pm

Queen Victoria Hall, 7 West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Tickets: £14 adults / £10 Under 19s

A Masked Ball tells a tale of forbidden love, political conspiracies, fortune telling, betrayal and tragedy.

The cast is led by Mark Ellse (Riccardo), Lyndsey Evans (Edgar), Mike Hammond (Silvano), Julie Van Haperen (Amelia's servant), Glyn Jones (Tom), Laurence Lewis (the Magistrate), Martin Muir (Renato), Anna Murgatroyd (Oscar), Simon Thompson (Samuel), Ami Walsh (Ulrica), and Liz Williams (Amelia). The production will be directed by Mark Ellse, and Kate Wishart returns as Musical Director.

Whilst preparing for a masked ball, Prince Riccardo is informed by his friend and advisor, Renato, that there are people conspiring against him; Riccardo refuses to believe him.

After being informed by Ulrica (the local fortune-teller) that he's going to be killed by a friend, Riccardo intercepts Amelia, the wife of Renato. They confess their forbidden love for each other, but unfortunately for them, Renato discovers them together and vows to join the conspirators in the plot to assassinate Riccardo.

Will Renato go through with the assassination of his friend? All will be revealed at The Masked Ball.

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