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The Party (15)

The Party

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Sunday 18 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now (Tickets Available on the Door)
Oundle Cinema presents

THE PARTY (15)

Sunday, 18th February, 7.30pm

THE STAHL THEATRE
West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas

Director: Sally Potter

Release: 2017

Runtime: 1hr 11min

Shot in black-and-white, there is a steady stream of great laughs in Sally Potter’s state-of-the-nation comedy, set at a middle-class London dinner party given to celebrate the appointment of Janet (Scott Thomas) as Shadow Health Minister. Janet’s husband (Spall) also has dramatic (medical) news to share, and as the sophisticated evening starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne turns to arguments and a pointed gun.

‘...plays out in real time with elegance and dispatch, cantering up to a cheeky punch line twist which leaves you laughing over the final credits.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

TICKET UPDATE 16th February:

There are still tickets available for sale on the night at the Stahl.

dOCs+ A Syrian Love Story (12A)

dOCs+ A Syrian Love Story

Book Tickets

Wednesday 21 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now (New start time!)
dOCs+ at Fletton House

A SYRIAN LOVE STORY (12A)

Wednesday, 21st February, 7.30pm (New start time!)

FLETTON HOUSE
Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, PE8 4JA

Director: Sean McAllister

Release: 2015

Runtime: 1hr 16min

Awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest, this searing film is an intimate portrait of love and the loss of a homeland. Amar meets Raghda in a Syrian prison cell, where they communicate through a pinhole in the wall and fall in love. This film helps us to understand why people are literally dying for change in the Arab world. When the pair achieve political asylum in the French town of Albi, their travails are not over, as the separation from Syria leads to increasing domestic dissonance and Raghda’s mental universe unravels.

This film should be seen in conjunction with Ai Wei Wei’s all-encompassing tragedy of the global refugee crisis, Human Flow, to be shown at St Peter’s Church, Oundle on the following Saturday, 24th February.

‘Sean McAllister’s intimate, achingly poignant documentary couldn’t be more timely.’ The Times

Dr Jonathan Foyle Talk and Book Launch

Dr Jonathan Foyle Talk and Book Launch

Book Tickets

Friday 23 Feb 20187:30pm Book Now (wine/soft drink included)
Peterborough Catherdral presents

Dr Jonathan Foyle Talk and Book Launch

'Peterborough Cathedral: A Glimpse of Heaven'

Friday, 23rd February 2018

19:30 - 21:00

Peterborough Cathedral
Minster Precincts, PE1 1XS

TICKETS: £12 adults / £10 under 16s (including wine/soft drink. Unreserved seating)

At the start of the Cathedral's 900th year, join us for the launch of Dr Jonathan Foyle’s new book on Peterborough Cathedral. In his talk, which draws on the most recent studies, he will highlight some of his own discoveries and theories about the long history of this remarkable building.

From Roman occupation on the site, to the building of the church, the painting of the remarkable ceiling, and Peterborough's insights to the early Tudor court, Jonathan Foyle will reveal some secrets of the Cathedral's story and highlight how this is one of the country’s most important surviving medieval buildings.

Copies of the book will be on sale and Jonathan Foyle will be available after the talk to sign them.

BOOK & TICKET DISCOUNT OFFER VIA CATHEDRAL WEBSITE - limited number

If you wish to book BOTH an adult ticket to the lecture (£12) AND a pre-ordered, signed copy of the book (£19.95), there is a 20% discount offer available via the Cathedral website only, with a total price of £25.56.

To find out more please visit

http://shop.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/glimpse-of-heaven-ticket-and-book

Carry Akroyd, Found in the Fields

Carry Akroyd, Found in the Fields

Book Tickets

Friday 23 Feb 20187:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 16th Feb)
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

Carry Akroyd:

Found in the Fields

Friday, 23rd February 2018, 7:45pm

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

Carry Akroyd is a locally based painter and printmaker whose images examine the relationship between wildlife and the farming landscape, but are just as much about colour and composition.

This event will celebrate Carry’s work and the publication of her second book. At its core is her lithograph series 'Found in the Fields', sixteen images incorporating words from the poet John Clare, a recurring theme in her work. In her painting and printmaking Carry portrays landscapes both familiar and re-imagined, finding wildlife and nature around the margins of agribusiness. Throughout, her enjoyment of colour and sense of composition combine productively with her eye for bird life and botany. This book brings together the persistent threads in her work over a period of years, revealing through the range of media employed all the motifs that evolve as her own personal symbolism for change and continuity in the countryside.

Her work has been displayed in solo show and mixed shows around the country and she displays annually at the Natural Eye Exhibition in London with the Society of Wildlife Artists. "Found in the Fields" is a series of lithographs launched at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh during the 2011 Festival, and has since toured numerous venues and will be coming to the Yarrow Gallery in Oundle in March 2018.

Come along and find out more about this talented and dynamic artist in our midst.

dOCs+ Human Flow (12A)

dOCs+ Human Flow

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Saturday 24 Feb 20186:30pm Book Now

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.


My Life as a Courgette (PG)

My Life as a Courgette

Book Tickets

Sunday 25 Feb 20186:00pm Book Now (Please note earlier start)
Oundle Cinema Presents

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

Release: 2016

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

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Nathen Amin, The House of Beaufort

Nathen Amin, The House of Beaufort

Book Tickets

Friday 2 Mar 20187:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1off till 23rd Feb.)
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

Nathen Amin

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.

Ed Clarke: Rowan Oakwing (Children's Event)

Ed Clarke: Rowan Oakwing (Children's Event)

Book Tickets

Saturday 10 Mar 20182:30pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 3rd March)

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



J. S. Bach, St John's Passion

J. S. Bach, St John's Passion

Book Tickets

Saturday 10 Mar 20187:30pm Book Now

Peterborough Cathedral Choir presents


J. S. Bach, St John Passion


Saturday 10 March 2018


19:30 - 22:00


Peterborough Cathedral




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


Tickets


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.



Young Talent in Concert

Young Talent in Concert

Book Tickets

Saturday 10 Mar 20187:30pm Book Now
Young Talent in Concert

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

Programme

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

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

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 rutlandsinfonia@gmail.com

Concert by Oundle School Jazz Orchestra and Schola Cantorum

Concert by Oundle School Jazz Orchestra and Schola Cantorum

Book Tickets

Friday 16 Mar 20187:30pm Book Now
Concert by

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.

NMPAT, Rutland Music & Peterborough Music Hub, "Nene"

NMPAT, Rutland Music & Peterborough Music Hub, "Nene"

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Saturday 17 Mar 20187:00pm Book Now (UNRESERVED SEATING)

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust, Rutland Music and Peterborough Music Hub present


'Nene'


Saturday, 17th March 2018


19:00 - 21:30


Peterborough Cathedral



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.


Tickets


£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.

Spring Concert

Spring Concert

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Sunday 18 Mar 20183:00pm Book Now

City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents:


Spring Concert


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


Tickets:

Adult £13.50;

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.


Teechers (11+)

Teechers

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Monday 19 Mar 20187:45pm Book Now
Teechers

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+

Venue
The Stahl Theatre

Performance
7.45pm (Running time 110 minutes approx including interval)

Tickets
£12 Adults
£10 Concessions

"A hilarious and timeless production" Film & TV Now