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Festival's Ceilidh.

Festival's Ceilidh.

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Thursday 9 Jul 20207:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival in assoiciation with Oundle Fringe Festival present


Festivals’ Ceilidh


Thursday, 9th July


7.30pm Queen Victoria Hall

West Street, Oundle, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:  £8 in adv / £9 on the door / £6 u18


We again join forces with Oundle Fringe Festival to get the 2020 festivals off to a rousing start. If you are not sure of the moves, don’t worry, an expert caller will make sure your arms and feet go in the right direction! So don your kilts, take your partners and get ready to Strip the Willow and join the reel!


Event ends at approximately 10.30pm


Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Ayana Shah, violin

Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Ayana Shah, violin

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Friday 10 Jul 20201:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital


Ayana Shah, violin

Emily Smith, piano


Friday, 10th July


1pm Stahl Theatre (please note venue)

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £7 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £6 each - in advance through the Oundle Box Office only)


Opening our lunchtime recital series is Ayana Shah, winner of the coveted title of Oundle Young Musician of teh Year 2019. Her programme will include Beethoven's Spring Sonata and Dvořák’s Sonatina.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Supported by Francis and Rachel Terry


Swingin' at the Cotton Club

Swingin' at the Cotton Club

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Friday 10 Jul 20207:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Swingin’ at the Cotton Club


featuring

The Lindy Hop Dance Company & The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra


Friday, 10th July


7.30pm Stahl Theatre - Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets:  £23 & £19.50 adult / £6 u18


Take a step back into 1920s & ’30s New York City and head through the doors of Harlem's hottest nightclub, The Cotton Club!


Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breathtaking routines. The exhilarating dance and music of the world-famous Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company alongside The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.  


Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm


Supported by Penelope Escombe


An Evening at Boughton

An Evening at Boughton

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Saturday 11 Jul 20205:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival in association with Boughton House present


An Evening at Boughton House


Saturday, 11th July


5pm-9.00pm Tours, reception and concert


Boughton House, NN14 1BJ


Tickets: £75 (includes house and exhibition tour, champagne reception and concert)


Following last festival’s outstanding event, we are delighted to return to Boughton House for a second. glittering black tie event, hosted by the Duke of Buccleuch. Guided visits to the house and a pre-opening preview of the summer exhibition are followed by a champagne and canapés before a concert by the internationally renowned pianiust, Menvyn Tan. The performance is programmed around the magnificent Blüthner piano in Boughton’s Great Hall and will feasture some of the solo piano’s most challenging repertoire including two Chopin Scherzos and two Opus 22 sonatas: Beethoven’s B flat major and Schumann’s wild and Romantic G minor sonata. You will feel like a treasured guest in the magnificent surroundings of Boughton House with an unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s truly great pianists.


Presented in association with Boughton House www.boughtonhouse.co.uk


Budapest Café Orchestra

Budapest Café Orchestra

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Saturday 11 Jul 20208:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Budapest Café Orchestra


Saturday, 11th July at 8pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £23 & £19.50 adult / £6 U18


A welcome return to this vibrant and thrilling band, led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick. They play a blistering

barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-fl avoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest pieces ever written by the greats.


The Budapest Café Orchestra has won legions of fans through their magical and infectious performances. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - the hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship of the BCO will make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!


“The music is magic in their hands” Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3


Performance ends at approximately 9.45pm


Sponsored by Waterland Associates Architects

Open Gardens 2020

Open Gardens 2020

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Sunday 12 Jul 202011:00am Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Open Gardens


Sunday, 12th July


11.00am - 3.00pm


£5 IN ADV / £6 ON THE DAY / U16S FREE

WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT


Customers who choose to purchase tickets and "collect them from the venue" - the ticket collection venue is the Oundle Library, Glapthorn Rd, Fletton  Way, PE8 4AJ.


All customers will exchange their tickets for entrance wrist bands at the Oundle Library. Oundle Library is, thus, the starting point for all.


An opportunity to visit some of the town’s exquisite private gardens. There will be some pop up music as you stroll and you can pick up tips for your own garden!


Sponsored by The Barn, Garden Centre & Nene Living

Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Elizabeth Bass, harp

Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Elizabeth Bass, harp

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Monday 13 Jul 20201:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital


ELIZABETH BASS harp


Monday, 13th July at 1.00pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4AL


Tickets: £7 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £6 each – in advance through the Oundle Box Office only)


Northamptonshire born and bred, a previous Oundle Young Musician if the Year (2009), Elizabeth Bass is one of the leading British harpists of her generation. She has performed with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including BBC Symphony Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and performed as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Town Hall, St. John’s, Smith Square. Her programme will include music by Scarlatti, Britten, Glinka and Andy Scott.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Some Like it Hot (12)

Some Like it Hot

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Monday 13 Jul 20202:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Some Like It Hot (12)


Monday, 13th July at 2.30pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £5 adult / £3 U18



A screening of the classic 1959 romantic comedy film starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon.


When two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the St

Valentine’s Day massacre, they want to get out of town and

away from Spats Colombo, the gangster responsible as fast as

possible. Desperate, they show up at the train station disguised

as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players for an all-girl band leaving on tour to Florida.


Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords.


Screening ends at approximately 4.30pm

Images, Quentin Thomas & Alec Hone, pianos

Images, Quentin Thomas & Alec Hone, pianos

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Monday 13 Jul 20207:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


IMAGES


QUENTIN THOMAS & ALEC HONE pianos


Monday, 13th July


7.30pm OUNDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL

Milton Road, PE8 4AB


Tickets: £17 ADULT / £6 U18


Quentin Thomas and Alec Hone formed a now legendary duet

partnership a few years ago and we are delighted to welcome them back to the 2020 Festival after an astonish, virtuosic programme in 2019. Their programme centres on images. Whether this be the literal image, as in picture, or a more poetic French pronunciation of the word, the duo performs music that offers insight into the textures and sonorities of two piano music. Central to the programme is Modeste Mussorgsky’s endearing classic, Pictures at an Exhibition, but around this will feature music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Debussy that all offer a glimpse of music pointing towards Romanticism.


The Kawai concert grand for this evening’s performance

has kindly been sponsored by Coach House Pianos


Supported by the Ding family in memory of Peter



Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm

Lunchtime Recital, Iain Quinn, organ

Lunchtime Recital, Iain Quinn, organ

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Tuesday 14 Jul 20201:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Lunchtime Recital


IAIN QUINN organ


Tuesday, 14th July at 1.00pm


Oundle School Chapel, Oundle

Milton Road, PE8 4AL


£7 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £6

each – in advance through the Oundle Box Office only)


Born in Cardiff, Iain Quinn is an award-winning organist,

musicologist, and composer with over ninety publications across multiple disciplines to his name. He is Associate Professor of Organ and Coordinator of Sacred Music at Florida State University.


His diverse programme will include American works by William

Grant Still and a rare performance of Vincent Persichetti’s Auden Variations inspired by the writings of W H Auden.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Ladykillers (U)

Ladykillers

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Tuesday 14 Jul 20202:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


The Ladykillers


Tuesday, 14th July at 2.30pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £5 adult / £3 U18


Our second matinee is one of the classic “Ealing comedies”. Mrs Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) likes to report suspicious

behaviour to the police.


Unaware of her reputation, the dapper thief, Professor

Marcus (Alec Guinness),rents rooms in the elderly widow’s home for himself and his band of cohorts. Posing as a string quintet, the thieves pull off a bank robbery but slip up in front

of the old woman as they try to escape. Agreed that they need to murder her, the bumbling crooks wind up double-crossing each other and slowly killing themselves off.


Screening ends at approximately 4.00pm

Music of the Vine

Music of the Vine

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Tuesday 14 Jul 20208:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Music of the Vine


Caprice Duo - Helen & Ben Smith


Tuesday, 14th July at 8pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets: £35


Music, wine and food are ideal bedfellows and cast their magic spell of conviviality: think of the number of great dishes named after composers or performers such as Peach Melba or Tournedos

Rossini. We are delighted to welcome Amps Fine Wines to lead this tasting of Spanish wines paired with delicious canapés by local Spanish food expert and cook, Justin Capp, all accompanied by the wonderful café music team of Duo Caprice. You can place an order for the wines you particularly like or even buy a bottle to finish off the evening as you are serenaded by Helen and Ben Smith.


Event ends at approximately 10.00pm


Sponsored by Just Lets, property management


Supported by Amps, wine merchants

Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Xiaowen Shang, piano

Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Xiaowen Shang, piano

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Wednesday 15 Jul 20201:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital


XIAOWEN SHANG piano

Wednesday, 15th July at 1.00pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets: £7 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £6 each – in advance through the Oundle Box Office only)


The first of two recitals featuring students from the Royal Academy of Music is given by young Chinese pianist, Xiaowen

Shang, who is already making a name for herself on the

international stage.


Xiaowen’s programme will include Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata as well as Schubert Impromptus and Schumann’s

Papillons.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Supported by Ewan and Jenny Harper

The Handlebards, Macbeth

The Handlebards, Macbeth

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Wednesday 15 Jul 20206:30pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


The Handlebards

Macbeth


Wednesday, 15th July at 6:30pm


Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden, PE8 5AT


Tickets: £42 family ticket (two adults & two children)/£17 adult /£6 U18


Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and

costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a fourstrong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.


Following last year’s rip-roaring, high energy performance from the Boys’ Troupe, this year we are delighted to welcome The Handlebards’ Girls’ Troupe for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s classic. Forget the tears and tragedy - this is a frantic, delirious, full-ofbeans show like you’ve never seen before. This year, the performance will be in the natural amphitheatre next to the Lyveden’s Jacobean Manor House which has been transformed into a new visitor centre.


This is an outdoor production, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather! We perform whatever the weather: a performance will only be cancelled on Health & Safety grounds, judgement of which lies with the event management team on the day.


“Explodes with energy and is a genuine treat from start to finish” The Stage, on the HandleBards’ Twelfth Night


Performance ends at approximately 8.30pm


In association with National Trust


Supported by Transition Oundle

Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Walker & Standing

Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Walker & Standing

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Thursday 16 Jul 20201:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital


The Schumann/Brahms Love Triangle


Magnus Walker, tenor


Alexandra Standing, piano


Thursday, 16th July at 1.00pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


£7 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £6 each – in advance through the Oundle Box Office only)


The second of our two Royal Academy of Music recitals is given

by the young British tenor, Magnus Walker accompanied by Alexandra Standing. They explore music born of the complicated relationship between the Schumanns and Brahms. Brahms was hopelessly in love with Clara Schumann and supported her through Robert’s illness and death. Brahms and Clara were life-long friends, maybe more but we know not. Their programme includes songs by Brahms and Clara Schumann as well as Robert Schumann’s song cycle, Liederkreis.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Supported by Ewan and Jenny Harper

Faust Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Faust Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

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Thursday 16 Jul 20207:30pm Book Now

Oundle Internationa Festival presents


Faust Chamber Orchestra Ensemble


Thursday, 16th July at 7.30pm


Oundlle School Chapel, Oundle

Milton Road, PE8 4AB


Tickets: £17 adult / £6 U18


Under the inspiring artistic leadership of Mark Austin, Faust Chamber Orchestra has emerged as a leading force in making classical music fresh, comprehensible and inspirational in the concert hall.


This evening we present one of their core chamber groups playing a string quartet by Haydn and Schumann’s gloriously virtuosic Piano Quintet. The programme will be introduced by Mark Austin along with musical illustrations by the players.


Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm


The Kawai concert grand for this evening’s performance

has kindly been sponsored by Coach House Pianos


Supported by The Countess Howe and The Arts Society, Oundle

Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Kenley Quartet

Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital, Kenley Quartet

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Friday 17 Jul 20201:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Young Artists' Programme Lunchtime Recital


Kenley Quartet


Joana Praca, violin

James Flannery, viola

Benedict Swindells, cello

Ivelina Krasteva, piano


Friday, 17th July at 1.00pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets:£7 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £6 each – in advance through the Oundle Box Office only)


The members of the Kenley Quartet all study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where they created their ensemble. It is made up of two players who began their musical journey locally and the others from Portugal and Bulgaria. Last year the Quartet were fortunate enough to collaborate with Carnegie Halls affi liate ensemble, the Decoda Ensemble from New York. Their programme includes two G minor piano quartets, one by Mozart and the other by Brahms.


Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm


Supported by Kate Wishart

Mr Stink, David Walliams

Mr Stink, David Walliams

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Friday 17 Jul 20205:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Mr Stink

David Walliams, adapted by David Kerby-Kendall


Heartbreak Productions


Friday, 17th July at 5pm


Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Road, PE8 5PB


Tickets: £42 Family ticket (two adults & two children / £17 / £6 U18



You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by

everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink. One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench, one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess.


Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed. Join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink on the outdoor stage. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.


This family-friendly open-air theatre performance will appeal to

children 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.


Recommended age 7+ | Pay & Display car parking available


Performance ends at approximately 7.00pm


In association with Barnwell Country Park.


We perform whatever the weather: a performance will only be cancelled on Health & Safety grounds, judgement of which lies with the event management team on the day.


Pay and Display carparking available



Ferris & Milnes

Ferris & Milnes

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Friday 17 Jul 20208:00pm Book Now

Oundle International Festival presents


Ferris & Milnes


Friday, 17th July at 8pm


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Tickets: £23 / £19.50 adult / £6 U18


Dubbed “the most exciting musical theatre double act to be

discovered in years” (West End Frame), Dominic Ferris and Martin Milnes are a unique combination. Comedy, music and vocals combine in a dynamic cocktail of explosive Broadway glamour and fun! Expect the unexpected - as well as the songs you know and love in an action-packed extravaganza of banterrific entertainment!


Performance ends at approximately 9.45pm


Supported by Virginia Graham

Party at the Wharf, Starring Saturday Night Bee Gees

Party at the Wharf, Starring Saturday Night Bee Gees

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Saturday 18 Jul 20205:00pm Book Now (Tickets Available on the Door)

Oundle International Festial presents


Party at the Wharf


Starring Saturday Night Bee Gees


Saturday, 18th July


Oundle Wharf

Station Road, PE8 4DE



2.00pm Set up your gazebo pitch (if applicable)

4.00pm Gates open

5.00pm Let the fun begin!

10.45pm The party’s over... Till next year!


In advance if booked by 20 June 2020:

£19.50 ADULT / £10 U18 / U12S FREE*


In advance from 21 June 2020:

£23 ADULT / £13 U18 / U12S FREE*


On the day (if available):

£26 ADULT / £16 U18 / U12S FREE*


Gazebo sites (3m x 3m) limited availability: £79 for site and includes 2 Adult tickets


*ID may be requested. All under 18s must be booked

and accompanied by a paying adult.


No dogs or live fires permitted!


Join us for Oundle’s “party of the year” - a fantastic evening of

music and fun under the stars. Whether you just want to relax with friends, enjoy your own picnic, visit one of the food stalls or let the kids enjoy some of the extra entertainments, the Wharf is the place to be. A bar stocked with drinks, including beers from Nene Valley Brewery will also be ready to serve.


This year we celebrate the music of the Bee Gees, whose music includes not only their own hits but the many hit songs they wrote for other artists and we are proud to give star billing to the Saturday Night Bee Gees. They are supported by The Atlantics, a fantastic young guitar band based in Leicestershire, who play a wide and diverse range of songs from pop classics by The Beatles, The Kinks and The Rolling Stones through to music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s! The popular local band, Disarray get the party going!


Sponsored by Central England Cooperative


Supported by Tap & Kitchen and Neen Valley Brewery