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dOCs+ Facing the Dragon

dOCs+ Facing the Dragon

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Wednesday 16 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now (Take 4 different dOCs+ at £24) (Tickets Available on the Door)

Oundle Cinema presents dOCs+ series


Wednesday 16 October


7.30pm FACING THE DRAGON (no cert.)        


Fletton House, Oundle

Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, PE8 4AJ

               

Dir:  Sedika Mojadidi

Duration: 1h 20m



TICKET UPDATE: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT AT FLETTON HOUSE!



Introduced by Lynne O’Donnell, former Associated Press Bureau Chief, Kabul, who will lead the post-screening discussion.


After the deployment of US troops in 2001, and under international pressure, the Afghan government was forced to ensure that Afghan women became active members of society. As the Americans leave and aid runs out, Mojadidi followed two extraordinary women for four years: Nilofar, a politician, and Shakila, a television journalist. Under increasing threats of violence the two women have difficult choices to make.


Singing in the Rain (U)

Singing in the Rain

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Tuesday 22 Oct 20192:00pm Book Now (Special deal inc. refreshment)

Oundle Cinema presents matinee screening


Tuesday 22nd October


2pm  SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (U)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


special ticket price of £5, plus free refreshments


Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly                        

Duration: 1h 43m

Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds


A relaxed screening* of the now legendary 1952 American musical-romantic comedy, offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to "talkies". Frequently regarded as the best film musical ever made and, as well as the title song, it includes the fabulously high energy “Good Morning” routine.


‘If you've never seen it and don't, you're bonkers.’  Stephen Garrett, Time Out

* lights will be on; there may be noise and movement; freedom to come and go as you wish


Peterborough Opera: Mozart's The Magic Flute

Peterborough Opera: Mozart's The Magic Flute

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Friday 25 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now (Early bird £2 off till 31st Aug.)
Saturday 26 Oct 20194:00pm Book Now (Early bird £2 off till 31st Aug.)

Peterborough Opera presents


Mozart's The Magic Flute


Friday, 25th October, at 7:30pm


Saturday 25th October, at 4:00pm


Tickets:


£15 General / £10 Under 19


Early bird discount till 31st August: £13 General / £8 Under 19



A young Prince travels to a land in search of adventure. He meets a bird-catcher, and a Queen attended by three feisty ladies.  She shows him a picture of her kidnapped daughter, and he falls in love. She sends him and the bird-catcher to rescue her daughter.


When the Prince arrives he finds a temple. He meets the man who snatched the princess, and finds him more benevolent than wicked. The princess hearing of the Prince, falls in love without having seen him.


The Prince and the bird-catcher are prepared to be inducted to the temple band. They are set trials – the Prince does well, but the bird-catcher finds them much more difficult, and he really isn’t bothered about joining the temple band. He just wants to find food, wine and a wife.


For the final trials of fire and water, the princess joins her lover, and they win the approval of the temple.  All therefore ends happily, except for the Queen and her ladies.


In this production, the characters turn up for a first rehearsal, not knowing which part they will sing, and they are chosen with the toss of a coin………


Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Mary Poppins Returns

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Sunday 27 Oct 20194:00pm Book Now (Note earlier start)

Oundle Cinema presents


Sunday 27th October

4pm MARY POPPINS RETURNS (U)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Director: Rob Marshall                                        

Duration: 2h 10m


Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep


No of course it doesn’t replace the original.  But yes it does deliver a sparkling new addition to the story, a what-happened-next that belongs up there in the cinema pantheon with the real thing.  Emily Blunt gives us a Mary Poppins who sounds just right and takes no nonsense.  Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton) sings and dances his way into your heart while Ben Whishaw, also known as the voice of Paddington, breaks your heart in two.  Fabulous dancing, great new songs, not to be missed.  


‘From the moment this movie starts, the nostalgia will set in. Mary Poppins Returns is full of fun, catchy new songs, and some amazing acting.’


Widows (15)

Widows

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Sunday 3 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Sunday 3rd November


7.30pm  WIDOWS (15)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Director: Steve McQueen                                

Duration: 2h 9m


Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo


Yes it’s the Lynda la Plante 1983 TV series Widows, given a sharp and elegant interpretation for the cinema by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave).  Every member of the top flight cast is terrific – Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki are an unforgettable team of women determined not to give in when their criminal husbands leave them in crippling debt.  There are a few men in it too - watch out for Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall.  A crime movie with style and characters you care about.


‘It offers everything adults used to love about cinema.’  Brandan Katz, Observer


The OWL Talks: Are we winning the war on waste & recycling? 

The OWL Talks: Are we winning the war on waste & recycling? 

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Thursday 7 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now (Free event, limited spaces)

Transition Oundle presents


The OWL Talks


Are we winning the war on waste & recycling? 


Thursday, 7th November


7:30pm - 10pm


Free event - limited spaces, book early to avoid disappointment


Please note that online and telephone bookings incur £1.25 booking fee per transaction. Over the counter booking no fees.


Doors and bar open at 7pm


Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


"Grrrr...has your recycling bin recently been 'red-tagged' and you don't know why?  Have you watched documentaries about where our 'recycling' ends up and wondered whether recycling is worth the bother? Do you despair at our wasteful use of resources? Charlotte Tompkins, Waste Services Manager, East Northamptonshire Council will answer all your questions about where the material collected through our waste, food waste and recycling collections goes, contamination issues - what else can/can't we put in our recycling, is recycling the answer or what can we do to be more wastewise.


This event is one of a series called the OWL talks - part of the Oundle Waste Less project organised by Transition Oundle - which aim to promote discussions about current thinking around the shift towards lower carbon and 'eco' lifestyles. Other topics covered include electric vehicles, food and farming, renewable energy, with more events in the pipeline for 2020.                      


The OWL project is funded through the National Lottery and East Northamptonshire Resource Management Funds and the OWL talks are sponsored by Nene Living.  


The event is free to attend. Doors & bar open at 7pm but please reserve your seat in advance.


Keir Giles, Moscow Rules:What Drives Russia to Confront the West

Keir Giles, Moscow Rules:What Drives Russia to Confront the West

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Friday 8 Nov 20197:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 1st Nov.)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Keir Giles


Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West


Friday, 8th November 2019, at 7:45pm


Fletton House, The Oundle Suite

Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, PE8 4JA


Tickets: £8/£6

Early bird discount £1 off till 1st November


This book is for anyone that cannot understand why Russia and its leaders behave as they do.


Russia and the West are like neighbours who never seem able to understand each other. A major reason, this book argues, is that Western leaders tend to think that Russia should act as a "rational" Western nation.


Keir Giles describes how Russian leaders have used consistent doctrinal and strategic approaches to the rest of the world. These approaches may seem deeply alien in the West but understanding them is essential for successful engagement with Moscow. Giles argues that understanding how Moscow's leaders think--not just Vladimir Putin but his predecessors and eventual successors--will help their counterparts in the West develop a less crisis-prone and more productive relationship with Russia.


“Keir Giles has explained with clarity, concision, and deep knowledge why Russia cannot be understood by Western criteria alone. His book is a much-needed antidote to simplistic judgements. It should be required reading for all who deal with Western policy towards Russia.”

—Sir Roderic Lyne, UK ambassador to Moscow 2000–04


Keir Giles's work has appeared in a wide range of academic and military publications across Europe and in North America, and he is a regular contributor and commentator on Russian affairs for international print and broadcast media. He is a Senior Consulting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), as well as the Director of the Conflict Studies Research Centre (CSRC), a group of deep subject matter experts on Eurasian security formerly attached to the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence.


Colette (15)

Colette

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Sunday 10 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Sunday 10th November

7.30pm COLETTE (15)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Director: Wash Westmoreland                                

Duration: 1h 51m

Starring:  Keira Knightly, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West


At the end of the 19th century, country girl Colette (Keira Knightly) marries a charismatic egomaniac named Willy (Dominic West), who unlocks the door to the tantalizing artistic world of the Parisian literacy scene. Willy has Colette write novels under his name. The phenomenal success of her Claudine series makes Willy famous and elevates them both to the high life.


Although she is now the toast of the town, the lack of artistic recognition begins to gnaw at Colette. Fuelled by Willy's infidelities and Colette's growing interest in women, their marriage starts to collapse. On a downward spiral, Willy resorts to increasingly desperate measures to pay his debts and sabotage his wife, but Colette is developing resources of her own.


‘In her best role since The Duchess, Knightley brings Colette to life with a performance that blends grit with glamour in seemingly effortless fashion.’ Mark Kermode, The Guardian


Red Joan (12A)

Red Joan

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Sunday 17 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Sunday 17th November (7.30pm)

RED JOAN (12A)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Director: Trevor Nunn                                        

Duration: 1h 41m

Starring: Judi Dench, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes


Judi Dench plays Joan Stanley, a delightful old lady, harmless, retired, living in a picture perfect village. Is everything really as it seems?  Not quite.  MI5 turns up with handcuffs to arrest her on charges of treason.  We must go back to the 1930’s to see what happened to Joan as a student in Cambridge and the difficult decisions she faced.


‘A good old-fashioned British spy thriller.’ Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter  


dOCs+ Eating Animals (12A)

dOCs+ Eating Animals

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Wednesday 20 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now (Take 4 different dOCs+ at £24)

Oundle Cinema presents dOCs+ series


Wednesday 20 November


7.30pm EATING ANIMALS (12A)


Fletton House, Oundle

Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, PE8 4AJ        

       

Dir: Christopher Dillon Quinn                                

Duration: 1h 34m

Speakers:  Simon and Sarah Singlehurst of New Lodge Farm, Bulwick


This unflinching documentary charts how US farming  has changed, from local and sustainable to corporate giants offering cheap food at great cost: the exploitation of animals, the use of antibiotics and hormones, and the pollution of the air, soil and water.


‘It's a film that tells you what you already knew - and then made a conscious or unconscious decision to forget, if you are a meat-eater.’  Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


The Eroica in Oundle

The Eroica in Oundle

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Saturday 23 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

Rutland Sinfonia presents


The Eroica in Oundle


Saturday 23rd November 2019 at 7:30 p.m.


St. Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets:

£12 Adult advance (£14 on door)

£10 Concession advance (£12 on door)

£3 Children and students under 18

£3 Students in full time education  


Conductor                Paul Hilliam

Oboe                        Tim Rundle


Programme


Mozart                        Overture - The Marriage of Figaro

Richard Strauss        Oboe Concerto

Beethoven                Symphony No.3 'Eroica'


Our first visit to Oundle in the autumn includes Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony Eroica. A few years back the BBC asked over 100 of the world’s most well-known conductors to name their three favourite symphonies. This was their clear top choice! We are also playing the Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss – a late work, commissioned by a young American soldier who met the elderly composer in Germany at the end of the Second World War. On this occasion though we are very privileged to be joined by Tim Rundle, principal oboist with the Philharmonia Orchestra. The concert opens with Mozart's well known overture from The Marriage of Figaro.


Good access to the church. Also disabled access toilet facilities availble in the church. Please note that whilst the attendance of wheelchair users at the concert is welcomed, it would be helpful to have advance notice of their coming so suitable places can be prepared in advance to better cater for them.

Cats proudly presents, HEROD

Cats proudly presents, HEROD

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Friday 29 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)
Saturday 30 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

CATS proudly presents


HEROD


Friay, 29th November at 8pm


&


Saturday, 30th November at 8pm


St Leonard's Church, Catworth

Church Rd, PE28 0PA


Tickets: Adults £6.50 / Children & Students £4.00


This year CATS Christmas play has been written by award nominated playwright Julie Daniel. Julie has just finished writing on the HCRfm Community Radio soap Huntsford where she won an award last year.  


We are delighted to be asked to Premiere her newest work ‘Herod’.  This tells the story of the political environment in Judea at the time of Jesus’s birth.  Herod, a tyrannical and ailing ruler fears the prophesied birth of the messiah, the king of the Jews.  The play explores the tension as Mary announces her pregnancy. As King Herod’s health deteriorates and he is tortured by his execution of his first wife Mariamne, Joseph and Mary keep a low profile and escape the slaughter of the innocents by the skin of their teeth.


Come and support local drama performed live.

Sonia Purnell, A Woman of No Importance

Sonia Purnell, A Woman of No Importance

Book Tickets

Wednesday 4 Dec 20197:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 26th Nov)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Sonia Purnell


A Woman of No Importance


Wednesday, 4th December at 7:45pm


Fletton House, Oundle Suite

Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, PE8 4JA


Tickets: £8/£6


Early bird £1 off till 26th November




This book is a true-life thriller and breath-taking account of female heroism in WWII. It is a rich, deeply researched exploration of how the most unlikely of spies defied all the odds to triumph over the Gestapo; and how one woman broke through convention and prejudice to save Allied intelligence in France.


In 1942, the Gestapo would stop at nothing to track down a mysterious 'limping lady' who was fighting for the freedom of France. The Nazi chiefs issued a simple but urgent command: 'She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.'


Their target was Virginia Hall, a glamorous American with a wooden leg who broke through the barriers against her gender and disability to be the first woman to infiltrate Vichy France for the SOE. In so doing she helped turn the course of the intelligence war.


Based on years of painstaking research and the release of previously secret sources, the incomparable story of Virginia Hall reveals how she confounded her detractors to become one of the greatest Allied agents of the war and an inspiration to her successors in the field to this day.

Sonia Purnell is a biographer and journalist who has worked for The Economist, Daily Telegraph, and Sunday Times. Her book First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill was chosen as a book of the year by the Daily Telegraph, Independent and Lenny Letter, and was shortlisted for the Plutarch Award for Best Biography. Her first book, Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition, was longlisted for the Orwell prize.


The OWL Talks: What is a climate friendly diet?

The OWL Talks: What is a climate friendly diet?

Book Tickets

Thursday 5 Dec 20197:30pm Book Now (Free event, limited space)

Transition Oundle presents


The OWL Talks


What is a climate friendly diet?


Thursday, 5th December


7:30pm - 10pm


Free event - limited spaces, book early to avoid disappointment


Please note that online and telephone bookings incur £1.25 booking fee per transaction. Over the counter booking no fees.



Doors and bar open at 7pm


Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ



"We have to change how we eat and grow food to fight climate change'...thus spake the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...but how does that translate to what is happening here in the UK and how we can feed ourselves in a way that supports our agricultural industry, saves our planet and meets our tastes.


Tom Martin, aka Farmer Tom, Chair of the East of England Farming Conference and of the NFU Peterborough and Anthony Davison, local food proponent and founder of BigBarn CIC will cover the issues of food supply chain waste and how it can be reduced, how to eat 'climate friendly' and some of the UK’s environmentally sound farming techniques.


This event is one of a series called the OWL talks - part of the Oundle Waste Less project organised by Transition Oundle - which aim to promote discussions about current thinking around the shift towards lower carbon and more 'eco' lifestyles. Other topics covered include electric vehicles, waste and recycling, renewable energy, with more events in the pipeline for 2020.                      


The OWL project is funded through the National Lottery and East Northamptonshire Resource Management Funds and the OWL talks are sponsored by Nene Living.  


The event is free to attend. Doors & bar open at 7pm but please reserve your seat in advance.



Oundle Choral Society, Benjamin Britten St Nicholas and carols

Oundle Choral Society, Benjamin Britten St Nicholas and carols

Book Tickets

Saturday 7 Dec 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Choral Society with Oundle School Choirs present


Benjamin Britten St Nicholas

Carols from the pens of Whitacre, Chilcott, Rutter and Jenkins


Saturday, 7th December at 7:30pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

North St, PE8 4AL


Tickets: £10, free for all pupils


This is a hugely exciting prospect. Oundle Choral Society, under the new and bristling baton of Quentin Thomas, Director of Music at Oundle Schoool, are performing a stunning concert. World-class tenor Andrew Kennedy, joins forces with the chorus, orchestra, Schola Cantorum, The Oundle consort and school choirs from around the area in the colourful, effervescent, charming and clever St Nicholas by Benjamin Britten: even the assembled audience gets a chance to join in this superbly crafted music.


The Second half will turn to beautiful carols by Whitacre, Jenkins, Chilcott and Rutter, delectably accompanied by light orchestra. Truly, an evening to embrace!



The White Crow (12A)

The White Crow

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Sunday 5 Jan 20201:30pm Book Now (NB Nureyev double bill discount)

Oundle Cinema presents


Sunday, 5th January


1.30pm THE WHITE CROW (12A),


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Duration:  2h 7m

Director: Ralph Fiennes                                                                

Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann


Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Nureyev whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad, Nureyev emerged as ballet's most famous star. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.


‘...a taut dramatic thriller that is as much about overcoming adversity and the drive of an artist to be free, as it is about Nureyev, the Cold War or ballet.’  Cate Marquis, We Are Movie Geeks




RUDOLF NUREYEV DOUBLE BILL

A docudrama followed by a re-mastering of a ballet classic celebrating one of the greatest dancers of all time.


Tickets to both: £17.50 adults; £6 u18 or individually see below


*Tickets: £6.50 adults; £3 u18

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Book Tickets

Sunday 5 Jan 20204:30pm Book Now (NB Nureyev double bill discount)

Oundle Cinema presents


Sunday, 5th January


4.30pm, SWAN LAKE


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Duration: 1h 47m

Starring: Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn                                        

A never-before-seen high defintion restoration of a historic Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn 1966 performance of Tchaikovsky’s ballet filmed at the Vienna State Opera. Choreographed by Nureyev himself with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Lanchbery. Hailed as the greatest ballet partnership of all time, Nureyev once said that they danced with "one body and one soul".


RUDOLF NUREYEV DOUBLE BILL

A docudrama followed by a re-mastering of a ballet classic celebrating one of the greatest dancers of all time.

Tickets to both: £17.50 adults; £6 u18 or individually see below*



*Tickets: £12.50 adults; £5 u18


Green Book (12A)

Green Book

Book Tickets

Sunday 12 Jan 20207:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Sunday 12th January

7.30pm GREEN BOOK (12A)


Director: Peter Farrelly                        

Duration: 2h 10m


Starring:  Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini


Set in America in 1962, Green Book tells the heart-warming true story of Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a working-class Italian American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially charged deep south and discover they’re on the road to a meaningful and unique friendship.


‘… it’s a handsomely made and watchable picture and there is a real warmth in Ali and Mortensen’s performances.’  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


dOCs+ Children of the Snow Land (PG)

dOCs+ Children of the Snow Land

Book Tickets

Wednesday 15 Jan 20207:30pm Book Now (Take 4 different dOCs+ at £24)

Oundle Cinema presents dOCs+ series


Wednesday 15 January 2020


7.30pm CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND (PG)                                        

Fletton House, Oundle

Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, PE8 4AJ


Dirs:  Zara Balfour, Marcus Stephenson                        

Duration: 1h 37m


Children, sometimes as young as four, are sent by their parents from the high Himalayas to a school in Kathmandu, in the hope that education will give them a better chance in life. For ten years these children do not see or speak to their parents, due to the remoteness of their villages. This moving documentary follows three teenage pupils as they return home, an arduous and dangerous 15-day trek across the mountains.


Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Book Tickets

Friday 17 Jan 20207:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 10th Jan.)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Benjamin Zephaniah


The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah


Friday, 17th January, at 7:45pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

North Street, PE8 4AL


Tickets: £10 general / £8 concessions


Early bird £1 off till 10th January 2020


Benjamin Zephaniah is a pioneer of performance poetry. His talent as a lyricist and storyteller emerged at a young age, he was unable to read and write at school but managed to overcome adversity to become one of Britain’s most remarkable poets. A vibrant music scene in the form of roots reggae and the sound system culture of the 1970s provided the backdrop to a teenage life that was, at every turn, encountering institutional racism.


Benjamin now speaks candidly of his time living outside the law, and how he broke away from the path his schoolteachers told him was inevitable.  His mission was to take poetry everywhere.


He was included in The Times list of Britain's top 50 post-war writers in 2008.


Benjamin is also an award-winning playwright, a novelist, political activist and musician. He has written several novels for teenagers and is an outspoken campaigner for human and animal rights.


Benjamin will be in conversation with Sophie Raudnitz talking about his thought-provoking autobiography, The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah. Published in May 2018 this book was shortlisted for the National Book Awards and the Costa book Awards. He will talk about how he fought injustice and discrimination to lead a remarkable life and will share a selection of favourite stories and poems.


Simon Brett: Tickled to Death

Simon Brett: Tickled to Death

Book Tickets

Friday 21 Feb 20207:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 14th Feb)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Simon Brett: Tickled to Death


Friday, 21st February, at 7:45pm


St Peter's Church, Oundle

North Street, PE8 4AL


Tickets:  £8 general / £6 concessions

Early bird £1 off discount till 14th February 2020


Simon Brett has published over a hundred books, many of them crime novels, including the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter, Fethering and Blotto & Twinks series. Two new Fethering novels have been published this year: The Liar in the Library and The Killer in the Choir.


His stand-alone thriller, A Shock to the System, was made into a feature film, starring Michael Caine.


Simon’s writing for radio and television includes After Henry, No Commitments and Smelling of Roses. Bill Nighy plays Charles Paris in the Radio 4 adaptations of his books.


In 2014 Simon was presented with the Crime Writers’ Association’s top award, the Diamond Dagger, and he was made an O.B.E. in the 2016 New Year’s Honours ‘for services to literature’.


‘A new Simon Brett is an event for mystery fans’ P. D. James


We are thrilled to be hosting another visit to Oundle by Simon, who will be talking about his life and work.



David Starkey: Boris Johnson: Churchill, Charles II or Coco ...

David Starkey: Boris Johnson: Churchill, Charles II or Coco ...

Book Tickets

Saturday 29 Feb 20207:00pm Book Now

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


David Starkey

Boris Johnson: Churchill, Charles II or Coco the Clown?


Saturday, 29th February


7:00pm - 8:30pm


The Great Hall, Oundle

New Street, PE8 4GH


Tickets:

£16 general / £14 concession


Join us for an intriguing and entertaining talk with David Starkey a brilliant, engaging, and often controversial speaker and arguably one of the country’s most respected and colourful historians.


Who is our most unexpected prime minister? Is Boris Johnson Churchill reborn, as he seems to believe? Is he another Charles II, caught between the irreconcilable factions of Remainers and Brexiteers, and destined to betray both? Or is he just plain old Coco the Clown, as his previous buffoonish behaviour led almost everyone to think?


In this lecture David Starkey blends his knowledge of history and current politics into a sparkling, (and very strong), cocktail.


David Starkey is a Cambridge educated grammar schoolboy who became a respected LSE lecturer. He was a uniquely abrasive debater on Radio 4’s Moral Maze, a controversial contributor to Question Time, and the creator and presenter of many very popular historical TV series.


In 1984 David was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and in 1994 a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He was also given an Honorary Fellowship at his Cambridge College, Fitzwilliam College. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2007 Birthday Honours for services to history.




Saturday Night at the Movies

Saturday Night at the Movies

Book Tickets

Saturday 14 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

Rutland Sinfonia presents


Saturday Night at the Movies


Saturday 14th March 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


Oakham School Chapel, Oakham

Chapel Close, Market Place LE15 6DT


Tickets:

£12 Adult advance (£14 on door)

£10 Concession advance (£12 on door)

£3 Children and students under 18

£3 Students in full time education


Conductor                David Calow

Violin                        Katherine Collison


Programme


Star Wars

The Lord of the Rings

Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission

Theme from Schindler's List

Disney at the Movies

Star Trek Suite

Out of Africa

Theme from the Godfather

James Bond 007 Suite

Ladies in Lavender

The Big Country

Moon River

Cinema Paradiso

The Pink Panther

Dances with Wolves

Pirates of the Caribbean


Going to the cinema is probably the closest many children and adults get to experiencing an orchestra but you have the chance to see and hear some amazing Oscar-winning film scores played live at Saturday Night at the Movies!  The Sinfonia’s own leader, Katherine Collison will be the soloist in two film favourites, Schindler’s List and Ladies in Lavender. Book early as David's concerts are always really popular and this programme looks a winner!


Reasonable access to the chapel and separate WC facilities nearby.  Please note that whilst the attendance of wheelchair users at the concert is welcomed, it would be helpful to have advance notice of their coming so suitable places can be prepared in advance to better cater for them.


American Adventures!

American Adventures!

Book Tickets

Saturday 9 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Unreserved seating)

Rutland Sinfonia presents


American Adventures!


Saturday 9th May 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


St Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE


Tickets:

£12 Adult advance (£14 on door)

£10 Concession advance (£12 on door)

£3 Children and students under 18

£3 Students in full time education



Conductor                Paul Hilliam

Piano                        Anne Bolt


Programme


Bernstein                Overture Candide

Barber                        Adagio

Gershwin                Rhapsody in Blue

Copland                Rodeo

Piazzolla                Libertango

Moncayo                Huapango

Márquez                Danzón No 2                


We hope Oundle is ready for our American bonanza! In our season finale, popular and well-known ‘classics’ including the overture to Candide, Barber’s Adagio and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue are followed by a riot of colour and drama as we travel north to south! Piazzolla’s Libertango and Márquez’s Danzón No 2 are sure to get your feet tapping.


Good access to the church. Also disabled access toilet facilities availble in the church. Please note that whilst the attendance of wheelchair users at the concert is welcomed, it would be helpful to have advance notice of their coming so suitable places can be prepared in advance to better cater for them.

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Rushden Town Band

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Rushden Town Band

Book Tickets

Saturday 9 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


RUSHDEN TOWN BAND


Saturday, 9th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (not sold through Oundle Box Office), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.


Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Reflection Strings

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Reflection Strings

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Wednesday 13 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


REFLECTION STRINGS

Wednesday, 13th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (not sold through Oundle Box Office), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.


Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Chris Pearce's Frenchmen

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music,  Chris Pearce's Frenchmen

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Friday 15 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


CHRIS PEARCE'S FRENCHMEN STREET JAZZ BAND

Friday, 15th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (sold through www.fiori-musicali.com), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Rutland Wind Ensemble

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Rutland Wind Ensemble

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Saturday 16 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


RUTLAND WIND ENSEMBLE

Saturday, 16th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (sold through www.fiori-musicali.com), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Chris Bannister

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music, Chris Bannister

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Wednesday 20 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Non-allocated seating)

Barton Seagrave Festival of Music presents


CHRIS BANNISTER

Wednesday, 20th May 2020 at 7:30pm


St Botolph's Church

Barton Seagrave

NN15 6SR


Tickets: £10 general / £8 Under 16 (non-allocated seating)


In 1120-22, Geoffrey de Clinton is recorded as having built on the current site of St Botolph’s in Barton Seagrave, a church with Norman architecture.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Barton Seagrave for at least 900 years.  So, to celebrate 900 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020.  We are calling this series Festival 900+.  


These Festival of Music concerts constitute one part of Festival 900+.  There will be six concerts during the course of two weeks in May 2020 (8th – 20th), each showcasing a different genre of music – Fiori Musicali performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons plus vocal interludes (sold through www.fiori-musicali.com), Rushden Town Band playing music we know and love with their own special style, Reflections Strings playing popular light classics, The Frenchman Street Jazz Band playing Traditional Jazz at its best, The Rutland Wind Ensemble performing a varied programme including the beautiful Petit Symphonie by Gounod, and finally Chris Bannister whose tribute act to John Denver is one of the best there is.