SATURDAY 7 & SUNDAY 8 July
Building on the success of 2017’s Oundle On Show weekend, this year visitors to our beautiful market town have the chance to enjoy musical performances, a classic bike rally, hidden spaces opened up, tours of the town and exhibitions by local artists, culminating, once again, in a highly entertaining concert by the Rusty Players of Oundle, followed by Oundle’s Big Afternoon Tea! The Oundle Horticultural Society’s Annual Show runs throughout the weekend in the Laxton Long Rooms of Oundle School.
The weekend concludes with Oundle’s Big Afternoon Tea! Schedule subject to change: please check back for updates on this brilliant event!
Saturday 7 July
Music in the Park
Hosted by the Friends of Barnwell Country Park, Music in the Park reaches its fifth birthday and, to celebrate, becomes part of Oundle International Festival’s family of events! Six of Northamptonshire’s brass bands are featured: the returning bands from Rushden, Thrapston, Stamford and Yarwell & Nassington are joined by the Towcester Studio and Corby Silver Bands. An especially commissioned work by Romanian composer, Calin Huma, will be premiered by during the afternoon. There will be amusements and entertainments around the park during the day. Watch out for a pop up poetry reading
Oundle Classic Bike Rally
Entry fee: £10
Saturday 7 Jul 2018 - 12.30pm BOOK NOW (50 MILE ROUTE)
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Sunday 8 July - Hidden Spaces
A day to discover some of Oundle’s hidden spaces and extraordinary activities ending with afternoon tea!
|10.00am - 6.00pm||The Old Hind Gallery||Behind the Old Hind, a 16th century drovers’ inn and set in a beautiful hidden garden, lies english artist Michael aubrey’s studio and gallery.|
|11.00am - 5.00pm||Dolby Gallery - Summer Mixed Show||Featuring a diverse selection of artists and makers including paintings of local scenes, original prints, ceramics, and jewellery.|
|11.00am - 3.00pm||Fletton House||Fletton House’s fascinating history as a hospital and work house.|
|11.00am - 3.00pm||Nene Valley Brewery||Drop in and find out what they’re up to in there - beer available to try and buy!|
|11.00am - 3.00pm||Oundle Museum||Take time to explore Oundle’s fascinating history and view the current exhibition Farming: Past and Present.|
|11.00am - 11.45am
12.15pm - 1.00pm
|Oundle School Chapel Stained Glass Windows||Led by stained glass expert, Rev Ian Browne, explore the amazing windows created by artists Hugh Easton, John Piper and Mark Angus and learn about the art of creating stained glass.|
|Times tba||Oundle Town Trail||Guided tours of the town led by Oundle Museum and Oundle Historical Society to discover the town’s rich history and its many architectural gems.|
|11.00am - 3.00pm||The Splined Hub||Tucked away in Oundle Marina is an extraordinary warehouse in which the Splined Hub team re-build classic e-type Jags. Find out how a rusting lump of metal can be lovingly restored and transformed into a gleaming masterpiece.|
|11.00am - 3.00pm||Waterland Associates||Explore the recently converted barn which now houses Waterland Associates architects and see their newly landscaped garden. David Smith RIBA will give a talk on “Simple design tricks to make anybody sound like an architect” at 11am and 2pm.|
|2.00pm - 3.00pm||Parson Latham’s Hospital||A tour of this beautiful Grade 1 listed building. Very limited availability - pre-booking essential via festival office.|
|4.00pm - 5.00pm||Oundle School Chapel - Rusty Players of Oundle||Oundle’s own legendary orchestra plays favourite classics with a rousing finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.|
|5.15pm - 6.30pm||Oundle’s Big Afternoon Tea!||Oundle School Common Room, Milton Road.|
Saturday 7 - Friday 13 July
10.00am - 4.00pm (Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm), Yarrow Gallery
A wonderful display of contemporary art produced by a group of local artists. Previous exhibitors will be joined this year by new exciting artists exhibiting in the Yarrow Gallery for the first time. Through their work the artists reflect their inspirational ideas using colour, shape and form, in a variety of styles ranging from representational to abstract art forms in a range of media. On display will be paintings, textile art, jewellery pottery and glassware.