Party at the Wharf

Adrian Oates

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 … Read More

Merry Hell

Adrian Oates

Merry Hell is a fantastic folk rock band from Wigan. Over the years, they have risen to become festival favourites, with their first two albums finding favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike. They continue to develop an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing, recorded work and live performances. The band was forged in the smouldering … Read More

Classico Latino

Adrian Oates

Be transported to the warm evenings and passionate serenades of Latin America! Blending the smooth sound and virtuosity of the the classical tradition with distinctive rhythms and melodies of authentic Latin American music.  Classico Latino breathes new life into songs from across the continent. Drawing on the familiar Bolero and Tango as well as less-well-known styles such as Pasillo and … Read More

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

Adrian Oates

One of the great film classics, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1964 musical romantic film written and directed by Jacques Demy, with music and lyrics by Michel Legrand. Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo star as two young lovers based in the French city of Cherbourg. Geneviève (Catherine Deneuve), a beautiful young Frenchwoman who works at a small-town boutique selling umbrellas, falls … Read More

Oundle on Show: Cardboard Oundle Workshop

Adrian Oates

Cardboard Oundle is a workshop that invites families of Oundle (children aged 7-11, younger and older are welcome) to build a cardboard version of Oundle using recycled cardboard. During the workshop, artist Tim Neath shares his passion for working with recycled cardboard and model making will both encourage and support your ideas to ensure they become a reality. Everyone taking … Read More

Oundle Food Festival

Adrian Oates

The annual Oundle food festival is back on the 18th June 2022. The one day Food & Drink extravaganza, welcomes many independent producers and food vendors from the region, and will be fully compliant with Covid restrictions and guidance at the time. Oundle Food Festival remains one of the most popular dates in regional foodies’ diaries, when over 80 of … Read More

Jonathan Drori: Around the World in 80 Plants

Adrian Oates

In this copiously illustrated talk, Jonathan Drori will bring to life the science of trees and plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar to the downright bizarre, each story is full of surprises. This latest book by Jonathan is an inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells … Read More

John Wright: A Spotter’s Guide to Countryside Mysteries

Adrian Oates

John will be sharing the knowledge in his latest book, a beautifully illustrated, practical and entertaining guide that illuminates and explains those mysterious details of the countryside you’ve always wondered about. Ever puzzled about the masses of twigs in bare-branched trees that look like abandoned nests? Seen fuzzy red balls on roses? A stranded pond on a hilltop? Or even … Read More

Jenny Pearson: The Incredible Record Smashers

Adrian Oates

Could you be an Incredible Record Smasher? Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2022, ages 7 – 10, The Incredible Record Smashers is a feel-good adventure packed with heart, humour and Guinness World Records from Costa Award-shortlisted Jenny Pearson, and Kid Normal illustrator Erica Salcedo. Jenny’s live event will look at some of the world’s most wondrous and wacky records including enormous animals, … Read More

New Podcast Episode feat. Oundle International Festival

This week on the Nene Valley podcast, our hosts Karen and Ben sat down with Kenneth from the Oundle International Festival for a look at the changes they had to make to this year’s festival in the face of Covid-19. With visitors unable to make the journey to Oundle to take part in this year’s festivities – the team at … Read More