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

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

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