Varied arts lined up for a festival

The Shee
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The Oundle International Festival starts tomorrow (Friday) and will bring a wide range of entertainment to the area.

There is live outdoor family theatre in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and amazing magic tricks and illusions in Barnwell Country Park on Friday. It finishes with The Party at the Wharf on Saturday July 18. There is an array of live bands and an incredible laser show for the grand finale.

This summer’s programme is so varied musically that there really is something for everyone.

There is historic tunes with the Tudor Partbooks, to the mystical Gaelic and Bluegrass of The Shee or the sultry Tango with The Deco Ensemble.

The Nene will be ‘alive with the sound of music’ on Sunday July when you can experience an evening of feel-good fun with friends at the Sing-a-long-a Sound Of Music on its 50th anniversary Tour.

The classic film starring Julie Andrews will be shown and audience members are encouraged to get into good habits by dressing up for the occasion.

By popular demand, this year the Festival is featuring stand-up comedy with ‘Sex...with Pete Searles’ at The Stahl Theatre.

The performances are not limited to the evenings either, with a lunchtime recital programmed every day from July 13-18 at a number of local venues including St Peter’s Church, Oundle School Chapel and All Saints Church Fotheringhay.

The Food Festival will be back on the final Saturday of the Festival with such a selection of delicious artisan stalls that you’ll be able to stock up for the Party at The Wharf that evening.

Visit to view further information about all the performers, concerts, Open Gardens, Oundle Food Festival and Party at The Wharf taking place over the week.