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When the Circus Comes to Town

When the Circus Comes to Town

In early March, Oundle was treated to a visit from the Circus Ginnett, which set up a big top tent to perform a show including a number of traditional acts…

“Exemplary” Biography of Updike

“Exemplary” Biography of Updike

“It’s wrong to say that I was hanging around waiting for an opportunity to write about Updike. It’s more like an opportunity to write for Updike was hanging around and…

Nauticus on His Hobby Horse

Nauticus on His Hobby Horse

1427 miles would seem, to many sailors, a relatively meagre distance. However, to make this immense journey on nothing more than a tricycle over dirt roads more than 100 years…

Oundle Young Musicians

Oundle Young Musicians

Two outstanding young musicians were awarded top prizes at the Celebration Concert of the Oundle Festival of Music & Drama on 23rd April. Cellist Ellen Porter won the Oundle Young…

Youth Theatre Stage Barleytime Spectacular

Youth Theatre Stage Barleytime Spectacular

Seventy children aged 4 to 17 from seven different schools came together to perform Barleytime, a musical, written by Anthony Eddy and Clare Matthews, retelling a love story straight from…

Speedvark Finds Magic in the Mundane

Speedvark Finds Magic in the Mundane

A local musician has quietly been making waves in the competitive recording world of popular music. Speedvark first emerged on the music scene in 1999 when band members Ben Raudnitz…

19th Century Portrait Returns to Northamptonshire

19th Century Portrait Returns to Northamptonshire

A portrait of Maria Anne Watson (nee Pooley) of Oundle, has recently come on the market for £1450 by Northamtonshire based dealers Rob Hall Antiques. The painting is the work…

Sino Archive Comes to Oundle

Sino Archive Comes to Oundle

Oundle School has recently become responsible for an extensive archive of photographs from China. The collection comprises approximately 8000 photographs depicting life in China during the 1970s and 1980s. The…

International Festival Announces New Director

International Festival Announces New Director

The Countess Howe, Chairman of the Oundle Music Trust, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kenneth Richardson as the new Artistic Director of Oundle International Festival. Elizabeth Howe said:…

Rutland Sinfonia to Commemorate Great War

Rutland Sinfonia to Commemorate Great War

Rutland Sinfonia will make its annual return to St Peter’s Church in November with a programme to commemorate the First World War Centenary. The concert, which will follow the commemoration…

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