POSTPONED: An Evening with Bunny Guinness:
Working with Landscapes
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, this talk scheduled for Friday 17th April will take place later on in the year. More details to be given in due course, once we are able to gauge how the health situation is progressing.
Bunny Guinness, award-winning Landscape and Garden Designer and star of BBC 4’s Gardeners' Question Time, will share her thoughtful insights into a world behind the scenes of television, radio and her gardens. Bunny has designed a total of nine show gardens, winning six golds at the Chelsea Flower Show, including a gold for her first design – a 'Wind in the Willows' layout for children – in 1994.
Drinks and nibbles will be served after the talk.
Tickets (£12) available here or ring Susie on 07809 229292.
Summer Festival 2020
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st June 2020
We look forward to seeing many of you for the second Summer Festival. Please scroll down to view information about the events.
We will be selling a select number of Festival Passes at £35 each. A Festival Pass guarantees one person entry to all of our events, as well as a complimentary Festival Brochure (usually £2) on arrival. Please click here to purchase a Festival Pass.
3.00pm - 4.00pm on Friday 19th June
All Saint's Church, Oakham
This event was initially planned to be a performance given by local secondary school children following a number of singing workshops in schools. Given the school closures due to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event will sadly not be taking place in the same format. We are monitoring the situation and hope that we will nevertheless still be in a position to hold a youth/community singing event, but we must wait to see how the government advice changes.
Andrew Kennedy: An Evening of Song
7.30pm - 9.15pm, Friday 19th June
All Saint’s Church, Oakham
World-renowned tenor, Andrew Kennedy, treats us to an evening of English and German song.
Tickets: £15 (adults)/£5 (under 18s) available here
David Hill: Lunchtime Organ Recital
1.00pm - 1.50pm, Saturday 20th June
St Peter’s Church, Empingham
David Hill, Festival Director, gives a lunchtime recital of Bach, Howells and Mendelssohn on the beautiful and newly refurbished organ in Empingham.
Tickets: £10 (adults)/£5 (under 18s) available here
Choral Classics: Allegri’s Miserere
7.30pm - 9.15pm, Saturday 20th June
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton
The Festival Choir, composed of young professional singers from Cambridge and London, perform exquisite works by Allegri, Holst and Poulenc, finishing with Howells’ breathtaking Requiem. Conducted by Festival Director, David Hill.
Tickets: £15 (adults)/£5 (under 18s) available to buy here
Sunday Morning Yoga
10.30am – 12.00pm, Sunday 21st June
Wing Village Hall
Yoga instructor, Yvonne Sandison, leads a class open to all - beginners and more intermediate yogis are welcome! The class will be followed by coffee and cake.
Tickets: £8/£3 available here
4.00pm - 5.00pm, Sunday 21st June
Church of St John the Baptist, North Luffenham
The 2020 Summer Festival will close with a rousing service of Choral Evensong sung by the Festival Choir, composed of young professional singers from Cambridge and London. Music to include Howells’ Gloucester Service, Hymn for St Cecilia and Shephard Preces and Responses.