CO Newsletter May 2024

Dear Creative Oundle friend, welcome to our May Newsletter.


It is nearly time for the HandleBards to cycle into town to perform ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Barnwell Country Park on Wednesday 29th May at 7pm.

HandleBards are a group of cycling Shakespearean actors who carry all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, performing extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the UK.

This is an outdoor production, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Book your tickets here whilst still available:


We invite you to join us for a very special day out at Open Gardens taking place on Sunday 9th June 11am until 5pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the beautiful gardens of Oundle. Of course, looking round gardens can be thirsty work, so a couple of the gardens are providing refreshments, in addition to the cafes open in the town.

Tickets available at

A special evening with Jacqui Dankworth at the Stahl Theatre, Oundle on Saturday 6th July at 7 pm.

Join us for what is set to be a remarkable evening of highest quality Jazz. Jacqui Dankworth, the multi-award-winning vocalist, is joined by a stellar line up of musicians.

Early bird tickets available for a short time only


A lunchtime recital with Rishiraj Ghosh at St Peter’s Church, Oundle – Tuesday 9th July 12 noon

Rishi first played at the Oundle Festival of Music and Drama in 2019, he went on to win the Young Musician of the Year award in 2023. Rishi will play pieces from Beethoven (including two movements from the Tempest Sonata), Chopin, Ravel and Khachaturian. He will also play two short duets (Faure and Debussy) with his younger sister.
For more details and tickets visit our website at


Party at the Wharf on Saturday 13th July 4.30pm – 10.45pm.
It is nearly that time of year again to get your dancing shoes on for a night to remember. Featuring headliners ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, providing some of your favourite 80’s music , they will supported by the explosive Bamboozle, together with our very own The B-List. Also featuring newcomers Karmadillo.

Early bird tickets are on sale now; go to Creative Oundle website or Ticketsource for further details and booking.


Volunteer Opportunities: 

We are so grateful to our band of enthusiastic volunteers, but we are particularly looking for more volunteers for Party at the Wharf. If you are interested please contact Lynne at or contact us via the website – The work is not onerous and you get a free pass to whatever event you are supporting!

There are many other events happening in our lovely town – see posters for details below, look on our website for more details, or visit the Love Oundle website which shows details of all sorts of activities including those below!

Your support helps us continue our mission of promoting the arts and fostering creativity within our community.

Warm regards
from the Creative Oundle Team

Oundle has a calendar full of delights over the coming months, so scroll on down to find out more,

Get involved

There are many ways you can help us by getting involved, for example: join our Friends’ membership scheme, become a volunteer, host an artist, sponsor an event or offer support in kind. For more information about these and other ways to help, please check our GET INVOLVED page.