Our highly-regarded Youth Theatre for young people aged 7 – 18 years comprises ten age-banded groups which meet weekly during term-time. Why not sign your child up on Saturday 27th February for a free taster session?
The Falkland Islands conflict of 1982 was a defining event for a generation. In one of the most horrific moments, the RFA Sir Galahad was bombed by Argentine planes. Simon Weston OBE was aboard at the time, and it was an event that would change his life forever.
Chipping Norton favourites Scary Little Girls (Mitford Walks, Living Word Walks) return with Dracula: The Kisses, a wildly entertaining, vividly drawn adaptation of the gothic classic, performed by an all female cast.
The star of BBC’s Three Men In A Boat and They Think It’s All Over looks back on his life and career. Join Rory as he remembers some bits and makes up the rest. Contains adult themes and traces of peanut oil.
Taking the European Folk Tale motif of a Wishing Tree, groups 4 - 8 of The Chipping Norton Youth Theatre will make their wishes and explore them through the drama skills they have been working on in their weekly sessions.
The international dance sensation from acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera and has one of the most instantly recognisable scores in classical music.
This action-packed new musical version of the hit children’s book Here be Monsters, performed by five talented actor musicians, is set to delight family audiences with its mixture of magical story-telling, original music and thrills galore!Perfect for children and families.
Find out about the pains and pleasures of writing about different cultures and periods in history, as Tanya shares her authorial secrets and reads from her very latest YA novel Hell And High Water. Suitable for 11+ years.
CRIMINAL VIOLENCE WITH EVA DOLAN, DAVID MARK & STAV SHEREZ
Our annual poetry competition for all primary and secondary schools within the local partnership produces fantastic, high-quality writing that deserves an audience. Join us at this special ceremony to celebrate the talent of our young authors.
A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO...GLOBAL CATASTROPHES WITH BILL MCGUIRE
Best known as a member of the BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes, Martin has also spent 30 years behind the camera. All this is captured in A Wild Life, one of the natural history books of the year.
SELF‐PUBLISHING, FROM MANUSCRIPT TO MARKET WITH CLAYS LTD
Looking to Self‐Publish your book but not sure where to start? Clays, who provide printing services to ChipLitFest, will reveal the manuscript to market process, with a special focus on print, giving you insider tips on self‐publishing your book.
A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO.....SIKHISM WITH ELEANOR NESBITT
Over tea and cake for both audience and speakers, Prue Leith, novelist and food campaigner, business woman, writer and ChipLitFest Patron, discusses her extraordinary culinary career and her latest novel...
UNLIKELY ROMANCE WITH JESSICA GILMORE, PENROSE HALSON & AYISHA MALIK
Jessica Gilmore writes romance novels for Mills & Boon and Harlequin, Penrose Halson has published an account of the early days of a British marriage bureau, Marriages are made in Bond Street, and Ayisha Malik’s debut novel...
FLYING FERGUS & HIS MAGIC BICYCLE WITH JOANNA NADIN
In 2003, Dave Goulson, Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Sussex, bought a derelict French farm to create a sanctuary for his beloved bumblebees and other insects. Hear his captivating tale of wildflower meadows, seventy species of bees, fifty types of butterflies and surprisingly loud garden dormice.
In the Family Way tells secrets kept for entire lifetimes: long-silent voices from the workhouse, the Magdalene Laundry or the distant mother-and-baby home. Jane Robinson is a leading social historian whose previous books include A History of the Women’s Institute.
A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO....TAXATION WITH STEPHEN SMITH
If you like your stories full of magic, ancient gods, superheroes and demon-slayers, come and hear Sarwat, and test your knowledge in his legendary quiz! Suitable for ages 10+ years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
FINDING YOUR VOICE: WRITER'S WORKSHOP WITH ROWAN COLEMAN
Bryan Cranston, star lead of Breaking Bad, gives a cracking performance as Dalton Trumbo, the Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted after refusing to testify in the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947.
THEATRE SCREENING: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (BROADCAST LIVE)
This timeless children’s classic is given an entertaining theatrical adaptation by the company behind the hit production of Danny Champion of the World that visited Chipping Norton last year. Perfect for children and families.
Perhaps the most famous supergroup of all time, with the five legends of the music industry creating a sound like no other. That unique sound is captured so brilliantly by tribute band, Big O and the Wilburys.
Based on the book by Spike Milligan, this comic masterpiece is an irreverent and hilarious story which takes the mick, celebrates the absurd, and paints a picture of a simple life that borders on the ridiculous.
Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.
Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is famed for his critically acclaimed tours Russell has been performing sell-out shows across the globe and now he is back with this brand new show!
BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE: ROMEO & JULIET (BROADCAST LIVE THEATRE SCREENING)