We believe there is a lot to be proud of locally and encourage our community to come together to celebrate the rich culture we live in.
YIMBY will be raising money for The ACE Centre (children’s centre in Chipping Norton providing support to new and young families); Chipping Norton Literary Festival. The ever popular celebration of writing. ChipLitFest works with schools and older people to bring literacy to everyday life; The Theatre Chipping Norton. As our ticket agent we are delighted to be working with The Theatre on this event.
Where is it?
Chipping Norton Cricket Club, Banbury Road, OX7 5SY
We are incredibly grateful to Arts Council England for funding the project through their National Lottery Grants for the Arts programme and to local business Owen Mumford for their sponsorship.
Programme of events to include:
Friday 29th September
Chip Lit Fest will host an “in conversation with…” event in (author and host to be announced)
Saturday 30th September
Family Fun Day; Children’s activities, stalls, food and drink; Scribble! Tent – hosted by ChipLitFest; Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park with fluffy friends; Circus workshops, theatre performances and cookery demonstrations; Piano Bar with guest musicians taking requests.
Sunday 1st October
Gala West End Concert (7.30pm-11pm, doors open at 6pm). Featuring a cast of 8 professional singers and a band hot from London’s West End; Opportunity for community to join the Company – See below; Local Food and Drink Stalls – so come hungry; Piano Bar will be open pre and post show, as well as during the interval.
20 young people and 20 older people will have the opportunity to participate in our special Gala Concert; All participants must be available 10am - 4pm for the following rehearsal dates in September - Young Company on Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th & Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th and older members Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th; All members must be available to perform on Sunday 1st October; Workshop places cost just £100 to cover rehearsals, copies of all music and show tops for the performance.
Auditions will be held for the Young Company one Tuesday 4th July - If you can't make that date, but would still like to audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Older Company members should email email@example.com for more information on how to be involved.
Tickets are currently only on sale for The West End Gala Concert on Sunday 1st October