We have a market place of arts, crafts and gift items in which you might see some familiar faces). We are happy to be hosting Stonevale Concerts for a unique experience, Lynette Stulting will perform with international concert violinist Sebastian Mueller in an atmospheric Sunday lunchtime recital (some additional spectacle provided in relocating her beautiful grand piano for the occasion!). Returning are Armaleggan Morris, the National Trust will offer tours and pond dipping for the kids. Our main stage will see Shakespeare for children and a more grown up roaming troupe of performers will be in the grounds. We have circus skills and craft for kids. Art workshops and demonstrations of medieval musical instruments as well as a full play bill of brilliant more modern musicians with a real folk, roots and Americana feel. Not to be missed, The Servant’s Ball whose members are more used to commanding major national stages than our magnificent dirt floored barn. On Saturday evening they will close the main barn stage before some of Oxfordshire’s finest take over the reins in the cabaret tent and bar. We won’t play too late or too loud but if you want to bring your guitar, fiddle or spoons feel free to come and help us wrap up the evening ceilidh style (sadly without the dancing).
We close on Sunday night with an outdoors performance, come rain or come shine of Robin Hood, a raucous comedy for all the family from the West End Director of The Play that Goes Wrong. Expect lots of humour, musical instruments, quick changes and terrible stage fighting.
That is just a little of what we have to offer in our carefully considered and Covid cautious calendar events for more details please visit www.greatbarnfestival.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a resident of the village and get in touch directly we will organise your friends discounts. Or call me, Ainslie, at Danes Cottage on 07774459046. Tickets are required for all access and are limited this year. They are selling well and there will be no further tickets released, we want everyone to feel safe and able to find their own space. Over the next few days we will pop a note and further invitation through your door.
As always we aim to leave no footprint and other than providing a little fun we have everything in place so we cause as little impact on normal village life as possible. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me. Similarly if you would like to add to the fun, give us a tune, sell your art or throw your lot is as a volunteer (it has perks) then get in touch.