Most of this years events are happening live at a series of locations in Bicester over the the next 2 weeks. Watch our livestreamed RAFT events at Imagex Studios on our Facebook live page: www.facebook.com/BicesterFestival
Programme of events
Charlie Ross will be opening it at 9.00 with playing and singing by Mark Burden and Catherine Cooper to kick off the festival. The piano will availble to play throughout the festival, located under the awning of the Ex-Servicemans Club in Pioneer Square,
More local artists will be exhibiting their work as part of this free exhibition.
Monday – SaturdayOYAP Studi02, Cemetery Rd,
all are, focusing on emotional strength.
A circus Strong Lady tells you stories from lots of different
people about a time when they were strong. She hopes their
stories will give her clues for how feel strong enough.
The physical strength in the performance reveals the
emotional strength in the stories.
The idea of the show is that: times where we struggle do not
mean we are weak. It is in the struggle that we find strength
we didn’t know we had – and build strength we didn’t have
This show is a celebration of the strength we find in unexpected places + the strength we build when we are wobbling at our edge.
Funny, physical and full of hope – it is an optimistic declaration that we are STRONG ENOUGH. A circus strong lady, telling stories of strength
that are far more exciting than just lifting heavy things.
7:05pm The Skeptics
8pm Rusty Martin
Opening the first of 4 exclusive live performance events upstairs at Imagex Studios in Bure Place, Pioneer Square. Limited tickets for a small intimate live audience or you can follow the livestream on Facebook Live.
7.05-7.35pm Kit Goff,
7.40-8.10 Alice Lorita,
8.20-9pm Matt Pickett
Join this terrific trio for another cosy evening event in this friendly space, or watch online via our FaceBook livestream.
Let’s see who can make the imaginative transformation to join the parade!
Create a beautiful spectacle of people’s resourcefulness and creativity with giant puppets and floats amid a sea of decorated bikes, prams or scooters.
Accompanied by the Old Time Sailors the parade will travel from Cemetery Road at 11am to Market Square and up and down Sheep Street before resting and allowing some last minute artistic contributions from the public. Don’t miss the return journey at 2pm which will include a tour to Pingle Fields playing ground for easy viewing.
Music Stage ShowcaseStarting off with the Old Time Sailors, a 17 strong lively crew of musicians from around the world, this showcase brings you some of the best of Bicester talent. From the Bicester Concert Band to Steve Winch and the Inception, The Flaming Keys and 8 Foot Under. Choirs, musical theatre and youth rock bands line up to entertain. Full programme timings coming soon.