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YIMBY Festival

September 30 - October 1

YIMBY Festival

Following the huge success of The Emma’s Trust Festival in 2015 we are delighted to announce that the team will once again be coming together to bring you a weekend of high quality arts events at Chipping Norton Cricket Club from Saturday 30th September to Sunday 1stOctober.

Partnering with The ACE Centre and Chipping Norton Literary Festival, Ian Nolan Events are producing a weekend of FREE events that will see authors, children’s workshops, local food and drink, music and theatre all come together for a glittering weekend.

Expect fluffy members of Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park alongside circus workshopstheatrical performances and a tent stuffed with literary activity in the Scribble! children’s tent – all for free!

Step inside a structure that tests ideas of colour, light and space. Colourscape has toured the nation with its dynamic, innovative and totally unique experiment on the senses, welcoming you to a new world of colour and music.

The ACE Children’s Zone will be packed with fun activities for you and your children to enjoy. Come and play, and take part in child-centred learning from one of the UK’s outstanding leaders of teaching for 0-5 year olds.

Love gin? Who doesn’t? YIMBY are delighted to be welcoming Cotswolds Distillery as a partner to come and share their passion for gin at a talk The history of gin (and how to make the perfect G&T) with the Cotswolds Distillery’ Tickets for this event are priced at £10 and include a free (large!) Cotswolds Gin and Fever Tree Tonic.

Sunday will welcome West End stars for a magical evening with a glittering finale to the weekend when local young people and, for the first time, some older members of the community will perform a musical gala alongside a dazzling team of professional performers; the second half of the show will take inspiration from a world-famous smash hit musical.

Our professional company includes stars direct from London’s West End including

Bethan Blakely

Jekyll and Hyde (UK tour), Mamma Mia! (International tour)

Oliver Brooks

Matilda the Musical (RSC, West End)

Shaun Dalton

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour), Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (UK & International tour)

Antony Hansen

Les Misérables (Queen’s), War of The Worlds (Dominion), The Phantom of The Opera (Her Majesty’s)

Debbie Jenkins

Hairspray (UK Tour), Never Forget (UK Tour), Mamma Mia (International Tour)

Jodie Nolan

Mamma Mia (Original International Tour and Original West End Company), Chicago (UK Tour)

Sam Toland

We Will Rock You (Athem of the Seas tour), Three Little Pigs (UK Tour)

Tickets for the gala concert start at £22 and are available from Chipping Norton Theatre on (01608) 642350.

All funds raised from the weekend will be donated to the ACE Centre. The ACE Centre provides a range of services for young children and their families, they support learning, health and development through services tailored to the Chipping Norton community and our wider rural reach area.

YIMBY! is supported by Owen Mumford, a global industry leader in medical device design and manufacturing. With a large manufacturing base in Chipping Norton they continue to show their commitment to the local community through generous support of the festival’s education and learning work. Managing Director, Jarl Severn says

“We are proud to support the YIMBY! Festival, a weekend of fantastic entertainment for all the family in support of local causes. As a company, we are proud of our corporate social responsibilities, supporting the local communities around both our UK sites. The way we run our operations, how we treat our people, suppliers and partners, our impact on the local community and the way we look after the interests of our customers is fundamental to how we operate. We wish YIMBY and all those who attend a wonderful time.”

YIMBY Festival is also supported with funding from Arts Council England through its Grants for the Arts Lottery-funded programme.

We are incredibly grateful to Owen Mumford and Arts Council England for their financial support.

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September 30
October 1


Chipping Norton Cricket Club
Oxfordshire OX7 5SY United Kingdom + Google Map