Let The Celebration Begin


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Sarah Greinig and William Rees
About the Event
Well-known performer and teacher Sarah Greinig plays Bachís Partita No 2 in D minor, with interspersed readings by distinguished academic William Rees about the history of Raddington Church and from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Event Type
01984 248254
Booking Contact
01984 248254
Booking Info
Advance booking is required. Ticket Price £12.50 (£10.00 restricted view)
Opening Times
Sat 5thSun 6thMon 7thTue 8thWed 9thThu 10thFri 11thSat 12thSun 13th
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed12:00 - 13:00Closed
Further Information

The movements of the Bach Partita will be interspersed with readings. Finding inspiration in the story of Raddington and especially of St Michaelís church from its medieval origins to the current restoration, Williamís text will crystallise the themes of continuity and regeneration symbolised in the ancient pagan figure of the Green Man embossed among its roof beams. The final reading will be from the mysteriously connected legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

William Rees has a past association with the Clayhanger Quartet in a fundraising context, and is delighted to play a small part in the Raddington Festival. He has retired to the Brendon Hills from Eton College, where he was a House Master and then Tutor for Admissions, and he is now an education consultant. He is the editor and translator of The Penguin Book of French Poetry, and has also translated Antoine de Saint-Exuperyís Wind, Sand and Stars and Flight to Arras for Penguin Twentieth Century Classics.


The online purchase of tickets (TicketSource) will be turned off at midnight on Friday 11th for all Saturday concerts, and at midnight on Saturday 12th for the Sunday concerts.

Seats for all concerts can still be reserved over the weekend by phoning the Box Office on 01984 248 254, or emailing RadMusFest@yahoo.co.uk.

Tickets can be collected from the BOX OFFICE at Raddington Church or Rectory Barn on arrival.

Venue Information

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St Michael's Church, Raddington
For Venue Information
01398 361626
Chipstable with Waterrow
Disabled Access
No Disabled Access (Access to church via field or steep path. Access to Rectory Barn via 3 steep steps.)
Toilets Available
Guide Dogs Only
Tickets for tea, coffee and cake, light lunches, simple suppers - as per each performance.
Directions (By Car)
Approach only via B3227 Wiveliscombe/Bampton road at Petton Cross. Turn to Raddington TA4 2QW. Follow signs.
On site and locally with marshalls and shuttle transport.
Further Info
Raddingtonís historic St Michaelís Church stands in a grass field, with foot access only, so suitable footwear should be worn. Rectory Barn is close to the main car park. Access roads are paved single track, so a directed traffic system to and from the car parks will be in operation. Drivers are requested to follow Festival signs. There is a distinct gradient to the Church. A car park shuttle minibus will be available. For all events we advise you to bring cushions; for evening events torches and a rug are also advisable - also robust footwear. PLEASE ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME FOR ARRIVAL.

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