Lots more to come at Deddington Festival

Deddy Jazz is taking place in the parish church on Friday, and is one of many events taking part in the village this week as part of its annual festival. NNL-150616-124858001
Deddy Jazz is taking place in the parish church on Friday, and is one of many events taking part in the village this week as part of its annual festival. NNL-150616-124858001

This year’s Deddington Festival kicked off in style last Thursday, and there is still more great events to come this week.

An art exhibition, children’s Wriggle Dance event and a choral concert are already among the highlights of this year’s event, and the week ahead will see more fun and laughter, starting with the Costwold Comedy Club on Thursday.

A big hit from last year, comedians Nick Page, Jon Wagstaffe and Rob Coleman will be coming to rural Oxfordshire, with MC Ken Norman introducing the acts.

Mr Page is a professional comedian based in the country and works across the world. Mr Wagstaffe is from Tewkesbury and burst onto the scene in 2011, propelling himself quickly into being a well-known act on the comedy circuit, and Mr Coleman is a very versatile act, telling beautifully written gags at home or bantering with the audience.

The show is for over 18s only and starts at 8pm at the Windmill Centre. Tickets cost £10.

The comedy evening is followed by Deddy Jazz on Friday, which brings international influences to the ears of music lovers.

Two new exciting players are joining the Deddington All Stars, with vibraphone player Lewis Wright and trumpeter Ben Cummings combining with Steve Kershaw (bass) and his Russian friends Leonid Vintskevich (piano) and Nick Vintshevich (saxophone).

The concert gets under way at Deddington Parish Church from 7.30pm.

And on the Saturday is a festival favourite with Deddy Rocks. Music will be provided by Platinum, The Vents, Blackfish and Melody from 6pm to 11pm and there will also be a barbecue, ice creams and refreshments throughout the day.

For more information on the festival, or to buy tickets for the Cotswold Comedy Club and Deddy Jazz, visit www.deddingtonfestival.org.uk.

Alternatively, tickets are also available on the door. Follow the festival on its Facebook page or @DeddyFest on Twitter.