Former Headington Festivals: 2003


Saturday programme
Official opening

11.00: Central Headington crossroads (outside Barclays Bank):
Opening by Bill Heine of Radio Oxford and owner of the Headington Shark
followed by Sparkle Stage Set

Queen’s Café

11.15–11.45: Richard Blair (fine voice, fine guitar picker, and editor of Thames Valley Folk Magazine)
12.00–12.30: Margaret Scruby (Paraguayan harp)
12.35–13.05: Francis Elder (Poems for guitar & voice)
13.10–13.40: Greg Mayston (fine guitarist and singer)
13.45–14.15: Joseph Smith (popular melodeon player)
The next artistes did not arrive, but Joseph Smith kindly gave a longer performance and then Graham Bushnell of Trinity Road nobly stood in
15.30–16.00: 2D (covers and originals from Dominic and Doug)

Royal Standard

12.00–12.30: Phil White(singer/songwriter with Berkshire band Sleepless)
12.45–13.15: Chrissie Flynn & Jim Davis (local duo with wide repertoire)
13.30–14.00: The Sad Song Co. (with Nigel Powell ex Unbelievable Truth)
14.15–14.45: Ukulele Bob (well known to Radio Oxford listeners)
15.00–15.30: Mark Bosley (man behind acoustic music nights at Port Mahon)
15.45–16.15: Twizz Twangle (music from 1950s to present in inimitable style)
16.30–17.00: Johnny Coppin (West Country folk legend)
17.15–17.45: KTB (Radio 2 young folk musician of the year finalist, 2002)

The Quarry Gate

12.15–12.45 Richard G. Jeffery (Headington singer/songwriter)
12.55–13.25 Sean Dennis & Richard O’Rourke (originals & Bowie covers)
13.35–14.05 Nhasi Tafara (Zimbabwean musician)
14.15–14.45 Out of Africa (percussive African music)
14.55–15.25 Ella Reid (excellent Blues guitarist)
15.35–16.05 Exile & the Kingdom (intellectual punk duo)
16.15–16.45 Mars (singer/songwriter)

Corner of Osler Road

11.30 Sparkle Stage Set
13.00 Cornucopia (Appalachian clog-dance team from Wantage and Grove)

Bury Knowle Park (Children’s special)

12.30: Sparkle Stage Set
13.30: Chilindrader (travelling menagerie)
15.30: Chilindrader (travelling menagerie)

Gardens open on Saturday, 10.00–12.30

Flower 13 Stephen Road
Flower 17 Stephen Road
Flower 39 Stephen Road
Flower 10 Kennett Road
Flower 39 Kennett Road (with plants for sale)

Art on Saturday, 10.00–12.30

1 Sandfield Road: Stained glass (Martin Smith)
Sensuous, intricate, decorative stained glass and sculptures of the human form and organic abstracts

© Stephanie Jenkins


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