EMF BUS

Each day of the Oxfordshire Festival, the EMF operates a bus service between Didcot Parkway railway station and Dorchester-on-Thames; and a shuttle bus service from Dorchester to those concerts that take place at Radley College or at All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay.

 

The full timetable is published below and may also be downloaded as a PDF by clicking here (the PDF, of course, be printed for ease of reference during the Festival itself). Spaces are, however, extremely limited and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to purchase on board: advance booking is therefore STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Tickets are available to purchase through our website at our online Box Office.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival at Dorchester-on-Thames in May.

 

Friday 25 May
JOURNEY CODE: 1A
DEPARTURE TIME: 18:45
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 18:00 train from London Paddington (arrives Didcot at 18:40)
JOURNEY CODE: 1B
DEPARTURE TIME: 21:15
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Didcot Parkway
In time for the 21:53 train to Paddington
Saturday 26 May
JOURNEY CODE: 2A
DEPARTURE TIME: 10:15
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 09:30 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 10:12)
JOURNEY CODE: 2B
DEPARTURE TIME: 13:40
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Sutton Courtenay
JOURNEY CODE: 2C
DEPARTURE TIME: 16:15
DEPARTURE: Sutton Courtenay
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
JOURNEY CODE: 2D
DEPARTURE TIME: 18:20
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 17:30 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 18:12)
JOURNEY CODE: 2E
DEPARTURE TIME: 21:05
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Didcot Parkway
In time for the 21:33 train to Paddington
Sunday 27 May
JOURNEY CODE: 3A
DEPARTURE TIME: 09:55
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Radley College
VIA: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 09:00 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 09:50)
JOURNEY CODE: 3B
DEPARTURE TIME: 10:15
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Radley College
JOURNEY CODE: 3C
DEPARTURE TIME: 16:15
DEPARTURE: Radley College
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
JOURNEY CODE: 3D
DEPARTURE TIME: 18:25
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 17:30 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 18:23)
THIS BUS WILL NOT RUN UNLESS TICKETS HAVE BEEN PRE-BOOKED FOR THE JOURNEY
JOURNEY CODE: 3E
DEPARTURE TIME: 20:55
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Didcot Parkway
In time for the 21:17 train to Paddington
Monday 28 May
JOURNEY CODE: 4A
DEPARTURE TIME: 09:55
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Radley College
VIA: Didcot Parkway
JOURNEY CODE: 4B
DEPARTURE TIME: 10:20
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Radley College
Meets the 09:36 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 10:16)
JOURNEY CODE: 4C
DEPARTURE TIME: 12:30
DEPARTURE: Radley College
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
JOURNEY CODE: 4D
DEPARTURE TIME: 18:20
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 17:36 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 18:17)
THIS BUS WILL NOT RUN UNLESS TICKETS HAVE BEEN PRE-BOOKED FOR THE JOURNEY
JOURNEY CODE: 4E
DEPARTURE TIME: 21:05
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Didcot Parkway
In time for the 21:30 train to Paddington

TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE ANY CHANGES IN THE RAIL TIMETABLE

LATEST NEWS

The Twelfth Festival of English Music will take place in Oxfordshire from Friday 25 to Monday 28 May 2018. A full programme is available on this website.

Booking has now opened for the Twelfth Festival of English Music. Join us for top-quality music-making in convivial surroundings. Highlights include Owain Arwel Hughes and Hilary Davan Wetton conducting beautiful British orchestral and choral works; the UK première of Richard Blackford’s Violin Concerto; the celebrated Armonico Consort in a semi-staged performance of Dido and Aeneas; and a dramatic programme about Dame Ethel Smyth.

On 14th April we are running a Vaughan Williams Odyssey in the Dorking area. Actor Lance Pierson and Vaughan Williams expert Graham Muncy will spend a day taking participants around the homes and stamping grounds of this composer, including a visit to Leith Hill Place. Lunches, wine / soft drinks and tea included. Tickets cost £35 for National Trust members; £40 for non-NT members.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Dr Cuillin Bantock’s latest book on his grandfather, the composer Granville Bantock. A launch event is being held on Saturday 21st April at Schott’s Music, Great Marlborough Street, London, at 6.45p.m., which will include a recital of Bantock’s Third Violin Sonata, as well as a talk by Cuillin and refreshments. Entry to this event is free.

Music and Sweet Poetry Agree is a reading of poetry and prose by Em Marshall-Luck and actor Lance Pierson at St Peter’s Church, Vere Street, London on Friday 15th June at 6.45p.m.. Tickets £15.

Please put in your diaries the dates for our Yorkshire Autumn Festival: 5–7 October 2018. Plans for this look extremely exciting, with concerts at Bolton Castle (including new works written especially for the occasion by Richard Blackford and Paul Lewis), and a screening of the archive films that the EMF has commissioned from the Yorkshire Film Archive, alongside performances of the winning scores from our competition for composers under the age of 30.