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.

 

N.B. A journey code marked with an asterisk (*) indicates that this bus will only run if tickets have been pre-booked.

 

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

 

Friday 24 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: 21:25
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Didcot Parkway
In time for the 21:53 train to Paddington
Saturday 25 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: 18:15
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 17:30 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 18:12)
JOURNEY CODE: 2C
DEPARTURE TIME: 21:15
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Didcot Parkway
In time for the 21:43 train to Paddington
Sunday 26 May
JOURNEY CODE: 3A
DEPARTURE TIME: 09:55
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Radley College
VIA: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 09:15 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 09:53)
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: 18:30
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 17:45 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 18:26)
JOURNEY CODE: 3E
DEPARTURE TIME: 21:30
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Didcot Parkway
In time for the 22:01 train to Paddington
Monday 27 May
JOURNEY CODE: 4A
DEPARTURE TIME: 10:00
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 09:15 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 09:55)
JOURNEY CODE: 4B
DEPARTURE TIME: 13:40
DEPARTURE: Dorchester-on-Thames
DESTINATION: Sutton Courtenay
JOURNEY CODE: 4C
DEPARTURE TIME: 16:15
DEPARTURE: Sutton Courtenay
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
JOURNEY CODE: 4D *
DEPARTURE TIME: 18:25
DEPARTURE: Didcot Parkway
DESTINATION: Dorchester-on-Thames
Meets the 17:42 train from Paddington (arrives Didcot at 18:19)
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

We are delighted to announce the publication of the 2019 EMF Programme, which includes many gems, including the world première performances of Robin Milford’s Symphony, Vaughan Williams’s The Blue Bird, Lord Berners’ Portsmouth Point, Stanford’s Violin Concerto in D of 1875, and a new work by David Matthews. The full programme is published on this page.

Booking for the 2019 Oxfordshire English Music Festival is now open to all. Tickets may be purchased through our online Box Office; alternatively, please email the Festival Director, Em Marshall-Luck, if you would like a postal booking form.

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 for the 2019 Festival is now available and can be viewed on this page. Tickets may be purchased through our online Box Office.

Please note that, because of postal times, it is no longer possible for purchased tickets for the 2019 Oxfordshire EMF to be posted; they will, instead, be held for collection at the Festival Box Office, from where they can be collected at any time during the Festival.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our newly reinstated ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.

The third Yorkshire Dales EMF was a tremendous success, with events – including a number of new works written specially for the occasion – taking place in mediaeval Bolton Castle, the beautiful church at Aysgarth, and boutique hotel Simonstone Hall. We are currently planning the fourth Autumn Festival and dates and further details will be announced shortly.

Our recording arm, EM Records, has released a number of exciting new recordings, including a triple-disc set of Parry’s complete works for violin and piano and a disc of searingly beautiful choral works by Paul Carr and others. Please visit the EM Records website for full details of these and others!