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The Old Coal Wharf
Bringing it all back home... Rimski's Yard in our very own local village!  
In collaboration with The Souk & The Saucy Hound
About the venue...

Situated five miles North of Banbury Cross and near the site of the famous battle of Cropredy Bridge, lies an historic coal wharf. Nestled here at this beautiful canal side location is The Souk... An artisan market and outdoor cafe, with licensed bar, undercover comfortable seating & jolly good atmosphere...

The perfect location for Rimski & Handkerchief to set up shop!  

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Hot drinks, hotdogs, burgers, pizza, chips with trimmings, jacket spuds, and so much more!

with vegan and gf options available.

Served by your very own Wayne! 

Rimski's Yard was first set up in this location, to host 'An Evening In with Rimski & Handkerchief', a series of shows, over 3 weeks in April 2024 (details below).

But when it was time to go, we wanted to stay! And so now we are a part of the SOUK community, with Louie and Wayne and Brian and Debs and other boaters and sellers who come and set up stalls...


We have a workshop space for tinkering & storing some of our wheeled inventions. It's an HQ of sorts, and when the weather is fine or holidays arise, if we are around, we put on 'busking' shows (for coins in the hat) with the Bicycle Piano & Double Bassicle. Check the Home Page/gig guide for announcements! 


In August, Rimski's Yard will come alive once more, along with the whole Village, as part of the Cropredy Fringe, which coincides with the famous Fairport Festival. Here's a chance to experience Rimski's Yard, without having to attend a ticketed field festival.     

Past Events

Daytime & evening outdoor

 entertainment for all the family!

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Daytime Shows 

If you fancy an afternoon out, Rimski & Handkerchief will be manning their yard and 'we mend anything' business premises... On Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays between 4th & 13th April, 1-5pm. Visitors are invited to interact with Rimski & Handkerchief, witness the 'Wind Up At Home' live art installation, possibly a spot of umbrella repair, and catch mini shows with Bicycle Piano & Double Bassicle...

Coins in the hat, most appreciated!

Evening Shows

An Evening In with Rimski & Handkerchief 

Join these two musical misfits on a hilarious & theatrical ride, as they navigate  the peculiar ins and unexpected outs of their humble Homestead & haphazard business premises, Rimski's Yard

A two part show that will feature a haven of invention, including the famous Bicycle Piano & Double Bassicle; with food, fire and an awful lot of fun. 

Ticketed event (see below)

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Doors open 6:30pm... Arrive by 7pm...Food available 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Bar open during food time, interval & 10pm last orders. Time to Go 10:30pm

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