Lowdham Book Festival First Friday Programme 2017



Small Island by Little Train: a UK narrow-gauge adventure by Chris Arnot

Narrow-gauge lines were the oddballs of the British railway system.  They could get to parts of the UK that main-line trains couldn’t and were built on the whims of wealthy men. Today they carry passengers rather than freight as part of the “leisure industry”. Chris Arnot has travelled on them to the UK’s only official desert, to Britain’s second highest mountain, to a steep railway embankment in the wilds of Scotland, and in pitch darkness in coastal Cumbria. Hear these stories and many more as we welcome back a Lowdham Festival favourite!


Nottingham in Literature with Dr Deirdre O’Byrne

A great friend of Lowdham Festival, Deirdre is a Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, and will talk to us about our literary heritage and the Nottingham City of Literature project.


History of Poverty in Britain with Dr Andrew Gritt

Andy Gritt lectures in History at Nottingham Trent University. This timely illustrated presentation examines the history of poverty in Britain from soup kitchens and workhouses to food banks and benefits sanctions.


From Here We Changed the World – Pilgrms and Rebels from North Notts with Adrian Gray

Adrian is Historical Adviser to Pilgrims & Prophets and Bassetlaw Christian Heritage, and his book From Here We Changed The World, examines the international significance of our county in the development of Christianity in Britain and across the globe. A story of unbelievable bravery.


Christmas Prose and Poetry with Voice Versa

Join us for an afternoon of Christmas readings, with local performance group Voice Versa, to get your festivities off to a lovely relaxed start!

Get the programme here – First Friday Programme 2017

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First Friday talks take place in Lowdham Methodist Chapel
2pm – 3.30pm
Tickets available from The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham
or on our box office line 0115 966 3219
£6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends (including tea and cake)