Sponsored Walk in aid of Literacy Volunteers in Nottinghamshire Schools
SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER starting at 10.30am The Horse & Groom, 10 Main St., Linby, Nottingham NG15 8AE
To celebrate the 20th Birthday of The Bookcase last year we published A Literary Trail: 20 Miles in Nottinghamshire in order to raise money for a very worthwhile local charity. The Literacy Volunteers work in local schools to promote reading for pleasure and to encourage reading skills. Today we will be walking a 5 mile section of the trail through Linby, Newstead and Papplewick, led by Bill Bottomley who devised the route.
Do join us!
Nottingham Playhouse Author Events
Harriet Harman: A Woman’s Work Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm
Join one of Britain’s most prominent campaigning politicians, as she discusses her ground breaking memoir A Woman’s Work.
Bikeology Thursday 23rd November at 8pm
Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting presents his acclaimed ride through the world of Bikeology.
No such Thing as a Fish Friday 24th November at 8pm
Join the popular podcast team as they serve up their pick of the most bizarre, extraordinary and hilarious facts discovered over the last 7 days.
Tickets from the Playhouse Box Office 0115 941 9419 or book online here.
First Friday Events
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)
FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER
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.
FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
Wisdom of the Mountains with Colin Stump
A talk explaining the fundamental principles of Buddhism, the evolution of Himalayan practise, the tantric ritual of advanced practitioners and the complex art and iconography of the traditions, as paractised in Tibet and the Himalayan regions of India, Bhutan and Nepal.
NB. The talk is intended for the layperson and is not academic or liturgical!
FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER
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.
Film Friday Events
Film Friday events take place in Lowdham Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 full & £5 concessions and children from The Bookcase: Box Office 0115 966 3219. There is a licensed bar at all the Film Friday evenings, plus ice cream, popcorn, hot drinks and a delicious selection of home made cakes available to purchase before and during the films.
FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
La La Land (12A, 2 hrs 8 mins)
American romantic musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.
FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER
Viceroy’s House (12A, 1 hr 46 mins)
In 1947, British statesman Lord Mountbatten serves as India’s last Viceroy and is charged with handing India back to its people.