What’s On

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)



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.



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!


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.


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.



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.