What’s On



Poetry Pharmacy with William Sieghart

St.Mary’s Church, Lowdham

Wednesday 22nd November 7.15pm -9pm

William Sieghart, founder of National Poetry Day, will be here to talk about the healing power of poetry. He will also run a personalised poetry pharmacy on the night, offering poetry prescriptions for six lucky customers.

St. Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Lowdham NG14 7BQ

Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends from The Bookcase 0115 966 3219


A Literary Lunch with Charles Spencer

At Hart’s Restaurant   Tuesday 5th December  11.45am-2.45pm

We are delighted to welcome back bestselling historian Charles Spencer with his new book To Catch A King: Charles 11’s Great Escape. This is the true story of one of the greatest escapes in British history, brought to life through Samuel Pepy’s account and the wealth of new letters and diaries that have come to light in the past 50 years since this epic story was last told.

Hart’s Upstairs, Standard Hill, Nottingham, NG1 6GN.

Tickets £40 includes drink on arrival, two course lunch and coffee, plus a special offer at the bookstall. Available from The Bookcase. Box Office 0115 966 3219


Nottingham Playhouse Author Events



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)


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.


SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER    (Note a Sunday NOT a Friday!)

2.30pm at Lowdham Village Hall

A Christmas Special for All the Family

Beauty & The Beast (PG, 1 hr 9 mins)


Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realise the kind heart of the true Prince within. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson.