What’s On

 An Evening with Peter May


Wednesday 24th January 2018

St.Mary’s Church,  Lowdham at 7.30pm


Peter May is the multi award-winning author of the internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides, the China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan, as well as the critically acclaimed Enzo Files, with Scottish forensic scientist Enzo MacLeod. One of Scotland’s most prolific television dramatists, he garnered more than 1000 credits in 15 years as scriptwriter and script editor on prime-time British television drama, before quitting television to concentrate on his first love, writing novels.

Hebrides-set I’ll Keep You Safe is due to be published in early January.





Tickets £7 full, £6 concessions, £5 Festival Friends available from The Bookcase.  Box Office 0115 966 3219

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 2nd February 2018

A Nottinghamshire Pitman’s Story with David Coleman

David Coleman commemorates the ending of an industry in this country and with it the closing of a chapter on a way of life. His is an authentic mining voice telling stories, poems and anecdotes that are tragic, tender, and funny, all based on a career spent in the pits.

Buy the book from nottinghambooks.co.uk


FRIDAY 2nd March 2018

Exploring Nottinghamshire Writers with Rowena Edlin-White

Rowena will be talking about the literary landscape of this county – three centuries and more of writers and the places that inspired them. Her recently published  book celebrates not only the obvious giants like Byron, Lawrence and Sillitoe, but dozens of others who were best-sellers in their day like Muriel Hine, J.C. Snaith and others whose stories had been forgotten.

Buy the book from nottinghambooks.co.uk


FRIDAY 6th April 2018

From Here We Changed the World with Adrian Gray

Adrian Gray will tell some amazing stories of pilgrims and rebels from North Nottinghamshire and West Lincolnshire, who had a profound effect on the development of Christianity – martyrs of the English Reformation, leading puritans, the “Separatists” who became the Mayflower pilgrims and the founders of the Baptist, Quaker and Methodist denominations.

 Adrian is the author of more than twenty books on aspects of local and national history. He is historical adviser to Bassetlaw Christian Heritage and Pilgrims & Prophets Christian Heritage Tours, both of which are community groups working to develop heritage tourism in Notts and Lincs.

Buy the book from nottinghambooks.co.uk


FRIDAY 4th May 2018

Lowdham Grange. Borstal! with Jeremy Lodge

Lowdham Grange Borstal opened in May 1930 when a group of young offenders arrived at the end of their march from Feltham in Middlesex.Jeremy Lodge will tell the story of this pioneering institution which was to survive, against the odds, for some 50 years.

Jeremy Lodge lived at Lowdham Grange as the son of a Prison Officer on his first posting in 1963. He attended Lowdham Primary and Carlton-Le-Willows Grammar Schools then gained a degree at Lancaster University. Returning to Nottinghamshire after several years, Jeremy spent most of his career in management, research and development roles for Nottinghamshire County Council.

Buy the book from nottinghambooks.co.uk


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.



My Cousin Rachel (12, 1 hr 46 mins)


A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian, but his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Clafin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen and Andrew Knott.



Topsy Turvey (12, 2hrs 34mins)

Mike Leigh’s 1999 musical drama film about Gilbert & Sullivan, centred around the staging of The Mikado – a crossroads in their careers. Starring Jim Broadbent and Alan Corduner.

The film will be preceded by a Gilbert & Sullivan based cabaret provided by Matt Siveter.