What’s On


Shore 2 Shore

Wednesday 20th June, 7.30pm, Lowdham Village Hall

Amazing poets Carol Ann Duffy, Jacke Kay, Gillian Clarke and Imtiaz Dharker will be hitting the road to perform their work across the UK to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week and we are honoured to be one of the stops on the way.  MC John Simpson will steer the show and we’ll be welcoming special guest Georgina Wilding, Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate.

Tickets £20 to include a glass of wine and a copy of Off The Self: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse.


Meet Jodi Picoult

Wednesday 31st October, 12noon – 1.45pm, St. Mary’s Church, Lowdham, Notts NG14 7BQ

noon – 1.15pm  reading and interview with Fanny Blake plus Q and A

1.00 – 1.45pm  refreshments and signing

Join bestselling author Jodi Picoult for a very special event as she discusses her new book A SPARK OF LIGHT   

– a powerful and timely novel addressing the ultimate in women’s rights, and the complex balance between the right to choose and the right to life. 

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-three internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister’s Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page.

Tickets – £15 to include the book and refreshments 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 6th July 2018

How to Pack a Suitcase with Alison Lowe of Adelanta Travel



FRIDAY 7th September 2018

Travels of an Aged Gardener with Stuart Dixon

Stuart Dixon travels widely sharing his love of the traditional English garden. He is a Royal Horticultural Society, Hardy plant, Cottage Garden Society, Plant Heritage and National Trust speaker, much of his knowledge and expertise being gained from the restoration of his own 18th Century garden at Hebb’s Farmhouse, which has been featured on BBC TV. He also broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio Nottingham.


FRIDAY 5th October 2018

Meet Local Author Maria Dziedzan


Born and brought up in England, by a Ukrainian father and a Welsh mother, Maria Dziedzan’s family home was imbued with Ukrainian culture and this informs the setting and family complications described in these moving stories in her My Lost Country series. Her debut novel When Sorrows Come won The Big Bingham Book Read 2015 and was one of four finalists for the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016.

FRIDAY 2nd November 2018

A Celebration of Poetry with Voice Versa


FRIDAY 7th December 2018

Christmas Quiz

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 27th April 2018

Murder on the Orient Express  114 mins. (PG)

Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp in this thrilling mystery based on the novel by Agatha Christie.

FRIDAY 15th June 2018

Darkest Hour  125mins 

Starring Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, John Hurt and Kristin Scott Thomas. 

The dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

FRIDAY 28th September 2018

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool  1 hr 46 mins. (15)

Starring Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Vaness Redgrave and Stephen Graham. 


Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, and set in Liverpool in 1978, this follows the playful, but passionate relationship, between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening). 


FRIDAY 26th October 2018

Journey’s End  1 hr 47 mins (12A)

Starring Sam Clafin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Graham and Toby Jones.


Based on RC Sherriff’s play and novel of the same name, this is set in March 1918 as C-Company, led by a war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin), arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front-line trenches.


FRIDAY 7th December 2018

White Christmas 2 hrs (U)

Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney

The 1954 classic featuring Irving Berlin’s songs and dances performed by two happy couples who discover that love, romance and a Christmas Eve snowfall make everyone’s dreams come true.