What’s On

A Vintage Summer with Cathy Bramley and Helenka Brown

Thursday March 21st  2pm – 4pm

Lowdham Community Hall, off Old Tannery Drive, Lowdham (near the tennis courts)

Join us to launch bestselling local author Cathy Bramley’s new novel, A Vintage Summer.

As Cathy’s new novel is set in a vineyard, we have the pleasure of welcoming Helenka Brown from the Hanwell Wines Estate, who will guide us through a mini wine-tasting alongside our afternoon tea. We are also joined by Cathy’s publisher, Hannah Bright from Penguin Random House, who will interview Cathy about this and her other wonderfully successful novels, about her writing life and about the inspiration behind this latest book.

We are so pleased to host this delightful event on publication date.

Pre-order your copy at www.notttinghambooks.co.uk

Tickets £7 full, £6 Concessions and £5 Festival Friends (including wine-tasting, tea and cake).  Available from The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham, NG14 7BE Tel: 0115 966 3219


An Evening with Simon Beckett

Thursday 25th April 7.30pm-9.00pm

Southwell Library, The Bramley Centre, Southwell

International award winning crime and thriller writer, Simon Beckett, will talk to us about his latest novel, The Scent of Death, part of his David Hunter series. Simon will reveal to us his research in the world of forensic anthropology and will share his fascination with the psychological motivations of his characters.

Tickets: £7 Full, £6 Concessions, £5 Festival Friends  (includes £2 off The Scent of Death at the bookstall)
Licensed bar available

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 5th April 2019


This talk looks at some of the issues surrounding the provision of medical care in the 19th century, mentioning training, reform of the main providers of care (physician/alchemists, surgeons/barber surgeons), common therapies and quack notions, the gradual acceptance of the germ theory of disease, finishing with the discovery of X-rays and radium and a brief mention of Queen Victoria’s family.

FRIDAY 3rd May 2019


Bingham based artist and author, Tim O’Brien presents a slideshow about local signal boxes; mainly focussing on the Nottingham to Lincoln and Nottingham to Grantham lines.



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.


Friday 29th March 2019


Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding & Michelle Yeoh

New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore and meets Nick’s family for the first time. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family. 

Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan.