What’s On

Afternoon Tea with Libby Page, in conversation with Fanny Blake

MONDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2.00 – 3.30pm

Southwell Road Community Hall, off Tannery Lane, Lowdham

We are delighted to be welcoming Libby back to Lowdham after her first visit to us at last year’s Book Festival to talk about her debut novel, The Lido – we love selling this book to our customers and can’t wait to share Libby’s second book with you all. The 24 Hour Cafe is a celebration of community and friendship told through a day and night in the life of Stella’s Cafe, where relationships are tested and lives are changed. Told in Libby’s distinct and special way, this is a book which we know we will be handselling very enthusiastically!

Fanny Blake is a writer and journalist, previously Books Editor on Woman and Home magazine, who is now making her fifth Lowdham appearance – a wonderful interviewer and supporter of The Bookcase.

Tickets: £8 full, £7 concessions, £6 Festival Friends (includes afternoon tea!) available from The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham. Box Office 0115 966 3219


An Evening with Ann Cleeves and Chris Ewan

WEDNESDAY 26th FEBRUARY 7.30pm -9.00pm


Top crime-writers, Ann Cleeves and Chris Ewan will be in converstion with another best-selling crimewriter, Sarah Ward.


Tickets £10 full, £9 concessions, £8 Festival Friends available from The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham. 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)


The Festive Soul of English Cricket: From Tunbridge Wells to Scarborough with Chris Arnot


Chris is a Lowdham Festivals favourite and is former national freelance journalist who has written eleven non-fiction books, three of which are about cricket. His latest book is not just a book about cricket however – it is also about the journeys between matches, the characters met, and about sitting in places graced by great players. And about the pubs nearby..!


Roman Southwell with Matt Beresford

Dr Matt Beresford is a consultant archaeologist at MBArchaeology, specialising in Community Archaeology, Education and Research since 2008. He is the Project Director for the Roman Southwell Community Project, a community initiative that sees local people explore the Roman landscape at Southwell and the surrounding area. His talk will focus on the discoveries made at Southwell over the past five years and will place the Roman villa there into a wider context.


Between Six Bridges: Gedling, a Sporting Village with Neil Kendrick

Today Neil Kendrick will talk about the sporting history of Gedling, looking in particular at certain individuals and their stories.

Neil’s particular interests are local history and sports, interests he has combined in his latest book, Between Six Bridges.  He has written three other books: one a history of schools cricket in Nottingham, another about local sport, and a history of Gedling Village seen through the eyes of one of its oldest inhabitants, all of which are now sadly out of print. Neil lives in Gedling and is a former Head of 6th Form at Carlton le Willows school.

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.



Starring Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern & Maggie Smith



MRS LOWRY & SON  PG 91 mins.

Starring Timothy Spall & Vanessa Redgrave