Women’s World Day of Prayer
This service will take place on Friday 6th March at 7.00pm
at Calverton Baptist Church
Everyone welcome to attend.
Hello and we are very pleased to bring you news of another special event coming up at the end of February with top crime writers Ann Cleeves and Chris Ewan. Details are shown below – and don’t forget the other lovely event in February with Libby Page and Fanny Blake. Libby’s new book – The 24 Hour Cafe – is out now and is on sale in the bookshop!
Monday February 3rd 2 – 3.30pm
Southwell Road Community Hall, Lowdham
Afternoon Tea with Libby Page, in conversation with Fanny Blake
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!)
Wednesday February 26th 7.30 – 9pm
Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham
An Evening with Ann Cleeves and Chris Ewan
Top crime writers Ann Cleeves and Chris Ewan will be in conversation with another bestselling crime writer, Sarah Ward. Don’t miss this fabulous evening – tickets now on sale.
Tickets: £10 full, £9 concessions, £8 Festival Friends
First Fridays Spring 2020
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 7th FEBRUARY
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..!
FRIDAY 6th MARCH
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.
FRIDAY 3rd APRIL
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.
FRIDAY 31st JANUARY
DOWNTON ABBEY PG 122 mins
FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY
MRS LOWRY & SON PG 91 mins.
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Tickets for all our events are available on our box office line 0115 966 3219 or over the counter at The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BE
We look forward to welcoming you.
Very best wishes
The Annual General Meeting of Woodborough Ladies was held in January, when a new Committee was elected. Thanks were expressed to the outgoing Committee for their hard work over the past two years and for organising an extremely interesting and varied programme of events.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 6 February, commencing at 8.00pm as usual. The speaker will be Alison Gardner, who is going to give us an introduction into modern slavery in the UK.
REMINDER: Donations for the Broxtowe Food Bank will be gratefully received at this meeting, please.
NOTE: As agreed at the AGM, all future meetings will commence at 7.30pm.
The Crafty Chatters
A craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we’ll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.