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The What’s On Guide to Woodborough - September 2014

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Lowdham Festival Events

Autumn / Winter 2014

Hello from The Bookcase and Lowdham Festival. I do hope you are enjoying the summer and getting some holiday reading time!

I am just putting the final touches to our Autumn events programme so here are some dates for your diary plus details of the First Friday talks from September to December.

As usual all tickets are available from The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham, Notts NG14 7BE or on our Box Office line 0115 966 3219

First Fridays September - December 2014

Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Lowdham 2.00pm - 3.30pm

September 5th Mud, Munitions & Memorials: Nottinghamshire & World War 1 – Chris Weir

Local historian Chris Weir recalls WW1 through diaries, letters, photographs and other sources of the time. An illustrated talk.

October 3rd Cook and Book

Jackie Skinner and Julia Pirie are back with a feast for the ears and the tastebuds! Join them to celebrate the Goose Fair weekend with a themed food demonstration and readings.

November 7th Laurie Lee In An Hour with Mike Wilson

Mike returns to take up the challenge again. 2014 is the centenary of Laurie Lee’s birth. How much can we learn about his life and writing in an hour…?

December 5th Christmas Crafts

A “joining in” session -  make your own festive cards, decorations and gifts, accompanied by seasonal music and food! Materials provided.

Tickets: £5 Full, £4 Concessions, £3 Festival Friends including refreshments

Dates for your diary:

Sunday September 28th - The Great Outdoors

A day of talks and music on the theme of nature, including Gardener's Question Time, talks from local gardeners Stuart Dixon and Phill McCann, talks on birds, bees, and honey, plus an evening with Buddha Maitreya who will talk about his beautiful meditation garden, Purelands, near Newark.

In partnership with Lowdham Horticultural Society.

Every Thursday in November - Bodies in the Library

Join us for a month of crime in Southwell Library!

Saturday 8th November - Christmas Shopping launch day!

Come and start (or finish?) your Christmas shopping by browsing through our beautiful range of books, cards and gifts, accompanied by seasonal readings and festive refreshments.

Tuesday 18th November - Nottingham Literary Lunch

Lunch at The Carriage Rooms, Perkins Restaurant, Plumtree with Clive Aslet (Country Life Editor-at-Large) plus another author tbc.

N.B More details about these events will follow very soon.

Friday December 5th - Lowdham Christmas Market.

Join us at The Bookcase for Winter Pimms and help with your Christmas shopping - we will be staying open until 8.30pm.

We have a "shop" in the foyer at Nottingham Playhouse and run a bookstall at their author events which this season will include Paul Merton, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, and Ned Boulting - see for dates and booking details.

We will also be running bookstalls at the following events:

Saturday 20th September - Working With Words at Woodborough Village Hall - an afternoon with local authors and poets including Michael Cox, Jessica Meats, Jane Wyles, Di Slaney and Jean Robinson

Saturday 11th October - Children's Festival at Lady Bay

Sunday 19th October - Apple Day in Lowdham Village Hall

Friday 24th October - Village Ventures play based on Daphne du Maurier's short stories in Lowdham Village Hall

For more details on all these events keep an eye on our website and please do keep in touch on