On Friday 1st March, 2 – 3.30pm at Lowdham Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Lowdham Bob Massey presents ‘The Tudor and the Moths’
The residents of West Bridgford had to fight long and hard to have their own cinema in the area. This is the story of West Bridgford’s one and only cinema – how it was eventually designed and built design by one of the leading cinema designers of the day. Despite its modest size it lead the way in technical advances, overcoming many obstacles, only to close in 1959 leaving West Bridgford again without an evening at the pictures.
Bob Massey is a historian and retired Theatre Consultant and lighting designer. He is also a historian with an interest in Local History and World War Two Airforces, as well as the history of the moving image and of course theatre subjects. As well as being involved with Local History Groups he is also a member of cinema, theatre and aircraft research groups and has taught local history and theatre subjects on courses around the country for over 30yrs. He regularly writes articles on these subjects for magazines and trade publications. He has appeared in programmes on television and radio on local history projects as well as in the local press. He has recently published three volumes of stories from the history of Arnold and Mapperley Nottingham and the surrounding villages, together with a book on the Arnot Hill Auxilary Hospital of World War One.
So we’re in great hands and Bob is a regular speaker for us – we are delighted to welcome him once again to Lowdham!
Tickets are available on our box office line 0115 966 3219 or over the counter at The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BE
Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends