Lowdham Book Festival 2019

Hello all – Happy 2019!

Firstly we would like to thank you all for your much appreciated  support last year, and especially at Christmas when the shop was really buzzing!

If you are a Friend of Lowdham Book Festival you will soon be receiving details of how to renew your membership – thank you so much in advance for this truly invaluable help in keeping our events programme thriving!

If you are not a Friend of the Festival then please do let us know if you would like to join. Membership costs £15 per year, £25 per couple, and this entitles you to lower ticket prices at most of our events, vouchers and freebies at the time of the summer book festival, advance notification of events and a paper copy of the festival programme posted out to you in May. (Plus the feel-good factor from enabling us to carry on inviting authors to Lowdham?!)

So now we are all getting back to reality it’s good to look forward to some fun events and getting dates in the diary….

Tickets for all our events are available from:
The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham 
or on  0115 966 3219

First Friday Events

First Friday talks take place in Lowdham Methodist Chapel  2pm – 3.30pm.
£6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends (including tea and cake)

FRIDAY 1st February 2019
Broadcast Brothers with Steve Jenner

Steve Jenner was a teacher for many years before embarking on a broadcasting career. He and his brother Paul founded two FM radio stations providing commercial services in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. He’s been breakfast DJ for nearly four years, drivetime presenter, sports commentator and all airshifts in between and spent a spell as Managing Director. He’s been on air on commercial radio stations for over 30000 hours and performed more live appearances (some of them in Lowdham!) than the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who put together. His media career has also included many TV appearances, including BBC 1 Breakfast’s famous red sofa,, Sky, ITV and CNN whilst working as chief press officer for leading language pressure group, the Plain English Campaign. As such he’s also worked on BBC Radio 2,4 and 5 along with almost every local and regional BBC station in the country – and, bizarrely, appeared on Russian state TV and South Korean TV. He’s also been a successful national championship – level racing driver, news journalist and still works as a music critic for a top London music website. His book, ‘Broadcast Brothers – On The Radio’ tells the story of two brothers and their desperate race to win the last ‘new’ commercial radio licence in mainland England. Told as a dual – narrator autobiographical comedy, it is also a chronicle of the development of local media in the previous century, it shines a light on a now – disbanded government quango, is a dramatic family story of brotherhood, gives a terrifying insight into the ups and downs of ‘pirate’ broadcasting, is an hilarious ‘Spinal Tap’ for UK radio and is the East Midlands ‘born and bred’ answer to Danny Baker’s ‘Going To Sea In A Sieve’. Having sold hundreds in paperback and scheduled for a reprint later this year, the book carries the recommendation of musicians who, between them, have sold around 80 million records worldwide.
Come and hear Steve’s fascinating story!

Film screenings

Film screenings take place in Lowdham Village Hall.
Tickets £6 full , £5 concessions/children

There is a licensed bar plus ice cream, popcorn, hot drinks and a delicious selection of home made cakes.

Friday 25th January 2019 7.30pm

The Little Stranger 111mins  (12A)

Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling and Ruth Wilson.

Based on the bestselling novel by Sarah Waters, the story is set in a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, when a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, its owners – mother, son and daughter – struggling to keep pace.

But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. 

Forthcoming events

Sunday 17th February 2019
Community Room, Southwell Road, Lowdham 
An afternoon with bestselling crime writer Elly Griffiths

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd March
Lowdham Village Hall and St Mary’s Church, Lowdham
A weekend of films and music in partnership with Warthog Promotions

Times and ticket prices for these events to be confirmed – more details to follow very soon!

We look forward to welcoming you to lots of our events in 2019!

Very best wishes  
Jane Streeter 

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