- Take advantage of discounted tickets for many of our events
- Receive our programmes before anyone else
- We’ll invite you to exclusive
All for just £15 a year (£25 for couples)!
To become a Friend, send a cheque (payable to Lowdham Festivals Ltd)
along with your name, address, and email address if you have one, to Lowdham Book Festival, The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham,
Nottinghamshire NG14 7BE.
Booking line: 0115 9663219
Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, late night Thursday until 7.30pm, 9am-4pm Saturday
Become a Friend of Lowdham Book Festival
We now have our very own festival song! Written and recorded by local song-writing team Dave Machell and Martin Lloyd-Penny, “Box
of Delights” is available to download from www.lpmmusic.com
or you can buy a copy of the cd from The Bookcase for £5 – ALL proceeds
are going to cancer charities.
Thanks to everyone who came along to Lowdham Book Festival 2014 – we really hope you enjoyed it! Lots of great photos are emerging
– keep an eye on this site this week as they appear! We are very grateful for all the community support we receive and all
the great partnerships – Nottingham Playhouse, Warthog Promotions, the RSPCA, Lowdham Scouts,Theresa’s Magical Bell Tent - plus all
the venues including the beautiful St Mary’s Church, Lowdham Village Hall, Lowdham Primitive Methodist Chapel, the WI Hall, Epperstone
Village Hall and Caythorpe Cricket Club. We have such a lot of help from so many people including the Bookcase staff and our festival
volunteers – it’s a really inspiring team effort – thank you!
More information soon about our autumn events – sign up to our
mailing list to keep in touch. In the meantime we are celebrating Independent Booksellers' Week and we are featured in the Guardian’s
The Best New Children’s Books Summer 2014 – call in at the shop for your FREE copy!
And... The Bookcase and Lowdham Book Festival
were featured in this article in The Guardian
about children's events for Independent Booksellers' Week!
Lowdham Festival Events Autumn/Winter 2014
First Fridays September-December 2014
Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Lowdham, 2-3.30pm
£5 Full, £4 Concessions, £3 Festival Friends including refreshments
September 5th: Mud, Munitions & Memorials: Nottinghamshire
& World War 1
Local historian Chris Weir recalls the events of WW1 through diaries, letters, photographs and other sources of the
time, each telling their own story. 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
More details about these events will
follow very soon.