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.
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The Bookcase, Lowdham Five Leaves Publications
The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham, Nottingham NG14 7BE
Booking line: 0115 9663219
(Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm)
Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, late night Thursday until 7.30pm, 9am-4pm Saturday
Download the 2014 programme by clicking here!
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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
Tickets: £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.
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.
Dates for your diary
 
Friday September 26th - Sunday September 28th: Birds, Bees, Gardens & Trees  A weekend of talks and music on the theme of nature, including 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.   More information on The Bookcase website
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.
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.
Don't miss our Birds, Bees, Gardens & Trees weekend, September 26-28! Click here for details!