Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Message from Lowdham Festivals & Southwell Library

History Month – November 2013

Join us every Thursday evening in November for a fascinating series of talks from authors whose subjects range from Richard III to Plato, from the barbarians to World War I, and from US President James Madison to Lenin.

All talks take place at 7.30pm at Southwell Library
The Bramley Centre
King St
NG25 0EH 0
01636 812148

Tickets from Southwell Library or The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham, Notts NG14 7BE
Call our Box Office: 0115 966 3219.

Save money and buy a Season Ticket for all four events!
£20 full, £17 concessions, £15 Festival Friends                   

Thursday 7th November

Philippa Langley and Michael Jones:
The King’s Grave – The Search for Richard III

On 22 August 1485 Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field - the last king of England to die in battle. For ten years Society member Philippa Langley and historian Michael Jones have shared a vision to find the real Richard - the lost king buried underneath a mound of hostile propaganda. Their book is a unique collaboration.

Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends

Thursday 14th November

Authors Giles Milton and Saul David discuss their new books...

Giles Milton: Russian Roulette

The destruction of British India was the first stage in Lenin’s plot to bring down the democracies of the West. A group of British spies was smuggled into Soviet Russia to prevent this. An unlikely group of men, they were self-taught but highly educated and well versed in dirty tricks. Their boss was a monocled, one-legged sea captain with a passion for secret inks and homemade explosives.

Saul David: 100 Days to Victory

A totally original, utterly engaging account of the Great War – the first book to tell the story of the “war to end all wars” through the events of one hundred key days between 1914 and 1918.  Saul David shows vividly how the war reached beyond the battlefield, touching upon events and lives which shaped the conduct and outcome of the conflict.

Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends.

Thursday 21st November

Peter Snow: When Britain Burned the White House

Two hundred years ago, Britain attacked the heartland of the United States and defeated them in battle. The President and his wife had just enough time to pack their belongings and flee the White House before the British army entered and set fire to the building. From here, the British army turned its sights to Baltimore…

Tickets: £7 full, £6 concessions, £5 Festival Friends

Thursday 28th November

Historical fiction authors Anthony Riches & Tom Harper discuss their new novels...

Anthony Riches: The Eagle’s Vengeance

The barbarian leader Calgus defies both his barbarian captors and Britannia's legions – and Marcus Aquila – once more in the sixth thrilling novel in the Empire sequence, praised by fellow-authors Conn Iggulden, Ben Kane and Manda Scott.

Tom Harper: The Orpheus Descent

Once Plato was a questing young man with a secret. He left behind a key, a tiny, burnished, golden tablet thrown away into a swamp that he never expected anyone to find. 2500 years later a young archaeologist stumbles on the greatest secret history the world has ever known…

Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends



We have a few tickets left for Festival Friends ONLY for this very special afternoon...
Thursday November 7th - 2.30-4pm

An Afternoon with David Suchet at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham

David Suchet will be talking with co-author Geoffrey Wansell about his acting life and about their new book, Poirot and Me, in which he explores his relationship with Agatha Christie's wonderful creation, the "little Belgian" who he has grown to love dearly over more than 25 years. There will be a chance to ask questions and David will sign books in the foyer in the interval and after the event.

Please note that tickets for this event are available ONLY from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0115 989 5555 or online at
APART FROM Lowdham Festival Friends who can book through The Bookcase on 0115 966 3219.

And don’t forget Christmas! Start (or finish) your shopping at our Christmas Shopping Day on Saturday November 9th at The Bookcase when we launch our lovely range of Christmas books and gifts, plus a late night shopping evening on Friday December 6th as part of Lowdham Christmas Market.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

New bookshop to open in city centre

Exciting news!

Nottingham is to have its first independent bookshop in the city since 2000. Opening in mid-November  - at 14a Long Row, opposite the Tourist Information Centre – the shop will trade under the name Five Leaves Bookshop.

The new bookshop will specialise in history, politics and landscape; fiction and poetry; lesbian and gay books; and international writing, with an emphasis on independent publishers.

The Five Leaves Bookshop will complement other local independents including The Bookcase in Lowdham and the graphic novel specialists Page 45 in Nottingham city centre. It aims to open for trading on 9th November, with a grand opening on 16th November with events in the shop all day.
Nottslit Blog is happy to promote the shop and its events.



Marty Ross - one man show

Wednesday 2nd October



Cost: £2

Marty Ross presents his one man show of Thomas Hardy’s Barbara of the House of Grebe

Thomas Hardy's strangest, darkest love story “BARBARA OF THE HOUSE OF GREBE” is brought to dramatic life in this one man show by storyteller, performer, playwright Marty Ross.  When Barbara loses the man she truly loves, Lord Uplandtowers steps into the breach - but when he finds his wife is still haunted by the memory of her first husband, he decides to play the cruellest of tricks...

For more information and to book your place visit the Ground Floor helpdesk / 0115 915 2825
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