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Wildflower Walks in the Peak District

15 Feb at 7pm: “Wildflower Walks in the Peak District” with Peter Machan

Few areas of the British Isles support such a varied flora as the Peak District, with some of the country’s most stunning floral displays. Over the years Peter Machan has sought out and recorded the best of these localities throughout the seasons. Learn the reasons for the region’s rich floral diversity, see many of the familiar and rare flowers, and discover where and when you can enjoy the floral highlights for yourselves.

Tickets £5

Readathon 2019

Friday 22 Feb from 10am to 3 pm

Readathon

A mixture of story-telling and crafts, this year based on the books of Julia Donaldson.

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He’s also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess?

No registration necessary for this free event. Come for the morning or the afternoon.

South Pacific

Friday 1 March at 7.30pm: South Pacific

The popular movie from 1958 based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name. On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission.

With fabulous songs including “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Bali Ha’i” and  “Younger than Springtime”, the movie won three Oscars including Best Musical Score and was nominated by the AFI as one of the Greatest Movie Musicals.

Tickets on sale about a month before. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket

Monsters Inc

Saturday 2 March at 2pm: Monsters Inc

In another success from Pixar we follow the adventures of James P. “Sulley” Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, two monsters who, in order to power the city, have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, they realise things may not be what they think. John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Steve Buscemi provide voices.

No need to book — just turn up. Suggested donation £3 adults, £2 children. Ice creams and refreshments available.

The Railway Children

Saturday 2 February at 2pm
The Railway Children

In February comes the classic 1970 movie based on the book by E Nesbit. Starring Jenny Agutter, Dinah Sheridan and Bernard Cribbins, the film frequently makes it onto top British film lists. After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance

Edie

Friday 1 February at 7.30pm
Edie

In this movie from director Simon Hunter, 83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late. Packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have – climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland. Sheila Hancock stars in the film and as an aside, she completed the trek up the mountain herself making her the oldest person to do so.

Darkest Hour

Friday 5 April at 7.30pm: Darkest Hour

It’s the Second World War and Winston Churchill is Prime Minister. He must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. Starring Gary Oldman (who won the Best Actor Oscar), Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas. Empire Magazine described the movie as “Gripping, touching, amusing and enlightening.

Tickets on sale about a month before. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Saturday 6 April at 2pm: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

In this classic children’s movie from 1968, a down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children. They then go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. Written by Roald Dahl and based on the novel by Bond creator Ian Fleming. Mary Poppin’s star Dick Van Dyke appears along with Lionel Jeffries.

No booking — just turn up. Suggested donation £3 adults £2 children. Refreshments and ice creams available.

A Star is Born

Friday 3 May at 7.30pm: A Star is Born

In this 2018 version of A Star Is Born from first-time director and star Bradley Cooper, a musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Lady Gaga also stars as the young singer. The Guardian described A Star Is Born as “outrageously watchable”. The movie has also been nominated for eight BAFTAs.

Tickets go on sale about a month before. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Friday 7 June at 7.30pm: Bohemian Rhapsody

Fresh from winning mulitple awards at the Golden Globes comes the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Based on the true story of Queen’s journey, the story chronicles Freddie Mercury’s tempestuous journey struggling to find his place as a beloved and world-famous artist. Starring Rami Malek and including all of Queen’s greatest hits, this movie can’t fail to bring the house down.

Tickets go on sale about a month before. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket.