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Scrooby Community Cinema
A Fish called Wanda (Cert 15)
Sunday 19th February 2017
A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 British-American heist comedy directed by Charles Crichton (his final film) and co-written with John Cleese. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin as a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader. His barrister, played by Cleese, becomes a central figure as femme fatale Wanda (Curtis) uses him to locate the loot.
Kline won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. Cleese won a BAFTA for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Michael Palin won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Role.
Director: Charles Crichton
Runtime: 108 minutes
Cast: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin
Tickets £4.00 per person
As usual there will a Licenced Bar selling both soft and alcoholic drinks
Future Film Dates
Sunday March 19th. The Revenant.
Sunday April 23rd. TBA
Sunday May 21st. TBA
Bolham Manor Garden Open for the National Garden Scheme's 'Snowdrop Festival'
Come and wander amongst drifts of snowdrops throughout this three acre garden, see the willow 'Dancing Ladies'! and enjoy hot soup and homemade cakes. Admission monies to Macmillan and Marie Curie and refreshment money to Retford Civic Society for projects in Retford. Plants from local award winning Morton Nursery will be available for sale.
Bolham Manor Garden Open For The National Garden Scheme's 'Snowdrop Festival'
As part of the national garden scheme?s Snowdrop Festival, Bolham Manor open its gardens on Sunday February 12th.
Situated close to the town of Retford this elegant 19th century Manor House will open its gates for visitors to enjoy a feast of horticultural delights.
Pam and Butch Barnsdale have worked tirelessly over the years to create this haven of tranquillity.
As you enter the garden you are greeted by the ?Dancing Ladies? who are merrily positioned amongst the swathes of snowdrops and narcissus. Made from willow these ladies are said to represent certain members of the Barnsdale family. Feel free to ask Pam or Butch about this!
There is a fascinating history surrounding this garden and you will see nestled at the bottom of the garden a sandstone troglodyte cave, that once looked out over the River Idle and onto the mill.
Each path in the garden leads you into spring and the promise of warmer days.
Your eyes are drawn to the occasional well positioned sculpture or feature guiding you through to other areas of the garden.
I suggest that you wrap up warm, embrace the weather , experience the wonderful snowdrops and the delightful atmosphere of this wonderful garden.
Hot soup and other refreshments available.
Plants on sale from the award winning Morton Nurseries.
Garden Open for Charity under National Garden Scheme
Bolham Manor, Bolham Way, Retford, DN22 9JG
Sunday 12th Feb 11.0am-3.0pm
Adults £3.50 Children Free
Tel 01777 703528
Scrooby from the Air
Chris Cole writes from InnerVisions. Chris took this aerial photograph of Scrooby in 2000.
You can see clearly the medieval fish ponds between the manor and the railway (the series of large depressions in the grassy area at the top centre of the picture).
Chris's contact details are:
P.O. Box 9
Tel: +44 (0) 1777 702913
Scrooby from the Air
Here's a wonderful view of Scrooby taken by David Thomson of Ranskill using his Go-Pro camera and quadcopter.
Hester Benjamin: Adventures of a Pilgrim Daughter
Scrooby's own Jennie Robbins has published a book for children; a story of friendship, love and adventure, set in Scrooby, England, at the time of the Pilgrim Fathers. A work of fiction for young teenagers based on historical events in the year 1607.
Hester and Mercy are as close as sisters; nothing can come between them. But events are about to shake their peaceful village life to its roots and change things forever. How will their friendship survive when they are forced apart by their families and their faith?
You can buy the e-book for Kindle on Amazon.
Looking for a Nursery for your child - Ranskill Nursery is Rated Good by Ofsted.