Mandela : long walk to Freedom
April - Mandela : long walk to Freedom
Never such Innocence.<br> First World War readings
April - Never such Innocence.
First World War readings
Bodylife - Yoga
April - Bodylife - Yoga
Ricardo Curbelo LIVE
May - Ricardo Curbelo LIVE
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston
May - Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston
Blue Jasmine - FILM
May - Blue Jasmine - FILM
The Full Monty - FILM
May - The Full Monty - FILM
Fairport Convention LIVE
May - Fairport Convention LIVE
Otis Gibbs - LIVE
July - Otis Gibbs - LIVE
Brooks Williams LIVE
September - Brooks Williams LIVE
Red Shoes LIVE
October - Red Shoes LIVE
While & Matthews - LIVE
November - While & Matthews - LIVE

Cinema >>>> theatre >>>> events >>>> entertainment

17th April Thursday

Mandela : long walk to Freedom

Put on by - Broseley's Cinema and The Birchmeadow
Information contact Mark ... 0789 141 2450 ... Email us
Mandela : long walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela is a South African lawyer who joins the African National Congress in the 1940's, at which time the laws in force under Apartheid's brutal tyranny are totally useless for his people.

Forced to abandon peaceful protest for armed resistance following the Sharpeville Massacre, Mandela pays the price when he and his comrades are sentenced to life imprisonment for treason - while his wife Winnie is also abused by the authorities.

Over the decades in chains, Mandela's spirit is unbowed. He does not become broken, but becomes more powerful, as his struggle goes on both in and beyond his place of cruel captivity. His cause becomes an international cause.

However, as Winnie's determination hardens over the years into a violent ruthlessness, Nelson's own stature rises until he becomes the renowned leader of his movement. That status would be put to the test as his release nears, and a way must be found to win a peaceful victory that will leave his country and all its peoples unstained.
This is a vivid chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village, through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

If it is a bit stately, that is understandable: his life story really is extraordinary. The movie pays homage – in good faith. The Guardian.

Regular evening cinema restarts,
with our smart new
ceiling-mounted projector !

Thanks for equipment-grant support from the Local Joint Committee

Cabaret layout,
and the bar will be open.

(Bring a friend !!)

£5 only - tickets at the door.
Rated 12A
Doors open 7:15
film starts at 7:45

18th April Friday

Never such Innocence.
First World War readings

Put on by - BroADS
Information contact David Bowgetts ... 01952-884769 ... Email us
Never such Innocence.<br> First World War readings

If we want to understand today,
we need to know and remember what happened yesterday.

The First World War was like an axe: like a slowly wielded weapon that carved an immense wound upon mankind.

It was the stimulator of incredible social and political shifts, and the carrier of immense costs to at every level - economic, social, and personal. And its after-effects are still reverberating.

The hundredth anniversary of its commencement this year, 2014, reminds us once again of the burdens that were borne by those who fought within it.

This evening's presentation from BroADS is of readings from notebooks and diaries of the time - from letters, and from songs. There's no glorification: but there is honesty, and there is humour, and there is hope.

£5 - from Downes' or David (01952-884769)
Doors open 7:00
7:30 start

29th April Tuesdays (NOT fifth in any month)

Bodylife - Yoga

Put on by - Derek Osborn
Information contact Derek ... 07791 182 085 ...
Bodylife - Yoga

Bodylife Yoga

Taught by Derek Osborn, who’s been teaching Yoga at all levels for many years.

He’s a Life Member of the Indian Academy of Yoga : holds the Diploma of the British Wheel of Yoga : the UK’s only certificated teacher of Bodylife.

For men and women. No experience is needed, but expect challenge. You’ll need your own non-stick yoga mat … and wear light clothing.

You can expect to meet all aspects of traditional yoga, and more.

“If it’s with Derek, it’ll be good.”
“I’ve never had anybody as good as him teaching me.”

Starts 29th April

Four sessions £20
10:00 - 12:00

16th May Friday

Blue Jasmine - FILM

Put on by - Broseley's Cinema and The Birchmeadow
Information contact Mark ... 0789 141 2450 ... Email us
Blue Jasmine - FILM

Who's in it?

Cate Blanchett (she won several awards), Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins (she also won awards,), Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Woody Allen.

Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco : and she's utterly ruined.

As she tries to recover herself in the much-changed present, Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past, burdened by dark realities she'd ignored.
Unfortunately, it all turns out to be a bit of a losing battle, as her narcissistic hangups and their consequences begin to overwhelm her. In doing so, her old pretensions and her new deceits begin to foul up everyone's lives: especially her own.

Much more than a good film.
You could turn it into a good night out.

(Invite your friends !!)

Cabaret layout as usual, with our Ace bar-services bod (Roy Childs)
serving good wines, and good beer (or bubbly water).

£5 only - tickets at the door
Rated 12A
Doors open 7:15
film starts at 7:45

20th May Tuesday

The Full Monty - FILM

Put on by - Broseley Cinema
Information contact Mark ... 0789 141 2450 ... Email us
The Full Monty - FILM

First, our A.G.M.

Who’s in it

Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Diane Lane. Directed by Peter Caetano.

What’s it about?

Six guys with nothing left to lose try losing their clothing for fun and profit in this international hit comedy.

Gaz Robert Carlyle) and Dave (Mark Addy) are two former steelworkers in Sheffield who have been devastated by the economic downturn. Taking their “inspiration” from the American male exotic dance troupe, the Chippendales, they form their own group of male strippers, Hard Steel.

While Hard Steel's performances are more amusing then enticing, for the first time since they lost their jobs the men have a reason to get up in the morning. Joining the group has given them a circle of friendship, and a renewed sense of purpose. Combines broad comedy with believable and well-drawn characters.

Free admission
Small charge for refreshments
Film starts 2.30
run time 1.5 hours