Jazz Steps Live presents Sam Jesson’s Magpie Trio
Tuesday 8th November, 7.30pm
This cracking band work magic with their adventurous interpretations of timeless tunes such as ‘Autumn Leaves’.
“Contemporary and spontaneous interpretations of old material, they approach their sources in a spirit of genuine affection, but still determined to leave their own stamp on the music” – JazzMann.
Tickets can be purchased for £12.00 (advance booking advised).
Pop-Up Cinema: Kes
Saturday 26th November, 1.00pm
Enjoy a film adaptation of a classic working class story on the big screen, with an introduction by writer Andrew Graves.
Set in poverty-stricken 1960s Barnsley, Kes tells the story of young Billy Casper, a neglected and bullied boy who finds a spark of hope when he begins to train a Kestrel. This 1969 dramatisation of Barry Hines’ novel A Kestrel for a Knave established the reputation of director Ken Loach and won a best newcomer BAFTA for its star David Bradley. It’s ranked seventh in the BFI’s top ten British films list.
The event will begin with an introduction to the film by Andrew Graves followed by the film itself. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the library café. Places are limited – booking highly advised.
Heritage Talk: ‘Controversies in Coal Internment, impoundment and intrigue at Harworth Colliery 1913-1924’ by David Amos
Wednesday 16th November, 2.00pm
Harworth Colliery had a chequered history during its 82-year working life. It courted controversy right from the initial development by the Anglo-German firm, the Northern Union Mining Company, in 1913. The migrant sinkers were interned following the outbreak of World War One and the development of the colliery was stopped. Eventually, the Barber-Walker Company from Eastwood restarted development of Harworth Colliery in 1919 with production starting in 1924.
Hear the fascinating story of the near German colliery at Harworth, its demise and subsequent redevelopment after World War One. Tickets for the talk are £3.00 – advance booking highly advised.
Events at Retford Library
Saturday 12th November, 10.00am to 11.30am
Join one of Inspire’s heritage librarians for a small group session, where they will demonstrate some of the lesser-known aspects of a valuable family history research tool: Ancestry.com. This is free to use in Inspire Libraries, and at Nottinghamshire Archives.
This is a free event, but places are limited – please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Booking for any of these events at either library can be done at www.inspireculture.org.uk, in person at the library or by phone on 01623 677200.