Saturday 29 April 2023

Reminder, Little Ness Craft Club

Dear Blogger

Reminder from Karen Smith

LITTLE NESS CRAFT CLUB first Monday of the month including bank holidays.

We'll be in Little Ness Village Hall from 2pm - 4pm on the 1st Monday of each month including bank holidays.  Slightly different from last time, we'll be meeting once a month and cost is £3 to include refreshments.

As long as your craft is portable, your hobby and you normally craft at home, come and craft in company with tea and biscuits!  Bring your ongoing project and show us what you are up to.  You'll have the chance to learn new crafts, be inspired by others work or even encouraged to pick up a project you've not touched for a while. Make time for yourself and your craft. Open to all in the surrounding areas of Little Ness.  

Contact Karen on 07432092447, or find us on Facebook for more details.

Booka bookshop - an evening with Ruby Wax

Dear Blogger,

Message from Booka Bookshop.

Booka Bookshop Presents...

Wednesday 10th May, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm), Holroyd Community Theatre, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ

Join us for an evening with comedian, TV writer, performer and bestselling author Ruby Wax as she talks about her new book I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was.

Checking into a psychiatric institution wasn't exactly on Ruby Wax's agenda for 2022 – writing about it wasn't either, but here we are. These days, trying to stay sane in a completely chaotic world makes life incredibly difficult, especially if you're struggling with your mental health. While searching for inner peace and equanimity amidst global chaos, Ruby realises that, ultimately, the most challenging gauntlet we all must face is ourselves.

I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was is Ruby's most honest and raw book to date – an insight into the depths of her psyche, and a stark exploration of what trauma can do to someone. Reflecting on years of personal and professional experience, she opens up to readers about her struggles with mental health and different treatments over the years, hoping to provide reassurance and guidance to anyone confronting their own anticipated, or unanticipated, struggles with mental health.

In addition to her successful career spanning over 25 years, Ruby holds a Master's degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health. She is the author of books Sane New World, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled and How to be Human and has toured all over the world with accompanying one-woman shows. Her books have reached the number one spot on The Sunday Times bestsellers list.

We're delighted to welcome Ruby Wax back to Oswestry to celebrate the publication of her new book ahead of her new one-woman show this Autumn.
Further Information
01691 662244 | | Message via social media
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 9.30 - 5.00 Sun - 11:00am - 4:00pm
P: 01691 662244

Friday 28 April 2023

Coronation events - Moor Farm, Little Ness & Weston Lullingfields

Dear Blogger,



Bring Fido along to take part in the  Celebration Fun DOG SHOW

Loads going on for a real Moor Farm Knees up - see attachments for details

Please support local Coronation events

Saturday 6th May - Live Music, The Locals at Weston Lullingfields Village Hall

Sunday 7th May - Moor Farm Party

Monday 8th May - Little Ness BBQ, Games and more, from 3pm

Gardens opening soon for the National Gardens Scheme

Dear Blogger,

Message from Shropshire National Gardens Scheme.

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Gardens open in Shropshire for the National Garden Scheme 

week commencing Saturday 6th May

Five gardens open this week.  HENLEY HALL, Henley, Ludlow, SY8 3HD is open on Sunday 7th May from 10 am to 5 pm.   2m E of Ludlow. 1½m from A49. Take A4117

signed to Clee Hill & Cleobury Mortimer. On reaching Henley, the gates to

Henley Hall are on R when travelling towards Clee Hill. Admission £6, children free. Home-made teas. Dogs on leads welcome.


Henley Hall offers a mixture of formal and informal gardens. The historic elements include a formal lawn, stone staircase with balustrades, a ha-ha and an ornate stone arched bridge with decorative weirs over the river Ledwyche, created in 1874. Other highlights include walkways along the banks of the river and woodland paths. The listed Orangery will serve as a 'pop-up' tea room at the garden opening. Some parts of the garden are accessible by wheelchair.

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For further details, map and pictures visit

LONGNER HALL, Atcham, Shrewsbury, SY4 4TG is also open on Sunday 7th May from 2 pm to 5 pm. 4m SE of Shrewsbury. From M54 follow A5 to Shrewsbury, then B4380 to

Atcham. From Atcham take Uffington Rd, entrance ¼m on L. Admission £6, children free. Home-made teas. Refreshments in aid of St Eatas Church, Atcham. 


A long drive approach through parkland designed by Humphry Repton. Walks lined with golden yew through extensive lawns, with views over Severn Valley. Borders containing roses and herbaceous shrubs, also ancient yew wood. Enclosed 1 acre walled garden open to NGS visitors. Mixed planting, garden buildings, tower and game larder. Short woodland walk around old moat pond which is not suitable for wheelchairs.

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For further details, map and pictures visit

OTELEY, Ellesmere, SY12 0PB is the third garden open on Sunday 7th May from 11 am to 4 pm.  1m SE of Ellesmere. Entrance out of Ellesmere past Mere, opposite Convent near to A528/495 junction.  Admission £6, children free. Light refreshments. Dogs on leads welcome.


10 acres running down to The Mere. Walled kitchen garden, architectural  features, many old interesting trees. Rhododendrons, azaleas, wild woodland walk and views across Mere to Ellesmere. First opened in 1927 when the National Garden Scheme started. Beautiful setting on the Mere.

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For further details, map and pictures visit

GOLDSTONE HALL GARDENS, Goldstone, Market Drayton, TF9 2NA is open for the NGS on Wednesday May 10th from 11 am to 4.30 pm. 5m N of Newport

on A41. Follow brown signs from Hinstock. From Shrewsbury A53, R for A41

Hinstock & follow brown signs & NGS signs. Admission £7.50,

children free. Cream teas.


5 acres with highly productive beautiful kitchen garden. Unusual vegetables and fruits - alpine strawberries; heritage tomatoes, salad, chillies, celeriac. Roses in walled garden from May; Double herbaceous in front of old English garden wall  Lawn aficionados will enjoy the stripes, Extensive kitchen garden, Majority of garden can be

accessed on gravel and lawns.

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NEEN VIEW, Neen Sollars, Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 9AB is also open on Wednesday 10th May from 12 pm to 5 pm.   3m from the Market Town of Cleobury Mortimer. From A456 past Mamble, turn R at Neen Sollars, follow lane to Live & Let Live for parking. From Cleobury take the Tenbury Rd, turn L & L again then up the hill to Neen View gardens. Admission £5, children free. Dogs on leads welcome.


A woodland garden with stunning panoramic views of the Clee Hills and Teme Valley. Mature trees including azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. Wildlife ponds and wildflower meadow. There are plenty of seats to enjoy the views. Walking around you will find a ruined Bothy and Japanese stream garden.

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Athough some of our gardens take payment by card reader. it is often difficult to connect to 4G or Wifi in rural areas, so please have cash available.

More dates for your diary

Saturday 13th May - The Paddock, Annscrost, Shrewsbury, SY5 8AN


Saturday 13th May - Rorrington Lodge, Rorrington, Chirbury, SY15 6BX


Suday 14th May - The Ferns, Newport Street, Clun, SY7 8JZ


Sunday 14th May - The Leasowes, Cound, Shrewsbury, SY5 6AF


Sunday 14th May - Longden Manor, Plealey, SY5 0XL


Saturday 20th May - Kinton Grove, Kinton, SY4 1AZ


Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May - Ruthall Manor, Ditton Priors, WV16 6TN


Sunday 21th May and Tuesday 23rd May - Brownhill House, Ruyton XI Towns, SY4 1LR


Sunday 21st May - Stanley Hall Gardens, Bridgnorth, WV16 4SP

    If you love gardens and have a little time to spare, why not consider joining our friendly team of over 30 volunteers in Shropshire. From distributing leaflets to promote the gardens, helping with publicity or manning the gate on open days, there are lots of ways to get involved. Find out more by emailing our Volunteers Coordinator, Sheila Jones,

    We are always on the lookout for new gardens to open for us, so if you would like to find out more, contact our County Organiser, Andy Chatting,

    Children free in all Shropshire gardens
    A great day out for all the family

    Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors nationwide, the National Garden Scheme has donated over £67 million to nursing and health charities and in 2022 made an annual donation of £3.11 million. Our core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen's Nursing Institute. Find out more about our beneficiaries on our website,

    Thursday 27 April 2023

    May screenings @ kinokulture, Oswestry independent cinema

    Dear Blogger,

    Message from Kinoculture, Oswestry`s Independent Cinema.

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    Welcome To Our May Newsletter

    We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has expressed their concerns and given kind words of support to us over the future of kinokulture.

    The good news is that we are working with the Independent Cinema Office and 
    our colleagues at the BFI Film Audience Network to build a framework on how we can hand the cinema over into community ownership. Over the coming months we will be consulting with other independent cinemas to explore different models and plan to hold a public presentation in August ... so watch this space!

    But what's coming up in May? We hear you ask .....

    As the days grow longer and we yearn for a lovely warm breeze a whole host of exciting new releases are wafting our way starting off with the warm hearted British Asian family tale 'Little 
    English' and our next Adventure Club screening, the immersive journey at high altitude 'Berg'.

    Also coming up in May are the tense thrillers 'How to Blow Up A Pipeline' and 'Cairo Conspiracy', Matt Damon & Ben Affleck bounce onto our screen with 'AIR', Jim Broadbent journeys by foot from South Devon to Berwick Upon Tweed in the delightful drama 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry', we explore lifelong friendships in the profoundly moving Alpine set drama 'The Eight Mountains' and the anarchic action comedy 'Polite Society' high kicks in at the end of the month.

    We are very pleased to see the return of Exhibition On Screen with 'Vermeer The Greatest Exhibition', our next outing with NT Live is the "scintillating, perfectly timed" new play by James Graham 'Best Of Enemies' and we have a special screening of the romantic comedy/drama 'Le Week-end' in partnership with Whittington Music Festival which will be accompanied by two short films with live scores directed by musicians performing in the festival.

    The team at Oswestry Film Society bring you two more classic films: the raucous comedy based on Michael Frayne's stage Play 'Noises Off' starring Michael Caine and Martin Scorsese's brilliant 'Taxi Driver'.

    Come along and join us for a deep dive into the wonderful world of cinema!

    On our website you can view trailers and information on each film by clicking on the image or film title. 

    If you already know which film & date you want to book just click on the
    Book Now button.

    View Our Website Here

    Our doors and cafe/licensed bar selling a range of hot & cold drinks and pre packaged snacks open 30 minutes before the screening time.

    Please scroll down to find out more about our May programme & for our latest news updates & new ticket pricing policy at the bottom of this newsletter. 

    We look forward to seeing you this month
     Thank you!

    May Film Screenings
    kinokulture cinema

    9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
    Noises Off (PG)
    Oswestry Film Society Screening

    Tuesday 2nd May 7:30pm


    The play must go on - but can it when the actors are feuding so much behind the scenes?

    Michael Caine is the director of a dreadful British farce touring America with hopes of making it big on Broadway. Among the cast are an insecure matinee idol (Superman Christopher Reeve), a fading star, a hot-tempered lothario, a short-sighted leading lady, a bubby air-head, and an alcoholic (suave Brit Demholm Elliott). 

    What could possibly go wrong?

    The film opens with the final dress rehearsal before opening night, with an unfinished set and the cast still forgetting lines, missing cues, and mishandling props. Caine is reduced to cajoling, yelling at, and pleading with them to get things right. 

    Complicating matters are the personal problems and backstage relationships of the cast and crew, which are simmering under the surface during rehearsal but erupt into the open as the play works its way across the country.

    Based on Michael Frayn's hugely successful stage play of the same name, Noises Off is a raucous romp that will leave you with a big smile on your face from witty lines, madcap events and on-screen frenzy.

    Please note the film starts at 7:30pm there are no trailers at OFS screenings

    Run Time: 1 hour 43 mins

    Little English (12A)

    Wednesday 3rd May  7:30pm

    Locked in her crazy in-laws' house to uphold the family honour, imported bride, Simmy, falls in love with wayward Harry, and must make a choice between love and duty to the family.

    A laugh-out-loud story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family in the pressure cooker life of a terraced suburban home in Slough. Newly arrived from India, naive Simmy has come to marry the family's eldest son Raj, who shockingly does a runner, leaving Simmy locked in the house by her domineering mother-in-law. However, Simmy is smarter than she appears, and soon enlists the support of the family's disgruntled in-laws, including a sugar crazed, diabetic grandpa and dangerous, but hot, brother in law, fresh out of jail. Together they plan Simmy's big escape.

    Director: Pravesh Kumar
    Cast: Goldy Notay, Rameet Rauli, Seema Bowri, Viraj Juneja
    UK 2023

    Run time: 1 hour 38 mins

    Adventure Club: BERG (12A)

    Thursday 4th May 7:30pm

    A truly immersive cinematic experience

    A journey at high altitude seen through the eyes of three mysteriously connected hikers. After their coincidental meeting we follow these three on their personal odysseys. The levels of concentration they exhibit in trying to avoid mistakes makes their experience of the overwhelming landscape even more intense.

    BERG is a visual experience of a vast mountain landscape and the insignificance of man in it. A trip of concentrated black and white images with a minimalistic soundtrack forms a primal memory of a universal mythical mountain.

    The film opens with a series of stones, rocks and peaks, sometimes wide, sometimes in close up. Shadows moving over the surfaces. Your eyes follow the lines, the holes that have eroded over the years. You lose your sense of scale. Suddenly emerging small black human figures give away the real proportions.

    The weather conditions are getting worse. Rising and hanging fog. Thunderstorm and falling rain. Huge clouds overwhelm the peaks. A roaring helicopter as a sign of danger. Dated film footage of a rescue team during salvages after fatal accidents, suddenly interrupts the majestic flow of the silent landscape. Despite their gruesome content, these moments have a strangely enchanting beauty, igniting a deep respect for everything around us.

    winner of the Forum of the directors award Netherlands Film Festival 2021

    Director: Joke Olthaar
    Hungarian, Croatian, Czech with English subtitles

    Run time: 1 hour 20 mins


    How to Blow Up A Pipeline (15) 

    Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th May  7:30pm

    Screening as part of our Eco Cinema strand

    Featuring a tremendous ensemble cast, How to Blow Up a Pipeline follows a crew of young activists who plan a mission to sabotage an oil pipeline.

    With their daredevil plan in motion, each character's motivations are revealed via flashbacks as the film barrels towards its explosive climax, in a timely and vital call to arms.

    Inspired by Andreas Malm's book of the same name, director Daniel Goldhaber (Cam) spins a tense and taut thriller that is part heist movie, part exploration of the climate crisis.

    "Here is a fiercely watchable thriller which had me biting my nails down to the wrists. It is inspired partly by Andreas Malm's radical eco-activist manifesto of the same title, and partly – in fact, almost pedantically – by the heist classic Reservoir Dogs." ****. Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian

    "Tense and tightly plotted, How To Blow Up A Pipeline is existentially terrifying but not nihilistic. It's an exciting, humanist eco-thriller that figures there's still time to take action — but only so much." **** Empire Magazine

    "A taut ecological thriller with a stellar young cast. Now where's that dynamite…" **** Little White Lies

    • Director: Daniel Goldhaber
    • Cast: Sasha Lane, Forest Goodluck, Lukas Gage 
    • USA 2022. 

    Run time: 1 hour 32 mins

    AIR (15) 

    Friday 12th & Saturday 13th May 7:30pm
    Sunday 14th May  2:00pm (subtitled for the Hard Of Hearing)


    From award-winning director Ben Affleck, 'Air' reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then rookie Michael Jordan and Nike's fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand.

    This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son's immense talent, and the basketball phenomenon who would become the greatest of all time.

    "It's ridiculous how entertaining "Air" is given that it's about shoes, even if it works overtime to persuade you that it's also about other, nobler truths, too. Mind you, the pair that Nike presented to Michael Jordan in a 1984 meeting were custom. The company wanted badly to sign Jordan to an endorsement deal, so it created black-and-red high tops with a white midsole and a multimillion-dollar sweetener. Jordan may have preferred Adidas, but he soon laced up for Nike, changing footwear, sports stardom and athletic marketing forever." New York Times

    DIRECTOR: Ben Affleck
    CAST: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Viola Davis

    Run time: 1 hour 52 mins


    Taxi Driver (18)
    Oswestry Film Society Screening

    Tuesday 16th May 7:30pm


    An all-time classic that marked a breakthrough moment for Robert De Niro's stellar career and a big debut for Jodie Foster.

    Loner and traumatised Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle (De Niro) becomes disgusted with the crime and urban decay he witnesses in his New York cab, and grows increasingly detached from reality as he dreams of cleaning up the city. When Travis meets pretty campaign worker Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), he becomes obsessed with the idea of saving the world, first plotting to assassinate a presidential candidate, then directing his attentions towards rescuing 12-year-old prostitute Iris (Foster).

    Stylistically, the film is a cinematic big-screen experience as famed director Martin Scorsese shows off his famed talents as a filmmaker and storyteller, creating stunning visuals with the help of cinematographer Michael Chapman.

    It also spawned a classic cinema quote: "You talkin' to me?"

    Despite being made 40+ years ago, Taxi Driver has remained ever-popular and is considered one of the most culturally significant and inspirational films of its time, and by many one of the greatest films ever made. 

    And all these years on, seeing it on the big screen still has a massive 'OMG' factor. 

    Please note the film starts at 7:30pm there are no trailers at OFS screenings

    Run Time: 1 hour 54 mins

    Whittington Music Festival: Le Week-end + Two Short Films With Live Music Accompaniment (15) 

    Thursday 18th May  7:30pm

    In partnership with Whittington Music Festival we are very excited to present the romantic comedy/drama Le Week-end.

    Jeremy Sams who composed the soundtrack has written a new suite based on the original score which will be performed at Whittington Church as part of 'From Bach to Bollywood: A Night At The Movies' on Friday 19th February.

    Before the main feature presentation we will be screening two short films with live scores directed by musicians performing in the festival.

    Le Week-end

    The third feature collaboration between Roger Michell and writer Hanif Kureishi (after The Mother and Venus), Le Week-end sees Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan's couple spend their wedding anniversary in Paris. However, the romantic city soon becomes a backdrop to bitter disputes over the state of their lives. Kureishi's wonderful script and the excellent performances help balance the tone between comedy and drama, while Michell celebrates the city's rich cinematic heritage.

    "Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent shine in Roger Michell and Hanif Kureishi's melancholy romantic comedy" **** Mark Kermode - The GuardianIf

    "If you want to see an honest story beautifully written and brought to life by a stellar cast, I recommend you seek it out." *** - The Independent

    Director: Roger Mitchell
    UK 2013
    Cast: Jim broadbent, Lyndsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum
    Run time: 93 mins

    Short Films:

    An animation exploring breathing lines, faces and figures.
    Created by Freya Wessman, with music written and performed by Katherine Hunka.

    Duration: 3 minutes.

    How long have you spent staring into a tree? Trees exist in another realm, and it is possible for us to tune into their realm; with an open heart, patiently focused eyes, and a desire to learn from their Ancient Wisdom.Once you notice a Tree Spirit or tune into a Portal, many more will appear - and you may realise that they are in fact everywhere!

    Music and visuals by HYDRAVOX (David Shaw)

    Duration: 9 minutes 



    Total Run time: 1 hour 44 mins

    The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry (PG)  

    Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Tuesday 23rd May 7:30pm

    Sunday 21st May  2:00pm (Subtitled for the Hard Of Hearing)
    Based on the best selling novel by Rachel Joyce and starring Academy Award® Winner Jim Broadbent as Harold and Penelope Wilton as his wife Maureen, THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY tells the story of a man who leaves his seaside town in South Devon to deliver a message to an old friend.

    Harold Fry was never meant to be a hero. He's an unremarkable man who has failed at all the important things: being a husband, a father and a friend. Now, well into his 60s, he is content to fade quietly into the background of life. But when Harold learns his friend Queenie is dying, he is moved to act. He leaves home, walking to the post box to send her a letter, until he realises a letter is not enough. In that moment Harold decides to keep walking, all the way to her hospice, some 500 miles away in Berwick-upon-Tweed: as long as he walks, Queenie must live. Surprising himself as much as his wife Maureen, Harold embarks on a walk of hope, determined to travel the length of England to save his friend.

    Director: Hettie Macdonald
    Written: Rachel Joyce
    Cast: Jim Broadbent,  Penelope Wilton, Maanuv Thiara, Monika Gossmann
    UK 2023
    Run Time 1 hour 47 mins


    Cairo Conspiracy (15)  

    Wednesday 24th May  7:30pm

    The gripping and critically acclaimed new thriller from Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident, The Contractor), follows Adam, a young man who is offered the ultimate privilege: to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Shortly after his arrival in the city, the university's highest-ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, suddenly dies and Adam becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Egypt's religious and political elite. As he struggles to balance a range of competing interests that favour different leaders, he soon finds that he must fight for his very survival as the succession intensifies.

    "A taut, textured political thriller" **** Xan Brooks - The Guardian

    "The film's biggest coup is the common thread it finds in both worlds: military back rooms and holy offices alike filled with the ambitious jostling for position." **** Financial Times

    Director: Tarik Saleh
    Writter: Tarik Saleh
    Cast: Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fare, Mohammed Bakri, Makram J. Khoury, Sherwan Haji, Mehdi Dehbi
    Arabic with English subtitles

    Run time:2 hours 6 minutes

    NT Live: Best Of Enemies (15) Encore Screening

    Thursday 25th May 7:00pm

    David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham's (Sherwood) multiple award-winning new drama.

    In 1968 America, as two men fight to become the next president, all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal.

    During a new nightly television format, they debate the moral landscape of a shattered nation. As beliefs are challenged and slurs slung, a new frontier in American politics is opening and television news is about to be transformed forever.

    Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons) directs this blistering political thriller, filmed live in London's West End.

    'A scintillating, perfectly-timed play' ***** - Financial Times

    'Dynamic and intoxicatingly thoughtful' ***** - Evening Standard

    'A compelling, human drama' ***** - The Times

    'Stupendous. An absolute must-see' **** - Guardian

    Run time: 3 hours 

    Polite Society (12A)

    Friday 26th & Saturday 27th May  7:30pm


    Polite Society is a London-set anarchic action comedy that follows Ria Khan, a bolshy school girl and martial artist-in-training who dreams of becoming a world renowned stunt woman.

    When Ria witnesses her big sister Lena give up on her dreams by dropping out of art school and getting engaged, Ria's world is shaken. She believes she must save her sister from the shackles of marriage in the only way she knows how, by enlisting the help of her friends and attempting to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of freedom and sisterhood.

    Polite Society is a merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold and bloody action.

    "... The film gets right to the emotional heart of a youngster's quotidian struggles by blasting them through the wildest genre kaleidoscope to hand. In Polite Society's case, that's martial arts." **** Daily Telegraph

    "The repartee is peppy and clever, and the scheming, fighting and colourful design delightful." Financial Times

    Director: Nida Manzoor
    Cast: Priya Kansara, Nimra Bucha, Shobu Kapoor, Ella Bruccoleri, Seraphina Beh, Shona Babayemi, Jeff Mirza, Akshay Khanna, Ritu Arya
    UK 2023

    Run time: 1 hour 43 mins

    Exhibition On Screen: Vermeer The Greatest Exhibition (PG)

    Sunday 28th May  2:00pm


    In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opened its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history. The show sold out within days of going on sale. This film offers you the chance to experience the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition on the big screen…

    With loans from across the world, this major retrospective will bring together Vermeer's most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, and Woman Holding a Balance. In all, 28 of his surviving 35 works.

    This Exhibition on Screen film invites audiences to a privileged view of the exhibition, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curators of the show. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

    Just who was this master of paint, living in Delft in the Netherlands between 1632 and 1675?  The answer lies in the paintings and never before has there been a film that shows them in this much detail and with this much context.  The Times called the film "thrilling" and "your ticket to the show of the century".

    "This is more than an exhibition. It's a miracle." *****
    The Guardian

    "We would not have thought it possible that so many museums are willing to lend their masterpieces. With this exhibition we can introduce a new generation to Vermeer's paintings…"
    Taco Dibbits, Director of the Rijksmuseum

    "Even Vermeer probably never saw this many of his paintings together"
    Pieter Roelofs, head of paintings and sculpture for Rijksmuseum

    "There will never be another Vermeer show as great as this one" 
    Washington Post

    Director: David Bickerstaff

    Run time: 1 hour 30 mins

    The Eight Mountains (12A) 

    Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st May  7:30pm

    In a secluded village in the Italian Alps, an unlikely brotherhood forms between two young boys: Pietro, a boy from the city, and Bruno, who has only ever known life in the mountains. Over the years Bruno remains faithful to his home while Pietro aspires to greater heights, but as decades pass and lives unfold, their paths ultimately lead them back to where they first met – and back to each other. Set against a truly magnificent Italian landscape,

    THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS is a profoundly moving portrait of a lifelong friendship.

    "A meditation on our capacity for love shapes this sweeping story of two friends, torn apart by family and life's journeys but bound by something deeper" ***** Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian

    "This combined restraint builds to a devastating torrent of feeling, like tears held back and back and back and then no more; an ode to loves taken for granted in life, it makes a case for renewing and reviving our oldest alliances." Guy Lodge - Film Of The Week

    Directors: Felix van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch
    Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi
    Language: Italian with English subtitles

    Run time: 2 hours 27 mins

    Coming up in June we have another great selection of new releases including 'Are You There God? It's Me Margaret' an adaptation of Judy Blume's beloved and best-selling classic novel starring Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, the pacy, thrillingly inventive found-footage mockumentary 'LOLA', the beautiful Tunisian drama 'Under the Fig Trees' an understated and intimate story of sisterhood, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen & Mary Steenburgen return for a another adventure in 'Book Club The Next Chapter' and our next Africa In Focus film 'The Blue Caftan' a big hit with audiences at Borderlines Film Festival this year.

    These events are all on sale and please do keep checking our website for new events in June and beyond.

    Journeyman - the Art of Steve Dilworth 
    A book by Georgina Coburn

    For those of you who came along to our premiere screening of 'Stuff The World Is Made Of' the beautiful documentary about Harris based sculptor/maker Steve Dilworth we have some exciting news to share.

    After 5 years of research, Georgina Coburn's book 'Journeyman – The Life and Art of Steve Dilworth' is ready for publication. The plan is to release the book in time for Dilworth's autumn exhibition at the Pangolin Gallery in London. 

    "When I began my research in 2014, I wanted to answer the question of what makes a Dilworth? His work is powerful and its effect on many people, lasting and profound. In Dilworth's objects, as so often in life, what is most valuable is hidden inside. His art holds nature close, in ways our global consumer culture has too long discarded. I think what Dilworth's art connects us to has increasing urgency. The intention behind it and the way that his work is integrated into peoples' lives is unlike anything else in contemporary art. Dilworth's work is a living example of why art matters and acknowledgement of his importance in the history of Art is long overdue. My intention is to shine a light on his uncompromising, visionary work, opening up a wider conversation about the value of art outside the art world." Georgina Coburn.

    The book can be pre ordered for £35.00 (including P&P).


    Please help us to continue offering a diverse choice of films by taking this short survey

    We are thrilled to be supported by Film Hub Midlands through the BFI Film Audience Network with funds from The National Lottery. The aim of this support is to give everyone in the UK the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of British & international independent films and without this support we would not be able to offer such a wide range of independent & world cinema.

    From time to time the BFI ask us to survey a sample of our audience so that they can continue to improve their offer and support for independent cinemas and their audiences.

    If you have visited kinokulture over the past few months we hope you will spare a few minutes to take this short online survey and help us to continue bringing a diverse film programme to Oswestry audiences.


    With Grateful Thanks!


    NEW Ticket Pricing Policy

    To support our sustainability we have taken the difficult decision to increase our ticket prices from April onwards.

    We have tried to keep the increase as low as possible as we know that the cost of living crisis is impacting on us all and hope that you still feel that we offer great value and will continue to visit us.

    Regular Screenings Ticket Prices From April

    Sofa (seating two people): £22.00

    Adult: £9.00

    16-30/jobseekers/student/NHS: £7.00

    Under 16: £5.00

    Event Cinema Ticket Prices

    Sofa (seating two people): £30.00

    Adult: £14.00

    Under 16's/16-30/jobseekers/student/NHS: £12.00

    Although we encourage online booking where possible there may be tickets available on the door (doors open 30 minutes before the screening time).

    Gift Vouchers & CEA Cards

    To order Gift Vouchers for your cinema loving family & friends please email or call us to place an order.

    The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).

    The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

    If you have a CEA card and require a complimentary ticket for your carer or if you have been given a kinokulture Gift Voucher please contact us on 01691 238167 to reserve your tickets or email us:


    We would like to say a huge thank you to the BFI and DCMS for their support through the Cultural Recovery Fund, to BFI Film Hub Midlands & Film Hub Wales for their continuing support through the FAN Film Audience Network: Cinema & Exhibition funds and to everyone for all the wonderful kind words of support and donations.

    Ruth & Ian
    and the kinokulture team

    Please visit our website for up to date Information & bookings