Saturday 30 September 2023

Oswestry Film Society - October films

Dear Blogger,

Message forwarded by Ingrid Knowles,

Oswestry Film Society October films.

As we head into October.....

Good-feel films on OFS Tuesdays

This coming Tuesday, Michael Palin, Maggie Smith and a host of well-known faces - plus a pig! - star in the British comedy A Private Function.
Forthcoming presentations see a 50th anniversary showing of the classic drama The Day Of The Jackal - which'll look brilliant on the big screen, then the much-requested family caper Hugo. 
Also in the planning, a film plus Q&A with a well-known TV personality - keep an eye on the OFS website, and we'll let you know more as soon as we can.
And in our on-going collaboration with other Oswestry art venues, check out the Attfield Theatre for their week-long run of the play version of the TV favourite 'Allo 'Allo from this Monday, Oct 2

Full listings 


OFS tickets

Thursday 28 September 2023

Cliffe Garden Club October meeting

Dear Blogger,

Message from Margaret Lycett.

Cliffe Garden Club October Meeting Thursday 5th October


Wednesday 27 September 2023

Ruyton village Quiz in aid of Village Hall

Dear Blogger,

Message from Margaret Lycett.

Come along and pit your wits against other teams at the Village Hall Quiz on 14th October.  All proceeds go towards maintaining the Village Hall.

Oswestry Repair Cafe now easily accessable

Dear Blogger,

Message forwarded by Ingrid Knowles,

This new venue for Oswestry Repair Cafe is so much more convenient for those of us who live out of town, and also the Shrewsbury Repair Cafe.  Lets hope people will be able to make use of this valuable service to repair not throw away.

Hello Everyone,

Oswestry & Borders Repair Cafe will be in a NEW VENUE next month  - 

  Oswestry Memorial Hall 
Saturday October 14th 12 - 3pm. 

Please help us by booking your item in beforehand, so we know which fixperts to invite and what tools they need to bring.
Please note items booked in by October 8th will be given priority.

In an effort to encourage more recycling, we have Elizabeth from Terracycle Telford coming to our January 13th Repair Cafe in the Memorial Hall. She can accept sorted recycling from this list so if you have any of these items lying around at home, or want to start collecting them, you can bring them in next year.

Best wishes

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Pizza and pop up Pub at Weston Lullingfields

Dear Blogger,


This Friday - with darts, board games and music

Parcel wrongly delivered to Brownhill House

Dear Blogger

We have a parcel delivered for Lars Carson, Park View Brownhill.

Lars Carson does not live at Brownhill House so if anyone can pass the message on, I am sure Mr. Carson would be very grateful.

Sunday 24 September 2023

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, coming events

Dear Blogger,

Who knew the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings led the way to today`s multi story skyscrapers?  I can really recommend the exhibition they have there - and the cakes at the cafe!

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Logo of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
A tower with railing around a viewing platform

Jubilee Tower Tours

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings are pleased to announce a new guided tour - the chance to climb to the viewing gallery at the top of the Jubilee Tower!

This opportunity is one of the most exciting developments in the restoration project, offering fantastic views of Shrewsbury, and the surrounding countryside beyond from the eighth storey of the building. 

A green Arriva Midlands bus

Getting Here

Parking is very limited on site so please walk, cycle or use the park and ride service or public transport wherever possible. Parking is time limited to 4 hours. If you feel you are going to be longer than 4 hours on the day, please register your vehicle in the shop or café for a longer stay.

The Harlescott park and ride service runs every 20 minutes and drops off and collects by the Flaxmill Maltings.

Relaxed Sessions

After feedback, Relaxed Sessions will now be running from 4pm to 5pm! If you would prefer to visit at a quieter time, relaxed sessions run on the first Saturday of every month.

The Mill exhibition capacity is lowered to allow for a calmer environment, audio is lowered and our team is able to provide a more informal and responsive service to support you as best as possible.

Spellwright Jean Atkin, sat at a desk, surrounded by lucky symbols, writing a spell on parchment

October Half Term


Join us at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings for free kids' Halloween activities every day (Monday to Friday) during half term.

Learn about cats, bats, rats and the important roles they all played at the Flaxmill and the creation of iron ore on this historic site, the world's first iron-framed structure – the grandparent of the modern skyscrapers.

On Tuesday 31 October, Shropshire Spellwright, Jean Atkin will be creating personalised Halloween spells!

Tuesday 19 September 2023

Kinokulture screenings this week

Dear Blogger,

Some coming events at Kinokulture - Oswestry independent cinema

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Welcome To Our Interim Weekly Newsletter

Our Lives, Our World, Our Cinema

After a short break from screenings we are back this week starting tonight with Oswestry Film Society's tense thriller 'Buried' featuring Hollywood star and co owner of Wrexham Football Club Ryan Reynolds. 

The rest of the week is packed full of adventure and thrills as we bring you 'The Best Of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival On Tour', the joyful French comedy heist caper 'The Innocent' and the inspiring, thrilling and action packed 'Gran Turismo'.

We are just putting together the final touches to our autumn programme so look out for our Autumn Newsletter with full listings for October coming very soon!

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 this week's programme & for our latest news updates & ticket pricing policy at the bottom of this newsletter. 

We look forward to seeing you over the coming weeks
 Thank you!


kinokulture cinema

9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
Buried (15)
Oswestry Film Society Screening

Tuesday 19th September 7:30pm

With all his Wrexham attention up the road, it's about time here at the Oswestry Film Society we put on a Ryan Reynolds film - and in Buried he shows what a serious and intense actor he can be.

Reynolds stars as Paul Conroy, a non-military contract lorry driver in Iraq, circa 2006. He wakes up in total darkness, shocked to discover that he's in a coffin, apparently buried alive somewhere in the Iraqi desert. He has a cigarette lighter, a flask, and a mobile phone - and 90 minutes of air but no way out. He begins calling anyone he can think of for help, all the while fighting an endless array of troubles - mainly the ever-diminishing air supply inside the coffin, but also a snake attack, a cave-in, and the horrible, horrible panic that won't ever completely go away.

The idea of staying entirely inside the coffin for a whole film is a huge challenge, and the filmmakers have mounted it admirably. They keep the audience gripped from the opening scenes, reveal information a little at a time, provide an emotional ebb and flow, and ramp it up when the time is right.
This tense, claustrophobic thriller shows Reynolds is a class act - there's so much more to him than Deadpool!

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

Run Time: 1 hour 35 mins

The Best Of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival On Tour 2023 (15)

Wednesday 20th September  7:30pm


ShAFF is one of the UK's most established outdoor and adventure festivals. Each year the festival presents the pinnacle of films from climbing, running, water sports and biking. Since 2018, ShAFF and Tull Stories have presented the tour to audiences across the UK and we're thrilled to be back in cinemas in 2023.


A selection of the most popular films from this year's ShAFF,  including the most exciting voices and athletes from the worlds of climbing, biking, running and the water.

12 mins / WATER
Bluetits is the documentary short and directing debut from celebrated Cornish photographer Katie Burdon. The film follows founder Sian Richardson and early members of the beloved swimming group BlueTits, a now 6,000-strong organisation. A journey of self-discovery and pure joie de vivre, Bluetits is a heartwarming and honest celebration of older women and the community that brings them together.

11 mins / CYCLING
Follow urban downhill riders from all over the world through the narrow streets of the Chilean town of Valparaíso. The skills of the riders will be tested on this urban track peppered with stairs, corners and concrete.

18 mins / MOUNTAINS
During the summer of 2021, some of the best highliners in the world head for the iconic Lapporten Gap just outside Abisko in Northern Sweden. The plan is to put up a two-kilometre-long highline 600 metres above the deck and then walk across. If they succeed, it will be a new world record.

10 mins / CYCLING
A mountain bike film about a rider and his wife who convert their bikes to ride on abandoned railways to access remote camping, fishing, biking and of course adventure.

21 mins / CYCLING
The film tells the story of the Schneeberger family a.k.a The 9 Wheels. Mountain bike stars of the future, Emric (10) and Raoul (13) are home-schooled by their parents Toni and Laetitia. They live in their motorhome going from bike park to bike park across Europe, a decision prompted by the discovery of a neurodegenerative disease in Laetitia. This film explores what it is like to live with a disability, brotherly love, the devotion of parents and ultimately, what it is like to live life one day at a time. A family living life to the fullest. This film has emotion, soul, hope and high-power riding scenes!

3 mins / WATER
Filmed in the heart of the jungle of French Polynesia, and close to the most beautiful wave in the world, famous photographer and filmmaker Tim McKenna has followed the surfing locals Gilbert Teave and Tahurai Henry during one special day. More than a classic video of Tahiti's iconic wave, the short film RAW – The Sound of Teahupo'o is a pure aesthetic and sound travel.

24 mins / MOUNTAINS
The Karakoram mountains are known for their huge scale and jaw-dropping beauty. Nestled within them is Gulmit Tower (5810m), a technical granite pinnacle that has never been summited. Previous teams have often failed because the highly glaciated terrain makes the approach by foot long and treacherous. Fabi Buhl and Will Sim, both experienced alpinists, have a new idea. They plan to harness the power of the sky and use paragliders to fly over the glaciated terrain, reaching the base of the climb in hours, not days. Follow them on their epic journey as they attempt to set a new direction for Himalayan climbing.


Total Run time: 1 hour 39 mins

The Innocent - L'Innocent (15)

Thursday 21st September  7:30pm


Abel (Louis Garrel), a museum educator and widower is at his wits' end when his mother Sylvie marries Michel, a convict she met while teaching drama at the local prison. Caught up with his suspicions of his new stepfather, he remains blissfully unaware of his developing feelings for Clémence, a vivacious Noémie Merlant (PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE).

Fizzing with a cracking chemistry, and a banter à la française, THE INNOCENT is part family farce, part heist thriller but above all a heart-warming romantic entertainer.


'Few caper comedies have this much heart, and few romantic dramas offer such an appealingly nutty plot.'THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

'Boasts an original sensibility and knock-out performances.' VARIETY

'First movie of Cannes 2022 to give me that belly aching, knee slapping laughter' DEADLINE

'Garrel here delivers a witty and elegantly constructed film that joyfully draws parallels between acting and lying, being and pretending, while remaining breezy, fun, eminently accessible and even welcoming' THE PLAYLIST

Director: Louis Garrel
Cast: Louis Garrel, Noémie Merlant, Anouk Grinberg, Roschdy Zem
France 2023
French with English subtitles

Run time: 1 hour 30 mins

Gran Turismo (12A)

Friday 22nd September 7:30pm

Saturday 23rd September 7:30pm

Sunday 24th September. 2:00pm (Subtitled for The Hard Of Hearing)

Gran Turismo is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Gran Turismo is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you're fueled from within.

"District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's true-life tale is unable to swerve the cliches yet delivers pedal-to-the-metal entertainment" *** Mark Kermode film Of The Week - The Guardian

"[Race car driver Jann] Mardenborough's triumph of talent, will and perseverance is precisely the feel-good, adrenaline-pumping film audiences need to finish off the summer blockbuster season on the highest podium." - Seattle Refined

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast:David Harbour, Orlando Bloom. Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner, Djimon Hounsou

Run time: 2 hours 15 mins







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 in June 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.




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

Please do carefully check your dates before booking as we cannot offer refunds

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.


The auditorium is situated on the first floor but sadly due to the building being Grade II listed we have no disabled lift accessibility. There are 20 low rise stairs to the auditorium and wheelchairs/prams can be left downstairs.

Mens, Ladies & a Disabled Wash Room are all located on the ground floor.

We have a loop system and Senheisser Connect system installed and our Sunday matinees have Audio Described subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing. 

If you want to discuss your accessibility needs or 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