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Join us on the opening night of the Wirksworth Festival for an outdoor screening of 2018's biggest release: Bohemian Rhapsody at the back of The Lime Kiln pub! Arrive early to grab your spot in front of our biggest screen yet, buy a beer at from The Lime Kiln and enjoy all the Queen mayhem. Fancy dress expected...
Food, activities and more to be announced very soon! Doors open 6pm
Join us for our second night at the back of The Lime Kiln pub in Wirksworth for another night of cinema under the stars.
A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Come and see the biggest documentary ever released in the UK on our big screen.
Food, activities and more to be announced very soon! Doors open 6pm
The documentary immerses viewers in Oudolf's work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Intimate discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet's own gardens, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius.
Broadcast live from the National Theatre stage, Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
Join us for the launch of local poet Seni Seneviratne’s third collection: Unknown Soldier. This is a collection of huge depth and resonance. Its stimulus is a collection of photographs of the poet’s late father, originally from colonial Sri Lanka, who was serving as a radio operator in an otherwise all white platoon in the 1939-45 desert war in North Africa. The evening will be introduced by Chloe Balcomb who will read from her debut pamphlet, Waney Edge.
See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag,broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.
Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.
Denis O’Connor has worked with the medium of sculpture for over 30 years, making work for both private and public contexts in England and Ireland.
He will present a critical insight into his practice focusing on his most recent exhibition Along the Western shore which explores particular narratives associated with living on the West Cork coastline and the site-specific landmark commissioned public artworks he has made for a variety of public realm sites.
Brigitte is a wonderfully lyrical jazz musician who will be playing songs from the Great American Song Book, Antonio Carlos Joabim and Joao Gilberto. A great musician, Brigitte Beraha uses her voice like an instrument in the tradition of people like Flora Purim, Tania Maria and Esperanza Spalding. A dazzling evening of Brazilian infused Jazz.
It’s 1983, The Wall and Blade Runner have just been released, and at the Cambridge Arts Cinema the box office manageress has been left in charge. Can she hold back chaos single handedly while the new dynamic but struggling manager is away? Enjoy a glimpse of the traditional box office experience as it used to be in this live-performance curtain raiser. An original play created by the U3A Wirksworth Theatre group, followed by a screening of the Bob Dylan concert film; Don’t Look Back.
The story of the brittle but vital relationship between L. S. Lowry, and his bedridden, unhappy and controlling mother. Engrossing and entertaining, Mrs Lowry & Son offers up a veritable masterclass in acting, with Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall spellbinding as a mother and son separated by art and ambition.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, The Current War is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design.
From acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar comes this semi-autobiographical tale, Pain & Glory follows Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in decline as he recalls a series of experiences and encounters from his past: his childhood growing up in the ‘60s in Valencia, his first love affair in ‘80s Madrid, the pain of heartbreak and his early discovery of cinema. In Spanish with English subtitles.
In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something's not quite right. News reports are scary, and scientists are concerned, but no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: the dead rise from their graves and feast on the living, and the citizens must battle to survive. With an all-star cast featuring Iggy Pop, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray & Adam Driver.
The all new live-action adaptation of the Disney classic. After the murder of his father, a young lion prince named Simba flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery., and that he must return home to fight for his throne.
When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul, his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds.
Starting on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of a community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia.
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore; where they eventually intersect with Sharon Tate and Charles Manson, a dark tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.
The directorial duo behind 2011’s hit Intouchables reunite for this expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp, classically constructed ensemble comedy in which a wedding threatens to erupt into an utter nightmare for the party’s cantankerous planner. In French with English subtitles.
With a warm welcome and nibbles from The Wirksworth Twinning Association.
A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.
The acclaimed TV show finally gets the big screen treatment with this feature-length adaptation of the ITV drama mega-hit, following the saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the early 20th century English countryside. Hugh, Maggie and the gang are back for one final fling, expect luxury, intrigue and laughs in abundance.
Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins... 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
Every 27 years a dark evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine and once again children have begun to inexplicably disappear, which brings the members of The Loser’s Club, who've long since gone their separate ways, back together as adults, nearly three decades after their torment at the hands of Pennywise the Clown. They must unite once more to defeat their nemesis for good. Follow up to the wildly popular Stephen King adaptation from 2017.
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos. A thrilling science-fiction adventure, that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss star as three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp axe to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia's matters into their own hands, proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition.
Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him.
The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.
Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour.
Recorded in 2015, during the Australian leg, this whip smart routine is a riotous journey filled with outrageous tales and blistering observations of everyday absurdities. Screening as a special one-night-only event, Connolly will also muse upon his career, life and legacy in a deeply personal interview filmed exclusively for cinema audiences.
This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists. Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts.
It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits, just after it opens in London. Exhibition curators and guest contributors will take cinema audiences on a lively and engaging guided tour, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.
In a bleak industrial city, young dancer Qiao falls in love with mobster Bin. When Bin’s ballroom dancing-obsessed boss is killed, he takes on leadership of the ‘Jianghu’, a brotherhood of honourable criminals. But the old codes of honour are out of fashion, and when Bin is attacked by a new generation of gangsters, Qiao is forced to make a seismic choice. In Chinese with English subtitles.
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Poms is an uplifting comedy about Martha (played by Diane Keaton), a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it's never too late to follow your dreams.
A powerful biographical thriller, Hotel Mumbai is a vivid depiction of the devastating 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Inspired by the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai, and starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi and Anupam Kher, this white-knuckle retelling recounts how guests and staff at the city’s opulent Taj Mahal Palace Hotel fought to survive during those four terrifying days.
Adapted from Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Theodore Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day... a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.
Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare.
In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father – and greatest actor of his generation – Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all… Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018.
Join us for another superb night of local music and poetry.
Gareth Icke is a singer songwriter and musician hailing from the Isle of Wight but now residing in Derbyshire. He first came into the public spot light with his band 'Kody' who toured all over Europe and America. When the band split he released his first solo album 'It Gets Worse At Night' in 2009 and the single 'Feels Like A Race' was play listed by BBC Radio 1.
Jamie Thrasivoulou is an award-winning writer, poet and performer. His debut collection was published via Silhouette Press in 2017; his next is forthcoming through Burning Eye Books. He's the official Derby County FC poet and his work has appeared on BBC Radio Derby, Introducing, 5Live, and ITV television.
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through.
Join us to celebrate Wirksworth Wizarding Day!
Grindelwald has escaped custody and sets about gathering followers, his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. Only Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander can help save the magical world from the dark wizard.
Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers.
Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.
A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote building site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when two men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers. In German & Bulgarian with English subtitles.
With a warm welcome and nibbles from The Wirksworth Twinning Association.
This new film presents every single attributed Leonardo painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and many more. The film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life, his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day.
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuriesold curse, in this stop motion adventure. To celebrate Halloween we'll also be running a special eco-friendly (and spooky) craft workshop for kids beforehand.
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital sparring quickly turns to blood-sport.
A witty and devastating new play.
The concept is simple – we've put on a great film and you cycle to it. Have a drink and a piece of cake, chat, watch the film and cycle home.
The Bikes of Wrath; a story of adventure and humanity in the American heartland, which follows five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle 2,600 kilometres from Oklahoma to California in honour of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Travelling through rural towns and the communities of Middle America, exploring the wealth gap, religion, immigration and the American Dream.
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.
As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.
The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.
Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.