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Jules Cadie - C-Art Exhibition

Posted on - 07 September 2014 / 2

Cumbria Artists Open Studios 13-28th Sept 2014 We are thrilled to be hosting another C-Art Open Studios Exhibition again this year. Cumbria Artist, Jules Cadie will be transforming our dining room and reception gallery spaces with his paintings and wooden constructions along with an installation on the aptly named Thorney How, this is the rocky mound in our grounds after which the property is named. “See the C-Art gallery page here.”:http://www.c-art.org.uk/artists/jules-cadie/gallery


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No Man Is An Island

Posted on - 16 July 2014 / 2

No Man Is An Island Thorney How - Friday 18th July – 8.30pm

CUMBRIA 2014

A WALK, SONGS & TALKS for MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

by STEVE WHARTON

Along the walk I’ll be staging free, mini-gigs with a talk running between the songs. Although my songs are not overtly about mental health, they do link with themes I’ll be covering in the talk and there’ll be time for discussion afterwards. A couple of the events will also feature some guests, playing music and adding special themes to the evening.


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Drop Dead Fred - This Week's Film

Posted on - 18 June 2014 / 2

Special Event - “Celebrating the late Rik Mayall”:http:// Take a pass on the World Cup for some dangerously funny comedy

Thursday 19th June - 8.30pm free entry

Drop Dead Fred (1991) 103 min PG-13 Genre: - Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

Director: Ate de Jong Starring: Rik Mayall, Phoebe Cates, Marsha Mason, Carrie Fisher


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Pom Poko - This Week's Film

Posted on - 11 June 2014 / 2

Film Screening Thursday 17th July at 8.00pm

Join us for the second of four monthly film screenings celebrating Japanese cinema, in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere.

“Book your tickets here”:http://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/07/17/a-summer-bbq-and-film-screening-pom-poko.html

Pom Poko (1994), 119 minutes [PG] Director: Isao Takahata Language: English

An animated fantasy film that, consistent with Japanese folklore, focuses on a community of highly sociable and magical shape-shifting raccoons. Desperate to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development, they form a resistance with disastrous consequences.


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Rashomon - THIS WEEK'S FILM

Posted on - 09 June 2014 / 2

Film Screening Thursday 12th June at 8.00pm

Join us for the first of four monthly film screenings celebrating Japanese cinema, in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere.

“Book your tickets here”:http://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/06/12/a-summer-bbq-and-film-screening-rashomon-1950.html

Rashomon (1950), 88 minutes [Unrated] Director: Akira Kurosawa Language: Japanese

Shot in black and white, this multi-award-winning film tells the story of a heinous crime and its aftermath from five different perspectives. A brilliant exploration of truth and human weakness.


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12 Year's a Slave - This Week's Film

Posted on - 29 May 2014 / 2

Film Screening Saturday 31st May at 8.30pm

12 Years a Slave (2013) 134 min - [R - 15]

Director: Steve McQueen Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender Biography | Drama | History

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.


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Certificate of Excellence 2014

Posted on - 24 May 2014 / 6

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We have now reveived this award 2 years running and wish to thank all those guests and reviewers that have made this possible.

We are very happy to have happy guests!

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We are of course thrilled to have been able to maintain a such a high standard of service and hospitality within the constraints of a Grade 2 Listed former YHA Hostel property. There has been significant investment made in the last 18 months to upgrade facilities and the infrastructure of the building. We are using this year to further develop our beautiful surroundings - watch this space for further news on this.

We also get fab reviews of course through our own booking system:

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Gravity - This week's film

Posted on - 07 May 2014 / 2

Film Screening Saturday 10th May at 8.30pm

Gravity (2013) – 91 min PG13

This film is in 2D Director: Alfonso Cuarón Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.


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Elysium: - THIS WEEK'S FILM

Posted on - 30 April 2014 / 14

Film Screening Saturday 3rd May at 8.30pm

Elysium (2013) – 109 min [R-15]

Language: English Director: Neill Blomkamp Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.


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Hunger Games: Catching Fire - This week's film

Posted on - 27 March 2014 / 2

Please note there will be two film screenings this coming week:

Film Screening Saturday 29th March Film Screening Thursday 3rd April

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - 146 min [PG-13]

Language: English Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

This time Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.


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