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Hostel General Assistant FT

Posted on - 21 February 2014 / 5

New job opportunity at Thorney How:

Available from March for up to 9 months, Full Time or Part Time. Join a developing business and make a difference. Fluent English essential.

Seasonal General Assistant required for busy independent hostel. Location: Thorney How, Grasmere, Cumbria, UK. Hours per week: 40 Salary: £6.31 per hour Accommodation: live out. Starting: March


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Biutiful - This week's Film

Posted on - 21 February 2014 / 14

Film Screening Saturday 22nd February Biutiful (2010) – 148 min 15 Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib Genres – Drama This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.


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Valentine Film Weekend

Posted on - 13 February 2014 /

We have two Valentine - Love themed films for you this week.

Film Screening Friday 14th February Shakespeare in Love (1998) – 123 min [ R ] Director: John Madden Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush Genres – Comedy | Drama | Romance A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Film Screening Saturday 15th February Moulin Rouge (2001) – 127 min [PG-13] Director: Baz Luhrmann Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo Genres – Drama | Musical | Romance A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.


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Oblivion - This Week's Film

Posted on - 30 January 2014 / 11

Film Screening Saturday 1st February Oblivion (2013) – 124 min PG-13 Director: Joseph Kosinski Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough Genres – Action | Adventure | Mystery A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.


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The Impossible - This Week's Film

Posted on - 16 December 2013 / 11

Film Screening Saturday 21st December The Impossible (2012) - 114 min PG-13 Director: J.A. Bayona Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland Genres – Drama | History | Thriller The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.


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Curry Feast at Thorney How

Posted on - 16 December 2013 / 15

Kendal based Curry Club members joined us here at Thorney How for a Curry Feast as part of their regular monthly Friday nights out. A Curry Feast is one of the options available to groups of 10 or more, also available to non residents.


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Green Tourism Week

Posted on - 27 October 2013 / 6

To celebrate Green Tourism Week (4th-10th November), Independent Hostels UK (IHUK) have teamed up with the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) to highlight businesses with the Green Tourism award on the Independent Hostel Guide website and in the 2014 guide and to encourage businesses with an Eco outlook to consider applying for GTBS grading.


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28 Weeks Later - This week's film

Posted on - 16 October 2013 / 9

!/perch/resources/28weekslater-w700h700.jpg(28 Weeks Later Film Poster)!

28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins… again.

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71% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes ‘While 28 Weeks Later lacks the humanism that made 28 Days Later a classic, it’s made up with fantastic atmosphere and punchy direction’

Review by Sukhdev Sandhu, “The Telegraph”:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/3665046/Attack-of-the-socio-political-zombies.html 11 May 2007 ‘The sequel to ‘28 Days Later’ is a gripping, precision-made stealth chiller which also lends itself to all sorts of surprising interpretations….’

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission Joining us for food – please book ahead

More information here – “28 Weeks Later (2007) IDMB”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0463854/


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Life Of Pi - This week's film

Posted on - 05 October 2013 / 11

-Film Screening Saturday 5th October- -Life of Pi (2012) - 127 min- -Director: Ang Lee- -Starsring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Gérard Depardieu- -Genres - Adventure | Drama | Fantasy- -A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.-


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