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Byron Film Screening February 17th

3 February 2013 / Events / Film

Our next film night presented in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust.

Byron (2003) – This made for TV film recreates the life and times of early 19th century scribe Lord Byron and his infamous antics!

To book a ticket (and supper) please click on the following link: Wordsworth Trust – Winter Film Screenings with Thorney How

Byron Film Poster

Lord Byron, Genius or Maverick or both – ‘Byron was the ideal of the Romantic poet, gaining notoriety for his scandalous private life and being described by one contemporary as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/byron_lord.shtml

Director: Julian Farino
Starring: Stephen Campbell Moore, Oliver Milburn and Michael Elwyn

For more info see Byron (2003)IMDb

Thorney How has expanded upon its usual Saturday night screenings and created a brand new custom film programme. Together with The Wordsworth Trust, we have selected the very best of films to celebrate the 18th Century English Romantic Poets. The programme will be shown over the course of a couple of months and will be accompanied by light discussion about the literary figures by a member of the team at The Wordworth Trust.

We invite you to watch (film only ticket price £5.00) whilst sat by our wood burning stove and what could be better than a serving of hot supper stew and chunky slice of bread for an extra £6.50 or perhaps a drink from the bar….

Films will be starting from 5pm, the event finishing at around 8.30pm.

To book a ticket (and supper) please click on the following link: Wordsworth Trust – Winter Film Screenings with Thorney How


Frankenstein - Film Screening 13th January

29 December 2012 / Events / Film

Our next film night presented in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust.

Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ ……….

To book a ticket (and supper) please click on the following link: Wordsworth Trust – Winter Film Screenings with Thorney How

Frankenstein Film Poster

An adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famous novel and one of the greatest and most well known gothic tales of the English language.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter

For more info see Franknstein (1994)IMDb

Thorney How has expanded upon its usual Saturday night screenings and created a brand new custom film programme. Together with The Wordsworth Trust, we have selected the very best of films to celebrate the 18th Century English Romantic Poets. The programme will be shown over the course of a couple of months and will be accompanied by light discussion about the literary figures by a member of the team at The Wordworth Trust.

We invite you to watch (film only ticket price £5.00) whilst sat by our wood burning stove and what could be better than a serving of hot supper stew and chunky slice of bread for an extra £6.50 or perhaps a drink from the bar….

Films will be starting from 5pm, the event finishing at around 8.30pm.

To book a ticket (and supper) please click on the following link: Wordsworth Trust – Winter Film Screenings with Thorney How


Literary Film Programme with The Wordsworth Trust

17 November 2012 / Events / Food / Arts / Film

Our next programme of films will feature films that celebrate the 18th Century English Romantic Poets. Presented in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust.

Join us once a month for four film screenings, December through to March, on Sunday evenings from 5pm. Tickets include supper and discussion.

Thorney How has expanded upon its usual Saturday night screenings and created a brand new custom film programme. Together with The Wordsworth Trust, we have selected the very best of films to celebrate the 18th Century English Romantic Poets. The programme will be shown over the course of a couple of months and will be accompanied by light discussion about the literary figures by a member of the team at The Wordworth Trust.

We invite you to watch the following films (film only ticket price £5.00) whilst sat by our wood burning stove and what could be better than a serving of hot supper stew and chunky slice of bread for an extra £6.50 or perhaps a drink from the bar….

Films will be starting from 5pm, the event finishing at around 8.30pm.

To book a ticket (and supper) please click on the following link: Wordsworth TrustWinter Film Screenings with Thorney How

The films will be screened on our big 3.5m screen at Throney How from 5pm on the following dates:

16/12/2012 ‘Pandaemonium’ (12) – (2000)

Pandaemonium Film Poster

The series kicks off with a film about Grasmere’s very own William Wordsworth and the breakdown of his relationship with best friend and fellow poet; Samuel Coleridge.

Director: Julien Temple
Starring: Linus Roache, John Hannah and Samantha Morton

For more info see Pandaemonium (2000) IMDb

13/01/2013 ‘Frankenstein’ – (15) – (1994)

Frankenstein Film Poster

An adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famous novel and one of the greatest and most well known gothic tales of the English language.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter

For more info see Franknstein (1994)IMDb

17/02/2013 ‘Byron’ – (no rating) – (2003 made for TV)

Byron - TV Poster

This film recreates the life and times of early 19th century scribe Lord Byron and his infamous antics!

Director: Julian Farino
Starring: Stephen Campbell Moore, Oliver Milburn and Michael Elwyn

For more info see Byron (2003)IMDb

17/03/2013 ‘Bright Star’ (PG) – (2009)

Bright Star Film Poster

A film based on the last three years of the life of Poet John Keats and his romantic relationship with Fanny Brawne.

Director: Jane Campion
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider

For more info see Bright Star (2009) IMDb


Impromptu culture enhancing your stay

16 November 2011 / Arts / Culture

It’s great that we have had so many cultured visitors over the last few months all adding an extra something to the social ambience of an independent hostel.

This can bring an unexpected extra element to an evening spent here. Our piano in particular is often put to good use, both instrumental and with vocals. We’ve been very impressed at the talent coaxing life out of our out of tune piano.

We’ve had several artists staying with us including Mark America undertaking a research leg in Cumbria as part of his development for a new mobile phone film project to be aired at Abandon Normal Devices in 2012.

Also poets courtesy of The Wild Women Press preparing for their Naked Muse Calendar in aid of the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

Michael J Smith

Also a group of musicians from Holland here in the UK to play music by and in memory of Michael J Smith inspired by Wordsworth’s ‘The Prelude’.

Plus The Sakhioba Ensemble a traditional folk and church choir from Georgia (The Eastern European one).