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X:Men: Days of future past - This week's film

9 April 2015 / Events / Arts / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 11th April at 8.30pm
X-Men: Days of future past (2014) 131 min – [ PG-13 ]

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

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Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person’s consciousness into the person’s past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it’s Mystique who’s responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is…

Peter Bradshaw review – Guardian
The X-Men heroically save themselves from incoherence, as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine goes back in time in a dizzyingly satisfying sequel.

91% Tomatometer
X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise’s finest installments.

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First lamb at Thorney How

8 April 2015 / News / Gardening / Project Thorney / Animals

Baby Doll Southdown Lamb

We have our first lamb. Born on Easter Sunday. We’re proud to be helping secure a future for the rare breed ‘The Original Southdown Sheep!

Southdown 'Baby Doll' Lamb

Our first small flock of Ewes arrived in July and after securing max our new Tup we kept our fingers crossed hoping for some lambs in April.

One of the oldest English breeds of sheep, the original and smaller Southdown breed was originally bred in the 1700’s – SouthDown Sheep
They are one of the oldest of the Down breeds. Known for extreme hardiness English farms kept these sheep both for good quality tasty meat and a very fine fleece.

Small BabyDoll Southdhown flock

Olde English Miniature Babydoll Southdown sheep are an ancient breed with happy teddy bear faces. They stand only 24 inches high with shorter stout legs.

To distinguish the original smaller sheep from the modern day larger Southdown’s they were named Olde English Babydoll Southdowns. The original blood line of the English Southdowns are the ‘Baby Doll’. These ‘Babydoll’ Southdown’s are recognised in Britain by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as a native breed.

While these rare sheep continue to be bred and their numbers are improving, there are only about 300 Olde English Babydoll Southdown breeders worldwide.

We’re thrilled to be one of a very few flocks in the UK. We hope to bring you news of more lambs very soon!


Byzantium - This Wek's Film

2 April 2015 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 4th April at 8.30pm
Byzantium (2013) 118 min – [ R ]

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

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Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

Peter Bradshaw review – Guardian
A British take on the vampire romp naturally features a centuries-old prostitute in a rundown seaside town – with some 80s surrealism thrown in

63% Tomatometer
Director Neil Jordan remains as expert as ever when it comes to setting a chilling mood, but Byzantium struggles to match its creepily alluring atmosphere with a suitably compelling story.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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