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Film Club – October 2017

Friday evening, 13th October 7:30pm

Three and Out” (2008)

Paul Callow (Mackenzie Crook) is fed up with city life and driving trains and when two people fall under his train in as many weeks, he really has had enough! Then he hears the ‘three and out’ rule: three fatal accidents in a month qualifies you for early retirement with 10 years salary… lump sum! Paul suddenly sees a way of clearing his debts and escaping to a better life all he has to do is find a willing victim. Down and out Tommy Cassidy (Colm Meaney) is willing to help Paul by being his third fatality, but not before he ties up a few loose ends with his ex-wife (Imelda Staunton) and daughter (Gemma Arterton). Over the course of the weekend, relationships between all four are changed forever but when Monday morning arrives, Paul and Tommy are confronted with the harsh reality of the deal they struck. Surely they won’t go through with it. Or will they?

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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Film Club – August 2017

‘First Do No Harm’ (2006)

Meryl Streep stars as Laura Reimuller, whose son Robbie begins     suffering from epileptic fits.  As the fits worsen, doctors test various dangerous drugs on Robbie, who becomes disruptive and mentally   retarded.  Laura conducts her own research, and discovers a special diet which may cure her son.  She has to take on the medical establishment and battle for Robbie’s right to try out the miracle cure.  There are some excellent performances—not least from Seth Adkins who plays Robbie—in this thought-provoking film which raises questions about the inadequacies and dangers of some medical treatments.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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bigeyes

Film Club – June 2017

Friday evening, 9th June 7:30pm

‘Big Eyes’ (2015)

Tim Burton directs this biographical drama starring Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams. The film follows the story of American artist Margaret Keane (Adams), who, in the 1960s, allowed her husband Walter (Waltz) to claim credit for her artwork, believing that a female artist could not find success through painting. The Keanes acquired huge amounts of wealth through Margaret’s work and the paintings were in high demand throughout their time living together as husband and wife. However, when they later separated, Margaret announced to the world that she was in fact the true author of the paintings, sparking a long-drawn-out legal battle between her and her estranged husband… Adams won a Golden Globe Award for her performance.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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Film Club – April 2017

Friday evening, 15th April 7:30pm

‘Me before You’ (2016)

Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. However, her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined. Based on the best-selling book by Jojo Moyes, the film also stars Janet McTeer and Charles Dance and retains much of the quirky emotion of the book. Touching, funny and with excellent performances and a great soundtrack, this is a wonderfully moving film. Maybe bring a couple of hankies just in case….

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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bible

Film Club – March 2017

Friday evening, 10th March 7:30pm

‘The Bible….in the Beginning’ (1966)

The greatest stories of The Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this international film which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis. It starts with the very beginning of the world and the creation of man before addressing Noah and the Ark, the tower of Babel, and the life of Abraham. This is the spectacular story of man’s creation, his fall, his survival, and his indomitable faith in the future. Matching the epic scale of the production are performances by George C. Scott as Abraham, Ava Gardner as Sarah and Peter O’Toole as the haunting presence of the Angel of God. The legendary John Huston directs and delivers a commanding performance as Noah. From the film’s opening amidst cosmic chaos, to its lingering message of hope and salvation, ‘The Bible’ stands as a monumental motion picture achievement.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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Spring Fair 2017

St Peter’s Spring Fair – Saturday 25th March,

At St Peter’s Church, 10am—12:30pm

Tombola Easter eggs Bottle tombola
Toy stall Books Crafts
Greetings cards Cake Stall Raffle
Bric-a-brac Children’s tombola …..and much more!!

Refreshments: Hot Cross Buns, biscuits, tea & coffee

Everybody is welcome!

Note this is taking place at the church and not at the Community Centre

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Film Club – February 2017

Friday evening, 10th February 7:30pm

‘Eddie the Eagle’ (2016)

‘Eddie the Eagle’ follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards (Taron Egerton), to become Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Despite not being athletically gifted, from an early age he dedicated his life to achieving one goal: to become an Olympian. Eddie tried his hand at various sports and disciplines, including downhill skiing, before settling on ski-jumping. Begging and borrowing equipment, and reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman) as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. This is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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Film Club – December 2016

Friday evening, 9th December 7:30pm

‘Battle of the Bulbs’ (2014)

Every Christmas, Bob Wallace, his wife Mindy and children have the best decorated home in their neighbourhood. However, a new family, Stu and Mary Jones and their son Chip, move into the house across the street and on their first day, manage to out-do the Wallace’s decorations. Bob recognises Stu as his old high school rival for whom he had an intense dislike and soon their rivalry is resumed, but this time over who will win the city’s annual Christmas decoration contest. In the end, of course, Christmas spirit wins through, and they manage to put their differences aside for the sake of neighbourhood harmony. This is a great Christmas film with lots of laughs and plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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What’s on – Christmas 2016

Christmas in Stanley 2016

Wednesday 7th December
5pm-8pm
Visit by Santa to Stanley Community Centre. With crafts in the library, displays by community groups, candy floss and refreshments.

Santa will arrive by sleigh at 6pm; free admission and free Santa visit.

Friday 9th December
7:30pm
Free Film Club— ‘Battle of the Bulbs’: a Christmas feel-good film for all the family at St Peter’s Church;

Doors open 7pm, free tea & coffee, bring your own popcorn!

Saturday 10th December
10am-12pm
Coffee morning at Stanley Community Centre with refreshments, cake stall, raffle, tombola, greetings cards, etc. Everyone welcome!
Saturday 10th December
10am
Torchlight Procession & Carol singing
Everyone is invited to meet at Mount Road Methodist Church at 6pm. We then plan to walk to Stanley Lane Ends for carol singing before finishing at St Peter’s Church Centre for mulled wine and mince pies. In previous years this evening has been great fun; so please wrap up warm and join us!
Sunday 18th December
6pm
Carol Service: a service by candlelight at St Peter’s Church featuring traditional Bible readings and carols. Please join us.
Saturday 24th December
2pm
Christmas Eve Crib service: at St Peter’s Church for all ages, with popular carols, the telling of the Christmas story, crafts and refreshments.
Saturday 24th December
7:30pm (Mount Rd)11pm (St Peter’s)
Christmas Eve Communion Services: join us at 7:30pm at Mount Road Methodist Church or at 11pm at St Peter’s Church for traditional communion     services to welcome Christmas Day.
Sunday 25th December
10am
Christmas Day family service to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Sunday 8th January
6:30pm
Christingle Service: special all-age service at St     Peter’s Church in conjunction with the Children’s   Society to celebrate Jesus as the Light of the World.