FOFL Events – see below
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Tuesday 24th October
Friday 20th October
Wednesday 4th October
Monday 18th September
Wednesday 13th September
Wednesday 23rd August 6pm.
FAMILY film night. £2 admission for all. Starts 6pm, doors open 5.30. Seats will be limited so come early to avoid disappointment.
Tuesday 8th August, 10am – midday
Childrens Summer Holiday Craft sesion
Thursday 3rd August
7.30pm – 8.45pm, admission £3
An evening of alternative short films from around the world
“Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em”
a talk by
Weds 28th June 2018 at 7pm
When the Frank Spencer phenomenon hit our TV screens (and at the time it was a really big deal) it launched local writer and creator Ray Allen into the national spotlight.
Raymond Allen was at the time a young local chap from Ryde, Isle of Wight, who sent in his script in to the BBC about the hapless Frank Spencer and it became the biggest TV success imaginable, launching the series as an iconic slice of 70s life and also launching the TV career of Michael Crawford. The phrase “oooh Betty” achieved almost national recognition along with Frank’s lopsided French beret and his endearing mannerisms. It was comedy gold at the time and is still cherished today.
FOFL were thrilled when we heard that one of our library volunteers was a personal friend of Raymond Allen, and we snapped him up to come and talk to us. We are over the moon to be presenting Raymond Allen at Freshwater library and hope that you will join us in welcoming him.
UKULELE WORKSHOP NO 2
with J C Grimshaw
Monday 26th June
6.30pm until 8.30pm.
Beginners welcome; some ukulele’s available to borrow.
June film night
Wednesday 14th June
May Film Night
Wednesday 31st May at 7:30
Seats are limited so please come early to book yours.
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Wednesday 26th April, 7pm, £2 per person.
Saturday 29th April, 2-4 pm
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
Friday 7th April, 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm
Tuesday 7th March
Friday 24th February
Film Night Special
Friday 17th February
AN ISLAND FOR ALL SEASONS
We are delighted that The John Clare Wind Quintet have asked to play to raise funds for Freshwater Library and Freshwater Lifeboat once again. The members of the quintet are all former teaching colleagues of Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust who get together to play when they can. This is despite Ruth Allen (trombone) now living in Totland and Lyndon Hilling (bassoon) working in the Far East as an international examiner for The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music!
This time there will be one event called An Island for all Seasons – A celebration of the West Wight in music, poetry and images. The event will take place on Friday 17th February at The Methodist Church, Brookside, Freshwater at 7.30pm. Doors will open at 7pm as seating will be limited although not as restricting as the library!
There will be a retiring collection, the proceeds of which will be split between the two hugely cherished and important organisations in West Wight.
Library Film Night
Bridget Jones’s Baby – Fri 10th February
Four films, one lecture, all shown over one year
– selected by film historians Tim Nicholson and Tony Dalton.
All will be shown at Freshwater Library, all starting at 7.30 pm with doors opening at 7pm
Library Film Night
The Man Who Knew Infinity – Friday January 13th
Starts 7:30 – doors open at 7pm
Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan’s story as seen through Hardy’s eyes
Library Film Night
The Lunchbox – Weds January 18th 2017
Italian with subtitles.
Starts 7:30 – doors open at 7pm
Dir: Ritesh Batra
Cast: Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire & Life of Pi) & Nimrat Kaur
Sajaan (Khan) is a widower about to retire from his job as an accountant in a busy Mumbai office. Ila (Kaur) is a young wife hoping to get her husband’s attention by cooking delicious food for him. The mistaken delivery in the city’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system unexpectedly connects Sajaan and Ila through notes in the lunchbox.
This is a romantic comedy with a difference that will probably get your taste-buds going too.
FOFL Christmas Party!
Wednesday 7th December at 7pm
Please do come along to the library for Christmas fun, refreshments and raffle – PLUS two amazing bands to entertain you. With the Ryde Ukulele Band and The Elderberries.
FILM – NAOMI KLEIN’S “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING”
£3 per ticket
Friday 18th November at 7pm
A documentary film based on Naomi Kleinm’s bestselling book about climate change, “This Changes Everything” was filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years and is an epic attempt to re imagine the challenge of climate change. This is a MUST SEE film if you are interested in the envirornment or climate change. Booking is stongly recommended.
PAUL ARMFIELD at FRESHWATER LIBRARY
£5 per ticket
Friday 7th October at 7:30pm
Singer / songwriter Paul Armfield has strong local and European following, and has released several albums to wide critical acclaim. Described as ‘folk noir’ his voice has been compared to Cat Stevens and Nick Drake. A big fan of Scott Walker, Paul was applauded for his renditions of Jacques Brel chansons as well as his own lovelorn, poetic songs.
Paul has generously agreed to donate all the ticket proceeds to aid FOFL’s drive to replace the existing outdated WC and kitchen facilities at the library. This will help us raise even more to help our fabulous library.
Seats will be limited to around 60 – this event is likely to sell out.
Advance ticket purchases advised.
Friday 28th October
FILM – HAIL CAESAR!
Tickets £3 each
7.30pm – doors open 7pm
Weds 21st September
FILM – ‘FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS’
Tickets £3 each
7.30 pm – doors open at 7.00pm
Wednesday 14th September
DICKENS ON FILM
Pleasse do join us for Tim Nicholson’s evening lecture entitled ‘Dickens on Film’. Tim, a film historian (of Tony and Tim’s film club at Freshwater Memorial Hall) will take us on an illustrated journey of Charles Dickens films’ with clips from the silent era through to more recent productions. This promises to be a fascinating literary and cinematic evening, all viewed on our new equipment and even newer big new screen.
7.00pm at Freshwater Library
£3 voluntary donations toward supporting the library.
LIBRARY ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR
with Ryde Ukulele Band and Millicent’s Favourites
Come along from 10.30 am for FOFL tea and cake, Music and Arts and Crafts
FILM – TRUMBO
7:30pm – doors open at 7pm
Wednesday 17th August
The true story of Dalton Trumbo, Hollywood screen writer, blacklisted in the MacCarthy communist witch hunts. A snapshot of Hollywood’s darkest hour, when cold war paronoia swapmed the US media.
Wednesday 27th July at 2:30pm
Ability Dogs 4 Young People
Bring your children along to meet the dogs who are trained as assistance dogs to young people. This short event is designed for children and includes a short overview of the scheme. Nola and Richard will then give a short demo so you can then see the dogs at work. Interaction is encouraged.
Thursday 21st July 2016 at 7:30pm
A tour of Hooke’s London today
Presented by Nick Minns MRSC.
Tuesday 19th July 2016 at 7:30pm
Hooke’s Island – the Isle of Wight in the 17th Century
Presented by Richard Smout – Island County Archivist.
Saturday 16th July 2016
Steve Parkes “The Gentleman Songster” 10:30am & 11:30am
Steve will entertain with his guitar and comic sings as part of Freshwater Live on his last day of working at the library. Please do come along to say goodbye and thank you to him for his eight years at Freshwater Library.
Weds 13th July 2016
7pm doors open for a 7:30pm start
FILM NIGHT – ‘YOUTH’
Youth is a 2015 Italian comedy drama, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Tickets £3 on the door. All proceeds to support FOFL.
Weds 1st June at 7:30 pm
A SPECIAL performance from the wonderful CHAIN FERRY GANG to aid FOFL’s fundraising. This will be quirky, fun and great entertainment. Please do join us for this folk music event. Tickets are by £3 donation on the door.
Saturday 21st May
11am – 1pm
There will be a community event in the Library Garden for families. ARC consulting will be hosting this FREE event to encourage children to discover wildlife. There will be bug hoovering, bug hunting and identification. From 11-1, and refreshments will be served by FOFL.
Friday 29th April 2016
7:45 pm – doors open 7:15
FILM – Suffragette
A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.
Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Wishaw.
Friday 8th April 2016
7:45 pm – doors open 7:15 pm
FILM – Brooklyn.
Freshwater Library film night in April is showing the recently released film BROOKLYN. Written by Nick Hornby and directed by John Crowley it is based on Colm Toibin’s bestselling novel. Brooklyn tells the story of a 1951 young woman’s immigration to New York. It received critical acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film festival and was nominated for three Academy Awards.
Seats limited so come early to grab a seat. Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start.
Wednesday 20th April 2016
QUIZ – LET’S GET QUIZZICAL
Come in teams of up to six or come alone and join up with other teams on the night. This is always a well supported and fun night.
£1:50 per person, and all the proceeds to FOFL.
Friday March 18th 2016
7pm – doors open 6:45pm
FILM – The Lady in the Van.
Based on Alan Bennett’s story and starring Dame Maggie Smith.
Tickets, available on the door, are £3 each. Come early to get your seat, we cannot reserve.
Friday February 26th 2016
BRAND NEW. FILM NIGHTS!
Using our fabulous new equipment procured through funding from Spectrum housing, Freshwater Parish, Yarmouth Parish and HWICF, we are thrilled to be offering the first of many FILM NIGHTS.
Seats are limited, so come early to reserve yours.
Friday 26th February at 7pm at the library.
THE MARTIAN – critically acclaimed and starring Matt Damon.
Wednesday 23rd March
MARK EARP – THE ISLE OF WIGHT AT WAR 1914 – 1918; The Home Front.
This should be both an extertaining and fascinating talk. Mark is an excellent speaker and you won’t be disappointed. Hope to see you there.
7pm – cost FOFL members £2, other £3 at the door.
Monday 15th February (half term)
JOHN CLARE WIND QUINTET
3pm – donations at the door to support the library.
A half term family concert for all, at which children are most welcome. Enjoy the music (including some film and TV favourites) and maybe even have a go at a wind instrument. This is a special performance of the Northamptonshire based wind quintet. Not to be missed.
Monday 19th October
THE FRESHWATER CIRCLE
7.00pm – 9.00pm at Freshwater Library
A talk by local bookseller and published author on the subject of The Freshwater Circle.
By Gail Downey Middleton of ‘Mrs Middleton’s Shop’, Freshwater.
Wednesday 28th October
10:30 – 11:45 am at Freshwater Library
Stories and activities for 4-8 year olds during half term.
Monday 16th November
FRIENDS OF FRESHWATER LIBRARY AGM
with SOUNDS OF WILD WEST WIGHT
7.00pm – 9.00pm at Freshwater Library
With British Library sound recordist Richard Beard. Richard will take you on a fascinating voyage as he shares the sounds of a variety of wild birds and animals in their natural West Wight habitat.
This meeting will be followed by the FOFL AGM.
Monday 14th December
FOFL Christmas Party with the Brighstone Barnacles
7.00 – 9.00pm at Freshwater Library
Come and join the Christmas party. Refreshments by FOFL