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Walsingham News

Road Closure Warning

Please note that Guild Street (from the junction with Knight Street) will be closed for 50m in a westerly direction between 6 and 10 October 2014 in order to remove a dis-used electrical service to the old road signs. Diversions will be in place.

Walsingham Picture Palace new Season begins with CALVARY

Our first film of the new season will be CALVARY on Tuesday 23rd September.

Our films this season are from a programme supported by the British Film Institute called BFI Neighbourhood Cinema, brought to us through our local arts organisation Creative Arts East, who in turn support all the Village Screens throughout the East Anglian counties.

Tuesday 23rd September at 7.30pm 

CALVARY Comedy/drama (15) 2014 100 mins

CALVARY’s Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral – and often comic – problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. (c) Fox Searchlight

Father James is a good man intent on making the world a better place, but he is continually shocked and saddened by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town in County Sligo. During confession a parishioner threatens that he will kill Lavelle the next Sunday, and as the week progresses the forces of darkness begin to close in around him.

A rich, captivating, character drama with soulful performances and hailed as a ‘delicious whodunnit’ by The Guardian. The film is considered an important achievement for Irish cinema and sees a second successful collaboration between director John Michael McDonagh and lead actor Gleeson (their first was 2011’s The Guard). Strong cast, including Gleeson, Reilly and Chris O’Dowd. A truly memorable new film which generates great atmosphere and will have audiences on the edge of their seats.

‘…hats off to Gleeson, for a career-best – an authentic, heart-and-soul performance’ ‘…a wickedly funny black comedy’ Time Out

‘destined for classic status, just may be the best Irish film ever made’ Total Film

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Champion needed for Vodafone project

Are you the person to be the Champion to improve mobile phone coverage in Walsingham?

Vodaphone is seeking 100 rural areas in which to install small boxes to improve mobile coverage using broadband. There are certain criteria which need to be met including support from the local Parish Council and MP (which are in place), a broadband connection of at least 4 Mbps in a number of locations, householders willing to host the small booster boxes and a Champion to devote a few hours to the application and act as the key contact. For more information visit the website www.vodafone.co.uk/rural  and / or contact the Parish Clerk  walsinghampc@googlemail.com.


Walsingham Picture Palace in August: The Grand Budapest Hotel

grand_budapest_hotel_poster2_largeTuesday 26th August at 7.30pm


THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

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Open air garden theatre at Walsingham Abbey, Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing







We welcome back Chapterhouse Theatre Company, returning to perform ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in the Abbey Grounds on Thursday 21st August at 7pm

“Magical theatre in magical surroundings”

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St Seraphim’s Newsletter Summer 2014

Please click on the following link to see the Summer Newsletter for St Seraphim’s: St Seraphims Newsletter No 7 Summer 2014


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