Past Events

This section presents a selection of our past events to give a flavour of the type of entertainment we have had in the past.  In addition to the visits from entertainers and musicians we hold an annual Village Quiz and other ad hoc events such as Race Nights.


Tuesday 18th June 2019  –  Untouchable (15)'Untouchable' (2011) directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric ...

The epitome of feel-good drama and one of the most successful French films ever made. A real-life billionaire businessman was left paralysed from the neck down after a paragliding accident and advertised for a live-in carer. A young Senagalese immigrant offender with a carefree attitiude was not what he had in mind; but was exactly what he needed!

Tuesday 16th July 2019  –  Loving (12)Loving

In 1958 Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in their home state of Virginia because mixed-race marriage was illegal. The Civil Rights movement was in its infancy and it took ten years fighting and exile to overturn the law. This is the most beautifully crafted and understated film about social injustice you are ever likely to witness.




Our Annual Summer Fete took place on the 22nd June – Follow the link below for a full financial statement – Statement of Account – Summer Fete 2019


Tuesday, 21st May , 2019 – Film is a United Kingdom (12A)A United Kingdom

This fascinating biopic follows the real story of Seretse Khama, the former African royal, who controversially married an Englishwoman, Ruth Williams. He later led his nation to independence in 1966 as the first president of Botswana, despite the deliberate obstacles created by the Foreign Office.




22nd April, 2019          Childrens’ Easter Egg Hunt    


3rd April, 2019 –  Visit to Winkburn Hall

A group of local residents enjoyed a guided tour of Winkburn Hall and of the Church.  Mr and Mrs Craven-Smith-Milnes explained how they had purchased the hall, the sorry state of repair it had been in and the renovations they had carried out.


30th March, 2019 – Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood in Concert

Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood in Concert

Kit Holmes’ trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring with John Etheridge and John Renbourn. Both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw have featured her on their BBC shows, and her recent concerts include: the Anne Frank Awards at the BBC, Paul McCartney’s LIPA, a performance for Bill Bryson and a headline show at the International Guitar Festival.

Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance of hook laden guitar work straddling the borders between folk and blues and pop, with gorgeous and poignant lyrical songs, absolutely delightful instrumentals and an incredible sense of fun.

‘Kit Holmes is that welcome curiosity, a young composer and singer-songwriter with all the makings of a new British guitar heroine and a style that skips cheerfully across boundaries. She mostly plays acoustic guitar but she’s certainly no folk singer; her songs are far too pop-influenced. But then she’s certainly not a pop artist either, hence her ability to suddenly switch to instrumental pieces that echo anything from folk baroque to flamenco and jazz – after all, she has toured extensively with John Etheridge. Impressive.’ The Guardian

‘Blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility… full of warmth… an absolute delight.’ The Observer
★★★★ ‘Impossible to pigeonhole… Kit’s immense talent and joie de vivre, emanates from everything she does.’ R2 Magazine


Tuesday 16th April 2019  –  Where to Invade Next (15)Where to Invade Next

US documentary maker Michael Moore attacks American social policy by “invading” countries across three continents and taking back to the US policies that are proven to work well elsewhere. Sadly there is nothing left worth taking any more from the UK; but it’s a really funny take on all he discovers.



Film – Tuesday 19th March 2019 –  Churchill (PG)Churchill

Despite the recent hype of the “Darkest Hour”, this is a more satisfactory film as tensions mount in the 48 hours preceding D-Day. The now beleaguered Prime Minister Winston Churchill must prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army. As he clashes with the Americans and his generals he wrestles with his inner demons in order to navigate the Allies to victory.Fl


Film – Tuesday 19th February 2019  –  Three Colours Blue (15)  

Another sublime 5 star film from the Krzysztof Kieslowski trilogy.  Juliette Binoche gives an intense and sensitive performance as the survivor of a car crash that killed her family. Despite her pain she cannot give up on life. The cinematography and score are inspired.



Village Ventures and Little Earthquake Theatre present:

I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost – For adults and older children(8+).  See our DRAMA page for full details.

A rural touring event arranged through Live & Local

Dates & Times
Thu 15 Nov 2018 / 7.30pm


Click below to see the full programme of our WW1 Commemoration Night which was held on the 20th October.

Sing Songs Of The First World War

And Remember Those Affected

 With Charlies Ant Ceilidh Band

See the full programme HERE: WW1 Programme. Maplebeck.


Tuesday 15th January 2019  –   The Florida Project (15)

This is a sublime blast of modern life. Precocious six-year old Moonee is spending her summer with a rag-tag group of friends outside the candy-floss coloured motel where she lives with her young mother, Halley. Whilst Moonee makes the most of her childhood, Halley strives to make ends meet.  Starring Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite and Willem Dafoe.

November 27th 2018  –  Far from the Madding Crowd (12)

This 2015 romantic and spirited adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel set in 1870’s Dorset remains a gripping tale and the cast is wonderful (Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen).

October 23rd 2018  –   SUFFRAGETTE (12) 

Just 100 years from some women finally winning the vote in the UK, writer Abi Morgan and an all-star cast (Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie duff, Brendan Gleeson) provide real women’s stories in this ispiring and unforgettable film about this disgraceful chapter of history. Tickets: £5 on the door.

FILM;  Tuesday, September 25th 2018     –   TELL NO ONE (15)

Tell No One (French: Ne le dis à personneTell No Oneis a 2006 French thriller film directed by
Guillaume Canet and based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben. Written by Canet
and Philippe Lefebvre and starring
François Cluzet, the film won four categories
at the 2007 César Awards in France:
Best Director (Guillaume Canet),
Best Actor (François Cluzet),
Best Editing and Best Music Written for a Film.


Children’s Events in Maplebeck 2017

Howden Jones, 11th March, 2017

Kick ‘n’ Rush

Come Up and See My Etchings, 14th September

Wind in the Willows

Thankful Villages PosterThankful Village Articles

Old Mother Hubbard

Annual Village Fete

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

Gardening Talk by Michael Fish of Radio Nottingham

Jazz Night