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October 2018

 

Tuesday 2 October Film Show: 
On Sale Now
PHCL Film Show presents

 
The nation’s favourite play

 

The History Boys
Starring Richard Griffiths, James Corden, Dominic Cooper
Directed by Nicholas Hytner

UK  2006   107 minutes
 

Hailed as "superb" and "life-enhancing" when it first opened at the National Theatre in 2004, Alan Bennett’s The History Boys was voted the Britain’s favourite play in a national poll run in 2013.  The story is set in a school in the north of England in the mid-1980s where the Headmaster is desperately trying to send boys to Oxford and Cambridge, and follows what happens when a supply teacher is enlisted to help coach the brightest pupils into shape for the exams. The boys are torn between his cynical pragmatism and loyalty to their eccentric, poetry-spouting English master, Hector (Richard Griffiths).   As they prepare for admissions, their journey becomes a reflection on how education works and where it leads.   
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the original production made stars of many of the cast including James Corden, Russell Tovey, Sam Barnett and Dominic Cooper, and was later adapted into this hit film, which Hytner also directed and which we are delighted he is coming to introduce.

Introduced by Nicholas Hytner

Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm        £8.00, in cash, including a glass of wine.   Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door. 
 


 


 



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Tuesday 6 November Film Show
PHCL Film Show presents

Is Donald Trump . . .?

 
The Manchurian Candidate
Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh
Directed by John Frankenheimer

USA 1962   121 minutes

With a tub-thumping Right-Wing presidential candidate, a frighteningly ambitious politician’s wife and suggestions of electoral manipulation by sinister outside forces, John Frankenheimer’s classic American thriller has lost none of its potency since it was released at the time of the Cuban missile crisis.  

The film, which was withheld from distribution by star Frank Sinatra for almost a quarter century after President Kennedy's assassination, combines chilling suspense, perverse humour and vicious political satire. It centres upon Bennet Marco (Sinatra), who is haunted by nightmares about his platoon having been captured and brainwashed in Korea. His indecipherable dreams centre upon Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), a decorated war hero who appears to kill two of his unit in front of Russian and Korean officials.  Is Shaw less heroic and more insidious than he seems?  Is his power-mad mother part of a terrifying political conspiracy? So many questions,  so precious little time for Marco to answer them in this compelling morass of Cold War paranoia.
 

Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm        £8.00, in cash, including a glass of wine.   Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.


 


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Latest Books

This is our September book order; the October book committee meeting is yet to take place. 
 

Paperbacks

 

Julia Boyd - Travellers in the Third Reich

Chris Carter - Gallery of the Dead

Kimberley Chamberlain - Life of Crime

Cressida Connolly - After the Party

Clive Cussler - The Romanov Ransom

Claire Douglas - Do Not Disturb

Sue Grafton - Y for Yesterday

Jane Harris - Sugar Money

Julia Heaberlin - Paper Ghosts

Greer Hendricks& Sarah Pekkanen - The Wife Between Us

Rachel Hore - Last Letter Home

Andrew Michael Hurley - Devil’s Day

Jonas Jonasson - The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-Year-Old Man

Jo Nesbo - Macbeth

C.J.Tudor - The Chalk Man

Sarah Vaughan - Anatomy of a Scandal

 

Hardbacks

 

Kate Atkinson - Transcription

Pat Barker - The Silence of the Girls

Sebastian Faulks - Paris Echo

 

Children

 

Ben Brooks - Boys Who Dare

Ben Brooks - Girls Who Dare

Sophie McKenzie - Sister Missing

Patrick Ness - More than This

DON'T FORGET: WE HAVE A LARGE SELECTION OF YOUNG ADULT BOOKS IN THE ADULT LIBRARY. JUST ASK AT RECEPTION IF YOU NEED HELP FINDING THEM


 


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10:30-11:15 Rhyme Time. £2 Suggested Donation.
14:00-16:00 Neighbourhood Information Centre (drop in - free).
16:00-18:00 Homework Club
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19:00 - 20:00 Debtor's Anonymous. Drop-in

Tuesdays

9:00 - 12:30 Pilates: dynamic class 1 (9:00), dynamic class 2 (10:15) and gentle class (11:30). Contact Liza Cawthorn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07525 451 361
12:00 - 13:30 ESOL Course.


Wednesdays

16:00 - 18:00 Homework Help for the over 5s
18:30 - 20:30 Chess Club. Drop In


Thursdays


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Councillor's Surgery on first Saturday of every month

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Wednesday  12pm -  7pm
Friday           10am - 6pm
Saturday      10am - 3pm

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