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Oxen Park Cinema - 7pm

Director - Nadine Labaki

Capernaüm ('Chaos') tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the crime of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old 'adult' fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zain takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zain later gets jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom.

Please note this is a supper special with a meal at the Manor House before the film. Members £11, Non-Members £13.




Greenwood Trail

Accompanied Walk

Join the Rusland Horizons guided walk - 'Greenwood Trail 4: Oxen Park to Bethecar Moor'. Start and finish at Abbot Park Farm (Bandrake Head, LA12 8HW), with tea and scones to follow (for a modest fee).

There will be a choice of 2 guided routes, as shown on the leaflet guide and on the website: the short route (3hrs) and the medium route (4.5hrs).

Booking is essential. Not suitable for children under 6 or unaccompanied children under 16. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be under close control and on leads through enclosed farmland or near stock.

Please bring a picnic lunch and flask. Sturdy footwear and warm, waterpoof clothing is also essential as the terrain can be rough, muddy and it can be very exposed up on the moor.




The Favourite

Oxen Park Cinema- 7.30pm

Director - Yorgos Lanthimos

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Members £3, Non-Members £5.