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Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall
Tuesday 19th February, 7:30pm

“Morwellham: Tavistock's Port” 

- a talk by Rick Stewart

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Cinema.MeavyAMERICAN MADE

Meavy Parish Hall
American MadeFriday 1st March, 8:00pm
Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

No admission to children under 15. 

Certificate:  15,   Run time:  115mins

 

In 1978, the skilled and ambitious TWA pilot Barry Seal smuggles Cuban cigars to increase his income. Out of the blue, he is contacted by the CIA agent Monty Schafer, who asks him to work for the CIA photographing facilities over Central America using a state-of-art small plane.

Soon Barry contacts General Noriega as a courier for the CIA and is contacted by the Medellin Cartel that wants him to transport drugs to the USA. Then Schafer asks Barry to carry weapons for the Contras in Nicaragua. Barry invites pilots that are his friends and plots routes to smuggle drugs for the cartel.

The CIA closes eyes to the scheme and Barry becomes richer and richer. He uses the Arkansas town Mena to launder his money. But the DEA and the FBI are tracking him down. When the CIA shuts down the scheme, Barry is left alone and arrested by the agencies.

What will happen to him and his family?

See Cinema.Meavy for more details and trailer.

Humble BoyHumble Boy

Tavonians Theatre Company

Meavy Parish Hall
Friday 15th March, 7:30pm

Tickets £10 online or from the Royal Oak

 

Humble Boy is an award-winning comedy by Charlotte Jones.

She takes some inspiration from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and among her other influences can be seen Alan Ayckbourn, particularly in a hugely funny lunch scene.

 

The story is based around Felix (Tim Sutton), a research fellow in theoretical astrophysics, who returns to his Cotswold family home after his father’s death. The irony is that, while the unhappy Felix’s personal life is fragmenting in front of our eyes, he is seeking a supersymmetry that is to be the theory of everything.

Felix’s mother, Flora (Tessa Skola), fails to understand her son and her dark glasses conceal both her anger and the bruises of her recent nose job. Her lover and now her suitor George Pye (Frank Woodcock ) is anxious to marry her. George’s daughter Rosie (Jeni Boardman ) once loved Felix and was abandoned by him for the greater cause of science. Jim (Mike Rendle) a gardener, and Mercy (Ali Fife Cook) a rather sad busybody neighbour, weave in and out of the action bringing extra dimensions to the turmoil of relationships.

TavoniansScience is only one of many threads running through the fabric of this play about families, gardening, beekeeping, and the value of words. Above all the play sets out to entertain and make you laugh as much as it wants you to think and to feel.

Humble Boy won the Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award following its premiere at the National Theatre. Reviews of it include ‘Very very funny... this is a seriously wonderful play.’ Sunday Times, and ‘Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching... I can’t recommend this lovely play too highly.’ Daily Telegraph.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall
Tuesday 19th March, 7:30pm

“Life on Dartmoor in WW1” 

- a talk by Peter Mason 

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Oliver WheeldonOliver Wheeldon

Meavy Parish Hall
Friday 22nd March, 7:30pm

Tickets £8 - Available at the Royal Oak or online at wegottickets.com

Dartmoor based multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter. 

For the last decade Oliver has dedicated his musicianship towards shedding light on the rural lives of those living in the county he grew up in, Devon. He joined up with Wiltshire musician Barney Kenny to create the westcountry folk duo Tamar and released 2 albums “A Long Way From Home” and “A Letter From The West”. Oliver is now pursuing a solo avenue with his soon to be released debut solo album “The Village” which is a concept album based entirely on Westcountry villages. He will be performing songs from both the new album and his previous albums with Tamar. Expect a night of musical story telling, conveyed through both emotive lyrics and a passionate performance from someone who so clearly cares about his his home and the stories of people who live there.

Cinema.MeavyBOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Meavy Parish Hall
Bohemian 
			RhapsodyFriday 12th April, 8:00pm

(Please note the change of date:
not Saturday 6th April as previously advertised)

Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

Children under 12, admission £2, must be with an adult.

Certificate:  12A,   Run time:  124mins

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid.

While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall
Tuesday 16th April, 7:30pm

“The History of the Plymouth Naval Dockyard” 

- a talk by Commander Crichton

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Cinema.MeavyPETERLOO

Meavy Parish Hall
PeterlooFriday 3rd May, 8:00pm
Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

Children under 12, admission £2, must be with an adult.

Certificate:  12A,   Run time:  154mins

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history.

The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression.

The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall
Tuesday 21st May, 7:30pm

“Flying to the end of the runway: the history of Plymouth's airports and air services ” 

- a talk by Clive Charlton

Yelverton & District Local History Society