So first we set the scene...
To celebrate Tim Dudley's latest treading of the boards in The Accrington Pals, our window display focuses on the theatre.
So first we set the scene...
...but can you identify the plays? First, a protagonist who 'knows' what he's doing.
Second - what's this one? Perhaps you'll have to wait and see.
Thirdly, you'll need to think about a yellow bird.
And finally - three plays in one.
What's on the settee? And who does it belong to?
What's under the settee?
And what's on the curtain? Remember the last time Tim was on stage...
Completely stumped? Follow the link in the pictures for the answers.
A powerful piece of theatre set in the First World War is coming to the village at the end of May when Tideswell Community Players perform their Spring Production - and it includes Peak Volumes bookseller Tim Dudley.
The Accrington Pals, by Peter Whelan, is the true life story about men who went away to fight and the close-knit community they left behind.
On the eve of war the young men of Accrington hear the call to arms and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade. When they arrive in France, the brutal reality of the trenches is beyond anything they had imagined. Back home in the streets and back yards nothing can be the same again for mothers, wives, daughters and lovers.
The pals are both the women of Accrington and the young men who volunteered. Though set in Lancashire the tale is relevant to any community that sent its young men off to the war a hundred years ago. A sobering play with tragedy, it is also funny and moving. It commemorates the price a small community had to pay, but is in no way glorified.
Wed 28th May to Friday 30th May, 7:30pm St John the Baptist Church.
Tickets £8 and £6 (concessions) in Tideswell Post Office and Litton Stores from early May.
Bookings on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01298 871063.
Are you coming along to the Tideswell Food Festival on Saturday 3 May? Have a look in our window while you are here, and see if you can spot the link to food...
...it's penguins of course, because back in the 1970s Derek Nimmo urged us to p-p-pick up a Penguin.
We have done the same at Peak Volumes with a window devoted entirely to Penguin Books and their iconic covers.
Sp, if you are p-p-peckish, come in and p-p-pick up a penguin!
On Saturday 3rd May from 10am, Tideswell Village will be hosting its fourth annual Food Festival. Originally created in conjunction with the BBC programme Village SOS to showcase Tideswell village, it has gone from strength to strength, with last year’s festival attracting 5000 people.
This year the streets will again be lined with over 65 independent food related stalls, offering unique treats and gifts, whilst the whole village will be entertained by an array of music and street activity, creating a fabulous traditional village festival atmosphere.
Tideswell parish Church, the Cathedral of the Peak, will be also hosting various music events including the Tideswell Singers and the Tideswell band, whilst children and adults alike will find exciting activities to do in the Community Kitchen Garden. In addition Tideswell School of Food will be opening its doors to further entertain visitors with cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and tours of the building.
Suzanne Elvidge, part of the organising team and co-owner of the Peak Volumes bookshop in Tideswell states “We are really excited about this year's food festival, and are so pleased to see how it has grown over the four years. This year promises to be another glorious day out for all the family, with fabulous food, great entertainment and a wonderful atmosphere, all set in a beautiful part of the Peak District.”
The festival is unique in the fact it is run entirely by the village volunteers- even the car parks will be run by the local Scout and Cup groups, so visitors will truly be treated to a village food extravaganza.
Peak Volumes - a bookshop the way they used to be