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Simply Cinema...

We've planned a range of children's activities for all ages across three days in the shop - a summer fest!

Our first ever Children's Bookish Festival from Wednesday 30th August to Friday 1st September!

Our headline event


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Day One:

Rescue Chair - Story and Creative Activities

Book Reviewing for Beginners


Day Two:

Writing Academy with author Saviour Pirotta


Day Three:

Book Artistry Workshop with book artist Alison Waters

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La La Land - Friday 25th August


Time: Doors open at 6.30pm for refreshments! Screening at 7.00pm


Venue: Centrepoint, Bramhall Methodist Church


Info: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an aspiring actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams – and finding each other – in a vibrant story of hope, dreams and love.


Tickets: £7.00