Events

Events at, or near, The Royal Oak

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall

Tuesday 17th March, 7:30pm

“The Black Death on Dartmoor”

– a talk by Dr. David Stone

(+AGM & raffle)

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema

THE GOOD LIAR

Meavy Parish Hall

The Good LiarFriday 3rd April, 8:00pm

Licensed Bar

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

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

No admission for children under 15.

Certificate:  15,   Run time: 109mins

Roy Courtnay is an aging British con artist who, along with his business partner Vincent, manipulates people into giving him access to their finances through a string of deception and false identities. In 2009, his latest target is Betty McLeish, a former history professor at Oxford who lost her husband a year ago and has savings in excess of £2 million.

The Good Liar is a 2019 crime thriller film directed and produced by Bill Condon and written by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Searle. It stars Ian McKellen as a career con artist who meets a wealthy widow (Helen Mirren) online, and then discovers that his plan to steal her fortune has unexpected roadblocks.

See Cinema.Meavy to view the trailer.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall

Tuesday 21st April, 7:30pm

“Haytor Granite” (history of the industry and the people who ran it)

– a talk by Stuart Drabble

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema

MRS LOWRY & SON

Meavy Parish Hall

Mrs Lowry & SonFriday 1st 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:  PG,   Run time: 91mins

A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.

Mrs Lowry & Son is a biographical drama film set in Pendlebury Greater Manchester, chronicling the life of the renowned artist L. S. Lowry.

Beloved British artist L. S. Lowry lived with his overbearing mother, Elizabeth, until her death in 1939. Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at her disappointment in him.

It was directed by Adrian Noble from a screenplay written by Martyn Hesford who also wrote the original play, and considers the relationship between Lowry and his mother Elizabeth, who has reservations over her son’s career in painting. It stars Timothy Spall in the title role with Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Lord, David Schaal and Wendy Morgan in supporting roles.

See Cinema.Meavy to view the trailer.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall

Tuesday 19th May, 7:30pm

“The History and Art of the Catacombs of Rome” (origins, traditions and unusual habits)

– a talk by Dr. Geri Parlby

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Oak Fair 2020

Meavy Village Green

Saturday 20th June, from 2pm

See Meavy Oak Fair for details.