Events

Events at, or near, The Royal Oak

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

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema

PETERLOO

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.

See Cinema.Meavy for more details and trailer.

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

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema

THE FAVOURITE

Meavy Parish Hall

PeterlooFriday 7th June, 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,      Runtime: 119 min.

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.

The ferocious female antagonists have no other option but to wage a silent war for the attention of the sad empress; nevertheless, what will it take to become Queen Anne’s favourite?

See Cinema.Meavy for more details and trailer.