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Sat, 11 May


Cawley Hall

The Old Oak

The future for the last remaining pub, The Old Oak, in a village of Northeast England, where people are leaving the land as the mines are closed. Houses are cheap and available, thus making it an ideal location for Syrian refugees.

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The Old Oak
The Old Oak

Time & Location

11 May 2024, 19:30

Cawley Hall, Luston, Leominster HR6 0DS, UK

About The Event

THE OLD OAK is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing,  but it's also the only remaining public space where people can meet in a  once thriving mining community that has now fallen on hard times after  30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) the landlord hangs on  to The Old Oak by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even  more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of  Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any notice. In an  unlikely friendship TJ meets a curious young Syrian Yara [Ebla Mari]  with her camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to  understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their  fragilities and hopes.

Before the film starts we offer an optional supper at 6.15pm which must be pre-booked by the Thursday before (phone Geoffrey Crofts 07771 798712  or email, or leave a message).

Drinks are available at the bar from 6pm and again in the interval. There will also be delicious luxury ice-creams for sale.

If you plan to come for the film, pre-booking is not necessary. Just pay at the door!


  • Meal & Film

    Please select for the meal at 6.15pm followed by the film at 7.30pm.

    +£0.30 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Film Only

    This is for the film only, which starts at 7.30 pm

    +£0.13 service fee
    Sale ended



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