Film director to appear at local cinema

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Buckingham’s independent cinema, The Film Place, has a special offering on Friday, when director Justin Chadwick introduces his latest film The First Grader.

Mr Chadwick, who lives locally, will also take part in a question-and-answer session after the screening.

The First Grader is the true story of an illiterate 84-year-old Kenyan man’s fight for an education. The screening is at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm.

At 4pm on Saturday, The Film Place is showing Mr Popper’s Penguins, a delight for adults and children alike..

Jim Carrey plays an urban property developer who inherits crates of penguins from his father, a long-lost adventurer.

On Wednesday, December 21, there will be a chance to see Jane Eyre at 8pm.


> Brackley Jubilee Choir will be performing Handel’s Messiah at 7.30pm on Saturday, at St Peter’s Church, Brackley, with guest soloists and the Cherwell Orchestra conducted by Stuart Hubble.

Tickets £10 from Bliss Fashion Boutique or WJ Franklin & Sons in High Street, Brackley, from choir members and on the door.

For more information, call 01280 703997.

> There’s a live jazz concert at midday on Sunday in the Ellington Room at the Walnut Tree Inn at Blisworth.

Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends will be playing at the Walnut Jazz Club Christmas Jazz Party, with award-winning Simon Spillett on tenor saxophone. Real ales and good food available. Admission £10 on the door. Visit