Based on the real life account of Saroo Brierley and adapted from his book ‘A Long Way Home’ Lion tells the story of how, as a 5 year old living in India, he was separated from his mother by accidentally boarding a decommissioned train.
The historic Gardens of Easton Lodge open with two Snowdrop Sundays on February 19 and 26. The Gardens have carpets of snowdrops under the trees and in the walled kitchen garden, and they also spring up all across the Gardens. Many of the common single and double blooms (Galanthus nivalis) were planted in Victorian times or before. Children have lots of room to run around and find this their favourite flower. Hot drinks, bacon rolls and soup will be available to warm up visitors and there will also be homemade cakes on sale.
Brian Cox plays an ageing and grumpy Shakespearian actor who develops a gentle friendship with his new Hungarian caregiver in this comedy drama. After he has alienated previous caregivers, his daughter forces a new companion on him, a Hungarian refugee. The comedy comes from their developing relationship. With Anna Chancellor, Coco Konig and Emilia Fox.
There is a horsey weekend at Audley End House on Saturday and Sunday September 3 and 4. Take a stroll in the grounds, with experts on hand to tell you everything you want to know about horses and side saddles.