The Venues

Lowdham Village Hall

Most concerts in Lowdham Village Hall are held on a Friday or Saturday evening, and the usual start time is 8.00 pm. We hold monthly concerts in the period from September to March plus one or two that are linked to the Lowdham Book Festival in June and an occasional ‘special’. For most events the Hall is set out in cabaret style and the capacity in this format is 180-200, slightly reduced if we use the extended stage to accommodate larger bands. Except when advised, the audience is invited to bring their own refreshments – alcoholic or otherwise. Complimentary hot drinks are available both before the concert and during the interval.

A seating plan is drawn up a day or two before each concert to enable friends to sit together, even if tickets have been purchased at different times. In principle, seating is allocated on the basis of the earlier the booking, the nearer to the front you will be. But we can – and have in the past – accommodate requests to sit nearer the back!

Lowdham Village Hall

The Old Ship Inn

The Old Ship Inn is the venue for all of the ‘Wow! Warthogs on Wednesdays’ events. The Old Ship is directly opposite the Village Hall on Main Street, Lowdham. We occupy the restaurant area and all concerts start at 8pm. Seating is unreserved and there may be some standing in the event of a full house.

The Old Ship Inn

St Mary’s Church

We are very fortunate in being able to use St. Mary’s Church for a small number of our concerts. The church is situated just off the road to Lambley, close to the World’s End Inn. Seating is, understandably, unreserved for these concerts.

St Mary's Church

Directions

Finding the Village Hall/Old Ship

From Nottingham (A612)
On reaching the roundabout at Lowdham, continue straight ahead for about 50 yards. Turn left immediately before the Magna Charta pub, into Main Street. The Village Hall is on the left-hand side, directly opposite the Old Ship Inn.

From Southwell (A612)
Turn right into Main Street, immediately after passing the Magna Charta pub. The Village Hall is on the left-hand side, directly opposite the Old Ship Inn.

From Bingham (A6097)
On reaching the roundabout at Lowdham, turn right. After about 50 yards, turn left immediately before the Magna Charta pub, into Main Street. The Village Hall is on the left-hand side, directly opposite the Old Ship Inn.

From Oxton (A6097)
On reaching the roundabout at Lowdham, turn left. After about 50 yards, turn left immediately before the Magna Charta pub, into Main Street. The Village Hall is on the left-hand side, directly opposite the Old Ship Inn.

Access

  • Village Hall parking for approximately 60 cars.
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Toilets for wheelchair users
  • Assistance dogs welcome