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Tansley Film opens its new season of nine films - all showing less than a year since their general release - with Philomena (12A).

This can be seen on Tuesday, September 2, in Tansley Village Hall, Church Street, Tansley.

This British biographical drama (running for 98 minutes) stars Judi Dench as Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan as former journalist Martin Sixsmith.

It tells the true story of Philomena’s search, ultimately with the help of Sixsmith, for her illegitimate son, secretly taken from her and sold for adoption when she lived 50 years before as a disgraced, unmarried mother in a Catholic abbey in Ireland, forced to work in its notoriously harsh laundry.

The film won widespread critical acclaim, the 2014 BAFTA for best adapted screenplay and nine awards at the Venice Film Festival in 2013. Tansley Film opens its cinema at 7 pm, serving optional refreshments, with the screening starting at 7.30 pm, always on the first Tuesday of the month. The warm and friendly cinema has comfortable upholstered seating, high definition projection and rich, clear surround-sound. Booking is strongly advised by phoning 01629 584243 or 07748 545287 or by email to book@tansleyfilm.org.uk. The full programme can be seen on Facebook and at www.tansleyfilm.org.uk

n Bring the family for a wild night out with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on Friday, September 5, exploring Lea Wood Nature Reserve for bats and moths.

The event runs from 7.30pm-10pm and costs £5 per person. Please note that numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Contact Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188 or visit www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Explore the wood by torchlight as night falls, and use bat detectors to see and hear some of the reserve’s bats.

Investigate what we’ve caught in our moth trap, and then enjoy a jacket potato fresh from the fire.