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Job Vacancies 2017

23 March 2017 / Jobs / Staff

We’re recruiting for the 2017 season.

Full Time Chef needed April – November 2017

Full Time General Assistant needed April – November 2017

We have a busy full year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team and other co-workers.

You don’t need to be a bit quackers to work here, but it might help!

Job Vacancies 2017

We’re recruiting for the 2017 season.


Full Time Chef needed April – November 2017

Full Time General Assistant needed April – November 2017

We have a busy full year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team and other co-workers.

Chef
Hours per week: 40

Competent and Experienced Chef required to support Thorney How in Grasmere Lake District for the 2017 season.
Be part of our small team, enthusiasm and a sense of humour essential. Our capacity is 42 overnight guests. We cater for individuals, groups and parties including full board if requested. The chef will take a lead role in developing the seasons menus and managing all aspects of the kitchen.

Thorney How is developing a kitchen garden and we want to increase the use of our produce in the menu so a willingness to help in the garden, collect eggs, talk to the sheep as well as serve at the bar and basically turn a hand to other tasks at less busy times would be ideal.

We are anything but boring and Thorney How is in a beautiful part of the world.

Accommodation: There may be shared accommodation available with this post.
Start date: March, as soon as possible.

Seasonal General Assistant
Hours per week: 40 FT or P/T hours to suit.

Experience not essential, but great if you have it. Duties include housekeeping, bar work and service, front of house and probably some gardening Must be computer literate, hardworking and good with cats and other animals.

Accommodation: There may be shared accommodation available with this post for FT employees only.
Start date: March, as soon as possible.

Job Descriptions

Chef Job Description 2017

General Assistant Job Desription 2017

Thorney How
A busy rural accommodation provider with bar and catering facilities in South Lakeland with up to 42 beds in 11 rooms. We offer guest house B&B and bunkhouse type accommodation, food and drink for events, parties, celebrations as well as for individual travellers, walkers and groups. We need an enthusiastic energetic team players with the ability to perform consistently well with a cheerful approach. All staff may at some time be required to undertake general duties including front of house, service, cleaning, some basic catering and bar work.

Situated off the beaten track directly on the Coast to Coast pathway and under Helm Crag in Grasmere. Thorney How is a listed building sitting in 2.25 acres of grounds, so you may even find yourself working in the garden. Must like cats, and of course people, we also have hens, ducks and sheep! It is useful to have an interest in the outdoors and to have a good sense of humour.

These position may be extended for up to a further year.

To apply:

Please send a letter of application stating relevant experience and your interest in working at Thorney How. We recommend that you read our website before making an application. It is essential that you communicate to us your your plans if being based locally, or are looking for shared accommodation. We can only provide accommodation for a couple or two friends sharing.

Please include at least two relevant and recent references and send to Carolyn Nuttall carolyn@thorneyhow.co.uk

Those that meet the above criteria will be asked to attend an interview.


Grasmere Movie Nights - Feb / March

24 February 2017 / Events / Arts / Film

An overview of upcoming movies over the next 6 weeks.

Our film screenings are typically on Saturday nights starting at 8.30pm.

Food is also available from 6.30pm onwards.

Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

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Films in February

Saturday 18th February

The Beatles Film Poster

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (2016)

Unrated | 2h 17min| Documentary, Music

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2.50

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

Summary

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles’ 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

You can find our more here on our Grasmere Movie Nights page

Saturday 25th February

Star Trek Beyond Film Poster

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 2h 2min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2.50

Director: Justin Lin

Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban

Summary

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

You can find our more here on our Grasmere Movie Nights page

Films in March

Saturday 4th March

Limitless - Movie Poster

Limitless (2011)

PG-13 | 1h 45min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2.50

Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish

Summary

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

You can find our more here on our Grasmere Movie Nights page

Saturday 11th March

No film this week.

Saturday 18th March

Jason Bourne - Movie Poster

Jason Bourne (2016)

PG-13 | 2h 3min | Action, Thriller

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2.50

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander

Summary

The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

You can find our more here on our Grasmere Movie Nights page

Saturday 25th March

Risen - Film Poster

Risen (2016)

PG-13 | 1h 47min | Action, Adventure, Drama

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2.50

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth

Summary

In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of an executed Jew rumored to have risen from the dead.

You can find our more here on our Grasmere Movie Nights page

Coming soon in April

We hope to have some of the following films to screen in April.

The Man Who Knew Infinity
The Legend of Tarzan
Swallows & Amazons
Captain Fantastic
Ghostbusters
Girl on a Train
Magnificent 7
Mrs Peregrines Spectacular Children

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Updated Job Vacancy 2017

21 February 2017 / Jobs / Staff

We’re recruiting for the 2017 season.

Full Time or Part Time General Assistant required flexible hours to suit.

Outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic person required working in housekeeping, restaurant, front of house and other general duties.
£8.50 Per hour

This is a temporary live out post only with the potential to be permanent.

We have a busy full year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team and other co-workers.

Thorney How Bar

Seasonal General Assistant
Hours per week: 40 FT or P/T hours to suit.

Experience not essential, but great if you have it. Duties include housekeeping, bar work and service, front of house and probably some gardening. Must be computer literate, hardworking and good with cats and other animals.

Accommodation: This is a live out position only.

JOB DESCRIPTION

General Assistant Job Description 2017

Thorney How
A busy rural accommodation provider with bar and catering facilities in South Lakeland with up to 42 beds in 11 rooms. We offer guest house B&B and bunkhouse type accommodation, food and drink for events, parties, celebrations as well as for individual travellers, walkers and groups. We need an enthusiastic energetic team players with the ability to perform consistently well with a cheerful approach. All staff may at some time be required to undertake general duties including front of house, service, cleaning, some basic catering and bar work.

Situated off the beaten track directly on the Coast to Coast pathway and under Helm Crag in Grasmere. Thorney How is a listed building sitting in 2.25 acres of grounds, so you may even find yourself working in the garden. Must like cats, and of course people, we also have hens, ducks and sheep! It is useful to have an interest in the outdoors and to have a good sense of humour.

This position may be extended as a permanent post.

To apply:

Please send a letter of application stating relevant experience and your interest in working at Thorney How. We recommend that you read our website before making an application. It is essential that you communicate to us your plans for being based locally if you are not a local resident. We are unable to find suitable accommodation on your behalf.

Please include at least two relevant and recent references and send to Carolyn Nuttall carolyn@thorneyhow.co.uk

Those that meet the above criteria may be asked to attend an interview.


Eye in the Sky - this week's film

10 November 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 12th November at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Eye in the Sky - film poster

Eye in the Sky (2015) R | 1h 42min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Gavin Hood

Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman |

Drama, Thriller, War

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

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Storyline

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Guardian Review – 4 stars

A morality tale of modern warfare – Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman star in Gavin Hood’s tense thriller exploring the ethics of drone strikes.

RottenTomatoes Review – 95%

Critics Consensus: As taut as it is timely, Eye in the Sky offers a powerfully acted — and unusually cerebral — spin on the modern wartime political thriller.

Film starts 8.45pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – Eye in the Sky (2015)-IMDB


X-Men Apocalypse - this week's film

2 November 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 5th November at 8.30pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

X-men: Apocalypse - film poster

X-men: Apocalypse (2016) 12A | 2h 24min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Bryan Singer

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After the re-emergence of the world’s first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

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Storyline

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a God. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

Independent Review – 4 stars

X-Men Apocalypse is a mind-bending trip of a movie, one likely both to exhilarate spectators and to leave many either with severe feelings of sensory overload or scratching their heads.

RottenTomatoes Review – 48%

Critics Consensus: Overloaded action and a cliched villain take the focus away from otherwise strong performers and resonant themes, making X-Men: Apocalypse a middling chapter of the venerable superhero franchise.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) -IDMB


Interstellar - this week's film

21 October 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 22nd October at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Interstellar - Film Poster

interstellar (2014) PG-13 | 2h 49min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Directors: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.

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Storyline

Earth’s future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind’s survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life.

Guardian Review – 4 stars

Interstellar review – if it’s spectacle you want, this delivers. Despite a plot full of holes of various kinds, Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic remains enthralling and amazing

RottenTomatoes Review – 71%

Critics Consensus: Interstellar represents more of the thrilling, thought-provoking, and visually resplendent filmmaking moviegoers have come to expect from writer-director Christopher Nolan, even if its intellectual reach somewhat exceeds its grasp.

Film starts 8.45pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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Captain America - Civil War - this week's film

14 October 2016 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 15th October at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Captain America - Civil War - film poster.

Captain America: Civil War (2016) PG-13 | 2h 27min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

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Storyline

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero’s actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

Guardian Review – 4 stars

Captain America: Civil War review – an aspartame rush.

Entertaining mayhem ensues when some of the Avengers reject government oversight following a botched operation

RottenTomatoes Review – 90%

Critics Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.

Film starts 8.45pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – Captain America: Civil War (2016) -IDMB


Bridge of Spies - This week's film

7 October 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 8th October at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Bridge of Spies - Movie Poster

Bridge of Spies (2015) PG-13 | 2h 22min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

Drama, History, Thriller

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

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Storyline

In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Guardian Review – 5 stars

Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance red hot in Steven Spielberg’s magnificent cold war thriller. The tense negotiations over the recovery of U2 pilot Gary Powers in 1960s Berlin are the real-life backdrop to this wonderfully uncynical thriller scripted by the Coen brothers

RottenTomatoes Review – 91%

Critics Consensus: Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood’s classic Cold War espionage thriller formula, thanks to reliably outstanding work from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Film starts 8.45pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – Bridge of Spies (2015) -IDMB


Listening - This Week's Film

30 September 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 1st October at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Listening (2014) 15 | 1h 40min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Khalil Sullins

Starring: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of genius-but-broke grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free-will itself.

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Listening - Movie Poster

The Hollywood Reporter Review

Director/screenwriter Khalil Sullins makes an auspicious feature debut with his audacious sci-fi thriller that’s as engrossing as it is thought-provoking.

Geek Tyrant Review

It feels like the Sullins is working at the very ends of his budget, yet still manages to create a stylish sci-fi flick. I’m really interested to see what he might be able to to do with a larger budget. If you’ve enjoyed movies like I Origins and Primer, check out Listening.

Film starts 8.45pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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Wild (2014) - This Week's Film

22 September 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 24th September at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Wild (2014) R | 1h 55min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann

Adventure, Biography, Drama

A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy

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Wild - film poster

Storyline

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.

90% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Powerfully moving and emotionally resonant, Wild finds director Jean-Marc Vallée and star Reese Witherspoon working at the peak of their respective powers.

Guardian Review

4 / 5 stars

A two-hour hallucinatory montage – Reese Witherspoon shines in Jean-Marc Vallée’s lean, energetic adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir.

Film starts 8.45pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – Wild (2014) -IDMB