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Kings Award for Voluntary Service

We are delighted to announce that we are one of the seven Cumbrian organisations who have received The Kings Award for Voluntary Service this year.

“Every day, millions of people across the UK are making a difference by volunteering. Each year, outstanding examples of this work are celebrated through the King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS).

Created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and previously known as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the Award has been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups from all across the UK for many years.

Equivalent to an MBE, KAVS is the highest Award given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life.”

https://kavs.dcms.gov.uk/

You can see a full list of the organisations receiving this prestigious award here.

Our volunteers celebrating the news!

 

Kirkgate Arts and Heritage Cockermouth Venue Theatre Films Music The Kirkgate Centre is an entertainment and cultural venue at the heart of the lively community of Cockermouth, Cumbria.

We celebrate our local talent and heritage, and bring top quality professional entertainment to our town and many other communities across the area to the west of the Lake District National Park.

Whether you enjoy films on a big screen, live music, theatre, exhibitions, shows for children and families or community events, Kirkgate has something for everyone. Our quirky character makes us a special venue for weddings, parties, festivals and conferences.

Our mission:

“Creative talent is valued, developed, and supported with opportunities for all to actively engage with and enjoy the arts, our local heritage and community life”

Our values:

Commitment – Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to delivering our mission.

Inclusion – We aim to make art, heritage, and culture accessible to all our communities.

Sustainability – We aim to ensure that the organisation is secure for future generations from both financial and environmental perspective.

Nurturing – We aim to provide an environment that encourages growth, development of skills confidence and enjoyment for all.

WHAT’S ON

Friday night Pizza with Fermento

23rd February 2024 6:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

Friday night is film and a pizza night at Kirkgate! Our bar is open from 6pm, ready for you to relax with a drink and a tasty treat from our friends at Fermento. Simply order your pizza directly via the link below, and mention in the comments box that you are coming to the Kirkgate (don't forget to book your ...

Friday night Pizza with Fermento

23rd February 2024 6:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

Friday night is film and a pizza night at Kirkgate! Our bar is open from 6pm, ready for you to relax with a drink and a tasty treat from our friends at Fermento. Simply order your pizza directly via the link below, and mention in the comments box that you are coming to the Kirkgate (don't forget to book your ...

Fallen Leaves (12A)

23rd February 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a karaoke bar. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles – from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog. It’s romantic and sweet-natured, in a deadpan style that in no way undermines or ironises the emotions involved and with ...

From the Albert Hall to the Music Hall at Florence Arts Centre

23rd February 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Florence Mine Arts Centre

Category: Arts Out West

After a notable career with bands such as Ocean Colour Scene and Cosmotheka, Dan Sealey is taking his own show on the road. The show features music from all the bands he’s been involved with, the often hilarious stories he’s amassed along the way and new materiel from the album he is working on due for release early next year ...
Testimonials

I remember fondly our time at the Kirkgate a couple of years ago, the warm and intimate atmosphere and the friendly welcome.

Kiki Dee

 The Kirkgate is my ideal venue. Intimate and warm, staffed by passionate folks who really care about The Arts and about their local community. It has a beating heart, even more so due to the eager enthusiastic volunteers who help run it.

Snake Davis

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cockermouth and had a great evening at the Kirkgate, the venue and staff were fantastic. We look forward to returning sometime in the future.

Kevin Morris & Dr Feelgood