Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle June 2022

Welcome to #Kirkgate’s June newsletter. This month we’re focusing on some of the other ways we have fun, and what we’re proud of, when we’re not showing films or hopping at gigs in our theatre. #Kirkgate is a lot more than just an entertainment venue. The Centre is a key part of what makes our area tick. We’re also Kirkgate …

Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle May 2022

Welcome to #Kirkgate’s May newsletter. ‘Ne’er cast a clout ‘til May is out’ as they say, meaning ‘it won’t be warm enough to do without your vest until the May blossom (hawthorn) is in bloom’. You must have seen the drifts of white in the hedges, so with that in mind, we’re focusing on next weekend’s Cockfrock sale where you …

Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle April 2022

Welcome to #Kirkgate’s April newsletter. With the longer days and warming air we hope to entice more of you out to some of our exciting offerings this month! And to encourage you to mark the change in season and stretch those limbs after hibernating, we’re featuring our twice-weekly Pilates class in this month’s KQC. We also hear from one of …

Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle March 2022

Welcome to #Kirkgate’s March newsletter. Top news this month – our new look, box fresh, slimline tonic, low cal snack treat, easy peeler website has just gone live, so take a look! www.kirkgateartsandheritage.org.uk  The website is a mixed bag, selection box, one-stop shop for wandering through the department store that is Kirkgate online – so double-dig into the spring Kirkgate …

Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle February 2022

Welcome to #Kirkgate’s February newsletter. We’re excited to let you know that we’re having a lot of shiny new windows installed at the Kirkgate Centre! Windows on our quirky Kirkgate world The 13 specially made windows will grace the ground floor Egremont Room – the shape-shifting community space that works its socks off as a café/bar/exhibition hall/private party venue/business meeting …

Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle January 2022

A very Happy New Year to you from the #Kirkgate team. After the carols and Christmas songs, Auld Lang Syne and the Vienna New Year Concert, we want to keep the tempo up with a tuneful and KEEP MUSIC LIVE start to the year. We feature Cockermouth music legend Billy Bowman; we launch our new jazz evenings; and we put …

Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle December 2021

Welcome to #Kirkgate’s December newsletter. Cockermouth’s town centre Christmas lights are now adding a sparkling dazzle to the long nights of the festive season as the winter solstice approaches. Our amazing illuminated ‘Portrait of Dorothy Wordsworth’, by Cumbrian artists Chris and Jennie Dennett, is a fascinating addition. She stands on the Main Street central reservation, not far from Wordsworth House …

Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle November 2021

Welcome to #Kirkgate’s November newsletter. Here in Cockermouth we had a difficult few days with record amounts of rain at Honister and across the area leading to the Cocker in particular rising dangerously. Fortunately the flood defences held but a few very vulnerable properties, including our near neighbour The Honest Lawyer restaurant on the Cocker bridge, were inundated. The Town …

Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle October 2021

Welcome to #Kirkgate’s October newsletter. We’ve got a busy set of offerings all the way to Christmas, a new website is soon to be launched, and our AGM is in November when we’ll be setting out some exciting ambitions for the future Live music hits its stride Coming up, there are some thrilling, foot-stomping, internationally big-time acts on the Kirkgate …

Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle September 2021

Welcome to September! Schools are back and the equinox’s special half day/half night magic fast approaches. And then – the joys of darkening, starry nights with bright lights through to Christmas at the Kirkgate and Arts Out West venues across West Cumbria. https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/what-when-autumnal-equinox You can see What’s On on our website now with shows closer to Christmas being added soon. …