We’re ticking off more of our planned improvements and repairs at the Kirkgate.
The latest has been tackling the fire escape. It’s looking very smart now, having been shot-blasted, painted and refurbished. It looks like it will last into the next century! Fire Escape 2.0 will get its debut when the next practice fire evacuation happens.
We’re excited to be taking delivery next month of new chairs for the Egremont Room, with new floor covering finishing off the look. New windows in the auditorium to match those installed on the ground floor last year won’t be far behind.
Our thanks go to all the generous donors and grant-makers who are helping us with these upgrades. If you would like to make a contribution, large or small, to the ongoing work, please make a donation through our website at https://thekirkgate.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/products/donation or contact Emma Heys, the General Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeper of the Costumes – after all the fancy titles we heard about during the Coronation, we came up with this one for a special new volunteer vacancy. This is perfect for anyone interested in fabrics, dress-making, or historical costumes. Kirkgate has a store of garments that were collected or created for the regular Georgian Fair that used to be held in Cockermouth. These are available for hire and now the current custodian (Win Cornwall – thanks for everything!) is moving on so we are looking for someone, or a team, to take over. To find out what’s involved please get in touch with General Manager Emma on the email address below.
Reviewers – the local press rarely does reviews now, but reviews can be a great way to get a flavour of all the films, music and theatre that are put on at venues like the Kirkgate and Arts Out West halls. The Kirkgate Quarter Chronicle has been a huge success, with nearly 4,000 subscribers now, and we’d like to start including reviews as well as encouraging more postings on Trip Advisor and social media, so if you’d be interested in writing for us, please contact Emma.
Become a heritage volunteer
You can get involved in Kirkgate’s Heritage Group any time. The heritage volunteers meet regularly to look after the local history collection, deal with inquiries, conduct research, prepare publications and plan public events such as exhibitions, workshops and talks. Contact them on email@example.com
Our Friends group is an important support to Kirkgate. Ticket exchange is only one of the benefits of being a Kirkgate Friend. Most important is the knowledge that you are helping keep a vital community organisation going.
All volunteers automatically receive free membership of the Friends organisation.
Find out more and join here: https://thekirkgate.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/products/benefit https://www.kirkgatearts.org.uk/become-a-friend/