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Cockermouth Children Explore West Cumbria’s Cultural Heritage

Children at Cockermouth’s All Saints Primary School have discovered that an internationally renowned 20th century artist whose work is in ...

Public Art Show by Cockermouth Teens

Talented young artists from Cockermouth School are showing their work in a special new exhibition, free to the public, to ...

Cockfrock returned to Kirkgate

On 14th and 15 May @ the Kirkgate Theatre, Cockermouth’s legendary shopping experience returned! Ticket price for Saturday included a ...

Cockermouth’s Heritage

Kirkgate’s Cockermouth Heritage Group is showcasing our local history in monthly illustrated talks at the Kirkgate Centre.  With stories of ...

Windows to Arts and Heritage!

The Kirkgate Centre has certainly came a long way over the years… Thanks to the dedication of the community and ...

Make the Journey!

This wonderful project encourages you to step out into nature as Dorothy Wordsworth would have herself over 200 years ago. ...

Crowdfunder campaign launched

Can you help us raise money for the Kirkgate Centre? During the pandemic much has been developing within the Kirkgate ...

New chair sought for Cockermouth charity

A lively Cockermouth charity with ambitious plans for the future is looking for a new chair to lead its Board ...

Windows On Kirkgate’s World

Cockermouth’s community and entertainment venue, the Kirkgate Centre, has raised £17,000 to replace 13 of its large ground floor windows. ...

New Faces At Cockermouth Charity

Two new Trustees and a Company Secretary have been appointed at a popular Cockermouth charity. David Thomas, a retired NHS ...

Dear Diary: School children follow Dorothy’s journey

A class of excited school children have followed Dorothy Wordsworth’s life’s journey from Cockermouth to Dove Cottage, Grasmere. On a ...

Cockermouth entertainment centre calls for more government support

A Cockermouth charity is calling on the government to provide more support to community arts and entertainment venues hit by ...

Letter Published In The Guardian, December 24 2021

Dear Editor, Dorothy Wordsworth’s rare achievement (Editorial, 19 December 2021) as the other great writer in the Wordsworth family and ...

Festive revels at Cockermouth’s Kirkgate

Cockermouth’s Kirkgate Centre is getting into the swing of Christmas with a string of mid-winter entertainments to carry the town ...

Dorothy Wordsworth to Light Up Cumbria’s Christmas

A specially commissioned artwork representing Dorothy Wordsworth is to be part of the town centre Christmas lights in Cockermouth, Cumbria. ...

New Leader at Cockermouth’s Kirkgate

Cockermouth’s entertainment and cultural hub, the Kirkgate, has appointed a new General Manager to take forward its revived programme of ...

Lottery Players Back Dorothy Wordsworth Celebrations

Cockermouth charity Kirkgate Arts and Heritage has won a major grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to support a ...

Kirkgate “Shines” The Spotlight on Cumbria’s Musical Talent

Cockermouth’s Kirkgate Centre is ready to ‘Shine’ the spotlight on the blossoming Cumbrian music scene as it prepares to re-open ...
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Friday Night is Pizza Night in Cockermouth’s Kirkgate Quarter

Two Cockermouth businesses are joining forces to cook up a new spin on Friday nights out on the town. From ...

Stars of Stage, Screen and Sport Set to Shine at Kirkgate

Stars of stage, screen and sport are set to shine a light on the entertainments scene in West Cumbria as ...