Press Release: An “Absolutely Fabulous” Pink October line-up at Kirkgate


Immediate: October 3, 2023

An ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Pink October line-up at Kirkgate

How much pink can one town take? Cockermouth’s entertainment venue the Kirkgate Centre has a run of absolutely fabulous girlie fashion, glamour and fun events lined up from Saturday, 7 October.

Cockermouth’s legendary pre-loved fashion shopping experience Cockfrock returns on Saturday and Sunday (7 and 8 October), followed by screenings of the hit Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling on Monday 9 and Wednesday 11 October.

Then, cranking up the frock gorgeousness, there’s Fever Drag Cabaret on Saturday, 21 October.

“We’re giving the mellow, earthy tones of autumn, a pink tinge this month,” said Kirkgate’s General Manager Emma Heys.

“Cockfrock’s back with the best Autumn/Winter season bargains in town. The Saturday evening opening over Cockfrock weekend is a great night out for groups of girlfriends or Mother-and-Daughter shopping bonding. We’re stocking up the bar with Prosecco!

“Then – the pinkest film ever, Barbie, comes to Cockermouth. It’s sunshine and satire all the way, in a clever and very funny take on Barbieworld and the human reality.

“But, really, the fashions will be off the scale when we welcome Fever back later in the month,” said Emma.

“After a smash hit success in June, the Drag Cabaret is returning to the Kirkgate for a Halloween spectacular, bringing some of the best drag talent from across the country all the way to Cockermouth.

“The hilarious hostess is punk rock sensation Ramona Love, with back-flipping pop princess Summer Salt, and three iconic special guests.”

Times and tickets for all events are available at



Kirkgate is a charity based in Cockermouth, Cumbria.  It operates an arts and heritage centre as well as working with towns and villages in West Cumbria to encourage a diverse programme of arts, culture and entertainment.  Its vision is to ensure that creative talent is valued, developed and supported with opportunities for all to engage actively with, and enjoy, the arts, local heritage and community life.


The Kirkgate Centre brings the best cultural, theatrical and entertainment events to Cumbria. From the best feature and documentary films to live streaming of top London shows, to local talent, heritage exhibitions, music, theatre, comedy and more, there is something for everyone.


In the historic Kirkgate Quarter of the Gem Town of Cockermouth, sitting on the edge of the Lake District National Park, the Kirkgate Centre is the perfect venue for special occasions, conferences, meetings, courses, exhibitions or private film screenings.


Kirkgate manages Arts Out West which stages performances in community venues from Furness to the Solway, ranging from nationally-recognised theatre companies to international musicians with events that are as much a social occasion as a performance.  It is a member of the National Rural Touring Forum supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.

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For more information:

Emma Heys 01900 829966

The Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA13 9PJ