Press Release: Arts Out West programme brings a touch of music and magic

Music, magic, myths and medieval mayhem all combine to highlight theArts Out West programme of village hall theatrical activities for thefirst half or 2024!Kirkgate Arts Out West is the Rural Touring arm of Cockermouth’sKirkgate Arts and Heritage, serving a large area of West Cumbria fromNorth to South.Each year, it stages around 60 performances in venues from Furness tothe Solway, ranging …

Press Release: Roll up for a crafty time at the Kirkgate!

Spaces are filling up fast for the latest in the series of craft workshops organised by Cockermouth’s Kirkgate Centre. Three sessions will take place in February, focusing on: · Linocut (Saturday, February 3); · Willow Weave Bird Feeder (Saturday, February 10); · Punchneedle (Saturday, February 24). Although the Linocut session, led by Vega Brennan on February 3, is now sold …

Press Release: Kirkgate saves Christmas for Carlisle schoolchildren!

Kirkgate saves Christmas for Carlisle schoolchildren!School children in Carlisle will enjoy their annual helping of Christmascheer despite missing out on a trip to the city’s pantomime – thanks toCockermouth’s Kirkgate Centre! This year’s panto at the Sands Centre had to be cancelled after thediscovery of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in the roofof the venue’s events space. However, the Kirkgate …

Press Release: Discovering the history and heritage of Wigton and its people

NEWS RELEASE Immediate: December 1, 2023 A unique project that celebrates Cumbria’s diverse heritage by capturing personal experiences through a series of oral history workshops arrives in Wigton next week. Called In My Shoes, a series of events featuring storytelling and performances is being held in community centres across the region aimed at inspiring people to come forward and share …