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Friday night Pizza with Fermento

19th April 2024 6:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

Friday night is film and a pizza night at Kirkgate! Our bar is open from 6pm, ready for you to relax with a drink and a tasty treat from our friends at Fermento. Simply order your pizza directly via the link below, and mention in the comments box that you are coming to the Kirkgate (don't forget to book your ...

The End We Start From (15)

19th April 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival. ‘The End We Start From isn’t a big, blockbuster disaster ...

Comedy@Kirkgate with John Lebbon April 2024

20th April 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Comedy

Comedy@Kirkgate returns! Hosted by John Lebbon and this month featuring… Percy Savage Percy Savage is a Cumbrian funnyman with a bunch of inventive and effortlessly rib-tickling perspectives. He reached the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny in 2021 doing his first ever gig. He was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award 2023 and is now gigging regularly for ...

The End We Start From (15)

22nd April 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival. ‘The End We Start From isn’t a big, blockbuster disaster ...

Cooking@Kirkgate: Burmese Bait

24th April 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Create a Burmese Feast with Sophia Atcha. Learn how to create a four-course Burmese meal and find out more about Burmese cuisine. All ingredients will be provided.
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The End We Start From (15)

24th April 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival. ‘The End We Start From isn’t a big, blockbuster disaster ...

Friday night Pizza with Fermento

26th April 2024 6:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

Friday night is film and a pizza night at Kirkgate! Our bar is open from 6pm, ready for you to relax with a drink and a tasty treat from our friends at Fermento. Simply order your pizza directly via the link below, and mention in the comments box that you are coming to the Kirkgate (don't forget to book your ...

American Fiction (15)

26th April 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

AMERICAN FICTION is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish "Black" book of ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

27th April 2024 8:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

For £10 you have access to one of ten tables for the morning of our monthly indoor market, where you can sell your unwanted items, home produced crafts, books, music, almost anything! We will send you a link to our seller guidelines when you book, but please click the link to check that your items are suitable before booking a ...
More Info.Sold Out

Kirkgate Monthly Market

27th April 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

We're opening our downstairs space for a monthly sale! Whether it'soriginal creations from local makers and crafters,unwanted household items, CD's, books, DVD's, toys and games you're sure to find some treasure among our sellers offerings. If you would like to rent a space to sell your items please clickhere. Come in from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the 4th or last ...

Granny’s Attic

27th April 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

We're pleased to be welcoming Granny's Attic to Kirkgate Arts as part of their 15th anniversary tour. With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (violin, vocals) have honed their skills touring the UK and Europe since 2009. They are much ...

Jazz@Kirkgate : Jo Harrop Trio

28th April 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

‘An extraordinary talent.’ Jo Whiley -BBC Radio 2 Winners of the prestigious Jazz Album of the Year at the 2023 Parliamentary Jazz Awards for “When Winter Turns To Spring”a perfect blend of originals and timeless perennials framed by Paul Edis’ elegant arrangements, Jo Harrop and Paul Edis will be joined by virtuoso double bassist Ken Marley. Jo will be performing ...

American Fiction (15)

29th April 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

AMERICAN FICTION is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish "Black" book of ...

American Fiction (15)

1st May 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

AMERICAN FICTION is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish "Black" book of ...

The Zone of Interest (12A)

3rd May 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. Nominated for 5 Oscars in 2024 including Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture of the Year. ‘Taking loose inspiration from a 2014 novel by the late Martin Amis, director Jonathan ...

Open Mic

3rd May 2024 9:00pm (Doors open at 8:45 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

booking not required Kirkgate Open Mic On the first Friday of every month (other events allowing! please check dates below) we are opening the bar, setting up the PA, and handing the entertainment over to you! Put your name down for a slot on the night, it's a very informal set up so if you prefer not to use the ...

‘Fever’ Drag Cabaret

4th May 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

The hottest night in the North West returns! Jam-packed with incredible performances, singing, dancing and more! One thing is certain: this cabaret is going to be ON FIRE! More info soon…

The Zone of Interest (12A)

6th May 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. Nominated for 5 Oscars in 2024 including Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture of the Year. ‘Taking loose inspiration from a 2014 novel by the late Martin Amis, director Jonathan ...

Wild Zucchinis World Food Night – Jamaican Feast

7th May 2024 7:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

‘Wild Zucchinis’ proudly welcomes back our popular World Food Nights @ The Kirkgate Art Centre Every first Tuesday of every month. On Tuesday 7th May, our third event of the year, we are excited to bring you a Jamaican Feast! The cost is £30.00 per person and the Kirkgate bar will be open for you to purchase both alcoholic drinks ...

The Zone of Interest (12A)

8th May 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. Nominated for 5 Oscars in 2024 including Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture of the Year. ‘Taking loose inspiration from a 2014 novel by the late Martin Amis, director Jonathan ...

Poets Out Loud

8th May 2024 8:30pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Booking not required *Please note doors open for this event at 8.30pm* Poets Out Loud For writers, readers and listeners from Cumbria and beyond. All are welcome to a most informal evening of poetry at the Kirkgate Centre. It IS for listeners, not just writers. Lovers of poetry and the spoken word who would like to just sit and enjoy ...

Writing Your Story

9th May 2024 10:00am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Writing your story. Practical tips for writing real lives and fiction Five-week writing course starting on 9 May, £70 Do you have a tale to tell? Stories from your own life or a friend or relative. Or an idea for a thriller, romance or historical novel. Would you like to know how to bring those stories to life? Jacqui Currie ...

Believe! – Romany Magic at Florence Arts Centre

9th May 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Florence Mine Arts Centre

Category: Arts Out West

Come see a quirky, funny, beautiful, original and theatrical magic show! Come hear a story of making dreams come true! Come see classical magic and funny magic and sit so near you can reach out and touch the sparkle! Romany – Diva of Magic, winner of the Las Vegas World Magic Awards and cruise-ship headliner, has hung up her world-travelling ...

Wicked Little Letters (15)

10th May 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of ...

Believe! – Romany Magic at Ullock Village Hall

10th May 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Ullock Village Hall

Category: Arts Out West

Come see a quirky, funny, beautiful, original and theatrical magic show! Come hear a story of making dreams come true! Come see classical magic and funny magic and sit so near you can reach out and touch the sparkle! Romany – Diva of Magic, winner of the Las Vegas World Magic Awards and cruise-ship headliner, has hung up her world-travelling ...

Crafts@Kirkgate: Tree of Life

11th May 2024 1:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Come and enjoy an afternoon of creativeness by making your own individual Tree of Life. You’ll be twisting and wrapping wire in no time, settling into a rhythm that’s both relaxing and fun! Adding colour to your tree will bring it all together and you’ll go home with a beautiful ornament. This workshop involves using wire and sharp tools, recommended ...

Believe! – Romany Magic at Ireleth Temperance Hall

11th May 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30 pm)

Ireleth Temperance Hall

Category: Arts Out West

Come see a quirky, funny, beautiful, original and theatrical magic show! Come hear a story of making dreams come true! Come see classical magic and funny magic and sit so near you can reach out and touch the sparkle! Romany – Diva of Magic, winner of the Las Vegas World Magic Awards and cruise-ship headliner, has hung up her world-travelling ...

Janice Burns & Jon Doran

11th May 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Janice Burns & Jon Doran are an award-winning Anglo-Scottish duo who came together after discovering a shared love of traditional music. Their songs tell vivid stories about the nature of life and our place in the world. Janice & Jon’s 'clever and uncluttered musical storytelling’ (Songlines) comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and sensitive interplay between mandolin, bouzouki and guitar. ...

NTLive Nye

12th May 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Event cinema

Nye a new play by Tim Price directed by Rufus Norris Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS. Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to ...

Believe! – Romany Magic at Bassenthwaite Parish Room

12th May 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Bassenthwaite Parish Room

Category: Arts Out West

Come see a quirky, funny, beautiful, original and theatrical magic show! Come hear a story of making dreams come true! Come see classical magic and funny magic and sit so near you can reach out and touch the sparkle! Romany – Diva of Magic, winner of the Las Vegas World Magic Awards and cruise-ship headliner, has hung up her world-travelling ...

Wicked Little Letters (15)

13th May 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of ...

Wicked Little Letters (15)

15th May 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of ...

Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale at The Globe Hall, Ireby

16th May 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Globe Hall Ireby

Category: Arts Out West

Florence Nightingale was a campaigner and reformer whose pioneering use of statistics called for government accountability and equal access to healthcare for all. This one-woman-performance of original song and storytelling shines a light on lesser known aspects of Florence Nightingale’s life and work, to question why Florence’s extraordinary and wide ranging achievements are so often overlooked. Florence Nightingale spent less ...

Driving Mum (12A)

17th May 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

When Jon's mother dies, the single most dominant person in his life passes away, his anchor is gone. Compelled to honour her last wish, he takes on a journey to bring the body across Iceland to her home village for the final rest. As they travel on, Jon's whole existence obtains a new meaning. ‘The comic style is reminiscent of ...

Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale at The Beggars Theatre, Millom

17th May 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

The Beggars Theatre

Category: Arts Out West

Florence Nightingale was a campaigner and reformer whose pioneering use of statistics called for government accountability and equal access to healthcare for all. This one-woman-performance of original song and storytelling shines a light on lesser known aspects of Florence Nightingale’s life and work, to question why Florence’s extraordinary and wide ranging achievements are so often overlooked. Florence Nightingale spent less ...

Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale at St Bees Village Hall

18th May 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

St Bees Village Hall

Category: Arts Out West

Florence Nightingale was a campaigner and reformer whose pioneering use of statistics called for government accountability and equal access to healthcare for all. This one-woman-performance of original song and storytelling shines a light on lesser known aspects of Florence Nightingale’s life and work, to question why Florence’s extraordinary and wide ranging achievements are so often overlooked. Florence Nightingale spent less ...

Malin Lewis

18th May 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Malin Lewis is a queer bagpiper, fiddler, instrument maker and award winning composer. One of Scotland’s most exciting innovators, Malin melds West coast tradition with a newly invented, self-made bagpipe. Hair tingling, philosophical and dance inducing melodies inspired by European folk traditions, humans, queerness and the universe. Having played in Canada, Europe and across the UK, Malin will release their ...

Malin Lewis at Kirksanton Village Hall

19th May 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirksanton Village Hall

Category: Music

Malin Lewis is a queer bagpiper, fiddler, instrument maker and award winning composer. One of Scotland’s most exciting innovators, Malin melds West coast tradition with a newly invented, self-made bagpipe. Hair tingling, philosophical and dance inducing melodies inspired by European folk traditions, humans, queerness and the universe. Having played in Canada, Europe and across the UK, Malin will release their ...

Driving Mum (12A)

20th May 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

When Jon's mother dies, the single most dominant person in his life passes away, his anchor is gone. Compelled to honour her last wish, he takes on a journey to bring the body across Iceland to her home village for the final rest. As they travel on, Jon's whole existence obtains a new meaning. ‘The comic style is reminiscent of ...

Driving Mum (12A)

22nd May 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

When Jon's mother dies, the single most dominant person in his life passes away, his anchor is gone. Compelled to honour her last wish, he takes on a journey to bring the body across Iceland to her home village for the final rest. As they travel on, Jon's whole existence obtains a new meaning. ‘The comic style is reminiscent of ...

Drive Away Dolls (15)

24th May 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Written by Ethan Coen and his wife, Tricia Cooke, this comedy caper follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

25th May 2024 8:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

For £10 you have access to one of ten tables for the morning of our monthly indoor market, where you can sell your unwanted items, home produced crafts, books, music, almost anything! We will send you a link to our seller guidelines when you book, but please click the link to check that your items are suitable before booking a ...

Kirkgate Monthly Market

25th May 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

We're opening our downstairs space for a monthly sale! Whether it'soriginal creations from local makers and crafters,unwanted household items, CD's, books, DVD's, toys and games you're sure to find some treasure among our sellers offerings. If you would like to rent a space to sell your items please clickhere. Come in from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the 4th or last ...

Jazz@Kirkgate : Mike Hall’s “Boplicity”

26th May 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Boplicity began as an eight piece ensemble put together to play published arrangements of West Coast style jazz such as Dave Pell, Gerry Mulligan and early Miles Davis. We still perform some of these but when Mike finished his 20 years stint as director of the RNCM big band in 2019 he felt the need to continue some connection with ...

Drive Away Dolls (15)

27th May 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Written by Ethan Coen and his wife, Tricia Cooke, this comedy caper follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross ...

Cooking@Kirkgate: Spice up your cupboards!

29th May 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Spice up your cupboards and impress your guests with worldly flavours! We'll visit Thailand, India and Africa in three hours! Well known local chef Manon from 'Wild Zucchinis' is here to help you learn about spices and how they are used in different dishes from around the world. All ingredients will be provided, and we'll finish with a meal together.
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Drive Away Dolls (15)

29th May 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Written by Ethan Coen and his wife, Tricia Cooke, this comedy caper follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross ...

Back To Black (15)

31st May 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

The film is the extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse's early rise to fame and the making of her groundbreaking album, Back to Black. Told from Amy's perspective and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film follows the remarkable woman behind the phenomenon and the tumultuous relationship at the centre of one of the most legendary albums of all time. ...

Crafts@Kirkgate: Cigar Box Social with Howlin’ Mat

1st June 2024 2:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Cigar Box Guitar making workshop with all materials provided. The Cigar Box Social is the brain child of Blues guitar maestro Howlin’ Mat. Howlin’ Mat is a nomadic solo blues artist who has played 1000’s of gigs from The Sahara to the North Pole. His playing has received credits from legendary artists such as John Paul Jones [Led Zeppelin] and ...

An Evening With Howlin’ Mat

1st June 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Howlin' Mat is a solo blues artist with a fearsome reputation for touring. A true troubadour whose nomadic lifestyle sees him play at festivals and venues all over the world. His music is rooted in the hill country/delta blues tradition and focuses heavily on his love for slide guitar. Heis also one of the top cigar box guitar players around ...

Back To Black (15)

3rd June 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

The film is the extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse's early rise to fame and the making of her groundbreaking album, Back to Black. Told from Amy's perspective and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film follows the remarkable woman behind the phenomenon and the tumultuous relationship at the centre of one of the most legendary albums of all time. ...

Back To Black (15)

5th June 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

The film is the extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse's early rise to fame and the making of her groundbreaking album, Back to Black. Told from Amy's perspective and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film follows the remarkable woman behind the phenomenon and the tumultuous relationship at the centre of one of the most legendary albums of all time. ...

That They May Face The Rising Sun (15)

7th June 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

That They May Face the Rising Sun is an adaptation of the final novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland's greatest novelists. Joe and Kate Ruttledge have returned from London to live and work among a small, rural, lakeside community in Ireland near to where Joe grew up. Now deeply embedded in the life around the lake, the drama of ...

Open Mic

7th June 2024 9:00pm (Doors open at 8:45 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

booking not required Kirkgate Open Mic On the first Friday of every month (other events allowing! please check dates below) we are opening the bar, setting up the PA, and handing the entertainment over to you! Put your name down for a slot on the night, it's a very informal set up so if you prefer not to use the ...

Believe! – Romany Magic at Gleaston Village Hall

8th June 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Gleaston Village Hall

Category: Arts Out West

Come see a quirky, funny, beautiful, original and theatrical magic show! Come hear a story of making dreams come true! Come see classical magic and funny magic and sit so near you can reach out and touch the sparkle! Romany – Diva of Magic, winner of the Las Vegas World Magic Awards and cruise-ship headliner, has hung up her world-travelling ...

Stolen From God

8th June 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Stolen From God Slave trade song cycle from Reg Meuross with Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne Reg Meuross tackles the history of England’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, unearthing both incredible tales and uncomfortable truths – now brought fully to life with this stunning song cycle joined by concertina wizard Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne alongside narration on the background to each song. The live ...

That They May Face The Rising Sun (15)

10th June 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

That They May Face the Rising Sun is an adaptation of the final novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland's greatest novelists. Joe and Kate Ruttledge have returned from London to live and work among a small, rural, lakeside community in Ireland near to where Joe grew up. Now deeply embedded in the life around the lake, the drama of ...

Sherlock’s Excellent Adventure

11th June 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Theatre

Follow Sherlock Holmes and his incomparable sidekick Dr John Watson on this riveting, until now, unpublished case… Damsel in distress, Lucy Matravers engages Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth, Holmes and his partner Watson to resolve a dispute over a family will. Little do they know that this small case brings Holmes straight into the clutches of his arch enemy, James ...

That They May Face The Rising Sun (15)

12th June 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

That They May Face the Rising Sun is an adaptation of the final novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland's greatest novelists. Joe and Kate Ruttledge have returned from London to live and work among a small, rural, lakeside community in Ireland near to where Joe grew up. Now deeply embedded in the life around the lake, the drama of ...

Poets Out Loud

12th June 2024 8:30pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Booking not required *Please note doors open for this event at 8.30pm* Poets Out Loud For writers, readers and listeners from Cumbria and beyond. All are welcome to a most informal evening of poetry at the Kirkgate Centre. It IS for listeners, not just writers. Lovers of poetry and the spoken word who would like to just sit and enjoy ...

Crafts@Kirkgate: Linocut with Vega Brennan

15th June 2024 10:00am (Doors open at 9:30 am)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Course Description A half-day course which will take you through all you need to know about creating and printing a beautiful single-colour linocut. Linocut is a great way of creating striking designs with strong graphic qualities. It is a great way to start learning about printmaking as once you have cut your block, it is easy to print. Experience Level ...

Harps North West

16th June 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Harps North West is a charity based in Cumbria with a world wide membership, whose aim is to promote playing and appreciation of the harp. We are delighted to present a harmony of harps with professional musicians Wendy Stewart and Susan Lambert supported by members of the Harps North West Performance Group. Susan studied music at Durham University and is ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

22nd June 2024 8:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

For £10 you have access to one of ten tables for the morning of our monthly indoor market, where you can sell your unwanted items, home produced crafts, books, music, almost anything! We will send you a link to our seller guidelines when you book, but please click the link to check that your items are suitable before booking a ...

Kirkgate Monthly Market

22nd June 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

We're opening our downstairs space for a monthly sale! Whether it'soriginal creations from local makers and crafters,unwanted household items, CD's, books, DVD's, toys and games you're sure to find some treasure among our sellers offerings. If you would like to rent a space to sell your items please clickhere. Come in from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the 4th or last ...

Sam Millne and the Virants

22nd June 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Described by The Beat Liverpool as ‘a perfect encapsulation of that feel-good indie sound’, Sam Millne comes home to Cockermouth with his live backing band, the Virants, to put on a show full of rhythm, catchy original songs and meaningful lyrics. Fresh off the back of a sold-out headliner in Liverpool, Sam Millne & the Virants have something for everyone ...

Jazz @ Kirkgate : Hejira – celebrating Joni Mitchell

23rd June 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

This band seem to be selling out concerts wherever they play. Luckily for us they’ve agreed to play at the Kirkgate. ‘Hejira’ is a 7-piece band set up to celebrate and honour the masterpiece works of Joni Mitchell, mostly from the late ‘70s. Having released the albums ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’, ‘Hejira’, ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ and ‘Mingus’ (regarded ...

Cooking@Kirkgate – Midsummer cooking with herbs

26th June 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Join us for midsummer cookery with herbs. Come and make a tasty, herby starter, main course and pudding to take home, with Helen from Helen's Herbs. Helen's Herbs sells a wide range of culinary and aromatic herbs, fruit bushes, annual and perennial garden plants. Also fresh farm vegetables in season. Helen and her family live in West Cumbria. All ingredients ...

Cockfrock Sellers Registration

27th June 2024 3:30pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

Yes! It's back! The fashion event we all love! We're looking for good quality ladies fashions and accessories… If you would like to register as a seller at Cockfrock simply 'buy' a ticket to this 'event'. You don't even need to come to the sale itself! We take care of all that for you, all you need to do is ...

Cockfrock Spring/Summer 2024

29th June 2024 10:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

It's time for a wardrobe revamp! Get set for summer with our ever popular sale of ladies fashions and accessories. Cockermouth's legendary shopping experience is back! Ticket price includes entry into our prize draw! Why not do your bit for the planet while revamping your wardrobe? Come along to our ever popular sale of pre-loved good-quality ladies clothes on Saturday ...

Cockfrock Spring/Summer 2024

29th June 2024 7:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

It's time for a wardrobe revamp! Get set for summer with our ever popular sale of ladies fashions and accessories. Cockermouth's legendary shopping experience is back! Ticket price includes entry into our prize draw! Why not do your bit for the planet while revamping your wardrobe? Come along to our ever popular sale of pre-loved good-quality ladies clothes on Saturday ...

Cockfrock Spring/Summer 2024

30th June 2024 10:00am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

It's time for a wardrobe revamp! Get set for summer with our ever popular sale of ladies fashions and accessories. Cockermouth's legendary shopping experience is back! Ticket price includes entry into our prize draw! Why not do your bit for the planet while revamping your wardrobe? Come along to our ever popular sale of pre-loved good-quality ladies clothes on Saturday ...

Blazin’ Fiddles

5th July 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

One of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups,Blazin’ Fiddlesformed for a one-off tour of the Scottish Highlands in 1999 and are stillraising roofs far and wide well over two decades later. Encompassing a rare and virtuosic selection of the fiddle’s diverse Highland and island voices, with ensemble and solo-led sets both backed by powerhouse guitar and piano, the Blazers pack ...

‘This Flight Tonight’ The Songs of Joni Mitchell

6th July 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

AN INTIMATE ACOUSTIC TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL.. PRESENTED BY 5 PIECE BAND 'THIS FLIGHT TONIGHT' Acclaimed singer songwriters Zervas & Pepper present 'This Flight Tonight' an intimate acoustic tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell… featuring songs such as 'California', 'Blue', 'Woodstock' 'Both Sides Now', 'Carey', 'Coyote', 'A Case Of You', and many more… with the voice, ...

Poets Out Loud

10th July 2024 8:30pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Booking not required *Please note doors open for this event at 8.30pm* Poets Out Loud For writers, readers and listeners from Cumbria and beyond. All are welcome to a most informal evening of poetry at the Kirkgate Centre. It IS for listeners, not just writers. Lovers of poetry and the spoken word who would like to just sit and enjoy ...

Martin Stephenson

14th July 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Martin Stephenson began his career as a busker aged 15. He then spent three years plying his trade as the guitar player in various bands in the North East of England . But Martin wanted more, he wanted to tell stories of his own and he was quickly developing ways of doing just that. He developed his song-writing technique by ...

Cooking@Kirkgate: Fresh Veg from the Garden

24th July 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Join us for a morning cooking workshop with Helen from Helen's Herbs to learn how to make the most of seasonal summer fruit and veg straight from the garden. Helen's Herbssells a wide range of culinary and aromatic herbs, fruit bushes, annual and perennial garden plants. Also fresh farm vegetables in season. Helen and her family live in West Cumbria. ...

Joshua Burnell Band

25th July 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

"A creatively fearless artist… 5/5" – RnR Magazine "Much of it would fit comfortably in a Peter-Gabriel era Genesis set (though said group never wrote anything as catchy as Don't Lose Your Faith). – The Observer “His music takes on chameleon dimensions with alt-folk, glam rock, & classical influences – musics of the past which he skilfully brings to the ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

27th July 2024 8:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

For £10 you have access to one of ten tables for the morning of our monthly indoor market, where you can sell your unwanted items, home produced crafts, books, music, almost anything! We will send you a link to our seller guidelines when you book, but please click the link to check that your items are suitable before booking a ...

Kirkgate Monthly Market

27th July 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

We're opening our downstairs space for a monthly sale! Whether it'soriginal creations from local makers and crafters,unwanted household items, CD's, books, DVD's, toys and games you're sure to find some treasure among our sellers offerings. If you would like to rent a space to sell your items please clickhere. Come in from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the 4th or last ...

Crafts@Kirkgate: Flower pressing with Jocelyn West

27th July 2024 2:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Join me for a lovely afternoon learning about this activity which has been practised for hundreds of years, but which still has relevance today, being a gentle, mindful and inexpensive hobby with low environmental impact. I will demonstrate the techniques for successfully pressing flowers and how to use these to make beautiful items such as bookmarks and pictures. You will ...

A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

27th July 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Experience the magic of Simon & Garfunkel like never before with Tim Chu and Ian Bailey, two exceptional singer-songwriters, composers, who are about to take you on a nostalgic journey. This is not a tribute act, its a study and interpretation of some of Simon’s greatest songs. For years, audiences have raved about their incredible performances. Their unique take on ...

Jazz @ Kirkgate : Groove Crusade

28th July 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Formed in 2019 as a result of a chance meeting between a saxophonist and a trombonist, depping on a pianist’s gig, a casual conversation between all three revealed a mutual love of the music of the Crusaders, for nigh on 50 years one of the world’s leading soul/funk/jazz/blues bands and session players for the likes of Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, ...

Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra

1st August 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – Western Swing, Blues, Country, Rock & Roll or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want ...

Poets Out Loud

14th August 2024 8:30pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Booking not required *Please note doors open for this event at 8.30pm* Poets Out Loud For writers, readers and listeners from Cumbria and beyond. All are welcome to a most informal evening of poetry at the Kirkgate Centre. It IS for listeners, not just writers. Lovers of poetry and the spoken word who would like to just sit and enjoy ...

An Evening of James Taylor – Vernon James

17th August 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

James Taylor is the encapsulation of the best of American songwriting. His music has touched millions worldwide over his ongoing 55 year strong career and his music still stands up to the test of time. ‘How Sweet It Is’ focuses more on Taylor’s early songwriting career, featuring much loved songs, such as ‘Sweet Baby James’, ‘Something In The Way She ...

Jazz @ Kirkgate : Chris Coull Quartet

25th August 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Chris Coull (trumpet) has a lyrical bop style that is perfect for his small quartet gigs where emphasis is on the golden age of jazz’s Bluenote record label. He has appeared at Appleby, Manchester, Leeds festivals, Love Supreme, Isle of Wight, festivals, The Albert Hall, Jazz At The Lincoln Centre and worked with Alan Barnes, David Newton, Arnie Somogyi etc. ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

31st August 2024 8:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

For £10 you have access to one of ten tables for the morning of our monthly indoor market, where you can sell your unwanted items, home produced crafts, books, music, almost anything! We will send you a link to our seller guidelines when you book, but please click the link to check that your items are suitable before booking a ...

Kirkgate Monthly Market

31st August 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

We're opening our downstairs space for a monthly sale! Whether it'soriginal creations from local makers and crafters,unwanted household items, CD's, books, DVD's, toys and games you're sure to find some treasure among our sellers offerings. If you would like to rent a space to sell your items please clickhere. Come in from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the 4th or last ...

Claude Bourbon

7th September 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. “Claude Bourbon has French and Swiss roots. His instruments are guitar and voice. His music is rooted in multiple traditions – blues, jazz, ...

Poets Out Loud

11th September 2024 8:30pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Booking not required *Please note doors open for this event at 8.30pm* Poets Out Loud For writers, readers and listeners from Cumbria and beyond. All are welcome to a most informal evening of poetry at the Kirkgate Centre. It IS for listeners, not just writers. Lovers of poetry and the spoken word who would like to just sit and enjoy ...

Comedy@Kirkgate with John Lebbon September 2024

14th September 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Comedy

Comedy@Kirkgate returns for 2024! Doors open at 7pm and performance begins at 8. Special guests to be announced, watch this space…

The Paul McKenna Band

21st September 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” New York Times “The best band of their generation” (The Living Tradition) “A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” (Fatea Magazine) Scottish folk act, The Paul McKenna Band, are gearing up for the release of a ...

Jazz@Kirkgate: Johnny Hunter plays Elvin Jones (ft. Nat Birchall)

22nd September 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Johnny Hunter – drums Nat Birchall – saxophones Seth Bennett – double bass Johnny Hunter has been a popular drummer on the Manchester Jazz scene for over 15 years. Perhaps most known for running the Matt & Phred's Jazz Jam for the past 10 years, Hunter is also a much in demand sideman, performing and recording with, among others, Steve ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

28th September 2024 8:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

For £10 you have access to one of ten tables for the morning of our monthly indoor market, where you can sell your unwanted items, home produced crafts, books, music, almost anything! We will send you a link to our seller guidelines when you book, but please click the link to check that your items are suitable before booking a ...

Kirkgate Monthly Market

28th September 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

We're opening our downstairs space for a monthly sale! Whether it'soriginal creations from local makers and crafters,unwanted household items, CD's, books, DVD's, toys and games you're sure to find some treasure among our sellers offerings. If you would like to rent a space to sell your items please clickhere. Come in from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the 4th or last ...

Snake Davis

5th October 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Snake Davis brings his 4 piece band, with guitar, bass guitar and drums. Something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul, Northern Soul, through pop to jazz and world, original material and classic sax pieces such as ‘Baker Street’ and ‘Night Train’ He is one of the most in-demand saxophone players in the world, widely known for his solos ...

Poets Out Loud

9th October 2024 8:30pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Booking not required *Please note doors open for this event at 8.30pm* Poets Out Loud For writers, readers and listeners from Cumbria and beyond. All are welcome to a most informal evening of poetry at the Kirkgate Centre. It IS for listeners, not just writers. Lovers of poetry and the spoken word who would like to just sit and enjoy ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

26th October 2024 8:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

For £10 you have access to one of ten tables for the morning of our monthly indoor market, where you can sell your unwanted items, home produced crafts, books, music, almost anything! We will send you a link to our seller guidelines when you book, but please click the link to check that your items are suitable before booking a ...

Kirkgate Monthly Market

26th October 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

We're opening our downstairs space for a monthly sale! Whether it'soriginal creations from local makers and crafters,unwanted household items, CD's, books, DVD's, toys and games you're sure to find some treasure among our sellers offerings. If you would like to rent a space to sell your items please clickhere. Come in from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the 4th or last ...

Emily Portman & Rob Harbron

2nd November 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Emily Portman & Rob Harbron both have award-winning reputations as performers, composers and recording artists. Now they have formed an inspired new collaboration in which they delve into English folk traditions, creating a boldly exposed and intricately woven contemporary folk sound. Emily (voice, banjo & piano) is best known as an original songwriter and for her work with the acclaimed ...

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson

9th November 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters from East Anglia. Their music is rich with intertwining harmony, sensitive accomplished musicianship and a creative song-writing style that is both delicate and moving. Deeply inspired by the world around them, they have a keen environmental eye to craft stories with the natural world at its heart, reflecting on the relationship ...

James Kirby plus support from Katie Gentry

12th November 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Award-winning singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist,James Kirby, has built a loyal international fan base over recent years, selling out venues and captivating audiences worldwide with his mellow voice and distinctive percussive guitar playing. Blending elements of folk, pop, blues, indie rock and piano, his compositions range from fast and furious to heartfelt and melodic, with James finding new and unorthodox techniques ...

Poets Out Loud

13th November 2024 8:30pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Booking not required *Please note doors open for this event at 8.30pm* Poets Out Loud For writers, readers and listeners from Cumbria and beyond. All are welcome to a most informal evening of poetry at the Kirkgate Centre. It IS for listeners, not just writers. Lovers of poetry and the spoken word who would like to just sit and enjoy ...

A Night of the Stars – Sandy Smith

16th November 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

A NIGHT OF THE STARS A stylish celebration of music from some of the most legendary Artistes of all time. From Shirley Bassey, Barbara Streisand & Adele, right up to Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Abba, Queen and many more, each track is handpicked to ‘wow ‘and entertain you. Starring the unforgettable voice of former West End Singer and as seen ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

23rd November 2024 8:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

For £10 you have access to one of ten tables for the morning of our monthly indoor market, where you can sell your unwanted items, home produced crafts, books, music, almost anything! We will send you a link to our seller guidelines when you book, but please click the link to check that your items are suitable before booking a ...

Kirkgate Monthly Market

23rd November 2024 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

We're opening our downstairs space for a monthly sale! Whether it'soriginal creations from local makers and crafters,unwanted household items, CD's, books, DVD's, toys and games you're sure to find some treasure among our sellers offerings. If you would like to rent a space to sell your items please clickhere. Come in from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the 4th or last ...

Comedy@Kirkgate with John Lebbon November 2024

23rd November 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Comedy

Comedy@Kirkgate returns for 2024! Doors open at 7pm and performance begins at 8. Special guests to be announced, watch this space…
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