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Christmas Food Fun Drop In

10th December 2023 12:30pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

As part of the Taste Cumbria weekend join us for a family drop-in cooking session with Manon from Wild Zucchinis. We’ll be decorating Christmas biscuits, making mince pie wheels and hot chocolate cones. We are looking forward to welcoming you. Drop in anytime between 12:30-3:30pm! Cost £3.00

Bolan’s Shoes (15)

11th December 2023 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

This story takes us on a tumultuous journey from the height of T. Rex mania in 1970s Liverpool to the present-day poignancy of what would have been Marc Bolan's 75th birthday. It captures the heady exhilaration of glam rock mania through the experiences of a group of over-excited kids from a local children's home before a devastating road accident changes ...

Cooking@Kirkgate: Christmas fun for everyone!

13th December 2023 9:30am

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

This workshop led by celebrity chef John Crouch will guide you through the making of some easy show offChristmas pieces! This workshop is for all abilities and ages, and ideal for anyone lookingfor presentation tips for that wow factor this Christmas! All ingredients will be provided, please bring storage containers if you have them. On the menu: Holly wreath biscuits ...

Bolan’s Shoes (15)

13th December 2023 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

This story takes us on a tumultuous journey from the height of T. Rex mania in 1970s Liverpool to the present-day poignancy of what would have been Marc Bolan's 75th birthday. It captures the heady exhilaration of glam rock mania through the experiences of a group of over-excited kids from a local children's home before a devastating road accident changes ...

Poets Out Loud

13th December 2023 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 ...

Friday night Pizza with Fermento

15th December 2023 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 Miracle Club (12A)

15th December 2023 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Set in 1967, THE MIRACLE CLUB is a heartwarming film that follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O'Casey) of Ballygar, a hard-knocks community in Dublin, who have one tantalizing dream: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions ...

Kirkgate Christmas Party: Soul Junction

16th December 2023 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

THIS IS A FLAT FLOOR EVENT (limited unreserved seating in the auditorium and chairs downstairs, if you need a rest between sets!) Brassy, sassy and classy, Soul Junction brings the very best of Soul and Motown to the Kirkgate Christmas party! As always with our festive end of year bash we will be donating £2 from every ticket sold to ...

Oppgard

17th December 2023 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Oppgard is a versatile Jazz collective based in the north of England, performing a mix of original pieces composed by founding members of the group, as well as a mix of standards and more from across the wide spectrum of Jazz. Every member who plays with the band brings with them a unique take on the band's repertoire, making every ...

The Miracle Club (12A)

18th December 2023 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Set in 1967, THE MIRACLE CLUB is a heartwarming film that follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O'Casey) of Ballygar, a hard-knocks community in Dublin, who have one tantalizing dream: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions ...

The Miracle Club (12A)

20th December 2023 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Set in 1967, THE MIRACLE CLUB is a heartwarming film that follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O'Casey) of Ballygar, a hard-knocks community in Dublin, who have one tantalizing dream: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions ...

Friday night Pizza with Fermento

5th January 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 ...

Past Lives (12A)

5th January 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

In Korea, Na Young, a girl and Hae Sung, a boy are school mates and good friends. They often walk back home together after school. Na Young moves to Canada and then to New York with her parents. Hae Sung continues living in Korea, does his engineering course, goes through a short spell of military service and then takes up ...

Open Mic

5th January 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 ...

The Great Big Kirkgate Quiz

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

Quizmaster Toby Gaffney is bringing another batch of bafflers and bamboozlers to give the old grey matter a seriously fun work out, and banish those January blues. With a myriad of rounds to test your general knowledge, powers of observation and lateral thinking Toby will take you on a multimedia journey of head scratching wonderment! Up to six in a ...

Past Lives (12A)

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

In Korea, Na Young, a girl and Hae Sung, a boy are school mates and good friends. They often walk back home together after school. Na Young moves to Canada and then to New York with her parents. Hae Sung continues living in Korea, does his engineering course, goes through a short spell of military service and then takes up ...

Past Lives (12A)

10th January 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

In Korea, Na Young, a girl and Hae Sung, a boy are school mates and good friends. They often walk back home together after school. Na Young moves to Canada and then to New York with her parents. Hae Sung continues living in Korea, does his engineering course, goes through a short spell of military service and then takes up ...

Poets Out Loud

10th January 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 Haunting in Venice (12A)

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

"A Haunting in Venice" is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows' Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world's most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, ...

CADS present: The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth

13th January 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Theatre

CADS are delighted to present the hilarious comedy The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth (Loosely based on the infamous ‘Scottish’ play) Yes they’re back with a vengeance! After last years outstanding production at The Kirkgate of ‘A Christmas Carol’, the Farndale ladies are now returning to the stage and taking on the great man ...

CADS present: The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth

13th January 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Theatre

CADS are delighted to present the hilarious comedy The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth (Loosely based on the infamous ‘Scottish’ play) Yes they’re back with a vengeance! After last years outstanding production at The Kirkgate of ‘A Christmas Carol’, the Farndale ladies are now returning to the stage and taking on the great man ...

CADS present: The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth

14th January 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Theatre

CADS are delighted to present the hilarious comedy The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth (Loosely based on the infamous ‘Scottish’ play) Yes they’re back with a vengeance! After last years outstanding production at The Kirkgate of ‘A Christmas Carol’, the Farndale ladies are now returning to the stage and taking on the great man ...

A Haunting in Venice (12A)

15th January 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

"A Haunting in Venice" is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows' Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world's most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, ...

A Haunting in Venice (12A)

17th January 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

"A Haunting in Venice" is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows' Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world's most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, ...

Share Your Story @ Florence Mine Egremont

18th January 2024 10:00am

Florence Mine Arts Centre

Category: Join In

Celebrate West Cumbria's diverse heritage. With performances by Emma McGordon. Hear local storytellers and spoken word artists. Share your own experiences and traditions. Be part of the In My Shoes oral history project and record your stories with our volunteers. What makes your community unique? What do you take pride in? What are your family traditions? What is your story? ...

Saltburn (15)

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family's sprawling estate, for a summer ...

Keith James: The Music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens

20th January 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

This Concert is performed as a gesture of belief in the possibility that harmony and understanding between us all may be interwoven into today’s World. Keith James Presents an honest and loving reflectionof the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens It is hardly surprising that, to mark its 50th anniversary, Yusuf has entirely re-recorded and re-released his ...

Saltburn (15)

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family's sprawling estate, for a summer ...

Saltburn (15)

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family's sprawling estate, for a summer ...

Maestro (15)

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love. ‘Maestro ….. mightily impressive, full of brilliant filmmaking, many memorable scenes and a superb Carey Mulligan walking away with the ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

27th January 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 January 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 ...

NTLive Dear England

27th January 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Event cinema

National Theatre Live Dear England a new play by James Graham directed by Rupert Goold Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) gripping examination of nation and game. The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game? With the worst ...

Comedy@Kirkgate with John Lebbon January 2024

27th January 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…

Jazz @ Kirkgate : 4in1

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Saxophone – Will Howard Piano – Jamil Sheriff Double Bass – Sam Quintana Drums – Steve Hanley 4in1 play music from the African American tradition, paying tribute to artists such as Thelonious Monk, Benny Golson, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Led by Jamil Sheriff who was described in The Times as ‘an excellent northern pianist who brings together a range ...

Maestro (15)

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love. ‘Maestro ….. mightily impressive, full of brilliant filmmaking, many memorable scenes and a superb Carey Mulligan walking away with the ...

Maestro (15)

31st January 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love. ‘Maestro ….. mightily impressive, full of brilliant filmmaking, many memorable scenes and a superb Carey Mulligan walking away with the ...

Killers of the Flower Moon (15)

2nd February 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Based on David Grann's broadly lauded best-selling book, "Killers of the Flower Moon" is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. ‘A towering Robert De Niro, an against-type Leonardo DiCaprio and a magnetic Lily Gladstone shine ...

Crafts@Kirkgate: Linocut with Vega Brennan

3rd February 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 ...

‘Fever’ Drag Cabaret

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

'Fever' are returning to the Kirkgate stage! More info to come….

Killers of the Flower Moon (15)

5th February 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Based on David Grann's broadly lauded best-selling book, "Killers of the Flower Moon" is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. ‘A towering Robert De Niro, an against-type Leonardo DiCaprio and a magnetic Lily Gladstone shine ...

Killers of the Flower Moon (15)

7th February 2024 1:00pm (Doors open at 12:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Based on David Grann's broadly lauded best-selling book, "Killers of the Flower Moon" is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. ‘A towering Robert De Niro, an against-type Leonardo DiCaprio and a magnetic Lily Gladstone shine ...

Crafts@Kirkgate: Willow Weave Bird Feeder

10th February 2024 10:30am (Doors open at 10:00 am)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Join Ruth from Sylvan Skills as she guides us through creating a bird feeder, using willow weaving techniques. This workshop is aimed at beginners- so don't worry if you're new to the craft! Refreshments and a light lunch provided. Doors open 10am and the workshop will run from 10.30 until 2pm.

The Breath

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

The Breath is Manchester-based guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer/flautist Ríoghnach Connolly. Theirnew album ‘Land Of My Other’ has gone straight to RTE Radio's album of the week. Ten original tracks of raw, gorgeous, acoustic-minded music. Songs that tell stories in ways that soothe, stir, exalt, and touch emotional chords that will bring tears of lamenting joy, to your eyes.

May December (15)

11th February 2024 1:00pm (Doors open at 12:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past. ‘The dance between the two women – both friendly and threatening – is compelling.’ Dave Calhoun – Time Out Starring: Natalie Portman; Charles Melton; Julianne Moore Director: Todd Haynes 113 minutes

Adam Holmes & JP Worsfold

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

'Musical Medicine' The Scotsman 'Tough Elegance. He's going to be massive' The Observer 'To hear his voice alone is worth the ticket price' The Guardian 'The new Robert Burns' The Metro The voice of his generation' The Courier bio Adam cut his teeth in the world of folk music. Taking a space at the end of the bar in legendary ...

May December (15)

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past. ‘The dance between the two women – both friendly and threatening – is compelling.’ Dave Calhoun – Time Out Starring: Natalie Portman; Charles Melton; Julianne Moore Director: Todd Haynes 113 minutes

Share Your Story @ Northside Community Centre Workington

13th February 2024 10:00am

Northside Community Centre

Category: Join In

Celebrate West Cumbria's diverse heritage. With performances by Jessie McMeekin. Hear local storytellers and spoken word artists. Share your own experiences and traditions. Be part of the In My Shoes oral history project and record your stories with our volunteers. What makes your community unique? What do you take pride in? What are your family traditions? What is your story? ...

May December (15)

14th February 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past. ‘The dance between the two women – both friendly and threatening – is compelling.’ Dave Calhoun – Time Out Starring: Natalie Portman; Charles Melton; Julianne Moore Director: Todd Haynes 113 minutes

Poets Out Loud

14th February 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 ...

Napoleon (15)

18th February 2024 1:00pm (Doors open at 12:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

"Napoleon" is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, ...

Napoleon (15)

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

"Napoleon" is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, ...

Napoleon (15)

21st February 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

"Napoleon" is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, ...

Fallen Leaves (12A)

23rd February 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a karaoke bar. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles – from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog. It’s romantic and sweet-natured, in a deadpan style that in no way undermines or ironises the emotions involved and with ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

24th February 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

24th February 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: Punchneedle

24th February 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

This workshop is to teach beginners the art of punchneedle, which will include an introduction to materials, yarns and equipment. We will be using chunky yarn and monks cloth to create a coaster of 15cm in diameter with a felt backing. The pattern used will be of a simple Cumbrian scene of mountains, streams, fields and sky and the participants ...

Tim Edey

24th February 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

"My favourite guitarist in the whole world" Natalie MacMaster "Stunning!" Aled Jones "A ferocious passion and a beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding & love perpetually shines out through the music of virtuoso musician Tim Edey.” Sharon Shannon “Tim Edey plays a host of different instruments to a standard us mere mortals can only dream of. Listen and weep”– Jim Byrne, ...

Jazz @ Kirkgate : Mike Smith Band

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Mike, the North West UK-based musician, boasts a 25-year career in music, showcasing his talents on the saxophone and keyboards at countless events, all while sharing stages with renowned artists. He holds a regular sideman role with Elkie Brooks, Echo & the Bunnymen, Tony Hadley, Kid Creole, Heather Small, ABC, and Sandi Thom. Furthermore, Mike proudly serves as the sax ...

Fallen Leaves (12A)

26th February 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a karaoke bar. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles – from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog. It’s romantic and sweet-natured, in a deadpan style that in no way undermines or ironises the emotions involved and with ...

Fallen Leaves (12A)

28th February 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a karaoke bar. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles – from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog. It’s romantic and sweet-natured, in a deadpan style that in no way undermines or ironises the emotions involved and with ...

Open Mic

1st March 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 ...

Share Your Story

2nd March 2024 1:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Celebrate West Cumbria's diverse heritage. With performances by Sophia Atcha. Hear local storytellers and spoken word artists. Share your own experiences and traditions. Be part of the In My Shoes oral history project and record your stories with our volunteers. What makes your community unique? What do you take pride in? What are your family traditions? What is your story? ...

James Kirby plus special guest Jop Dorris

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Award-winning singer songwriter and multiinstrumentalist, 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 ...

NTLive Vanya

3rd March 2024 1:00pm (Doors open at 12:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Event cinema

National Theatre Live Vanya adapted by Simon Stephens, after Anton Chekhov directed by Sam Yates designed by Rosanna Vize Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which ...

Cilla & The Swinging 60s

9th March 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

The fantastic Sandy Smith is returning to the Kirkgate stage! Cilla & The Swinging 60s is a highly entertaining show, stylishly celebrating the life and music of the legendary Cilla Black as well as a handpicked selection of her well-known contemporaries, including Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Petula Clark, The Beatles and many more. Starring the unforgettable voice as seen on ITV ...

Poets Out Loud

13th March 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 ...

The Metamorphosis

16th March 2024 2:30pm (Doors open at 1:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Theatre

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect. Gregor’s life is full of contradictions, confusion and reasons to feel inadequate. He works hard in a job which he dislikes in a society which he does not understand, but which allows him to provide for his family. When he ...

The Metamorphosis

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

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Theatre

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect. Gregor’s life is full of contradictions, confusion and reasons to feel inadequate. He works hard in a job which he dislikes in a society which he does not understand, but which allows him to provide for his family. When he ...

Jazz @ Kirkgate : Vasilis Xenopoulos and Paul Edis Quartet – Feels Like Home

24th March 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Vasilis Xenopoulos and Paul Edis began playing together 20 years ago, when they had both relocated to West London to study. Originally from Greece, Vasilis had just finished studying at Berklee College in the US, whilst Paul had moved South from the Northeast of England. In the intervening years they’ve played numerous gigs together, releasing their first album in 2016, ...

Monthly Market Seller Registration

30th March 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

30th March 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 ...

Open Mic

5th April 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 ...

Poets Out Loud

10th April 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 April 2024

20th April 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…

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jazz @ Kirkgate : Hejira

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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…

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 ...

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 ...

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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