MAKE IT NOW!

Create your own masterpieces, with plenty of tips and guidance from visual artist Celia Burbush Using some of the rich archive at the Cockermouth Heritage Group as a starting point, Celia has created 3 films covering a glorious array of artists and designers, and some useful art techniques. Using basic art materials, follow her easy step-by-step instructions to create your …

Wordsworth 250 Wildflower Challenge

SUMMER CHALLENGE FIND WILLIAM’S WILDFLOWERS In many of Wordsworth’s poems he talks about the wild flowers he would see on his many walks. We’re challenging you to find some of the flowers he mentions. We’ll add your pictures of your finds to our online gallery. (And maybe one day – who knows? – display them in a physical exhibition) We’ve …

Wordsworth 250 3

1775 MAP OF COCKERMOUTH – 5 YEARS AFTER WORDSWORTH WAS BORN Cockermouth Castle formed an important part of William’s childhood memories, embodied in the poem here: Address from the Spirit of Cockermouth Castle THOU look’st upon me, and dost fondly think, Poet!  That, stricken as both are by years, We, differing once so much, are now Compeers, Prepared, when each has stood …

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss

Jocelyn West

Cockermouth Live Friday night event… Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air! ‘great double act and thoroughly enjoyed by all the audience’ Ashbourne Arts Festival ‘one of the best evenings of entertainment I have …

The Crab Prince

Lola Meissonnier

Cancelled due to Coronavirus. We’re hoping to reschedule for the autumn. Please watch for updates – or subscribe to our email list here.   Jo’s Portable Art Department A new interactive puppet show for children, recommended age 4 to 8. Performed by Joanna Neary. Written by Joanna Neary and Joseph Nixon, songs by Heather Minor. Directed by Emma Edwards. Marina …

The Crab Prince

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Cancelled due to Coronavirus. We’re hoping to reschedule for the autumn. Please watch for updates – or subscribe to our email list here.   Jo’s Portable Art Department A new interactive puppet show for children, recommended age 4 to 8. Performed by Joanna Neary. Written by Joanna Neary and Joseph Nixon, songs by Heather Minor. Directed by Emma Edwards. Marina …

The It

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by Vivienne Franzmann Kirkgate Youth Theatre   A play about a teenage girl who has something growing inside her. She doesn’t know what it is, but she knows it’s not a baby. It expands in her body. It starts in her stomach, but quickly outgrows that, until eventually it takes over the entirety of her insides. It has claws. She …

fell

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by Chris Salt On the Wire   A play about friendship and childhood, set in West Cumbria; about two boys at either end of teenagehood, and the gulf between them in those few years. One day Lyle walks out of his life and up into the high fells. On the edge of a deep tarn he meets Jake who has a …

fell

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by Chris Salt On the Wire   A play about friendship and childhood, set in West Cumbria; about two boys at either end of teenagehood, and the gulf between them in those few years. One day Lyle walks out of his life and up into the high fells. On the edge of a deep tarn he meets Jake who has a …

fell

Chris Bridgman Leave a Comment

by Chris Salt On the Wire   A play about friendship and childhood, set in West Cumbria; about two boys at either end of teenagehood, and the gulf between them in those few years. One day Lyle walks out of his life and up into the high fells. On the edge of a deep tarn he meets Jake who has a …