Prepare for a great family adventure at Cockermouth LIVE!

Written by Dani Boniface

One of the biggest festivals in Cockermouth returns this weekend, boasting the very best of local talent.

With hundreds of local performers across town and the likes of the BBC's Andy Kershaw at the Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth LIVE! 2017 is set to be bigger and better then ever.

Tucked just off Main Street is Victoria Hall, which will be hosting two very special events for families...

Just Soph

"A storytelling adventure for curious children and their best beloveds."

At 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm, some of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So stories will be re-told, with original live music, puppetry and physical theatre in Just Soph. A delight for children and parents alike, this show is brimming with charm, adventure and giggles!

Find out more and book you tickets here.

The Gruffalo's Picnic

"Oh help, oh no, it's a Gruffalo!"

Shortly after the last performance of Just Soph, Kirkgate Arts, The New Bookshop and Cockermouth LIVE! bring you The Gruffalo's Picnic. Take a trip into Julia Donaldson's deep dark wood at our free family picnic! Come and enjoy delightful storytelling, fun activities and yummy snacks. There may even be a guest appearance from someone with terrible tusks and terrible toes.

The perfect way to end your Saturday and just in time for tea! Find out more here.