The Butterfly Collector

Chris Bridgman Leave a Comment

Written and Performed by Peter Macqueen Kirkgate Arts YouTube – premiere 8pm Sat. 10 October. Family secrets and mass exctinctions. What can be triggered by a butterfly’s wing? Robert has found his Grandfather’s butterfly collection whilst clearing out his parents’ old house. He knew nothing about butterflies before that and not much about his Grandfather. But on opening the cabinet …

Cockermouth Virtually Live!

Chris Bridgman

We go online… With this year’s Cockermouth Live! Festival unable to go ahead due to the Coronavirus situation, we’re delighted to offer a a virtual feast of varied entertainment, with a huge array of local talent performing for you in the comfort of your living room. Acts include bands, singer-songwriters, choirs, dance troupes and drama groups. Including special guest appearances …

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 …

Kathryn Tickell Trio

Jocelyn West

Cockermouth Live headline gig! The outstanding Kathryn Tickell. Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer, educator and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, 2015. The OBE recognises her extraordinary career which began with learning tunes …

Talisk

Lola Meissonnier

Rescheduled from May 2020 One of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups to emerge in the last decade, chart-toppers Talisk have toured the world stacking up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation, Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 …

Deckchairs 2

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by Jean McConnell Four one-act plays all set by the seaside, each with two women characters. Full of surprising twists and wry observations, the plays are humorous, touching and compassionate. Cockermouth Amateur Dramatic Society

Deckchairs 2

Lola Meissonnier Leave a Comment

by Jean McConnell Four one-act plays all set by the seaside, each with two women characters. Full of surprising twists and wry observations, the plays are humorous, touching and compassionate. Cockermouth Amateur Dramatic Society

Andy Cutting

Ann Mitchell

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS – BUT WATCH OUT FOR ANDY WITH HIS TWO FINE COLLEAGUES IN LEVERET COMING TO US IN 2021 Andy is a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it …