Poets Out Loud Out Wide

Chris Bridgman

ON THE KIRKGATE YOUTUBE CHANNEL In their own words local writers from Cockermouth-based open mic group ‘Poets Out Loud’ share: a sense of place, identity, connection to where we live, nature, landscape, escape, life, death…and everything in between. From supermarket nightmares to wild swimming delights. Maybe we’ll discover who we are, who we might’ve been, and who we’ll be tomorrow…? …

Nightjrrs

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Nightjrrs is a band which blends film, music, spoken word and poetry to create mesmerising digital artworks. They describe their style as “hedgerow psychedelia and post industrial ambience”. Nightjrrs looks to a post-industrial  world – and especially a Cumbria beyond the usual reference points of Wordsworth, mountains and lakes. This is a specially-curated programme of some of their work, drawing …

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 …

The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps

Chris Bridgman

Celebrated poet and broadcaster MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG (BBC 6 Music poet in residence, Radio 4, Radio 2) presents his thrilling new family performance. In this brand-new show Murray mixes compelling story-telling and poetry with a brilliant score, a healthy dose of physical theatre and a touch of silliness. After the windswept double funeral of his parents, 7-year-old Crispin (or Crispin …