Whitehaven

Clog Dance The Musical

A musical centred around a monumental event in Cumbrian history, returns to the region this October. Following the 70th anniversary of the William Pit disaster in Whitehaven, Clog Dance the Musical comes to the Cumbrian town next month. The 1947 explosion, which accounted for the death of over 100 miners, provides the backdrop for the […]

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Meat Loaf – Rock & Roll Dreams Came True

Following the recent revival of one the most popular and iconic entertainers of the last 40 years, ‘Rock & Roll Dreams Came True –  Meat Loaf the Show’, rocks up to Solway Hall Whitehaven on 19 October.  ‘Rock & Roll Dreams Came True’ features all of Meat Loaf’s classic hits. From the phenomenal ‘Bat Out of […]

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Accreditation status for The Beacon Museum

A Coveted award has been gained by The Beacon Museum for the thirteenth year running. Museum Accreditation Status has again been achieved by the Whitehaven harbourside museum this week. The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. It defines good practice and identifies agreed standards, thereby encouraging development. It is a […]

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Weekend What’s On

Saturday 14th October Laa’l Marra Productions Present Soaked  It’s wine o clock! When do you stop? Torpenhow Village Hall   American Wrestling  Whitehaven Sports Centre,Whitehaven     Paolo Di Liberto ft Jonathon Gash DJ & Live Percussion Set The Thin White Duke,Carlisle   Hot Property  The Reiver,Carlisle   The BFG Family Film (PG) Brampton Film […]

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Half-term Horrors at The Beacon Museum

SPOOKY SKELETONS are on offer this half-term at The Beacon Museum with its feature exhibition Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets. Six sets of human remains tell the story of gladiators who perished in combat, created by the world renowned JORVIK Viking Centre. The host of historic horrors provide fun for all the family, with interactive […]

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Twilight Events at The Beacon Museum Postponed

The family-friendly table quiz scheduled for Thursday, October 12 at 6.30pm, and the ‘Meet the Curator’ sessions on October 19 at The Beacon Museum have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The following event is still scheduled to go ahead as planned: Local author and researcher Alan Cleaver will be delivering a terrifying talk on the Ghosts, Ghouls […]

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The Local Creative Turning Pampered Pets into Works of Art

It takes incredible talent and an unconditional love to create paintings as unique as the pets they depict. Brits and their pets, it’s a unique bond and a love quite unlike anything else. Those furry friends are not just loyal companions, they are fully-fledged members of the family. So it was inevitable that the work […]

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Youngsters Celebrate Diversity at Beacon

Schoolchildren are celebrating Black History Month with a new exhibition at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven. Run in collaboration with AWAZ Cumbria, ‘Celebrating Diversity, Challenging Prejudice’ features poems, stories and posters from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Kells and Hensingham Primary School. The exhibition presents a fresh outlook from future generations on issues around […]

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Comic Sofie Hagen Speaks Out

Right now, talented, female comics are revolutionising British comedy. One of those leading the way, Sofie Hagen, tells Sarah Sinclair why she is challenging the patriarchy.   Sofie Hagen is furious. The other day, watching a Disney film with her younger cousin, despite having done so much work to promote body positivity and being, in […]

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What’s On This Weekend

Saturday 7th October Oxjam​ ​Returns​ ​to​ ​Carlisle​ ​With​ ​Top​ ​Line-up​ ​of​ ​Local​ ​Bands The Haven Club Presents An Evening With Stephen Lee Read Between The Borderlines   The Southmartins The Southmartins are the UK’s leading tribute to the music and songs of The Beautiful South and The Housemartins The Brickyard,Carlisle   STAR CRAZY Paying their […]

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