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May 2018

Workington Playgoers Present Bosom Pals & Snake in the Grass

May 25 - May 26
The Theatre Royal,
Theatre Royal Washington Street Workington
Workington, CA14 3AW United Kingdom
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BOSOM PALS By Carol Donockley by Kind Permission of Carol Donockley SNAKE IN THE GRASS By Alan Ayckbourn by Kind Permission of Samuel French Bosom Pals Written by Cumbrian playwright Carol Donockley, Bosom Pals was first performed at Penrith Playhouse in 2012 (when it was one of the winning entries in the ‘One Voice’ competition) and has since been made into an acclaimed film. This brave, touching play, filled with humour, hope and optimism, charts Sylvia Boyd’s journey from being a full-breasted doormat to a…

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Mini Messel’s Makers – Magical and Mythical

May 30
Rosehill Theatre,
Moresby Whitehaven Cumbria CA28 6SE
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Messel’s

Bring your family to Rosehill to learn new skills and take home some magical and mythical creations! This workshop will explore 3D creations. Mini Messel's Makers create crafts inspired by Oliver Messel’s way of reusing and repurposing materials that we throw away or recycle in everyday life, to make something beautiful out of items that we haven’t even given a second thought to! Two workshops on Wednesday 30 May from 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3pm Adults and…

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June 2018

Keswick Mountain Festival Makes Momentous Return 

June 7 - June 10
Solfest

By Paul McGuirk   Fans of sports, music and the arts are gearing up for a feature-packed weekend, as the Keswick Mountain Festival returns once again in June.  Organisers have confirmed that the event will take place between 7 -10  June this year, with the main outdoor stage – the Festival Village - based in Crow Park, Keswick. However, other sites and venues in the area – including the renowned Theatre by the Lake - will also host inspirational talks from motivational…

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My Leonard Cohen Comes To Whitehaven

June 9
Rosehill Theatre,
Moresby Whitehaven Cumbria CA28 6SE
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Having enjoyed a sold-out run at the Sydney Opera House and an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe season in 2017, Stewart D’Arrietta and his band are taking My Leonard Cohen on a tour of the UK this June. Driven by D’Arrietta’s raw and distinctive vocal style, this stirring celebration offers arresting and imaginative interpretations of the great singer-songwriter’s most powerful works. Poetic anecdotes, punctuated with D’Arrietta’s trademark laconic humour, offer a narrative frame by which the audience can contemplate the life of one of…

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The Chadelics

June 14 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Yellow Earl,
66 Lowther Street
Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7AH United Kingdom
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The band will play The Yellow Earl

The Chadelics are set to appear at Whitehaven's The Yellow Earl on June 14th. The band will be performing prior to heading off on a summer of festivals which include Kendal Calling.

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£13

The Outside Track to perform at Kirkgate Arts Centre

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kirkgate Centre,
The Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PJ United Kingdom
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The Outside Track appearing at Kirkgate Arts Centre

Pan-Celtic music from a supremely talented multi-national group, live at the Kirkgate in Cockermouth. A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five…

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Lionel Richie To Perform at Brunton Park

June 17
Brunton Park,
Warwick Rd, Carlisle =
Carlisle, CA1 1LL United Kingdom
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The Legendary Lionel Richie will have Cumbria dancing All Night Long this summer. The International superstar will visit the county, with a show at Brunton Park, the home of Carlisle United FC on Sunday 17th June. The date is part of a summer tour which will see the singer return to the UK, visiting iconic venues across the country. Performing hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day,…

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Seeing The Invisible: Living with Fibromyalgia

June 20 - June 23
The Old Fire Station,Carlisle,
John St, Carlisle
Carlisle, CA2 5TR United Kingdom
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A series of events in Carlisle will explore what life is like ‘Living with’ an invisible illness.   Not knowing from one day to the next whether you’ll be able to get out of bed, chronic pain, brain fog and increased anxiety levels. These are all symptoms that someone living with  Fibromyalgia - a condition that causes, pain all over the body, fatigue and muscle stiffness - has to face. But these physical symptoms are just one part of the struggle…

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Acoustic Mac/Acoustic Eagles

June 22
Rosehill Theatre,
Moresby Whitehaven Cumbria CA28 6SE
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Eagles

Direct from Edinburgh Fringe, The Boyds present their award-winning sell-out shows in one concert: Acoustic Mac/Acoustic Eagles. The performance takes place in the intimate setting of Messel's Bar at Rosehill, as part of the Club Messel series. Acoustic Mac Europe's only acoustic show of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album in its entirety. With a sound akin to both Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, Liz Boyd's vocal range and sensitivity coupled with husband Gus's high-range voice, percussive guitar style and chord voicings create a…

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£10

Mr Blue Sky: A Tribute to ELO and Jeff Lynne

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Florence Arts Centre,
Florence Mine, Egremont Whitehaven
Whitehaven, Cumbria CA22 2NR United Kingdom
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A brand new tribute to ELO

Mr Blue Sky are a new band celebrating the legendary music of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra. See them for the very first time at Florence Arts Centre's launch night. With the combined talents of some great musicians - Jimmy Bell, Peter Richardson, Kevin Richardson, Michael Mingins and Andrew Sinclair - Mr Blue Sky will be bringing all the hits to life with the unmistakeable full ELO sound!

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