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Solfest – The Final Farewell Line-up Announced

Solfest The Farewell announce line-up for 2019 Cumbrias’ favourite festival Solfest announce the first wave of acts for Solfest 2019 which include artists such as Baka Beyond – The Undercover Hippy –  The Levellers lead singer and guitarist Mark Chadwick – Dansi  –  Neck  –  Funke and the Two Tone Baby – Local favourites Colt […]

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From Sheep to Sweaters – A Celebration of Wool

Woolfest is the UK’s original festival of all things wool related.  Since 2005, knitters, spinners, weavers and breeders have descended on Mitchell’s Livestock Centre in Cockermouth for the annual event.    The award winning festival will take place on Friday 28th – Saturday 29th of June and is a mecca for anyone with a passion for wool and textiles.  Visitors can pick up […]

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Solfest – The Final Farewell

Solfest farewell The year, so far, for the Solfest team has been challenging to say the least. Despite last year’s festival widely regarded as one of the most enjoyable ones to date, the festival was left in some financial difficulty.  An unfortunate sign of the times with many festivals coming to an abrupt end in […]

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Festivals! – Your summer sorted

With summer around the corner it’s time to start thinking festivals.  Our rolling green fields play host to top quality acts and those long – and most probably muddy – weekends are a highlight of the summer.  Here’s a roundup for you…   Ireby Festival, 24 – 25 May  Ireby is a village with a population of about […]

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Beer Festivals – When and Where

We’re rapidly heading into warmer weather and beer festival season.  Here’s some of the best our region has to offer.   Egremont Beer Festival, Egremont Rugby Union Club  14 – 15 June   The Egremont Rugby Union Club Beer Festival goes from strength to strength, it’s now one of the most highly anticipated dates on the summer […]

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Light up the Fells – Lakeland Festival of Light

 The Lakeland Festival of Light returns for its fifth year on the 4th of May.      The charity event is organised by Lakeland Mountain Guides and was originally planned to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Nepal back in 2015. 150 people climbed Blencathra that night and raised over £5000.    The festival has grown each year […]

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Food Glorious Food!

There’s a new food shop in town and it might seem familiar. Food Glorious food recently opened their doors, having left the indoor market where they have been trading for over 10 years. Adam and Dawn have taken a huge leap and have now moved into their own building, but don’t worry they are still […]

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For the love of Books – Words by the Water

All writers need inspiration from time to time but if they can’t find any on the shores of Derwent Water, surrounded by our fells then maybe it’s time to put their laptop and pens away.   Words by the Water provides spectacular surroundings and so much more. The literary festival is hosted courtesy of the Theatre […]

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Beat the Blues as the Bowness Bay Blues Weekend returns

Bowness Bay Blues has announced an exciting programme for their weekend festival from the 12th – 14th of  April. From its humble beginnings in 2012, Bowness Bay Blues has grown to be a flagship of all that is good about blues music. It’s a charity based weekend set in the heart of the Lake District […]

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Solfest 2019 Announcement!

  The Solfest committee has spent the last couple of months since the end of the festival re grouping and trying to find a feasible way forward. This includes how to pay any acts and contributors that are still owed money from this year’s festival. Unfortunately turnout for Solfest 2018 was a lot lower than […]

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