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Oddsocks Makes Dreams Come True Once Again

Oddsocks Productions will once again take over Workington Hall Park on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June with performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7pm each night. Oddsocks returns to celebrate their 30th Anniversary year with another high-energy, feel-good, family theatre show. You are invited to join them for a festival of music, magic and mayhem as […]

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A Circuit of Whiteside, Hopegill Head & Grisedale Pike 

  Length – 7.5 miles / 12.2 km  Ascent – 2510 feet / 761 metres  Start – OS grid reference NY158207  Lat 54.574476 // Long -3.304036  As the road from Cockermouth and Lorton approaches Crummock Water there is a car park with a telephone box at Lanthwaite Green. From the car park you can see the exit of Gasgale Gill between the […]

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Take a day out with the kids

Kids roundup With long days – and hopefully – plenty of sunshine, summer is a magical time of year.  It’s the perfect time to get the kids outside and give them a chance to get closer to nature.  We have activities and events that will educate, entertain and burn off a bit of extra energy […]

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When hobbies get out of control

West Cumberland Railway Museum Not many people feel so passionately about their hobby they’re compelled to open a museum from their own private collection.  But there’s not many people who love trains quite as much as Peter Rooke. “I’ve been collecting railwayana for about twenty years.” explained Peter. “It got to the point where everything […]

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Western Walks – Catbells and Derwentwater Lakeshore

Distance – Approx 3.5 miles/5.7 kms Time – 3 hours approx plus stops Difficulty – Moderate Starting point – Hawes End Landing Stage Ascent – 1,500 feet, 457 metres. Catbells may be much maligned by the seasoned walker who prefers fell tops without the crowds but that is no reason to dismiss it as a […]

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Let’s Go to Workington – Big events on the way

Workington Town Council are hosting Workington Go on the 18th of May, followed by Party in the Park the weekend after. Workington Go is a chance for young people to get out and participate in diverse activities they normally might not have a chance to. Activities are completely free although some require booking as there […]

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Our editors pick for West Cumbria

Our editors pick has some folk music, an up-and-coming band, a sporting legend, a local musician and some gripping and topical drama.  There’s so much going on in our corner of the world.   The Solway Hall, An evening with Kevin Keegan, 18 April   One of the greatest players in English football history. Kevin Keegan […]

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Have A Cracking Easter this bank holiday

Have a break from the Creme Eggs and make the most of your Easter weekend. The Easter break is a time for ‘staycations’.  Get away for a few nights, take a day trip or have the family round for a huge roast with all the trimmings. We might not get the sunny weather we’ve been […]

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You can bet on a great day at Carlisle races

You can bet on a great day at Carlisle races At 28 Molly Dingwall is the youngest General Manager of any racecourse in the country but she brings a wealth of experience to the top job at Carlisle. Formerly the trainee general manager at the Jockey Club, Molly previously had first hand experience organising and […]

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Ramble On – A day out with Whitehaven Ramblers

Craig Wishart joins the Whitehaven Ramblers for a Sunday morning wander and finds a lot more than he expected. I didn’t know what to assume when I joined the Ramblers on a walk around Buttermere.  Of course, I know the stereotype so I anticipated an older group of people that like walking and when I […]

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