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Children invited to enter Draw a Firefighter competition

Parents and carers who are home schooling are being invited to encourage their children to enter a drawing competition. Many children in Cumbria are being home schooled as a result of social distancing measures introduced to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are running a competition for children aged 4-7, […]

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Becky Cole – Building Communities with Digby

The uncertainty of the next few months is universally felt by us all at present. Many are being advised to avoid social interactions and events and schools are closing their doors. In such turbulent times it’s amazing to see what people in a community can do when they pull together.  One woman who believes she […]

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Handbags At The Ready at the West Walls Theatre

The next performance by Carlisle’s Green Room Club is ‘Handbagged’ which was written by Moira Buffini. This relatively new play has proven to be a popular choice with professional and amateur theatre groups.  Handbagged takes quite a serious look at the Thatcher years, although there is much humour included. Over the course of a decade, […]

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Words by the Water returns to Theatre by the Lake

Words by the Water returns to the Theatre by the Lake from the 6 – 15 of March. Keswick will burst to life as spring approaches with big names, from print and film, heading to the Lake District town. A host of acclaimed authors will make their way to Keswick, although local Kerry Irving, may […]

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Keswick Film Festival 27 Feb – 1 March

Keswick Film Festival 27 Feb – 1 March. The Keswick Film Festival runs from the 27th of February to the 1st of March and is delighted to screen the second performance of Ken Russell’s Dance of the Seven Veils.   His biography of Richard Strauss was screened once in1970 before it was banned by the […]

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Kids Half-Term Roundup Spring 2020

A February half term doesn’t need to be a cold and grey affair with kids climbing the walls while they’re stuck inside.  Sun or rain, we have some ideas that will turn every frown upside down. The Beacon Whitehaven Chinese Cultural Trail 15 – 23 February As part of their half-term activities, the Beacon offers […]

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Thirlmere – Our Lakes series

Thirlmere – Our Lakes As you drive by Thirlmere you can be forgiven for thinking this peaceful location hasn’t changed much over the centuries. A casual glance suggests that except for a handful of farms, a couple of churches and the road beneath you, the valley once known as Wythburndale, has retained a timeless quality. […]

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An exciting year for St Bees School

An exciting year for St Bees School. St Bees School are delighted to welcome their students back for an action-packed Spring term. 2020 will be a year of expansion for the school and it will require determination and passion from everyone. As our numbers increase, so does the momentum. St Bee’s students are not just excelling, […]

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Editors Pick – West Cumbria – February / March 2020

Editors Pick – West Cumbria – February / March 2020 Early 2020 will see some huge names in entertainment heading our way.  Whether it’s a bit of drama you’re looking for, a good laugh or some top quality music, our editors pick has it all.   Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly […]

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Put some Razz into your mataz

Matthew Aitchison – Rayson has always loved performing arts and since taking over as principal of Razzamataz Theatre School West Cumbria, he’s able to share that passion with a new generation. Razzamataz West Cumbria offers affordable tuition on Saturdays at Summergrove Halls where children and young people are encouraged to get involved in performing arts. […]

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