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The Romans are back at the Senhouse Museum

The Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport reopened to the public on Friday 14th August and staff and volunteers are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back, both local and from further away. The museum staff and volunteers passionately believe we need to shake off the perception that museums are dry and dusty places with […]

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Bears At The Beacon

Bears At The Beacon – Whitehaven’s Beacon Museum opened its doors with the wonderful new exhibition Bears!. The exhibition is delighting children and adults alike – while the museum’s new touchscreen displays bring the history of Whitehaven and its harbour to life. It’s been a busy time for the team who have introduced capacity restrictions, a […]

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On Your Bike – Family Friendly Rides

On Your Bike – Family Friendly Rides. One positive from Coronavirus restrictions has been the surge in people rediscovering a love of cycling and bikes have been dragged from the back of the shed like never before. Cycling proved a lifeline through the pandemic, offering a way of getting out of the house for exercise […]

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Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken

Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken Stone circles have sparked the imagination from time immemorial.  The best-known stone circle in England, Stonehenge, is turning into a commercial venue with little access for the public. Maughanby Circle, by comparison, known as ‘Long Meg and Her Daughters’, has been left untouched. Visitors […]

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Kids Activities- School holiday roundup

Many of us have spent the best part of the year trying to keep kids occupied.  With restrictions easing, we’ve found some activities, and a few online sessions, that will keep young minds entertained.  Lake District Coast Aquarium Maryport For a fun and educational day out you can’t go past the Lake District Coast Aquarium. […]

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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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