This group has been part of Cumbria's choral scene for more than a century. The Choir originated in the Mines around the village and brings a wide range of music to the public. Traditional Male Voice numbers are its backbone, but the repertoire ranges through classical, opera, religious and traditional popular songs, as the power of male voices contrasts with gentle harmonies. Led by Musical Director David Wilson, the Choir’s performances are enjoyed by hundreds of people every year.
An eye-popping ride into a wacky world of sonic slapstick - Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry scores, zany 1930’s cartoon jazz and kitsch Ren and Stimpy and Spongebob Squarepants music. Partly accompanied by animations especially created by local children. Much of this material has not been performed live since the original recordings, so this is a rare opportunity to experience its madcap glory.
“Zany melodies, striking harmonies, breakneck rhythms and a kaleidoscope of styles… a major achievement"
The best-selling author and “Twitter’s favourite shepherd” talks about his life and writing. The Shepherd’s Life became a surprise best-seller when published last year, and was recently turned into a highly successful play at Theatre by the Lake. James Rebanks, who achieved a double first at Oxford, but returned to his farming roots is passionate about his position as “part of a chain which has been part of the landscape for generations”.
In association with the New Bookshop.
A hilarious new slapstick misadventure for everybody aged 5+ from the stars of CBeebies’ Spot Bots. Follow three hapless brothers as they valiantly try to become feared villains! Derek, Ernie & Dick are really bored of being good. It's just GOT to be more fun being a baddie. The only trouble is, the Three Half Pints are much too stupid to be bad guys, and being an evil scientist, pirate or cowboy is trickier than they thought. Can the bumbling brothers learn how to stay out of jail and become real Bad Guys?
“hilarity to the point of exhaustion” The Stage
A luscious marriage of classy harmonies and finger-licking instrumental work, The Bevvy Sisters bring swing and sass to everything from golden Americana oldies to soulful self-penned ballads.
"Imagine the Andrew Sisters with switchblades" FATEA
The sound centres on the spellbinding vocal chemistry between Heather Macleod, Gina Rae and banjo-wielding Cera Impala, with guitarist David Donnelly also providing bass-y backup vocals.
They present an artfully wide-ranging repertoire in live performances brimming with verve and humour.
"Luscious. Lovely. Tuneful. The Bevvy Sisters can mix the dirtiest martini in town, then sing it." Eliza Carthy. Tickets £16, concessions £10
The traditional closing concert from this 50-strong orchestra, conducted by Phil Wood and including a new medley based on World War One songs.
Tickets £6 (accompanied children free)
The first castle was built by the Normans in 1134, with significant additions made in the 13th and 14th centuries.
This is another opportunity to look around the beautiful gardens in the castle ruins. Guided tours led by Cockermouth Civic Trust.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance at the Tourist Information Centre, King’s Arms Lane
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