In January 2012, almost 100 years to the day after Captain Scott reached the South Pole, Felicity Aston became the first woman in history to ski across Antarctica alone. For 59 days Felicity dragged 85kg of supplies 1744km across the coldest continent on earth, enduring temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees and storm force winds. Find out what it took to spend two months alone in this extreme, treacherous, yet beautiful environment. In recognition of Felicity's expeditions and polar exploration she was this year awarded an MBE and the Polar Award.
This is an illustrated talk with footage and images from Felicity's expedition.
Tickets £10 all seats
Based on the best selling book by acclaimed children's author Jez Alborough, this funny, silly, yucky, mucky show will have you giggling away, singing along and laughing out loud. Ducklings aged 3-7 years old will love this hilarious tale, but for those grown up ducks who waddle along, they'll have lots of fun too. It's totally quackers! Join duck and his friends in this happy new adventure with puppetry, sing-along songs and plenty of opportunities to join in along the way.
Tickets £4 per person, Family of 4 tickets £14
A free festival of local talent in the following venues:
A folk/blues/acoustic open mic session for everyone, led by members of tonight's Irish band, The Jeremiahs.
A carpenter, a farmer, a Frenchman and a teacher walk into a bar and the barman says, "is this some kind of a joke?"
The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of urban folk music. Since founding on 2013, the quartet have trailblazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and festivals.
All tickets £12.50
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.
Free - but must be booked in advance at the Tourist Information Centre, Kings Arms Lane.
A family concert with a varied programme.
Tickets £5 (accompanied children free)
Tickets for all events (except the Castle visits) are available from the Kirkgate Box Office (01900-826448) or from Billy Bowman's Music Shop, Lowther Went, Cockermouth.
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