The change of format for the 2013 Cockermouth LIVE! Festival proved to be a great success, so we intend to follow a similar format for 2014 and concentrate the festival over a weekend. We have decided to change the date of the 2014 festival, to avoid a clash with the Cockermouth Georgian Fair. We hope to bring you an exciting and entertaining programme for 2014 and hope you will give us your support. We're still at the planning stage for next year's festival and we'll add more details as soon as we have them.
We need volunteers to help organise and run the festival. There’s a role to suit everyone. Please volunteer if you can – it’s a great way to get involved and meet new people, while helping the Cockermouth LIVE! festival be a great success!
To volunteer, just email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lucy Porter’s brand new show was based around a fascinating true story with a stunning twist in the tale. Along the way the thirty-something mum of “Irish twins” (not Jedward thankfully) brought us her hilarious stand-up observations. She tackled the big subjects : happiness, home shopping, friendship and the psychological impact of daytime TV’s Dom Littlewood. A feel-good night of comedy for all ages.
Lucy appears regularly on Radio 4 in "The Unbelievable Truth" and "Life: an Idiot’s guide".
She’s also featured in BBC2’s "I’m in a Boy Band!" "I’m in a girl Band" and "I’m a Pop star!"
"She’s like your witty friend who’s always brilliant company down the pub..." The Scotsman.
The first castle was built by the Normans in 1134, with significant additions made in the 13th and 14th centuries.
This was a very rare opportunity to look around the beautiful gardens in the castle ruins. Guided tours led by Cockermouth Civic Trust.
This lively show for children 3+ was full of fun, feathers, laughter and excitement and featured original music and lots of audience participation! The friendly bus driver left us with one simple instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" However, the Pigeon was very clever and whined, bribed, pleaded and even sang a song to get his own way…
A free family-friendly ceilidh with music provide by Mazurka. The band played an eclectic folk mix, ranging from british to eastern european and klezmer.
20 years of mixing African and Celtic music in equal measures Baka Beyond has become one of the finest danceable bands around, creating the sound of the global village. With members from UK, Sierra Leone and Congo, they create a unique and vibrant sound that fuses delicate guitar lines with African rhythms and heavyweight Congolese bass. Not just a touring band, Baka Beyond have a unique relationship with their inspiration – the Baka Pygmies of Cameroon – sending royalties to help their development projects, and even touring with Baka musicians.
". . . if you are not dancing, maybe you should have someone check your pulse."
"The party atmosphere was irrepressible" Evening Standard
"A guaranteed good night out" Bristol Rocks
A family concert with a varied programme, which included some very special soloists and household applicances!
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