Cockermouth LIVE 2016

Flimby Male Voice Choir @ The Kirkgate Centre Wednesday June 22nd at 7.30pm
Tickets £10, concessions £8

Please note that, unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled.

Stu Brown's Twisted Toons Vol.2 @ The Kirkgate Centre Thursday June 23rd at 7.30pm
Tickets £12, concessions £8

Please note that, unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled.

James Rebanks @ The Kirkgate Centre Friday June 24th at 7.30pm
Tickets £7, concessions £5

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.

Three Half Pints are Bad Guys
The Kirkgate Centre Saturday June 25th at 11.30am & 2.00pm
Tickets £7, concessions £5, Family £22 (2 adults & 2 children)

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

Saturday June 25th - Workshops for Children & their Families

Saturday June 25th - Let Us Entertain You!

40 groups, ensembles and solo artists performing in pop-up venues all over town during the afternoon.

The Bevvy Sisters @ The Kirkgate Centre Saturday June 25th at 8pm

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

Sunday June 26th, Christ Church, 2.30pm
The Papcastle Community Orchestra

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)

Cockermouth Castle Visits

By kind permission of Lord & Lady Egremont

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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