This is a list of events that are taking place this year.
From 10- Mar-2018 to 8- July-2018 at Wordsworth House
Where Poppies Blow will be open daily, except Friday, from Saturday 10 March to Sunday 8 July with a first set of evocative exhibits, including the original manuscript of Edward Thomas’s iconic poem Adlestrop and paintings by artist brothers Paul and John Nash. It will then be closed for a week for rehanging. A second set of exhibits will be on show from Monday 16 July to Sunday 28 October, among them Thomas’s war diary, its pages bearing an eerie arc of creases created by the shell blast that killed him. Entry is free with admission to the house and garden.
More information - nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house-and-garden/features/new-for-2018-at-wordsworth-house-where-poppies-blow
Les Miserable Movie Night for DEWO African charity. Dedicated Women in Development Project Kobulubulu Uganda.
From 8- Jun-2018 to 8- Jun-2018 at Kirkgate Centre
Cockermouth Rotary Club presents Les Miserable the movie. Starts 7.30pm Admission: by TICKET ONLY £6 Tickets available at Billy Bowman Music
Fashion Show and Pop up Shop in aid of Hospital League of Friends
From 12- Jun-2018 to 12- Jun-2018 at Hundith Hill Hotel
Ladies Fashion Show and Pop-up Shop Doors open at 7.00pm show starts 7.30pm A lovely summer evening with Fizz and Canapés At the beautiful setting of Hundith Hill Hotel. Tickets £13 (Including Prosecco and Canapes SHOP YOUR FAVOURITE HIGH STREET BRANDS At 50% OFF – OR MORE. Tickets from The Paper Shop and Billy Bowmans.
More information - cockermouth.org.uk/cockermouth%20hospital%20league%20of%20friends/latestnews.html
From 16- Jun-2018 to 16- Jun-2018 at Cockermouth
The Carnival lapsed after the 2009 floods but was revived in 2017...It wends its way through the town with colourful floats and bands. Previous carnivals recorded here:
More information - Julie Laidlow/Isabel Burns
British Woolfest 2018
From 22- Jun-2018 to 23- Jun-2018 at Mitchells Auction Mart
Crafts and all things wool related...draws enthusiasts from all over the UK.
More information - woolfest.co.uk
Harmonic Society Concert. Starts 7.30.
From 7- July-2018 to 7- July-2018 at All Saints Church
Ronald Corp, a British conductor and choirmaster, composed A New Song in 1999. It is a suite of settings of words from psalms and poets celebrating music in worship. Bob Chilcott’s arrangements of Christmas carols are well-known, and in July the choir will sing his Jubilate. The choir will also perform Andrew Carter’s Benedicite. This work was first published in 1991 and is now a popular choice with choirs. Beside the adult choir this concert will feature a children’s chorus and orchestra. For more details telephone 01900 825083
More information - cockermouthharmonic.org.uk
Cockermouth Agricultural Show
From 4- Aug-2018 to 4- Aug-2018 at Fitz
Sheep dogs, foxhounds and terriers too. Visit the sheep clipping demonstration and learn a new skill. Working sheep dog demonstrations too. Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling if you are fit.
More information - cockermouthshow.co.uk