Summer Pudding In Appleby, Anyone?Live Music, Circus Acts, Crafts Market, Cake Contest, Family Fun!



Saturday 20th August COME ALONG, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT  Daytime: 1 Fairytale Castle,  3 Live Music stages, 4 Performance Stages, Funfair, Jaw-dropping Circus Acts, Crafty Vintage Market, Cake Competition, Children’s activities, woodland walk and more.

Night-time: Top festival bands on the inner bailey stage The Correspondents, Gypsy Hill & Sam and The Womp



supported by Eden District Council, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Appleby Town Council, Cumberland & Westmoreland Herald, Country Puddings. An Eden Arts event.

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Rabbit Rabbit (Rabbit) Launches October 4th – New Writers Take Note! Air Your Work At Unfortunate Event #1

Rabbit Rabbit (Rabbit)  If you are a new writer in Cumbria looking for a chance to air your work, or you want to come along and see some fresh performances this Open Mic event is made for you!

Unfortunate Event #1

That’s right: poetry, music, fiction, and a little bit of film. Oh, and did we mention the bar?

When? Saturday 4th October, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Where? Penrith Old Fire Station
Bridge Lane, Penrith, CA11 8HY

Poetry from Kareem Parkins Brown (We paid for him to come up from London!)
Fiction from Stephen Redman (We paid for him to come from Carlisle.)
Film from Richie Johnston (He’s coming on his skateboard from round the corner…)
Live music, open mic and a bar

How much? Pay to get out.
(It’s pay what you like as you leave – so you give us whatever you think the event was worth.)

This is the official launch night of Rabbit Rabbit (rabbit): our new young writer development programme, funded by Arts Council England and managed by Eden Arts. Come along to find out what it’s all about, to read out some of your own writing, or just to sit back with a drink and soak up some great performances.

Open mic:

Got some writing you’d like to share? Prose? Poetry? Anything else? Bring it along.

You’ll be able to sign up to read or perform on the night. Each person will get a maximum of 3 minutes to showcase their stuff.

If you’re a musician and would like to play as part of the open mic, there will be a mic for vocals, but the rest of the music has to be accoustic. Just one song, and we don’t want your set-up to be longer than your performance – so no wheeling in your grand piano, please! (Drop us an email if you’ve got any questions.)

With Spring In Her Step, Louise Mary Martin Announces April Gigs

Louise Mary Martin

Louise Mary Martin Will Perform Live in April

News from the Cumbrian Music Scene. Some good live music is coming your way in April! Better Cumbria is pleased to announce that this April Louise Mary Martin will be performing again live:
With Paddy Rogan & Jack Hartley (as you may have seen at Solfest 2009)
Sat 3rd, Spinners Arms, Cummersdale, Carlisle
Mon 5th, The Mill, Ulverston
Friday 23rd, Zefferelli’s, Ambleside
Saturday 24th, Tweedies Bar, Grasmere

With Razzcats (Ulverston Based reggae band)
Friday 30th, Ulverston Sports Club **Matty Steel Memorial Gig**

You can hear Paddy & Jack’s music online at:
and Louise’s url is now

Party For The Community with Beyond The Blues

The Beyond the Blues Poster, Feb 13 Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall 7:30pm

The Beyond the Blues Poster, Feb 13 Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall 7:30pm

The Beyond the Blues concert will take place on Saturday 13th of February at Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall doors open at 7:30pm!

All welcome, all profits to the Village Halls. Tickets £7.00 on the door or £6 if you buy in advance from Sheila or Ron Smith. See poster for details.

See you there!