Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Just when you thought it was all over.....

...... along comes another great Solway Arts event!


Saturday, 8th January 2011  Tatie Pot Supper + Jazz
Tickets:
£8.50 - door
£7.50 - advance
£6.50 - SAS members

Friday, 10 December 2010

Solway Arts Christmas Party

Friday December 17th, 
7.30 
West Newton Village Hall 
Come to the Solway Arts Christmas Party, with The Cumberland Hot Shots, and a buffet supplied by the Chapel Restaurant Aspatria

Tickets: 
£15.00 inclusive of buffet and soft drinks; £14.00 in advance; £12.00 Solway Arts Members; £10.00 Under 18s

From: 
Wigton Library;  Billy Bowman's Cockermouth;  Village Hall Committee, West Newton;  Solway Arts Secretary, Gill House, Bromfield, CA7 3ND 

Friday, 3 December 2010

Stop Press! Patchwork Exhibition Cancelled!!

Sunday's Patchwork Exhibition is another victim of the bad weather. It is postponed: date not yet known, but it will be on this site!

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If you can't see the patchwork exhibition, how about Billy Bragg? 

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Flamenco and AGM, Friday 26th November. Christmas Party, 17th December

A disappointingly small turnout!
Galina Vale's performance was superb- if you didn't come, you missed a great evening! perhaps it was the start of the cold weather which kept folks away. We hope to invite Galina and her group to perform again in the coming year: watch this blog for dates.


Nigel Sidaway- Mr Solway Arts

In recognition of Nigel's huge contribution to the arts in our area, Jill Faux presented him with a framed photograph and a collection of testimonials, saying:

Three years ago Pat asked me to co-ordinate an effort to get you a gong and many of us have contributed towards the citation. 
You have worked tirelessly securing an eclectic mix of professional events, festivals, concerts and shows for our enjoyment ever since.
We are all grateful to both you and Amy for your energy and fortitude.

Friday December 17th, 7.30 West Newton Village Hall 
Solway Arts Christmas Party, with The Cumberland Hot Shots, and a buffet supplied by the Chapel restaurant Aspatria
Tickets: £15.00 inclusive of buffet and soft drinks; £14.00 in advance; £12.00 Solway Arts Members; £10.00 Under 18s
from Wigton Library, Billy Bowman's Cockermouth' Village Hall Committee, West Newton, SAS Secretary, Gill House, Bromfield, CA7 3ND 
  

Friday, 26 November 2010

Update

Sunday, December 5th 10am - 4pm
A combined Christmas Exhibition 
of the  
Derwent Patchworkers and the Derwent Valley Quilters
Venue: Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown (just off the A595 at Mealsgate)
Ample free parking
Items for Sale
Raffle
Light snacks
Admission £2.00

Friday, December 17th

Cumbrian Hot Shots- Jazz evening with food- more details to come

Venue: West Newton Village Hall

Saturday, 8th January 2011
Tatie Pot Jazz Night- details soon

Wednesday, 26th January 2011
Tabitha's Tablecloth, play reading
Venue: the Chapel Restaurant, Aspatria - details soon

Pigeonholes- three plays with one setting


On February 16th, 17th and 18th  2011, Penrith Players present three one act plays written by members of North Cumbria Scriptwriters 
This is not a Solway Arts production, but I thought it would be of interest to Solway Arts members, and indeed to anyone living in North Cumbria who is interested in theatre and new writing. From time to time, I will post similar items on this blog. If you know of any events of similar interest please let me know by posting a comment.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

A new article from Jane Gardam

Jane Gardam is the patron of Solway Arts. She has talked to us several times in the past, and we hope she will visit us again in the New Year to do another Writers at Wheyrigg. She has many memories of our area, as she used to visit her grandmother on her farm near Mealsgate. I was reminded of what a good writer she is, when I came across this article in the New York Times 

Although it is now I believe out of print, her stories of childhood memories, amongst them some vivid pictures of North Cumbria, A Few Fair Days is still available on Amazon

Monday, 15 November 2010

What's On? Flamenco, Jazz, Patchwork and more

Friday, November 26th 

Annual General Meeting 
to be followed by a  
Flamenco Fusion Concert  
Galena Vale: Classical and Flamenco Guitar; Colin Vale: Bass Guitar and Portuguese Guitar; Kito Jimenez Cortes: Percussion, Flamenco Guitar.

Venue: Welton Village Hall
Tickets: Adult £6.50, Paid in Advance £5.50, Solway Arts Members £5.00, Under 18s half price, Family Tickets £14.00
From Billy Bowmans, Cockermouth; Wigton Library; Village Hall Committee

AGM at 7.00pm, Concert at 8.00pm

We need new ideas and new members! Please bring your ideas to the meeting. Can you volunteer to do any jobs, such as publicity? Do you have any items for the agenda? Please let Nigel know by 20th November.

Sunday, December 5th 10am - 4pm

A combined Christmas Exhibition 
of the  
Derwent Patchworkers and the Derwent Valley Quilters
Venue: Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown (just off the A595 at Mealsgate)
Ample free parking
Items for Sale
Raffle
Light snacks
Admission £2.00

Friday, December 17th

Cumbrian Hot Shots- Jazz evening with food- more details to come

Venue: West Newton Village Hall

Saturday, 8th January 2011
Tatie Pot Jazz Night- details soon

Wednesday, 26th January 2011
Tabitha's Tablecloth, play reading
Venue: the Chapel Restaurant, Aspatria - details soon

Look out for:
Rivoli String Quartet
Mark Lynas- the Excitement of Science
Act Out Theatre Company
Marsdon Brass Band
Freehold Theatre Company
Leeds Library Theatre
Writers at Wheyrigg
St George's Day Celebrations with Brass

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