Saturday, 12 November 2011

MUNGO'S MERRIMENT

A CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF ST MUNGO

A candlelit supper with words and music
Blencogo Village Hall
Sunday January 15th 2012, 7 pm for 7.30

Tickets: £7.50 including supper
Under 16s £2.50
from Wigton Library or Miranda 016973 61743

Here in the centre of what used to be the Kingdom of Rheged  we have a fondness for one whom we regard as our local saint, as well as patron saint of Glasgow. There are many churches, wells and other monuments near here- Bromfield Church, the nearby St Mungo's Castle, Kentigern's Church and well in Caldbeck and even Mungrisedale pay tribute to him.  Holme St Cuthbert History Society has some interesting information about him.

There will be poems, harp music and readings from Kathleen Herbert's book Bride of the Spear, which centres on the birth and parentage of Kentigern.  More information on the publisher's blog and website.


Saturday, 5 November 2011

LONG MEG: NEW LINE-UP FOR POPULAR LOCAL CEILIDH BAND

STILL STANDING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!



Long Meg Ceilidh Band has received a boost from a new line-up recently, and is booked to do that rare thing, a public ceilidh at Langwathby on 12th November. 


More news soon!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Fountain Gallery Late Night Opening


Wigton's new gallery will be opening its doors until 9.00pm next Thursday, and every Thusrday night until Christmas.



If you are looking for a special and different gift, come along on Thursday evening, 10th November, and enjoy a relaxed browse with a glass of mulled wine. 


The Fountain Gallery is an unusual enterprise: it is run, financed and staffed by a cooperative of 17 artists and crafts people. Most galleries charge a hefty commission on sales- very understandably, to cover their costs- but in this cooperative, all sales revenue goes direct to the artist. The public can expect to pay considerably less therefore than they would in a conventionally run gallery. For example, an item which costs £100 in the Fountain Gallery would cost at least £150 almost anywhere else!