Friday, 27 January 2012

OVERHEARD IN THE CAR PARK

LAMP:   Tha knaws there's a play gaan on
PUMP:   Gan on--- there nivver is!
LAMP:   Ay, there is- yan o them bodies in t'Fountain Gallery tell't us
PUMP:   Divn't mention t'Fountain ta me lad- tha knaws hoo ah feel aboot that thing!
LAMP:   Ah git over thissen! It's nivver working anyroads.
PUMP:   And as fer that there F-f-f-f…. Gallery… it'll nivver work in Wicton!


What?  A play to celebrate the 750th anniversary of Wigton's Market Charter 
When? 30th May, 1st and 2nd June
Where? John Peel Theatre
Who? Collaboration between North Cumbria Scriptwriters and Wigton Theatre Club
Why? Because it's fun... and we can!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

JAZZ AND TATIE-POT PARTY

Saturday, 28th January, 7.30 at Allhallows, Fletchertown
Come and enjoy good music and good food at Solway Arts' traditional January Jazz evening!
John Cowan's Lairds of Dixieland* with Tony Harrison's Tatie-Pot Supper and a bar. What more could you want?
Tickets: £10.00 (includes Tatie Pot)
Paid in advance: £9, Solway Arts members: £8, Under 18s half price
Available from: Allhallows, Wigton Library, Billy Bowman's
*Undoubtedly Scotland's finest New Orleans style trumpet player leads The Lairds of Dixieland. John, a noted brass teacher, creates the authentic sound of New Orleans Jazz as it should be played. Playing in the prestigious British Traditional Jazz Festival for the past several years has spread his fame down South (and into Europe) where he has played to rousing acclaim.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Candlelit music and words on Sunday

Live harp music, new poetry, readings from Bride of the Spear, salmon parcels or wild rabbit- Blencogo Village Hall Sunday! Celebrate our local saint! Bring wine or buy at the bar. Contact Miranda on 016973 61743

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION? 750 YEARS OF TOLLS, TITHES AND TAXES

2012 sees a number of projects in Wigton to commemorate and celebrate the town's Market Charter, granted in 1262 to Baron Walter de Wigton by Henry III. From the point of view of many ordinary folks- both traders and customers- this might not have been good news: we have no records of whether Sir Walter kept good order and enabled fair trading in his market in exchange for the tolls and taxes which the King's charter enabled him to collect. 

Some of these issues will no doubt come up in the proposed drama to be staged by Wigton Players at the town's John Peel Theatre at the end of May. Members of North Cumbria Scriptwriters are working closely with some of the Players to produce a light-hearted  romp through the 750 years of Wigton's past since the Charter was granted.




Friday, 6 January 2012

EVENTS TO LIGHTEN THE WINTER GLOOM

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True by Emma Rydal at the Kirkgate Centre Cockermouth on Thursday, 12th January


Mungo's Merriment- words and music, with a candle- lit supper at Blencogo Village Hall at 7.30 on Sunday 15th January