News in Brief: April

Santon Bridge festival returns this Easter

THE popular Santon Bridge Art, Craft, and Local Food Festival takes place this year on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3.

All event proceeds are going towards improving and maintaining the hall. The event is continuing with the format of exhibiting and selling art and craft as well as a variety of foods from Cumbrian producers.

Additional attractions at the event include the refreshments, free entrance and ample free parking.

Open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.


Lawrence Eden will keep going forward

OUR thoughts go out to Lawrence Eden Kitchens whose showroom on Sneckyeat Industrial Estate, Hensingham, was destroyed by fire last month.

They are continuing to operate but it will be a while before their showroom is back up and running.

Meanwhile you can contact them on 01946 67450; they are based at Unit 8C on Sneckyeat Industrial Estate. We wish them well as they recover from the devastating blow.


Lamplugh look back to the way they were

HISTORIAN Jenni Lister will give a talk on public health in Whitehaven from days gone by when she speaks to Lamplugh Heritage Society.

Her talk is on Thursday, March 24 at 7.30pm in Lamplugh Village Hall. Admission is £2 which includes refreshments.


Monster good film at Gosforth Public Hall

GOSFORTH Public Hall is turned into Gosforth Cinema on Friday, April 15 when it shows Hotel Transylvania at 7pm.

The family orientated animated film tells how a group of monsters – keen to get away from it all for a few days – retire to the lavish resort of Hotel Transylvania run by Count Dracula.

But when an ordinary human accidentally turns up for the party it’s the start of some unexpected chaos.


Keekle Village Hall to host open evening

KEEKLE Village Hall is hosting an open meeting on Wednesday, April 20 at 7pm when everyone is invited to turn up and suggest ideas and events they would like to see at the hall.

The next music gig at Keekle Village Hall is on Friday, April 1, when The Maverick is the main act, offering 1950’s music and style, and modern songs with a rockabilly twist. The support is the Karter duo.

Doors open at 7pm and you can take your own tipple. For tickets call 07546 558408 or call into the Keekle Pub.