News in brief- March 2016

Santon Bridge to stage Bram Stoker THE Bram Stoker classic, Dracula, is being staged at Santon Bridge Village Hall. David Mynne from Rabbit Theatre will perform the one-man show in […]

Santon Bridge to stage Bram Stoker

THE Bram Stoker classic, Dracula, is being staged at Santon Bridge Village Hall.

David Mynne from Rabbit Theatre will perform the one-man show in an event sponsored by Arts Out West.

The horror story is suitable for over 12-year-olds – though they might want to hide behind a cushion.

The performance is on Saturday, February 20 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 (children £4). Nibbles will be provided and you can take your own drinks.

To be sure of a seat contact Louise Stewart on 019467 24652 or email henry.stewart@btinternet.com

Wildlife trust gets guest speaker

CUMBRIA Wildlife Trust’s March meeting features Chris West, River Irt project officer for West Cumbria Rivers Trust.

He will talk about the Trust’s work, freshwater pearl mussels and other creatures connected with rivers.

It takes place on Wednesday, March 16th at 7.30pm at Seascale Methodist Church Hall.

A donation of £2 is suggested. Refreshments included.

More than 200 to take part in big sleep

Cumbria Community Foundation’s ‘Big Sleep’ to help raise money for the charity’s Winter Warmth Appeal will be held on Saturday, February 27.

More than 200 people have already signed up to sleep in a field behind the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel in Windermere.

The Big Sleep will see hundreds of people being sponsored to camp out for the night in a field in January where temperatures will drop below zero. Last year, it went down to minus six and the tents were frosted up on the inside.

Cumbria Community Foundation tries to take people’s mind off the cold during the event by providing live music, lantern making, food and drink, and a movie, before everyone has an early night under the stars.

More information and details about how to sign up are at www.cumbriafoundation.org