This is a list of events that are taking place this year.
From 10- Mar-2018 to 8- July-2018 at Wordsworth House
Where Poppies Blow will be open daily, except Friday, from Saturday 10 March to Sunday 8 July with a first set of evocative exhibits, including the original manuscript of Edward Thomasís iconic poem Adlestrop and paintings by artist brothers Paul and John Nash. It will then be closed for a week for rehanging. A second set of exhibits will be on show from Monday 16 July to Sunday 28 October, among them Thomasís war diary, its pages bearing an eerie arc of creases created by the shell blast that killed him. Entry is free with admission to the house and garden.
More information - nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house-and-garden/features/new-for-2018-at-wordsworth-house-where-poppies-blow
FRIENDS OF COCKERMOUTH LIBRARY
From 6- Apr-2018 to 6- Apr-2018 at
10.30AM (venue TBC). AGENDA 1. Opening hours 2. Disabled access 3. Fines 4. Ordering books 5. New library layout 6. Use of £10k donation from Mr Bob Slack to town council for use in library 7. Building maintenance 8. Saturday story-time scheme
From 16- Jun-2018 to 16- Jun-2018 at Cockermouth
The Carnival lapsed after the 2009 floods but was revived in 2017...It wends its way through the town with colourful floats and bands. Previous carnivals recorded here:
More information - Julie Laidlow/Isabel Burns
British Woolfest 2018
From 22- Jun-2018 to 23- Jun-2018 at Mitchells Auction Mart
Crafts and all things wool related...draws enthusiasts from all over the UK.
More information - woolfest.co.uk
Cockermouth Agricultural Show
From 4- Aug-2018 to 4- Aug-2018 at Fitz
Sheep dogs, foxhounds and terriers too. Visit the sheep clipping demonstration and learn a new skill. Working sheep dog demonstrations too. Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling if you are fit.
More information - cockermouthshow.co.uk