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Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, 2019

Date:  30th July, 2019

Venue: St Andrews Hall

After several successful european and overseas tours in 2017 and 2018  the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Germany) is coming back to United Kingdom and Ireland  in summer 2019  with a powerful and lovely new programme.

“Classical music the world over” – this is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. It is irrelevant for our musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House – their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time.

Celebration of National Dementia Action Week

Venue: Penrith Leisure Centre

Date and Time: Wednesday 22nd May 10.00am-1.00pm at

  • Singing and Craft Taster Sessions
  • Speakers
  • Information Stalls
  • Blood pressure Checks
  • Leisure Centre Tours

Free Refreshments

May Day Carnival, 2019

6th May 2019: 10.00am – 17.00. FREE ENTRY

The Carnival starts at 10am with street entertainment, charity stalls, food stalls, a funfair and many attractive and interesting displays.

May Queen crowned at 2.30pm. Grand parade starts at 3pm at Penrith Leisure Centre

Entertainment is provided for all ages and musical tastes. The highlight of the day is the crowning of the May Queen and Grand Parade through the town when many local groups participate accompanied by bands and youth musicians.

  • Charity stalls;
  • Children’s Art and handwriting Competitions;
  • Fun Fair;
  • Trampoline;
  • Bouncy Castle;
  • Traction Engines and Miniature Steam Engine Rides;
  • Face Painting;
  • Ballon Modeller;
  • Punch & Judy;
  • Children’s Magic Show;
  • Stu-Di-Doo;
  • Joel the Jester;
  • Grand Exhibition Show;
  • Stilt Walker;
  • Roaming Mascots;
  • Bishopyard’s School of Dance; Eden Dance Troupe;
  • Langwathby Maypole Dancers;
  • Razzamataz Dance;
  • The Big Fun Bus;
  • Greystoke Handbell Ringers;
  • Penrith Town Band;
  • G + M,M + M;
  • Harry King;
  • Salvation Army Youth Band;
  • Milnthorpe Steel Band;
  • Bjamba Ceiidh Band + Piper;
  • Dumfries Pipe band;
  • Absolutely;
  • Rock ‘n Roses;
  • Soul Survivor’s Band;
  • Benchmaster;
  • Pete Lashley;
  • Cumbria Gaiter Band;
  • Tarzan’s Nuts;
  • Street Jazz.

In aid of Salvation Army Eden Valley Dementia


Great Dockray Medieval Display

DATE: Saturday 20th  April (Easter Saturday, 2019)

TIME: 11.00am-3.00pm

VENUE: Cornmarket Bandstand


Suicide Alertness Training, 10th December 2018

Free Training. 9.30am at Penrith Fire HQ

Carol Festival at St Andrews Church on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th December 2018, at 7.00pm

Penrith Schools’ Music Association Carol Festival
Featuring: Beaconside, Armathwaite, St Catherine’s Kirkoswald, Lowther, Ullswater Community College, Queen Elizabeth Grammar

Winter Droving Event Penrith 26th-27th October 2018

Penrith’s Winter Droving ‘free’ event has become one of Cumbria’s iconic cultural events seeing twenty thousand plus people attending annually. The event is a festival of food, culture, contemporary art set around the theme of the tradition of Droving animals. In 2018 the event takes place over two days, the first an enchanted evening on 26th October at Ullswater Lake followed by the day in Penrith, 27th October.

Winter Droving Procession Route 27th October 2018

Street entertainment, live bands, slightly stranger things like a fancy dress for dogs competition and ‘its a knockout’ inspired Drover’s Cup games; all accompanied by the biggest market in Cumbria; and topped off by a magical torch parade through the town leading to a free gig on the main stage form a headline act.