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The Story of William Gibson Clarke

The Story of William Gibson Clarke

February 1, 2016 9:46 am / Literature / 4 comments

Penrith’s Castle Park is two things. It’s the ruins of the town’s old castle, all thick red sandstone walls and big ditches. And it’s a largely untouched Victorian or Edwardian town park. It has a bandstand, a memorial gate with plaques listing the dead of the two world wars of the Twentieth Century, and an earlier Boer War memorial known locally as the Black Angel. It has plenty of flowerbeds, meandering parks, a bowling green and some rather curly wooden slat benches. The kind you remember, but haven’t seen for years. On one of the green-painted benches I found a […]


Words by the Water Festival Bursary

February 20, 2013 1:14 pm / Events, Literature / No comments

Words by the Water Festival of Words and Ideas 1st – 10th March 2013 Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Words by the Water Festival offers free tickets for young people aged between 17-25   The organisers of the Words by the Water festival will once again be offering free tickets for young people aged 17 to 25. The ‘Enquire and Inspire’ bursary scheme offers young people the chance to attend this popular ten-day festival, and listen to some of the writers, politicians, broadcasters and commentators attending, for free. Launched in 2012 it is hoped that the offer of free tickets […]


The Weekly Word from New Writing Cumbria #31

January 18, 2012 5:53 pm / Literature / No comments

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