Eden Arts are based in Penrith’s Old Fire Station. Where there used to be four fire engines, there’s film, comedy, theatre and live music in our Engine Bay venue. In the old fire officers’ Mess, we’re hosting talks, meetings and smaller events. And around the building you’ll find artists and makers using old offices as studios, the Eden Arts team hard at work (and they’re all artists in their own right, too), and spaces being used for things like guitar lessons and first aid workshops. The Old Fire Station also has a spare room available for artists who want to visit the Lake District.
The Old Fire Station is on Bridge Lane, Penrith CA11 8HY on the edge of the Penrith Hospital site. It’s 17 minutes walk from Penrith Station.
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 Mark Thomas – The Red Shed
8pm | £16
Lakin McCarthy and Mark Thomas
In association with West Yorkshire Playhouse
Mark Thomas: The Red Shed
Directed by Joe Douglas
The Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy of multi award winning shows (Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed)
A story of strikes, dinner ladies and commies. Crap beer, great beer, burgers and burger slingers. Pickets, placards, friendship, love, history, dreams and above all remembering.
Mark returns to where he first performed, a red wooden shed in Wakefield, the labour club, to celebrate its 50th birthday. Part theatre, stand up, journalism, activism, it’s the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community.
Buy tickets here
Wednesday 18th May: Make a Fun Palace Workshop
Arts & Science
Culture belongs to us all! Find out how anyone anywhere can make a Fun Palace, where everyone is an artist and everyone a scientist. Change the world with radical fun.
A Fun Palace is a free, local event using arts and science to celebrate each unique community and the skills and interests of those who live there.
Last year there were 142 Fun Palaces across the country with 2079 people involved in making them and over 50,000 people participating. People gathered to make and share arts, sciences, learning, games and have FUN – this workshop is your chance to find out more about how to get involved. You don’t need to be an expert in anything to make a Fun Palace – you just need to want to make something happen (however tiny) with and for the people that live around you.
“Loved meeting so many other creatives within our area and realising that we can do whatever we want – the world’s our oyster!!” 2015 workshop participant
Are you intrigued to find out more, interested to meet other people who might want to get involved; got some ideas you would like to share, some queries about how it works? Then come along to this conversation event and see what you think. You can find out more on our website: funpalaces.co.uk/ Or watch this video to find out what happened at Fun Palaces 2015: http://bit.do/FP2015
Any questions? Prefer to book by phone? Need help with travel costs or access? Get in touch! E-mail email@example.com or ring 0208 692 4446 ext. 203 and leave a message
In partnership with The Wellcome Trust
Tuesday 26th July: Word Mess
Words out loud – that’s the brief for performers. Spoken word, short readings, poetry and more from Cumbrian writers and occasional guests in this new, monthly event – on the fourth Tuesday of every month. An intimate event, upstairs in the Old Fire Station’s Mess Hall.
Doors open at 7pm
Ticket prices: £3 admission/£2 performers (pay on door)
To reserve your ticket, call 01768 899444. Pay on the door – cash only please.
Cinema events at Penrith Old Fire Station are supported by…