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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.


Wed 30th November 2016


Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colourful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art’s hottest trends.

7pm Doors, 7:30pm Film.

£5, Under 16 £3



Thursday 1st December 2016

Georgian Themed Life Drawing – Postponed until January, more details released closer to the time.

Our alternative life drawing class with artist Alex Jakob-Whitworth. A mixture of themed models, music and bar on site. Bring your own equipment for this informal session. Doors 7pm, £10. 


Thursday 26th January 2017

 I, Daniel Blake (15)

A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack, befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end.

7pm Doors, 7:30pm Film.

£5, Under 16 £3