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.
Sat 26th November 2016, Jo Caulfield – The Customer is Always Wrong
8pm | £14
Have you ever noticed that even when you’re right, you’re wrong? From the potential minefields of dating, relationships and divorce, to the simple things, like booking a holiday, or joining a pub-quiz team – nothing is ever as straightforward as it should be. Jo Caulfield is determined to get things back on track…
Award-winning Stand-Up comedian Jo Caulfield takes a humorous look at life’s potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them. Sharp, witty and insightful, Jo will make you think as much as she makes you laugh.
As seen on The John Bishop Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You.