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.
Parking & Getting Here
Outside of office hours (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) you can park in any of the NHS staff car parks that surround Penrith Old Fire Station (even though they say permit holders only). However during office hours we aren’t able to offer on site parking as the lovely folk at the NHS need the spaces more. There are free and pay & display car parking in the town centre a short walk away.
It’s 17 minutes walk from Penrith Station.
Tuesday 24th January 2017
Hosted by Poet Katie Hale, expect spoken word, short readings, poetry and more at this open mic night for writers and word buffs. Upstairs in the Old Fire Station Mess Hall, bar on site.
£3, Performers £2
Thursday 26th January 2017
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.
Doors 7pm , Film 7:30pm.
£5, Under 16 £3
WOOL AND KNITTERS WANTED: TURN PENRITH PURPLE
Eden Mencap are planning to #turnpenrithpurple in February. Drop off your donations of Purple wool or purple knitted strips and squares to Penrith Old Fire Station.
Find out more about #turnpenrithpurple here
Eden Arts will be accepting donations until the end of January 2017.