A peek behind the scenes of a Savile Row tailor, an art auction, treasure hunt, street theatre and live music, and a fabulous food market – there’s lots in store for visitors to the new Taste of Wigton festival.
The event takes place in the heart of this pretty market town throughout Saturday, 23 October 2021.
One of the highlights will be exclusive tours of one of the town’s businesses which has clients around the globe, but is still a bit of a Cumbrian secret. Redmayne 1860, which has offices in Wigton and Mayfair, has been creating bespoke tailoring for more than 160 years – including for the royal family – and the team take their creative skills around the world.
Visitors will be able to tour their shop, and quiz expert tailor Tom Mahon at an ‘in conversation with’ session. Free tickets are available now from www.visitallerdale.co.uk/taste-cumbria-home
Elsewhere in town, Water Street Car Park will host the Producers’ Market with street food, a fairground and a showcase of local bands and entertainers. There will also be street theatre, storytelling in a dedicated tipi, a heritage trail quiz, a Find Wigton Ted treasure hunt through the High Street, and a children’s activity village in the Market Hall.
The John Peel Theatre will hold back stage tours and free workshops from 10:30am until 12:30pm, and then an art auction from 2pm. Elsewhere in town, the Fountain Gallery in King Street will have an exhibition from town artist Brian Campbell.
The event is organised by Allerdale Borough Council with the support of Cumbria County Council, Wigton Town Council, North Allerdale Development Trust, John Peel Theatre and Free 4 All community group.