We’re looking forward to throwing open Rosehill’s doors for a big “welcome back” party in September. After 18 challenging months, we’ll be hosting a free day of fun events and activities for all the family to come and enjoy.
You can expect a variety of live performances from an array of talent – both from West Cumbria and further afield. And among the highlights will be six acoustic acts presented as part of the BBC Music Introducing in Cumbria showcase!
There’ll also be crafts, entertainment, refreshments and much more.
Head to Rosehill between 11am and 5pm on Saturday 25 September to enjoy engaging taster sessions, live music and family entertainment.
Janice Murray, of Morgan Murray Arts, will run a free craft station offering an opportunity for children and adults to create rosettes based on personal and unique designs.
In addition, the local DisChord Choir, who rehearse at Rosehill, will showcase West Cumbrian talent with a performance of favourite tunes, joined by young musicians from local music organisation Soundwave.
Keeping everyone on their toes will be Northern Soul dance duo Sal & Pops, who will give the whole family a chance to learn new moves, brush up on the basics or just watch and enjoy the groove while they demonstrate their fancy footwork and brand-new soul sounds.
Courtesy of BBC Music Introducing in Cumbria, live acts will play during the day, featuring some of the best up-and-coming talent from across the county, including Marblmoon, Gumshoe and an acoustic set from Whitehaven’s Northern Lights. They will start at 12.30pm in the theatre and run at various intervals.
There will also be storytelling and poetry performances, including Steve Wharton, who presents an extract from his show Cuckoo, Barf and Stink, an exclusive walkabout display from an up-and-coming magician, 23-year-old Lord Taran Harvey-Chadwick, and more.
Refreshments from local companies will be available to purchase and Messel’s Bar will be open for drinks and nibbles throughout the day.
There will also be a special film running on a loop in the Barn at Rosehill. Encountering Wordsworth is an inclusive large-scale music, poetry and multi-media project celebrating Wordsworth’s 250th birthday. Featuring young Cumbrian performers, it is co-produced by Cumbria Music Hub and Orchestras Live in partnership with Wordsworth Grasmere and Cumbria Development Education Centre.
Free parking is available at Rosehill, located just off the A595 north of Whitehaven.
No need to book – just drop in any time between 11am and 5pm!