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Kirkby Lonsdale Poetry Festival – This August!

Kirkby Lonsdale Poetry Festival is a family-friendly literature festival taking place in Kirkby Lonsdale 12th-14th of August 2022. Kirkby Lonsdale will be hosting a Poetry Festival this summer, Friday 12th - Sunday 14th August, organised by local poet Matt Sowerby and supported by The Christopher Robins Trust. The line-up boasts both national and local talent with an eclectic mix of poetry based...

Christmas Fair 2022 Consultation: Have Your Say

This is your chance to have your say about the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair and join us at the Christmas Fair 2022 Consultation.  The Christmas Consultations are an opportunity for individuals and businesses to come together and work as a community: learning from previous town events and sharing views and ideas about what should happen at this year's Christmas Fair. There are three Christmas...

Thank You Platinum Jubilee Sponsors

Kirkby Lonsdale CIC would like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors, who contributed toward the Dancing Through The Decades event and helped make it all happen!See below for the full list of sponsors and what they funded.Street Party Stage Thank you to our funders and sponsors who contributed to the Street Party Stage. The stage was funded by Cumbria Community Foundation and Arts Council...

Apply for the Information & Gift Shop Manager Role

*Deadline extended to Wednesday 22nd June* Would you like to contribute to our community, helping visitors and locals to get the most from our lovely town? Do you have retail management experience? This could be the role for you.  Kirkby Lonsdale & Lune Valley Community Interest Company (CIC) are looking for a Shop Manager to manage the Information & Gift Shop on Main Street in...
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Vote for the “Through The Arches” Window Competition

“Through The Arches” Window CompetitionChamber of Trade are running a best shop window competition: different decades will appear in the shop windows with an abundance of arches too. Get involved and vote for your favourite “Through The Arches” shop window!  How to voteScan the QR code in the shop window or vote online using Survey Planet.You can also vote in person at the Information...
Jubilee Kids Programme

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Kids Programme

Friday Games in the Park Friday 3rd June, 11am - 5pm On Friday 3rd June there will be children’s games and dance workshops all day! There will be informal games running all day as well as tug of war and parents races (see times below). No need to book. Games and Dance Workshops Street Dance: 11.00 - 12.00  - with Jennifers Dancers Family Friendly Yoga: 1.15 - 1.45 - with Emma...
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Boyan Choir CDs in Aid of Ukraine at the Information & Gift Shop

Boyan Choir in Kirkby LonsdaleBoyan Choir are a Ukrainian choir from Kyiv who came to Kirkby Lonsdale in 2013 and 2015 and performed at St Mary's Church. Many locals housed members of the choir while they were here and built relationships with them. Therefore, Kirkby Lonsdale wants to do what we can to help raise money in aid of Ukraine during this difficult time, by selling CDs of the choir's...
Save Ruskin's View

‘Save Ruskin’s View’ – Apply for the Role of Fundraising Co-ordinator

‘Save Ruskin’s View’ - Fundraising Co-ordinator Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council (KLTC) are leading a project to save and secure the renowned ‘Ruskin’s View’ & Church Brow footpath; a culturally important historic viewpoint and public walkway in Kirkby Lonsdale running along the banks of the river Lune. The view was painted by JMW Turner in 1822 and described by John Ruskin in 1875 as...

Flower Making Workshops for the Jubilee Flower Project

Jubilee Flower Project We want to decorate the Monument and TSB building with purple, white and yellow flowers for the Jubilee weekend and we need your help to do it! The flower-growing workshops are completely free and will include decorating plant pots, planting seeds and learning about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.We will be arranging and assembling the flowers on Wednesday 1st June in...
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Volunteer at the Platinum Jubilee

We need volunteers to help make the Platinum Jubilee community event happen! The Dancing Through The Decades Platinum Jubilee event is a super community-focused event taking place this Summer: Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th June. We need volunteers before, during and after the event to make sure everyone has the best experience possible and to keep our town safe. Find out more about the Jubilee...
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“Kirkby Lonsdale Market is Thriving” According to the Market Times

Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market has recently been celebrated as a "thriving market with traders at the helm" in the Market Times April 2022 edition. It's fantastic to see a brilliant double page spread about our outstanding weekly market. With mentions to The Book Lounge and The Jigsaw Lounge, Hall's Trawl Fresh Fish and Geoff Goulty's Woodturning, we have many more excellent traders who make our...
Kirkby Lonsdale Beer & Music Festival

Kirkby Lonsdale Beer & Music Festival

On Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May, Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Union Football Club will be putting on the Beer & Music Festival for the May Day bank holiday weekend!  All the details, the bands, the refreshments are all being finalised and details will be posted on the Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC website and social media as and when they are ready. In the meantime, camping...
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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Kirkby Lonsdale

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is taking place this Summer, Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5thJune, and Kirkby Lonsdale will be Dancing Through The Decades in celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 year-long reign. Join in with music and dance to unite our community, jiving and boogieing with everyone in Kirkby Lonsdale!Find out how you can get involved and view the full programme below.Platinum Jubilee...
Platinum Jubilee Programme

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Programme

Kirkby Lonsdale CIC have been working with the local community to put on a fantastic town event for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend this Summer on Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June.See the programme, map and more event details below.All of the events below are free and open to everyone - except the Miss Baines dance performance which will be free but ticketed and offered to...
Jubilee Dance Programme

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Dance Programme

Dancing Through The Decades Kirkby Lonsdale CIC are pleased to announce they have received £5,000 from Cumbria Community Foundation and Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund to put on Dancing Through The Decades - an exciting a weekend of dance themed events so that the community can celebrate the Platinum Jubilee together! Dance with us at the Market Square “Street Party”,...
Jubilee Flower-growing Workshops

Flower-Growing Workshops – A Free Children’s Easter Activity

Flower Project We want to decorate the Monument and TSB building with purple, white and yellow flowers for the Jubilee weekend and we need your help to do it! The flower-growing workshops are completely free and will include decorating plant pots, planting seeds and learning about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Flower-making workshops will also be available in April and May, look out for more...
Jubilee Flower Project

Platinum Jubilee Flower Project

Will you help us grow and make as many jubilee flowers as possible?  We want to decorate the Monument and TSB building with purple, white and yellow flowers for the Jubilee weekend (2nd - 5th June) and we need your help to do it! We need as many members of the community as possible to grow and make purple, white and yellow flowers. In the week leading up to the Jubilee (w/c 30th May) we will...
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Ruskin’s View Closure and Access

Church Brow Closure The area known as Church Brow is owned by Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council and includes the embankment between the Brow footpath and the River Lune, together with the footpath itself.  This area has suffered from severe erosion and has become unstable. The Town Council are exploring ways in which the erosion can be halted and are setting up an Appeal to secure funding to carry...
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What does the Commonwealth mean to you?

What is Commonwealth Day? Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe. This year, Commonwealth Day fell on Monday 13th March and there was a special service from Westminster Abbey on BBC One at 2pm. The theme for 2022 is "Delivering a Common Future". Queen's Platinum Jubilee As this year...