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  1. Star Wars Premiere Weekend: The Epic Party! Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 December 2017 Alert all commands! Join us to watch the next chapter in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, on Rheged’s huge cinema screen. Mix with some of Star Wars best loved characters at our pre-cinema parties where you can take part in our epic Star Wars quiz, listen to some Cantina tunes and sample some intergalactic cocktails. We will be selling Star Wars cinema snacks (…may the fork be with you…) and you can entertain the kids with our simple Star War mask making activities. Wear your most elaborate Star Wars costume and guess how many jelly beans in the Jabba Jar – there’s some seriously cool prizes to be won, including a Lego Millennium Falcon, Star War’s mini figures and vouchers to spend in any Westmorland site – more details on competitions coming soon! Midnight PREMIERE screening A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away…Join fellow Jedi’s and be the first to see THE LAST JEDI at 12.01am on Thursday 14 December – The bar will be open pre-show for snacks and drinks. Let The Wookie Win Star Wars Quiz 4pm (Friday and Saturday) 6.30pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) You Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder! Star Wars Costume contest 1pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Imperial Troops Have Entered the Base! Character Meet and Greet will take place at between; 4.30pm – 8.30pm (Thursday, Friday) 1pm – 8.30pm (Saturday and Sunday) COST The Party Weekend is free entry to all, film ticket not required to attend. DINING Café open for lunch and dinner. Last orders at 8.30pm. Please call to book a table.
  2. Christmas Tree Decoration Making As part of the Creative Age Challenge, create a Christmas ornament to take home (£2 donation) or donate it to decorate the Museum's tree and help raise funds for Lakeland Arts' Dementia Programme. The donated Christmas tree decorations will be on sale from 1 - 22 December with all proceeds supporting Lakeland Arts' Dementia Progamme. Free with admission, drop in all day. About the Creative Age Challenge: What is it? Making and crafting things to sell by donation to raise money for people living with dementia. Raising money creatively (rather than by climbing a mountain or running a marathon) allows community groups and older people to participate in fundraising initiatives. What is the challenge this year? To decorate the Christmas trees at the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry and Kendal Parish Church, and sell community made ornaments to support Lakeland Arts’ Dementia Programme. Local schools, community groups, Lakeland Arts’ In the Moment group, and visitors to the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry are invited to make Christmas ornaments to decorate the Museum’s tree or to take home (by donation).
  3. Copeland Disability Forum

    Copeland Disability Forum works for equality for people with physical disabilities. It works with Copeland Borough Council to look at planning applications, suggest improvements to building access, and advise on other equality issues.

  4. Family mediation and counselling

    This can help you sort out disagreements when you're separating or divorcing.  You both need to go willingly and decisions made aren't legally binding.

  5. I'm new to Copeland

    Moving to a new area can be exciting but also daunting if you are not sure where things are or what there is to do. Here we signpost you to information that will hopefully help you settle in and make the most of living in Copeland.

  6. CDF Minutes 20th August 2014

    CDF Minutes 20th August 2014

  7. Star Wars: The Last Jedi In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers. Star Wars The Last Jedi opens in U.K. cinemas 14 December 2017.
  8. Father Christmas Tea Party Come and enjoy our very special Father Christmas Tea Party in our amazing winter wonderland. Fun for all the family! We’ll be showing the very christmassy classic animation of The Tailor of Gloucester (length of film 25 minutes), serving a delicious lunch with crackers for everyone, and there’ll be presents for the children and chance to meet our special VIP guest, Father Christmas in his sleigh. Your ticket also includes entrance in to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. The Tea Party and meet father christmas starts at 1pm but your ticket allows you entry in to the the exhibition any time on the day between 10am and 4.30pm. We recommend this event for children age 3+ Please note: the special guest at this event is Father Christmas. Peter Rabbit will not be making an appearance – however we do have a series of Peter Rabbit tea parties after Christmas with the world’s famous rabbit.
  9. Howgill Family Centre

    Howgill Family Centre is a registered charity which has operated in the communities of Whitehaven and Copeland for 35 years. Its headquarters is in Howgill Street in Whitehaven.

  10. Health, disabilities and young people

    Sources of help and advice if you are a young person with questions about health and/or disability.

  11. Impact Furniture Services

    IFS Copeland is opening to the general public selling quality pre-owned furniture and household items at reasonable prices.

  12. CDF Minutes 17th September 2014

    CDF Minutes 17th September 2014

  13. The Secret Garden “When a garden’s kept proper, all weeded and neat, that chases the wild away. But when it’s left alone, for nature, who knows what secret things’d grow there...” It’s 1910, and spoilt, lonely Mary Lennox lives a life of luxury in India with her aristocratic parents. But when an unexpected twist of fate suddenly leaves her orphaned, she is sent to live with an unknown uncle in Misselthwaite Manor on the wild Yorkshire Moors. Misselthwaite is a mysterious place full of dark corners and strange night-time noises, and Mary is sure there are secrets to unearth. With the help of some unexpected friends, Mary sets about discovering the legend of its secret garden, in one of literature’s most enduring and magical adventures. Jessica Swale recently won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Comedy for her play Nell Gwynn. Her other plays include Blue Stockings and acclaimed adaptations of Stig of the Dump and Sense and Sensibility. Accompanied by a delightful score and a menagerie of puppets, her richly imagined adaptation of Hodgson Burnett’s much loved classic is a Christmas must-see. Suitable for ages 6+
  14. Make a Christmas tree with Woodstone Learning Make a Christmas tree with Woodstone Learning. Parental supervision required.
  15. Potholes and road repairs If you are out and about and spot a pothole or other issue with the roads, you can report it to Cumbria Council's Highways department or use an alternative such as Fix my street or Fill that hole.
  16. Too young to vote?

    If you're not old enough to vote, don't worry – there are still ways you can get through to the adults who are in charge of the country and the area where you live!

  17. CDF Minutes of meeting 17 July 2012

    Minutes of the meeting of the Copeland Disability Forum held on 17 July 2012.

  18. The Copeland Community Fund

    The Copeland Community Fund is an agreement negotiated with the Government to recognise the service the Copeland Borough provides to the nation by hosting the Low Level Waste Repository close to the village of Drigg.  The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority pay £1.5million a year into the fund for every year that the repository is operating; in addition to an initial endowment of £10m.

    The Fund provides a grant scheme specifically for the benefit of Copeland and is also committed to supporting community groups to develop their skills and confidence in applying for funding

  19. CDF Minutes 22nd October 2014

    CDF Minutes 22nd October 2014

  20. Acoustic Nights in Bartons Yard Local guitar player and vocalist Rachael Beaty graces The Halston's Bartons Yard for an evening of upbeat, acoustic music.
  21. mylittlebrother / Fuzzystar / Kveis “There is something happening in The Lake District that is very special” – Louder Than War mylittlebrother are a band from deepest Cumbria. Their harmony-laden indie-pop music has echoes of West Coast Americana, but was also recently described as “a cross between Supertramp and Nirvana” Their 3 EPs and 1 album received rave reviews, and gained airplay from Radio 1, 6 Music, BBC Local Radio, Radio Caroline and many more, and have featured on BBC television, ITV, Channel 4 and in several short films. After a summer of tours and festivals across the UK, they have started work on their second album which is due out late 2017. They return to the Brickyard for the first time in over a year, better than ever, with a new line-up and new material, making a very exciting new chapter for this remarkable band. https://www.facebook.com/mylittlebrothermusic/ www.mylittlebrother.co.uk Fuzzystar – (from Edinburgh) “off-kilter indie-pop laden with a dream like fuzz” – CLASH “Infectious reverb strewn hooks” – GIGSLUTZ https://www.facebook.com/fuzzystar/ www.fuzzystar.co.uk Kveis KVEIS began as the brainchild of songwriter and producer Joe Marshall. Whilst living in London and then studying in Leeds he amassed a collection of songs which would become the soon to be released ‘Uneasiness After Debauchery’ EP. Produced almost entirely in the confines of his bedroom, Joe began playing solo shows armed with an acoustic guitar with an eye towards recruiting musicians to help fully realise the project live. ? After returning to his native Penrith, Cumbria long time friends Joe Hiscoke (drums) and Martyn Simpson (bass, vocals) joined the fray to form the current incarnation of KVEIS. www.kveis.com https://www.facebook.com/kveisband/
  22. Swimming Swimming is great fun and a great form of exercise. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming both indoors and out but please stay safe and make sure you know what you are doing.
  23. Volunteering, working abroad and gap year travel

    Different options to consider when thinking about your future.

  24. CDF minutes of 21 August

    Minutes of the meeting held on 21 August 2012.

  25. First step Do you feel stressed? Are you struggling with anxiety? First Step are working with Cumbrian GPs to offer stress control courses to people wanting help to manage their own stress and anxiety.

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