The latest community litter pick will be taking place on Friday August 30th.
You can arrive between 0945-1000 outside of the Market hall then the litter picking will begin at 10am. Gloves, florescent vests, bags and pickers will be available for all- please come along and help to keep our streets clean.
If you have any ideas of where best to clear please let us know- all ages and abilities welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all then.
AUGUST EXHIBITION “PRINTWORKS” AN EXHIBITION FROM JILL DAVIS & DAWN MILLS
Come and see this new exhibition on display for the whole of August There are a variety of printing techniques displayed with bold outlines of shapes and colours Subjects range from towns and villages to birds and landscapes
Many of you have supported us by becoming “Friends” of the Gallery over the last couple of years, for which we are very grateful, as this financial support helps us pay our running costs. Even though we are staffed by volunteers the other bills still have to be paid.
However, some of you have not yet paid SUBs in 2019 and we would really appreciate if you would consider paying again this year, at a minimum cost of £15.
Our bank account remains unchanged for BACs transfers HSBC Sort Code 402017, Account No 80545139 or you can pop into the Gallery and pay in person or simply post us a cheque
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in the Gallery soon.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2019 7PM AT LOWES COURT GALLERY
THIS MEETING WILL REVIEW THE ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019 AND ALSO VOTE ON A RESOLUTION TO FORMALLY CLOSE THE CURRENT CHARITY AND TRANSFER ALL ASSETS TO THE NEW COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
We look forward to seeing as many as possible of our paid up Members and Friends who are eligible to vote at this important meeting
We have also not yet gained a lease with Copeland Borough Council. This lease is going to be based on the fact that the building is a “Community Asset” and will be a long term lease on a peppercorn rent. This will again mean that we are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Grade II listed building, but having a long term lease should hopefully mean we can access grant funding to improve the fabric of the building and safeguard it’s future.
This is a very exciting time for Lowes Court Gallery, as it is the beginning of a new era and we hope that you will continue to support us for many years to come Kind Regards Sue Cole Membership Secretary
“LOWES COURT GALLERY CIC No 11973910 was registered as a non profit making, social enterprise on the 1st May 2019. However, we are still trading as a Charity at the moment, as we have not managed to set up a bank account in the new entity yet. We intend to start trading wef 1st October 2019 after the AGM has been held.
Today saw the Cumbria in Bloom judges arrive in Egremont.
Egremont town council has entered the annual awards for the last 4yrs. Previously the town has won a bronze award and last year the town received the Silver gilt award- a fantastic achievement.
Judges Alison Saxby & Jean Airey have many year experience in horticulture and both served the judging panel for many years. They were shown round the town by Chair person Neil Ferguson, Vice Chair Sam Pollen, Town Clerk Geraldine Pritchard and the Cemetery Curator Nelson Shepard.
Once again the Egremont bowling green committee also took part and wowed the judges with their efforts once more- last year they deservedly received two awards.
The judging also took place at the Egremont youth partnership who also won awards last year – the group met the three teenagers who had helped the town council to rid the town of weeds along with the continuing support of Calderwood house who continue to work wonders in the towns community and once again without who’s help the town would not look as good.
Nelson Shepard who worked himself almost to death to ensure everything looked so good-they have been aided by Martin from the Lengthsmen team and the rest of the town council employees – Nicola and Lee.
Two Copeland schools are celebrating after finishing in the top two at the Global Rock Challenge 2019 Northern Premier Final. West Lakes Academy, in Egremont, finished in first place at the final, held in Grimsby Auditorium, with Whitehaven Academy bagging second. The two schools beat off some stiff competition to take the accolades with a further seven schools from across West Yorkshire, Hull, South Yorkshire, Cumbria, Aberdeenshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Suffolk competing.
West Lakes’ performance was called No good will come from a woman at sea. And they described it as: It angers the sea Gods to take a woman on board a ship. Some savage pirates ignore this warning and abduct women from a port, tearing a wife from her husband. Once at sea, the curse proves to be true. They panic and throw the women overboard as a sacrifice, but it’s too late. The sea Gods want their vengeance. Second placed Whitehaven’s performance was entitled The Radium Girls and described as: Radium, The wonder substance; shining bright in the otherwise dark years of the first world war. Hundreds of American women, toiled amidst the glowing dust of radium dialed factories. Their cries of corruption silenced.Inevitable fatalities concealed. With courage and tenacity, can these women prevail in their battle for workers’ rights that will echo for years to come?
West Lakes also won the Yorkshire Builders Federation Award for Performers’ Choice award, plus the Henry Smith Charity Award of Excellence for Stage Crew, and further awards for set design and function, choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, visual enhancement, entertainment and lighting. Whitehaven Academy also added further awards for choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, set design and function, costuming character, visual enhancement and entertainment. St Benedict’s Catholic High School, of Whitehaven, were also at the finals, and came home with eight awards, including the Humberside Police Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, they were also praised for concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, entertainment, lighting and stage crew.
The event at Grimsby attracted a large audience and was supported by a number of special guests and sponsors. Following the show, Andrew Marr from Andrew Marr International said: “We’ve all enjoyed an absolutely marvellous evening, and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the students and all the schools taking part in this