Events and Workshops
Events and Workshops are Bookable online via the calendar.
Simply click your chosen day to see what is on, and select your chosen event to reserve your spaces via Eventbrite.
2nd Tuesday of each Month, 2 – 3.30pm.
The Beacon Portal, West Strand, Whitehaven.
Anyone over 16 welcome.
What is it?
Meet with friends, chat, and listen to interesting local people on a range of topics.
Plus! Nibble on sweet treats with tea and coffee at each event.
£4.50 per session. Includes all refreshments and talks. Booking recommended.
Tuesday 11 June
St Bees Man and the Priory
St Bees resident Chris Robson has been at the heart of a long running project to preserve, identify and promote one of West Cumbria’s most exciting and mysterious finds. In 1981, the mummified remains of what was thought to be a medieval knight were found in the grounds of St Bees priory. This talk brings us up to date with the ongoing conservation project, and other goings on in the preservation of the ancient priory.
Time to Get Up: Storytelling
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: Hourly between 11am & 3pm
Bring your favourite stories to life with a fun interactive session for all ages that includes storytelling and visual stimulus.
Free with admission
Subject to capacity No booking required.
Foil Fish – Drop In Session
Monday 27 May between 11am & 4pm
Create your own foil fish from recycled materials, whilst learning about the wildlife in our Cumbrian rivers. Free session for all ages in the Beacon Portal. No booking neccessary.
Recycled Elephants: Best in Herd Competition
Every Saturday & Sunday in May, and every day between 25 & 30 May 11am- 4pm in the Beacon Portal
To help celebrate Copeland Borough Council’s successful recycling anniversary, we have launched our Best in Herd competition to run right through May.
We are making baby elephants out of recycled milk containers (please bring them with you), there will be loads of sparkly bits and bob to glue, sprinkle and stick.
This is a free drop in session which will run from 11am to 4pm.
These sessions will run at various times during May and will be judged at the “Model day” in St Nicholas Gardens on 31st May
LEGO (c) Robotic Recycling Trucks
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: Hourly between 11am & 3pm
Build your own recycling truck using the latest LEGO WeDo technology.
Suitable for ages 6+, this hour long session will highlight the success of Copeland’s local recycling programme, alongside an innovative design and programming workshop, where participants will build their own controllable recycling truck.
Spaces are limited and must be booked by the table. Max 2 participants per table and guardians/ supervisors will have free entry, but must include themselves in those bookable spaces if wanting to actively participate.
Please book by calling 01946 592302 or via the booking calendar above.
When : First Tuesday in the Month at 7.30pm (Unless otherwise stated)
Where: The Beacon Portal, West Strand, Whitehaven CA287LY
Who: All ages welcome + non members pay £2 upon entry
Events by Month
4th June: Pat Hall: Helen Thompson Museum- The Way We Were
2nd July: Anne Marie Moffat: The Work of the Cumbria Blood Biker
6th August: Bill Myers: West Cumbria’s Swinging Sixties
3rd September: Cheese and Wine evening
If you would like to reserve a space on any of these events, please contact
01946 592302 to reserve a place, or press the ‘contact us’ link in the menu above to send an email.