Cockermouth Midsummer Festival: Lake District eco-friendly, deluxe self catering cottage nearby. The Cockermouth Midsummer festival is set to run from 17-26 June 2011, with a launch by the award winning writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie (Adventures on the High Teas; Pies and Prejudice: Cider with Roadies). The Times described him as a “national treasure”. He is very witty and funny, if you like Bill Bryson style humour.
Other acts include an Irish international rock’n’roll comedy outfit (yes, that is what you read) called Dead Cat Bounce (yes, that is the name, I am not making it up) and the legendary Snake Davis Band.
You can download a leaflet from the festival website, or pick one up from Cockermouth tourist information office where you can also get the town trail and the flood trail (which is fascinating). Cockermouth has recovered amazingly well. The Main Street looks beautiful. The last few shops are reopened now. I was in Percy House Gallery last week which is looking great. The New Bookshop has gone for it, and opened a cafe at the back, with upstairs seating, an outdoor terrace, exquisite teas in real china pots and gorgeous home made cakes.
The weather in recent weeks has been beautiful. All the mayflower is out in the hedgerows, lambs are still gambolling in the fields, meadowsweet scents the air…nice.
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