24th October 2020
Location: Penrith Town Centre
Categories: Arts, Entertainment, Family
TURN BACK YOUR CLOCK FOUR CENTURIES
Fire, Music, Masks and Mayhem in Pooley Bridge & Penrith Town Centre.
A NEW MAGICAL ANIMAL LANTERN FOR 2020?
We are crowdfunding to create a new people's lantern for Winter Droving 2020, which will take place on Saturday 24th October 2020. Some of our animal lanterns are getting quite elderly, some are 9 years old! We need your support to create a brand new lantern or lanterns to make 2020's procession the best yet.
The two day festival encourages visitors to dress up and 'join the herd' by donning a mask, dressing up as a farmer and enjoying the entertainment.
The Ullswater Droving marks the beginning of the two days of droving celebrations and will take place on Friday 25th October with a special torchlight procession through Pooley Bridge led this year by The Baghdaddies.
On Sat 26th October 2019 Penrith will be transformed with its busiest market of the year, bustling streets, roaming street performances around every corner (in 2019 including KAMCHÀTKA, who have come all the way from Spain) and top quality local, regional and national musical acts across 6 stages. This all leads up to the highlight of the day - a magical fire and lantern procession throughout the town, where thousands of people line the streets to watch the spectacle, finishing with our headline act, KOG and the Zongo Brigade on the main stage.
Created by Eden Arts, The Winter Droving has become one of Cumbria’s iconic cultural events seeing 20k+ attend annually. Now in its 8th year, the event has grown exponentially with audiences making the journey from all corners of the UK.
Shortlisted: Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2019
Highly Commended: Cumbria Tourism Awards Event of the Year 2017
Winner: Star of The Community Award, Penrith Stars of Business Awards 2017
Shortlisted: Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year 2016, 2015
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