The Winter Droving | Penrith | 2016 | 12 November

the magical day of rural celebration, food, fun, games - masquerade and fire in Penrith Cumbria

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Everybody wears a mask!


Rustic food, local arts and crafts, mulled drinks and more!

Masqued Mash Up After Party

Music, Masks and Mayhem


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A right rural gathering.........
Join the Herd! - fire, animation, music and merriment

.....including a traditional Cumbrian market featuring local food and drink, and high quality arts and crafts. There are rural games such as tug of war and hay bale racing to win the Drovers Cup (currently held by the Penrith Fire Brigade) as well as fantastic array of street entertainment. Then as night falls welcome the mystical masked procession...featuring fire, music, mayhem and animals aplenty. Now in its fourth year the Winter Droving has quickly established itself as a key event in the Cumbrian calendar, attracting thousands of people from all over the north. There are lots of opportunities to join in (carry a torch in the procession or enter a team into the Drovers Cup) or to simply stand around gawping and feeding your face and maybe throw a few coconuts about!!! Join the Herd for a spectacular celebration of winter and Penrith’s agricultural heritage – illuminating Penrith with fire, animation, music and merriment.

  • 100% quality food
  • 100% Inspiration
  • 100% Entertainment
  • 100% Enjoyment

The Team

great things need great people - the Eden Arts team
Inventor and orchestrator of the Winter Droving
Finance Manager
money, strategy and organisational supremo!
Head of Projects
Gets stuff done. Exactly what it says on the tin.
Market Co-ordinator
Bryoney has many talents, co-ordinating the market is just one of them, sponsorship and marketing are others! and she is an artist too…
Project Officer
Richie is a talented photographer, film-maker, geek and all in all good egg; great with the social media strategy and delivery
Technical Manager
Simon is your man for all technical solutions – lighting a speciality (he is a theatre lighting designer too)
Katie is a talented writer and co-ordinates New Writing Cumbria. She adds elegance to our literal doings
Project Officer
Jo is the main Visual Arts connector, given that she co-ordinates C-Art, Cumbria\’s biggest arts event!

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