20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

Cockermouth Bounces Back!

9th December, 2015

What a difference a few days makes!! There’s a determination in the town that is truly palpable. A determination not to let the flood waters of last weekend dictate what takes place going forward, even in the very short term. As I write, the majority of shops have reopened and many of those that remain closed are manically putting things right and decorating in readiness to open in the very very near future. This Saturday Cockermouth will host the Christmas Taste Cumbria Food Festival, across the town, and there was no way anyone was going to let it go elsewhere. It’s inspiring to see and be part of, a true community, so spread the word, Cockermouth is back in business, open and remains the gem of a Georgian town it has always been. Even the tree is back in place and shining away!

Our Winter Exhibition is now up and running and fully hung, and we even have electricity once again, so it’s now possible to see what we’re exhibiting! http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/exhibitions/winter-exhibition/ This will be an ever changing exhibition, lasting well into the new year, with new items added on a weekly basis. 

It wasn’t exactly the best day, last Saturday, to have the book signing launch of Life Class, Chris Wadsworth’s latest literary exploit. So, we’re having a second sitting this Saturday, 12th, from noon to 2pm. Come along, visit the town, sample the food festival, get a copy of the book and see our latest exhibition. Sounds like a good Saturday to me, but maybe I’m biased! 

One last point, towards the end of January, we’ll be exhibiting in quite a big way at the 2016 London Art Fair, with works by Sheila Fell, Joan Eardley, Grayson Perry, Winifred Nicholson, Angus Neil and John Bellany, amongst many others. Many of the works will not have been seen before and are not listed on the website. Anyone wishing to have a complimentary ticket, please let us know. 

All for now,
Steve and Christine