Fun on the bill as half-term activities roll into town

19th October 2022

A fun-filled half-term of entertainment is planned for a West Cumbria community thanks to a programme of activity supported by iSH (Industrial Solutions Hub).

Hot on the heels of a children’s comedy event, Cleator Moor is set to host three more events next week.

Cinema will come to Cleator Moor with a singalong showing of hit film The Greatest Showman at Cleator Moor Civic Hall on Wednesday, October 26, at 6pm. Tickets are £5 per person, or £10 for a family of four. Children’s film-related activities will take place in the hall beforehand from 3pm.

There will be a programme of free fun children’s activities at Cleator Moor Library on Friday, October 28, hosted by the Little Inventors whose mission is for children to open their eyes to the world of invention and creativity. The fun starts in the morning with Sarah Watt running a programme of hands-on activity from 10am-noon and the Little Inventors session taking place from 1pm-3pm.

On Saturday October 29, it’s the adults turn to be entertained when a Comedy Club will be held at Cleator Moor Civic Hall with three top class acts from the UK comedy circuit with Mike Wilkinson, Sam Harland and Tony Burgess providing the laughs. Doors open at 7pm. Over 18s only. Tickets £5.

John Maddison, managing director of iSH which is supporting the events, said: “Community events such as these give residents access to opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have on their doorstep.

“Hopefully, as well as having fun, it will open people’s minds to what can be achieved and how they can have even more of a positive impact on their own community and help that civic pride.

“By showcasing these events we also hope it raises people’s aspirations in a number of other ways including seeing the job and training opportunities which iSH will create as being open to them and their families.

“Put that all together and we can hopefully provide the spark which through employment and other life opportunities helps regenerate our communities in a way which is both inclusive and sustainable.”

The latest programme of activity builds on a community programme supported by iSH which also recently saw a comedian who gained four ‘yeses’ from Britain’s Got Talent judges take the stage as the star guest at a free children’s comedy event in Cleator Moor.

Cal Halbert was one half of impressionist double act The Mimic Men which impressed Simon Cowell and co. in 2016, and he brought part of his hilarious act to a family friendly show held in Cleator Moor Library. He was joined at the show by fellow comics Lee Kyle and Catherine Young, both fresh from appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Anna Chippendale, community events manager, said: “It was so good to have three top comedians visit Cleator Moor and put something different on for the children. Now we’re looking forward to the latest events in the half-term week and are excited about the fun everyone is going to have.”