More details about The Winter Droving 2014 to follow...
“Come rams and lambs, heifers and hens and dance throughout the town!”
The Winter Droving is the headline event of the Penrith Winter Festival, which celebrates Penrith’s rich agricultural heritage.
More details will follow shortly....
DAY LIGHT – a right rural gathering...
Join us all day for some Droving inspired fun. There are a whole host of activities going on throughout the day including a traditional Cumbrian market featuring local food, drink and other produce, rural games - tug of war, hay bale racing. A fantastic array of street entertainment - drama, dance and music and rides, fun for all the family.
NIGHTFALL - A fiery celebration of Winter
COME ON DOWN!
The Winter Droving is a celebration of all things rural, magical, traditional and fun. Join the herd – dress up, have fun and don’t forget your droving inspired mask! Your mask can be anything you like, but we encourage all things traditional, rural and animals aplenty.
THE PROCESSION – Be at the heart of the magic and sign up to take part in the procession! Before the event we will e-mail instructions on when and where to gather Torch bearers are encouraged to come dressed as a drover or wear an animal mask, fire torches will be issued at the meeting point (over 16s only). Young ‘uns should wear an animal mask and come as a sheep, goose, cow, pig, deer, chicken or a sheepdog. Spread the word, gather in the herds!”
The Winter Droving is produced by Eden Arts with concept by Acorn Marketing and Eden Arts, generously funded by Penrith Chamber of Trade, Eden District Council, Arts Council England, Pride in Penrith Lottery and Penrith Business Improvement District. For general event sponsors see here – working together to celebrate this special place and special people.
Feeling creative? Why not come along to one of The Winter Droving workshops: