'Christmas in Penrith' would not be possible without the help and support of many people in our town. We would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who helps us make this possible from community groups, businesses and individuals.
Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce
Christmas in Penrith (Formally The Winter Festival) came about through the collaboration of members of the Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce to promote businesses in town and encourage visitors to come to penrith to do their Christmas Shopping. To join the Penrith Chamber of Trade or find out more visit www.penrithchamberoftrade.org.uk
Penrith Business Improvement District
The BID is a business-led initiative where local businesses and organisations are invited to come together, in partnership with the local authority, to make decisions and to take action. The BID is a means by which local businesses and organisations have the power to raise funds that can be used for local initiatives with the aim of improving the trading environment. BID is a key funding partner of the Winter Festival and Winter Droving events. www.penrithbid.co.uk
The Pride in Penrith Lottery
The Pride in Penrith Lottery is a local lottery in Penrith. It has the objectives of improving the town; ensuring local events continue to take place, help local good causes and ensures the community spirit of Penrith remains as it faces changes. The Lottery gives local people the opportunity to contribute to the town's well being, as all the money they place on the Lottery goes back into the community...as well as making some people that little bit wealthier!www.prideinpenrith.co.uk
Discover Penrith is the new website funded by BID to promote Penrith - with news, updates, listings and much more, you can find all you need to know about Penrith on this site www.discoverpenrith.co.uk
Jili Allen Creative is a small bespoke and beautifully packaged design agency specialising in graphic design, branding and commercial design and a love to prove that creative web design needn't cost the earth. With a small team they help you to create and manage ways to attract new customers, maintain current customers and promote the positive image of your brand.
Val Corbett works as a freelance photographer who lives on the eastern fringes of the Lake District. Over the past 30 years she have built up an extensive photographic library of images of the Lake District, the lesser-known beautiful outer fringes in Cumbria as well as seasonal details. She has become recognised for her garden photography, which is frequently published in magazines such as Country Life.
Upfront Gallery and vegetarian restaurant are located near Penrith, Cumbria in a rural setting in beautifully converted 17th century farm buildings.
The gallery is the home of Upfront Puppet Theatre and the workshops of artist, John Parkinson, who is the co-founder and owner of the gallery, along with his wife, Elaine.
The gallery presents a changing program of exhibitions throughout the year. In mid January it holds the "Upfront Open Exhibition". This is a selected exhibition by a panel of judges and entries are welcome from artists from Cumbria and beyond.
Thanks also to the many businesses, community groups and individuals who continue to support the Winter Festival and the many more businesses who get involved!