Join us in Penrith town centre on Saturday 19th March for a fun-filled family day out, as part of the 2016 Dalemain Marmalade Awards and Festival.
We'll be serving up a tasty food and craft market run by Made in Cumbria, as well as tempting cookery demonstrations and family activities. Paddington bear will be making a guest appearance, plus there'll be music, street theatre and storytelling to enjoy, all celebrating the wonderful world of bears and marmalade!
Activities so far on the day..
Handbell Ringers in St Andrews Church 2-3:30pm
Sue Allonby storytelling: 10:30 - 11:30 in Penrith Library, then roving entertainment for the rest of the day
Jason the Juggling Jester: all day roving entertainment - juggling, circus skills, jokes & banter
Teddy bear zip wire from the St Andrews Church tower: 10.30 - 11.30am & again from 2.00 - 4.00pm
Free talks (Regency Room in The George Hotel):
2pm Karen Jankel (daughter of Paddington creator Michael Bond) on 'Why Paddington Loves Marmalade'
3pm Ivan Day on 'A Potted History of Marmalade in Lakeland'
As part of the Totally Locally initiative to promote Penrith the town's local shops and businesses will also go orange, entering into the festival spirit to celebrate the marmalade theme.
A free 'Orange Express' shuttle bus will operate between Penrith and the other festival venues of Dalemain and Rheged.
The festival will be fundraising for the designated charity Hospice at Home