Community Centre and Gallery

Main Street, Shap, Cumbria, CA10 3NL

Events at The Old Courthouse, Shap  February/March 2020

Monthly Writing workshops at The Old Courthouse, Shap with Wordsworth Trust

All are welcome to attend our monthly Saturday morning workshops facilitated by the Wordsworth Trust.

Saturday 29th February 10am – 12.30pm  with Blaise Catley

Saturday 14th March  10am – 12.30pm with Susan Allen

For further information contact, or

Ladies that Bus 

writing workshop with Joyce Branagh

Saturday 7th March  11am to 12noon  at The Old Courthouse, Shap

This FREE 60 minute workshop will be led by playwright Joyce Branagh who will share the process of research and writing behind Ladies That Bus.  It will be an interactive session, where participants will be encouraged to write a short piece of dramatic writing during the session.  

Places are limited. Please contact Janet  tel. 01931 716273  or email to reserve a place.


Ladies that Bus is a new comedy drama which will be performed at Orton Market Hall on Saturday 7th March 7.30pm   tel.  015396 24732 to book ticket or

FREE Complimentary transport from Shap to Orton and return with Cumbria Class Coaches.  Departs from The Old Courthouse, Shap at 6.45pm tel 01931 716273 to reserve a place.


Poets Aloud – Friday 13th March 7pm

Join us to listen to recordings of well known poets and to poetry written by present day poets from our area. 

Further information to follow on  our website or contact

Wordsworth Trust  Rucksack of Rhymes – ‘Spring’   Wednesday 11th March


1000 -1100 at The Old Courthouse, Shap  during Playgroup session

1315 – 1415 at Shap C of E Primary School nursery/reception also open to pre-school children and parents

(use main school entrance)

Creative, fun sessions - a combination of songs, stories, play time and craft activities.

 suitable for accompanied children 0-5 years

Friday Music Nights at The Old Courthouse Shap

 Eden Valley Artistic Network in association with

Eden District Council presents

21st February   Peter Rowan

Peter Michael Rowan has a little of John Renbourn and Tom Paxton about him but not nearly enough to overshadow his own obvious talent. Expect and evening of new and little-known acoustic gems interspersed with the best of Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens and others

 20th March   The Misdemeanours     

Four-piece acoustic band offering a modern take on a lively, traditional, musical heritage – playing Americana, blues, swing and jazz with a bit of Jug band music thrown in.

Doors open from 7pm      Music from 7.30pm    

Admission £5     BYOB

Book via our website or tickets can be purchased in advance at The Old Courthouse

(see website for opening times)

Art Exhibition - Tirril Art Group   7th -29th March

visit for opening times and information



Sat 28th March  9.30am - 12.30pm FREEGLE at Shap Memorial Hall

Please - Nothing larger than a TV - kitchenware, clothes, books, toys, pictures, small and safe electricals, ornaments and garden or

DIY tools will be just fine. ENTRY IS FREE - but donations to The Old Courthouse very welcome!  Tea/coffee/snacks available


Sunday 19th April  Repair Café at Shap Memorial Hall  10am – 1pm

If it’s broken don’t bin it – fix it!  Our volunteers will try to help you repair it if possible.

Drop in for a chat over tea, coffee and cake.

Free but donations welcome.

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