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Workington has a Party in the Park

Workington Twinned with Zelm Tree Planting. The Mayor of Workington Janet King and Copeland MP Sue Hayman and guests applaud L-R: Wolfgang Voelksen, Maria Lipke, David Jones and Barbara Cannon, plant the tree. Photo Jim Davis

Party in the Park took place in Workington’s Vulcan Park on Saturday 25 May. The free community festival has become an annual event after its launch in 2017 and has proved to be a hit with both visitors and locals.

Despite the unpredictable weather, the event was well attended with festivalgoers enjoying a varied programme of entertainment which included live music, a large local market, a fun fair and children’s entertainment.

Astral Circus in the Big Top. Fire Eater Sally McCallister. Photo Jim Davis

The event was sponsored by Allerdale Borough Council and the Arts Council. The additional funding from the Arts Council covered a special street theatre programme which included award-winning theatre companies such as the Fairly Famous Family and MarkMark Productions, as well as popular local artists such as Astral Circus, Cumbria Superheroes and Rainbow Jelly.

Macey Gilpin aged 6 with the Fairly Famous Family. Photo Jim Davis

The event also marked the 25th anniversary of the twinning of Workington and the German town of Selm. Guests from Selm attended the festival and took part in a tree planting ceremony to mark the special occasion.

For further information check out the Visit Workington website or Party in the Park Facebook page: or

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