Creative Ennerdale

A summer of fun , music and creativity in the Ennerdale Valley in 2019


A programme of creative events in the remote Ennerdale valley in west Cumbria, celebrating the wildness of its natural environment, and providing creative inspiration for residents and visitors alike. Find the Facebook page here.


19:30 June 8th, July 6th, September 7th

A series of monthly events to revive the traditional Cumbrian community celebration of the ‘Merry Neet’, a friendly evening to share songs, stories, poems, dances, tunes and other creative talents! With Dave Camlin, Steve Wharton, Arwen Heaton and special guests... £7 / £5 / £2

13:30 June 8th, July 6th, September 7th

A ‘Natural Voice’ community choir grown over the summer months to perform at The Gathering event in the autumn. Afternoon workshops with Dave before each Merry Neet. All welcome, no previous singing experience necessary, no need to be able to read music, scores and rehearsal MP3s available. £10 / £6 / £3

August 9th - 11th

A weekend residential at Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre in the heart of the valley - artistic creation and collaboration inspired by Ennerdale’s glorious natural environment, with resident musicians Mouthful, Dirk Proost, Sarah Verhulst, Brendan Murphy, willow artist Phil Bradley and more...

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w/e October 5th

A festival of everyday creativity, bringing the community together to share our creative outpourings, including the premiere of a new ‘community musical’ about Ennerdale (rehearsals on Jul 28th Sep 24th Oct 4th)

£10 / £6 / £3