ARTS Out West shows are coming back to village halls and community centres the length and breadth of West Cumbria.

The scheme is run by Kirkgate Arts in Cockermouth.

Pre-covid, it would stage around 60 performances in community venues, ranging from nationally-recognised theatre companies to international musicians.

As much a social occasion as a performance, a good night out is promised.

The venues hosting the touring performers to put on a great night out within walking distance of home this autumn are: The Settlement, Maryport; Brigham Memorial Hall; Lindow Hall, Bowness-on-Solway; Florence Mine, Egremont; Muncaster Parish Hall, Ravenglass; Loweswater Village Hall; Gleaston Village Hall; Ullock Village Hall; The Gather, Ennerdale; Kirksanton Village Hall and Globe Hall, Ireby.

The scheme is funded by Arts Council England, Cumbria County Council and Copeland Community Fund and grateful for all the support from village hall volunteers.

It offers something for everyone and all ages. For details of everything on offer, go to: