Join us for ‘A Greener Future for West Cumbria

You are warmly invited by Climate Emergency West Cumbria and West Cumbria and North Lakes Friends of the Earth to ‘A Greener Future for West Cumbria’ on Tuesday 21 September.

For our local contribution to the UK-wide Great Big Green Week, we’re holding a free event to celebrate the forthcoming COP26 climate conference. A Greener Future for West Cumbria’ focuses on COP26, the vitally important global climate change conference which will be hosted by the UK in Glasgow this November.

The event will feature a free evening screening of the uplifting, futuristic climate change film ‘2040’ at 7pm at the Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth. You can see the 2040 film trailer here. Afterwards, there’ll be a discussion period for asking questions, and time for climate chats over tea and coffee downstairs.

Would you like to come?

Please contact Kirkgate booking office for free film tickets- see details below. You don’t need to pre-book for the afternoon activities.

Before the film, there’ll be an afternoon of activity from 2pm onwards on the theme of COP26 and climate change: there’ll be two talks on how climate change affects us and how to reduce our carbon emissions, together with artwork, and crafts and sustainability workshops, and a youth poetry event.


Can you volunteer to help out?

We are looking for volunteers to help deliver activities on Tuesday 21 September, and also to help us spread the word about the event by handing out flyers between 12 – 1pm tomorrow – Saturday 18 September on Cockermouth Main St (opposite the junction of Station St). If you’re able to help with either of these please get in touch with Julia at


Tuesday 21 September Activity Programme:

2pm onwards- display of artwork by local artist Fliss Watts, together with Make it Matter & LOVING EARTH projects

2pm: Live workshop: Make it Matter, demonstrating how sustainability matters

2.30: Presentation: ‘What one degree of difference makes for Cumbria’- a 45 minute talk by Carbon literacy trainer Debbie Watson in the cinema room

3.30: ‘Mining, Dairy Farming and Aviation- How my family wrecked the planet’ -30 minute talk by Carbon literacy trainer Lee Jackson in the cinema room

4pm Live workshop: LOVING EARTH crafts textile project- all panels will travel to Glasgow to be displayed at COP26

4.30: Youth climate Poetry event by Cockermouth Youth Climate Action (CYCA)

7pm: Film screening of 2040– Trailer link here. An uplifting & positive view of future living in a carbon neutral world. Please book with Kirkgate for your free ticket (see below)

Afterwards– discussion and time to ask questions and then downstairs for chat with people on climate, carbon… and where we go from here!


Booking free film tickets:

Admission to the afternoon activities and arts display is free at any time from 2pm onwards at the Kirkgate Centre.

For more information and booking tickets see the Kirkgate Centre website:

Box office webpage for free 2040 film tickets:

Box office phone number for booking 2040 film tickets: 01900 826448.

We hope to see you there!

With very best wishes,

Julia Robinson

On behalf of the members of Climate Emergency West Cumbria and Friends of the Earth (West Cumbria and North Lakes)