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Visitors to this site may be also be interested in the following sites, mostly wholly or partially related to amateur theatre in the UK and all well worth a visit - just click on the relevant logo.

 

Arts Out West
Arts Out West tours high quality professional shows into village and community halls across West Cumbria. You can always be sure of a warm welcome from our local promoters who choose, promote and manage the events. At Gosforth, we try to host 2 or 3 Arts Out West performances each year in the Public Hall, so watch out for them - they are good.  For even more variety without travelling too far, the Florence Mine Arts Centre and Calderbridge and Drigg Village Halls also play host to Arts Out West.

Cine North
brings high quality digital cinema to a big screen near you.  At the Public Hall in Gosforth, we aim to show films monthly alternating U certificate family friendly films with films rated 12 and over.  Locally, the vilalge halls at Drigg and Calderbridge also show films from Cine North, using the same high quality equipment.

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Gosforth Village Website
As part of the ukvillages.co.uk network, the Gosforth Village website provides lots of information about what going on in and around our village.  It includes local information, accommodation, eating out, tourist attractions, Public Hall bookings and an online version of the well-known “What’s on in Gosforth” newsletter.

Drigg Events
is a website which gives details of events in Drigg (the Village Hall) and the surrounding area - live entertainment and cinema - including Arts Out West and Cine North.

Florence Arts Centre
The centre is located at the old Florence Mine in Egremont.  It hosts a variety of Arts related events - Open mic nights, Comedy Nights, Jazz nights, Arts Out West, the Florence Art Group and more.

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Theatre by the Lake
Theatre by the Lake opened in August 1999. This is a most comprehensive website, including full details of all the season’s productions, the dates and times of all performances. Best of all, there is an on-line booking facility.

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All England Theatre Festival
The All England Theatre Festival has its own presence on the web. This site tells you most of what you need to know about the AETF, including the competition rules and the rules for the Geoffrey Whitworth trophy. It also contains details of the locations, dates and adjudicators for all District festivals, and Divisional, Area, English and British finals for the coming year.

Up  For Arts, Cumbria
Jenny Dennett from BBC Radio Cumbria is doing a wonderful job coordinating and promoting Cumbria art and craft groups.  Although work in progress, the site already gives links to more groups than you can shake a walking pole at.

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BBC Radio Cumbria
Having mentioned BBC Radio Cumbria once, lets mention them again.  Because they are kind enough to give us regular airtime to promote GADS, mainly thanks to Kevin Fernihough and his production team. Thanks Kevin - you made a great Ugly Sister.

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Amdram - the amateur theatre network
Easily our favourite amdram site and well worth a visit. Not only does this site host the web pages of many amateur dramatic societies, but it provides links to the web pages of many other societies (including GADS of course) and a number of theatre-related businesses, including Jasper Publishing, Amateur Stage, Samuel French and a whole heap of others. It contains news of the activities of participating groups and listings of forthcoming productions. There’s a Script Centre where you can discover that there is life and lots of good drama outside Samuel French and a Technical Centre for technical queries and responses. And much, much more. Easily our favourite amdram site and well worth a visit.

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Little Theatre Guild
Amongst a lot of other interesting information about the LTG, this site contains a useful list of forthcoming productions by LTG members, which provides a good guide to which plays are popular/fashionable nationally. A good starting point for reading committees seeking inspiration.

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UK Theatre Web
Whilst not strictly an amateur site, UK Theatre Web nevertheless contains much of interest to amateurs, as well as professionals and there is a section wholly devoted to them. And, yes, there is a link back to this site and we also advertise our productions here! Other sections include: Chat, Dance, Gaffer, Gossip, Jobs, Links, Listings, Opera, Search, Seeking and Training.

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Amateur Dramatic
Amateur Dramatic was formed “to offer a unique reference point on great advice for anyone interested in drama”.  In their own words: “Do you love everything about the theatre? Would you enjoy acting, directing, writing or producing a play, opera, musical or drama even if it meant you never made any money? Are you thrilled by the ‘smell of the greasepaint’ and ‘roar of the crowd’? Then this is the place for you! We share our secrets, ideas, experiences and best practices, delving into topics such as establishing a board of directors, choosing the right venues for performances, and marketing your plays the right way.”

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The British Theatre Guide
The Guide to British Theatre web pages, edited by Peter Nathan, have resurfaced as The British Theatre Guide. There’s a veritable cornucopia of information here, of interest to both amateur and professional theatre folk, updated daily. Well worth visiting and another place where we can advertise.

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TheatreNet - the entertainment centre
If you are British and enjoy the theatre, you will love this site. Here is all the information you could possibly want on the UK theatre scene today. Links galore! Since this site is mainly concerned with the professional theatre, there’s not much about the amateur stage, though a few groups have links.

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Visit Cumbria
This is a site concerning all things Cumbrian, illustrated with many photographs. Lots of information on Places to visit, What's on, Accommodation, Activites, About Cumbria, Food and Drink and Travel.

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Lakestay
Another site about all things Cumbrian, with links to a large number of Cumbrian sites, including ours. It also has an events page where we can advertise our productions.

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The Stage
The website of the long-established weekly newspaper for the theatre industry. Whilst it has a directory to amateur societies, we haven’t asked for GADS to be included since we feel that it is really aimed at near-professional groups with their own Little Theatres. The directory to professional theatres throughout the UK is, as you might expect, quite extensive.

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EntsWeb
An ambitious, though necessarily incomplete, guide to all forms of entertainment and leisure, not only in the UK but also worldwide.. If you search for “Amdram”, you’ll find a directory to UK dramatic societies which, although not by any means comprehensive, at least has an entry for GADS.

 

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