Advent Window and Scarf Tying Event

This year we took part in Keswick Live Advent 2018. The big reveal on the 6th of December was a trumpeting angel! Our life size angel was created by Grace from layers and layers of coloured tissue paper, to give a stained glass window effect.

As part of the day Amanda demonstrated scarf tying techniques to show how a scarf can enhance an outfit. To help with this we stock a book called ‘The Art of the Scarf’, or just pop into the shop for one on one tuition with Amanda.

Our chosen charity for this year is Amy’s Care (dementia charity) and we ended the day by drawing a raffle for a Christmas cake made and donated by Sarah from the Co-op. This was won by David Walker (the picture below shows the presentation).

Christmas Last Posting Dates

Here are the recommended last posting dates for the UK –

Tuesday 18th December – Royal Mail 2nd Class                                                      

Thursday 20th December – Royal Mail 1st Class

If you need to do any last minute shopping or if you just fancy a treat – PLEASE can you make sure we have your order before 3PM on the Thursday so we can catch the last 1st Class Post!

Any queries please just give the shop a ring on 017687 73035.                                               

Keswick Victorian Fayre

This Sunday, 2nd December, sees Keswick hosting its famous Victorian Fayre.

Santa will be visiting the Main Street with his Cairngorm Reindeer and will be arriving at 11.50am and will be there until 3.00pm.


All the local charities will be out raising money with Tombolas, Raffles and maybe even a Human Fruit Machine!  There is plenty to see and do, and with the Lights on, there is nothing more atmospheric to herald in the Christmas Season.

We have a full programme running in Packhorse Court – so please do pop in and say hello!

11.00 – 11.30  Travelling Light

11.40 – 12.30 Keswick Community Choir

12.35 – 1.00 Belfagan Dancers

1.00 – 1.30 Travelling Light

1.30 – 1.50 Lakeland School of Dancing

2.00 – 2.30 Hunter Hall

2.30 – 3.oo Cockermouth Ukelele Band


Amy’s Care is our Charity of the Year and Amanda will be running a Jambola Stall and selling second hand books.

Action starts on the Stage by the Moot Hall at 10am with Cindy Hooton

This is followed by Trudy Harrison MP who will official open the Fayre at 10.45am.

12.00 – 12.45 Fairly Famous Family

12.45 – 1.25 Cockermouth Ukelele Band

1.30 – 2.25  Committed to Rock

2.30 – 3.10 Cockermouth Mechanics Band

3.10  Raffle Prize Draw

3.20 Carols with KAOS and the Mechanics Band


We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!




Keswick Christmas lights switch on 2018

The Keswick Christmas Lights Switch on takes place on 23rd November 2018. 


Packhorse Court

This year Keswick Rotary and Packhorse Court are working together to provide the initial fun and entertainment at the Keswick Town Christmas Lights Event.

4.15pm – 5.15pm      St Herbert`s School Choir, with Shelagh Hughes will start the fun and entertainment in Packhorse Court.

5.15pm                     `Peter Rabbit`, in a rare escape from Mr McGregor`s garden will press the button to switch on the Packhorse Court Lights and Christmas Tree.  The same button will also illuminate Rotary`s Tree of Light at the same time.

5.15pm – 6 pm         `J36 Brass Band` will play Christmas Carols and Christmas music…

Collection and Raffle, by Keswick Rotary, all in aid of `Eden Valley Hospice` and `Jigsaw`, Cumbria`s Children’s Charity.

Market Square

6.15pm Music from Watersedge

7.00pm Lights switch on by Nurses from Keswick Cottage Hospital-celebrating 70 years of the NHS