Keswick in Bloom organise three annual events in addition to the Competition, a Children’s Painting Competition, a Plant Stall and
a Coffee Morning, details of which are given below.
We are fortunate to
have the use of two
windows at the
Doctor’s Surgery on
Bank Street that we
use to keep everyone
informed of what is
Keswick in Bloom,
and are very grateful
to our members
Margaret and Audrey
for keeping them up to date throughout the year. Some of the displays are shown here.
Children’s Painting Competition
We organise an annual Painting Competition for the local school children, and in recent years we have
extended the entry to schools from the surrounding area as well as the two Keswick schools.
The Timetable this year is as follows:
29th June 2011
29th June - 6th July
Display paintings in Booths Supermarket, Keswick
15th July onwards
Public display (Venue to be confirmed).
We are very grateful to Booths Supermarket for displaying the entries, which are
always of a very high standard.
The winners are announced prior to going on display, and the Award Ceremony takes place a few days later,
covered by the local press, see left.
The pictures are normally sent to the Cumbria in Bloom Painting Competition held at Brockhole in
Windermere after the exhibitions in the town.
Finally the winners are displayed at a venue to be agreed, followed by the Keswick in Bloom display windows on Bank Street.
We organise a plant stall in June on a Saturday
morning, Market Day, to sell plants and bulbs to raise
funds. The bulbs are mainly from the towers, tubs and
mangers that we look after, and the plants are provided
from the gardens of volunteers and supporters. We
are grateful to the Market organisers who try to find a
spare stall for us (not easy, Keswick has a thriving
market), or if not, a space alongside where we can lay
out our wares.
Details of when the event will be held this year will be
announced in the near future.
The annual Coffee Morning fund raising
event takes place in early November at
the Skiddaw Hotel on the Market Square.
We use the event to publicise what we
have been doing through the year, and
equally important, what we are planning
for the next year. The event is always well
attended, and included a visit from the
Mayor Martin Pugmire and the Mayoress
Gill Frances seen here helping with the
(Left) Jean and Brenda with
(Above) The Mayor helps our
Chairman, Elizabeth Hodgson,
draw the raffle.
(Left) Maureen and Joan serving
coffee for over 65 visitors to the 2010
KIB Coffee Morning.