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Mayor's Civic Dinner

Saturday 25th April 2020

6.30pm for 7pm start

Helena Thompson Museum

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. 

The Mayor of Workington will host a fun evening of Cumbrian culture and food with great company on Saturday 25th April in the Helena Thompson Museum, 6.30pm for 7pm start.

Everyone is welcome to come along for a three-course dinner of traditional, locally-sourced Cumbrian food, and an evening of entertaining stories, songs and sonnets by our Lakeland dialect poets and storytellers presented by the Lakeland Dialect Society. 

Tickets are £25 per person.      


The aim of the evening is to fundraise for The Mayor's charities: Young Cumbria and Young Carers, West Cumbria.

The Mayor of Workington, Cllr Janet King, said, ‘I am delighted to be hosting a dinner to celebrate Cumbrian culture at such a beautiful venue, and everyone is welcome to come along and help me raise funds for my worthwhile charities. With entertainment from The Lakeland Dialect Society it’s going to be a fun evening!’


To request a ticket, please contact Workington Town Council at or call 01900 702986.


Cheques for tickets or donations to be made payable to The Mayor of Workington’s Charity Fund.


Any donations of prizes which could be raffled on the evening would be gratefully appreciated and can be dropped off at the Town Hall, Oxford Street, Workington, before 25th April.



Locally sourced vegetable and lentil soup

Served with a crusty roll and butter


Potted Lakeland chicken pate

Served with side salad and artisan bread


Orange juice




Homemade Cumbrian tatie pot

Served with fresh, seasonal vegetables


Homemade vegetarian tatie pot

Served with fresh, seasonal vegetables


Cumberland sausage, served with midi potatoes, freshly steamed carrots, braised red cabbage, swede and topped with a rich onion gravy.



Traditional sticky toffee pudding

Served with custard, cream or English lakes vanilla ice cream


Trio of English lakes ice cream served with sugar curls


Selection of Cumbrian Cheeses served with crackers and grapes



Tea and coffee with after dinner mints