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ENTRA, short for Ewanrigg and Netherton Tenant’s and Resident’s Association, is a group of volunteers prepared to give up their time own to make the estate a happier and safer place to live. An earlier version existed over fifty years but had lain dormant for some time until, inspired by Colette Small of Home Group, local residents called a general meeting and the new version was born in July 2010. Supported by funding from Awards for All, Cumbria Community Foundation, Neighbourhood Forum and other smaller funders together with the continued support of Home Group, ENTRA’s success has been amazing.

Several awards and taking on the lease of the community centre from Home have established ENTRA as a leading community group in the area and enabled them to create activities and organise events for all ages.

A relationship formed with Rosehill Theatre through their On the Road programme has seen international artists such as classical pianist Phillip Dyson and Scottish tenor Nicky Spence perform in the centre and actress Julie Hesomondhaigh, better known as Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street, performed the Royal Exchange play “Black Roses” to a sell out audience.

Many other community organisations including MIND, Age UK, the WEA, Arts out West and CAB have also taken advantage of ENTRA’s ability to bring large groups of residents together in the centre to promote their services.

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Anyone love sketching?We are planning to create an Urban Sketchers group for EVAN and WCA in North Cumbria. In order to become members of the worldwide group we will start our sketching walks this summer. Launching @ 10.00am on June 12th at Maryport The Settlement and after 6 months of meetings and posting on our page we can then join the nationwide and worldwide group. In this we are following the Urban Sketching guidelines - We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.Our drawings are a record of time and place.We are truthful to the scenes we witness.We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.We support each other and draw together.We share our drawings online.We show the world, one drawing at a time.We welcome any sketchers to join us and would love to meet you in Maryport on June 12th at 10.00am at The Settlement. ... See MoreSee Less
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