People are being invited to go along to an event that will explore West Cumbria's mining heritage and open up the discussion on the possibility of green jobs in the area.

Organised by Climate Emergency West Cumbria and Friends of the Earth, the event is being held at the Helena Thompson Museum in Workington on Monday October 18.

The evening will consist of two films, followed by a discussion on green jobs and whether they offer a viable alternative to traditional industries like mining for the people of West Cumbria.

The films that will be shown include 'Workington Red' (2019) by Julia Parks, and 'The Cumberland Story' (1947), by Humphrey Jennings.

The panel discussion will be chaired by Janett Walker the CEO & Co-Founder of Anti Racist Cumbria.

Panelists will include Valerie Hallard, who previously worked for the Cumbria Careers Service; Anne Chapman, a member of Green House think tank who worked on the report 'The potential for Green Jobs in Cumbria'; and filmmaker, Julia Parks.

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