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The Sir John Moore Foundation and it's Grade I listed building, provide support and a home for the local primary school. The foundation has four areas in which it works - Heritage (& conservation), Learning (for all), Community (& social wellbeing) and Enterprise (& innovation) Through a diverse programme of events and activities and innovative use of the buildings and grounds it provides social, educational and vocational opportunities for all.

The Sir John Moore Foundation is a registered charity - charity number 510484

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The Sir John Moore Foundation

Live Friday's

Comedy Night - Friday Sept 11th

11 September 2015

Funhouse Comedy brings another night of fun to Appleby Magna’s Sir John Moore Foundation on Friday September 11th.

Headlining is Suzi Ruffell & Adam Kay

Compere for the night is the cheery and chatty Paul Savage

7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start. All info and bookings at www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

£9 adv £10 door purchased here


COFFEE SHOP Enterprise Opportunity

 Guinea's Coffee Shop opening soon

Luiza and Russ welcome you to their Coffee Shop. It will be open for two or three sessions a week for lovely coffee and delicious cakes. Let us know when you would like it open and we can do our bext to oblige. Open for small groups and parties at other times. Contact Becky on 01530 273629 for more details



The gardens and second floor rooms are starting to take shape - the builders start on Monday building the gallery and the rooms are busily being painted and designed.

The spaces will include - a conservation, object handling and costume room, a textile space including gallery and a writers room. Outside the gardens will incorporate:

a poetry pod, sensory garden and willow tunnels, outdoor stage, history wall and outdoor kitchen.

All ready for new style school visits in 2016 and beyond.  

Next Event

Followed By:

Appleby Food Gusto 2015 and Music Eve

29 August 2015

Food Gusto Food & Drink festival + music

Food and Drink Festival from 11-4.30
Music all day and in eve from 5pm
For more details - http://www.foodgusto.com/food-gusto-appleby-festival-2015/
Followed By:

Sir John Moore Foundation presents... Midsummer Music.

29 August 2015

The River Chickens - Unmissable.

Simply Acoustic - Astounding.

Youth Music Students - Awesome.

Plus others...

These bands will be playing to support Sir John Moore Foundation,  Junior Diabeties Research Fund and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Don't Miss It!



Summer 2015 newsletter with Opportunities now available

Recent Arts Council success has meant the new gallery will start work soon! check out the latest newsletter for all the latest events and opportunities.



It was a real pleasure (although really nerve racking) to host our version of a celebration and conference!

A special thank you to our Chairman, David Legh and Leader of the Council Richard Blunt for their contribution with an extra special thank you to Richard Gerver for his incredible hour of inspiration!

Our young people were exceptional and I would like to thank all of them, with a special thanks to Chloe who was in charge of the canapés that I forgot to mention on the evening!! And thanks to staff, volunteers and tutors that helped out - most greatly appreciated!

We have produced a short video from a Richard sound bite. Hope you enjoy. There will be more episodes to come in the new year.

Image Capsule

Picture attached of the time capsule which will be buried under the bell in the garden area.


Great Hall Recordings

A warm welcome awaits at Sir John Moore Great Hall where we can record live orchestras, choirs and acoustic live preformances. Our sound engineers can capture perfect sound in our unique and vibrant enviroment, Interested?

Contact: 01530 273629