Coniston Powerboat Records Week

When’s it on: 04/11/2013 till 08/11/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Coniston Water, Lake Rd, Coniston Coniston

What’s happening: Coniston Power Boat Records Week is the only event in the Powerboat Racing Calendar to bring together all classes of boat. Competitors and officials from all over the country assemble annually for what has been a popular event since it’s inception in 1970. For almost a hundred years Powerboat record attempts have been made on several of the English lakes. The most famous drivers have been Sir Henry Segrave, Sir Malcolm Campbell and Donald Campbell.

The Petzl Pitch Black Night Run

When’s it on: 26/10/2013 till 26/10/2013 from 6:00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Grizedale Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, Hawkshead

What’s happening: The Petzl Pitch Black Night Run is a unique 5K, 10K & 20K trail run through Grizedale Forest, the largest forest in The Lake District.

Shocktober

When’s it on: 25/10/2013 till 27/10/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Sizergh Castle, Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ. Kendal

What’s happening: Join us for a weekend of spooky activities to celebrate Halloween. Come along and make your own wand and broomstick!

Quaker Tapestry 2-day Design & Embellishment Embroidery Workshop

When’s it on: 22/10/2013 till 23/10/2013 from 10.00am – 4.0pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: Discover your Creativity at the Quaker Tapestry in the relaxed and friendly Crewel Embroidery Workshop as you become absorbed and fascinated by this ancient craft. The Design & Embellishment Follow-on Workshop is designed to take you a stage further and develop your creative embroidery skills, you will discover that with just a few hints and tips you too can create your very own designs. To attend the Design workshop you must have completed the Foundation or Taster workshop or completed a QT kit.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

When’s it on: 18/10/2013 till 20/10/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Various locations across Kendal including Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal College,and Kendal Town Hall. Kendal

What’s happening: A new festival celebrating the diversity of the comic art form, from cartoons to comics, super-heros to manga and graphic novels and sequential art. The festival includes comic artists and graphic novelists from around the world, who will descend on Kendal to take part in exhibitions, talks, master-classes and workshops, film screening, characters, signings, sketches and plenty of shopping opportunities!

Greenwood Fair

When’s it on: 28/09/2013 till 28/09/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Sizergh Castle, Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ. Kendal

What’s happening: Woodland crafts, stalls, interactive workshops, music and children’s activities; lovely things to buy and fun things to do.

CraftMarket 2013

When’s it on: 28/09/2013 till 29/09/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Burton Memorial Hall, Main Street, Burton-in-Kendal Carnforth

What’s happening: There will be a wealth of locally made crafts for sale in Craft Market 2013, a two-day sale at the Burton Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. We have around 25 crafters attending, covering a wide range of crafts from glass and ceramics, to wood and textiles, candles, jewellery, cards, artists and painters will also be represented. We also have the fabulous popup Vintage Tea Room supplying our refreshments over the weekend, so come and enjoy great food in a 1950s atmosphere!

Radev Collection: Bloomsbury & Beyond

When’s it on: 27/09/2013 till 21/12/2013 from 10.30am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: The Radev Collection is named after Mattei Radev, who came to Britain in the 1950’s as a stowaway on a cargo ship, fleeing from communism in his native Bulgaria. Radev went on to build a new life in London mixing in the artistic Bloomsbury circle and becoming a leading picture framer for the London Galleries. The impressive collection includes works by British and international artists including Duncan Grant, Alfred Wallis, Ivon Hitchens, Ben Nicholson and Lucien Pissarro.

Wurlitzer Organ Concert (Stephen Austin)

When’s it on: 17/09/2013 till 17/09/2013 from 12.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Royalty Cinema, Lake Road, Bowness. Windermere

What’s happening: Lunchtime concert of popular music and light classics on the historic 1927 Wurlitzer Organ of the Royalty Cinema (The only Wurlitzer cinema organ in a working cinema in Europe); with guest organist, Stephen Austin.

Westmorland County Show

When’s it on: 12/09/2013 till 12/09/2013 from 8.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Westmorland County Showfield, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria Milnthorpe

What’s happening: Voted one of the UK’s favourite Shows – a major livestock show with its heart firmly in agriculture. Marquees for the W. I., Learning for Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall, Rural Crafts & over 350 trade stands, not forgetting the popular C&W Wrestling. The Show is Cumbria’s premiere “shop window” for a “taste, try and buy” experience in a convivial & relaxing atmosphere you’ll be guaranteed a great day out. Ticket prices held for 2013 available at www.westmorlandshow.co.uk

Charter Exhibition

When’s it on: 10/09/2013 till 14/09/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: Supper Room, Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston Ulverston

What’s happening: Art and Crafts by local Artists. Enjoy a quiet half hour browsing or maybe browse and buy. Open Tuesday – Friday 9.30 – 5.00 and Saturday 9.30 – 4.30.

Walk For All Lake District Walking Festival

When’s it on: 08/09/2013 till 08/09/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: The three different routes have separate starts with the longest walk leaving from Lakeside Aquarium Windermere

What’s happening: The Lake District Walking Festival is a charity walking event, with three separate challenging routes around Lake Windermere. www.forallevents.co.uk

Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All Lake District Walk

When’s it on: 08/09/2013 till 08/09/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: 22 mile start – Lakeside Aquarium, Newby Bridge. 13 mile start – The Glebe, Bowness. 5 mile start – Windermere

What’s happening: The Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All Lake District Walk, offers three different distances of varying difficulty – a great challenge for the family.

Conishead Priory Heritage Open Days

When’s it on: 07/09/2013 till 08/09/2013 from 11.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Conishead Priory, Ulverston, 2 miles south of Ulverston on A5087 Coast Road. Ulverston

What’s happening: Free parking and admission. Families welcome. Temple, Conservatory Café and Gift Shop open from 11-5pm. Unique Kadampa Buddhist Temple and Romantic Gothic Mansion surrounded by attractive gardens and woodlands. Free Guided Tours. Free leaflet on woodland walks to beach on Morecambe Bay. ‘It is an amazing house, one of the most spectacular in Cumbria’, Hunter Davies in ‘Best of Lakeland’.

Kirkby Lonsdale Annual Gardening Show

When’s it on: 31/08/2013 till 31/08/2013 from 2.00pm – 4.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: The Institute, Kirkby Lonsdale Kirkby Lonsdale

What’s happening: The Kirkby Lonsdale Annual Show is held in the Institute, where there is plenty of parking nearby. The entry forms and schedule for the show are available from Lunesdale Home & Garden, KL, with a copy held in the library. Entries must be in before the last Tues before the Show. Each year the variety of veg,flowers,pot plants and craft entries exceed the previous years’,as the popularity of our Show increases. Everyone’s welcome to enter, or just come along to view and have a cup of tea.

Grasmere Lakeland Sports & Show

When’s it on: 25/08/2013 till 25/08/2013 from 10.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Grasmere Sports Field, Grasmere Grasmere

What’s happening: Traditional Lakeland sports celebrating over 160 years of tradition. Sorts include hound trailing, fell running,Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling

KLMC Concours

When’s it on: 21/08/2013 till 21/08/2013 from 6.30pm -9.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Heaves Hotel, Levens. Levens

What’s happening: Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club hold a Classic Car Concours for unusual and different cars on Wednesday 21st August 2013 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Hawkshead Show

When’s it on: 20/08/2013 till 20/08/2013 from Field opens at 07.30am. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Hawkshead Hall Farm, Hawkshead, Nr Ambleside Hawkshead

What’s happening: Hawkshead Agricultural show has classes for horses, sheep, cattle, stick, pets and Horticulture. Made in Cumbria Marquee & Trade Stands

Wurlitzer Organ Concert (Nigel Ogden)

When’s it on: 20/08/2013 till 20/08/2013 from 12.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Royalty Cinema, Lake Road, Bowness Windermere

What’s happening: Lunchtime Concert of popular music and light classics on the historic 1927 Wurlitzer Organ of the Royalty Cinema (The only Wurlitzer cinema organ in a working cinema in Europe); with BBC Organist, Nigel Ogden.

Terrific Tudors

When’s it on: 16/08/2013 till 18/08/2013 from 11.00am – 4.30pm everyday (Castle closed Friday & each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Sizergh Castle, Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ. Arnside

What’s happening: Bringing Sizergh’s Tudor past to life; children’s fun activities, dressing up, special talks, tours and demonstrations. You can sample Tudor food and music. On the 17th and 18th there will be a Sealed Knot re-enactment.

Lunesdale Agricultural Show

When’s it on: 13/08/2013 till 13/08/2013 from 8.30am – 5.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Underley Park, Raygarth, Kirkby Lonsdale Kirkby Lonsdale

What’s happening: The Lunesdale Agricultural Show is a traditional country show with all the attractions that makes for a great family day out. Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Poultry and Dog classes as well as Crafts, Home Industries and Trade Stands and much more. Visit our website www.lunesdaleshow.org.uk for more details. Admission £8 adults, £6 concessions, £4 children 15 and under, Under 5s free. Free car parking. Catering and a licensed bar on site. Email info@lunesdaleshow.org.uk for advance tickets details.

Dales & Lakes Historic Vehicle Day

When’s it on: 11/08/2013 till 11/08/2013 from From 11.00 am. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Memorial Playing Fields, Yew Tree Road, Grange over Sands Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Vintage and Classic Car and Bike show, Jazz and country music, Lakeland Radio broadcast from the showfield, Birds of Prey display and many other items and stalls of general interest, Autojumble. Not to mention 150 beautiful classic cars and motorcycles. A great day out and not expensive, £5 per adult with under 16′s FREE.

Cartmel Show

When’s it on: 07/08/2013 till 07/08/2013 from 8.30am – 5.30 pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Cartmel Park, Cartmel, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria Cartmel

What’s happening: Cartmel Show is always a firm favourite with both visitors and locals. The Show, held on the first Wednesday in August, offers a profusion of family entertainment packed into the picturesque parkland setting at Cartmel Racecourse. A Traditional Country Show with its roots firmly within the agricultural community, Cartmel Show provides the opportunity to sample the delights of rural life at its best.

Lake District Summer Music International Festival 2013

When’s it on: 03/08/2013 till 17/08/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Lake District Summer Music International Festival 2013. Events will be held at venues all over Cumbr Kendal

What’s happening: About LDSM’s Mission: Lake District Summer Music, known by many as LDSM, believes in the power of music to inspire and to change lives. We add a distinct and compelling musical focus to Cumbria’s rich cultural heritage of painting and literature in the Lake District. Our aim is to develop this musical focus, to fulfil a major role in the provision of music regionally, to be welcomed by local communities and sought by musicians, music-lovers, young and old, around the world.

Windermere Boat Parade

When’s it on: 03/08/2013 till 03/08/2013 from 6.00 pm each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: 6mph marker in the North Lake, Bowness on Windermere. Viewing areas are along the shore on Glebe Ro Windermere

What’s happening: The annual Boat Parade organised by the Lake District Boat Club. Dressed boats will do two circuits around Bowness Bay from the 6mph marker, with a commentary from the shore. Come and cheer them on. Any boat can enter however small. Prizes for best in category. A fun event for all the family whatever the weather. A share of the profits on the night will be given to a local charity.

Ulverston and North Lonsdale Show

When’s it on: 31/07/2013 till 31/07/2013 from 8.30am – 17.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Recreation Hall Fields, Urswick, Ulverston, Cumbria Ulverston

What’s happening: Traditional agricultural Show featuring horses, cattle, sheep, poultry, rabbits, horticulture, floral art, baking, children’s classes,Dog Show (to be entered on the day), Birds of Prey, rural crafts, trade and craft stands, Playzone, catering,bar, disabled access and parking, ringside parking,free bus from Barrow and Ulverston,various other attractions. £7 adults £5 concessions and children over 5 (children under 5 free), family ticket £18.

Cumbria Steam Gathering

When’s it on: 27/07/2013 till 28/07/2013 from 9.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Cark Airfield, Flookburgh Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Exhibits include steam engines, fair organs, classic & vintage cars and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, pedal cycles, tractors and collections of memorabilia. Demonstrations throughout the weekend in the rural craft area.

Ambleside Traditional Sports

When’s it on: 25/07/2013 till 25/07/2013 from 10.00am (gates open) – 6.00pm (ish). each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Rydal Park, Ambleside Ambleside

What’s happening: Three centuries of Lakeland traditions are crammed into this unique sporting event – a great day out for all the family. The comprehensive programme includes Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, fell and guides races, hound trails, cycle and running track events and children’s races. Large covered areas contain the public bar (with live brass band), craft and local business marquee, trade stands and activities. A wide choice of outside caterers (or bring a picnic).

Milnthorpe Art Exhibition

When’s it on: 25/07/2013 till 28/07/2013 from Thurs -Sat 10.00am – 6.30pm, Sun 10.00am-3.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: St Thomas’s Church, Milnthorpe Milnthorpe

What’s happening: One of the largest and most prestigious art exhibitions held in the North West. An “open” exhibition that attracts artists from all over the North West. More than 500 paintings and works of art are exhibited. A detailed catalogue is for sale and refreshments are available. There is ample parking available in the village square. This is a very good trip out for the whole family. Run by the local volunteers of Milnthorpe Men’s Forum and their wives and partners, all profits go to local charities.

Wurlitzer Organ Concert (Kevin Morgan)

When’s it on: 16/07/2013 till 16/07/2013 from 12.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Royalty Cinema, Lake Road, Windermere Windermere

What’s happening: Lunchtime Concert of popular music and light classics on the historic 1927 Wurlitzer Organ of the Royalty Cinema (The only Wurlitzer cinema organ in a working cinema in Europe); with guest organist, Kevin Morgan.

Bendrigg Trust Cross Bay Walk 2013

When’s it on: 14/07/2013 till 14/07/2013 from 9.15am. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Arnside Promenade Arnside

What’s happening: This beautiful and exhilarating walk leads you from the shore at Arnside to Kents Bank accompanied at all times by a team of expert Bay Guides led by the Queen’s Guide Cedric Robinson. The walk is, on average 7 and 8 miles long and is suitable for children and dogs. Application forms can be found on Bendrigg website www.bendrigg.org.uk

Cars the Star Show

When’s it on: 14/07/2013 till 14/07/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Heaves Hotel, Levens, Cumbria. Levens

What’s happening: At Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club’s 13th Car’s the Star Show you will see many classic cars from the 1940′s to present day and owners Club stands. Vehicle displays will include Military and Utility Vehicles, Owners Clubs & Motor Clubs. With so many cars on display, there is always something interesting to see. With Coupes, Estates, Cabriolets, Saloons, Sports cars and Limited Editions, every motoring taste is catered for.

Furness Tradition Festival

When’s it on: 12/07/2013 till 14/07/2013 from 8.00pm Friday – 3.30 pm Sunday. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Various venues in town centre including the Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston. Ulverston

What’s happening: A weekend of the finest folk music, song, dance and storytelling in various venues around Ulverston Town Centre. The festival starts with a Friday night concert. There are activities all day Saturday with dance displays and performances at the Market Cross and Coronation Hall, and sessions in pubs. There is a large concert and ceilidh on Saturday night in the Coronation Hall. On Sunday there is more dancing, workshops, a session and a final concert.

Tri Windermere

When’s it on: 07/07/2013 till 07/07/2013 from 8.00am. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Cockshott Point, The Gleebe, Bowness-on-Windermere Windermere

What’s happening: Sunday7 July 2013 will see Tri Windermere 4 take place at England’s longest and most iconic lake. Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park with stunning views in every direction, Tri Windermere is without doubt one of the most scenic, fun, and exciting triathlons in the country. Swim across England’s favorite and best known lake, cycle a full lap of Lake Windermere on challenging Lakeland roads, and finish with a spectator filled 5 lap 10k run on water front trails and paths.

Lakeland Trails Coniston marathon and halfmarathon

When’s it on: 07/07/2013 till 07/07/2013 from 7.00am – 10.00am. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: John Ruskins School Coniston

What’s happening: One of our most scenic and inspiring trail races. Choose from trail marathons or a half marathon through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District. Marathon Challenge Start: 07:00am. Marathon Race Start: 09:00 Half Marathon Race Start: 10:00

Leighton Hall Classic Vehicle Show

When’s it on: 07/07/2013 till 07/07/2013 from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire Carnforth

What’s happening: 14th annual classic vehicle show held in the park in front of Leighton Hall. 500 plus classic cars,bikes, commercials, trucks, vans, autojumble & trade stands. Show arena, commentary, prizes and awards admission includes gardens and the parkland,guided house tours for a small extra fee. Family home of the Wareing & Gillow furniture company.

Dig in the Park

When’s it on: 06/07/2013 till 21/07/2013 from 11.00am – 3.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Sizergh Castle, Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ. Kendal

What’s happening: Interested in archaeology? Fancy trying your hand at uncovering history in the grounds of one of Cumbria’s oldest inhabited houses? Volunteers are being invited to join a new dig at Sizergh Castle next July, with pre-dig education and training days being offered by Levens Local History Group in partnership with the National Trust and Oxford Archaeology North.

Graham Sutherland

When’s it on: 29/06/2013 till 15/09/2013 from 10.30am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: This exhibition at Abbot Hall, the first significant show of the artist in the north west, will explore Sutherland’s surreal transformation of the natural forms he chanced upon (‘accidental encounters’ as he termed it), twisting them into striking, dramatic compositions imbued with an ‘exultant strangeness’ and illuminated by the elemental power of the artist’s imagination. Open Sunday’s throughout the exhibition.

Antique Antics with Eric Knowles

When’s it on: 27/06/2013 till 27/06/2013 from 5.00pm each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: An evening of more than just: where, when and how much? In Antique Antics, the lad from Lancashire takes the wraps off a business in which he has been immersed for over 30 years.

The Women of Arts & Crafts: Dr Elizabeth Cummings on Phoebe Traquair

When’s it on: 23/06/2013 till 23/06/2013 from 3.00pm – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: This summer series of afternoon talks focuses on the women behind the Arts & Crafts movement and the design work of this period. Free with admission.

Meet The Gardener

When’s it on: 22/06/2013 till 22/06/2013 from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere Troutbeck

What’s happening: Townend, a quirky 17c National Trust farmhouse owned by the Brownes for over 400yrs, sits in a beautiful cottage garden; a partial recreation of the last George Browne’s garden. Chat with our gardener to discover more about the past and present. You may even pick up some handy tips for use at home!

Talking about boats

When’s it on: 20/06/2013 till 20/06/2013 from 4.00pm – 6.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Windermere Steamboat Museum, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: Join us for a ‘behind the scenes’ look in the boatshed and a chance to share your own memories and stories of the special craft in our collection.

The Titfield Thunderbold

When’s it on: 20/06/2013 till 22/06/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

Where’s it being held: Grange Drama, Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Philip Goulding’s (1950′s period)play based on the Ealing Comedy Screenplay. Discovering that their branch railway is due to be axed, a group of villagers decide to buy & run it. Against planned bus services they have to convinvce the railway authority that they are capable of doing so.

Wurlitzer Organ Concert (Matthew Bason)

When’s it on: 18/06/2013 till 18/06/2013 from 12.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Royalty Cinema, Lake Road, Bowness on Windermere Windermere

What’s happening: Lunchtime Concert of popular music and light classics on the historic 1927 Wurlitzer Organ of the Royalty Cinema (The only Wurlitzer cinema organ in a working cinema in Europe); with guest organist, Matthew Bason.