72 man, 8 ton double decker bus pull

When’s it on: 16/06/2013 till 16/06/2013 from 12.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Shap to Kendal Rugby Club Kendal

What’s happening: On Sunday 16th June, 72 lads will attempt to pull a 8 ton Cumbria classic double decker coach, leaving Shap at 8.00am and pulling over to Kendal 15.4 miles, followed by family funday at the Rugby Club

The Women of Arts & Crafts: Mary Greenstead on Georgina Gaskin

When’s it on: 16/06/2013 till 16/06/2013 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.

CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge

When’s it on: 16/06/2013 till 16/06/2013 from 0900 each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Flookburgh Finish, Hest Bank Start Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Cross Bay Challenge is a truly unique way to experience the stunning scenery of Morecambe Bay and the South Lakes. Historically the quickest route from Cumbria to Lancashire at low tide, the bay crossing dates back to the 13th century when monks from the local abbeys served as guides to travellers. Whilst the monks have now been replaced by highly-experienced guides equipped with a host of navigation and safety equipment, the experience of being out on the sands remains breathtakingly beautiful.

Leven Valley Support Group for St Mary’s Hospice Annual Summer Fair and Car Boot Sale

When’s it on: 16/06/2013 till 16/06/2013 from 9.30am. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Haverthwaite Playing Field, Haverthwaite Newby Bridge

What’s happening: Annual summer fair and car boot sale local craft and produce stalls, entertainment, bouncy castle, childrens magician, “Fifi the Flea”,bouncy castle,refreshments, all the fun of the fair and much more all proceeds to St Mary’s Hospice Ulverston £2.00 entrance under 16s free.

Eco Fair and Good Living Festival

When’s it on: 15/06/2013 till 23/06/2013 from N/A each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria Ulverston

What’s happening: Have fun learning more about gardening, recycling, alternative energy, fair trade, well being, campaigning and more. Ford Park Community Group will host an Eco Fair on Sat 15th June in the beautiful Ford Park grounds just below Hoad Hill. The park has a recently restored kitchen garden, a new cafe and an exciting playground. Other local groups will provide a range of events and open days during the week. All this to help you reduce your carbon footprint and increase your quality of life.

Ambleside Summer Fair

When’s it on: 15/06/2013 till 15/06/2013 from From 10.00am. each day.

Type of event: Coffee Morning

Where’s it being held: Kelsick Centre, St Mary’s Lane, Ambleside Ambleside

What’s happening: The Ambleside CancerCare Friendship Group will be holding their Annual Summer Fair, with the usual range of fantastic stalls. Raising money for CancerCare, your Local cancer support service.

Hardy Plant Society Annual Plant Sale

When’s it on: 15/06/2013 till 15/06/2013 from 10.00am – 12.00pm each day.

Type of event: Flower Show /Open Garden

Where’s it being held: Preston Patrick Village Hall, Preston Patrick, nr Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: Our popular plant sale will again be held at Preston Patrick village hall. The plants will be of many types including perennials, annuals, vegetables and house plants. There will be a cake stall, refreshments and sundries for sale. There is parking available.

Scarecrow Day

When’s it on: 15/06/2013 till 15/06/2013 from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

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

What’s happening: Make and dress a scarecrow. Learn about the vegetables we grow and eat. Take home your own small vegetable patch. Booking essential.

Kendal United Junior FC funday/car boot

When’s it on: 09/06/2013 till 09/06/2013 from 11.00am-5.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Castle Drive Kendal LA9 7BN Kendal

What’s happening: Kendal United Junior Football team’s annual fundraising funday and car boot sale, featuring Kendal’s DANCE ATTIK group plus bungee trampolines, zorb balls, jungle activity, climbing wall, quad bikes plus much much more including all day refreshments, raffle, tombola and ice cream.

Kendal United Junior FC Family Funday/car boot sale

When’s it on: 09/06/2013 till 09/06/2013 from 9.00am. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Castle Drive Kendal LA9 7BN Kendal

What’s happening: Featuring Kendal’s DANCE ATTIK plus the inflatable football fastest shot. Jungle activity,tombola,climbing wall,all day refreshments,face painting,adult body zorbs,barbecue,archery,ice creams,bunjee trampolines,zorbwalker balls for kids,quad bikes,raffle,plus much more.

The Women of Arts & Crafts: Sarah Beattie on Frances Macdonald & The Glasgow Four

When’s it on: 09/06/2013 till 09/06/2013 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.

Potaholics

When’s it on: 08/06/2013 till 08/06/2013 from 12.00pm / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm & 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: Come along to this creative workshop and paint your own Bodil Manz inspired design onto a mug, whether a present for Father’s Day, or just a new mug in the house. Be inspired by the beautiful patterns around Blackwell. Booking essential.

Edwardian Festival

When’s it on: 08/06/2013 till 08/06/2013 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Park Road Gardens, Grange-over-Sands Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: An Edwardian extravaganza with over 40 stalls in Park Road Gardens selling homemade cakes, toys, books and a multitude of gifts. Entertainment for all the family with a Punch & Judy show, magician, miniature train rides, live jazz music, Morris dancing and much more. Why not take part in the best Edwardian costume competition? Visitors will find a multitude of food stalls: burgers, ice cream, tea & coffee, crepes and cupcakes. Step back in time for a family festival not to be missed!

Bendrigg Trust & Old Hutton School Summer Fair & 10k Road Race

When’s it on: 08/06/2013 till 08/06/2013 from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Bendrigg Lodge, Old Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: A shared fun fete day between Bendrigg Trust & Old Hutton Primary School starts at 1.30pm. There will be stalls, games,refreshments & activities for all the family. The 10k Road Race starts at 2.00pm with the 2 mile fun-run shortly after at 2.10pm. Have a go at our free-hanging abssil & indoor cave system, try our ropes course challenge or have a ride on our aerial runway & tube-slide. Our now famous cream teas will be served in the dining room. £1.00 per car entry fee.

Talking about fishing

When’s it on: 06/06/2013 till 06/06/2013 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: We need your help with telling the story of fishing on the lake. Drop in to share your thoughts, photos and stories.

The Women of Arts & Crafts: Jean Marsh on May Morris

When’s it on: 02/06/2013 till 02/06/2013 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.

Country Fest

When’s it on: 01/06/2013 till 02/06/2013 from 10.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Coffee Morning

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

What’s happening: Celebrating the region’s excellent food & drink, visitors can try and buy a wide variety of outstanding products from exhibitors in the Food Zone. Demos abound in the Food Theatre or visit the Why Farming Matters & Grow Your Own marquees to learn more about where our food comes from. Elsewhere, Music and Dance, Crafts, Beer Festival, and a wide variety of trade stands await. Ticket Prices: Adult £8, Child £2, Family £17 – Advance Rates available at www.westmorlandshow.co.uk & various outlets.

Lakeland Trails Staveley

When’s it on: 01/06/2013 till 01/06/2013 from 10.30am – 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Staveley Recreation Ground Staveley

What’s happening: One of our most scenic and inspiring trail races. Choose from trail runs of 10km or 17km through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District.

Holker Garden Festival

When’s it on: 31/05/2013 till 02/06/2013 from 10.00am – 5.30pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands Cartmel

What’s happening: The Holker Garden Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary this June with a three day summer spectacle, showcasing only the very best of gardening, countryside, food and crafts making it one of the most popular events in the gardening calendar. Hosted by Lord and Lady Cavendish and set in the beautiful Holker parkland, the 21st Holker Garden Festival promises to be an exciting blend of new attractions and the return of some familiar and much loved sights and exhibitors.

Watercolour Beginners Skill building Day

When’s it on: 30/05/2013 till 30/05/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Holme Mills Studios, Holme Mills, Holme Milnthorpe

What’s happening: Tackling a simple landscape. This day is run by awarding winning professional artist,Kate Bentley B.W.S. and is designed for those with little or no previous experience and/ or confidence. Kate will gently guide you through some simple but effective methods of achieving a landscape in a day. Plenty of information and tips and follow- me type demonstrations…..so just sit back and enjoy! Cost £70.00 inc. materials.

Mobile Mania

When’s it on: 27/05/2013 till 31/05/2013 from 12.00pm – 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: This is a great opportunity for the entire family to get their creative heads together and make a mobile. There will be inspirational ideas all around us, but we’re hoping to delve into your imaginations for this one and create something that will never have been seen in Cumbria before. Free with Museum admission.

Half-Term Workshops: Cardboard Creations

When’s it on: 27/05/2013 till 31/05/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: We like to think of our organisation as fairly ‘green’, but we do end up with a lot of cardboard boxes in the venues. We’ve invited some artists along for the week to work with families in bringing these dull and lifeless boxes to life. Free with admission.

Brigsteer Open Gardens

When’s it on: 26/05/2013 till 27/05/2013 from 11.00am-5.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Flower Show /Open Garden

Where’s it being held: Brigsteer Kendal

What’s happening: 12 secret gardens all within walking distance of each other in the small village of Brigsteer. Several gardens have extensive views over the lovely Lyth Valley. Brigsteer is just 10 minutes drive to the west of Kendal. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes at selected venues. Raffle and plant stalls.

Prom Art

When’s it on: 29/09/2013 till 29/09/2013 from 9.30am to 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Promenade, Grange over Sands Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: 100 art and craft stalls selling the widest variety seen in one place. Paintings in oils, watercolours, mixed media, pictures in aluminium and textiles and also a cartoonist. Crafts include photography, silversmith, jewellery, ceramics, glass fused and stained, wood turning carving and textiles which include bags, scarves. Dolls house minatures can be found. A list is on www.promart.info.

Hutton Roof Country Fair and Fell Race.

When’s it on: 25/05/2013 till 25/05/2013 from 1.00pm – 4.30pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Hutton Roof Village Hall, Hutton Roof Kirkby Lonsdale

What’s happening: Traditional village fete and popular senior and junior fell race, famous for the fantastic home made cakes. Bouncy castle, face painting, kids races, local craft demonstrations, local produce etc. Free activities for kids. Also St John’s church flower festival. Fell race registration from 12.30pm. Donation requested for car park.

Arnside Art Group Annual Exhibition

When’s it on: 25/05/2013 till 01/06/2013 from 10.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: W.I. Hall, Orchard Road, Arnside Arnside

What’s happening: Annual art exhibition by members of Arnside Art Group. Paintings are for sale in most cases and cover a wide range of subjects and media. Refreshments including homemade cakes are available and entry is free. The hall is open from 10.00am until 5.00pm daily except for the final day when we close at 4.00pm to allow paintings to be collected. Arnside Art Group has been in existence for over 40 years and meets weekly in the WI Hall, come and see our work and you may be inspired to join us.

Karine Polwart

When’s it on: 24/05/2013 till 24/05/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate , Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: Her songs deal with humanity in all its many guises: there is tenderness, triumph and sorrow, raised flags of rebellion and independence, flashes of anger at power abused and misused. Perhaps most frequently she deals in spare, unsentimental empathy, often with those who have been dealt the least playable hands in the game of life.

Bodil Manz

When’s it on: 24/05/2013 till 01/09/2013 from 10.30am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

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

What’s happening: Bodil Manz’s work utilises the gentle fragility of egg shell porcelain and dominance of utilitarian white and block colour to create breath-taking ceramic vessels. Her near paper thin cast porcelain cylinders are so translucent that you can often discern the light and shadow passing through both walls of a pot blending interior with exterior.

DEAD BELGIAN

When’s it on: 23/05/2013 till 23/05/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: The band have a great rapport with audiences, who are often amazed at how many Jacques Brel songs are familiar to them – either through originals, translations or English language adaptations.

Wurlitzer Organ Concert (Peter Jebson)

When’s it on: 21/05/2013 till 21/05/2013 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, Peter Jebson.

Story Time

When’s it on: 19/05/2013 till 19/05/2013 from 12.00pm / 2.00pm / 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: Come along to this creative workshop and paint your own Bodil Manz inspired design onto a mug, whether a present for Father’s Day, or just a new mug in the house. Be inspired by the beautiful patterns around Blackwell. Booking essential.

StarWalk

When’s it on: 18/05/2013 till 18/05/2013 from 9.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Around the streets of Kendal. Kendal

What’s happening: Register for the StarWalk today and step out on Saturday 18th May knowing the money raised stays local to provide free therapies to local cancer patients and their family members. Whether you are walking, jogging or running in memory of a loved one or as a personal challenge, it’s an experience you will never forget. Just £8 and £10 before the end of Jan., £14 and £10 thereafter. Join us today – www.starwalk.org.uk Cancercare – “with your help, we can help”.

Museums at Night: Victorian Vendor

When’s it on: 18/05/2013 till 18/05/2013 from 6.00pm – 10.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: We are serving up some Victorian food outside the museum and gallery as part of Museums at Night, but we’re keeping our very modern tastes in mind to serve you some more modern treats. Whatever your tastes, there will be something delicious for you.

Museums at Night: Sculptorades

When’s it on: 18/05/2013 till 18/05/2013 from 6.00pm – 10.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: Why stay in and play board games when the Lakeland Arts Trust team is challenging teams of visitors to a giant game of Cranium sculptorades as part of Museums at Night. The Gallery will be open until 10.00pm, so come along and enjoy an after-hours night at Abbot Hall Art Gallery.

Sedbergh Gala

When’s it on: 18/05/2013 till 18/05/2013 from 12.00pm to 5.00pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Lupton House Field, Back Lane, Sedbergh Sedbergh

What’s happening: The Gala is a traditional annual event, with a procession through the town of local children in costume (this years’ theme is “Prince & Princesses”) on floats, led by the town’s brass band onto the Gala field. Lots of activities for all ages…Children’s Rides, Bouncy Castles, Laser Clay Shooting, Crafts, Beer & Tea Tent, Cumberland Wrestling, Dog Events BOFRA Fell Race, Vintage Cars, Local Food & Ices, Animal Displays, Various side shows and charity stalls…Come along and join the fun!

Museums at Night: Talking about life on the Lake

When’s it on: 16/05/2013 till 16/05/2013 from 5.00pm – 8.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: We’re staying open tonight to welcome people in for a chat. The museum will be alive with Windermere vessels, but stories from people are as important as the objects themselves. Did you work on the lake or did members of your family in the past? Drop in for a close-up look at museum objects and photographs and a chance to share memories and bring our lake story to life.

Museums at Night: Arts & Crime, Murder at Blackwell

When’s it on: 16/05/2013 till 17/05/2013 from 5.30pm / 6.30pm / 7.30pm / 8.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: Not all is as it seems when you enter the dining room at Blackwell tonight. You’ve mistakenly entered the end of a dinner party in the 1920s: what has happened and is someone still ‘at large’? Let the theatre company Irresponsible Decorators lead you on a bespoke promenade performance through Blackwell in search of the culprit. The Gardens will be open until 10.00pm to enjoy a glass or two of wine and take in the wonderful views. Booking essential.

Charity Football Match

When’s it on: 11/05/2013 till 11/05/2013 from 12 noon each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Kendal United football pitch Castle Drive Kendal

What’s happening: Kendal United JFC managers, commitee and parents v cumbria police followed by afternoon in kendals ivy leaf club watching FA cup final

Experimenting with Inks with Frances Winder

When’s it on: 11/05/2013 till 11/05/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: People’s Hall Sedbergh

What’s happening: One of a series of very popular workshops with local artist Frances Winder. Starting by experimenting with markmaking explore a variety of ways of using the medium – ink brush work, washes, pen and ink, layered ink and resist. Try using sticks,granulating fluid and feathers to create effects.

50 Things to do Before You’re 11 & 3/4 Launch

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 05/05/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

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

What’s happening: A weekend of children’s activities out on our beautiful 1600 acre Sizergh Estate. Activities are both self-led and by our Ranger team. Come and be inspired, have fun, and get closer to Nature as the National Trust launches our “Ultimate list” of things that every child should do in the Great Outdoors (by the time they’re 11 3/4, anyway….)

Craft Workshop: Stick Making

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 04/05/2013 from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: We see them carried by walkers, but how are they made? Join this workshop to see how you turn a gnarled piece of wood into a work of art. Free with museum admission.

Printfest 2013

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 05/05/2013 from 10.00am to 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints. It offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, with work exhibited from more than 40 national and international artists, including Printmaker of the Year, Katherine Jones. Join us to meet the artists and find out more about printmaking. Artists will give demonstrations of how they create their work and there are printmaking workshops for all the family.

Storth Gardening Association Open Gardens

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 05/05/2013 from 1.00pm to 5.00pm both days. each day.

Type of event: Flower Show /Open Garden

Where’s it being held: Around the village of Storth Arnside

What’s happening: 12 gardens open to the public.Plant sale. Refreshments available. Toilets in Storth Village Hall & some gardens. Tickets & maps from Storth Village Hall & Storth Village Church. Proceeds from the event will go towards buying defibrillators for Storth Village.