“Iron” by Rona Munro

When’s it on: 05/04/2013 till 05/04/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

Where’s it being held: The Heron Theatre, Stanley Street, Beetham,Cumbria Beetham

What’s happening: In prison for the murder of her husband, Fay receives a visit from her daughter whom she hasn’t seen for 18 years. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a shatteringly powerful play”, Iron unravels the lives of both women with scalpel-like precision as Josie struggles to understand the stranger before her and above all to find out what happened on the night her father was killed.

Spring Art Exhibition

When’s it on: 04/04/2013 till 06/04/2013 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 Thursday, Friday 9.30 – 5.00 and Saturday 9.30 – 4.30.

Modern Materials: Abbot Hall’s British Sculpture Collection

When’s it on: 04/04/2013 till 30/07/2013 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 display, featuring rarely seen works from the Lakeland Arts Trust’s permanent collection, will show that there is more to sculpture than just bronze and marble. Whether it is the slate obelisk of Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Corday Lux, the polished steel of Richard Wentworth’s humorous Half a mo or the infinite possibilities presented by Li Yuan-Chia’s experimental magnetic sculpture.

Guided tour of Cartmel Priory

When’s it on: 03/04/2013 till 30/10/2013 from 11.00 am and 2.00pm each Wednesday each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Cartmel Priory, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: This 12th century priory has experienced an exciting history you will be shown how this Christian church founded in 1188 has developed over the years. The daily routine of life in a monastery will be explained and stories told of the battles with Henry VIII. Tales of witches, and those of a mermaid and a monkey will show how times have changed over the years and take you on an enchanting journey leading to discoveries your own.

Quaker Tapestry half-day Taster Embroidery Workshop

When’s it on: 03/04/2013 till 03/04/2013 from 10.00am-1.00pm. 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 Workshops as you become absorbed and fascinated by this ancient craft. The half-day ‘Taster session’ can accommodate equally the absolute beginner and those who wish to improve their skills. The workshop fees include all the materials, tuition, vat, and refreshments. Make time for yourself, the perfect gift for you or a friend – beginners and improvers welcome, book your place today!

Have a go at Archery

When’s it on: 03/04/2013 till 03/04/2013 from 11.00am- 4.00pm each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre. Windermere

What’s happening: Get to grips with the techniques involved in using a bow and arrow and hit your target! Sessions at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm. Age 7+. Booking advisable 0845 272 0004.

Picasso’s Tête de Femme

When’s it on: 03/04/2013 till 19/10/2013 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 tiny bronze sculpture is an incredibly rare cast of Picasso’s 1906 copper relief, depicting a strongly-stylised head of a woman, from one of the artist’s most intensely creative periods. The Lakeland Arts Trust is thrilled to have been lent this fascinating sculpture on long term loan, giving visitors the opportunity to glimpse a moment of this modern master’s creative genius as he worked towards his first iconic masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon of 1907.

Easter Holidays: Young Chadwicks

When’s it on: 08/04/2013 till 12/04/2013 from 11.00am. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: Join us to construct sculptures from willow. Each day visitors will be encouraged to contribute to the huge sculptures taking shape or to make mini sculpture to take away with them. Free with Gallery admission

Black Crag and Yewdale

When’s it on: 01/04/2013 till 01/04/2013 from 10.30am. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Tom Gill NT car park at Glen Mary Bridge Coniston

What’s happening: A leisurely walk to the viewpoint of Black Crag via Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning down Yewdale past Yew Tree Tarn. Start: 10:30 am at Tom Gill NT car park at Glen Mary Bridge. Just turn up. Price: Free, donations welcome. Grade: Moderate. Length: 8.5 km, 5.2 miles, 4.5 hrs. Appropriate footwear essential. Walking equipment required. Packed lunch. Hearing impaired. Dogs allowed.

Tea with Peter Rabbit

When’s it on: 21/08/2013 till 21/08/2013 from 1.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: Come and enjoy a scrumptious party lunch with Peter Rabbit and guest of honour, “Beatrix Potter.” There will be cakes, sandwiches, and plenty more plus stories and a chance to explore the World of Beatrix Potter! Fun for all the family. £7.50 per child & £11.00 per adult, children have to be accompanied by an adult. (includes a present for each child and entrance into the attraction for all) BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Easter Pancake Day

When’s it on: 31/03/2013 till 31/03/2013 from 11.00am – 2.00pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Pavilion, opposite the Playground Main St, Staveley Staveley

What’s happening: Freshly cooked pancakes, bacon butties, tea, coffee and cake, local produce and crafts, family games including egg rolling, egg decorating, guess the weight of the chicken! Fundraiser for Staveley Big Onion. www.sustainablestaveley.org.uk

LIttle Langdale – Fells and Tarns

When’s it on: 31/03/2013 till 31/03/2013 from 10.30am. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Tilberthwaite Quarry car park near Coniston Coniston

What’s happening: An energetic walk to the summit of Lingmoor via Blea Tarn, returning over Slater Bridge. Start: 10:30 am at Tilberthwaite Quarry car park, near Coniston. Grid ref: NY306010. Just turn up. Price: Free, donations welcome. Grade: Hard. Length: 13 km, 8 miles, 6 hrs. Appropriate footwear essential. Walking equipment required. Packed lunch. Hearing impaired. Dogs allowed.

Electric Bicycle Hire

When’s it on: 31/03/2013 till 31/10/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: At range of hire points around the South Lakes. For listings go to: www.electricbicyclenetwork.com/h Kendal

What’s happening: Hire an electric bike! Get outside and enjoy exploring the hills, lakes and fells with the powerful assist of an electric bike. Leave your car behind and truly experience the Lakes without straining up the hills! The Electric Bicycle Network is made up of over 40 bike hire and charge points. To hire a bike, check the listings, and phone or send them an email booking enquiry direct at www.electricbicyclenetwork.com/hire Costs vary: an hour ‘taster (£10) to full day hire (£30 approx).

Buzzcocks

When’s it on: 30/03/2013 till 30/03/2013 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: Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with groups such as the Sex Pistols, their raw sound energised the nation’s youth and produced unforgettable songs such as Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).

Let’s Hang On

When’s it on: 30/03/2013 till 30/03/2013 from 7.30 pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: In this remarkable production Let’s Hang On takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time” Frankie Valli & The Fours Seasons” You will hear the story of these blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote there own songs invented there own sound and took the world by storm all before the age of 30… In the first section of the show Let’s Hang On do something that is very rarely attempted in any live performance, a

Easter Quiz

When’s it on: 29/03/2013 till 01/04/2013 from 11.0am – 4.30pm each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

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

What’s happening: The Easter bunny has left a special trail around the garden. Easter prize when you finish!

Coppermines Valley and Levers Water

When’s it on: 29/03/2013 till 29/03/2013 from 10.30am. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Coniston Tourist Information Centre Windermere

What’s happening: Through the Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning via Boulder Valley. Start: 10:30 am at Coniston Tourist Information Centre. Just turn up. Price: Free, donations welcome. Grade: Moderate. Length: 8.1 km, 5 miles, 5 hrs. Appropriate footwear essential. Walking equipment required. Packed lunch. Hearing impaired. Dogs allowed. Public transport to start point available.

Threshold Days

When’s it on: 29/03/2013 till 01/04/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Heron Corn Mill, Barn Beetham

What’s happening: A chilled-out four-day Easter event for all the family! We’ll have stalls, refreshments, activities to keep the children happy, films and more – bring the family along free and see what changes are happening at Heron Corn Mill, meet the staff and our new staff! You may even want to enrol as a volunteer or sign up the kids to new Saturday clubs. Just come and see, spend some time here!

Easter Extravaganza

When’s it on: 31/03/2013 till 31/03/2013 from 11.00am. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre. Windermere

What’s happening: Brockhole is the place to be this Easter with treasure hunts, face painting, storytelling and a special visit from the Brockhole Bunny. Starts at 11.00am. Free. Just turn up.

A Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

When’s it on: 28/03/2013 till 28/03/2013 from 1.15pm. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre Windermere

What’s happening: Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck. Start: 1:15 pm at Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere. Just turn up. Price: Free, donations welcome. Grade: Easy. Length: 6.2 km, 3.8 miles, 3 hrs. Appropriate footwear essential. Hearing impaired. Dogs allowed. Public transport to start point available.

Lynn Chadwick

When’s it on: 28/03/2013 till 15/06/2013 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: Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was one of the most important British sculptors of the twentieth century. The exhibition will be spread across two sites: Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House, where some of Chadwick’s sculptures will be positioned outside against the dramatic backdrop of Windermere and the Lakeland Fells.

The Victorian in the Wall.

When’s it on: 28/03/2013 till 28/03/2013 from 8.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: The Victorian in the Wall is a surreal and fantastical story about a work-shy writer, who discovers a Victorian man living in the wall of his flat.

Romeo and Juliet

When’s it on: 27/03/2013 till 27/03/2013 from 8.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: Misadventure, family pride, and ancient quarrels abort and bury the most joyous of beginnings, the most hopeful of love stories as Romeo and Juliet, driven apart, find their world becoming a constricting, single mausoleum of fate and death.

Bold, Bright and Beautiful Flowers in Watercolours

When’s it on: 26/03/2013 till 27/03/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Silverdale Methodist Church Hall, Cove Rd Silverdale

What’s happening: Bold, Bright and Beautiful Flowers in Watercolours. This 2 day workshop is led by award winning artists Kate Bentley B.W.S. and is suitable for those at beginner or improvers level. Everyone’s favourite! Come along and enjoy the pleasures of studying flowers in a variety of challenging and traditional ways. Plenty of demonstrations and follow me type exercises…so don’t panic!

Tommy Emmanuel

When’s it on: 24/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 7.30pm each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Martin Taylor Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel has a professional career that spans over four decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy’s unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers.

Hedgehog Awareness Day with Predator Park

When’s it on: 24/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 11.00am. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre. Windermere

What’s happening: Come and meet our hand reared prickly pals and enjoy fun activities including storytelling and face painting. Find out why hedgehog numbers are in decline and how you can help them. Starts at 11am. Free. Just turn up.

The unique habitats and wildlife of Barrow’s famous docks

When’s it on: 24/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 12.00pm-2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Meet outside the front entrance of Morrisons supermarket, The Strand, Barrow-in-Furness. Barrow-in-Furness

What’s happening: The water, warmed by the nearby power station, creates a range of different foods for animals such as jellyfish and wading birds. Come along on this accessible walk along tarmac paths to learn more about the wildlife near you! The walk will be approximately 3km long and is suitable for wheelchairs. Children are welcome to come along. Please wear suitable warm and waterproof clothing. Dogs are welcome.

Through the looking Glass

When’s it on: 24/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 2.30 – 3.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: Curator Beth Hughes will lead a panel discussion with exhibiting artists on the ancient skill and contemporary artform of glass. Free with admission.

Ceilidh – With the Lakeland Fiddlers

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 7.30pm – 11.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Dance

Where’s it being held: Castle Street Centre, Castle Street, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: Come along to Castle Street and support our Fundraiser with all proceeds to go towards centre modernisation for a faboulous evening of music, song, dance with the Lakeland Fiddlers. Enjoy a pie & pea supper which is included in the ticket price adults £10, 11-16 £5. £5.00.

Ambleside Daffodil and Spring Flower Show

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Flower Show /Open Garden

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

What’s happening: Friendly traditional show. Refreshments available. Classes include flowers, bulbs, alpine and rock plants, floral art, photography, cookery, handicrafts, children’s classes.

Lakeland Sinfonia

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 7.30pm each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Lakes Leisure Burton Road Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: The Lakeland Sinfonia,under the baton of Wyn Davies,start with Gounod’s Little Symphony for Wind Instruments.Then Alice Neary plays Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1 – a great tour de force. Debussy’s Petite Suite is always po;uar and we end with Poulenc’s Sinfonietta.

QKS Arts Evening

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 7.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: This year’s annual Arts Evening by The Queen Katherine School, Kendal promises, yet again, to be a fantastic evening of entertainment.

Silent Movie Night

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Film

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

What’s happening: An evening of silent films from the 1920′s featuring the 1924 Buster Keaton classic “The Navigator”. Paul Gregson accompanies on the historic Wurlitzer Cinema Organ.

Culture feat Kenyatta Hill

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 8.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: This was unheard of in any genre of music at any time. Kenyatta gave of himself so totally – as his father had for so many years – that the two seemed to become one, the eerily similar voices and the vibes igniting the critics and yielding a new reggae mantra “magic, not tragic.

QK’s Art vening

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 7.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: This year’s annual Arts Evening by The Queen Katherine School, Kendal promises, yet again, to be a fantastic evening of entertainment. As a celebration of the work undertaken in the Arts by the students at the school, there will be Dance, Drama, Music and Musical Theatre items galore.

Exhibition: Dorothy Wordsworth: Wonders Of The Everyday

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 05/01/2014 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere Grasmere

What’s happening: The exhibition will provide a warm impression of the girl, of the woman young and old, the sister, the friend and the writer who was Dorothy Wordsworth. Quite without thought of fame, she caught in words the time-bound every-day goings on of life, and without trying she could at times raise them into a lasting world of wonder.

Kings of Cloth of Gold

When’s it on: 22/03/2013 till 22/03/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.20pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

Where’s it being held: The Heron Theatre, Stanley Street, Beetham,Cumbria Beetham

What’s happening: The year is 1520, Henry VIII of England meets Frances I of France in a French field and proceed to display their fabulous power and wealth. For ten days they attempt to outdo one another in displays of wealth, feasting and battlefield prowess, they are the epitome of 16th Century princely chivalry. What makes a man? Why does he do what he does? The absurdity and terror of battle. These profound issues are the basis for an absorbing, witty new play by Tony Lidington.

Steam Launch Dolly

When’s it on: 21/03/2013 till 21/03/2013 from 6.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: While Windermere Steamboat Museum is closed, there’s plenty of work going on without fanfare. Join us for a talk about the history of our oldest steam launch, her salvage in 1962 and an update on our plans to conserve her ready for the museum opening.

Sally Johnson (soprano) & Duncan Glenday (piano)

When’s it on: 21/03/2013 till 21/03/2013 from 2.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Ambleside Parish Centre, Ambleside, Cumbria Ambleside

What’s happening: Lake District Summer Music Patron’ Concert. A programme of Lieder from Schubert and Strauss interspersed with Britten’ enchanting settings of folksong and Satie’s sophisticated cabaret songs. Sally and Duncan, distinguished alumni of LDSM, both trained at RNCM and both are multiple prize winners; their demanding concert diaries take them all over the UK.

Conservation work party at Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve

When’s it on: 20/03/2013 till 20/03/2013 from 10.00am-4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve – Lancelot Clark, near Burton-in-Kendal. Meet at the Clawthorpe Roa Carnforth

What’s happening: The task will involve brash burning and coppicing of trees. Please wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Children under 16 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact Andrew Walter on 01539 816300 or andreww@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to confirm your attendance and to check event details.

The Lakeland golden eagles.

When’s it on: 20/03/2013 till 20/03/2013 from 7.30pm-8.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: The Forum, Duke Street, Barrow LA14 1HH Barrow-in-Furness

What’s happening: After giving a brief overview of the ecology of eagles worldwide and their status in Britain, Neil Harnott, Senior Conservation Officer for Cumbria Wildlife Trust, will examine in more detail the history and ecology of eagles in Cumbria, with particular attention being given to the eagle territory at Haweswater. All ages are welcome. Just turn up.

Cumbrian natterjack toads – saving the stronghold

When’s it on: 19/03/2013 till 19/03/2013 from 7.45pm-9.15pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: The Parish Centre, Church Walk, Ulverston, LA12 7EN. Ulverston

What’s happening: Come and listen to an expert talk about this fascinating and rare animal and the work being done to protect it. Entry is £2.00 for adults and free for children and includes refreshments. Children aged over eight years are welcome. Organised by the Ulverston Local Support Group.

South Cumbria Musical Festival

When’s it on: 17/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from N/A each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Coronation Hall, Ulverston Ulverston

What’s happening: A varied selection of competitive classes in music and speech. Individuals, schools and groups of all ages can gain invaluable experience and the benefit of performing before an audience, plus helpful comments and advice given by professional adjudicators engaged by the Festival. Many bursaries are awarded to encourage performers in their chosen discipline. Trophies are presented in all classes.

Women of the Arts & Crafts Movement

When’s it on: 17/03/2013 till 17/03/2013 from 6.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: It’s Women’s History Month so we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate the overlooked women of the Arts & Crafts movement. You’ve heard of Voysey, Baillie Scott and William Morris, so we’ve invited Dr Elizabeth Cumming along to tell you more about the women of the Arts & Crafts movement. This forms the introduction to a series of talks later in June.

Accidental Inventions

When’s it on: 16/03/2013 till 16/03/2013 from 11am and 2.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Film

Where’s it being held: Heron Corn Mill, Barn Beetham

What’s happening: A fascinating and informative film documentary profiling some of the best examples of indispensable creations that happened by chance – including cellophane, dynamite, fingerprinting, matches, stainless steel, Teflon and the microwave! Using historical photographs, 3D graphics, the film includes interviews with professors and professionals from the FBI to the U.S. Air Force.

Bowness Record & CD Fair

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 06/05/2013 from 8.00 am – 7.00 pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Rayrigg Rooms, Rayrigg Road, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 3BZ Windermere

What’s happening: Collectors Record & CD Fair / Pop & Rock Vinyl & Memorabilia for sale. Record collections valued. FREE admission Dogs & children / families welcome. Dates throughout the year @ the Rayrigg rooms ( Hall hire provides much needed funds for upkeep of St Martins church).