Dervish

When’s it on: 22/02/2013 till 22/02/2013 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: Rock in Rio” on front of an estimate audience of two hundred and forty thousand people, Dervish have come a long way in seventeen years.

BBC Philharmonic

When’s it on: 02/03/2013 till 02/03/2013 from 7.30pm (pre-concert talk at 6.30pm) each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: This will be an exciting concert with Yutaka Sado conducting the BBC Philharmonic. In his anniversary year, we hear Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes. Then Ruth Palmer, Classical Brit Award winner,plays Korngod’s Violin Concerto. We finish witha real favourite – Dvorak’s 9th Symphony “From the New World”.

The Making of a Cultural Landscape: The English Lake District as Tourist Destination 1750 – 2010

When’s it on: 09/03/2013 till 09/03/2013 from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: The Jerwood Centre, Grasmere Grasmere

What’s happening: Speakers will include contributors to a new volume of essays on Lake District tourism, edited by John K.Walton and Jason Wood. Ian Brodie, former Director of Friends of the Lake District, will speak on the subject of landscape preservation. Contributors will debate the relationships between history, heritage, landscape, culture and policy that underlie the activities of the National Park, Cumbria Tourism and the aspirations to recognise the Lake District as a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Small Things Theatre

When’s it on: 14/03/2013 till 14/03/2013 from 6.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: Join Small Things to discover an extraordinary story inspired by one man’s unstoppable drive to create and the equally unstoppable support of his family that made his artistic life a reality.

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.

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.

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).

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

When’s it on: 05/04/2013 till 05/04/2013 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: Aly Bain was a founder member of the Boys of the Lough and his passionate playing has found its way onto recordings by the likes of Eddie Reader and Richard Thompson.

Our 21st Birthday!¬

When’s it on: 13/04/2013 till 14/04/2013 from 10.00am-4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Milnthorpe. Milnthorpe

What’s happening: Come along and enjoy our 21st birthday celebrations at the Wildlife Oasis. There’ll be lots of fun activities for young and old alike and our guides will be on hand to help you get up close and personal to some of our animals and answer your questions.

Bookbinding Masterclass

When’s it on: 23/04/2013 till 23/04/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: Join us for an informal workshop.Find out a little about Townend’s internationally important library, see binding techniques used by family members and learn how to do it yourself. The day is led by local book conservator Helen Golding Miller.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

Blackheart

When’s it on: 21/02/2013 till 21/02/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: The Community Hall at Grizebeck Broughton-in-Furness

What’s happening: Enjoy an evening with Blackheart, the new stars of British contemporary acoustic music when they play a concert at Grizebeck Community Hall on Thursday February 21st as part of their nationwide tour. Blackheart are Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. They are widely regarded as the fastest rising new stars of the British acoustic scene and have had their unique style of music christened ‘Arthouse Folk’ by the UK music press.

Lakes Hospitality Trade Show

When’s it on: 26/02/2013 till 27/02/2013 from 10.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: Daffodil Hotel, Keswick Road, Grasmere Grasmere

What’s happening: Why you should attend Find out more about the latest in; Interiors, technology, equipment, leisure services and food & drink offers. If you are investing further in your business, upgrading your facilities, looking for new ideas or want to find out more about new products and services. Network with other people and businesses within the Hospitality and Tourism Trade. Buy your products direct from the Trade, providing special show offers.

Craft Workshop: Printing

When’s it on: 02/03/2013 till 02/03/2013 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: Our resident artist will take you through the art of printing. You can make your own printed card, and have a go using our Columbian Press in the Museum to produce a bespoke print. Free with museum admission.

‘Northern Landscapes: Contemporary Stitch & Quilting’ with Helen Parrott

When’s it on: 09/03/2013 till 10/03/2013 from 10.30am – 4.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh Sedbergh

What’s happening: In conjunction with Quilt Festival @ Farfield Mill: An exploratory workshop looking at the fascinating potential of hand and machine stitched marks in art textiles, especially quilts. The weekend will include some one-to-one time with each participant to discuss their own textile work. We will also look at creative solutions for making art work in our busy lives, keeping and using sketchbooks, sources of inspiration and a range of work from wider visual arts sources.

Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble

When’s it on: 15/03/2013 till 15/03/2013 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: Born in Israel in 1963 , Gilad trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem and he is renowned as a master multi-instrumentalist playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, clarinet and flute.

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.

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.

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.

It’s a Blast

When’s it on: 06/04/2013 till 06/04/2013 from 11.00am – 1.00pm or 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: Design and make your own coasters for your house, or make them as gifts for loved ones. This workshop involves the design and marking out of a piece of glass; the blasting happens off site. Free with admission.

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

When’s it on: 13/04/2013 till 13/04/2013 from 7.30 pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: TSJO return after last year’s hugely successful show last February. Established in June 2002 by leading international saxophone star, Tommy Smith, the TSYJO features the very best young Scottish jazz musicians and since its inauguration the orchestra has grown from strength to strength receiving critical acclaim both at home and abroad. www.tsyjo.com TSYJO will be joined on stage by up and coming sax player Jess Gillam who was described by Snake Davis as ‘one of the best young sax players

Quaker Tapestry 2-day Embroidery Workshop

When’s it on: 24/09/2013 till 25/09/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. 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 2-day Foundation or Refresher Course 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!

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

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.

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

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.

Justin Currie

When’s it on: 21/02/2013 till 21/02/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Justin Currie is the Scottish singer/songwriter, most famous for his role as founder member and front man of Del Amitri.

Go reds! Jackie Foott brings us the latest news on red squirrel survival.

When’s it on: 27/02/2013 till 27/02/2013 from 7.30pm-9.15pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Settlebeck High School, Long Lane, Sedbergh Sedbergh

What’s happening: Entry is £2.00 for adults and free for children and includes refreshments. Children of school age are welcome. Organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust Sedbergh Local Support Group.

and Finally Phil Collins

When’s it on: 02/03/2013 till 02/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Touring for their ‘5th Anniversary Year’, ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’, return with their recreation of Phil Collins’ 1997 ‘Dance Into The Light Tour’. Building on the growing success of this show this ten piece band are embarking upon their biggest tour to date travelling across the UK throughout the whole of 2013! This years show includes the classic hits In The Air Tonight, Easy Lover, Sussudio, Another Day In Paradise, together with new songs.

Roddy Wooble + Support

When’s it on: 09/03/2013 till 09/03/2013 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: Roddy Woomble co-founded Idlewild in 1995, naming the band for the quiet haven featured in his then-favourite book, Anne of Green Gables.

A Musical Extravaganza

When’s it on: 15/03/2013 till 15/03/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Classical, romantic and light opera from the Cumbria based Encore Opera Group who, in celebrating their 20th year, have been joined by a number of new members. An evening of beautiful and memorable music is ensured, in a selection of popular and uplifting song from this local multi-talented ensemble.

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.

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.

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

Tim Kliphuis Trio

When’s it on: 13/04/2013 till 13/04/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall, Brigsteer, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: We are proud to welcome yet more fantastic musicians to our outstanding village hall. Dutchman Tim Kliphuis is one of the most imaginative, exciting and entertaining violinists on the acoustic scene. Performing with Bruce Rollo on bass and James Birkett on guitar, he combines Gypsy, Classical, Folk, Tango, World music and Grappelli jazz to create an inspired and daring fusion with soulful melodies, driving rhythms and funky chords.

The Zelkova String Quartet

When’s it on: 25/04/2013 till 25/04/2013 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 Patrons’ Concert. Mozart : Divertimento in F Shostakovich : Quartet no 8 in C minor Dvorak : Quartet in C Op 61. The Zelkova Quartet have been selected to participate in the Trondheim International Academy and attended the European Chamber Music Academy at the Paris Conservatoire. They have won numerous awards including the Christopher Rowland “Chamber Ensemble of the Year” prize.

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.

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.

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.