Talking about racing

When’s it on: 02/05/2013 till 02/05/2013 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: Our collection includes some classic racing boats and associated memorabilia. It’s a chance to delve into our archive collection and share memories of racing on the lake.

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.

Robyn Hitchcock

When’s it on: 08/03/2013 till 08/03/2013 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: Over the past three decades, Robyn Hitchcock has built a large and distinctive body of work that’s established him as one of rock’s most respected iconoclasts.

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).

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.

Conservation work party at Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve – Lancelot Clark Storth

When’s it on: 20/02/2013 till 20/02/2013 from 10.30am-3.30pm. 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 Kendal

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 Skin-on-frame Kayak

When’s it on: 14/03/2013 till 14/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: 4000 years after the creation of the first skinboat, we humans still find ourselves enthralled by the beauty and technology of the skin-on-frame kayak.

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.

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.

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.

Young @ Art

When’s it on: 22/06/2013 till 22/06/2013 from 12.00 – 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: There’s a changeover in exhibition, so we’re taking a traditional feel this month and getting to grips with landscape painting, but with Graham Sutherland awaiting to be displayed, this session may take on a surreal turn.

Mary Wakefield Westmorland Festival

When’s it on: 16/03/2013 till 16/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Kendal Parish Church. Kendal

What’s happening: Choral and orchestral concert featuring Britten’s Cantata Misericordium, Holst’s St Paul’s Suite and Mozart’s Mass in C minor. David Lawrence conducts the Festival Chorus and Northern Chamber Orchestra with soloists Rachael Little, Megan Read, Nick Hurndall Smith and John Lofthouse. Tickets available on the website www.mwwf.co.uk or at the door. Under 18′s free.

Talking Chadwick

When’s it on: 11/04/2013 till 11/04/2013 from 6.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: Peter Osborne, co-founder of the Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, has supported the work of many modern British painters and sculptors, so he is well positioned to introduce this engaging talk on the works of Lynn Chadwick. After a brief introduction Michael Bird will continue the talk, which will culminate in a highlights tour of the exhibition at Abbot Hall, with plenty of time for questions throughout.

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.

‘Walking through History’ A slideshow/talk by Maurice Steel

When’s it on: 28/02/2013 till 28/02/2013 from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm prompt start. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: A monthly slideshow/talk is held at the Community Hall at Grizebeck. This month’s subject is ‘Walking through History’ by Maurice Steel. Tickets are £3.00 available on the door and includes tea/coffee. A bar and raffle are also available.

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.

Dressed to Impress

When’s it on: 17/04/2013 till 17/04/2013 from 2.00pm each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: A rare opportunity to view some of the gorgeous Victorian and Edwardian costume in the collection. Join our Assistant Curator Social History to look at these beautiful items. Free with museum admission.

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.

Losing the Plot

When’s it on: 25/04/2013 till 26/04/2013 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: Susan Cookson plays Jack’s wife Sally, a flower shop owner. Susan is mostly known for playing Mrs Kath Wylie in the BBC Drama Casualty however she has also appeared in Emmerdale, Clocking Off, Fat Friends, Peak Practice and most recently Mount Pleasant.

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

Conservation work party at Brown Robin Nature Reserve

When’s it on: 20/02/2013 till 20/02/2013 from 9.30am-4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Brown Robin Nature Reserve, Grange-over-Sands. Meet at Cumbria Grand Hotel car park. Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Come and learn some traditional forest management crafts that will help to maintain the important diversity in the woodland. Please wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Children under 16 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact Pete Jones on 01539 816300 or peterj@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to confirm your attendance and to check event details.

“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.

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.

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.

History of Art Talk: Eighteenth-century British Old Masters

When’s it on: 23/02/2013 till 23/02/2013 from 3.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: Free with gallery admission, tickets are limited, available on the day on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis. We are offering visitors the chance to improve their knowledge of the history of art in our series of talks. These are held in the Gallery and are aimed at giving people a chance to extend their knowledge. Amy Concannon, Assistant Curator, British Art, 1790-1850 at Tate starts our history of art series.

Life on the Lake

When’s it on: 11/04/2013 till 11/04/2013 from 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Marchesi Centre, Holly Road, Windermere Windermere

What’s happening: Margaret Reid, Windermere Steamboat Museum Curator, wants to tell you about the Windermere Steamboat Museum project, and in particular some of the themes that will feature in the new museum when it opens.

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 Lekker Wind Quartet

When’s it on: 28/02/2013 till 28/02/2013 from 2.30pm each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Danzi : Wind Quintet in B flat Major Samuel Barber : Summer Music Op 31 Ligeti : 6 Bagatelles. This exciting wind ensemble of flute, oboe, French horn, bassoon and clarinet formed at The University of Manchester and Royal Northern College of Music and were runners up in the prestigious St Martin in the Fields competition.

Much Ado About Nothing

When’s it on: 17/04/2013 till 17/04/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in

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.

Sharon Shannon

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: The Brewery Arts Centre, 122a Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: Sharon has entertained former US President Bill Clinton and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese and more recently President Obama during his Dublin visit. She has won several music awards and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement at the Irish Meteor Awards in 2009.

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!

Dr Jon Wood: Post-war British Sculpture

When’s it on: 25/04/2013 till 25/04/2013 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: Dr Jon Wood, Research Curator at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, discusses the importance of post-war British sculpture, and the context within which Lynn Chadwick’s work sits.

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.

‘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.

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.

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”.

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.