Making it wild at South Walney

When’s it on: 19/03/2013 till 19/03/2013 from 10.30am-3.30pm each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: South Walney Nature Reserve, Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness

What’s happening: Activities will include taking down electric fencing, maintaining trails and hides, clearing scrub and cutting a new trail ready for summer 2013. This is a great way to learn something new and meet new friends. Please wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Children under 16 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact Sue Thurley on 01229 471066 or suet@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to confirm your attendance and to check event details. If you’re looking for an active day where you can do your bit for local conservation this is a great choice. Stay at the Guest House and you can not only take advantage of our great room rates but also relax in one of well appointed bathrooms and even use our custom built drying room if your clothes get a little bit too muddy.

The Johnathan Wordsworth Memorial Lecture: Wordsworth and Shelley with Professor Michael O’Neill

When’s it on: 23/02/2013 till 23/02/2013 from 11.00am – 12.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: Michael O’Neill is a Professor of English at Durham University and the author of books and articles on the Romantics and other poets, as well as two volumes of his own poetry. This event comes at the end of the Wordsworth Winter School held at Rydal Hall, organised by the Wordsworth Conference Foundation. For further details see their website).

“Bandages”

When’s it on: 08/03/2013 till 08/03/2013 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: A play about June and Jane and about their mother. When reality finally crashes in, their carefully constructed world can never be the same again. A story about lies and truth and what happens when you love someone so much that you would do anything to keep them safe. A darkly beautiful, classy new drama by Kirsty Housley co-produced with, and commissioned by, Newbury Corn Exchange from TEG Productions.

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.

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.

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!

“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.

10cc’s Graham Gouldman

When’s it on: 12/04/2013 till 12/04/2013 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: Anyone who has attended a 10cc concert in recent years is likely to have seen band co-founder Graham Gouldman’s opening acoustic set, featuring some of the hits he wrote for other artistes.

Carmina Burana

When’s it on: 20/04/2013 till 20/04/2013 from 7.30pm each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: The Lakes School Troutbeck Bridge Windermere Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: Staveley Choral will be joined by singers from The Lakes School, The Millennium Youth Choir & Deissen, Germany (Windermere’s twin town) for this spectacular event. Accompaniment is provided by six percussionists, two pianos, two soloists & local young people to add to the drama. We aim to encourage people in the local community to take part so we invite you to join our Monday rehearsals from January 2013 (7.15 in Staveley Village Hall)Reading music is not a requirement. Ring Philip for info.

British Eagle day with Predator Park.

When’s it on: 28/04/2013 till 28/04/2013 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 Golden Eagle, Ben and White-tailed Sea Eagle, Sapphira and compare their adaptations with talks and activities, including storytelling and face painting. A guaranteed way to see a British Eagle in the Lake District! Starts at 11.00am. Some activities are chargeable.

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.

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.

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.

Tri Windermere

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

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

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

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

Antonio Forcione Trio

When’s it on: 23/02/2013 till 23/02/2013 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: A prolific composer, most of the pieces performed are his own. He has also performed, double-billed/supported and recorded with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Phil Collins and Jools Holland.

Blackheart Folk Duo

When’s it on: 24/02/2013 till 24/02/2013 from 6.30pm – 11.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Folk Night – Live Music, cottage pie supper and bar. Live entertainment provided by Blackheart folk duo : an all-acoustic modern folk duo, who have toured extensively in the UK. According to the BBC, Blackheart are “Taking the acoustic scene by storm.” Radio 2’s Aled Jones pronounced them “A great band.” Good Morning TV described their music as “Beautiful”. £12.00 per ticket includes supper. Starts 7.00pm prompt. Doors open 6.30pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance tel 01524 272052.

Charity 60′s Night

When’s it on: 02/03/2013 till 02/03/2013 from 8.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: The Park Nightclub, Parkside Road, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: It’s 60′s Night at The Park Nightclub (Parkside Road, Kendal) 8.00pm Start. Hosted By Sos Wilson. Featuring Strawberry Fields, Angela Cherry & Misdemeanour. Guaranteed to be a fabulous night, so buy your tickets quickly & come along. Tickets available Tony’s Snack Bar (Kendal Bus Station). In aid of CancerCare.

The High Fell Story

When’s it on: 08/03/2013 till 08/03/2013 from 7.30pm-9.15pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Methodist Church, Broughton-in-Furness, LA20 6HQ. Broughton-in-Furness

What’s happening: Neil Harnott, Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Senior Conservation Officer, brings alive the story of Cumbria’s fells through the words and perspectives of local people. Entry is £2.50 for adults and free for children and includes refreshments. Organised by Duddon Valley Local Support Group.

Moscow Ballett la Classique – “Coppelia”

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

Type of event: Dance

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

What’s happening: The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet, an area in which Russian dancers (aided by some of the world’s greatest choreographers) have reigned supreme since the 1820′s. Coppélia is a classical ballet in three acts, originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon for the Paris Opéra to a libretto in which he collaborated with Charles Nuitter, and set to music by Léo Delibes.

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.

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

Get biking with the experts

When’s it on: 05/04/2013 till 05/04/2013 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 biking with the experts on their cycle skills course. Learn new skills while being supervised by some of Britain’s top instructors. Bikes and helmets are provided. Sessions from 11.00am – 4.00pm. Suitable for all ages. Free. Just turn up.

Leven Valley support group for St Mary’s Hospice fashion show

When’s it on: 12/04/2013 till 12/04/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Cafe Ambio Lakeland Motor Museum Backbarrow Newby Bridge

What’s happening: Fashion show “Around the World” by Two X Two of Ulverston starts at 7.30pm tickets £7.50 incl tea, coffee traybake and entrance to the Lakeland Motor Museum between 6pm-7pm all proceeds to St Mary’s Hospice Ulverston.

The Government Inspector

When’s it on: 20/04/2013 till 20/04/2013 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: The Government Inspector is one of the world’s most famous plays. Written in 1835, and set in Tsarist Russia, it is a classic satire on human vanity

Wrynose or Bust

When’s it on: 28/04/2013 till 28/04/2013 from from 6.30am – 11.30am. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Start: Halton Army Training Camp, Halton Road, Lancaster Carnforth

What’s happening: As last year the Lancaster Rotary club are running three cycle routes on the same day, all starting and finishing from the Halton Army Training camp. The main event is a true sportive challenge of 112 miles through North Lancashire and South Cumbria with Wrynose Pass in the middle. The Bay Dash is a shortened 62 mile version, but still a serious test using some of the same route. The third route is The Silverdale Sling, a very interesting course of 36 miles.

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”.

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.

Furness Tradition Festival

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

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

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

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

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.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

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

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

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

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

Highlights Tour

When’s it on: 22/02/2013 till 22/02/2013 from 2.00pm 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: Join curator Beth Hughes as she walks you round the new exhibition New Glass – Ancient Skill, Contemporary Artform. Free with house admission.

Kendal Festival of Food

When’s it on: 02/03/2013 till 03/03/2013 from 10am – 4pm with evening events. each day.

Type of event: Food

Where’s it being held: Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: The Festival of Food includes demonstrations from Celebrity Chefs and some of Lakeland’s best Chefs. The festival is free to attend with lots of activity taking place across Kendal Town Centre including Producers Market and Artisan Food Hall offering Cumbria’s finest produce and entertainment for all the family. A variety of ticketed events are also planned with something for every budget. Tickets are limited so book in advance!

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.

Sam Lee

When’s it on: 14/03/2013 till 14/03/2013 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: Sam is also an award-winning promoter and live events producer through his 2010 BBC Folk club of the year The Nest Collective.

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.

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.

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).

Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water

When’s it on: 05/04/2013 till 02/11/2013 from various each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Gondola Pier, Lake Road, Coniston Coniston

What’s happening: Operated by the National Trust, Gondola is the Lake District’s most iconic and and historic lake cruise. Mon:11am,12pm,1pm,2.30pm (105-mins) Tue:11am,12pm,1pm,2.30pm,3.30pm Wed:11am,12pm,1pm,2.30pm,3.30pm Thu:11am,12pm,1pm,2.30pm (105-mins) Fri:11am,12pm,1pm,2.30pm,3.30pm Sat:11am(105-mins),1pm,2.30pm,3.30pm Sun:11am,12pm,1pm,2.30pm (105-mins) All sailings are 45-minute half-lake cruises except full lake cruises which are marked as (105-mins).

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

When’s it on: 13/04/2013 till 13/04/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.45pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Kendal Parish Church, Kirkland, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: Kendal South Choir, conducted by Ian Thompson, sing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and operatic excerpts by Rossini and Verdi. With soloists Laurie Ashworth (soprano), Emma Stannard (mezzo soprano), Adam Smith (tenor) and David Rees-Jones (baritone), and Alexa Wightman (piano) and Hugh Davies (harmonium).

Northern Sinfonia

When’s it on: 20/04/2013 till 20/04/2013 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: Angela Hewitt is a favourite with Kendal audiences and she takes the stage with the Northern Sinfonia in the final concert of of the season. Two Keyboard Concertos by Bach(numbers 3 and 7) and two piano concertos by Mozart (numbers 9 and 20).

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.

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.