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.

CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge

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

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

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

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 Whilst the monks have now been replaced by highly-experienced guides equipped with a host of navigation and safety equipment, the experience of being out on the sands remains breathtakingly beautiful.

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.

Hawkshead Show

When’s it on: 20/08/2013 till 20/08/2013 from Field opens at 07.30am. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Hawkshead Hall Farm, Hawkshead, Nr Ambleside Hawkshead

What’s happening: Hawkshead Agricultural show has classes for horses, sheep, cattle, stick, pets and Horticulture. Made in Cumbria Marquee & Trade Stands

Quaker Tapestry 2-day Design & Embellishment Embroidery Workshop

When’s it on: 22/10/2013 till 23/10/2013 from 10.00am – 4.0pm. 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 Workshop as you become absorbed and fascinated by this ancient craft. The Design & Embellishment Follow-on Workshop is designed to take you a stage further and develop your creative embroidery skills, you will discover that with just a few hints and tips you too can create your very own designs. To attend the Design workshop you must have completed the Foundation or Taster workshop or completed a QT kit.

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.